GRAND BLANC, Mich. (Dec. 8) – Bonuses totaling $32,500 will be paid by Chevrolet Performance to IMCA drivers winning 2014 track championships while competing exclusively with crate engines.One hundred and six different drivers in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock divisions won a total of 130 track titles with crate engines this season. Bonuses of $250 per track championship will be mailed this month from the IMCA home office. This was the first season in a three-year bonus agreement with Chevrolet Performance announced in March. “We celebrated our 10th anniversary of partnership with Chevrolet Performance when we recognized Bill Martens on behalf of Chevrolet at our recent national awards banquet,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “During that time Chevrolet has awarded well over $100,000 in track champion bonus money to IMCA racers across the country and we are proud to give back through that relationship.” The 42 crate-powered Modified drivers winning 49 track titles and $12,250 in bonuses were: $750 – Chris Abelson.$500 – Brady Coen, Troy Cordes, Jesse Sobbing, Jesse Taylor and A.J. Ward.$250 – Jacob Anson, Randy Artz, Monte Bolton, Eric Burwick, Cayden Carter, Drew Christianson, Eric Dailey, Todd Dart, Don Earven, Eddie Edwards, Jason Fisher, Josh Gilman, Cody Graham, Travis Hagen, Braedon Hand, Randy Havlik, Kyle Heckman, Bobby Horton, Sean Jerovetz, Justin Jones, Paul Jones Jr., Eddie Kirchoff, Ronn Lauritzen, Tyler Madigan, Mike Petersilie, Kyle Rohleder, Cory Sample, Clay Sellard, Dylan Sherfick, Mat Stallbaumer, Shawn Strand, Wade Taylor, Ricky Thornton Jr., Tim Ward, Johnny Whitman and Collen Winebarger. Forty Northern SportMod drivers earning track championships and shares of $13,000 in bonuses included: $750 – Matthew Looft and Kyle Prauner. $500 – Zachary Cail, Rick Diaz, Tony Dunker, Bryan Herrick, Clinton Luellen, Robby Rosselli, Doug Smith and Alex Zwanziger. $250 – Justin Addison, Bobby Anders, Jason Andrews, Aric Becker, Todd Boulware, Chris Budzban, Carl Conley, Dennis Cook, Chad Dolan, Ethan Dotson, Jason Doyle, Robert Gallaher, Glenn Gladson Jr., Kyle Griffith, Lee Jensen, Ben Kates, Jamey Kennicutt, Andy Kleczka, Lucas Lamberies, Benji Legg, Steven Lewis, Brandon Long, Justin Medler, Richard Mueller, Danny Myrvold, Rich Pavlicek, Timmy Reese, Steve Schneider, Nick Spainhoward and Shane Swanson.Shares of $7,250 in bonuses go to these 24 Hobby Stock drivers: $500 – Shannon Anderson, Dustin Griffiths, Austin Hauswirth, Benji Irvine and Brad King. $250 – Brock Beeter, Kyle Bond, Dana Brandt, A.J. Dancer, Randy Embrey, Jeff Fink, Andy Hoffman, Jeremy Jauquet, Weston Koop, Colby Langenberg, Kevin LaTour, Derek Moede, Brandon Nielsen, Cody Nielsen, Colton Pfeifer, April Phillips, Eric Ross, Dillon Thompson and Mike Traskowsky.
A man is dead while a woman was listed in a serious condition after the vehicle in which they were travelling collided with a parked truck along Princes Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown in the wee hours of Monday morning.Dead: Trevon ButtersDead is 35-year-old Trevon Butters of Caneville, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The injured woman has been identified as 25-year-old Natasha Roberts of Wales, West Bank Demerara.Reports are the motorcar bearing registration number PNN 8969, which was driven by Butters, was heading north along Princes Street at a fast rate but while in the vicinity of the City Police Outpost, the driver lost control and slammed into the rear of a motor lorry with registration plates GFF 9764.As a result, the motorcar reportedly spun several times before it came to a screeching halt. Both Butters and Roberts sustained injuries as a result of the collision. Roberts was reportedly flung out of the vehicle and was later picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she remains a patient.Butters, on the other hand, was pinned in his seat and had to be removed from the wreckage by members of the Guyana Fire Service. He was pronounced dead at the scene.An eyewitness told Guyana Times that Butters and Roberts were seen leaving a popular Hadfield Street, Georgetown bar in the wee hours of Monday. The woman claimed that as the vehicle pulled off, they heard screams followed by a loud sound.The injured woman lying on the roadwayThe vehicle, she added slammed into the lorry and as it spun, Roberts was flung out and landed on the roadway. At the time, she was conscious and even attempted to stand up. Soon after, she recalled, the ambulance arrived at the scene. The injured woman was picked up, placed on a stretcher and put into the ambulance.“As they were trying to put her properly in the ambulance, she fell off the stretcher and onto the floor…’, she stated.However, by the time the medical team attended to Butters, he had already died.“Half of his body was in the driver’s seat and the other half leaning over the front passenger’s seat…his chest and neck was pressed against the badly damaged vehicle,” the woman told Guyana Times.A relative of the dead man said that his mother was expected in Guyana on Tuesday and that he had a one-year-old daughter.The police are continuing their investigations.
There appears to be no stopping the increase in crude oil prices.In overseas trade this morning they moved to about 145 dollars a barrel and at last word were still pegged in new York at 144 dollars 22 cents U.S.Yesterday oil set a new record closing price, of one hundred 43 dollars and 57 cents.A larger-than-expected drop in American stockpiles, coupled with the threat of conflict with Iran, are cited as the latest spike factors.This latest spike means a barrel of crude has gone up close to 50 dollars, since the end of last year, when it was going for 96 dollars a barrel.Meantime,the Esso filling station on 93rd avenue and 100th street, has taken local area motorists into new gasoline pricing territory.It has doubled the Canada Day carbon tax pump hike to five cents a liter, pushing its posted price to a dollar fifty point nine cents.However at last check, the cities common posted price was holding at a dollar 45 point four. – Advertisement –