Fain’s years of on-track testing lead to new Abilene Race Rads IMCA awards

first_imgFain also sent Super Sucker 4-blade fans to distributors for testing on various levels of dirt racing, from traveling series to Saturday night shows at local tracks.  Fain, a long-time IMCA driver himself, is owner of new sponsor Abilene Race Rads, which gives $50 gift certificates to top five finishers at 80 designated specials for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. ABILENE, Texas – Tommy Fain’s years of racing research and product development pay off this season for drivers in five IMCA divisions.  Information about all Abilene Race Rads high performance, street rod, commercial and highway vehicle products is available by calling 325 668-0267 or 800 588-2673, and at www.abileneracerads.com. “The divisions that are part of this program fit our products best. We can service drivers’ cooling needs while rewarding current and new customers,” explained Fain. “I have done on-track re­search and development for a number of years and we have good, racer-friendly prices.”  All four drivers will go home from Boone Speedway with those awards in the trailer. Special event gift certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after race results are received. “Tommy has been around IMCA racing for a long time and he knows what racers need. This new program is a testament to not only his ingenuity, but that commitment to IMCA racing across the board,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “We are excited to have Abilene Race Rads as a sponsor in 2020.” “We sell single pass, double pass and triple pass radiators for all racing applications,” stated Fain, al­ready adept in the intricacies of marketing and memorable branding. “We want to get the Super Sucker name out there. We want them to know that ‘We suck so you don’t have to.’”  The Modified champion at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s re­ceives a single pass racing radiator, the Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod cham­pion each a Super Sucker 4-blade fan. Abilene Race Rads distributors include Day Motor Sports and Smiley’s Racing Products. Fain was also among the sponsors for the third annual Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour. “They have been very well received,” he noted, “because the retail price is very economical and because of their durability. These blades are made of steel and won’t break like blades made from other materials do.”  Those certificates can be applied toward the purchase of a racing radiator or fan blade. last_img read more

Murray County, Arlington dates are next for Redline Racing Parts North Star Series

first_imgSLAYTON, Minn. – Dates at Murray County Speedway in Slayton and Arlington Raceway this weekend make up the only doubleheader of the season for the Redline Racing Parts North Star Series. Murray County hosts touring IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts on Friday, Aug. 8. The same five divisions are in action on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Arlington. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. at Slayton. Racing follows 7:15 p.m. hot laps. Grandstand admission is $11 for adults, $6 for students ages 11-15 and free for 10 and under. IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars are also on the card at Arlington. The pits open at 3 p.m. and hot lap are at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps begin at 6 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids. Pit passes are $25 both nights. Series standings are based on drivers’ best eight of 10 finishes. The tour concludes with dates at Arlington on Sept. 13 and at Jackson Speedway on Sept. 27. Redline Racing Parts North Star Series Top 10 Point Standings Modifieds – 1. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, 197; 2. Dalton Magers, Redwood Falls, 190; 3. Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa, 184; 4. Greg Jacobsen, Sherburn, 179; 5. Jeff Larson, Lakefield, and Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, both 170; 7. Joshua Meyer, Fairmont, 166; 8. Dustin Larson, Worthington, 163; 9. Jerry Wren, Howard Lake, 149; 10. Justin Anderson, Lewisville, 148.Stock Cars – 1. Jim Larson, Rushmore, 234; 2. Gary Mattison, Lamberton, 209; 3. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, 171; 4. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, 149; 5. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, 134; 6. Dean Nething, Vesta, 118; 7. Kenneth Tietz, Belle Plaine, 110; 8. Rich Gregoire, Russell, 106; 9. Trent Schroeder, Worthington, 98; 10. Jacob Bruns, Vesta, 97. Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 228; 2. Nick Johansen, Tyler, 184; 3. Bruce Egeland, Marshall, 176; 4. Dan Paplow, Dundee, 175; 5. Justin Remus, New Ulm, 174; 6. Danny Myrvold, Heron Lake, 160; 7. Nick Dieter, Brewster, 153; 8. Randy Fischer, Sleepy Eye, 110; 9. Eric Bassett, Mankato, 108; 10. Randy Winter, Winnebago, 107. Hobby Stocks – 1. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, 233; 2. Cory Probst, Worthington, 231; 3. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, 224; 4. Marc Janssen, Worthington, 178; 5. Wes Jahnz, St. James, 160; 6. Eric Gillette, Slayton, 155; 7. Kevin LaTour, LeSueur, 124; 8. Matthew Olson, Morton, 82; 9. Trevor Holm, Edgerton, and Jeff Senne, Welcome, both 102. Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, 239; 2. Kyle Ewert, Glencoe, 211; 3. Stephanie Forsberg, Slayton, 187; 4. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 135; 5. Nathan Sukalski, Elmore, 124; 6. Ben Wilhelmi, Redwood Falls, 109; 7. Jordan Rogotzke, Sanborn, 99; 8. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 77; 9. Neil Forsberg, Slayton, 76; 10. Terry Blowers, Waseca, 75.last_img read more

