Dinsmore is spot on at Cotton Bowl

first_imgBy J.M. HallasPAIGE, Texas (April, 9) ­– Greg Dinsmore chased down Brian Walker, used the middle groove to get for the lead near halfway and then eased away in the final laps for the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win Saturday at Cotton Bowl Speedway.“The car was spot on tonight,” said Dinsmore. “There’s always great competition here at Cotton Bowl. The track is always racy and gets the show over in a timely manner. I knew I had to get to do something to get to the front early.”J.J. Jennings went wire to wire in the Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod main. Once out front, Jennings put it on cruise control until challenged after a late caution by Earl In­gram and Robert Scrivner in the final laps.What was just supposed to be a shake down run in the Kenny Merritt-owned Medieval Chassis turned into a win for P.J. Egbert in the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Egbert got past early leader Kelvin Harper and then held off Charles Cosper while dicing through traffic at the fin­ish.Wesley Warren picked up his third IMCA Hobby Stock feature win for the year in the 15-lap fea­ture. Warren beat Alexis Shad back to the line to lead lap one and then was able to build up a good advantage over the field in the final half of the race to grab the victory.last_img read more

Schmidt: “Anxiety” may yet kick in

first_img Ireland will chase the Triple Crown against England at Twickenham on Saturday, February 22. Schmidt said wing Tommy Bowe must feature for Ulster this weekend after groin trouble to have any chance of returning in time to face England. Lock Dan Tuohy’s broken arm leaves Iain Henderson, Mike McCarthy and Donnacha Ryan, if he can return after injury for Munster this weekend, vying for a replacement berth. Keen to ward off premature talk of titles and trophies, Schmidt vowed to keep his squad as unfazed as they were focused against Wales. “It is massive, our next game, it’s huge and I think part of what we have to manage now is player anxiety,” said Schmidt. “They are going to be made well aware, going for a break for a couple of days before we hit Clonmel, they are going to be made well aware of the expectation, the public expectation. “We want to actually develop, but that expectation does actually breed anxiety because you know to meet that expectation you’re going to have to be bang-on on the day. “There are a lot of variables that will make that difficult to do, and that’s our challenge. The hype surrounding a flawless RBS 6 Nations start will create “anxiety” among Ireland’s players, according to head coach Joe Schmidt. “Going to Clonmel in this week gives an opportunity for a change of scene, and we will head to Belfast in the week after the England game too.” Ireland’s thunderclap physicality petrified Wales, led by the fearsome Munster flanker Peter O’Mahony. Schmidt hailed the 24-year-old’s partnership with Jamie Heaslip and Chris Henry, so ably deputising for tournament injury absentee Sean O’Brien. Ex-New Zealand schoolteacher Schmidt knows Ireland must reproduce such steel to compete with England’s grit. “They were physically dominant for long periods in that French game,” said Schmidt of Stuart Lancaster’s side. “And for all but the last game last year, they had probably been, or they were the team that was in front. “So no doubt they will be very, very tough. “The guys who have come off the bench in the last couple of weeks have done a fantastic job. “You’ve probably got to try to reward that, and maybe mix the group up a little too. “We’ve now lost Dan [Tuohy], so someone else will get an opportunity. “I thought Iain Henderson, if he didn’t score he was very, very close to it in Ulster, and managed also just to stop a try that the Ospreys nearly scored as well. “We’ve watched Mike McCarthy as well, and Donnacha Ryan is due back reasonably soon as well. “One of the great things about that is that there’s a competition to fill the spot if it is vacated.” While Schmidt admits wing Bowe still has a chance to prove his fitness, he said wings Dave Kearney and Andrew Trimble are hardly likely to simply step aside. “If Tommy were able to play this week he’d come back into the reckoning as well,” said Schmidt. “Luke Fitzgerald’s another guy, Fergus McFadden will get some game-time against the Dragons this week, and they will look to sustain the pressure. “It’s hard to fault Dave Kearney though, and I thought Andrew Trimble did really well as well. “When you’ve got the jersey, you roll the sleeves of it, and make sure no one can take it off you.” Schmidt conceded public expectation will soar after Ireland’s brutal 26-3 dismantling of Wales in Dublin on Saturday, which followed on from a similarly ruthless 28-6 defeat of Scotland. The former Leinster coach pledged to help his squad deal with the increasing weight of expectation, starting when they reconvene for a training camp in Clonmel later this week. Press Associationlast_img read more

Our Favorite Pot

first_imgOn 4/20 we tend to celebrate all things pot or pot adjacent. And that is awesome! We dig weed-tech here at Geek. But we also wanted to bow our collective hats to another pot, Hertfordshire’s own Stuart Pot. You might know him from the supergroup Gorillaz. Often referred to as Stu-Pot, the front man is the leader of the gang and the self-described ‘pretty boy.’ The Brit singer is also called 2-D at times. Damon Alban (formally of Blur) breaths voice and Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl) gives life to Stu, literally. The Gorillaz lore is deep and fascinating if you’ve followed their saga over the four phases.The highly anticipated new album is due out April 28th (pre-order here). As we are solidly in Phase Four, the group will be hosting mixed reality events this weekend in 500 locations to kick-off the ‘Humanz’ release. This is Gorillaz’s first album in seven years. Find a Sprit House near you and enjoy the ride. If the new video is any indication this should be another stellar move from Stu-Pot and crew.View as: One Page Slides1. Ragertooth2. Myekaloo3. Rhinestone Girl4. Hetalia5. Nobody6. Feather Flag7. Bijou Glitch8. Hyra9. Vince10. Trash Maiden11. Lolo Lex12. Lolo Lex13. Beat no Sound14. Kotoroki15. Cas AdChoices广告last_img read more