James collects top check at Mark Howard Memorial

first_imgThe second half of the feature became an all-out battle for the top spot.  James briefly lost the lead with a handful of laps remaining before reclaiming the position on the next corner. Rounding out Saturday’s top five were Nick Trenchard, Chad Groves and B.J. Wild. Sanders showed a lot of speed but had his hands full in the last couple of laps. Jorddon Braaten made a final lap gamble to beat Sanders to the line and pick up the victory.  It was the fourth local win for Braaten, which also ties him for the most in 2019 in the division locally. Bricen James got the best of 40-plus Mark Howard Memorial Modified Nationals foes from across the Pacific Northwest in earning the $2,600, 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying vic­tory.  Modifieds – 1. Bricen James; 2. Collen Winebarger; 3. Nick Trenchard; 4. Chad Groves; 5. B.J. Wild; 6. Jake Mayden; 7. Dustin Cady; 8. Mark Carrell; 9. Grey Ferrando; 10. Aaron Sheelar; 11. Paul Rea; 12. Jimmy Whisler; 13. Kevin Williamson; 14. Eston Whisler; 15. Steven Sturdevant; 16. Andy Freeman; 17. Gus Cooper; 18. Evan Britton; 19. Ray Bloom; 20. Jesse Williamson; 21. Derick Young; 22. Matt Jenner; 23. Curtis Towns; 24. Ryan Baker. COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 24) – The top driver in Shaw Race Cars Western Region stand­ings raced to the top payday of his IMCA Modified career Saturday at Cottage Grove Speedway.  Bricen James was the $2,600 IMCA Modified feature winner Saturday, at Cottage Grove Speed­way’s Mark Howard Memorial Nationals. The top-paying victory of James’ career put him on the ballot for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. (Photo by JRP Race Photos) James took advantage of the pole start and put his mount in front of the rest of the field to lead the first lap. He had some fast company behind him but numerous cautions over the first 26 cir­cuits took lapped traffic out of the picture.    Northern SportMods – 1. Jorddon Braaten; 2. Isaac Sanders; 3. Tanner Krohling; 4. Jordan Henry; 5. Matt Sanders; 6. David Schmidt; 7. Braxton Possinger; 8. Daniel Ray; 9. Doug Coffman; 10. Aaron Bloom; 11. Donald Bandfield; 12. Skyler Winebarger; 13. Wyatt Westfall; 14. Travis Pruitt; 15. Mike Wilcox; 16. Shawn Hand; 17. Brandon Wilson; 18. Gavin Ropchan; 19. K.C. Scott; 20. Justin Ryker. It was non-stop action in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature.  Tanner Krohling set the tone early and was the trailblazer for the first seven laps. Isaac Sanders made it around Krohling on lap eight and pulled away for the rest of the field.   By Ben Deatherage Sanders finished second while Krohiling ended his night in third. James held all challengers at bay to win his first career Mark Howard Memorial Modified Nation­als.  He is the seventh different driver to have had such an honor of accomplishing such a feat.  It is also his fourth win of the season at Cottage Grove, which ties him for the most wins in the divi­sion this year. Collen Winebarger ended in second after running down and challenging the leader for the vast majority of the event. Feature Resultslast_img read more

Hearts of Oak secures lucrative sponsorship deal with FERO Mobile

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak have secured a lucrative sponsorship deal with FERO Mobile Phones.The Accra-based electronic company will be awarding their products to the club’s man of the match and player of the month winners.The club in a statement said ” Accra Hearts of Oak is delighted to announce FERO MOBILE PHONES as the club’s official Man-of-the-Match and Player-of-the-Month (POTM) sponsors.””Electracom Limited, distributors of FERO MOBILE PHONES in Ghana, reached successful agreement with Hearts to sponsor the club’s MOTM and POTM awards for the second round of the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League season.”As part of the deal, Hearts Man-of-the-Match and Player-of-the-Month winners will take home a sleek FERO MOBILE PHONE, a cash prize, and a polo shirt, after every single match and month. The club have announced their second sponsorship of the month after a contract with GOIL was extended.last_img read more