Category: ovwawlrmuwlt

COVID-19 lesson – Insiders urge youngsters not to neglect education in pursuit of sporting ambitions

first_imgWith the COVID-19 pandemic bringing the sporting world to a halt and eroding the earning ability of sportsmen and women all over the world, there is a renewed call for young local athletes to prioritise the continuation of their education upon leaving high school. Over the years, several of the island’s high-school stars have opted to go professional straight out of high school or before completing university, choosing to put their education on hold in pursuit of their athletic ambitions. However, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association general secretary, Garth Gayle; acting principal of G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, Maurice Wilson, and Edwin Allen’s head coach Michael Dyke all pointed to the present realities as a warning to young athletes about the importance of a strong educational foundation.“As an educator, I would encourage all student-athletes to consider their education first and foremost. Yes, athletics, or sports in general, is a good avenue for student-athletes to make headway for their future, but this headway must be education, which is academics, as they are able to take any pathway that becomes available to them,” said Gayle, who is also the principal at Charlemont High School.Several major sporting events such as the Olympic Games have been postponed while major earners such as the Diamond League have seen some meets already cancelled. Locally, every major sport has been affected. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN “We have seen what COVID-19 has done, causing an entire shutdown of one season, where earnings have decreased, but with education, there is always something to benefit from. They (athletes) must always put education in the forefront of their minds as injuries can also take them away from the sport while with education, one can still have a job to take care of their bills.”Gayle drew reference to athletes in the past, who have balanced well, such as Olympic pioneer Dr Arthur Wint, who was a practising doctor. That balance is shared with contemporaries such as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sherone Simpson, Hansle Parchment, Michael Frater, and several others, who have excelled both on the track and in the classroom. Wilson, who is also the head coach of Sprint Tech Track Club, believes that the pandemic will be a lesson for all those involved in sports.“I am not sure if COVID-19 will make a difference in young athletes thinking about education first, but it must be a lesson to all those who are involved in sports, including coaches, administrators, and parents, that it is of critical importance, irrespective of how talented they are, that they are given an opportunity to further their education whether it is theoretically or occupational in nature. They must have something they can fall back on in case of an injury or if their track and field career is not successful,” Wilson said. Dyke, who came under fire from some sections recently after allowing his top charge Kevona Davis to sign for the University of Texas instead of going professional, also chipped in.“I always believe that student-athletes should ensure they acquire an education regardless of their talents or performances over the years because the lifespan in track and field or sports is very short, short in the sense for, say, eight -10 years, and you will have to be exceptional to be there for that long and earning enough to keep you after sports, so acquiring an education will enable you to stabilise your life after the sport,” Dyke offered.last_img read more

Break the Cycle 2020: event update and how to help

first_imgThe event was scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 28th, with cyclists choosing to ride 40, 60 or 100 miles for Bristol Bears Community Foundation, Bristol City Robins Foundation or Bristol Sport Foundation.Despite the postponement, supporters of the event can still take part in their very own Break the Cycle, while raising vital funds for the sporting charities during this difficult period.HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?Break the Cycle relies heavily on support from partners, sponsors and the attraction of using Ashton Gate Stadium, and so we will be cutting the entry fee to just £5 to support the on-going work of the charities based at Ashton Gate Stadium.TO GET INVOLVED, SIMPLY:Get on the bike and cycle a minimum distance of 30miles*Nominate three people on social media to do the same (using #BreakTheCycle2020)Donate £5 by clicking here* Please ensure that you follow Government guidance and observe social distancing rules whilst cycling.In return, we will be giving away fantastic money can’t buy sporting prizes, for the highest individual fundraiser, one for the highest fundraising team of four people, as well as a fantastic variety of raffle prizes, selected at random from everyone who has donated £5. We would like to wholeheartedly thank you for your support of the event, we need it now more than ever.last_img read more

From Germany: Ralph Hasenhüttl on verge of taking over at Southampton,…

first_imgGermany’s SportBild report Ralph Hasenhüttl is on the verge of taking over at Southampton. They report, as a matter fo fact ‘New job for Ralph Hasenhüttl!’The Premier League club announced on Monday that they’ve parted ways with Mark Hughes, with the club in the relegation zone and having a troubled start to the current season.A 2-2 draw against Manchester United on Saturday wasn’t enough to keep the Welshman in his job, and it would appear Southampton have been working behind the scenes to identify his replacement.SportBild make it clear their claim is according to their own information, and they explain Hasenhüttl will ‘fulfil his dream’ of managing outside of Germany.Embed from Getty ImagesThe coach left RB Leipzig in May after a positive couple of years with the Bundesliga club, and has been without a position since.English bookmakers initially installed Quique Sanchez Flores as the odds on favourite for the job, but there’s been no coverage of that in the Spanish Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undolast_img read more

