NASCAR founder’s great-grandson wins K&N East race

first_img“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.last_img read more

Turkey develops electrified routes

first_imgINTRO: A five-year plan of electrification and resignalling will see over 2000route-km energised by 2001THOUGH economic difficulties have dogged new line construction in Turkey, upgrading existing routes and new rolling stock has received financial backing. Around US$120m a year will be invested, while a restructured management pursues greater productivity (panel).Electrification at 25 kV AC of the trunk line from Ankara to Haydarpas??a was completed in 1994, but since then work has focused on two links with both domestic and international importance: from Iskenderun tolast_img read more

Maersk Supply Service sheds two anchor handlers due to oversupply in OSV market

first_imgMaersk Supply Service said on Wednesday that two of its older assets – Maersk Advancer and Maersk Asserter – were divested as of 12 June 2020. In 2016, Maersk Supply Service set out to reduce its fleet in response to the global over-supply of offshore support vessels. Maersk Supply Service has sold two of its older anchor handler tug and supply (AHTS) vessels due to the current market situation and the global oversupply of offshore supply vessels. In total, 26 PSV and AHTS vessels have since 2016 left Maersk Supply Service’s fleet. After the recent sale, 41 vessels are in the fleet. Source: Maersk Supply Service The divested vessels have been either recycled or modified by their new owners to compete outside of the offshore supply vessel segment. The vessels have been sold to an international buyer and will be modified for use in a non-competing industry. Chief Commercial Officer of Maersk Supply Service, Carsten Gram Haagensen, said: “As a response to the recent downturn in the oil and gas industry, we have re-evaluated our fleet composition and future fleet deployment. As we expect insufficient commercial opportunities for Maersk Advancer and Maersk Asserter, we have concluded that a sale of these assets is the most attractive solution. “With this, we continue to take active steps to right-sizing the supply side of the market that the OSV industry needs for a sustainable recovery”. last_img read more

Exclusive – Wish you were here! Defoe will be a big signing for Sunderland, admits Hull star

first_imgMichael Dawson has admitted he wanted Hull City to sign former Tottenham team-mate Jermain Defoe.The England international is set to seal a return to the Premier League with Sunderland after a brief spell in Major League Soccer with Toronto FC.And Dawson believes the Black Cats have made a huge signing as they look to avoid relegation to the Championship, although he wishes he could have teamed up with him once again.“I would have loved to have seen Jermain [Defoe] at Hull City,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I think any team that has Jermain in it is going to be better. He’s a goalscorer. He’s done it for years and years in the Premier League and for Sunderland, if it is nearly done, getting him is a big signing for them.”last_img read more

Kapil Dev under income tax radar for buying shares at deflated price

first_imgFormer India captain Kapil Dev and his wife Romi Dev have come under the Income Tax department’s scanner for purchasing shares of a company at a discounted price. Kapil, his wife and two more persons purchased the shares of the company owned by an associate of tainted former chief engineer of Noida Authority, Yadav Singh.According to a report in The Quint , the IT department has issued a notice and asked the concerned officer to send notice seeking explanation from Kapil and others involved in the purchase.”The assessing officer is advised to reopen the cases of incumbent shareholders namely Deepraj Singh Sethi, Deviderjeet Singh Sethi, Kapil Dev and Romi Dev for assessment u/s 148 of IT Act 1961 to assess the income from other sources involving the deeming provisions of section 56 (2)(vii)(c) of IT Act 1961.”However, in his defence, India’s first World Cup-winning skipper said that he has done nothing wrong and has not been contacted by the IT department on this matter.”I don’t own the shares of the company anymore. I don’t understand why someone would sell me shares of a company at a lower price. Yadav Singh can do me a favour by selling the company at a cheap price but in exchange what favour can I do for him? I am just a cricketer. So far no one from income tax department has contacted me,” Kapil told The Quint.According to the IT department report, the shares of the company named Business Bay Corporate Parks Private Limited were sold to Kapil and others at Rs 140 per share as opposed to the actual value of Rs 438.70.advertisementlast_img read more