Davis, Williams get 2nd Red River Tour wins, Egbert tops Southern SportMod main at 281

first_imgSTEPHENVILLE, Texas (May 27) – Cory Davis and Gary Williams both won second Lone Star Super Gas IMCA Red River Modified Tour presented by Smi­ley’s Racing Products features on Memorial Day at 281 Speedway.  “We worked the high to middle line pretty much and rolled around everyone on the lower line. We could run anywhere we wanted to,” said Egbert, flourishing in the Express Race Cars, Dirt De­fender and CRS Suspensions ride. “This was one of those races you wish you could do over and over again. We hadn’t won at 281 since I don’t know when, and that was in a Modified.” Trevor Egbert, meanwhile, won for the first time at Stephenville in so long he wasn’t sure when.  “When we got it done at Kennedale, we knew we had a fast car. We were hoping for a top five here. To be able to run this well and win gave us more confidence,” Williams said. “Joe Spillman gave us a well-prepared track. Hats off to him and his crew for giving us a great place to race.” Southern SportMods – 1. Trevor Egbert; 2. Jake Upchurch; 3. Casey Brunson; 4. Bo Day Green­ville; 5. Chad Fitzgerald; 6. Justin Nabors; 7. Kevin Roland; 8. Kaden Honeycutt; 9. James Hanusch; 10. Nick Clinkenbeard; 11. Taylor Florio; 12. Blaine Shives; 13. Kamera McDonald; 14. Trevor Raney; 15. Rowdy Day; 16. Junior Dosher; 17. Brian Flowers; 18. Gregory Muirhead; 19. Greg Frazier; 20. Craig Oakes; 21. Ryan Thomas; 22. Tanner Houston; 23. James McCreery; 24. Kyle Wilkins; 25. James Skinner.  Williams had topped the Saturday IMCA Sunoco Stock Car lidlifter at Kennedale Speedway Park. He made just the second start of his career at 281 a memorable one with a flag to flag run in front, holding off challenges from Dennis Bissonnette and then from eventual runner-up Cary White.  Fred Wojtek and Chris Morris were next across the line.  Stock Cars – 1. Gary Williams; 2. Cary White; 3. Shelby Williams; 4. Dennis Bissonnette; 5. A.J. Dancer; 6. Jeffrey Abbey; 7. Brandon Hood; 8. Jason Batt; 9. Tyler Muirhead; 10. Caleb Cren­shaw; 11. George Egbert; 12. Westin Abbey; 13. Dustin White; 14. Gary Kerr Jr.; 15. Austin Carter; 16. Vernon Owens; 17. Charlie Brown; 18. Daniel Shipler; 19. Lee Riley; 20. Treven Geter; 21. Demetrius Carter; 22. Justin Wierenga; 23. Drew Garcia; 24. Clint Brown; 25. Dustin Mooney.center_img Feature Results Gary Williams led every lap in winning his second Red River Tour feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, on Memorial Day at 281 Speedway. (Photo by Debbie Hix) Davis led all 25 laps of the IMCA Modified main event, weathering a series of early cautions and pulling away after each restart. Also the Sunday night winner at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, Davis checked out on everybody in taking the $1,500 victory.  Modifieds – 1. Cory Davis; 2. Fred Wojtek; 3. Chris Morris; 4. Tyler Stephens; 5. Eric Tomlinson; 6. Kevin Green; 7. Riley Simmons; 8. John Gober; 9. Josh McGaha; 10. Chris Elliott; 11. William Gould; 12. Jeff Hoegh; 13. Beau Begnaud; 14. Jason Hunter; 15. Brent Tidwell; 16. David Goode Jr.; 17. Garrett Higgins; 18. Matt Guillaume; 19. Jeffrey Abbey; 20. Drew Armstrong; 21. Chuck Sanders; 22. P.J. Egbert; 23. Ryan Williams; 24. Brandon Hood; 25. Chris Bragg.  Once in front, there was no catching Trevor Egbert before the checkers flew at the conclusion of the Red River Tour for Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods at Stephenville. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography) After starting fifth, Egbert was up to third before the only caution came out to interrupt the Smi­ley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod feature. He took the lead on lap seven and left the rest of the field to fight for second. last_img read more

Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp Arsenal have signed goalkeeper Alex Runarsson on a four-year contract from Ligue 1 club Dijon.Runarsson will wear the number 13 shirt and is expected to deputise for first-choice goalkeeper Bernd Leno, replacing Emiliano Martinez who left Arsenal for Aston Villa in a deal worth £17 million. The 25-year-old Iceland international joined the Ligue 1 club in July 2018 and made 13 appearances in all competitions last season.“I’m just extremely happy, extremely proud, it is a big day for me and my family. I can’t wait to get started,” he told Arsenal’s website.“It is one of the biggest clubs in the world – they’ve won the Premier League (top division) 13 times, the FA Cup 14 times, it is a huge club and obviously playing in the Premier League as well, it is a win-win situation.“I know it is going to be a lot of hard work, but I am ready to do everything I can to get the most amount of minutes as possible.”Technical Director Edu said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Alex to our squad. We have been monitoring him for some time and from the analysis, he has strong attributes that we look for in a goalkeeper and as a person.” Mikel Arteta added: “We want to create healthy competition for places and we look forward to seeing Alex bring further depth to the goalkeeping position.”Brentford goalkeeper David Raya was another option for Arsenal but the Championship club are refusing to sell any member of their squad other than Ollie Watkins, who joined Villa, and Said Benrahma.—Tags: Alex RunarssonArsenalAston VillaBernd LenoEmiliano Martinezlast_img read more

Glaring gaps in crop insurance cover scheme: Cong

first_imgChandigarh, Mar 25 (PTI) Congress today flayed the BJP government for “glaring gaps” in the crop insurance scheme being implemented by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar dispensation in HaryanaIn a statement here, Kiran Choudhry, Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party (CLP), said Khattar said on the floor of the House that from the next season, farmers should not ask for compensation from the state for the crop damage due to natural calamities.They will be compensated under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), she said, adding that under the PMFBY, heat wave, cold wave and frost are not covered as natural calamity for giving compensation which will lead farmers to suffer great loses in kharif and rabi seasons. She asked how the state government plans to protect the interests of the farmers suffering losses on account of heat wave, cold wave and frost. She said when the Centre and the state governments planned to give direct subsidy to the farmers where was the need to involve insurance firms. This is being done just to benefit the insurance firms, not the farmers, she alleged. The Haryana government has not yet finalised the insurance firms which will be involved in implementation of the scheme in the state, she said. PTI VJ RCJ ZMN RCJlast_img read more