Deery Series on Farley half-mile, at Jackson County this weekend

first_imgFARLEY, Iowa (April 15) – Two more tracks with strong Late Model traditions take their turns hosting Deery Brothers Summer Series events this weekend. Farley Speedway rolls out the red carpet for the IMCA Late Model tour on Friday, April 18. The series then travels to Jackson County Speedway at Maquoketa for a Saturday, April 19 show. Each feature pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Friday at Farley. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds are also on the card and both divisions will run on the half-mile track.Grandstand admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $10 for students and free for kids 12 and under. More information is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the www.simmonspromotionsinc.om website. Jackson County opens the pit gates at 4 p.m. and the front gate at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. Saturday with the first race set for 6:30 p.m. Sanctioned Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, along with 4-stocks, hobby stocks and outlaw super bombers, round out the program.Admission for spectators is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for students and free for kids 12 and under. The track website is www.darksidepromo.com; additional information is also available by calling 563 590-4095 or 563 495-2503. Pit passes are $30 each night.Colby Springsteen of Wapello, winner of the feature last Saturday at West Liberty Raceway, is one point better than Justin Kay of Wheatland and seven ahead of Oxford’s Andy Eckrich in the early standings. Eckrich took the opening night checkers at Davenport Speedway on April 11. IMCA’s weekly point season for Late Models begins April 25. The Deery Series is at Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill., on Sunday, May 4 and at Boone Speedway for the Memorial Day special Monday, May 26. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, 97; 2. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 96; 3. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 90; 4. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 88; 5. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 87; 6. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 86; 7. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 85; 8. Jason Rauen, Farley, 83; 9. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, and Tommy Elston, Keokuk, both 80; 11. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 78; 12. Brian Harris, Davenport, 72; 13. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, and Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, both 69; 15. Jay Johnson, West Burlington, 61; 16. Scott Fitzpatrick, Urbandale, 58; 17. Rob Moss, Iowa City, 57; 18. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, 56; 19. Jeremy Grady, Story City, and Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, both 55.last_img read more

Artz becomes fifth different IMCA RaceSaver winner at I-90

first_imgBy Steve ZwemkeHARTFORD, S.D. (June 13) – T.J. Artz sped to his first career feature win Saturday night at I-90 Speedway, leading all 20 laps of the Coffee Cup IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event.Casey Abbas gradually reeled Artz in over the first half of the race and then spent the second half throwing everything his way but the kitchen sink.Abbas tried high and low while Artz held to the low groove to outduel has challenger. Though the RaceSaver sprint cars are new to I-90 Speedway this year, there has been no predicting a winner as Artz is the fifth different in as many weeks of racing.last_img read more

Season opener draws 93 cars to Kossuth County

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (May 5) – Mother Nature derailed the opening night by one week but that did not stop 93 cars to visit the Kossuth County Speedway in Algona for the 2016 season opener on Thurs­day.“We had to wait a week to get started with the rain and cold last week but it was worth the wait as the drivers put on a good show,” said track manager Ron Reefer. “Things went well. We had a decent car count and track was smooth and fast.  Overall, it was a good evening of racing.”The Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature saw Tad Reutzel grab the early lead but a flat front right tire ended his night and Ricky Thornton Jr. took over the lead.Thornton’s time out front lasted only three laps as he dropped his drive shaft on the back straight­way and Dustin Smith took over the lead. Once out in clean air, Smith was never challenged and cruised to the victory.Kelly Shryock finished second and Mike Jergens was third.Kevin Opheim took the lead early from his outside pole position in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, never gave it up and held off a big challenge from Derek Green to win.Ben Schultz held the outside pole position in the 24-car Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature and once the green flag flew, Schultze dominated.The 21-car IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature went green, white, checkered as Chanse Hollatz grabbed the lead early and went on to the victory after starting inside row two.Jay DeVries drew the pole for the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature and held that for the entire race.last_img read more

