Colby Wiesz Back on
Top at Marysville by Troy Hennig
Marysville, CA (April 1, 2017) ….
Colfax driver Colby Wiesz led all 25-laps to win the
winged 360 sprint car main event on Saturday night at
Marysville Raceway. Wiesz was never seriously
challenged for the win. Finishing in second was
Chico’s Michael Ing who had a great night. Ing turned
the fastest lap in qualifying and then backed that up
with winning the first heat race. Third spot went to
Marysville driver Jeremy Hawes. Chico’s Brad Bumgarner
started eighth and came home fourth. A total of 17
cars attended the sprint car event. A scary incident
occurred in qualifying when Heath Hall flipped wildly
down the back stretch. The car was destroyed by Heath
quickly emerged from the car and walked away. D.J.
Freitas looked good in winning the second heat race.
Emily Williams made her debut in winged sprint cars a
success as she finished second in heat race two and
came across eighth in the main event.
Wagner beat an all-star cast of dwarf car racers
Saturday night during the 20-lap main event. Wagner
should be commended for driving such a good race. Matt
Sargent charged all the way up to second but didn’t
have anything for Wagner at the end. Shawn Jones
finished in the third spot. Jones was his usual self
and fast all night. Josh King also had a great night
and finished fourth. Mike Grenert sliced and diced his
way to fifth. Justin Winter held off Ben Wiesz to
capture the semi-main event win. Captain Jack Haverty
was dominate in the heat race number one. Mike Reeder
schooled the rest of the drivers in heat race two and
got the win. Buddy Olschowka held off Jeremy
Blackshere to win heat three. Ryan Winter got around
Josh King to win the fourth heat race.
Speaking of talent, the IMCA Sport Mods have a bunch
of talented drivers competing at Marysville. Phillip
Shelby rebounded from an off night at Chico to win
tonight at Marysville. Shelby held off Todd Cooper at
the end of the 20-lap main event. Cooper was
victorious the night before in Chico. Howard Law
continued to be a factor and finished third at the
checkered flag. Keith Brown continued his solid
weekend and finished fourth. Jeff Bye Jr. rounded out
the top five. Shane Devolder and Shelby each won heat
Brian Compton is two for two when it
comes to Hobby Stock racing at Marysville. Compton
once again made it look easy and won the 20-lap
finale. Keith Ross was the only driver able to keep up
with Compton. But even with that said, Ross was over
nine seconds behind at the checkered flag. Troy
Leonard finished third. Mel Byers came home fourth and
young Cy Cooper was fifth. Leonard and Ross each won
their respective heat races.
beat Jeff Macedo by 1.884 seconds to get the win in
the economy sprints. Cameron Haney Jr. was third. Jeff
Romel was fourth and Jaylon Deas was fifth.
Full results are available at