IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through July 5

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,143; 2. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,136; 3. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,112; 4. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 1,074; 5. Cory Sample, Winne­mucca, Nev., 1,047; 6. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 1,045; 7. Anthony Roth, Colum­bus, Neb., 1,013; 8. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 1,006; 9. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 989; 10. Scott R. Smith, Davenport, Neb., 985; 11. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 970; 12. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 949; 13. Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore., 935; 14. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 920; 15. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 912; 16. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 910; 17. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 906; 18. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 877; 19. Steven Bow­ers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 854; 20. William “Pat” McGuire, Belton, Texas, 836.IMCA Late Models – 1. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 775; 2. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, and Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, both 770; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 747; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 720; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 630; 7. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 621; 8. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, and Bryce Carey, Nashua, Iowa, both 576; 10. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 574; 11. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 563; 12. Chad Holladay, Muscat­ine, Iowa, and Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, both 551; 14. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 541; 15. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 522; 16. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 515; 17. Kirby Schultz, Albia, Iowa, 506; 18. Bobby Toland, Cordova, Ill., and Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, both 501; 20. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 490.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 770; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 736; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 732; 4. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 700; 5. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 679; 6. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 652; 7. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 613; 8. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 609; 9. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 590; 10. Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D., 586; 11. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 563; 12. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 545; 13. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 544; 14. Cale Reigle, New­port, Pa., 543; 15. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 539; 16. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 524; 17. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 521; 18. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 496; 19. Kenneth Duke, Selins­grove, Pa., 495; 20. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 492.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,143; 2. Nathan Wood, Sigour­ney, Iowa, 1,139; 3. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,133; 4. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 1,110; 5. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 1,079; 6. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,067; 7. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,015; 8. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,002; 9. Jerrett Bran­som, Burleson, Texas, 987; 10. Kyle Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 982; 11. Ronnie Warren, Oglesby, Texas, 976; 12. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 966; 13. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 945; 14. Wes­tin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 924; 15. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 920; 16. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 909; 17. Devin Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 906; 18. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 880; 19. Allen Zimmerman, Central City, Neb., 873; 20. Tommy Fose, Delphos, Kan., 869.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,192; 2. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,114; 3. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,097; 4. Brandon Nielsen, Spen­cer, Iowa, 1,063; 5. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,040; 6. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,019; 7. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 1,010; 8. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 969; 9. An­drew Borchardt, Mason City, Iowa, 938; 10. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 911; 11. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., 906; 12. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 896; 13. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 895; 14. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 891; 15. Ryan Wells, Runnells, Iowa, 882; 16. Adam Goff, Pa­lermo, N.D., 851; 17. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 850; 18. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., and Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, both 847; 20. Daniel Wauters, Iowa City, Iowa, 822.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,103; 2. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,070; 3. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,048; 4. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 1,027; 5. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 998; 6. James Guy­ton, Moody, Texas, 978; 7. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 965; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 871; 9. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 803; 10. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 754; 11. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 745; 12. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 669; 13. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 648; 14. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 640; 15. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 613; 16. Frank Groves, Shallowater, Texas, 597; 17. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 584; 18. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 582; 19. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 556; 20. Kevin Crawford, Azle, Texas, 553.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 1,117; 2. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,095; 3. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,086; 4. Tony Olson, Cedar Rap­ids, Iowa, 1,069; 5. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,064; 6. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,045; 7. Trent Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,008; 8. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 1,000; 9. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 959; 10. Lane Cornwell, Newman Grove, Neb., 947; 11. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 925; 12. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 894; 13. Colby Langenberg, Nor­folk, Neb., and Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., both 892; 15. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 886; 16. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 880; 17. Robbie Conway, Westhope, N.D., 854; 18. Kelly Hender­son, Minot, N.D., 844; 19. Kolton Vogel, Phillipsburg, Kan., 837; 20. Dale Kunz, Buckeye, Ariz., 836.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., 1,158; 2. Nate Coopman, Man­kato, Minn., 1,120; 3. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,020; 4. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 1,010; 5. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,002; 6. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 995; 7. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 993; 8. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 943; 9. Tanner Uehling, Norfolk, Neb., and Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., both 904; 11. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 807; 12. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 795; 13. Ashlee Kelly, Fairmont, Minn., 785; 14. Julia Childs, Weather­ford, Texas, 769; 15. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 750; 16. Kaitlin DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 749; 17. Mitch Meier, Chilton, Wis., 741; 18. Michael Meier, Chilton, Wis., 708; 19. Daniel Fellows, Keokuk, Iowa, 698; 20. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 671.last_img read more

