Apple Cup practice photo gallery

April 14, 2012 by  

Click here for the photo gallery from Friday’s practice session at Yakima Speedway in preparation for this weekend’s Apple Cup.

VIDEO: Apple Cup preparations

April 14, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — Driver Shane Mitchell talks about preparing his newly constructed race car for the Apple Cup weekend at the Yakima Speedway, on Friday, April 13, 2012.

Apple Cup: Wapato’s Wofford hopes to join elite company

April 13, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — J.C. Wofford has been a regular at Yakima Speedway for over a decade. Mid-level classes, mostly, and plenty of wins. But now it’s different. One race changed everything. Last year’s season-ending Fall Classic was like a Major League call-up for Wofford and he made a big crowd-pleasing impression with his fourth-place finish [...]

Apple cup: Riddle still chasing elusive major win

April 13, 2012 by  

Naches driver eyes rebound from Fall Classic bust || YAKIMA, Wash. — Just when circumstances appear ripe, they turn rotten. That’s how it sometimes works in auto racing, and Owen Riddle understands that as well as anyone. But what happened to the Naches driver in last year’s Fall Classic was still a stinging jolt that [...]

If you go — 2012 Apple Cup

April 13, 2012 by  

What: 46th annual Apple Cup. Where: Yakima Speedway, 1600 Pacific Ave., Yakima. Who: Super Late Models, INEX Legends, West Coast Promoters Street Stocks Series, Sportsman, Pure Stocks. When — Saturday: Opening ceremonies at 1 p.m. followed by time trials, trophy dashes and heat races. Two 25-lap Super Late Model qualifying races. Sunday: Opening ceremonies at [...]

2012 Yakima Valley racing guide

April 13, 2012 by  

Yakima Speedway Track: Half-mile paved oval. Address: 1600 Pacific Ave., Yakima. Track information: 248-0647 or 2011 POINTS LEADERS Super Late Model: Owen Riddle 407, Tayler Riddle 351, Christopher Kalsch 339, Randy Marshall Jr. 284, Mike Longton 272, Shane Harding 159, J.C. Wofford 150, Erick Hargraves 142, Garrett Archer 130, Jack Mondor 116. Super Stocks: [...]

4/13/12 This week on track

April 13, 2012 by  

NASCAR Samsung Mobile 500 Site: Fort Worth, Texas. Schedule: Today, practice (Speed, Noon-1:30 p.m.), qualifying (Speed, 3:30-5 p.m.); Saturday, race, 4:30 p.m. (KCYU, 4-7 p.m.). Track: Texas Motor Speedway (oval, 1.5 miles). Race distance: 501 miles, 334 laps. 2011 winner: Matt Kenseth. Next race: STP 400, April 22, Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan. Website: [...]

Wagenaar steps down at SC

April 6, 2012 by  

YAKIMA, Wash. — When Dean Wagenaar took on the principal and athletic director jobs at Sunnyside Christian 11 years ago — in addition to being head coach of the school’s storied boys basketball program — one question kept being revisited: How long, he wondered, can I keep this up? The answer came this week when [...]

Tidrick, Hart sweep Portland endurance races

April 4, 2012 by  

Yakima drivers team with westside duo for two wins|| YAKIMA, Wash. — Brad Tidrick doesn’t mind being a chump. Yakima’s longtime race-car driver not only likes it, he’s good at it. Chump, in this case, means racing long and, most importantly, racing cheap. Tidrick and Chris Hart, another local racing veteran, teammed with two westside [...]

Local report — CWU women picked 7th in GNAC

October 11, 2011 by  

ELLENSBURG — Central Washington’s women’s basketball team, which will play its first season under coach Shawn Nelson, has been picked to finish seventh in the GNAC in a preseason poll of conference coaches. The Wildcats have four starters and nine letter winners returning from last season’s 7-18 team that was only 2-16 in GNAC play, [...]

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