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Late model, Hornet racing on for tonight

YAKIMA - Central Washington's State Fair Raceway in Yakima will host both late model and Hornet racing tonight, May 14. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 7 p.m., with late model dirt qualifying set to begin 10 minutes later.

The Dirt Car Series features late model race cars specifically built for the 3/8's mile dirt track. They have more than 800 horsepower and weigh approximately 2,400 lbs. The series has also gained the reputation for being wild and action packed, with lots of passing and accidents. More than 40 late model dirt car racers are expected to battle for prize money and season points tonight.

Tonight will also be race one of four for the 4-cylinder Hornet state championship.

Horse games, show planned

The Van de Graaf Arena on Bishop Road, southwest of Sunnyside, will see a lot of horsin' around goin'

on Saturday, May 15.

The Sunnyside Valley Saddlers 4-H Club is hosting a gaming day, complete with a fitting and showing contest, according to Karen Tucker, a club spokesperson.

She said persons interested in learning more about 4-H activities are encouraged to attend to watch the horse riding exhibition and competitions.

Among the activities scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. are such games as speed barrels, pole bending, Idaho Figure 8, flag races, Key Hole and barrel races.

In addition, 4-H members will compete in a fitting and showing contest to be judged by Linda Spurlock of Zillah, said Tucker.

Youths who plan to compete for trophies and awards are asked to pay a fee of $20 on the day of

the event.

For more information about Saturday's game day, call Tucker at 839-6275.

Scott Kirby in concert May 23

Pianist/composer Scott Kirby, whose January concert was canceled due to inclement winter weather, will be in Sunnyside Sunday, May 23, to present a concert of distinctly American music.

Sponsored by the Lower Valley Community Concert Association, Kirby's concert begins at 3 p.m. at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

Tickets, at the cost of $25, will be available at the door or in advance by calling 839-5222.

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