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First round of voting starts Monday for Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – The first round of voting for the upcoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational begins at noon on Monday, July 23.Three drivers from each of the five regions for IMCA Modifieds will be elected in polling conducted between July 23 and 26; another 13 advance from an at-large pool of the next 25 top vote recipients be­tween July 30 and Aug. 2.One hundred and thirty-six drivers are currently vote eligible for the 15th annual Invitational, to be held Sept. 7 during the IMCA Speed­way Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway.Listed alphabetically, vote eligible drivers (the IMCA office should be notified as soon as possible regarding any possible additions) now include:Dean Abbey, Chris Abelson, Jeff Aikey, Chase Allen, Chad Andersen, Drew Armstrong, Austin Arneson, Chaz Baca, Shayne Bailey, Eric Barnes, Jason Barnhill, Steven Bowers Jr., Kyle Brown, John Burrow Jr. and John Campos.Ryan Canon, Mark Carrell, Cayden Carter, Craig Cassell, Darin Center, Doug Davenport, Nick Deal, Casey Delp, Mike Densberger, Zane DeVilbiss, Shane DeVolder, Russ Dickerson, Brad Doherty, Jake Donnelly and Ethan Dotson.J.P. Dowell, Logan Drake, Tyler Droste, Darin Duffy, Chris Elliott, Grey Ferrando, Jay Foster, Josh Foster, Troy Foulger, Jeremy Frenier, Darron Fuqua, Bryce Garnhart, Ryan Gaylord, Tripp Gaylord and Don Gerritsen Jr.Daniel Gottschalk, William Gould, Jordan Grabouski, Michael Greseth, Richie Gustin, Travis Hagen, Chase Hansen, John Hansen, Branden Harris, Clint Hatlestad, Kyle Heckman, Toby Herring, Shane Hiatt, Scott Hogan and Bobby Hogge IV.Darrell Hughes, Bricen James, Justin Kay, Shane Kelley, Kurt Kile, Eddie Kirchoff, Cody Laney, Jeff Larson, Danny Lauer, Tony Leiker, Michael Long, Clint Luellen, Ryan McDaniel, Josh McGaha and Zach Madrid.Cody Malcom, Hunter Marriott, Dale Mathison, Tyler Mecl, Jeremy Meirhofer, Kayden Menasco, Rich Michael Jr., Robert Miller, Bob Moore, Danny Morrison, Mike Mullen, Chase Nieman, Jay Noteboom, Jake O’Neil and John Parmeley.Rich Pavlicek, Jeremy Payne, Terry Phillips, Jon Plowman, Brad Pounds, Butch Reid, Lucas Rodin, Josh Rogotzke, Kyle Rohleder, Anthony Roth, Joel Rust, Ryan Ruter, Cory Sample, Robby Sawyer and Kody Scholpp.Ken Schrader, Brian Schultz, Marlyn Seidler, Kelly Shryock, Dylan Smith, Scott R. Smith, T.J. Smith, Tyler Stevens, Steve Stewart, Paul Stone, Dustin Strand, Kyle Strickler, Kevin Sustaire, Jeff Taylor and Ricky Thornton Jr.Nick Trenchard, Aaron Turnbull, Mike Van Genderen, Milo Veloz, A.J. Ward, Tim Ward, Will Ward, Jeff Waterman, Mark Wauge, R.C. Whitwell, Jesse Williamson, Collen Winebarger, Jason Wolla, Austin Wonch, Chris Zogg and Bob Zoubek.All-Star drivers receive Velocita fire suits and mini-replica drive shafts from event title sponsor Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange.Completing the starting grid for the 30-lapper will be All-Star candidates with the top national point to­tal and the most 40-point feature wins as of Aug. 31 competing at Super Nationals.The event pays $1,000 to win and $200 to start.last_img read more

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Leafs in tough against Rebels in mid-week clash

first_imgThe Nelson Leafs just lost another Murdoch Division battle Saturday night.Tuesday at the NDCC Arena it doesn’t get any easier as the Murdoch leading Castlegar Rebels, a team the Leafs have yet to defeat this season, invades the Heritage City for a mid-week Kootenay International Junior Hockey League clash.The Rebels, losers of just six games this season, hold a commanding 21-point advantage over the Green and White.Game time is 7 p.m.last_img

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GOODYEARFORROSES TAKES $75,000 ASTRA STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER NAKATANI; BALTAS TRAINEES GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:28.07

