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IMCA Stock Car, Northern SportMod drivers race for new engines at Thunderhill

first_imgBy Edward Anschutz STURGEON BAY, Wis. – Thunderhill Raceway competitors in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod divisions will be racing for new engines in 2015. Last season, Thunderhill boasted a $30,000 contingency plan at the champions awards banquet and the same will take place this year. Stock Car drivers will vie for an Extreme Enterprises 500 spec engine valued at $5,000. Jim Ol­son Motors of Sturgeon Bay has again stepped up with a new GM 602 crate engine giveaway for the Northern SportMods. Thunderhill street stocks will also have an engine waiting at the banquet courtesy of Dave “The Hammer” DeGrave Engine Rebuilding and valued at $3,500. Drivers are required to compete in 80 percent of scheduled events to remain eligible for the prizes at the 2015 awards banquet. Track promoter Woody Wodack stated his goal is to have $40,000 in cash, parts, apparel and engines. “Extreme Enterprises and Hammer Engine Rebuilding have built countless race winning engines over the years and we’re excited to once again give more to our drivers than any other track,” he said. Six divisions are scheduled to do battle every Saturday night at Sturgeon Bay through the sum­mer. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, along with street stocks and thunder trucks will com­pete on the 1/3-mile clay oval.For more information, please visit the track’s website at For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Chadwick wins round six of Wild West Modified Shoot Out

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. (June 17) – Round six of the Wild West Modified Shoot Out at Sunset Speedway Park resulted in Kellen Chadwick’s third win of the Pacific Northwest Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified Tour.Chadwick outran fellow front row starter and 2012 race winner Ken Schrader for the 35-lap vic­tory. Schrader was making his sole appearance on this year’s tour.The tight ¼-mile bullring in Banks is the smallest track of the 2016 tour and provided stellar action all night long. Forty-six cars made the journey, representing the states of Oregon, Washington, California, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado and Missouri as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia.Chadwick went right to work on the initial start, establishing a straightaway lead over Schrader in a matter of a few laps. Just as traffic was coming into the picture, however, a lap 10 caution was thrown for debris.The rest of the feature would be stop and go for several laps before the final restart on lap 28. Chadwick continued to set a rapid pace and had absolutely no issues.Schrader held on for second with Tripp Gaylord ending his night in third.  Mark Carrell was fourth while Ryan Gaylord got fifth after coming out of his “B” main.The final event of the Wild West Shoot Out is Saturday at Elma, Wash.’s Grays Harbor Raceway. Front gates open at 5:30 p.m. with racing beginning at approximately 7 p.m.Admission is $16 for adults, $11 for juniors ages 7-17, seniors ages 62 and over and military, and kids six and under are free. Premium seating is $21.Feature results – 1. Kellen Chadwick; 2. Ken Schrader; 3. Tripp Gaylord; 4. Mark Carrell; 5. Ryan Gaylord; 6. Rob Ireland; 7. Craig Cassell; 8. Collen Winebarger; 9. John Campos; 10. Jer­emy Martin; 11. Doug Lockwood; 12. Brad Martin; 13. Matthew Drager; 14. Bubba Foster; 15. Mark Reser; 16. Jeremy Schram; 17. Aaron Elwess; 18. Jeff Lovell; 19. Chris Beaulieu; 20. Mark Wauge; 21. B.J. Wild; 22. Travis Peery; 23. Lance Mari; 24. Alex Stanford.last_img read more

QuickCar Racing Products fast to renew awards for IMCA national champions

first_imgLEBANON, Tenn. – All eight national champions crowned this season by IMCA earn awards cour­tesy of QuickCar Racing Products.The Lebanon, Tenn., manufacturer gives 3-gauge panels to top drivers in final national standings for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods.The national Late Model champion gets a 4-gauge panel set while both the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car and Mach-1 Sport Compact national champions receive 2-gauge panel sets.“QuickCar is pleased to extend our relationship with IMCA and all the racers who race under the IMCA banner,” stated company General Manager Danny Knowles. “IMCA does a great job with their many classes and tracks, and we are honored to be able to be a part of it.”QuickCar manufac­tures a wide variety of high performance products that also includes volt me­ters, water pressure kits, tachometers and switch panels, and introduced its awards program for IMCA’s national champions in 2015.Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, SportMod and Sport Compact champions crowned during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s take home QuickCar tachometers, as does the champion at the Sprint Car Nationals.National champions will receive their awards during the IMCA banquet in November. Su­per Nation­als and the Sprint Car Nationals awards will be presented in victory lane.Information about the complete QuickCar line of products is available at the website, by calling 800 997-7333 and on Fa­cebook.“QuickCar makes a lot of great products and we are pleased to be able to put more than a few of them in the hands of IMCA racers both at Super Nationals as well as at the end of the year,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Working with them has been a great experience and I know our members feel the same way.”last_img read more

Noteboom notches another Modified win at Park Jeff

first_imgJEFFERSON, S.D. (June 24) – Saturday’s SignMasters IMCA Modified division saw Jay Note­boom put another notch in the belt between himself and Ron Luitjens as he picked up win number 52 for his career at Park Jefferson Speedway.Noteboom currently sits second in overall feature wins in all divisions at 68, just five behind Joe Kosiski. Bob Moore had strong run to second and Jason Schneiders turned in a strong third place fin­ish.The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars were once again a quick an easy win by Colin Smith.In the Schaeffer Oil IMCA Northern SportMods, veteran Rusty Montagne was again the feature winner.  Montagne, like Noteboom, is slowly creeping up the all-time win charts at Park Jefferson, and did so at the expense of Todd Boulware and Karl Brewer, the 2016 kings of the division.Paul Menard put a stop to the Hoffman Train as the 16D was able to cruise to the top spot and keep Andy Hoffman from another IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory lane interview.The Fox 620 IMCA Sport Compacts saw Tyler Thompson record another win, holding off Jake Newsom and Luke Jackson.Park Jefferson is closed this week for the Saturdays in the Park event hosted in Sioux City. Racing will resume on July 8 with Pepsi Night.last_img read more

