Community Scoreboard, April 23

first_img Share: Share: Community Scoreboard, April 23 BowlingLocal LeaguesAt Big Al’sApril 17Coors Light Renegades — Men: John Nash 245-238-194-677; Women: Kristina Waltz 157-191-208-556At Bailey’s Tiger BowlApril 16Battle Ground School Employees — Men: Tom Hasart 172-139-181-492. Women: Katie Lombardo 137-122-138.Tuesday Tigerettes — Karla Aspinwall 206-210-182-598At Husted’s Hazel Dell LanesMarch 26Alki-Nuts — Andy Solberg 258-258-259-775.March 28H.D. Commercial — Men: Steve Michaliszyn 258-235-244-737. Women: Lori Hanken 233-224-192-649.April 2Alki-Nuts — Chris Fryer 249-246-259-754April 4Women’s Classic — Marilyn Mann 157-224-159-540Economy — Men: Mike Nickolas 213-216-200-629. Women: Jan Worland 172-159-221.H.D. Commercial — Men: Curtis Bergheim 248-212-299-759. Women: Teresa Clawson 227-202-174-603. The Columbian April 5Senior Rollers — Men: Jay VAllandingham 224-224-239-687. Women: Karla Aspinwall 218-223-156-597.April 8Moose Mixed — Men: Tim Russell 228-235-210-673. Women: Amanda Van Meter 187-191-215-593.April 9Spotters — Lori Ehmke 169-163-200-532.April 11Women’s Classic — Juanita Beret 159-184-214-557.Economy — Men: Shawn Garden Jr. 201-225-206-632. Women: Rayna Trahan 157-181-174-512.April 15Moose Mixed — Men: Matt Ellison 236-193-171 600; Women: Diana Sowards 189-210-198-597.HONOR SCORESMen299 — Curtis Burgheim, Hazel Dell Lanes, April 4296 — Jay Vallandinghan, Hazel Dell Lanes, April 2286 — Jeremy Schmidt, Hazel Dell Lanes, April 2279 — Brian O’Neil, Hazel Dell Lanes, April 4279 — John Fantini, Hazel Dell Lanes, March 26279 — Mike Huit, Hazel Dell Lanes, March 28279 — Mike Armstrong, Hazel Dell Lanes, March 28279 — Chip Fulbright, Hazel Dell Lanes, March 28268 — Michael Fulbright, Hazel Dell Lanes, March 26266 — Scott Zitterkopf, Big Al’s, April 17RunningClark County Running ClubApril 17Vancouver Lake 3-mile trail run1, Juan Picho 20:27; 2, Rolf Vellek 20:45; 3, John Stirniman 21:51; 4, Mark Staub 24:03; 5, Mats Johansson 24:05; 6, Russ Zornick 24:25; 7, Joe Kregal 25:12; 8, Kelly Hoff 25:27; 9, John Phillips 25:28; 10, Richard Harns 25:30;11, Joe Rowley 25:32; 12, Sam Matthews 26:17; 13, Christina Siguina 26:38; 14, Dionico Siguina 26:38; 15, John Swatosh 27:10; 16, Mark Schofer 28:18; 17, Charlonda Fielder 30:19; 18, Dennis Pingree 30:20: 19, Sarah Abernathy 32:59; 20, Connie Vowells 33:02;21, Pam Mueller 33:05; 2, Ron Rushford 34:33; 23, Jeremy Hatfield 35:41; 24, Jenny Deaconnelly 40:09; 25, Dick Bruce 43:09; 26, Dan Riley 46:33; 27, Sandy Riley 48:50; 28, Glen Hostetter 53:29; 29, Randy Contreras 54:00.center_img GO Receive latest stories and local news in your email: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Published: April 22, 2019, 9:48pm last_img read more

