Happy New Year Play Day Announced

Happy New Year Play Day Announced

P.O. Box 1960

Marysville, CA 95901



Raceway Underway New Years


(Marysville, CA 12/23/21) The 2022 Marysville Raceway season is scheduled to get underway on Saturday January 1, 2022.  The annual practice and test and tune held traditionally on New Years day will kick off the season.  The event will be held from noon to 4.


All oval track cars that have track approved safety roll over protection and driver safety gear are eligible to run on New Year Day.  “It becomes a potpourri of racing,” explained track manager Dennis Gage.  Everything from the lightest most powerful open wheel car to the nostalgic vintage car that raced 50 years ago will be on hand,” he concluded.


Marysville Raceway is located just off of Simpson Lane next to the Marysville Flea Market in the Yuba River flood plain.

The ¼ mile clay oval has operated for more the 60 years at this location.  Over time it has had numerous configurations and operators.  Improvements over the last decade have made the facility rival any California oval track operation and draws a large contingent of racers and fans.


22 events were held in 2021.  Winged 360 sprint cars led the lineup with the most events and veteran driver Billy Wallace was crowned champion.  Wallace a multi time track champ was joined by local sport modified driver Todd Cooper gaining the championship by a slim 3 points over Jimmy Ford also an area regular.  Dan Brown Jr. was dominant in his Limited Late Model run scoring the title by an easy 36 point margin.  Grass Valley’s Brett Youngman continued his championship run in Crate sprint cars and youngster Jacob Johnson outran veteran Jerry Bartlett to score his first championship.


While the 2022 schedule is still being compiled a similar program to 2021 will be held.  The winged sprint cars will be the headline division, joined by Crate Sprints, Hobby stocks, and Sport modifieds.  Hobby stocks have gained popularity in the area and had 64 different entries last year.  Sprint cars only slightly exceeded that with 82 entrants.  The biggest difference are the Hobby stocks are locally based, while the sprint car teams come from as far away as Texas.


The pit gate will open at 11 A.M. on Jan. 1 and will be the only gate open.  Pit passes are $30 per person regardless of age and are good for the entire day.  The Grandstands will be closed to spectators.  Pit spectating will be allowed.  Food and beverages will be available noon to 3.


Additional information may be obtained at 530-350-7275 or at www.marysvilleraceway.com.