IMCA honors best of the best at national awards banquet

first_imgIMCA 2017 national champions, pictured with Clay Smith of Speedway Motors at left and IMCA President Brett Root at right, included, in front, Cory Williams, Southern SportMod; Justin Kay, Late Model; and Dillon Richards, Sport Compact. Middle row, Jason Wolla, Modified; and Mike Nichols, Stock Car; Back row, Tyler Soppe, Northern SportMod; and Shannon Anderson, Hobby Stock. Unable to attend the Nov. 25 banquet in Lincoln was national Sprint Car champion Marcus Thomas. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)LINCOLN, Neb. (Nov. 25) – The best of the best were honored at the national IMCA awards banquet Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.National champions recognized during the evening were Jason Wolla, IMCA Modified; Justin Kay, IMCA Late Model; Marcus Thomas, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car; Mike Nichols, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car; Shannon Anderson, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock; Tyler Soppe, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod; Cory Williams, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod; and Dillon Richards, Mach-1 Sport Compact.Wolla is the first driver from North Dakota to win a national crown in any division. Other first-time national kings are Thomas, Soppe, Williams and Richards.Kay is the first four-time national champion in the modern era of the Late Model division; Nichols and Anderson now share the modern era record with seven career national crowns in one division.Modified regional champions were Cory Sample in the Larry Shaw Race Cars Western; Steven Bowers Jr. in the Jet Racing Central; William Gould in the Razor Chassis South Central; Wolla in the Side Biter Chassis North Central; and A.J. Ward in the Dirt Works Eastern.Nichols ruled the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars while Kirk Martin captured top honors in the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region.Big Daddy Race Cars regional kings were Anderson in the North and Damian Snyder in the South.Earning national rookie of the year awards were Clinton Luellen, Modified; Bryce Carey, Late Model; Grant Duinkerken, Sprint Car; Eric Harpole, Stock Car; Lance Mielke, Hobby Stock; Jacob Olmstead, Northern SportMod; Nathan Buchanan, Southern SportMod; and Dakota Dees, Sport Compact.Luellen, Mielke and Olmstead each received crate engines from Friesen Performance. Presenting those awards were Chad Smith of Friesen Performance and Herb Anderson of Chevrolet Performance.Modified regional rookie awards went to Marty Erivez, Western; Brandon Clough, Central; Ryan Slott, South Central; Luellen, North Central; and Nick Stormzand, Eastern.Harpole and Jerrett Bransom were the top Northern and Southern Stock Car regional rookies, respectively. Harpole became the first driver from North Dakota to earn either the national or regional rookie prize.Hobby Stock regional rookies of the year were Mielke in the North and Colton Rawls in the South.Champions at the 35th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s were Richie Gustin, Modified; Todd Cooney, Late Model; Mike Nichols, Stock Car; Shannon Anderson, Hobby Stock; Brian Efkamp, Northern SportMod; and Devin Jones, Sport Compact.Jason Martin reigned at the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Nationals.Jesse Sobbing became the first driver to win both the championship and rookie of the year honors in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models in the same season.Modified drivers winning special series crowns were Jason Barnhill in the Bay Area Emerald Coast Tour; Ryan McDaniel in the All-Star Tour; Hunter Marriott in the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour and in the Arizona Tour; Richard Michael Jr. in the Empire State Series; Kelly Shryock in the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour; and Jesse Williamson in the Wild West Shootout.Champion of the Dakota Tour for Stock Cars was Elijah Zevenbergen.Sport Compact driver Brooke Fluckiger motored to her career first Design 500 Lady Eagle championship.Larry Shaw Race Cars earned national and Western Region Manufacturers’ Cup honors.Jet Racing prevailed in the Central Region, GRT in the South Central Region, Rage Chassis in the North Central Region and BMS in the Eastern Region.Recipients of crew chief of the year awards were Jake Steffen, Modified; Tyson Gheer, Late Model; Trevor Goad, Sprint Car; Justin Gessert and Paul Zimmerman, Stock Car; Mike Leffler, Hobby Stock; Dalton Soppe, Northern SportMod; Brandon Stone, Southern SportMod; and Wade Jungbluth, Sport Compact.Attendance was nearly 600 for the annual banquet, held at the Cornhusker Marriott in downtown Lincoln.Speedway Motors is title sponsor of IMCA Weekly Racing and company President Clay Smith spoke prior to the start of the evening’s festivities.Friday’s Champions’ Reception, held at the Smith Collection of American Speed, on the Speedway Motors campus, saw a record 400-plus guests.Drivers winning track championships in the Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region for Modifieds included Chaz Baca at Canyon Speedway Park; Jesse Bailey at Southern Oregon Speedway; Randy Brown at Merced Speedway; Cody Burke at Ocean Speedway; John Campos at Willamette Speedway; Craig Cassell at Sunset Speedway Park; Justin Crockett at Santa Maria Raceway; Casey Delp at Sweetwater Speedway; John DeMore at Summit Raceway; Jake Donnelly at Idaho Falls Raceway; Don Earven at Arizona Speedway at Central Arizona Speedway; Justin Elmer at Sheridan Speedway; Luis Espinoza at Ventura Raceway; Grey Ferrando at Cottage Grove Speedway; Oreste Gonella at Petaluma