Entries top 100 for Sept. 3-6 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Nationals at Eagle

first_imgEAGLE, Neb. – Drivers and fans from coast to coast and north of the border will converge Sept. 3-6 at Eagle Raceway for the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car Nationals.More than 100 entries, from 17 states and Canada, are in hand now for the third annual event. The Sunday finale sends the winner home with $2,000 and a year’s worth of bragging rights.The field of 27 will start three wide. All other main event qualifiers earn a minimum of $1,000; Fri­day and Saturday qualifying features pay $700 to win and the top prize in Saturday’s Jake Ita Memo­rial is $1,000.Pre-tech runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and will be followed by an open practice on Thursday. The front three rows qualify and Ita Memorial heats are on Friday. Rows four, five and six qualify on Saturday, rows seven, eight and nine on Sunday.Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The pits open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Saturday. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. and racing gets underway at 6:30 p.m.A party in the pits, complete with live music, follows both shows.Gates open at 3 p.m. and a driver autograph session is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday. The first 1,000 fans through when the front gate opens at 4:30 p.m. re­ceive a free light-up driver introduction ceremony wand. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. and racing is at 6:30 p.m.Miss Eagle Raceway will be crowned during intermission.Pre-tech for Sprints is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are also on the Saturday card; Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and Mach-1 Sport Compacts run on Sunday.Pit passes are $25 each night. Adult spectator admission is $10 on Friday, $12 on Sat­urday and $15 on Sunday. Kids ages 6-12 are $5 and five and under get in free all three nights.More information is available at the www.eagleraceway.com website or by calling 402 781-2243.By state and province, drivers now entered for the Sept. 3-6 Sprint Car Nationals include:California – Tony Everhart, El Cajon; *Jesse Mack, Visalia; and Blake Robertson, Visalia.Colorado – Jake Bubak, Arvada; and Jackie Thacker, Crested Butte.Indiana – Ethan Fleetwood, Smithville.Iowa – Nate Eakin, Lake Park; Mike Johnston, Des Moines; Joe Miller, Vail; Blain Petersen, Essex; Chris Roseland, Carter Lake; *Colin Smith, Sheldon; Tyler Thompson, Des Moines; and Ben Woods, Newton.Kansas  – Zach Blurton, Quinter; Luke Cranston, Ness City; Brian Herbert, Dodge City; Jeff Radcliffe, Hill City; and Taylor Velasquez, Liberal.Louisiana – Dustin Gates, Haughton; and Jock Thacker, Hineston.Minnesota – Brandon Allen, St. Peter; Bruce Allen, Mankato; Dalyn Cody, Prior Lake; Ron Guentzel, St. Peter; Victoria Knutson, Monticello; Dustin Sargent, Cleveland; Kyle Sargent, St. Peter; *Jeremy Schultz, Hutchinson; *Trevor Serbus, Olivia; and *Michael Stien, Ceylon.Nebraska – Gene Ackland, Lincoln; T.J. Artz, Lincoln; Shayle Bade, Lincoln; Jason Becker, Sew­ard; Tom Belsky, North Platte; *Clint Benson, Papillion; *Mike Boston, Lincoln; Lee Bowes, Lincoln; Nick Bryan, Lincoln; *Dwight Carter, Lincoln; Toby Chapman, Hickman; Jason Danley, Lin­coln; Joey Danley Lincoln; Keith Dragoo, Lincoln; Tyler Drueke, Eagle; Tim Fricke, Lincoln; Bill Garrow, Lincoln; *Trevor Grossenbacher, Hickman; *Adam Gullion, Lincoln; Brandon Horton, Omaha; Ryan King, Bennet; Ron Love, Lincoln; *Doug Lovegrove, Waverly; *Jason Martin, Lin­coln; Mark Pace, Lincoln; Boyd Peterson, Ithaca; *Shon Pointer, Grand Island; Matt Richards, Lincoln; Terry Richards, Denton; Dan Satriano, Papillion; Richard Weers, Lincoln; Chase Weiler, Lincoln; and Nate Weiler, Omaha.North Carolina – *Daren Bolac, Moyock.North Dakota – *Trevor Mell, Harwood.Oklahoma – Gary Kelley, Ardmore; *Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City; and *Andy Shouse, Mustang.Pennsylvania – Rod Ort, Lewisberry.Saskatchewan – Bart Kendel, Turtleford.South Dakota – *Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg; Jerald Harris, Harrisonburg; and Robby Wolfgang, Sioux Falls.Tennessee – *Sean Hosey, Clarksville.Texas – *Chase Brewer, Springtown; Jeff Day, Greenville; Jeff Day Jr., Greenville; Michael Day, Greenville; *Tucker Doughty, Heath; *Claud Estes, Godley; Colby Estes, Godley; D.J. Estes, Godley; Matt Etzelmiller, Keller; *Ryan Hall, Midlothian; Jerry Hammock, Ennis; *Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse; *Regan Hawkins, Whitehouse; *Jason Howell, Azle; Lindell Jenkins, Greenville; Mark *Klis, Waxahachie; Charlie McDonald, Jefferson; Justin Melton, Flower Mound; Michelle Melton, Flower Mound; Eric Reichwaldt, Plattsmouth; *John Ricketts, Burleson; *Logan Scherb, Decatur; Russell Shoulders, Forney; *Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills; Chipper Wood, Kennedale; and *Dustin Woods, Forney.Virginia – *Jerald Harris, Harrisonburg; *Tom Humphries, Waynesboro; Brian Lawson, Orange; Troy Severin, Ashland; *Charlie Ware, Hallieford; and Glenn Worrell, Powhattan.Wisconsin – Andrew Westphal, Fond du Lac.* Eligible to qualify for the Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions.last_img read more

