Drive For 5 leads to big IMCA Late Model payday at Lee County Speedway

first_imgQualifier Night-branded Friday night features at Donnellson on April 17, May 8, June 12, July 17 and Aug. 7 each pay $1,000 to win. Drivers who compete in at least four of those events run for a top prize of $5,000 in the Saturday, Sept. 12 finale. National and state points are at stake on Sept. 12. That race pays $2,000 if the winner competed at three or fewer Qualifier Night events. Pits at Donnellson are open all day on Fridays. The grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps.  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State and track points will be awarded at each Qualifier Night show. Shottenkirk Parts Express, local sponsor of the division, is title sponsor of the Drive For 5 as well. Other sponsors include Ideal Ready Mix, J.J. Nichting Company Case IH and Floyd’s Waste Systems. center_img DONNELLSON, Iowa – Five $1,000 to win features set the stage for a potential $5,000 IMCA Sunoco Late Model Drive For 5 payday this season at Lee County Speedway. “Lee County Speedway ran something like this forever ago over 10 nights and we decided to bring it back,” promoter Brian Gaylord said. “It’s going to be a great way to get even more Late Models to the track. I think we’re going to have to run a ‘B’ main every night.”  The track website is www.leecountyspeedway.com.last_img read more

Football News Arsenal move into top four of Premier League with win over 10-man Watford

first_imgWatford is the FA Cup finalists where they will face Manchester City.Watford captain Troy Deeney was then shown a straight red card after just 11 minutes.Arsenal is in the midst of a four-way fight for the last two spots for next season’s UEFA Champions League. London: Arsenal moved into the Premier League top four but made hard work of seeing off 10-man Watford 1-0 thanks to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s fortunate early opener on Monday. Aubameyang profited from an error by Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster as he blasted an attempted clearance in off the Gabon international. Watford captain Troy Deeney was then shown a straight red card after just 11 minutes, but the Gunners failed to make the most of their man advantage and were fortunate as the hosts twice hit the woodwork. However, Unai Emery’s men held out for a first clean sheet away from home in the Premier League this season to move ahead of Chelsea on goal difference into fourth.     “We didn’t control the match as I wanted,” admitted Emery. “The team was anxious because they could (have) taken some moment. The most important for us is to score the second goal, which we didn’t do.”RELATED     Arsenal also edge to within a point of north London rivals Tottenham and two clear of Manchester United in the four-way battle for the two remaining Champions League places behind Liverpool and Manchester City.     FA Cup finalists Watford were already shorn of the man who helped book their place at Wembley against Manchester City next month as Gerard Deulofeu missed out through injury and Javi Gracia’s side did themselves little favours early on.     Firstly, Foster dallied as Aubameyang closed in to concede a comical opener.     “I’ve said sorry to the lads,” said Foster. “I have tried to drag it on to my left and pass it out but before I knew it he (Aubameyang) was bloody on me.     “In hindsight, you have to get rid as quick as you can, even if it goes into row Z. I am definitely not a modern goalie. They can’t score from row Z.”      And within seconds, Deeney was punished for what the referee saw as an elbow into the face of Lucas Torreira.     “If it is a foul I have a doubt, maybe a yellow card but (a) red card, I don’t understand why the referee did it,” argued Watford boss Javi Gracia. However, the 10 men were still causing problems to a defensively vulnerable Arsenal at the other end.     Craig Cathcart’s shot was turned onto the post by Bernd Leno and the German goalkeeper was also a full stretch to turn an Etienne Capoue free-kick behind.     Emery introduced Mesut Ozil at half-time in an attempt to improve Arsenal’s final ball with so much space to counter-attack into, but to little avail.     Alex Iwobi looked to have provided the perfect cross to pick out Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but Foster made amends for his earlier error by spreading himself to make a brilliant save from the Armenian.     Arsenal’s terrible away record is why they face such a tight battle to secure Champions League football next season. And they could have thrown just a second away league win since November away as Adam Masina crashed a 25-yard strike off the crossbar before Andre Gray miscontrolled Daryl Janmaat’s pass when clean through on Leno.     Gray was then denied by a last-ditch challenge from Ainsley Maitland-Niles after rounding Leno, but without the firepower of Deulofeu and Deeney, Watford’s brave effort fell just short. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img highlightslast_img read more

DPS suspects loud noise to be vandalism

first_imgA possible shooting occurred Sunday at 1155 W. 24th St., though the incident appears to be an act of vandalism with a bb gun or a rock, said Dept. of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle.The report of the shooting occurred at 7 p.m. by a USC graduate student who lived in the house. The graduate student, who was unidentified, was the only person to report the incident, which led DPS to believe that a large shooting did not occur.“The person reporting the shooting said they heard a large crack,” Carlisle said. “They said that something pierced their window and thought it was a gunshot. No one else around the area heard it though.”Though the Los Angeles Police Department monitors incidents that are reported to DPS, because the incident was contained, only DPS officers, along with the DPS watch commander, went to the scene, according to Carlisle.Though the incident was minor, DPS issued a Trojans Alert to the University Park Campus student body at approximately 7:27 p.m. that urged students to remain away from the area. DPS officials sent an incident resolution email was sent out at 7:39 p.m. to students.“We wanted to send out the [Trojans] Alert just in case it caused danger to any students,” Carlisle said. “But, luckily, the incident was quickly resolved and no one was injured.”DPS will handle the investigation.last_img read more

Week in Sports: World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, LSU, naming 3 football players and more

first_imgWorld Indoor Lacrosse Championship plays out in DomeIt ended as it has the last three times, with Canada walking away from the WILC with the gold medal and the Iroquois taking home the silver. The United States routed Israel in the bronze medal game. You can read about the Syracuse lacrosse legend who brought the tournament to central New York here.Read all The Daily Orange’s coverage of the tournament.Logan Reidsma | Photo EditorSyracuse football falls to No. 8 Louisiana State, but makes it interestingSyracuse football was handed its first loss of the season by LSU and its impressive running back, Heisman-hopeful Leonard Fournette. Lots of LSU fans made the trip, and in the second half it seemed that Syracuse would have enough fight in it to send those fans home unhappy. But Fournette and the Tigers had too many punches for the Orange to withstand in the 34-24 loss.Read all The Daily Orange’s coverage of the game here.Scott Shafer hopes to have freshman quarterback Eric Dungey back this weekDungey, who missed the Louisiana State game after suffering an upper-body injury on a helmet-to-helmet hit on Sept. 19 against Central Michigan, is expected to be back at practice sometime this week, head coach Shafer said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMore: Scott Shafer hopes to have Eric Dungey back this weekSyracuse students try to name 3 football players, mostly failMore: Video: Can you name 3 Syracuse football players? Comments Published on September 28, 2015 at 11:50 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more