Motor Sports Report: Wiesz takes 360s at MRP
Colfax’s Colby Wiesz had the crowning moment Saturday night at Marysville Raceway Park, running to a first place finish in the 360 Pacific Sprints.
Wiesz was the only area driver to cross the finish line in the 360s, as 2007 track champion Jeremy Burt – currently fifth in the season standings – was not in the mix.
But Grass Valley was well represented in the Wingless Sprints action Saturday in Marysville, as Brett Youngman took eighth place in the feature race. Youngman currently holds fourth place in the season driver standings.
Silver Dollar Speedway
Wiesz’s win in Marysville came about 24 hours before he took 16th place in the A feature of the California Sprint Car Civil War Series stop at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico Sunday.
Currently ninth in the Civil War series, Wiesz finished third in his heat prior to the main.
But another local driver bested Wiesz’s finish in Civil War race Sunday, as Grass Valley’s Mark Hall ran to 10th place in the A feature. Hall also finished fifth in the B feature event, following his fifth place in his heat race.
Grass Valley’s Jeremy Burt took seventh in the B feature, after an eighth-place heat race finish. Pat Harvey Jr., also of Grass Valley, took 15 place in the B feature and was 10th in his heat.
Grass Valley’s Billy Wallace finished 10 in Saturday night’s B feature of the 360 Sprints at Silver Dollar Speedway, after a fourth-place finish in his heat race.
Pat Harvey Jr. finished ninth in his heat.
In the Wingless Sprints division, Browns Valley’s Mason Myers continued to contend for the season points championship with a fourth place finish in the feature race.
Myers, who qualified fifth in his heat, currently holds third place in the driver standings.
Cody Myers, also of Browns Valley, took ninth place in qualifying in the second of two heat races on the night.
The Matson Racing team had another strong showing this month, following up on Dave Matson’s win at the Las Vegas Speed Spectacular on May 2-4.
This time around it was teammate Jerry Tittle who turned in the top performance, advancing to the semifinals of the Fremont Reunion on May 9-10. Tittle qualified 16th before blazing a personal best time of 7.57 seconds at 181 miles per hour.
Meanwhile, Matson qualified fifth, but eclipsed his elapsed time dial with a 7.51 seconds on a 7.53 dial.
For more information on the Matson Racing team, visit the new Web site http://www.matsonracing.com.
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