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|Posted: Thursday Aug 2nd, 2018 08:34 PM||
Don Martin II
Wiesz, Jones Win At Marysville Raceway
Marysville, CA...July 28...Colby Wiesz went flag-to-flag for the victory in the 25 lap Winged 360 Sprint Car Main Event Saturday night at Marysville Raceway. This was the first feature victory of the season for the three-time champion. Wiesz raced into the early lead ahead of Billy Wallace and Kyle Allen. A yellow flag flew on lap six for Mark Ballantine in Turn 2, and Allen's run in the Top 3 came to an abrupt end in a heated moment. Wiesz continued to lead Wallace on the restart as Cody Hodgson settled into third. The final caution flag waved on lap 14 for Brent Bjork. Wiesz maintained command ahead of Wallace and Hanson on the restart, but Hodgson made his move around Wallace for second on lap 21. Hodgson was putting some good pressure on Wiesz down the stretch, but his bid to overtake him fell just short at the checkered flag as Wiesz was the happy winner. Wallace settled for third ahead of Mike Monahan, Bjork, Alec Justeson, Jimmy Steward, Adam Walters, Mike Sullivan and Mike Ballantine. Going into the night, Monahan trailed Allen by just seven points and may have emerged with the lead by the end of the evening.
Walters surprised the field with the fastest lap of 12.488, barely beating the 12.490 effort of Allen. Monahan picked up his eight lap heat race win ahead of Walters, while Allen outran Wiesz to win the second race.
Past champion Shawn Jones returned and won the NorCal Dwarf Car 20 lap Main Event. Jones has been racing regularly with the Hunt Wingless Spec Sprint Series and is the current point leader there. The Main Event had to be restarted when Devan Kammermann was eliminated in a crash. Scott Dahlgren set the early pace ahead of Dan Geil and Jones. Jones slipped past Geil for second on lap two and set his sights on Dahlgren. Jones made the pass for the lead on lap nine, and the caution flag waived for Shawn Whitney in Turn 3. Jones led as past series champion Ryan Winter was challenging Geil for second. Unfortunately, Winters' race came to an end in a Turn 4 crash involving Kevin Miraglio. Jones led Geil on the restart, and the two ran closely with Jones winning ahead of a season-best effort in second for Geil. Mike Reeder was a solid third, followed by Jeff Fitch, Tim Fitzpatrick, Ben Wiesz, Josh Wiesz, Ron Jones, Shawn Whitney and Colby Wiesz.
The NorCal Dwarf Cars once again brought a huge turn out of 26 competitors. They ran four eight lap qualifying heat races with wins going to Whitney, Reeder, Jack Haverty and Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick won the closest battle in a near photo finish ahead of Josh Wiesz. They ran a 10 lap B Main to determine the final starters for the Main Event, and Kevin Bender won that race ahead of Jeff Fitch and Ben Wiesz.
Matt Davis scored the victory in the 20 lap Super Stock Main Event. Davis is one of the front-runners at Placerville Speedway and recently won a Main Event there. Several Placerville regulars helped grow the car count, and Eddie Gardner set the early pace ahead of Dan Brown Jr and reigning champion James Castleberry. Unfortunately, Brown's race up front ended in Turn 4 with a lap five caution flag. Castleberry raced into the lead on the restart, followed by Jay Norton and Davis. Castleberry saw Davis in his rear-view mirror on a lap 11 restart, and Davis set his sights on the victory. Following a lap 15 caution flag for Danielle Clauson, Davis began to pressure Castleberry and made his winning move on lap 17. Davis brought it home to a well-earned victory, and Norton overtook Castleberry for the second place finish. Past Marysville Late Model star Leroy Perry finished fourth ahead of two-time Petaluma champion Steve Studebaker, Clauson, Rod Oliver, Chris Warner, Eddie Gardner and Dan Brown Jr. They ran two six lap heat races with wins being recorded by Gardner and Brown.
Racing will return on August 11th with Kids Night. The Winged 360 Sprint Cars will be back along with the Crate Sprints, Hobby Stocks, California Hardtop Association and RaceSaver Sprint Cars. There will also be Kids Bike Races. For further information, go to http://www.marysvilleraceway.com.
Marysville Raceway Unofficial Race Results July 28, 2018
Kenny Allen DQ
Jeremy Hawes DQ
Dan Brown Jr.
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