Thaw Brawl brings IMCA Modifieds, Northern SportMods to LaSalle

first_imgLaSALLE, Ill. – IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods will be part of Thaw Brawl programs at LaSalle Speedway Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31.Both Modified features are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Friday’s main event pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start while Saturday’s headliner pays $1,200 to win and a minimum of $120 to start.Northern SportMods race for $600 to win and $80 to start on Friday and $650 to win and $100 to start on Saturday.Payouts for both divisions could increase with additional sponsorship. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Illinois State points will be awarded in both divisions; Modifieds also earn Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points.There is no entry fee and pit passes are $40 each day. Pit gates open at 1 p.m., the grandstand opens at 2 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps.Adult general admission is $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday. Kids ages 11 and under are free both days.  VIP seating each day Is $45 and reserved seating for kids is $5. Reserved seating for adults is $60 when purchased in advance. A two-day VIP seat or two-day sky box seat is $90 and two-day reserved seating for kids is $10.Weekend fan parking is $20. A weekend VIP motorhome spot runs $40.The Thursday. March 29 open practice session is from 6-10 p.m.More information about the seventh annual Thaw Brawl, sponsored by Hoker Trucking, is posted on the www.lasallespeedway.com website.last_img read more

United Rebel Sprint Series heads to Dodge City for Saturday showdown

first_imgBy David Smith Jr., OKTidbits  DODGE CITY, Kan. – The POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing kicks back into racing action this coming Saturday night, June 1 as they make their se­cond appearance of the season at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., in a showdown with the track’s Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Car division.   Brian Herbert will come into the night’s racing action as the current point leader while two-time and defending tour champion Zach Blurton is just four-points behind.  Drivers making up positions three through 10 in the early season point standings include Kade Hagins, Tracey Hill, Aaron Ploussard, Dalton Webb, Martens, Andy Shouse, Steven Richardson and Brandon Anderson.   Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m. Hot laps begin at 7 p.m. with race action slated for a 7:30 p.m. start time.  Grandstand adult general admission is $15 while kids ages 11 and under will be admitted for free into the grandstands. All pit passes are $30.   Twenty-eight drivers competed in that first event back in April at Dodge City and officials expect about that many this weekend for the $700 to win feature finale. This event will be a tune-up for the upcoming third annual Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP 305 Sprint Car Nationals that are set to take place June 13-15.  More information pertaining to the URSS can be obtained by accessing the tracks official web­site www.unitedrebelsprintseries.comand their Facebook page: United Rebel Sprint Series. Ques­tions and inquires about the series can be answered by calling series president Rick Salem at 785 475-7010.last_img read more

Ms. Lynana Jo “Lyn” Scudder

first_imgMs. Lynana Jo “Lyn” Scudder, age 47, of Patriot, Indiana, entered this life on August 28, 1973 in Madison, Indiana. She was the daughter of Daniel William “Danny” Starker and Katherine Irene “Kathy” Scudder. She was raised in Markland, Indiana and moved to Clearwater, Florida at the age of 10 where she attended high school. Lynana was employed as a CNA for Arden Court Nursing Home in Largo, Florida for three years. She was also employed as a janitor at North American Stainless in Ghent, Kentucky for two years. She was baptized in the Ohio River in Patriot, Indiana. Lyn enjoyed writing, fishing, bike riding and roller skating. Lynana passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at her residence in Patriot, Indiana.Lynana will be missed by her daughter, Jordyn Scudder and her companion, Gary Nibarger of Bennington, IN; her son, Shane Scudder of Clearwater, FL; her grandchildren, Maddix and Brayson; her mother, Katherine Irene “Kathy” Scudder of Vevay, IN; her brother, Eugene Scudder of Clearwater, FL; her sisters, Danielle Hutchinson and her husband, Will of Patriot, IN and Carla Fayette Scudder of Clearwater, FL; her nieces and nephews, Justice Bledsoe, Lucas Hutchinson, Olivia Hutchinson, Ava Hutchinson and Monica Scudder and her aunts and uncles, Lavonne and Art Wilson, Sharon and Steve Adams, LaDonna Scudder, Virginia Romans, Roxie Jacoby, Donita Couch and Linda and Roy Downing.She was preceded in death by her father, Daniel “Danny” Starker; her maternal-grandparents, Herman and Agnus (Niccum) Scudder and her paternal-grandparents, Gerald R. Starker and Leona (Mefford) Starker Bruestle.Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Memorial contributions may be made to the Ms. Lynana Jo “Lyn” Scudder Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

