Frostbuster finale brings 187 cars to Boone Speedway

first_imgBrandon Schmitt made his trip from Wisconsin worthwhile, leading every lap of the Northern SportMod main.  Hometown driver Jake McBirnie ran second much of the race, but could only follow Schmitt across the finish line the distant runner-up. Third went to Hunter Longnecker.  Hobby Stocks – 1. Eric Stanton; 2. Adam Ayers; 3. Keeran Sampson; 4. Daniel Smith; 5. Tim Gonska; 6. Zach Ankrum; 7. Aaron Shearn; 8. John Watson; 9. Bryce Sommerfeld; 10. Greg Si­dles; 11. Dylan Nelson; 12. Shawn Wirtz; 13. Todd Bass; 14. Tyler Jackson; 15. Nathan Gegner; 16. Nick Foster; 17. Braden Richards; 18. Jeremiah Andrews; 19. Bobby Smith; 20. Zach Hovell; 21. Trevor Holm; 22. Eric Knutson; 23. Aaron Rudolph; 24. Solomon Bennett; 25. Matt Tiernan; 26. Ben Schneiders. Ricky Thornton Jr. topped the IMCA Modified feature, while Tyler Thompson paced the IMCA Rac­eSaver Sprint Cars. Other winners were Jay Schmidt in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Eric Stanton in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Brandon Schmitt in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.  Stanton started on the pole and led the Hobby Stock feature from start to finish, pulling away for the easy win. Adam Ayers and Keeran Sampson went second and third, respectively.   Ricky Thornton Jr. had the field covered in winning the IMCA Modified feature Saturday at Boone Speedway’s season opening Frostbuster. Thornton, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot, earned $1,000 for the victory. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) Stock Cars – 1. Jay Schmidt; 2. Donavon Smith; 3. Devin Smith; 4. Elijah Zevenbergen; 5. Buck Schafroth; 6. Dan Mackenthun; 7. Reid Keller; 8. Mike Coel; 9. David Smith; 10. Rod Richards; 11. Colby Klaassen; 12. Mitch Dowhower; 13. Scott Davis; 14. Bryan Snell; 15. Kevin Opheim; 16. Tom Cannon; 17. Brian Blessington; 18. Robert Stofer; 19. Aaron Karcz; 20. A.J. Zimmerman; 21. Todd Van Eaton; 22. Trent Nolan; 23. Tyler Pickett; 24. Bob Ahrendsen. Forty-seven Stock Cars came to play for a chance at a Frostbuster win.  They also ran a 25-lap feature that was action packed as always in the popular division.  Feature Results He held off the rest of the stout field as Donavon Smith took the runner-up spot and brother Devin Smith came from 12th starting to capture third.  A stout field of 53 Modifieds vied for a Frostbuster crown. Their feature event had to be whittled down to a 24-car starting field for their “A” main. Jimmy Gustin leaped to the lead from his pole starting position, only to have it snatched away by Thornton on lap three. center_img Modifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Jimmy Gustin; 3. Jeff Aikey; 4. Kyle Brown; 5. Josh Gilman; 6. Ken Schrader; 7. Kelly Shryock; 8. Jeremy Mills; 9. Tim Ward; 10. Tyler Peterson; 11. Chad Porter; 12. Chris Palsrok; 13. Taylor Musselman; 14. Thor Anderson; 15. Aaron Johnson; 16. Randy Foote; 17. Sean Barragan; 18. Sam Wieben; 19. David Brown; 20. Kyle Borgman; 21. Karl Brewer; 22. Eric Elliott; 23. Dennis Pittman; 24. Trent Loverude.  Buck Schafroth led the opening laps before the fifth-starting Schmidt, also a defending track cham­pion, took command.  By Joyce Eisele From there on, Thornton motored to the win and another Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying $1,000 prize. Gustin held on to finish second, defending IMCA Speedway Motors Super Na­tionals fueled by Casey’s champion Jeff Aikey took third, Kyle Brown finished fourth and Josh Gilman was fifth.  The RaceSaver Sprints found Thompson, last year’s track champion, back in the winner’s circle after leading the 20-lap feature flag to flag. Second went to Mike Houseman and third was Trevor Grossenbacher.  Saturday night, April 13, will be the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing points season opener at Boone Speedway. Sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and IMCA North­ern SportMods will be in action. Hot laps are scheduled for 5:45 p.m. and the green flag drops at 6:30 p.m. BOONE, Iowa (April 6) – Boone Speedway hosted night two of the 2019 IMCA Frostbuster spe­cials on Saturday night with a 187 race cars competing at Iowa’s Action Track.   Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Thompson; 2. Mike Houseman Jr.; 3. Trevor Grossenbacher; 4. Zach Gla­ser; 5. Nathan Weiler; 6. Chase Weiler; 7. Brandon Bosma; 8. D.J. Palmer; 9. Mark Vanderhei­den; 10. Joel Thorpe; 11. Brian Efkamp; 12. Kaleb Johnson; 13. Mike Moore. Northern SportMods – 1. Brandon Schmitt; 2. Jake McBirnie; 3. Hunter Longnecker; 4. Daniel Fellows; 5. Matthew Looft; 6. Nate Whitehurst; 7. Adam Birck; 8. Cory Rose; 9. Brayton Carter; 10. Cur­tis Veber; 11. Ben Champan; 12. Dusty Masolini; 13. Tom Stark; 14. Tyler Nerud; 15. Cole Magnin; 16. Ronnie Hults; 17. Tom Lathrop; 18. Brandon Tharp; 19. Mary Lenz; 20. Thomas Egen­berger; 21. Doug Smith; 22. Johnathon Logue; 23. Carter VanDenBerg; 24. Tyler Titus.last_img read more

