first_imgWerkmeister is first, last at Super Nationals XXXIIBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – Regardless of how tonight’s main event action plays out, Casey Werkmeister will go home to North Platte, Neb., with a pair of IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s distinctions. First in his Friday night Stock Car qualifying feature, Werkmeister was also the 866th entry to compete during the Sept. 1-6 Super Nationals at Boone Speedway. That car count total is the second highest in event history, just eight fewer than the record set in 2012 *Pre-race ceremonies, including determination of best-looking Modified and Stock Car entries with the ‘Speedy’ Bill Smith Speedway Motors tribute theme, begin at 1 p.m. Fifteen last-chance heats for the Modifieds will be followed by the 25-lap last-chance feature for the Stock Cars. The top six finishers in that event advance to the back two rows of tonight’s big dance.A trio of 12-lap last-chance races each add three cars to the back of the Modified main event field, with the 10-lap Stephenville Starter Race of Champions for Hobby Stocks, the 10-lap BSB Manufacturing Race of Champions for Northern SportMods, the 10-lap Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions for Stock Cars and the 12-lap Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions for Modifieds next. The greatest show on dirt concludes with 30-lap Hobby Stock, SportMod and Stock Car events, and ultimately the 40-lap Modified headliner. * By popular fan acclamation, Calera, Okla.’s William Gould was judged the Modified winner of the best looking car contest.Les Lundquist of Sioux City was the winner in the Stock Car division. Both drivers received trophies. * Rich Lewerke of Mason City had the high card and will start on the pole this afternoon in the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions for Modifieds. Keith White of Little River Academy, Texas, will start outside the front row.Lining up third through 12th in the 12-lap, $1,000 to win event are Mason Big Eagle of Manor, Sask., 2001 race winner John Logue of Boone, Eric Dailey of Armstrong, Todd Shute of Des Moines, William Gould of Calera, Okla., Mike Petersilie of Hoisington, Kan., defending race winner Dustin Smith of Lake City, Jesse Sobbing of Glenwood, Levi Nielsen of Mason City and Mike Van Genderen of Newton.* Displaying the high card in the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions draw was Dan Mackenthun of Hamburg, Minn. Starting to his immediate right will be 2008 Sunoco RoC winner Kevin Opheim of Mason City. Completing the third through 10th positions in the 10-lap, $500 to win race will be Scott Pippert of Elberon, Todd Reitzler of Grinnell, Matt Guillaume of Haslet, Texas, Nathan Wood of Sigourney, 2004 winner Mike Nichols of Harlan, Devin Smith of Lake City, Michael Jaennette of Newton and Travis VanStraten of Hortonville, Wis.***Kyle Strickler won again, this time in an afternoon game of roshambo with fellow Friday Modified qualifying feature winner Johnny Whitman to decide the outside front row starting spot.Tyler Droste, Hunter Marriott, Adam Larson, Jeremy Mills, Adam Johnson and Jason Cummins line up third through eighth. * Another driver extending his Super Nationals win streak alive was Casey Werkmeister, who bested a young representative for Justin Temeyer in roshambo to determine the outside front row start in tonight’s Stock Car main event. Next in line will be Rick Mahlberg, John Heinz, Michael Jaennette, Jake Masters, Stefan Sybesma and Scott Pippert.* Werkmeister has to share credit for his qualifying with cousin and crew chief Wade Hill. The freshman football coach at North Platte High School, Werkmeister watched his club blank Hastings 42-0 Thursday night before starting the trip to Boone. He got to the track Friday morning, won both his heat and the qualifying feature, then rock-paper-scissored his way to a front row start. “I wasn’t even going to come but Wade said ‘We’ve got one day, we can do it,’” said Werkmeister. “I think I’ll have as good a shot as the next guy to win the main event. Everything is lining up. Maybe it’ll keep going.”last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Solskjaer criticises England over handling of youngster Greenwood