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Sports Briefs, Dec. 24, 2021 | Sports

Fans can get free look at NASCAR Next Gen Cars

Fans can visit Daytona International Speedway Tuesday, Jan. 11, to get a free first look at the machines that will bring the stock car look back to NASCAR.

The World Center of Racing will be open to fans during the first day of what will be a two-day test session (Jan. 11-12) for the NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen cars on Daytona’s 31-degree banking.

Fans will be able witness the action from noon to 8 p.m. in select frontstretch seating as well as the infield UNOH Fanzone.

Parking and admission are free. For frontstretch seating, fans will park in the midway (accessible from Turn 1 Drive) and enter the venue at the Axalta Injector. For those going to the UNOH Fanzone, they will enter at Gate 40 off of Williamson Boulevard and follow signage to the infield parking areas and entrance to the UNOH Fanzone. Guests can pre-register to save time at the gates by visiting daytonainternationalspeedway.com/next-gen-test/.

ARCA announces 2022 broadcast schedule

ARCA announced Dec. 15, its 2022 broadcast schedule for the ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West.

FOX Sports will broadcast nine ARCA Menards Series races live on FS1, beginning with the traditional season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. The nine races will also be available live on the FOX Sports App to authenticated subscribers of FS1.

Eleven ARCA Menards Series races will air live on MAVTV Motorsports Network and stream simultaneously on FloRacing – the new streaming home of all NASCAR Roots series.

All ARCA Menards Series East & West races – when not combined with ARCA Menards Series events – can be streamed live on FloRacing and will air tape-delayed on USA Network around the following weekend.

Motor Racing Network will broadcast all ARCA Menards Series platform races that are companion with NASCAR national series events. Races will air on select MRN affiliates, MRN.com, ARCARacing.com and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

The Daytona race will be Saturday, Feb. 19, at Daytona International Speedway.

Classic MotoFest at DIS set for Jan. 7-9

The American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association’s Classic MotoFest at Daytona International Speedway will start the 2022 motorcycle racing season on Jan. 7-9.

Off-Road MX, Dirt Track and a full slate of Road Racing will be featured.

The event, which is making its first appearance at the World Center of Racing since 2015, will include classic and modern motorcycle road racing. For the first time, modern and vintage sidecars will race on Daytona’s famed, 31-degree high banks.

AHRMA will honor the Daytona Superbike legacy by presenting Vintage Superbike Heavyweight as its featured Vintage Cup class. The first installment of the 2022 Vintage Cup Heavyweight Superbike series will be Jan. 8.

In addition to this paved action there will be Vintage and Post-Vintage MX on a nearby 135-acre grassy and wooded site (the track’s Lot 7). Also featured will be night-time dirt track action on Daytona’s championship quarter-mile “flat track” outside the west end of the speedway.

A three-day pass is $60 and is available at daytonainernationalspeedway.com. Single day admission will be available at the gate.

Coke Zero Sugar 400 tickets on sale

Tickets for the 2022 Coke Zero Sugar 400, the last-chance, cutoff race for the NASAR Cup Series Playoffs, are on sale.

The summer classic is set for Saturday evening, Aug. 27.

Tickets start at $49 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. For tickets, visit daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.

Deltona recreation leagues

Deltona Parks & Recreation has added new recreation options for families.

•Youth Baseball League will play February and March. Registration deadline is Jan. 14. The cost is $50 per child for ages 3 to 8 (divided into T-ball for 3 to 4-year-olds and coach-pitch for 5 to 8-year-olds). At Wes Crile Park, 1537 Norbert Terrace. Coaches needed.

•Youth Flag Football will play March and April. Registration deadline is Feb. 11. The cost is $50 per child for ages 5-12. At Wes Crile Park, 1537 Norbert Terrace. Games will be Saturday mornings with one practice during the week. Coaches needed.

•Adult Softball League (Polar Bear League) will play February-March. Registration deadline is Jan. 21. The cost is $450 per team or join an interest list and be placed on a team (available at Wes Crile). Age 18 and older. Dupont Lakes Park, 2711 Elkcam Blvd.

•Adult Basketball League will play in March and April. Registration deadline is Feb. 18. The cost is $400 per team or join an interest list and be placed on a team (available at Wes Crile). Age 18 and older. Wes Crile Park, 1537 Norbert Terrace.

•Adult Kickball League will play March and April. Registration deadline is Feb. 28. The cost is $350 per team or join an interest list and be placed on a team (available at Wes Crile). Ages 18 and older. Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd.

Space is limited. For more information, call (386) 878-8940.

Softball registration

New Smyrna Beach Senior softball is registering age 50 and older softball players for a new league starting in January.

For more information, call (386) 410-2896 or visit fun.cityofnsb.com.

Tennis club meets

The Redneck Tennis Club for seniors 55 and older plays tennis at 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Detwiler Park, 701 Horton Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

New members welcome. Participants should bring racket and something to drink. All experience levels welcome. Free to play.

For more information, call (386) 663-4918 or (386) 847-8759.

Men’s softball league forming

A 50 and older Men`s Senior Softball League is now forming for games starting in January.

Games will be played Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Derbyshire Sports Complex, 849 DerbyshireRoad, Daytona Beach.

For more more information, call Joe Daly at (954) 732-0992.



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