Hobby Stock Championship This Saturday Night
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Hobby Stock Championship Up for Grabs This Saturday Night
(Marysville, CA 8/8/23)…This Saturday night, August 12th, the Hobby Stock championship is up for grabs between Howard Law and Zach Lindgren. These two have battled all season long for a chance at greatness. Lindgren jumped out to the initial lead after a few early wins. Yet lately it’s been Law who has ruled the Raceway. Law holds a 13-point edge over Lindgren going into this final point race of the year for the Hobby Stocks. A perfect night for this division is 50 total points. Each driver gets five points automatically for showing up. Heat race winners receive five points and then deduct one thereafter for the top five finishers. The main event win earns that driver 40-points with a one-point deduction per finish after that. So, with just a 13-point lead, nothing has been decided just yet and the main event could be entertaining and interesting if Law has any sort of issues.
This will mark the divisions 10th and final point race of the season. Kyle Cheney still holds down the third spot. Joe Gillock is comfortable in fourth. Three drivers are still vying for the fifth spot. Currently Brian Horn leads Sebastain Davis by three-points, and Kevin Thomas by four-points. Earning a top five spot in points is a huge deal and it will be interesting to see which one of these three drivers gets the job done this Saturday.
The winged 360 sprint cars will continue their season long battle. With two races remaining, Brian McGahan Jr. is still the leader. McGahan Jr. won the most recent 25-lap main event and will look forward to adding another win this Saturday. The winged 360 sprint cars end their championship season on August 26th.
The Crate Sprint division is still hotly contested between two top notch drivers. Carl Droivold holds a slight 3-point edge over Misty Castleberry. With Droivold’s recent win, the two are now tied with three main event victories each. Mike Ballantine sits 11-points ahead of Matthew Kaiser for third. As with the Hobby Stocks, the fifth-place battle for the Crates is tight. Tyler George holds a three-point advantage over Jacob Johnson. Just 10-points back of George is Jason Ballantine. The Crate Sprints championship night is August 26th.
The fourth division scheduled on Saturday night is the traveling Western Midget Racing group. The WMR is a midget race car organization serving the Western United States that’s designed to be an affordable local and regional level alternative to the much more expensive national level midget racing. Drake Edwards of Surprise, Arizona is the most recent winner of the highly competitive series. Blake Blower of Brentwood, point leader Logan Mitchell of Santa Cruz, and Bryant Bell of Oakley are some of the series best drivers that will lead this all-star cast of racers into the Action Track of the West, Marysville Raceway. Anticipation is high for the WMR and fans have been eagerly awaiting their arrival for this Saturday night.
Pit gate opens at 3:00 pm. Front gate 5 pm. Cars on track 6 pm. Prices for all regular season events will be $17.00 for adults, $15.00 for seniors/juniors and military with proper identification. $8 for kids ages 6-11. Children 5 and under are FREE. Parking is FREE. Full-service concessions, beer garden, and novelty booth will be open.
Fans can purchase tickets by following this link. https://www.eventsprout.com/event/marysville-raceway-2023
As of now, if you can’t attend as a fan, NorCalSpeed.tv, is scheduled to broadcast the night’s racing. Head to their website to purchase this race.
A full rundown of championship points is available at our website www.marysvilleraceway.com
Marysville Raceway is located just off Simpson Lane next to the Marysville Flea Market in the Yuba River flood plain. The ¼ mile clay oval has operated for more than 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.
Additional information may be obtained at 530-350-7275 or at www.marysvilleraceway.com.