Club making moves so they can sign Man United player, working…

first_imgThis morning, we’ve covered the front page news from Tuttosport which said Matteo Darmian’s transfer from Manchester United to Juventus is getting pretty close. It’s been said that the Old Lady are paying €4m for a loan deal, with a right to buy at the end of the season for another €8m. The move, however, would depend on the departure of Leonardo Spinazzola, who should leave to make way for the new signing.Now website Calcio Mercato brings an update on the situation, with similar claims, saying Juve’s option to buy would be between €10m and €12m, without mentioning a fee for the loan.Regarding Spinazzola, they say talks for his exit ongoing. There’s already an agreement between Juventus and Bologna, and the player is now evaluating the option.Embed from Getty ImagesIn case Bologna don’t get to sign him, there’s also Sampdoria as the second possibility.Either way, it looks like things are getting done so Darmian can soon join the Old Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

Club tabled offer worth €33m for Arsenal player – Another club…

first_imgArsenal right-back Héctor Bellerín has emerged as a transfer target for Barcelona, and this has been discussed in the Catalan media over the past two days. Sport first came out with a report stating the Barca technical secretary has held talks with the Gunners sporting director, Edu, to ask about the conditions for signing the 25-year-old.On Thursday, Mundo Deportivo explained the La Liga side can only sign the Spaniard if they find a ‘good buyer’ for Nélson Semedo.This has been backed up journalist Miguel Rico in today’s edition of the Mundo Deportivo, and he also provides information about the competition Barca will face to complete his signing.Rico states it’s an ‘irrefutable fact’ that the defender is on the Blaugrana’s transfer list.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Spanish side’s idea is to sell Semedo and invest part of the money from his sale to sign the north London club’s fullback.According to the claims, Ronald Koeman’s side ‘do not want to pay’ in excess of €20-25m for Bellerín.Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Mikel Arteta’s right-back, and Mundo add the Ligue 1 winners have already tabled an offer of €28m plus €5m in variables to acquire Bellerín’s services.There’s no mention if either the player or Arsenal have accepted PSG’s Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayHero Wars根本不可能获得这个宝藏!来证明我们错了Hero WarsUndoTip ParentsBaby Keeps Waking Up With Scratches, Mom Checks Camera And Calls CopsTip ParentsUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoDaily Sport XShe Was A Legendary Actress – Today She Works 9 To 5Daily Sport XUndoRich HousesCosplay Costumes That Went A Little Too FarRich HousesUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoInvest With VICShe collects rental-like income every month! See how she does it!Invest With VICUndoFree HubThe 15 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldFree HubUndolast_img read more

Oakridge girls soccer team shuts down Ravenna in a WMC game

first_img FOX Sports: Stream live NFL, College Footbal… Share Inappropriate / Offensive DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Not relevant Inappropriate / Offensive $15.29$17.99 Inappropriate / Offensive A Warrior’s Heart Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. ENDS IN ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Displayed poorly Bestseller Ads by Amazon ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY × (8187) × $0.00 × Not relevant Displayed poorly Shop Now Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Franklin Sports MLB Electronic Baseball … Inappropriate / Offensive ENDS IN Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller Displayed poorly Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Other Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Fox Sports Go Add Comments (Max 320 characters) Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (1461) Not relevant Report a problem This item is… Report a problem This item is… Add Comments (Max 320 characters) × Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Not relevant Other Report a problem This item is… × Bestseller Add Comments (Max 320 characters) The League DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again.center_img Other Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. × Other DEAL OF THE DAY Dude Perfect Signature Bow Nerf Sports Bi… (35539) Inappropriate / Offensive Report a problem This item is… × Bestseller $59.99 (124) Other DEAL OF THE DAY Mail Report a problem This item is… ENDS IN (1862) Not relevant $3.99 Displayed poorly Displayed poorly ENDS IN Inappropriate / Offensive LocalSportsJournal.comThe Oakridge girls soccer team found the back of the net once in each half on its way to a 2-0 win over Ravenna in a West Michigan Conference game.The Eagles were led by Lanessa Meyers and Alexis Florez with a goal each while Camri Florez and Karina Schneider chipped in with an assist apiece.Oakridge goalkeeper Brooke Ruel stopped all four shots she faced.The Bulldogs are now 7-3-3 on the season and 3-3-1 in conference play.Ravenna’s Kaylea Young stopped 10 shots on goal. Other ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY (1009) Not relevant Other Report a problem This item is… $26.86$49.99 Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. (33138) Displayed poorly Share Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Special… Inappropriate / Offensive $0.00 $0.00 Displayed poorly Report a problem This item is… $14.99 (22) Not relevant ENDS IN Displayed poorly DEAL OF THE DAY Inappropriate / Offensive NBC Sports Not relevant Other Shares × Bestseller Thank you! This will help us improve your ad experience. We will try not to show you such ads again. Ads by Amazonlast_img read more

