Sports briefs for July 1, 2011: Thunder Ridge’s stock car races postponed |

Sports briefs for July 1, 2011: Thunder Ridge’s stock car races postponed

The stock car races that were to take place Saturday at Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park, located south of Craig, have been postponed until July 9.

The races would have been the first stock car races to take place at the newly opened sports park.

Track president Gregg Kolbaba said rain caused standing water on the track and all the preparations would not be done by Saturday.

The first race will begin at 7:30 p.m. July 9, but an extended hot lap session will prelude for a test and tune.

The track has acquired an International Motor Contest Association sanctioning and will also put on a sprint car show.

Racers can register for the July 9 races for $25.

The general admission cost is $10, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

For more information, call 629-0996.

Coaching changes to take affect next year

According to the June 11 Moffat County School District personnel report, a few changes will be made in coaching positions at Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School.

Justin Folley will replace Steve Loveland as the CMS boys basketball head coach effective Aug. 26.

Matt Ray will replace Gary Tague as CMS football head coach effective Aug. 29.

Ken Olinger resigned as MCHS track and field coach effective May 26.

Bear River Young Life golf tournament set

The fourth annual Bear River Young Life golf tourney is scheduled to tee off at 1 p.m. July 29 at the Yampa Valley Golf Course, 2179 Colorado Highway 394.

The tournament will be a four-person scramble format and registration is $200 for the team.

Registration forms can be picked up at the golf course or the Craig Daily Press. Register at

For more information, call David Pressgrove at 629-9600.

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