Kay tops IMCA Modified main to repeat as Governor’s Cup champ at Davenport

first_imgJustin Kay’s second straight Iowa Governor’s Cup championship came in the IMCA Modified division Friday night at Davenport Speedway. The victory paid $5,000. (Photo by Alan Goacher)DAVENPORT, Iowa (Sept. 22) – Even when you’ve won as often as Justin Kay has, you can en­joy new accomplishments.And on Friday night at Davenport Speedway, that feat was accompanied by a $5,000 check.Kay earned his second straight Iowa Governor’s Cup crown along with the IMCA Modified check­ers. His 2016 Governor’s Cup title had come with Late Models as the premiere division.“It was pretty cool. There were a lot of good cars here,” Kay said after the biggest payday of his Modified career. “It rained earlier in the week so the track was a little rough in spots, but I kept looking for the smoothest way around and tried not to let the car push.”He started fourth in the 25-lapper and passed Eric Barnes and then Kurt Kile to get to the front on the sixth circuit.Chris Simpson was running second when the final caution of the night came out, with six laps left.“I’ve raced with Chris enough in a Late Model that I was not going to give up the tires to him,” said Kay, already of the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “I just tried to hit my marks and not screw up.”Simpson, 20th starting Kelly Shryock, Kurt Kile and Milo Veloz rounded out the top five.Fifty-nine drivers vied for shares of the biggest Modified purse paid in track history.The 25th annual Governor’s Cup also resulted in the career-best payday for Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMod winner Austen Becerra.Becerra started on the pole and led all 20 laps to take home $2,000. He’d made just two previous starts at Davenport, and won on Friday ahead of national points leader Tyler Soppe and defend­ing national champion Tony Olson.“It’s pretty awesome. We’ve known we had a fast car most of the season,” said Becerra, who dodged a bullet when he avoided getting caught up in the second of two lap 13 cautions. “It’s cool to be able to go to Davenport, race with those guys and win.”Becerra built up a lead of as much as a straightaway at one point. The $2,000 he earned doubled his previous career-best check.Brayton Carter and Dustin Schram rounded out the Northern SportMod top five.FeaturesModifieds – 1. Justin Kay; 2. Chris Simpson; 3. Kelly Shyrock; 4. Kurt Kile; 5. Milo Veloz; 6. Darin Duffy; 7. Eric Barnes; 8. Bryce Garnhart; 9. Greg Durbin; 10. Brandon Durbin; 11. Jed Freiburger; 12. Travis Denning; 13. Rob Toland; 14. Cody Laney; 15. Jeff Larson; 16. Doug Crampton; 17. Jim Sandusky; 18. Tyler Droste; 19. Jeff Aikey; 20. Brad Dierks; 21. Tyler Madigan; 22. Bruce Hanford; 23. Andrew Schroeder; 24. Patrick Flannagan.Northern SportMods – 1. Austen Becerra; 2. Tyler Soppe; 3. Tony Olson; 4. Brayton Carter; 5. Dustin Schram; 6. Jake McBirnie; 7. Kevin Goben; 8. Jacob Ellithorpe; 9. Jaden Fryer; 10. Aaron Mitchell; 11. Andrew Burk; 12. Buddy Ray Jones; 13. Kevin Dickey; 14. Gage Neal; 15. Johna­thon Logue; 16. Justin Veloz; 17. Brandon Lennox; 18. Keith Blum; 19. Brandy Cole; 20. Ben Chap­man; 21. Dawson Edwards; 22. Chance Huston; 23. Jake Morris; 24. Doug Burkhead.last_img read more

Two suspected drug traffickers arrested with sacks of marijuana

first_imgPolice say the two suspects will be arraigned in court on Thursday to face charges of Trafficking in Narcotic drugs contrary to section 4(a) of the Narcotic drugs and Psychotropic Substances (control) Act No. 4 of 1994.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Two Suspected drug traffickers have been arrested while transporting sacks of Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) worth millions of shillings to Nairobi from Namanga.The two suspects Samuel Kimani Macharia and Peter Mwangi were arrested Wednesday morning by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Transnational Organized Crime Unit detectives.The police seized the marijuana and impounded a motor vehicle Reg No. KCD 808N. Last month, a notorious drug trafficker who has been operating with impunity in Nairobi was also arrested.Also Read  Uhuru calls for rebuilding of the UN to better address emerging challengesThe suspect Tom Ouma Aero is also believed to sponsor gangs in Korogocho, Huruma and Dandora to protect his business of drug trafficking.DCI Director George Kinoti said his arrest was in connection with the seizure of 368.5 kilograms of cannabis sativa valued at over ksh 11M.Nabbed also during the operation were two of his associates namely Paul Ochieng Otieno and Stephen Wandera Barasa.Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentMeanwhile, three individuals who had earlier bundled a lady victim into their run away vehicle Registration No. KBS 350W have been arrested by detectives based at Narok County.The DCI in their twitter handle say the three suspects namely Rose Waithera, Jackson kamau and Julius Guchu were arrested at Siyapei area where they hid in a thicket after abandoning their run away vehicle.The victim’s personal belongings including a mobile phone and money that she had earlier on withdrawn from the bank have been recovered and kept as exhibits pending their arraignment.Also, after initiating fresh investigations into the gruesome murder of Julia Ntheeru Kabura aged 85, that occurred 7 years ago at Igembe, Meru County, DCI Homicide detectives have finally arrested her suspected killer.Also Read  KUPPET calls on parents to prepare for early reopeningThe suspect will be arraigned today (Tuesday) in Meru Law Courts for custodial orders to complete police investigations and later charge him with murder.DCI says that during the fresh probe that included incorporating modern technology in site analysis and DNA sampling, it was established that the deceased was murdered by her house boy namely Samuel Gathogo Miano, who was arrested on Tuesday in Mathira.last_img read more

