Summer Sports Briefs

Pre Classic announces special fan section

■ EUGENE – The Prefontaine Classic and Citius Mag will include the Citius Mag Superfan Section for this year’s event, which serves as the Wanda Diamond League Final. The 2023 Pre Classic takes place Sept. 16-17 at Hayward Field.

The Citius Mag Superfan Section will occupy section 119, just past the finish line. The section is open to the rowdiest and most passionate fans of track & field. 

There will be no charge for the superfans who will attend this event, but they will be selected by Citius Mag and The Prefontaine Classic. People can sign up to request an all-session ticket for both days in the Citius Mag Superfan Section of the event at 

After submitting a request, fans are encouraged to show the Prefontaine Classic and Citius Mag why they deserve a seat with track & field’s biggest fans by posting, tagging, and interacting with content on social media in the lead-up to the event.

For more information on the Prefontaine Classic, serving as this year’s Wanda Diamond League Final, visit

Dwarf Car nationals 

coming to CG Speedway

■ COTTAGE GROVE -– The Cottage Grove Speedway will host the Dwarf Car Nationals on Aug. 12-13.

Dwarf car racing consists of 5 ⁄ 8 scale models of vintage cars from the 1920’s to the 1940’s. Four-cylinder motorcycle engines power the cars and are capable of surpassing 100mph on the straightaway. The race track is an oval shape ranging from 1/4th to 3/8ths of a mile. 

Racing dwarf cars started as a hobby in Pheonix, Arizona, around 30 years ago. It has slowly become a racing class for beginners as costs for full size class racing have risen. The idea of racing smaller vintage cars has been the main attraction for fans, especially the younger audience.

The cost-per-racing lap is the lowest in all of motorsports. Around $35 per race which includes an oil change and fuel. 

OSAA launches 

‘Beyond The Scoreboard’

■ The OSAA partnered with 3DI to create a new course, Beyond the Scoreboard. The course is to teach coaching principles of the OSAA’s coaches education mandate.

Three learning outcomes of this course include an understanding of the 3D Coaching Framework, the SHAPE America’s National Standards for Sports Coaches, and how to maximize the athletes potential on and off the field. The course is $45. 

Dr. Jeff Duke, E.D.d. of the 3D Institute, orignitated the 3D Coaching Framework. The framework allows coaches to become fundamentally sound, skilled in the coaching mindset, and create a focal point on developing the heart.

ODFW fishing, outdoors updates and news 

■ Join ODFW on Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. to discuss the draft chapters on Nutrition and Habitat as well as Diseases and Parasites and take questions from the public. ODFW is presenting information on various chapters in the Mule Deer Management Plan Update online and via webinars. Presentations are followed by a Q&A with biologists. Visit ODFW’s website for more info.

■ Are you a budding artist and a wildlife lover? Enter one of three wildlife art contests: Habitat Conservation, Upland Game Bird, or Waterfowl stamp to win $2,000 and be featured on stamps and prints. Proceeds from sales benefit conservation. Go to:

■ The Private Forest Accord Mitigation Fund is a brand-new grant program offering funding for habitat restoration work targeting specific fish and aquatic species in Oregon.



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