Tiger makes solid start, Finau leads Memorial Tournament

first_imgTiger Woods carded a one-under 71 on his return as Tony Finau grabbed the lead after the first round of the Memorial Tournament. In action for the first time since February, Woods made a decent start at Muirfield Village on Thursday, mixing four birdies with three bogeys in Dublin, Ohio. Woods, a five-time winner of the tournament, made birdies on two of his first three holes before dropping shots at the sixth and eighth. The 15-time major champion produced a wonderful approach shot to birdie the 15th, only to give that up at the next, but Woods made a 14-footer for birdie on the last. Finau also endured a rollercoaster round, but nine birdies and three bogeys helped the American card a 66 to take the outright lead. Ryan Palmer sits solo second thanks to a five-under 67, while Brendan Steele and Gary Woodland are a shot further back. Jon Rahm, Charles Howell III and Lucas Glover carded 69s to be tied for fifth. The congestion follows with a group of 10 players opening with two-under 70s, with world number one Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth among them. Starting on the back nine, Spieth made an eagle at the par-five 11th before a double bogey followed at the 12th, but he steadied to shoot a 70. Joining McIlroy and Spieth in a tie for eighth are defending champion Patrick Cantlay, Luke List, Mark Hubbard, Ryan Moore, Max Homa, Patrick Rodgers, Jimmy Walker and Harris English. Read Also: Messi: Real Madrid deserved La Liga title Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler, meanwhile, endured major struggles. Johnson had four bogeys, two double bogeys and a triple bogey in his eight-over 80, while Fowler carded an 81 that included seven bogeys and a triple. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

Scheffler scores at SpeedZone

first_imgOSHKOSH, Wis. (Aug. 15) – The first challenge on Saturday night at Oshkosh SpeedZone was to pare the 34-car Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modified field to 20 for the main event.Adam Reed made the front row and led the first two laps before Taylor Scheffler took the top sot away and started to pull away. A lap five caution quickly regrouped the field but Scheffler again pulled away, leaving the race for second.Josh Zdroik ended a five-lap battle with Reed, moving into second on lap nine before the final caution for a tire on the track slowed the race on lap 10. Scheffler had the field on his rear bumper, but again, was able to pull away on the restart. Zdroik, Tim Robbiins, Mike Klenz, Eddie Muenster and point leader, Sean Jerovetz were in line.As the laps clicked off, Scheffelr was able to maintain his lead while the field strung out behind. Scheffler drove off with his first SpeedZone feature win with Zdroik taking the runner-up spot.Jerovetz padded his point lead with the third-place finish. Klenz, Mike Wedelstadt and Jeff Steenbergen rounded out the top six. The 2014 Walk of Fame inductees were honored at intermission and recipients included Wayne Wechwerth, Wilmer Schoppenhorst, who accepted his plaque and for his late brother, Willy, and Sharon Gracyalny, who accepted for her late husband Stan. An opening lap melee in the Total Power Sales IMCA Stock Car main was the only stop in feature action with Mark Schoenemann leading the opening circuit before John Heinz took over.Once in front, Heinz ran alone for the rest of the race and as able to cruise to his third feature win of the season. Dylan Heilmann prevailed in the tight race for second. Jon Schultz sped off with his second Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature win of the season with Jeff Schmuhl second.last_img read more

IMCA Empire State Series finale is Friday at Five Mile Point

first_imgKIRKWOOD, N.Y. (Oct. 8) – Eddie Sites takes aim at a career third title and his fourth tour victory of the season when the Empire State Series for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds travels to Five Mile Point Speedway this Friday, Oct. 9.Sites was the feature winner when the tour opened at Kirkwood in April and later added checkers at Black Rock Speedway and Skyline Raceway. Also the series champion in 2011 and 2012, he’s got the edge over Matt Cole going into the $400 to win, minimum $100 to start finale tomorrow night.There is no entry fee and the feature distance is 20 laps. Pit passes are $30.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:45 p.m. Racing follows 6 p.m. hot laps.More information is available at the www.5milepointspeedway.com website and on Facebook.Empire State Series top 20 point standings – 1. Eddie Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 303; 2. Matt Cole, Vestal, 267; 3. Brad Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 244; 4. Jason Benjamin, Towanda, Pa., 239; 5. Keith Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa., 238; 6. Will Ward, Cobleskill, 231; 7. Gary Roberts, Afton, 218; 8. Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, 214; 9. Brad Smith, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., 205; 10. Chris Fleming, Union Springs, 202; 11. Michael Stoddard, Binghamton, 179; 12. Billy Ward, Cobleskill, 151; 13. Rodney Morgan, Troy, Pa., 145; 14. James Cornell, Port Crane, 131; 15. Gary Smith, Harpursville, 127; 16. Rich Karlnoski, Dundee, 123; 17. Robert Maynard, Towanda, Pa., 109; 18. Harry Ely Jr., Wyalusing, Pa., 106; 19. Kurt Decker, Nineveh, 94; 20. Jeffrey Cardinale, Syracuse, 78.last_img read more