Gregory A. Cantwell

first_imgGregory Allen Cantwell, 57, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Houston, Texas.He was born September 22, 1961 in Frankfort, Germany, son of Franklin C. Cantwell and the late Christina “Teany” (Sellers) Cantwell.During his high school years, Greg and his dad Frank owned and operated Schwanholt Service Station and Wrecker Service for several years. He then worked for Fernald Uranium Plant for 23 years. Greg then went on to work in wind and solar construction for 11 years, on projects all across the US. The last 5 years he was the Senior Site Manager for Bradley Construction Management Company overseeing all facets of commercial wind projects.Greg was a quiet and very respected man that would help anyone out whenever he could. He enjoyed deer hunting, wood working, fixing cars, home improvement projects and playing cards. He had a tremendous love of all types of music and did sound engineering for his daughter’s band as well as others, including recording demos for them. He enjoyed watching wildlife, visiting US National Parks and playing with the family dog, Ollie.Greg’s job took him away from home for extended periods of time and he cherished the time with his family. He especially loved being Pops to Alex and Hazel. He was a great husband, dad, grandpa, brother, friend and coworker and he will be greatly missed by those who knew him.Gregory is survived by his loving spouse of 40 years, Bonnie (Bawn) Cantwell, daughter, Sarah (Jon) Baker of Cincinnati, OH; father, Franklin Cantwell; sister, Melodie Tibbits of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Alex & Hazel Baker; nephews, Jeremy (Melissa) Tibbits, Justin (Angi) Tibbits, Roger (Kelly) Casebolt, Jim (Andrea) Casebolt; nieces, Jessica (Josh) Heidorn, Debbie Hartman-Harris (Virgil Allen); great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Christina “Teany” Cantwell.Friends will be received Sunday, January 20, 2019, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Life Church, 201 W. Conwell St., Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the church at 3:30 pm with Pastor Kenny Hopper officiating.Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery, Moores Hill, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the YES Home and MD Anderson Children’s Hospital. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

DNR ‘Director Team of the Year’ goes to Brookville Lake Walleye Crew

first_imgBrookville, In. — Each year, the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife awards its top-performing employees for their contributions to conservation, mentoring, and teamwork.The 2019 winners were Josh Griffin, Andrew Fairchild, Olivia Vaught, and the walleye crew.Griffin was awarded the Fish & Wildlife Mentor Award. He serves as the private lands program manager, creating opportunities for private landowners to take part in wildlife conservation directly through habitat restoration and management. Griffin played an integral role in developing programs such as the Indiana Community Hunting Access Program and the Grasslands for Gamebirds and Songbirds Initiative.Fairchild was awarded the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Cornerstone Award. He is a member of the Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area team. Fairchild stepped up when positions were left vacant and helped train new employees. He aided management by being flexible, sometimes working the shooting range during holidays.Vaught was named the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Champion. During her three years as the assistant deer biologist, Vaught has provided outstanding service to wildlife and the public. Her commitment is often seen not only in the long hours she works, but also in the tasks she undertakes and the level of responsibility they require. In 2018, Vaught helped establish CWD surveillance programs, took on a leadership role with the Conservation Appreciation event committee, and authored several sections of the new comprehensive deer report.This year’s Director Team of the Year Award went to the walleye crew. Walleye broodstock collection is an annual event at Brookville Lake that supports the statewide walleye and saugeye stocking program. The team aims to collect 35 million walleye eggs, which normally takes at least 15 consecutive days with four crews. This year, staff managed to take just under 38 million eggs in only eight days. Nearly five million eggs were stripped per day.last_img read more

Wyandotte Caves open this weekend

first_imgwyandotte cave re-opening, O’Bannon Woods State ParkCorydon, In. — Wyandotte Caves is offering people a chance to beat the heat this summer by going underground, where the temperature is a cool 52 degrees all year.Public tours of the caves begin on Saturday, May 25, and are then offered on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends.Wyandotte Caves is managed by the staff at O’Bannon Woods State Park and is located between Corydon and Leavenworth on State Road 62 in Crawford County. Camping is available at O’Bannon Woods. Reservations can be made at camp.IN.gov.Jackets are recommended for all cave tours due to the cool temperature. Remember to wear comfortable and sturdy shoes. Pets, alcohol, and tobacco use are strictly prohibited in the caves.Big Wyandotte Cave is closed from Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend to protect hibernating Indiana bats. The cave is one of the most important hibernacula in the state for the endangered Indiana bat species. It is available for tours, but the tours are classified as rugged due to the steep terrain and stairs people must navigate. Tours take two hours and cover roughly 1.5 miles.Little Wyandotte Cave is available for pre-scheduled group tours throughout the year. The tours of this cave are open to all ages. They are shorter and easier than the Big Wyandotte tour, at 35-40 minutes, because of a lack of long staircases. This tour offers a view of many flowstone and dripstone formations. Occasionally, a cave-dwelling species can be seen.Both caves reopened in the summer of 2016 after a multi-year closure prompted by the impacts of white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has affected bats across the Eastern U.S. and beyond.O’Bannon Woods State Park is located at 7234 Old Forest Road, Corydon, 47112.last_img read more

Leising and Indiana Department of Education recognize Oldenburg Academy

first_imgIndianapolis, IN—Oldenburg Academy was a recipient of the 2019 Advanced Placement Award, having more than 27% of students take AP-level courses during the 2018-2019 school year.Pictured from left: Assistant Principal Jonathon Maple, State Senator Jean Leising, Principal Brian McFee and Chief Academic Officer for the Indiana Department of Education Dr. Kenneth Folkslast_img