Dirt Works Race Cars continues title sponsorship of IMCA’s Eastern Region for Modifieds

first_imgORONOGO, Mo. – Modified drivers in IMCA’s Eastern Region enjoy regional title sponsorship for a fourth consecutive season by Dirt Works Race Cars.The Oronogo, Mo., chassis builder again provides a portion of the $6,000 to be paid to top 10 drivers in final point standings for the region that includes sanctioned tracks and events in New York, Michigan, Alabama and Florida.The regional championship is worth $2,500. The runner-up earns $1,250, with $625 for third, $325 for fourth, $300 for fifth and $200 for sixth through 10th place. Drivers must display two Dirt Works Race Cars decals on their race cars to be eligible for point fund shares.Dirt Works is owned by veteran driver Jerry Hoffman and is a sister company to Hoffman Race Cars.More information about either make of chassis is available by calling 417 673-7426 or 417 465-2410. The company websites are www.hoffmanracecars.com and www.dirtworksracecars.com.Regional points will be awarded for all Bay Area Emerald Coast Tour events in Alabama and Florida. Weekly sanctions continue in Michigan and New York. Points earned at the first eight Atomicwraps.com Empire State Series events also figure toward regional standings.Seventeen-year-old Keith Lamphere became the youngest IMCA driver to win a Modified regional crown when he paced the East last season.“Consistency is important and it is wonderful to have Dirt Works represent the Modified drivers in the Eastern region for the fourth year in a row,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’ve enjoyed working with Jerry Hoffman and Dirt Works and certainly thank them for the continued support.”last_img read more

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Gussie Johns wins Defensive Player of the Week

first_imgJunior goalie Gussie Johns was named the MPSF Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after a strong showing against No. 6 Colorado last Friday. Johns made nine saves and picked up three ground balls in USC’s 11-5 victory at the Coliseum, shutting out the Buffaloes during the entire second half.The junior goalie is no newcomer to accolades. This is Johns’ second MPSF Defensive Player of the Week award of the year and her fifth career Player of the Week honor. Johns leads the country in goals against average (6.69) and is fourth in the nation in ground balls per game (4.0). Johns also continues to add to her program-record 289 career saves and 156 career ground balls. Monday marked the fifth consecutive week that a USC women’s lacrosse player took home a weekly conference award. Senior attacker Michaela Michael leads the way, winning four straight MPSF Offensive Player of the Week awards — a streak that ended this week. Freshman midfielder Kerrigan Miller took home Rookie of the Week honors in March, and freshman midfielder Kaeli Huff also received the award two weeks ago. Johns’ accolade was her first since being named Defensive Player of the Week on Feb. 20.Johns has gained national attention for her play in net for the Trojans. After dominating at USC during her first two collegiate seasons, Johns was named to the United States’ final roster in January for the 2017 FIL Women’s Lacrosse World Cup, which will be held in Guildford, England this summer.Johns is one of just two current student-athletes on the national team, along with North Carolina junior midfielder Marie McCool. Also joining Johns on Team USA is Devon Wills, the Trojans’ associate head coach and defensive coordinator.Next, USC will look to extend its six-game winning streak when the team travels to Stanford on Friday. A victory over the Cardinal would clinch the first seed in the MPSF tournament, which will be hosted at McAlister Field beginning April 27. Another win over UC Davis on Sunday would also set a new MPSF record for consecutive conference wins. While individual recognition is nice, Johns and thenow-sixth-ranked Trojans will strive for a conference title as well as the ultimate goal: the first national championship in the program’s five-year history.last_img read more

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Alexander: Avery Bradley had something for his former teammates

