Does anyone know where you buy a couple of pairs of dog ear plugs?
The Wasatch Front will be alive this weekend with jet car engines on the ground and in the air.
Of course, the Hill Air Force Base Air Show will fill the Top of Utah skies.
Out at Miller Motorsports Park, the BigM Weekend features the FIM Superbike World Championship and AMA Pro Road Racing and plenty of fun under the sun.
But at Rocky Mountain Raceways, they've got Tow Mater.
Today's Jet Spring Car Nationals, the popular jet car competition, will include a grin-producing Tow Mater Jet Car, piloted by Salt Lake's Jaren Mott, who competes in the RMR top dragster class.
Tow Mater generates 6,000 pounds of thrust from a Westinghouse J-34 jet engine and will average 200 miles per hour down the quarter-mile. The vehicle was created by Fire 4 Hire out of Canada. The vehicle took seven months to build.
The Nationals will feature eight ground-pounding jet cars, and all the usual pro mods, dragsters, IHRA and motorcycle/snowmobile dragsters.
Gates open at noon. Feature cars run at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, Oreo and Penelope, the two Shih Tzus who run my house, will need ear plugs to get through the weekend.
Youth bowlers Kameron Wight of Roy and Isabella Muffoletto of Logan each received the Northern Utah United States Bowling Congress Association's "Star of Tomorrow" award earlier in the month at a ceremony at Logan Lanes.
The association's top youth award recognizes athletic performance, sportsmanship and league service and carries a $300 college scholarship.
Auburn sophomore Mary Anne Macfarlane -- a Weber High grad -- is competing in the 2012 NCAA tennis championships at Athens, Ga. ...
The Salt Lake Bees will honor men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces during Military Appreciation Night, sponsored by University of Phoenix, tonight against the Las Vegas 51s. The Bees will wear camouflage jerseys. The 419th Fighter Wing Anthem Choir from Hill Air Force Base will perform the national anthem and God Bless America. Also, fans can send a message via postcard to active military personnel. ...
Renowned mountain climber Aron Ralston will appear in Ogden during the 2012 Grassroots Outdoor Alliance Show on June 13-14. Ralston will share his inspirational story along with a special screening of the Oscar-nominated film "127 Hours" at Peery's Egyptian Theater. For ticket information, visit www.peerysegyptiantheater.com. ...
Randy Baruth, the former director of player development for Utah men's basketball, was named the head coach at Saginaw State University. ...
Utah Blaze lineman Caesar Rayford could tie a team record by playing in his 40th consecutive game tonight -- an achievement previously reached only by WR Aaron Boone. ...
Good news/bad news: The renewal period for 2012 U of U football season tickets is over, and for the second-straight year, there was a 98-percent renewal rate. ...
Golfers can test out, tune up and tee off at customer appreciation days at all Edwin Watts Golf Uinta stores May 31 to June 2.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.