Cardinals QB Josh Cardinals QB Rosen annoyed by speculation about Kyler Murray

first_img RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS The Arizona Cardinals are expected to select Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray with the first pick in the NFL Draft on April 25. | AP “I definitely understand the situation,” Rosen told SI TV. “I mean, it’s annoying but, like, it is what it is. Football’s a business, and I definitely respect the higher-ups and their decisions. . . . Whatever decisions are made, it’s my duty to prove them right if they keep me, and prove them wrong if they ship me off.”The Cardinals went 3-13 last year under former coach Steve Wilks. Rosen started 13 games and passed for 2,278 yards, throwing for 11 touchdowns against 14 interceptions in his rookie season. Rosen was conspicuous in his omission from the Cardinals’ hype video — save for a brief shot of him 56 seconds in — released earlier Thursday along with a 2019 promotional calendar.In other NFL news, the Carolina Panthers restructured the contract of star linebacker Luke Kuechly to free up more than $7 million in cap space, ESPN reported.The Panthers converted $9.05 million of Kuechly’s 2019 salary into a bonus, a move that gives the cap-strapped club an additional $7.24 million to play with one week ahead of the draft, according to the report. Carolina had just $1.34 million in cap space prior to the restructure.It’s the second consecutive year the Panthers have given Kuechly upfront money. The 28-year-old linebacker is coming off his fifth first-team All-Pro bid. Kuechly posted 130 tackles — including a career-high 20 for loss — last year to go with two sacks and an interception in 16 games.Also, Washington Redskins defensive end Matt Ioannidis agreed to a three-year extension worth $21.75 million, NFL Network reported.Ioannidis was drafted 152nd overall in 2016 out of Temple and was entering the final year of his rookie contract. In 38 career games, Ioannidis has 19 starts and 12 sacks, including 7.5 last season. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img NEW YORK – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about the limbo he finds himself in with the team that drafted him last year, telling SI TV that it’s “annoying” but that he “definitely understands the situation.”The Cardinals hold the No. 1 pick in next week’s NFL draft and speculation is rampant that the team, with new coach Kliff Kingsbury at the helm, will select former Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray. Arizona Cardinals, Oklahoma, Josh Rosen, Kyler Murray IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Troopers Rescue Two Hikers Near Harding Ice Fields

first_imgThe hikers were identified as Donald Joachim and Benjamin Nabinger, both of Soldotna. Troopers were notified of two hikers that hiked from Seward across the Harding Ice Fields and had become stranded near the Skilak River Delta. The hikers reportedly were uninjured, had adequate food, water, and shelter but were ill prepared to cross the Skilak River due to recent thawing. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers rescued two hikers that had become stranded near Skilak River Delta, on April 16, around 1:24 p.m. AST mobilized a Rescue Helicopter to recover the stranded hikers. At 2:34 p.m., the hikers had been recovered by AST Helo 3 and taken to the Soldotna Airport where they were delivered in good health, according to Troopers.last_img

