$275,000-plus purse plus wealth of contingencies given at Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – The richest dirt track event in the nation paid off big time for IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s competitors.In addition to purse money of more than $275,000, contingency and cash awards in excess of $60,000 went to drivers at the 33rd annual version of America’s Racin’ Vacation.Approximately $25,000 in contingencies went to qualifiers for the Modified main event, with repeat champion Kyle Strickler getting the lion’s share for a second consecutive season.Awards and/or product certificates not given to drivers at Boone Speedway will arrive by mail. Listed by division, cash and contingency award recipients included:Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified champion Kyle Strickler – Allstar Performance ($200); Axle Exchange (chrome moly driveshaft); Bell (K-1 helmet); Brinn ($50); BSB Manufacturing ($325); Casey’s General Store ($20); CPD Racing Tools ($100); Day Motor Sports ($50); Diversified Machine (5 gal. pail of Bulldog Blood); Dynatech (set of headers); Edelbrock (water pump); Eibach (set of four springs); Hoosier (four G-60 tires); Integra (one shock); Intercomp (digital angle gauges); Jaz Products ($500); Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises (package of JB products); Karl Chevrolet (604 crate engine and $250 cash); KRC (coil over kit); KSE (tandem pump); MD3 (nosepiece); MSD Ignition (ignition box, coil, distributor, spark plug wires); Outerwears (radiator screen): QA1 (buy three shocks get three free); QuickCar (tachometer); R2C Performance (air filter); RH2 (Nitro helmet speakers); Richochet (3 shock guards); Schoenfeld Headers ($200); Speedway Motors (track mat/helmet bag); Stephenville Starter (starter); Summit ($50); Sweet Manufacturing (steering box); The Joie of Seating ($350 cash); TiLube (16 quarts of oil); Wahl Traction (4 shock rebuilds); Wehrs Machine (package of products); Winters Performance (set of gears); Xfactor (pull bar bushing); Xtreme Motor Sports ($50); Z4 Products (bottles of leak sealer/cooling conditioner).ModifiedsHard Charger – Hunter Marriott (+23), Jerovetz Shock Service (2 shock rebuilds); JRi (2 shocks); Smiley’s Racing Products ($100).Hard Luck – Kody Scholpp (-24), Kirkey ($150); Smiley’s Racing Products ($25).Mystery Position – Jason Beaulieu (19), Moser Engineering (pair of axles); Smiley’s Racing Products ($25).Highest Claim Engine finisher – Jason Cummins (11), Edelbrock (2975 intake); JE Pistons (set of pistons); Scorpion Race Products (set of rocker arms); WWMT bonus ($500).Highest Crate Engine finishers – Dylan Smith (2), Karl Chevrolet ($150 cash); Ricky Thornton Jr. (3), Karl Chevrolet ($100 cash).Highest Afco customer – Adam Larson (5), Afco (set of 4 shocks).Highest Bilstein customer – Dylan Smith (2), Bilstein (set of 4 shocks).Highest Bushore customer – Adam Larson (5), Bushore Racing Ent. ($100 cash).Highest Penske customer – David Brown (15), Penske (set of 4 shocks).Fastest Lap Time – Kody Scholpp, Bob Harris Ent. (2 free shock rebuilds).Most Laps Led – Kyle Strickler, CPD Racing Tools ($100).First-time qualifiers – Ryan McDaniel, Speedway Motors ($100); Brian Irvine, Mike Hagen, Cayden Carter, Jason Murray, Jason Beaulieu, Johnny Scott, Lucas Schott, David Brown, Coleman Racing Products ($50).Larry Shaw Western Region qualifiers – Ryan McDaniel, Jason Beaulieu, Johnny Scott, Paul Stone, Ricky Thornton Jr., Larry Shaw Racing ($100).Longest tow qualifier – Jason Beaulieu, Axle Exchange (steel driveshaft); Sweet Manufacturing (steering box).Fastest Lap Time Qualifiers – Kody Scholpp, Josh Most, Wade Cross, Jordan Grabouski, Ryan McDaniel, Steven Bowers, Jr., Bob Harris Ent. (2 shock rebuilds).Hard Charger Qualifiers – Randy Havlik (+17), Hunter Marriott (+14), Tyler Droste (+19), Nick Deal (+10), Mark Elliott (+7), Jesse Sobbing (+19), Jerovetz Shock Service (2 shock rebuilds).First non-qualifier – Stormy Scott, Axle Exchange ($50); Circle Wheels (2 free wheels); Dominator Race Products (nosepiece); Eibach (set of springs); Holley (750 carburetor); Magnus Racing Products (case of gear