Birmingham Residential: Guarding the town jewel

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Heckman hauls Hanford IMCA Modified mail, Speedweek SportMod checkers fly for Curran

first_imgA spirited battle for second went to Bobby Hogge IV while Troy Foulger was third over “B” qualifi­ers Paul Stone and Alex Stanford. By Stephanie Deatherage  Kyle Heckman ruled over a field of 64 IMCA Modified entries, earning $1,000 and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth for his impressive Friday night California IMCA Speedweek fea­ture win at Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairground. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com) Modifieds – 1. Kyle Heckman; 2. Bobby Hogge IV; 3. Troy Foulger; 4. Paul Stone; 5. Alex Stan­ford; 6. Brian Cass; 7. Jake Pake; 8. Collen Winebarger; 9. Cody Burke; 10. Jerry Flippo; 11. Robby Sawyer; 12. Brad Pounds; 13. Bryan Clark; 14. Danny Wagner; 15. Clint Rechenbach; 16. Steve Noland; 17. Troy Morris III; 18. Andy Obertello; 19. Buddy Kniss; 20. Kellen Chadwick.  Heckman handled lapped traffic perfectly, earning $1,000 and a spot on the 2021 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot while becoming the fifth different winner in as many Speedweek events. Garrett Jernagan brought a streak of four straight Northern SportMod wins into the night but was a quick casualty after getting caught up on a multi-car crash on the original start. Curran took over the lead on the ensuing restart and, after the final caution on lap 16, was pres­sured by Nick Spainhoward.    Spainhoward mounted one last charge on the final circuit but ran out of laps.  Curran took the $750 win ahead of Spainhoward and Doug Hagio.  Brent Curran was the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod winner in the Friday California IMCA Speed­week show at Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairground. (Photo by Tom Macht, www.photofinishphotos.com) Northern SportMods – 1. Brent Curran; 2. Nick Spainhoward; 3. Doug Hagio; 4. Todd Gomez; 5. Ethan Killingsworth; 6. Matt Mayo; 7. Jason Bannister; 8. Tanner Thomas; 9. Jarrod Mounce; 10. Brock Crawford; 11. Tyler Thomas; 12. Haley Gomez; 13. Ryan DeForest; 14. Justin Gonzalez; 15. Nathan Rolfe; 16. Aaron Farrell; 17. Dave Pearson; 18. Trevor Tiffee; 19. Dylan Potter; 20. Garrett Jernagan. The Modified feature ran non-stop and Heckman took control of race lead from the get-go, pulling away from the rest of the pack and never looking back.   Feature Results  HANFORD, Calif. (Aug. 14) – Round five of the California Modified Speedweek presented by Hoppes took the tour to Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds, where Kyle Heckman pre­vailed over a field of 64 IMCA Modified entries and Brent Curran collected his first Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod victory. last_img read more

England take control of first Test at Lord’s

first_img(REUTERS)-England continued to hold the upper hand in the first test against South Africa by taking a first innings lead of 97 and extending it to 216 by the close on the third day at Lord’s on Saturday with nine wickets in hand.They finished at 119 for one with former captain Alastair Cook unbeaten on 59.The tourists had been dismissed for 361 with spinners taking six of the wickets, four of them to Moeen Ali for 59.Resuming at 214 for five, South Africa fought hard to stay in contention, especially through Quinton de Kock and Vernon Philander, who made half-centuries and added 66 for the eighth wicket.De Kock ended Stuart Broad’s involvement in England’s bowling attack, striking 10 fours in his 51, which at 36 balls was the second fastest half-century in a Lord’s Test.A fine low catch by Ben Stokes ended his innings but Philander stuck around long enough to make 52 despite having been hit on the hand by Jimmy Anderson.He went to hospital for an x-ray which showed no break. It was though a further blow to South Africa, who will have fellow paceman Kagiso Rabada suspended for the second test next week for using “inappropriate language” on the opening day.Nightwatchman Rabada and fellow overnight batsman Temba Bavuma went in successive overs to spinners Liam Dawson and Moeen after playing out the first 10 overs of the day.Rabada edged the ball to wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow to give Dawson his first test wicket in England.Bavuma, having made 59 off 130 balls, was taken at slip by Stokes and in his disappointment headed off in the wrong direction for the pavilion before realising his error.Broad wasted the new ball and lasted only four overs, which cost 35 runs, most of them in boundaries by De Kock.Philander was last out after reducing the lead to under 100 but was unable to bowl when England batted again.Morne Morkel and Rabada kept the openers quiet early on and Cook twice survived a review for leg before.Either side of tea, however, South Africa’s depleted attack found the going tougher and it took them until the 35th over of the innings to break England’s opening stand of 80.Keaton Jennings edged Morkel to wicketkeeper De Kock, having made 33 but Garry Balance, 22 not out at the close, helped Cook push the lead beyond 200.ENGLAND 1st innings 458 (J. Root 190, M. Ali 87, S. Broad 57no, B. Stokes 56; M. Morkel 4-115)South Africa 1st innings (Overnight: 214-5)D. Elgar c Ballance b Ali 54H. Kuhn c Cook b Broad 1H. Amla lbw b Ali 29J. Duminy lbw b Broad 15T. Bavuma c Stokes b Ali 59T. de Bruyn c Bairstow b Anderson 48K. Rabada c Bairstow b Dawson 27Q. de Kock c Stokes b Anderson 51V. Philander b Ali 52K. Maharaj lbw b Dawson 9M. Morkel not out 2Extras (b-4 lb-7 nb-3) 14Total (all out, 105 overs) 361Fall of wickets: 1-10 H. Kuhn,2-82 H. Amla,3-98 D. Elgar,4-104 J. Duminy,5-203 T. de Bruyn,6-244 K. Rabada,7-248 T. Bavuma,8-314 Q. de Kock,9-337 K. Maharaj,10-361 V. PhilanderBowling: J. Anderson 19 – 6 – 44 – 2, S. Broad 18 – 5 – 62 – 2, M. Wood 20 – 5 – 65 – 0, L. Dawson 15 – 2 – 67 – 2, M. Ali 20 – 7 – 59 – 4B. Stokes 13 – 2 – 53 – 0(nb-3).ENGLAND 2nd inningsA. Cook not out 59K. Jennings c de Kock b M. Morkel 33G. Ballance not out 22Extras (lb-4 nb-1) 5Total (for 1 wickets, 51 overs) 119Fall of wickets: 1-80 K. JenningsTo bat: J. Root, J. Bairstow, B. Stokes, M. Ali, L. Dawson, S. Broad, M. Wood, J. AndersonBowling: M. Morkel 10 – 5 – 25 – 1,K. Rabada 13 – 5 – 35 – 0(nb-1),K. Maharaj 19 – 8 – 34 – 0,J. Duminy 9 – 2 – 21 – 0.last_img read more