Steady as she goes

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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through May 21

first_imgJunior National Championship – 1. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 507; 2. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 466; 3. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 389; 4. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., 314; 5. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 6. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 230; 7. Reven Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 228; 8. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 218; 9. Tyler Inman, Altoona, Iowa, 189; 10. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif., 187; 11. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 175; 12. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, 174; 13. Tomi Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 163; 14. Brock Rogers, Yuma, Ariz., 156; 15. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 133; 16. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 131; 17. Krissy Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 109; 18. Dann E. Perry III, Laughlin, Nev., 103; 19. David Ryan Sanford Jr., Hawley, Texas, 100; 20. Trey Burke, League City, Texas, and T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz., both 94. Lady Eagle – 1. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 587; 2. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 545; 3. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 370; 4. Hannah Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., 255; 5. Tomi Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 163; 6. Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas, 144; 7. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 132; 8. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 131; 9. Brenda Kirby, Bullhead City, Ariz., 130; 10. Kenzie Olsen, Bullhead City, Ariz., 125; 11. Kelsy Hayes, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., 113; 12. Lee Riley, Merkel, Texas, 110; 13. Krissy Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 109; 14. Patti Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 103; 15. Stephanie Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 102; 16. Brooklynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 99; 17. Chelsea Clark, Cortez, Colo., 97; 18. Kellie Drury, Eldora, Iowa, 90; 19. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., 74; 20. Shelley Marnell, Kennedale, Texas, 66. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 118; 2. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., 112; 3. Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., 108; 4. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 98; 5. Trey Burke, League City, Texas, 94; 6. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 91; 7. Colby Thornhill, Enumclaw, Wash., and Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., both 89; 9. Jack Dover, Springfield, Neb., 77; 10. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., Saban Bibent, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., each 74; 13. Jay Russell, Wathena, Kan., and Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., both 73; 15. Zach Patterson, Yukon, Okla., 72; 16. Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, Ind., 71; 17. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., and Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., both 67; 19. Kenny Potter, Harrisonville, Mo., 65; 20. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 63.  Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 306; 2. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 263; 3. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 232; 4. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 230; 5. Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, and James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, both 211; 7. Kevin Manning, Kaufman, Texas, 192; 8. Mark Patterson, Merkel, Texas, 176; 9. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, 174; 10. Christopher Stewart, Tatum, N.M., 169; 11. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 151; 12. Brantley Beatty, Lubbock, Texas, 140; 13. Jeff Reynolds, Godley, Texas, and Kevin Ward (114), Abilene, Texas, both 139; 15. Danny Cavanagh, Fort Worth, Texas, 138; 16. Brandon Blake, Odessa, Texas, 136; 17. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 133; 18. Gary Underwood, Abilene, Texas, 127; 19. Matt Mueller, Stamford, Texas, 125; 20. Tommy Dove, Ardmore, Okla., 115. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 40; 2. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 39; 3. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 38; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 37; 5. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 36; 6. William “B.J.” Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 35; 7. Matt Strassheim, Morning Sun, Iowa, 33; 8. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., 32; 9. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa, 30; 10. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., 29; 11. Lake Knutti, Chadwick, Ill., 28; 12. Stacy Griffis, Solon, Iowa, 27; 13. Kelly Pestka, De Witt, Iowa, 26; 14. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, 25; 15. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 24; 16. Don Pataska, Miles, Iowa, 23; 17. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 21; 18. Lyle Klein, Dubuque, Iowa, 20.  IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 840; 2. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif., 528; 3. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 523; 4. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 472; 5. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 451; 6. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 418; 7. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 401; 8. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark., 387; 9. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 377; 10. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 374; 11. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 348; 12. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 344; 13. Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 336; 14. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., and Austin Kiefer, Pahrump, Nev., both 335; 16. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 320; 17. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 316; 18. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., 314; 19. Bill Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 303; 20. Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 299. center_img IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 562; 2. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 497; 3. J.C. Parmeley, Peoria, Ariz., 490; 4. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 466; 5. Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 437; 6. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 416; 7. Brendon LaBatte, Noonan, N.D., 409; 8. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 381; 9. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 372; 10. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 360; 11. Leslie Gill, Odessa, Texas, 358; 12. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 338; 13. Irvin Kevin Roberts, Gresham, Ore., 307; 14. Gene Henrie, Cedar City, Utah, and Kenny Gill, Peoria, Ariz., both 303; 16. D. J. Werkmeister, Mesa, Ariz., 299; 17. Jason Josselyn, Alamogordo, N.M., 282; 18. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 276; 19. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 275; 20. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 262.  Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Steve Riojas, Waxahachie, Texas, 259; 2. Billy Ayres, Glendale, Ariz., 242; 3. Patrick Miller, Rhome, Texas, 173; 4. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, 169; 5. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 159; 6. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 139; 7. Darren Sage, Yuma, Ariz., 136; 8. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 132; 9. Ron Richardson, Whitewater, Colo., 113; 10. Krissy Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 109; 11. William Millard, Dolores, Colo., 105; 12. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, and Stephanie Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., both 102; 14. Michael Pratt, Aztec, N.M., and Chelsea Clark, Cortez, Colo., both 97; 16. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, and Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, both 95; 18. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 93; 19. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., and Frank Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., both 78. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Brad King, New Town, N.D., 491; 2. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 471; 3. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 415; 4. Joshua Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 383; 5. Francisco Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 306; 6. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 294; 7. Paul O’Connor, Surprise, Ariz., 281; 8. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 275; 9. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 10. Jason Penny, Yuma, Ariz., 271; 11. Andrew Pearce, Meadow, Utah, 268; 12. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 265; 13. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 237; 14. Reven Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 228; 15. Ron Roe, Phoenix, Ariz., 196; 16. Oscar Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 174; 17. Pete Terwilleger, Moab, Utah, 164; 18. Tomi Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 163; 19. Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., 149; 20. David Callis, Yuma, Ariz., 139.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 587; 2. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 572; 3. Clay Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 566; 4. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 545; 5. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 507; 6. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 474; 7. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 404; 8. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 397; 9. Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz., 380; 10. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 339; 11. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 335; 12. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 326; 13. Darin Center, Mesa, Ariz., 321; 14. Michael Wells, Pahrump, Nev., 320; 15. Kyle Salo, Peoria, Ariz., 318; 16. David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 307; 17. Timothy Allerdings, Prescott Valley, Ariz., 304; 18. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 302; 19. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 282; 20. Andy Clower, Laveen, Ariz., 265.last_img read more

