Seminole Tribe Motocross Thu, 26 May 2022 14:07:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Seminole Tribe Motocross 32 32 Man killed in Harrison Township. motorcycle accident identified – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio Thu, 26 May 2022 14:07:47 +0000 > A man dies …]]> At Least 1 Dead After Crash Involving Motorcycle At Harrison Twp.; section of Needmore Rd. closed

TOWNSHIP OF HARRISON — UPDATE @ 10:05 a.m. (May 26):

A Miamisburg man was killed in an accident involving a motorcycle and utility truck Wednesday afternoon in Harrison Twp., according to the Montgomery County Coroner.

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Scott Dodds, 61, was identified Thursday morning as the victim killed in the crash on Needmore Road near Wagner Ford Road on Wednesday, Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said in a news release.

Dodds’ cause and manner of death are still under investigation, Harshbarger said.

The crash was reported around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday involving a motorcyclist and a Ford F750 utility truck.

A preliminary investigation found the truck attempted to turn left heading west on Needmore Road while exiting the City Electric Supply parking lot, a spokesperson for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Wednesday. Press release.

The truck pulled up in front of a motorcycle heading east on Needmore Road, the sheriff’s office said.

Dodds was pronounced dead at the scene by doctors.

The driver and two passengers of the truck were not injured as a result of the accident.

The accident is still under investigation. We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.

Racing Around: Lots of racing over Memorial Day weekend Thu, 26 May 2022 00:48:00 +0000

It’s Memorial Day weekend and there’s a lot of racing action going on.

Locally, Albany-Saratoga Speedway will host a modified $3,000 feature, a $1,500 pro stock feature, and a $1,000 feature for the Sporting, Sporting Limited and Street Stock categories.

Friday night, Utica-Rome Speedway hosts a regular race night, plus the addition of the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series.

On Saturday, the action moves to Fonda Speedway for the first leg of the $4,000 FX Caprara Thunder on the Thruway Series, as well as a $1,500 Crate 602 Sportsman feature and $1,000 up for grabs for pro action. Stewart Friesen, Chad Edwards, and Nick Stone are the reigning Modified, Sports, and Professional Champions of the series, respectively.

Danny Varin dominated last Saturday’s modified feature but won’t be at Fonda Speedway on Saturday night as he will race with the Empire Super Sprints (ESS) on Friday night at Brewerton Speedway then head to Fulton Speedway on Saturday night with his sprinter 360 Varin has won all three ESS Series events so far this season.

Lebanon Valley Speedway will host the Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, with all members of the armed forces admitted free to a regular racing program that includes a modified main event of $3,000 up for grabs.

Sunday, of course, is the Indianapolis 500 for IndyCars and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor speedway.

However, the modifications will hit the ground in Weedsport for the Super DIRTcar Series Heroes Remembered 100 up for grabs of $7,500, while a little closer to home Glen Ridge Motorsports Park will host Heroes Night with a regular race card and a free grandstand entry for veterans. and active military.

On Monday, the Super DIRTcar Series modifications head to Lebanon Valley Speedway for the $13,500 King of Spring 100, which offers a guaranteed starting spot at NAPA Super DIRT Week.


The Royal Mountain Ski Resort in Caroga Lake will kick off its motocross season with its traditional Memorial Day weekend doubleheader.

The nine-time Central New York Motocross Racing Association (CNYMRA) Track of the Year will host two District 3 events on Saturday and Sunday.

Registration is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., training starts at 8:30 a.m.

CNYMRA D3 events are also scheduled for June 12, July 2 and 3, and August 21. The annual New England Hill Climb will take place on July 24.

The Royals’ 33rd season of the Wednesday Night Supercross season is scheduled to begin June 1 and end August 31.


Last Saturday, the New York State Stock Car Association (NYSSCA) held its Safety Awards Night for the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modified Series (MVVDMS). Jimmy Fugel and Speedy Niedeheimer (Vintage Antique), Carl Cram and Harry Baldwin (Vintage Mystique), John Roese and Will Reed (Vintage Late Model), Joe Rando and Bryon Seyfried (Vintage Sportsman), and John Flach and Jack Miller (Vintage Modified ) with the Wild Card Award given to George Berberich.

