$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

Men’s tennis chasing Big Ten run

first_imgAfter snapping a five-match losing skid, the Wisconsin men’s tennis team (9-10, 1-6 Big Ten) will look to put a conference winning streak together as it travels to the state of Indiana this weekend to face the Purdue Boilermakers and the Indiana Hoosiers.The Badgers were finally able to break through with their first Big Ten victory April 8 against a struggling Penn State team, which possesses an identical conference record to Wisconsin’s.As the Badgers fight to climb out of the dungeon of the Big Ten standings, head coach Greg Van Emburgh is relieved to have notched the first win of the conference season.“It was just huge, as far being able to turn the season around, that was a huge win for us,” Van Emburgh said. “It was a great confidence booster for the guys, the morale after the match was so much better.”The confidence of the team will prove to be an important factor this Saturday against the Boilermakers, as they lead the Badgers by just a single game in the Big Ten standings. Wisconsin has owned Purdue as of late, winning the last eight matches.The Boilermakers are in a comparable spot to the Badgers at this point in the season – Purdue was similarly stunted by a Big Ten losing streak before defeating a weaker conference opponent.Sophomore Rod Carey understands that attacking two conference opponents this weekend is crucial to salvaging the regular season.“They’re really important to the team because it’s a way for us to get some momentum,” Carey said. “If we could get two wins there that would be good for the team.”Carey was able to individually bounce back from a five-match losing streak with a three-set victory against Penn State’s Russell Bader in the No. 2 position, a spot he has played in the past five matches. The Bahamas native was originally starting at the No. 5 slot, but his consistent effort has improved his rank in the lineup.An additional alteration to Wisconsin’s lineup has been an involuntary one due to the injury suffered by junior Billy Bertha. The captain hasn’t seen action since April 1 in a loss at Northwestern, in which he partnered up with sophomore Alex Robles in their second consecutive match as a pair.Van Emburgh is looking forward to seeing his captain back on the court.“We’re hopefully going to get Billy back in there … at least in the doubles, if not the singles as well,” Van Emburgh said.As the Badgers hit the road this weekend, they will be mindful that they have only earned one victory away from the Nielsen Tennis Center. That win came against an Idaho squad that held an 8-6 record at the time of the match.Solving the equation for road success will be pivotal for the Badgers, as three of their last four opponents will be played on the road before they participate in the Big Ten tournament.The team is confident about its opportunity to win away matches down the final stretch of the regular season.“They should take a lot of confidence into the remainder of the season,” Van Emburgh said. “I think from here on out, the matches that we’re playing are really going to be winnable matches and tennis is really a mental sport.”After its contest with Purdue, Wisconsin matches up with a more dangerous Indiana club that defeated Notre Dame, a top-40 team that Wisconsin fell to early in the non-conference season.Despite a steep hill to hike, the Badgers know they have much room for improvement. A slate of underclassmen has yet to hit its full potential and none of the Badgers are scheduled to graduate before the 2012-2013 campaign.“We shouldn’t give up; we should work hard, keep doing the right things on and off the court,” junior Alexander Kostanov said. “Even if we wouldn’t succeed in this season, it is going to pay off during next season.”last_img read more

Irish Cricket team in action this morning

first_imgThe first ball at Malahide is due at 11 this morning. Ireland are due to return to Intercontinental Cup action this morning.They face the Netherlands in Malahide, and could hand a first cap to under-19 captain Jack Tector in the absence of the injured Paul Stirling.Australian-born fast-bowler Nathan Smith could also earn a debut start against the Dutch.last_img