Skipper Jason Holder confident of navigating transition, finding form

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Test skipper Jason Holder is confident of returning to his best one-day form following a recent lean patch, and said he was still adjusting to the transition of being just a player again after being replaced as captain eight months ago.The 28-year-old all-rounder has been one of the Caribbean side’s most reliable players, especially in Tests and one-day internationals (ODIs), but has averaged just 10 with the bat in his last eight ODIs and taken only six wickets.“Situations haven’t really gone my way in terms of having an extended time to bat in one-day cricket, which I feel personally has contributed to me not having that score,” the Barbadian told TalkSPORT’s Cricket Collective podcast.“I’m a batsman who needs a little bit of time to get in and then flourish, and I haven’t had many opportunities to get a solid knock. And then there hasn’t been much Test cricket going on as well … which helps me a lot in terms of spending time at the crease and getting that batting that you would like. TECHNICAL SESSIONS He added: “But I’m not too disheartened, I’ve done a lot of thinking, I’ve done a few technical sessions trying to work through some things that I wanted to correct, and I’m in really good spirits. “I know the performances will come and I’m just being as patient as I possibly can before that happens. I don’t think it will be long before you see me getting back to my normal self. “I’m very, very confident. I don’t think it’s a question of my ability, it’s just performing and producing. The structure and dynamics have changed and, obviously, based on how things have gone, it’s little to no time when going in to bat. “I’ve just got to find ways to cope and produce in these short stints of batting on the international stage.”Holder, appointed one-day captain six years ago, led West Indies in 86 matches before being sacked last September after overseeing an abysmal World Cup campaign and a subsequent series defeat in the Caribbean to India.He was replaced by seasoned all-rounder Kieron Pollard with whom he said he shared a strong relationship. And even though his form had dipped, Holder said he tried to contribute to the squad by also sharing his experience when required. TOUGH TRANSITION “It’s been tough transitioning back to just a player, and in hindsight thinking back on it, it has been tough to try and understand how to get back in and fit back in as just a player,” explained Holder, currently the world’s leading Test all-rounder.“Kieron and I are very good. We actually share a lot and I’ve tried my best to help him because in the end the winner has to be West Indies cricket, regardless of who is captaining and who the administrators are.“It’s just about West Indies cricket, so I do everything in my power to ensure that when we step on a cricket field that we are as prepared as we possibly can – we’ve prepared, we’ve got as much information shared to beat the opposition – so I’ve given him everything I’ve possibly could give him.”He continued: “Performances probably haven’t been there as I obviously would’ve liked but I’m not too disheartened. I don’t beat myself up, I don’t get too worried because I know my ability and what I can produce. I just know an innings is around the corner, a bowling effort is around the corner.”Following the regional side’s 2-1 series defeat away to India last December, Holder was rested for a similar three-match ODI series against Ireland last January, and said that break had been crucial to reorganising himself mentally.“I felt I needed the break after the India series, particularly just to refresh,” he pointed out.“I’d played every single series the entire year, played County cricket as well, so my batteries needed a little bit of a recharge and, obviously, I needed some time to go away and think about how I wanted to go forward as a player, and trying to work out how just to be a player as opposed to being a captain.”last_img read more

