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In right place at right time, Russell tops Gordon Woolley Classic at HO’T

first_imgTyler Russell was the $1,000 feature winner when the Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car Series opened at Heart O’ Texas Speedway’s Gordon Woolley Classic. (Photo by Karen Davis)ELM MOTT, Texas (March 10) – Tyler Russell didn’t lead the most laps, just the most important one.Russell was in the right place at the right time when leader Paul White lost the handle in Friday’s opening night event for the Elite Non-Wing Sprint Car Series at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.Quick to capitalize on White’s white flag lap misfortune, Russell motored by to win HOT’s Gordon Woolley Classic feature for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars and $1,000.“It was nice to have a little luck,” said Russell, who battled back and forth with Marcus Thomas while chasing White much of the first 19 circuits. “He threw some real haymakers at me. I was running low, Marcus was running high and we were going to have a good three-way race with Paul on that last lap.”A late yellow added to the drama by setting up a green, white, checkered finish. Thomas, Justin Zimmerman, Johnny Miller and Blake Edwards rounded out the top five. White recovered to finish sixth.The classic was the first race of the season for Russell, who drew the third starting spot after finishing second to three-time IMCA national champion Miller in their heat race.“I don’t run a lot of non-wing stuff but Heart O’ Texas is only about 15 minutes from my house,” said Russell, who plans to be a Saturday regular at Kennedale Speedway Park in his third season in the division. “It was really a good race and a good way to start the season.”Woolley, a Waco native, won the IMCA national championship in 1963. He died last month at the age of 94.Feature results – 1. Tyler Russell; 2. Marcus Thomas; 3. Justin Zimmerman; 4. Johnny Miller; 5. Blake Edwards; 6. Paul White; 7. Bryan Debrick; 8. Robert Vetter; 9. Richard Miller; 10. Jason Gunnels; 11. Randy Henderson; 12. Blake Moore; 13. Dustin Welch; 14. Dale Wester; 15. Chris Clark; 16. Jake Bland; 17. Sam Stockton; 18. Nathan Moore; 19. Junior Jenkins.last_img read more

Football News ISL: Jamshedpur FC beat Mumbai City FC 2-0

first_imgMumbai: Jamshedpur FC began their Indian Super League campaign on a winning note as they defeated Mumbai City FC 2-0, courtesy goals by Spanish Mario Arques and Pablo Morgado, here on Tuesday.Arques (28th minute) and Morgado (90+5 minutes) scored for Jamshedpur as they defeated the hosts in an enthralling contest.Mumbai had their share of bad luck, when they twice put the ball into the opposition net, but on both the occasions, it was ruled off-side. The home side also missed several opportunities to get back into the game.Also Read | Maneka Gandhi backs Tanushree Dutta, calls for #MeTooIndia like campaignJamshedpur began on an attacking note, having a better ball possession. The visitors had a chance in the eighth minute to open account, but Spanish Mario Arques failed to connect a cross from Jerry Mawihmingthanga.But soon, Mumbai came into an attacking mode and created some chances. In the 15th minute, Sauvik Chakrabarti tried to put in the ball into the box from the right, but hit it too close for Jamshedpur custodian Subasish Roy Chowdury to collect.In the 22nd minute, Mumbai created another opportunity. Paulo Machado took a corner kick, but Romanian defender Lucian Goian could not keep the header down.But the deadlock was broken in the 28th minute when Arques’ header went into the right-corner of the goal to give Jamshedpur a 1-0 lead. Read More | Manikarnika teaser is out today! Kangana Ranaut looks like a ferocious warrior queenMumbai created a few chances, but were unable to get the equaliser. Sloppy defending from Raju Gaikwad almost put Mumbai midfielder Modou Sougou through, but Tiri did well to cover up for the Indian defender and take the ball off him. At the half-way mark, Jamshedpur were 1-0 ahead.After the change of ends, the hosts had another great chance to equalise, but again faltered. Midfielder Sanju Pradhan put Brazilian Rafael Bastos through, but the striker took too long as Roy made a diving save.Chances came thick and fast for Mumbai, but they were unable to convert even one.In the 59th minute, Sougou’s header was thwarted away by Roy. In the 77th minute, Pranjal Bhumij on the left-wing cut it backwards to Raynier Fernandes who crossed in towards the far post. Mohammed Rafique ran and headed the ball into the goal, but the referee ruled it as an off-side.Mumbai scored again, this time from a free kick, but the referee ruled it as an off-side.Jamshedpur then doubled their lead in the stoppage time. In a brilliant counter-attack, Sergio Cidoncha played to Morgado, who ran in and slotted the ball into the far corner of the goal. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Damir Džumhur Passed Second Round of Qualifications for Australian Open

first_imgThe best B&H tennis player Damir Džumhur passed the second qualifying round of the Australian Open, beating Belgian Niels Desein with 2:0.The B&H tennis player won the first set after the tiebreak, with a score of 7:3. He won the second set with 6:1.In the final and third round of qualifications, Džumhur will play against Belgian Ruben Bemelmans, who is ranked 148th on the ATP list. Damir Džumhur is 188th on the ATP list, but he showed in the first round that he could eliminate better ranked opponents, defeating with 2:0 the first holder of the qualifications German Dustin Brown, who is 98th on the list.(Source: klix.ba)last_img