Martens is no. 1 in URSS lidlifter at 81

first_imgOnce in front, Jake Martens was not challenged in the race to the checkers for the United Rebel Sprint Series lidlifter at 81 Speedway. (Photo by Darrin McKim) PARK CITY, Kan. (April 5) – After taking the lead on lap five, Jake Martens never looked back to capture the season opener for the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing Friday at 81 Speedway. Shouse and Adam Guillion swapped the lead back and forth as Martens pulled closer. Entering turns three and four after another early restart, Martens dived low in turns three and four to take the lead and set sail away from the field. By lap eight, Martens had opened up a half-stretch lead over Guillion and kept the distance until the features final caution flag fell on lap 14. On the final restart, there was no stopping Martens as not even encountering slower cars on lap 20 could deny the Oklahoma veteran from claiming the URSS season opener and finally capture a feature victory atop 81 Speedway after years of trying.center_img Guillion settled for second while Shouse came home third. Wayne Johnson earned the Keizer Wheels hard charger award by advancing 10 positions. Buddy Tubbs and Andy Shouse started on the front row for the 25-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature with Tubbs taking the lead as the green flag fell. Tubbs’ lead would be short lived, however, as he would bring out the features first caution when he spun in turn two. Feature results – 1. Jake Martens; 2. Adam Guillion; 3. Andy Shouse; 4. Ty Williams; 5. Wayne Johnson; 6. Tracey Hill; 7. Brandon Anderson; 8. Zach Blurton; 9. Steven Richardson; 10. Tanner Conn; 11. Jed Werner; 12. Kade Hagans; 13; Cale Cozad; 14. Brian Herbert; 15. Aaron Plous­sard; 16. Dalton Webb; 17. Kirby Kyles; 18. Cody Hays; 19. Jeremy Huish; 20. Jordan Knight; 21. Cody Lampe; 22. Buddy Tubbs.last_img read more

Repeat trip to I-90 victory lane for Eakin

first_imgBy Steve ZwemkeHARTFORD, S.D. (Aug. 14) – Nate Eakin seems to have taken the baton from Colin Smith in the Coffee Cup IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car division at I-90 Speedway.Eakin blazed to his second straight win and fourth checkers of the season Saturday night. His recent run of success ended a streak in which Smith had won four of five races.  Smith took se­cond this week with Jeff Edgington third.Eakin said he’s really been enjoying the track and credited his team with finding the right setup for the car to make it an easy drive.last_img read more

Smiley’s Racing Products giving back again as new IMCA Southern SportMod title sponsor

first_imgMESQUITE, Texas – Smiley’s Racing Products will celebrate both its 50th year in business and its first season as title sponsor of the IMCA Southern SportMod division in 2018.The Mesquite, Texas, high-performance parts manu­facturer and distributor has signed on to provide a portion of the $9,500 point fund to be paid to top 15 drivers in national standings for Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods. The new three-year agreement runs through the 2020 season.“Many Southern SportMod drivers are already our customers, and our friends. This is another way we can give back to them,” said Smiley’s owner Tom Lorenz. “The Southern SportMods are a very economical, very competitive class. It’s a grassroots-type division and strong because it’s so affordable.”“We have had a very good relationship with IMCA for many years,” he added. “We’ve both been around for a long time and we are proud to be an IMCA sponsor.”The home of Hoosier Tire Southwest, Smiley’s is part of national decal programs for Northern and Southern SportMods. Drivers in both those divisions are required to display two Smiley’s decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares.The 14-year IMCA sponsor again gives $50 gift cards to top 10 finishers in national point standings for the Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts, and to top 10 drivers in the Razor Chassis South Central Region for IMCA Modifieds, the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and the Big Daddy Race Cars Southern Region for IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers winning track or series titles also receive $50 gift cards.Point fund checks and gift cards will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. Gift cards are redeemable through Smiley’s Mesquite location.Information about Smiley’s products is available by calling 972 289-7223, at the website and on Facebook.“Adding Smiley’s Racing Products as the title sponsor of this division makes great sense for our Southern SportMod drivers,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’ve got great respect for Tom Lorenz and Smiley’s and believe this three-year agreement solidifies our commitment to the Southern SportMod division and our members in Texas and beyond.”last_img read more