Michelle Steel speaks to Republicans

first_imgThe USC College Republicans hosted speaker Michelle Park Steel, a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and USC alumna Tuesday evening at their meeting.Steel is a former member of the California State Board of Equalization in which she became the highest-ranked Korean-American in national politics. She also worked on the California World Trade Commission, the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, the Los Angeles Airport and Fire Commissions and the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders under former President George W. Bush.“We are very excited to have Ms. Steel,” said Jacob Ellenhorn, director of public relations for the USC College Republicans. “She has a very interesting story and she is a very strong voice within the Republican Party. Having her as a minority in her elected position really shows that the party is a diverse one.”The session was moderated by USC College Republican President Alex Kludjian. Steel spoke about her background, graduate work at USC and political work before opening up the floor to questions.Steel described her journey into politics as a personal one. After her husband, Shawn Steel, former chairman of the California Republican Party, chose not to run for the Board of Equalization, Steel decided to run. Her childhood as a hard-working, first-generation American is partially why the position was so appealing to her.“I’m a first-generation [American], and my dream was to be a housewife,” Steel said. “Most first generations work for 14 to 16 hours per day and that was exactly what I did after school every day. When my mom closed down the clothing shop to open a sandwich shop to work less hours, the Board of Equalization hit her with taxes, plus interest that she didn’t owe.”After Steel was elected to the Board of Equalization in 2006, she described the learning curve as a stiff one.“It took eight years to abolish the bad tax policy, but I finally did it,” Steel said. “We returned to the taxpayers over $400 million.”Steel responded to questions from the College Republicans about the future of the Republican Party, and its role in getting Republican voters, particularly in California, to the polls.“The Republican Party has to embrace more viewpoints and people,” Steel said. “You can’t cut everyone off. Not all Republicans have to agree on everything. We have to have a bigger umbrella.”Students responded to how Steel’s political experience in Orange County can be applicable to national politics.“I think Supervisor Steel gave us a very interesting perspective on Orange County politics and how that translates into national politics and pushing the Republican Party forward,” said Michael Flores, a sophomore majoring in political science.Eric Dubbury, executive director of the USC College Republicans, spoke about his work with Steel on her campaign for Orange County Supervisor.“Michelle is someone in the Republican Party who is very moderate, who has a lot of objectivity to her goals and who was running a really non-partisan position,” Dubbery said. “She represents someone in a different ethnic community, really involved in just a different political position that can really show value to areas of politics that aren’t partisan camps. Her position in politics is very valuable for the community.”last_img read more

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh proposes giving college players option to enter NFL Draft after 1 year

first_imgNFL DRAFT: 2020 picks by college”The individual could choose to declare for the professional draft after any season he chooses,” Harbaugh wrote Thursday. “If he is drafted within the first 224 picks of the NFL Draft (seven rounds times 32 NFL teams), or chooses to sign a free agent contract, he would [forgo] remaining college eligibility.”However, if the individual is not drafted within the first 224 picks of the NFL Draft, he would be able to return to college football if he chooses without penalty, provided he remains in academic compliance and does not receive payment from an agent.”An open letter from Jim Harbaugh to the football community. Draft eligibility, undrafted players returning to college football, one time transfer rule… @CoachJim4UM pic.twitter.com/uvve0Wn2un— Jon Jansen (@JonJansen77) May 7, 2020Harbaugh is no stranger to life in the NFL. He had a 14-year pro career as quarterback, followed by a four-year stint as the 49ers’ head coach before returning to his alma mater, Michigan, in 2015.Harbaugh would also like to see players have the option to receive advice from agents or lawyers about their decision for the draft without losing eligibility. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh believes it is time to change when players can enter the NFL Draft, proposing they should be allowed to turn pro after just one year of high school.In what he titled “An Open Letter to the Football Community,” Harbaugh suggested eliminating the current system, which prohibits players from being eligible for the NFL Draft until they have been out of high school for at least three years. He also would like to see undrafted players have the opportunity to return to school. Another change Harbaugh would like to see implemented is colleges covering the cost of further education for players who leave school early prior to graduation to enter the draft and then stay in the NFL.In his two-page letter, Harbaugh contends that his proposed changes would provide more opportunities and options for student-athletes.”The goal would be to create a scenario that makes adjustments for all current and future student‐athletes that puts the timeline for transition to professional football at their discretion and that of their family,” he wrote. “I propose an option that allows them to make the decision that is best for them.”last_img read more

