European Championships cancellation delivers another blow to athletics

first_img European Athletics added that it would discuss the “other changes to the global athletics calendar that have been forced upon the sport” in its next videoconference on May 7-8. The Eugene Diamond League meeting was due to take place on June 7 with Paris six days’ later. Their postponement means that eight events have been pushed back with no revised dates yet announced. “As with previous suspensions, this decision was reached in close consultation with all relevant parties and based on concerns over athlete safety as well as widespread travel restrictions which make it impossible to stage the competitions as planned,” the organisers said in a statement. The next scheduled Diamond League meeting is London on July 4, although the Bislett Games in Oslo — one of the longest-standing meetings on the international calendar — will go ahead on June 11, albeit in a different format from the Diamond League meeting originally planned on that date. Promoted ContentPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBODisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub EverBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Read Also: Barcelona stars linked with Newcastle amid new owners The event will be “an alternative athletics competition under Norwegian coronavirus regulations”, organisers said. Oslo will feature a pole vault head-to-head between Armand Duplantis and 2012 Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie, whose world record the young Swede broke in February. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Athletics was left with the prospect of a lost season on Thursday after this summer’s European Championships, set to be held in Paris, were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the event’s organising committee and French Athletics Federation (FFA) said they “wished to adopt a responsible position by putting human health and the fight against the spread of the virus before any other consideration”. The cancellation of the European Athletics Championships is another blow to a season that has already lost the Olympic Games The championships were scheduled for August 25-30. The cancellation follows the postponement in March of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 and the announcement earlier on Thursday of the postponement of Diamond League events in Eugene, Oregon, and Paris. “We really tried,” said Jean Gracia, president of the Paris European Championships organising committee. “We all hoped that the situation might improve rapidly, but unfortunately that wasn’t the case,” “We looked at all the possibilities, including reducing the number of athletes in each contest and halving the number of spectators.” Continental governing body European Athletics said that the decision followed a meeting between the organising committee and the FFA and “an earlier meeting between the relevant French authorities” — including the country’s interior and sport ministries. “Whilst we regret announcing the cancellation of our European Athletics Championships, it is worth reiterating that in these unprecedented times the health and safety of all athletics’ stakeholders including athletes, fans, officials, partners and everyone connected with the sport is paramount,” said European Athletics’ interim president Dobromir Karamarinov.last_img read more

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Xavi wants ‘dream team’ of coaching assistants at Barcelona

first_imgFormer Barcelona captain, Xavi has reiterated his desire to one day become head coach at Camp Nou and stated that he would like to draft in the likes of former team-mates Carles Puyol and Jordi Cruyff to assist him in his duties. The Catalan club had been in touch with the former midfielder – who is currently in the dugout of Qatari side Al Sadd – before appointing Quique Setien, but Xavi made it clear that the opportunity had come too quickly. Internal issues also played a part in the 40-year-old’s decision, with major questions continuing to be asked of president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s running of the club – particularly regarding the Blaugrana’s recent poor transfer business. It is widely believed that Xavi’s day will come, however, and the World Cup winner already appears to have plans in mind for who will make up his backroom staff. “I am delighted to continue gaining coaching experience and challenging myself, but of course it would be a privilege for me to train Barca one day,” he said in an interview with El Pais. “I’d want a dream team, with Jordi Cruyff, Carles Puyol and some current players. “I would like to make a team with important people who know the club, people who I trust and will be loyal to me.”Advertisement For now, however, Barca will have to make do with Setien, a man for whom Xavi admits to having great respect for due to his style of coaching, but admits that the exciting “Cruyffismo” style counts for little if the club doesn’t win games. “In January I told them that it was not the right time and since then they have not contacted me,” he said. “As a ‘cule’ I wish them the best. I respect Quique Setien a lot, he has a style very similar to what Barca needs, which is ‘Cruyffismo’, but another thing is the results that accompany…” The prevailing opinion on Barca at present is that they are overly reliant on Lionel Messi, a player who may well have hung up his boots by the time his old team-mate steps into the Camp Nou dugout, but Xavi still feels the Argentine can lead the club to another Champions League title. read also:Qatar FA fines Xavi, players over Coronavirus rules breach “Messi needs Barca and Barca needs Messi,” he added. “They have to make him happy because with him they will win more titles. I maintain a great friendship with him, I respect him a lot. “He’s a competitive animal, he always wants to win and for ten years he has been the best footballer in the world. Hopefully, we can meet again on a professional level. Having the best player in history on your team means you always have an ace to win.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCelebs Who Are Turning 50 This Year15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be CheerleadersInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?center_img Loading… last_img read more

