Celebrating Tom Morello’s Birthday With His Craziest Guitar Solos [Watch]

first_imgTom Morello is best known for his tenures with the bands Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave, but also for his striking guitar solos, political activism, and ability to hype a crowd to a level of social grievance. Ranked number 40 in Rolling Stone‘s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” Morello is known for his unconventional guitar picking and tapping, as well as a heavy use of feedback noise and other effects.Related: Serj Tankian Joins Tom Morello For “Like A Stone” Cover Honoring Anniversary Of Chris Cornell’s Death [Watch]Supplemented by his leftist political beliefs, Morello’s sound is one that is undeniably heard worldwide. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look at some of Tom Morello’s best guitar solos!Guitar Solo Compilation[Video: danai50]Street Sweeper Social Club – “Promenade”[Video: Vinícius Lima]With Bruce Springsteen – “The Ghost Of Tom Joad” – Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2009[Video: fjcblk]With Slash – Guitar Battle[Video: BenoitIginla12]Happy Birthday, Tom Morello![Originally published 5/30/17]last_img read more

Making use of the head

first_imgMove over metal fans — there’s a new head-banging king in town.As part of an investigation into how bees native to Australia pollinate tomato plants, Callin Switzer and colleagues stumbled onto a surprising find — to shake pollen out of the cone-shaped flowers, blue-banded bees bang their heads against them at a rate of 350 times per second.“It was pretty unexpected — it just made me think of heavy-metal bands,” said Switzer, a Harvard graduate student in the lab of Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Robin Hopkins. “I had shot some video of bees at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, and when a colleague and I watched it, we said to each other, ‘Is it doing what I think it’s doing?’”Uncovering unusual behavior wasn’t Switzer’s initial aim.“Most of my work is on pollination and native bees like bumblebees,” he said. “When farmers bring in bees to pollinate their crops it’s most often honeybees, but certain plants — including tomatoes — can’t be pollinated by honeybees because of the way the plants release pollen.”Head-banging bees <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV4FdnBfsjA” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/yV4FdnBfsjA/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> While researching how bees native to Australia pollinate tomato plants, Harvard scientists stumbled onto a surprising find — to shake pollen out of the cone-shaped flowers, Australian blue-banded bees actually bang their heads against them at the headache-inducing rate of 350 times per second. Some flowers, Switzer said, are distinguished by a central, cone-shaped group of anthers, known as the anther cone, which releases pollen only through small pores.In most of the world, the job of shaking the pollen free falls to bumblebees.Studies have shown that the bees, which can be found in virtually every corner of the globe, pollinate the flowers by gripping the anthers with their mandibles, then using their powerful flight muscles to vibrate their entire body and shake the pollen from the plant.One of the few areas where bumblebees aren’t native, however, is Australia.That doesn’t mean tomato growers down under are out of luck. Local species — particularly the blue-banded bee — have taken up the tomato-pollinating mantle.The question Switzer and colleagues first set out to answer was whether Australian bees behaved similarly to bumblebees when pollinating flowers.“I was mostly interested to see if they were vibrating at the same frequency … and the amount of time they spend on each flower,” Switzer said. “There are some people who believe [those factors] may play an important role in how good bees are at pollinating, because if bees are visiting a greater number of flowers they’re probably more successful at pollinating.”To get definitive answers on exactly how blue-banded bees were pollinating the flowers, Switzer spent several days at the Adelaide Botanic Garden with a high-speed camera.“I started off getting videos that were zoomed out, because we can get good info from those, but when we looked at the video, it wasn’t clear if the bees were grabbing the anther with their mandibles,” Switzer said. “I went back the next day and zoomed it as close as I could get, and got videos of the bees banging against the flowers.”While Switzer and colleagues did find that blue-banded bees spend less time on each flower than bumblebees, it remains an open question whether one strategy is better than the other. The answer is much more than an academic matter.Approximately 8 percent of flowering plants ― an estimated 20,000 different species — are pollinated in the same way, Switzer said, so understanding the process could have effects beyond the farm and greenhouse.“We wanted to get more information about bees in Australia because there is still an ongoing debate about whether people should import bumblebees to pollinate tomatoes,” he said. “We didn’t answer the question of whether blue-banded bees are equally good or better than bumblebees … but there are studies that show blue-banded bees could be a viable alternative to bumblebees in greenhouses, and our data shows they’re spending less time on flowers and buzzing at a higher frequency, and those seem like good things.”last_img read more

