Speed Week was supposed to run this week, but was canceled due to too much water on the Bonneville Salt Flats. Southern California Timing Association’s website reports their board of directors is discussing the possibility of extending its next event, the World Finals on Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, into a full week of racing as sort of a delayed Speed Week.
Pro motocross event
The best motocross racers in the world, including Ryan Dungey, James Stewart, Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac, will be at Miller Motorsports Park on Saturday, Aug. 23 as the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series returns to Utah for a second consecutive year. This year’s Zions Bank Utah National, Round 12 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will be the motocross season finale, with all of the top motocross teams and riders scrambling for last-chance championship points and glory on the series’ most unique motocross track, located in the infield of the Miller Motorsports Park facility.
A new season of bowling is about to begin at All Star Lanes in Tooele. Bowlers are needed for the Tuesday Morning Bowling Belles. The Bowling Belles will begin league play on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 9:15 a.m. This is a ladies handicap league. For more information call Nina Park at 435-837-2290. A meeting will be held at the bowling alley at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19.
There will be tryouts for a 12U accelerated softball team on Aug. 27-28 at Deseret Peak Complex upper field. For more information contact Wayco Cowan 830-5190 or Steve Snow 775-224-2402.
Salt Lake Bees win
The Salt Lake Bees score seven in the first three innings en route to a 8-7 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas. Brennan Boesch went 1-for-3 and with a walk followed by a hit in his first two plate appearances, Boesch broke the Salt Lake franchise record by reaching base in 11 consecutive plate appearances dating back to Saturday night. Chris Volstad (1-1) earned his first victory in a Bees uniform as Dustin Richardson grabbed his second save in two games. Ryan Wheeler contributed a 3-for-4 night with an RBI and J.B Shuck was 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs and a sacrifice fly. Salt Lake opens a four-game series at Omaha tonight.
Utah and Weber State will be the first two local teams to start this year’s college football season. The Utes host Idaho State on Thursday, Aug. 28 while the Wildcats travel to play at Arizona State on the same day. Both games will be televised on the PAC-12 Network. BYU travels to Connecticut on Friday, Aug. 29 for a game televised on ESPN. Utah State opens on Sunday, Aug. 31 at Tennessee which will be televised on the SEC Network. Southern Utah travels to Nevada for a battle against the Wolf Pack on Saturday, Aug. 30.
Jazz preseason set
Tickets for the 2014 Utah Jazz preseason will go on sale this week. Fans may purchase tickets online at utahjazz.com, in-person at the EnergySolutions Arena box office or by phone at (801) 355-SEAT. Jazz fans will get to see Head Coach Quin Snyder and the team in Salt Lake City when Utah opens the preseason at home against the Portland Trail Blazers on Oct. 7. The Jazz will be back home to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Oct. 13 before heading out on a four-game road trip. The team will close out the preseason at home on Oct. 24, hosting the Phoenix Suns. This year’s schedule marks the fourth time in five years that the Jazz will host three preseason games at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City.
Jazz holding anthem auditions
The Utah Jazz are holding auditions for national anthem singers for the 2014-15 NBA season. Auditions will be held Friday, Oct. 10 at EnergySolutions Arena from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. The audition is open to the general public, for individuals and very small groups. If you cannot make the live audition, a recorded CD version of you singing the anthem may me mailed to:
Utah Jazz National Anthem Auditions
C/O Meikle LaHue
301 W. South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
All participants in the audition will be notified by e-mail whether they have been invited to perform the national anthem. For questions, contact LaHue at 801-325-2553.