By Ben DeatherageWHITE CITY, Ore. – Building on last summer’s record-setting series, the IMCA Wild West Modified Shootout returns in 2017 with eight dates at five different tracks in California and Oregon.Each main event for the IMCA Modifieds over the course of the June 23-July 1 tour pays $1,000 to win, a minimum of $100 to start and is a qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.The seventh annual Shootout will feature drivers from across the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere in the United States and Canada. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, Allstar Performance State and special series points will be awarded.The series kicks off with its only non-Oregon event at Yreka, Calif.’s Siskiyou Motor Speedway on Friday, June 23. Stops at Southern Oregon Speedway and Cottage Grove Speedway precede the June 27 travel day; The Wild West Shootout is at Sunset Speedway Park before concluding with three shows at Willamette Speedway.The top two finishers in each ‘B’ feature during the series will transfer to the main event field. Tow money will be $50.Additional information, including the complete nightly payout, will be posted on the Wild West Modified Shootout Facebook page.More than 90 different Modified drivers saw action over the course of the 2016 tour, dominated by four-time winner Kellen Chadwick. Ryan Gaylord and Mark Wauge won the other two events.Three-time series champion Jesse Williamson leads all drivers with eight career Wild West Shootout victories. 2017 IMCA Wild West Modified Shootout schedule – Friday, June 23, Siskiyou Motor Speedway, Yreka, Calif.; Saturday, June 24, Southern Oregon Speedway, White City; Sunday, June 25 and Monday, June 26, Cottage Grove Speedway; Tuesday, June 27, travel day; Wednesday, June 28, Sunset Speedway Park, Banks; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 29-July 1, Willamette Speedway, Lebanon.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 11, 2016 at 2:58 pm Syracuse kicks off its season on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome against Colgate. The Orange beat Colgate 78-51 last season. With a new cast of characters, SU is ranked No. 19 to start the season. For everything you need to know about Colgate, click here.Here’s how our beat writers forecast Syracuse’s season opener.Connor GrossmanOverbiteSyracuse 71, Colgate 62Despite losing its top three shooters from last year, the biggest question for Syracuse doesn’t involve offensive production. Rather, how quickly can the team’s new players learn the zone? Jim Boeheim tinkered around with pressing and man-to-man defense in two exhibition games, and the results were unspectacular. The Orange won’t struggle to score on Colgate, and is a near-lock to win. But just how close will Syracuse let the Raiders get to their lead?Matt SchneidmanSqueaky cleanSyracuse 78, Colgate 58AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe longest winning streak for one Division I team against another belongs to the Orange, against the Raiders. Syracuse gets to flash its new pieces for the first time in the regular season and it’s the fresh faces — Andrew White and Tyus Battle – who along with Tyler Lydon guide No. 19 SU to an easy win in game one.Paul SchwedelsonBrushing upSyracuse 76, Colgate 50Syracuse imposes its will from the start and cruises to victory. It’s still early November and the Orange still has a lot to work on but SU is ranked No. 19 to start the year for a reason. Jordan Swopshire (43.8 percent) and Sean O’Brien (42.6 percent) are sharp-shooters from the outside, but as long as Syracuse defends the 3, the Orange should have no problem capitalizing on its size advantage down low. Comments
A man who smashed all the windows in his brother’s van while home from Australia on holiday was told he will not return ‘Down Under’ unless he gives his brother €500 in compensation.Robert Kee, 28, appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal charged with criminal damage of his brother van on November 7th last at Killygordon.The court was told there was an ongoing dispute between the two brothers and Kee said he carried out the attack in a “moment of madness.” The accused, who is a plant supervisor in Australia, owns a house in Avletygort, Killygordon and is a next-door neighbour of his brother.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until November 16th and said that unless Kee compensated his brother for the damage, he might be spending time in Castelrea Prison instead of returning to Australia.MAN SMASHED WINDOWS IN BROTHER’S VAN DURING FAMILY DISPUTE was last modified: November 9th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalKillygordonRobert Keesmashed windows