Run to raise awareness for eating disorders

first_imgTags: eating disorder, Fun Run, Kathryn Schultz, Molly Cullinan, NEDA, NEDA Fun Run The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) two-mile Fun Run and Walk takes place Friday at 1 p.m. in front of Rockne Memorial. The run is free for all participants.NEDA, founded in 2001, is the United States’ leading non-profit organization aimed at raising awareness of eating disorders, according to its website. NEDA works to support those affected by eating disorders, work toward the prevention of eating disorders and improve access to treatment for those affected.The run will begin at the Rockne and continue to Angela Boulevard and around Main Circle.Juniors Katie Schultz and Molly Cullinan are part of the student team that planned out the logistics of the run.“We’ve been working on [the run] for about a month,” Cullinan said. “We originally wanted to do the lakes … but that wasn’t feasible. Mapping the run and figuring out an actual feasible distance was the hardest part of it.”The NEDA Fun Run coincides with the University’s Love Your Body Week, as well as National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.“We’re trying to raise awareness for eating disorders, because it’s a problem that is widespread but not talked about often,” Cullinan said.Schultz said one of NEDA’s goals is to focus on and debunk misconceptions about eating disorders — for example, that eating disorders affect only females and not males. According to NEDA’s website, approximately 20 million women and 10 million men are affected by an eating disorder in their lifetime.“There’s a general stigma [that] people have a choice [on whether or not they have an eating disorder], but there are biological, genetic and environmental factors,” Schultz said. “It’s not something intrinsically wrong with the person.”According to NEDA’s website, eating disorders are mental illnesses and not lifestyle choices. In comparison with other mental disorders, anorexia has one of the highest mortality rates.Cullinan said there is a difference between exercising to maintain a healthy lifestyle and exercising to lose weight.“Exercise is great and part of a healthy lifestyle, but our focus is running to be healthy [to gain] cardiovascular benefits and not to lose weight,” Cullinan said.Schultz said the NEDA run helps promote this healthy mentality of exercise as a long-term investment as opposed to a short term weight-loss goal.“This happens every year and is solely for the point of raising awareness,” Schultz said. “We want the run to emphasize … that there is a huge support system here.”The run will begin with speeches about NEDA’s mission and end with all participants receiving free food such as Kind bars, fruit and Einstein Bros. products.The run will also promote awareness of resources for combatting eating disorders, including the University Counseling Center, Cullinan said.“We want this to be an open discussion. It’s not anything to be ashamed of,” Cullinan said. “[The run is] really just to raise awareness and [to say], if you have a friend, or if you yourself are struggling, get help.”last_img read more

Garden bees

first_imgBy Paul A. ThomasUniversity of GeorgiaBees are good. Fruit trees, farm crops and almost all nativeplants depend on bees, our best pollinators, to reproduce. Butthat doesn’t mean bees are welcome in everyone’s garden.Some people (0.4 percent of the population) have serious allergicreactions to bee stings. They’re always concerned when they seeany kind of bee.Dozens of true bee species are in Georgia gardens. Most are smalland rarely sting. Or if they do, their stings are mild. In 15years of developing butterfly and hummingbird gardens, I’ve neverbeen stung, nor have my active boys, despite being surrounded bybees nine months of the year.The bad guyMost insect stings, though, aren’t from bumblebees or evenhoneybees. The No. 1 culprit is the yellow jacket.These ground-dwelling wasps are fairly aggressive scavengers.They’re attracted to anything sweet or rotting. You can be in a100-acre lawn with no flowers and still be stung by yellowjackets.Even then, these insects are only reacting to perceived threatsto their nests when they sting. They’re not out to get you.Honeybees and bumblebees definitely have better things to do thansearch you out. Following a few commonsense rules will keep yourchances of being stung in the garden tiny.Sting preventionStrong perfumes, for instance, may attract defensive insects ifyou’re near their nests. Sometimes what you eat for breakfast canattract a bee. The odor of banana, for example, mimics an alarmchemical honeybees use to alert nest-mates to danger.In the garden, keep three things in mind. Where the ‘bees’ areWatch for insect nests, too. Bumblebees and yellow jackets reartheir young in shallow underground nests. Bumblebees prefergrassy areas at the edge of woods or near large rocks. Yellowjackets seem to like soft soil in the sun but protected by grassor other small plants.Look for insects flying back and forth in the same direction nearthe ground. That’s almost always a sign that a colony is nearby.You can grow plants that don’t attract stinging insects, too.Whatever attracts hummingbirds and butterflies will attract scadsof bees. But don’t mow off the butterfly garden yet.Many of the most attractive plants are natives. Joe Pye weed, forinstance, attracts wasps and yellow jackets like a magnet.Monarda, Echinacea and even azaleas attract bees.Many ornamental imports lure bees, too. Good examples are abeliabushes, chaste trees (Vitex), butterfly bushes (Buddleia), hybridazaleas, and perennials and annuals such as Mexican sunflowers(Tithonia), salvias, snapdragons, sedums and phlox.The ‘wrong stuff’ to beesPlants that don’t attract bees are less common. They includecultivars of dianthus, geraniums, chrysanthemums, marigolds,strawflowers, some zinnias and many roses.We don’t yet have a long list of plants that don’t attract bees.Much more research needs to be done. After a large University ofGeorgia student project this summer, we hope to publish anextensive list of garden plants that don’t attract bees or waspsthis fall.You can help us out. Spend some time in the garden and send yourobservations to Paul Thomas at pathomas@uga.edu. Let us knowwhat plants bees don’t seem to visit. We’ll add them to the listto be evaluated.In the meantime, enjoy the bees.(Paul Thomas is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences. CAES entomologist Keith Delaplane also contributed tothis article.) Move slowly, especially near flowers bees are feeding on.Watch your hands. If you brush a bee off a flower, it mayinstinctively cling to you. If you do nothing, it will almostalways fly off. This may require a minute or so of bravery. If itstays on your shirt or skin, a slow brushing-off will usually dothe trick. Never try to hit, swat or pick off the bee.Never go into a garden or lawn with bare feet. Stepping on ahoneybee in the clover is a common way to get stung.last_img read more