Speedway; Chase Hansen at Diamond Mountain Speedway in Utah; Matthew Hicks at Barona Speedway; Wyatt Howard at Millard County Raceway; J.D. Jurad at Lovelock Speedway; Eddie Kirchoff at Gillette Thunder Speedway and in the Gunslinger Tour; Blake Lyle at Atomic Motor Raceway; Jeremy Meirhofer at BMP Speedway and Gallatin Speedway; Matt Murphy at Diamond Mountain Speedway in California; Jeff Olschowka at American Valley Speedway; Brad Pounds at Bakersfield Speedway; Joey Price at Electric City Speedway; Cory Sample at Rattlesnake Raceway and Winnemucca Regional Raceway; Jason Schierkolk at Casper Speedway; Brett Simala at Cocopah Speedway; Aaron Spangler at Montezuma County Fairgrounds Speedway; Sean Stewart at Mohave Valley Raceway; Regan Tafoya at Desert Thunder Raceway; James Thibodeaux at Tonopah Speedway; Nick Trenchard at Siskiyou Motor Speedway; Billy Wormsbecker at Perris Auto Speedway; and Richard Zeitner at Battle Mountain Raceway.All-Star Performance State champions in the Western Region were Brian Schultz in Arizona, Robby Sawyer in California, Cody Malcom in Idaho, Meirhofer in Montana, Sample in Nevada, Campos in Oregon, Hansen in Utah and Kirchoff in Wyoming.Razor Chassis South Central Region track champions were Charles Brewer at Abilene Speedway; Neal Flowers at Cardinal Speedway; William Gould at Grayson County Speedway; Matt Guillaume at Boyd Raceway and Kennedale Speedway Park; Hardy Henderson at 281 Speedway; Jeff Hoegh at Bronco Motor Speedway and Gator Motorplex; Raymond King at 85 Speedway; Jamie Newton at Roadrunner Speedway;Dillon Tindall at Cotton Bowl Speedway; and Eric Tomlinson at Heart O’Texas Speedway.Gould earned All-Star Performance State honors in Texas and Toby Herring topped New Mexico state standings.Winning track championships in the Jet Racing Central Region were Drew Armstrong at I-30 Speedway; Steven Bowers Jr. at Heartland Park Topeka and Thunder Hill Speedway; John Burrow Jr. at Phillips County Raceway and in the Colorado Alliance Tour; Jeremy Frenier at I-76 Speedway; Tyler Frye at Junction Motor Speedway and Salina Speedway; Shane Hiatt at Eagle Raceway; Jared Hoefelman at U.S. 30 Speedway; Shane Kelley at Legit Speedway Park; Kayden Menasco at Tri-State Speedway; Adam Morris at Sherman County Speedway; David Murray Jr. in the Kansas Thunder Series; Mark Norris at Batesville Motor Speedway; Kyle Rohleder at Thomas County Speedway; Johnny Saathoff at Beatrice Speedway; Clay Sellard at Dodge City Raceway Park; Greg Sharpe at El Paso County Raceway; Dylan Sherfick at RPM Speedway; and Jay Steffens at Lexington Raceway and Lincoln County Raceway.All-Star Performance State champs included Armstrong in Arkansas, Bowers in Kansas, Burrow in Colorado, Kelley in Missouri, Menasco in Oklahoma and Scott Smith in Nebraska.Track champions in the Side Biter North Central Region included Eric Barnes at Quad City Speedway; Cayden Carter at Southern Iowa Speedway; Eric Dailey at Fairmont Raceway; Todd Dart at Luxemburg Speedway; Nick Deal at Crawford County Speedway; Chase Ellingson at Hamilton County Speedway; Shawn Fletcher at North Central Speedway and Princeton Speedway; Joey Galloway at Estevan Motor Speedway; Bryce Garnhart at Davenport Speedway; Travis Hagen at Williston Basin Speedway; Tyler Hall at Buffalo River Race Park and Norman County Raceway; Clint Hatlestad at Arlington Raceway; Scott Hogan at Benton County Speedway and Independence Motor Speedway; Mat Hollerich at Jackson Motorplex; Mike Jergens at Clay County Fair Speedway and Kossuth County Speedway; Wayne Johnson at McLean County Speedway; Justin Kay at Farley Speedway; Jeremy Keller at Dacotah Speedway; Dennis LaVeine at 34 Raceway and Lee County Speedway; Clint Luellen at Buena Vista Raceway, Shelby County Speedway and Stuart Speedway; Tyler Limoges at Murray County Speedway and Redwood Speedway; Bob Moore at Park Jefferson Speedway; Mitch Morris at Maquoketa Speedway; Brian Mullen at Outagamie Speedway; Lucas Rodin at Jamestown Speedway; Josh Ruby at Hancock County Speedway; Jason Schneiders at Raceway Park; Jason Schueller at Dubuque Speedway; Dave Shipley at Red River Valley Speedway; T.J. Smith at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway; Jake Strayer at Marshalltown Speedway; Mike Van Genderen at Boone Speedway; Johnny Whitman at 141 Speedway; Jerry Wilinski at Shawano Speedway; Jason Wolla at Nodak Speedway and Southwest Speedway; and Chris Zogg at West Liberty Raceway.All-Star Performance State champions were Barnes in Illinois, Luellen in Iowa, Ryan Canon in Minnesota, Wolla in North Dakota, Moore in South Dakota and Smith in Wisconsin.Drivers collecting Dirt Works Eastern Region track titles were Branden Harris at Flomaton Speedway; Kody Johnson at Tri-City Motor Speedway; Glenn Whritenour at Outlaw Speedway; A.J. Ward at Crystal Motor Speedway and I-96 Speedway; and Will Ward at Thunder Mountain Speedway.Pacing All-Star Performance State point standings were Harris in Alabama, Jason Barnhill in Florida, A.J. Ward in Michigan and Will Ward in New York.Late Model track champions included Joel Callahan at Dubuque Speedway; Todd Cooney at Marshalltown Speedway; Darrel DeFrance at Hamilton County Speedway; Ryan Dolan at Benton County Speedway; Chad Holladay at West Liberty Raceway; Brian Hunter at Independence Motor Speedway; Justin Kay at Farley Speedway; and Matt Ryan at Davenport Speedway, Maquoketa Speedway and Quad City Speedway.Rob Toland was the All-Star Performance State champion in Illinois while Cooney reigned in Iowa.Track and special series champions crowned in the RaceSaver Sprint Car division were Zach Blurton in the United Rebel Sprint Series; Greg Dobroskey in the Allegheny Sprint Tour; Tyler Drueke at Eagle Raceway; Martin Edwards at Devil’s