Seavey Wins Action
Packed Sprint Car Main by Troy Hennig
Marysville, CA (June 17, 2017) – For
the second week in a row Sutter’s Tyler Seavey parked
the No. 18 winged 360 sprint car in victory lane at
Marysville Raceway on Saturday night. The win was well
earned as Seavey used the high line to pass cars
giving the crowd their money’s worth. “I was able to
use the high line tonight and I have to thank Jeremy
Hawes for racing me clean because I think a few times
he could have washed up the track but didn’t,” said
Seavey. Hawes led a good portion of the race and was
solid as usually.
For the first ten laps Jake
Haulot had the field covered. Haulot was hooked up and
hauling. But as quickly as he sped out into the lead
his motor soured and started to smoke. Haulot had no
choice but to turn towards the exit and his night was
done. Hawes assumed the lead for the restart. Seavey
hounded Hawes for the next portion of the event.
Seavey then used the high line to take the lead and
was never challenged from there on out. The biggest
mover and shaker throughout the main event was D.J.
Freitas. The youngster started in the seventh row and
made a daring pass late in the race to get around
Hawes for second. It was one of the best charges
through the field we have seen all season at
Marysville. Hawes finished third and was followed by
Mike Monahan and Kevin Lovell.
Ing turned the fastest lap in qualifying at a 12.772.
Bobby Butler and Raquel Hall each scored impressive
heat race wins. A total of 14 sprint cars entered
tonight’s racing action.
Picking up her first
career BCRA Midget Lites win was Emilee Lindgren. The
popular and beautiful female racer dominated the main
event. Her lead at the finish line was nearly seven
seconds over Scott Kinney. “I have to thank my
family,” said Lindgren. “Marysville has always treated
me really well and I am really excited to get my first
win here.” Lindgren led all the twenty laps in
convincing style and it was a good show considering
the race went non-stop. Lindgren also won the lone
heat race for the division. Dakota Albright earned
quick time award honors with a lap of 14.498.
The wingless sprint car main event was spectacular.
What a battle between Matt Haulot and Billy Wallace.
During the race, the two drivers ran side by side for
five laps in a row. The crowd showed their
appreciation with lots of cheering as the two rivers
raced side by side. After the fierce battle Haulot
drove around Wallace and took the lead. It was good to
see defending champion Josh Vieira back at the track
Vieira made a late race pass around Wallace and then
closed in on Haulot. On the final lap Vieira almost
got close enough to try a slider but just ran out of
time and space. All seven drivers that showed up
should be commended for putting on a great race.
Haulot was also victorious in the heat race.
Adam Ermolenko continues to dominate the winged
economy sprint car division at Marysville. Ermolenko
won the race and solidified his right to be called on
the best winged economy drivers and teams we have seen
at Marysville. Jason Holt did his best to fend off
Ermolenko. Holt won the heat race but finished over
two seconds behind in the main event. Chad Thompson
finished third. Cameron Haney Jr. was fourth. Haney
Jr. crashed hard on lap one of the race and it was
good to hear he was uninjured.