Luellen lands IMCA Modified national, regional rookie awards

first_imgClint Luellen raced to IMCA Modified national and Side Biter Chassis North Central Region rookie of the year honors. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)MINBURN, Iowa – Yes, said Clint Luellen, winning IMCA Modified national rookie and Side Biter Chassis North Central Region rookie of the year awards were goals for the 2017 season.But no, he admitted, he didn’t think much beyond that.“We set out trying to have the best season we could and learn from the best. We wanted to win re­gional and national rookie of the year,” he said. “We had a goal of six feature wins and one track champion­ship. We were astonished by how we exceeded ourselves.”From Minburn, Iowa, Luellen won nine features and finished third in regional points and ninth nation­ally. He was the only driver in the division to win three track championships, topping standings at Buena Vista Raceway, Stuart Speedway and Shelby County Speedway.“I had raced a Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod weekly at Stuart and Harlan. We added Alta on Wednes­days because that would give us a couple days to work on the car if we needed it,” explained Luel­len, also the Allstar Performance Iowa State champion. “We met a lot of awesome people and every one of them helped us if we needed it.”The biggest difference between the SportMod and Modified was the level of competition throughout the two fields.“When you show up and 85-90 percent of the field can win on any given night,” Luellen said, “that’s good competition.”His first win in a Modified came on June 7 at BVR.“I’ll never forget that day as long as I live. It was my aunt Tonya’s birthday and she texted me to tell me she thought that would be the day,” he said. “I was almost more shocked than excited after I won. The excitement didn’t kick in until about a week later.”After getting a new Razor built, he’ll switch gears to travel more and run more specials in 2018. Luel­len already plans to follow the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour and Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Tour next season.Starts-56Wins-9Additional Top Fives-26 HIS CREW: Father Tim, uncle Doug, wife Abbey, Don Richardson, Marcus Lorimor and Danny Kromrie. HIS SPONSORS: Luellen Farms, Mudders, Richardson Motorsports, Chad Spellman Farms and Ron Allen and Sons Trucking, all of Minburn; Lorimor Farms of Bartlett; Casey’s General Store of Ankeny; Bob Harris Enterprises and Iowa Foam, both of Ames; Dynamic Drivelines of Des Moines; Motorsports Warehouse and CT Farms, both of Boone; Kuehl Brothers, Red Gate Customs and Grandma Wanitta and Mike, all of Wood­ward; Elite Electric and Barnyard Race Engines, both of Dallas Center; Iowa Donor Network of North Liberty; Day Farms of Urbandale; Zipp’s Pizzeria of Adair; Building Brighter Dreams of Winterset; Schaefer Trucking of Adel; TiLube of Mount Ayr; DJ Services and Accujet Sewer and Drain Cleaning, both of Perry; Razor Chas­sis of Platte Center, Neb.; Friesen Performance of Sutton, Neb.; AFCO of Boonville, Ind.; Out-Pace Racing Products of Freeport, Ill.; and Wehrs Machine of Bangor, Wis.last_img read more

Bethany Speedway back in action Saturday

first_imgOn Saturday, Sept. 5 it will be IMCA and Mo-Kan Night, with the IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod divisions complemented by the first night of the Mo-Kan Nationals. BETHANY, Mo. – Bethany Speedway returns to exciting side-by-side action at the historic fairgrounds on Aug. 22 with IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.last_img

Luciana Rapach named Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week

first_imgLuciana Rapach named Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week Share Oct. 9, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Argos most versatile player, Luciana Rapach, became the sixth different West Florida player to win a Gulf South Player of the Week honor this season. Rapach, a 5-9 Junior from Porto Alegre, Brazil, was a complete player this week for the Argonauts.Winning the award for defensive player of the week, Rapach shined both defensively and offensively, helping her team to a 2-0 record for the week. Against #25 and previously undefeated West Alabama, she had 22 digs and two blocks defensively, but also recorded 18 kills. She then continued her solid play against Montevallo, picking up double digit digs while adding three more blocks, and 16 more kills.Rapach joins five teammates with Player of the week honors so far this season. Madeline Gonzalez, Danielle Spitzer, and Isabela Gualberto have already received the weekly honor for Offensive Player of the Week, while Kimberly Clark and Jerica Carter have previously been the Defensive Players of the Week. The Argos are the first team in the Conference, since the award was started, to have six different players win the award in one season. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Girls Track Regionals @ Shelbyville-Lady Raider Megan Cole And Lady Pirate Lily Grimes Win-Lady Bulldog Results Events

Girls Track Regionals @ Shelbyville on Tuesday  (5-21).The Warren Central Lady Warriors capture The Girls Track Regionals at Shelbyville. Locally, East Central placed 5th; Greensburg 9th; Batesville, South Ripley, and South Dearborn 16th; and Lawrenceburg 24th.Congratulations to South Ripley’s Megan Cole on winning The 3200 Run and Greensburg’s Lily Grimes on winning The Shot Put.201819ShelbyvilleRegionalThe girls placed 16th out of 40 teams at the track regionals last night at Shelbyville High School.  After arriving in a pour down and high winds, teams had to stay on the bus for about 30-40 minutes causing a slight delay in the start of the meet.  The temperatures dropped to below 60 and the weather conditions were not quite what everyone expected before we left.  Despite this, the Bulldogs pulled through with some good performances and had some ribbon winners.  Leading the night and receiving the first ribbons for the team were the 4 x 800m relay of Liz Loichinger, Lily Pinckley, Trysta Vierling and Katie Olsen coming in 8th.  Liz Loichinger, the 4 x 100m relay and Carley Pride all snagged the 7th spot in their races.  Liz in the 1600m run and Carley in the 400m dash.  The 4 x 100m relay team of Gabby Gibbs, Lily Meyer, Roxie Hund and Stephanie Nobbe ran a personal best time of the season to place 7th. Lily Pinckley was up next in the 3200m run and captured 8th.  Finally, the last race of the night, our 4 x 400m relay team of Katie Olsen, Liz Loichinger, Stephanie Nobbe and Carley Pride ran a personal best time of the year by 3 seconds placing them 6th.  Unfortunately, only the top 3 advance to state competition, so this ends the 2019 season for the lady Bulldogs, but overall it was a great season.  Good luck again to our seniors Stephanie Nobbe, Gabby Gibbs, Michaela Nobbe and Katie Bohman.  We have a young team with a lot returning next year and I know we will be even stronger!  Boys compete Thursday night at Warren Central.  Weather permitting, the meet will begin at 6 pm.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.The State Finals will be taking place on Saturday, June 1st at IU in Bloomington. read more

William “Fred” Frederick Clark, 73

first_imgWilliam “Fred” Frederick Clark, 73, a lifelong resident of Greensburg, went to meet our Lord and Savior on June 20, 2019, at 11:15 pm, at Aspen Place due to complications of multiple sclerosis.  Fred was born in Decatur County on May 6, 1946 to parents Francis and Carol (Ferris) Clark.Fred attended Sandcreek Elementary School, was a 1964 graduate of Greensburg High School, and a 1968 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in agriculture.  He grew up and resided on the farm that has been in the Clark name for 100 years.  He took great pride in farming the same ground his father and grandfather worked before him.  Fred owned all red equipment (International Harvester), and was especially proud of his Farmall Super H tractor.  He was a faithful member of the Liberty Baptist Church since childhood.  Fred has served as Sunday School superintendent, Sunday School treasurer, and church treasurer.  Fred enjoyed listening to the radio for local news, local boy’s basketball, Purdue football and basketball, Reds baseball.  He loved talking family history whether his own or whoever he was conversing.Fred was married to his long-time sweetheart, Brenda Coombs, on August 1, 1971, almost 48 years.  Along with his wife, Fred is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Anita (Ryan) Lawrence and grandson, Miles Lawrence;  mother-in-law, Mary Coombs;  brother-in-law, Roger (Mary) Coombs; and three nieces.  He was predeceased by parents and father-in-law, Gayle Coombs.Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  Funeral Service will be Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:00am, also at the funeral home.  Rev. David Blazier will be officiating.  Burial will be at South Park Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made to Liberty Baptist Church.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

