Thornton makes winning dash to Boone checkers

first_imgThree drivers provided most of the action upfront for much of the race as Joel Bushore, in a new ride after his rollover last week, led the field as the race went green.  BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 8) – Dylan Thornton prevailed in a 20-lap IMCA Modified feature decided by inches in a mad dash to the finish line that had the crowd on its feet Saturday at Boone Speed­way.  Johnathon Logue took the comfortable win in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. There were two 1-lap dashes for the Northern SportMods. The top 12 finishers from the heat races ran the Elmquist Towing Dash with $400 going to the winner. Logue cashed in there. The Walters Sani­tary Service Trash Dash was for the 12 drivers finishing fourth through sixth in their heats. Garrett Nel­son took home the $300 prize in that one. By Joyce Eisele Racing continues next week at the Boone Speedway when the green flag will drop at 7 p.m. Thornton, who is from California, is spending the summer back here in Iowa and, ironically enough, staying with second place finisher Gustin.  The victory marked the first time Thornton has vis­ited the winner’s circle at the speedway. Donavon Smith was back in victory lane after winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car 20-lapper and David Rieks stepped into victory lane for the first time in several years when he won the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event.  Thornton was quick to join in and then 14th place starter Jimmy Gustin joined in to make it a trio of fun. The closing laps saw the three drivers go at it in a spectacular dash to the finish line. Thornton had just enough momentum coming out of the final corner as the checkers un­furled, taking the win by inches over Gustin. Bushore finished a close third.  After measuring his margin of victory lane in inches, Dylan Thornton displayed the checkers and IMCA Modified trophy Saturday at Boone Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photog­raphy)last_img read more

Ronaldo Sent off as Real Sinks Barcelona

first_imgSUPER CUP CLASSICOReal Madrid made light of a red card for Cristiano Ronaldo to deal a further blow to Barcelona by winning 3-1 in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.Ronaldo, only introduced as a second-half substitute, was shown two quick-fire yellow cards after blasting Madrid into a 2-1 lead with 10 minutes to go.However, Real extended their advantage with 10 men thanks to a sumptuous late strike from Marco Asensio.Earlier, Lionel Messi’s penalty had cancelled out Gerard Pique’s own goal as Barca failed to get the early season boost they needed after losing Brazilian star Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee.The sides will meet again in Madrid for the second-leg on Wednesday.Without Neymar, Barca struggled to find their rhythm going forward as Gerard Deulofeu failed to impress in the role alongside Messi and Luis Suarez up front.Suarez had the hosts’ best effort of a timid opening half when his driven low volley was collected at the second attempt by Keylor Navas.At the other end Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s only serious save of the first period came when Gareth Bale’s effort from Isco’s dangerous cross was turned over.Madrid immediately upped a gear at the start of the second period and were rewarded with the opening goal in a manner that would have delighted most Real fans.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more