He feels ready to be a Force again

first_imgDixon’s Miller Lite team will be working with a new crew chief, with Donnie Bender replacing the retired Dick LaHaie. “I’m looking forward to start testing and to see how we progress as we head into the Winternationals in a few weeks,” Dixon said. The NHRA Wally Parks Motorsports Museum will open its So-Cal Speed Shop exhibit today. The event will be run in conjunction with the Grand National Roadster Show, scheduled today through Sunday at Fairplex. Advance tickets for the show are available at the museum, which is located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave. in Pomona. Auto Club Dragway, located on the grounds of California Speedway in Fontana, will host a Summit Racing Series event this weekend. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His quest begins this weekend when the NHRA’s preseason kicks off with the NHRA Nitro Blast-off at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s the first of three testing events for the Powerade Series tour. Practice sessions also are slated for Chandler, Ariz. on Jan 28-29 and Las Vegas again on Feb. 4-5. The season kicks off with the 46th annual Winternationals at Fairplex on Feb. 9-12. “We made a lot of progress over the winter, and now it’s time to see what progress we made,” said Force, winner of 13 titles since 1990. “We developed a new car and now the focus is winning and getting back on track. I’m ready.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardForce is hoping to rebound from what statistically was his worst season since winning his first title in 1990. He did win a class-best five events, but lost 10 times in the first round. That paved the way for Gary Scelzi, who won Top Fuel three times between 1997-2000, to score his first championship in Funny Car. Ron Capps, Scelzi’s teammate, also beat out Force for second. “I think I was guilty more than anyone (on the team) of believing I couldn’t lose,” Force said. “Bottom line, we had the car to win, I just didn’t do my job. “I have my focus back. We’ll see what happens. Last year, you have to ask yourself, `Did they win? Or did we lose?’ Bottom line, 10 first-round losses is ridiculous. We figured it out over the winter and now we’re ready.” The upcoming testing season also will be good training for two-time Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon, who finished second to Tony Schumacher last season. center_img It’s been nearly three months since National Hot Rod Association icon John Force experienced what once seemed to be the unthinkable. But after the reality of failing to win the Powerade Series Funny Car title for just the third time since 1990, Force is ready to reclaim what most believed was practically his birthright. last_img

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GOLF NEWS: MARY TALBOT WINS THE LA BELLA DONNA COMPETITION AT MURVAGH

first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Club CompetitionsA 3 Ball Scramble in aid of The Lifeboat Service takes place on Friday 1st August with Presentation of Prizes afterwards. Ladies’ CompetitionsSponsor: La Bella Donna 20th & 22nd July – 18 holes StablefordMary Talbot in returning a score of 41pts was the winner of the La Bella Donna competition.She had one of those days when everything went her way and her round included a birdie 2 on the 5th. For her efforts she will enjoy an Italian Meal. Mary Daly was runner up with 39pts and has finally reduced her handicap.For the 3rd week in a row Claire Paasch has featured among the prizewinners with a score of 39pts. Dorothy Woods playing off 12 had an impressive 38pts.1. Mary Talbot (17) 41pts2. Mary Daly (31) 39pts BOT3. Clare Paasch (35) 39pts 4. Dorothy Woods (12) 38ptsFront 9 Jane Sharkey (27) 22ptsBack 9 Margaret Buckley (28) 20pts9 hole competition 1. Charlotte Caldwell (22) 18pts BOT2. Gaye McGoldrik (36) 18ptsUpcoming CompetitionsSponsor: White Hotels – 3rd & 5th August4th August – Charity Competition in aid of National Breast Cancer Institute.Men’s CompetitionsSunday 27th of July Four-Ball – Sponsored by Edwin Kirk.Jason Carr and Diarmuid McGettigan put together an excellent score of 42pts in breezy conditions to win the Sunday Four-Ball. In second place were Eamonn Duffy and Pat Brogan and they had one shot to spare over Matt Gallagher & Raymond Nolan.Results:1.D. McGettigan (13) & Jason Carr (6) 42pts,2.Eamonn Duffy (18) & Pat Brogan (15) 39pts,3.Matt Gallagher (20) & Raymond Nolan (17) 38pts,Upcoming CompetitionsSunday 3rd & Monday 4th of August – Singles Stableford sponsored by White Hotels.Thursday SpecialsThe race for player of the year is really starting to heat up, last week’s leader Conor McNulty now finds himself in 3rd place, after losing his lead. Frank O’Donnell fought back well this week and is back on top of the leaderboard.This week’s winner Martin Travers returned an excellent score of 37pts to move into 2nd place on the player of the Year leaderboard. For the second week running Shane Browne finished 2nd with 35pts on a break of tie from Peter McDonnell who also had 35pts. Our Chairman Aiden Cassidy is warming up well for his Chairman’s Day this week by claiming 4th Place with 34pts on break of tie.Leo Doody won the 1st 9 with a very impressive score of 22pts and Daire Woods won the prize for past players with 34pts.Mr Aiden Cassidy’s Chairman’s Day will be this Thursday, 31st July. If you can please try to play early as a large turnout is expected. There will be prizes for longest drive, nearest the pin and past players.Phoenix Cup, players are reminded that 3rd round matches must be completed by the 6th August.GOLF NEWS: MARY TALBOT WINS THE LA BELLA DONNA COMPETITION AT MURVAGH was last modified: July 29th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more

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