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2017)–Under a confident hand ride from Corey Nakatani, Irish-bred Goodyearforroses proved best going a marathon mile and one half on turf, as she took Thursday’s $75,000 Astra Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths.  Trained by Richard Baltas, she got the distance in 2:28.07.A winner of the Robert J. Frankel Stakes over a sloppy main track at a mile and one eighth on New Year’s Eve, Goodyearforroses was off at 7-2 in a field of 10 older fillies and mares and paid $9.20, $5.60 and $3.40.Breaking from post position eight with the temporary inner rail set at 20 feet, Nakatani had his mount positioned mid-pack with a half mile to run and was third, just off the lead turning for home.“I just listened to what Richard told me to do today,” said Nakatani, who also orchestrated her Frankel win.  “I got her into a spot that I knew we needed to be in.  On the far turn, I had a target (eventual fifth place finisher, Frenzified) with Mike Smith in front of me and Bejarano (Rafael, aboard third place finisher Ryans Charm) was just to my right.  He moved out enough and it was over.”Owned by Abbondanza Racing, LLC, which consisted of a boisterous group of celebrants who watched the race trackside, adjacent to the Winner’s Circle, Goodyearforroses, in her second start for Baltas since shipping in from Toronto, picked up her sixth win from 14 starts.  A 5-year-old mare, she got $46,800 for the win, which increased her earnings to $245,995.“I was expecting a big effort today,” said Baltas.  “I wasn’t concerned about the distance at all.  She won at a mile and a half on turf at Woodbine, at a mile and three eighths on synthetic, and she’s been training very well…My owners are great.  They love it, they have a good time and they let me do my job.”Argentine-bred Estrechada, off at 56-1 with Stewart Elliott up, stalked the pace and finished well to be second, finishing 2 ¼ lengths in front of Ryans Charm while paying $34.40 and $9.60.The 8-5 favorite with Bejarano, Ryans Charm paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.08, 48.44, 1:14.18, 1:39.43 and 2:04.48.First post time on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m.  Admission gates open 11 a.m.last_img read more

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Datebook

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THURSDAY San Fernando Economic Summit, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City. Call (818) 379-7000. Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative’s Community Forum, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., USC Davidson Conference Center, 3415 S. Figueroa St. Free parking in Structure Two near the Galen Center, 3533 Flower St. Call (213) 627-1822, Ext. 20. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

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Uganda Blazes Trail: Blocks Twitter, Facebook

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… In a blog post on the OpenNet Initiative blog, Rebekah Heacock notes that “most of sub-Saharan Africa has historically been free of technical filtering.” No more. Uganda, at the insistence of its national police commissioner, has sent its three largest ISPs a memo requesting they begin blocking what they called “Tweeter” (presumably Twitter) and Facebook, in order to “eliminate the connection and sharing of information that incites the public.” The last week has been rife with protests in the East African country and the leaders have no doubt seen how powerful protests can be as they have observed their North African neighbors. They have made the mistake that others have made, including Egypt and Libya, that the tech is the issue. It’s not, of course. The fulcrum for the lever of disruption are the people. When they’re fed up, there’s trouble. In this case, the Ugandan people have been protesting the abrupt rise in the prices of food and fuel in the face of such governmental purchases as a $720 Russian-made fighter jet. The street marches have been met by police violence. The online expression of the protests is the hashtag #walktowork. Thanks to Rassina | Kasubi tombs photo by notphilatall Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#politics#twitter#web curt hopkinscenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Videos: Clemson Hosted A Pretty Fun Looking National Signing Day Party

first_imgWhen it came to big National Signing Day events, Michigan definitely led the way with its “Signing of the Stars” fundraiser. The Wolverines weren’t the only ones to have a good time celebrating the big day, however. Clemson posted three videos from its party, and it looked like a pretty good time in its own right. No Derek Jeter, Lou Holtz, or Migos, but I don’t think the Tigers are complaining.  What a time to be a Tiger! #ALLIN #Clemson #NationalSigningDayA video posted by Clemson Football (@clemsonfb) on Feb 3, 2016 at 6:14pm PST  (Part I) Signing Day Celebration… Welcome to the #ClemsonFamily! Who has more fun than us? What a time to be a Tiger! #ALLIN #ClemsonA video posted by Clemson Football (@clemsonfb) on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:07am PST  (Part II) Signing Day Celebration… Welcome to the #ClemsonFamily! Who has more fun than us? What a time to be a Tiger! #ALLIN #ClemsonA video posted by Clemson Football (@clemsonfb) on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:08am PST  (Part III) Signing Day Celebration… Welcome to the #ClemsonFamily! Who has more fun than us? What a time to be a Tiger! #ALLIN #ClemsonA video posted by Clemson Football (@clemsonfb) on Feb 4, 2016 at 10:09am PST Most importantly: Clemson’s class finished in the Top 10 nationally, and No. 2 in the ACC. Wednesday was a good one for Dabo Swinney and the Tigers.last_img read more

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InFocus panel discusses the pros and cons of Nelsons Iran trip PART

first_imgPART I PART IIAPTN National NewsAPTN National News’ weekly InFocus panel discusses Former Roseau River chief and AFN national chief candidate Terry Nelson’s trip to Iran.Nelson was accompanied by another former chief, Dennis Pashe, from the Dakota Tipi First Nation in Manitoba.The duo arrived in Iran late last week to talk to the Iranian government about Indigenous peoples in Canada.This week, the panel includes Teyotsihstokwaithe Dakota Brant, a UBC Master’s candidate, Trevor Greyeyes, a freelance journalist, and Daniel T’seleie, who is studying law at the University of Victoria.last_img read more

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