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4C Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter ! By Larry Douglas community needs in times of Contributor, emergency. American Valley Speedway The grandstands held ap- " he Saturday Night Racesproximately 300 people who at the Fairgrounds" was ajoined in the memorial and memorial race for Dale Lan- watched the racing compe.ti- caster, the late assistant fire tion. chief of the Quincy Fire De- The IMCA Modifieds had partment, and an opportunity three heat races before the to acknowledge the commit- Main event of 16 cars. The ment and dedication of all the DART Dwarfs had three heat civil servants that keep our races and two main events communities fire safe. with 10 cars competing in the The Quincy Fire Depart- "A" Main. The Pro Stocks had ment had many volunteers in a heat race and Main event of attendance to remember the six cars. The Mini Stocks also life and service of Chief Lan- had a heat race and Main with caster. American Valley six cars. Speedway contributed 10 per- EVery event had its thrills cent of the ticket sales to QFD of victory and feelings of im- in honor of Lancaster. AVS is provement.. Some competitors grateful for the volunteers had a sense of the agony or who stand ready to meet their disappointment. All looked ana To s0mebne who isn't years and18 and over. around horses very much, As an example, "Figure 8 the name gymkhana may Flags" has a rider enter the sound a bit mysterious. To ring on a run and approach horse people, it means fun, the first barrel. On top of the fast: and exciting, barrel is a flag stuck in a pail Gymkhana is a chance for of sand. The rider takes the riders to show off what their flag, races for the other bar- horse can do when it comes rel in a figure 8 pattern, ex- to running obstacle courses changes flags in another pail quickly. The skill of animal and returns to the first bar- and rider makes for a great rel, replaces that flag and afternoon of entertainment, heads for the finish line. Saturday, July 17, marks Top finishers in each event the second competition in receive ribbons; the overall this year's Plumas Champi- poin.t winner for the day onship Series. Sponsored by wins a large trophy and the Plumas County Fair, the everyone receives points series runs through October that count towards the series and offers competitors a championship. chance to accumulate points The free event is in the towards winning the title horse arena at the Plumas and a silver buckle. Sierra County Fairgrounds. Each competition date fea- " The easiest access is through tures eight events: Six are Gate 3 offLee Road. the same at every date and The next competition will two change. Individual be during the county fair, events use barrels, poles and Saturday, Aug. 14. Future flags to run various patterns dates are Sept. 18 and Oct. 2. and accomplish certain tasks For more information, visit in as fast a time as possible, the Fair's website at plumas- Each event has three divi- sierracountfair.net or call sions: 7 - 12 years old, 13 - 17 the office at 283-6272. can up not make the main event. Kempler was in fifth. Quincy Craig Nieman once again tast- High's Chase Nieman took ed the thrill of victory as he sixth. Less than two seconds dominated his competitors,separated the top six cars at He lead" B.J. by almost 6 sec- the checkered flag. onds at the finish. Jim Smith The IMCA Modified event took third, featured the welcomed return The DART Dwarfs are a pre-of Billy Pearson. AVS specta- mier attraction at the speed- tors have not seen him since way. Their acceleration and the first event when he hit agility provides thrills for the the wall. Pearson's #7N car Spectators, as well as the dri- broffght him luck in the Tro- vers. They seem to do spins phy Dash and the Main without losing much time and Event. sometimes without creating a The #7 of Lenny Toolanen delay. The yellow flags are a from Yreka was also lucky fresh start. Their events were with a second place finish in , full of moves that only they the main. The battle of three can make without disaster.#7 cars made an exciting Ten cars in the "A" Main race, Russell Rosario who changed positions throughout won the last event came in the race. Derek Rosse tookthird inhis #33. first, with Jason Crosby only Erika Hannon was back in .948 of a second behind. Calvin the fight. She won her heat Ryle took third, with Billie race and came in fourth in Canhan following him by .027 the main event. She had the of a second. Veteran Skip best speed of the night at for ways to improve their per- 67.460 mph. Mitch Murphy in formance, car #7M came in fifth with The MaddBuzz team stung Bobby "Beckwourth" Higgins the competition in the Mini with lucky #13 in sixth. Stock race again. Jon Busse- The Peterson Racing team len took first in the heat race had a night of agony. Travis and the main event. The pick- Peterson only completed six up has changed colors from laps of the main event. Adam yellow to blue with no effect .Walter only completed one in performance or its winning lap of the main. Travis was streak. They retained B.J. second and Adam third in Pearson's number 84. Matt their heat race. Pearson took Stewart took second in the the first. main with the fastest lap time American ValleySpeedway of 24.065 in the race. Ashley wants to thank all the volun- Nieman made a comeback and teers who are helping their took third, communities in diverse ways The highlight of the ProS- during these difficult eco- tock event was B.J. Pearson's nomic times. This event ac- comeback, who has had an ag- knowledged our firefighters. onizing and disappointing The next event is July 24. It season. The senior veteran features DART and DCONN won the heat race and took Dwarfs, IMCA Modifieds and second in the main. Pro. Stocks. It was "Shake and Bake" For more information, call Brennan who felt the agony Of 283-2175 or log on to ameri- a mechanical failure. He could canvalleyspeedway.com. Football camp High school football players mess around with a standup paddleboard in Lake Almanor, as part of the Feather River College football camp. Approximately 100 players from Antelope, Enterprise and Quincy High Schools participated in the camp June 25-27. Photo submitted II AUTO GLASS The Kellingtons Are you ready to enjoy the beauty of summer again through bright, clean windows? WILL'S WINDOW CLEANING is here to make that happen for y0u! WILL'S WINDOW CLEANING is a family-owned and operated business, focused on working here in the community and providing friendly and quality service. Residential, vacation,h 0rues, rentals, and business offices. 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