Peanut Achievement Club

first_imgFor more information on peanut research from UGA Extension, go to extension.uga.edu/agriculture/crops/peanuts/. The Georgia Peanut Achievement Club recognized the state’s top peanut producers at its club’s annual meeting, which was held Aug. 18-20 on Amelia Island, Florida. The University of Georgia Peanut Team also shared its latest research findings at the meeting.“The University of Georgia is a great resource. They’re out in front of a lot of the situations we have to deal with. If something arises, they get involved really quickly. They research it and come up with answers,” said Brooks County, Georgia, farmer Robert Davison, who won the District IV honor for 300 to 699.9 acres. He grew 5,258 pounds of peanuts per acre in 2016.With 700-plus acres in peanuts, Eddie Miller of 4 Miller Farms in Seminole County, Georgia, produced the highest yield — 6,880 pounds of peanuts per acre. Miller attributes part of his success to UGA’s plant breeding program, which is led by UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences peanut breeder Bill Branch.“The breeding program has really helped a lot. Georgia 06-G is a great peanut, which is obvious,” Miller said. His 4 Miller Farms produces between 800 and 1,000 acres of 06-G every year.Branch released Georgia 06-G, the variety grown in most Georgia fields, in 2006.Over the last 25 years, Branch has developed more than 20 new peanut varieties that have helped Georgia to become the No. 1 peanut-producing state in the U.S. Today, approximately half of all the peanuts produced in the nation are grown in Georgia. Peanut varieties developed under Branch’s leadership account for more than 90 percent of the market share of Georgia peanut production.Fourteen Georgia growers and farms were recognized at the meeting, which salutes Georgia’s best peanut producers each year for achieving the top yields in the state.Of these Georgia growers, 12 planted peanuts on a three-year rotation, 12 planted twin-row peanuts, 10 used conventional tillage and 12 applied a yellow herbicide — Prowl or Sonalan — at preplant or preemergence, UGA Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort said.“These are the growers we call ‘sustainable.’ They do an excellent job,” Monfort said. “When you have growers who consistently produce more than 5,000, and sometimes 6,000, pounds per acre, that’s remarkable. That’s why they are regarded as the best.”Monfort said these growers also see the value of UGA Extension programming and the importance of working with their local UGA Extension agents.“They know that if they’ve got problems, all they’ve got to do is pick up the phone and call the agents and get ahold of us, and we’re ready to come out to see them,” Monfort said.Along with the UGA Peanut Team, this year’s supporters of the club include Bayer Crop Science, BASF, AMVAC, the American Peanut Shellers Association, Georgia Peanut Commission and the National Peanut Buying Points Association.The 2016-2017 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club winners are:Highest overall yield in the state, on 100-299.9 acresFaith Farms of Baker County, Georgia, with 7,105 pounds per acreHighest overall yield in the state, on 300-699.9 acresAl Sudderth of Calhoun County, Georgia, with 6,515 pounds per acreHighest overall yield in the state, on 700-plus acres4 Miller Farms of Seminole County, Georgia, with 6,880 pounds per acreDistrict I, 100-299.9 acresHillside Farms of Early County, Georgia, with 6,919 pounds per acreDistrict I, 300-699.9 acresChase Farms of Macon County, Georgia, with 6,046 pounds per acreDistrict I, 700-plus acresBob McLendon of Calhoun County, Georgia, with 6,260 pounds per acreDistrict II, 100-299.9 acresJohn Gaines Jr. of Baker County, Georgia, with 6,538 pounds per acreDistrict II, 300-699.9 acresRick LaGardia of Miller County, Georgia, with 5,669 pounds per acreDistrict II, 700-plus acresJerry and Jeff Heard of Baker County, Georgia, with 6,464 pounds per acreDistrict III, 100-299.9 acresChris Rogers of Jefferson County, Georgia, with 6,057 pounds per acreDistrict III, 300-699.9 acresScott Moore of Dooly County, Georgia, with 6,379 pounds per acreDistrict III, 700-plus acresKen Hall Farms of Worth County, Georgia, with 5,617 pounds per acreDistrict IV, 100-299.9 acresGary Waters of Emanuel County, Georgia, with 6,011 pounds per acreDistrict IV, 300-699.9 acresRobert Davison of Brooks County, Georgia, with 5,258 pounds per acrelast_img read more

