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3-peat for Chargin’ Charlie; Olshowka doubles
Wiesz wanders in and wins. Prather best in Minis.
by Bob Burbach

Marysville, CA - May 28, 2006... Greg and Linda Kearns’ Twin Cities Speedway hosted another hammer down event Saturday night at the venerable race plant. Chargin’ Charlie Marrs of Marysville scored a triple for the first time in the history of Wingless Warrior racing here. The Colfax Comet, Colby Wiesz dropped by and put on a winged sprint car driving clinic. Jeff Olshowka won at Chico at about 9:10 and then at TCS at about 10.20. Greg Prather kept all the wheels on this time and smoked the rest of the MiniStock field with ease.
One of the toughest things you can do in dirt track racing is lead. There are no mirrors allowed so the leader never knows what’s happening behind. In this case, both Marrs and Wiesz never knew it, but they both had it handled from their front row starting positions from the get-go.
In the Hunt Magneto Wingless Sprint Car race the real battle was decided by the video camera as Yuba City’s Kevin Sprague and Ford mounted Jeremy Hawes slugged it out for the place position. Sprague prevailed as Hawes’ outside charge fell inches short at the stripe. Grass Valley’s Jay Youngman came a credible 4th and hard-charging Tony Richards came from the back after an early race spin to finish 5th. James Postell took the wild ride of the night in a bizarre looking flip and twist through the night air on the back chute. Postell got a wheel into 2nd lap traffic that started his hard hitting ride.
In the winged Pacific Sprint car feature, pole sitter Wiesz just out distanced everyone else in the place…period. The three-time champ made his initial 2006 start a profitable one.
 2005 champ, Brent Dothage had a shot when a couple of slowdowns for a spin or two bunched the field. Dothage never challenged. In retrospect, Dothage didn’t have to catch Wiesz, and his second place finish padded his 2006 point lead on what was a double points night. The Reno based Mark Tabors finished 3rd and 4th with Jr. taking the show spot. Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt flashed under the checkers 5th.
Jeff Olshowka Started last and finished 1st in a slam bang, entertaining Stock Car feature. Early race leader Bad Billy Knoop seemed to have this one in hand until Olshowka arrived on his bumper at ¾ distance. Knoop did all he could to stave off Olshowka’s attempts, but in the end Olshowka got by and ran away with the win. Knoop stayed 2nd and Ray Benkowski came in a fine 3rd. A late race charge got Brad Magenheimer into 4th just ahead of Robert Mull.
Olshowka pulled a daily double with his victory. About an hour before, he had won the feature for the stock cars in Chico. The Olshowka crew made a banzai run to TCS and unloaded just before feature time. Olshowka also survived a post race technical inspection at TCS that cemented the evening together for the quick Marysville chauffer.
Prather took his quick little #45 from 9th to 1st in the most competitive race of the night. Prather took 13 of the 20 laps to get to the front. A brief bout with early race leader Gary Holsey ensued with Prather getting by for good on the 15th circuit. Once again, the MiniStocks put on a whale of a race for 3rd through 10th. Joel Guisti, Shane Stoker and a hard charging Mike Merritt rounded out the top five.
The fire-breathing Hunt Wingless Sprint Cars, the injected winged Pacific Sprint Cars, the MiniStocks and the Riebes Racing Series Stock Cars will kick off the 7th Annual Mel Hall Memorial Race. The race is Twin Cities Speedway’s annual salute to one of the icons of local motorsport and will take place this Saturday night.
Gates open at 5 this Saturday night with racing starting promptly at 7PM.
Call the business office at 530.675.2050 or, on raceday, call the track at 530.742.9222. You can visit us on the web at for all the latest updates.






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