Kentucky stays on unbeaten path, UCLA answers critics again

first_imgTwo down, four to go for the Kentucky Wildcats as they try to become the first unbeaten national champion since Indiana in 1976. Villanova became the first top seed out as it lost to North Carolina State, while UCLA came up with a second win in the tournament, not bad for a team that many said didn’t even belong in the field of 68.The Atlantic Coast Conference had two more teams playing Saturday night — Notre Dame and North Carolina — as it continues its so-far perfect tournament run.EAST REGIONNC STATE 71, VILLANOVA 68PITTSBURGH (AP) — Villanova went from a top seed to No. 1-and-done.N.C. State is back in the Sweet 16, attacking one of the top teams in the nation for 40 minutes and stunning Villanova 71-68 on Saturday night. The Wolfpack went wild as the final horn sounded and danced around the court in celebration.No, it wasn’t quite Jim Valvano’s mad dash after the Wolfpack won the 1983 national championship. But the Wolfpack (22-13) have designs on their own big March run. They will move on to Syracuse, New York to play the winner of the Louisville-Northern Iowa game.N.C. State guards Cat Barber and Desmond Lee shared a long embrace after buzzer. Barber pounded his chest and said, “all heart!”Lacey led them with 17 points and Barber had 13, each coming with big buckets to hold off a late Villanova charge.The Wildcats saw a 16-game winning streak end and have not reached the second weekend since 2009.SOUTH REGIONUTAH 75, GEORGETOWN 64PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Utah is headed back to the Sweet 16 for the first time in a decade.Brandon Taylor scored 14 points and Delon Wright added 12 and the fifth-seeded Utes beat No. 4 Georgetown 75-64 on Saturday night.The Utes (26-8) will travel to Houston to play the winner of Sunday’s game in Charlotte, North Carolina, between top-seeded Duke (30-4) and No. 8 San Diego State (27-8).Utah hasn’t advanced to the Sweet 16 since 2005, when the Utes fell as the No. 6 seed to No. 2 Kentucky. The Utes are making their first tournament appearance since 2009.UCLA 92, UAB 75LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tony Parker led five Bruins in double figures with a career-high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for 11th-seeded UCLA on Saturday to advance to its second straight Sweet 16.The Bruins (22-13), the team many thought shouldn’t have even been in the field of 68, have won six of their last seven games in earning their first consecutive Sweet 16 berths since reaching the Final Four three straight seasons between 2006 and 2008. They will play either Gonzaga or Iowa on Friday in the South Regional semifinal in Houston.Kevon Looney had 10 points and 11 rebounds for UCLA. Bryce Alford had 22 points, Norman Powell 15 and Isaac Hamilton 13.The 14th-seeded Blazers (20-16) missed out on their first regional semifinal since 2004 coming off their big upset of No. 3 seed Iowa State on Thursday. Robert Brown led the Blazers with 25 points and William Lee added 10.MIDWEST REGIONKENTUCKY 64, CINCINNATI 51LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Aaron Harrison scored 13 points and Trey Lyles added 11 points and 11 rebounds and top-ranked Kentucky outworked eighth-seeded Cincinnati to remain undefeated and reach the Sweet 16 for the second straight season.Despite the Wildcats’ sixth straight double-digit win, they faced their toughest test in a while and didn’t seem totally in control until the final minutes. The physical, pesky Bearcats made Kentucky work hard for every shot and rebound in an intense contest.But the Wildcats (36-0) succeeded by making life difficult on both ends for Cincinnati, holding the Bearcats to 32 percent shooting including just 24 percent in the second half. Kentucky blocked six shots after halftime and Willie Cauley-Stein had a highlight-reel slam dunk that may be the play of the tournament.The Wildcats move on to face the Maryland-West Virginia winner in the Midwest Regional on Thursday in Cleveland.WEST REGIONARIZONA 73, OHIO ST. 58PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gabe York made five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points and T.J. McConnell also scored 19 points as second-seeded Arizona advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year.The Wildcats (33-3) overcame a sluggish start until their outside shooting busted the Buckeyes’ zone defense, which they rarely used during the regular season but broke out for the NCAA Tournament. The Pac-12 champions went ahead by 15 points with 6:34 remaining and held off 10th-seeded Ohio State (24-11) in the closing minutes.Arizona will face the winner of Xavier-Georgia State in the West Regional semifinals Thursday in Los Angeles.The Buckeyes gave the Wildcats all they could handle, even with standout freshman D’Angelo Russell struggling with his shot. Russell scored nine points and made just 3 of 19 shots after going for 28 points in Ohio State’s overtime win over VCU in its tournament opener. He had seven rebounds and six assists.Sam Thompson added 18 points and Shannon Scott scored 10 for the Buckeyes, who led by six points in the first half but never could match Arizona’s size. The Wildcats won the rebounding battle 43-26.XAVIER 75, GEORGIA STATE 67JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Reynolds and Myles Davis came off the bench for a combined 38 points as sixth-seeded Xavier end the biggest feel-good story of the NCAA Tournament with a 75-67 victory over Georgia State on Saturday night.The Musketeers (23-13) advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in six years under coach Chris Mack. They’ll face No. 2 seed Arizona — a 73-58 winner over Ohio State — in the West Regional semifinals in Los Angeles.No. 14 seed Georgia State (25-10), whose injured coach Ron Hunter worked the sideline in a rolling chair, upset No. 3 seed Baylor Thursday. Hunter, who tore his Achilles tendon celebrating his team winning the Sun Belt Conference title, and his son and star player, RJ, became the darlings of the tournament.last_img read more