Ben Dalton secures big-price Kilbeggan double

first_img With favourite Steps To Freedom already well beaten approaching the last, Dalton was poised behind the leader and struck for home soon afterwards. Denis Cullen’s 66-1 outsider belied his odds to keep ahead of the fast finish of Georges Conn, landing the spoils by a neck. Ben Dalton completed a 2,277-1 double at Kilbeggan when booting home By The Banks in the Midland Breeders Supporting Kilbeggan Beginners Chase. Cullen said: “He looked like he was going to win in Tramore earlier this year. He fell at the second last then, and it seemed to give him an awful fright. “Then with fast ground over the summer things didn’t go his way. I threw him out in the field for a fortnight and he’s come back freshened up well. “He’s from a good family – a half-brother to Tell Us More. “He’s a brilliant horse to jump and Ben gave him a grand ride. He followed instructions which is what you want.” Dalton’s decision to duck up the inside of the track on Star Power paid dividends as they got up late to cause an upset in the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle. A bunch of horses jumped the second last with a real chance of success, though He Is Top Class emerged as the leader at the last. Dalton got a real rattle out of Star Power after the final flight, though, and after squeezing up the inner on Desmond McDonogh’s 33-1 chance, he ran on strongly to score by half a length. McDonogh said: “He was trapped in and I thought he was never going to get out but thankfully it worked out. “He got injured in Galway last year, and it took nearly a year to get him back. “He’s turned inside out since Galway this year, and that’s a nice prize to get. He’s entered at Galway on Tuesday and may go there.” Both Jack Kennedy and Ricky Doyle were taken to hospital for x-rays after falls in the first and third races on the card. Press Associationlast_img read more

