SPENCER, Iowa – Their consistency has put Kelly Shryock and Joel Rust in the top two spots in point standings for the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour.Both will be looking to earn the series championship when the IMCA Modified tour concludes with events on Monday, Aug. 7 at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer and Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta.Shryock’s runner-up finish in the most recent tour feature at Dubuque put him back in first in the points race. The veteran from Fertile has finished outside the top five just once through the first seven tour events of the season while Rust owns four top-five showings.Monday’s main event at Spencer pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $200 to start while the Alta race pays $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start. Both features are qualifiers for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The Buena Vista Raceway feature winner pockets an additional $100 for each tour race they competed at this season, courtesy of IMCA.Pit gates at Clay County open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $30.Both the gates and the grandstand at BVR open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors 65 and over, veterans and students ages 13-18. Kids 12 and under get in for $2 or free with the donation on a non-perishable food item to be given to an area food bank. Pit passes are $25 for adults and $15 for kids ages 6-10.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on both Monday and Wednesday cards. All IMCA points, including track, will be awarded in all divisions each night.More information about the Clay County Fair Speedway show is available by calling 712 580-3000, ext. 217, and about the Buena Vista Raceway show on Facebook and the www.buenavistaraceway.com website.Other IMCA Modified Speedweek events include the Aug. 8 Harris Clash at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City and the Aug. 10 Night of 1,000 Stars, Aug. 11 Night of 10,000 Stars and Aug. 12 Shryock Memorial All-Star special, all at Hancock County Speedway in Britt.All six race programs will be broadcast by IMCATV.Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, 256; 2. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, 252; 3. Kyle Brown, Madrid, 195; 4. Todd Shute, Des Moines, 193; 5. Jacob Murray, Hartford, 191; 6. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 183; 7. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 167; 8. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 149; 9. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 133; 10. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, 119; 11. Kurt Kile, Nichols, 109; 12. Tim Ward, Harcourt, 108; 13. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck, 104; 14. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., and David Brown, Kellogg, both 102; 16. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, 95; 17. Shane DeMey, Denison, 92; 18. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 88; 19. Jesse Hoeft, Forest City, 86; 20. John Emerson, Waterloo, 83.
GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020 Share Related Articles GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 The Governance of FTSE100 GVC Holdings has this morning published its pre-close full-year 2018 trading statement, detailing that it anticipates delivering an FY EBITDA in the range of £750-755m – ‘ahead of current market consensus’.Completing a landmark year for its business, having merged and integrated the assets of Ladbrokes Coral, GVC governance points to strong growth across its enlarged digital portfolio – up 19% on full-year NGR.The betting group highlights continued digital progress, despite competing against tougher comparatives, with governance further detailing that GVC brands record market share gains across core operational territories.“Growth remained impressive across all major territories with legacy GVC sports brands NGR 21% ahead and legacy Ladbrokes Coral sports brands NGR 9% ahead, including 12% NGR growth in the UK sports brands,” GVC detailed in its performance update.At a retail level, GVC anticipates that like-for-like full-year NGR will be delivered at -3% below 2017 results, as the FTSE betting group adjusts to a tougher UK retail environment for bookmakers.Updating the market GVC Group Chief Executive Kenneth Alexander (CEO) said: “The Group’s performance in 2018 has been excellent with the strong momentum reported at Q3 continuing into Q4. We are materially outperforming the market and taking share in all of our major territories.“As the Group carries this momentum forward into the new year and starts to deliver the opportunities provided by both the Ladbrokes Coral integration and our sports-betting joint-venture in the US with MGM Resorts, the Board is confident that the Group is very well placed for a successful 2019.”GVC governance intends to release its preliminary full-year 2018 results on 5 March 2019.