Hammes, Garner, and Law Win Saturday at Marysville Raceway

Hammes, Garner, and Law Win Saturday at Marysville Raceway


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Carson Hammes Earns First Career Sprint Car Win; Garner and Law Also Winners

MARYSVILLE, Calif., May 12, 2024…Carson Hammes earned a hard fought 25-lap main event win Saturday night at Marysville Raceway. It was Hammes first career 360 sprint car victory. He was joined by an overflow of family and friends on the front stretch after the win. Two weeks prior, his brother Dawson won the main event. The Hammes brothers are a force to be reckoned with in 2024 at Marysville. With the win, Carson is the current point leader at Marysville. He holds a commanding 11-point edge over Billy Wallace. Carson is 15-points above his brother Dawson. Drake Standley, who finished second tonight, currently sits fourth in points, 16 points shy of Hammes.

Standley led the first six laps of the 25-lap main event. Standley struggled just enough in trying to pass slower cars that it allowed Carson Hammes to drive by him and assume the lead. While Hammes never relinquished the lead, Standley did close in on the final few laps and only finished 0.334 behind at the checkered flag. Nick Larson earned quick time tonight. He won an extra $200 for fast time courtesy of Golden Valley Auto Body and Yuba City Scrap and Steel. Larson was able to stay competitive all night and finished third. Adrianna DeMartini is becoming a star right in front of our eyes. She won her heat race earlier in the night and went on to finish fourth in the main event. Dawson Hammes raced up through the field after an early setback and finished fifth. A total of 20 sprint cars took the original green flag.

The Hobby Stock main event was marred by over 10 yellow flags during their 21-lap main event. The race went into two overtimes because coming down to receive the original checkered flag an accident brought out the yellow flag. By rule the race needs to end with two-laps raced. Hence, lap 19, then the white flag on lap 20, then the checkered-on lap 21. But even with the two-lap dash numerous wrecks completely changed the outcome. The smartest guy on track was Howard Law. He quickly raced his way into the lead and avoided all the silliness behind him. Jason Clayton Jr. was awarded the second-place finish. Devin Koranda was fun to watch. He utilized the high and scary line around the track and finished third. Austin Shelby, who earlier won a heat race, drove smart all night and was able to capture the fourth spot. Kevin Thomas battled all night to finish fifth. Drivers in contention to finish second for most of the night ended up involved in late race skirmishes. They included Kyle Cheney, Zach Lindgren, and Toby Merrifield, who won heat race one. Jeff Davis earned the win in heat three.

KC Carpenter led the first two laps but then came to a stop on the track. Phillip Shelby should have been the leader on the restart, but his car went up in smoke. This moved Mark Garner to the top spot and from there on out, he was lights out. While Garner was in a class all his own, the battle for second was relentless at times. Jimmy Ford ultimately secured the spot. Carpenter, to his credit, raced his way back to a solid third place finish. Carpenter also won the lone heat race of the night. Raymond Lindeman came home in fourth. Mike Merrit was credited with fifth at the line. Earlier in the night the track paid tribute to Jimmy Ford’s mom who recently lost her battle with cancer. Kathy was remembered by a full field of cars who followed Jimmy and Mark Garner, her nephew, during an emotional memorial lap. Garner ended up winning the race, while Ford was second. It was a fitting tribute to Kathy.

Full results are located here: https://speedhive.mylaps.com/events/2607906