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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.
Nigeria’s national basketball team is set to take on the USA Men’s National Team tomorrow as part of the USA Basketball Showcase. Kwesé Free Sports, which is part of Econet Media’s Kwesé-branded platforms, has signed an agreement with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA Network Service) to broadcast the game live at 01:00am Nigerian time (02:00 CAT).This means that anyone with a television will be able to tune in and watch the game anywhere in Nigeria for free. The official game can also be streamed live on the Kwesé Sports website and it will also be streamed via the Kwesé Sports Facebook page.“We are excited to be able to bring Nigerian fans all the action live from Houston.Our business is founded on the principle of giving African sports fans access to exclusive and premium sports content. Through this agreement with NTA, more fans will be able to engage with their national team and have access to live content from USA Basketball,” says Joe Hundah, CEO of Econet Media. According to NTA, this is a particularly important sports broadcast event for Nigeria. “This is a first for Nigerian basketball and for Nigerian TV. It is important because fans from all over the country will be able to view this live international game on NTA.Thanks must go to Econet Media and Kwesé Free Sports for choosing NTA as their broadcast partner for this game. I have no doubt that fans will be watching to support the national side and we are glad that we can bring the game to them in the most accessible way possible,” adds Abdulrahman ibn Mohammed, General Manager for Sports at NTA.This is the latest exciting development following Econet and the NBA in April announcing a multiyear partnership to provide the most expansive NBA coverage ever across sub-Saharan Africa beginning within the 2016-17 NBA season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram