Sellard rules IMCA Modifieds at Dodge City

first_imgAngel Munoz added more hardware to his collecting by storming to his fifth IMCA Stock Car fea­ture win of the season in six events. Munoz battled past Troy Burkhart on the third lap and led the rest of the way in the 15-lapper. Sellard stretched his lead out to a full half-lap by the time a late caution flew to set up a four-lap dash to the stripe the Mid-Season Championship Night show.  Sellard took off once again to se­cure the victory ahead of Tom Beavers, who made his way past Kevin Gray at the midway point to post runner-up honors.  By Lonnie Wheatley Clay Sellard captured the Mid-Season Championship Night IMCA Modified victory at Dodge City Raceway Park. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley) DODGE CITY, Kan. (June 29) – Clay Sellard needed less than two laps to race into the lead from eighth and led the rest of the way in the 20-lapper for IMCA Modified to become the fifth different winner in as many races Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park.center_img Beavers finished just ahead of his son Kale, with William Nusser and Gray rounding out the top five. Dakota Sproul took command late and then survived an ailing engine the closing laps of the 20-lap feature to snare his third IMCA SportMod win of the season.  Tathan Burkhart rounded out the night by racing to his third Dodge City win of the season in the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event.last_img read more

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Fans hit out at Hull name change plans

first_imgThe fans group opposed to a name change for Hull City has accused club owner Assem Allam of bringing forward his plans and not consulting supporters. “This issue matters for all football supporters, not just the people of Hull, and the decision the FA makes will set a very important precedent. “We urge Hull City AFC supporters who wish to keep our historic name to continue the peaceful and dignified campaigning which has brought us messages of support from all around the world, to make their voices heard by the FA both this Saturday and over the coming weeks, and to sign our petition at citytillwedie.com/petition.” Confirming the move to change the name, a Hull spokesman told Press Association Sport on Wednesday: ”We have sent a letter to the Football Association this week asking for them to consider our request to change the club’s playing name from next season.” Allam has already changed the company name to Hull City Tigers but he needs the permission of the FA Council to change the club’s playing name. Allam has offered to refund any of the club’s season-ticket holders who are unhappy and has previously said he considers a Tigers brand to be more marketable, and the word ”City” to be ”lousy” and ”common”. The 74-year-old Egypt-born businessman, who moved to Hull in 1968, also caused controversy earlier this month by saying of the critics: ”They can die as soon as they want, as long as they leave the club for the majority who just want to watch good football.” Hull manager Steve Bruce believes Allam should be granted his wish. He said last month: ”I can understand [the unhappiness] because in our country especially we are really big traditionalists and a lot of people have supported the club since the year dot, where it has been Hull City AFC. ”But the owner has come in and he’s in a different culture and for the money he has put into the club if he thinks Hull Tigers is his way forward then we have to respect it. ”If he asks us to play in pink and white stripes on Saturday we have to do it because without him there wouldn’t be either a Hull City or a Hull Tigers.” The Barclays Premier League club revealed on Wednesday that they had applied to the Football Association to change the playing name to Hull Tigers from next season. But the City Till We Die group has once again stressed its opposition to Allam’s plans. In a statement released to Press Association Sport, the group said: “The City Till We Die campaign group is disappointed to learn that Hull City AFC has formally written to the Football Association requesting to change the name of our club to Hull Tigers, as of the 2014-2015 season. “When City Till We Die met with Hull City AFC owner Dr Assem Allam on 1 November, he assured us that any name change would not occur for two to three years, and that it would not go ahead without supporter consultation, or without the benefits being proven by research. No such research or consultation has taken place. “Commentators on the sport and experts in marketing alike have reacted to Dr Allam’s name-change plans with widespread derision, while his intemperate remarks about Hull City supporters have been roundly condemned. “Single-mindedness is not the only way to win respect; listening to the counsel of others and being prepared to concede that you may have made a mistake can also be a sign of strength. Sadly, the events of recent weeks suggest that our owner may not appreciate this. “This matter is now in the hands of the only people who have the right to make such a decision: the football authorities.” The campaign group revealed it had supplied the FA with a timeline dossier on Allam’s proposals and also met with representatives of the Premier League to voice concerns. The statement added: “The FA is an organisation with a rich and proud history; this year, it is celebrating its 150th anniversary. This Saturday, as part of those celebrations, numerous FA dignitaries will be at the KC Stadium to honour Hull-born Ebenezer Cobb Morley, one of the founding fathers of Association Football. “We remain confident that, with the eyes of the whole footballing world upon them, the FA will make the right decision, and act to protect not only the heritage and traditions of Hull City AFC, but also those of other clubs whose identities may come under threat in the future. Press Associationlast_img read more

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BiH U-19 football team defeated Bulgaria 5:2

first_imgBiH U-19 football team defeated Bulgarian U-19 team with 5:2.This was the second control match of young BiH football players against Bulgarians. Matches were played as a part of preparations for participation at the Elite Tournament, and BIH is in the 1st qualifying group.The tournament will be held in Austria from 5 to 10 June.Mirko Marić scored two goals, while Fedor Predragović, Damir Sadiković and Nikola Danilović scored one goal each.At the tournament, BiH is in qualifying group with France, Sweden and Austria.The winner of this group will go and play at the Tournament’s finals which will be played from 20 July to 1 August.last_img

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