Due to COVID restrictions for the past two years, NYSSCA finally had the chance to induct members of the Class of 2021 into its Hall of Fame on May 15.

The organization used the Fonda Speedway Museum and Hall of Fame for the event honoring JoAnn Flanigan, Gene Cole, Randy Ross, Roger Treichler, John P. Flach, John C. Flach and Brett Hearn.


Fonda Speedway sports driver Stephen Gray returned to racing last Saturday night after missing a few weeks of racing.

Gray, an outstanding senior athlete in three sports at Fort Plain High School, broke his jaw after colliding with another player during a baseball game.

Gray finished 11th in the 23-car 602 Crate Sportsman feature upon his return.

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park announcer, podcast media personality and photographer Brady Houser has been released from Albany Medical Center after suffering a partially collapsed lung. I’m sure it won’t be long before we see him back on the slopes.

Matt Sheppard took the win in the Short Track Super Series “Dirty Jersey” event on Tuesday night at New Egypt Speedway.

Memorable moments of Valentino Rossi at Mugello MotoGP | MotoGP Wed, 25 May 2022 05:00:00 +0000

Rossi rose to the occasion and delighted Mugello fans with a total of nine home victories on the scenic Tuscan track, including a stunning run of seven premier class wins from 2002 to 2008.

Here’s a look back at some of Rossi’s most memorable moments at Mugello, at an event he once compared to the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix due to its unmodified old-school track layout and unique atmosphere.

“Mugello is for me the most special race of the season,” Rossi said during his career. “Misano is great and close to home, but it’s more special because the track is fantastic and different from all the others.

“Since 1996, my first year in the world championship, the Italian Grand Prix has always been at Mugello. But this circuit was already very famous in the 70s and the layout remains the same.

“It’s not normal. Usually you have a lot of tracks with a long history, but with more modifications. But Mugello is the Mugello of the 70s.

“So a win here is special for everyone, but even more so for the Italian riders because we have the biggest support from the fans.

“And, just like Monaco on race day, the atmosphere, what you see, is something special. Something different from any other place on our calendar.

“When you look at the fans, especially on Sunday, it’s a very emotional feeling. It’s important to give more than the maximum.

The official retirement ceremony for Rossi’s famous No. 46 will take place on the Mugello main straight at 12.20pm on Saturday.

2002 – 1st

Rossi arrived in the premier class in 2000 as a double world champion and double Mugello winner at home (125cc in 1997 and 250cc in 1999). But his first two premier class appearances ended in bitter disappointment, falling from his 500cc Honda in 2000 and 2001.

It all went down in style for Rossi on his home debut in the new ‘MotoGP’ class, powering his 990cc Honda RC211V to a 2.4-second victory over rival Max Biaggi (pictured above) for become the first driver to win overall. three classes at Mugello.

2003 – 1st

Rossi took another win at Mugello in 2003 as home fans enjoyed the first-ever all-Italian podium on the track, with Loris Capirossi (Ducati) and Max Biaggi (Honda) joining The Doctor on the grandstand.

2003 was also Rossi’s last home appearance for Honda, but the Mugello magic continued with a first Yamaha victory in 2004, in a reignited six-lap battle, the shortest premier class race in all the time.

2005 – 1st

If Mugello fans thought the 2003 home podium sweep was memorable, 2005 saw Rossi lead an Italian top-four finish ahead of Max Biaggi, Loris Capirossi and Marco Melandri at home.

It was the first time since 1968 that Italian riders finished in the top four in a premier class race.

Biaggi had managed to stay with Rossi until the flag, nodding angrily as he crossed the finish line just 0.3 seconds behind the jubilant No. 46, who stepped onto the podium with a ‘panel of mortarboard’ on the head – a reference to a recent honorary doctorate from an Italian university.

2006 – 1st

Rossi’s victory at Mugello in 2006 is considered by many not only to be his greatest victory on the track, but one of the best races of the 990cc era.

The M1 of that year had major handling problems and Rossi arrived in his home round only finishing eighth in the World Championship and having failed to complete the previous two rounds.

The race was to prove a non-stop fistfight, with Rossi battling Sete Gibernau (Ducati) and Marco Melandri (Honda) for supremacy in the first half before a first-corner error dropped him to fifth place with 8 laps to go. to go.

