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Championship Saturday Night at Marysville Raceway
(Marysville, CA 8/23/23)…The season long championship battles come to a dramatic ending this Saturday night at Marysville Raceway. Three divisions will crown three track champions all bundled up in one big action-packed night of dirt track racing.
Corning’s Brian McGahan Jr. continues to dominate the winged 360 sprint car standings. McGahan Jr. has a 66-point edge over his nearest competitor Dawson Hammes. McGahan Jr. has racked up three wins this season and nine top five main event finishes. Hammes has complete control of the second spot. The real battle involves the third spot. Carson Hammes holds down the third spot with 522 points. Billy Wallace sits fourth and has 517 total points. Koa Crane rounds out the top five with 513 points. These three drivers are just separated by nine-points.
Jason Clayton Jr. holds a slim two-point edge over last year’s track champion Jimmy Ford. These two will battle it out in the 20-lap main event to see who the IMCA Sport Mod champion will be in 2023. Raymond Lindeman sits in third and has earned two main event wins this season. Mike Merritt, also a winner this season, holds down the fourth spot. Scott Savell currently rounds out the top five. The racing has been fast and furious this season and we look forward to seeing how this final race plays out.
The Crate Sprints have emerged this season as a can’t miss racing attraction at Marysville. Solid car counts, and close racing has catapulted this division into prime-time entertainment. Carl Droivold leads Misty Castleberry by a handful of points, six to be exact. These two will race until the final lap to see who is crowned this year’s track champion. Mike Ballantine sits in the third spot. The next battle between Jacob Johnson and Tyler George for the fourth spot will be a good one. Johnson leads Geroge by a mere two-points.
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 of 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.