Johnson, Bock, and Law Showcase Talents at Marysville

Johnson, Bock, and Law Showcase Talents at Marysville


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Johnson, Bock, and Law all Winners at Marysville Raceway


Marysville, CA – (6-18-22) …Another electrifying night of racing at the Marysville Raceway produced two separate last lap passes to win feature events that thrilled the Father’s Day crowd Saturday night. Both DJ Johnson and Britton Bock astonished the crowd with sensational passes to win their own main events. Howard Law used patience and his uncanny ability to march his way towards the front and pick up his fourth win of the season. The pit area was loaded with 25 Hunt Magneto Wingless Sprint Cars, 25 Hobby Stocks, and 17 Crate Sprints. All this action took place during championship point race No. 10.


Jeff Macedo took the early lead in the Crate Sprint 20-lap main event. Macedo led the first nine laps. On the tenth circuit, Brett Youngman took the lead. Macedo On lap 13, Britton Bock moved around Macedo for second. Youngman was committed to running the bottom line, while Bock was searching for grip in the track in hopes of finding the right groove to take the lead. Bock made his move on the high scary side and threaded the needle around Youngman on the final lap. Bock’s move thrilled the crowd and received a hefty round of applause for the hard-earned win. Youngman crossed in second. Mike Hall was solid all night and finished third. Hall did a great job and held off Jason Ballentine who finished fourth. Misty Castleberry rounded out the top five with another great performance.


The Hunt Magnetos Wingless Sprint Tour was spectacular all night. In their one and only appearance, 25 drivers showcased their talents. The 25-lap main event produced an amazing finish. Josh Young took over the top spot-on lap six and proceeded to lead the next 17 laps. Yet, the final lap was the most exciting of the event as DJ Johnson ripped around the top coming out of turn four to take the lead as the two raced towards the white flag. With a strong cheering section for Johnson going absolutely nuts, Johnson led the final lap to secure the win. Young finished in the second spot. Nick Robfogel showed speed all night and finished in the third spot. High-flying Shane Hopkins was the show. Starting in the 16th spot, Hopkins thrilled the crowd with split second decisions on the track to pass fellow competitors and finish fourth. Hopkins is one of those drivers that gives 100 percent effort all the time. Marcus Hardina advanced five spots to cross the finish line in fifth. Trey Walters led a handful of laps early in the race and ended up with a sixth-place finish. The overall event was successful and filled with close non-wing sprint car racing. It was nice to see the Hunt stars and cars produce a great show.


Shane Hopkins won the 12-lap B main event. He was followed by Heath Holdsclaw, Evan Gularte, Cort Marchuck, and Jerry Kobza. All five drivers transferred into the feature event. Heat races were won by Jake Morgan, Josh Young and Nick Robfogel. DJ Johnson started the night off by turning the quickest lap in qualifying at a 14.150.


The 20-lap Hobby Stock race saw three different drivers lead a lap. In the end it was Howard Law picking up his fourth win out of six starts in 2022. Law took the lead on lap 12 and went on to win the race. Jacob Bright held the top spot for just one lap prior to Law getting the lead. Bright was sent to the work area to fix a mechanical problem was the reason he surrendered the lead. Will Horn was the star of the first 10 laps. Horn led the race and looked strong in doing so. Law’s win was even more impressive given that he started in the eighth spot. Casey Gingerich moved into the second spot on lap 12 and he would cross the finish line in the second spot. Brian Cooper never gives up either. He was involved in an early melee that affected numerous cars. Cooper, even with a bent-up car, rallied and finished in the third spot. What a night for Preston Hughes. He started 13th, fell to 18th, then charged his way to a fourth-place finish. Joe Gillock came from 12th to finish fifth. The beauty of the Hobby Stocks division is the way these drivers can start in any spot and if they avoid accidents and work their way methodically towards the front, good things can happen.


Brian Cooper, Kyle Cheney, and Joe Gillock all picked up wins during their eight-lap heat race.


The next event at Marysville Raceway takes place July 1st. The event is in celebration of America’s independence and will feature auto racing and post-race fireworks.


Full results are located here