Denmark hold England to draw Batshuayi double helps Belgium to massive win over Iceland Raheem Sterling’s last minute penalty salvaged England from another embarrassing result against Iceland as Gareth Southgate’s men survived going down to 10 men and Birkir Bjarnason also missing a late spot-kick to start their Nations League campaign with a 1-0 win in Reykjavik on Saturday.Four years on from one of English football’s most embarrassing nights in losing 2-1 to Iceland at Euro 2016, the Three Lions were far from the free-scoring force that romped through Euro 2020 qualifying in their first match for 10 months. Harry Kane had an early goal wrongly ruled out for offside before Kyle Walker was sent-off for two bookable offences 20 minutes from time.All of Iceland’s good defensive work was undone in the 89th minute when Sverrir Ingason was also harshly dismissed for a second booking when he blocked Sterling’s shot with his arm.With Kane having been replaced by Mason Greenwood, Sterling took responsibility from spot, but the drama did not end there.Straight from kick-off, Joe Gomez was adjudged to have bundled over Holmbert Fridjonsson inside the area, but Bjamason blazed the resulting penalty over.Southgate’s men continued to enjoy the vast majority of possession in the second period, but the closest they came to breaking the deadlock before the dramatic finale was when Iceland’s Kari Arnason flicked Kieran Trippier’s free-kick onto his own post. Moments later Walker’s ill-judged lunge to break up an Icelandic counter-attack left his side a man down.A breakthrough did not look like coming until Sterling collected an overhit corner and the ball struck Ingason’s arm in his attempt to block the shot.Sterling coolly rolled his penalty straight down the middle and how Bjarnason wish he had showed the same composure as his wild finish let England off the hook.Tags: EnglandRaheem SterlingUEFA Nations Leaguelast_img read more

first_imgBaily Green will bid to get another deserved win to his name as he lines up in the Follow Punchestown On Facebook Chase. Sophie’s World, meanwhile, should prove hard to beat in the Panoramic Restaurant Mares Maiden Hurdle. De Name Escapes was an easy winner of a bumper at Clonmel in February for Liz Lalor and he makes his debut now for Noel Meade and JP McManus in the Festival Dreams Begin In Ireland With Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Maiden Hurdle. The son of Vinnie Roe has most to fear from Sandymount Duke, Klinnsman and Cabarete. The Punchestown Handicap Hurdle looks a competitive affair with Eight Till Late, Seeyouallincoppers, Shutter Island, Misty Lady, Lucky Pat and Rupert Lamb the main protagonists. The concluding Punchestown.com Flat Race is another open contest, with Free Stone Hill, Kilclispeen, Touch A Million and Matchaway all likely to feature prominent in the betting. Three-times Grade Two winner Argocat is rated just 1lb inferior to Baily Green and he looks his biggest danger. The seven-year-old finished a decent fifth to Menorah at Sandown on his last outing and he is fitted with a tongue-strap for the first time. Make A Track won at Down Royal on his last start and cannot be dismissed, while Rathlin, who won this race in 2013, is another to consider. The opening 15 Euro Admission Rated Chase is another quality affair, with Indevan making his return to action. The Willie Mullins-trained gelding showed his liking for quick ground last summer, winning three in a row. He was last seen finishing second to Shanahan’s Turn in a Grade Two at Punchestown in November. Nicky Henderson brings across French Opera and he should give a good account of himself, while Gold Bullet (first-time tongue-strap), Real Steel, Shanpallas, Savello and Darwins Fox are other leading contenders. The Doorman, As De Pique, Winter Magic and Boss Croaker are a few for the shortlist in the Punchestown For Events Handicap Chase. The Mouse Morris-trained gelding went down by just half a length in the Grade One Boylesports Champion Chase at the Punchestown Festival in April and he again filled the runner-up spot at Killarney last month. He is stepped up to two miles and six furlongs for the first time and it will be interesting to see how the nine-times scorer gets on. Press Associationlast_img read more