Chelsea united in determination to climb back up Premier League table

first_img The likes of Pep Guardiola, Diego Simeone and Antonio Conte, as well as former Tottenham manager Juande Ramos have all been touted as potential successors, although an interim appointment would perhaps be more likely as a stop-gap until the end of the season, with options such as former managers Carlo Ancelotti and Guus Hiddink. Should results go against Chelsea this weekend, then the west London club could end up in the bottom three for Christmas. Defender Gary Cahill, though, maintains the players have what it takes to pull themselves clear of becoming embroiled in a relegation dogfight. “Last season was fantastic, this season has been tough, but we’re looking to turn that around. We’re working hard to make things right,” Cahill said in the official Chelsea magazine. “Not every single minute of your career will go well, individually and collectively, and not every season will go how you want it to, but it’s how you react to that. “When things aren’t going well, you work even harder and look for a reaction. I’m sure we’ll turn it around.” Midfielder Nemanja Matic echoed Cahill’s determination for a positive second half of the campaign. “I cannot explain why consistency has been so difficult to achieve,” he said on the club’s official website. “We are sad because of the defeat (to Leicester), but we have to keep going, to try to win some games and to recover from this situation which is not easy for us. “We have to try to be better than we were.” Following defeat at surprise leaders Leicester on Monday night, the Blues are now just a point above the relegation zone in 16th place. The defending champions have been beaten nine times already in the Premier League, with hopes of finishing in the top four looking remote at best. A campaign which began with defeat in the FA Community Shield against Arsenal at Wembley and a lacklustre 2-2 home draw with Swansea has lurched from one drama to another, following the controversy over the treatment of club doctor Eva Carneiro to reported fall-outs with the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard. In the wake of Monday night’s latest capitulation, Mourinho said he felt his “work was betrayed” by the players not following directions on how to nullify the Foxes’ attack, with Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez both on target in the 2-1 victory at the King Power Stadium. Earlier this season, in October, Chelsea took the unprecedented step of issuing a statement of the club’s “full support” behind Mourinho, but accepted “results have not been good enough and the team’s performances must improve”. The Portuguese coach, though, has now presided over the west London club’s worst start to a season since 1978, at the end of which they were relegated. Owner Roman Abramovich continues to hold regular conversations with the board, chairman Bruce Buck, directors Marina Granovskaia and Eugene Tenenbaum as well as Chelsea’s technical director Michael Emenalo over the best course of action to arrest the team’s alarming slump in form. There was, though, no emergency meeting scheduled for Wednesday, when the club’s position was unchanged as Mourinho took training at Cobham after the squad were back from a day off. Mourinho, who returned to take charge at Stamford Bridge in 2013, penned a new four-year deal in the summer and despite the team’s domestic problems, did secure qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League where Chelsea will play Paris St Germain again. Should Chelsea decide to make a change, then it is understood the terms of any severance package would be likely to follow previous models where the former manager would continue to be paid until he found another job or to the end of the contract period, which was an option taken up by Roberto Di Matteo following his departure in November 2012. Chelsea’s players remain united in their determination to climb back up the Barclays Premier League table, while the board continue to examine the direction of the team under manager Jose Mourinho. Press Associationlast_img read more

Frenchman Fabio Quartararo to start in pole at MotoGP’s Malaysian GP

first_imgSepang: Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha YZR M 1) will start in pole position at the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix after setting the fastest-ever lap at the Sepang circuit.Quartararo set a new official record of 1:58.576 on Friday and took pole from his fellow Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales on Saturday.He and Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) were locked in a close battle for much of the session, with the Spaniard staying close in his slipstream, reports Efe news.Márquez succumbed to the superiority of his rival and reaped the worst training result of his sports career in MotoGP.His sports career began with pole position in Sepang, both in 2013 and 2014, and he has previously won twice at the circuit (2014 and 2018).The Malaysian track has not been particularly good for him in recent years, after the second position in 2015 it has gone from bad to worse, fourth in 2016, seventh in 2017 and 2018.This year he has not been able to move from 11th place and suffered a dramatic crash on Saturday.The Repsol Honda rider was in a spectacular high-side on his way into Turn 2 while trying to follow his French rival.Although somewhat stunned, the MotoGP world champion was back on his feet after the smash and was able to hesitantly walk away.His opponents achieved Yamaha’s first triple in the front line, with the best time for Quartararo, ahead of Maverick Viñales and Franco Morbidelli, all of them below the previous record, which was set by Spaniard Daniel Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) at 1: 59.053 in 2015.The only rider who missed out on the Yamaha success story was Italian Valentino Rossi, who had to settle for sixth place.He was beaten by Australian Jack Miller, the best from Ducati, and Briton Cal Crutchlow, who was the best from Honda.The first Suzuki rider in the classification was Spaniard Alex Rins in the seventh position, with the first Aprilia in the hands of Aliexpress Espargaró, 14th, and the first KTM with Pol Espargaró at 15th. IANSAlso Read: Marc Marquez Cruises to Win in Japan,Ensures Honda to Win Constructors’ TitleAlso Watch: Assam Martial Arts shines at World Martial Arts Games 2019 in Londonlast_img read more

