Long stays hot at Pepsi Lee County Speedway

first_imgGates open at 5:30 p.m. and hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors (60+) $9, students (11-17) and veterans $5 and kids 10 & under free. Pit passes will be $30, ages 7-13 $20, ages 4-6 $10, and three and under $5. By Brian Neal  Long and Jardin Fuller led the field to the green flag, Long jumping into the lead over Fuller and Mark Burgtorf. Burgtorf and Denny Eckrich both got by Fuller and went to work on chasing down Long. However, Long pulled away before the first caution appeared on lap 13. On the restart, Long stayed out front with Burgtorf and Eckrich taking chase. The action was slowed for the second and final time for a yellow on lap 17.  Austen Becerra went three-wide for the lead, then outran Jim Gillenwater for the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod victory.  DONNELLSON, Iowa (June 5) – Michael Long was back in Pepsi Lee County Speedway’s victory lane after holding off Mark Burgtorf in the Friday night feature for IMCA Modifieds.  Coming up Friday, June 12 will be the first of five Drive For 5 qualifying nights for the IMCA Sunoco Late Models. Sponsored locally by Shottenkirk Parts Express, the IMCA Late Models will be racing for a top prize of $1,000.  Long then held off Burgtorf for the win. Austin Howes was third. Drive For 5 which is also being presented by Ideal Ready Mix, Floyd’s Waste Systems, J.J. Nicht­ing Company Case IH, Triple Seven Trucking, and Triple R Performance Engines. IMCA Modi­fieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are also on the card.last_img read more

Warriors can’t hold on to early lead, fall to Celtics 105-100

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — In a season defined by moral victories, the Warriors may have gotten another one in Saturday’s 105-100 loss to the Boston Celtics. However, they may have also suffered another team-altering injury.Guard D’Angelo Russell left the game with a sprained right thumb midway through the third quarter. Initial x-rays were negative, but he will undergo an MRI Saturday. His status for the team’s upcoming four-game trip is yet to be determined.The Warriors (2-11) entered the game …last_img

LinkedIn Publishes Video Series for Small Business Owners

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market john paul titlow Tags:#biz#tips A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Professional social networking site LinkedIn has published a series of retro-style videos introducing small businesses to the site and what it has to offer for business users. LinkedIn’s Timeless Guide to Small Business Success is edited with a faux 1980s TV commercial vibe, complete with rainbow-laden, early 1980s computer graphics and an old school Apple II-style desktop computer.The video series, which was produced by Upright Citizens Brigade video editor Rob Getzchman, was done in this humorous, retro style because, as he explains in a blog post, “the average office worker can only watch a screenshot tutorial for a few seconds before the onset of spontaneous narcolepsy.” The series is sponsored by FedEx. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Curry misses cut, still impresses golf’s best

first_imgThe question in some corners was how high his score would be.“I was asked if I thought he was going to break 80, and that’s the hand grenade question,” Paul Casey said. “But 4 over is really good. It’s a lot of pressure, and he exceeded my expectations.”Zach Johnson, a two-time major champion, said he has a friend who knows Curry and said he was a good player. The score in the first round was enough to make a believer out of Johnson.“Clearly, he is,” Johnson said. “I don’t know that golf course. Someone said they shoot pretty low there often, but it doesn’t matter. You’ve still got to put the ball in the hole. First round as an amateur in a professional tournament? That’s pretty good.”Johnson vaguely recalled the time Jerry Rice, the Hall of Fame receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, played in the tournament. Rice shot 90.“He’s a good athlete. They’re both good athletes,” Johnson said. “I’m not going to be playing for the 49ers.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Curry opened with a 4-over 74 on the TPC Stonebrae and needed a career round to stay for the weekend. He shot a 74 again on Friday to finish tied for 148th. He missed the cut by 11 shots.READ: NBA MVP Curry fires respectable 74 in pro golf debutFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCurry bogeyed two of the first three holes on Friday and shot a 39 on a 3-hour front nine. He made five straight pars and birdied No. 14 but he played the final three holes at plus-1 with two bogeys and a birdie on 17.No matter. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ “That was awesome what he did yesterday,” British Open champion Jordan Spieth said Friday at the Bridgestone Invitational. “I think he certainly beat most everybody’s expectations, but I don’t think that really surprised him. It was pretty cool — really cool — to see. You see him fist-pumping out there, and just him talking about how nervous he was when he heard his name called, it just makes us feel a little better when sometimes some of the stuff he does looks like a robot.”Stanford alum Andrew Yun shot a 62 on Friday and finished two rounds at 8-under 127. Fellow American Brandon Harkins is two shots back after rounds of 64 and 65.One of the highlights for Curry in the opening round was a long birdie putt and telling his caddie to “Go get that” from the cup. That was the famous line Spieth said to his caddie at Royal Birkdale two weeks ago after a 50-foot eagle putt to take the lead.“To be honest, I think it’s pretty special for a two-time MVP to be able to shoot 74 at a pro event and beat other pros,” former PGA champion Jason Day said.No one expected very much out of Curry, who last year played in the pro-am at the PGA Tour’s season opener in Napa. The field included players who have competed in majors this year, and seven players who have won on the PGA Tour.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Spurs re-sign Aussie guard Mills Golden State Warriors NBA basketball player Stephen Curry follows his drive from the 17th tee during the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic golf tournament Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Hayward, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)HAYWARD, Calif. — Stephen Curry missed the cut Friday night against professional golfers one notch below the PGA Tour.But not before leaving some of golf’s best players impressed that a two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors could enter their arena and look respectable.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetlast_img read more

