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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Gates open at 5 this Saturday night with racing starting
promptly at 7PM.
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 twincitiesspeedway.net for all
the latest updates.