$3,000 To Win Mel Hall Memorial This Sunday Nightadmin
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20th Mel Hall Memorial Set for Sunday
Marysville, CA (May 20, 2019) –This Sunday night, May 26th, the Marysville Raceway is honored to once again pay tribute to a great racer, an innovated track promoter and amazing family man named Mel Hall. The 20th Mel Hall Memorial will feature the stars and cars of the Civil War Winged 360 Sprint Car Series and the IMCA Pepsi Sport Mods. The 30-lap winged sprint car main event will pay $3,000 to the winner.
Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, a three-time winner of the Hall, will be one of the favorites to win this Saturday night. Colfax’s Colby Wiesz, a six-time winner of the Hall, and another former winner, Grass Valley’s Billy Wallace, are two drivers who know how to get to victory lane. Chico’s Michael Ing, three wins in 2019, could be considered the favorite headed into this Sunday night’s special show. Fresno’s Koen Shaw, Sebastopol’s Geoff Ensign and Roseville’s Colby Copeland are others who should be vying for the $3,000 winners check.
Racing was his passion and Hall epitomized the great strengths of being at the forefront of the sport when it came to his on-track racing and off-track promotions. Hall believed in a united sprint car touring series and in the early 90’s was one of the founding fathers of the famed Civil War Series. With his unmeasurable work ethic, Hall was heavily involved with the now closed Ernie Purcell Speedway in Grass Valley and what was called at the time Twin Cities Speedway (now Marysville Raceway) in Marysville. Even though he was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Hall moved to Grass Valley, CA in 1960 and is known as one of the greatest motorsports enthusiasts from Northern California.
He was a man who left his ego at the door and did the things needed for a successful series and management of Marysville Raceway. He was a man who never did this for the fame and glory or pats on the back. He was a simple man who had a vision and did the best he could to make it a reality. Mel passed away on May 22, 1999. This Saturday night we will honor Hall who was a champion both on and off the track.
As always, the Hall family is raising money to help the overall purse of the event. With the help of the Hall family, the 30-lap main event will pay $3,000 to win on this special night and feature extra bonus money paid accordingly to how much money has been raised. The Hall’s were one of the first families who realized this race should be one of the highlights of the year and asked for sponsor help to pay the racer’s more money.
The pit gate will open at 3 PM while the front grandstand gate opens at 5 PM.
Adult general admission is $17.00 into the grandstands. Seniors, juniors and Military with ID are just $14.00 each. Kids, six to eleven years old, are $6.00. Children five and under are FREE.
For more information please visit www.marysvilleraceway.com
Former Mel Hall Memorial Winners List
2000 21 Colby Wiesz
2001 71L Korey Lovell
2002 29 Willie Croft
2003 21 Colby Wiesz
2004 21 Colby Wiesz
2005 72 Jeff Haleib
2006 21 Colby Wiesz
2007 21 Colby Wiesz
2008 6 Billy Wallace
2009 21 Colby Wiesz (6)
2010 14s Stephen Allard
2011 14s Kyle Hirst
2012 77 Kyle Hirst
2013 5h Justyn Cox
2014 88n DJ Netto
2015 7c Andy Forsberg
2016 7c Andy Forsberg
2017 7c Andy Forsberg (3)
2018 56 Justin Sanders