Winner’s shares of purse upped for July 8-13 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic IMCA Tour

first_imgJAMESTOWN, N.D. – More money for the winners and bigger starting fields are in plans an­nounced for the 28th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour for IMCA ModifiedsEach main event during the July 8-13 tour will pay $2,300 to win, $100 more than last year, and a minimum of $300 to start with 30 cars taking the green flag.“We have been tickled pink with our growth. We’re seeing a lot of the best drivers in the division following this tour and have gotten to the point where we need to find a way to get more of them in the features,” said Tour Director John Gartner, citing the record 90-plus per night car count aver­age in 2016. “We had an all-time record 101 cars for the finale at Mandan, which means 72 drivers didn’t qualify.”The North Dakota-based tour also features IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars running for $800 to win and a minimum of $100 to start each night.Jamestown Speedway hosts the opener on Saturday, July 8. The tour is at Nodak Speedway in Minot for a Sunday, July 9 show before heading north to Canada and Estevan Motor Speedway on Monday, July 10.The second half of the tour is at Williston Basin Speedway on Tuesday, July 11; at Southwest Speedway in Dickinson on Wednesday, July 12; and at Mandan’s Dacotah Speedway on Thurs­day, July 13.Modified drivers who compete in a minimum of three tour events will be eligible to race in the $10,002 to win, minimum $300 to start Legendary special Friday, July 14 at Dacotah.Kupper Chevrolet provides tour point funds of $2,000 for the Modifieds and $1,000 for the Stock Cars. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, BMS North Central Region/EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded; all tour features and the Legendary are also qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.“We had great car counts but had three features rained out,” noted Gartner. “While we don’t have any control over it, our goal this year is to get the six tour events and Legendary in.”The Legendary, he added, will start 33 cars three wide. The 50-lap main event will be stopped at halfway with drivers allowed to make any changes except their tires during a five minute pit stop on the front straightaway.The Dakota Classic Tour and Legendary will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. They’re part of the upcoming Dirt Knights docudrama to be seen on MAVTV. The Dakota Tour will be featured on the IMCA Racing Rewind on MAVTV.last_img read more

Mourinho hoping to end transfer window with ‘better, balanced’ Spurs squad

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Son fires four past Southampton Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, believes the club will approach the close-season transfer window with a clear sense of direction and resist the temptation to compete with high-spending rivals.While Premier League clubs will be able to start signing players when the window opens on Monday, British media reported Mourinho would have limited funds to strengthen his Spurs squad. “We’ll be very calm, organised, measured, thinking of everything,” Mourinho told a news conference on Friday.“Step by step we’ll end with a better, more balanced squad, and keeping the great players we have is a very important thing.“But we cannot react to what our opponents can do and what we cannot do. We have no doubts about what we need.”A win against Crystal Palace in the final game of the season on Sunday may not be enough for seventh-placed Spurs to secure a European League qualification spot.For Spurs to guarantee a European spot, they must leapfrog Wolves into sixth-place with the hope that they drop points against Chelsea. If they are to reach Europe’s second-tier competition with a seventh-placed finish, Spurs must again depend on Chelsea to beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final next month.“We have a couple of possibilities of playing in Europe next season but it’s in the hands of others,” Mourinho added.“The only thing we can do is beat Palace and add three more points to our tally.”Mourinho said a new coach who has “a history and connection with the club” will be joining his backroom staff as he confirmed the departure of long-time assistant Ricardo Formosinho.“Ricardo is leaving because he feels he would like to have one of his last opportunities, probably because of his age, to be a head coach,” Mourinho said. “I prefer that it’s the club that’s going to inform you about that (the replacement), but I prefer to go in the direction of developing local people,” he said.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Jose MourinhoPremier LeagueTottenham Hotspurlast_img read more

RHTY&SC MS cricket teams make donations to EBFA, Enterprise and Skeldon cricket clubs

first_imgTHE eight cricket teams of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club MS continues to assist their counterparts from other cricket clubs under their personal development programme.The latest clubs to benefit are the Enterprise Busta Sports Club of East Coast Demerara andClinton Pestano presents donation to a representative of Enterprise CC.the Skeldon Community Centre Cricket Club.Both cricket clubs received three trophies and six medals each to assist them to organise a cricket tournament for teams in their respective areas with the main aim of promoting the Say No/Say Yes message to youths.The Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that the RHTY&SC is quite passionate about assisting others to achieve and enjoy the same success as it does. The RHTY&SC MS, despite all of its efforts and passion, would be unable to reach youths in all of Guyana and as such needs the assistance of its sister clubs to promote the Say No/Say Yes message.Under the highly successful campaign, the eight cricket teams encourage youths to Say NO to Drugs, Suicide, Crime, Alcohol and YES to Education, Life, Sports and Religion.The RHTY&SC, Foster noted, is the only sports club in Guyana that has a programme to assist fellow clubs and for this year alone, dozens of clubs and sportsmen/women have benefited from over $4M worth of trophies, medals and other items to assist them to fulfil their respective mandates.The club in April assisted 12 cricket clubs with over $1.5M worth of cricket balls, bats and stumps while a total of 62 schools, clubs, NGOs and churches have benefited from donations of trophies, medals and prizes.Additionally 22 young sportsmen and women have received individual donation of gear, footwear, educational materials and finance under the RHTY&SC MS ‘Dare to Dream’ and ‘We Care’ Programmes.Meanwhile the RHTY&SC also donated trophies, medals, hand towels and a $18 000 bicycle to the East Bank Football Association (EBFA) for the hosting of a football tournament for females on the East Bank of Demerara, vice-president Mark Papannah, who has direct responsibilities for the RHTY&SC, saidOutreach programme stated that the club has reached out to other clubs in seven of the ten regions in Guyana and would continue to do so in the future.Papannah disclosed that the RHTY&SC would be assisting over 20 cricket clubs with sports gear, especially balls, after the hosting of the Patron’s Cup in July. Balls would be distributed to clubs as part of a widespread effort to assist them to develop the cricketing skills of youths.Among the clubs expected to benefit are Bush Lot Rising Star, Blairmont, Police, Edinburgh, Tucber Park, Young Warriors, Courtland, Fyrish, Chesney, Whim, Young and Restless, Skeldon and Upper Corentyne.last_img read more