Three juveniles charged at CCHS and EVES

first_imgJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – In a release from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department:  Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Detectives provide an update regarding the investigation into the potential situation directed at Campbell County High School for Wednesday.  While the timing of the event has come to pass without incident, our investigation continues until the conclusion of this case.In the past 24 hours, the sheriff’s office has viewed several hours of video footage, interviewed numerous individuals and investigated multiple leads provided to us by the community.  This process has not produced any validity to this threat. We will continue to follow any and all leads pertaining to this case. Our office has followed up on information from various agencies in Tennessee and other law enforcement agencies from other states. This has not only affected our community, it has affected others as well.During the course of our investigation at Campbell County High School, detectives learned of allegations of a student having a firearm on school grounds. It was quickly determined that this information received from two juveniles at Campbell County High School was found to be false. The two juveniles were charged with filing a false police report and disorderly conduct.In another incident, a juvenile at Elk Valley Elementary School attempted a similar act as to the one that was directed toward Campbell County High School. The juvenile used the same wording in the threat and in the same manner. Deputies quickly reacted, took control of the situation and the juvenile was detained. The juvenile was charged with vandalism and filing a false police report.Sheriff Goins reiterates, “My office takes all threats against the public seriously, especially those aimed toward our children. We will continue to be in communication with school officials and maintain an increased police presence. This situation is a prime example of why our school resource officers are vital to the safety of our children. Our school resource officer program is an important partnership between educators and law enforcement.”  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/30/2019-5:30PM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

When a packed pack of players called, they didn’t take the…

Former Pakistan captain, Inzamam-ul-Haq, has criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board and medical staff in Karachi. Inzamam alleges that Pakistani medical staff did not even pick up the phone when players with Covid’s disease called for help. They refused to take care of players or give suggestions.Medical staff refused to take phone calls from Pakistani players for two days. This is very bad – Inzamam responded on YouTube channel. Covid’s disease-positive players have been sent home. I think they should have been taken care of. The players may feel that the Pakistan Cricket Board is not ready to help them in difficult times.I ask the Pakistan Cricket Board to protect the players. Failure to do so would result in events like the Mohammed Hafeez Covid Test being conducted on its own. This is not to tell the celebrities to go home in self-isolation. Covid positive players should be housed in the NCA (National Cricket Academy). Inzamam-ul-Haq said that the patients were provided with adequate facilities.Of the 29 Pakistani cricketers who will be leaving for England, 10 have tested positive. Meanwhile, Mohammad Hafeez’s examination of Kovid on his own without the permission of the Pakistan Cricket Board has led to a new controversy. This is why Inzamam-ul-Haq has come out demanding that the board protect him. The Pakistan team will travel to England on June 28. Pakistan will play England in three Tests and three T20s.Six people, including Mohammed Hafeez, out of the ten affected by Kovid, went negative on Saturday. In addition to Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Mohammed Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Fakhr Zaman and Mohammad Rizwan were also affected.English Summary: .Inzamam-ul-Haq lashed out the COBID-19 positive players of health after looking out for the PCB and its medical staff. read more

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Ten Ravens predictions for the 2019 season

