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Shriners, Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting Co-sponsor Sportsman 100

SPRINGFIELD — The Melha Shriners announced that the Shriners’ Sportsman Club and Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting (PVIK) will co-sponsor the Sportsman 100 race on Sunday, May 17, at PVIK’s facility, 10 West St., West Hatfield. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the first green flag drops at 10 a.m.

“This is going to be a great family event,” said Michael Kneurr, president of the Melha Sportsman Club. “There are activities available at this event for the whole family. I hope that a lot of people will join us for this fun day.”

For non-racers, admission is free. Food prepared by the Melha Shrine Riders Club and beverages will be available for sale. Join in the excitement with a paintball shooting range by Xtreme Paintball of Agawam, a golf-putting challenge by the Melha Shrine Highlander, and face painting and balloon animals for the kids by the Melha Shrine Clowns. Buy a chance to win prizes at the small table raffle or try your luck the big Melha Sportsman Club raffle. Grand-prize and raffle winners will be announced at the end of the day.

“This is another event that is open to everyone, not just the Shriners,” said Melha Potentate David Butterfield. “We’re trying to do more of such activities — for everyone.”

There are six main race events, with trophies awarded to the top racers in each class. For more information, contact Pioneer Valley Indoor Karting at (413) 446-7845 or visit pioneervalleykarting.com. To learn more about the Melha Shriners, visit melhashriners.com.

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