Watch : Germany and Holland play out a 6-goal thriller

first_imgAdvertisement wbrkNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsf3plWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Exkus5( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1rew8Would you ever consider trying this?😱1ak8nbcCan your students do this? 🌚20vfwRoller skating! Powered by Firework Netherlands won an exciting contest against Germany on Saturday in the Group stage match of Euro 2020 qualification round. It was a very important three points for Holland. After this defeat, Germany stayed at the third position of their respective Group.Advertisement Germany took the lead at the beginning of the match when Serge Gnabry scored the first goal of the match at the 9th minute. Joshua Kimmich and Memphis Depay were booked in the first half of the match. The first half ended with a 1-0 scoreline in favour of Germany.Advertisement The real game began at the second half of the match. Frenkie De Jong scored the equaliser at the 59th minute of the match. Jonathan Tah’s own goal gave Holland the lead for the first time in the match at the 66th minute. Toni Kroos equalised the scoreline at the 73rd minute of the match. Marten de Roon and Frenkie de Jong were booked in the second half of the match.Donyell Malen scored the third goal of the match at the 79th minute of the match. Wijnaldum scored the last goal for Holland at the 91st minute of the match. The match ended with a scoreline of 4-2 in favour of Holland.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Leafs overpower Hawks 6-2 in first game of home-and-home series

first_imgNelson captain Darnel St. Pierre said before the weekend series against Beaver Valley there is a “really strong leadership group” in the Leafs dressing room.Those leaders stepped up big time, scoring three power play goals en route to a convincing 6-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League triumph over the Hawks Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The win gives Nelson a six points lead in the race for the Murdoch Division crown with game two of the home-and-home series set for Saturday in Fruitvale.Nelson followed up three first period goals with two more in the second to send the Hawks to a third straight defeat. Jamie Vlanich and Carsen Willans each scored twice with singles going to Alec Wilkinson and newcomer Kyle Clayton.The Hawks top point getters, Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin, replied for Beaver Valley.Willans led all scorers with four points while Vlanich, the KIJHL scoring leader, finished with three points.Brad Rebagliati was solid between the pipes for Nelson to register the victory in goal.Grayson Sharpe and Brett Clark shared the netminding duties for Beaver Valley.The teams meet again Saturday. Puck drop is 7:30 p.m. at the Hawks nest.ICE CHIPS: The season series is now tied at 3-3 after Nelson snapped a three-game losing streak to Beaver Valley. . . . Beaver Valley has the advantage in goals 26-24. . . .Nelson was missing captain Darnel St. Pierre and Blair Andrews Friday. The duo were serving the first of two games for accumulating head contact penalties . . . . Castlegar Rebels dumped Grand Forks 6-2 at home to hold a slim one-point lead on Spokane Braves for third place in the Murdoch Division. Kody Disher had four points to lead the Rebels. Spokane edged Fernie 3-1 in the East Kootenay City. Grand Forks, with four games in hand on the Braves, trail Spokane by eight points. . . . Jamie Vlanich increased his KIJHL scoring lead to 11 points over Jesse Collins of Creston.last_img read more

Over 500 000 Games tickets still available

first_imgOnly 190 000 tickets have been sold so far with swimming and shooting individual passes all sold out.Venue packages for Sir John Guise indoor, Taurama Aquatic Centre, POM Racquet, Shooting and Caritas have also sold out.Good news for those who want to watch the Opening Ceremony, tickets are still on sale but only about 1000 tickets for the outer stand are available while all main grandstand tickets are sold out.A total of 650 000 tickets have gone on sale for the 28 sports to be played at 14 venues for  the 16 days competition.last_img

