IMCA Late Model veterans in running for $500 bonuses at Marshalltown Deery

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 19) – An even bigger payday is possible for veteran IMCA Late Model drivers following the Deery Brothers Summer Series to Marshalltown Speedway next Tuesday, June 24.The Miller Lite 50 tour event pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.Former promoter Steve Priske, now owner of Rumor’s Bar & Grill is Marshalltown, will pay a $500 bonus to the highest finishing Late Model driver who competed at Marshalltown between 1985 and 1990. H & F Distributing, also of Marshalltown, adds another $500 to the veteran who can win the feature.The first of 22 Deery Series events at Marshalltown was held in 1987; the division was sanctioned there weekly from 1987 through 1990. “The Late Models, the Deery Series and IMCA have all been important to the history of this race track,” noted promoter Toby Kruse. “These bonuses are a great addition to the evening’s purse during our 50th anniversary season.” Deery drivers with roots in the 1985-1990 Late Model era at Marshalltown have enjoyed their share of success there: Curt Martin of Independence has won five local Deery features, Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls has prevailed at three while Jay Johnson of West Burlington and Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., have each won twice. Terry Neal of Ely also owns a pair of Deery wins at Marshalltown. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. next Tuesday. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children 11 and under. Pit passes are $30.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $500 to win at Marshalltown.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded in both classes; Stock Cars also run for Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region points.More information about the June 24 race program is available by calling 515 231-5444 and at the www.marshalltownspeedway.com website.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 235; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 228; 3. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 216; 4. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 210; 5. Jason Rauen, Farley, 204; 6. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 202; 7. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 196; 8. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 187; 9. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., and Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, both 175; 11. Scott Fitzpatrick, Urbandale, 173; 12. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, 165; 13. Brian Harris, Daven­port, 158; 14. Terry Neal, Ely, 134; 15. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, 129; 16. Nate Beuseling, Sil­vis, Ill., 118; 17. Jeremy Grady, Story City, 106; 18. Curt Schroeder, Ames, and Ron Klein, Sher­rill, both 97; 20. John Emerson, Waterloo, and Jay Johnson, West Burlington, both 96.last_img read more

Southeastern Indiana YMCA presents ‘The Amazing Race’

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Southeastern Indiana YMCA challenges local middle school students with the “The Amazing Race” Friday, March 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.Students are invited to bring their teams to the Y for competition, food and prizes. For more information please call 812-934-6006.last_img

Amla stars as South Africa cruise

first_img The win consolidated South Africa’s position in second place in Pool B behind leaders India and made them the first team to post back-to-back 400s and the second to register consecutive 200-run wins. Ireland got off to the dream start when Quinton de Kock edged behind to Gary Wilson from the bowling of John Mooney in the third over to leave the Proteas at 12 for one. Ed Joyce then dropped Amla when he was on 10 – a costly mistake as the South African batsman went on to make his 159 from 128 balls, including 16 boundaries and four sixes. Du Plessis was equally as free-scoring at the other end but was also given a life with the score on 60 for one when he edged behind and narrowly missed the hands of slip, instead earning four runs. The pair worked well in tandem and punished Ireland’s bowlers, Du Plessis bringing up 150 for South Africa with a huge six in the 24th over as he and Amla plundered runs. Amla reached his century from 100 balls, narrowly before Du Plessis, whose ton came up after 103 balls. By this point South Africa were cruising and went into the drinks break at 228 for one after 37 overs. The 247-run partnership was finally broken in the 39th over when Du Plessis swung and missed at a Kevin O’Brien delivery, with the ball hitting his middle stump. Hashim Amla struck a career-best 159 as South Africa crushed Ireland by 201 runs in their World Cup Pool B match in Canberra. Joyce made amends for his earlier drop by catching Amla, with AB de Villiers departing shortly after for 24 to leave South Africa on 301 for four with just over eight overs remaining. Miller and Rossouw picked up where Amla and Du Plessis had left off with some free hitting, Miller blasting 46 from 23 balls and Rossouw plundering 61 from 30 balls, including six boundaries and four maximums. It left Ireland with an imposing target of 412 to win the match and they stuttered to 21 for three after Paul Stirling (nine), William Porterfield (12) and Joyce (zero) were all dismissed by the fifth over. Joyce was caught at first slip by Amla at the first attempt, somewhat rubbing more salt into the wound after the Irishman’s earlier dropped catch. Amla also snapped up Niall O’Brien at first slip for 14 thanks to an impressive catch, after his view of the ball was impeded by wicketkeeper De Kock diving in front of him. Wilson’s departure for a duck after he was caught on the crease by Kyle Abbott (four for 21) left Ireland rocking at 48 for five but they rallied to 129 before the loss of their next wicket, Andy Balbirnie for 58. Kevin O’Brien (48) kept Ireland’s innings ticking over but victory was never a possibility, with Max Sorensen (22) and George Dockrell (25) unable to change the course of the match. The Proteas amassed 411 for the loss of four wickets from their 50 overs thanks to the free-flowing run-scoring of opening batsman Amla and Faf du Plessis, who scored 109, with David Miller and Rilee Rossouw adding 110 quickfire runs at the end of the innings. In reply, Ireland were all out for 210 but did put up some resistance after being reduced to 48 for five in the 11th over. Press Associationlast_img read more

