Thornton wins Dakota Tour thriller at Dickinson, Zevenbergen cruises to another Stock Car win

first_imgRicky Thornton Jr. won a thriller, and $2,454, when the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour traveled to Southwest Speedway. (Photo by Mike Spieker)By Mike SpiekerDICKINSON, N.D. (July 11) – Winning streaks by both inclement weather and Hunter Marriott came to an end Wednesday night at Southwest Speedway.Ricky Thornton Jr. picked up the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic IMCA Modified Tour win at Dickinson, ending both the streak of two straight wins by two-time defending champion Marriott and then back-to-back rainouts.R.C. Whitwell and Shawn Strand made up the front row for the 30-lap main event. Whitwell grabbed the lead before Thornton got a run to go from fourth to second on lap two, getting by both Strand and Ethan Dotson.The top three distanced themselves from the rest of the field at the halfway point. With 14 to go, Whitwell found himself in lapped traffic and had to move away from the preferred bottom groove, which allowed Thornton to reel him in.Thornton dove to the inside with 10 to go to take the lead but Whitwell didn’t go down without a fight. The Arizona driver battled back to go three wide with Thornton along with a lapped car in the mix. Whitwell reclaimed the lead with six to go as Marriott moved into third.Thornton went back to the low groove to pull even with Whitwell. Thornton drove back into the lead with four to as Marriott looked to challenge Whitwell for second.“Me and R.C. definitely had a hard race there. He gave me plenty of room… I gave him plenty of room and we ended up on top,” said Thornton from victory lane.The win paid $2,454. Thornton, the 2015 tour champion, was already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.A stout field of 31 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars made the call for the night’s 25-lap feature, won by four-time tour champion Elijah Zevenbergen.Elijah Zevenbergen scored another IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory during the July 11 Dakota Classic Tour program at Southwest Speedway. (Photo by Mike Spieker)Fourth starting Austin Daae came up to challenge Keith Mattox and Chris Heim on lap two. The trio went three wide down the backstretch with Daae emerging as the leader. Zevenbergen raced his way to second by the first caution, on lap four.After racing side by side for two circuits, Zevenbergen prevailed on the low side to take the lead. Once out front, Zevenbergen checked out to claim his second win on the 2018 tour. Dalton Flory edged out Daae for second, while Angel Munoz charged from 13th to fourth.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Hunter Marriott; 3. R.C. Whitwell; 4. Jason Wolla; 5. Ethan Dotson; 6. Kelly Shryock; 7. Shawn Strand; 8. Tom Berry Jr.; 9. Billy Kendall III; 10. Tim Ward; 11. Jason Beaulieu; 12. Robert Hellebust; 13. Alex Stanford; 14. Steven Pfeifer; 15. Eddie Belec; 16. John Corell; 17. Dylan Goplen; 18. Paul Stone; 19. Justin O’Brien; 20. Travis Peery; 21. Kody Scholpp; 22. Chris Schroeder; 23. Chris Bragg; 24. Dan Aune; 25. Troy Girolamo; 26. Josh Rogotzke; 27. Kyle Brown; 28. Marlyn Seidler; 29. Travis Olheiser; 30. Travis Hagen.Stock Cars – 1. Elijah Zevenbergen; 2. Dalton Flory; 3. Austin Daae; 4. Angel Munoz; 5. Jason Rogers; 6. Joe Flory; 7. Jake Nelson; 8. Chris Heim; 9. Matt Speckman; 10. Rob Stenvold; 11. Scott Yale; 12. Dave Moriarty; 13. Curt Lund; 14. A.J. Dancer; 15. Scott Gartner; 16. Keith Mat­tox; 17. Colin Heim; 18. Jody York; 19. Jeremy Swanson; 20. Andy Altenburg; 21. Beau Des­champ; 22. Blake Adams; 23. Cody Nelson; 24. Kirk Martin.last_img read more

