Darlington Raceway to hold Goodyear tire test on Tuesday

first_imgTICKETS: Plan your trip to DarlingtonMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Larson, Erik Jones, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman are scheduled to participate in a Goodyear tire test Tuesday at Darlington Raceway.According to track officials, two sections of the Colvin Grandstands, located on the backstretch, will be open to the general public. Fans are asked to enter through Gate 3 off Highway 151 to access the grandstands. The test is a single-day event to verify this year’s choice of tire for the upcoming Bojangles’ Southern 500 scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 3 (6 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).Larson (Chip Ganassi Racing) and Keselowski (Team Penske) each have two victories this season while Newman (Richard Childress Racing) has one win. Jones (Furniture Row Racing), competing for Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors, is winless but has five top-10 finishes and is 17th in points after Sunday’s Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.“This is a great opportunity for fans to watch some of the top Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers get track time at Darlington Raceway before the Bojangles’ Southern 500,” track president Kerry Tharp said. “Fans are invited to come out that day and even visit the ticket office to take advantage of great offers we have for tickets to our Bojangles’ Southern 500 and Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200 events.”last_img read more

Feucht given major conference honor

first_imgLamar sports informationBEAUMONT – Lamar junior Michael Feucht has proven himself to be the true definition of a student-athlete once again. For the second consecutive season Feucht has landed the league’s top academic honor being named Southland Conference’s Student-Athletic of the Year. The honor comes less than a month after he was named the conference’s player of the year for his accomplishments on the court.Feucht is joined on the Southland’s All-Academic first team by classmates Juuso Laitinen and Nikita Lis.A business major, Feucht was just as dominant in the classroom as he was on the court. A two-time Academic All-Southland selection, Feucht is maintaining better than a 3.5 grade point average in the classroom. He was an automatic selection after earning first-team all-conference honors on the court following the regular season.Earlier this year, Feucht became just the third Cardinal in program history to be named Southland Player of the Year following a season that saw him finish among the league leaders with 14 singles wins, and 12 doubles wins (with teammate Benny Schweizer). Feucht and Schweizer pulled off one of the bigger upsets in conference history when they defeated the nation’s ninth-ranked team of Arjun Kadhe and Julian Cash from Oklahoma State.Feucht was near perfect in Southland matches during the 2016 season posing a 4-0 mark in singles play, and a 3-1 (.750) record in doubles matches.Dean’s List selections in the classroom, both Laitinen and Lis were stallwarts on the court. A second-team All-SLC singles selection on the court, Lis posted a 12-8 (.600) singles record, including a 4-1 (.800) league tally. He teamed up with Jeandre Hoogenboezem to record a 12-8 doubles record, and was a perfect 4-0 in conference matches to earn first-team all-league doubles honors.last_img read more

Year of Young People on tour

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe mobile youth centre My Pod has been rebranded as part of the region’s celebrations for the Year of Young People 2018.The Council is keen to get My Pod out to as many events and communities as possible over the summer to help share the message of the Council’s Year of Young plan and to promote opportunities on offer for local young people. The Year of Young People aims to celebrate the personalities, talents and achievements of young people across our region and showcase the best of Dumfries and Galloway to the rest of Scotland.Over the next 6 months, young people in communities across the region will be offered the opportunity to participate in a wide range of experiences as part of a programme of grassroots activities, include activity days, taster sessions, volunteering, community projects, and trips. 6 months into the year, the region has already hosted a number of signature events including the Under 20s World Ice Hockey Championships and the LGBT National Youth Gathering. More exciting youth events are planned for the rest of the year, including Youth Beatz, the National Young Leaders Festival, and a show stopping closing event for the region. My Pod is a popular attraction at all for events, providing a seating area for young people, youth information, games consoles, DJ decks, its own electric supply, and inflatable games. My Pod is available for all kinds of community events throughout the year to promote opportunities for young people aged 8 to 25 years to get involved. Councillor Adam Wilson, Young People’s Champion, said: “My Pod is already a valuable and well used resource in our Youth Work Service so it is only right that it is re-branded for the Year of Young People 2018. My Pod is seen regularly at events and is always a popular attraction. I’d encourage any organisation organising an event to book now.” To book My Pod for free for your event, email [email protected]last_img read more