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Gas City/I-69 Speedway Awards Banquet Jan. 12

To commemorate a great season of racing and honor their 2018 track champions and top performers, Gas City I-69 Speedway officials will host a night of celebration and awards on Saturday, Jan. 12 at Eventfully Yours Event Center, 5243 S. Adams Street in Marion, Ind.

The event will honor the top-10 drivers in the five primary weekly racing classes plus the 2018 Rookies of the Year. Other special awards will also be presented and other achievements recognized.

Nearly dormant the past four seasons, the quarter-mile clay oval had a resurgence year under the ownership of Jack Himelick and the direction of new promoter Jerry Gappens.

Champions to be honored are Clinton Boyles of Lees Summit, Mo. (non-wing sprint cars), Dillon Nusbaum of Warsaw, Ind. (UMP modifieds), Randy Lines of Marion, Ind. (super streets), D.J. Holt, also of Marion (thunder cars), and Eric Solms of Fairmount, Ind. (FWD compacts). The top-10 drivers in season points will be recognized with trophies in each division. In addition, the top-five drivers in each division will receive point fund bonus money. The complete point standings are posted on the speedway’s website.

In addition to awards, the event will include a cash-bar cocktail reception, dinner, door prizes, video highlights of the season and a special guest speaker from the motorsports industry. Doors will open at 6 p.m. prior to a 30-minute reception and dinner at 6:45 p.m.

The event is open to all participants, track personnel and fans, but tickets must be purchased in advance.

Tickets cost $30 each for adults and $15 for children 12-and-under. Tickets may be purchased online at gascityI69speedway.com or by mailing a check and the number of each type of ticket needed to the speedway, 5871 E. 500 S., Gas City, Ind. 46933.

Tickets are on sale through Tuesday, Jan. 8. 

M-G softball chicken noodle dinner

The Madison-Grant softball program will host a chicken and noodle dinner on Jan. 18 in the MGHS cafeteria.

The dinner will be held from 4:30 to 8 p.m. starting prior to the Argylls boys basketball games against Eastbrook.

Dine in and carry-out meals will be available at a cost of $8 ($1 off cards at local businesses). Children under five eat free.

Coaches and players from Madison-Grant’s softball team will be pre-selling tickets until Jan. 9. 

Indiana Swish Tryouts

Indiana Swish is looking to fill sports for 2019 tournament teams ranging from third grade through high school based upon 2018-19 grade.

Teams will compete in six to eight tournaments beginning in March and ending in July. Indiana Swish will host tournaments as well as have a travel team.

Coaches consist current/former IWU players along with high school level coaches and the staff is focused on creating a positive opportunity for players and help them achieve personal goals.

Tryouts will be held Jan. 27 at Lakeview Wesleyan, 5318 S. Western Ave., Marion with following schedule: 3/4th Grade-1 p.m., 5/6th Grade-2:30 p.m., 7/8th Grade-4 p.m., 9/10th and 11th/12th Grades are to be determined.

Players are to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to time slot to fill out paperwork and get checked in. Interested players should email info@indianaswish.com to receive further info and register for tryouts.