IMCA’s centennial season is theme for Super Nationals best looking car contest

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – The sanctioning body’s centennial season was an easy choice for the best look­ing car contest theme at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Ca­sey’s.Best-looking Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods with an IMCA Centen­nial theme will be selected during the Sept. 7-12 event.Voting will be conducted on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in the Fan Zone south of the main grandstand at Boone Speedway for the Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods; Modified and Stock Car best looking car entries will pull onto the front stretch and be determined by fan acclamation during pre-race ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 12.Winners in each division receive trophies. All entries receive mini-doors.Drivers in all four divisions, as well as the Late Models and Sport Compacts bringing tribute cars to Boone receive $100 gift cards from Speedway Motors, marking its 21st year as title sponsor of Super Nationals.“Super Nationals is our biggest event and the perfect platform for celebrating our centennial season,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder commented. “We have had great looking themed cars at Super Nationals each of the last three years and 2015 should be no different.”“I know there are a lot of drivers with serious interest in the history of racing in general and IMCA history in particular,” he continued. “We look forward to seeing their creativity on track at Boone Speedway.”last_img read more

Hero XPulse 200, XPulse 200T: Price expectation, specifications and more details

first_imgCome May 1, 2019, and Hero MotoCorp will launch XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T (Tourer) in India. The two motorcycles will be the new products in the company’s arsenal, which already has the likes of Xtreme 200R, Karizma ZMR, Xtreme Sports, Achiever 150, Passion Pro 110, Splendor Pro, HF Deluxe Eco, Destini 125, Maestro Edge and Pleasure.Hero XPulse 200 is an off-roader, while Hero XPulse 200T is the bike’s touring version and was showcased first at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy.Expectations are that Hero XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T will be priced under Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom). The main rival of Hero XPulse 200 will be Royal Enfield Himalayan. Hero XPulse 200T is the bike’s touring version.Hero XPulse 200 and XPulse 200T will be available with the engine we see with Hero Xtreme 200R. Powering Xtreme 200R is a single-cylinder, air cooled, 2-valve, 4-stroke 199.6 cc engine. This motor makes 18.3 hp and 17.1 Nm of torque and comes with a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox.Since Hero XPulse 200 will be an off-roader, its tyres and suspension will be tuned to meet the off-roading requirements. We are expecting suspension duties to be performed at the front by telescopic forks having 190 mm of travel and a monoshock at the rear having 170 mm of wheel travel. The seat will have a height of 825 mm. The bike might come with a 21-inch wheel at the front and 18-inch wheel at the rear. To enhance the style quotient, the bike will have knuckle guards and engine sump guard as well.On the contrary, Hero XPulse 200T will offer easy and comfortable riding posture based on the touring dynamics. There will be a revision in suspension as well as tyre specifications based on the touring needs. Also, the motorcycle will come with features like a digital speedometer with Bluetooth connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation, LED head and tail lamps and single-channel ABS.advertisementALSO READ | Top 5 upcoming cars in India 2019: Hyundai Venue, MG Hector, Tata Altroz and moreALSO READ | 2020 Hyundai Creta spotted, expected to rival MG Hector, Jeep Compass, Tata HarrierALSO READ | MG Hector new TV commercial featuring Benedict Cumberbatch releasedlast_img read more


first_imgA device used for emergency treatment during life-threatening allergic reactions has skyrocketed in price in the last several months.Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s hearing from dozens of constituents about the rising cost of the EpiPen, which has increased more than 400%.Grassley say he’s received nearly 50 letters in the past few weeks from Iowans who need these devices in case they have a severe reaction, by accidentally eating nuts for example, that threatens to cut off their ability to breathe.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..”is recurring” :16One report says the devices sold in two-packs in 2009 for about $100.EpiPens resemble an ink pen and auto-inject epinephrine, a chemical that narrows blood vessels and opens airways in the lungs.Grassley says he’s concerned the substantial price increase could limit access to a much-needed medication.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..on hand” :15Grassley has written a letter to the C-E-O of Mylan, the Pennsylvania-based company that makes EpiPens, inquiring about the price hikes.Radio Iowalast_img read more

‘It’s a lie’ – Pep refutes explosive Yaya racism claims

first_imgManchester City Guardiola refutes Yaya Toure racism claims: It’s a lie and he knows it Matt Dorman Last updated 1 year ago 19:48 6/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy GuardiolaToureCropped Getty Images Manchester City Yaya Touré Premier League Guardiola African All Stars The Manchester City boss insists that the Ivorian’s explosive quotes, accusing him of racism towards African players, are a complete fabrication Pep Guardiola has rubbished claims from Yaya Toure suggesting he has had “problems with Africans”, stating: “It’s a lie and he knows it.”In an interview with France Football, Toure strongly criticised the Manchester City boss.The veteran midfielder, who was handed a solitary Premier League start in the final season of a hugely successful eight-year stint at the Etihad Stadium, accused Guardiola of having “problems with Africans wherever he goes” and said he was treated as a rival. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move City and Guardiola initially declined to comment on the quotes, but the latter has now made it clear he totally refutes Toure’s comments.”It’s a lie and he knows it,” Guardiola was quoted as saying by Marca in an interview with Catalan station TV3.”We were together for two years and now this is when he says it. He never told me face to face.”Toure and Guardiola have clashed in the past, and his agent, Dimitri Seluk, went one step further, insisting that calling the Catalan a “dog” – which another representative, Mino Raiola, did previously – is too kind to the City boss.”You know, Guardiola cannot be called a dog,” he told Sport24. “Because a dog is a good and kind creature, man’s best friend. But Guardiola, by his very nature, is man’s worst enemy,” he added.Such is the ill-feeling between Toure and Guardiola, Seluk says that the Ivorian would be willing to play for any top-six club next season with a weekly wage of £1, supplemented by selected bonuses.Yaya Toure Pep Guardiola Manchester City 2017-18“At a time when English clubs are spending huge sums of money on players, I officially declare that Yaya is ready to move to any top-six English club as a free agent with a salary of £1 per week,” he said. “As long as a success-based bonus system is in place.”I think a player like Yaya would be good for a club like Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, Tottenham or Liverpool. Yaya is a winner.”That, of course, opens the door to a potential cross-city move for Toure, who could join United and work under Jose Mourinho.Toure made his final appearance for City in a 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion in May.The 35-year-old has enjoyed a sparkling career at the Etihad Stadium, winning three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two League Cups and the Community Shield, making over 300 appearances and scoring a total of 79 goals.last_img read more