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs And the subplot of this L.A. rivalry is an arms race that extended beyond last month’s trading deadline, creating the sense that Pelinka and Clippers’ decision-makers Lawrence Frank and Michael Winger are warily eyeing the other team with each successive move.The Clippers acquired Marcus Morris at the Feb. 6 deadline and added guard Reggie Jackson later in February. The Lakers countered by adding the other Morris, Markieff (and while the twins shared the court Sunday, they never actually guarded each other for more than a few fleeting seconds).Friday, the Lakers added a reinforcement at shooting guard in Waiters, who had been bought out by Miami. And the Clippers are expected in the coming days to add veteran big man Joakim Noah, who last played last season with Memphis.“You know at some point in some playoff series in one game, one of them (acquisitions) or two of them are going to make a difference,” Rivers said. “If you can add guys that can tick off a win for you in the playoffs it pays dividends. I think that’ll happen for us and probably for them.”Players, coaches and executives on both sides know it: The path to a championship is almost certainly going to go through the other L.A. team. Sunday was just a taste.jalexander@scng.com@Jim_Alexander on Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed The idea of “night,” of course, is relative for a game that started at 12:30. The Lakers don’t seem bothered by early starts. The Clippers, in contrast, haven’t played well in previous afternoon games this season, most necessitated by Staples scheduling.“I called my owner (Steve Ballmer) and I told him, you know what you should do? You should build an arena,” coach Doc Rivers said. “And you know what he’s doing, he’s building an arena.”But until that arena is finally built, they’ll have to figure it out, because the suspicion is they’ll be scheduled for weekend afternoons in the playoffs for the benefit of ABC.But we digress.Whether it’s Bradley or Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Danny Green, Alex Caruso or Rajon Rondo, the threat of the 3-pointer keeps Lakers opponents honest against James and Davis (who, of course, can drop some of those bombs themselves).“Now I’m confident to know where I’m getting my shots from,” Bradley said. “I have the confidence to make those shots. It comes from all the extra work we’ve been putting in to make sure we’re able to make those shots for LeBron and AD.”It is another example of the depth Rob Pelinka has created and actually continues to create, giving Vogel a roster with any number of combinations to complement the two stars.Related Articles LOS ANGELES — For parts of two seasons Avery Bradley played on the other side of this rivalry. He became a Clipper at the 2018 trade deadline, coming from Detroit, and was swapped to Memphis at the 2019 deadline.Now he dresses at the other end of the Staples Center hallway. Sunday, in the latest matchup between teams that seem destined to meet in the Western Conference finals, Bradley made it hurt on behalf of the Lakers: 24 points, 6 of 12 from three-point territory, two steals and a plus-13 in his 32:48 on the floor in the Lakers’ 112-103 victory over the Clippers.It is only March, of course, as players and coaches on both sides have reminded us. The two previous Clipper victories, Sunday’s game and the next installment on April 9 will mean next to nothing in the event of a best-of-seven showdown in May.Still, Sunday had to be delicious for Bradley, who came into Sunday averaging 8.3 points in 47 games (and 8.0 over his last five) and was missed during an early-season injury mainly for his tenacity at the other end of the floor, as a two-time NBA All-Defensive selection. If there was anything personal about torching his former team Bradley kept it to himself, although there were tells. He drew a technical in the first five minutes after scoring and then, um, expressing himself. And then former teammate Lou Williams drew a T later in the first for barking back at him.“I had more want as far as trying to win the game because they beat us twice already,” Bradley said. “But for me, I come into every game with the same mindset … I was just being aggressive, taking what’s available. Those guys (the stars) make the game easier for us. We have a mindset: It can be anybody’s night on any given night, and tonight it was just my night to get more shots.” Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“He did everything,” LeBron James said. “We know what we’re going to get from him defensively, but what he gave us offensively tonight was gigantic. Every time they made a run or we needed a shot to make (he delivered).”Bradley is capable of this, if seldom thrust into this sort of limelight. He scored 21 against the Warriors last month, and his career high is 33 points for the Grizzlies against San Antonio last February.“He’s been hot the last five or six weeks or so,” Lakers coach Frank Vogel said. “And we always want our guys to be catch-and-shoot aggressive on the perimeter. We know Anthony (Davis) and LeBron are going to get double-teamed, and when the ball swings there’s no hesitation.“I thought our team collectively for the second game in a row (was) a little bit hesitant at the three-point line in the first half, but he really got going and was a huge part of the win.”In the third quarter, when the Lakers outscored the Clippers 36-28 to turn this game, Bradley was 4 for 6 from the field, all three-pointers.last_img read more

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Bentley Joins Porsche Claims Battery Tech Not There Yet

first_img Cutaway Of Audi e-tron GT + Comparison With Porsche Taycan The company’s CEO has once again ruled out an electric sports car.Bentley is holding off producing its own all-electric car until battery technology improves, according to the British brand’s CEO Andrian Hallmark.More Porsche News Porsche Oddly Claims Today’s Battery Tech Not Ready For 911 Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 5, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News The company was expected to follow Volkswagen stablemate Porsche into the EV arena using the same platform and technology as Stuttgart’s upcoming Taycan. The Taycan will arrive next year, but Bentley’s first EV may be a little while longer while it waits for battery cell power density to get better.“The problem is when you get to our segment with the size of our vehicles and the frontal area we push through, current battery power density limits the size of the car you can offer with credible driving range,” Hallmark told Automotive News Europe.Hallmark is predicting that battery technology will reach a level suitable for Bentley’s application by 2023 or 2025“There is nothing industrialised in the supply chain before then,” he said.Bentley’s all-electric car, when it eventually does arrive, will be aimed at those that are rich, but don’t yet own a luxury car.“An electric vehicle is even more appealing to them than to our customers,” he said, adding that 40 percent of Bentley’s current customer base have expressed an interest in electric cars.Despite showing the all-electric EXP 12 Speed 6e sports car (pictured) at the Geneva motor show last year, Hallmark has said that Bentley’s first electric car won’t be a sports car because there are already enough in Volkswagen’s portfolio. The German company owns Bentley, as well as Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, and Bugatti.“We have talked about sports cars in the past, but I don’t believe we need sports cars,” he said. “Within the Volkswagen Group [Bentley’s owner], there are enough sports cars,” he said.Hallmark wouldn’t reveal what kind of car the electric Bentley would be instead of a sports car, but did say it would ‘redefine grand touring’.“When we build an electric car it will be a Bentley first and foremost, and it will be an electric Bentley second,” he said.Whatever it turns out to be, it will be based on an Audi/Porsche platform, and it will bare some resemblance to the Taycan, at least mechanically. Source: Electric Vehicle News Porsche Will Increase Taycan Production Due To High Demandlast_img read more

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