Richie Gustin checks out on IMCA Harris Clash foes

first_imgRichie Gustin reigned at Tuesday’s Harris Clash, earning $2,000 for his IMCA Modified victory at Hamilton County Speedway. (Photo by Barry Johnson)WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Aug. 8) – Richie Gustin made sure the race was for second Tuesday night at Hamilton County Speedway.Gustin led all 25 laps of the Harris Clash for IMCA Modifieds, earning $2,000 for a dominating performance. Tim Ward took over second late in the contest but didn’t have enough laps left to reel in Gustin.Ryan Ruter chased Gustin early and ended in third while Hunter Marriott was fourth. Kelly Shryock and Joel Rust came out of “B” features to finish fifth and sixth, respectively.Gustin had started outside Todd Shute on the front row and quickly moved into the front spot, run­ning the extreme lower line with Ruter.A couple cautions were all that slowed Gustin as he pulled away from the rest of the field after each restart. Ward found success on the high side in working his way to the runner-up spot.Shryock started 16th, Rust 18th. Already on the ballot for next year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional, Gustin had previously won the Harris Clash in 2010.Rust, the defending Clash winner, topped the 10-lap dash for feature winners on designated nights at 10 area race tracks. He passed Chris Abelson and took the $500 checkers ahead of Gustin.Jared VanDeest was the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner, pulling away from Cur­tis Van Der Wal in the late going in that 20-lapper.After working his way past Austin Luellen for the lead, VanDeest had checked out on everybody while the 11th starting Van Der Wal began his drive toward the front.Jake McBirnie, Luellen and 16th starting Jack Sachau completed the top five.Fifty-two Modifieds and 38 Northern SportMods competed at the 26th annual Clash. The pole posi­tion was left empty during a SportMod parade lap in honor of the late Robbie Conway, who had competed at last year’s event.“He was one of those guys you couldn’t help but like,” said Event Promoter Bob Harris. “He did so much for so many people, plus he was a great racer.”Feature resultsModifieds – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 2. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 3. Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake; 4. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 6. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 7. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 8. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 9. Mike Mashl, DePere, Wis.; 10. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 11. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 12. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 13. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 14. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 15. Jon Snyder, Ames; 16. Jon Plowman, Woodbine; 17. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 18. Chase Ellingson, Williams; 19. Nate Hughes, Humboldt; 20. Tom Berry, Medford, Ore.; 21. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 22. Racer Hulin, Laurel; 23. Shane Swan­son, Forest City; 24. Kyle Brown, Madrid.Clash Dash – 1. Rust; 2. Gustin; 3. Plowman; 4. Mashl; 5. Shryock; 6. Reutzel; 7. Marriott; 8. Abelson; 9. Mike Jergens, Plover; 10. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls.Northern SportMods – 1. Jared VanDeest, Holland; 2. Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa; 3. Jake McBirnie; 4. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 5. Jake Sachau, Denison; 6. Ty Griffith, Webster City; 7. Doug Smith, Lake City; 8. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 9. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 10. Dan Drury, Eldora; 11. Rocky Caudle, Ellsworth; 12. Cory Pestotnik, Boone; 13. Cody Thompson, Sioux City; 14. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.; 15. John Watson, Des Moines; 16. Lucas Lamberies, Clinton­ville, Wis.; 17. Cory Rose, Boone; 18. Jack Housley, Des Moines; 19. Dan Paplow, Dundee, Minn.; 20. Bryan Johnson, Roland; 21. Austin Schrage, Cresco; 22. Taylor Musselman, Urban­dale; 23. Robert Moore, Maxwell; 24. Christopher Elliott, Webster City.last_img read more

Kwara United FC returns to NPFL

first_imgRelatedPosts Saraki to Kwara Governor: Call those encroaching my land led by your SA to order FG hails Kwara Governor over social investment programme COVID-19 taught us to be closer to God – ex-NAN Director Kwara United Football Club are back in the Nigeria Professional Football League after playing just a match in the 2019/2020 Nigeria National League, which began on Friday.The Kwara State Government-owned clubside achieved this with the acquisition of the slot of Delta Force FC of Asaba in the NPFL.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Delta Force had officially acquired the slot of Kada City FC of Kaduna just before the start of the current NPFL season.But they now seemed to have been finding it difficult adjusting to the top-flight status, leading to the sale to Kwara United.The deal was sealed on Wednesday after extensive discussion between the management of the two sides in Delta State, with the General Manager of Kwara United FC, Bashir Badawiy, leading the club’s delegation.Confirming the development to journalists in Ilorin Wednesday evening, the club’s Chairman, Olakumbi Titiloye, said the club was fully aware of the challenge involved in taking that step.Titiloye said: “I am sure it’s a development all the club’s stakeholders will also want to support.”Titiloye therefore commended the state government for the support and encouragement, calling on the stakeholders to adjust to the latest system and challenge.“We are conscious of the challenges that will come with this massive decision, but we know it’s a situation that is redeemable, as the NPFL is just starting,” he said.NAN reports that Delta Force are currently in the 17th position on the NPFL table with four points after five matches, gathered from winning just a game.They had drawn one and lost three matches, with a -5 goal difference.Kwara United FC on the other hand got relegated at the end of last season, and were drawn in Group A2 of the ongoing NNL.They were drawn alongside Niger Tornadoes, FC Taraba, Sokoto United, El-Kanemi Warriors, Gombe United, Yobe Desert Stars, Rarara FC, Mighty Jets, EFCC and Real Stars.They played their first match against Gombe United FC in Ilorin, which they won by a lone goal.The team will now continue from Week Six of the NPFL, going on with Delta Force’s points, after their formal registration following the take-over.Tags: Kwara Statenpfllast_img read more