STUART, Iowa – The winner of Stuart Speedway’s Dynamic Drivelines Dirt Duel will go home with a $2,500 check. Presented by Sniper Speed and Midstate Machine, the Dirt Duel will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. both days. Racing will follow 7 p.m. hot laps. National, regional, state and track points will be awarded in each of those divisions. An open practice starts at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, with a pit party sponsored by Dynamic Drivelines, Sniper Speed and Midstate Machine to follow. Qualifying starts on Tuesday, June 11 with a minimum of $300 paid to start the Wednesday, June 12 main event. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region and E3 Spark Plugs Iowa State points will be awarded. More information about the Dirt Duel is available from promoter Mike Van Genderen at 641 521-0330. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods also qualify Tuesday for Wednesday features while Mach-1 Sport Compacts race on opening night and IMCA Modifieds on night two. Grandstand admission for adults is $12 on Tuesday and $15 for Wednesday, and $6 for students on Tuesday and $7 on Wednesday. Kids 10 and under get in free both days. Pit passes are $30.
“It was very good first step. Everton are a strong side but we go away from here thinking we did a good job.” Everton missed the chance to go fourth and manager Roberto Martinez knew they should have capitalised on their first-half performance. “I think it is fair to say we started the game really well,” he said. “When we got forward we got rid of the pressure West Brom were putting on us and looked dangerous but when you get into a dangerous position you need to have a two-goal cushion. “It was a difficult pitch for the team in possession. It was forcing you to make the wrong decision and the wrong control. “We are disappointed to concede the goal in the manner we did – defending a corner and trying to quickly counter-attack. “For those reasons we dropped two points but away from home it is another point towards our tally.” New West Brom manager Pepe Mel insists once Nicolas Anelka told him he was ready to play there was never a chance the Frenchman would be dropped. “Nicolas is a very good player. He is a very good professional and I am only the head coach. “I spoke to him yesterday and asked him if he was ready to play and he said he was. “My obligation is to think about football and the best interests of West Bromwich Albion. “If he is suspended then I won’t be able to play him but at the club we must just think about winning matches.” They were not able to win but Diego Lugano’s 75th-minute near-post header cancelled out Kevin Mirallas’ first-half opener and ensured Mel opened his Premier League account with a point. “It was a good night. Today is a long day for me as I have been working since 8am this morning to get ready for the game but the end is beautiful,” he added. “The result really is a very fair one. The first half we were too open and the second half we were too compact. “In the first half we made lots of errors which could have cost us the game but thankfully we were able to talk about them at half-time. The striker was in the headlines again prior to the club’s 1-1 draw at home to Everton after club shirt sponsor Zoopla said it would not be renewing its £3million two-year deal following the furore over Anelka’s controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture. There were reports the company has requested the forward not be picked but Mel said he made decisions for the good of the team. Press Association
BAR HARBOR — The George Stevens Academy girls’ team took first at Saturday’s outdoor track meet at Mount Desert Island.The GSA girls won with 131 points; John Bapst took second with 107; Presque Isle, third with 76; MDI, fourth with 66; Bucksport, fifth with 56; Central, sixth with 47; Searsport, eighth with 42; Ellsworth, ninth with 40; and Greenville, 10th with one.For the boys, MDI won with 149 points. Presque Isle took second with 96; John Bapst, third with 85; GSA, fourth with 82; Central, fifth with 38; Ellsworth, sixth with 28; Bucksport, seventh with 22; Sumner, eighth with 16; Greenville, ninth with 12; Deer Isle-Stonington, 10th with 12; and Searsport, 11th with 10.GIRLS’ RESULTSThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe following Hancock County girls took first in events:4×800-meter relay: Julia Zavaleta, Courtney King, Courtney Wasson and Kiona Osterlin of Ellsworth (12:13.77)100-meter hurdles: Mazie Smallidge of GSA (18.67).100-meter dash: Ashley Anderson of MDI (13.49).1600-meter run: Mary Richardson of GSA (5:40.20).4×100-meter relay: Lily Turner, Ashley Anderson, Adriana Novella and Paige Mason of MDI (52.50).300-meter hurdles: Bella Cimeno of GSA (51.78).200-meter dash: Adriana Novella of MDI (28.47).3200-meter run: Mary Richardson of GSA (12:23.57).4×400-meter relay: Mazie Smallidge, Hanna Gutow, Eliza Broughton and Bella Cimeno of GSA (4:32.39).Triple jump: Mazie Smallidge of GSA (29-00).Javelin throw: Morgan Dauk of GSA (113-04).Discus throw: Mavis Taungatu’a of Bucksport (109-05).BOYS’ RESULTSThe following Hancock County boys took first in events:4×800-meter relay: Ollie Dillon, Meredith Thomas, Trent Williamson and Evan Soukup of GSA (9:34.82).100-meter dash: Ryan Bender of MDI (11.64).4×100-meter relay: Chris Farnsworth, Josh Bloom, Giovanni McKenzie and Ryan Bender of MDI (47.34).800-meter run: Ollie Dillon of GSA (2:15.08).3,200-meter run: John Hassett of GSA (10:12.18).4×400-meter relay: Billy Kerley, Josh Bloom, Isaiah Keene and Ryan Bender of MDI (3:42.59).Triple jump: Isaiah Keene of MDI (38-11).Javelin throw: Croix Albee of MDI (143-03).Discus throw: Croix Albee of MDI (131-11).Shot put: Croix Albee of MDI (47-00.5).Pole vault: Johann Bradley of Bucksport (12-00).