$3,500 is top check when IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour travels to Hancock County for Salute to Veterans show

first_imgBRITT, Iowa (June 23) – The Hawkeye Dirt Tour returns to Britt and five IMCA divisions see on-track action at Hancock County Speedway’s Salute To Veterans special on Tuesday, June 28.Touring Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds race for $3,500 to win their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier while the runner-up earns $1,600. Fourteen hundred dollars will be paid for third, $1,200 for fourth and $1,000 for fifth.Hancock County is the only track to have hosted an HDT event every year since the series started in 2010. Next Tuesday’s show will be the seventh tour event held at Britt.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $2,000 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks both for $1,500 and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200.Winners in all divisions receive six-foot-tall trophies and those with perfect attendance this season at Britt get $500 bonuses as well.Second in the Stock Car main pays $1,200 with $1,000 for third. SportMod and Hobby Stock runners-up get $800, with $600 paid for third. All divisions will be draw/redraw and all applicable points, including local track points, will be awarded.Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6-12. Family passes are $40 and pit passes are $30. All veterans and their spouses receive free admission to the grandstand that evening.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. The draw closes at 6:30 p.m. and hot laps start at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.More information is available by calling 515 320-0066 or 641-843-9080 on race day, and at the www.hcspeedway.com website. Parts, tires and fuel will be available at the track or by calling 515 341-2232.A fireworks display follows the race program. The event is sponsored by Bayer Crop Science and Mike and Barb Schroeder, Lone Rock & L.G. Seeds.Grundy Center’s Joel Rust won the first two Hawkeye Dirt Tour features of the season before Brian Irvine of Oelwein and Chris Abelson of Sioux City followed with victories of their own. Abelson took over the series point lead with his checkered flag run at West Liberty Raceway on June 14.Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, 144; 2. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 140; 3. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, 121; 4. Brian Irvine, Oelwein, and Kyle Brown, State Center, both 118; 6. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, 112; 7. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 105; 8. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 103; 9. David Brown, Kellogg, 96; 10. Jacob Murray, Hartford, 76; 11. Tom Berry Jr., Boone, 74; 12. Tim Ward, Harcourt, 69; 13. Kurt Kile, Nichols, 64; 14. Ryan Maitland, Waterloo, 61; 15. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, 60; 16. Nick Roberts, LaCrosse, Wis., Joe Docekal, Dysart, and Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, each 58; 19. Shane DeMey, Denison, 51; 20. Dakota Hayden, Wilton, and Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, both 48.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho isn’t feeling the pressure despite Chelsea’s defeat to Everton

first_img Asked if he was under pressure, the Portuguese said in his post-match press conference: “No, no. I think the refugees are under big pressure.” Despite suggestions all is not well at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho says he is happy as Chelsea manager . “It is a pleasure, an honour and it is happiness every day,” he said. Chelsea were outplayed in the opening 25 minutes as Naismith, an early replacement for the injured Muhamed Besic, struck twice and Arouna Kone and James McCarthy forced brilliant saves out of Asmir Begovic. Nemanja Matic pulled one back with a fine strike before the break but Naismith rounded off an excellent Toffees display by completing his treble – a classic effort of headed, left-foot and right-foot finishes – in the 82nd minute. Chelsea have lost three of their last four games but Mourinho but the result down to bad luck. He said: “We don’t deserve this result. It is too heavy for the way the players started the game, finished the game and played during the game. “The biggest concern is that everything goes against us. We know we are making mistakes but for every mistake we are punished immediately. Press Association “We need to win a couple of consecutive matches. We need the players to smile again. We need the strikers to score goals. We need the central defenders not to make mistakes and be punished for that. “We need confidence. I think confidence is fundamental. In this moment everything goes against us and the players feel it. They don’t accept it. They fight, they play, they try, but the reality at the moment is difficult for them. It is not easy to play football with confidence level low.” Asked if his side could still win the title, Mourinho said: “I don’t know. Chelsea can win the next match against Arsenal for sure, (but) to win the title, I don’t know.” Chelsea’s problems took some of the attention away from what was a superb performance by Everton. The Toffees looked hungrier in that first crucial spell in the first half and then defended strongly. The standout performance was by Naismith but recent Chelsea target John Stones was also highly impressive in the back line and manager Roberto Martinez paid tribute to both. He said: “It would have been all too easy for Naisy not to be ready and not to be happy to not be in starting XI, but he gave us a real example of focus, concentration and the real standard of this dressing room. “Sometimes you play against the champions and you can beat them, but you look at lucky breaks – but for 90 minutes we restricted Chelsea to two shots on target. “Clearly John showed we couldn’t replace a player like John Stones at that stage. He has been heavily tested but we never had a doubt in the way he would perform and he never let the team down. “He always trained and performed well and today he showed he is going to be a future England captain. “We know we can play better but what you are looking at is a complete performance.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claimed he was not feeling the pressure after watching his stuttering champions slip to a heavy defeat at Everton. Steven Naismith scored a hat-trick as Mourinho’s side crashed to a 3-1 loss at Goodison Park, a result which left them with just four points from their first five Barclays Premier League games. The heat on Mourinho, who has also been involved in an extraordinary row with his medical staff this term, is increasing as Chelsea’s opening sequence now constitutes their worst start to a top-flight campaign since 1986. last_img read more

