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Modesto business offers great escapes

Modesto business offers great escapes

MODESTO — If you’re looking for a way for your employees to bond, you might sign up for an escape.

Escape Modesto opened recently downtown. The adventure-style activity, with a crime-solving twist has gained popularity in Europe and large metropolitan areas around the United States. Escape rooms have been featured on popular television shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Bachelorette.”... Read More

Indoor go-kart racing coming to Modesto

Indoor go-kart racing coming to Modesto

Driving enthusiasts of all ages, get ready to rev your engines. MB2 Raceway will open an indoor electric go-kart raceway on Modesto’s east side in time for the holiday season.

The course is under construction in the 60,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Gottschalks department store in the Century Center at Oakdale Road and Orangeburg Avenue... Read More

State-of-the-art gym opens in north Modesto

State-of-the-art gym opens in north Modesto

MODESTO — Sports trainer Brett Butler and his business partner John Potter have paired fitness and philanthropy to open a state-of-the-art gym in Modesto.

Dubbed The Performance Lab (TPL), the 11,200-square-foot facility was built to attract all levels of athletes within a 120-mile radius. In addition, the TPL team is working with business professionals to roll out a mentorship program for local youth.

TPL held a grand opening Oct. 10 at its facility at 417 Galaxy Way near McHenry Ave. and Kiernan Ave. The event drew about 500 people — mostly friends, family and business acquaintances. Within its first few days TPL had signed up 125 members.

The mentorship program pairs children who need positive role models with successful individuals. Potter said the goal is to add value to the community.

“A lot of kids need somebody to look up to,” he said... Read More

10th Annual Drag Racing and Car Show Event September 25-27!

10th Annual Drag Racing and Car Show Event September 25-27!

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Winner of The Jackpot Sreet Race splits pot with benefactor, The Welcome Home Heroes Foundation.  

 

10th Annual Drag Racing and Car Show Event September 25-27!

10th Annual Drag Racing and Car Show Event September 25-27!

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Winner of The Jackpot Sreet Race splits pot with benefactor, The Welcome Home Heroes Foundation.  

 

Modesto native to lead NASCAR marketing

Modesto native to lead NASCAR marketing

Modesto native Jill Gregory has been promoted to lead NASCAR Marketing, NASCAR announced Thursday.

As the head of marketing, Gregory will lead brand marketing, marketing and media research and NASCAR creative design... Read More

Hunter Ranch announces The Impossible Open – the toughest test in Central Coast golf

Hunter Ranch announces The Impossible Open – the toughest test in Central Coast golf

Hunter Ranch Golf Course in Paso Robles, the Central Coasts premier golf facility, announces its annual Impossible Open on Sunday, June 21. This popular event is designed to mimic the same playing conditions U.S. Open golfers will experience on the same day.

“Look, this event isn’t for everyone,” warns John Carson, Hunter Ranch general manager. “But if you really want to test your golf skills, and experience U.S. Open conditions, we invite you to come out and play. Despite the despicable difficulty we devise, it’s still a lot of fun. It’s just not for wimps.”

The Hunter Ranch course will be set up to play as long as possible, with tee markers set back to the absolute “tips.” Holes on each green are positioned in their most difficult locations. And, the greens will roll at U.S. Open speed – 11 or 12 on the stimpmeter. Also, the rough will be as long and thick as possible, especially around the greens. Golfers’ physical and mental skills will be challenged.