Fort St. John Petroleum Association holds 57th Annual Oilmen’s Golf Tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Petroleum Association held their 57th Annual Oilmen’s Golf Tournament from June 6 to the 8 at Lakepoint Golf Club.According to Golf Tournament Chairman, Dan Bonin, the purpose of the Tournament was to allow the oilmen some downtime in order to get together and have fun while playing golf.“It’s just a get-together. Everyone’s been working hard and it’s just for everybody to get together and have a little fun. Also for the clients, it’s a way for them to meet the end users personally.”- Advertisement -After two days of golf, the Tournament wrapped up on Saturday night with dinner, dance, and awards at the Fort St. John Curling Club.Here are the results from the Tournament:Championship Flight Winner:Advertisement Travis EggersConsolation Winner:Jeremy ClothierFirst Flight Winner:Advertisement Fourth Flight Winner:Tim MontgomeryFifth Flight Winner:Carson HoffmeyerSixth Flight Winner:Advertisement Mark ShusterSeventh Flight Winner:Aaron CravenEighth Flight Winner:Darcy ShoemakerNinth Flight Winner:Doug ToddTenth Flight Winner:Justin JonesEleventh Flight Winner:Cody Penner Garry FordSecond Flight Winner:Gary PallisterThird Flight Winner:John GairdnerAdvertisementlast_img read more

Zucker rebuffs advances from Vegas

first_imgLAS VEGAS – It looked like love at first sight for Bruton Smith. Not so much for California Speedway president Gillian Zucker. Smith, the eccentric 80-year-old billionaire whose company owns Las Vegas Motor Speedway, was holding court with the media on Friday and bad-mouthing Zucker’s track in the process. Smith began what he termed as “negotiations” with Zucker in front of about 20 media members. With his arm around the 37-year-old Zucker, he whispered softly in her ear, stroked her left cheek with his knuckles and brushed her hair back, occasionally rubbing her shoulder. “Are you in a negotiating mood?” Smith asked gently. A reporter had suggested to Smith moments earlier that perhaps International Speedway Corp., which employs Zucker, would sell one of its two NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race dates to Smith’s Speedway Motorsports Inc. Currently, SMI’s Las Vegas track only has one Cup race per year. Smith has made it known he wants two. Zucker happened to walk into the room around that time and was told of Smith’s remarks. Having never met the owner of the Fontana track’s biggest competitor, she waded into the horde of media and introduced herself to Smith. The next 10 minutes were bizarrely funny and a little uncomfortable, but certainly memorable. center_img “He said something about your interest in selling,” said Smith, with his arm around Zucker. “Absolutely not,” answered Zucker, her arm around Smith’s waist. “Why would we be selling something that’s growing?” Las Vegas has already sold more tickets for today’s second-tier Busch Series race at the track than California Speedway sold for its Nextel Cup race last month. An estimated 70,000 fans attended the Auto Club 500 at Fontana; the Vegas track has announced a sellout crowd of 160,000 for Sunday. Those numbers have caused many in the national motorsports press to question if California Speedway is deserving of two race dates. Zucker was a good sport, laughing with Smith and trying to navigate her way through the promoter’s quick wit and jabs. Before Zucker entered the room – and the fray – Smith was asked about California Speedway’s lackluster attendance. “I need to know more about this track. Where is it located?” Smith said seriously. Told that it was in Fontana, he claimed to not know where that was, either. “Fontana? I know where L.A. is. I’ve never been (to Fontana), I don’t know anything about it.” Later, Smith said sarcastically that since his track had already sold out, he’d be willing to “send one or two fans over” to California Speedway. The tracks theoretically compete for fans since the events are just two weeks apart, and back-to-back on the racing schedule. “Maybe you want to sell it,” Smith said, taking a strand of Zucker’s hair and pushing it back behind her ear. “Would you talk to the owners, would you consider it?” “No, we’re very pleased,” Zucker said. “What if you wake up tomorrow morning and you’re not pleased?” Smith pried. Later, he told Zucker he’d triple her current pay to step away from the speedway, then offered to throw in a $50,000 shopping spree at Neiman-Marcus. “I’ve got the most awesome job and the most awesome opportunity,” she replied. “You couldn’t buy me out of it.” Eventually, the show began to fizzle and Smith said he’d plan on hearing from Zucker on Tuesday. “I won’t be calling,” she said. “& I think that you’re wonderful for the sport. You’re interesting and fun.” Moments later, Zucker said it was a strange encounter. “I walked into it,” she said. “I could have stayed back. I’m not afraid of a challenge. “He’s a showman. He’s the ultimate promoter and obviously could use an opportunity like that to have some fun.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more