SONOMA RACEWAY’S 2014 Big O Tires major events schedule will open with the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival on May 17 and 18, followed by the popular NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 weekend taking place Friday through Sunday, June 20 to 22: the annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals the weekend of July 25 through 27, preceded by the NHRA Division 7 Drag Races July 18 through 20; the IndyCar Series, featuring the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, set for the weekend of Aug. 22 through 24; the FIA World Touring Car Championship from Sept. 20 to 21; and the Classic Sports Racing Group Charity Challenge on Oct. 4 and 5. For details on 2014 tickets, including the all-encompassing Track Pass and the Buy-Early-and-Save options for all four of the major event weekends, or for general Sonoma Raceway information, call 800-870-RACE (7223), or visit racesonoma.com or ticketmaster.com.
SONOMA VALLEY BABE Ruth Baseball Association will hold its final registration session for all players 13-to-15-years-old on or before April 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Arnold Field snack bar tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 8. Any new player to Babe Ruth must furnish an original-sealed birth certificate, which will be returned upon inspection by a league officer at the sign-ups. Cost for the 2014 season is $195 a player, and the league also requires each family to work a snack-bar shift during the season and a second check for $100 is needed as a snack-bar deposit. This is a refundable check that will be returned after a snack-bar shift is worked. SVBR is still accepting letters of intent, including a resumé of coaching experience, to manage or coach during the 2014 season, and should forward letters to S.V.B.R., P.O. 2113, Sonoma, CA 95476. Babe Ruth tryouts are slated for 9 a.m. on two Sundays, March 2 and 9. For more information about Babe Ruth baseball, contact Mario Alioto at 318-6945.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS Sonoma Valley are holding registration for youth T-ball and coach-pitch baseball for boys and girls ages 4 to 8 years old until Feb. 14. Cost is $70 for club members and $190, including $120 for club membership, for non-club members. To sign up or for more details, call athletic director Peter Livingston at 938-8544, ext. 112, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORCAL ACADEMY BASKETBALL for girls in fourth-through-11th grades are taking sign-ups through March 9, and will hold skill development sessions twice a week beginning March 10, with tryouts for a competitive traveling team also being held. To register or for more details, visit thenorcalacademy.org or call 548-6551.
SONOMA VALLEY TENNIS Association is assembling a USTA men’s 65-years-old-and-over 4.0 team to compete in a March 3 to May 23, season and is currently holding registration for men ages 65-and-over with a USTA 4.0 rating. To sign up, contact Isaac Raboy at 321-3398 or online at isaac@vom. com.
SONOMA VALLEY HIGH School’s seventh annual Dragon Hall of Fame banquet and ceremony will be held for the third straight year at Hanna Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Drive, on Saturday, May 10, 2014. For Dragon Hall of Fame ticket information, to make donations or for more details, contact hall of fame committee member and SVHS alumnus Bob Kruljac at 483-1856.
SONOMA STOMPERS PRO baseball team, which is a member of the six-team Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs league and will play its home games at Arnold Field, will be holding its first open tryout from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at Albert Park in San Rafael. Representatives from all the PAPBC teams will be in attendance looking to fill roster spots for the 2014 season. Pre-registration cost is $100 and day-of registration is $150. All players are welcome, however it is recommended that those players wishing to tryout have exhausted amateur eligibility and have previous pro or college experience.
To register, contact Pacifics’ director of operations, Tristan Barbieri, at 415-485-1563, with pre-registration ending at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.