VINTON, Iowa (April 19) – Cash bonuses totaling $1,500 will be added to purses paid at this weekend’s Deery Brothers Summer Series tripleheader.The Highway 20 Triple Crown takes touring IMCA Late Models to Farley Speedway on Friday, April 21, to Independence Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 22 and to Dubuque Speedway on Sunday, April 23.Each feature pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Drivers who compete at all three events are eligible for bonuses based on point standings for the weekend.The top driver in points earns $500, with $400 for second, $300 for third, $200 for fourth and $100 for fifth.Checks will be mailed next week from the IMCA home office in Vinton.IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are also on the card at Farley, where racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps.Racing follows 6 p.m. hot laps at Independence, where the evening’s IMCA Modified feature pays $1,000 and is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Also running are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.The Dubuque program also includes IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.Both the Farley and Independence shows were rescheduled after being rained out last weekend.
Press Association Giving his own reflection on the incident, Rangel said: “Sometimes you say ‘I have to watch it again to see how it went’, but I knew it wasn’t a penalty. “It was clear the contact was minimal. “It was very unfair. All the boys and the manager have said they watched it again and there wasn’t really contact – they said he was diving even before I committed.” The 31-year-old Spanish full-back added: “Football is a game of mistakes from all the players and the referees, and I think he (Oliver) made a mistake.” As well as branding Oliver’s decision “disgraceful” and “disgusting”, saying “he (Moses) has cheated the ref and then the ref’s cheated us” and calling for the winger to be punished for a “blatant dive”, Monk also had strong words for referees’ chief Mike Riley. Monk said he had had no response from Riley to a letter he sent him expressing concerns about decisions made in Swansea games this season, and accused him of “poor leadership”. Swans captain Ashley Williams admits he has been “baffled” by some of those decisions, and had no doubt the Moses incident had been called wrong by Oliver – although he also stressed that the Northumberland official is one of his “favourites”. Oliver gave that penalty nine minutes after awarding one at the other end when Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross grappled in the home box at a corner with Wilfried Bony, who hit the turf and then slotted in the resulting spot-kick. Asked if he thought there had been a feeling Oliver would, having given that one, then award Stoke a penalty, Wales defender Williams said: “That is the quick thing to say – the obvious thing, you would suggest. “I don’t know if that is what he was thinking. Maybe he just thought it was a penalty. “I don’t want to criticise him too much because he is one of my favourites – I like to work with him and I think he is a good communicator. “He gets a lot of stuff bang on. But (this time) I thought he got a lot wrong.” Stoke forward Jonathan Walters, who came off the bench to head home the 76th-minute winner, felt there was something in the notion of one penalty leading to the other. The Republic of Ireland international said: “I don’t think he would have given the second one if he hadn’t given the first. It is probably a soft one, but that happens.” On the Shawcross incident, he said: “If he is going to give that first one, he has to give a penalty every game, probably four or five times, because that goes on. “It happens to (Stoke striker) Peter Crouch every single game – he gets ragged all over the place and doesn’t get anything because he is so big. “So if that is going to be given against Ryan, you should probably get three or four a game for Peter.” Walters’ goal was his first in the Premier League this season, and his game time in the competition so far this term has amounted to one start and two substitute appearances. The 31-year-old admits it has been a “frustrating” campaign and is keeping an open mind about the possibility of leaving Stoke. “I have a couple of years left on my contract, but with me not playing – I said at the end of last year it is something I’ll have to address,” Walters said. “It is no good just getting bits here and there. We’ll see. “If you’re not playing, it is a no-brainer – you are not in the manager’s plans.” Two players who have departed the club on loan are Jack Butland and Andy Wilkinson. It was announced on Monday that England Under-21 goalkeeper Butland had joined Derby on a one-month deal, and that long-serving Potters defender Wilkinson had made a temporary switch to another Sky Bet Championship side in Millwall, that move being for three months. Referee Michael Oliver controversially awarded the 43rd-minute spot-kick from which Charlie Adam drew the Barclays Premier League contest level after Moses went down in the visitors’ area as Rangel made minimal-looking contact with him. Oliver’s decision left Rangel visibly stunned at the time, and also prompted an angry post-match tirade from Swans boss Garry Monk against both the official and Moses which could land the manager in trouble with the Football Association. Swansea defender Angel Rangel needed no replay to be certain his challenge on Victor Moses in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Stoke did not warrant a penalty.
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