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Auto racing

NHRA welcomes Spokane raceway

Spokane County Raceway is now a National Hot Rod Association member track, according to a release by the NHRA on Thursday.

The Spokane County-owned facility includes a drag strip, road course and paved oval. The county commissioners recently signed a 25-year agreement with Austin Motorsports Management to operate the track.

“We are very excited to bring NHRA Championship Drag Racing to the Spokane community,” facility manager Jay Livingston said. “There are a lot of great racers in this part of the country and they deserve a first-class facility. Our goal is to exceed their expectations.”

The track will host an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event, June 12-14. Other events scheduled include the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League.


Shock add Idaho DBs

Former Idaho defensive backs Stanley Franks and Herbert Cash have been added to the Spokane Shock roster.

Franks finished his collegiate career at Idaho two years ago and participated in the San Diego Chargers’ training camp before being released. In two seasons at Idaho he had 90 tackles and 10 interceptions.

Cash had 30 tackles and two interceptions in two seasons with the Vandals.

In an additional roster move, the Shock traded defensive lineman Richard Clebert and receiver Tremaine Kirkland to the South Georgia Wildcats for future considerations.

Girls basketball

Teams will raise cancer awareness

Teams from the Greater Spokane League and Coeur d’Alene will be part of the annual Coaches vs. Cancer “Suits and Sneakers” weekend, a national event designed to raise awareness of the importance of cancer prevention and early detection.

The players will warm up in pink T-shirts donated by Kimmel Athletics and coaches will wear sneakers and dress suits. Fans are encouraged to wear sneakers to demonstrate their support. Each school will collect money during the games with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Junior hockey

Chiefs return home for two

The red-hot Spokane Chiefs, fresh off a 9-1 win over Everett on Wednesday, return home to face Chilliwack tonight and Kootenay on Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m.

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