List wins Nigerian Independence Day Golf

first_imgDaniel List returned a net score of 54 to win this year’s Nigeria Independence Day Open Golf Championship which teed off at the Achimota Golf Course in Accra on Saturday.He was followed in the second position by J.K. Kally with 67 net who beat Victor Danku on count-back, Yoo Sun placed fourth with 68 net, while Frank Adu took the fifth position with 70 net.In the Ladies segment, ever-green Mona Myres-Lamptey came first with 68 net, Pavelyn Tendai Musaka took the second position with 69 net, while Victoria Sosu-Adatsi placed third with 73 net.The one-day 18-Hole Medal Play event, which was open to amateur golfers throughout the country, attracted about 100 golfers.The championship was organized by Global Media Alliance in association with the Nigerian High Commission and sponsored by Amal Bank Ghana, United Bank for Africa, Intercontinental Bank, Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, Zenith Bank, IGI Insurance Limited and Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited.Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana who was the guest of honour said the event formed part of activities marking the 48th anniversary celebrations of Nigeria’s Independence. He hoped that through sports the cordial relationship between Ghana and Nigeria would continue to be strengthened and praised the late Dr Kwame Nkrumah for the pioneering role he played in ensuring Ghana’s Independence.Senator Obanikoro gave the assurance that the event would be played in the ensuing years.In another development, Emmanuel Mensah Kwame returned a gross score of 153 to win the 20th Annual Ghana Seniors Amateur Open Golf Championship at the Tema Country Golf course on Sunday.Gyima Kwakye came second with 170 gross, beating S.D. Odame on count-back while Paul List placed fourth with 171 gross.In the Ladies encounter, Joy Arkutu came first with 173 gross followed by Margaret Owusu-Baah at second position with 176 gross with Florence Etwi-Barimah placing third with 180 gross.In the Handicap Division for Men, Sam Opoku came first with 140 net, Peter Fiagbe took the second position with 144 net while Ampiaw Osei followed in third position with 149 gross. The two prizes in the Ladies Handicap were won by Grace Amoah and Esther Amedzro with 144 and 153 nets respectively.The two-day 36-Hole event, opened to senior golfers aged 55 years and above was sponsored by Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL).Professor George W.K. Ntsiful, President of the Ghana Golf Association commended the company for sponsoring the event.He called on other corporate bodies, banks and institutions to help develop the sport in the country.Mr Yaw Agyeman Duah, Managing Director of GOIL was assisted by Prof. Ntsiful to present prizes to the winners. Source: GNAlast_img read more

Hilary Duff had “reached a breaking point” with chain-smoking neighbor she trashed online, says rep

