Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 12, 1998 · Page 10
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 10

Ukiah, California
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Friday, June 12, 1998
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Ukiah High School track team celebrate memorable season L&M Racing has implemented several changes at the Ukiah Speedway since taking over operations before last season. Ukiah Speedway benefits from growth in auto racing The Daily Journal Auto racing in the United States has enjoyed unprecedented growth in both the numbers of spectators and participants alike in recent years, and this growth is not only on the super speedways, but also on smaller raceways known as the "short tracks" of America. Mendocino County is very fortunate to have one such short track, located at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds in Ukiah. It has been at this location since the late 1940s. In the early years, hardtops as they were called then, raced five nights a week at other fairgrounds such as Santa Rosa, San Jose and Lakeport along with Ukiah. There was a two- year period when no racing was held at the fairgrounds, but auto racing did return in the mid 1950s to the North State Street location. In 1966, Ukiah Speedway became only the second fairground track in Northern California to be paved, and over the years, improvements have been made to the speedway and the grandstands allowing for better spectator comforts. In December 1996, L&M Racing, was awarded the Ukiah Speedway contract. L&M Racing, managed by Linda and Mark Mountanos of Ukiah CA, has been involved with racing events for several years, most recently in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series where their Coffee Crit' ic/Lindsay's Tea Chevrolet Truck has raced since 1995. The Mountanos family has been involved with the Ukiah community for over 40 years. With this change came significant capital invest- ment, increased business involvement and a return of both fans and racers. Ukiah Speedway is becoming increasingly popular for families to come and enjoy a Saturday night of racing excitement from April through October, and in keeping with the family trend, Ukiah Speedway has initiated a toy give-away each week to the first 100 kids coming through the gate. In addition, many businesses have contributed prizes each week to be given away to fans. Many improvements have been made to the speedway itself including new lighting, a new sound system, a new tech building and the installation of a state of the art lighted Scoreboard that will work interactively with the electronic timing and scoring system. Based on the input of the fans, food service has been improved by upgrading and adding concession stands. A new menu has been added to provide a wider variety of foods for the spectators and the racers. Community involvement has been one of the keys to success for 1997. Over the years Ukiah Speedway has maintained four divisions of race cars: Late Models, Modifieds, MiniStocks and the infamous two-person .Bombers. During the 1997-racing season, the addition of the Legends Cars was added to the weekly program, which has had drivers from as far away as Texas racing at the speedway. Races at the speedway continue this weekend, with the action getting under way at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. By GLENN ERICKSON Journal correspondent Ukiah High School Hack and field athletes received their 1998 Block-U and Booster Awards Wednesday night. Coaches Jerry Drew. Judy Walsh, Keith Lelancl and Dan Jurado were present as Drew and Leland presented the following Block-U Awards, with senior Julie Howard and junior Ryan Mack receiving the highest team honor, Block-U Blankets Coach Drew paid tribute to more than a dozen athletes who made it past the North Bay League to North Coast Section championships and to State in their events, one of the largest groups ever at Ukiahi. Softball !World Cup Continued from Page A-9 • also was investigating whether a j representative of ISL France — a •company with a minority stake "from the ISL marketing giant , that handles FIFA's sponsors and ;TV contracts — "apparently ! sold tickets he did not have to \ individuals. It's a rather serious ; issue." Also