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o. vveQnesQay, June 4, 2014 Dut,=ul i, r.ut u, r, vyl ),v, nlaV, t, Tour de Manure set to return June 21 The sixth annual Tour de Manure/Sierra Valley Metric Century is set for Saturday, June 21. All the favorites will be back: Lee Wright of When Pigs Fly BBQ cooking up tri-tip and beans for lunch, Los Dos HermanOs serving a kickin' layout of chips and salsa, Dwight Brooks of Smithneck Farms Coffeehouse yodeling with his guitar in the morning, and Michael Hogan and the Simpletones band playing live music all afternoon. "The local community will make homemade cupcakes again," said tour boss Tami McCollum. "And the Sierraville Recreation Association will be hosting a wonderful beer garden." The Tour de Manure is launching its first edition cycling jersey this Year. The lightweight zippered shirt, designed with cow spots and the legendary roaring bull art by Sattley's Jay Heubert, is for sale on the tour's Facebook page. "Cycling jerseys like this are a really fun way to spread the word about the race," said race coordinator Doug Read. "This one's pretty great, with the cow spots and a diagonal red stripe'across the front that frames the names of the race sponsors, but it's not too over the top. We've sold about a bunch through out" website and Facebook page, and we'll have them for sale at the tour." The tour has a new website devoted solely to the event, tourdemanure.org, designed by DigitalNordic. The ride offers 62-, 42- and 30-mile options, looping from Sierraville, up A23 to Beckwourth, across to Loyalton on A24, up to Sierra Brooks and back, and back to Sierraville on Highway 49. "It's becoming an annual tradition for so many folks," McCollum said. "We have hardcore riders returning for a fun tour of the valley, and a lot of people doing their first longer supported bike rides." Volunteers from all over the valley help out at the finish-line party and lunch, and at food stations and road intersections where there's signage to direct riders to the prescribed route. The East Sierra Valley Chamber of Commerce and Plumas Sierra Bicycling Club are sponsors, providing a very helpful group of volunteers at food and drink stations, McCollum said. Support vans and trucks patrol the route to help cyclists in need. The Tour de Manure benefits the Sierraville Fire and Rescue Department, which has about 15 active volunteers and is headed by Jeff McCoJlum and Dan Wentllng. The fee is $60 until June 14, $70 starting June 15 and $30 for kids 12 and under. Register at active.com. Get more information and a printable registration form at tourdemanure.org. These happy bikers ride through Sierra Valley last year during the annual Tour de Manure/Sierra Valley Metric Century ride. Organizers of this year's event plan on keeping prior years' favorite post-ride features, along with adding a few more. Photo by Laura Read, ReadWriteShoot.com Three classes electrify, ,rnerican Valley speedway Jesse VanKol, of Portola, takes the lead in the first heat of the hobby-stock class at the American Valley Speedway on May 31. The speedway, which highlights three classes this season, will host its next set of races this Saturday night. Photo by James Wilson Advertisin00 works! Quincy Hot Spot 2019 East Main Street, Quincy 283-2929 www.quincyhotspot.com Made in USA lOO% solid wood & metalparts Motorized Lift Reclindrs Chairs, Recliners, Couches AND MORE! Quincy 9 3),1, 5 %r,,, 283-2929 " , 00,,,4 .... v quincyhotspot corn - T'  Cl,,,d un 8, M .... PROTECTYOUR HOHE & Property From Wildfire Dee Dee Driscoll (owner) & Wendy Bridges (employee) Advertising with Feather Publishing o,, Works! Advertising our new furniture line in the Feather River Bulletin has sparked lots of interest in the community bringing in more sales and increasing our customer base. Thank you Feather River Bulletin! Dee Dee Driscoll FEATHER. RIVER B U>;00LETiN 287 Lawrence Stet, Quincy, CA 283-0800 Westwood PinePress P.O. Box 790, Westwood, CA 258-3115 Greenville, CA 258-3115 135 Main Street, Chester, CA 258-3115 