Love Is In The Air

Love Is In The Air




Rising NASCAR Star Jesse Love Set to Race Marysville this Saturday


(Marysville, CA 2/28/20) … Fifteen-year-old Jesse Love will pilot the Cox Racing #44 winged 360 sprint car this Saturday night as part of the Sherm and Loree Toller Memorial.  Love has emerged as a major contender in the ARCA Menards Series West season at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Love drove the Bill McAnally Racing/ NAPA Power Premium Plus Toyota Camry to a runner-up finish in his series debut.  The Menlo Park driver is on the fast track to stardom with NASCAR, so it is exciting to see him once again behind the wheel of a dirt sprint car. 


Three divisions will entertain the grandstand crowd led by the popular winged 360 sprint cars.  The winner of the nights main event will pocket $2,000.  Keeping with the theme of sprints, the wingless sprints and Crate sprint cars are also scheduled for this Saturday, February 29.  


Pit gate for the competitors will open at 1 PM.  Front grandstand gate will open at 4 PM. 


The Marysville Raceway officials are scheduling a 3:30 PM drivers meeting and hot laps on the track by 4 PM.


Due to the race being scheduled in February, the track will accommodate the drivers and fans with special start times to avoid staying out in the cold too long.  The Toller Twilight show will jump start activities around the racetrack about two hours earlier than normal. 


Grandstand pricing is as follows; adults $17.00, juniors & seniors $14.00, kids 6-11 $6.00 and children five and under are FREE.  As always, parking is FREE to the race fans. 


Auburn’s Andy Forsberg, now a 21-time sprint car driving champion, will be on hand to try and win the $2,000 main event Saturday night.  Chico’s Michael Ing, 2019 track champion with six wins, will look to keep his mojo hot and lock down an early season win.  Reno’s Mike Monahan, former 2-time series champ, is also slated to attend.  Local hot rod and former track record holder, William Fielding will pilot the #3f. 


Cameron Haney drives the #32 and has entered his car into the Crate division.  He is scheduled to be joined by the Ballentine Brothers #35 Field of Dreams Crate Sprint. 


Grass Valley’s Rory McLaughlin will lead the list of wingless spec sprint drivers vying for the win. 


Sherm and Loree Toller were long time employees of the Marysville Raceway.  Sherm was often heard over the public address system doing on track interviews.  He was also an ambassador for dirt track racing in general.  His love and dedication to our sport was second to none.  Behind a great man who loves motorsports, there is usually an even better woman supporting him.  Loree also loved to be at the track.  Loree became a long-time scorekeeper in the booth at Marysville Raceway.  In fact, even after Sherm passed away, Loree continued to work at the track.  Sherm and Loree passed down their love and passion for dirt track racing to their daughters, Sheree and Kaylee, who continue to not only support this event, but are seen numerous times throughout the year at dirt track races. 


More information about the track can be found on-line at or by calling (530) 350 – 7275.