VINTON, Iowa (May 5) – The home track of the IMCA Modified division hosts the first event of the 2015 Hawkeye Dirt Tour next Tuesday, May 12.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds following the sixth annual series race for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start the lidlifter at Benton County Speedway. The main event is a qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Four previous tour events have been held at Vinton and the winners of each – Vern Jackson of Waterloo (2011), Jeff Waterman of Quincy, Ill., (2012) Cayden Carter of Oskaloosa (2013) and Richie Gustin of Gilman (2014) have confirmed that they’ll return next week.What promises to be a big opening night field will also include every driver to have won local track titles at Benton County Speedway since 2002 as Jackson will be joined by fellow titlists J.D. Auringer of Waterloo, Troy Cordes of Dunkerton, Joe Docekal of Dysart and Scott Hogan of Vinton.Gates open at 5 p.m. Tuesday with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $5 for kids and free for five and under. Pit passes are $25.IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod features both pay $400 to win while IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks race for a $200 top check.Modifieds chase IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Belleville Motorsports North Central, Allstar Performance State and special series points. All applicable points will be awarded to Stock Car, SportMod and Hobby Stock drivers.The event will be broadcast via IMCA.TV; listings will be posted on the www.imca.tv website.More information is available from promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526, by calling the IMCA home office at 319 472-2201 and on Facebook. The track website is www.jjamracing.net.Past series champions include Mike Jergens of Plover in 2010, Mark Elliott of Webster City in 2011, Jay Noteboom of Hinton in 2012, Ronn Lauritzen of Jesup in 2013 and Mike Van Genderen of Newton last year.Gustin leads all drivers win seven career victories on the circuit.Two hundred and nineteen different drivers from 13 states and Canada competed over the course of the 2014 series.The second of 10 dates on this year’s HDT schedule is Monday, May 25 at I-35 Speedway in Mason City.
Share West Florida Men’s Golf finishes 4th out of 15 teams at the Sharks Invitational Oct. 16, 2007PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The West Florida Men’s Golf team finished in 4th place at the NSU Sharks Invitational, just fives strokes out of first place. The event took place on Monday and Tuesday of this week, and was played in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Barry University was the team champion with a score of 886, while the Argos were very close behind with a score of 891. Nova Southeastern (the host school) and Valdosta State were tied for Second in the very competitive tournament with a score of 887.The Argos were in first place with a 290 score after round one, with Barry and Nova Southeastern one stroke back at 291. Barry University took the lead after an outstanding second round, as the Argos were tied for 3rd place six strokes back, at the end of round two. Valdosta State had the best team score during the third round to sneak ahead of UWF. The playing conditions were tough as the wind was blowing strongly, especially on Tuesday. The course is a challenging one, even without the wind, so scores within two or three above par were considered outstanding.Coach Steve Fell was somewhat pleased, “We played alright, certainly not terrible, and we had a chance at winning. This tournament showed the value of each shot, as one shot here or there could have made a very big difference.” Just five strokes separated the top four teams. Barry University is the defending National Champion, while Nova SE, Valdosta State, and the Argos, are all top ranked schools.Individually, West Florida had three players finish in the top 10. Matthew Galloway (Sr. / Valrico, Fla.) finished 7th individually with a five over par 221, while Tobias Rosendahl (Fr. / Sweden) and Kyle Scott (Fr. / South Africa) were six over par with a 222, to tie for 8th place. Rosendahl was in second place at -1 after the first round. Coach Fell was pleased with his young players, “One of the bright spots this fall, was the play of our freshmen (Rosendahl and Scott). They had really solid fall tournaments.”Brent Witcher of Valdosta State was the overall winner with a three under par 213. Witcher also had the best round (69) during the second round, while his teammate Jason Flowers had the tournaments best round of 68 on Tuesday. The Argos Kevin Cooper (Fr. / Tallahassee, Fla.) finished with a 226 score, which was good for 19th place, while Federico Damus (Sr. / Argentina) tied for 26th place with a score of 230. There were 75 golfers in the event, which included several top 25 schools in Division I.The tournament concluded the fall schedule for UWF. Coach Fell was pleased overall, “where we are right now is fine, but we have some work to do. We know we can be very good this spring, and we hope to peak at the right time.” Until then, the Argos will hit the weight room and stay conditioned. As Coach Fell explained, “To play 36 holes in one day, you need to be physically and mentally strong. This is an endurance sport, and it can be an advantage to be physically fit, because it can help the mental approach throughout the match.” Print Friendly Version
