Trike races bring out community spirit

MARYSVILLE — Pride makes men do funny things.

Like eat strawberry shortcake without the use of their hands, or jump into a pit of Jell-O on a cool summer evening.

“It comes down to the bragging rights for the rest of the year,” said Marysville Rotary’s Chris Nation, who helped organize the trike races for the city’s Strawberry Festival this year.

Teams from North County Bank and Golden Corral won their respective contests as the races moved from Waterfront Park to Asbery Field near Totem Middle School June 19.

After initial registration numbers were down this year, the annual relay event actually wound up with a better turnout than recent years. The rain couldn’t keep the 14 teams from competing despite the straight-from-the-fire-hose temperatures in the Jell-O pool.

When one team was unable to compete, organizers even found four fans of the races who formed a Scooby Doo team to race the Marysville Fire Department.

“Probably out of the whole festival, this event is the biggest draw,” Nation added. “It brings in community members from all walks of life.”

Golden Corral No. 3, made up of Mike Chambers, Roberto Rubin, Jose Horwbeck and Tony Hayburn won the competitive contest, with a team formed of three to four men. Their time of 7:50 was the fastest of any and the only one to break eight minutes. They raced Roy Robinson Chevrolet in sixth heat of the night, the team that ended up taking second place in the men’s division.

In the coed 50-50 division, the North County Bank crew of Ayla Masterman, Kyle Masterman, Heather Nield and Timothy Herdt eked out victory over I’m With The Twins, with a winning time of 10:15.

Relay legs also included basketball shooting, strawberry shortcake eating and traditional see-saws and NASCAR ramp.

Trike Race Results

50-50 results

1st place

North County Bank 10:15

Ayla Masterman

Kyle Masterman

Heather Nield

Timothy Herdt

Second place

I’m With The Twins 10:19

Tracy Santeford

Sherry Heyman

Donnie Adams

Tyler Wells

Third place

Golden Corral No. 4 10:28

Amber Anderson

Mickee Vannayay

Nathan Hoag

Justin Russell

Golden Corral No. 1 10:39

Derek Borcalow

Angela Albize

Dave Johnson

Dianna Johnson

“The Fish”/KRKO-

North Sound 1380 10:41

no names available

Golden Corral’s

Fabulous 40s 10:52

Brigitte Raper

Kim Fink

Lisa Albrecht

Patty Kossak

Golden Corral No. 2 11:39

Brian Jennings

Alix Phillips

Britani Taber

Shane Reed

The Wild Things 11:58

Guenevere Whipple

Hannah Biesen

Brittany Brandsness

Heath Lynn


First place

Golden Corral No. 3 7:50

Mike Chambers

Roberto Rubin

Jose Horwbeck

Tony Hayburn

Second place

Roy Robinson Chevrolet 8:15

Josh Montes

Steve Montes

Fernado Barraza

Taylor Gibson

Third place

Keller Williams Realty 8:32

Anton Stutner

Nate Gross

Joseph Fisher

Dave Watson

Marysville Fire Department,

Local 3219 8:32

Tyler Dormaier

Grant Elsworth

Brien Gronemyer

Tristan Brenner

Scooby Doo Crew 8:35

no names available

Evergreen Speedway/

K-Mart 8:47

no names available

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