Surrey and Worcestershire bookend table but share much in between

first_imgfeatures The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Support The Guardian Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Read more Cricket So the last week has seen a kind of rebirth of both sides. Surrey endured a torrid few years. They were a club in turmoil, with an unhealthy culture and struggling to cope after the terrible death of Tom Maynard, and were rebuilt by Stewart, Gareth Batty, and a handful of young, talented and hungry youngsters – Amar Virdi, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes, the Currans. At New Road, Matthew Rawnsley took over as CEO at the start of the year and under Moeen Ali’s captaincy and with their own clutch of homegrown talent – Pennington, Tom Fell, Pat Brown (already being mentioned by Moeen as a potential England candidate) – they have won the T20 Blast for the first time – although Rawnsley would be quick to acknowledge that much of the credit should go to the former head coach Steve Rhodes.Stewart was keen to sing Worcestershire’s praises after the match had ended at New Road. “I hope Worcester stay up,” he said. “They also show that if you produce your own, they fight together.”Congratulations to the county champions and the T20 Blast kings of the road. The beauty of county cricket in 2018 is that it embraces them both. Let’s drink to that while we can.• This is an extract taken from The Spin, the Guardian’s weekly cricket email. To subscribe, just visit this page and follow the instructions. Topics Surrey Share on Twitter County Championship Division Onecenter_img The Spin … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on WhatsApp Worcestershire Share on LinkedIn County cricket talking points: Surrey’s youngsters deserve their title When 22 players gather in huge stadiums built for full houses in midsummer, and rattle around in late season gloom to the applause of 20 hundred-weight of empty tip-up chairs and a crisp wrapper, County Championship cricket can feel a little soulless.But not at New Road, not last week. There in full view of the glorious cathedral, that has chimed the passing of so many seasons, Surrey clinched the County Championship for the first time since 2002. It couldn’t have happened in a more perfect setting.My only previous trip to New Road was in 2001 with three friends who were then young blades doing OBO shifts for Guardian Unlimited – Lawrence Booth, Christian Ryan and Sean Ingle. Chris had organised the trip – as an Australian who was living in England at the time, he wanted to visit every county cricket ground in the country. So off we went on the train to Worcester, walked to the ground in the driving rain where play was called off without a ball being bowled. We decamped to the cinema, bought matinee tickets for X-Men and went home again. Loveliness, what loveliness? Share via Email Share on Facebook But last Wednesday the sky dawned a watery blue. The groundstaff were removing the covers by half past seven and the air had that crispness and brittle-warmth that you get only for a very few days in early September. On the river path alongside the Severn, schoolchildren with still-smart blazers trudged the heavy trudge to school. In through the gates and past the stands walked a handful of early visitors, breakfasted on enthusiasm, carrying flasks, past the Memorial Garden with plaques to Don Kenyon and other Worcestershire stalwarts, past the trees still, just, in their summer finery. With a nod and a wink to the utilitarian Premier Inn that leans over a corner of the ground, New Road was a little bit of cricketing perfection.The game itself turned into a thriller, whipped on its head by an inspired bit of bowling from Morne Morkel just after tea on the third day when he, from nowhere, eased through the gears and took five wickets for five runs in 38 balls. The fourth day had the feel of a walkover, with Mark Stoneman and Rory Burns at the crease, but Worcestershire didn’t go down without cranking up to full throttle, pushing Surrey with a wicket at each vulnerable joint, and an inspired spell by young Dillon Pennington, until Morkel finally won the match and the Championship with a hip tickle for four.A glance at the Division One table on Tuesday morning showed the difference between top of the table Surrey and bottom of the table Worcestershire to be 143 points – 47 points more than Worcestershire have actually won in the season. The difference is more even than that – Surrey is a thriving business that attracts full houses to Test matches and thousands to evening Blast games. They have big-name sponsors and pay their players a premium. /sport/2016/aug/18/sign-up-to-the-spin Worcestershire is a small club, living a hand-to-mouth existence and given regular life-support by the ECB. The money that will come in as a result of the Hundred – around £6m over five years – will keep Worcester alive until the 2020s. What happens then is the million-dollar question. Is there a place for Worcestershire, run on heartbeats, sweat-beads and shoestrings, in the new cricket reality? Can a club that floods every winter and attracts small-time support to a beautiful cathedral city survive? Cricket fans will be desperate for them to fight on and so, despite their moneybags image, would Surrey – who carry a paternalistic attitude to the smaller clubs. It was they who pushed against the ECB plans for an eight-club Hundred, and wanted greater promotion of an 18-county Blast competition.Underneath it all, the town mouse and the country mouse have deep-running similarities. Both teams encourage and tend to homegrown players. Both clubs engender a sense of loyalty – look at Surrey where Alec Stewart is back at the Oval as head of cricket, where Rikki Clarke has returned, magnificent in his broad-beamed maturity. And at Worcester, Graeme Hick and Basil D’Oliveira stayed to eke out every last run. Reuse this contentlast_img read more