Bowl Speedway; Jeff Emerson in the Texas Sprint Series; Justin Fifield at RPM Speedway; Jeremy Gossett at Route 66 Motor Speedway; Adam Gullion in the Sprint Series of Nebraska; Jacob Harris at Sabine Motor Speedway; Jake Hesson in the Ohio Thunder Sprint Series; Kaleb Johnson at Jackson Motorplex; Danny Jones in the Carolina Sprint Tour; Daniel King in the Southern United Sprint Series; Anthony Linkenhoker in the Virginia Sprint Series; David Luckie at West Texas Raceway; Scott Lutz in the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series; Hunter Lynch at Atomic Speedway; Mike Moore at Boone Speedway; Tyler Reeser in the Pennsylvania Sprint Series; Trevor Serbus at Arlington Raceway; Andy Shouse in the Sprint Series of Oklahoma; Colin Smith at Park Jefferson Speedway; Zac Taylor at El Paso County Raceway and in the Colorado Alliance Tour; Marcus Thomas at Kennedale Speedway Park; George Tristao Jr. in the Western RaceSaver Sprint Series; Jeff Trombely in the CRSA RaceSaver Sprint Series; Ryan Tusing at Bloomington Speedway; Edward Wagner III in the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series; and Paul White in the Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car Series;Winning All-Star Performance State titles were Tristao in California, Taylor in Colorado, Tusing in Indiana, Moore in Iowa, Blurton in Kansas, Harris in Louisiana, Serbus in Minnesota, Drueke in Nebraska, Wagner in New Jersey, Trombely in New York, Hesson in Ohio, Shouse in Oklahoma, Kyle Ganoe in Pennsylvania, Jones in South Carolina, Smith in South Dakota, Thomas in Texas and Anthony Linkenhoker in Virginia.Track champions in EQ Cylinder Heads Northern and Southern Stock Car regions were Travis Baird at Longdale Speedway; Manny Baldiviez at Cocopah Speedway; Joe Bellm at I-76 Speedway and in the Colorado Alliance Tour; Dennis Bissonnette at 281 Speedway; Joren Boyce at McLean County Speedway; Jay Bransom at Kennedale Speedway Park; Chad Bruns in the Summer Storm Dirt Series; Jake Bruns at Murray County Speedway; Shaun Bruns at Redwood Speedway; Jason Caldwell at Salina Speedway; Steffan Carey at Montezuma County Fairgrounds Speedway; Jeremy Christians at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway; Kyle Clough at Phillips County Raceway; Brandon Conkwright at Thunder Hill Speedway; Colby Deming at Cardinal Speedway; Randy Eacker at El Paso County Raceway; Marcus Fagan at Stuart Speedway; Dalton Flory at Nodak Speedway; Joe Flory at Williston Basin Speedway; George Fronsman at Canyon Speedway Park; J.J. Heinz at 141 Speedway; Gene Henrie at Diamond Mountain Speedway, Chad Hertel at Abilene Speedway; Brian Hoener at Quincy Raceway; Phil Holtz at Farley Speedway; Beau Hutchison at Desert Thunder Raceway and Sweetwater Speedway; Kelly Jacobson at Red River Valley Speedway; Doug Jenkins at Fairmont Raceway; Chad Johnson at Bakersfield Speedway; Benji Kirkpatrick at Heart O’ Texas Speedway; Dan Mackenthun at Arlington Raceway; Gregg Mann at Estevan Motor Speedway; Kirk Martin at Boyd Raceway; Jake Masters at Kossuth County Speedway; Cole Mather at Independence Motor Speedway; Angel Munoz at Dodge City Raceway Park; Justin Nehring at Clay County Fair Speedway; Mike Nichols at Crawford County Speedway, Lexington Raceway and Shelby County Speedway; John Oliver Jr. at 34 Raceway and Lee County Speedway; Aaron Olson at Norman County Raceway; Jordan O’Neil at West Texas Raceway; Chad Palmer at Hancock County Speedway; Troy Patee at Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairground; Hunter Pierce at Roadrunner Speedway; Mark Poessnecker at Stuart Raceway; Jim Powell Jr. at Heartland Park Topeka; Nathan Robbins at Cotton Bowl Speedway; Jason Rogers at RPM Speedway and Thomas County Speedway and in the Arizona Tour for Stock Cars; Matt Schauer at Princeton Speedway; Jay Schmidt in the Frostbuster; Tim Schneider at Dubuque Speedway; Devin Smith at Buena Vista Raceway; Donavon Smith at Boone Speedway and Marshalltown Speedway; Devin Snellenberger at Luxemburg Speedway; Johnny Spaw at West Liberty Raceway; Greg Taylor at Park Jefferson Speedway; Chas Van Ooyen at Outagamie Speedway; Travis Van Straten at Shawano Speedway; Kyle Vanover at Beatrice Speedway; B.J. Wagoner at Sherman County Speedway; Jason Ward at Raceway Park; Casey Werkmeister at Lincoln County Raceway; Jason Wilkinson at Boone County Raceway and Off Road Speedway; Kyle Wilkinson at U.S. 30 Speedway; Shelby Williams at Southern Oklahoma Speedway; Casey Woken in the Kansas Thunder Series; and Nathan Wood at Benton County Speedway, CJ Speedway and Southern Iowa Speedway.All-Star Performance State champions were Fronsman in Arizona, Patee in California, Bellm in Colorado, Hoener in Illinois, Wood in Iowa, Tommy Fose in Kansas, Mackenthun in Minnesota, Mark Lord in New Mexico, Boyce in North Dakota, Chad Bruns in Nebraska, Williams in Oklahoma, Taylor in South Dakota, Martin in Texas, Henrie in Utah, Van Straten in Wisconsin and Hutchison in Wyoming.Hobby Stock drivers earning track titles in Big Daddy Race Cars Northern and Southern regions included Shannon Anderson at Marshalltown Speedway and Southern Iowa Speedway; Nathan Ballard at Benton County Speedway; Steve Beckedahl at Thunder Mountain Speedway; Brady Bencken at RPM Speedway and Thomas County Speedway; Andrew Bertsch at Nodak Speedway; Austin Brauner at Off Road Speedway and U.S. 30 Speedway and in the Summer Storm Dirt Series; Randy Byerly at Maquoketa Speedway; Tim Church at Norman County Raceway; Craig Clift at Park Jefferson Speedway; Tanner Clough at Phillips County Raceway; Shad Cooper in the Colorado Alliance Tour; Eric Cross at Salina Speedway; John Davis at Roadrunner Speedway; Jacob Dobias at Stuart Raceway; Shannon Dulock at Heart O’ Texas