Cook captures rain-delayed Mod main at 34

first_imgBy Dana RoyerWEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (May 9) – Ryan Cook was the first feature winner Saturday at 34 Race­way, holding off Bill Roberts the last three times around the track to capture the rain-inter­rupted IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature from last week.Tyler Glass got his first win of the season, taking the checkered flag by several car lengths in the evening’s scheduled Modified feature. Glass took the lead from Brandon Rothzen on lap seven and never looked back.Seventeen IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars put on another show with John Oliver Jr. earning his first 34 Raceway win this season. Oliver took the lead from John Brockway on lap 14 in a contest that went caution free-up to lap 15.With one lap to go, the final caution came out setting up a green, white, checkered finish. Jim Red­mann took the lead on the final lap coming out of turn three but Oliver powered forward to get the lead back and took the win.Dakota Simmons got his first-ever Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod victory. The top three cars crossed the finish line bumper to bumper with Simmons in front.Ninety-seven cars filled the pit area for a night that had been questionable for racing earlier in the day. Rain throughout the late week and again Saturday made for muddy conditions but the 34 Raceway crew pulled off the trick of getting the track and pit area ready for a night of racing.last_img read more

Nikola Jokic not expecting suspension after walking toward Mason Plumlee-Derrick Favors scuffle

first_imgDerrick Favors and Mason Plumlee were ejected after sparking an altercation on the court following a foul on the floor.Nikola Jokic came off the bench and down the baseline, but didn’t get involved.— ESPN (@espn) January 24, 2019Jokic seemed to believe that the out-of-bounds area isn’t, well, out of bounds when it comes to such incidents.MORE: Nuggets G Isaiah Thomas hoping for mid-February return”I was not on the court.” he said, per the Deseret News. Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic says he’s not concerned about hearing from the league office about potentially stepping on the court during the first quarter altercation. “I was not on the court,” he said.— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) January 24, 2019He wasn’t inbounds, but he was on the hardwood, and given how far he wandered out of his seat, the league could suspend him and the others — a group that includes starting point guard Jamal Murray — one game each for joining in an altercation when not in the game.If Jokic is forced to sit, Denver might luck out on the timing. Its next contest is Friday vs. the Suns, who have the worst record in the Western Conference.Jokic, 23, leads the Nuggets in scoring (19.8 per game) and rebounding (10.3 per game). He posted 28 points and 21 boards Wednesday in Denver’s 114-108 loss. Nuggets center Nikola Jokic said he doesn’t expect to be sanctioned by the NBA for leaving the bench area during a scuffle in Denver’s game Wednesday at Utah.Jokic was one of about a half-dozen Nuggets players who walked along the baseline toward an altercation under the basket between teammate Mason Plumlee and Jazz forward Derrick Favors in the first quarter. Plumlee and Favors were ejected.last_img read more