William Gould gives the thumbs up after winning for the 100th time in his IMCA Modified career on March 17 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway. (Photo by Debbie Hood, Photos by Debbie)CALERA, Okla. – The weekend that William Gould described as “pretty good” began with his IMCA Modified career 100th feature win and ended with his 101st.Gould used a late restart to take the lead and the milestone Modified checkers on March 17 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway. He raced to the front from eighth starting and won going away in the Kennedale Speedway Park 20-lapper the next night.“We had a pretty good weekend,” said Gould. “I probably had a third-place car Friday but the caution came out with two laps to go. I was lucky to win, period.”“On Saturday, the track was racy and we were able to get our third straight win,” he added. Gould had also won the Back The Blue Night feature March 11 at 281 Speedway; his first two checkers of the season came at Abilene Speedway’s Ice Breaker.From Calera, Okla., Gould posted his single-season best 25 feature wins and won the IMCA national championship in 2013. He won 24 times and repeated as the top driver in the Razor Chassis South Central Region in 2014.“With the cost of racing, IMCA is the best option and that’s really what we’ve focused on the last four or five years,” said Gould. “You’re only as good as your last race but the national championship is always something to be proud of.”His IMCA resume also boasts three track, a state and special series titles.“I’ve always wanted to be the best I could be and I know the best I can be today is not going to be good enough tomorrow,” Gould said. “If you’re not always working to be better, you need to find something else you’re passionate about.”He’ll be a regular this season at Heart O’ Texas and Kennedale, as well as at any “oddball” shows that pop up and will let state, regional and national point races play out as they may.“If the lights are on and we can race, I feel like that’s what we should be doing,” Gould said. “They say you have to be consistent to win track championships but I don’t care about being consistent unless I’m the most consistent winner. You’ve got to win races before you win anything else.”Gould is the 48th IMCA Modified driver to reach the 100 win mark. Among the other drivers with triple digit checkers in the division is his uncle Ronny, now 24th on the all-time list with 129 IMCA victories.
Update on the latest sports The Miami Marlins also received no new positive results, according to a person familiar with the situation. But second baseman Isan Diaz has decided to opt out of the season, becoming the first Miami player to do so. Diaz consistently tested negative while the season was on hold. He played in two of the Marlins’ three games before their season was halted. At least 21 members of the Marlins’ traveling party have been infected by an outbreak at the start of a season-opening trip. The team hasn’t played since Sunday in Philadelphia but hopes to resume games next week.In other MLB news:— Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Lorenzo Cain has become the latest player to opt out of the 2020 season. The two-time All-Star announced his decision on the same day Miami Marlins second baseman Isan Díaz said he had opted out. Cain was 6 for 18 with two RBIs in his first five games this season. He batted .260 with 11 homers, 48 RBIs and 18 steals last year, when he earned his first Gold Glove. He has a $5,925,926 prorated salary this season as a part of an $80 million, five-year contract through 2022.— The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds are set to play Major League Baseball’s first seven-inning doubleheader Sunday, after Saturday’s game in Detroit was rained out. The new seven-inning doubleheader rule was announced Friday by Major League Baseball and the players’ association in an effort to promote player health and safety. — With the Nationals on a four-day break, new reliever Will Harris will get a chance to heal without missing too much action. Harris was put on the 10-day injured list Friday with a strained right groin. The move was retroactive to Wednesday, when he gave up two unearned runs in the eighth inning of Washington’s 5-1 loss to Toronto. If Harris is ready to go when he’s eligible to be activated next Saturday, he will have missed only three games. The World Series champs won’t play again until hosting the New York Mets on Tuesday. Their weekend series at Miami was postponed, and they have days off Monday and Thursday.— The Marlins have acquired left-handed reliever Richard Bleier from the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named. Miami has been seeking to shore up its roster after more than dozen players tested positive for COVID-19. The team has had its season suspended since Sunday. Bleier went 3-0 with a 5.37 ERA and four saves in 53 games last season. This year, he’s pitched three scoreless innings in two appearances.NFL-NEWSBrees says he’ll stand for anthem, but respects those who kneelNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he will continue to stand for “The Star Spangled Banner” but that he respects and supports those who protest racism and social injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. In a conference call with media Saturday, Brees said he has reconciled with teammates he upset in June by voicing his opposition to kneeling during the anthem. He apologized soon afterward and said he came to realize that the anthem protests were “never about the flag.”The 41-year-old Brees, who is the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing, completions and touchdowns, is entering his 20th NFL season and 15th with the New Orleans Saints.In other NFL news:— Two people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press that New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley has chosen to opt out of the NFL season because of family health concerns. The 28-year-old Mosley was entering his second season with New York after signing as a free agent in 2019 following five years in Baltimore. He played in just two games last year for the Jets while dealing with a groin/core muscle injury. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Saturday. ESPN first reported that Mosley was opting out.— Less than a week after left tackle Nate Solder opted out of the season, the New York Giants have extended the contract of third-year tackle Nick Gates. The Giants announced Saturday that Gates had signed a two-year extension worth at least $6 million. The Giants also confirmed they had signed placekicker Chandler Catanzaro. He reached an agreement with the team earlier this week after Aldrick Rosas was released in the wake of a hit-and-run accident in the offseason. AP source: Cardinals-Brewers postponed again after 4 more St. Louis positivesUNDATED (AP) — Saturday’s Cardinals-Brewers game in Milwaukee has been postponed after one more player and three staff members for the Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a person familiar with the situation. It’s baseball’s 17th postponement in 10 days. Friday’s series opener was postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive. The team had hoped to resume play Saturday and make up Friday’s game as part of a doubleheader Sunday. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies said they had no new positive results from Friday’s round of COVID-19 testing. Players are being allowed access Citizens Bank Park for staggered workouts beginning in the afternoon. Jaccob Slavin scored 61 seconds in on Carolina’s first shot on goal in helping the Hurricanes gain the edge in the best-of-five preliminary round series. Martin Necas sealed the win in a game the Hurricanes never trailed by one-timing a shot in off the skate of Rangers defenseman Marc Staal with 9:09 remaining. The Metropolitan Division rivals kicked off the expanded 24-team playoff format, which will feature as many as six games a day being played in the hub cities of Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta.Petr Mrazek (muh-RAZ’-ik) stopped 24 shots, and the sixth-seeded Hurricanes defeated the 11th-seeded Rangers for just the seventh time in 38 meetings going back to the 2010-11 season. The Hurricanes had also lost five straight to New York, including being swept in their four-game regular-season series.The NHL’s first-ever August game was played without fans as the league attempts to complete a coronavirus pandemic-altered season and in a bid to award the Stanley Cup in late September or early October. MLB-NEWS Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-PLAYOFFSHurricanes to 3-2 win over Rangers in NHL’s returnUNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have won the NHL’s opening playoff game. Sebastian Aho scored a goal and set up another in the 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday in Toronto. August 1, 2020 Associated Press F1-BRITISH GPHamilton takes pole position for British GPSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Lewis Hamilton set a new track record at the British Grand Prix and clinched a record-extending 91st pole position on Saturday. He clocked a time of 1 minute 24.303 seconds at the Silverstone, England, circuit where he was won a record six times. He was .313 seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas and about 1 second faster than Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.Hamilton needs five more wins to equal Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record of 91 GP wins. The defending champion is also odds-on to equal the F1 great’s record of seven world titles. read more
An appeal has been launched to find the owners of a lost dog in Letterkenny.The small dog (pictured above) wandered into Highland Motors at Mountain Top this Friday afternoon.However, with no vehicles suitable for a four-paw drive, the sales team are eager to get the little dog safely back to its owners. If you own this dog or have any helpful information, please call Highland Motors on 0749128777Dog found in Highland Motors, Mountain Top Letterkenny, 9th August 2019Little dog found car shopping in Letterkenny – is it yours? was last modified: August 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:lost and foundMISSING DOGpets read more
A recent Bleacher report asserted that super-sub Andre Iguodala has hinted he may return next season to finish out his Warriors contract.Now, it could be he is, or it could be he isn’t.But if you Google “Andre Iguodala hint” his retirement seems as certain as the sunrise.He’ll let us know in due time. Meanwhile, a valid question would be, “Why would he want to return?” You know, aside from the eight-figure salary and bottomless championship rings? Iguodala, 35, needs more load …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This week’s Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, takes Matt Reese, Joel Penhorwood and Ty Higgins to the Ohio State Fair! They visit with National Pork Producers Council President Jim Heimerl, the producer of the Ohio State Fair Podcast Vince Tornero and they feature all of the Jr. Livestock winners so far at the fair!