Rossi was back within head-striking distance within a few laps, but now faced the red flare of compatriot Capirossi, who fended off Rossi’s numerous passing attempts, until a surprise move in the penultimate round.

The Ducati power put the home heroes side by side along the main straight at the start of the final lap – but then Capirossi ran slightly wide under braking. An exhausted Rossi kept his composure to win half a second behind Capirossi, with Honda’s Nicky Hayden just 0.7 seconds to complete a popular podium finish.

The much-missed American memorably wore a red wig borrowed from one of Alice’s daughters during the podium celebrations!

2008 – 1st

After equaling Mick Doohan’s record of six successive Mugello victories in 2007, the first year of the new 800cc engines, Rossi claimed what would be his final Mugello victory in 2008.

Riding with arguably the best of his home helmets, the Italian put his fans in seventh heaven with a 2.2 second win over reigning Ducati World Champion Casey Stoner, with Honda’s Dani Pedrosa in third. .

2014 – 3rd

Rossi’s winning streak finally came to an end in 2009, when he finished third behind Casey Stoner (Ducati) and Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo.

They didn’t know it, but Mugello fans wouldn’t see Rossi on the podium again until 2014.

At that time, a lot of water had passed under the bridge. A broken leg crash at Mugello 2010 followed the barren Ducati years, then a first lap crash with Alvaro Bautista on Rossi’s Yamaha home return in 2013.

Tenth in qualifying for the 2014 event, the podium drought may well continue, but the usual wave of home support cheered Rossi through the field on his 300th Grand Prix start to claim a comfortable third place, as Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo were battling for the win.

2018 – 3rd

Rossi had made two consecutive podiums at Mugello in 2015, before a frustrating engine failure while trailing teammate and race leader Jorge Lorenzo in 2016.

Another podium then slipped away with a fourth-place finish in 2017, when Rossi braved the pain of chest and stomach injuries from a motocross practice accident.

But the 2018 Mugello round will prove to be a landmark weekend.

Not only was it to produce Rossi’s final pole position, marking the last time the 39-year-old could surpass his much younger rivals for raw speed, but The Doctor then took his 13th and final Mugello stand in a best race. recalled for Jorge Lorenzo’s first victory on Ducati.

“It’s been a long time without pole position because last year [2017] we’ve never had one and this year I’ve never been in the front row,” Rossi said.

“I was hoping for the podium but I didn’t know if I would get there, so I’m very happy. It was difficult to secure him until the very last lap, because Iannone didn’t give up, but in the end, it’s a great feeling here at Mugello.

1996: 4th (125cc, Aprilia)

1997: 1st (125cc, Aprilia)

1998: 2nd (250cc, Aprilia)

1999: 1st (250cc, Aprilia)

2000: 12th (500cc, Honda)

2001: DNF (500cc, Honda)

2002: 1st (990cc, Honda)

2003: 1st (990cc, Honda)

2004: 1st (990cc, Yamaha)

2005: 1st (990cc, Yamaha)

2006: 1st (990cc, Yamaha)

2007: 1st (800cc, Yamaha)

2008: 1st (800cc, Yamaha)

2009: 3rd (800cc, Yamaha)

2010: DNS (800cc, Yamaha)

2011: 6th (800cc, Ducati)

2012: 5th (1000cc Ducati)

2013: DNF (1000cc Yamaha)

2014: 3rd (Yamaha 1000cc)

2015: 3rd (Yamaha 1000cc)

2016: DNF (Yamaha 1000cc)

2017: 4th (1000cc Yamaha)

2018: 3rd (Yamaha 1000cc)

2019: DNF (1000cc Yamaha)

2020: Event canceled due to Covid

2021: 10th (Yamaha 1000cc)

Attorney General Tong announces multi-state settlement with Ford Motor Company Tue, 24 May 2022 15:18:18 +0000

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Attorney General Tong announces $19.2 million multi-state settlement with Ford Motor Company

(Hartford, CT) — Attorney General William Tong today announced a $19.2 million multi-state settlement with Ford Motor Company over allegations that Ford falsely advertised the actual fuel economy of hybrids. C-Max from model year 2013-2014 and payload capacity from model year 2011-2014 Super Duty Pickups. Connecticut will receive $253,229.65 from the settlement. Ford separately paid $35 million in direct restitution to C-MAX lessees and owners.