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Running backs shine in first practice with pads

first_imgSyracuse running back Devante McFarlane elicited the most raucous cheer of the day from the fans Friday.After taking a handoff from quarterback Terrel Hunt, McFarlane found a seam in the defense and ran more than 60 yards downfield for a touchdown. His teammates mobbed him, and McFarlane ran back downfield with pep in his step, holding onto the ball.The scary thing is, McFarlane is Syracuse’s fourth-string running back. Jerome Smith, Prince-Tyson Gulley and George Morris II comprise one of the scariest trios in the Atlantic Coast Conference. SU’s running backs, fullbacks and H-backs were on their game Friday afternoon, making the most of their first day in pads as the Orange held an open practice in front of nearly 2,500 fans at Manley Field House.“I thought the offense did a good job making some plays,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said. “Running backs did some good things.”They sure did. Fullback Adonis Ameen-Moore bulldozed his way for a couple of significant gains. Gulley’s shiftiness proved problematic for Syracuse’s defense. Smith and Morris powered their way forward effectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite the rigors of a week of practicing each of the last five days, the running backs showed up to play. The unit’s lone miscue was a fumble by Steve Rene, but he responded by making a nice tackle.Shafer said he’s proud of his team for battling through the week and remaining enthusiastic and focused.Said Shafer: “We’ve had a good hard week.” Comments Published on August 10, 2013 at 2:59 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Wellington police notes: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, January 23, 2013•6:37 a.m. Stephen J. Carrier, 45, Youngsville, La., was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 50 mph in a 35 mph zone.•8:41 a.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass in the 400 block. N. Jefferson, Wellington.•9:05 a.m. Officers investigated harassment by telephone by a known suspect in the 1700 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•10 a.m. Officers investigated a battery by a known suspect in the 1700 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•11:32 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property and criminal trespass in the block. N. C, Wellington.•11:35 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1300 block. N. C, Wellington.•12:31 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block. E. 15th, Wellington.•1:19 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 700 block. N. C, Wellington.•1:59 p.m. Officers investigated a counterfeiting in the 1100 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•2:11 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 block. W. 16th, Wellington.•3:10 p.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 1100 block. E. Crusader Drive, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile female 17, Wellington with another female, 17, Wellington.•3:22 p.m. Officers investigated leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident in the 1100 block. E. Crusader Drive, Wellington.•3:23 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 700 block. S. G, Wellington.•3:25 p.m. Officers took a report of a bicycle in the 1100 block. S. B, Wellington.•4:32 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a puppy in the 800 block. S. H, Wellington.•4:34 p.m. Officers took a report of a runaway in the 1700 block. E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more