lube); Moroso (set of plug wires); Nitro Bee (unit); Out-Pace (pair of tie rod tubes); Sweet Manufacturing (steering box); Velocita (firesuit), Wehrs Machine (package of products).Female participant – Ashley Schaaf, Design 500 ($300).IMCA Sunoco Stock Car champion Dustin Larson – Aero Race Wheels (set of 4 wheels); Allstar Performance (set of toe plates and $250); Bell (K-1 helmet); BSB Manufacturing (set of 4 shocks and $200); Bushore Racing Ent. ($100 cash); Champ Pans (oil pan); CPD Racing Tools ($100); Day Motor Sports ($50); Dominator Race Products (nosepiece); Edelbrock (2701 intake); Flow Design (spacer); Hoosier (four G-60 tires); Intercomp (2 digital angle gauges); Jaz Products ($100); Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises (package of JB products); Karl Performance (complete built engine); KRC (package of products); Mitchell Machine ($50); MSD Ignition (distributor and spark plug wires); Nitro Bee (unit); Outerwears (pre-filter); Performance Distributors (alternator and DUI coil kit); QA1 (buy 3 get 3 free); R2C Performance (air filter base); QuickCar (tachometer); RH2 (Nitro helmet speakers); Schoenfeld Headers ($150); Scorpion (set of rocker arms); Speedway Motors (track mat/helmet bag); Stephenville Starter (starter); Summit ($50); TiLube (16 quarts of oil); Wehrs Machine (package of products); Xfactor (set of control arm bushings); Xtreme Motor Sports ($50); Z4 Products (bottles of leak sealer/cooling conditioner.Stock CarsHard Charger – Shaun Bruns (+15), JRi (two shocks); Smiley’s Racing Products ($100).Hard Luck – Damon Murty (-21), Kirkey ($150); Smiley’s Racing Products ($25).Mystery Position – Joe Flory (16), Moser Engineering (pair of axles); Smiley’s Racing Products ($25).Highest finishing 350 cfm engine – Wayne Gifford, Flow Design (spacer); Holley (350 cfm carburetor).Highest Afco customer – Heath Tulp (6), Afco (set of 4 shocks).Highest Bilstein customer – Mike Nichols (2), Bilstein (set of 4 shocks).Highest Fox customer – John Heinz (9), Fox (set of 4 shocks).Highest Penske customer – Gary Bass (10), Penske (set of 4 shocks).Highest first-time qualifier – Chris Mills (3), Speedway Motors ($100).Longest tow qualifier– Matt Guillaume, Axle Exchange (steel driveshaft).First non-qualifier – Todd Inman, Axle Exchange ($50); Circle Wheels (pair of 2 wheels); Dominator Race Products (nosepiece); Eibach (set of springs); EQ (set of cylinder heads); Holley (500 cfm carburetor); Magnus Racing Products (case of gear lube); Mitchell Machine ($50); Moroso (set of plug wires); Nitro Bee (unit); Velocita (firesuit); Wehrs Machine (package of products).Female participant – Kellie Schmit, Design 500 ($300).IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock champion Jason Wilkinson – Allstar Performance ($200); Bell (K-1 helmet); Bilstein (set of 4 shocks); CPD Racing Tools ($50); Intercomp (digital angle gauge); Jaz Products ($100); Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises (package of JB products); Karl Chevrolet (602 crate engine and $250 cash); KRC (package of products); Performance Distributors (DUI coil kit); QuickCar (tachometer); RH2 (Nitro helmet speakers); Speedway Motors (track mat/helmet bag); Stephenville Starter (starter); Summit ($50); TiLube (8 qt. of oil); Wehrs Machine (package of products); Xtreme Motor Sports ($50); Z4 Products (bottles of leak sealer/cooling conditioner.Hobby StocksHard Charger – Sal Hernandez (+20), Smiley’s Racing Products ($100).Hard Luck – Eric Stanton (-18), Kirkey ($150); Smiley’s Racing Products ($25).Mystery Position – Dana Brandt (18), Moser Engineering (pair of axles); Smiley’s Racing Products ($25).Highest Claim engine finisher – Steve Larson (16), Champ Pans (oil pan); CP-Carrillo (set of pistons and rods); Edelbrock (intake); EQ (set of cylinder heads).Highest Crate engine finishers – Andrew Burg (2), Karl Chevrolet ($150 cash), Brandon Nielsen (3), Karl Chevrolet ($100 cash).Highest Afco customer –  Craig Graham (25), Afco (set of 4 shocks).Highest Bushore customer – Andrew Burg (2), Bushore Racing Ent. ($100 cash).Highest 1st time qualifier – Jeremy Purdy (6), Speedway Motors ($100).Longest tow qualifier – Andy Roller, Axle Exchange (steel driveshaft).First non-qualifier – Dustin Lynch, Axle Exchange ($50); Eibach (set of springs); Magnus Racing Products (case of transmission oil); Moroso (set of plug wires); Nitro Bee (unit); Velocita (firesuit); Wehrs Machine (package of products).Female participant – Leah Wroten, Design 500 ($300).Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod champion Clint Luellen – Aero Race Wheels (set of 4 wheels); Afco (set of 4 shocks); Allstar Performance (set of toe plates and $250); Bell (K-1 helmet); BSB Manufacturing ($300); Day Motor Sports ($50); Hoosier (four G-60 tires); Integra (one shock); Intercomp (digital angle gauge); Jaz Products ($100); Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises (package of JB products); Karl Chevrolet (602 crate engine and $250 cash); KRC (package of products); MD3 (2 nosepieces); Mitchell Machine ($50); MSD (rev control, plug wires); Outerwears (radiator screen); Performance Distributors (DUI coil kit); QA1 (buy three shocks get three free); QuickCar (tachometer); RH2 (Nitro helmet speakers); Ricochet (3 shock guards); Schoenfeld Headers ($150); Speedway Motors (track mat/helmet bag); Stephenville Starter (starter); Summit ($50); TiLube (16 quarts of oil); Wehrs Machine (package of products); Xtreme Motor Sports ($50); Z4 Products (bottles of leak sealer/cooling conditioner).Karl Chevrolet Northern SportModsHard Charger – Benji Legg (+20), Jerovetz Shock Service (2 shock rebuilds); JRi (2 free shocks); Smiley’s Racing Products ($100).Hard Luck – Tony Olson (-23), Kirkey ($150); Smiley’s Racing Products ($25).Mystery Position – Arie Schouten (14), Moser Engineering (pair of axles); Smiley’s Racing Products ($25).Fastest Lap – Kyle Prauner, Bob Harris Ent. (2 shock rebuilds).Highest claim engine finisher – Daniel Gottschalk (5), Champ Pans (oil pan); CP-Carrillo (set of pistons and rods); Edelbrock (intake), EQ (set of cylinder heads); Flow Design (carb spacer), R2C Performance (air filter base).Highest crate engine finishers – Johnathon Logue (2), Karl Chevrolet ($150 cash); Nick Meyer (3), Karl Chevrolet ($100 cash).Highest Mopar customer – Jared Van Deest (6), EQ (set of Chrysler cylinder heads).Highest Bilstein customer – Daniel Gottschalk (5), Bilstein (set of 4 shocks).Highest Bushore customer – Daniel Gottschalk (5), Bushore Racing Ent. ($100 cash).Longest tow qualifier – Gary Dutton, Axle Exchange (steel driveshaft).Highest 1st time qualifier – Nick Meyer (3), Speedway Motors ($100).Random Hard Luck – Bryan Rigsby, Friesen Chevrolet (602 crate engine).Fastest Lap Qualifiers – Tim Love, Arie Schouten, Austin Luellen, Bob Harris Ent. (2 shock rebuilds).Hard Charger Qualifiers – Sam Wieben (+20), James Kleinheksel (+20), Brayton Carter (+20), Ron Tex Jr. (+20), Jerovetz Shock Service (2 shock rebuilds).First non-qualifier – Austin Schrage, Axle Exchange ($50); Circle Wheels (pair of 2 wheels); Dominator Race Products (nosepiece); Eibach (set of springs); Holley (500 cfm carburetor); Magnus Racing Products (case of transmission oil); Mitchell Machine ($50); Moroso (set of plug wires); Nitro Bee (unit); Out-Pace (pair of tie rod tubes); Velocita (firesuit); Wehrs Machine (package of products); Jake Sachau, Holley (650 cfm carburetor).Female participant – Kelsy Hayes, Design 500 ($300).IMCA Late Model champion Jeff Aikey – Afco (set of calipers); Allstar Performance ($250 and set of toe plates); Bell (K-1 helmet); BSB Manufacturing ($50); Diversified Machine (5 gal. pail of Bulldog Blood); Dominator Race Products (nosepiece); Hoosier (set of 4 tires); Intercomp (digital angle gauge); Jaz Products ($100); JE Pistons (set of pistons); Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises (package of JB products); KRC (package of products); KSE ($100); MSD Ignition (ignition box, plug wires); Outerwears (radiator screen); QuickCar (tachometer); R2C Performance (air filter); RH2 (Nitro helmet speakers); Robert & Sons Aluminum (10 sheets of aluminum); Schoenfeld Headers ($220); Speedway Motors (track mat/helmet bag); Summit ($50); Sweet Manufacturing (steering rack); Tiger Rear Ends (pair of axle tubes); TiLube (8 quarts of oil); Wehrs Machine (package of products); Z4 Products (bottles of leak sealer/cooling conditioner).IMCA Late ModelsHard Charger – Jeff Aikey (+14), JRi (two shocks); Smiley’s Racing Products ($100).Hard Luck – LeRoy Brenner (-19), Kirkey ($150); Smiley’s Racing Products ($25).Mystery position – Greg Kastli (22), Smiley’s Racing Products ($25).Longest tow qualifier– LeRoy Brenner, Axle Exchange (aluminum driveshaft).Highest 1st time qualifier – Robert See, Speedway Motors ($100).1st Non-Qualifier – Tyler Bruening, Axle Exchange ($50); Eibach (set of springs); Flow Design (carb spacer); Holley (750 cfm carburetor); Magnus Racing Prouducts (case of gear lube); Moroso (set of plug wires); Nitro Bee (unit); Out-Pace (pinion plate); Velocita (firesuit).Ironman finisher – Todd Malmstrom, BSB Manufacturing (set of 4 shocks); Robert & Sons Aluminum (10 sheets of aluminum); Sunoco Race Fuels ($250 cash); Z4 (bottles of leak sealer/cooling conditioner).Mach-1 Sport Compact champion Nate Coopman – Allstar Performance ($200); Bell (K-1 helmet); Intercomp (digital angle gauge); Jaz Products ($100); Justice Brothers/Gillund Enterprises (package of JB products); KRC (package of products); Outerwears (pre-filter); Performance Distributors (Dyna-Batt battery); QuickCar (tachometer); RH2 (Nitro helmet speakers); Speedway Motors (track mat/helmet bag); Summit ($50); TiLube (8 quarts of oil); Wehrs Machine (package of products); Z4 Products (bottles of leak sealer/cooling conditioner).Mach-1 Sport CompactsHard Charger – Ramsey Meyer (+21), Smiley’s Racing Products ($100).Hard Luck – Stephanie Forsberg (-21), Kirkey ($150); Smiley’s Racing Products ($25).Mystery Position – David Dembowski (16), Smiley’s Racing Products ($25).Highest 1st time qualifier – Matt Brehmer, Speedway Motors ($100).Longest Tow qualifier – Danny Sims, Mach-1 ($100 cash).Highest finisher from each state – Nate Coopman (Minn.), Josh Barnes (Iowa), Matt Brehmer (Wis.), Ramsey Meyer (Neb.), Brandon Lambert (Ill.), Danny Sims (Texas), Mach-1 ($50 cash).Female participant – Stephanie Forsberg, Design 500 ($300).last_img read more

USC’s Earth Week kicks off Monday

first_imgExpectations were high for this year’s Earth Week, which kicks off Monday, but organizers at USC say they lacked the resources and support to hold an event of the magnitude they had hoped.This is only the second year USC has celebrated Earth Week as an organized event, but, nationwide, the awareness week is in its 40th year.Sustainability Program Manager Matthew Oden said many people had high hopes for USC’s Earth Week this year, but it did not come together as planned.“We do realize that there were a lot of expectations from the community, given that this year marks Earth Week’s 40-year anniversary, but right now we don’t have a lot or resources or manpower to make very extensive efforts,” Oden said.Because there is no staff or budget for Earth Week, Oden said it was difficult to coordinate the event. At this point, there is no complete schedule of events, and organizers are not sure if there are events every day.Some events, however, have been coordinated, through the efforts of student groups, including USC’s Net Impact Environmental Business Club and California Public Interest Research Group. The groups have arranged to have vendors on Trousdale Parkway selling eco-friendly products Thursday — including compact fluorescent lightbulbs and canvas bags — and are hosting a guest speaker and a flash mob.The green flash mob, organized by CalPIRG, will take place at Tommy Trojan on Tuesday and feature dozens of students wearing green and blue shirts lying down in the shape of the earth, along with one student dressed as a smokestack to symbolize the harmful effect of pollution on the planet.Guest speaker Dick Lowry of Blue Oak Energy will come to campus Wednesday to discuss the effectiveness of solar energy in the battle against global warming. Lowry, a USC alumnus and director of business development at Blue Oak Energy, will also talk about his company’s approach to alternative energy.Kathryn Jacobsen-Majer, a sophomore majoring in political science and the incoming director of operations for USC Net Impact, said she hopes these events will encourage students to think more about sustainability and the environment.