Got drive?: The 909 Group, which manages the Drive for Diversity initiative, is accepting applications from drivers for the 2011 race season. This program provides opportunities for minority and female drivers to compete in one of NASCAR's developmental series. Details: www.drivefordiversity.com.
Town headlines: Phase I of the Westmoreland Athletic Complex, which will include two ball fields and a playground is about 45 percent complete. The Robbins Park design is 95 percent complete and permitting is under way. Details: www.cornelius.org.
A first in racing: Michael Cherry, 21, of Mooresville recently won his first career late model race at Hudson's Tri-County Motor Speedway, becoming the first African American to win a late model race at the speedway. Cherry led all 35 laps en route to his first career NASCAR Whelen All-American Series victory.