“It’s so cool to come here to Pensacola and win. This is a track with so much prestige.”—Ben Kennedy Ben Kennedy captured his first career win in dominant fashion — leading the NAPA Auto Parts 150 wire-to-wire as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East made its inaugural visit to Five Flags Speedway on Saturday. ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned. Kennedy grabs first career K&N Pro Series East win in home state of Florida Earlier in the day, Kennedy established himself as the one to beat at the half-mile track in his home state — topping the speed chart in practice and winning the Coors Light Pole Award in qualifying.The 21-year-old from Daytona Beach held off multiple challenges throughout the 150-lap event and maintained command even after his sizeable lead was erased by a late-race caution.”It’s so cool to come here to Pensacola and win,” said Kennedy. “This is a track with so much prestige, and this is phenomenal.”Fifteen-year-old series rookie Gray Gaulding had to settle for second, with John Van Doorn third. Brett Moffitt came home fourth, followed by Kenzie Ruston. Bryon Ortiz, Dylan Kwasniewski, Sergio Pena, Ryan Gifford and Brandon Gdovic completed the top 10.Kennedy, the great grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr., got his first NASCAR win last year in the Euro-Racecar Series in Tours, France. This was his first win in the U.S. and came in his 30th NASCAR K&N Pro Series East start. His previous best finish was third (twice).Kennedy was one of five drivers in the field with previous experience at the Pensacola track. He has twice competed in Super Late Models at Five Flags.The NAPA Auto Parts 150 will be televised on SPEED on May 2 at 3 p.m. ET.The next event on the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule is the Blue Ox 100 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on April 25.For more results, audio, photos and information, go to hometracks.nascar.com.
The other two phases of the Service Life Extension Program includes refurbishment of the radar pedestal and equipment shelters with NOAA expecting the program to be complete nationwide by the end of 2023. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) The Buffalo radar has already received a new signal processor as apart of Phase I and and refurbished transmitter in Phase II. Now the time has come to start Phase III which includes the replacement of the generator, fuel tanks, and related components. The work should take around one week to complete.During the outage period, adjacent NWS Doppler radars located in Cleveland, Ohio, State College, Pennsylvania, and Binghamton, New York will provide some coverage to our area due to the radar beams overlapping with each other. Image by Dakota Hunter / WNY News Now.BUFFALO – Western New York’s primary Doppler radar will be going offline starting Thursday for around one week while upgrades are performed.The 750,000-Watt Doppler weather radar operated by the National Weather Service at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport is the primary way the First Defense Weather team monitors precipitation. Whether that’s rain, snow, ice or anything in between, we can see weather from quite a distance. There are 159 other radar sites around the county; labeled as the ‘NEXRAD’ network (Next Generation Radar).However, many of these radars are approaching 30 years old and are in need of upgrades to keep them running in tip-top shape. A few years ago, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration commissioned a $150 million project called the ‘Service Life Extension Program’; a several-phase project meant to upgrade or replace certain key components within the radar to keep them working for another 10 or so years.
Former Tipperary hurler Kieran Bergin has joined the Tipperary footballers for the 2017 season.The 31-year-old cited work commitments as his reason for leaving the panel 16 days ago, ahead of their opening game of the Munster Championship.However, it has emerged that the Killenaule man trained with the footballers for the first time last night in Thurles. Photo © Tipperary GAA He previously played for the footballers in 2013, but left to pursue hurling after being approached by then manager Eamon O’Shea.Tipp FM’s Jackie Cahill says Bergin’s departure from the hurlers could be down to a lack of game time..And Jackie will have more on that story on Straight Talk tonight from 7pm on Tipp FM.