Richard Mueller

first_imgRichard MuellerRichard Mueller hopes to make progress in completing his triple double during Super Nationals XXXV.As the sail panels on his IMCA Modified attest, the Jackson Hole, Wyo., driver in shooting for 10 Wins, 10 Tracks, 10 Great Stories this season.He’s got more than 10 great stories to tell already about the season and he’s still got three or four more track to make 10, but a win at Boone this week would be his 10th of 2017.“I’ve been coming to Super Nationals for 10 years and I love it. I come to be part of the experience,” said Mueller, who has a heat race win at Boone on his career resume. “Driving down the front stretch with 10,000 people watching is amazing.A retired medical device engineer by trade, Mueller formerly drove the no. 37M Modified. He’s now in the 222X car, a 2016 Harris previously wheeled by David Brown.“It’s great to be part of Super Nationals,” he said. “There’s nothing like this place.”last_img

IMCA Modifieds chase $2K at Pahrump’s Stormin’ Mormon

first_imgQuestions can be directed to promoter Chad Broad­head at 702 328-8101, event coordinator Bryan Wulfen­stein at 775 209-3638 or Modified race director Leland Hibdon at 775 209-6896. The draw and pre-tech run from 2-4 p.m. Wheel packing is at 4 p.m. and precedes hot laps. Racing starts at 5:10 p.m. The main event is 40 laps.  PAHRUMP, Nev. – IMCA Modifeds race for $2,000 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth at Pahrump Valley Speedway’s Saturday, March 2 Stormin’ Mormon Showdown.  Car and driver is $45 and pit passes are $25. Grandstand ad­mission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 55 and over, $6 for kids ages 6-14 and free for ages five and under. center_img The runner-up earns $1,000 with $750 paid for third and $500 for fourth, with a minimum of $200 paid to make the 20-car starting field. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region and Ne­vada State points will be awarded.  The event is held in honor of Ray Wulfenstein, a long-time driver from Pahrump nicknamed the Stormin’ Mormon, who died in January of 2017.last_img read more

Bovine Tuberculosis update offered by state officials

first_imgLaurel, In. — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife and the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) will hold a public meeting to update area landowners, cattle farmers, hunters, and any other interested parties about the status of local bovine tuberculosis (bTB) management. The meeting will be held at the Laurel Public Library on January 15 at 6 p.m.Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial disease that affects primarily cattle, but can be transmitted to any mammal. The disease can result in significant negative economic impact.DNR staff will present future plans for continued bTB eradication efforts. BOAH staff will provide an update on the current status of bTB management in cattle in the area.Landowners, hunters and cattle farmers are recommended to attend.last_img

Ivy Tech Community College Transfer Fair connects students with continuing education opportunities

