By Joe Kopp
AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA, AUG. 28, 2013
I wanted to say “Thanks!” to everyone who made it to last week’s flat-track motorcycle races at Spokane Speedway. We had some great weather, some great racing, and just a really fun time! The next race will be September18, and it will be another televised SWX race on the short track for everyone.
I’m still really wanting to put up some permanent lights at the track; I’ve been getting a few lights here and there, but more are still needed. Plus, I thought I had enough poles for lights rounded up, but that deal fell through recently. So if anyone knows of any light poles, wood or metal (30 feet long at least) and some big parking-lot-sized lights, please let me know. Somebody has to know of some park or complex where someone took down the lights to replace them with bigger, better ones… don’t they?
Rattlers Run Farms Vintage Motocross and Trials
Also, I wanted to let you all know of a really cool event coming up in Fairfield, Washington, on September 7 and 8. It is a Vintage Motocross/ Poker Run/ Trials event at Rattlers Run Farms in Fairfield. Saturday is a Trials event and Poker Run through the wide-open, harvested grass fields in the area. Then, on Sunday, there will be a Vintage Motocross race out on a pristine grass hillside in the fields. This is a one-of-a-kind event that you do not want to miss. The bikes are one of a kind, and the event is first class and just a blast! Camping is available overnight if you want, too. It is located about 15 miles south of Spokane Valley on Highway 27. For more details, go to http://22.214.171.124/~ahrmanwc/aMX_SpokaneWA.htm.
Castle Rock TT and Short Track
Also, there are a couple of flat-track racing events over on the coast this weekend, and the following weekend, too. This coming Saturday, August 31, in Castle Rock, Washington, you can start off the day with a TT race! Sign-up is from 8 to 10 a.m. (and you can also sign up for the short track at that time). Practice is at 10:30 a.m., and then the racing starts at noon.
There will be a special event for the short track. Talus Sather is a 9-year-old 85cc rider from Vancouver, Washington, and he is raising money for Cancer Awareness. His dad will be donating $1 for every rider who signs up for the short-track event. They are encouraging everyone to wear pink to the race on Saturday. So, Castle Rock riders and race fans, get ready to support the Sather Family and “Look Pretty in Pink!”
Sign-up for the short track will begin as soon as the TT is complete (approximately 4 to 5 p.m.), and practice should begin around 5:30 or 6 p.m., with racing starting at 7 p.m.
There will not be a practice on Friday, August 30, due to a scheduled MX race.
Amateur class: $35
Additional classes: $20
50cc: First class is free
Pit Pass: $15
If you have any questions, please call or text or e-mail Denise Holt at 425/785-7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and hope to see you all there. And don’t forget to wear pink!
Flat Track Motorcycle and Quad World Championship Race at Skagit Speedway
Just a reminder that September 7 is the Flat Track Motorcycle and Quad World Championship Race at Skagit Speedway, sponsored by Skagit PowerSports in Burlington, Washington. Also running will be one class only of Karts.
The motorcycle classes are as follows: Pros, 250/450cc, Open Amateur, and Over 35.
The Quad classes are as follows: Pros and Open Quads.
Amateurs: first class – $30; second class – $25
Pit Pass: $15
Sign-up opens up at 3 p.m. Number plates are required!
Go to www.skagitspeedway.com for directions, general admission or overnight camping information.
Thanks! Hope to see everyone there!
– Denise Holt