first_imgABC/Eric McCandless(NEW YORK) — After Hilary Duff, star of the TV series Younger, took to social media on Wednesday to call out a chain-smoking neighbor, Dieter Addison, her rep told ABC News that the actress’ outburst has been a long time coming.“Hilary and her young son have been subjected to excessive secondhand smoke, late-night noise, garbage in the hallways, and an overall hazardous living environment from this man for months now,” the representative said.  “She tried numerous times in polite ways to handle this situation, including countless sessions with the landlords of the building. As every mother knows, protecting your kid has to come first and foremost and that is her primary goal. She reached a breaking point after a 15 hour work day and yet another sleepless night.”Wednesday, Duff reportedly trashed Addison to her 9.2 million Instagram followers, claiming that his parents pay his rent and he’s “never worked a day in [his] life.”In an interview with The New York Post, Addison admitted he’s a chain smoker but claims he doesn’t smoke marijuana. He added that he hired an attorney after he began receiving “hate mail and threats” from Duff’s fans, and is “scared for his life.”Addison further claims he called the police on Duff’s boyfriend, Matthew Koma, Wednesday after Koma allegedly “barged in and tried to punch me in the face.”A NYPD spokesperson told ABC News only that police responded to a 911 call for a dispute inside a residence. Upon arrival, authorities were told by a 26-year-old victim that he’d had a dispute with another male at the location. No injuries were visible, and police took a report for harassment.Duff’s rep told People magazine “there was no altercation whatsoever,” adding, “Koma went over today and asked politely yet again for [Addison] to take his smoking outside so as not to impact others.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Can-Am Shootout passing clinics pay off for Hagen and Schroeder

first_imgWILLISTON, N.D. (May 20-21) – After putting on a pair of passing clinics, Travis Hagen and Chris Schroeder proved they knew how to stay at the front.Hagen won the Friday opener and Schroeder took the Saturday checkers at Williston Basin Speedway’s Can-Am Shootout.Both drivers earned $1,000 for their Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victories and a berth on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational accompanied Schroeder’s checkers. Hagen was already vote eligible, having won a Can-Am show last summer.Jason Wolla was runner-up both nights, by half a car length on Friday and by two car lengths on Saturday.Hagen started 13th in Friday’s 25-lapper. He made the middle line work in getting to the front, passing Wolla with two laps to go and then hanging on for the win.“I’d gotten a good restart after a caution with five or six laps to go,” said Hagen, the winner for the first time this season Sunday at Nodak Speedway. “Both Jason and I were able to check out on the rest of the field after the next restart. He was fast, I was fast, we were equally fast. It was a good race.”Wayne Johnson, John Flory and 18th starting Ed Turnbull completed the top five.Sixth on Friday, Schroeder lined up eighth in Saturday’s starting grid. He was set up to run the top groove, passing John Flory and then Justin Medler for the lead before the first caution came with 17 circuits to go.A timely yellow later in the contest was thrown as Schroeder was catching up with the back of the field. The final caution resulted in a green, white, checkered finish and while Wolla was able to pull alongside, he never found a way past Schroeder.“We knew we had to get a good restart after that last caution. Jason got alongside me but couldn’t pass. I got the momentum on the high side and got it done,” Schroeder said following his career third victory at his hometown track. “This was a huge win, our biggest yet.”He’d add a big post-race plug to wife Sarah and kids Christian, Cynthia, Lyrik, Sage and Cashton.Wolla had raced his way into contention from 12th starting. Hagen started 11th and finished third, Robert Hellebust started way back in 21st and finished fourth, and fifth was Hank Berry.Other Friday winners were Joren Boyce in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Vance Tomlinson in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Eric Laudenschlager in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.Saturday checkers flew for Dalton Flory in the Stocks, Andrew Bertsch in the Hobbies and Brock Beeter in the Northern SportMods.Feature ResultsMay 20 – 1. Travis Hagen; 2. Jason Wolla; 3. Wayne Johnson; 4. John Flory; 5. Ed Turnbull; 6. Chris Schroeder; 7. Eric Sinness; 8. Tommy Lee; 9. Travis Peery; 10. Hank Berry; 11. Joey Price; 12. Kody Scholpp; 13. Ryan Wolla; 14. Troy Heupel; 15. Donavon Sorenson; 16. Jeremy Sorenson; 17. Darin Wendt; 18. Tim Sorenson; 19. Justin Medler; 20. Mark Neu; 21. Dalton Flory; 22. Jamall Wold; 23. Mike Hagen; 24. Robert Hellebust.May 21 – 1. Schroeder; 2. Jason Wolla; 3. Travis Hagen; 4. Hellebust; 5. Berry; 6. John Flory; 7. Turnbull; 8. Heupel; 9. Sinness; 10. Jeremy Sorenson; 11. Jerad Thelen; 12. Darrin Schatz; 13. Dalton Flory; 14. Pete Bradley; 15. Ed Conlin; 16. Tommy Lee; 17. Joey Price; 18. Scholpp; 19. Peery; 20. Donavon Sorenson; 21. Medler; 22. William Kinden; 23. Tim Sorenson; 24. Shawn Nostdahl.last_img read more

