IMCA Late Model awards are new from FAST

first_imgFAST is a division of the Comp Performance Group and manufactures ignition components, as well as intake manifolds, throttle bodies and other EFI components. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – FAST expands its IMCA awards program again in 2020, giving a combination of product and product certificate awards in three divisions. Information about FAST products is available at the website, by calling 877 334-8355 and on Facebook.  Product certificates good for $100 again go to the other Modified and Stock Car regional rookies of the year, as well as to sixth through 10th place drivers in national point standings for the Late Models.  National rookies of the year in the IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and now IMCA Sunoco Late Model divisions all receive ignition boxes from the Memphis, Tenn., high performance parts manufacturer.  Awards given by the fourth-year IMCA sponsor will be presented during the national banquet this fall or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. “The expansion of the FAST program to include our Late Model drivers further displays a commitment to the division by not only IMCA, but our sponsors as well,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “It will be great to add these awards to the growing list of contingencies presented at our national banquet.”last_img read more

Softball action on tonight

first_imgPAYLESS Combined will engage Tri-State Masters of the United States in a T/20 softball match, scheduled for an 18:30hrs start at the Georgetown Cricket Club, Bourda.The friendly encounter has been organised and part-sponsored by Payless Variety Store. The other sponsors on board are Star Party Rentals and Factory Price.The U.S. team, which is made up of Guyanese living in New York, will be spearheaded by Zameer `Buddy’ Hassan and includes Anand Persaud, Damanand Mangru, Lalta Gainda, Latchman Yadram, George Gravesande, Reaz Mohamed, Gitlall Harrilall, Anil Persaud, Vibert McLean, Satro Singh and Sudesh Persaud.Payless Combined will be captained by Boodram Baksh and will include former Guyana cricketer Lennox Cush, Anand Sooknand, Brian Ramsarran, Michael Alexander, Peter Persaud, Bill Rogers, Tulsie Sahadeo, Orlando Dass, Maloney Ramlall and Rajone Tiwarie.last_img

Blackburn boss says Samba will stay

first_imgBlackburn manager Steve Kean has claimed that defender Chris Samba is not for sale.Rovers have rejected offers from QPR for the centre-back, who played under R’s boss Mark Hughes at Ewood Park.Tottenham are also interested in Samba but Kean insists the player is not available.AdChoices广告“He’s not for sale, it’s as simple as that,” the Scot is quoted as saying.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Tennis carries high hopes into 2019 season

first_imgThe 2019-20 season marks the final year for seniors Constance Branstine, Angela Kulikov, Sydney Van Alphen and Becca Weissmann, who hope to finish their college careers on a winning note.  “It’s about a process of just building confidence and belief in ourselves, and the results will come from that,” Masi said. “If we have success in terms of wins, trophies and things like that, that’s great, that’s always the ultimate goal. But I want us to see our guys go out there and play well.” The USC men’s and women’s tennis teams both had impressive 2018 seasons and will look to build on that success in their upcoming campaigns.  The team has plenty of newcomers this year with freshmen Stefan Dostanic, Ryder Jackson, Colter Smith and redshirt freshman Rae Lan. USC will start its first tournaments Thursday in the Milwaukee Tennis Classic and the Battle in the Bay in San Francisco.  “I’m a big team guy, even in an individual sport like tennis,” Masi said. “I really want our team to be close and cohesive.” Senior Brandon Holt showed off his talent last season as the ninth best singles player in the collegiate level, reaching the quarterfinals in the 2019 NCAA Individual Championships. Holt and his partner, senior Riley Smith, ranked as the 14th best doubles pair last season. As he heads into his final year as a Trojan, Holt hopes to build upon his past accomplishments.  “The expectations at USC are always that we want to win national titles,” Masi said. “I don’t think that’s going to change. The team has that as a goal … Just because I’m a new head coach — that won’t change.” As the son of a basketball coach, Masi values team chemistry and strives to create a tight-knit group of players that represent the University’s commitment to excellence.  Under the guidance of former head coach Peter Smith, the men’s team compiled a 22-8 record and a No. 8 national ranking. The team reached the NCAA Super Regionals, losing to North Carolina.  While Masi understands the team’s lofty aspirations, he knows it can’t win a championship overnight and wants his players to focus on improving throughout the fall. The team brought in new recruits freshmen Carson Branstine, Eryn Cayetano and Payton Saca, who will round out a group that looks poised to make a deep run at a national title.  Senior Brandon Holt made the quarterfinals in last year’s individual tournament and hopes to reach even greater heights this season. (Daily Trojan file photo) Head coach Alison Swain hopes to lead the team to the same level of success that she did previously at Williams College, where she brought the Ephs eight NCAA Division III Championships.  The women’s team had similar success last season with a 20-8 record, ranking No. 16 in the nation. The Trojans were knocked out of the NCAA tournament in the Round of 16 against the South Carolina Gamecocks.  Both teams bring in high expectations for the upcoming tournaments and the season as a whole. Both squads value player development and wins on the court and are ready to build on an impressive 2018 season to establish USC as one of the nation’s premier tennis schools. Following Smith’s resignation this summer, new head coach Brett Masi hopes to keep the program headed in the right direction. Masi has an impressive background, winning Big 12 and West Coast Coach of the Year awards during his time at Texas Tech and San Diego University, respectively. He will look to translate this success to USC.  Like the men’s team, the women will begin its season at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic and the Battle in the Bay. In last year’s Battle in the Bay tournament, the Trojans showed their dominance by winning both the singles and doubles divisions. The team is hoping for a repeat of these titles in this year’s competition. last_img read more