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Holladay Scores Big Muscatine County Fair Race Win

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 23) – With the 2016 Muscatine County Fair in full swing, racing ac­tion took center stage on Saturday night at West Liberty Raceway.The iWireless IMCA Late Model 30-lap main saw Chad Holladay score his second consecutive feature win on a ½-mile dirt oval that was in pristine racing condition. Holladay advanced from a fourth row start, took the lead on lap 10 from Rob Moss and went on to score an impressive winKevin Kile made a charge to the front late in the race to take second ahead of Kyle Hinrichs.The Performance Concepts IMCA Modifieds continue to delight the West Liberty Raceway faithful with great racing and Saturday night’s main was no exception as the 25-lapper saw several driv­ers take their turn at the front.Kurt Kile started deep in the field and steadily worked to the front in passing Brad Dubil for the race lead just pass the midway point. A late-race caution bunched the field and set up some late race heroics. Kile held the point and held off a late race challenge by Dakota Hayden in taking the win. Bruce Hanford followed Hayden across the finish line in taking third.The Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA SportMods saw 14-year-old Jarrett Brown score his second local feature win of the season. Brown found the extreme high line to his liking in scoring the win over point leader Dalton Simonsen while first time visitor to West Liberty Tony Olson took third.The Kile Motorsports IMCA Stock Car win went to David Brandies of Wilton. Brandies was able to break out of the pack after a couple early race skirmishes and go on to build a comfortable lead en route to the win. Johnny Spaw took second ahead of Adam Bell.The US 6 Bodyworks IMCA Sport Compact feature was up for grabs right to the final corner. Cody VanDusen won the race to the checkers ahead of Steve Struck with Brad Havel taking third.last_img read more

All Nigeria Track And Field Championships: Ese Brume And Seye Ogunlewe Retain Titles

first_imgAs the race to qualify for the World championship heats up, Several Nigerian athletes are currently battling for time at the ongoing All Nigeria Track and Field Championships taking place at the National Stadium in Abuja.The highlights of Day 1 was in the  Women’s 100m finals, although it was not an elite line up, but reigning junior champion Aniekeme Alphonsus took the opportunity by racing to victory in time of 11.52s, adding to the several victories she’s had this year for her school University of Port-Harcourt and Country. Blessing Ogundiran 11.70s and Mercy Ntia-Obong 11.70s followed in 2nd and 3rd places respectively.Multiple National Gold medallist, Deborah Pam defended her title in the Women’s 5000m with time of 17:35.59 well ahead of Rose Akusho in 2nd place 17:52.59 and Elizabeth Nuhu 18:03.86 coming in as 3rd.Nigeria’s reigning 400m champion, Patience Okon George and Abike Egbeniyi clocked 51.34s and 52.10s respectively to qualify for the World championship joining the duo of Yinka Ajayi and Margaret Bamgbose who had previously qualified.In the field events, Long jumper Ese Brume who missed the Lausanne Diamond League last week due to visa issues, retained her National title with a distance of 6.40m. The Cyprus University student has already qualified for London few months ago.” I wasn’t pleased with my result but I know that I’ll do better in my next competition ” – BrumePerhaps in what will be his very first competitive race this year, Seye Ogunlewe cruised to a third consecutive National 100m title on Day 2, winning the race with of 10.30s, Obinna Metu came in 2nd in 10.36s followed by Harry Chukwudike 10.44s in 3rd.The trials concludes tomorrow, still to be decided is the Men’s and women’s 200m champions, as the heats began today.Related2017 IAAF World Championships: Track Queen Okagbare Headlines 14-man ListJuly 26, 2017In “Sports”12th African Games: Oduduru, Okagbare Headline Star-Studded Nigerian Athletics TeamAugust 23, 2019In “2019 African Games”World Athletics Championship : What To Expect From Team NigeriaAugust 3, 2017In “Sports”last_img read more