Coos Bay checkers give Winebarger consecutive Wild West Shootout wins

first_imgThe Wild West Shootout will head to Cottage Grove Speedway for the first of two straight nights of racing starting on Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25. Racing begins at 6 p.m. both nights.  Collen Winebarger became the first driver since 2016 to win consecutive Wild West IMCA Modi­fied Shootout features by topping the Sunday main event at Coos Bay Speedway. (Photo by Stepha­nie Deatherage) COOS BAY, Ore. (June 23) – Collen Winebarger became the first repeat winner in the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout, with a flag-to-flag run in front of the Sunday Gambler field at Coos Bay Speedway.  The $1,000 win followed Winebarger’s Saturday victory at Southern Oregon Speedway, which had put him on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. And like the opening night show Friday at Yreka, the feature ran caution-free. Chadwick was second for the second straight night, while Travis Peery of North Dakota crossed the wire in third. Bricen James scored a fourth-place result in his first appearance of the week with Grey Ferrando completing the top five. Feature results – 1. Collen Winebarger; 2. Kellen Chadwick; 3. Travis Peery; 4. Bricen James; 5. Grey Ferrando; 6. Jerry Schram; 7. Danny Lauer; 8. Jeff Faulkner; 9. Matthew Drager; 10. Shane Devolder; 11. Paul Rea; 12. Derick Young; 13. John Campos; 14. Eston Whisler; 15. Eston Whisler; 16. Lawrence O’Connor; 17. Geoff Morris; 18. Jimmy Lipke; 19. Ryan Lauer; 20. Jesse Williamson. By Ben Deatherage Winebarger took the lead at the drop of the green flag, got up on the wheel and outpaced the rest of the field. He worked traffic late in the race, putting 12 of the 20 starters down at least a lap.  Winebarger earned his fifth career Wild West Shootout main event win and first at Coos Bay. He is also the first driver since Kellen Chadwick in 2016 to win consecutive races. last_img read more

Real Madrid: Ibrahim Sunday downplays easy Zidane transition from player to coach

first_imgSpanish giants Real Madrid have parted ways with coach Rafael Benitez barely seven months into the job after a string of unimpressive performances where he reportedly lost control of his dressing room as well as fans turning against him.Former Madrid great and French football legend Zinedine Zidane has been named as his replacement. His appointment will add to the recent trend of former players taking over the reins of clubs after their retirement.The trend has yielded mixed results with Spanish Pep Guardiola (Barcelona), Argentine Diego Simeone (Atletico) and Welsh Mark Hughes (Stoke) all proving a success while Argentine legend Diego Maradona, Dutch Star Clarence Seedorf and Italian Fillipo Inzaghi failed to find their feet in management.For former Ghana player and coach Ibrahim Sunday, the requirements for playing and coaching are vastly different and need different approaches“If you believe yourself that you are a good player and you think you can coach and be successful then you are deceiving yourself.,”he told Joy Sports.“Coaching is more of practical than theory and so you have to start from somewhere go through the courses then start coaching from a weaker or younger club.” “Then you follow the senior coaches and learn from before taking over a big team.”Zidane will hope to follow the footsteps of Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique who were instant successes after moving from the B-team to the senior team.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more