Pumpkin Smash Enduro is Oct. 30 at All American Speedway

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The annual Pumpkin Smash Enduro is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30, at All American Speedway in Roseville, and fans are invited to smash pumpkins and throw them onto the track for the racers to attempt to dodge.
“The Pumpkin Smash is great,” said Chris Lancaster, who won the most recent Enduro on Aug. 7. “The track gets really slippery with the pumpkins, and there’s lots of spinouts and mayhem on the track. It’s fun.”
Many cars used in an Enduro are purchased at junkyards. The track is wet down and then soaped. Enduro racers also can have a passenger.
“It’s different than weekly racing because there are no cautions, and if your car stops on the track, that’s where it stays for the remainder of the race,” Lancaster said. “It’s horrible to be stuck on the track.”
There also will be Interceptor racing, a costume contest for kids and pumpkin carving. Gates open at 4 p.m. For information, visit
- Jeannie Broussal

Johnson Ranch women
finish second in nation

A women’s team from Johnson Ranch Racquet Club finished second in the USTA League 3.0 Adult National Championships, held Oct. 15-17 in Tucson, Ariz.
Johnson Ranch won its round-robin flight to advance to the semifinals, where it defeated a team from El Monte 4-1. Johnson Ranch, representing USTA Northern California, lost to a team from Memphis, Tenn., 4-1 in the final.
The team is comprised of captain Robin Zabala, Lynne Pautsch, Caryn Wong, Lora Kaiser, Linda Whitman, Amy Wilson, Linda Miller, Sharon Gaebler, Julia Stanley, Barbara Johnson, Wendy Lockhart and Jennifer Michau.
The tournament drew 17 men’s teams and 17 women’s teams.
- Staff report

NorCal Special Olympics
soccer regional is Saturday

The Special Olympics Northern California soccer regional is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Cherry Island Soccer Complex.
Some 350 athletes from 10 counties will compete in games and skills events, including the West Placer Thunder, West Placer Lightning and the individual skills team the West Placer Hurricanes.
Supporting organizations include the Granite Bay Chapter of the National Charity League, the Placer United Soccer Club and Placer Alliance Football Club.
- Staff report