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Yankee opening night is in the books

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa (Aug. 31) – The 40th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic got underway on Thursday with qualifying in both the IMCA Modified and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod divisions.Both divisions qualified 12 cars for their big Saturday night Yankee championship features.  A dozen more cars in each division will earn a starting spot through last-chance races early Saturday.Friday racing will start at 6:30 p.m. and features Deery Brothers Summer Series IMCA Late Models and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.Saturday’s start time has been moved up to 5:30 p.m. and will kick off with last-chance races, followed by opening ceremonies and all big features, including the 100-lap, $10,000 to win Yankee Dirt Track Classic for the Deery Series, which is expected to take to the track at 9 p.m.Modified Qualifiers1st heat – 1. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.2nd heat – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Kelly Shryock, Fertile.3rd heat – 1. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill.; 2. Mark Schulte, Delhi.4th heat – 1. Tyler Madigan, Peosta; 2. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill.1st consolation – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 2. Scott Riechers, Belmont, Wis.2nd consolation – 1. Chris Simpson, Oxford; 2. Milo Veloz, Colona, Ill.Northern SportMods1st heat – 1. Troy Bauer, Dubuque; 2. Jaden Fryer, Freeport, Ill.; 3. Justin Becker, Bernard.2nd heat – 1. Rusty DeShaw, Farley; 2. Cory Van Zante, Sully; 3. Travis Fecht, Potosi, Wis.3rd heat – 1. Richard Nelson, Punta Gorda, Fla.; 2. Austin Heacock, Centralia; 3. Trent Wyssbrod, Monroe, Wis.Consolation – 1. Jerry Miles, Bernard; 2. Lucas Lundry, Maynard; 3. Gage Neal, Ely.last_img read more

Rips Senegal apart for 42nd Win in a Row

first_imgFive-time defending champion United States stretched its Olympic women’s basketball win streak to 42 games yesterday with a 121-56 rout of Senegal.Diana Taurasi, Breanna Stewart and Sylvia Fowles each netted 15 points to lead seven double-figure scorers for the Americans, all of whom produced points in the Group B preliminary round match.Brittney Griner added 14 points and matched Fowles with a game-high seven rebounds in her US Olympic debut. Fellow newcomer Elena Delle Donne had 11 points and six assists.Fatou Dieng scored 10 points to lead Senegal, the 2015 African champions.The US women have made unbeaten runs to titles in seven of the past eight Olympic tournaments and four of the past five World Championships as well.Next up for the Americans is Spain, whose best Olympic finish was fourth in 2008. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more