Moffitt captures ISM Raceway win, spot in Championship 4

first_imgAVONDALE, Ariz. – Charging from third to first with a strong inside move after a restart with three laps left, Brett Moffitt clinched his spot in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship 4 with a dramatic victory in Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 at ISM Raceway.While Noah Gragson and Grant Enfinger battled for the lead and swapped side-to-side shots on Lap 148 of 150, Moffitt powered his No. 16 Hattori Racing Enterprises Toyota down to the frontstretch apron and cleared Gragson and Enfinger off the second corner.Moffitt pulled away to win his fifth race of the season by .456 seconds over Gragson, who qualified for the Championship 4 on points, as Enfinger faded to fourth and out of the playoff picture. Moffitt took the checkered flag in his first start at ISM Raceway and claimed the sixth victory of his career.RELATED: Who’s in the Championship 4? |  Race resultsGragson was leading with seven laps left when Riley Herbst’s spin brought out the fourth and final caution of the evening. The subsequent restart gave Moffitt the opportunity he needed to win the race. Adding to the urgency, Enfinger could have qualified for the Championship by winning, leaving Moffitt and Gragson to fight a close battle for the final spot on points.“I wasn’t sure if I wanted a caution to come out or not, but in hindsight I did,” Moffitt said. “Where we were sitting we were locked into Homestead mathematically. When that caution came out, I was kind of nervous. I didn’t know what was going to happen. Then when the 18 (Gragson) took the top (lane for the restart), I really didn’t know what the hell was going to happen.“I was just hoping the 98 (Enfinger) got rolling to where he didn’t stack up the inside, and fortunately he got a good restart, and I dove down to the apron. Our truck was really good running the actual apron through (Turns) 1 and 2 all night long. I made a lot of passes there. I stuck it down there and went for it and was able to clear off (Turn) 2 and drive away.”After running the spec Ilmor NT-1 engine at Texas last Friday, Moffitt returned to the Mark Cronquist-built Toyota engine at Phoenix, despite a NASCAR gear rule change designed to even out the performance of the two types of power plants.“It’s Joe Gibbs 299th engine win with Mark Cronquist,” Moffitt said. “They put our backs against the wall (with the rule change), but the s.o.b. won again.”Toyota drivers Moffitt and Gragson joined GMS Racing teammates Johnny Sauter and Justin Haley in the Championship 4. Sauter had qualified with a win at Martinsville, and Haley earned his spot with a victory at Texas.Two-time series champion Matt Crafton was eliminated from the playoffs after an 11th-place finish. Crafton lost his chance for victory when his crew had trouble with the right front tire on the No. 88 Ford’s final pit stop.RELATED: Crafton on one of his worst seasonsHarrison Burton matched his career-best finish with a third-place run.last_img read more

Found: Limited Edition Ritchey x Cadence Collection C260 Stem

first_imgThe finish uses Cadence’s textile pattern from their Airflow cycling kit and Ritchey’s Wet Black gloss paint. Lengths are 90, 100, 110, 120 and 130mm. It’s available now on Cadence’s and Ritchey’s website for $139.95.Just. Keep. Going. San Francisco based clothing brand Cadence has partnered with Ritchey for a limited edition air stream graphicked C260 stem.At just 103g claimed, the all-alloy, 3D forged and internally machined C260 stem is one of the lightest on the market without giving up the strength and durability Ritchey’s known for. The faceplate holds the threads, and the opening provides a more secure grasp of the bar without requiring shifter/lever removal to install.More pics and details below…last_img

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgPhoto via Prairie Village Police DepartmentArea kid gets to play Prairie Village Police Chief for a day. Corin Conard put his name in a raffle at the Special Olympics of Kansas Golf Tournament earlier this year, and got to spend a day finding out what it’s like to be chief of police as a result. Conard won the drawing for the Prairie Village Police Department’s Chief for a Day experience, which included a mock swearing in ceremony and the chance to try on officers’ technical gear.Activists frustrated with restricted access to Yoder town hall will demonstrate outside his office today. A group of activists affiliated with Indivisible KC will demonstrate outside the offices of U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder in downtown Overland Park at noon today, two days after the four-term Congressman held his first in-person town hall meeting in more than a year. That event, hosted by the Kansas City Star, had restricted access, with about 110 of the 2,000 people who applied for tickets allowed inside. “Why wasn’t a larger venue reserved for the foreseeable high demand? The constituents of the 3rd District want to hear and watch their representative up close and in person,” read a statement from Indivisible.last_img read more

As remediation work draws to close, Woodside Village developer sets sights on phase 2 of project

