IMCA Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour opens on Memorial Day at Benton County Speedway

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – Opening night of the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour sees the series in action on Memorial Day at Benton County Speedway, the traditional home track of the IMCA Modified division.Wehrs Machine and Racing Products comes on board as presenting sponsor for the tour, which counts forays into Wisconsin and South Dakota among its eight 2018 dates.After the Monday, May 28 lidlifter at Vinton, the series is at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis., on Wednesday and Thursday, June 21-22; at Farley Speedway on Friday, June 29; at Knoxville Raceway on Thursday, July 19; at Park Jefferson Speedway in Jefferson, S.D., on Monday, July 23; at Hancock County Speedway in Britt on Tuesday, July 24; at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta on Wednesday, July 25; and at Clay County Speedway in Spencer on Monday, Aug. 6.Feature winners earn a $2,000 share of the $10,000 purse to be paid each night. All features are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and pay a minimum of $200 to start and $100 tow.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and state points will be awarded. Entry fee for each event will be $75.“The Hawkeye Dirt Tour built a solid foundation over the past eight seasons for this series,” commented IMCA President Brett Root. “The schedule for this year includes established specials, such as the $10,000 to win Clash at the Creek at 141 and the Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel at Knoxville, before ending in Spencer, the corporate headquarters of Arnold Motor Supply.”“We appreciate the support of both Arnold Motor Supply and Wehrs Machine for this tour,” he added. “We look forward to crowning the champion of what will be a very exciting and competitive series this summer.”An average of more than 32 IMCA Modifieds competed at Hawkeye Dirt Tour events in 2017 while the Dirt Knights broadcast followed the Dakota Classic Tour adventures of eventual national champion Jason Wolla, Corey Dripps, Hunter Marriott, Johnny Scott and Brock and Cody Bauman.Tour events will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.last_img read more

Alexis Peterson leads Syracuse to blowout win over Army in NCAA tournament

first_imgTammi Reiss bounced off Syracuse’s bench after Alexis Peterson nailed a 3 from the right corner. The Syracuse assistant coach pointed at Peterson while turning back to the Orange’s subs. “Go! Go get her!” Reiss urged to the backups as Peterson trotted, three fingers hanging in the air. Peterson had eight of SU’s first 11 points. Less than four minutes in, Syracuse had a nine-point lead.And having a reason to celebrate Peterson continued throughout the entire game.The No. 4 seed Orange’s (26-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) point guard dazzled once again, commanding an offense that never trailed in a 73-56 win over 13th-seeded Army (29-3, 17-1 Patriot).“She’s really one of the best point guards I’ve gone up against in my career. I’ve been doing it 10 years,” Black Knights head coach Dave Magarity said. “She’s that good with the ball, she’s that good handling the pressure.”Peterson finished with 24 points, matching a single-game school record in the NCAA tournament, in the first-ever tournament game hosted in the Carrier Dome. She went 13-for-13 from the free-throw line, another school tournament record, and a testament to her ability to drive inside and force Army to foul. For the third straight NCAA tournament game, Peterson scored at least 23 points. And for the third straight year, SU advanced to the Round of 32, where it will face No. 12 seed Albany on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs Army switched on all ball screens, Peterson often got matched up against the Black Knights’ center. Then she used her speed and quickness to attack the basket.“I just wanted to keep taking advantage of that and keep playing aggressively at the rim,” Peterson said.The Black Knights, when they had the chance to, used a full-court press against Syracuse. But on multiple occasions in the first quarter, Peterson single-handedly dribbled through it by herself. At one point in the first quarter, she avoided getting trapped by two players by dribbling from one sideline to the other and back to the side she came from. Peterson still got it over half court all on her own.And after that, Peterson directed the offense all game against Army’s halfcourt 2-3 zone defense, which usually makes it challenging for point guards to drive. But Peterson’s quickness allowed her to split the two guards at the top, making it a challenge to defend her, Army point guard Kelsey Minato said.On Saturday, Magarity said watching Peterson play on film was “scary.” On Sunday, everything he felt while prepping for Syracuse was validated.For the fourth straight game, Peterson scored at least 18 points, marking her best scoring stretch of the season, after developing as a distributor earlier in the year.“I give her a lot of credit for staying tough and doing what she does night in and night out,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “… she was phenomenal.”Time after time, Peterson got to the free-throw line, which became a “major, major issue,” for Army, Magarity said. When she drove lefty and threw a shot that bounced off the rim in the fourth quarter, Magarity yelled “If you’re not going to block a shot, take a charge!” Too often Army did neither.A minute later, Peterson dribbled in front of two defenders near the low block with her back hunched over to protect the ball. Even in traffic, she executed a cross-over dribble mere inches from the ground. As one of the defenders fell down in front of her, Peterson brought the ball back to the top and reset the play.Just another impressive play in a game filled with them.“I just want to do my part basically,” Peterson said. “And if that means scoring 24 points or 25, however many, or 10, that’s just what I want to do. I want to stay aggressive.” Comments Published on March 18, 2016 at 7:39 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton puts Mercedes jacket over grid girl in small act of kindness; Watch

first_img 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton faces backlash from netizens for social media post 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: F1 champ’s salary revealed by his former teammate COMMENT Also Read: Alex Albon Retains Seat For F1 2020 Alongside Max VerstappenThe collision allowed Hamilton to go on and win the race. The victory also helped Mercedes’ fifth successive Constructors’ Championship.Also Read: Formula One Follow Hamilton’s Eco-friendly PolicyLewis Hamilton’s act of kindnessThe race will also be remembered for Lewis Hamilton’s gentleman-like behaviour. In rain and chilly temperatures, the Mercedes driver offered the grid girl at his pole-sitting car his Mercedes puff. WATCH US LIVE Also Read: Formula One: Verstappen Thinks Hamilton’s Success Getting ‘boring’Red Bull, who are proving to be a real title challenger, were excellent in Brazil last season. The team will be desperate to add to their tally of two wins in 2019, with just two more races left for the season. Verstappen will be looking to win the race this season after last season’s unfortunate events. FOLLOW US Suraj Alva 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ F1 title victory hit by tragedy LIVE TVcenter_img Last Updated: 14th November, 2019 13:28 IST Lewis Hamilton Puts Mercedes Jacket Over Grid Girl In Small Act Of Kindness; Watch Lewis Hamilton showed his side of being a true gentleman at 2018 Brazilian GP when he offered the grid girl at his pole-sitting car his Mercedes puff. Written By First Published: 14th November, 2019 13:28 IST 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: A look at Mercedes driver’s F1 World C’ship titles SUBSCRIBE TO US The upcoming Brazilian Grand Prix will see Lewis Hamilton enter the race as the 2019 champion after wrapping up his sixth World Championship by finishing second in the US Grand Prix in Austin. The race at Interlagos is always a huge fan-favourite and last season, the venue witnessed a fascinating race that saw Lewis Hamilton winning constructors championship for Mercedes and an outrageous fight between Max Verstappen and Esteban Ocon following the collision between the two.Also Read: Hamilton Racing The Record Book For Motivation After Title CelebrationsBrazil GP 2018: How the race unfoldedThe last year’s race in Sao Paulo saw Max Verstappen denied a victory after a collision with Esteban Ocon. The incident happened right at the start of Lap 44 at Turn 1, with the Frenchman on the outside of the Dutchman before the pair touched and they were both sent into a spin. Verstappen though was furious and approached Ocon at the end of the race and shoved the Force India driver. WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: Twitter congratulates racing star for 6th F1 titlelast_img read more