Bunch looks for comeback after crash
Sprints and Supers head show Sat.
By Bob Burbach
Marysville CA -
June 24, 2014... Marysville Raceway Park will
host Dairy Queen of Yuba City’s “Dilly Bar Nite” for
the sixth consecutive year. Mike Hall’s local
restaurant is an ardent supporter of racing activities
at MRP and everyone in attendance, fan or participant,
will be offered a free Dairy Queen of Yuba City Dilly
The MRP Winged Sprint Cars will headline
the program. For stock car fans the MRP Super Stocks
and MRP Hobby Stocks will compete in some fender
slamming championship point racing competition as
well. The Pro 4 Sprint Cars will also be on the card.
In addition, an exhibition of 1960s Hard Top racing
cars is also on the schedule.
In the MRP Winged
Sprint Car division, Paradise driver John Michael
Bunch remains the point leader despite his grinding
flip over crash in last week’s event. After the crash
his car looked like a twisted wash rag, but the
Paradise driver was quick to say, “I’m OK, nothing to
worry about; we’ll see you next week.”
sprint car racer, Marysville’s Brandon Dozier has been
raising some eyebrows. Brandon has been spectacular
while rim-riding the MRP clay every Saturday.
Brandon’s daring hammer-down style has been almost
frightening to watch, but it’s also the style that has
gotten him to victory lane in the past.
Woodland’s Peter Paulson and rookie contender,
Marysville’s own Jeremy Hawes, will be back. Hawes
continues to impress in his first year in the
rocket-fast winged sprint cars. Hawes could be the
first rookie ever to have a shot at the title. Paulson
continues to rip around the raceway with blinding-fast
speeds, but has been bogged down in some racer’s bad
luck of his own. Look for Paulson and Hawes to charge
forward on Saturday.
Heath Hall of Oroville
will be trying again for a top five finish or perhaps,
a well deserved trip to victory lane. It's no wonder
as Hall’s dramatic driving in the last few events
proves that this fine driver will be a factor in the
championship hunt. He is a close second in points to
Bunch. Heath Hall is a former winner of the Rich
Among others, another former
champion, Mike Monahan out of Sparks, Nevada has had a
few difficult nights in the early season. Monahan is
among the most aggressive of the participants and will
look to improve his position Saturday night. Five time
champ Korey Lovell of Yuba City and twin brother Kevin
Lovell also from Yuba City will be in the field. An
early season DNF cut Korey’s chances for title number
six, but, Kevin is right there in the top five.
It was great to see three time champion Brent
Dothage, from Kelseyville, wrestle his way back to
victory lane last week. The intense battle with Bunch
has shown that this well traveled veteran is still as
quick as ever.
The MRP Super Stocks are
brimming over with local talent including Yuba City
championship contenders Corey Hall, Phillip Shelby and
point leader Jerry Bartlett. Winged and wild, the
Super Stocks have put on some fan friendly fender
crunching events this season. Bartlett has won two in
a row in his final season as a driver.
Marysville’s Cort and Rick Dozier and a very quick
James Castleberry, among others, will be looking for
trips to victory lane as well.
The MRP Hobby
Stocks will also be on the card with Olivehurst’s
Eddie Hammett leading the way in points and defending
Champion Misty Castleberry will lead the Pro 4
contingent into Saturday’s program. The local lady
star has won every feature event staged by the Pro 4s
Bad-fast action and a free Dilly
Bar; what could be better. More later.
open at 5pm with racing starting at 6:30pm
Marysville Raceway Park is located at 1468 Simpson
Lane in Marysville California.
www.marysvilleracewaypark.com is the website.
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Life's journey is
not to arrive at the grave safely, but rather to skid
in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting
“Man, what a ride!”