Rodgers ‘can’t put price on Suarez’

first_img “When you have that, you don’t want to let him go. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing of course but it never is. “We have a strong relationship. He is a very humble man. There has been a lot said about him but beneath it all he is a real good guy who is a true professional. “His will and desire oversteps the mark the odd time, which has got him in trouble, but if you are talking about tactical and technical ability he is up there with the world’s best and he is a brilliant player to have.” The only downside to the day was captain Steven Gerrard limping off with an injury which may yet keep him out for a few weeks. “I think we just need to assess that in the next day or so. Hopefully it is just a strain,” said Rodgers. Hammers manager Sam Allardyce felt the scoreline was a harsh reflection on his side. “I think we showed in the first half that we didn’t deserve to be 1-0 down,” he said. “The game at this level is 90-95 minutes long not 45. For me we didn’t recover from that (second) goal going into the start of the second half and that was the disappointing thing. “We could have taken a lot of encouragement from the first half and the chance from Modibo Maiga that was well saved (by Simon Mignolet) is one you want to go in when you come to the big boys, but I couldn’t criticise as it was a super save off a very good header. “The second goal killed us for a while, got Liverpool right up for it.” Allardyce was unhappy his captain Kevin Nolan was sent off for raking his studs down the calf of Jordan Henderson late on, yet Jon Flanagan escaped for a tackle on Stewart Downing. “Kevin Nolan shouldn’t have lost his cool but obviously he did and Stewart Downing is in hospital having his Achilles and calf stitched up from a nasty challenge from Flanagan,” he said. His worth to Liverpool is plain to see as he has scored 26 – 27 if he is awarded the own goal – in his last 25 league matches. Suarez’s late intervention in the last 10 minutes prevented a nervy finish after Martin Skrtel’s own goal had given the Hammers a sniff following an own goal from Guy Demel and Mamadou Sakho’s first for the club – although that was also disputed by Skrtel, who thinks he got the final touch. “I don’t think you can put a price on him and I wouldn’t want to,” said Rodgers. “He has two-and-a-half years here and if you look at his consistency in his game and how he is playing, at this moment in time he is up there with the best players in the world. “Whatever price people put on that then that is what people do, but at the moment it is not of interest to me or him.” Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said in the week Sergio Aguero was better but Rodgers, obviously, disagreed. The Reds boss said: “Most teams in the world would want Luis Suarez. I think Aguero is a wonderful player as well but I wouldn’t swap Suarez for anyone. “I get the chance to work with him every day and what he gives is a relentless desire. Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he cannot put a price on what Luis Suarez is worth but admits most clubs in the world would want him in their side. The Uruguay international scored one and will lay claim to a second – credited as a Joey O’Brien own goal after a deflection off the defender – as West Ham were beaten 4-1 at Anfield. After his four goals against Norwich in midweek, Rodgers joked the 26-year-old was worth £40,000,002 – in reference to Arsenal’s failed summer bid of £40,000,001 – but in all seriousness he cannot put into figures the striker’s financial value. last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Jan. 20-24, 2014

first_imgThe Wellington Fire/EMS incident report Jan. 20 – 22, 20141/20   7:59 PM        Medical Emergency           800 block N. Washington1/20   9:04 PM        Medical Trauma                 Oxford1/21   9:50 AM        Medical Trauma                 400 block South C1/21   12:28 PM      Medical Trauma                 1300 block E. Lincoln1/21   1:20 PM        Transfer to Wichita1/21   4:17 PM        Transfer to Wichita1/22   5:20 PM        Medical Trauma                 1900 block Grandview1/22   7:21 PM        Transfer to Wichita1/22   7:42 PM        Medical Emergency           700 block West 8th1/22   10:00 PM      Transfer to Wichita Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Two Dead Following Plane Crash Near Florida Keys

first_imgTwo people are dead, after their plane crashed into the water near an airport in the Florida Keys.According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the bodies were recovered from the water Sunday morning after the U.S. Coast Guard was notified around 9 a.m. by someone who reportedly saw one of the bodies floating in the water.Deputies believe that a 1961 Cessna 210 Centurion, which was bound for Savannah, Georgia from the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport, crashed in Gulfside waters around Rachel Key. The identities of the two victims have not been released. The crash remains under investigation.Law enforcement officials think the two victims were the only people aboard the plane, although the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) dive team plans to investigate further, along with the Federal Aviation Administration.last_img read more

