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Western RaceSaver Sprint Series Champion Blake Robertson. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com)VISALIA, Calif. – Blake Robertson came as close to IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car perfection as you can get in 2016.Robertson won 14 of his 15 Western RaceSaver Sprint Series starts this season, scooping up Allstar Performance California State honors in addition to the tour title.“We’ve never had a season like this,” he acknowledged. “When we needed luck it fell our way. The stars were getting in line at the Sprint Nationals before we ran out of time, but we had a very blessed season.”Robertson racked up all those wins at Thunderbowl Speedway, Bakersfield Speedway, Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairground and Santa Maria Raceway.The one race he didn’t win was the second of the season, when he tangled with a lapped car while running second at Kings and ended in 11th.The hands-on owner of BR Motorsports, a mail order parts supplier of parts for Sprint Cars and Midgets, and King Racing Products, which manufactures those parts, Robertson is from Visalia and began racing Sprint Cars more than 20 years ago.Always a fan and a regular at the track to cheer on his customers, he returned to the sport as a driver last season after a seven-year absence.He was runner-up in the Sprint Nationals main event and third in the Jake Ita Memorial Race of Champions at Eagle Raceway in September.“I don’t have a favorite. I like going to different tracks,” he said. “I really liked the banking at Eagle. You can be fast on the bottom and you can be fast on the top.”Starts: 15Wins: 14Additional Top Fives: 0HIS CREW: Father Brock, father-in-law Kyle Hartman, wife Kasey and children Kameron, Sara, Brock and Ally. HIS SPONSORS: Keller Auto Center of Hanford; and BR Motorsports and King Racing Products, both of Visalia.
… Riveting action predictedIF ever there was a reason to be at the National Gymnasium, tonight’s opening of the inaugural Guinness Cage/Three Peat Promotions Indoor Competition gives the perfect motivation.Following the forced postponement of the previously scheduled opening last Thursday, the organisers have decided to give back to the fans for their patience and understanding. They have planned sixteen matches for tonight, commencing at 19:00hrs.All thirty-two teams will be in action this evening with the winners set to move forward to the round-robin stage, while the losers go home.Among the top teams this evening are the upcoming Future Stars who have become fan favourites; Guyana’s most successful futsal team Sparta Boss who have a lot to prove following some lacklustre performances; West Front Road ‘Gold is Money, a rejuvenated team and in fine form and national Guinness champions Dave & Celena All Stars.These teams are among the early favourites to win the tournament, but teams such as Albouystown ‘A’, West Demerara’s Showstoppers, Champion Boys from Agricola, Tiger Bay, Broad Street, Silver Bullets from the Mining Town of Linden, Sophia and Back Circle are all teams capable of turning all the early predictions upside down.This is the first time that fans will get to see non-stop action with the ball being deemed dead only behind the goalline.It is usually breathtaking stuff with end to end action and fitness will be tested to the maximum.According to the organisers, team’s substitutes will have to be at the same skill and fitness levels for them to survive what is predicted to be a gruelling competition, with the right of being crowned inaugural champions a top priority.Over $800 000 in cash prizes and trophies will be up for grabs with the winners set to receive $400 000 and the championship trophy, while second-, third- and fourth-placed finishers will take home $200 000, $100 000 and $50 000 along with trophies.The other playing dates for the championship are August 31, September 2, 5, 7, 9 with the final set for September 16, at the same venue.Among the other sponsors on board are: Star Party Rentals, Faye Joseph, Claude Geddes Recreational Sports Club, National Sports Commission (NSC), Windjammer International Hotel & Cuisine, Woodpecker Trophies & Sport, Y.K Investments & Pawn Shop, Henry Chase, Jai Signs, Trophy Stall of Bourda Market and John Fernandes Ltd.
The police in Dominica on Wednesday issued a warning to residents who break the curfew imposed on the island following the passage of Hurricane Maria last month. The warning noted there would be an increase in law enforcement officials in the capital to “prevent any possibility of lawlessness.”102 arrested Acting Police Commissioner Davidson Valerie, speaking at the daily news briefing on the progress being made following the passage of the Category 5 storm on September 18, said that 102 people have been arrested for breaking the curfew and will be prosecuted.Up to six months in jailHe said on conviction, a person risk facing a fine of up to EC$5,000 and up to six months in jail.On Tuesday, the Ministry of Justice, Immigration and National Security said that based on the advice of the Chief of Police, the curfew hours had now been changed 10.00 pm to 5.00 pm instead of the previous 6.00 pm to 6.00am (local time).It said that the change, which goes into effect immediately, is “to facilitate economic activity.Roseau returning to normalcy“The city of Roseau is returning to a state of normalcy and security in the city is becoming more stable. There is, however, still a need for enhanced security and vigilance. All citizens are advised to comply with the curfew hours as stated,” the government said, after it had earlier this month announced a relaxation of the curfew in outlying areas.The storm killed at least 28 people and left billions of dollars in damage when it made its way through Dominica last month.For more on the on the Dominica curfew, visit the link: Curfew revision announced by Dominica’s PM
Australia’s “A” tour of South Africa has fallen victim to the pay dispute between the players and Cricket Australia after the squad decided not to travel as scheduled on Friday in the absence of a new agreement.With talks between the union and the governing body deadlocked, around 230 players were left effectively unemployed when the previous five-year pay agreement expired at the end of last month.The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) held an emergency meeting in Sydney last weekend and the players decided they would boycott the “A” tour unless a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed this week.”It is with great frustration that with no progress towards resolving the current dispute, Australia A players confirm they will not tour South Africa,” the player’s union said in a statement on Thursday.”By making this call, the Australia A players have sacrificed their own ambitions for the collective; an incredibly selfless act that shows their strength and overall commitment to the group.”All players are deeply disappointed at the behaviour of CA which forces this course of action, given the players would rather be playing for their country.”At the heart of the acrimonious dispute is Cricket Australia’s insistence that the two-decade-old model, under which players get a fixed percentage of revenue, should be jettisoned.CA believes the revenue-share model is unfit for modern times and is starving grass-roots cricket of funding, while players say it has underpinned the game’s growth and prosperity over the past 20 years.The ACA said on Thursday the governing body had refused mediation or to “offer any genuine flexibility” in negotiations and called for “common sense to prevail” with CA chief executive James Sutherland becoming directly involved in talks.advertisementThe “A” team, captained by Test batsman Usman Khawaja, were scheduled to play two four-day matches and a 50-over tri-series against India and South Africa on the tour.The senior Australia team is scheduled to play a two-Test series in Bangladesh in August and September before a one-day series in India and then the Ashes at home against England.