“Gas is a huge expense for families in Connecticut. The decrease in energy efficiency entails a significant additional cost for drivers. Ford intentionally misled customers with inflated fuel economy and payload capacity ratings, falsely claiming that their C-Max hybrids and Super Duty pickups could beat the competition. These false and misleading advertisements were illegal and will not be tolerated,” said Attorney General Tong.

“Advertising has a huge impact in persuading someone to buy an item, but when that advertisement contains false and misleading information, it can cause great harm to unsuspecting consumers,” said DCP Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull. “We are pleased to see this matter resolved and appreciate the Attorney General taking action when there are allegations that consumers are being misled.”

2013–2014 C-Max Hybrids

The investigation revealed that Ford made several misleading claims about the 2013-2014 C-Max Hybrids, including:

Distort the distance consumers could travel on a single tank of gas;
Marketing this style of driving would not impact real-world fuel economy; and,
Claim superior real-world fuel economy over other hybrids.

At one point Ford ran a series of commercials called “Hybrid Games”, which were narrated as an Olympic sporting event and depicted the C-Max outperforming the Prius in a series of videos. The attorneys general allege the videos misrepresented that the C-Max vehicles offered superior fuel economy and real-world driving performance. The C-Max Hybrid was initially promoted at 47 mpg city and highway. Ford had to lower the vehicle’s fuel economy rating once in 2013 and again in 2014, eventually reaching 42 mpg/city, 37 mpg/highway, and 40 mpg/city-highway combined; affecting the 2013 model year (twice) and the 2014 model year C-Max Hybrid. This settlement corrects Ford’s misleading advertising practices and helps ensure that Ford will not make false or misleading advertising claims about the fuel economy of its vehicles.

2011–2014 Super Duty Pickups

Attorneys General also investigated Ford’s misleading “Best-in-Class” payload claims on its 2011-2014 Super Duty pickups, which includes the F-250, F-350 and F-450 models, a lineup that caters to consumers carrying and towing heavy loads. Attorneys General allege that Ford’s methodology for calculating maximum payload capacity for advertising purposes was based on a hypothetical truck configuration that omitted standard items such as spare tire, tire and jack, center console (replacing it with a mini console) and the radio. . Although advertised as available to all customers, only fleet customers could order the special configuration.

The settlement was led by Oregon, Texas, Illinois, Maryland, Vermont and Arizona, and joined by attorneys general from 35 additional states and jurisdictions.

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Motorcycle regulator by popular demand Tue, 24 May 2022 05:00:00 +0000

A few weeks ago we published a build from a motorcycle enthusiast named [fvfilippetti] who created a voltage regulator essentially from scratch. Although a popular build, the regulator only works for a small subset of motorcycles. A lot of readers were also asking for a more common three-phase regulator. Normally, we wouldn’t expect someone to drop everything they’ve been doing and start working on a whole new project based on the comments here, but that’s exactly what they did.

It is important to note that the solutions he has developed are currently only in the simulation phase, but they show promise in SPICE models. There are actually two schematics available for those who would like to continue his open-source project. Compared to shunt-type regulators, these have certain advantages. In addition to being open-source, they do not load the motor when the battery is fully charged, which improves efficiency. The only downside is that they’ve added complexity because they can’t open this circuit except in specific situations, which requires a specific type of switch.

All in all, this is a great step on the way to a true prototype and eventual replacement for the often lackluster regulators found on Aprilia’s bikes to Zero. We hope to see it developed further for all bikers who have been sidelined by this seemingly simple part. And if you missed it the first time, here is the working regulator for its Bajaj NS200.

]]> 2016 AMA Motocross Complete Season Recap Mon, 23 May 2022 21:00:00 +0000

Speaking of Stewart, he was still racing in 2016, even though it wasn’t going well. After missing all of 2015 due to a suspension from the WADA for testing positive for a banned substance (thought to be Adderall, for which Stewart was later granted a therapeutic use exemption), many expected that Stewart will return to racing more excited and motivated than ever. It didn’t go that way, as he struggled throughout the season and finally called it after the Washougal run. At this point, one of the fastest riders to ever start a stage was relegated to battling outside the top ten. It was time for Stewart to step away from racing, although he would not announce his official retirement for several years.