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Liverpool set to offload Awoniyi, Ojo, eight others in huge transfer shake-up

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Former Golden Eaglets forward, Taiwo Awoniyi, Sheyi Ojo, and eight other players have been penciled down for off-loading this summer as Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp trims his squad. With football clubs across Europe seeing finances impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, many players will be fearing for their futures. According to Goal’s reports, Liverpool are prepared to shunt ten players out of the Anfield exit door. Top of the list will be flop goalkeeper Loris Karius and Ojo, Ben Woodburn, Awoniyi, Kamil Grabara and Nat Phillips could all leave the club this summer. Awoniyi joined the Reds in 2015, but has never secured a work permit to play for the club. Five years, as many loan clubs, and plenty of youth international experience have definitely seen him develop, but he isn’t of the standard to challenge for a place in Liverpool’s side and hasn’t been able to play a single game due to his ineligibility issues. Adam Lewis has already joined Amiens on loan, with Morgan Boyes linking up with Fleetwood and Joey Barton. The 27-year-old stopper is back at the club after his loan spell with Besiktas ended, but with Alisson unmoveable between the sticks, the German will be sold.Advertisement Harry Wilson is another who is set to leave, either on loan or permanently. The 23-year-old showed flashes of his talent during a loan spell at Bournemouth last season. Sheyi Ojo could finally be cast loose, last featuring in a competitive game for the Reds in 2017. read also:Klopp admits frustration with three substitute rule The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at Rangers. Jurgen Klopp’s first-ever signing Marko Grujic is likely to be sold, as is left-back Yasser Larouci. Rhian Brewster enjoyed a successful loan at Swansea last season, and the Reds could well look to loan the 20-year-old out again, to a Premier rival. Promoted ContentMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedDisney Princesses Reimagined As “GoT” CharactersTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of TargaryenThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy AboutCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually Truelast_img read more

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First IMCA sanctions in Montana are at Electric City, Billings

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – IMCA will sanction its first tracks in Montana next season. IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds will run Friday nights at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls and Saturdays at Billings Motorsports Park.Both venues will be part of the Larry Shaw Racing Western Region. Electric City is a 3/10-mile high-banked clay oval in north central Montana; Billings, located some 220 miles to the south, is a 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval and will be designated as a border track, meaning Modified drivers from North and South Dakota can race there for home region points. Both tracks previously sanctioned their Modified divisions with WISSOTA, Electric City since 1990 and Billings for the past two seasons.“We’ve been talking to IMCA for 12 years, maybe longer. Their rules, and the cost of racing influenced our decision,” said Electric City promoter Dan Mann. “Our economy hasn’t progressed the way engine costs have. Something is getting squeezed.”Next season will be the 61st of continuous operation for the Great Falls track and its 25th under direction of the Mann family. Pit area parking was expanded two years ago. A thousand yards of new clay have already been added to the racing surface in preparation for 2014.Electric City will open with the April 25-26 Spring Roundup. Points continue through the 20th annual Montana Roundup Aug. 29-31.Mike Quigley reopened and has promoted Billings Motorsports Park for two years. He contacted IMCA about sanctioning late this summer. “There are numerous reasons why we looked into it. Economics is one factor and I believe the crate motor has a lot of potential,” he said. “We were on an island here with WISSOTA. We had a special here last year that paid $1,000 to win and no new drivers came.” “I think we have a really good chance of getting more cars with IMCA and that’s what we want. Now we have a chance to really grow. We want to have a special with a lot of cars and decent pay,” he continued. “IMCA makes very few changes in its rules and I think that’s a good thing. The majority of our Modified drivers think so, too. They prefer IMCA.” Opening night at Billings is to be announced, as is the date for the inaugural Modified Rebel Meltdown special. Championship Night will be Sept. 20. “We’ve known Dan for a lot of years while Mike is a more recent acquaintance. They have been involved with racing and promoting for very different amounts of time but both chose to sanction with us for similar reasons,” IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root said. “That leads me to believe we’re doing something right. We look forward to working with both tracks and their drivers next season.” IMCA sanctioned Modifieds previously ran in Montana as part of the Mountain State Series in the 1990s.ASCS Sprint Cars and WISSOTA Late Models and Super Stocks will also run at Electric City and Billings next season.Montana Street Stocks and Montana Modifieds also take turns on race programs at Great Falls while NSA Sprints and WISSOTA Street Stocks and B Modifieds run at Billings.last_img read more