first_imgInstead of going through the exercise of making league-wide predictions, the following focus on the Ravens and their goal to win back-to-back AFC North division titles for just the second time in team history:1. Lamar Jackson won’t break Michael Vick’s season rushing record for a quarterback, but his 3,000 passing yards and 60-percent completion percentage will be positive steps in his development.Make no mistake, the 22-year-old will continue to run more than any quarterback in the NFL, but general manager Eric DeCosta didn’t invest meaningful resources at running back and the Ravens didn’t practice their passing game so exhaustively this summer for Jackson to again average 17 carries per game like he did as a starter last season. There won’t be a rigid cap on how much he runs, but this offense will use more play action and run-pass options to create higher-percentage, short-to-intermediate throws with occasional deep shots. He’ll still have accuracy lapses, but his mechanics were steadier and he threw the ball more consistently all summer. The biggest question is how much he’s improved his ball security, an area more difficult to gauge in controlled practice environments without the threat of contact.2. The defense will register 37 sacks and see its pressure rate fall to the bottom half of the league.Baltimore was tied for 11th with 43 sacks last year, but its pressure rate (33.4 percent) ranked eighth in the league, according to Football Outsiders. Wink Martindale isn’t panicking with one of the best secondaries in the NFL backing up his well-designed blitzes, but there’s so much uncertainty beyond Matthew Judon. Pernell McPhee should provide some help if his snaps are managed properly, but Willie Henry and Shane Ray, two players thought to be potential answers, were jettisoned at the end of the summer. Za’Darius Smith and Terrell Suggs weren’t elite last year, but expecting the trio of Tyus Bowser, Tim Williams, and rookie Jaylon Ferguson to just step in without drop-off and growing pains is asking a lot. The good news is Football Outsiders ranked the Ravens first in their DVOA defensive metric when failing to pressure, again illustrating the secondary’s value. They’ll lean on that more heavily this year.3. Mark Ingram will give Baltimore its first 1,000-yard rusher since Justin Forsett.Frank Gore averaged 268 carries per season in Greg Roman’s four-year run in San Francisco and LeSean McCoy was on a similar workload pace in an injury-abbreviated 2015 season in Buffalo, dispelling the myth that the new Ravens offensive coordinator prefers a timeshare at the running back position. That’s not to say 2018 leading rusher Gus Edwards and rookie fourth-round pick Justice Hill won’t have roles, but the Ravens gave Ingram $6.5 million guaranteed for a reason after they had already averaged 5.1 yards per carry over the final seven regular-season games last year. Ingram’s career-high 230 carries two years ago seems like a reasonable mark for him to approach or even surpass.4. Mark Andrews and Patrick Onwuasor will take a step forward.It’s easy envisioning Andrews as Baltimore’s leading receiver with Jackson’s passing strength being over the middle and the wide receivers being so inexperienced. Volume remains a question, but seeing the 2018 third-round pick produce 2002-03 Todd Heap-like numbers wouldn’t be shocking. We’ve spent so much time discussing the pass rush this summer that we forget Onwuasor will be replacing four-time Pro Bowl selection C.J. Mostly and only played 41.9 percent of defensive snaps last year. The Ravens wanted Mosley back before offers from the New York Jets became too lucrative, but Onwuasor will be steady enough to ease concerns about the position, even if inside linebacker won’t be viewed as a strength.5. Gus Edwards and Jimmy Smith will take a step back.Edwards won’t go by the wayside like recent season leading rushers like Alex Collins, Terrance West, and Forsett, but he’ll have a reduced role and could even lose backup touches to the speedy Hill as the year progresses. The 2018 rookie free agent averaged an impressive 5.2 yards per carry last season, but his best bet might be short-yardage situations and a bigger fourth-quarter share of carries when the Ravens lead. Entering the final year of his contract, Smith is now 31 and has plenty of wear on the tires after a number of injuries over the years. The veteran cornerback had an uneven training camp, but he has much incentive to prove his value, whether in Baltimore or elsewhere on the free-agent market.6. Ben Powers will be starting at left guard by the bye week.The late-summer signs pointed to Bradley Bozeman beginning the season as the starting left guard, but we won’t know for sure until Sunday and this position remains a week-to-week evaluation anyway. Ideally, Powers, a fourth-round rookie from Oklahoma, would be ready to take over in the way Orlando Brown Jr. did at right tackle last October, but he struggled with first-team reps early this summer.7. A rough November will cost the Ravens their chance at winning the AFC North.The month of October has frequently been the bane of John Harbaugh’s existence in the past, but the November pain won’t be because of New England’s Sunday night trip to Baltimore. The Ravens will take full advantage of their Week 8 bye to knock off Tom Brady and the Patriots, but three straight losses will follow as they play at Cincinnati and host Houston with both teams coming off their byes, a tricky scheduling quirk not to be overlooked. The month concludes with a long trip to Los Angeles to play the Rams on a Monday night, another defeat that will have the Ravens’ playoff hopes looking bleak.8. Miles Boykin will tie the franchise rookie record for touchdown receptions with seven.First-round pick Marquise Brown missing Friday’s practice was a reminder that early expectations should be tempered after he missed so much valuable practice time in the spring and summer and is still managing his surgically-repaired foot to some degree. Meanwhile, Boykin was impressive during the summer and presents a 6-foot-4, 220-pound target with speed for a quarterback whose accuracy issues aren’t a big secret. Boykin, a third-round pick from Notre Dame, won’t put up monster numbers overall, but he will offer a nice boost inside the red zone, an area where the Ravens’ revamped offense struggled down the stretch last year. He’ll tie the record shared by Torrey Smith (2011) and Marlon Brown (2013).9. Marlon Humphrey, Marshal Yanda, and Earl Thomas will be named to the Pro Bowl.After being voted Ravens MVP by the local media last year and receiving more praise for his play this offseason, Humphrey appears primed to become Baltimore’s first Pro Bowl cornerback since Chris McAlister in 2006. Meanwhile, Yanda will continue to add to a resume that will receive strong Hall of Fame consideration with his eighth trip to the Pro Bowl in the last nine years. Some intrigue remains over just how close Thomas will be to his old self after his second broken left leg in a three-season period, but he’ll extend the Ravens’ streak of sending a safety to the Pro Bowl to four straight years. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley and Andrews will be named Pro Bowl alternates.10. A December rally will lead to a 9-7 finish and another trip to the playoffs.A 5-6 record and plenty of outside doubts entering the final month won’t stop the Ravens from getting hot and reeling off three straight wins to put themselves back in wild-card position. A last-minute defeat at Cleveland in Week 16 will look like the death knell, but the Browns will “Brown” their playoff spot away in a season-ending loss at Cincinnati while the Ravens will regroup to beat the AFC North champion Steelers, who will only be playing for playoff seeding in Week 17. Baltimore will follow that up with a road playoff win over the Texans before bowing out in the divisional round, ending a promising year for a young team with plenty of salary cap space and draft capital going into 2020.Bonus Super Bowl pick no one asked for: Kansas City 30, Philadelphia 24I just can’t stomach predicting another championship for New England, so I’ll go with Chiefs head coach Andy Reid finally getting over the hump against the team he coached for 14 seasons.last_img read more