Should President Trump Pardon Tiger King Joe Exotic?

first_imgThe president’s son, Donald Trump Jr. admits he binge-watched the Netflix documentary “Tiger King” in only two sittings and joked that he could lobby for his father to pardon Joe Exotic simply to watch the mainstream media’s reaction.“It’s pretty amazing,” Trump Jr. said of the seven-part documentary series that has captivated America since it was released in March.The president’s oldest son was asked about Joseph Maldonado-Passage, aka JOe Exotic, on Monday during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Jim Norton and Sam Roberts” radio show.It is not clear whether or not Joe Exotic has petitioned the president for a pardon.But, responding to the prospect of a pardon, Trump Jr. said. “And just for frankly watching the media reaction to this thing. It would be pretty amazing to ultimately see that.”Maldonado-Passage was found guilty in 2019 of paying a hitman $3,000 to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin, who is also a large-cat lover and operates Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla. (The hitman-for-hire did not carry out the act.)“You know what the real tragedy is right now from that whole show? None of us knew that you could have had a pet tiger for like two grand,” Trump Jr. said.A jury also convicted Maldonado-Passage of killing five tigers in order to make room for more big cats in his zoo.last_img read more

Harry captures 2019 El Dorado Rum golf title

first_imgLOCAL golfer Ravindra Harry stormed a star-studded field yesterday to clinch the 2019 Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) El Dorado Rum golf title.Harry beat off a strong line-up of pros to walk away with the crown after finishing with a best Gross of 83 and his Net-winning score of 67 in Flight 10-18.Among those who starred with the club in the 3 Flights, were reigning Guyana Open Champ Avinash Persaud who ended with a Gross 73 and Net 71 and Jaipaul Suknanan Gross 80/Net 71.It was a good showing by the local fraternity who came out as usual to support the weekly, sponsored in-house Open, which featured another highly-competitive day of golf at the Lusignan Course.The Open Individual awards were copped by Robin Tiwari who won Nearest to the Pin, Alfred Mentore who captured the award for the Longest Drive and the champ Persaud who ended with the Best Gross of 73.Following the conclusion of the tournament, Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) president Aleem Hussain thanked DDL for its annual support of the sport which, he said, continues to excel with each edition.Meanwhile, El Dorado Brands Manager Maria Munroe shared similar sentiments regarding her company’s relationship with the LGC as well as their love for golf.She thanked the golfers for their overwhelming support yesterday and promised more backing for the sport in the future.last_img read more

