GoPro Motorplex ends karting for kids under 16

GoPro Motorplex is making more time for kart owners and rental drivers. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

GoPro Motorplex is making more time for kart owners and rental drivers. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)

GoPro Motorplex, a popular kart track in Mooresville, said Friday it will stop allowing drivers under 16 beginning on Aug. 22. The track said the move would allow it to expand time for adult rental customers and kart owners.

“With only one track to serve several different types of karting, we have determined that discontinuing Junior Rental Karting will ensure maximum track time for Kart Owners and fulfill the increased demand for Adult Rental Karting,” the track said.

Read the full announcement on the GoPro website, http://www.gopromotorplex.com/news/index.cfm?cid=60897

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Lochte, SwimMAC’s plans in the spotlight

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, left, and SwimMAC Carolina CEO and coach Dave Marsh unveiled plans for the new LangTree Aquatic Center in May.  (Barry Rigby/RL West photo)

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, left, and SwimMAC Carolina CEO and coach Dave Marsh unveiled plans for the new LangTree Aquatic Center in May. (Barry Rigby/RL West photo)

The headline in Tuesday’s USA Today says Charlotte, but the article about Olympic swim training might have said Lake Norman. Some of the USA’s top Olympic level swimmers are now training here, sometimes at Davidson College’s pool. They’re part of SwimMAC Carolina, an independent swim training program run by David Marsh of Davidson.

USA Today focuses on SwimMAC for its unique Team Elite program that focuses on post-college elite swimmers like including Ryan Lochte, Tyler Clary, and Cullen Jones. That program is why SwimMAC is in the midst of a $6 million fundraising campaign to build a new aquatic center at LangTree Lake Norman, off I-77 Exit 31 in Mooresville. Continue Reading

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Chesterfield beats Force 26-5, advances to zone tourney

Chesterfield Baseball Club (CBC) of Midlothian, VA, pulled out all the stops Sunday, beating the  DC Force, 26-5, to win the 2014 PONY baseball East Zone South Region tournament at McEver Field in Davidson. Continue Reading

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DC Force plays CBC Sun. for regional title

The DC Force picked up two important wins on Saturday to advance to Sunday’s championship game of the 2014 PONY baseball East Zone South Region tournament at McEver Field in Davidson. The team of Davidson and Cornelius 13 and 14 year olds will play Chesterfield Baseball Club (CBC) of Midlothian, VA, for the title at noon Sunday. Continue Reading

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DC Force beats Rockingham in tournament opener

The DC Force defeated Rockingham, 4-3, in their first game Wednesday in the PONY baseball East Zone South Region tournament at McEver Field in Davidson. Continue Reading

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Rain forces schedule change for PONY tournament

Tuesday’s rain forced postponement of the first round of the 2014 PONY East Zone South Region baseball tournament at McEver Field in Davidson. A revised schedule has extra games being played Wednesday. Here’s the schedule: Continue Reading

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