MANDAN, N.D. – Details have been finalized for the largest paying IMCA-sanctioned Modified event in North Dakota racing history, Dacotah Speedway’s inaugural Legendary 50.The Friday, July 15 Legendary follows the Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic Modified Tour and will pay $10,001 to the winner of the 50-lap feature, a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event.A mandatory mid-race pit stop will allow race fans to see their favorite driver and crew up close and personal as they work on their cars right in front of Dacotah Speedway’s huge grandstand.The five minute pit stop, with cars lined up in running order–will allow crews to do anything to their cars except change tires.“The Legendary race will take the tour to a new level as drivers will be able to race for great money during the Tour and reward them with one of the highest-paying races for IMCA Modifieds ever with the Legendary. This will be a best of the best event,” said Series Director John Gartner said,Only drivers who raced at least three nights during the July 9-14 Tour will be allowed to qualify for the Legendary. Drivers can pre-enter for the event starting March 1 with downloadable entry forms on both the tour and Dacotah Speedway websites.Entry fees will $30 for tour events and $100 for the Legendary. Entry fee for the Legendary goes to $125 after June 1.All cars will use AMB My Laps transponders and RACEceivers for the tour and Legendary events. Dale McEwen of Winnipeg will be the tour and Legendary flagman.All shows will be draw-redraw. All IMCA rules and procedures will be enforced and all events will be broadcast live by IMCA.TV.Corrals Sales RV Superstore was quick to offer sponsorship of the event when they heard the idea from Gartner.“This race is a natural for the Tour as the best IMCA Modified drivers are already here for the series. We are proud we can host it right here at a facility that has a legendary reputation for great racing over its long history,” a spokesman for CSRV said.More information about tour or Legendary events is available from Gartner at 701 202-6075.
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThis week the San Diego City Council rejected a proposal to increase salaries for the Mayor and Council Members in 2020.Local Attorney Bob Ottilie joined KUSI’s Sandra Maas & Allen Denton to explain why the proposal was shutdown. City Council rejects proposal for salary increases KUSI Newsroom, March 21, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 21, 2018 Updated: 6:06 PM
The vehicle manufacturer that brought you the 1,000-horsepower Yenko/SC Stage II Camaro has now revived one of the craziest sport-truck badges and given it a dose of modernity.Specialty Vehicle Engineering on Tuesday unveiled the reimagined GMC Syclone sport truck. The conversion starts with a base 2019 GMC Canyon extended-cab midsize pickup in either 2WD or 4WD configuration. Its standard engine is swapped out in favor of a supercharged 3.6-liter V6 that puts out a positively delightful 455 hp, a far cry from the standard V6’s 308-hp output.Of course, all that extra power necessitates beefing up the Syclone in other ways. There’s a performance front brake upgrade that adds six-piston front calipers and two-piece slotted front brake rotors. The truck has been lowered 2 inches in the front and 5 inches in the rear for more car-like handling. The suspension’s been further tweaked by way of new traction bars, bushings, shock absorbers and rear sway bar. That power makes its way to the ground through 20-inch wheels wearing Y-rated performance tires. There’s also a new exhaust system that should provide a much meatier growl than the stock setup.Enlarge ImageThe Canyon’s design is a little long in the tooth, but SVE’s enhancements result in a pretty cool look, not too far from the Syclone of old. Specialty Vehicle Engineering The new Syclone also packs some aesthetic enhancements. On the outside, there’s a new hood with a power bump and a “455HP” badge. The rocker panels sport extensions, the grille surround is color-matched to the body, and that matching extends to the grille bars and rear bumper, too. Inside, there are custom-trimmed seats with Syclone graphics, new floor mats, a numbered dash plaque and unique key fobs. Only 100 will be built, and each Syclone will command a $39,995 premium on top of the truck’s MSRP. It could be worse — SVE’s 1,000-horsepower Camaro required $66,995 on top of the Camaro’s window sticker. The best part is, the truck can be ordered through a GMC dealer.Produced only in 1991, GMC built 2,995 examples of the original Syclone. Based on the Sonoma compact truck, it became the quickest pickup truck on the market, thanks to its turbocharged 4.3-liter V6, which put out 280 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque. It was capable of a sub-5-second sprint to 60 miles per hour, which is nuts for 1991 — and still pretty impressive today.Enlarge ImageMaxing out the payload capacity with a lowered suspension probably isn’t the best idea. Specialty Vehicle Engineering 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Convertible review: A topless thrill ride Post a comment More From Roadshow Trucks Sports Cars 0 More about 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 Preview • 2019 GMC Sierra: Mo’ tailgates, no problems Review • 2019 GMC Sierra AT4: A plush truck for mild off-roading 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 first drive: A more approachable track star Tags GMC Share your voice 2019 Chevy Blazer first drive: Sharp style, smooth ride
You might get fined in New York for texting if this bill becomes law. Christian Vierig / Getty Images No matter how important your text might be, if you’re crossing the street, New York thinks it can wait. New York state Sen. John Liu introduced a bill last week that would ban texting while walking. Pedestrians could be fined between $25 and $250 if they’re seen “using any portable device” while crossing a roadway, according to a copy of the bill obtained by The Guardian. “Using” a device means looking at it, playing games, being online, sending emails, texting and more, according to the bill. The legislation makes exceptions for emergency first-responders and those trying to contact hospitals, fire departments, police and other emergency services.”This bill in no way absolves drivers of their mandate to yield to pedestrians, and simply reminds people to resume texting after getting across the street safely,” Liu said in an emailed statement. Marco Conner, interim executive director of Transportation Alternatives, said he is opposed to the bill. “We should first identify the problem and the cause,” Conner said.Conner said that Liu fails to cite data that pedestrians are the ones causing their own injuries or deaths by walking into traffic while distracted. Instead, Conner said a recent rise in pedestrian fatalities nationwide “is believed to all be driver related.”In terms of solutions, Conner said he doesn’t see more regulation of phones as the answer. Conner said reducing vehicle speeds and reducing the number of vehicles on the streets should be priorities instead. Tags 3 Comments Share your voice Mobile