Manchester: Considered flat track bullies, the Indians have so far been tested only once in the ongoing World Cup in England and that was during their opening warm-up game against New Zealand in London on May 25. While the group stage encounter between tahe two teams got washed off, they are set to clash again and this time it will be the semi-final of the 2019 edition of the showpiece event at Old Trafford on Tuesday.Going into the tournament, the Indians were considered favourites while the Kiwis flew under the radar to start with. But as it has been the case with New Zealand when it comes to any limited-overs tournament, this time too, they have shown their mettle and walked straight into the knockouts at the fourth spot. In fact, at one stage they were leading the pack before a couple of bad games towards the end of the group stages saw them fall down the ladder slightly.But on Tuesday, the Black Caps will have to play out of their guts to challenge the Indian team that has only lost one game so far — against England in Birmingham as they failed to chase down 300-plus. Yet, the question is whether or not it will be a batting paradise. After all, the ICC has refrained from producing belters and like CEO Dave Richardson said during the game between India and England in the group stages, the idea is to bring in balance.Yet, there is forecast of rain starting Tuesday. While it may be passing showers, but then, the New Zealand attack suddenly looks all the more menacing with the likes of Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Souther and Colin de Grandhomme almost looking unplayable.For Virat Kohli, it will be about wanting to see the clear blue skies like never before. After all, New Zealand is one attack that turns a completely different picture when the conditions are overcast. Unlike the Australians and Englishmen, the Kiwis are hardcore swing bowlers.Another area of concern for the Indian skipper will be the form of the middle-order batsmen. While the team management has shown a brave face, the fact remains that most of the runs have been scored by the top three — Kohli, Rohit Sharma and K.L. Rahul. IANS Also Read: Three Team’s Fate Hangs in Balance as England Face New Zealand
Senior forward Aaron Bendickson and the Wisconsin men\’s hockey team is set to face off with the RIT Tigers in Thursday\’s semifinal game in Detroit. UW has had 11 days off since its last game.[/media-credit]Wisconsin is tired of talking about its Frozen Four matchup with the Rochester Institute of Technology.They have had an extra week to think about it, an extra week to practice for it and now the Badgers want nothing more than to see the puck finally drop in Ford Field.“I’m real anxious to get going. You can only talk about it so much, and all we’ve been able to do is talk about these games,” senior tri-captain Ben Street said. “We just want to get out there and get it started.”After playing through a demanding, pressure-packed postseason schedule, where the Badgers played in the WCHA Final Five and the NCAA West regional, UW and the other three Frozen Four teams have had a rare extended period without game action.Street, who will be playing in his second Frozen Four after helping to win a national championship in 2006, had trouble keeping busy with so much time between games.“It’s been boring. We have all this time off, and I don’t even know what to do with myself,” Street said. “I mean there has been a lot going on in the sports world. Opening Day of baseball, college basketball wrapping up, it seems like everyone else is doing a bunch of stuff, and we are just practicing.”It is fair to say senior forward Aaron Bendickson is tired of waiting as well.“It sucks to have to wait this long,” Bendickson said. “Everyone is just really jacked to play.”Tonight, the wait is over and the Badgers are set to take on the RIT this afternoon.According to Bendickson, anticipation for the Frozen Four created tremendous energy that was put to good use in practice.“Practice has been really competitive,” he said. “You can tell people are hungry to play because everyone is just going after it really hard.”UW hopes the rigorous practice sessions have helped it prepare for the intensity the Badgers will face in Detroit. As a No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament, the energized RIT squad has emerged as the tournament’s Cinderella story.The Tigers shocked Denver, the WCHA regular season champion, in the opening round and proceeded to take down Hockey East regular season champ New Hampshire in the East regional final. Now, the former Division II and Division III national champions are headed to Detroit looking for another title.RIT may have snuck up on opponents in the early rounds of the tournament, but UW head coach Mike Eaves knows full well the upset-minded Tigers will come out with a lot of energy and present a difficult challenge for the Badgers.“They are going to get after it. They are going to finish every check,” Eaves said. “And they may be as good as any team I’ve seen in the defensive zone.”The Badgers are one of the top scoring teams in the nation, but Eaves and the Badgers know RIT will attempt to play a tight defensive game to keep scoring chances limited.That strategy has worked particularly well for the Tigers due to the performance of goaltender Jared DeMichiel. The senior has been red-hot between the pipes for RIT, allowing only three goals in two NCAA tournament games, and his play has spearheaded the Tigers’ NCAA tournament run.UW junior goaltender Scott Gudmandson has played pretty well in his own right, making crucial saves in the Badgers’ tight wins over Vermont and St. Cloud State.With his counterpart playing with such confidence, Gudmandson hopes to see lot of the commotion and activity in front of the other net as the Badgers plan on testing DeMichiel early and often.“They are real good defensively so we need to work them down low and get a lot of traffic in front of that goalie,” Gudmandson said.The Badgers know the game plan, and they’ve waited long enough to execute it.Now after all the preparation, they are ready to continue their pursuit of a national championship.“It’s so exciting,” Gudmandson said. “We can’t wait to get out on that ice.”