Kendall collects second straight Northstar IMCA Modified Tour win

first_imgBilly Kendall won his second Northstar IMCA Modified Tour feature in as many nights Saturday at North Central Speedway. (Photo by James Jones, James At The Track)BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 11) – Billy Kendall’s second Northstar IMCA Modified Tour victory in as many nights put a second $1,000 check in his pocket.Kendall drew the pole Saturday night for the main event at his home track North Central Speedway and duplicated his winning run Friday at Princeton, leading all 30 laps.The only caution of the contest came on lap two. Kendall was quickly through lapped traffic and won by a straightaway ahead of defending national champion Jason Wolla.“We’ve been lucky to start on the front row two nights in a row but it was another good, solid night for us,” said Kendall, who’d put his name on the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot with the Friday checkers. “This is the first time this season we’ve won on back-to-back nights. This was definitely the weekend to do it.”“The track was amazing tonight,” added Kendall, who lives minutes away from the Brainerd oval and started his racing career there. “You could run low, middle, high, anywhere on it.”Wolla had started 10th. Rounding out the top five were Rob VanMil, Clint Hatlestad and Mike Hansen.Mark Martini was the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner.Feature ResultsModifieds – Billy Kendall; 2. Jason Wolla; 3. Rob VanMil; 4. Clint Hatlestad; 5. Mike Hansen; 6. Shawn Fletcher; 7. Ryan Canon; 8. Luke Hines; 9. Erick Thiese; 10. A.J. Viehauser; 11. Aaron Johnson; 12. Justin Jones; 13. Rick Jacobson; 14. Rich Pavlicek; 15. Toby Patchen; 16. Josh Beaulieu; 17. Seth Kramer; 18. Chad Funt; 19. Adam Johnson; 20. Dylan Nelson.Northern SportMods – 1. Mark Martini; 2. David Siercks; 3. Troy Jordan; 4. Jake Hagemann; 5. Jason Vejtruba; 6. Dru Nelson; 7. Adam Bohlman; 8. Chris VanMil; 9. Scott Jacobson; 10. Cody Erickson; 11. Kelly Jacobson; 12. Dan Dowling; 13. Jacob Jordan; 14. Dustin Hartwig; 15. Ariel Mueller; 16. Vince Corbin; 17. Mike Johnson; 18. Nathan Sabinash; 19. Kyle Krogh; 20. Todd Rizer; 21. Brendon Yamry; 22. Tom Anderson; 23. Pete Hines.last_img read more

Wilinski, Forstner, Schmidt all repeat at Shawano

first_imgIn Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod action, Max Oreskovich led until lap four when the 10th starting Schmidt grabbed the lead. Schmidt quickly set sail and left the rest of the field behind. By Scott Owen Lap one of the IMCA Modified feature saw Kevin Feck go from third to first to lead the field. As Feck led, Wilinski began to work through traffic after starting 10th. A caution after lap six bunched the field up and Wilinski capitalized, going from his third place restart position to the inside of Feck to snag the lead.   Kasperek slipped past Hedrick to move to second. Kasperek continued to chase Forstner, but it would not be enough as Forstner went on to score his second win of the year. Third went to Mike Schmidt.  Wilinski did not look back as he drove to his second win of the year.  Feck finished in second and Marcus Yarie raced all the way from 18th to third.  Jeremie Hedrick would lead the early stages of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature while being pres­sured by Gary Kasperek and Forstner.  The trio went three-wide for the lead on lap four.  Hedrick still held the lead until lap six when Forstner utilized the inside groove to make the pass. SHAWANO, Wis. (Aug. 15) – It almost felt like déjà vu all over again Saturday as Konnor Wilkinski, Chucky Forstner and Jayden Schmidt returned to victory lane for the second week in a row at Shawano Speedway.   Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winner Jayden Schmidt was one of three IMCA drivers scoring repeat victories Saturday at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos) Tyler Sobiesczyk raced his way to second on lap 12. Schmidt was just too much, though, as he won his fifth feature. Sobiesczyk and Bryce Clements were net across the stripe.last_img read more