The 250 class in motocross seemed more predictable. Jeremy Martin had won the 2014 and 2015 titles for Star Racing Yamaha, and one of his main competitors, his teammate Cooper Webb, started the season with a broken wrist. A third consecutive title for Martin looked easy, but something seemed right from the start for Martin, however, and Webb, coming through the injury, actually seemed to be fine. The early rounds actually became the domain of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy and a third Star Yamaha rider, Martin’s brother Alex. They staged great battles and Savatgy held the early season lead.

Jeremy Martin would later admit he was riding with Epstein-Barr Virus, which would make for a long summer. Webb’s wrist was healing and he was getting faster. Midway through the season, he had Savatgy in his sights, and after winning at RedBud, Webb began to take over the series. Savatgy also cooled off after his torrid start and, in the end, Webb won the title over Alex Martin by 73 points. Webb had also won his second straight 250 Supercross championship. He was heading into the 450 class, now seen as the next big thing in the sport.

Pit Beirer does not rule out Herlings MXGP return in 2022 Mon, 23 May 2022 14:34:48 +0000

There had been a lot of speculation surrounding Jeffrey Herlings during the 2022 AMA Nationals, but after it was revealed the MXGP World Champion would need more left and right lower extremity surgery, it looked like the Herlings’ season was over before it even started.

This could still turn out to be the case, but talking to Speedweek.comKTM Motorsport director Pit Beirer hasn’t closed the door on Herlings returning to racing this year at the final two rounds of the MXGP World Championship and if he races them it would also open the door to being selected for the Netherlands team at the Motocross Des Nations at RedBud.

The one thing that is clear though is that no risks will be taken and Herlings will only race if he is back on the bike in time after getting the all clear from the doctor and if he feels good for to run.

“The season in Europe and America is abandoned for Jeffrey. He’s not going to fight for a title anywhere,” Beirer said. “Whether Jeffrey can still race two, three or five MXGP events at the end of the season doesn’t make a big difference anymore. We’re waiting for the day when the doctor tells us: ‘Jeffrey is no longer in pain and has his full weight on his back again. bones.” That day, Jeffrey will start riding again, but not before.

“Of course, I hope the recovery will be quick and that we will see Jeffrey on the bike again in the last Grands Prix. He can then gain more racing experience in 2022, take a normal winter break and start the new World Championship season with normal preparation in 2023,” said Beirer.

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New Lofts, Financial Planning Firm Will Soon Move To Renovated Building In Historic Downtown Lynchburg | Local business news Sun, 22 May 2022 21:39:00 +0000

What was once the Hancock Motor Company, at 305 6th St. in downtown Lynchburg, will soon house 20 luxury apartments and offices.

Daryl Calfee of Penny Lane Properties bought the 26,000 square foot Thomas Road Baptist Church building last year. The circa 1928 structure sits on the corner of Church Street and was designed by local architect Stanhope Johnson.

The Motor Company Lofts will be completed by the end of the year and Selective Wealth Management, a financial planning group, will move into the ground floor in August.

Selective Wealth Management was established in 2012 and currently operates on the 11th floor of the Bank of the James building at 828 Main St. Over the past five years, it has grown from three employees to 18 full-time employees.

Matt Schubert, CEO of Selective Wealth Management, said the new space at 6th and Church streets will provide much more room for his growing team.

“We love the way downtown is developing and growing and we have more and more team members living in Lynchburg, and a lot of them downtown as well. And so we’re excited to be able to stay close and be downtown,” he said.

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Schubert said the new space will look less like a traditional wealth management firm and more like a software company, with lots of glass and collaborative spaces for team members to work together.

“We are building a modern wealth management company – where we believe every family deserves a team,” he said. “We love that it’s a historic building where the first trades took place in Lynchburg, with the first Fords being sold from a showroom in this building, so we’re excited to incorporate some of these elements.”

Most likely, the company will use at least one of the lofts when it has away team members and guests coming into town, Schubert said.

Calfee says the apartments will be located on the top two floors and will offer one- and two-bedroom floor plans ranging from 700 square feet to 1,000 square feet.

