Meyer extends win string at Off Road Speedway

first_imgBy Randy [email protected], Neb. (May 13) – When an opening appeared among the cluster of cars in front of Ram­sey Meyer, he did the logical thing – he sped through it.As a result, Meyer managed to move from the fourth row of the starting grid to second within one lap of the 12-lap Mach-1 Sport Compact feature Saturday at Off Road Speedway. Just one lap later, Meyer took the lead from Norfolk’s Shannon Pospisil.A caution with four laps remaining returned the field to Meyer’s rear bumper and although Dustin Jackson took advantage of the opportunity to be side-by-side with Pospisil, he was unable to over­take Meyer who went on to win his third race in a row at Norfolk.Jeremy Hoskinson gained his first Off Road Speedway win of the season in the IMCA Hobby Sunoco Stock division, ending Austin Brauner’s string of consecutive local victories at two.In the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, Ron Pettitt was also able to secure his first Off Road vic­tory. Pettitt passed John Brudigan three laps into the 18-lap race and led the rest of the way, win­ning by the length of the straightaway over Shawn Primrose and Jason Wilkinson.Dylan Pospisil won the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature for his first Off Road victory of 2017 by getting inside of Colby Langenberg on the third lap, then denying Langenberg’s bid to regain the lead.last_img read more

NCAA Roundup

first_imgReport: Grimble might drop USCFour-star defensive end Jalen Grimble (Las Vegas), cousin of USC tight end Xavier Grimble, is reportedly reconsidering his final college destination, despite committing to USC nearly nine months ago.The Miami Herald’s Manny Navarro tweeted Monday afternoon that Grimble’s high school coach said he is leaning toward signing with Miami (Fl.) and dropping his commitment to USC, despite family ties.The Hurricanes hired former Temple coach Al Golden in December, but their current class ranks just 47th nationally.Grimble appeared USC-bound this past fall, but Scout.com presently lists him as a “soft verbal.”“The first thing I loved about USC was the academics,” Grimble told Scout following his commitment last May. “It really means something, and you are lucky to be put in a position to be accepted and go to the school from an academic standpoint.“The second thing I loved about the school is the tradition. The things they have accomplished [are] bar none better than any of the schools out there.”The first day players can sign letter of intents to enroll at their school of choice is Feb. 2.—Joey KaufmanMartin stands by commitmentAfter rumors of a possible decommittment from USC, offensive guard Marcus Martin (Crenshaw, Calif.) reaffirmed his decision to stick with the Trojans.“I’m still committed to USC,” Martin told WeAreSC.com.  “Make that clear.”Since Martin committed last summer, he has not wavered in his decision to stick with the cardinal and gold.His commitment seems all the more likely, especially after his visit to USC last weekend.“I’m still committed to USC,” Martin told USCFootball.com. “They have an outstanding program and they look to be national champions in two years. They have a brand new facility coming and a great coaching staff. They’re experienced and seasoned with the same intensity as when coach [Pete] Carroll was there.”Though Martin has given USC his word, the three-star recruit is still expected to make an official visit to Colorado this coming weekend.Martin is ranked the 28th best player at his position, according to Rivals.com.Thus far, the Trojans have 25 commits for the 2011 class, which ranks 5th in the nation.—Trevor WongUSC women’s soccer adds assistant coach The Women of Troy welcome a new addition to their coaching staff, as P.J. Woolridge will be joining coach Ali Khosroshahin on the sidelines.He will replace Harold Warren, who has taken a coaching job at Alabama-Birmingham.Woolridge comes to USC after spending three seasons as an assistant at the University of San Diego, and eight seasons at Cal Poly.“I’ve been competing against P.J. and his teams on the field and off since 2000,” Khosroshahin said of Woolridge. “I have a great deal of respect for what he was able to accomplish as a part of the staff at Cal Poly and at USD. P.J. is one of the hardest working assistants in the country.”During his tenure as an assistant at Cal Poly, the Mustangs won four straight Big West championships and reached the NCAA Tournament five times.Woolridge also helped coach the Toreros to three NCAA Tournament appearances during his time there.—Trevor WongUCLA reshuffles football staff According to Tracy Pierson of Scout.com’s BruinReportOnline, former Miami (Fl.) coach Randy Shannon has agreed to become UCLA’s new defensive coordinator, after Chuck Bullough was dismissed in December following the team’s 4-8 mark in 2010.A source close to one of the Bruins’ recruits told Pierson that a UCLA coach called the recruit last night and told him that the deal for Shannon is done.Other recruits have reportedly been told likewise.Shannon compiled a 28-22 record in four years as the Hurricanes’ coach, but was fired in December following a disappointing 2010 season.The Los Angeles Daily News UCLA beat writer John Gold, however, said he has heard conflicting reports from an assortment of players and parents.The report comes after UCLA coach Rick Neuehisel formally introduced Mike Johnson as the team’s new offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Sunday after Norm Chow was hired as the offensive coordinator at Utah.—Joey KaufmanGilbreath and Troy recognized for strong playJunior guard Briana Gilbreath of the USC women’s basketball team and senior opposite Murphy Troy of the USC men’s volleyball team were named USC Credit Union Student Athletes of the Week.Gilbreath: Led the Women of Troy in scoring during the team’s two-game road trip to the Bay Area. In Saturday’s loss to Stanford, Gilbreath scored 20 points and became the 22nd women’s player to reach 1,000 points for her career.Troy: Led the No. 1 Trojans to two wins over No. 7 UC Irvine and No. 15 UC San Diego on the road. Troy has played an integral role this season in leading the team to its best start (4-0) since 1995.—Trevor Wonglast_img read more

STS Poland ups mobile muscle with Wiraya

first_img Submit Mateusz Juroszek – STSLeading Polish market bookmaker STS has moved to expand its mobile engagement capacities utilising Wiraya as customer activation software provider.The partnership will see Wiraya deploy its mobile customer tracking solutions, helping STS marketing and retention teams better convert perspective players.Wiraya solutions allow for optimised personalised messages to be sent to STS customers across multiple mobile devices. Furthermore, STS marketing teams will be supported with better in-depth reporting on customer engagements, helping optimise campaigns.“As the leader of the Polish market, we are constantly developing our brand and its attractiveness to players,” said Mateusz Juroszek, CEO of STS. “We are focused on increasing the effectiveness of all our customer activities. We expect that the partnership with Wiraya will really optimise the player registration process.”The mobile partnership forms part STS ongoing digital transformation programme announced in 2018, as the Polish bookmaker enhances its entire digital portfolio.The arrangement sees Wiraya continue to expand its presence within betting and gaming, in which the mobile engagement specialist services Black Type, Interwetten Sports and Betsson AB as partnersHampus Lindberg, Commercial Director at Wiraya, added: “Players are increasingly disloyal, and combined with the sheer volume of marketing noise, it’s a difficult task for all operators to increase player numbers. That’s why it’s vital operators like STS master the activation phase of the player lifecycle.” Interwetten named main sponsor for Greek Super League August 4, 2020 Interwetten signs Yakubu as first Nigeria ambassador July 14, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020last_img read more