Besse a rare bright spot during difficult men’s hockey season

first_imgIn a season that the Wisconsin men’s hockey team has taken a step backwards with just a 2-15-3 overall record and a 0-5-1 record in Big Ten play, sophomore forward Grant Besse has taken a big step forward on his way to quietly having a breakout season.Besse began his career as a Badger last year with a promising freshman season, compiling eight goals and six assists, playing in 36 of the team’s 37 games. A year later, with Wisconsin’s top five goal scorers from last season no longer on the team, Besse has elevated his game to a much higher level and stepped into a leadership role for this year’s young Wisconsin team.Not being a top-line guy last season took some getting used to for Besse since he had never played a role like that before in his hockey career. Coming out of Plymouth, Minnesota, Besse was named 2013 Mr. Hockey in Minnesota, thus when he came to Madison he was unaccustomed to a reserve role. However, it ended up being a beneficial learning experience for Besse that allowed him to learn from the veteran Badgers on last year’s team.“It was a bit frustrating at first obviously coming from high school where you’re the go-to guy,” Besse said. “But I’m glad it was like that. I learned from those older guys.”Just 20 games into this season, Besse is leading Wisconsin in goals (seven) and his six assists are tied for second most on the team, making him only one goal away from matching his goal and assist total from all of last season.Besse believes that increased playing time and having more chances to make plays has been a major factor in his emergence as a go-to guy for the Badgers.“I’m getting a lot more opportunities,” Besse said. “Being on the top line and on the power play, you just have more opportunities and more ways to show what I can do.”Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves credited much of Besse’s improvement to gaining strength and using it to keep defenders from taking the puck from him.“Having a year under his belt, he’s bigger, stronger and knows what to expect,” Eaves said. “He’s stronger over the puck, so he has it a lot more.”Eaves also praised Besse for his impressive shooting ability that even caught their attention back when they recruited him out of high school. Eaves called Besse a “sniper” in reference to his gifted ability to shoot with pinpoint accuracy and overall knack for finding the back of the net.“He’s got a great gift to shoot the puck, something that’s not taught,” Eaves said. “When you shoot like that, you want him to shoot the puck as much as possible because not everybody can shoot like that.”Much like Eaves, Wisconsin senior goaltender Joel Rumpel has seen the improved play in Besse. Anytime Besse gets the puck is a reason to get excited due to his wide-ranging skillset that can threaten defenses in different ways.“Grant’s one of those special players that, when he gets the puck, you’re excited because he can make things happen,” Rumpel said. “He can turn a nothing play into something, whether it’s using his quick hands to get through guys or his deceiving shot to beat a goalie from a bad angle. He just brings that energy and that offensive dynamic that we need this year.”With so many leaders from last year’s team gone this season, Besse has not only taken a bigger role on the ice but has welcomed a bigger role off the ice as a leader of the team. Despite being new to the leadership role for this team, and just a sophomore, it hasn’t been an issue for him.Rumpel sees Besse’s maturity level as the main reason why he has been able to handle being a leader on a team with 11 true freshmen.“When you’re a young team, we’ve got to have guys like Grant, who’s mature beyond his age, and guys can look to him in the dressing room, whether it’s modeling our play after him or the things he does off the ice,” Rumpel said.But despite Besse’s strong play this season, the Badgers have been unable to have the same success as a team on the ice, as they’re still looking for their first Big Ten win of the season.The team will be looking for the sophomore forward to step up his game even more to get that first win. Besse said he feels he can do that by becoming a player who always delivers night in and night out.“I’d say consistency is probably the biggest thing I’ve been working on,” Besse said of where he could improve. “Coming game in and game out and being able to produce and not get beat defensively.”Only a sophomore, Besse has plenty of time to continue writing his story as a Badger. Regardless of where that story goes, it will undoubtedly serve as a bright spot amid a season of considerable darkness.last_img read more

