Prelude to Mayhem is Saturday at Dodge City

first_imgBy Lonnie Wheatley Saturday’s card that features IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks will be the final tune-up for the following weekend’s $1,500-to-win SportMod Mayhem North vs. South Duel run in conjunction with the DCRP Sprint Car Nationals.  Saturday’s racing action will go green at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets for Saturday’s Prelude to Mayhem card are $12 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.center_img DODGE CITY, Kan. – The momentum towards the upcoming Lubbock Wrecker Service DCRP Sprint Car Nationals continues to build at Dodge City Dodge City Raceway Park with the Prelude to Mayhem this Saturday night, Aug. 15 atop the 3/8-mile clay oval. Detailed schedule information is available at read more

PMTC, Corriverton Jets, Rollers register wins

first_imgPORT Mourant Training Centre (PMTC), Corriverton Jets and Rollers Volleyball club all registered victories when the Three Doors Strikers Volleyball Club of Berbice staged a one-day tournament last Sunday at its club court, situated at D’Edward Village, West Coast Berbice.The tournament attracted 13 teams from the Ancient County and was contested in three categories (male, female and junior male) and PMTC came out victorious in the senior male category, winning the final by a 2-0 margin (25-13, 25-20) over the tournament’s hosts Three Doors Strikers.For the victory PMTC were rewarded with $20 000 and a trophy while the hosts earned $10 000 and a trophy.In the female category where there were three teams, Corriverton Jets came from behind to defeat Port Mourant Volleyball Club 15-9, 18-16, 15-13 to claim the $7 000 prize money and a trophy, while Port Mourant Volleyball Club had to settle for a trophy.In the Junior male teams category, five teams participated and Rollers defeated Three Doors Strikers in the round-robin competition. Both teams were awarded trophies.The day’s activity was attended by Guyana Volleyball Federation president John Flores who congratulated the Three Doors Strikers on their initiative for staging the tournament.He also extended his congratulations to the Berbice Volleyball Association for the wonderful work it has been doing since the beginning of the year to aid in the development of the sport in the Ancient County.last_img read more

E-sports pull in more viewers as coronavirus halts live matches

first_img(REUTERS) – Sports fans and players across the world, frustrated by cancelled matches because of the coronavirus epidemic, are turning to e-sports, with professional real-world athletes joining virtual game tournaments of football, auto racing and basketball.“We’ve seen a dramatic increase in viewership for e-sports broadcasts,” said Todd Sitrin, senior vice-president of Electronic Arts Inc.’s Competitive Gaming Division, adding that the maker of battle-royale sensation ‘Apex Legends’ saw an increase of two to three times its normal viewership in the first quarter of 2020.“All the traditional sports have suspended their seasons and their broadcasts, so what we’ve seen is that fans are really searching for a way to get their sports fix,” Sitrin said.E-sports tournaments are largely available on game streaming platforms like Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Facebook Gaming and Mixer and are also broadcast on TV channels including ESPN and Fox Sports.Online streaming platforms recorded a 43% jump in viewership to nearly 495 million hours in the week starting March 29, compared to the week at the beginning of 2020, according to analytics firm Stream Inc.’s Twitch, which dominates the market for game streaming, recorded a nearly 60% jump in viewership in March with over 1,300 million hours watched, compared to a year earlier, according to Superdata, a Nielsen company.Besides online streaming platforms, viewership across TV broadcasts of tournaments has also seen a significant increase from January to March.The March 29 race at the Texas Motor Speedway in the eNASCAR iRacing series, a popular simulation racing game, is the most viewed e-sports event ever on linear television as of March 30, according to Nielsen Sports.Simulation racing games in e-sports provides an opportunity for professional drivers who are stuck home missing the competition and camaraderie on the tracks, said Steve Hood, president at Motorsport Games.But sports fans are hungry for any competitive action. Last week, ESPN said here it would broadcast League of Legends’ 2020 Championship Series Spring Split Playoffs, highlighting the online multi-player battle game and venturing beyond traditionally broadcasted sports like NBA, FIFA and NASCAR’s iRacing.The move to League of Legends shows a real paradigm shift, said Charles Conroy, vice-president of gaming at The Switch, a live video production firm.“They’re no longer just pandering to normal sports fans and giving them a replacement (for live sports),” he said. “They’re actually showing true hardcore e-sports.”Riot Games’ League of Legends is the most-watched game on Twitch in the first quarter of 2020, according to Superdata.last_img read more

Countryside Motors to raise money for American Cancer Society this Saturday

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Saturday Nov. 16, Countryside Motors, in conjunction with General Motors, will conduct a special day of fundraising!With every new GM test drive a $10 donation will be made to the American Cancer Society in support of Breast Cancer awareness, as part of the Chevrolet Making Strides Campaign. People who come out to Countryside Motors on Saturday and test drive any Chevrolet or Buick, or test ride any Polaris ATV or UTV or test one of the Hustler Turf products a donation will be given.It will be a great day to learn about all the new products and provide an opportunity to raise money for a great cause by simply test driving a new car or truck!  Countryside Motor sales representatives will be at the store from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at its business in Wellington just four miles west of I-35 on U.S. 160.last_img read more