Guaranteed to be the biggest and best: All roads lead to Eagle for 8th annual RaceSaver Nationals

first_imgThe dodgeball tournament to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and driver meet and greet and autograph session precede the Sunday race program. Miss Eagle Raceway will be crowned during an intermission that evening.  Registration after Aug. 24 is $100. Entry forms and more information about the RaceSaver Nationals Powered by Sunbelt Rentals are available at EAGLE, Neb. – What’s guaranteed to be the biggest and the best Sprint Car event of the season plays out Sept. 3-6 at Eagle Raceway. Mach-1 Sport Compacts also run on Friday, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods on Saturday and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks on Sunday at Eagle. Nine cars advance from $700 to win qualifying features on Friday and Saturday. Last-chance races complete the Sunday, Sept. 6 main event grid.  One hundred-plus IMCA drivers from 15 states are already entered in the eighth annual RaceSaver Nationals, each of them making the trip with the goals of making the 27-car field and ultimately taking the $2,500 checkers. Stuntman Dr. Danger, also known as The American Daredevil, performs during intermissions throughout the weekend. Parties in the pit follow all four race programs, with the band Jacked on stage Sunday night. Kevin Champoux, Toby Chapman, Justin Clark, Jason Danley, Joey Danley, Mason Daugherty, Chris Douglas, Tyler Drueke, Claud Estes III, Colby Estes, Daniel Estes, Matt Etzelmiller, Gary Floyd, Tim Fricke, Jacob Gomola, Charlie Graham, Trey Gropp, Trevor Grossenbacher, Aaron Guillaume, Adam Gullion and Ryan Hall; Drivers pre-entered for RaceSaver Nationals include:center_img And John Ricketts, Jay Russell, Troy Sanford, Dan Satriano, Jeremy Schultz, Blake Scott, Trevor Serbus, Andy Shouse, Stuart Snyder, Randy Sterling, Bradley Sterrett, Dustin Stroup, Sean Vardell, Jerrad Warhurst, John Webster, Chase Weiler, Nathan Weiler, Aaron Werner, Dewayne White, Richard Wilbee, Chad Wilson and Mark Zoeller. Keith Martin, Justin Melton, Casey Merrell, Jason Miller, Mike Moore, Justin Mowry, Alex Nalon, Ryan Navratil, Daniel Nekolite, Neil Nickolite, Shane O’Banion, Michael Oliver, Mark Pace, Michelle Parson, John Paynter Jr., Rick Pendergast, Boyd Peterson, Sean Quinn, Willy Reed, Jeff Reiman and Matt Richards; Qualifying heats for the $1,000 to win Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions follow pre-tech and practice on opening night on Thursday.  “With so many things to do off the track, RaceSaver Nationals has become something of a big family reunion,” Hadan said. “We all enjoy getting to see so many of our racing friends from so many different places during the Labor Day Weekend.” Gene Ackland, Brandon Allen, Bruce Allen, Justin Allen, Shayle Bade, Dusty Ballenger, Nate Barger, Nick Barger, Ethan Barrow, Bobby Becker, Brett Becker, Tom Belsky, Clint Benson, Zach Blurton, Daren Bolac, Mike Boston, Chase Brewer, Jake Bubak, Trey Burke, Casey Burkham,Owen Carlson and Dwight Carter; “The quality of the competition speaks for itself. Winning the RaceSaver Nationals title has quickly become an accomplishment that every driver wants on their resume,” said promoter Roger Hadan. “RaceSaver Nationals is also an event that’s just fun to be part of, whether you’re a driver or a fan, and I think that’s what really makes it special.”  Rick Hansen, Jacob Harris, Mark Harris, Tyler Harris, Logan Hershey, Philip Heynen, Brandon Horton, Mike Houseman, Jason Howell, Andrew Jackson, Junior Jenkins, Nate Johnson, Gary Kelley, Ryan King, Christian Kinnison, Ryan Kitchen, Chad Koch, Cody Ledger, Doug Lovegrove, Dylan McCann, Jesse Mack and Jason Martin;last_img read more