RAISE FINANCE ON YOUR EXISTING ASSETS BY SPEAKING TO FINANCIAL EXPERTS AT CONSULTAS

first_imgArrange a meeting today with the financial experts at CONSULTAS and lean on their expertise and knowledge to make sure you make the RIGHT financial decisions for your business.Does your business require access to credit, can you raise finance on your existing assets?Whatever your question may be, the hardworking, innovative and dynamic team at CONSULTAS will help you get the financial answers you need. CONSULTAS is an independent financial services company that specialises in raising finance for new and existing business.Access to short term working capital remains a concern for business in Ireland today.In many cases businesses hold valuable assets or equipment that can be utilised to raise funds.CONSULTAS can advise you on the best options in the market for your enterprise and prepare comprehensive applications for funding. Talk to Tom 0872834207 or Niall 0834274881 today to start a new era for your business.www.consultas.ieinfo@consultas.ieConsultas Financial Services Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland RAISE FINANCE ON YOUR EXISTING ASSETS BY SPEAKING TO FINANCIAL EXPERTS AT CONSULTAS was last modified: April 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AdviceArrangeBusinessConsultasexpertsFeaturesFinancialmeetingnewslast_img read more

Missing dog: Appeal launched to find missing family dog in Lifford/Raphoe area

first_imgAn appeal has been launched to find a missing family dog in the Raphoe/Lifford area. The French Bulldog went missing yesterday and has not been since.The owners are anxious to see the family pet returned home safely. If you have any information to share please call 0868611075 or 0879426257 or contact Emma Gilfillan on Facebook.Missing dog: Appeal launched to find missing family dog in Lifford/Raphoe area was last modified: June 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New Growth Path ‘vital for economy’

first_img29 May 2012 The New Growth Path is an important instrument to promote employment and growth in the economy, the African National Congress (ANC) and Business Unity South Africa (Busa) said on Monday evening.“Both the New Growth Path and the National Development Plan were important building blocks to the achievement of a shared vision for South Africa,” the two organisations said in a joint statement.A delegation from the ANC and Busa met in Johannesburg on Monday.The ANC delegation was led by President Jacob Zuma. He was joined by party chairwoman Baleka Mbete, secretary-general Gwede Mantashe and deputy secretary-general Thandi Modise.The Busa delegation included president Futhi Mtoba, vice-presidents Brenda Madumise and Michael Spicer, and deputy CEO Raymond Parsons.The main focus of the meeting was what could be done to ensure that the planned presidential infrastructure summit, to be held in July, was a success.“It was agreed that large-scale infrastructural development now needed to be urgently implemented, not only from an internal economic point of view, but also given the deteriorating global outlook,” they said.The organisations also agreed that the participation of the private sector and co-operation with the government was essential for the summit’s success.Sapalast_img read more

HI and IHF agree “in principle” on merger

first_imgAfter squabbling for long over who should run the game in the country, Hockey India and Indian Hockey Federation appeared to be heading towards a merger with both the federations agreeing “in principle” to form a unified body.The Sports Ministry had proposed a merger plan and had asked both HI and IHF to furnish their views on it, while also warning of stern action against both the bodies if they fail to do so.HI had already replied agreeing to most of the Ministry proposal while the IHF had sought time till Tuesday to give their views.IHF president RK Shetty with HI secretary Narinder Batra.The IHF on Tuesday submitted its reply to the Ministry proposal and its president R K Shetty said it has agreed to most of the merger provisions.A meeting was to be held between HI and IHF on Tuesday but did not happen. Some IHF office bearers though had a meeting with Ministry officials.”We had sought time till today to give reply to the Ministry proposal. We have submitted our reply today. We have in principle agreed that there should be a unified body,” Shetty said.”We were to have a meeting with HI today but it could not be held as they had some prior engagements. But we had a meeting with Ministry officials. The Ministry gave us a lot of confidence on the merger issue. It’s a positive step,” he said.A Ministry source said that the response from the IHF was a positive one and merger issue could be settled in a week’s time.advertisement”IHF has submitted their reply. It was a positive response from the IHF. We are hoping that the merger issue would be sorted out in a week’s time,” the source said.In the merger proposal, the Ministry has asked HI to increase its executive board strength and include all the current IHF office bearers in it.The ministry has asked HI to make former IHF president KPS Gill as the life-time patron of the merged body and also appoint an IHF office-bearer as a senior vice-president.- With inputs from PTIFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more