Two disqualified following Modified Challenge tire testing

first_imgADA, Minn. – Two drivers have been disqualified from finishes in the Sanders Modified Challenge feature at Norman County Raceway, as a result of post-race tire testing.Samples were taken from tires from the two finishers in each heat; those taken from the tires of Billy Vogel and Jamie Trautner failed to meet IMCA benchmarks.Both drivers have been fined $1,000, were suspended for 30 days and lost all IMCA points accrued during the season.last_img

RaceSaver Nationals pre-entries come from 14 states

first_imgEAGLE, Neb. – Fourteen states are represented by the 117 drivers pre-entered for the Aug. 30-Sept. 2 RaceSaver Nationals at Eagle Raceway.The winner of Sunday’s main event for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars goes home with a minimum of $2,500, plus a bonus of as much as $1,500, $30 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts going into the holiday weekend.Qualifying features on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 both pay $700 to win while the top prize for Saturday’s Jake Ita Memorial race is $1,000. Taking the green in Sunday’s big show pays a minimum of $1,250.The first non-qualifier in the ‘B’ feature on Sunday gets $1,000 and the 20th place finisher gets $500 from IMCA.TV. A minimum of $450 will be paid to each driver starting a race each day.Drivers now entered for the sixth annual RaceSaver Nationals include:Gene Ackland, Martell; Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn.; Bruce Allen, Mankato, Minn.; Justin Allen, Gaylord, Minn.; Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D.; Ethan Barrow, Bloomington, Ind.; Brett Becker, Odessa, Texas; Tom Belsky, North Platte; Clint Benson, Papillion; Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan.; Daren Bolac, Moyock, N.C.; Brandon Bosma, Round Lake, Minn.; and Mike Boston, LincolnRick Bray, Lemoore, Calif.; Nick Bryan, Lincoln; Jake Bubak, Arvada, Colo.; Casey Burkham, Com­bine, Texas; John Carney, Lubbock, Texas; Dwight Carter, Lincoln; Toby Chapman, Pan­ama; Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa; Dalyn Cody, Northfield, Minn.; Luke Cranston, Hol­comb, Kan.; Blake Dacus, Fletcher, Okla.; Jason Danley, Lincoln; and Joey Danley, Lincoln.Michael Day, Greenville, Texas; Keith Dragoo, Greenwood; Tyler Drueke, Eagle; Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa.; Matt Etzelmiller, Keller, Texas; Claud Estes, Godley, Texas; Colby Estes, Mans­field, Texas; Daniel Estes Jr., Burleson, Texas; Tony Everhart, El Cajon, Calif.; Monty Ferri­era, Fresno, Calif.; Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas; Gary Floyd, San Angelo, Texas; and Tim Fricke, Lincoln.Bill Garrow, Lincoln; Jesse Graham, Lewisville, Texas; Jimmy Grasso, Omaha; Trey Gropp, Lin­coln; Adam Gullion, Lincoln; Ryan Hall, Midlothian, Texas; Rick Hansen, Omaha; Jaremi Hanson, Dills­burg, Pa.; Jerald Harris, Rockingham, Va.; Rod Henning, Middletown, Ind.; Brandon Hick­man, Lubbock, Texas; Tim Hilfiker, Greenwood; and Bob Hildreth, Iowa Falls, Iowa.Brandon Horton, Omaha; Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa; Jason Howell, Fort Worth, Texas; Junior Jenkins, Greenville, Texas; Tige Jensen, Lincoln; Kaleb Johnson, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Na­than Johnson, Hastings; Mike Johnston, Des Moines, Iowa; Chris Kelly, Moore, Okla.; Ryan King, Ben­net; Ryan Kitchen, Lincoln; Mark Klis Jr., Waxahachie, Texas; and Cody Ledger, Omaha.Samantha Lieberman, Southhampton, Pa.; Doug Lovegrove, Waverly; David Luckie, Lubbock, Texas; Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa.; Chance McCrary, Farmersville, Texas; Charlie McDonald, Midlothian, Texas; Austin McLean, Loveland, Colo.; Jason Martin, Lincoln; Justin Melton, Lewis­ville, Texas; Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas; Jason Miller, Omaha; Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa; and Zachary Newlin, Millerstown, Pa.Neil Nickolite, Bellwood; Danny Nekolite, Oneill; Rod Ort, Lewisberry, Pa.; Mark Pace, Lincoln; John Paynter Jr., Bloomington, Ind.; Jeff Pendergast, Norfolk; Boyd Peterson, Ithaca; Shon Pointer, Grand Island; Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas; Dustin Reeh, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Matt Richards, Lincoln; John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas; and Josh Riggins, Lincoln.Frank Rodgers, Lucas, Iowa; Dan Satriano, Papillion; Logan Scherb, Bowie, Texas; Lucas Scherb, Decatur, Texas; Jeremy Schultz, Stewart, Minn.; Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla.; Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn.; Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla.; Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa; Stuart Snyder, Lincoln; Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif.; and Joey Starnes, Springtown, Texas.Randy Sterling, Morrisdale, Pa.; Joel Thorpe, Urbandale, Iowa; Josh Toho, Hinton, Okla.; Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas; Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa; Charlie Ware, Hallieford, Va.; John Web­ster, North Platte; Chase Weiler, Lincoln; Nate Weiler, LaVista; Dustyn Welch, Bryan, Texas; Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas; Lorne Wofford, Alamogordo, N.M.; and Ben Woods, Newton, Iowa.RaceSaver Nationals will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.Tech inspection begins at 9 a.m. Thursday. Aug. 30. An open practice starts at 6 p.m. and pre­cedes race of champions qualifying. RaceSaver Nationals drivers must be licensed IMCA mem­bers and are required to have competed at a minimum of three IMCA sanctioned RaceSaver events prior to the Labor Day Weekend.Thomas Weeks from the Discovery Channel’s Misfit Garage will be grand marshal for the event. Weeks and his crew will spend the week at Eagle.Pit passes are $15 on Thursday and $25 each night Friday & Saturday. Sunday pit passes are $30. Dis­counted three-day pit passes are available for $75. Adult grandstand admission is $13 on Fri­day, $15 on Satur­day and $18 on Sunday. Kids ages 6-12 are $5 and five and under get in free each night.A three-day grandstand pass is $40 and can be purchased online or by calling the Eagle Race­way office at 402 238-2595.RaceSaver Nationals is presented by Precise Racing Products. Mach-1 Sport Compacts are also on the card Fri­day, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods on Saturday and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks on Sunday.last_img read more