McLeod hungry for more

first_img American Ameer Webb posted his second sub-20 time of the season in the half-lap event, winning in a meet record 19.85. Panama’s Alonso Edward was second in 20.06. Jamaica’s only field athlete on show, Shanieka Thomas, competing at her first Diamond League meet, fell well short of her personal and season’s best 14.47m in the triple jump. The 24-year-old, who cited her coach’s absence as the possible reason for her below-par showing, placed sixth after managing 14.10m. The event was won by Colombia’s Caterine Ibarguen with a meet record and world-leading 15.04m to stretch her unbeaten run to 32 competitions. Yulimar Rojas, with her leap of 14.92m, broke the Venezuelan national record for second, with Kazakhstan’s Olga Rypakova (14.61m) placing third. ryon.jones@gleanerjm.com NEW SEASON BEST One of two other Jamaican top three finishers on the night was Veronica Campbell-Brown, who improved her season best to 10.91 seconds in the women’s 100m. Campbell-Brown was not perturbed at not winning as she intends to produce her best when it counts most. “I am working to keep getting better so that when it matters most, I am at my best,” Campbell-Brown said. There was a mild upset in the race. American champion and World bronze medallist Tori Bowie won ahead of pre-race favourite Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands in a new meet record and world-leading 10.80. Schippers clocked 10.83. The second Jamaican in the race, Simone Facey, was sixth in 11.05. The country’s most successful Diamond League athlete, 400m hurdler Kaliese Spencer, failed in her bid to notch a 22nd victory in the series as she appeared race rusty and was third in a season’s best 55.02. “I wasn’t hurdling properly … I was jumping for the most part of it,” Spencer, the four-time Diamond Trophy winner in the event, said. The race was won by Great Britain’s Eilidh Doyle in a world-leading 54.53, with world indoor 400m champion Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya placing second in 54.87. Nickel Ashmeade placed a disappointing seventh in the men’s 200m in 20.31, which he said was due to the flu, which made it difficult even for him to speak. MEET RECORD DOHA, Qatar: “I want everything!” Those were the words of Omar McLeod shortly after he got the better of a quality field at the Qatar Sports Club at the Doha Diamond League meet yesterday. McLeod won in a world-leading and season’s best 13.05 seconds. This was the 22-year-old’s first Diamond League outing, and having created history since the start of the year by becoming the first athlete to run under 10 seconds in the 100m and sub-13 seconds in the 110m hurdles to go along with his World Indoors 60m success, he intends to stay dominant right up to the Olympics as he wants all that’s on offer. “You always want to go out with a bang, especially in hurdling. You always want to stay on top of your game, especially with these world-class athletes. Let them know you are around and let them know you are here to stay,” McLeod said. McLeod survived a stumble at the end of yesterday’s race as he finished ahead of compatriot Hansle Parchment. Parchment, who also clocked a season’s best 13.10, viewed his run as another rung on the journey to the two big races. “I think the technique was a little off today, but this is just another build-up race to the main event – first the trials and then the Olympics, ” Parchment said. Spain’s Orlando Ortega (13.12) was third, while 2013 World Champion David Oliver (13.16) was fourth, and Olympic champion and world record-holder Aries Merritt was sixth in 13.37.last_img read more

Govt used 33 majority to carry other motions – Nandlall tells court

first_imgNo-Confidence motion challengeAs oral submissions into the no-confidence resolution cases continued before acting Chief Justice (CJ) Roxane George at the High Court on Friday, Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall who appeared on behalf of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo argued that the court has no jurisdiction to deal with the application filed by Attorney General Basil Williams to “strike out” the vote on the no-confidence motion.During his argument, Nandlall stated that 33 votes were always calculated as a majority and were also valid as it was used to carry motions in the past. As such he gave the court an example of when such an instance occurred. “When the Government didn’t want Member of Parliament, the Honorable Clement Rohee to deliberate during the 10th sitting of the Assembly, they voted and that same 33 votes majority was able stopped him. So how is it difficult now?” he asked.According to Nandlall, the Blacks’ Law Dictionary states “A majority always refers to more than half of some defined or assumed set. In parliamentary law, that set may be all of the members or some subset, such as all members present or all members voting on a particular question.”The Oxford Dictionary defines a majority as “the state or fact of being greater, the number by which in voting, the votes cast on one side exceeds those cast on other.”Moreover, the Webster Dictionary states that a majority is “the quality or state of being greater: a number greater than half of a total: the excess of such a greater number over the remainder of the total.”Meanwhile, Attorney General Basil Williams, through his Attorney Maxwell Edwards, argued on several grounds stating that in order for the motion to be carried, the Opposition would need “half plus one”, that is, 34 votes.According to him, the provision in the Constitution which provides for the no-confidence vote is unacceptable to the earlier constitutional provision, as stated in Article 70 (3) which guarantees an elected Government a five-year term.In this submission, Williams claimed that 33 is not a majority of 65. As such, the Attorney General maintained that in order for a decision to be passed in the National Assembly under section 168 (1), where all 65 members are present and voting, the votes of 34 members must be obtained.No-Confidence resolutionOn December 21, 2018, the no-confidence motion brought by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo sent the Government toppling when then Alliance For Change (AFC) Member of Parliament Charrandas Persaud supported the motion.Jagdeo has for some time argued that Cabinet should have resigned by now, pursuant to the laws of Guyana. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, clause 7 goes on to state that “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”Even though less than 90 days remain in which elections must be held, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has made no significant moves towards preparing for holding elections.Chief Justice George has set January 31, 2019, as the date for the decision in these matters.last_img read more