Schmidt follows egg toss with season’s first SUS win

first_imgFeature results – 1. Trey Schmidt; 2. Shane Morgan; 3. Rod Craddock; 4. Caleb Padgett; 5. Kent Lewis Sr.; 6. Trey Burke; 7. Daniel King; 8. Michael Oliver; 9. Steve Holland; 10. Randall Noble; 11. Gordon Taylor; 12. Curtis Gabriel; 13. Dustyn Welch; 14. Theresa Waller; 15. Willy Reed; 16.  Aiden Welch; 17. Josh Hawkins; 18. Mike Gabriel; 19. Steve Legio. Timely cautions kept him out of heavy lapped traffic. Schmidt took the checkers ahead of Shane Morgan and Rod Craddock. Win number one on the season for Trey Schmidt came in the Sept. 12 Southern United Sprint feature at 105 Speedway. (Photo by Ron Skinner) Schmidt, who had put a new motor in just the night before, was on the outside pole for the initial start, then moved to the pole after a multi-car melee. CLEVELAND, Texas (Sept. 12) – Trey Schmidt showed he was almost as good at tossing an egg as he is wheeling an IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car.center_img Kids from the grandstand were teamed up with the top qualifying drivers from heats in an egg toss competition to determine the front eight starting positions in the feature. “I searched around in one and two to find speed. I tried all different lines. Three and four were locked down and super fast,” he said. “It feels great to get this win. It came at the right time.” Schmidt topped the Saturday Southern United Sprint feature at 105 Speedway, getting his first win of the season and staying in contention for a second career SUS title. last_img read more

President Kenyatta hails peace progress in S.Sudan

first_imgPresident Kenyatta spoke when he received special envoys of President Salva Kiir at State House, Mombasa.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 The South Sudanese envoys included the country’s Minister for Presidential Affairs Nhial Deng Nhial and his Foreign Affairs counterpart Amb Beatrice Khamisa Wani.Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentPresident Kenyatta congratulated the South Sudanese for committing to a permanent ceasefire and welcomed ongoing efforts to end intra-community violence.Further, the Head of State urged for the fast-tracking of pending issues in the peace accord key among them the reconstitution of the Transitional Legislative Assembly (TNLA).President Kenyatta and the envoys also spoke about the peace process in the Republic of Sudan and commended President Kiir for his diplomatic engagements which led to the Juba Peace Process.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deathsThe hallmark of the Juba talks will be the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement on October 3rd this year between the Government of Sudan and the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF).At the same time, the President commended the Northern faction of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM-N) for rejoining the talks and urged the remaining groups to follow suit.The meeting was also attended by Foreign Affairs CS Amb Raychelle Omamo President Uhuru Kenyatta has applauded President Salva Kiir and the people of South Sudan for the progress achieved in search of peace and stability in their country and the neighbouring Republic of Sudan. The President said the milestones made in the South Sudan peace process since the commencement of the transition period in February this year were as a result of sacrifices made by parties to the conflict.“I commend my brother President Salva Kiir and people of South Sudan for the positive steps they have taken to ensure the transition period begins on a firm foundation,” the President said.Also Read  Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocolslast_img read more

No. 5 West Florida Perfect on Road in 2007

first_img Oct. 14, 2007Box ScoreCLEVELAND, Miss. – In their final road trip of the regular season, fifth-ranked West Florida (13-1-0, 5-0-0 GSC) rolled to their eighth straight road win, a new school record, with a 4-1 triumph over Delta State Sunday afternoon at Delta Field in Cleveland, Miss. It was the same score the Argonauts beat the Statesmen by last season.The Argonauts cracked the score board first with a goal in the 12th minute of action. A nice pass down the side line from Rafael Segal found Nolan Intermoia in the corner. The junior defender quickly crossed the ball to Patrick McLean who tucked away his first goal of the season.The Statesmen would even the score 15 minutes later on a perfectly placed corner kick by Kevin Marchi that was finished by Steve Axe.Six minutes before the half, West Florida would retake the lead on a Jimmy McHenry goal. Ben Woodland sent a cross to the back post and McHenry was able to control the pass inside the box before finishing, giving West Florida a 2-1 lead at the break.One-and-a-half minutes into the second half the Argonauts extended their lead after Intermoia gathered a rebounded shot and centered the ball to Jay Mainville for his fifth goal of the season.West Florida added an insurance goal in the 61st minute of action when Keith Savage crossed the ball from the corner to McHenry who sent his volley shot over the keeper head for his team leading 13th goal of the season. It was Savage’s 23 assist of his West Florida career tying him for second in school history with Jose Fernandez (1990-1993).The Argonauts have not lost since the season opening fixture, a streak of 13 matches, tying a school record set last season. Up next for West Florida is Spring Hill College on homecoming night this Friday. Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and “Live Stats” will be available for fans to follow. Print Friendly Version No. 5 West Florida Perfect on Road in 2007 Sharelast_img read more

