Enquirer Herald

Sports in brief - June 26, 2008

York teen on winning track at Lowe's

York resident Brett Pepicelli was among the feature winners during round two of the 15th annual Quaker Steak & Lube Summer Shootout Series last week at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

Run on the track's frontstretch quarter-mile oval, the summer shootout is one of the nation's largest grassroots racing series, attracting more than 200 cars during each of the 10 weeks.

Pepicelli scored his first career Quaker Steak & Lube Summer Shootout victory in the 20-lap feature for the Cherry Coke Bandolero Outlaws. Pepicelli started third in the 13-car field and took the lead on a lap-eight restart.

The 16-year-old racer kept his cool and managed to stave off challenges for the inside lane from Bailey Daniels during the final laps to top the division for drivers ages 16 and over.

The 15th annual Summer Shootout Series continues each Tuesday night through Aug. 12. Admission is $7 for adults with children 6-12 admitted for $3 and kids under 6 free. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with feature racing at 7:30.

For information, call 1-800-455-FANS or visit www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.

Go see Ivory

York Comprehensive High is gathering a group to go see former YCHS basketball standout Ivory Latta play with the Atlanta Dream on July 22.

The group will load the bus at 5:45 a.m. at the York School District Office and arrive in Atlanta around 10 a.m. Tipoff is at 11 a.m., and 11 kids from the group will be selected to be on the floor for introductions and get a ball from a Dream player. The game will end around 1 p.m. and the group will go to an autograph room before heading to the CNN Center for lunch. The bus will leave Atlanta around 2:30 p.m., with an expected return of 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $25. For more information, call coach Paula Blackwell at 684-2336 or e-mail pblackwell@york.k12.sc.us

Golf tourney

The 11th annual United Way of York County Hospitality Open is seeking teams and individuals for the benefit tournament to be held at 1 p.m. June 30 at Regent Park Golf Club, 6000 Regent Parkway, Fort Mill. Foursomes are $500 and individual players are $125.

The event includes lunch by McAlister's Deli, golf, range balls, shirts, dinner by Outback and an after-party outing at Fishbone Grille. There will be hole-in-one contests and putting contests. Sponsorships are also available. To register, call Dilip Patel at (803) 230-3000 or e-mail him at diliprh@hotmail.com.

Softball camp

York and Clover Recreation Departments, along with Clover Varisty and York varsity softball teams, are holding the First Annual York/Clover Youth Softball Camp for ages 5-15 from July 14 to 16 at the York Recreation Complex. The cost is $40 per child. The deadline to register is July 7. You must sign up at either York or Clover Recreation Departments. For any questions, call 684-3742 or 222-9493.