Portrayals of sports riots, current protests sharply differ

first_imgTurner said that since the current protests are, by nature, in opposition to the police, the authority of police departments to properly handle crowd control is under question — which may only add to the tension. But these sports riots extend from coast to coast, even in recent history. After the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in 2014, fans smashed the windows of police cars and buses as part of a larger scene of vandalism and bonfires. By the end of the night, two people had been shot and one had been stabbed.   As predicted, the slippery substance proved necessary. After the underdog Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33, the city of Philadelphia flared up as fans flooded the streets in joy. However, byproducts of their enjoyment were destructive acts such as flipping cars, starting fires and vandalizing buildings.  “Basically, it was portrayed as a celebration that went awry as opposed to a riot, but in actuality, in the definition of a riot, it was a riot,” Turner said of the 2018 Philadelphia celebrations. “Property was destroyed, there was vandalism, there was looting.”  A New York Times piece shared a similar sentiment, using “rowdy” as well as “unruly” to describe the celebrations. News outlet Quartz described the fans’ actions as “all-destructive joy.” “Even when it’s just a peaceful situation, the police are on guard,” Turner said of the current protests. “They’ve got their hands on their hips, their hands on their revolvers, because they’re expecting something to pop up.” “It’s partly a matter of broadening the attitudes of everybody who’s out there working, doing news,” Messner said. “But I think it’s also important to recognize that we do need to continue to move toward more diversity in the newsroom.” Daniel Durbin, a communication professor at USC, echoed that sentiment, adding that there’s not a “larger social picture” behind sports fans’ violent actions. At the time, media outlets downplayed this destruction. On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” former NFL player and GMA co-host Michael Strahan simply called the fans “rowdy,” softening the extent of the damage they caused to the city. He, alongside the other hosts, were smiling throughout the broadcast, implying that the fans’ actions were acceptable.  In the past 20 years, Boston has seen riots whenever the Red Sox won the World Series, resulting in fires, flipped cars and fights with police. In 1984 after the Tigers brought home the World Series championship, Detroit faced similar riots as fans looted and burned police vehicles. After the Lakers won the NBA Finals in 2000, fans started fires and damaged police cars.  “Basically, they did a wide shot of the crowd just so you could see how many people were there and then close-ups on people who were just celebrating,” Turner said of the 2018 Philadelphia riots. “[Destruction was] not something that they focused on, and what you saw in Philadelphia is that you saw more context.” During the 2020 protests against police brutality after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, much media coverage has focused on the destruction that ensues. For instance, an NBC News broadcast stated that the “nation erupted into scenes of chaos, violence and widespread destruction,” focusing on the dangers these protests pose to cities across the nation.  But the violence and chaos that ensued in Philadelphia that night is similar to what is predominantly portrayed of current Black Lives Matter protests in mainstream media. According to USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism assistant professor of professional practice Miki Turner, media outlets have a habit of downplaying the result of chaotic championship celebrations.center_img Ali Pearl, a postdoctoral fellow at USC whose research deals with race and culture, discussed the importance of acknowledging the different reasons for violence with sports fans and Black Lives Matter protesters. This context, she said, is key in understanding why sports rioting and protesting against police brutality are two completely different stories despite occasional similar acts of violence. Looting, arson and property destruction all unfolded in the Bay Area shortly after the San Francisco Giants won the 2014 World Series. (Photo via Eazydee | Twitter) Turner, an award-winning photojournalist, also illustrated how the images depicted by the media in these riots differ.  The article suggested newsroom diversity could help facilitate unbiased language when covering protests. Sociology and gender studies professor Michael Messner said it comes down to not only increasing newsroom diversity but being receptive as reporters to learning about and covering different communities. The country has witnessed other similar violent and destructive acts occur in some of its major sports cities. But these riots don’t occur in support of diversity in sports, equal pay among male and female athletes or other social issues — instead, fans tear up their town to celebrate a win or mourn a loss. “I actually understand the impulse toward property destruction when you are protesting police brutality, when you’re protesting injustice, because you’re targeting the material products of a system that maintained inequality,” Pearl said. “When you are just celebrating or lamenting a sports win or loss, I don’t actually understand the impulse toward property destruction in that moment. There’s not a target to that impulse, it’s more of a release of energy.” Turner also noted how the circumstances of these riots could cause law enforcement to react differently to different crowds. The San Francisco Police Department reported only a “handful” of arrests after the city’s 2014 celebration. After the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series and chaos ensued, 14 arrests were made in Wrigleyville. “Even if you don’t choose to take it up, there’s a moral call to protest or to support [Black Lives Matter] protesters that goes across social and political lines,” Durbin said. “There’s no social or moral imperative to your team winning the Super Bowl or the NBA championship.” In an academic journal titled Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, researchers analyzed the rhetoric used by mainstream news outlets when covering the 2014 Black Lives Matter protests in Ferguson, Mo. The journal predominantly found language referring to the lawless nature of the protests, as well as inflammatory quotes from police and an emphasis on the violence that ensued. On the morning of Super Bowl LII, the city of Philadelphia took to the streets in anticipation of celebrating who would become the 2018 NFL champion Eagles. It wasn’t the typical procedure of putting up barricades or cleaning the streets for fans — city employees coated light poles with hydraulic fluid to prevent celebrators from climbing them.  For comparison, 20 people were arrested in San Francisco last Tuesday for violating curfew, and in the last nine days, Chicago has seen more than 2,500 arrests related to civil unrest. last_img read more

