The margin of Shane Hiatt’s IMCA Modified feature win Saturday at Eagle Raceway was all of 64/1,000th’s of a second. (Photo by Joe Orth)By Greg SoukupEAGLE, Neb. (May 6) – If you thought the finish of Saturday’s Kaplan University IMCA Modified feature at Eagle Raceway was a nailbiter, the electronic scoring was proof of just how close the top two cars were.Shane Hiatt passed Johnny Saathoff coming to the checkered flag and won by all of 64/1,000th’s of a second.“It’s been a while coming I guess, but it was a really exciting race. Johnny and I were working the bottom and he slipped up just a little bit,” Hiatt said. “I got beside him going into three, and I decided to not lift coming off of four and just nipped him at the line.”“We started sixth row inside so we had quite a ways coming up there,” he continued. “But our GRT chassis was working good. It was awesome.”One hundred and seventy-one cars took to the track over the course of the evening.Ryan King celebrated his 32nd birthday two days early with his career first IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car victory.Shawn Harker was the Hoosier Tire IMCA Northern SportMod winner after starting eighth. Forty-seven SportMods saw action during the night.Jeff Ware won again in the Valentino’s IMCA Hobby Stock main event, this time on his dad’s birthday and from the ninth starting spot.Zach Bohlmeyer also became a two-time winner this season at Eagle, in the Mountain Dew Kick Start IMCA Sport Compacts.
RelatedPosts Newcastle linked with Jordon Ibe Watford appoint new head coach EPL: Watford battle Gunners for survival Watford striker Troy Deeney eased his team’s relegation fears with two second-half penalties as they beat Newcastle United 2-1 on Saturday for their second straight Premier League victory.Deeney blasted his spot kicks straight down the middle in the 52nd and 82nd minutes to give the home side a win which leaves them 17th on 34 points with three games to play, six ahead of third-bottom Bournemouth, who have a game in hand. The game began with a minute’s silence to mark the passing of former Newcastle and Ireland manager Jack Charlton, who won the World Cup with England as a player, after he died on Friday aged 85.The players also wore black arm-bands in tribute.Dwight Gayle had put mid-table Newcastle in front after 23 minutes when he steered the ball home after a superb glancing header from a corner by visiting defender Federico Fernandez, which looked to be heading in at the far post.Watford came roaring back at the start of the second half, with Deeney putting them level from the spot seven minutes in after Matt Ritchie upended Kiko in the box.Deeney had another chance shortly afterwards but his stinging shot was saved by Martin Dubravka, and strike partner Danny Welbeck had a shot deflect off two Newcastle players before looping over the keeper and landing on the roof of the net. The Hornets weren’t to be denied, and when Javier Manquillo wrestled Ismaila Sarr to the ground Deeney stepped up once again to smash the ball home for the winnerHaving come back from a goal down to win 2-1 in midweek against now-relegated Norwich, Watford boss Nigel Pearson praised his team’s fighting spirit.“It doesn’t matter how we win at the moment, as long as we do, and this gives us a little bit more of a chance (of staying up),” he said following the final whistle.Tags: Danny WelbeckJack CharltonNewcastleTroy DeeneyWatford
Press Association Despite it being his first game of the season, Liverpool failed to properly test the Spain international and he was fairly assured with the ball in hand. PRESENCE Had one slip in the second half which could have led to a goal but for most of the game up to that point he was a spectator. SHARPNESS A brilliant save from Danny Ings and another decent effort to deny Jordon Ibe showed despite his time in the wilderness he has lost none of his reflexes. OVERALL His return to the side was something of an anti-climax in many respects as he hardly had anything to do but his name was cheered to the rafters louder than any other player, representing the perfect comeback. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea made his first appearance of the season in the 3-1 win over Liverpool just hours after signing a new contact. Press Association Sport looks at how he handled his return to the side, having been minutes away from joining Real Madrid at the end of the transfer window. HANDLING
We’ll have full live coverage of Sunday’s game here on Tipp FM in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh. Tickets have been selling fast since they went on sale following Tipperary’s comprehensive win over Limerick in the Munster semi final.Tipp are also involved in the Minor final in Semple when they take on Limerick.County secretary Tim Floyd says tickets are selling fast and the GAA clubs across Tipperary are looking for more tickets due to massive demand
QUOTE OF THE DAY“The frustration is through the roof right now. I’ve been dealing with this for a while now. With all the treatment and exercises I do and to be in this spot right now is definitely a head scratcher.” – KazmirHITTING REPORTJoc Pederson went 2 for 3 with his second home run of the spring, a one-out blast he tucked inside the left-field foul pole in the second inning. … Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez played his first game of the spring, going 0 for 2. … Brett Eibner went 3 for 3 with two doubles, three RBI and a walk. … The Dodgers scored runs on back-to-back wild pitches by Colorado’s Miguel Castro.ALSO The Dodgers expect shortstop Corey Seager (tight upper back) to return to Cactus League play on Friday. … Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier left Monday’s game with back tightness, but it is not believed to be serious. … Brandon McCarthy and Julio Urias will pitch in Friday’s Cactus League game against the Rangers and Hyun-Jin Ryu is expected to pitch Saturday against the Angels.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw) vs. Giants (LHP Matt Moore), noon PT Tuesday, Camelback Ranch at Glendale, Ariz. TV: None; Radio: 570 AM Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error THE GAMEThe Dodgers lost to the Colorado Rockies, 10-9, Monday afternoon in Scottsdale, Ariz. Both teams are now 6-5 in Cactus League play.PITCHING REPORTDodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir left the game after his first pitch of the second inning because of tightness in his left hip and was heading for a precautionary MRI. The 33-year-old left-hander said he was tight in his hip, side and rear through the pregame bullpen and the first inning, and told pitching coach Rick Honeycutt about it between innings. “I couldn’t fire my backside, so there was no power, no direction, and it’s a tough way to pitch,” said Kazmir, who was making his second spring start. “It’s something where you scratch your head because we’ve been on it constantly.” … Chris Hatcher pitched one inning, allowing three runs (all earned) on four hits, two of which were home runs.