7 Pets That Will Make You Fall in Love With Them

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Homeless animals across Long Island are as cute as they come. The only thing they are missing is a forever home. Read all about how to adopt and save a life right here!Available for adoption at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wantagh:Diamond is a brightly shining senior pit mix who so desperately needs a new home. She was surrendered by her owner because they could no longer care for her. She is 9 1/2 years old, 65 pounds, and happens to have the most gorgeous brownish/reddish fur and floppy ears.Diamond lived in the same home her entire life, and now finds herself alone, and homeless. Staff and volunteers are heart heartbroken for this sweet gal who deserves a loving home to grow old in. As per her previous owner, Diamond is house trained, knows the commands “sit,” “stay” and “come,” is quite friendly with people, and would love nothing more than to make her way back into a home as fast as possible.If you are interested in adopting Diamond, call 516-785- 5220, email at adoption@tohmail.org or visit 3320 Beltagh Ave., Wantagh. Available for adoption at North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington:Peppermint Patty and GrammyNine-year old Peppermint Patty (reference #V37015) and 10-year old Grammy (reference#V37016) are the cutest dynamic duo we’ve ever seen! This bonded pair of senior beagles are just about as sweet as they come. Despite their age, they love playing together and running around.These two know how to show you a good time all the time as they greet you with theirtails wagging! You might even get a kiss or two!HarlemHarlem (reference #BF2110) is the most handsome cat with his hypnotizing green eyes and gorgeous tabby coloring! Locally rescued, this 4-year-old kitty is happy, healthy and waiting to meet you. He loves a good ear rub, and a rigorous round of play with feather toys and cat nip. He has coexisted with other cats but he’s just as happy to be on his own. Because he can be an enthusiastic player, a home with children 12 years and older will benefit him as he adjusts to his happy new life in a loving home. If you’re looking for feline companionship, let North Shore Animal League America introduce you to this dreamboat today!For more information on how to adopt Peppermint Patty, Grammy or Handsome Harlem, please send an email to Sonias@animalleague.org.Available for adoption at The Town of Oyster Bay Animal Shelter:DartDark and handsome Dart (reference #180026) came to the shelter as a stray in mid-January. He is the most beautiful domestic medium-haired male, with such a shiny black coat. He is estimated to be just about 5 years old.Dart loves to explore and check out his surroundings, then he is ready to take a seat right on your lap to collect his abundance of petting, love and affection. This very handsome boy is up to date on all his vaccines, neutered and is now micro chipped. Dart is hoping to be lucky enough to find his forever home very soon!TinselReady to fall in love? Meet Tinsel (reference #170670). This very handsome and friendly 8-year-old neutered male is single and ready to mingle his way into a new forever home. Since arriving at the shelter as a stray in early December from an industrial garage, he has been given the TLC treatment and has made shelter staff and volunteers fall head-over- heels in love with him. It is now time for him to start the next part of his journey and find a loving home of his own.For more information about adopting Dart and Tinsel, call the Town of Oyster BayAnimal Shelter at 516-677-5784.Available for adoption at The Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter:MonicaGorgeous gal Monica is a 5-year-old Pit Bull Mix who is described as an energetic and playful girl who knows her commands, and even enjoys the company of other dogs. She’s also proving herself to be an agility champ. Due to her exuberance, she would do best in an active home with kids 10 years old and up.For more information about adopting her, call the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter at 516-944-8220Available for adoption at Last Hope Animal Rescue in Wantagh:CharleneCharlene (almost) has it all. A vibrant Calico coat with gorgeous patchwork, a brightpersonality to match, she’s less than 2 years old and is as friendly as they come. The only thing Charlene is missing is her own forever family. Charlene was rescued as a friendly feral during a TNR (Trap/Neter/Return) project in Patchogue and is now ready to go home with you today!For more information on adopting sweet Charlene, contact Last Hope at lasthopeanimalrescue.org or call 631-425- 1884.As always, thanks for reading and please remember to always adopt, never shop…pass iton!last_img read more