PSIT up for discussion in Franklin County

first_imgBrookville, IN—Franklin County council will hold a public hearing on July 23 during which residents may comment about the Public Safety Income Tax rate and about how the council spends the money.last_img

Jefferson County man killed in early morning crash

first_imgMadison, IN—Early Wednesday morning, the Indiana State Police responded to a two-vehicle head-on crash on Michigan Road near Dawson Smith Road in Jefferson County, Indiana that resulted in the death of a Dupont, Indiana man and seriously injured an Indiana Department of Corrections employee in the second vehicle.The initial investigation by Troopers indicated a silver 2009 Toyota Tacoma being driven by Raymond S. Beagles, age 63, Dupont, Indiana was traveling northbound on Michigan Road when the vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of a southbound white 2011 Chevrolet van being driven by Padget Davis, age 51, Hanover, Indiana.  The vehicles collided head-on in the southbound lane of Michigan Road.As a result of the collision, Beagles sustained fatal injuries.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office.  Davis sustained serious injuries in the collision and was airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.   The Chevrolet van was owned by the Indiana Department of Corrections.  Davis was on duty at the time of the crash.  She was transporting a work release inmate back to the Madison Women’s Correctional Facility from her job when the crash occurred.  The inmate was transported to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana for treatment of minor injuries.Investigators believe that Beagles had been consuming alcohol prior to the collision, which was a contributing factor to the crash.  Investigators also believe that his speed was a contributing factor in the crash.  Beagles was not restrained in the vehicle when the crash occurred. Toxicology results are pending at this time. The investigation is ongoing. Beagles’ family has been notified.last_img read more

NWS indicates tornado touched down twice in Ripley County

first_imgDole Farm on Farmers Retreat Rd. – Photo by Donnie Thompson Dole Farm on Farmers Retreat Rd. – Photo by Donnie ThompsonVersailles, IN—The National Weather Service has confirmed that on Wednesday, April 8,  a brief EF-1 tornado touched down on the southwest side of Versailles, damaging homes, businesses, and trees along its path.  Ground and aerial photos confirm a debris pattern and placement associated with a tornado.  Damage further west between Versailles and Holton was more likely straight-line wind damage. The NWS also indicates that a brief EF-0 tornado touched down along Farmers Retreat Road in Southeast Ripley County.  There was also straight-line wind damage on the north side of this tornado damage path.  While the tornado damage ended just west of the Dearborn County line, efforts are still ongoing to confirm whether the damage in Dearborn County was straight-line wind or tornado damage.  Damage to barns and outbuildings, as well as roof and siding damage to homes occurred. last_img read more

Police Blotter 06-02-20

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Sanchez out for three months

first_imgRelatedPosts I wanted Manchester United exit after one training session — Sanchez Sanchez completes permanent move to Inter Milan Smalling, Sanchez extend loan deals Alexis Sanchez could be out for three months if he has surgery on his ankle injury, according to Chile coach Reinaldo Rueda.Manchester United’s on-loan forward was forced off in Chile’s goalless draw against Colombia on Saturday.Sanchez was initially diagnosed with “dislocated ankle tendons”, with Chile confirming that the 30-year-old has been sent back to Inter for an MRI scan.And Rueda admits Sanchez could miss the rest of 2019 if the Serie A club decide that surgery is the best treatment.“You have to see if the club [Inter] will operate on Alexis or not,” Rueda said on Monday.“You have to see what diagnosis the club will make because he is decisive for us.“If he has surgery you will lose him for two to three months, if not, it can be weeks, that depends on the club.“You always want to have them all here and losing Alexis is a shame, he was cheerful and super motivated.” Tags: Alexis SanchezChilelast_img read more