Thornton sweeps South Dakota starts, Barker, Clift, Logue, Clark also win at New Raceway Park

first_imgTravis Barker topped Sunday’s feature for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars at The New Raceway Park. JEFFERSON, S.D. (April 26) – After going weeks between wins, Ricky Thornton Jr. returned to victory lane in a matter of hours. Berry had started 17th. A geographically diverse field was on hand, as was the case Sunday at Park Jefferson Speedway, with 10 states represented by the Modified grid.  Thornton reeled in race-long leader Chris Mills with five laps left, then ran away from the rest of the field in topping Sunday’s IMCA Modified feature at The New Raceway Park. Feature Results  Northern SportMods – 1. Johnathon Logue; 2. Cade Richards; 3. Cody Thompson; 4. Cole Nordquist; 5. Rusty Montagne; 6. Joey Haase; 7. Austin Price; 8. Dale Ricks Jr.; 9. Greg Hammon; 10. A.J. Boulware; 11. Brody Spreng; 12. Shawn Hein; 13. Izac Mallicoat; 14. Devyn Peterson; 15. Brian Long; 16. Luke Jackson; 17. Michael Kramer. Logue was scored first the last 12 of 16 Northern SportMod circuits, beating the 11th starting Richards to the checkers by not much more than a car length. Cody Thompson drove from eighth starting to third. Clift led every lap from the pole in the Hobby Stock headliner, with 12th starting Zach Ankrum second and ninth starting Andy Hoffman third.  The fifth starting Barker led the last 15 of 18 laps in the Stock Car main, chased most of that distance by Randy Brands. Cade Richards headed the pursuit, the last four times around the track before scoring his second runner-up finish of the night.  Thornton had started seventh and was up to second just after midway of the 20-lap main event. Mills spun late and Jeff Taylor, Grey Ferrando, Tom Berry Jr. and Aaron Johnson followed Thornton across the stripe. And Clark led start to finish of a Sport Compact feature that ran caution-free. Nathan Fontenot was second, Austin Honeycutt third.  Hobby Stocks – 1. Craig Clift; 2. Zach Ankrum; 3. Andy Hoffman; 4. Cody Williams; 5. Cameron Wilkinson; 6. Eric Knudson; 7. Tony Fetterman; 8. David Miller; 9. Todd Caster; 10. Ben Schneiders; 11. Lowell Janssen; 12. Hunter Wergin; 13. Brandon Wergin; 14. Richard Schaeffer; 15. David Bates; 16. Dellas Williams; 17. Justin Shearn; 18. Andrew Harris.  Also winning features were Travis Barker in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Craig Clift in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Johnathon Logue in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Anthony Clark in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.  Modifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Jeff Taylor; 3. Grey Ferrando; 4. Tom Berry Jr.; 5. Aaron Johnson; 6. Tim Ward; 7. Chris Abelson; 8. Kenny Wallace; 9. Ken Schrader; 10. Robby Sawyer; 11. Jeff Larson; 12. Matt Bonine; 13. Kenny Kostenbader; 14. Tyler Madigan; 15. Jim Thies; 16. Jim Cole; 17. Ethan Braaksma; 18. Jason Schneiders; 19. Jim Mathieson; 20. Chad Ten Napel; 21. Sean Barragan; 22. Bob Moore; 23. Chris Mills; 24. Steve Streeter. Stock Cars – 1. Travis Barker; 2. Cade Richards; 3. Randy Brands; 4. Bo Lundquist; 5. Cameron Wilkinson; 6. Greg Taylor; 7. Michael Logein; 8. Hans Houfek; 9. Brad TeGrotenhuis; 10. Dan Mackenthun; 11. Glen Jones; 12. Jeremy Hoskinson; 13. Nick Johansen; 14. Brenton Palmer; 15. Dana Cook; 16. Steven Pierce; 17. Brandon Ferguson. Brands ended in third.  Sport Compacts – 1. Anthony Clark; 2. Nathan Fontenot; 3. Austin Honeycutt; 4. Shannon Mahlberg; 5. R.J. Esqueda; 6. Brandon Hartmann; 7. Danny Vanderveen; 8. Shyanne McCulley; 9. Gary Grabill; 10. Taylor Brown; 11. Connor Brown; 12. Gage Reisdorph; 13. Doug Vermilyea; 14. Lenny Cunningham; 15. Justin Myre.last_img read more

The Latest: 2021 badminton worlds moved to avoid Olympics

first_imgThe Badminton World Federation says the event will remain in Huelva, Spain, and be held Nov. 29-Dec. 5.BWF president Poul-Erik Høyer says the two main events can now go ahead “with equal fairness for everyone.”___The Swiss hockey federation says it won’t seek to host the 2021 men’s world championship after losing this year’s event because of the coronavirus pandemic.The 2020 championship had been due to start next week in Zurich and Lausanne. It was canceled in March. May 1, 2020 Organizers say the decision came after the Swiss government extended a ban on gatherings of more than 1,000 people through August.The tournament in the Swiss Alps was scheduled for Aug. 27-30.Organizers say the course at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club will open to the public on May 11 as part of the easing of social restrictions.___The three biggest names in men’s pole vault will compete against each other in a rare sporting event during the coronavirus pandemic. And they’ll do it from their own backyards. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The 2021 badminton world championships will now start in November to avoid clashing with the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics. Video links will connect world record holder Armand Duplantis, world champion Sam Kendricks and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.World Athletics calls it “The Ultimate Garden Clash” and will stream it on social media.Duplantis will be in Louisiana, Kendricks in Mississippi and Lavillenie in France.Their challenge is to clear the most 5-meter jumps within 30 minutes. The athletes agreed on the format because adjusting the bar is not practical without officials in place.Duplantis broke Lavillenie’s world record in February. He cleared 6.17 meters and then 6.18 on consecutive weekends. World Athletics says it’s looking to hold Ultimate Garden Clash competitions in other events.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The 20 clubs in Serie A are in agreement that they want to finish the season if they can do so in accordance with government guidelines and by respecting health regulations and protocols.The Italian clubs met by video conference and all supported a statement issued a day earlier by league president Paolo Dal Pino.Dal Pino said it was “only natural that the Serie A league wants to play soccer. It would be against our nature to say the contrary.”___Hungarian Grand Prix organizers say spectators won’t be allowed at this year’s Formula One race if it goes ahead. Swiss officials say they had talks with the International Ice Hockey Federation and 2021 worlds co-hosts Belarus and Latvia about Switzerland taking its turn next year.That has now been ruled out.The Swiss federation says the financial risks were too great and there is no guarantee the coronavirus outbreak will allow the next championship in May 2021.Switzerland hopes to host again in the coming years but the IIHF has already allocated world championships through 2025.___ Associated Press The race is planned for Aug. 2 but Formula One officials are rewriting the 2020 schedule after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellations and postponements.Hungarian race officials announced their plan after the government banned large gatherings through Aug. 15.F1 chairman Chase Carey says the season could start July 5 with the Austrian GP. He hopes 15-18 races can take place beginning in Europe before moving to Eurasia, Asia and the Americas.___The European Masters golf tournament scheduled for August in Switzerland has been canceled. The Latest: 2021 badminton worlds moved to avoid Olympicslast_img read more