Rose memorabilia stolen, recovered during signing event

first_imgForest Park, Oh. — Police in Forest Park, Ohio thwarted an attempt by two juveniles to steal a bat from baseball hit king Pete Rose during an autograph session Monday afternoon.Rose was signing autographs at the Sports Gallery when a group of juveniles entered the store. Two of them grabbed the signed collectible and rushed toward the door.A Forest Park police officer on a targeted patrol noticed the activity and began to investigate. When the office closed in the suspects dropped the bat and attempted to flee.The suspects were caught but the store owner declined to press charges. The store owner has a history of following and highlighting the achievements of “Charlie Hustle” over the years.-0-last_img read more

Twisters On Losing End To Spartans

first_imgSW Shelbyville at OA, 4/9/19SW 16     OA 7For OA: Adam Huber 0-4, run, bb, rbi; Race Carle 3-4, 2 runs, double, rbi; Matt Sedler 3-4, 2 runs; Michael Hoff 2-4, run, 2 rbi; Riley Schebler 1-4, rbi; Patrick Thompson 1-3, run, bb; Jordan Stenger 1-4, 2 rbi.Andrew Oesterling  4 IP, 10 runs, 7 earned, 11 hits, 9 k, 7 bb   Loss; Riley Schebler 1.1 IP, 4 earned runs, 3 hits, 1 k, 5 bb; Frank Moorman 1.2 IP, 2 earned runs, 1 hit, 0 k, 2 bb.Twisters Varsity Record: 2-4Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

Team Greg Pence Announces Community Office Hours in Brookville on Thursday

first_imgColumbus, IN – U.S. Representative Greg Pence announced his team will host Community Office Hours for constituents in Brookville on Thursday from noon until 1:30 pm at the Brookville Branch of the Franklin County Public Library.  Team Greg Pence will be available to meet with Hoosiers and help on topics including assistance with federal agencies, grant applications, the purchase of U.S. Flags, military academy nominations, and tours of Washington, D.C.last_img