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Bobby Butler Beats the Heat and Wins at Marysville
by Troy Hennig


Marysville, CA (July 8, 2017) – While temperatures soared to nearly 106 degrees Saturday night at Marysville Raceway the fans were treated to a special dollar night and a good night of racing. Bobby Butler showcased his driving skills by leading all 25 laps during the 360-winged sprint car main event. It was his second win of the year at Marysville. “I want to thank the staff here at Marysville they have treated us really good and we love coming here,” said Butler in victory lane. Butler jumped out to an early lead and at times looked like he wasn’t going to be challenged. Yet, with five laps to go, second place Mike Monahan and third place Jeremy Hawes closed in. While Butler’s lead dissipated, he never wavered from the correct driving line. Butler won the event by just 0.493 seconds over Monahan. Yet, Hawes made the best charge at the finish line and only lost second place to Monahan by 0.094. It was a thrilling finish. Heath Hall started the evening by turning the fastest lap in qualifying at12.869 and finished off the night by placing fourth. Peter Paulson come home in the fifth spot. Monahan won the first heat race while Kevin Lovell dominated the win in heat two.

Brian Compton dominated the Hobby Stock main event by beating Kyle Cheney by over 10 seconds after the 20 laps were completed. While Compton might have dominated the race, the real battled took place for second on back. Cheney, Matt Magenheimer and Cy Cooper raced like it was the final lap of the Daytona 500. Those three put on the best racing during the night. They should all be commended for their great race that thrilled the fans. Cheney finished second while Cooper came home in third.

Magenheimer fell back to the fourth spot. Magenheimer won the eight-lap heat race.
Phillip Shelby, like Compton, dominated the Super Stock race. Shelby beat the rest of the competition by over eight seconds. George Magenheimer has been a nice addition to the division. Tonight, while he had nothing for Shelby, he did cross the line in second. He beat two great competitors in Mike Walko and James Castleberry. Shelby also won the eight-lap heat race.

Wyatt Brown returned to victory lane with a dominating winged economy main event victory. Brown bested Adam Ermolenko by over 11 seconds. “It has been a few months,” said Brown when asked about being back in victory lane. Chad Thompson finished in the third spot. Raymond Benkowski was credited with fourth and Cameron Haney dropped out and was scored in fifth. To his credit though, Haney led the first eight laps until some sort of mechanical malfunction brought his night to an end. Ermolenko won the eight-lap heat race.

Full results available at www.marysvilleraceway.com