Cordes back in victory lane at The Bullring

first_imgThe IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win went to another young competitor. Kaden Reynolds who is the grand old age of 18 led the main event flag to flag in racing to the checkers ahead of Jacob Floyd and Joren Fisher.   Dallon and Damon Murty continue to be the men to beat in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Kenzie Ritter and Leah Wroten started on the front row and held the top two spots for several laps before the Murtys made their way through the pack. Sunday night belonged to the younger Murty, Dallon who easily out raced his dad Damon for the win.   By Jerry Mackey  VINTON, Iowa (Aug. 2) – The Benton County Speedway Bullring was back in action Sunday night and IMCA Modified veteran Troy Cordes was back in victory lane.  Cordes worked his way to the front quickly from a fourth row start and raced with early leader Mike Burbridge for a few laps before setting sail up on the high line of a super wide racing sur­face. Young California racer Dylan Thornton was able to wrestle second away from Burbridge late in the race.  center_img The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods saw another up and coming young driver take the win: 15-year-old Maguire Dejong took the 15-lap win by working all over the multi-grooved track. Kyle Olson took his K3 to the second position ahead of Ben Chapman.   Racing on Sunday, Aug. 9 will get underway with hot laps at 6 p.m. on the Benton County Fair­grounds in Vinton. Troy Cordes returned to victory lane after winning the Sunday night IMCA Modified feature at Ben­ton County Speedway. (Photo by Jim Wittke)last_img read more

Cole denies exit claims

first_img Press Association Joe Cole has moved to quash reports he will leave West Ham in January. The former England midfielder admitted he was frustrated to be hauled off before half-time in West Ham’s comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday. But the 32-year-old rubbished suggestions he is unsettled at the Hammers, and under boss Sam Allardyce. center_img “I was as frustrated as anyone after Saturday’s game with Chelsea but my only focus at the moment is on getting my head down, working hard and helping the team out of the difficult run we’re going through at the moment,” he told West Ham’s official club website. “I’m really enjoying being back at West Ham as it’s a club that means so much to me. “As a squad we’ve still got a lot to play for this season and I’m determined to play my part in making sure we achieve the goals we set ourselves. “I’m happy at the club and the only way I’ll be leaving is if they tell me they don’t want me anymore.” Cole said West Ham are desperate to shrug off that Chelsea malaise, with a victory when they clash with Fulham in Barclays Premier League action at Upton Park on Saturday. Cole said: “The manager has been great to me since I came back and supported me while I was out with a couple of frustrating injuries. I now feel fully fit and I’m ready to help him and the squad whenever I’m needed during a busy schedule in the coming weeks. “We face a really important game against Fulham on Saturday and I have seen from training this week how much the lads want to win it. If we can get the three points that gives us the perfect platform to go into the away game at Crystal Palace three days later and get a little run going. “I know the fans will get behind us on Saturday and hopefully we can give them what they all want to see. They’re up there with the best in the land when they’re on song, so it’s up to us to give them something cheer about.” last_img read more