French pension investors call for moratorium on Arctic oil, gas activity

first_imgA statement about the initiative describes it as “an urgent call to protect the Arctic from future oil exploration activities and align national climate-change pledges with the future of the region, which hosts significant hydrocarbon resources”.It says the investors are seeking “an unlimited moratorium on oil and gas activity in the Arctic high seas” and sets out a sub-set of demands that amount to a tightening of the operating environment for oil and gas companies active in, or targeting, the Arctic high seas – “the ultimate Arctic frontier that does not pertain to any single national sovereignty”.The sub-set of demands includes a call for companies to disclose publicly the licenses they hold in the region and how their plans to use these licences “fit with their broader climate-change mitigation commitments”.The initiative was announced yesterday, 3 November, seemingly to coincide with a high-level international event on climate finance being held in Casablanca today, which is also the day the December 2015 UN-brokered Paris Agreement on climate change enters into effect.Philippe Zaouati, chief executive at Mirova, said: “On the eve of Climate Finance Day in Casablanca, we would like to involve both companies and policymakers so as to take the Arctic issue to the next level and seek greater protection for the region.”Today’s entry into force of the Paris Agreement, which commits signatories to take action to keep global warming to within 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, has generated a flurry of comments and announcements from a range of organisations and companies.The corporate group Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), for example, today announced an intention to invest $1bn (€900m) over the next 10 years “to develop and accelerate the commercial deployment of innovative low-emissions technologies”.And in a tweet, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change said: “On 4 Nov, institutional investors will celebrate both hope & opportunity as the #ParisAgreement enters into force!” *Actiam, AXA Group, Bank J. Safra-Sarasin, BNP Paribas Investment Partners, Boston Common, Church of Sweden, Danske Capital, EdenTree, ERAFP, Friends Fiduciary Corporation, Ircantec, Mirova, Natixis Asset Management, Nei Investments, Pax, Préfon, Skandia, Trillium and Zevin French pension investors and asset managers are at the forefront of a call for an indefinite moratorium on oil and gas activity in the Arctic high seas from a international group of institutional investors.Nineteen investors* with more than €5trn in combined assets under management are backing the initiative, led by French pension investors ERAFP, Ircantec and Préfon, as well as Natixis Asset Management and its responsible investment arm Mirova.The call is aimed at oil and gas companies that have been involved in oil exploration in the Arctic, as well as members of inter-governmental forum the Arctic Council (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the US).It will also be sent to Council permanent participants (organisations representing Arctic indigenous peoples) and observers (open to non-Arctic states and inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations).last_img read more

Iheanacho’s coach raises alarm, says Leicester players showing signs of coronavirus

