Bruening gets best of Deery Series foes in 30th annual Late Model tour

first_imgTyler Bruening was champion of the 30th annual Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)DECORAH, Iowa – Tyler Bruening admits that there were a few sleepless nights before the end of his Deery Brothers Summer Series dream season.Bruening and Jeff Aikey took their race to the 2016 IMCA Late Model tour title down to the final event. While engine issues sidelined the seven-time champion, Bruening rocketed from 21st starting to sixth at the finish to capture his career first crown.“This was a huge dream come true. When I started racing, my goal was to not get lapped so we’ve obviously come a long way. We have come leaps and bounds with our entire program,” he said. “I’m really proud of becoming the Deery Series champion. When my dad (Greg) raced, this was a goal of his. I’m very proud to have accomplished this feat.”From Decorah, Iowa, Bruening qualified for his first Deery feature in 2005 and has been a series regular since 2009.He won the Yankee Dirt Track Classis and $7,500 at Farley Speedway – all three of his career tour wins have come at the Yankee – and recorded another six top five finishes in 16 series starts this season.“The whole year was a highlight for us. Winning a third Yankee was definitely a huge feat. We’d gone through a dry spell and one year didn’t even make the show at Farley,” said Bruening. “When I went to Farley the first time, I loved the track. It’s super racy and had been one of the tracks we’ve gone to and had success.”Forced to take a provisional after mechanical problems sidelined him in both his heat and ‘B’ feature, Bruening proved his mettle in the 30th annual series’ finale at West Liberty Raceway.“It was nerve wracking, to be honest. I didn’t sleep well the couple nights before and with the way the night started it seemed like the cards were stacked against us,” he said. “I knew I had a good car and definitely raced well to get to sixth.”He celebrated his birthday and the Deery Series championship with a friendly get together in October. Friendly nemesis Aikey and his crew were among the guests.Starts: 16Wins: 1Additional Top Fives: 6HIS CREW: Father Greg and Zeb Holkesvik. HIS SPONSORS: Bruening Rock Products, Skyline Construction, Truck Country, Olson Explosives and Hovden Oil, all of Decorah; Bennett Explosives of Manchester; Minnowa Construction of Harmony, Minn.; Capital Race Cars of Woodstock, Ga.; and Clement Racing Engines of Spartanburg, S.C.last_img read more

BST CAT championship program this weekend

first_imgJohn Burrow Jr. has the IMCA Modified point lead heading into championship weekend for the BST CAT Tour. (Photo by Terry Gardner)By Suzan McCoyCALHAN, Colo. – While rain has been a challenge throughout the season, IMCA race teams in five divi­sions will challenge for BST CAT championships this Saturday, Aug. 12 at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan.The BST CAT Tour features IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. This tour has traveled to four differ­ent dirt tracks located in Colorado, Phillips County Raceway in Holyoke, I-76 Speedway in Fort Mor­gan, and Lamar Speedway in Lamar in addition to El Paso County.The leader in the Modified standings is John Burrow Jr. with 247 points, but Greg Sharpe is right behind with 243. A.J. Valim was 10 points ahead of Burrow and Sharpe before the July 3 race at I-76 Speedway; unfortunately he wrecked in his heat race and went to the “B” main.Joe Bellm, BST promoter, got behind the wheel this year to become the Stock Car point leader. John Luck, with only a one point difference, is ready to battle it out with Bellm for first place.Northern SportMod CAT Tour Ryan Moser has a 29-point lead over Danny Concelman. Shad Cooper leads in the Hobby Stock division but blew his engine at Phillips County on Aug. 4 which could open the door for Max Quint.  Leading in the Sport Compact is Chad Mann with 209 points, but girlfriend Shalanda Smith is only two points behind.  You would not know the two are dating while watching them race.With all the divisions being too close to call, we are excited to get to the track and watch these racers com­pete for the CAT Tour championship.last_img read more

U.S. 36 cancels Rumble in the Bullring

first_imgOSBORN, Mo. – With rain in the forecast for race day on March 29, U.S. 36 Raceway officials have made the decision to cancel the Rumble in the Bullring.  The opening night for U.S. 36 will now be on April 5 and feature IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Both IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, running in the Sprint Series of Nebraska opener, and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars were on the Friday program.last_img