Andre Ayew’s Swansea City book EFL playoff place

first_imgBlack Stars captain, Andre Ayew, and his Swansea City teammates have qualified for the EFL Championship playoffs.Swansea’s 4-1 win over Reading on the final day, sealed the final playoff spot for the Swans, who ended up finishing ahead of Nottingham Forrest by virtue of a superior goal difference.Swansea will face Brentford in the semifinal, with Fulham taking on Cardiff in the other semifinal.Ayew is the top scorer for Swansea City this season with 16 goals in all competitions.last_img

SAINTS Players and Staff have donated Chocolate Or

first_imgSAINTS Players and Staff have donated Chocolate Oranges to Chris Lamb’s annual appeal.James Roby and Kirsty Rush organised the collection at Langtree Park to hand over to the Saints fan for his Challenge.The chocolate orange story started in 2008 when Chris’ son Elliott was in hospital with pneumonia.He writes:“One of the physios did a really good job with Elliott’s chest. Elliott loved physio because it made him feel better after. You could just tell.“The physio did such a good job that Elliott’s oxygen saturation levels reached 100%. I bought them a chocolate orange to say thank you and word soon got round.“The nurses and doctors love chocolate oranges so it used to cost me a small fortune whenever he was in hospital. It was worth it though because they do such an amazing job.“After Elliott passed away in 2010 I decided to try to collect as many chocolate oranges as possible for the following year and distribute them amongst those who looked after Elliott and as a way of cherishing those special memories we all shared.“In 2011, with the help of friends, family and colleagues we collected 145.“In 2012, we collected 600. I can never thank everyone enough for the support they have given in the past couple of years. Last year we aimed for 700 and received nearly 2,000.”Chris shares the oranges between Alder Hey Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Whiston Hospital, Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice and Elliott’s old school Lansbury Bridge in St HelensA number of additional organisations have been identified to receive oranges this year due to the growing popularity of the challenge and increasing numbers from across the United Kingdom.They are Preston Hospital, Specialist Mobility Rehabilitation Centre, Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Willowbrook Hospice in St Helens and Claire House on the Wirral.Chris says he has collected close to 5,000 this year and we, as a club, are more than happy to help.Head of Sales Dave Hutchinson and Chief Executive Mike Rush (left) donate the oranges to Chris Lamb (centre)last_img read more