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  • WHITE CITY — Champion Raceway will host nitro-powered funny cars Saturday for "Night of Fire" at the one-quarter-mile track.
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  • WHITE CITY — Champion Raceway will host nitro-powered funny cars Saturday for "Night of Fire" at the one-quarter-mile track.
    There will be a four-car match race.
    Racers will be Californians Robert Overholser, driving the "California Hustler" Firebird; Rick Rogers, in the "Dark Side" Dodge Challenger; and Dale Van Gundy, driving the "Quarter Pounder" Challenger. They'll be joined by Klamath Falls' Wally Giavia, operating his "G-Man" Challenger.
    The show will also include two flame-throwing jet cars in exhibition runs. There will also be a double-points bracket race.
    Gates open at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 for children 9-12 and kids under 8 get in free. Fans are allowed entry to the pit area to meet the racers, and there will be a jump house for the kids.
    Champion Raceway is off Highway 140 at Kershaw Road.
    Several of the funny cars, along with their drivers and crews, will be at a kickoff party from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Texas Road House, 1720 Delta Waters Road.
    Dan Bulkley, 96, of Phoenix, won seven events while competing in two track meets in recent weeks.
    Bulkley, who was unopposed in the 95-99 age division, was in the USA Northwest Region Masters Track and Field Championships June 22-23 at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. A week later, he was in the Hayward Classic in Eugene.
    In Gresham, he set meet records in the100 meters (28.17), 200 1:16.33) and the discus (44-9).
    In Eugene, he won the 100 (28.07), the 200 (1:14.91), the discus (36-3) and the triple jump 11-51/2.
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