Olson scores first Marshalltown win

first_imgKyle Olson captured the Friday night Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers at Marshalltown Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) By Joyce Eisele Another first time win at Marshalltown came in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature as Shawn Ritter led the 18-lap event from flag to flag. Ritter weathered several cautions during the race but was never seriously threatened. Steve Meyer, who won the season opener, made great headway to finish as runner-up after starting 14th.  MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 3) – Kyle Olson made his first visit to Marshalltown Speedway’s victory lane on Cliff Chambers Memorial Friday night. From there on he remained as captain of the ship, capturing his first win ever at the speedway.  Brayton Carter had a good showing as he finished as the runner-up after starting back in 16th. The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods ran 18 laps and in the end it was Olson weathering the yellow flags to take home the win.  Olson started sixth but had command of the race by the time lap three was scored. center_img After a restart for a caution at lap four, Rust took off like a rocket and sailed to the top spot by the time lap five was in the books.  From there on, Rust ran away and hid from his competition, and flew under the checkers to take the win. Tim Ward took the runner-up position, getting around Gustin on the final lap. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event went flag to flag with David Rieks leading all but that opening lap on his way to victory. Rieks pulled away as the race wound down, leaving Shannon Anderson to finish a distant runner-up.  The IMCA Late Models opened up their season at the speedway for 2019 and in their 20-lap main event it was Justin Kay taking all the marbles. Kay jumped to the immediate lead and led all 20  laps to take the easy victory going away. The most interesting battle of the race was between Joel Callahan and Todd Cooney as they fought tooth and nail for position.  It was Callahan winning the fight to take second place over Cooney in third. The evening ended with the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature. Ronn Lauritzen started on the outside of the front row and shot to the lead when the race went green. He soon had Jimmy Gustin hot on his tail and Joel Rust was coming fast.last_img read more

COVID-19: 102 test positive after 2668 samples are tested

first_imgHealth CAS Dr Rashid Aman says 80 patients were discharged after recovering fully, 30 from the home care programme while 50 were discharged from the various hospitals in the Country bringing the total number of recoveries to 21,310.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 102 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours from a sample of 2668, bringing the total to 35,205.Of the 102, 93 are Kenyans, 9 are foreigners, while distribution in terms of gender is equitably shared at 51.Nairobi has 41 cases, Kitui has 11, Kiambu has 7,  Mombasa has 6, Busia has 5, Turkana 4, Nyeri  4, Taita Taveta 4,  Meru, Murang’a, Machakos, Makueni Bungoma and Kilifi have 2 cases while Embu, Laikipia, Garissa, and Kisumu have1case each. Unfortunately the total number of those who have succumbed to the virus rose to 599 after 2 dies in the last 24 hours.Also Read  152 more test positive as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 36,981According to Dr Aman, the numbers indicate that we are in the right direction though we haven’t flattened the curve.He said there is need to extra caution in terms of re-opening to prevent another wave as has been witnessed in other countriesAlso Read  Govt moves to resolve land allocation dispute in East MauDr Aman further said that social gathering are still prohibited add those flouting the rules will be dealt with in accordance with the law.He said the Ministry has received 7 applications related to covid-19 clinical trials but pointed out that approval for such requests come with strict restrictions to ensure compliance.So far 3 applications have been reviewed and approved while the other 4 are at different stages of review.Dr Aman also lauded local companies for producing PPEs saying it has enabled the Country to bridge the gap on demand.Also Read  PSC to challenge Maraga’s advice to dissolve Parliament over gender ruleHe said different Government agencies have been at the forefront in ensuring PPEs used across the Country have met the required standards.The CAS said the Ministry of Health through the Pharmacy and Poisons Board conducted a quality analysis between April and June to access the standard of sanitizers and masks in the Kenya Market where 130 brands were analyzed.He said the Board is currently undertaking market surveillance of PPEs in all Counties starting with Western and Nyanza region to monitor their quality.last_img read more