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Unofficial 2015 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

first_imgStandings become official Oct. 26Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,236; 2. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,224; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 1,220; 4. Keith White, Little River Academy, Texas, 1,201; 5. Justin Jones, Bemidji, Minn., 1,191; 6. J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa, 1,188; 7. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,187; 8. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,186 (12 40-point feature wins); 9. Clint Hatlestad, Glencoe, Minn., 1,186 (9 40-point feature wins); 10. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 1,184; 11. Keith Jack Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa., 1,180; 12. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 1,179; 13. Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan., 1,166; 14. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,163; 15. Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M., 1,162; 16. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,160; 17. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 1,158; 18. Michael Densberger, Lincoln, Neb., 1,152; 19. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn., 1,149; 20. Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo., 1,145.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 805; 2. Michael Haggenbottom, Levittown, Pa., 771; 3. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., 765; 4. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 764; 5. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 763; 6. Michael Stien, Ceylon, Minn., 758; 7. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 752; 8. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Neb., 747 (3 40-point feature wins); 9. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 747 (2 40-point feature wins); 10. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 746; 11. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., 744; 12. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 733; 13. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 732; 14. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 726; 15. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 721; 16. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 720; 17. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 711; 18. Jeremy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 705; 19. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 696 (1 40-point feature win); 20. Doug Lovegrove, Waverly, Neb., 696 (no 40-point feature wins).IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., 1,240; 2. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,236; 3. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 1,222; 4. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,216; 5. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,205; 6. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,191; 7. Charles Cosper, Belton, Texas, 1,185 (12 40-point feature wins); 8. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn., 1,185 (8 40-point feature wins); 9. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,184; 10. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,181; 11. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 1,173; 12. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,171; 13. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,162; 14. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan., 1,158; 15. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,156; 16. Chad Bruns, Wayne, Neb., 1,155; 17. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,153; 18. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,152; 19. Dustin Larson, Worthington, Minn., 1,150; 20. Ron Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb., 1,140.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,232; 2. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,228; 3. Jacob Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 1,221; 4. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,214; 5. Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn., 1,203 (20 40-point feature wins); 6. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 1,203 (12 40-point feature wins); 7. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 1,199 (19 40-point feature wins); 8. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 1,199 (16 40-point feature wins); 9. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,177; 10. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,175; 11. Tiffany Bittner, Hampton, Neb., 1,170; 12. Adam Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 1,169; 13. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,154; 14. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,153 (10 40-point feature wins); 15. Andrew W. Borchardt, Plymouth, Iowa, 1,153 (9 40-point feature wins); 16. Tyrel Smith, Goodland, Kan., 1,150; 17. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,147; 18. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,139; 19. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,134; 20. Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger, Iowa, 1,126.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,240; 2. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,237; 3. Mark “Bud” Martini, Avon, Minn., 1,227; 4. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,217; 5. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 1,216; 6. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,213; 7. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,204; 8. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 1,199; 9. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,195 (16 40-point wins); 10. Ryan Moser, Englewood, Colo., 1,195 (6 40-point wins); 11. Lucas James Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 1,193; 12. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,188; 13. Jared VanDeest, Holland, Iowa, 1,184; 14. Bryce Garnhart, Shannon, Ill., 1,183; 15. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,163; 16. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,160; 17. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 1,141; 18. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,140; 19. George Nordman, Mason City, Iowa, 1,137 (9 40-point wins); 20. Sam Robert Wieben, Dysart, Iowa, 1,137 (6 40-point wins).Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jesse Baldwin, Aztec, N.M., 1,228; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,219; 3. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 1,171; 4. Jeffrey Kaup, Woodward, Okla., 1,074; 5. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 1,071; 6. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 1,066; 7. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 1,062; 8. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,058; 9. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 1,056; 10. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 1,031; 11. John Freeman, Runaway Bay, Texas, 1,005; 12. Brian J. Carey, Aztec, N.M., 1,000; 13. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 998; 14. Thomas Bennett, Bastrop, Texas, 962; 15. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 945; 16. Jordan Eddleman, Kirtland, N.M., 910; 17. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 900; 18. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 892; 19. Chris Cogburn, Waco, Texas, 888; 20. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 885.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,229; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,218; 3. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,194; 4. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,171; 5. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,144 (6 40-point wins); 6. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,144 (1 40-point win); 7. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,135; 8. Brendon Yamry, Rice, Minn., 1,124; 9. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 1,116 (3 40-point wins); 10. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,116 (2 40-point wins); 11. Drew Johnson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,101 (12 40-point wins); 12. Dalton Kron, Algona, Iowa, 1,101 (no 40-point wins); 13. Alan Lahr, Nicollet, Minn., 1,095; 14. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 1,082; 15. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 1,061 (5 38-point finishes); 16. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 1,061 (2 38-point finishes); 17. Zach Foesch, Bird Island, Minn., 1,060; 18. Devin Jones, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,056; 19. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 1,053; 20. Joe Regner, Winthrop, Minn., 1,052.last_img read more