What Its Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car and Where You

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Previous A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing 1 of 7 Andy Warhol Painted a BMW M1 Race Car, and It’s Gorgeous The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording Next NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy If you can’t make it to Daytona Beach, you can enjoy an on-track stock car racing experience at any of 16 speedways around the country that offer the official NASCAR Racing Experience. But I strongly urge you to make the trip to this veritable holy land of racing. The sheer size of the Daytona International Speedway alone is staggering, and the history and gravitas that comes with it make driving on the track a surprisingly powerful experience beyond the raw power of the vehicles themselves.Before you get into a NASCAR race car, you get a long safety briefing, you put on a burn-resistant suit, and you get fitted for a helmet. If not before, it’s by this point that you are realizing this is not going to be a go-kart style of experience. To get into a NASCAR car, you have to climb through the driver side window. Then you are secured with a five-point harness and safety net is strapped into place. You are told about the fire suppression system and taught how to remove the steering wheel and take down the safety net should you need to exit the car after an unfortunate incident.So again, all pretty serious stuff. But I was still calm albeit excited as the speakers built into my helmet crackled with my spotter’s voice. He was telling me it was my turn to head out onto the track.I have no idea how fast I was going as I approached that first turn. NASCAR vehicles feature a massive tachometer but have no speedometer — drivers measure their speed based on RPMs and experience. In fact, when speedometers were briefly installed in some race cars, drivers drove an average of 10 miles per hour slower, stupefied by how fast they were actually going.Steven John/The ManualMy heart was racing as I entered the steeply banked curve, but all at once something amazing happened: I realized that physics really does work. Driving at high speed around a curve set at a steep angle feels as natural as taking a flat turn at lower speeds. Despite the fact that I would later be told I was driving at around 140 mph (OK, my top speed that day was 139.89 miles per hour), once comfortable in the car, I felt like I was going not much above a fast highway pace for most of the eight laps I completed on the Daytona International Speedway.My heart was racing as I entered the steeply banked curve, but all at once something amazing happened: I realized that physics really does work.It was not until the drive was over, my knuckles returned to their usual flush, and I was having a drink and talking with some other writers who had also completed the course, that it occurred to me just how hard real racing must be. At 140 MPH on an empty track, I still had to give 100% of my focus to keep the car in control. Professional drivers are often going 200 miles per hour and are contending with dozens of other vehicles as they race.Even if you’re not a NASCAR fan, I can tell you now from personal experience that’s it wrong to not call this a sport. The cars do a lot of the work, sure, but there is an intense physicality involved. I was sweaty and strained after eight laps. These guys? They do 200 mph.Where You Can Try the NASCAR Racing Experience:Talladega Superspeedway, AlabamaISM Raceway, ArizonaAuto Club Speedway, CaliforniaDover International Speedway, DelawareDaytona International Speedway, FloridaHomestead Miami Speedway, FloridaAtlanta Motor Speedway, GeorgiaChicagoland Speedway, IllinoisKansas Speedway, KansasKentucky Speedway, KentuckyMichigan International Raceway, MichiganNew Hampshire Motor Speedway, New HampshireLas Vegas Motor Speedway, NevadaCharlotte Motor Speedway, North CarolinaMyrtle Beach Speedway, South CarolinaTexas Motor Speedway, TexasRichmond Raceway, Virginia 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Steven John/The ManualI’ve driven a lot of fast cars in the past few years. Earlier this year, I had a Corvette up above 120 miles per hour on the track. I’ve been behind the wheel of Ferraris, Maseratis, BMWs, and the list goes on. So I figured I could handle a race car just fine, and my heartbeat didn’t so much as quicken as I climbed through the window of a NASCAR stock car on the track of the Daytona International Speedway.But as I sped toward the first turn and saw the 31-degree bank looming in front of me, I did have one brief heart flutter and a moment of doubt. As I recall, my thoughts were something like this: “Holy shit.”NASCAR racing proper was born out of need (more or less), with the early drivers having cut their teeth running illicit liquor during prohibition. Today, there are 23 NASCAR race tracks, with the oldest still in operation being the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. Daytona International Speedway is broadly considered to be the best racing experience in the sport, and the races themselves are but one of the reasons to visit the area. Driving a race car yourself is a pretty good draw if you ask me. We’ll get into that in a moment.As I sped toward the first turn and saw the 31-degree bank looming in front of me, I did have one brief heart flutter and a moment of doubt. As I recall, my thoughts were something like this: “Holy s***.”If you’re going to visit Daytona Beach, you’re doing it wrong if you don’t stay at the brand-new hotel, The Daytona, opened just this year and literally a stone’s throw (assuming you are an Olympic javelin thrower, anyway) from the Speedway itself. The hotel is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, a line of elevated resort-style destinations always carefully curated to fit into their environment. The lobby of The Daytona features rotating installations of race cars and memorabilia from famous drivers. Its rooms feature drawer pulls and doorknobs made to look like parts of an automobile and there are carbon fiber details within the furnishings. Even the little notepad by the phone fits in, designed to look like a speeding ticket.last_img read more

Police arrest 20 suspects over weapons found in court

The Police have arrested 20 suspects over the weapons found in the Mount Lavinia Court premises.A pistol and a revolver as well as 10 rounds of ammunition were found inside a bag at the Mount Lavinia Court premises yesterday. Court proceedings were temporarily halted following the discovery. (Colombo Gazette)