Stock car racing opens at Tri-Port Speedway

Sports briefs

One week after the big motocross event at 7 Mile Track, motor sports enthusiasts will have another opportunity to hear the engines roar as the Tri-Port Motor Sports Club kicks off its 2011 stock car racing season at Tri-Port Speedway.

Sunday’s racing begins at 1 p.m. at the track, located off Bronze Road in the Tacan Industrial Area just south of Port Hardy.

The event is the first in an ambitious 14-race schedule, including a Father’s Day race June 19 featuring free admission for all dads, a Filomi Days race held as part of Port Hardy’s annual summer celebration July 16, and the inaugural Dust Bowl event Aug. 20.

Tri-Port Speedway features a full concession, washroom facilities remodeled last season, and a play area for kids.

For information, call 250-949-7273.

 

Hockey camp deadline

Time is running out for Port McNeill Minor Hockey players to get a discount to a pair of hockey camps coming to Chilton Regional Arena in July.

Skaters who register with Port McNeill Minor Hockey before June 1 receive a $50 rebate of registration to either camp, sponsored by Strategic Forest Management and Port McNeill Minor Hockey.

Port McNeill Clayton Stoner, a defenseman with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, will bring the Vancouver Island Hockey Clinic to the arena from July 4-8. Registration is $395 and registration forms are online at www.progressivehockey.com.

The third Lou Lemire Summer Hockey Skills camp will follow July 11-15. The registration fee is $395 until June 1, and $425 after June 1. Registration and other camp info is available at www.loulemirehockeycamp.com.

 

Learn to skate

The Port McNeill Figure Skating Club has announced its annual Learn to Skate summer lesson program will begin Monday, June 27 at Chilton Regional Arena.

The Week 1 session will be held from June 27-30 from 4-4:45 p.m. each day. Week 2 lessons will follow July 4-8, from 2:30-3:15 p.m. each day.

Cost for the lessons is $75. A one-day registration session will be held at the arena June 8 from 3-5 p.m. Registration forms may also be picked up at Timberland Sports in Port McNeill, filled out and dropped off during registration.

For more info, call Elizabeth at 250-956-3995.