IMCA Modifieds – 1. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 984; 2. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 951; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 871; 4. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 845; 5. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 775; 6. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 765; 7. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 724; 8. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 684; 9. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas, 679; 10. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 669; 11. Cody Shoemaker, Decatur, Texas, 648; 12. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 638; 13. Jeff Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 613; 14. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 611; 15. David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 598; 16. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 585; 17. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 556; 18. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 547; 19. Jerry Frydrych, Austin, Texas, 544; 20. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 540.IMCA Late Models – 1. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 547; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 492; 3. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 423; 4. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 405; 5. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 336; 6. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb., 312; 7. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 306; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 270; 9. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 268; 10. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 258; 11. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 247; 12. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, and Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., both 242; 14. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, 238; 15. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 224; 16. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 221; 17. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 219; 18. Curt Martin, Independence, Iowa, 212; 19. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, 209; 20. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 188.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 725; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 656; 3. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 570; 4. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 540; 5. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 495; 6. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 491; 7. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 426; 8. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 422; 9. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 419; 10. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 417; 11. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, 410; 12. Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, 405; 13. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pa., 391; 14. Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 368; 15. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, 358; 16. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 356; 17. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 353; 18. Cale Reigle, Newport, Pa., 330; 19. Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, 321; 20. David L. Grube II, York Haven, Pa., 319.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,094; 2. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 929; 3. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 810; 4. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 785; 5. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 780; 6. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 691; 7. Ronnie Warren, Oglesby, Texas, 645; 8. Brandon Taylor, Granbury, Texas, 639; 9. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 636; 10. Race Fisher, Dove Creek, Colo., 604; 11. Jay Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 594; 12. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 582; 13. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 569; 14. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 566; 15. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 556; 16. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 550; 17. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 535; 18. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 509; 19. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 501; 20. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 496.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 757; 2. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 633; 3. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 624; 4. Damian Snyder, Copperas Cove, Texas, 569; 5. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 567; 6. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 547; 7. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 538; 8. Eric Cross, Salina, Kan., and Dean Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., both 515; 10. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 495; 11. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 494; 12. Bradley Stafford, Desert Hills, Ariz., 488; 13. Andrew Borchardt, Mason City, Iowa, 486; 14. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 481; 15. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 480; 16. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 479; 17. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 476; 18. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 475; 19. Jason Beshears, Somerton, Ariz., 471; 20. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 469.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,011; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 952; 3. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 894; 4. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 840; 5. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 775; 6. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 655; 7. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 653; 8. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 652; 9. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 649; 10. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 609; 11. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 563; 12. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 496; 13. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 489; 14. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 479; 15. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 466; 16. Kamera McDonald, Keller, Texas, 465; 17. Kevin Crawford, Azle, Texas, 464; 18. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 457; 19. Quentin Noel, Dublin, Texas, 441; 20. Daniel Cavanagh, Hudson Oaks, Texas, 430.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,078; 2. Kenny Wyman Jr., Avondale, Ariz., 683; 3. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 677; 4. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 675; 5. Dale Kunz, Buckeye, Ariz., 665; 6. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., 610; 7. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 578; 8. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 575; 9. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 564; 10. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 559; 11. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 526; 12. Colby Langenberg, Norfolk, Neb., 518; 13. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 508; 14. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 501; 15. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 498; 16. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, both 496; 18. Phillip Shelby, Olivehurst, Calif., 493; 19. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 485; 20. David Harrington, Peoria, Ariz., 484.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., 803; 2. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 644; 3. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 635; 4. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 597; 5. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 590; 6. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 559; 7. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 534; 8. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 528; 9. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 520; 10. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 519; 11. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 482; 12. Tanner Uehling, Norfolk, Neb., 480; 13. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 461; 14. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 443; 15. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 435; 16. Cody Van Dusen, Atalissa, Iowa, 422; 17. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 417; 18. Mike Jacobs, Weatherford, Texas, 414; 19. Brandon Wise, Hays, Kan., 407; 20. Dustin Jackson, Oneill, Neb., 400.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — Last fall, we learned about how fans of the game Pokémon Go flock to the outside of the Besser Museum because of their many pokestops, places to catch these virtual Pokémon.Fans of the game now have the opportunity to explore even more. This Saturday, the museum is holding a Pokémon Go open house to encourage folks to play the game inside and explore what the museum has to offer.It’s the second time the Besser Museum has done a Pokémon-themed event to try and draw players into it’s halls.“Pokémon is a great way to encourage people to get out and explore their local community and area,” said Planetarium Coordinator Johnathan Winckowski. “It allows them to see places and things that they normally wouldn’t have thought about.”Stop by this Saturday between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and compete with other Pokémon Go players all afternoon. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Besser Museum website https://www.bessermuseum.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Besser Museum, Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan, Pokemon, Pokemon GoContinue ReadingPrevious Clark’s Laundromat fire considered a total lossNext Councilman Mike Nowak hearing out ideas, comments on Saturday
For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Little about the process of excommunicating Donald Sterling from the NBA was pleasant: from the release of tapes that revealed the depths of his discriminatory views, to the blanketing media coverage of the fallout, to the bitter maneuverings as he tried to maintain a grip on the Los Angeles Clippers.But in the end, Chris Paul saw it as a “turning point” for the league’s players, who throughout their history have often found their own views and political stances held in check.“There was once upon a time when guys wouldn’t say how they felt,” he says in one scene of BLACKBALLED, a new documentary about the Sterling saga on the Quibi platform. “They were worried about the backlash of endorsements or what people may say or how they may react to their feelings.“But not anymore.” Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime “On set, when we’re shooting the interviews, it is very intense and very personal,” Jacobs said. “It’s for the removal of the interviewer, to create a one-to-one relationship with the audience. You are right there, very close to these subjects.”And the subjects don’t seem to hold many punches: There’s depictions of terse team meetings and phone calls, as players describe how they very nearly didn’t take the court for Game 4 against Golden State, how Doc Rivers describes balancing feelings of wanting to lead his team and compete while furious with Sterling and other Clippers leadership. It’s the kind of story that seems ripe to be revisited again and again — this version reveals the frank and raw emotions behind closed doors of people who dealt with anger at the very man who expected them to play for him.It’s worth noting that filmmakers weighed reaching out to Sterling before ultimately deciding to proceed without his side of the story — perhaps a wise choice given Sterling’s rambling, nonsensical CNN interview that was meant as an apology and served as doubling down in the aftermath of the tapes. Players and others inside the locker room were the people Jacobs and his team wished to highlight. While ESPN’s podcast took a long, glaring look at Sterling’s spotty record as a discriminatory landlord with a taste for mistresses, BLACKBALLED is a portrait of the resilience and weighty decisions of those who had to deal with the fallout of the tapes.It’s fallout that Jacobs still is a little incredulous that the Clippers have come out of as a functional organization, still in Los Angeles, still with the same name that was once inexorably linked with not only losing, but with its miserly, racially biased owner.“It’s stranger than fiction; it’s the Hollywood script you could never write,” Jacobs said. “When you go through the Clippers organization and read about all sorts of stuff about their mismanagement, it’s amazing they’ve been able to hang on with Steve Ballmer coming in. If they had moved the franchise, it would have made way more sense to me than it ultimately turned out. But in a weird way, it is kind of a Hollywood ending.”The best way to leave the past behind is to build a glorious future — and obviously the Clippers’ campaign to win the franchise’s first championship is halted with the rest of NBA play. The 2014 squad might have been the other best chance for L.A.’s “other” NBA team to finally break through — while it’s not directly stated in the series, it’s heavily implicit that the drama surrounding Sterling’s tapes set those ambitions up in smoke. Of the major stakeholders in the documentary, Rivers is the only one still working for the Clippers — Lob City was dismantled a few years later.A red carpet debut was not in the cards for BLACKBALLED this year, and Jacobs finished up much of the production under quarantine. But in a world without sports, he’s found that a lot of people are eager to still watch new insight into one of the games’ weirdest scandals that changed the power balance in the NBA.“My sports friends who are familiar with the story are just stoked to hear sports content,” he said. “But other people have told me they really like the culture story. So it’s good to see it really resonated to a completely different set of eyes and experiences, that it’s been very positively received in that way.”BLACKBALLED airs on Quibi, a subscription platform on mobile devices. The last of 12 total episodes will be released on Friday.Related Articles Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error While basketball may be on hiatus, athletes are not waiting in the wings when it comes to social commentary. The death of George Floyd, a friend of former NBA player Stephen Jackson who died after being arrested by Minneapolis police, sparked outrage from many players in the NBA ranks, notably LeBron James.Social activism by athletes precedes the Donald Sterling affair in 2014, but the scandal and subsequent booting of Sterling from the league represented a tide change to many in the NBA — a moment when players saw that they had power in their platform, and that the league and other owners had to acknowledge it. And that’s why BLACKBALLED director Michael Jacobs still finds power in a story that was covered extensively at the time and has still been picked apart since.“It was a time when they spoke up, spoke out, and found communities of fans and an institution that agreed, ‘This guy’s gotta go,’” Jacobs said in a conversation with the Southern California News Group. “It empowered a generation of players to feel like their voices were heard, all the moreso five years later, their influence has gotten greater and they’ve been emboldened.”BLACKBALLED harkens to before pandemics, when the Sterling tapes posed one of the greatest existential crises the league had ever faced. The beats will be familiar to even to casual observers of the circus that surrounded the Clippers back then, but with added commentary from Paul, DeAndre Jordan, Doc Rivers, J.J. Redick, Adam Silver and numerous others offering context behind one of the strangest events in pro sports.The means of telling the story is fresh: While ESPN did a podcast on the Sterling tapes last summer, this is the first comprehensive film documentary on the subject cut into episodes shorter than 10 minutes (in accordance with Quibi’s emphasis on bite-sized episodic content). Interviews were conducted through a technology that has the subject look directly into the camera, creating an arresting intimacy with the people who helped navigate the Clippers and the NBA through the crisis.