playing today were host 7 rance, against South Africa in vlarseille, and Denmark, against Saudi Arabia in Lens. A group of Japanese fans was "urious that tickets to the nation's : irst-ever World Cup games Failed to materialize. Five Japanese travel agencies reportedly decided to cancel World Cup tours because some 12,000 tickets haven't turned up. A group of 76 fans already at the team's training camp at Aix-en- Provence are waiting to find out if even that much-smaller number could be met. A survey was conducted about your business... TOMA Learn the results of the survey. Call 468-3510 Coming Thursday, June 18th! The coach also announced that there will be a first meeting of 1998 cross-country hopefuls, including incoming freshmen of next fall and other new cross- country runners next Monday at 6 p.m. at the weight room. Girls'Awards Captains - IvaJo Otto. Kelley Mahaffey and Maggie Vincent. Most Improved - Robin Springer. Most Inspirational - Portin Sanborn. Coaches' - Award. Nicolena Covella. Block-U Blanket - Julie Howard. Boys' Awards Yoshi Ryan Continued from Page A-9 and leave both teams tied for top spot in the B-2 standings. Bright homered twice and drove in seven runs in the win, including a grand slam over the right field fence in the bottom of the fifth, while Maize doubled and drove in a run. T&S took the lead with three .scores in the bottom of the first, and then overcame a one-run deficit with three more in the fourth, before opening up a six- run advantage with four more scores in the fifth. AM&D, however, replied with five scores in the top of the sixth, including a grand slam home run over the left field fence by Dan Johnston, his second homer of the night. Dallas Richie also homered for AM&D, and finished 2-for-3 for the night, while Ryan Jones added a pair of base hits and both Cliff Hargis Jr. and Scott Zwet- sloot each added a base hit. T&S racked up 12 base hits in the win, with Aaron Adams and Daren Colombini each connecting twice. Tom Jennings, Zack Schat, Mark Thornton and Chris Brunemeyer all finished with a base hit. Captains - Matt Pence arid Josh Otto. Most Improved • Yosfli Rahm. Most Inspirational - Aaron Rogers. Coaches' Award Rahm. Block-U Blanket Mack. :.; JV " Captains - Robert Reveles and Jonathan Graves. ':! Most Improved - RajiJ Ramos. >» Most Inspirational - HeT- man Fuentes. Most Valuable • Jamin Luotq. Coaches' Awards - Justjh Anderson. , : Closing ceremony; for Little League •; By RAY HAMILL .-; 7 s- The Daily Journal ;>! The North Ukiah Little League will hold its end of sei^- son closing ceremony SaturdaJ afternoon, beginning at noon. The ceremony, which will be held at Bechtol Field on Lo^w Gap Road, will include a presery- tation of trophies to the major League champion Lions, which finished the season a perfect 150. This year's nine and 10-year- old as well as 11- and 12-year- old all-stars will also be announced at the ceremony. .:.'. MODIFIEDS-D-LATE MODELS UKIAH THUniDER THURSTON CHEVROLET MODIFIEDS STOCKS Redwood Empire Fairgrounds 4pm-Grandstands Open • 5 pm • Qualifying Begins 7 pm • National Anthem & Beginning of Racing "I'm trying to be optimistic," said Masami Tachi, a 34-year-old housewife from Tokyo. "But if we don't get tickets soon, we're going to take the tour coordinator hostage. We will not kill him." BUD-RACING BOMBERS PERSI -LEGENDS • UNOCAL Antenna Balls for the first 100 kids admitted • Great Prize Give Aways with the purchase of Ukiah Speedway Programs ADMISSION PRICES ON REGULAR WEEKLY RACES Adults - $8 Children - $5 Senior Citizens - $5 62 years & older Family Passes - $20 6 to 12 years Children - FREE 5 IV under Includes 2 adults & 2 children For more information call (707)462-9495 ftH-LEGENDS JOHN DEERE AG EQUIPMENT • FARM SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT • PUMP SALES & SERVICE • FEED • SEED «PET FOOD • EQUIPMENT REPAIRS I I I I I I I I I I I I I I "The Country's Best "Yogurt "TCBV"1r«ats COUPON EXP. 6/17/98 Reg. $1.99 Orchard Blend Smoothie Reg. $2.99 Sunday Sundette Reg. $2.69 OPEH7DAYS*11ANMOPM FROZEN YOGURT • ICE CREAM GOLDEN GATE SHELL 1105 Airport Park Blvd.,Ukiah 462-9680 710-Tiller • 5hpB4S 18" Tiller-1 speed forward 1 speed reverse 30" Sickle bar attachment available. 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