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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 www.racethunderhill.com. For your social media outlet like Thunderhill Raceway on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Name Released in Rogers City Fatal Fire

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis The Rogers City Fire Department has released the name of the victim from Friday’s fatal fire. 64-Year-Old, Lorna Litzner, died in the fire when her trailer house went up in flames in Rogers City.According to Fire Chief, Michael Kroll, the blaze started around 3 a.m. at 1621 Morley Drive. Kroll said the house was a total loss, and Litzner was found inside.Her name was not released her family were notified. As to what started the fire…those details are still under investigation.Rogers City Police and Ambulance, the Michigan State Police and the Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Office were all on location during Friday’s fatal fire.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Fatal Fire, House Fire, Rogers City, Rogers City fireContinue ReadingPrevious Seniors Encouraged to Remain Heart HealthyNext Alpena Auxiliary Donates to the MidMichigan Medical Center Alpenalast_img read more

Cole may quit Chelsea over contract bust-up

first_imgASHLEY COLE is ready to walk out on Chelsea after only being offered a derisory one-year deal to stay at the club.The England defender is in the final year of his contract and in January could join another club for FREE.A club insider said: “Mr Abramovich has a rule that anyone over 30 can only be given a one-year extension but it’s madness in Ashley’s case.“Everyone knows he’s the best left-back in the world.“He trains hard, really looks after himself and can play at this level for many more years to come. There isn’t a club in the world who wouldn’t want Ashley on a free.”Cole, 31, famously left Arsenal in 2006 after claiming he almost ‘crashed his car’ when the Gunners only offered him £55,000 per week. Now Cole — who is out of England’s game tomorrow in Moldova with an ankle injury — has another contract battle on his hands.Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is a huge admirer of his former player and if Cole does quit Paris St Germain and Zenit St Petersburg would offer mega-money deals.Cole was willing to see out his career at Stamford Bridge so this has stunned insiders.And last night there was further evidence that Chelsea are ready to lose Cole when his understudy Ryan Bertrand signed a new five-year contract.Bertrand, 23, has been rewarded for his progress. He became the first man ever to make his Champions League debut in the final itself in May and made his England last month against Italy.Another player whose Blues days are numbered is Florent Malouda who has been ordered to train with the kids.The French winger, 32, tweeted a picture of the club’s Under-21 academy and said: “This is where I’ll train for my last season with the Blues!!!”last_img read more

March Madness 2019: UConn continues to make women’s tournament history with Elite Eight berth

first_imgThe Huskies were able to come back for the eventual 69-61 win to continue their historic streak. The win put UConn into the Elite Eight for the 14th consecutive tournament. No other team in history has an active Elite Eight streak longer than two seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Info.UConn was held to just nine points in the second quarter, but came out in the second half to combine for 38 points over the last two periods. The Huskies went on a 15-4 run at the start of the fourth quarter, and ended up outscoring UCLA 20-11 in the final 10 minutes.Napheesa Collier led the Huskies with 25 points and 10 rebounds.Crystal Dangerfield came alive in the fourth quarter. She had nine points during the team’s game-winning burst and finished with 15 total points. It’s literally in her name. She is DANGEROUS. #ncaaW | @UConnWBB pic.twitter.com/kdaX2pLecl— NCAA WBB (@ncaawbb) March 30, 2019Next up for UConn: No. 1 Louisville.The two teams will match up Sunday at 12 p.m. ET. The game will air on ESPN2. University of Connecticut’s first upset came when it wasn’t rewarded a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Women’s Tournament.The No. 2 Huskies were on the verge of another more costly upset Friday when the No. 6 UCLA Bruins entered the fourth quarter with a narrow 50-49 lead.last_img read more

Portland Trail Blazers Center Jusuf Nurkic undergoes the Surgery, no Nerve Damage

first_imgPortland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic is officially out indefinitely following successful surgery to repair a compound fracture sustained during Monday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets, according to the Athletic’s Shams Charania. The team also received some good news: Doctors reportedly found no nerve or muscle damage. Nurkic was injured during the second overtime, fracturing both his tibia and fibula on the left leg.Nurkic was taken to an area hospital immediately after the game. Rip City, as well as the rest of the league, wishes the best for Nurkic, who has had an incredibly productive season up to this point. Our Managing Editor Dave Deckard provided his thoughts about last night’s events earlier today.On Monday morning, the Blazers announced that Nurkic suffered compound fractures to his left tibia and fibula and will be out indefinitely as he works his way back to full health.Nonetheless, the loss is a big one for the Blazers, who are in the midst of a fight for homecourt advantage in the ultra-competitive Western Conference. Blazers head coach Terry Stots called the injury – and the resulting loss of Nurkic’s services – “devastating,” while Blazers All-Star guard Dame Lillard felt physically ill for his teammate.“It made me sick to my stomach,” Lillard said on the injury, via ESPN. “I think he tried to tip it in, he crashed the glass and I saw him hit the ground and roll over real quick, and I thought maybe he got hit in the face or something again. As I was walking over there, I saw everybody else turn around real quick and walk away, and then I looked and saw his leg — and you just hate to see that happen to him.last_img read more