Winner’s shares of purse upped for July 8-13 Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic IMCA Tour

first_imgJAMESTOWN, N.D. – More money for the winners and bigger starting fields are in plans an­nounced for the 28th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour for IMCA ModifiedsEach main event during the July 8-13 tour will pay $2,300 to win, $100 more than last year, and a minimum of $300 to start with 30 cars taking the green flag.“We have been tickled pink with our growth. We’re seeing a lot of the best drivers in the division following this tour and have gotten to the point where we need to find a way to get more of them in the features,” said Tour Director John Gartner, citing the record 90-plus per night car count aver­age in 2016. “We had an all-time record 101 cars for the finale at Mandan, which means 72 drivers didn’t qualify.”The North Dakota-based tour also features IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars running for $800 to win and a minimum of $100 to start each night.Jamestown Speedway hosts the opener on Saturday, July 8. The tour is at Nodak Speedway in Minot for a Sunday, July 9 show before heading north to Canada and Estevan Motor Speedway on Monday, July 10.The second half of the tour is at Williston Basin Speedway on Tuesday, July 11; at Southwest Speedway in Dickinson on Wednesday, July 12; and at Mandan’s Dacotah Speedway on Thurs­day, July 13.Modified drivers who compete in a minimum of three tour events will be eligible to race in the $10,002 to win, minimum $300 to start Legendary special Friday, July 14 at Dacotah.Kupper Chevrolet provides tour point funds of $2,000 for the Modifieds and $1,000 for the Stock Cars. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, BMS North Central Region/EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded; all tour features and the Legendary are also qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.“We had great car counts but had three features rained out,” noted Gartner. “While we don’t have any control over it, our goal this year is to get the six tour events and Legendary in.”The Legendary, he added, will start 33 cars three wide. The 50-lap main event will be stopped at halfway with drivers allowed to make any changes except their tires during a five minute pit stop on the front straightaway.The Dakota Classic Tour and Legendary will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. They’re part of the upcoming Dirt Knights docudrama to be seen on MAVTV. The Dakota Tour will be featured on the IMCA Racing Rewind on MAVTV.last_img read more