Speedway; Dean Fairbanks at Black Hills Speedway; Tony Fetterman at Raceway Park; Jason Fusselman at Crawford County Speedway and Shelby County Speedway; Adam Goff at Williston Basin Speedway; Dustin Graham at Boone Speedway; Duane Haines at Gillette Thunder Speedway; Tyler Hinrichs at Heartland Park Topeka; Dustin Hoffert at McLean County Speedway; Chanse Hollatz at Hamilton County Speedway; Benji Irvine at Independence Motor Speedway; Mike Kennedy at Sherman County Speedway; Justin Luinenburg at Fairmont Raceway, Jackson Motorplex and Redwood Speedway; Zach Lutz at Estevan Motor Speedway; Rod Manthey at Princeton Speedway; Brandon Nielsen at Hancock County Speedway and Kossuth County Speedway; Cody Nielsen at Clay County Fair Speedway; Zach Olmstead at Junction Motor Speedway; Allison Pierce at Outlaw Speedway; Cory Probst at Arlington Raceway and Murray County Speedway; Jim Robinson at Cocopah Speedway; Nick Ronnebaum at Thunder Hill Speedway; Jamie Schirm at Stuart Speedway; Brandon Schmidt at Buffalo River Race Park and Red River Valley Speedway; Reagan Sellard at Dodge City Raceway Park; Daniel Smith at Buena Vista Raceway; Gerald Spalding Jr. at Cardinal Speedway; Rodney Sparks at Abilene Speedway; Eric Stanton in the Frostbuster; Kolby Stegman at El Paso County Raceway; Brendon Stigge at Beatrice Speedway; Chad Switzenberg at Sheridan Speedway; Bru Till in Casper Speedway; Loren Walker at I-76 Speedway; Jeff Ware at Boone County Raceway and Eagle Raceway; Luke Wassom at Lexington Raceway; Brady Weinman at Lincoln County Raceway; Cody Williams in the Kansas Thunder Series; Robert Young at North Central Speedway; and Dean Zachrison at Canyon Speedway Park.All-Star Performance State champions were Zachrison in Arizona, Stegman in Colorado, Hollatz in Iowa, Williams in Kansas, Ware in Nebraska, Davis in New Mexico, Pierce in New York, Goff in North Dakota, David Miller in South Dakota, Snyder in Texas and Till in Wyoming.Track champions in the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod division were Roger Armstrong at Roadrunner Speedway; Ronnie Bell at 281 Speedway; Brian Carey at Desert Thunder Raceway and Montezuma County Fairgrounds Speedway; Robby Carter at Route 66 Motor Speedway; Chris Cogburn at Heart O’Texas Speedway; Scott Gray at Millard County Raceway; Steve Gray at Diamond Mountain Speedway; Ricky Haney at 85 Speedway; Jeffrey Kaup at Dodge City Raceway Park; Allen Montgomery at Boyd Raceway; Don Painter at Cotton Bowl Speedway; Jason Reese at Wild Bill’s Raceway; Mike Roach at Longdale Speedway; James Skinner at Kennedale Speedway Park; Justin White at Grayson County Speedway; Cory Williams at Cardinal Speedway and West Texas Raceway; Shelby Williams at Southern Oklahoma Speedway; and Kyle Wisdom at Abilene Speedway.Drivers earning All-Star Performance State crowns were Carey in Colorado and Wyoming, Brock Aeschbacher in Idaho, Kaup in Kansas, Tyler Cook in New Mexico, Shelby Williams in Oklahoma, James Hanusch in Texas and Steve Gray in Utah.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod track champions were Justin Addison at Off Road Speedway and in the Summer Storm Dirt Series; Jordan Barkholtz at Shawano Speedway; Troy Bauer at Dubuque Speedway; Austin Becerra at 34 Raceway; Lance Borgman at Beatrice Speedway; D.J. Bottoms at Siskiyou Motor Speedway; Todd Boulware at Park Jefferson Speedway and Raceway Park; Brian Cross at I-76 Speedway; Tony Dunker at Lee County Speedway; James Dupre at Cocopah Speedway; Jason Emmot at Diamond Mountain Speedway; Vince Engebregtsen at 141 Speedway; Colby Fett at Hancock CountySpeedway and Kossuth County Speedway; Junior Flores at Idaho Falls Raceway; Gerry Glenn at Central Arizona Speedway; Rick Graham at Sunset Speedway Park; Matthew Hagio at Ocean Speedway; Travis Hansen at Outagamie Speedway; Kelly Henderson at Williston Basin Speedway; Tracy Holloway in the Kansas Thunder Series; Dale Irby at Canyon Speedway Park; Coltin Jackman at Atomic Motor Raceway; Chad Kohle at Stuart Raceway; Eric Larson at Arlington Raceway; Kelly Jacobson at Buffalo River Race Park; Erik Laudenschlager at McLean County Speedway; Randy LeMieux Jr. at Luxemburg Speedway; Brandon Lennox at Quincy Raceway; Jesse Levin at Salina Speedway; Matthew Looft at Clay County Fair Speedway, Fairmont Raceway and Jackson Motorplex; Michael McHague at Cottage Grove Speedway; Tyler Mecl at Arizona Speedway; Michael Medel at Southern Oregon Speedway; Brian Morris at Sherman County Speedway; Miles Morris in the Arizona Tour for Northern SportMods; Ryan Moser at El Paso County Raceway and Phillips County Raceway and in the Colorado Alliance Tour; Brian Murphy at Thunder Hill Speedway; Danny Myrvold at Murray County Speedway; Jason Nation at Bakersfield Speedway; Jacob Olmstead at Lexington Raceway; Cody Olsen at Crawford County Speedway and Shelby County Speedway; Kyle Olson at Independence Motor Speedway; Tony Olson at Benton County Speedway and Davenport Speedway; Dan Paplow at Redwood Speedway; Travis Peterson at Marshalltown Speedway; Clint Reichenbach at Santa Maria Raceway; Norm Reitan at Thunder Mountain Speedway; James Roebuck at Boone County Raceway; Robby Rosselli at Southwest Speedway; Trent Roth at Eagle Raceway; Chase Rudolf at Stuart Speedway; Chad Ryerson at Boone Speedway; Fred Ryland at Merced Speedway; Dustin Schram at Quad City Speedway; Dillon Schultz at Lincoln County Raceway; Phillip Shelby at Marysville Raceway and Silver Dollar Speedway; David Siercks at North Central Speedway and Princeton Speedway; Dalton Simonsen at West Liberty Raceway; Jesse Skalicky at Red River Valley Speedway; Doug Smith at Buena Vista Raceway and Hamilton County Speedway; Isaac Sondrol at Nodak Speedway; Tyler Soppe at Farley Speedway and