When the building housed Hancock Motor Company, vehicles were sold and serviced there in the late 1920s and all inventory was parked on the roof until it was covered years later.

Since the 1970s, ownership has passed between Thomas Road Baptist Church and Liberty University. It has been used for Liberty’s Theological Seminary, student housing, a call center for the Moral Majority – a conservative political group founded by the late Reverend Jerry Falwell Sr. – and more recently, All Nations Church.

Calfee said the apartments will be distinct, some with 14-foot-high ceilings and others with curved concrete ceilings. There will be two parking lots at the rear of the building as well as a community space, abundant light mixed with historic features and modern conveniences.

The entire building was gutted to meet modern code requirements, he said, and a hole was drilled in the floor to create stairs. A skylight has been added to bring light to the ground floor, which is completely underground.

Development of new apartments continues on historic property in the town of Bedford

Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival wraps up with music, stunts and a chill vibe Sun, 22 May 2022 15:09:43 +0000

Depending on who you ask, there are actually many reasons not to attend a motorcycle rally, most of them having to do with overly aggressive, drunken, crank yahoos who have sullied many events .

Welcome to the Tennessee Motorcycles And Music Revival, now in its 5and year and one of the most chilled, hospitable and easy-to-navigate gatherings a motorcyclist could hope to find of the many held each year across the United States. The atmosphere of about 6,000 attendees on the 3,500 acre ranch was relaxed and open, the people friendly and despite the hordes of machines, no traffic jams, overdoses or dramas.

It remains the largest event of its kind in Tennessee, featuring stunt shows, bike shows, field games, motorcycle racing, Harley-Davidson demo rides, off-road rides and music, music, music all day and into the night. by the two local talents, such as Cody Bolden, below:

Down to national headliners like ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, who rocked the crowd with classic hits like “Sharp-Dressed Man,” “Legs,” “Gimme All Your Lovin'” and more.

Or legendary sidemen like Tim Watson, the man with the violin, who has shared the stage with countless legends from Tammy Wynette to Kid Rock.

The BC Moto Invitational, a showcase of custom motorcycles, featured selected craftsmen showcasing some of the best custom motorcycles in the country.

As usual, there was plenty to eat, and a surprisingly healthy portion for this type of event.

But don’t forget the dessert.

Part of the mellow but still exciting atmosphere is that the event is taking place at the ranch of country legend Loretta Lynn. It’s a bit like being at grandma’s house, so you’re not going to step on her furniture with your motorcycle boots, or swear excessively, or do anything to annoy her so that she doesn’t invite you over. next year.

There was plenty to do, see and buy, of course, from t-shirts to cigars to motorcycle gear and more, but there were also plenty of places you could take yourself and be quiet when needed, including beautiful coves or near Mrs. Lynn’s gift shop and museum.

“It takes a lot of hard work throughout the year,” said singer-songwriter Tayla Lynngranddaughter of Loretta Lynn and family ambassador for the event, in an interview that took place next to a creek where families splashed around.

“I’ve seen more kids this year than any other year,” she said. “I always try to post pictures of my kids to let people know it’s a family event. People can just relax. It’s authentic.

This year’s event turned tenuous last August, when a massive flood, considered one of the worst natural disasters in Tennessee history, decimated the area, killing 20 people, including the ranch foreman. “The water was over our heads,” Lynn said. “The area we are on right now was completely under water. It was awful, really awful.

There was nothing to do, ultimately, but rebuild and move on.

“We knew we didn’t want to go ‘crazy’ here,” Lynn said, referring to the rowdy atmosphere at other motorcycle events. “That was not my grandparents’ intention when they built this place. They loved motorcycles, they’ve always had motorcycles here, and it’s a family thing. So at the end of the day, if the family isn’t included, it probably won’t work. I think everyone understood that in the first year and was thrilled with it, and here we are.

“I didn’t see too much craziness at all. It is a kind of island of fraternity and camaraderie. We don’t necessarily want to make the event bigger year after year, just improve the quality as we go. We started from scratch. »

Lynn admits to being less than new to riding. “I don’t know anything about motorcycles at all,” she said. “I love motorcycles, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to master one. At first they tried to teach me all things about motorcycles, but forget that. I just got a t-shirt from Harley that says, “That bitch don’t ride.”

