Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial Set for Sunday

Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial Set for Sunday


Marysville Raceway (530.350.7275)               


Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial This Sunday; SCCT Invades Maryville


Marysville, CA – (5-24-22) …For the 22nd time, Marysville Raceway will pay tribute to the Hall Family with the running of the Mel and Marlyn Hall Memorial this Sunday night, May 29th. Throughout the long history of the event, two winged 360 sprint car drivers have dominated the win total. Colfax driver Colby Wiesz has six wins, while his long-time buddy Auburn’s Andy Forsberg has five. More important, Forsberg has won five of the last six Hall Memorial’s. “It’s a race that I look forward to competing at and winning,” said Andy Forsberg. ‘Our families have been racing against each other for the past six decades.”


The Hall Memorial will once again fall under the banner of the Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT). This traveling series features the top winged 360 teams and drivers on the West Coast. Joining the SCCT will be the IMCA Sport Mods of Maryville Raceway.


Mark Hall confirmed that the winner of the SCCT main event is guaranteed $3,000. Hall works hard to accumulate sponsorship for the race to add money to the overall win. He also stated that more sponsorship is being gathered this week that will be put towards the first non-transfers in the B main and the possibility of extra money for heat race winner. The leading voice of sprint car announcing, and a first ballot Hall of Famer Gary Thomas, will hold the electric stick for the Sunday night showdown, and will relay more information from the Hall family leading up to the Sunday night showdown.


Adult ticket price is $24.00 (16-61), junior/seniors/military discount with card $20.00, kids $8.00 (3-11) and children 5 and under are FREE. As always, parking is FREE at Marysville Raceway. Direct link to purchase your tickets online can be found here


Pit gate for the competitors opens at 2 PM. Front grandstand gate opens at 4:30 PM. Racing on track set for 6:00 PM.


Jimmy Ford continues to lead the IMCA Sport Mod point standings. Ford holds a five-point advantage over Scott Savell. Hunter Merritt and Shaun Merritt are separated by just two-points for third and fourth. Damian Merritt rounds out the top five. The IMCA Sport Mods continue to be a staple of the long history of this racing facility. Fans always look forward to seeing them race at the Action Track of the West, Marysville Raceway.


The race started in 2000, after the passing of Mel Hall in 1999. Hall was a visionary. Mel’s passion was motorsports and he loved racing.  In 1995, he took his love of motorsports to a new level, and he became the promoter for Twin Cities Speedway. Once on the job, Hall made numerous improvements including new restrooms, a revamped concession building and in 1999 he was so proud to remove the worn-out grandstand bench style seats and replaced it with aluminum seating with back rest. Hall battled an illness during the final few months of his life that ultimately took him from us on May 22, 1999. Marlyn, his wife, and son Mark, then took the reigns of the promotions. They continued Mel’s vision through the 2002 season before turning the business over to a new promoter for the 2003 season. On August 16, 2020, Marlyn passed away. Her name was added to the event to honor her lifetime commitment in auto racing.



Marysville Raceway

1468 Simpson Ln, Marysville, CA 95901