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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, July 28, 2010 lC S AND t, Shannon Morrow Bird bowls twice a week in sports Editor a mixed senior league, and sports@plumasnews.com approximately 25 other Bob Bird, a 72-year-old bowlers witnessed his 300 Quincy resident who bowls game. in a Senior Citizen Fun "They were as excited as I League at La Sierra Lanes,was," said Bird. ,'[The senior accomplished a perfect 300- league] is such great fun. It's point game during league not expensive, and it's good play Wednesday morning, fellowship." July 21. This was the first time Bird had bowled a 300, and it came This was the first 300 game in more than 10 years at La in his third game of the day. Sierra Lanes. The last perfect He threw a 243 his first game game was bowled by Rick and a 158 his second game. The wall of the bowling al- Vashaw in 1999. Bird, who has been bowl- ley now has nine names ing regularly the past 10 hanging under the 300 mark. The first 300 game on the wall years, never expected to get a is dated 1977. 300. "It was just an emotional "The lanes are in such good experience," said Bird. "Icondition here," said Bird. don't know how to explain it. "They're like brand new. I felt happy. I wanted to [Dykes] is on them all the laugh." time, and they're in great After recording 11 strikesshape." Bird will receive a ring in 11 frames, Bird just sat down and thought, "forget from the United States Bowl- the other one." ing Congress denoting his ac- Dick Dykes, the owner of complishment. La Sierra Lanes, informed Bird he had to finish the game. "He threw it perfect," said Dykes of Bird's final frame. "Right in the hole. Twelve solid strikes." Bird said that Dykes and his fellow bowlers have Bob Bird, bowling in helped him with instruction league competition at over the years. La Sierra Lanes in Quincy, "It eventually rubs off," captured a perfect said Bird. "It all clicked and game July 21. came together." Photo by Shannon Morrow After an inverted start in the Pro Stock main event, Craig Nieman, above, worked his way to the front position approximately two laps before the finish. The Dwarf Car races, right, were decided by just fractions of a second. Photos by Shannon Morrow Larry Douglas separated them. AVS is Contributor, grateful to have its new American Valley Speedv~ay - equipment to make these re- suits possible. The "A' or Fi- The Quincy Fire Depart- nal Main had a change in or, ment was not putting out def. Billie Canhan ripped in. fires but attending to med- to first place ,with Skip ical needs at the Saturday Hempler only .033 seconds Night Races at the fair- behind. Jesse VanKol was in grounds in Quincy. The third followed by Skyler races were delayed when a Tweedle. As the statistics in- pit crew member suffered dicate, these Dwarfs run a from heat exhaustion, tight competitive race. Their The evening began with Regional race will be coming hot and humid weather but to the speedway Aug. 27- 28. cooled down before the main The Saturday Night Races events. The races were finished with the thunder of stopped again when the fire 11 IMCA Modifieds. The sur- department treated Shayna prise of the night was Robertson for injuries sus- Richard Papenhausen, who tained from a collision with won the Main Event withOut Chris Nieman and the wall. running in the qualifying American Valley Speed- heats. Richard, in car #4N, way is also competing with set the fastest lap time of the other tracks and entertain- night at 19.987 seconds with ment centers for spectators the best speed of 67.544 mph. and competitors. The Satur- His margin of victory was day Night Races had compet- 3.456 seconds. Billy Pearson itive racing in every event was in second after winning giving spectators a good his heat race, Jim Turner show. It was an evening of ran a fine race and came in quality rather than quantity, third in the Final Main. Eri- The Pro Stocks had eight ca Harman with a fourth cars running. The Harmon continually demonstrates Racing Team from Chester that she can run with the big brought two cars. Jim Reed boys. ran the Pro Stock. Candy American Valley Speed- Lynch logged time on the way also wants to acknowl- track. The competition for edge the other contestants the checkered flag was be- and their sponsors who are tween Tom Brennan and looking for a win, such as Craig Nieman. The starting David Johnson in car #86 lineup in the main was in- and his sponsor Joel's Auto- verted to make things more motive of Portola. interesting. "Shake and We know these times are Bake,' Brennan lead most of difficult and challenging. We the race with Craig Nieman also know the frustrations passing him just a couple of that drivers and crews have laps before the finish, been facing but continue B.J. Pearson overcame ad- with sportmanship and co- versity after a collision with operation in automobile rac- Jim Reed and took first in ing. his heat race and had the AVS and its supporters fast lap time among the Pro are committed to serving the Stocks. Craig got Tom in community. Racecars and their heat race. Jack Randall others will be on display at took third in the Main with the 28th annual Railroad B.J. in fourth. Days event Sunday, Aug. 22, The DART Dwarfs put on a in Portola. We hope to have show for spectators with an a variety of cars from unusual finish in the "A" Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, Main. The checkered flag Pro-Stocks, Pure Mini to came during a yellow flag GoKarts. making the 15-lap race actu- The next racing event at ally 14 laps. Eight cars ran in the fairgrounds is Aug. 7, the "B" Main with Portola's with lawn mower racing. Jesse VanKol taking first DART Dwarfs, IMCA Modi- with Derek Rosse in second fieds, ProStocks and Pure with only a .123 second dif- Mini Stocks will be racing. ference. Chase Nieman came For more information, call in third with Skip Hempler 283-2175 or 10g on to ameri- in fourth. Only .002 seconds canvalleyspeedway.com. ...... i nlnniln .......... innlnnn I Ill Ill ~lnm ....