Mrs. Virginia Lee (Denny) Jester

first_imgMrs. Virginia Lee (Denny) Jester, age 82, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on March 24, 1937, in Madison, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Charles Gaylord and Lillian N. (Vestal) Denny. She was raised in Rexville, Indiana where she attended school. At the young age of 16, Virginia was united in marriage on March 13, 1954, in Madison, Indiana, to the late, Charles Fredrick Jester. This happy union was blessed with a daughter, Tammy Jo and four sons, Charles Wayne, Denny, Johnny and Randy. Virginia and Charles shared 56 years of marriage together until Charles passed away on February 7, 2010. Virginia was employed as a home health nurse for King’s Daughters Hospital in Madison, Indiana, for a few years. She was a member of the Long Run Baptist Church in Moorefield, Indiana and the Switzerland County Saddle Club. Virginia was a wonderful homemaker and farm wife and enjoyed cooking, fostering children and babysitting her grandchildren. Virginia passed away with her loving family by her side at 4:20 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Virginia will be lovingly remembered by her sons, Charles Wayne Jester of Madison, IN, Denny Jester of Madison, IN, Johnny “Turtle” Jester and his wife, Kelli of Madison, IN and Randy Jester and his wife, Mary of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren, Charles, Christy, Chasity, John Wilbur, Justin, Matt, Clint, Kati, Aaron and Nikki; her several great-grandchildren; her great-great-granddaughter and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Gaylord Denny, died in 1955 and Lillian N. (Vestal) Denny, died in 1999; her husband, Charles Frederick Jester, died February 7, 2010; her daughter, Tammy Jo Jester, died May 12, 2013; her grandson, Dana Gayle “Doodle” Jester, died June 9, 2015; her sister, Delta Cahall, died December 9, 1999 and her brother, Charles W. Denny, died December 30, 2015.Friends may call 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Ron Lee at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the King’s Daughters’ Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Bulldog And Pirate EIAC Track Results-Trojans Boys & Girls Champs

