Griffin gets IMCA Late Model Feature win, Sunoco bonus at Lee County

first_imgDONNELLSON, Iowa (July 24) – Dustin Griffin took the checkers and $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus in the Friday feature for IMCA Sunoco Late Models at Pepsi Lee County Speedway. Marolf tried to keep pace with Griffin over the entire race but without a caution there was no catching the leader, as he pulled away to claim his first win of the season at the track.  It was also Griffin’s first win in three years, as he has been temporarily retired from the sport. The win was worth $850 thanks to the Sunoco Racing Fuel bonus.  Quincy, Ill., driver Dustin Griffin returned to the track to win the IMCA Sunoco Late Model main event Friday at Pepsi Lee County Speedway, earning the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus for his efforts. (IMCA Photo) Griffin and Matt Strassheim made up the front row for the 20-lap event. Griffin took advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap one over Nick Marolf and Mark Burgtorf.  Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing to follow. Marolf settled for second, Burgtorf was third, Tommy Elston was fourth, with Denny Woodworth rounding out the top five.  Other winners were Michael Long in the IMCA Modifieds, John Oliver Jr. in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Austen Becerra in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Jason Ashn in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.  Pepsi Lee County Speedway will be off Friday and back in action Saturday, Aug. 1 with the fourth qualifying night for the Shottenkirk Parts Express Drive For 5, presented by Ideal Ready Mix, Floyd’s Waste Systems, J.J. Nichting Company Case IH, Woodworth Attorney at Law, Triple Seven Trucking, Triple R Performance Engines, KQ92, and Big Country 103.1, for the IMCA Sunoco Late Models. Also on the card will be sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and Sport Compacts. By Brian Neal All divisions will be draw/redraw, with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance State points but no track points awarded.last_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH: Hyderabad beat Bangalore by five runs

first_imgNew Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday proved why they are one of the strongest stables in the current season of Indian Premier League.  The Kane Williamson led team defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by five runs in front of a jam-packed stadium in Hyderabad.RCB skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field first. Bangalore bowlers justified Kohli’s decision to bowl first and gave early jitters to the SRH’s openers.Tim Southee and Mohammed Siraj decimated Hyderabad’s batting line-up and restricted the team to a modest total of 146. Bangalore needed a total of 147 runs to win the match and safeguard their chances to secure a place in the play-offs.Captain Kane Williamson brought some respite for Hyderabad and scored a valuable 56 runs.  Shakib Al Hasan also hit 35 runs off 32 balls, thus keeping the hopes alive.Sunrisers Hyderabad were able to defend the total, even though at one time it looked RCB will win the game easily. RCB lost three wickets of Kohli, Villiers and Moeen Ali in quick succession, failing to capitalise on the momentum.#Highlights (Check out the scorecard)# Sunrisers Hyderabad defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by five runs# 20 overs- Bhuvneshwar SCALPS de Grandhomme, RCB lose sixth wicket# 19.5 overs- RCB need 6 runs in 1 ball, can they pull up an upset?# 18 overs- RCB 128/5# 15 overs- RCB 102/5, need 46 more runs to win from 30 balls# 11.4 overs- Siddharth Kaul STRIKES Moeen Ali’s wicket# 11 overs- RCB 80/4 # 10.4 overs- BYE BYE!! Rashid Khan DISMISSES de Villiers, sends him back to pavilion#9.5 overs- Shakib Al Hasan SCALPS Virat Kohli#7.1 overs- Sandeep Sharma SCALPS Manan Vohra# 5 overs- RCB 51/1# 2.5 overs- Shakib STRIKES Parthiv Patel, who goes out for 20# 2 overs- RCB 13/0# 1 over- RCB 5/0# It’s time for RCB batsman to show their magic and lead their team to victory, can SRH defend their total?# 20 overs- SRH puts on board 147 runs, set target of 148 runs for RCB# 17.2 overs- Tim Southee SCALPS Shakib Ul Hasan’s wicket# 15.6 overs- Thats OUT!!- Kane Williamson DEPARTS for 56, SRH 112/4#14.2 overs- Kane Williamson SMASHES a six to take SRH’s score to over 100#13 overs – SRH 80/3, need to increase their run-rate to put a competitive total#12 overs- SRH need to fire from all the tanks, as they have put on board only 76 runs for the loss for three wickets# 11 overs- SRH 68/3#10 overs- Half of SRH’s innings is over and they are at 61/3# 9.3 overs- Shakib Al Hasan SMASHES two back-to-back fours in Moeen Ali’s over# It’s time for the Strategic time out# 8.2 overs- BYE BYE!! Chahal STRIKES Manish Pandey to bring SRH to 48/3# 8 overs- SRH 47/2, Kane Williamson on 22 and Manish Pandey on 5# 7 overs- SRH 42/2# Can RCB limit SRH to a modest total?# 5.5 overs- Siraj DISMISSES Shikhar Dhawan, SRH look to be in trouble# Mohammed Siraj comes into the attack to bowl the fifth over# 4 overs- RCB have got off to a good start, SRH are 25/1# 3 overs- SRH 20/1# 2.3 overs- BYE BYE!! Tim Southee SCALPS Alex Hales, who goes out for 5#Tim Southee comes into the attack# 2 overs- SRH 14/0# 1.4 over- Shikhar Dhawan SMASHES a four off Umesh Yadav’s ball, sents the crowd into tizzy# 1 over- SRH 4/0#Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales are opening for SRH#It’s the IPL debut of RCB’s bowler Moeen Ali# The stadium is jam-packed and crowd is ready to see the battle of the titans# Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and decided to bowl first#Here’s a look at the playing eleven for both the teamsSRH XI: A Hales, S Dhawan, K Williamson, M Pandey, Y Pathan, S Al Hasan, W Saha, B Kumar, R Khan, S Kaul, Sandeep SharmaRCB XI: V Kohli, M Vohra, P Patel, AB de Villiers, M Ali, M Singh, C de Grandhomme, T Southee, U Yadav, M Siraj, Y Chahal For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Napoli, Lille Finally Agree on Osimhen’s Transfer to Italy

first_imgDuro IKHAZUAGBE with agency reportFrench Ligue 1 outfit Lille and Italian Napoli appears to have finally settled on a transfer fee believed to be in the region of 50 million Euros plus a player, Adam Ounas, before Nigerian international, Victor Osimhen, will make a switch to the Serie A club. The total amount Napoli is expected to pay Lille to conclude the deal was put at 81 million Euros.French top media, L’Equipe reported yesterday that both teams are believed to have finalised on this on Monday when they met. The worth of the much-discussed transfer has varied from 50 million Euros to as much as 85 million Euros depending on various sources.The 2015 FIFA Under-17 World Cup winner in Chile along with his management team were in Naples last week to meet Napoli chiefs and manager, Gennaro Gattuso.But shortly after the visit, speculations were rife in Italian and British tabloids that Osimhen was not interested in Napoli but transfer to a big English club like Arsenal of Manchester United.The meeting between Lille and Napoli officials has sort of put paid to all the speculations, with Gattuso in particular reported to be willing to take pay cut to attract Osimhen to Naples.Osimhen, according to, will enjoy much-improved personal terms put at around four million Euros a year.He has been Gattuso’s No 1 choice to replace Poland star Milik, who is set to quit Napoli in this transfer window.Gattuso only took over the Naples team in December 2019 from Carlo Ancelotti.On Monday, Napoli President, Aurelio de Laurentiis, assured Gattuso will keep his post for next season even though the club will not qualify for UEFA Champions League from Serie A this season.A formal announcement of the transfer is now due on Thursday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more