Sports Briefs

Posted: Thursday, June 07, 2001

Racing Lions burn rubber at Soldotna airport

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions were back at the Soldotna airport Saturday and Sunday with their drag racing series on the one-eighth mile strip.

The weekend's competition included junior dragster races, and Dustin Hattenberg took home top honors in the class on both days.

Bobby Childers won the street class competition on both days in his 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, and Rod Peterkin took first in the pro street class with his 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle.

Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions Points Race Results

Saturday

Pro street -- 1. Rod Peterkin, 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle. Super Street -- 1. Scott Walluck, 2001 Ford Lightning Truck; 2. Becky Britton, 1982 Chevrolet Camaro; 3. Bill Bushnell, 1974 Chevrolet Nova. Street -- 1. Bobby Childers, 1967 Olds Cutlass Supreme; 2. Gerald Thompson, 1970 Plymouth Cuda; 3. Jason Cockroft, 1969 Chevrolet SS Camaro. Snowmachine/motorcycle -- 1. Rick Smith, 1999 Ski-doo Summit X; 2. John Carsner, 2000 Arctic Cat Snow Pro; 3. Richard Devorkin, 1996 Arctic Cat. Junior dragster -- 1. Dustin Hattenberg, Jr. Dragster; 2. Jamie McElroy, Jr. Dragster; 3. Kristina Coats, Jr. Dragster; 4. Nikki Baker, Dingo; 5. Shelby Hattenberg, Jr. Dragster; 6. Chris Lee, Jr. Dragster.

Sunday

Pro Street -- 1. Rod Peterkin, 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle. Super Street -- 1. John Thirlwell, 1968 Chevrolet Impala; 2. Bill Bushnell, 1974 Chevrolet Nova; 3. Dick Cockroft, 1970 Plymouth Cuda. Street -- 1. Bobby Childers, 1967 Olds Cutlass Supreme; 2. Jason Cockroft, 1969 Chevrolet SS Camaro; 3. Rick Morick, 1930 Ford Tudor. Snowmachine/motorcycle -- 1. John Carsner, 2000 Arctic Cat Snow Pro; 2. Ray Peterkin, 1994 Harley Davidson Softail; 3. Dan Ducker, 1996 Arctic Cat 900 T-Cat. Junior dragster -- 1. Dustin Hattenberg, Jr. Dragster; 2. Nikki Baker, Dingo; 3. Shelby Hattenberg, Jr. Dragster; 4. Jamie McElroy, Jr. Dragster; 5. Chris Lee, Jr. Dragster; 6. Kristina Coats, Jr. Dragster.

Britton, Derk fare well at Alaska Raceway

Nikiski's Becky Britton raced to the runner up spot at the Alaska Raceway's Memorial Day weekend series in Palmer.

Britton took her second-place finish in the trophy class on May 27.

On May 28, Soldotna's George Derk raced to a runner-up finish in the snowmachine division at the Alaska Raceway.

Sources: Bowman will stay with Red Wings

DETROIT -- Scotty Bowman, the winningest coach in NHL history, will return to the Detroit Red Wings next season, according to two team sources who spoke on condition of anonymity.

A teleconference with Bowman and Red Wings general manager Ken Holland was scheduled for Thursday at noon.

Bowman has won eight Stanley Cups. In 1991, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.



CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS