Quick Hits: Regional Runners Competing in U.S. Marathon Championships This Weekend

first_imgZAP Fitness elite runners will compete for top marathon title this weekend The California International Marathon will host the US Marathon Championships this weekend in Sacramento, California. The event is the national championships for marathon running in the United States. Winners take home the title of the American National Marathon Champion and a purse of $20,000. The diverse field of runners includes seasoned veterans and marathon newcomers. ZAP Fitness, a training center for Olympic hopefuls in Blowing Rock, NC will send 5 athletes to compete in the race. Joanna Thompson is coming off a 10thplace finish at the Boston Marathon in April. Andrew Colley, Matt McClintock, Joe Stilin and Josh Izewski are each making their marathon debuts and have sub-64-minute half-marathon personal bests. The oil and gas industry renews push for offshore drilling despite a ban by Florida voters Florida voters recently approved an amendment to the state Constitution banning offshore drilling along the coast. In response, the Florida Petroleum Council released a report detailing a projected $2.5 billion in revenue that could be made possible from personal and corporate income tax, property tax and sales tax as a result of offshore drilling. Opponents of offshore drilling point to industrial disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that dumped 184 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and produced massive losses in Florida’s tourism and seafood sectors. Opponents also point out that oil represents a very small portion of Florida’s economic activity. Rare Mandarin duck inexplicably makes home in Central Park A rare and colorful Mandarin duck native to East Asia has recently been spotted at the Central Park Pond in New York City. It’s presence baffles birders because the Mandarin duck does not live in the US outside of zoos. Theories on the bird’s arrival in Central Park include a daring escape from a local zoo, though no zoos have reported a missing Mandarin duck, or an escape or dump by a private owner. Observers note that the duck has a black bank around its leg, indicating that it was once privately owned. No matter its origin story, the New York Postreports that the duck is integrating well with its surrounding wildlife, including mallard ducks—a staple on the Central Park duck scene.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through April 18

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 251; 2. Joe Peterson, Chandler, Ariz., 217; 3. Nathan DeRagon, Peoria, Ariz., 215; 4. Gerald Spalding Jr., Andrews, Texas, 155; 5. Cory Stone, Lovington, N.M., 154; 6. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 153; 7. Adam Ayers, Adair, Iowa, 152; 8. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 146; 9. Cody Stone, Hobbs, N.M., 145; 10. Bradley Stafford, Glendale, Ariz., 143; 11. Shawn Stone, Lovington, N.M., 140; 12. Ashton Hayes, Hobbs, N.M., 138; 13. Dylan Nelson, Adel, Iowa, and Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., both 137; 15. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, and Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, both 135; 17. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 134; 18. David Males, Roswell, N.M., and Ricky Yeley, Hobbs, N.M., both 133; 20. Matthew Machen, Roswell, N.M., 130. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, 191; 2. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 150; 3. Jacob Harris, Vidor, Texas, 149; 4. Kent Lewis Sr., Willis, Texas, 147; 5. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 144; 6. Caleb Padgett, Madisonville, Texas, 131; 7. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 120; 8. Travis “Blake” Cunningham, Silsbee, Texas, 118; 9. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 115; 10. Chris Hinson, Nederland, Texas, 114; 11. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Theresa Waller, Montgomery, Texas, both 113; 13. Kyle Rasmussen, Clovis, Calif., 112; 14. Nick Sweigart, Myerstown, Pennsylvania, 107; 15. Daniel King, Conroe, Texas, 104; 16. Ty Williams, Arcadia, Okla., 101; 17. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pennsylvania, 99; 18. Brooklyn Holland, Fresno, Calif., 98; 19. Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., and Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., both 96. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 549; 2. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 524; 3. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 519; 4. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 463; 5. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 459; 6. Jeff “Bubba” Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., 441; 7. Don Gumke, Jamestown, N.D., 439; 8. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 423; 9. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 421; 10. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 399; 11. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 395; 12. David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 394; 13. Jeffrey Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 390; 14. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 383; 15. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 358; 16. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 349; 17. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 345; 18. Don Banker, Austin, Texas, 333; 19. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 324; 20. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 302. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 643; 2. David Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 510; 3. Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., 509; 4. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 444; 5. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 418; 6. Michael Egurola Jr., Tucson, Ariz., 403; 7. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 390; 8. Heath Dry, Phoenix, Ariz., 387; 9. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 379; 10. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 351; 11. Ty Weidner, Chandler, Ariz., 344; 12. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Montana, 341; 13. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 330; 14. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 303; 15. Bryan Miller, Glendale, Ariz., 298; 16. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 288; 17. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 282; 18. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 257; 19. Brandyn Johnson, Mesa, Ariz., 252; 20. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D., 242. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 655; 2. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 560; 3. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., and Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., both 523; 5. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 471; 6. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 470; 7. William “Joey” McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz., 428; 8. A. J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 423; 9. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 400; 10. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., 395; 11. Gary Williams, Bonham, Texas, 373; 12. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 352; 13. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 329; 14. Douglas Kennemer, Rhome, Texas, 319; 15. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 301; 16. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 300; 17. Michael Sheen, Lamesa, Texas, 298; 18. Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas, 293; 19. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 274; 20. Ryan Powers, Joshua, Texas, 271. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 604; 2. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 599; 3. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 559; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 452; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 416; 6. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 366; 7. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 331; 8. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 299; 9. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 269; 10. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 258; 11. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 252; 12. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 246; 13. Cory Williams, Tahoka, Texas, 239; 14. Jared Baird, Norman, Okla., 232; 15. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 224; 16. Hayden Wade, Elm Mott, Texas, 222; 17. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 219; 18. John “Jay” Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 204; 19. Kyle Robinson, Pilot Point, Texas, 191; 20. Michael Martin, Kaufman, Texas, 189. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Brian Schoenbaum, Killeen, Texas, 527; 2. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 508; 3. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 383; 4. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 354; 5. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 347; 6. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 313; 7. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 290; 8. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 256; 9. William Creese, Springtown, Texas, 236; 10. Kody Crofutt, Dublin, Texas, 228; 11. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 223; 12. Randy McNorton Jr., Alvord, Texas, 201; 13. Ryan Whisenant, Stephenville, Texas, 198; 14. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 195; 15. Billy Butcher, Boyd, Texas, 193; 16. Jack Lewis, Temple, Texas, 164; 17. Randall Carty, Dallas, Texas, 137; 18. Johnny Clark, Cleburne, Texas, and James Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, both 136; 20. Jason Magouirk, Fort Worth, Texas, 134.last_img read more