IMCA Modified national, regional champions receive awards from Speedway Engineering

first_imgSYLMAR, Calif. – A California company continues its long association with IMCA in 2017 with awards for Modified drivers winning regional crowns.Speedway Engineering of Sylmar gives the national champion a $1,000 product certificate, good toward the purchase of a complete Ford 9” floater rear end housing or a full-size 10” quick change rear end.The suspension and drivetrain products manufacturer and 19-year IMCA sponsor also gives $300 product certificates to each of the other four regional champions.All awards will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the follow­ing week from the IMCA home office.Information about the complete line of Speedway Engineering products is available at the www.1speedway.com website or by calling 818 362-5865.“There isn’t much to say about our partnership with Speedway Engineering that hasn’t already been said dur­ing their 19 years of support,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Speedway Engineering is a leg­end in the industry and our gratitude for being their only sponsorship program can’t be overstated.”“Our sponsorship in IMCA has given us a great way to give back directly to the racing community,” said Speedway Engineering President Ken Sapper.last_img read more

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Mullins big guns set for Festival

first_img The five-year-old completed a one-two for the yard when landing the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle from Shaneshill and remains unbeaten over obstacles. Douvan could renew rivalry with Shaneshill in the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle while Nicholls Canyon is another possible runner for Mullins. Press Association The trainer said: “Douvan is the top horse on ratings and won a Grade Two race well around the track previously in February. He is also engaged in the Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle over two and a half miles but the two-miler is more likely. “Nichols Canyon, who won well at Aintree, is also a likely runner while Shaneshill is a possibility.” Having skipped Aintree last week, Arkle winner Un De Sceuax is also lined up to appear. “The Ryanair Novice Chase looks the race for Un De Sceaux, even though he holds an entry in the BoyleSports Champion Chase. Jarry D’Honneur might go there too, if he doesn’t go for a handicap,” said Mullins. center_img Willie Mullins is set to unleash his star novice hurdlers at the Punchestown Festival, including Cheltenham Festival winner Douvan.last_img read more

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Bazdarevic: We have Strength and Quality, and we are better than Wales!

first_imgThe coach of the national football team of B&H Mehmed Bazdarevic arrived with the coaching staff to the Training Center of the Football Federation of B&H yesterday morning, and in a statement to the press he said he expects a difficult match against Wales.Bazdarevic said that a big temptation is ahead of the BH national team, but that he believes they have strength and quality to overcome the obstacle called Wales.“I hope we have strength because the match is exceptionally important. A huge challenge is ahead of us, I don’t want to speak of the opponent, they are the first and they have a positive period. However, since the first day until today, although we have been encountering many difficulties which are normal in football, they are coming in a bad time for us. I believe that those who will come and those who are already here have strength and quality to overcome this obstacle. We will work and do everything to readily welcome the match and achieve the result we all want”, said Bazdarevic.The coach added that there was a problem with the national team players, given that they did not have enough minutes played, but that he is happy for the good performances of Ibisevic, Pjanic, and other BH national team players. The press were also interested in the status of Senad Lukic, and the coach answered:“We are waiting for the medical staff to examine Lulic and see what it is about. We want Lulic and everyone else to be ready for the match”.The absence of Dzeko and Besic, and the possible absence of Lulic, is a huge handicap for the BH national team, and the coach hopes that all players will recover and that all injured players will play.“It certainly is a handicap, you know that very well. Some things in football can be substituted with quality, but I think we have the strength and we have to search for it in these 22 players who are here. We must to everything, we have been working and we must jointly prepare for what awaits us”, said Bazdarevic.The coach added that Dzeko is in Rome, where he is recovering, and that more information about his recovery should be known by yesterday afternoon.“We will all be sad if the information we get tonight be different. I think this team, although weakened, has the power to make a result with fighting spirit and quality”, Bazdarevic concluded, and added that he expects great support from the best fans of the BH national team.(Source: klix.ba/ photo klix)last_img read more

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Woman Purposely Coughs on Produce at PA Supermarket, Causes $35,000 Loss

first_imgA grocery store in Pennsylvania was forced this week to throw away about $35,000 worth of food, after a woman intentionally coughed on its fresh produce, bakery products, and meat case.Joe Fasula, a co-owner of Gerrity’s Supermarket, says the incident happened Wednesday afternoon at a store in Hanover Township.According to Fasula, the woman is known by police and likely committed the act as a “very twisted prank.”He adds, “Working closely with the Hanover Township health inspector, we identified every area that she was in, we disposed of the product and thoroughly cleaned and disinfected everything.”Fasula says the police were called immediately, and the case has been escalated to the area’s district attorney’s office.Courtesy: Gerrity’s Supermarket/Facebook“They have assured me that they will be aggressively pursuing numerous charges,” he explains. “In addition, while we do not believe the woman is truly infected, they will make every effort to see that she is tested.”The grocery chain is checking whether its insurance company will cover the loss.The woman’s actions come at a time when Americans are being cautious to not contact or spread COVID-19, the illness which is caused by the coronavirus, and are practicing social distancing.“While it is always a shame when food is wasted, in these times when so many people are worried about the security of our food supply, it is even more disturbing,” adds Fasula.last_img read more

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Greener Wins Gold a Para Pan Ams

first_imgFacebook59Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Karen Urman for Gig Harbor Canoe Kayak Racing TeamDanzig “Ziggy” Norberg, 23, a junior at The Evergreen State College, won a gold medal in the VL2 men’s 200 meter final at the 2017 Para Pan American Sprint Championships in Ibarra, Ecuador on October 15. The Pan Am Championships drew over 200 athletes from 13 countries. Norberg, who trains with the Gig Harbor Canoe Kayak Racing Team, achieved a time of one minute and two seconds, beating out Brazilian paddler, Alex Pessoa, by one second. Canadian, Trinity Tratch, took third.Ziggy Norberg with his gold medal from the Para Pan Ams. Photo courtesy: Ziggy NorbergNorberg, who was born with Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair, was one of only a few U.S. Canoe Sprint athletes, disabled or able-bodied, to reach the podium in international competition this year. “It is an honor to represent my country,” said Norberg, a four-time member of Team USA, after winning his first medal at an international race. “And I’m absolutely thrilled to bring home a gold!”Norberg placed seventh at the 2017 Paracanoe World Championships held in August in the Czech Republic. He has competed in the kayak but concentrates on the other style of boat used in Paracanoe, the va’a, a rudderless outrigger canoe. While Canoe Sprint has been an Olympic sport since 1936, Paracanoe has only recently been included in the Paralympics. The kayak debuted in Rio in 2016, and after the announcement in September that the va’a will be included in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, competition is heating up. Norberg’s goal is to represent the U.S. in 2020. “I’ve dedicated the last six years to this sport and to my dream of competing in the Paralympics,” Norberg said. “After countless hours on the water and in the gym, winning in Ecuador really affirms that I’m doing something right!”Norberg is studying pre-law with an emphasis on sports and disability. Although he looks forward to a long career as an elite athlete, he aspires to work with an international organization advocating for disabled athletes and inclusiveness. Norberg works at Evergreen in Access Services and in the Game Management Department at the CRC. To support Norberg and keep up with his progress, got to gofundme.com/ziggys-going-to-worlds.To read more about Ziggy, go here.last_img read more

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