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Ivy Tech Community College invites the community to their College Transfer Fair to show students how they can transfer their college credits to continue their education further. The fair will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Student Lounge on the third floor of the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Riverfront Campus, 50 Walnut Street.The free event is open to anyone interested in learning how Ivy Tech credits and degrees transfer to four-year colleges. Current Ivy Tech students and high school students taking Ivy Tech dual credit or dual enrollment courses are encouraged to attend.“The College Transfer Fair is an informative opportunity for our students to learn how to transfer their credits to successfully continue their education,” stated by Shakira Grubbs, Vice Chancellor. She also goes on to say, “Students can visit with representatives from a number of colleges and universities and begin building their futures.”Representatives from over 25 different colleges and universities will be on hand at this year’s College Transfer Fair. Many will be from the tristate area, including Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, Indiana University East, Morehead University, Northern Kentucky University, Miami University, and Trine University. Attendees will receive a Transfer College Information Guide, and have the chance to enter a drawing for door prizes.Ivy Tech offers the Transfer General Education Core (TGEC), which enables students to earn 30 credit hours in core college courses that by state mandate are transferrable to all public universities in Indiana. In addition, the College offers Transfer Single Articulation Pathways (TSAPs), giving students who earn an associate degree the possibility of transferring to any state institution of higher education as a junior to pursue a bachelor’s degree.A partnership with IU East provides students with an opportunity to complete a four-year degree close to home. Students begin at Ivy Tech and later transfer their credits to IU East, which offers courses in Lawrenceburg. From there students can continue to complete credits in order to earn a bachelor’s degree.More than 13,000 Ivy Tech students transferred a total of 245,363 credit hours in the 2013-14 academic year – a savings that equates to $37.7 million or roughly $2,900 per student. The amount of students transferring to the state’s public colleges and universities has increased by 19 percent since the 2012-13 academic year. It is estimated that more than 30,000 Ivy Tech students will transfer credits each year to both in-state public institutions and private institutions as well as out-of-state institutions.Ivy Tech offers a wide variety of associate degrees as well as technical certificate programs in the fields of healthcare, business, industrial-technical training, human services, and general studies. Most credits earned at Ivy Tech are transferable to any of the state’s four-year public universities. Courses are conveniently offered at campuses in Lawrenceburg and Batesville.Students can contact Shakira Grubbs at sgrubbs5@ivytech.edu for more informationlast_img read more

Delays on both Eastbound and Westbound lanes of I-74

first_imgDearborn County —The Indiana State Police say to watch for delays on I-74 this morning in Dearborn County as a disabled commercial motor vehicle on I-74 Eastbound at exit 164- St. Leon exit, where a tanker trailer hauling liquid sugar broke in the middle. Also, crews are also on the scene of a semi fire on I-74 Westbound at 167-mile marker near Harrison where the interstate is down to one lane.last_img

Doug Price, age 73, Batesville

first_imgDoug Price, age 73, of Batesville, Indiana died Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his residence in Batesville.Born March 10, 1947 in Hamilton, Ohio he was one of seven children born to the late Vernon & Ula M. (Benge) Price.  He was a graduate of the former Brookville High School with the class of 1965, where he was a star athlete.  Doug was on the first team, All State in Football, and Mens’s State Championship Volleyball team.  He also ran track, setting a school record in the high jump.  Doug was well known for his basketball career, in which he held records for most points scored.  He was voted most athletic by his class, and was a proud Greyhound.Doug went on to further his education at Berry College in Rome, Georgia where he played basketball on scholarship, and also ran cross country, graduating with his Bachelor of Science.  While at Berry he also held scoring records and was named All American while playing basketball.He then began his career as an Educator and Coach, later earning his Masters Degree from Indiana State University.  He taught high school biology, Earth Science and Physical Education for over 30 years.  He had a true passion for mentoring others, as he had a successful Varsity Basketball coaching career.When not participating or coaching sports he enjoyed watching westerns, fishing, mushroom hunting, bird watching, collecting baseball & basketball cards, coins & knives.  He also loved vacationing with his wife and family in Florida every year and shelling on the beach.In addition to Beth, his wife of over 23 years, his spirit lives on in his daughters, Alana White of Whiteland, Indiana, Tara (Matt) Payne of Franklin, Indiana, Ashley (Jed) Zarse of Franklin, Indiana; a step-daughter, Brittany Mullins of Madison, Indiana; grandchildren, Drake White, Drew White, Gracey Payne, Matthew Payne, Quinn Zarse, Clara Zarse, Sydney Strickland, Zane Strickland, Zoie Niese; great-grandchildren, Beau Strickland and Weston Hale, four sisters, Joyce Ann Cox of Metamora, Indiana, Janet Marie Duncan of Erlanger, Kentucky, Peggy Lee Quante of Connersville, Indiana, Deborah Lynn Price of Brookville, Indiana; and a brother, James Clinton Price of Powell, Tennessee.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Geneva Walker, who died in 2007.Friends and family may visit from 3 until 5 P.M. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.  The family requests everyone in attendance wear a mask.Wade Urban will officiate the Memorial Services at 5:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Doug Price family.  To sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more