Maquoketa Speedway; Dakota Sproul at Thomas County Speedway; Austin Svoboda at Junction Motor Speedway and U.S. 30 Speedway; Curtis Van Der Wal at Southern Iowa Speedway; Colten Van Hierden at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway; Andy Wagner at Norman County Raceway; Blaine Walt at RPM Speedway; Jaylen Wettengel at Heartland Park Topeka; Sam Wieben in the Frostbuster; Joseph Wood at American Valley Speedway; and Jason Wright at Sweetwater Speedway.All-Star Performance State champions included Jason George in Arizona, Shane DeVolder in California, Moser in Colorado, Kendra Vollmer in Idaho, Schram in Illinois, Soppe in Iowa, Kolton Vogel in Kansas, Tony Rialson in Minnesota, Roth in Nebraska, Laudenschlager in North Dakota, Hunter McDonald in Oklahoma, Jayson Nelson in Oregon, Rusty Montagne in South Dakota, Shane Simper in Utah, Hunter Parsons in Wisconsin and Wright in Wyoming.Winners of Sport Compact track titles were Craig Bangert at Quincy Raceway; David Bates at Park Jefferson Speedway; Andrew Baumgardner at Lincoln County Raceway; Hunter Benson at Kossuth County Speedway; Jason Berg at Dacotah Speedway, Nodak Speedway and Southwest Speedway; Bubba Brown at Hancock County Speedway; Richard Crow at Salina Speedway; Curt Derichs at Princeton Speedway; Jay DeVries at Buena Vista Raceway; Tommy Etherton at Eagle Raceway; Nick Everard at Luxemburg Speedway; Brooke Fluckiger at Boone County Raceway and U.S. 30 Speedway; John Gill at Stuart Speedway; Toriana Groebner at Murray County Speedway; Jarod Gross at Clay County Fair Speedway;Levi Heath at CJ Speedway and Southern Iowa Speedway; Dustin Jackson in the Summer Storm Dirt Series; Luke Jackson at Raceway Park; Tony Kerger at Crawford County Speedway; Jordan Klemmer at Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway; Jason Klerk de Reus at West Liberty Raceway; Chad Mann at El Paso County Speedway and I-76 Speedway and in the Colorado Alliance Tour; Mitch Meier at 141 Speedway and Outagamie Speedway; Ramsey Meyer at Off Road Speedway; Curtis Miller at Shelby County Speedway; Brady Moore at Buffalo River Race Park; A.J. Myott at Fairmont Raceway; Kyren Porter at Arlington Raceway and Redwood Speedway; Brandon Reu at Lee County Speedway; Dillon Richards at Beatrice Speedway; Kody Roth at Stuart Raceway; Jakob Schwien at RPM Speedway; Brandon Segura at Boyd Raceway; Shalanda Smith at Phillips County Raceway; Derek Stanoch at North Central Speedway;Travis Thelander at Junction Motor Speedway and Lexington Raceway; Billy Turner at Sherman County Speedway; Clifton Whisenant at 281 Speedway; and Brandon Wise at Thomas County Speedway.All-Star Performance State champions in the 4-cylinder class included Mann in Colorado, Bangert in Illinois, Heath in Iowa, Wise in Kansas, Alex Dostal in Minnesota, Fluckiger in Nebraska, Berg in North Dakota, Luke Jackson in South Dakota, Julia Childs in Texas and Meier in Wisconsin.A record 103 sanction awards were presented to 50 tracks.Boone Speedway and Independence Motor Speedway were recognized for 35 years of sanctioning their Modified divisions with IMCA while a 30-year Modified plaque went to Crystal Motor Speedway.Twenty-five year awards went to Mohave Valley Raceway and Sweetwater Speedway for Modifieds, Outagamie Speedway and Redwood Speedway for Stock Cars, and Buena Vista Raceway for Hobby Stocks.Receiving 20-year plaques were 281 Speedway, BVR and Dacotah Speedway for Modifieds and Davenport Speedway for Late Models. Fifteen-year awards went to Winnemucca Regional Raceway, Modifieds, and Lincoln County Raceway, Stock Cars.Awards for a decade of sanctioning were presented to Phillips County Raceway, Sherman County Speedway and Thomas County Speedway for Modifieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks; Dodge City Raceway Park for Modifieds and Stock Cars; Hamilton County Speedway for Modifieds and Hobby Stocks; Desert Thunder Raceway and Lovelock Speedway for Modifieds; Dubuque Speedway and Farley Speedway for Late Models; Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairground and Quincy Raceway for Stock Cars; and Beatrice Speedway, Independence and Outagamie for Northern SportMods.And five-year plaques were presented to Crawford County Speedway for Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and Sport Compacts; Roadrunner Speedway for Modifieds, Stock Cars, Southern SportMods and Hobby Stocks; 141 Speedway for Modifieds and Stock Cars; Central Arizona Speedway, Cottage Grove Speedway, Jackson Motorplex, Petaluma Speedway, Siskiyou Motor Speedway, Southern Oregon Speedway, Sunset Speedway Park and Willamette Speedway for Modifieds; Merced Speedway for Modifieds and Northern SportMods; Boone County Raceway and Oshkosh SpeedZone Raceway for Stock Cars; Lee County Speedway and Stuart Raceway for Hobby Stocks; Cocopah Speedway, Davenport, Eagle Raceway, I-76 Speedway, Maquoketa Speedway, McLean County Speedway, Santa Maria Raceway and Williston Basin Speedway for Northern SportMods; El Paso County Raceway for Southern SportMods; and Clay County Fair Speedway, Hancock County Speedway and Kossuth County Speedway for Sport Compacts.Performance Bodies received a 35-year sponsor award while Sunoco Race Fuels received a 25-year plaque.Twenty-year sponsors were Edelbrock, Hypercoils, Jet Racing and KRC.Axle Exchange and Brinn Transmissions were 15-year award recipients while Classic Trophy, Dakota Track Side, Flow Design and Larry Shaw Race Cars all got 10-year awards.Casey’s General Store, Champ Pans, EMI, Kupper Chevrolet, Leary Racing Products, Penske Shocks, QuickCar Products, RAM Clutches and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center all were recognized for five years of support for IMCA drivers.last_img read more

