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

Struggling Espanyol sack coach, their third time this season

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Premier League, La Liga back on DStv, GOtv Struggling Espanyol said on Saturday they have sacked coach Abelardo Fernandez, the third manager they have dispensed with this season, as they fight to extend their 26-year stay in La Liga.Fernandez was appointed in December after David Gallego and Pablo Machin were each dismissed. But in spite of a positive start since play resumed following a three-month break due to the coronavirus pandemic, Thursday’s 1-0 defeat at Real Betis proved the last straw.“Espanyol announce that Abelardo Fernandez has been relieved of his duties as first team coach,” the Barcelona club said in a statement.“This decision has been taken due to the team’s recent performances and with the clear aim of keeping the club in the top flight.”The club added in a later statement that sporting director Francisco Rufete would take charge of the team for the remainder of the season.His first game is a daunting home fixture on Sunday against La Liga leaders Real Madrid. In 13 matches in charge, Fernandez earned three victories and five draws as well as five defeats.He leaves Espanyol bottom of the table on 24 points, eight points from escaping the relegation zone with seven matches remaining.Reuters/NAN.Tags: David GallegoEspanyolLa Ligalast_img read more

Local Teacher Reassigned Over Quiz Question About President Trump

first_imgA local middle school teacher has been reassigned, after allegedly including an inappropriate question on an online quiz about President Donald Trump.The incident occurred at Watson B. Duncan Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens.A parent tweeted a photo of a multiple-choice test question given to students in a Computer Applications class.The question reads, “45th president, 2017, Republican, Real Estate businessman, idiot.” The possible answers listed below the question are: “Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter.” Photo courtesy: WPEC/CBS12 The unidentified parent who brought the matter to the school district’s attention says, “My reaction was very disappointing. It is an obvious example of indoctrination in our school systems, where teachers are forcing their opinions on our children.”A letter from the School District of Palm Beach County to parents of students at the school reads: A question on a quiz given by your child’s Computer Applications teacher yesterday, was brought to my attention this morning. The question was inappropriate, and demonstrated an unacceptable lack of good judgment on the part of the teacher. An investigation is now underway, and the teacher has been reassigned during this process. Because this is an open inquiry, I am not at liberty to share any additional details with you at this point. I apologize for this incident, and for the offensive verbiage used in the question. Thank you for your patience, and your continued support of Watson B. Duncan Middle School. An investigation is underway.last_img read more