Enter Quilt Blocks at the Thurston County Fair

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 13, 2011Thurston County Fair Office Enter Thurston County Fair’s Quilt Block Contest on Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Thurston County Fairground’s Heritage Hall between 3:00pm -7:00pm. Quilt Block Kits are available for $7.95 at Ruby Street Quiltworks on 100 Ruby Street SE, Tumwater, WA 98501. You can use this fabric to make any block pattern from the fabrics, but you cannot add any other fabric from outside the packet. Participants should bring their finished quilt block no wider than 12 ½” square, which will be judged on accuracy of construction and creative use of the supplied fabric. All squares will be displayed in Heritage Hall during the Thurston County Fair, and twelve squares will be kept by the Thurston County Fair to be made into a quilt and raffled off at next year’s fair. Enter Quilt Blocks at the Thurston County Fair For more information, please contact the fair office at (360)786-5453, or visit the fair website at “TEN GALLONS OF FUN AT THE THURSTON COUNTY FAIR”,August 3-7, 2011last_img read more

Arts Walk XLVI In Downtown Olympia April 26 & 27

first_imgSubmitted by the City of OlympiaRegional Festival Celebrates the Arts!Explore the creative and spirited arts community of Olympia as Arts Walk XLVI takes to the streets of the City’s historic downtown.  Tucked into a valley at the foot of South Puget Sound, Olympia is the state’s Capital, and also home to a vibrant mix of musicians, filmmakers, writers and visual and performing artists.  Arts Walk is the largest festival of this type in the region – an unparalleled opportunity to embrace the arts and meet the artists!  Dates for the event are Friday, April 26 from 5-10pm and Saturday, April 27 from 12-8pm.As day reaches into night, Arts Walk brings together over 120 businesses, and hundreds of visual and performing artists with over 30,000 visitors as they welcome the arts in all forms during this twice-yearly event.Literary and performing arts share the limelight with paintings and sculpture:Meet artists from all career levels: pre-school through professional~Listen to a variety of live music including jazz, classical, folk acoustic, bluegrass, blues and Rock & Roll~Learn the Charleston, tour the Hands on Children’s Museum art collection, or try a new instrument~Check out human powered kinetic sculpture, the electric vehicle competition and demos from encaustic painting to martial arts~Take in impromptu street performances, crafts markets and of course, exhibition of fine art from photography, painting and drawing to sculpture, textiles, ceramics, printmaking and more!The festival also includes the spectacular Procession of the Species, an artistic and environmental celebration presented by Earthbound Productions,  The event is a colorful and joyous street pageant using the languages of art, music and dance to inspire cultural appreciation, understanding, and protection of the natural world;  the Procession begins at 4:30pm on Saturday.  Due to the popularity of the Procession, it is extremely important for individuals to pay close attention to street closures and  tow away zones.Peaceful City, by artist China Star, adorns the cover of the Arts Walk map this spring, constructed of low-relief mixed media illustration.  China’s studio work documents, through portraiture and repetition, a record of interactive vibrations between the 2nd and 3rd dimensions.  As an interdisciplinary artist, China has produced artwork in various mediums, elemental and synthesized, for the last 20 years.   Her Painted in the Language of Maps series, from which the 2013 Spring Cover Art is derived, documents her personal relationship with the physical and technological environments within which she lives and loves.  China’s cover art can be seen during Arts Walk at The Steam Plant (#12 on the Arts Walk map), and she’ll also show an installation of sculpted nests at the Yoga Loft (#100).Arts Walk is sponsored by the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and Olympia Arts Commission, with support provided by Art House Designs, Capitol City Press, Heritage Bank and MIXX 96fm.  Arts Walk maps are available at participating locations after April 13, and at Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Ave. East and The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW.  An electronic Arts Walk guide is also available at For more information, contact Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation at 360.753.8380. Facebook37Tweet0Pin0last_img read more