Petraeus addresses USC veterans and ROTC

first_imgRetired General David H. Petraeus delivered the keynote address at an annual USC dinner honoring veterans and ROTC students Tuesday night. The event, held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and hosted by President C. L. Max Nikias and Board of Trustees Chairman Edward Roski, marked Petraeus’s first public appearance since he admitted to involvement in an extramarital affair and subsequently resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency in November.Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanPetraeus made international headlines last fall after it was reported that he’d had an affair with Paula Broadwell, his biographer. Further investigation by the FBI resulted in a full-blown media scandal. Aware of the controversy left in his wake, Petraeus was quick to acknowledge in last night’s speech the circumstances that led to his stepping down. “Needless to say, I join you keenly aware that I am regarded in a different light now than I was a year ago,” said Petraeus, speaking to a room of more than 600 guests. “Please allow me to begin my remarks this evening by reiterating how deeply I regret — and apologize for — the circumstances that led me to resign from the CIA and caused such pain for my family, friends and supporters.”The main points of Petraeus’s address, however, dealt not with the incidents leading to his resignation, but with the general theme of helping veterans and the families of military personnel.  The highly decorated four-star general, who received praise for the primary role he played in stabilizing Iraq with U.S. and allied troops, stressed the importance of adhering to four main goals: to work with the families of fallen soldiers, to care for those wounded in combat, to aid in the transition from military service to the civilian sector and to recognize and honor all veterans.Petraeus emphasized the difficulties faced by service members returning from combat overseas. “War changes everyone who has experienced it firsthand,” Petraeus said. “In some cases the changes are positive. But many others come home scarred and wounded. This group includes, of course, those with physical scars. It also includes those with the so-called ‘unseen wounds,’ in particular post-traumatic stress and other mental health challenges. We must work to help all veterans.”The message of veteran support felt appropriate given USC’s long history in helping the military. Along with Notre Dame, USC remains one of the only schools in the country that has maintained an unbroken relationship with ROTC since the USC chapter was established in 1943. Through various initiatives, USC enrolls about 450 veterans every semester, fulfilling what Petraeus considers an “obligation to help those who’ve served.”Following Petraeus’ address, Nikias gave the general a pair of silver USC cuff links and commended Petraeus on his service to the country. “In our post 9/11 world, General Petraeus’ influence on our military is unmatched, and his contributions to the CIA are far-reaching,” Nikias said. “General Petraeus completely reshaped American military tactics and promoted our nation’s counter-insurgency strategy.”Many ROTC students spoke to the effectiveness of the address as they exited the ballroom. “It’s great that he has a positive outlook on helping veterans when they return home,” said Monica Laporte, a freshman studying human biology who plans to enter the Marine Corps.“I like how much support and appreciation he showed to what USC is doing,” said Anthony Trombley, a fifth-year who plans on entering the Air Force. “I’m glad to see that the school’s efforts to benefit veterans have been recognized by such a prominent figure.”Indeed, USC’s many veteran assistance initiatives went duly noted by the general. “The leadership of the Trojan nation understands and is intent on meeting its share of the responsibilities. For all that USC does, I want to say thank you,” Petraeus said.last_img read more

Championship action

first_imgBrighton can move back to the summit of the Championship tonight with a win at home to struggling Birmingham.Elsewhere, playoff hopefuls Reading welcome lowly Blackburn to the Madejski.Leeds travel to Brentford, Fulham go to Derby, Sheffield Wednesday are away to the already-relegated Rotherham.While the Irish contingent of Preston welcome Bristol City to Deepdale. Photo © – pixabaylast_img

