Late model, Hornet racing on
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
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
She said persons interested in learning more about 4-H
activities are encouraged to attend to watch the horse riding exhibition and
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
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
For more information about Saturday's game day, call Tucker
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.