West Florida Volleyball Rolls over Armstrong Atlantic 3-0

first_img Sept. 14, 2007 Box Score  HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The UWF Volleyball team defeated Armstrong Atlantic 30-20, 30-19, 30-20, to win their first match in the UAH Country Inn & Suites Invitational in Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday. The victory was the Argos ninth 3-0 sweep this season as they improved to 10-2 overall on the season. Setter Madeline Gonzalez (Sr. / Puerto Rico) paced the Argos with 38 assists, and spread the offense around to 11 different Argos that recorded kills.Senior Outside Hitter Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil) led the Argo offense with 11 kills in 19 attempts, while Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil) chipped in 10 kills in 16 attempts. The Argos made the most of their opportunities, as they connected on 50 kills in only 116 attempts. Meanwhile, Armstrong Atlantic (3-11) recorded only 32 kills in 113 attempts.The Argos were minus Freshmen starting Outside Hitter Chelsea Wilhoite (Jacksonville, Fla.), who sustained an injury in practice this week and may miss the next couple of weeks. However, Senior Danielle Spitzer (Birmingham, Ala.) stepped up and made the most of her opportunities by connecting on 7 kills in only 10 attempts and recording three blocks.”We did a great job with our personnel switches and didn’t lose any momentum” Coach Melissa Wolter stated in response to the fact that 11 different players had kills for her team. “Luciana (Rapach) is playing real well for us right now, and Danielle (Spitzer) had a very efficient match, as she did the right thing and executed very well on all her opportunities, and Madi (Madeline Gonzalez) again had a good match setting up our hitters nicely,” explained Wolter after the match.Defensively, the Argos stopped the Armstrong Atlantic attack with 5 blocks and 55 digs. Rapach led the defense with 13 digs, to go along with her attack percentage of .625. The Argos as a team hit .302 while Armstrong Atlantic hit only .106.West Florida plays again Friday evening in the tournament against Francis Marion. On Saturday, the Argos will play against UNC-Pembroke at 9:00 AM, and finish out the tournament against Arkansas Tech at 1:00 PM Saturday. All matches are being played at Spragins Hall in Huntsville, Ala. Print Friendly Version Share West Florida Volleyball Rolls over Armstrong Atlantic 3-0last_img read more

New Brookville Aquatic Center renderings released

first_imgBrookville, In. — Renderings of the future Brookville Aquatic Center have been presented. Repairs to the existing aging facility have been determined not to be feasible.The proposed design will feature water slides, a large shallow area, updated bathhouse & concessions and other amenities. The cost of the facility is expected to be around $2.4 million.The Brookville Town Council has given the project a vote of confidence.last_img

Barbara Jean (Carter) Miller

first_imgBarbara Jean (Carter) Miller, 78, of Oak Ridge, Missouri, passed on to her eternal reward on June 25, 2019, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.Barb was born March 25, 1941, in Charleston, West Virginia to Faye Sarver. She was adopted by Grace and Harrison Carter on July 28, 1942. She went to school in Moore’s Hill, Indiana, graduating in 1959. She loved memories of her high school days and for many years faithfully attended the All School Reunion.After high school Barb attended Patricia Stevens Finishing & Airline Training School in Chicago, Illinois, graduating in October of 1959.Barb married Darryl Eugene Miller on March 2, 1962, and to this union they had one son, Mitchell Graham.Barb was a dedicated worker from early on. She began her full time career as a secretary working for the box factory in Aurora, Indiana in 1960 before going to National Lead in Cincinnati in the Quality Control department from 1962 until 1972. She was a secretary at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri for four years before beginning a fourteen year career with the local 3M plant where she advanced to executive secretary for a succession of plant managers. She worked for Messer Construction in Cincinnati for a number of years before finishing her career at the Bethany House. She truly enjoyed working, as well as helping others when able.Barb was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Nevada, Missouri.Barb always had a friendly smile and loved talking to people. She enjoyed music and watching sports, especially baseball and college basketball. A highlight was when she went to the Cincinnati Reds last spring training held in Sarasota, Florida. Barb really enjoyed traveling and new adventures. She also loved animals from the time she was a little girl.Barb is survived by her son Mitch and daughter-in-law Cathy.Service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11 am at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana, followed by burial in St. Johns Cemetery Bellaire.Those who wish to contribute to Barb’s memory may do so to the Bollinger County Stray Project c/o Rullman Hunger Funeral Home or to your local animal shelter.last_img read more

Landfill expansion moving towards zoning needs

first_imgGreensburg, IN—At last evening’s Greensburg city council meeting, Councilman Kevin Fleetwood discussed the topic of the landfill expansion.  Fleetwood sits as an ex officio member of the Area Plan Commission.  He stated that though this has been spoken about for several years, last month was the first time Bestway actually brought the discussion to the Decatur County Area Plan Commission for discussion. Fleetwood said it was anticipated to be up for discussion at tonight’s meetings, but it has been held back on the agenda for a future date.  Fleetwood said they are looking to expand 150 acres but the expansion would land across the street.  The land they are looking to rezone is the property they already own across from the landfill — on South County Road 280 East.last_img