Remarkable turn of fortunes seals victory for Nenagh Ormond

first_imgNenagh Ormond has secured victory over City of Armagh RFC this afternoon after a shaky start to their game in the Ulster Bank League.The North Tipp side trailed 29-10 at the break but then a David Gleeson try  followed by a penalty try for Nenagh Ormond narrowed that gap to 29- 24.Another Gleeson try then put Nenagh in the lead 31-29 but City of Armagh responded with a penalty and went ahead 32-31. However in the dying seconds of the game a final try for Nenagh Ormond saw them take victory at the Palace Grounds 32-38 Final score. Armagh 32. Nenagh Ormond 38. @TippFMSport @sixtwofourtwo @NenaghGuardian— Nenagh Ormond (@nenaghormondrfc) October 28, 2017 Photo © Twitter- Nenagh Ormondlast_img read more

Blyth grandmother wins ‘Give the Gift’ competition on LeoVegas

first_img Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Submit Christmas came early for a grandmother of six from Blyth, Anna Owen, after she won the LeoVegas ‘Give the Gift’ competition.LeoVegas.com launched the competition in December, and encouraged people on social media to nominate an exceptional someone who deserved to be spoilt at Christmas.Owen, who was entered by her son Ryan, won £500 cash, a brand-new iPhone 7, a luxurious Christmas hamper and a bag filled with goodies.With some inspiring entrants, the judges had a hard time choosing one winner, but Owen stood out for her efforts in caring for her own mum and her sister, who has severe learning difficulties.Her son, Ryan Owen, 28, said: ‘When I saw the competition, I thought of my mum immediately, and knew I had to nominate her. She’s the most caring person I know, and always thinks of her family before herself. This prize is from everyone, and I hope she spoils herself, even though I know she won’t. She really is a Super-mum!”Shenaly Amin of LeoVegas.com, added: “We all know that one special person who consistently gives and gives, either for their family or for their community – asking for nothing in return. We launched our Give the Gift competition to recognise these heroes, and reward them with some much-deserved presents, to simply say thank you for everything they do.“We couldn’t think of a more deserving winner than Anna; she’s the glue that helps to keep her family together, and is one of the most loving people you could hope to meet.” LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Warburton blames Lions discipline

first_imgThe Lions conceded 12 penalties in Dunedin – five more than the home side – and were beaten by Marty Banks’ decisive kick six minutes from time.The result represents the tourists’ second defeat of the tour to New Zealand after they were beaten by the Blues last Wednesday, and Warburton knows things must improve.”We gave away too much possession at the breakdown, we turned over a bit too much ball,” Warburton told Sky Sports. “I thought when we were direct, we looked good.”These experiences now, we’ll review the game in detail and there are things we’ll look back on.”I think there was a string of four penalties in a row in the second half where we were in decent territory. We gave them way too much territory and momentum.”The discipline on Saturday we kept the penalties to single figures, I’m not sure if we did today.”Respect between the two teams after a fantastic contest in Dunedin #AllForOne #LionsNZ2017 #HIGvBIL reactionhttps://t.co/wzvECE22SV pic.twitter.com/ruUINOkcTP— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) 13 June 2017Waisake Naholo crossed early for the Highlanders before tries from Jonathan Joseph, Tommy Seymour and Warburton himself saw the Lions pull clear.However, Liam Coltman touched down on the hour mark as the Highlanders reduced the deficit to two, with Banks knocking over the decisive penalty after Owen Farrell was wayward with his first attempt having replaced Dan Biggar.A mammoth Elliot Daly penalty attempt late on fell just short, before Joseph spilled forward to end a desperate last attack from the Lions.Coach Warren Gatland commented: “We gave away a line-out for their try after having cleared our lines. We know we need to be better in those moments to make sure we don’t compound our errors.”We were inaccurate at times, they kicked the ball quite smartly to put us under pressure. The players are learning that it is about playing for 80 minutes and being in the moment.”We always said that coming to New Zealand was going to be tough against the Super Rugby sides. They are the best rugby nation in the world.”The Lions face the Maori All Blacks on Saturday as they close in on the first Test match on June 24.”The Maori is going to be the biggest challenge of this Tour [so far],” said Warburton. “They have picked a great squad, with a lot of guys with All Black experience, so we’re looking forward to that challenge.”last_img read more