Weekend schedule

– The United States Modified Touring Series and NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader will be making an appearance at the Jamestown Speedway tonight.

Schrader is a former NASCAR driver of some note, so coming here is definitely a big deal. They drop the first flag at 7 p.m. at the Speedway tonight.

– The Rec I state softball tournament is also in town this weekend. Seven diamonds at Hillcrest and McElroy will be in use with slowpitch games taking place all weekend long.

– It is hot, so stay hydrated. Preferrably with something other than beer, especially if you are playing.

– A new high school and college sports season are rapidly approaching with August about here. I’ve been on vacation for a week. I spent some time trying to figure out how we’re going to do things with our ridiculous new deadlines. I have no answer, and I do not think there is one to be found.