Mud drags at Jefferson Fair set for Sunday
PORT TOWNSEND — Mud bog drag races will return to the Jefferson County Fair on Sunday, Aug. 14.
Drag races will be held by class for trucks, ATVs and side-by-sides.
A technical check-in will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
A drivers meeting will follow at 10:30 a.m. and racing will begin at 11 a.m.
Entry fees are $50 per racer and include access to one class and a pit pass.
Entry for additional classes is $20 per class.
Trophies will be provided to the top three in each class, as well as to the top eliminator.
A bounty hole race will pay out $1,000 to the first vehicle to make it all the way through the hole and out.
Bounty hole entries are $25 and vehicles can run as many times as they want.
If no vehicle makes it through, a trophy will be awarded
A kids class for ages 15 and younger also will be held. Youth drivers must meet safety requirements and pass a drivers test.
Youth race free with the purchase of an adult pit pass.
All youth 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the pit area.
The event is held during the Jefferson County Fair, so drivers must pay the fair admission as well.
Admission to the mud drags is included with the fair entry fee.
Weekend fair entry passes also are available, as well as camping.
Hyppa hoops camp
PORT ANGELES — Chris Hyppa Basketball will conduct an elite basketball camp for boys and girls in grades 5-12 at the Peninsula College gymnasium on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9-10.
The camp will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m Friday, Sept. 9 and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
Hyppa serves as the official skills consultant to the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and the lead trainer to one of the top college recruiting services in the country Chris Hansen’s Check Me Out Showcase.
Arvin Mosely, Mark Wilkerson and Jimmy Anderson also will offer their talents and expertise as instructors.
The camp is limited to 40 players.
The cost is $125 per player.
Players should dress to play basketball and bring a basketball and a small meal.
To register, phone Joe Marvelle at 360-460-4746 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rodrigues to UCLA
LOS ANGELES — The UCLA women’s rowing program has added assistant coach Rodrigo Rodrigues to its staff.
A native of Brazil, Rodrigues served as head coach of the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association in Port Angeles from 2012-15.
While in Port Angeles he helped develop three medalists — one gold and two bronze – at the 2015 USRowing Northwest Regional Youth Championships. One of his athletes, Sequim’s Elise Beuke, won the silver medal (women’s single) at the 2015 USRowing Youth National Championships and finished seventh (women’s double) at the 2015 Junior World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Beuke will be a sophomore on the University of Washington women’s crew team this fall.
He most recently served as a coach for the Long Beach Junior Crew women’s varsity in 2016.
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