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IU offers new outlook, gearheads have plenty to savor

Posted Monday, April 11, 2011, at 4:50 PM

For anyone who is involved in youth, high school or travel sports at any level there's a clinic coming up in Bloomington you might want to consider attending.

It's called Coaching Beyond Victory and is sponsored by

Athletes in Action and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The clinic which will be held on Saturday, May 7 at the Sherwood Oaks Christian Church in Bloomington will feature IU head coach Tom Crean (Men's basketball), Felicia Legette-Jack (Women's basketball), Brian Maisonneuve (assistant men's soccer coach) and former IU football coach Bill Mallory.

The event will be hosted by Rich Nye from WTHR-TV in Indianapolis and will focus on aspects away from the field or court for coaches or volunteers at all levels.

According to the flyer supplied by local FCA Huddle leader Rick Hudson, the program is intended to challenge, inspire and equip participants regardless of level to encourage development beyond performance.

Topics are set to include leadership, team chemistry, work ethic, measuring success and facing adversity.

Admission is $20 and it includes lunch and all course materials. It's open to anyone interested over the age of 17. It's set to begin at 9:15 a.m. with registrations and last until approximately 2:30 p.m.

For more information you can call (812) 345-5024 or (812) 320-8754.


Spring affords us many opportunities here in the Wabash Valley for viewing and enjoying sports. And the spring season is no different.

For all the gearheads in the area racing has started at Bakersfield Raceway Park here in Linton.

Both the cars and go-karts are currently seeing action.

Friday's are for the full-size cars which this year includes 600's open class, 600 upright mini sprints (non-winged), 4 cylinder stocks, 600 restrictor class (10 years to 16 years old), 600 non-wing class (open) and junior sprints.

The go-karts have many Saturday dates listed on the Bakersfield Raceway website as well.

Their classes this year are set to include lites, mediums, heavy, super heavy, adult novice and clone.

Also listed are junior sportsman one, junior sportsman 2, junior sportsman 3 and kid karts.

Check out their website for more info www.bakersfieldraceway.com.

Area fans of USAC events have a lot to look forward this spring and summer as well. The USAC Silver Crown cars are slated to pay a visit to not only the Indiana State Fairgrounds historic mile track on May 27, but they are officially listed as returning to the Terre Haute Action Track on July 3. They'll also make a stop at Lucas Oil Raceway (Raceway Park) in Indy on July 28.

The National Midget Series will make stops this summer at Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt on May 21, Raceway Park on May 28, Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville on June 9 and Bloomington Speedway on June 10.

They also have slated stops in Indianapolis on July 28 (Raceway Park), July 29 (Indianapolis Speedrome) and October 22 (Raceway Park).

The USAC National Sprint Car Series will visit Bloomington on May 20 and July 15, Lincoln Park Speedway on May 7, Terre Haute on May 26, July 13 and September 10 and Tri-State Speedway on July 16 and September 17.

Action taking place on July 9-16 are a part of Indiana Sprint Week and aside from the afore mentioned stops at Terre Haute, Bloomington and Haubstadt, the slated includes races at Gas City, Kokomo, Lawrenceburg and Brownstown.

For those of you excited about the winged sprint cars of the World of Outlaws Series, there will be only two visits to Indiana beginning with the April 30 show at Tri-State Speedway.

They return to the Hoosier state on August 5 when they visit Bloomington Speedway for their only other appearance.

Let's don't forget there's also plenty of baseball action with the Indianapolis Indians AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Evansville Otters Frontier League team.

Plus the Terre Haute Rex will be opening their season soon after the college campaign comes to a close in June.

Well, let's hope this keeps you entertained for the warm months ahead.

Rick is a sports writer for the Greene County Daily World. He can be reached by telephone at (812) 847-4487. He can be reached by E-mail at rcurl@gcdailyworld.com.

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