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Wally winner: GJ’s Covington captures King of the Track title

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Jason Covington can put his own NHRA Wally trophy on the shelf next to his father’s. The 27-year-old Grand Junction racer won the King of the Track title Saturday afternoon at Western Colorado Dragway. Covington received a Wally trophy ...


Saddle bronc state finals make for ‘great atmosphere’ at fairgrounds

By Patrick Bahr

Saddle bronc is the oldest event in rodeo. The competition that pairs a bucking horse with a rider trying to hold on for eight seconds is also one of its most challenging events. Sunday at the 35th annual Colorado Pro Rodeo Association State ...

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Loss in Vegas spurs Brenton to improve

By Patrick Bahr

Jason Brenton’s dreams of participating in the Ultimate Fighting Championships were temporarily put on hold when Andy Main of Rockaway, N.J., applied a triangle armbar/choke submission hold. Wednesday night on the season debut of the ...

State’s best saddled up for Colorado Pro Rodeo finals

By Patrick Bahr

For Colorado cowboys and cowgirls, it’s time to ride against the best. This weekend, the Mesa County Fairgrounds is the site for the 35th annual Colorado Pro Rodeo Association State Finals Rodeo. The rodeo rides at 7 p.m. on Friday and ...

Grand Junction decides not to apply to host Quiznos Pro Challenge stage

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In the end, the Quiznos Pro Challenge professional cycling road race was too much too soon for Grand Junction. The proposed dates didn’t help. “It doesn’t fit our community for 2011 with the (Colorado National) Monument) ...

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Acing the course: Lalla’s fifth hole in one gives him sweep of par-3 holes at Tiara Rado

By Patrick Bahr

John Lalla doesn’t mind beating the odds on the golf course. Just by the numbers, a hole in one is one of the most difficult accomplishments to achieve in an individual sport. According to the September 2005 issue of Golf Digest, the ...

Opening with a win important for Broncos

By Rick Jussel

It’s high time … or not. For better or worse, the Denver Broncos open their season today, facing the always daunting task of traveling to Florida where they almost never win, but facing a team that is certainly not in the ...


Grand Valley BMX draws the best for Colorado State Championships

By Patrick Bahr

The Colorado State Championship BMX finals are the biggest event of the year for Colorado competitors in the action sport. The race caps a six-month season, with racers looking to collect points along the way. The state championship race ...

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Forever young: 47-year-old Kirsten Kurath not afraid to BMX with the best

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Hundreds of BMX riders will compete for a No. 1 state plate today in Grand Junction, but not all of them are children. Grand Valley BMX track operator Nick Adams expects 40 to 50 of the estimated 300 riders to be adults, many of them with ...


I’ve got the bug: Volkswagen Mania draws plenty of drivers

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Matt Rarick never imagined he’d have so much fun driving a Volkswagen Beetle. Like most teenage boys, he dreamed of driving a big muscle car, but ended up with a bug. Now, he races one. “My first car was a 1974 Volkswagen ...

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