Pollard prevails at Fayette County for first career Deery Series feature win

first_imgFeature results – 1. Eric Pollard, Peosta; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 3. John Emerson, Waterloo; 4. Ty­ler Bruening, Decorah; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 6. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo; 7. Gary Webb, Blue Grass; 8. Curt Martin, Independence; 9. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 10. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 11. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 12. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 13. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 14. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb.; 15. Logan Duffy, Independence; 16. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax; 17. Stacy Griffis, Solon; 18. Ben Seemann, Waterloo; 19. Jill George, Cedar Falls; 20. Todd Malm­strom, Silvis, Ill.; 21. Brian Harris, Davenport; 22. Darren Ackerman, Elk Run Heights; 23. Travis Smock, Independence; 24. Sean Johnson, Independence. WEST UNION, Iowa (July 24) – Eric Pollard had never been to Fayette County Speedway before Wednesday night. The win came in front of a big and boisterous grandstand crowd during the county fair, and followed Pollard’s previous career best Deery finish when he ran fourth at Benton County Speedway on June 27. First-time Deery Brothers Summer Series winner Eric Pollard led all 40 laps of the IMCA Late Model tour main event at Fayette County Speedway Wednesday night. (Photo by Zakary Kriener) “We’d never been to Vinton before and we finished fourth. It was our first time at West Union and we won,” he said. “I’ve never been to Lee County, either. Maybe that’s a good thing.”  Cautions worked to Pollard’s advantage in taking out lapped traffic. The final yellow waved with seven circuits to go but runner-up Andy Eckrich chased Pollard across the stripe two seconds off the pace.  Pollard drew the outside pole start after running second in his heat. He got a big jump on the ini­tial start while pole starter Joel Callahan gave chase from the higher line. “We had watched the ‘B’ feature to see what the track was going to do. The bottom seemed like the place to be and we didn’t make a lot of (setup) changes,” Pollard said. “I thought maybe we’d have to move up but we weren’t going to give up the bottom until we had to.”  John Emerson, Tyler Bruening and Callahan rounded out the top five. Eckrich also took home the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing prize. Pollard led all 40 laps of the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at West Union, earning $2,000 for his IMCA Late Model tour career first victory. Next on the Deery schedule is another $2,000 to win event, on Aug. 2 at Lee County Speedway. Pollard, now the fourth different winner in as many series events so far this season, is hoping his formula for success works again at Donnellson.  “We finished top five in Vinton and it seemed like we got the weight off our shoulders,” he said. “To win tonight and get that trophy was awesome.”  Now he can’t wait to go back.last_img read more

Tyson Fury sets retirement date

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury has revealed he could retire from boxing by the end of the year. The former heavyweight world champion has said he will fight three more times – including against Deontay Wilder next month – before hanging up his gloves. Fury will bid to become a two-weight ruler on February 22 when he challenges Wilder for a second time following their controversial draw in 2018. He could then face Wilder for a third time this summer – leaving just one more fight before he retires. Responding to promoter Lou Di Bella and WBO president Paco Valcarcel’s suggestion he fights Bakhodir Djalolov, the Briton said: “You think I’m going to wait around for a six-fight novice to build up, haha; I got three fights left I’m out.” Fury was dropped twice by Wilder in their first fight but had still done enough to win before the ringside judges scored the bout a draw. The giant Traveller has fought twice since, beating Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin, while Wilder has knocked out Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz. The loser of the rematch will have the right to call for a third fight – and earn 40 per cent of the purse. Should Fury win both fights, he could sign off his career with a clash with Anthony Joshua who regained his three heavyweight titles by outpointing Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch last month. Joshua may first have to face mandatory challengers Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk before any unification clash with either Fury or Wilder. Fury and Wilder will not face the press before fight week in Las Vegas with the former claiming his rival is running scared. He said: “This is Tyson Fury AKA the Gypsy King this is a message to Deontay the Bronze Bomber the big p***y Wilder. “He’s not turned up to any of the media events today, blagging he’s got the flu because he doesn’t want to be in the same room as me because I’ll take him to school. “His management team and his full team are afraid to put Deontay Wilder in the same room as Tyson Fury, facts. “Keep him away Al, keep him away Shelly, keep him away his wife. “Deontay, what a little bitch you’ve become. You can’t even come and see me and be face-to-face with me as you know you’ll be taken to school… p***y.”Tags: Lou Di BellaPaco ValcarcelRetirementTyson Furylast_img read more

Tipp overcome Mary I

first_imgTipperary are into a Waterford Crystal Cup quarter final after defeating Mary Immaculate College last night in Dr. Morris Park.At half time, Mary I were 0-11 to 0-10 clear, with Limerick’s David Reidy scoring six of those first-half points for Eamonn Cregan’s visitors.Despite a gallant Mary I effort, Tipp eventually turned up the intensity to ease past their Limerick opposition, with 2014 Hurler of the Year nominee Callanan collecting a total of 3-7. David Butler helped himself to four points from play and Sean Maher scored an impressive 1-1. David Reidy was Limerick’s leading scorer with a tally of ten points, including eight frees.The final score was Tipperary 4-16 Mary I 1-16.The Tipp side will now play Clare in the quarter final on the 18th of January.last_img read more