Cooler Runnings

Even the most diehard gearhead would be hard-pressed to endure four hours of outdoor racing in the scorching furnace that is the Valley in June. But what if the action were moved indoors for 120 miles of driving -- in which the competition was heated, but the climate remained decidedly controlled? Ask and you shall receive at "Quattro -- The Race," Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at F1 Race Factory, 317 South 48th Street. Twenty-four teams engage in European Kart Style Racing on F1's indoor quarter-mile track in an event that also features a performance by the Rock On Dance Team and an appearance by the Arizona Dream Girls. Be sure to check out F1's rock climbing wall, deluxe billiards room, racing-themed arcade, and beer and wine bar.

Admission is free. For details call 602-302-7223 or visit --Craig Wallach

Game On

Everybody wins at "Good Sports" exhibit

Any sports fan will argue the artistry of his favorite game. Well, everybody wins at the Arizona Museum for Youth, 35 North Robson in Mesa, beginning Friday, June 11, as more than 50 sports-themed works are displayed in "Good Sports: The Art of Athletics," through September 17. Admission is $2.50. Call 480-644-2467 for details. --Joe Watson

Nice Catch

For one day, fish for free at Lake Pleasant

Sat 6/12
No license, no problem at Lake Pleasant on Saturday, June 12, when amateur anglers and pro bass masters alike take to the lake for a free fishing day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The only cost is a $5 park entry fee and a $2 watercraft fee. For directions, see --Joe Watson

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Craig Wallach
Joe Watson