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Werkmeister sweeps Lincoln County Stock Car features

first_imgNORTH PLATTE, Neb. (July 12) – Picking up a pair of Saturday feature victories in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division at Lincoln County Raceway was Casey Werkmeister. He was joined in the winner’s circle by Zach Schultz, Kyle Bond and Charlie Blowers. On top of his game, Werkmeister swept top honors in the Stock Car features as two were run this evening. Werkmeister took the lead in the initial feature near the halfway point and never looked back. In the finale, Werkmeister droved to the lead on lap 10 from his fifth row starting position to capture the checkered flag.Schultz started on the pole and led from green to checkered in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Finding the right groove on the high side in the late laps powered Bond to the winner’s circle in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division. Bond snared the lead on the sixth lap. Leading the final two laps, Blowers piloted his way to the Mach-1 Sport Compact victory. Blowers started in the second row and was able to avoid incidents throughout the feature to make the move for the lead on the eighth lap.last_img read more


Pearson asked for observations

first_img He refused to apologise to the fan despite calls from the Leicester City Supporters Club to say sorry after a video emerged of the argument. Pearson said on Friday: “I have had run-ins with fans in the past and in the heat of the moment these things happen and there won’t be any apology. Let’s put it like this, it’s best if we don’t speak about what happened on either side, I’m not going to repeat what happened here. “I am very keen to protect my players and myself and I’m more than happy to stick up for myself in that situation and, more importantly protect my players, that’s the root cause of the problem. “If people were offended by what happened in some ways that is regrettable but there’s no need for me to apologise to someone of that ilk.” The Foxes are on a 10-game winless streak and lost 2-1 at Aston Villa on Sunday to sit bottom of the Barclays Premier League. The Football Association has contacted Leicester boss Nigel Pearson to ask for his observations following his row with a fan. Press Associationcenter_img The Foxes boss was involved in a heated exchange with a supporter during Leicester’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool last week. It is a routine move from the FA and Pearson has until 6pm on Wednesday to come back with his observations for the governing body to look at. last_img read more


Champions Trophy pullout unlikely as BCCI meets on Sunday

first_img(REUTERS) – The Indian cricket board (BCCI) will meet on Sunday to consider an additional revenue offer from the game’s world governing body but regardless of what decision they come to, a Champions Trophy pullout by the holders looks unlikely.Unaccustomed to being snubbed at the International Cricket Council (ICC) meetings, the BCCI was outvoted 13-1 last week in its bid to stall a new revenue model which considerably slashes India’s share from global events in the 2015-2023 cycle.Unimpressed by the $293 million forecast, down from the $570 million it would have received under the 2014 arrangement, the BCCI responded by refusing to name the squad for next month’s Champions Trophy before the April 25 deadline.ICC president Shashank Manohar, a former BCCI chief, has tabled an additional $100 million and the India board will discuss the offer at Sunday’s special general body meeting.The operations of the BCCI are currently being supervised by four court-appointed administrators and the head of the committee, Vinod Rai, told Reuters last week that it was “too early” to comment on a possible pullout of Champions Trophy.Another of the quartet, Ramchandra Guha, has since made it clear he wants India to defend the title they won in 2013 at the June 1-18 tournament in England and Wales.“Speaking in my personal capacity, as a cricket fan, I believe the Indian cricket team must absolutely take part in the Champions Trophy,” Guha, a historian, tweeted.“Boycotting or threatening to boycott a prestigious international tournament does not become a great cricketing nation.”Under the Members Participation Agreement for the Champions Trophy, there is no scope for sanctions for missing the deadline for naming squads.last_img read more