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BHP, Sime Darby, Others Owe Taxes

first_imgFour leading concessions in Liberia have been accused of owing taxes to the government of Liberia. BHP Billiton, Sime Darby, AmLib and Golden Veroleum have all been accused by the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA)of failing to pay their taxes to the Government.Making the disclosure to journalists recently at a local resort in Monrovia, the LRA Commissioner General, Elfrieda Tamba revealed that BHP Billiton owes government US$400,000, Sime Darby US$ 25,000, Amlib US$ 36,000, Golden Veroleum US$50,000 and BHP Scientific Research US$50,000.The LRA boss had earlier assured the general public that within the first year of its operation, LRA would prosecute persons or institutions found guilty of tax evasion.  They will be sued on criminal charges, depending on the magnitude because tax evasion is a criminal offense, she said.She promised that “the LRA will ensure that these companies fullfil their tax obligations to the Government of Liberia.”  She pointed out that the LRA’s  strategic principles include the enforcement of revenue law; efficient organization; effective systems  and procedures, voluntary compliance and self-assessment systems as well as setting up customer service centers throughout the country where taxpayers can proceed to pay their revenues.The LRA boss admitted that there have been leakages in the revenue system of the country. The entity will therefore be mandated to prosecute those evading the system, she said.The LRA boss further disclosed that the new management structure hopes to adapt the principles to ensure that the leadership of the entity will make a big difference in collecting the revenues of the country.She appealed to government to invest more in the LRA as an institution in order to strengthen it to collect needed revenues to finance development projects across the country.“We believe that if government will invest in this entity, we will have an increase in tax collection motivation and an improvement in staff integrity,” said the LRA boss.Mrs. Tamba said that the revenue collected by the entity is used directly by the government to fund public services to benefit all citizens as well as residents and non-residents, legal and non-legal aliens, “because government uses these tax resources to provide basic services, such as, building schools, medical services, electricity and good road facilities.”As part of the LRA’s modernization programme, she said, the institution has promised to implement more modern and innovative strategies to enhance revenue collection.Meanwhile, the Domestic Task Division of the LRA is engaging various entities to see how best they can meet up with their tax obligations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Blackpool owners accused of treating club as ‘personal cash machine’

first_imgThe owners of Blackpool, the Oyston family, have been accused at the High Court of treating the football club as “the family’s personal cash machine”.Lawyers for Latvian millionaire Valeri Belokon, the club’s president, were launching what could prove to be one of British football’s most expensive legal actions.Andrew Green QC alleged on Monday at the start of a five-week hearing that Owen and Karl Oyston, owner and chairman of the Lancashire club, had “improperly” extracted millions of pounds from its funds following promotion to the Premier League in 2010 and used the money for their own benefit.Belokon’s company VB Football Assets, a minor shareholder in the club, was excluded from key decisions, information and any share of profits, said Green.VB Football is pursing a claim against the Oystons for “unfair prejudice” against shareholders.The claim is also against Blackpool FC Ltd itself and Blackpool FC (Properties) Ltd, a company with family links formerly known as Segesta.The Oystons are vigorously denying the claims in what has developed into a bitter legal battle.Green told Justice Marcus Smith, sitting in London, that as a result of the Seasiders reaching the Premier League, the club received some £106million.The unprecedented influx of cash over five years included £48million in respect of the 2010/11 season, followed by some £58million in “parachute payments” following Blackpool’s relegation at the end of the season.Green said: “Owen and Karl Oyston have treated Blackpool Football Club as the Oystons’ personal cash machine.”The QC said the family’s case was that at all times they had been transparent and open in relations to payments made out of the club.“Our case is that this is simply inconsistent when you consider the documents.“There was, in fact, the adoption of a deliberate strategy by the Oyston family to take cash out of Blackpool Football Club and do so in a way VB Football Assets and its nominated directors could do nothing to stop that was the antithesis of transparency.”Belokon won a court case in Manchester in February this year in a dispute with the Oystons over his share of profits after he provided £4.7million in July 2008 to develop the south stand and south-west corner of the club’s stadium.That case was brought by JSC Baltic International Bank, owned by Belokon, against Segesta Ltd, the holding company for the club’s assets.In March, the club announced Belokon was being suspended from its board as a result of a judgement in the Paris Court of Appeal related to disputed allegations of money laundering involving two banks founded or owned by him. 1last_img read more

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