Stevens shines at Heart O’ Texas with Red River Tour triumph

first_imgTyler Stevens parked his IMCA Modified in victory lane following Sunday’s Red River Tour head­liner at Heart O’ Texas Speedway. (Photo by Stay Kolar, Southern Sass Photography)By Mike SpiekerWACO, Texas (May 27) – Tyler Stevens raced to the win on night two of the IMCA Red River Modified Tour at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on Sunday, earning $1,000 and a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Matt Guillaume, Kevin Sustaire and Stephens went three-wide for the race lead down the back stretch on lap 10. Guillaume fended off the challenge to remain in the lead as a caution reset the field on lap 11.As the race resumed, Stevens jumped into second over Sustaire and set his sights on Guil­laume. The following circuit, Stephens dove to the inside of Guillaume and completed a textbook slide job with 11 laps remaining.Stevens opened up a four car length lead and Guillaume and Sustaire continued to battle for second.A late race caution set up a green, white, checkered finish with Sustaire and Guillaume lined up in se­cond and third, respectively. Stevens got a great start off turn four and ran the final two trips around the high-banked quarter-mile dirt oval unchallenged as the cruised to the win.“I made a lap or two [on the high side] before we caught a caution and I felt a little grip. I knew nobody had been running up there so I thought there might be a little traction left,” Stevens said. “I ran up there a couple times and finally I got a good enough run to where I could slide [Guil­laume] in three and four. It was fun racing. I had a blast.”Sustaire, Guillaume, Eric Tomlinson and Chad Melton made up the rest of the top five.Feature results – 1. Tyler Stevens; 2. Kevin Sustaire; 3. Matt Guillaume; 4. Eric Tomlinson; 5. Chad Melton; 6. Justin Radcliff; 7. Jeffrey Abbey; 8. Kevin Green; 9. Josh McGaha; 10. Chris El­liott; 11. Fred Wojtek; 12. Cory Davis; 13. William McGuire; 14. Colin Deming; 15. Chris Morris; 16. Erik Miles; 17. David Goode; 18. Dennie Gieber; 19. William Gould; 20. Clay Money; 21. Jus­tin McCoy; 22. Matt Martin; 23. Drew Armstrong; 24. J.P. Dowell; 25. Chase Allen.last_img read more

Equatorial Guinea FA bans Malabo supporters from 3rd place match

first_imgThe Equatorial Guinea Football Association has banned supporters in Malabo from entering the Estadio de Malabo where the third place match between hosts Equatorial Guinea and DR Congo will be played tomorrow.This comes after some Black Stars players and Ghanaian fans were attacked by the Equato-Guinean fans at the stadium during their semi final game yesterday.The obviously disgruntled fans of Equatorial Guinea threw bottles, stones, glasses and other materials onto the pitch while the match was ongoing after Ghana’s Captain Dede Ayew scored a brilliant third goal.The chaos caused a hold up of the match for over 30 minutes while authorities tried their best to calm the angry fans. Even the players at a point pleaded with the fans to stay calm and allow the match to proceed but all these fell on deaf ears.Speaking on Asempa FM this morning, Vice president of the Equatorial Guinea FA, Pedro Ondo Abeku said investigations have begun into the matter.He added that supporters in Malabo have been banned from going to watch the finals. He apologised for the unfortunate scenario adding that what happened yesterday was the first in the history of the country.He said “what i would like to do is apologise really on behalf of the Equatorial Guinea Football Association. Our supporters have never behaved like this, so I don’t know what happened yesterday.”The Vice President however said because the country had a limited time to plan adequately they could not put in measures which would have prevented such occurrences.He said special security measures are being put in place to ensure that the final match between Ghana and Ivory Coast will be safer for both players and supporters.Some soccer fans here in Ghana are however worried about the violence which erupted in Malabo. Those who spoke to Joy News have asked that some form of protection be provided for the Ghanaian delegation in Equatorial Guinea.Joy News’ Delali Atiase reports from the Black Stars hotel in Malabo that calm has been restored. City authorities are clearing debris from yesterday’s chaos.He said CAF will later today hold an executive committee meeting on what happened for a possible punitive action to be taken against Equatorial Guinea.Some Ghanaians who got injured during the chaos, he said are doing well and responding to treatment.Ghanaian residents in the country – especially those who own businesses are unable to open their shops or go about their normal duties as they used to, they are living in a state of panic, he said.last_img read more