Three repeat winners at Davenport

first_imgBy Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (May 27) – Going into Friday’s races at Davenport Speedway, no driver had won more than one point paying feature this season. Now there are three.The Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models continued their streak of different winners as Brunson Behning captured his first victory of the year at Davenport.Jay Chenoweth led the first couple laps before falling off the pace. Andy Nezworski led one lap before yielding to Behning, who led to the checkered flag. Ray Guss Jr. tracked Behning down but could only get to within a couple of car lengths. Nezworski held on for third, with Rob Toland fourth. Matt Ryan came from dead last to finish fifth.In the Eriksen IMCA Modifieds, Mitch Morris posted his second victory of the season. Chris Lawrence led the first handful of laps, with Rick Ratliff leading the next five. On lap 11, Morris went to the front and led the remaining laps despite two late race cautions.Joe Beal was the big mover on the evening. Beal use the high line to drive from 21st starting position to second. Bruce Hanford finished third, followed by Doug Crampton and Dakota Hayden.Tony Olson led the final 12 laps of the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod main. The win was his second of the season. Andrew Burk battled to a second-place finish over Jarrett Franzen. Phil Anderson made a late race move to take fourth. Dan Anderson completed the top five.last_img read more

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Cricket News India eye clean sweep in Twenty20s, West Indies aim to end tour on high

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Test series was totally dominated by India. In the ODIs, the West Indies showed some spark and put up a fight but Virat Kohli, on top of his game, inspired his team to a 3-1 series win. In Twenty20s, it was expected that the West Indies would be the dominators, considering that they held a 5-2 advantage over India heading into this series.However, two matches later, West Indies are on the brink of a 3-0 capitulation in what was considered their best chance to break their drought in India. Kolkata showed the one-sided nature of the contest while in Lucknow, they were blown away by a hurricane called Rohit Sharma as he plundered a record fourth century in the format.Read More |Harmanpreet Kaur reveals secret behind big hitting in World T20Now, after the five-day break due to the Diwali celebrations, the West Indies end their tour with a final Twenty20 International at the Chepauk stadium in Chennai.Kuldeep the bogeyIn both losses, Kuldeep Yadav has been the pivotal factor for the West Indies. He has picked up five wickets in two games and Denesh Ramdin has admitted that the Windies have struggled to pick Kuldeep in this series.Read More |David Warner, Steve Smith step together on field for first time“Guys haven’t been able to pick him, and basically he was been one of the threats in the middle overs and unfortunately we couldn’t push on. We played our first game at Eden Gardens, where we were expecting to do well. But we didn’t adapt as well as we should. We didn’t string any partnerships either. T20 banks on momentum and partnerships, and we couldn’t do that,” Ramdin rued.In addition to Kuldeep, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been sensational. However, for the Chennai game, India are resting both Kuldeep and Bumrah. This could give either Washington Sundar or Shahbaz Nadeem the chance. Khaleel Ahmed has been impressive with his pace and he will want to sustain the momentum ahead of the tour to Australia.The batting has had fewer worries. Rohit continues to score centuries for fun but India will be concerned about Shikhar Dhawan’s form, who has endured a lean patch in ODIs as well. In the first game, the middle order did not fire and it needed a solid effort from Krunal Pandya and Dinesh Karthik to help them get over the line.West Indies in disarrayShai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer, the two stars in the ODI series, have struggled in the Twenty20s. The absence of big names like Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine is telling when it comes to the batting, having managed scores of 109 and 124 only.The bowling has impressed in patches, primarily thanks to Oshane Thomas. However, there has been no back-up from the rest of the bowlers. West Indies will be determined to end the tour on a high. This will be the second Twenty20 International in Chennai, with India having lost the first game in 2012 against New Zealand by one run. last_img read more

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