Chelsea boss Lampard delighted with first league home winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard was delighted with a first league home win over Brighton.A penalty from Jorginho followed by a deflected drive by Willian secured the precious points for the Blues.”We’ve been waiting for it,” Lampard smiled at his post-match press conference. “The reason we’ve not won at home [in the league] before today is because we’ve not put together a 90-minute performance to win a game.”We’ve put together parts of games – half against Leicester, half against Sheffield United – but today we put in a good performance. It was solid, comfortable, professional, lacked more goals because we created enough to score four or five, but a clean sheet as well which is something we’ve been striving for. It was a good day all round and good for confidence in the dressing room.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say read more
tennessee fans distraughtIt’s been a tough season in Knoxville. What you’ll see in the below clip pretty much sums up how Tennessee Vols fans are feeling right now.After Joshua Dobbs and Josh Malone couldn’t connect on a deep ball on 4th and 13 late in the fourth quarter, effectively ending the game, ESPN’s cameras panned to numerous UT supporters who looked depressed. The loss to Arkansas puts Tennessee at 2-3 on the year.#VolNation No words needed. pic.twitter.com/mWQLzyyazE— BigHeadSports (@BigHeadSports) October 4, 2015The honeymoon period with head coach Butch Jones is over. That’s for sure.
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, is urging anyone with information about the death of eight-year-old Shante Skyers to make a report to the police. The girl’s body was found in Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew on Tuesday. She was reported missing on Thursday, 11 April 2019. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, is urging anyone with information about the death of eight-year-old Shante Skyers to make a report to the police.The girl’s body was found in Sterling Castle Heights, St Andrew on Tuesday. She was reported missing on Thursday, 11 April 2019.Minister Grange has urged people in the community to “say what they know about Shante’s death.”According to her: “We cannot remain silent. Any piece of information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, can help the investigators to bring the perpetrator to justice and prevent them from harming other children.” Minister Grange has urged people in the community to “say what they know about Shante’s death.” Story Highlights read more
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Three local law enforcement members and their colleagues have raised nearly $9,000 so far at this year’s Jail ‘n’ Bail in Fort St. John.RCMP Corporal Spencer Owen, Constable Rebecca Bojczuk, and Sheriff Joelle Jensen will be riding over 700 kilometres from Prince George to Prince Rupert in this year’s Cops for Cancer – Tour de North, which starts on September 14th.To help the three peace officers raise money the Jail ‘n’ Bail event – which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – is also featuring a burger barbecue until 2 p.m. at the Canadian Tire parking lot. Acting Judge and mayor Lori Ackerman hands down a verdict at this year’s Jail ‘n’ Bail. Photo by Chris Newton Fort St. John residents seek “bail money” at this year’s Jail ‘n’ Bail. Photo by Chris Newton So far, 15 residents have been “arrested” in this year’s event on charges that included “coming off a little peachy,” “exceeding their limit of fabulous shoes,” “not having enough fun this summer,” and “having a pocket square that didn’t match their tie,” among several othersAs of 1:00 p.m., the event had raised $8,785, though that number is expected to climb as several other notable residents – including mayor Lori Ackerman – had been issued “warrants” or been placed in “jail.”Since May, the three officers have ridden over 2,300 kilometres to train for this year’s Tour de North. Last year’s Jail ‘n’ Bail in Fort St. John raised $21,355, and Cpl. Owen said he was optimistic about beating that tally this year.Cpl. Owen said that members of the public are still able to nominate their friends, family members and coworkers to be “arrested” by an RCMP member. “Wanted” posters are able to be filled out at the Fort St. John RCMP detachment, as well as at the Jail ‘n’ Bail event location. read more