Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Taylor Ferns drives in USAC midget doubleheader at Kokomo Speedway

Taylor Ferns finished fourth and sixth in heat races at the Kokomo Grand Prix, a USAC Honda Midget Series doubleheader at Kokomo Speedway last weekend.
Ferns, of Shelby Township, finished 16th in a semifinal race.
Rico Abreu of St. Helena, Calif., won both feature races in a Toyota.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Detroit Cougars begin RPFL preseason against Chicago on May 16

Here is the schedule for the Detroit Cougars, a Rivals Professional Football League team that will play its home games at Mount Clemens High School:
Preseason
May 16, Chicago
May 23, Akron
May 30, Southern Michigan
June 6, Akron
Regular season
June 13, at Southern Michigan
June 20, Chicago
June 27, Akron
July 5, at Southern Michigan
July 11, Open

July 18, Akron

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

2014 USAC Silver Crown schedule

Here is the schedule for the 2014 USAC Silver Crown Series for sprint cars. Taylor Ferns of Shelby Township plans to run the entire schedule.
April 6, Terre Haute, IN/Terre Haute Action Track (Kody Swanson winner)
May 17, Indianapolis, IN/Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
May 22, Indianapolis, IN/Indiana State Fairgrounds
June 14, Madison, IL/Gateway Motorsports Park
June 29, Millington, TN/Memphis International Raceway
July 24, Indianapolis, IN/Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
August 1, Belleville, KS/Belleville High Banks
August 16, Springfield, IL/Illinois State Fairgrounds
August 31, DuQuoin, IL/DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
September 20, Rossburg, OH/Eldora Speedway
October 11, Syracuse, NY/New York State Fairgrounds

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NASCAR drivers exceed 200 mph during Michigan International Speedway tire test

Michigan International Speedway is still a palace of speed.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer said he went 217 mph during the Wednesday morning session during a Goodyear tire test at the 2-mile track.
"That's white-of-your-eyes fast," Bowyer told reporters and staffers at the track.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Greg Biffle, Ryan Newman and Trevor Bayne also participated in the test.
Earnhardt Jr. said he reached speeds of 212-215 mph on the straightaways and about 180 in turns.
Greg Biffle tests at MIS
“This is one of our better tracks, and our fans will probably say the same,” Earnhardt said. “Having the success here over the last four or five years has given us a lot of confidence when we come here, and I think that’s why Goodyear brings us to test.
“I enjoy racing here. It’s a fun track. The asphalt is really aging well and it’s just going to keep getting better and better over the next couple of years.”
MIS was repaved in 2012, and drivers have since posted testing, practice and qualifying speeds that rank among the fastest in NASCAR.
The track hosts Sprint Cup races on June 15 and Aug. 17.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

NCAA update: UConn 4, Big Ten 1

Connecticut has won four NCAA men's basketball tournament championships, all since 1999.
That's as close to UCLA-like as any program has been in the last 15 years.
Since 1999, while the Huskies have won four titles, the entire Big Ten has won one, by Michigan State in 2000.
Duke, Florida and North Carolina have won two apiece since '99.

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Taylor Ferns competes in season-opening USAC Silver Crown race

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, Calif., won the Sumar Classic, a USAC Silver Crown Series presented by Traxxas race at Terre Haute Action Track in Indiana on April 6.
Taylor Ferns of Shelby Township qualified 18th and finished 19th in the 100-lap sprint car feature on the half-mile dirt track.
Fastest qualifier Tracy Hines finished second and Jerry Coons Jr. third.
Ferns plans to run the full Silver Crown schedule this season in the No. 35 Motor City Transport Inc. Beast that features a Toyota engine.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Detroit Grand Prix seeks volunteers for May-June event on Belle Isle

More than 1,200 volunteers are needed to help put on the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix May 30-June 1, event spokesman Merrill Cain said. Go to www.DetroitGP.com and click on the VOLUNTEER tab to learn more and sign up to be a Detroit Grand Prix Association volunteer.
In order to join the DGPA and volunteer, individuals must pay a $15 registration fee.  DGPA members have access to benefits including credentials for all three days of the Grand Prix, a volunteer uniform, a DGPA membership patch, a lapel pin, free off-island parking during race weekend, access to pre- and post-event parties and lunch provided all three days.  Volunteers are required to work a minimum of 25 hours during race weekend, with shifts set up depending on the volunteer area.
This year’s event will include concerts, BMX demonstrations, Monster Truck rides, displays featuring Detroit’s top sports teams and more. On the track, the weekend will once again include two IndyCar Series races – the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans.  Along with the IndyCar races, the event will feature the new unified sports car series, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, two Pirelli World Challenge Series races and for the first time in Detroit, the high-flying trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck Series.

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