Car count nears record at Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 8) – Modifieds and Stock Cars fill the card for the first of two Thursday IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s programs at Boone Speedway.Two hundred and fifty-nine Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and 191 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars see heat race action. Those numbers bring the total car count to 872, just four shy of the Super Nationals record set last year.This is the ninth straight year that car counts have exceeded 800 at Super Nationals.Twenty Stock Car and 30 Modified heats set the stage for two qualifying features in both division.Each feature sends four drivers to the inside row of respective main events on Saturday.*Rookie Clay Money of Penokee, Kan., has had the Money Man nickname since his days in a go-kart but he’d trade that moniker for Main Event Qualifier.“With so many good drivers here, it would mean everything for me to make the show in my first year,” he said. “I’ve really enjoyed Super Nationals so far. It’s something everyone needs to experience.”The RPM Speedway regular has five feature wins to his credit thus far in 2016.“What I want to do here is run up front as much as I can,” he said. “As long as we’re going forward in our heat, ‘B’ or feature, that’s the main thing.”*Hoosier Kurt Nahre raced at Super Nationals when Wayne Larson won the Modified championship in 1990.He’s back in Boone this year with son Schuyler, who will make his Super Nationals debut from the pole of the second Modified heat.“There’s a lot going on here,” understated Schuyler. “There are a lot of cars from a lot of different places.”The younger Nahre, from Indianapolis, has raced at Marshalltown and Boone earlier this season and was complimentary of both IMCA rules and affordability.“I want to learn as much as I can this week,” he said. “I want to come back here and be better.”“We love Super Nationals,” his dad added. “We wish it was closer to home.”Team Nahre towed 550 miles to return to Boone.*It’s a long-time Super Nationals spectator and first-time competitor who drew the pole for the first Modified heat.Michael Maggard of Springfield, Mo., has come to Boone as a fan for the last nine years. His view will be very different when he takes the green flag from inside the front row in Modified heat number one early this afternoon.“I drew the pole for Super Nationals on my birthday,” he noted. “That was the best gift you could ask for.”“What I like about IMCA is the competition and they make everything equal,” Maggard added. “Super Nationals is a race everyone wants to win.*Last-chance qualifiers on Wednesday sent the final six to Saturday main events for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods.Chanse Hollatz of Clear Lake won the Hobby Stock last-chance race, ahead of  Zac Smith of Mason City, Dustin Lynch of Boone, Jason Kohl of Missouri Valley, Myles Michehl of Fort Dodge and Matt Olson of Morton, Minn.Algona’s Benjamin Schultze was the Northern SportMod winner, ahead of Austin Howes of Memphis, Mo., Sam Wieben of Dysart, Josh Pfeifer of St. Paul, Neb., James Kleinheskel of Columbus, Neb., and Danny Myrvold of Westbrook, Minn.*Imperial, Calif.’s Lance Mari was elected to start his first Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. He’s hoping to have a starting spot in Saturday’s big show nailed down before the Friday invite.“Hopefully I can make it into the main event here in about four hours,” said Mari, who will start outside row two in the 16th heat, with drivers from seven different states. “Then we can focus on representing ourselves well in the All-Star race.”A five-time feature winner this season, Mari logged most of his starts at Cocopah, Canyon, Arizona Speedway and Central Arizona and had a pair of All-Star ballot qualifying victories to his credit.“I was glad, really glad, to get the phone call from IMCA telling me I’d been elected to the All-Star Invitational,” said Mari, looking to park his MRT in victory lane at the conclusion of the 13th annual event.He’ll compete at his third Super Nationals. Mari is among the long tow contenders, having traveled 1,741 miles to get to Boone.*When he took the right turn out of the pit area last September, Will Ward promised himself that he’d return to Boone Speedway and Super Nationals.The Cobbleskill, N.Y., clipper will put what he learned in 2015 to the test from the front of the outside row of this afternoon’s 21st heat.“We were way off last year, but we learned a lot about carrying speed and rounding corners,” he said. “It’s fun to race a track with banking like this.”Ward has won a career-best 12 features this season and clinched the track title at Skyline Raceway Park.“We had eight wins last year,” he said. “Once we got to this year we thought we were doing good. Then we added a couple more.”*last_img read more