For short-track auto racing fans, this is Gold Cup week. Work, school, chores and even sleep become secondary concerns during the Gold Cup, the biggest race of its type on the West Coast. The Gold Cup Race of Champions runs… Continue Reading
It’s been many years (I won’t reveal exactly how many) since I had to worry about finding my classroom and meeting new teachers on the first day of school. Yet, that first-day-of-school apprehension returns to me every year about this… Continue Reading
You may divide the world into two kinds of people. No, I’m not talking about men and women, or Republicans and Democrats. I’m talking about people who listen to sports talk radio, and those who would rather gouge out their… Continue Reading
Like many people, I celebrate Memorial Day weekend as the official beginning of summer. For most of us, this a full weekend of camping, outings to the lake, motor racing and barbecues. However, a busy schedule of relaxation and recreation… Continue Reading
When I was a teenager, I mowed some lawns, delivered some newspapers and worked hard only at avoiding real work. I would have been a poor candidate for the Youth Conservation Corps, in which 15- to 18-year-olds get up at… Continue Reading
The dawn of every new sports season arrives with a sense of anticipation and optimism for the coming year. But the hopes of short track auto racing fans are different from those of “stick and ball” sports fans, whose primary… Continue Reading
Big-time auto racing started in February in Florida, and racing at Northern California’s short oval tracks is only a few weeks off. One racer from Redding who should be looking forward to the 2011 season is, unfortunately, still looking for a ride. That’s a shame, but it’s likely to be only a temporary setback.
In 2010, Alex Schutte, a Shasta High School graduate now … Continue Reading