Whitwell, Drake hit IMCA jackpots at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 4-5) – R.C. Whitwell recorded his fourth feature win of the season and Scott Drake got his first when IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds ventured to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a midweek special on the half-mile Dirt Track. Whitwell proved the fastest of 50 Wednesday night entries. He’d started eighth, battled back and forth with the 10th starting Josh Vogt much of the way and finally locked down the lead with three circuits left in the 25-lapper.Vogt ended in second, about five car lengths off the pace. Bobby Hogge IV, Scott Drake and Clay Daly completed the top five. Forty-three Modifieds vied on Thursday. Drake led all 25 circuits after starting outside the front row in the Terry Henry Race Prep-owned ride out of Bakersfield, Calif. Whitwell made it too close for comfort after Drake got slowed by lapped traffic in the final four laps. He’d trailed by 10 car lengths before catching up coming out of the final turn.The front pair made contact and Drake got into the front stretch wall while taking the checkers.Whitwell, Ryan Ruter, Cody Laney and Jason Noll were next across the stripe.Both main events paid $750 to win. Kenny Wallace piloted a bor­rowed ride, dropped out of his heat race with transmission woes and was unable to start his opening night “B.” He was 17th on Thursday. Feature ResultsMarch 4 – 1. R.C. Whitwell; 2. Josh Vogt; 3. Bobby Hogge IV; 4. Scott Drake; 5. Clay Daly; 6. Bret Bennett; 7. Tim Ward; 8. Ethan Dotson; 9. Andy Obertello; 10. Rob Sanders; 11. Sean Stewart; 12. Ryan Porter; 13. Troy Morris Jr.; 14. Logan Drake; 15. David Karst; 16. Wade Taylor; 17. Lance Mari; 18. Ryan Ruter; 19. Bert Beech; 20. Charles Davis Jr.; 21. Tony Kinkade Jr.; 22. Jason Noll; 23. Kyle Heckman; 24. Justen Yeager. March 5 – 1. Drake; 2. Whitwell; 3. Ruter; 4. Cody Laney; 5. Noll; 6. Heckman; 7. Hogge; 8. Vogt; 9. Ward; 10. Daly; 11. Bennett; 12. Roger Holder; 13. Dotson; 14. Obertello; 15. Chris Crompe; 16. Morris; 17. Kenny Wallace; 18. Stewart; 19. Karst; 20. Mari; 21. Jay Marks; 22. Sanders; 23. Trent Guest; 24. Billy Wormsbecker.last_img read more

Taylor Hall trade rumors: Arizona Coyotes emerge as possible trade destination

first_imgThe Arizona Coyotes are “definitely interested” in trading for New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Thursday on “Insider Trading.”Hall’s name has been in the rumor mill since reports surfaced that Devils GM Ray Shero was fielding calls for the 2017-18 Hart Trophy winner. Arizona reportedly isn’t the only team interested in the 28-year-old forward. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun, during the same broadcast, offered up the Colorado Avalanche as a team with possible interest.MORE: Four possible teams interested in a Taylor Hall trade LeBrun, however, added that Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic told him that he needs to see his team healthy (the Avs have battled multiple injuries to top players) and how its chemistry is before engaging in serious trade talks.Hall can become an unrestricted free agent next season, which could be a very appealing situation for a team looking for a quick fix to make a Stanley Cup run or a team that wants to see how Hall meshes with its squad.The Devils’ asking price for a trade is still unknown, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on Thursday’s broadcast. New Jersey is leaving its expectations for a return “wide-open,” he added. McKenzie also said the “conventional wisdom” is that New Jersey could get back “a first-round pick, an A-plus prospect, a young player and maybe a conditional first-round pick” if the acquiring team signs Hall to a long-term contract.last_img read more