first_imgThe past couple of years have presented Woodside Village developer Blair Tanner with a steady parade of headaches. But after months and months managing remediation work on the Westwood property, Tanner says there’s a light at the end of the tunnel — and that he’s now turning his attention to the next phase of the project.Woodside Village developer Blair Tanner says the work to fix water damage to the building at 47th Street and Rainbow Blvd. is nearly complete.It wasn’t long after the mixed-use building opened to tenants that leaking windows started to raise concerns. By the fall of 2017, the problem had gotten bad enough that the property owners determined they would have to undertake extensive corrective action to fix the water damage issues that arose in part from a contractor’s inadequate installation work.“We realized that the problem was systematic,” Tanner said of the leakage. “So instead of trying to solve issues as they showed themselves, we just decided to solve the entire system by taking the exterior of the building off and then rebuilding it.”(Tanner said he can’t give specifics on the circumstances that caused the water issues because his company is in active litigation to recover damages).That remediation work presented a unique set of challenges, as the company worked to minimize disruption to both residential and commercial tenants. At times, residents had to move from one apartment unit to another while the exterior of their unit was wholly replaced.A rendering included in the plans submitted to the city of Westwood for phase two of the Woodside Village project.“It was very stressful for us because we had to balance all the interests of everyone involved, both the residential and commercial tenants,” Tanner said.Now, about a year and a half after remediation work began, the project is nearing its end. Tanner said work is about “95 percent done,” and that the final scaffolding that’s been visible to motorists driving by the property should be coming down in the next couple weeks. He says there has been strong interest in the residential units as they’ve been put back on the market. Seventy percent of the final 21 units that are having their exterior walls replaced have been pre-leased, Tanner says.And with the announcement earlier this summer that Unforked had taken out a lease for the last commercial space on the ground floor, the building is nearly full occupancy. With the remediation phase nearly complete, Tanner said the company is returning focus to the next parts of the project.“The next phase is already designed, so we’re ready to go,” he said. “We really wanted to resolve the issues here 100 percent before we focused too much energy on building out the next phases. So that’s where we’re at now. We’re starting to turn our attention back to those phases.”The Woodside Village South phase of the project has already been approved by the city of Westwood, and would be considerably larger than the first, northern phase. The first phase built out 91 residential units and 13,000 square feet of retail. The southern phase calls for 244 residential units and 16,556 square feet of retail, along with parking structures with a total of 550 spaces.Tanner said he couldn’t offer a tentative timeline for when second phase work might get underway. At present, the company is focused on lining up financing for the project and completing contracts.“Until things are done, they’re not done,” he said.last_img read more

Able UK welcomes project’s green light from planners

first_imgGroup development director for Able UK, Neil Etherington, said the decision was “great news for our company” and followed significant investment in the South Humber Bank, the last remaining strategic development site fronting a deep water estuary in the UK. The proposals will eventually create around 5,000 jobs and include the creation of transport depots, warehousing and external storage areas, together with offices, a business park and a motel. There will be road and rail links to Immingham Port and the Humber Sea Terminal and a large part of the site will also provide landscaping and provision of areas for wildlife and ecology. Able UK operates four facilities on the River Tees, two of which have been developed particularly to receive and dispose of marine-related structures and ships. The largest facility, known as the Teesside Environmental Reclamation and Recycling Centre (TERRC), Hartlepool was acquired in 1996 and has been developed to receive ships and the majority of offshore structures scheduled to be decommissioned from the British and continental offshore sectors. The dock activities at Able’s port facilities include the handling of abnormal, heavy lift loads.last_img read more

DeYoung, Near are Modified winners at Tri-City

first_imgBy Roger WilliamsAUBURN, Mich. (July 7) – Veteran Myron DeYoung and rookie Timmy Near were Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified winners Friday at Tri-City Motor Speedway.DeYoung added another victory to his 100-plus total in the class in the make-up event while Near prevailed in the scheduled show.Brenten DeYoung had a tough outing in the makeup feature and got the opportunity to redeem himself by starting on the pole in the second feature. Starting alongside rookie Preston Deshano, they took the field of 21 to the green flag.Matt Szecsodi, who had finished in the runner-up position in the Greased Pig event in mid-June, took over the lead and soon looked to be on his way to his first win of 2017. However Near, from his 15th starting position, searched the track and ran a higher line than the leader.Near, who repaired his machine from an incident in the first feature, used that high line to make the winning move in turn two to pick up the win. Szecsodi had to settle for another runner-up fin­ish.Greased Pig winner Chaz Pray, rookie Chad May and Gavin Hunyadi completed the top five.last_img read more

“Call Me By Your Name” & “Lady Bird” star Timothee Chalamet donates salary from Woody Allen movie to Time’s Up and other organizations

first_img Related Timothée Chalamet in “Lady Bird”/Photo: Merie Wallace/A24(LOS ANGELES) — Timothee Chalamet, the breakout star of Call Me By Your Name, has announced that he will be donating his salary from his role in the upcoming Woody Allen film A Rainy Day in New York to various charity organizations, including Time’s Up.In a statement posted to Instagram, the actor, who also appears in Lady Bird, says that he’s realized “a good role isn’t the only criteria for accepting a job.” He says this has become clearer to him in the past few months, “having witnessed the birth of a powerful movement intent on ending injustice, inequality and above all, silence.”Chalamet says he has been asked in recent interviews about his decision to work on the yet-to-be-released  film, which was shot last summer.“I’m not able to answer the question directly because of contractual obligations,” he says. “But what I can say is this: I don’t want to profit from my work on the film, and to that end, I am going to donate my entire salary to three charities: TIME’S UP, The LGBT Center in New York, and RAINN [Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network].”He concludes, “I want to worthy of standing shoulder to shoulder with the brave artists who are fighting for all people to be treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”Chalamet follows his A Rainy Day in New York co-star Rebecca Hall, who also donated her salary to Time’s Up. The film also stars Selena Gomez, Elle Fanning and Jude Law.In recent weeks, Mira Sorvino, Greta Gerwig and David Krumholtz have expressed their regret over working with Allen as well.Allen has been accused of molesting his daughter, Dylan Farrow, a claim which he has denied.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more