IMCA Modifieds to headline Arkansas Spring Nationals

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ark. – IMCA Modifieds run for $2,000 to win and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berths on both nights of Batesville Motor Speedway’s Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23 Arkansas Spring Nationals. The pit gate opens at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. each night.   An open practice will be from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. Pit passes that evening are $20.  Additional information about Arkansas Spring Nationals is available by calling 870 251-0011, at the www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com website and by emailing [email protected] Spectator admission is $10 for adults and free for kids ages 14 and under. Pit passes are $35. Both features pay $1,500 to the runner-up. Mini­mum start money is $250. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Cen­tral Region and E3 Spark Plug Arkansas State points will be awarded.  Overnight accommodations are available by calling the Ramada Inn at 870 698-1800, Holiday Inn Express at 870 698-2700 or Comfort Suites at 870 698-1900. last_img read more

Edo Boy Wins ABU Welterweight Title, N1.5m

first_imgGOTv Boxing Night 10Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo, on Monday, won the African Boxing Union welterweight title when he defeated Ghana’s Isaac Sowah at GOtv Boxing Night 10, which held at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.For his impressive performance, he was also voted the best boxer of the night, winning a cash prize of N1.5million. It was a classic Edo Boy performance, cleverly holding off his bulkier opponent and coming up with telling combinations when it mattered most to win by unanimous decision.The night also completed the Oto Joseph/Nurudeen Fatai trilogy, when the arch rivals clashed for the third time. As with the previous duels, national lightweight champion, Joseph won, knocking out the former national champion in the fourth of their eight-round contest.Also in the lightweight division, Rilwan Oladosu defeated Prince Nwoye.Another grudge match on the night paired national featherweight champion, Waidi Usman and his predecessor, Dare Oyewole, who was knocked out by his opponent.In the light welterweight division, rocked by the last minute injury-induced cancellation of the West African title defence by Olaide Fijabi, rising star Rilwan Babatunde defeated Sikiru Shogbesan.The light heavyweight clash of the night ended in defeat to the debuting Emmanuel Igwe, who suffered a knockout against Kabiru Towolawi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more