Carter scores big win on Benton County Speedway’s Urbana 5 Race Night

first_imgAfter starting 21st, Brayton Carter raced all the way to the rich Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers Sunday at Benton County Speedway. (Photo by Jim Wittke) By Jerry Mackey The headliner of the night was the 25-lap Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. With the lineup included past national and IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s champi­ons, the Urbana 5 committee bolstered the winner’s share of the purse to $1,800. The ex­tra money brought a stout field of 30 SportMod drivers to The Bullring on Sunday night. Brayton Carter had started 21st and steadily worked to the front, taking the lead from Docekal late in the race setting up a thrilling ending. Current national point leader Cody Thompson started 17th, worked into second and threw a slide job at Carter coming to the checkers but was unable to make it stick, allowing Carter to get under the checkers first. His impressive run to the $1,000 IMCA Modified checkers Sunday Benton County Speedway put Kollin Hibdon in victory lane and on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. (Photo by Jim Wittke) The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event became a family affair once again as the Murtys put on another great show for the fans. The Urbana 5 trophy went to Damon Murty as he quickly got to the front and went on to score the win over his son Dallon.   Joe Docekal took the lead from his outside front row start and led for several laps before a series of yellow flags allowed some of the heavy hitters time to work toward the front from deep in the field.  VINTON, Iowa (July 5) – One hundred and forty-seven drivers packed the pit area at the Benton County Speedway Bullring Sunday night for the Urbana 5 Memorial. The very special race night was run in memory of the five youngsters who perished in a tragic traffic accident in April of 2015; the kids were all avid race fans.  Defending Side Biter Chassis North Central Region champion Tom Berry Jr. came all the way from the 14th position start to pressure Hibdon late in the race. Hibdon held off Berry by less than a car length at the finish line to earn the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth.   “I knew there would be cautions and if I just allowed myself to bide my time that I would be able to get to the front,” Carter said after adding his name to the impressive list of Urbana 5 winners. Thomp­son ran second ahead of Docekal.  The $1,000 to win IMCA Modified feature belonged to Kollin Hibdon. While Hibdon led the race flag to flag from his outside front row start, it was anything but an easy win for the teenager from Pahrump, Nev. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks provided another entertaining feature event for the Urbana 5 special. Nathan Ballard fought off multiple challenges by Kaden Reynolds in scoring the hard-fought feature win.   Racing will continue at The Bullring Sunday, July 12 with another program featuring all weekly divisions. Action will get underway at 5 p.m.last_img read more