[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Who will host the Asian Cup 2023? Sun, 22 May 2022 01:11:08 +0000

After China pulled out as host of the 2023 Asian Cup, a 24-nation event scheduled for June 16 to July 16 in 10 Chinese cities, due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, Japan is considered as a possible replacement host.

China’s withdrawal as host of the tournament was revealed by the Asian Football Confederation on Saturday May 14.

“The AFC recognizes the exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the abandonment by [China] of its hosting rights,” it said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima has expressed interest in hosting next year’s Asian Cup in Japan. And after hosting the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics last year and co-hosting the 2002 World Cup with South Korea, Japan has recently gained tangible experience in hosting major international sporting events. This, of course, will be a major selling point for the AFC bosses before a final decision is made.

Kozo Tashima (ⒸSANKEI)

“We were probed,” Tashima said, as quoted by Nikkan Sports, noting that the mainland’s football governing body has contacted the JFA regarding China’s move. “If Japan were able to host, no doubt it would be quite exciting.”

The AFC has not publicly set a timetable for choosing replacement host China, saying the decision will be “chosen in due course”.

The 2023 Asian Games, which were to feature 40 sports, were due to be held in Hangzhou, China, but have been postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases in recent months, including a lockdown in the nearby city of Shanghai.

Takuya Takagi in a 1998 file photo.

Japan have not hosted the Asian Cup since 1992, when they beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in the final at Hiroshima Big Arch in front of 60,000 spectators. Takuya Takagi scored the only goal in the 36th minute for Dutch coach Hans Ooft’s side.

China was awarded the hosting rights for the 2023 Asian Cup in June 2019.

The Asian Cup has been held every four years since 1956, with the exception of the 2007 event, which took place a year earlier.

Japan added tournament titles in 2000, 2004 and 2011.

Samurai Blue finished runners-up to Qatar at the 2019 Asian Cup, losing 3-1 in the final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

FC Ryukyu Raises 1 Billion Yen in Crypto Campaign

J.League second division club FC Ryukyu has unveiled a cryptocurrency initiative to raise funds.

Over the past few weeks, the Okinawa-based team raised approximately 1 billion yen (approximately $7.85 million) by selling a crypto asset known as “FC Ryukyu Coin” through Wednesday, May 18. Jiji Press reported.

The cost of one coin is ¥2.2 and 450 million of them have been sold, according to the news agency.

“The funds raised will be used to strengthen the team and develop the ‘FC Ryukyu Socio’ platform which connects fans, players and clubs,” he added. Jiji reported.

Team President Keishiro Kurabayashi spoke about the cryptocurrency fundraising initiative during an online press conference on May 2.

“I want fans and supporters to be more excited about [the club]“, declared the president quoted by Jiji. “I want to set a good example of financial problem solving.”

He added: “In the long term, we want to create a platform that connects Asian clubs and fans.”


Sungoliath defeats Brave Lupus to reach League One final

Half of Japan Rugby League One’s inaugural league matches were determined on Saturday, May 21.

Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath defeated Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo 30-24 at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture.

For the Sungoliath, Ryoto Nakamura scored the last try of the ups and downs in the 59th minute.

The score was 17-17 at halftime.

Suntory will face Sunday’s semi-final winner Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights-Kubota Spears Funabashi-Tokyo Bay in the title match on May 29 at New National Stadium.

Toshiba will face the loser in the third-place match on May 28 at Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium.


Meisei Star Yamazaki will attend Radford University

Ibu Yamazaki, a standout player for Japan at the 2021 FIBA ​​Under-19 Basketball World Cup in Latvia, is taking his basketball skills to Radford University in Virginia, says Highlanders coach Darris Nichols on Tuesday, May 17.

Yamazaki, 18, attended Sendai University’s Meisei High School. He averaged 14.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists in seven tournament games last summer in Latvia. He scored 32 points against South Korea and 23 against Serbia.

“Ibu is a talented wing shooter who has a ton of FIBA ​​experience,” Nichols said of the 200cm (6ft 7in) Yamazaki, who hails from Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture. “He’s a winner who comes from the same [high school] program that produced Rui Hachimura. We are delighted to have him join our program and the Radford University community.