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Total Power gives boost to Deery, Dirt Tour drivers, IMCA special events competitors

first_imgVISTA, Calif. – New sponsor Total Power gives a boost to drivers in two of IMCA’s premier series, as well as competitors in special events for three other divisions this season.Champions in both the Hawkeye Dirt Tour and Deery Brothers Summer Series receive 12V batter­ies and custom hold downs from the Vista, Calif., manufacturer. Total Power also gives $50 gift certificates to designated place finishers at all events in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modi­fied tour and the IMCA Late Model series.“IMCA is a very professionally run organization. I’ve been to many of their races and I know these are top-notch series,” Total Power owner and president Kenny Pariza said. “Other manufacturers in the industry told me I should jump on board with IMCA. One of them told me it was the best thing he’d ever done.”Total Power also gives $50 gift certificates at a total of 30 special events for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey parts Center Southern SportMods.Series champion awards will be presented during the national banquet in November. Total Power product certificates are mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official race results are received.Pariza has been part of an asphalt modified team for nearly 20 years and looks forward to build­ing his dirt customer base through the new partnership with IMCA.“Racing is a passion and a pleasure for me, and this program is a way for us to get our toe in the water with IMCA,” he said. “Performance Bodies is part of our dealership network and I got to work at their booth at Boone last year during Super Nationals.”Information about Total power batteries, accessories and parts is available by calling 760 598-7166 and at the website.“Many of our racers are familiar with Total Power but through this partnership we hope to increase that exposure to our entire membership base,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “I know Kenny was in Boone last year but this season we’ll host Total Power in an official capacity.”last_img read more

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Late Model awards new to Champ Pans IMCA program

first_imgThe seven-year sponsor again gives the same award to drivers in the top 10 in IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod national standings.  “Champ Pans is one of a list of companies that sees great potential with the current direction of our Late Model program and wanted to get on board with season-ending awards for those drivers,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’re grateful for their support and echo that sentiment from our racers.” Certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed begin­ning the next week from the IMCA home office. Certificates can be applied to pur­chases from Champ Pans or Champ Brackets, another JR Manufacturing Company.  “We are excited to be part of another season with IMCA,” said Champ Pans Sales Representative Jake Redetzke. “ As a late model driver myself, we would like to keep seeing the class grow.  We enjoy being able to give back to the racers as much as we can. “ EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Champ Pans expands its awards program to include a sixth division this season. Top 10 drivers in final national standings for IMCA Late Models will receive $50 product certificates from the Eau Claire, Wis., manufacturer. More information about Champ Pans and Champ Brackets products is available by calling 715 834-7748, at the website and on Facebook. last_img read more

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Zamp Racing giving new awards to IMCA Junior National Champion, Lady Eagle

first_imgInformation about the complete line of Zamp products, which also includes driver’s suits, gloves and shoes, is available by calling 208 506-3030 or 866 842-9267, and at the www.zamp-rac­ website. Zamp gives Z-Tech Series SFI-approved head and neck restraint systems with complete helmet kits to both the 2020 Junior National Champion and Lady Eagle winner. Zamp, of Boise, Idaho, manufactures helmets and head and neck restraint systems and again gives $100 product certificates to IMCA Sunoco Late Model, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact national champions, and each IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock regional cham­pion.  Those certificates can be applied toward purchase of Z-Tech Series head and neck restraints.  IMCA’s first Junior National Championship is open to drivers ages 13-18 while all female drivers vie for the Lady Eagle; both titles will be contested by drivers in all eight divisions. “Zamp is relatively new to IMCA circles but in the short time they have supported IMCA racers their popularity has increased dramatically,” stated Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for IMCA. “We are really excited to announce this new backing of our Junior National and Lady Eagle champions and know drivers will be safer as a result.” Champions crowned during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s re­ceive Zamp RZ-35 Dirt SA2015 helmets. All Zamp awards will be presented during the IMCA na­tional banquet in November. BOISE, Idaho – The accomplishments of two more IMCA drivers will be recognized this season by Zamp Racing. “Going into our second year with IMCA, we are super excited to expand our relationship with IMCA and all IMCA drivers, said Zamp Inc. President David Zampierin. “You’ll see many new products coming out in 2020 with the feedback received from IMCA drivers.  Zamp’s  goal is to offer leading quality, features, fit, value and safety.”last_img read more

