Cole conquers IMCA Modified foes at Tri-State Kegger

first_imgPOCOLA, Okla. (March 27-28) – Tate Cole got the answers to a lot of questions Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway.Cole led all 30 laps of Saturday’s IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger main event. The victory paid $1,500, put Cole on the ballot for this September’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational and came in his first start of 2015. “I was kind of wondering about this weekend because I have a crate motor and this was my first night out because we didn’t get to practice on Thursday (because of rain),” he explained. “I converted my open car from last year to IMCA and this was my first time on Hoosiers in that car. I wasn’t sure how things were going to work out. They worked out pretty good, though.” Runner-up to Dan Womack in Friday’s qualifying feature, Cole started outside row one on Saturday and was ahead in the first corner. He used multiple lines in staying in the lead and pulled away on each restart, taking the checkers ahead of Ronny Gould, Brint Hartwick, 11th starting Van Gemmill and Steve Muilenburg. “It was pretty neat because last year was my first full year with IMCA and I won my first night out then, too,” said Cole, who piloted a Wheeler Metals-sponsored Shaw chassis. “I had a lot of help getting this win. We’ll run here weekly and at Outlaw Motor Speedway whenever we can this season.” Cole was a four-time feature winner and also raced at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals for the first time last year. Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Tate Cole; 2. Ronny Gould; 3. Brint Hartwick; 4. Van Gemmill; 5. Steve Muilenburg; 6. Zane Hunter; 7. Mikey Bell; 8. Daniel Tarmington; 9. Dan Womack; 10. Chuck Bumgarner; 11. Andy Milliken; 12. Allen Owen; 13. Jason Payton; 14. Brandon Henry; 15. Jeff Joldersma; 16. Brandon Wilson; 17. Nick Lawrence; 18. William Gould; 19. Harry Palmer.last_img read more

Cricket News Pakistan Playing Matches In UAE Not An Option Anymore: Cricket Board CEO

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Team have endured a torrid decade ever since the terror attack on the Sri Lanka team in March 2009 stopped international tours to the country. Many international teams have refused to tour the country and Pakistan were forced to play their ‘home’ series in the United Arab Emirates. However, in the interim, some teams did tour the country. Zimbabwe ended Pakistan’s international isolation when they toured for three ODIs in 2015 and this was followed by tours by the ICC World XI, the West Indies team, Sri Lanka in 2017. Now, the Sri Lankan cricket team will play three ODIs and three T20Is after much deliberation over the security of the country. Looking at the situation, Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan has said playing matches in the UAE is’not an option’ anymore as they look to cut down on costs and capitalise on the improving security situation at home. “It costs us a lot of money hosting there. Frankly speaking the security situation has improved in Pakistan and security experts have also assessed that we are in a position to manage security risks while hosting teams in the country,” PCB CEO Wasim Khan said, adding that Pakistan had not paid any money to the Sri Lankan team to tour the country. Also Read | Kamran Akmal, Pakistan Wicketkeeper Is Better Than Adam Gilchrist – Here Is Statistical ProofPakistan has expressed interest to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to play Test matches in the World Test Championship against them at home and not in a neutral venue. However, in the case of India, the PCB CEO wanted the resumption of bilateral ties and also proposed that matches between India and Pakistan can take place in a neutral venue. Also Read | Misbah-ul-Haq Highlights Key Factors Behind Pakistan Team Selection For Sri Lanka Series”If they also express the desire to play against us we would be willing to even play at a neutral venue as it is important that India and Pakistan play cricket. Cricket is a great way of bringing people together and cricket should remain cricket. We will play with India. I will be happy to explore possibilities of playing them,” Wasim Khan said. The first match of the series against Sri Lanka will begin on September 27 and it will three ODIs at the National Stadium in Karachi. The ODI series will be followed by an three-match Twenty20 International series which will take place in Lahore. last_img read more