Radford, an NCAA Division I university in Virginia, is coming off an 11-18 season, including 7-9 in the Big South Conference.


Tsutsugo of pirates struggling at the plate

From May 1-18, a total of 13 games, Yoshi Tsutsugo was 6-for-38. His batting average dropped to .167 after the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

In his last five games in seven days, the former NPB star was 1-for-16 with five strikeouts.

Tsutsugo was batting .172 at the end of April.

Since then, his average peaked at .203 on May 9 after a 2-for-3 outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The first baseman signed a one-year contract with Pittsburgh in the offseason.

Marines Hurler Sasaki remains undefeated

Chiba Lotte Marines pitching sensation Roki Sasaki is now 5-0 this season after allowing four hits and one run in six innings on Friday, May 20.

Lotte defeated host Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 8-1 at PayPay Dome.

Sasaki fanned nine batters and walked two. He also hit a batter. He threw 97 pitches. His fastball frequently reached 164 km/h (101.9 mph).

Before Sasaki threw his first pitch of the night in the bottom half of the first, the Marines were leading 2-0.

Lotte led 4-1 after six innings.

“Because I got so much support at the start of the race, I was able to just focus on throwing,” Sasaki said, according to Kyodo News. “My control wasn’t very good, so I increased my pitch count and couldn’t go deeper into the game.”

Sasaki pitched a perfect game on April 10 against the Orix Buffaloes, striking out 19 batters, including 13 straight.

Akinori Ogata in 2011. (S Pakhrin/CC BY-SA 2.0/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS)

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Ogata continues to grind daily in pursuit of the dream

Since arriving in the United States in 2003, Akinori Ogata has often worked anonymously in local, regional and lower-level NASCAR divisions. But to this day, he professes his dream of racing in the Daytona 500.

And now, at 48, he is closer to the finish than the start of his racing career. But Ogata’s hard work pays off.

This spring, the Yokohama native won his first three races on American soil.

He scored his first win on April 9 at the iconic Hickory Motor Speedway in Newton, North Carolina in the Limited Late Models division. Halfway through the 35-lap race, Ogata was in first place.

It was a significant achievement for Ogata, who competed in motocross events in Japan before moving overseas.

“Hickory has such a great story behind him”, Ogata says “So many pilots started their own careers there. I’m a Japanese rider, but I want to be like the American riders. If I want to run in the [top-tier] Cup Series one day I have to win at local tracks so people know Akinori Ogata is a good driver.

Looking back on that victory, the North Carolina resident said, “It was so great and emotional to see the Americans cheering me on. I never imagined people would be cheering for a Japanese driver, so it was such a great moment to see these people celebrating with me on the track.

Ogata finished third in the Limited Late Models at Hickory on April 23, followed by back-to-back wins on April 30 and May 7 at the same venue.

“Now that I have three wins, I want to try to win the [Limited Late Model] championship at Hickory,” Ogata told “I also want to keep improving in NASCAR, but my goal is to keep having great performances everywhere I race.”

In addition to events at Hickory Motor Speedway, Ogata currently competes in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series and the American stock car racing company’s Xfinity Series, a minor league circuit.


Osaka will face Anisimova in the first round of Roland-Garros

American Amanda Anisimova ended Naomi Osaka’s title defense at the Australian Open in January.

The two women will meet in the first round of Roland-Garros, which began on Sunday May 22.

World No. 28 Anisimova beat Osaka 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) in their third-round encounter in Melbourne, ending the latter’s bid for a second straight World Cup title. Australian Open.

Now ranked 38th, Osaka returns to competition after suffering a left Achilles tendon injury in recent weeks. She said she was determined to compete in Paris.

“For me, there’s no way I’m not playing this tournament,” Osaka said at a press conference. “So of course you have to sort of manage things, but at the same time I’m going to take some painkillers, that’s how it is.”

quote of the week

“Through intense fighting throughout the 90 minutes, we were able to [earn] three points at the very end.

―Kawasaki Frontal Defender Shogo Taniguchi after scoring a second-half stoppage-time header to lift the two-time defending J.League champions to a 1-0 away win over Vissel Kobe on May 19.

Author: Ed Odeven

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