first_imgComplete Results can be found on stuartroadracing.comCourtesy of Pirates Shawn Ruble. Next up for the varsity is Sectionals!  The girls will travel back to Franklin County Tuesday and the boys will compete on Thursday at East Central.  The JV squad will finish out their season tomorrow as they will compete in their conference at South Dearborn staring at 10am.  Good Luck everyone!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.The Lady Pirates Track and Field team traveled to Brookville last night for the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference Meet of 2019. The Greensburg girls placed 4th overall out of the 8 teams of the EIAC.It was a big night for sophomore Brenner Hanna as she earned MVP honors by scoring 31.75 points for the night with 3 individual championships and a relay team 4th place. Hanna won the 800 with a school record breaking time of 2:23.46. She broke the previous school record she set last season as a freshman. Hanna also won the 1600 in 5:28.60 and the 3200 in 12:24.06. In the 3200m relay Hanna ran a 2:26.6 split to help the team of Emily Mangels , Emma Hatton, and Sophie Nobbe finish in 4th with a season best 10:36.29. Mangels and Hatton both ran personal record split times helping the team run the 8th fastest relay time in school history. Another EIAC Champion of the night was Senior Lily Grimes in her two throwing events. Grimes defended her EIAC Championship titles in both shot put and discus. Grimes tossed 40’11 in shot and threw 110’2 in discus.Freshman Elizabeth Mitchell also had a big night as the EIAC Runner Up Champion in both 100 hurdles and long jump. Mitchell placed 2nd in the hurdle event in 16.01 making her the 4th fastest Lady hurdler in Greensburg history. Mitchell also placed 2nd in long jump with a PR of 15’11.25″. Mitchell ran another personal record time in 300 hurdles with a 7th place finish in 51.01. Another freshman scorer of the evening was Emily Mangels. Not only did she help the 3200m relay team in their finish but she also earned an individual 4th in the 3200 and 6th in the 1600m run.Official results are posted on stuartroadracing.comThe Lady Pirates will compete again at Sectionals on Tuesday night at Franklin County.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.The EIAC Conference Championship was Thursday night at Franklin County High School, and the Pirates placed 5th overall. Daimon Austin is the EIAC Long Jump Champion, with his jump of 20’6 ¾” The 4×100 team of Daimon Austin, Vincent Pavy, Jalen Woods, & Joey Woods finished 2nd with a time of 44.75 which is the second fastest time in school history. The Batesville Track and Field team traveled to Franklin County last night to compete in our conference meet.  Although there was a little bit of rain on and off towards the beginning of the meet, the skies cleared and it ended up being a pretty good night for a track meet. Both the boys and the girls team came in a strong 3rd as the meet came to an end with the East Central Trojans crowned champions in both.On the girls side, East Central again showed their depth as they scored an incredible 154 points.  The Bulldogs and the Franklin County Wildcats battled for the 2nd place title with the Wildcats nudging past them by 2.5 points scoring 95 points to Batesville’s 92.5. Greensburg took the 4th spot at 84 points, followed by Rushville with 70, Connersville-58, South Dearborn-40.5 and Lawrenceburg-30.On the boys side, the Rushville Lions challenged the Trojans, but came up just 4.5 points short as East Central scored 125 to Rushville’s 120.5.  Batesville had 108 with a solid third.  Franklin County was 4th with 80, followed by Greensburg-65, Connersville-57.5, South Dearborn-34 and Lawrenceburg-32.Batesville did have several Conference Champions, dominating from the 400 on up.  Starting off the night, the boys 4 x 800 relay team of JJ Kuisel, Johnathon Lynch, Benjamin Moster and Adam Moster were named conference champions as they ran a 27 second personal best at 8:23.07! Joshua Myers won the 1600m run (4:42.15). JJ Kuisel held on to the victory in the 400m dash by .21 seconds (52.46). Adam Moster beat the rest of the field in the 800m run by almost 8 seconds cruising through at 158.79 claiming the 800 championship.  After battling a foot injury since the end of the indoor season, fighting to return, Ean Loichinger proved that being determined to stay in top shape by cross training and doing whatever he could do to be ready when he got the clear from the doctor, amazed the crowd, beating the competition by almost 11 seconds at 10:10.97 in the 3200m run for his first race of the outdoor season. And our final champion for the night was Kent Meyers in high jump at 5’10”.  Congratulations Conference Champions!Conference Runners up for the night were:Lily Pinckley-3200m runGabe Gunter-high jumpGirls 4 x 800m relay: Liz Loichinger, Lily Pinckley, Trysta Vielring, Katie OlsenBoys 4 x 400m relay: Adam Moster, Tyler Myers, Johnathon Lynch, JJ Kuisel3rd place finishers:Liz Loichinger-1600m runStephnie Nobbe-100 and 200m dashJohnathon Lynch-800m runGirls 4 x 100m relay-Gabby Gibbs, Lily Meyer, Callie Main, Stephanie Nobbe4th places were:Carley Pride-400m dashKatie Olsen-800m runGabby Gibbs-high jumpStephanie Nobbe-pole vaultLily Meyer-long jumpGirls 4 x 400m relay: Katie Olsen, Liz Loichinger, Gabby Gibbs, Carley PrideBoys 4 x 100m relay: Isaiah Riffle, Justin Heiser, Tyler Myers, Sam Haskamp5th place:Trysta Vielring-1600 and 3200 m runSam Haskamp-100m dash6th place finishers were:Liz Loichinger-800m runKatie Bedel-long jumpGabby Gibbs-shot putBenjamin Moster-1600m runJoshua Myers-3200m runKent Meyers-pole vault7th place:Katie Bedel-pole vaultLily Meyer-100m dashTyler Myers-300m hurdlesAnd finishing out the scoring in 8th place:Carley Pride-high jumpKatie Bedel-discusAdam Moster-long jumpThere were several personal bests for the evening and they were:Discus-Katie BedelPole Vault-Katie BedelHigh Jump-Gabby Gibbs1600m run-Liz Loichinger, Trysta Vierling and Benjamin Moster4 x 400m splits-Katie Olsen4 x 800m splits-Adam Moster, Benjamin Moster, Johnathon LynchBoth 4 x 800m relay teams: Liz Loichinger, Lily Pinckley, Trysta Vierling, Katie Olsen and  JJ Kuisel, Johnathon Lynch, Benjamin Moster and Adam MosterCongratulations to all!center_img Individual ResultsEIAC ChampionDaimon Austin- Long Jump (20’6 ¾”)2nd Place4x100m (Daimon Austin, Vincent Pavy, Jalen Woods, Joey Woods) 44.753rd PlaceJoey Woods- 100m (11.47)Collin Springmeyer- 110H (16.29)4x800m (Hunter Butz, Nick Zapfe, Kole Stephens, Jonathon Ralston) 8:50.734th PlaceMatt Boone- Shot (44’3”)5th PlaceHunter Butz- 800m (2:10.10) & 1600m (4:49.21)Kaden Redelman- Shot (41’2”)6th PlaceKole Stephens- 800m (2:12.40)4x400m (Hunter Butz, Nick Zapfe, Sage O’Mara, Jonathon Ralston) 3:58.147th PlaceAndrew Johnson- 3200m (11:03.68)Adam Koester- High Jump (5’6”)8th PlaceSawyer Sanders- 3200m (11:12.64)John Redelman- Discus (109’3”)last_img read more