Southern Oregon special boasts $5,000 prize for IMCA Modifieds

first_imgWHITE CITY, Ore. – The Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified winner of Southern Oregon Speedway’s 21st annual Lon Skinner Memorial earns a hefty $5,000.The Sunday, Sept. 4 main event pays a minimum of $500 to each of the 24 starters and is a qualifier for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Modifieds also race for $600 to win in their Saturday, Sept. 3 feature. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for top checks of $400 on Saturday and $600 on Sunday.Early registration and practice is Friday, Sept. 2 at White City.Entry fee for the Modifieds is $200 or $250 at the gate.Transponders are required and must be furnished by the driver. Hoosier tires, fuel and tearoffs will be available in the pits.Grandstand admission is $15 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday or $30 for a two-day pass. Pit passes are $35 a day or $60 for a two-day pass.Brookside Inn is the host hotel and reservations can be made by calling 866 928-2314. Free camping, but no hookups, is also available at the track.More information is available at the track’s www.sospeedway.com website or by calling 541 772-6264.last_img read more

Penn State : Campus vandalized after students riot in support of Paterno

first_img Published on November 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Jon: jdharr04@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Only a shade of what was done hours earlier remained by 5:45 a.m. Thursday.Two lampposts were still down near College Avenue. Both metal posts were snapped at their concrete bases. One of the posts, across from the Student Book Store on College Avenue, had its glass broken while the other post had its lights on and illuminated a dark morning. Thousands of Pennsylvania State University students flocked the downtown area Wednesday night into Thursday morning to display their anger over the firing of longtime football coach Joe Paterno, 84.Paterno, who has the most wins of any coach in Division I college football history, was fired Wednesday night in light of a sexual abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Paterno’s lack of action following a meeting with Athletic Director Tim Curley, who was placed on administrative leave earlier this week, resulted in the termination. Paterno was in his 46th year coaching the Nittany Lions.Graham Spanier, the longtime Penn State president, was also removed by the Board of Trustees on Wednesday night.Toilet paper still covered parts of College Avenue. Rocks — which angry students reportedly threw at media members and police officers — were displaced across the sidewalk. Students also flipped over a television news van that was parked along College Avenue. The van was turned upright by 6 a.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPolice officers were forced to use pepper spray to control the crowd.Paterno issued a statement Wednesday night after the news of his firing broke.‘Right now, I’m not the football coach, and that’s something I have to get used to,’ Paterno said, according to the Associated Press.Several media outlets gathered at Paterno’s home at 830 McKee St. in State College, Pa., Thursday morning in hopes that the legendary Penn State coach would answer questions. Although most of the Penn State assistant coaches filed in and out of Paterno’s modest ranch home Thursday morning, he had yet to address the media at 12:15 p.m.jdharr04@syr.edulast_img read more