The Bradentucky Bombers, Bradenton's roller derby team, will host the second home match of its 10th-anniversary season Saturday at the Astro Skate and Fun Center.
The Bombers opened the season Feb. 27 against Miami's Vice City Rollers and host The Rolling Valkyries of Tarpon Springs at 5 p.m.
Bradentucky is off to a 2-0 start, including a 161-103 win against Lake City's All City Rollers.
Tickets range from $6 for kids and $12 for adults, and tailgating begins at 4 p.m. with free beer provided by
The Little Giant Brewery. Bradentucky will also have a raffle with proceeds going to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
NMCA Nationals Series opens season in Bradenton
For the second straight week, Bradenton Motorsports Park will host a season-opener.
The National Muscle Car Association Nationals Series begins Thursday in Bradenton, with all 12 classes taking the track for the 14th Annual NMCA Muscle Car Mayhem.
Races don't actually begin until 4:30 p.m. Friday -- Thursday is for testing -- and the final rounds begin at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
The Xtreme Pro Mod, Nitrous Assisted Outlaw 632 Monsters and Holley EFFI Factor Super Cars headline the weekend. The NMCA will also host a car show starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Gladiators football wins second straight
The Southwest Florida Gladiators, an adult amateur football team which plays at Lakewood Ranch High School, won a defensive struggle with the Palm Beach Makos 14-0 on Saturday at Bulldog Field.
The Gladiators opened the scoring with a safety in the second quarter and added a late touchdown pass from quarterback PeeJay Jack to wide receiver Jeff Charlton to take an 8-0 lead into the half. Makos had a chance to tie the game with 9.3 seconds remaining.
Palm Beach moved the ball down to Southwest Florida's goal line and was inches away from a touchdown, and a shot to tie the game.
The Makos threw and defensive back Roson Allen picked off the pass, running it back for a clinching touchdown.
The Gladiators, who are the defending Florida Football Alliance champions, improved to 4-2 with the win. Southwest Florida goes on the road for the next three games before finishing the regular season with a home game against the Tampa Patriots.