By Bob Burbach
Marysville- Paul and Kathy Hawes’ Marysville Raceway Park will again host the popular Winged 360 Sprint Cars as the featured division this Saturday night during H & H Trenching’s Night at the Races. The heat is still on in the division. Defending champ Billy Wallace and 2007 champ Jeremy Burt had issues two weeks ago and a renewal of their 100 MPH feud is expected. Both drivers are champions in the division and this season long battle is now being dubbed as the “War of Champions”. The 2nd visit by the Late Model Stock Cars this year is also on tap and the continued bounty on Mini Stock star Misty Castleberry will also be offered. The bounty will pay $600 to win in the Mini Stock feature if a driver can beat Castleberry fair and square to the finish line. Castleberry has owned victory lane and won every feature event this season. The Pro 4 Sprinters will also return after a 2 week hiatus.
It was announced by promoter Paul Hawes that Riebes Auto Parts has become a major sponsor at the raceway and will celebrate the grand opening of their new Marysville store Saturday with a racecar display provided by Marysville Raceway Park starting at 10AM. On display will be a former Sprint Cup Car driven by NASCAR superstar Brad Keselowski. Also on display will be an MRP Sprint Car dubbed the “Flyin’ Ford” and a Pro 4 Sprint Car driven by local favorite Joel Giusti. The store is located at 9th and B Sts (the old Hollywood Video property).
MRP and Riebes also announced that Riebes Auto Parts will sponsor KIDZ NITE at the races. KIDZ NITE will be Saturday night June 9th. The night will also bring together racers and fans alike who will aid a brave young man in his fight against childhood cancer. A special guest at the race that night will be Hayden Elliot of Loma Rica who has lost a leg in his valiant fight against this dreaded disease. More on this later. The mighty MRP Winged 360 Sprint Cars will again be the featured attraction on KIDZ NITE with their outrageous; “sideways at 100MPH” thrill show! This scary-fast class is all the buzz at MRP these days with their terrific, high speed wheel-to-wheel action on the very edge of disaster.
The Winged 360 Sprint Car shows will be Contingency Connection events. Feature event bonus awards will be available to the winner with Contingency Connection sponsorship decals displayed by the winning driver. The bonuses will be awarded at the track. Winning racers in the Contingency Connection average some $1500 in Contingency Connection bonuses weekly this year.
The Pro 4 Sprinters will complete the open wheeled part of the show on KIDZ NITE. The MRP Super Stocks and the Nor Cal Dwarf Cars will also be back to the MRP clay in the slam bang 4-division show.
“MRP…the place to be” Saturdays.
Pit gate opens at 3PM. Grandstands open at 5PM. Hot Laps at 6:00. Qualifying after hot laps and the 1st race will go off after qualifying (about 6:30).
Don’t forget to monitor our facebook page during the week; we’d love to hear from you. Every Thursday we give away 2 free tickets at 8PM at the facebook.com page. Updates are constantly being forwarded to the page on race night.
IMPORTANT: 2012 minor releases must be signed by parents for all minors entering the pits.