first_imgFear of coronavirus is now the beginning of wisdom for  Brendan Rodgers who revealed that “a few players” in his Leicester squad have shown “symptoms and signs” of the deadly virus. English football has so far avoided making the drastic calls that other leading divisions in Europe have been forced into. Serie A has shut down in Italy – with Juventus defender Daniele Rugani and Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini contracting coronavirus – with La Liga revealing that they will be doing likewise for the next two rounds of fixtures. Various other leagues have moved games behind closed doors, while similar events are being played out in the Champions League and Europa League. Rodgers is among those hoping that turnstiles can remain open in England, but admits that Leicester and their domestic rivals must listen and adhere to the advice of relevant authorities. He added: “Of course, from a football perspective, it would be a shame, but the public’s health is the most important aspect in all of this. “Working in football, it’s about having that agility to move with what’s happening in football. We’re guided by football and federations. We have to press on with our work and prepare as normal. Read Also:Rodgers calls on Iheanacho, others to step up in Vardy’s absence “The game is all about the players and the fans. If you have one of those not there, it’s obviously not the same.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… As a result, the Foxes have made sure that those concerned are taking in a period of self-isolation. They have been kept away from the rest of the first-team fold, in an effort to prevent the virus from spreading, but it remains to be seen what view authorities will take on the situation at the King Power Stadium. As things stand, Leicester’s trip to Watford on Saturday is due to take place as planned. Arsenal, however, saw their Premier League meeting with Manchester City postponed on Wednesday after members of the Gunners staff came into contact with Olympiacos owner Evangelos Marinakis – who has tested positive for Covid-19 – during a Europa League encounter between the two clubs. There is no indication at present that the Foxes will be forced to shelve their plans to head to Vicarage Road. Rodgers believes all regulations have been adhered to, telling reporters: “We’ve had a few players that have shown symptoms and signs (of coronavirus). “We’ve followed procedures and (as a precaution) they have been kept away from the squad.” Promoted Content7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBehind-The-Scenes Selfies From 10 Popular MoviesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

Four Tuesday dates for five IMCA divisions slated at Jackson Motorplex

first_imgJACKSON, Minn. – Four Tuesday dates for five IMCA divisions are on the upcoming Jackson Motorplex schedule. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts take to the four-tenth’s mile dirt oval at Jackson on June 9, June 30, July 21 and Aug. 25. The Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds is in town for the July date. Ten shows for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars are slated on Jackson’s regular Friday night programs. Jackson sanctions the RaceSaver Sprints for a fifth consecutive season in 2020 and local sponsors Heartland Steel and Wyffel Hybrids again pay the track champion in that division $1,000. “This is a very prestigious tour,” Johnson said. “It has had an excellent following and we are really looking forward to hosting the tour.” Jackson will become just the second Minnesota venue to host a Dirt Knights race, in the tour’s 11th season.center_img Sprints run for $700 to win during the Great Lakes Shootout on May 15 and for $1,000 to win on June 25, opening night of the Jackson Nationals. Point season for the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars runs from May 15 to Aug. 21. “We wanted to have races for our fans to attend on the weeks we have off and Tuesdays were the best fit with race nights at other tracks in the area,” said promoter Doug Johnson, noting the 100-plus cars entered for the midweek fair show last season. “Bank Midwest will sponsor our Tuesday night programs this year.”  IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, E3 Spark Plugs State and track points will be awarded in all divisions at Jackson. Modified points apply in the Side Biter Chassis North Central Region, Stock Car points in the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region and Hobby Stock points in the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region. last_img read more

Daniels takes top step on podium at Dodge City’s IMCA SportMod Mayhem

first_imgDustin Daniels topped the fourth annual IMCA SportMod Mayhem special at Dodge City Raceway Park. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (Aug. 19) – After finishing just one position short last year, Dustin Daniels reached the top step of the podium in Saturday’s IMCA SportMod Mayhem special at Dodge City Raceway Park.The checkers in the fourth annual event came along with a $1,000 top prize.Daniels turned the tables on Kaleb Roach after the latter beat him to the stripe in last year’s edi­tion of Mayhem.Roach had a front row starting position in his bid for a second consecutive event win but Daniels denied him by rallying from eighth starting to take the victory.Roach settled for runner-up honors with Ronnie Hults racing from ninth to third. Jeff Kaup was fourth with Blaine Walt rallying from 18th to round out the top five.Brendon Gemmill landed his first local IMCA Modified feature win of the season while Reagan Sellard scored his third Dodge City IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory of 2017.Daniels and Sellard both pocketed $200 certificates from Richmond Gear to go along with their winnings.Feature results – 1. Dustin Daniels; 2. Kaleb Roach; 3. Ronnie Hults; 4. Jeff Kaup; 5. Blaine Walt; 6. Brian May; 7. Kyle Wiens; 8. Bart Baker; 9. Joey Maupin; 10. Alex Wiens; 11. Bill Smith; 12. Tanner Brunson; 13. Dan Rogers; 14. Adam Stenzel; 15. Dakota Sproul; 16. Danny Concel­man; 17. Jacob Fehler; 18. Brian Davidson; 19. Ryan Moser; 20. Tom Nelson Jr.last_img read more