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Indiana State Budget Agency releases November revenue report, commentary

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The monthly revenue report for November 2018 state tax collections was released today.Here Are The Results:General Fund revenues for November totaled $1,048.1 million, which is $1.5 million (0.1%) above estimate based on the December 18, 2017, revised revenue forecast and $33.2 million (3.3%) above revenue in November 2017. Overall, lower than expected collections from sales and use taxes and individual income tax slightly outweighed higher than expected collections from corporate and gaming taxes. Significant monthly fluctuations are expected, particularly for months of lower relative payment activity, and revenues are better interpreted within the context of the longer term trend for fiscal year 2019.Sales tax collections totaled $618.5 million for November, which is $7.2 million (1.2%) below the monthly estimate but $1.0 million (0.2%) above revenue in November 2017. While it is early to identify the specific impact of the state enforcement of the recent changes in the taxation of remote sales on the fiscal year-to-date tax collections, the number of registrations of remote sellers have increased relative to the same period over the last two years.Individual income tax collections totaled $349.1 million for November, which is $30.4 million (8.0%) below the monthly estimate and $14.8 million (4.1%) below revenue in November 2017. Notably, withholding tax collections came in higher than last year, but revenue activity from other individual income tax accounts including refunds and late payments weighed on the net individual income tax collections for October.Corporate tax collections totaled $11.8 million for November, which is $33.7 million (154.2%) above the monthly estimate and $45.6 million (135.1%) above revenue in November 2017. In particular, net tax collections benefitted from higher payments, lower refunds and higher nonresident corporate withholding as compared to a year ago.Riverboat wagering collections totaled $23.1 million for November, which is $2.4 million (11.3%) above the monthly estimate but $1.3 million (5.3%) below revenue in November 2017. State Budget Agency Page 2 December 14, 2018Racino wagering collections totaled $8.6 million for November, which is $0.6 million (6.0%) below the monthly estimate and $1.1 million (10.9%) below revenue in November 2017.Commentary:Year-to-date General Fund collections totaled $6,046.3 million, which is $93.6 million (1.6%) above the December 2017 revised revenue forecast and $276.6 million (4.8%) above collections through the same period in the prior fiscal year. Year-to-date sales tax collections totaled $3,292.5 million, which is $29.7 million (0.9%) above the December 2017 revised revenue forecast and $118.7 million (3.7%) above collections through the same period in the prior fiscal year. Year-to-date individual income tax collections totaled $2,178.7 million, which is $32.0 million (1.4%) below the December 2017 revised revenue forecast and $0.4 million (0.02%) below collections through the same period in the prior fiscal year. Year-to-date corporate tax collections totaled $205.6 million, which is $46.8 million (29.5%) above the December 2017 revised revenue forecast and $126.6 million (160.3%) above collections through the same period in the prior fiscal year.last_img read more

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Clarence Edward Gunter, 102

first_imgClarence Edward Gunter, age 102, passed away, very early on Friday, January 18, 2019, at the Aspen Place in Greensburg. Clarence was born on June 29, 1916, the son of William Wesley and Esther Mary (Abplanalp) Gunter. He was the older of two children. He married Helen Naomi Hunteman on April 23, 1947, and she preceded him in death on July 19, 2004. Survivors include, three daughters, Mary (John) Wilson of Martinsville, Martha (Wayne) Peetz of near Napoleon, Betty (Bob) Hortemiller of Batesville; and one son Jerry (Nora) Gunter, near Napoleon, 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Hazel Steuri. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and his son David Gunter, and two great-grandchildren, Anna and Josiah.He was a graduate of Napoleon High School in the class of 1933. He enjoyed dairy farming, and being close to family. Clarence was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Napoleon. He and Helen loved to travel, and went to 48 States, to Europe and to the Holy Land. At age 89, he started taking art classes for oil and water and greatly inspired us with 80 beautiful and detailed paintings. He said he believes the only way to keep going is to look on the bright side, and that there is always something to look forward to. He will always be remembered as a hard-working and very loving father and grandfather.A visitation for family and friends will be held at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Monday, January 21, 2019, pm 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon, Indiana, on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 11:00 am. Rev. Jack Dixon will be officiating. Burial will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Napoleon Fire Department building project or St. John’s Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at read more

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