100 Grand Ave., Susanville, CA 257-5321 " 000001T0U m01m 96 E. Sierra (Hwy 70), Portola, CA 832-4646 Larry F. Douglas Contributor American Valley Speedway The Main event of the IMCA Modified was one of the wildest races witnessed in years. One veteran of motorcycle competition thought the drivers were crazy but at the checkered flag claimed it was one of the best races he had ever seen. Those that left early missed out. The only thing missing was enough spectators to witness the caliber of racing taking place at American Valley Speedway. From the heat races to the main events was a time that drivers let it all hang out. Sometimes it resulted in spins and yellow flags that changed the dynamics of the race. Some leaders like Lary Whitebird in his Mini Stock were eliminated by mechanical problems. In the Friday night race in Susanville, he finished fourth. He was competing with the Hobby Stocks. The Mini Stock Main in Quincy on Saturday night began with four cars and finished with two. Thirteen-year-old Kelsa Wood finished in second behind Micka Jacobs. He was driving the 5 car of Jacob Dias. The points go to the car rather than the driver. In the heat race the "Whitebird" was 11.546 seconds ahead of Jacobs. The 84 car of Lance Bain did not start. The season is still young with only two races completed. The Hobby Stock Class has a strong rivalry between drivers from Portola and Quincy. Dan Dias, Jesse Van Kol, Dennis Johnson and Joe Wirtz represent Portola. Joe Blackwell, Dan Ramey, Brittney Nieman, Joe Wood, Dana Gordon, Skeeter Bethel and Ryan Svensson represent Quincy. Jesse Van Kol was dominant from start to finish in both his heat race and the main event. Joe Blackwell finished second in his heat race and the main. Dan Dias won the heat race but crashed with one lap to go in the main. He lives up to his nickname. In the main, Dana Gordon finished third with Dennis Johnson in fourth. Dan Rarney was in fifth with Brittney Nieman in sixth. Eleven cars ran in the main event. This Saturday night included a "Dash for Cash" race. It is a six-lap race of six modifieds. It is the luck of the draw for the drivers and their Topsoil & Compost .................... 12 yards, delivered* $325 Topsoil, Compost & Manure ...... 12 yards, delivered* $350 Manure Only .............................. 12 yards, delivered* $350 - Screened and Processed - SAND & GRAVEL AVAILABLE Call (530) 257-4506 *Susanville area, call for outlying areas. starting positions. The draw was lucky for the spectators as well as the drivers. The six drivers were among our best. The finishing order was Richard Papenhausen, Jeff Olschowka, Steve Boucher, Chris Lewis, Will Zinn and Bill Pearson. Papenhau_sen and Olschowka began the IMCA Modified Main as the leaders but before the first lap was complete, they were playing catch-up from the rear of the pack of fifteen crs. Papenhausen would finish in sixth place with Olschowka in eighth. Chase Nieman would take the lead and looked unstoppable until he spun. His cousin Chris took over the lead. Chris would take third and Chase tenth. The battle for the lead continued. The top spot was f'maUy taken over by veteran bby Higgins with last race winner Will Zinn in second. Mitch Murphy would take fourth with the birthday girl, Erica Buhr, in fifth. Steve Boucher took seventh. This twenty-lap race was a memorable day of racing for veterans like Bobby Higgins. The next race is this Saturday in conjunction with the County Picnic. The Go Karts will begin racing at 4 p.m. The hot laps for the Mini Stock, Hobby Stock and IMCA Modifieds start at 6 p.m. with racing starting at 7 p.m. Spectator gate opens at 5 p.m. This season has a scheduled Quincy/SusanviUe IMCA Modified Series. The races in Quincy will be on June 21 and July 26. The races in Susanville will be June 28 and Aug. 9. For more info check our Facebook page or log on to www.american valleyspeedway, or call 530-283-2175. Chain Saw Work Piling & Burning Machine Brushing Certified Hand Crews First I00" Defensible Space Yard Raking, Gutter Cleaning, etc.