Friday, April 30, 2010

Career Fair at LBCC Welcomes Hundreds

Linn Benton Community College hosted the annual Career Fair on April 29 with hundreds of job seekers in attendance.

It was evident that the majority of the jobs available where in Medical, Military and Law Enforcement due to the number of recruiters from these types of careers.

Officer Hite of the Oregon State Troopers talks with several career seekers about career opportunities with the State Troopers at the LBCC Career Fair on April 29.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Russ Sell Gears Up For Another Championship

Russ Sell driver of the Left Coast Motorsports Number 50

Russ Sell unloads the number 50 Left Coast Motorsports car at 
Willamette Speedway in Lebanon Oregon prior to the practice session for the season opener race on April 9.

 Russ Sell has been in racing since the late 70's and in that time he has been the Late Model Division Champion three times for 1983, 1984 and 1991. Russ has also held championships in the Supersport Division in 2008 and is the current champion for 2009.

This year Russ will be racing in the Spec Motor Series which was started by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Greg Biffle who is a native of Oregon.

Russ Sell is also the owner of South Pacific Auto Sales and West Coast Motorsports at 5040 Pacific Blvd. SW in Albany Oregon. Russ has been in business there since 1989 selling cars, trucks, motorcycles and parts.

Now with West Coast Motorsports, Russ Sell is the dealer you turn to for race car parts and even the complete cars.

We look forward to seeing Russ on the track this year as he races for the 2010 Championship.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

    If you're looking for a great family outing or a fun date night, try a sport that gets down and dirty with the thunder of engines, the smell of high octane fuel and the fast action of dirt track racing. Willamette Speedway  is just the place for exciting Saturday night racing. The speedway was built in 1963 by Clair Arnold and is owned and operated by Clair's wife and son, Evelyn and Bill Arnold. Willamette Speedway is a 1/3rd mile clay dirt track located in Lebanon, Oregon at 36606 Airport Drive.

   Willamette Speedway opened for the season on April 10 to a large crowd of spectators, some of which have been dedicated fans of the speedway for years like local resident Ryan Comstock who has only missed 3 races in the past ten years and always sits in the same place in the grandstand for his viewing pleasure.

                                   Ryan Comstock looks over Willamette 
                                              Speedway form his seats at the top of the grandstand.

    Doug Mott in the number 16 car makes a few laps during practice at Willamette Speedway

    Auto racing has gown from it's grass roots as a family sport that brings parents and children together as car owners and drivers like father and son teams like Chris and Doug Mott of Salem or the past champion father and son team of Nick and Tory Swayngim. 

   Doug Mott went to his first race at the age of five months. Chris and Doug Mott are co-drivers of the number 16 car and have been racing at Willamette Speedway for eight years.

Tory Swayngim gets strapped in and reaches for his neck brace during the race practice Friday April 9.

Father and son, Nike and Tory Swayngim head for the car during practice.

Flagman Gary Moore keeps a watchfull eye on the track during the practice session Friday night.

2009 Super Sport Division champion and local businessman Russ Sell is gearing up for another championship. Russ Sell is the owner of Pacific Auto Sales and Left Coast Motorsports and has been in business since 1989 and has been racing since the late 70's. Left Coast Motorsports sells racing parts, race car and racing gear all over the West Coast.

Russ Sell and the Left Coast Motorsports number 50 just after the car was unloaded for the practice season at Willamette Speedway on April 9.

Willamette Speedway is host to several division race events that are sure to excite even the novice of race fans. Check out the 2010 race event schedule online at and we'll see you at the races.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Local Athlete Pitches for Mt. Hood College at LBCC Home Opener

Albany native Jeremy Burright from Mount Hood Community College throws some warm-up pitches before the LBCC home opener game on April 1. Mt. Hood went on to win 14 to 4 and Jeremy Burright pitched several innings.

Friday, April 2, 2010

LBCC Hosts Mount Hood

Left handed pitcher #20, Josh Roth releases the ball in the opening inning.

Spring back into action at LBCC.

School is back in session after a very short Spring break and baseball season is now in full swing.
Come on out to the ball game and support your LBCC players.