“Our main goal here is awareness,” she said. “There’s so much we can be doing, both to make this a bigger event at USC and to promote alternative energy. We need to mobilize to get people more interested and involved.”Net Impact, a global student organization that promotes sustainable non-profit business practices, is currently aiming to get at least 1,000 signatures on a petition to bring more alternative energy to USC, add more recycling units and LEED certify all buildings.The event will also feature an Eco-Fair, coordinated by Alan Kita, the budget/business analyst for USC TRIO Programs. Kita said, next year, USC hopes to collaborate with organizations that currently employ unsustainable practices to demonstrate the process of becoming an eco-friendly business. For now, however, USC’s Earth Week has limited resources and is unable to make such extensive efforts.“This year, we’re just happy to have people come out and enjoy themselves, and maybe come away from the Earth Week events with a little more consciousness about the environmental impact of what they do, buy and wear,” Kita said.Groups such as USC Net Impact and CalPIRG hope that the 2010 Earth Week events will pique student interest and get more people involved so Earth Week at USC can become a more comprehensive event in the future.“I think Earth Week is just another event for most people,” said Stephanie Ashley, a freshman majoring in earth sciences and creative writing. “But the environment is something that we’re affecting all the time; we should all learn more about how to protect it.”Richard Wei, a volunteer student coordinator for Earth Week, agreed.“Like a New Year’s resolution, environmental sustainability is about more than just a day or even a week,” he said. “We want Earth Week to encourage people to think about the planet in everything they do.”last_img read more

Four Chatrium Properties win Hotelscom

first_imgFour Chatrium Properties Win Hotels.com 2018 Loved By Guests AwardFour Chatrium Properties win Hotels.comChatrium Hotels & Residences is proud to announce that four of its properties – Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok, Emporium Suites by Chatrium, Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok, and Chatrium Royal Lake Yangon – have received the Loved by Guests Award 2018 from Hotels.com.The award is granted to the best hotels around the world for delivery of exceptional levels of guest service. More than 2,700 hotels across 94 countries were the named the best of the very best, based on over 20 million authentic reviews submitted by verified guests.Chatrium would like to thank its guests for taking the time rate our hotels and for sharing your experiences on Hotels.com. Taking the top prize motivates us to develop our service to new heights, and to further strengthen our reputation and success.Each of our fine properties recognized by Hotels.com has its own special sense of place, from the captivating riverside charm of Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok with its stunning views of the Chao Phraya River, to the extraordinary lakeside comfort of Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon and its serene environs next to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. In Chatrium Residence Sathon Bangkok one finds a contemporary city oasis with facilities for both luxurious living and family activities, while at the Emporium Suites by Chatrium one can embrace iconic living astride one of Bangkok’s finest malls in the midst of its famous Sukhumvit shopping district.Khun Savitri Ramyarupa, Managing Director of Chatrium Hotels & Residences, expressed her deep appreciation to the employees for all their hard work and her heartfelt thanks to our guests, whose support has allowed us to win this prestigious award.We welcome you to Asia to experience the Chatrium’s charm, where you can feel the remarkable every day. For reservation please contact T: +66(0) 2307 8888 E: info.chr@chatrium.com or visit our website www.chatrium.comSource = Chatrium Hotels and Residenceslast_img read more