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Exciting races at Sunset Speedway

Fans of Sunset Speedway Park were treated to some great racing for Les Schwab Tires Night on Saturday.

In the Northwest Extreme Late Model feature, Bob Trout, of Banks, would lead the early goings until being overtaken by two-time series champion Greg Walters, also from Banks, on lap 16. Walters would lead the rest of the distance to get back to victory lane for the fourth time in 2013.

Beaverton’s Mitch Hoffses made it two wins in a row in the Midgets division, moving into the lead with two laps remaining and holding off Ariel Biggs for the victory.

Gabrielle Hollinger of Timber was the big winner in the Womens division, leading wire-to-wire for her first career feature victory.

Canine-friendly run scheduled

A new running event, Paws in the Grove Doggie Dash, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 3 in Forest Grove.

A fundraiser for the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center, the dash consists of 1- and 2-mile run/walk events and will start at Lincoln Park. Race-day registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., while the 2-mile race will start at 9:30, with the 1-mile distance beginning at 10 o’clock.

Registration is $15 per dog. Registration forms are available at the senior and community center, and online registration is available at active.com. A $3 processing fee is charged for online registration.

A separate registration form must be completed for each pet, and all dogs must be current on vaccinations. The event will include agility demonstrations with an open course for participants to try, a Hillsboro K9 demonstration and pet vendors.

For more information, call 503-357-2021.

Triathlon returns to Hagg Lake

XTERRA Portland, an off-road triathlon and running event, is slated for Aug. 10-11. The weekend will consist of triathlon and duathlon races on Aug. 10 and trail run races on Aug. 11. All events will be staged at Henry Hagg Lake near Gaston.

The XTERRA Portland Off Road Triathlon consists of a full triathlon, a duathlon and a sprint triathlon. The full distance (points series) triathlon consists of a 1,000-meter swim, a 25-kilometer mountain bike ride on trails around the lake, and an 8K run on lakeside trails. The sprint distance is a 500-meter swim in the lake, a 21K mountain bike ride, and a 5K trail run. The duathlon consists of a 21K mountain bike ride and an 8K trail run. The points series triathlon and duathlon will begin at 9 a.m., and the sprint triathlon will start at 9:30 a.m.

Registration fee is $80 to $110, depending on the race and date of registration. For more information, please visit xterrapdx.com or call 503-572-9447.

Banks set to host soccer camp

The Banks High School soccer programs are staging a soccer camp next week for players ages 2-13.

The camp is slated for Aug. 5-8 at Sunset Park in Banks and will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day. Banks High coaches and varsity players from the boys and girls teams will provide the instruction. Campers will learn about ball and game skills and play games.

Cost is $35 for players age 6 and older, $25 for players 5 and younger. Registration can be mailed to Banks Soccer Camp, P.O. Box 643, Banks, OR 97106, or completed on the first day of camp.

For more information, contact Sean Dotson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



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