Laney, Winebarger win Modified features during emotional weekend at Bakersfield

first_imgPre-race ceremonies at Bakersfield Speedway’s Budweiser Nationals paid tribute to Bailey Schweitzer. Cars pic­tured from left are the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod of her cousin Jared, the Western Pro Stock of brother Dakota, the IMCA Modified of cousin Justin and, in back, the American Stock Car of brother Brody. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Oct. 13-14) – Racing took a backseat to remembering a much loved mem­ber of the Bakersfield Speedway family.Bailey Schweitzer, daughter of promoter Scott Schweitzer, was one of the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas. She was remembered in pre-race ceremonies before both nights of the Budweiser Nationals, with a balloon launch held before racing began on Satur­day.“This has been a race I’ve always wanted to win and especially being able to do it this year means a lot to me,” said Friday night IMCA Modified winner Cody Laney. “There were a lot of peo­ple here and a lot of work went into this weekend. A lot of people came together.”Laney’s 30-lap win on Friday and Collen Winebarger’s 40-lap victory on Saturday both paid $1,500 and were Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events.Robby Sawyer ran up front early on Friday and was in and out of the lead before Laney got there to stay on the 18th lap. After moving to the lower line, Laney went on to take the win ahead of Saw­yer, Ethan Dotson, Brad Pounds and Bobby Hogge IV.Winebarger’s 14-hour tow from Corbett, Ore., was rewarded the next night with a start to finish run in the lead. Laney threatened to sweep the weekend but came up just short following a restart with two laps to go.“I’d put the competition here up against anybody,” he said. “You’ve got to bring your ‘A’ game be­cause there are so many good cars and we had a pretty good car all weekend.”Darrell Hughes II, Dotson and Danny Lauer rounded out the top five.Nick Spainhoward also scored a $1,500 feature win after leading the last three times around the track in Saturday’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod 30-lapper.Also the Budweiser Nationals winner in 2015, Spainhoward led Jason Nation, Austin Kiefer, Wayne Dotson and Garrett Jernagan across the stripe. Kiefer had led the first 27 laps.Oct. 13 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Cody Laney; 2. Robby Sawyer; 3. Ethan Dotson; 4. Brad Pounds; 5. Bobby Hogge IV; 6. Collen Winebarger; 7. Alex Stanford; 8. Ryan Daves; 9. Robert Sanders; 10. Scott Drake; 11. Kyle Heckman; 12. Joe Antonetti; 13. Grey Ferrando; 14. Ryan Porter; 15. Jordan Ha­gar; 16. Justin Crockett; 17. Blake Thornell, 18. Randy Thornell; 19. Troy Foulger; 20. Darrell Hughes II; 21. Chad Reichenbach; 22. Roger Holder.Oct. 14 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Winebarger; 2. Laney; 3. Hughes; 4. Dotson; 5. Danny Lauer; 6. Logan Drake; 7. Sawyer; 8. Justin Schweitzer; 9. Tom Malcolm; 10. Scott Drake; 11. Ferrando; 12. Pounds; 13. Sanders; 14. Stanford; 15. Heckman; 16. John Piker; 17. Troy Morris, Jr.; 18. Bill Egleston; 19. Foulger; 20. Porter; 21. Hogge; 22. Holder.Northern SportMods – 1. Nick Spainhoward; 2. Jason Nation; 3. Austin Kiefer; 4. Wayne Dot­son; 5. Garrett Jernagan; 6. Michael Johnson; 7. Chris McKellar; 8. Billy Simkins; 9. Cory Hemphill; 10. Lee Jensen; 11. Austin Manzella; 12. Matt Lewis; 13. Brylon Holder; 14. Brian Cooper; 15. Cale Kanke; 16. Tina Pounds; 17. Todd Cooper; 18. Matthew Mayo, Jr.; 19. Rick Chil­dress Jr.; 20. Shane DeVolder; 21. Clint Reichenbach; 22. Doff Cooksey.last_img read more