23 Sep

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 24

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,047; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 871; 3. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 819; 4. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 774; 5. Matt Guillaume, Has­let, Texas, 757; 6. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 701; 7. Rob Slott, New Waverly, Texas, 682; 8. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 665; 9. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 596; 10. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 564; 11. Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 563; 12. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 561; 13. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 543; 14. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas, 533; 15. Drew Armstrong, Alexander, Arkansas, 519; 16. Cody Shoemaker, Decatur, Texas, 513; 17. Ray­mond McSpadden, Buda, Texas, 506; 18. Jeremy Thornton, Casa Grande, Ariz., 488; 19. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 487; 20. Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo., 471.IMCA Late Models – 1. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 366; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 346; 3. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 321; 4. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 302; 5. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 291; 6. Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., 250; 7. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 246; 8. Tim Simpson, Iowa City, Iowa, 225; 9. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 217; 10. Darrel De­France, Marshalltown, Iowa, 214; 11. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 203; 12. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 201; 13. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 200; 14. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 199; 15. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 191; 16. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., 187; 17. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 186; 18. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher, Iowa, 163; 19. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 162; 20. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 157.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 370; 2. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 326; 3. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 312; 4. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 302; 5. Aus­tin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 295; 6. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 268; 7. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 265; 8. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 249; 9. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, and Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., both 247; 11. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., and George Tristao Jr., Tulare, Calif., both 242; 13. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Ca­lif., 235; 14. Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., and Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, both 230; 16. Blake Scott, Pauls Valley, Okla., 225; 17. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 221; 18. Travis Scott, Washington, Okla., 219; 19. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 216; 20. Chris Kelly, Okla­homa City, Okla., 215.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 922; 2. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 858; 3. Bryce Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 728; 4. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 704; 5. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 569; 6. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 562; 7. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 556; 8. Aaron Corley, Meadow, Texas, 505; 9. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 504; 10. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 493; 11. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 488; 12. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, 485; 13. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 471; 14. Mike Nich­ols, Harlan, Iowa, 470; 15. G.W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, 466; 16. Justin Wierenga, Killeen, Texas, 463; 17. Billy Wade, San Angelo, Texas, 457; 18. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 453; 19. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 439; 20. Zach Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 407.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 544; 2. Cody Williams, Minneap­olis, Kan., 501; 3. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 468; 4. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 463; 5. Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, 419; 6. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 413; 7. Brad­ley Stafford, Desert Hills, Ariz., 393; 8. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 380; 9. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 371; 10. Allen Hakes, Phoenix, Ariz., 369; 11. Brooke Russell, Hays, Kan., 349; 12. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 347; 13. Garrett Hager, Hays, Kan., 346; 14. Chuck Thornton Sr., Phoenix, Ariz., 339; 15. Jeremiah Andrews, Union, Iowa, 335; 16. Dylan Nelson, Adel, Iowa, 332; 17. Michael Watkins, Hawley, Texas, 324; 18. Allyn Myers, Berwyn, Neb., 316; 19. Jamie Coady, Colfax, Iowa, 313; 20. Michaela Scott, Merkel, Texas, 312.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,013; 2. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 985; 3. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 892; 4. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 728; 5. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 722; 6. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 678; 7. Arie Schou­ten, Blair, Neb., 654; 8. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 599; 9. Brandon Setser, Davenport, Iowa, 567; 10. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 551; 11. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 528; 12. Tyler Watts, Beloit, Kan., 502; 13. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 490; 14. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 489; 15. Johna­thon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 482; 16. Ryan King, Tama, Iowa, 444; 17. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 443; 18. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 442; 19. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 435; 20. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 425.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 902; 2. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 887; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 869; 4. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 715; 5. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 677; 6. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 676; 7. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 612; 8. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 577; 9. Hayden Wade, Waco, Texas, 546; 10. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 521; 11. Scot Raney, Sherman, Texas, 504; 12. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 485; 13. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 459; 14. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weatherford, Texas, 436; 15. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 418; 16. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 416; 17. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, and Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, both 398; 19. Tyler Fain, Tuscola, Texas, 394; 20. Justin Long, Has­let, Texas, 392.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 763; 2. Howard Watson, Weather­ford, Texas, 750; 3. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 713; 4. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 470; 5. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 460; 6. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 435; 7. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 423; 8. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 404; 9. Bubba Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 373; 10. Jakob Schwien, Russell, Kan., 372; 11. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 357; 12. Curtis Miller, Lewis, Iowa, 329; 13. James T. Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 327; 14. Kim­berly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 315; 15. Jeff Toler, Mineral Wells, Texas, and Rick Saupp, Stephen­ville, Texas, both 313; 17. Darin Weisinger Jr., Mendon, Ill., 311; 18. Aubra Parker, Para­dise, Texas, 310; 19. Phalan Bukowski, Mineral Wells, Texas, 308; 20. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 274.last_img read more

18 Sep

No spectators at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games torch-lighting ceremony – organisers

first_imgBy Karolos GrohmannATHENS, Greece (Reuters) – The Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch-lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia will be the first in more than 35 years to be held without spectators, after organisers yesterday introduced tighter measures to protect against the coronavirus.Greece’s Olympic Committee said spectators would be excluded from both the dress rehearsal at the ancient site tomorrow and the widely broadcast ceremony on Thursday.This is the first time since the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics that the ceremony will be held without any spectators lounging on the grassy slopes of the ancient stadium in the tiny Peloponesian hamlet. The ceremony – held both for summer and winter Games – usually attracts several thousand spectators, including Greeks and foreign visitors.“The lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame will be done without the presence of spectators and only 100 invited and accredited guests,” the Greek Olympic Committee said in a statement.“The dress rehearsal on March 11 will be closed to spectators and media.”The Olympic torch will be lit in Olympia at a scaled-down ceremony on March 12 before a seven-day relay that culminates with a hand-over ceremony in Greece on March 19.The number of people inside the ancient stadium will also be reduced with only a few dozen representatives of the Tokyo Games from a group of about 150 allowed access to the ceremony.Organisers will also shut the press centre following the ceremony to avoid the gathering of many people in an indoor area and will stage tomorrow’s dress rehearsal without the presence of media. Tokyo had already stopped 340 children from attending.Greece on Sunday announced a two-week ban on sporting events with spectators and on school field trips, as its number of coronavirus cases rose by seven to 73. The prefecture of Ilia, of which Olympia is part, is among areas of the country hardest hit by the coronavirus.The Mayor of Olympia has written to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, proposing the postponement of the ceremony until May.“The danger of staging the torch-lighting with only a handful of spectators, a limited number of officials and delegations, and under a cloud of fear and concern will damage the greatness and prestige of this event,” Olympia mayor Giorgos Georgiopoulos said in his letter.“With a sense of responsibility, the municipal authority – all parties of the city council of Ancient Olympia – in order to secure the global radiance of the event, asks the IOC which has the exclusive responsibility of organising it to consider the possibility of moving the torch-lighting ceremony to May of this year.”last_img read more