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.
Sherman R. Foley, 89, of Moores Hill passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Hightpoint Health in Lawrenceburg. Sherman was born Tuesday, March 18, 1930 in Moores Hill, the son of Luther and Mattie (Dean) Foley. He was a graduate of Moores Hill High School. He married Janet (Althaus) Gratz August 12, 2000 and she survives. He was formally a tool & die supervisor for General Motors, retiring after 34 years. He was an active member of Sparta Baptist Church, Moores Hill and St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Sun City Center, Florida. He was church deacon and enjoyed singing in both church choirs. He was a past member of the F & AM Lodge of Moores Hill; enjoyed tinkering in his garage, an avid sports fan and spending winters in Florida.Sherman is survived by his wife Janet of Moores Hill; sons: Steve (Sandy) Foley of Avon, Indiana, Greg (Cindy) Foley of Lawrenceburg and Randy (Linda) Foley of Moores Hill; daughter Melinda (Jeff) Zeigler of Sugar Hill, Georgia; step-daughters: Karla Grills of Morristown, Tennessee, Tana (Brent) Fortney of Huntington, Indiana and Rhonda (Brad) Pigeon of Lexington, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and cousin Julia Cook of Nashville, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Elaine Foley and daughter Shirley Bafford.A service celebrating his life will be held 12:00 PM Monday, August 5 at Sparta Baptist Church, 12177 Sparta Pike, Moores Hill, IN 47032 with Pastor Rick Burcham officiating. Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 10 AM – 12 PM also at the church. Memorials may be given in honor of Sherman to Sparta Baptist Church or Carnegie Hall. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812)744-3280. You may go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Ghana Football Association presidential aspirant, Nana Yaw Amponsah has led officials of Fitcom, Turkish giant kit manufacturers to sign a four-year kit sponsorship deal with 62 clubs in the country. Per the contract, the clubs including some Premier League sides, Division One League clubs and all 16 women’s league clubs will be provided with a set of home kit, a set of away kit, two sets of training kit, a set of tracksuit, polo shirts and bags at no financial cost. Chairman for the occasion, Frank Nelson, former Hearts of Oak management member pointed out that his checks on Fitcom indicate that the Turkish-based kit manufacturing company is a company any focused football driven country would like to be associated with.Nana Amponsah, who is also the CEO of Phar Rangers, mentioned that ” l realized branding was an area that needed attention if we want to package our football and make good money like countries like Brazil and others are doing.”I started with Phar Rangers and proposed to Fitcom why they should come to the Africa market and Ghana in particular. Branding football well makes it attractive and gives you the right kind money in return, that is why clubs outside sell one player for so much. Football is big business, and it starts with the right branding and it the reason Fitcom is here.”General Manager of Fitcom, Demirkaya Tunahan said Nana Amponsah’s quest to take Ghana football to another level stirred his outfit to come on board saying, ” What we are witnessing today goes beyond just sponsorship, through the instrumentality of Nana Amponsah, plans are in place to establish kit shops across the country in the short term and later build kit manufacturing factories in Ghana.” Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA ) chairman Cudjoe Fianoo, who described the signing as monumental commend Nana Amponsah highly for the initiative and expressed the wish that the marriage lasts longer taking into account the benefits the clubs and Ghana in general stand to gain. A beneficiary club administrator, Alhaji Karim Gruzah (King Faisal) lauded Nana Amponsah and his team for the initiative.All being equal, the sponsorship is expected to start from the 2019/20 league season.—