Coos Bay Speedway

Griff Smith (inside) laps an opposing car during a Junior Stingers heat race at Coos Bay Speedway on Saturday. 

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Coos Bay Speedway opened its season Saturday March 27th with the first of two straight Saturdays of mud drags.

Racing will include several different truck divisions from 4-cylinder to stock v8 and road and trail. The schedule this year also will include side-by-side battles on the 150-foot mud lanes.

The pits open at 11 a.m. and the grandstands open at 1 p.m., with racing starting at 2 p.m.

General admission is $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and children ages 7 to 17. Kids 6 and under get in free and a family pass for two adults and up to three students is $25.

The entry fee for drivers is $35 ($20 to enter a second division). The fee for powder puff drivers is $20.

Schedule

The speedway has an ambitious racing schedule, always weather-permitting, with 71 events scheduled over 35 weeks.

The first weekend of drag racing is March 27-28 and the season opener for the dirt oval is on April 10, followed by another day of drag racing on April 11.

There are a number of Sunday events, including drag racing and an event May 2 called the Mud Drags Oregon State Championships.

To see the complete schedule or for other details, visit www.coosbayspeedway.us.

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