Chad Wienen will look for his fifth victory of the season when the ATV Motocross National Championship Series arrives at the Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin on Saturday.
The ATV event is one of three summer traditions scheduled for this weekend. Oneonta Post 259 will host the 15th annual Green Wave Wood Bat Classic at three Oneonta baseball fields today through Sunday. The 47th annual Delaware County Amateur Golf Championship will run the same days at the par-72 Delhi College Golf Course.
Wienen, who rides for Yamaha, has compiled 327 points as the series heads into the eighth of its 10 rounds this weekend.
Defending series champion John Natalie is still in contention for the overall 2012 title. The Can-Am rider has a pair of wins this season.
Joel Hetrick and Josh Upperman also are among the favorites. Hetrick swept both motos to win the UVSC crown last season, when Upperman placed second overall at the track. A rookie last season, Hetrick earned his first career track title at UVSC.
Pro qualifying and racing will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday. The first pro moto is scheduled for 1 p.m. Pro racers will hold an autograph session at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
The UVSC will host 38 classes of amateur racing for riders ages 4 and older Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-11. Admission includes full pro-pit access and the autograph session.
Green Wave Wood Bat Classic
Oneonta and Sidney will compete in the eight-team Green Wave Wood Bat Classic, which begins at 5:15 p.m. today.
Montreal and Bradford County (Pa.) will play at Damaschke Field at 5:15 p.m. today. At the same time, Sidney will face Pawtucket (R.I.) at Oneonta High, and Brockville (Ontario) will play Corning Gray at Field 6 in Neahwa Park.
Post 259 ends the opening day of the tournament against Schenectady County at 8 p.m. today at Damaschke Field.
Round-robin division play continues Saturday. Oneonta plays Corning Gray at 10 a.m. at OHS. Pawtucket and Montreal play at the same time at Field 6.
At 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Corning Gray plays Schenectady County at OHS, and Sidney meets Montreal at Field 6.
Saturday's 3 p.m. games are Brockville vs. Schenectady County at OHS, and Pawtucket vs. Bradford County at Field 6.
Both local teams will play 5:30 p.m. games Saturday as Oneonta meets Brockville at OHS, and Sidney faces Bradford County at Field 6.
Oneonta, Schenectady County, Brockville and Corning Gray are in the Green Division. Sidney, Pawtucket, Montreal and Bradford County make up the Gold Division.
Teams play each of their division opponents once to determine who will advance to semifinal play. The top two teams in each division _ based on round-robin records _ will meet in the semifinal round Sunday.
Semifinal games are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Damaschke Field, which will host the championship game at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Brockville beat Bradford County, 7-0, in the 2011 championship game.
Oneonta fell, 10-0, to Bradford County in the semifinal round last season.
Delaware County Amateur
Delhi resident Brad Anderson will open his quest for a record 10th Delaware County Amateur title when he tees off at 10:20 a.m. today at the Delhi College Golf Course.
Anderson earned his record ninth crown last year with a tap-in for par on the second playoff hole against Mark McGraw Jr. of Hancock.
McGraw, who lost when he missed an 8-foot par putt on the par-3 second hole, tees off at 9 a.m. today.
Anderson has won three of the last four D.C. Amateur championships. He finished second in 2010 to Frank Liberati, who didn't compete last year because he moved out of the county. Liberati is not among the 135 golfers in the tournament this year.
DELAWARE COUNTY AMATEUR
Tee times for the opening day of the 47th annual Delaware County Amateur Golf Championship, which runs today through Sunday at the par-72 Delhi College Golf Course.
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