CAF/Loc Concludes Orange Chan 2014 Host Cities Visits

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football (CAF) sent a high level delegation led by Mr. Almamy Kabele Camara, the CAF 2nd Vice President and Chairman of CAF Organising Committee of CHAN, and accompanied by CAF Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Essam Ahmed, and CHAN 2014 CAF Event Director, Mr. Amr Fahmy to conduct host cities inspections for the 3rd Edition of the African Nations Championship (Orange CHAN 2014) which will take place at the 3 Host Cities; Cape Town, Mangaung (Bloemfontein), and Polokwane between 11 January and 1 February, 2014.Accompanying the CAF delegation was the Local Organising Committee led by the CEO, Mr. Mvuzo Mbebe. The team conducted inspections at facilities and sites such as stadiums, training sites, and hotels, to determine the state of readiness and to confirm minimum requirements stipulated by CAF to host a tournament of this nature.Addressing the joint CAF/LOC media conference held at the OR Tambo Southern Sun Hotel, Mr. Kabele Camara expressed his full satisfaction and confidence in the 3 cities and their readiness when he said: “I could not have expected anything less from South Africa and the 3 cities as your country has a proven track record in hosting successful international events. With 162 Days to go today, the LOC and the 3 host cities are already hard at work in ensuring that CHAN lives up to the same standard recently witnessed when the country hosted Orange AFCON 2013. We visited and conducted a detailed inspection of the competition areas in the stadium including training sites, media operations, hospitality areas, as well as team, referees, media and CAF hotels. Judging by the state of preparedness and readiness, I can assure you that these cities are preparing for an excitement football tournament that will once again make your country and the continent proud. I only have good news to report back to the CAF President, Mr. Issa Hayatou”. The CEO of the LOC, said: “We are not going to let the success of Orange AFCON 2013 get into our heads and we are not taking anything for granted. We are applying the same formula we used during AFCON as well as the lessons learnt to make sure that Orange CHAN 2014 delivers in accordance with our objectives as well as CAF expectations. We are still going to return to the host cities for another round of visits as the LOC, at the end of August and again in November, together with CAF again. This is how serious we take this competition.We also share the same sentiments expressed by the CAF Vice President and Deputy Secretary General of CAF and we are pleased with what we have seen so far.”last_img read more

Julio Urias rejoins Dodgers after reinstatement by MLB, addresses team

first_imgWhen he arrived at Tropicana Field on Tuesday afternoon, Urias met with Friedman and Manager Dave Roberts then addressed the team privately for what Roberts estimated was “about five minutes.”“I talked to a lot of guys and they treated me really well,” Urias said. “I’ve been through a lot of things from the (shoulder) surgery to everything else and they’ve always supported me and they continue to support me.”Roberts said he and Friedman spoke with Urias about “getting back here and focusing on baseball when he’s at the park.”Urias threw a bullpen session “a couple days ago” in Los Angeles, according to Roberts, and was expected to throw another one Tuesday afternoon making him unavailable for the game.“We’ll see how the game plays out (Wednesday),” Roberts said. “But I certainly expect him to be a big factor in that Pittsburgh series (this weekend).”Roberts said he was not inclined to ease Urias back into games and wouldn’t hesitate to use him in high-leverage situations as he had earlier this season. Urias has two saves in his five appearances out of the bullpen this season.“No, I wouldn’t (hesitate),” Roberts said. “The game will dictate how I use him. But as far as my confidence in him, that hasn’t changed.”Public perception of the 22-year-old left-hander has certainly changed after the past week. Asked what he wanted fans to know, Urias said only “that I’m happy to be back, I’m thankful to the team, the fans to be back in this beautiful sport that I love to play. Now I have to get back to doing my job.”Related Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco “They run an extremely thorough process and after going through it they made the decision to reinstate. It’s tough for us to elaborate much right now. But one thing we do know it is not standard for them to reinstate after just the seven days. So that says something to us.“In every other case that I know of, that administrative leave has been extended or a suspension has been levied. So the fact that he was reinstated tells us something.”In previous cases involving Yasiel Puig and Miguel Sano – both of which happened during the offseason and so they did not involve administrative leave – MLB also technically kept the investigations open pending any new information surfacing despite levying no discipline on either player.Asked if he thought reinstatement meant the possibilities of a suspension or charges being brought for the incident were behind him, Urias repeated that he is cooperating with MLB and would focus on baseball now.“I’m cooperating with Major League Baseball. I’m talking to them. I’m open with them,” he said. “They’re in charge of the investigation. That’s outside the stadium. I’m back inside the stadium and I’m going to focus on doing my job, focus on helping the team win and win a World Series.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Friedman said “there’s not a playbook” for how to handle Urias’ situation going forward or deal with fan reaction to his return.“I think human nature is to go to a very negative place,” Friedman said of reaction to the first reports of Urias’ arrest). “But learning more and understanding what we do, there’s a lot more to it. Hopefully, that will all come out at some point as investigations are concluded.”ALSOOutfielder Kyle Garlick was returned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to clear a roster spot for Urias. Garlick made one appearance over the weekend, flying out as a pinch-hitter in his first major-league at-bat.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Rich Hill, 1-1, 3.00 ERA) at Rays (TBA), Wednesday, 4:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Julio Urias returned to the active roster Tuesday, joining the Dodgers in Tampa Bay and expressing eagerness to get back to playing baseball but otherwise saying little about the incident that landed him on administrative leave.“I’m cooperating with Major League Baseball. They’re the ones in charge of the investigation,” Urias said through an interpreter. “I’m just happy to be back in here and grateful my teammates welcomed me back in the clubhouse.”He responded with versions of that statement multiple times while speaking with reporters in the Dodgers’ clubhouse before Tuesday’s game. The Dodgers are also being careful in their comments about Urias’ situation, mindful that the MLB investigation remains open and the city attorney in Los Angeles could still bring charges for last week’s incident. Urias was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery.“It’s something that MLB took control of,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said, emphasizing that the team sought “updates” on the investigation over the past week but otherwise could not be involved. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start last_img read more

The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Bobby Massie was arrested for being intoxicated behind the wheel (he was sleeping) the week of the Super Bowl in AZ. Wants it cut to 2 games Massie has been with the Cardinals for four seasons, playing in 40 games. He was a fourth-round selection in 2012 out of Ole Miss. – / 19 Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img