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  • Biggest dirt track event on the planet has super-sized purse

    first_imgBOONE, Iowa – A super-sized purse will be paid to competitors in the biggest dirt track event on the planet, the Sept. 4-9 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’sThe 900-plus drivers coming to Boone Speedway from coast to coast and border to border, as well as Canada, earn shares of a purse nearing $300,000.Another $60,000 or so in contingency awards is at stake so there is no question the 35th annual version of America’s Racin’ Vacation will contin­ue to be the most prestigious, top-paying event for grassroots racers.“We have always had the goal of maintaining reasonable entry fees and admission prices while provid­ing the best possible purse structure at Super Nationals,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “We have been able to accomplish that in conjunction with a lot of contingencies given by great IMCA spon­sors.”The Saturday, Sept. 9 Modified main event boasts a potential $7,000 paycheck for the winner. That includes a guaranteed $2,000 plus a $100 bonus for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts made during the season.Saturday’s Stock Car main event carries a $3,500 top possible check. The winner goes home with $1,000 plus a bonus of $50 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts.Winning the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event could also be good for as much as $3,500. The regu­lar Late Model tour event pays a guaranteed $2,000 to win, plus a bonus of as much as $1,500 based on $30 for each of as many as 50 starts.Potential payday for the Northern SportMods is $2,250. That main event pays a guaranteed $1,000 to win plus a bonus of $25 for each of up to 50 starts this season.Top prize for the Hobby Stocks could reach $1,850. They’ll race for $600 to win their Saturday night main and the bonus of $25 per start up to 50.And the champion of Tuesday’s Sport Compact main event could bank as much as $500. They’ll get a guaranteed $250 plus a $5 bonus for each of up to 50 starts.Modified drivers are guaranteed $300 providing they race each night Wednesday through Satur­day. Stock Car drivers are guaranteed $200 if they race Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.All purse money is posted and paid at the event; Super Nationals bonuses will be presented during the national awards banquet in Lincoln, Neb., in November.last_img read more

  • Jurgen Klopp era gathers momentum after Jordon Ibe’s first Liverpool goal

    first_img Jordon Ibe 1 Jordon Ibe’s first Liverpool goal proved enough to earn the Reds a first Europa League win of the season as they edged out Rubin Kazan 1-0 in Russia.In an encounter when Jurgen Klopp’s charges dominated proceedings from start to finish, James Milner rattled the crossbar inside the first five minutes.Liverpool were frustrated by some resolute Rubin defending but Ibe found the breakthrough seven minutes after half-time, surging forward and firing in off the far post.The Reds comfortably saw out the three points to leave them requiring one victory from their final two group games to progress to the knockout stages.Klopp’s arrival on Merseyside brought with it his characteristic ‘gegenpressing’ style, and the tactic was evident throughout as the Reds players relentlessly harassed their hosts when chasing possession.Milner very nearly crowned a fine start by the visitors, clipping the bar after being found brilliantly by Roberto Firmino.The Reds amassed a series of half chances without showing any real cutting edge, with Rubin goalkeeper Sergej Ryzhikov producing an excellent double save in first-half stoppage time to keep proceedings level.The second half started much the same until Ibe picked up Firmino’s clever pass, charging into space and emphatically driving into the far corner.Milner was the next to be denied by Ryzhikov soon after as the Reds pushed for another before Ibe suffered a similar fate following a swift counter attack.The Russian outfit briefly threatened to scupper proceedings in the final 10 minutes with a rare period of pressure but, in truth, rarely looked like finding a leveller.The result maintains Klopp’s unbeaten start to his Liverpool tenure, which now reads three wins and three draws from the German’s first six games, with the Reds unbeaten in 12 in all competitions, stetching back to the Brendan Rodgers era.In the other game in Group B FC Sion scored a late equaliser to draw 1-1 with Bordeaux in Switzerland.last_img read more

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