Partners welcome move to mainstream Alternative Justice Systems in Kenya

first_imgSpeaking at the live-streamed launch at the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice, David Maraga said: “Today I am glad to launch the Policy that outlines how we can promote Alternative Justices Systems in Kenya. The formulation of the Policy marks an important milestone in Kenya’s endeavour towards the fulfilment, respect, observance, promotion and protection of the right to Access to Justice.”Also Read  152 more test positive as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 36,981“The Policy gives effect to Article 159(2)(c) of the Constitution, which is the legal and constitutional framework 7 on the multiple systems for dispute resolutions in Kenya.” He addedChief Justice, David MaragaEU Ambassador to Kenya, Mr. Simon Mordue said he hoped the AJS Policy would have far-reaching consequences in fostering effective access to justice for all Kenyans.“What’s being launched today is a cornerstone policy for Kenya, one that will ultimately bring customary and traditional means of dispute resolution from the periphery into the mainstream and recognize the legitimate place of alternative systems in contemporary justice administration in this country,” Ambassador Mordue said.“I urge decision makers to put the necessary structures in place to ensure the success of AJS mechanisms and processes, as envisioned in the Constitution and underscored by the Taskforce,” he added.Also Read  Noordin Haji reorganizes ODPP in renewed war on graftAs key partners to the Judiciary in this policy?s development, the EU and UNODC have provided wide-ranging support through the Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery in Kenya (PLEAD).This has included engaging several expert consultants who reinforced the Task Force and assisted with the policy and framework drafting processes, staging more than eight working retreats and discussion forums, and communications support including video production, graphic design and printing services.In upholding international standards and norms, UNODC has taken great interest in the policy’s intent and content, for example, on such aspects as protection of the most vulnerable and the nature of cases appropriate for AJS, including contributing to the debate on cases of Sexual and Gender Based Violence.“It’s been a privilege for UNODC to partner with the AJS Task Force and the EU in the complex process of developing the baseline policy and framework,” the UNODC Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, Dr. Amado Philip de Andrés, said.“The process of mainstreaming AJS has received a boost today, but much remains to be done to ensure the policy is fully adopted and that the strategic objectives and overall recommendations of the Task Force are addressed. UNODC remains committed to supporting the full adoption of the policy,” Dr. de Andrés added during his remarks.Also Read  President Uhuru to make remarks in the 75th Session of UNGAKenyans from all walks of life have contributed to shaping the AJS Baseline Policy, including Councils of Elders, Civil Society Organisations and Court Users Committees, and are now expected to be instrumental in operationalizing it.A Justice Needs Survey conducted in 2017 suggested that up to 95 per cent of disputes in Kenya were resolved through informal and non-State-based means outside the confines of courts. These informal means include a myriad of dispute resolution processes of which AJS is just one.One specific PLEAD target is to achieve a 50 per cent reduction in the backlog of criminal cases by 2022. By dealing with appropriate disputes quickly and more cost effectively, AJS is seen as an effective mechanism for reducing case backlog in the courts. The launch by Chief Justice David Maraga Thursday of a major policy to mainstream customary, or traditional, forms of justice in Kenya has been welcomed by the European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), two key partners in the policy’s development.The Alternative Justice Systems (AJS) Baseline Policy and associated Policy Framework have symbolically been released on Katiba Day on the 10th anniversary of the promulgation of the Constitution of Kenya.The Constitution obligates the Judiciary to promote traditional methods of dispute resolution. For the past two years, the EU and UNODC have supported the Judiciary and its multi-stakeholder Task Force on the Traditional, Informal and Other Mechanisms for Dispute Resolution in Kenya (AJS Task Force) with formulating the policy and determining the viability and concrete means of mainstreaming AJS.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

West Florida Once Again Chosen to Finish First

first_img Share School1st2nd3rd4th5th6thTotalWest Florida6—–36Montevallo15—-31Christian Brothers-231–25Alabama-Huntsville–42–22Ouachita Baptist—3-312Harding—14112Delta State—-339 Aug. 2, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Following their best season in school history that saw the Argonauts finishing third in the nation, West Florida is the unanimous choice to become the first back-to-back Gulf South Conference Champions since 1997, according to the 2007 GSC Pre-Season Coaches’ Poll that was released on Wednesday. It is the sixth-straight season the Argonauts were pick to finish first in the pre-season poll.West Florida received the all six first place votes and received the maximum 36 points. Similar to last season’s GSC Tournament, Montevallo, Christian Brothers and Alabama-Huntsville were all picked to make a return trip to Pensacola to play for the 2007 title. Ouachita Baptist and Harding tied for fifth in the pre-season poll for the second-consecutive season and Delta State rounds out the poll.West Florida also led all school with five selections on the Pre-Season All-GSC Team. Seniors Keith Savage and Okang Nkosi were selected to the pre-season squad for the season straight year. Savage, who earned five postseason awards in 2006, is coming off back-to-back selections to the All-GSC First Team. He totaled 28 points on 11 goals and six assists last season. Also joining them are Jimmy McHenry, Juan Garcia and Nolan Intermoia who were all named to the All-GSC Second team last season. Intermoia and Nkosi will return this year to anchor the Argonauts defense that has posted a 0.70 goals against average last season. McHenry was second on the team with 33 points on 11 goals and 11 assists last season. His 33 points ranked ninth and his 11 assists were tied for fifth in the single-season record book. Garcia was 10-0-1 with five shutouts last season. Garcia also stopped two big penalty kick in consecutive matches against Christian Brothers and Delta State during the Argonauts run last season. Freshmen Curtis Brasheir and Jason Ream were named as top newcomers.The GSC’s complete release may be found on the Men’s soccer homepage at Print Friendly Versioncenter_img West Florida Once Again Chosen to Finish Firstlast_img read more

‘Not Too Old For The Cold’ sale at Twice Blessed

first_imgBatesville, In. — Twice Blessed Resale of the Oldenburg Academy will continue the junior/senior discount through the end of February 2019.During the “NOT TOO OLD FOR THE COLD SALE” every Wednesday customers 50 and over receive an extra 25 percent off their total purchase, and all customers under 50 receive an extra 20 percent off their total purchase.The store will be open Monday, December 31, but the donation center will close at 4:30 to process year-end donations. The store will be closed Tuesday, January 1.last_img

Eunice N. King, 92

first_imgEunice N. King, 92, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Greensburg. Born October 23, 1926 in Greensburg, Indiana, she was the daughter of Cooper and Zora (Ellis) King.  Eunice graduated in 1944 from Greensburg High School.  She enlisted in the Air Force in 1950 and retired in 1970 as a Senior Master Sergeant after 20 years of service.  Eunice received the service award ribbon with 4 bronze oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star along with several other medals while in the military. She was a member of the First Church of God, the church women’s group, the Greensburg Adult Center, the Pythian Sisters, and the American Legion in Westport. She worked with the Meals on Wheels Program where she delivered meals to the homebound for 11 years.  She also worked with Caring Connection, driving clients to appointments. She is survived by nieces, Carol Faye Rathburn, Greensburg, Diane Fisher, Connersville; several great, great great, and great great great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Mary Lawrence, Mildred Bushnell, Opal Childers; three brothers, Earnest, Curtis, and Harry Childers. Graveside Services with full military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the South Park Cemetery with Rev. Terry Canfield officiating. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more