Chelsea boss tips Warnock to bounce back

first_imgChelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has tipped Neil Warnock to bounce back from his sacking by QPR. Warnock and AVB clashed in October.Warnock, who previously hinted he would retire after leaving Loftus Road, is considering his next move after being given the boot by majority shareholder Tony Fernandes following a run of bad results.The two bosses disagreed after QPR’s controversial victory over the Blues in October, but Villas-Boas has backed Warnock to make his mark at another club.He said: “It’s up to Tony Fernandes to decide what is best for the future of QPR and they decided to part company with the manager who brought them up to the Premier League.AdChoices广告“Managers are in the spotlight and under pressure to get results. Tony Fernandes obviously had a different perspective for QPR and unfortunately for Neil it comes to an end.“But, because of the person and character Neil is, I think we will see him back in action soon.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

The Final Word: Beat writers break down Syracuse’s 74-70 loss to North Carolina State

first_img Comments Syracuse (17-9, 6-7 Atlantic Coast) lost a tough game at home to North Carolina State (17-9, 7-6), 74-70, in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night. SU got strong performances from Oshae Brissett, Frank Howard and Tyus Battle, but a 3-point barrage from the Wolfpack was too much for the Orange to overcome. Published on February 15, 2018 at 1:21 amcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Scorching temperatures expected at Wimbledon.

first_imgWhile later on Court One, French Open champion Stan Wawrinka takes on world number 48, Victor Estrella Burgos. Womens fourth seed Maria Sharapova will be in the second match on Court 2 as she faces world number 123, Richel Hogenkamp.Top seed Serena Williams is last up on Centre – she takes on Timea Babos of Hungary.Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic faces a tricky encounter against the verteran Finn, Jarko Nieminen.last_img

GAC Motors Partners Feet n Tricks, Donates Car for Freestyle Football…

first_imgGAC Motors, a product of Guangzhou Automobile Group Motor Company Limited, has thrown its weight behind the first major National Freestyle Football Championship in Nigeria hosted by Feet ‘n’ Tricks International Limited.The event, which is the maiden edition, is expected to take place at the Ikeja City Mall in Lagos on Sunday July 23, 2017, and the winner will represent Nigeria at the Super Ball competition in Prague, in August 2017. The Chairperson of Choice International and representative of GAC Motors in Africa, Chief Diana Chan, said GAC Motors was collaborating with Feet ‘n’ Tricks to help give better future and sustainable leaving to talented young men and women in Nigeria.She said, “Our mission in Nigeria is to offer the next credible alternatives to users of vehicles in Nigeria through our sincere commitment to offering high quality products and services to our customers, and in doing this to support the creative arts and sports and talented young Nigerians in order to bring out the best in them.”Organisers of the event have added that apart from going away with a brand new car, donated by GAC Motors, the winner will also have all-expense paid trip to Prague in August 2017 to represent Nigeria at the Super Ball and cash prize of N1m.A Director of Feet ‘n’ Tricks, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, also remarked that there would be four winners in each of male and female categories, each winner to go home with handsome prizes.He said, “The scope as from 2018 where regional events will hold in each of the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria before the grand finale in Lagos. We will also target to replicate the success in other African countries”.Throwing more light on how to participate in the competition, the CEO of Feet n Tricks, Odyke Nzewi, explained that athletes were to register on the platform and upload a 30 seconds video of them freestyling. These video entries will be subjected to a screening process by professional judges before being shortlisted for the online voting.As expected, the event will have a line of top rated Nigeria artists to entertain our local and international audience.One of Africa’s most decorated footballers, Nwankwo Kanu, and media guru, Olisa Adibua, are also partnering Feet ‘n’ Tricks to organise the freestyle football championship.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Marko Radulović is the new player of FC Sarajevo

first_imgMontenegrin football player Marko Radulović will play for BiH football club ‘Sarajevo’ starting next season, reports klix.baOn Monday, Radulović will come to Sarajevo and sign two year agreement.Radulović , born in 1985, previously played for Mladost and Hungarian team ‘MTK’ and his last team was football club ‘Petrovac’.last_img