Redwood Acres Raceway will kickoff the preseason on Saturday with the test and tune practice session for racers. (Photo Courtesy Sherie Bialous)

Redwood Acres Raceway opens on Saturday

The Redwood Acres Raceway announced that the annual preseason test and tune will take location Saturday, signifying the unofficial start out to the racing season. Despite the fact that the initial race of the season will not be for a further two weeks, eager spectators will have the chance to watch racers practice for the upcoming season.

The initial race of the season will be the second Rhododendron one hundred on April 29. The winner of that occasion will win $three,000, but there will be no prize income for Saturday’s occasion. The test and tune is a opportunity to preview some of the racers that will be competing this season.

The pit gates will open at ten a.m. even though the practice racing will go from noon to five p.m. on Saturday. The price of attendance is $15.

Regional youth track meet on Tuesday in Arcata

The Humboldt Redwoods Operating Association for Youth and Six Rivers Operating Club, in partnership with regional schools and the College of the Redwoods, will be hosting its elementary college track meet on April 18. It marks the initial time the occasion has been held at the newly renovated track at Arcata Higher College.

Arcata’s brand new James Washington Track and Field was completed in 2022 and will supply a terrific chance for regional youth athletes to compete in a multitude of distinctive events. Boys and girls in the kindergarten by means of fourth grade age groups are eligible to compete in the occasion with registration accessible the day of the occasion.

Athletes will compete in many events which includes the 50-meter dash, a four X 100m relay, an 800-meter run for K-second-graders and mile run for third-fourth graders, the one hundred-meter dash and the 400-meter dash (if time enables). There will also be a extended jump and a baseball throw competitors all through the meet. Ribbons will be awarded to the major seven finishers in the operating events

The track meet is scheduled to run from four:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Humboldt Roller Derby to hold official scrimmage

Humboldt Roller Derby will be holding an April scrimmage on April 20 at the Redwood Acres Fairgrounds.

The nonprofit is portion of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the international governing physique of the sport with far more than 400 leagues across the globe. Humboldt Roller Derby is comprised of two residence teams, the North Jetty Bettys and Widow Makers, and two competitive traveling teams in the Redwood Rollers and Root Force.

Amongst the group’s mission statements is to, “Provide a skilled atmosphere for females of all backgrounds and talent levels to train and participate in a complete speak to sport,” according to their internet site. Humboldt Roller Derby has been active given that 2006.

The scrimmage occasion is totally free and open to all ages. The doors open at 7 p.m. and games start at 7:30 on Thursday evening.

Jake Matson can be reached at 707-441-0526.

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