Sprint Series of Oklahoma ready for Pat Suchy Memorial

first_imgBy David Smith Jr.OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – What is sure to be highlighted on every race fan and sprint car driver’s schedule for years to come, the inaugural Pat Suchy Memorial featuring the Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, will take place this coming Saturday night at Brill Motor Speedway in Meeker, Okla.This event honors the long-time Oklahoma City car owner who owned everything from jalopies, super modifieds and championship dirt cars at Fairgrounds Speedway in Oklahoma City from the 1960’s to the late 1980’s. The Suchy’s Transmission and Auto Repair owner fielded cars for such drivers as Benny Taylor, Aaron Madden Harold Leep and Shane Carson – just to name a few.This event will pay $800 to win and $275 to start the 20-car feature finale. Heat race money will also be paid as well as all drivers competing in the night’s “B” feature who do not transfer into the night’s championship finale. The trophy will be presented by Suchy’s daughter, Janelle (Flatt), with many of Suchy’s grandchildren and great grandchildren also expected to be on hand.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. with racing slated for a 7:30 p.m. start time. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults ages 16 and up; $13 for ages 12-15 and all seniors while all pit passes are $30.Brill Motor Speedway is located off of I-40 to exit 186 then sixteen miles north on State Highway 18.last_img read more

Tim Foley

first_imgTimothy Paul John Foley age 64 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020.  The son of Doris and Paul Foley was born on December 21, 1955 in Batesville.Tim worked for Batesville Tool & Die as a machine operator for 20 years. He was quite the fan of NASCAR.  He enjoyed watching old movies and listening to 60’s and 70’s music. Tim liked being outdoors and when he was younger was always out fishing.   He will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.Tim is survived by his brothers Steven Foley and Rick Foley; sister, Glenda (John) Riehle and sister-in-law, Tina Foley.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Pat Foley.Visitation will be Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 1-3pm followed by a 3pm funeral service, all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Rev. Shawn Crisman officiating.Memorials may be given to MMH Hospice c/o the funeral home.Continuing with COVID-19 precautions, all attending will be asked to follow proper social distancing protocol. Masks are encouraged. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home.You are welcome to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Tim’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.last_img read more

Guus Hiddink urges Chelsea to relieve goalscoring burden from Diego Costa

first_imgChelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink has told his attacking players that the goalscoring burden does not fall on Diego Costa alone. Press Association “Normally you see teams like Leicester or Palace or Watford starting surprisingly well, let’s say until the leaves are going to fall, and then they will have some problems. But they’ve managed to maintain their good performances. “First of all, they have a good balance in their team. They’re not just doing it on willpower, but on quality. “If you rely just on willpower, then you will fall some day. But they have the quality as well. Watford have very good strikers. Leicester too. “The rest are very well organised. I think this will last until the end of the season.” “Diego is focusing very much on his job and that’s a lot of responsibility. He’s brave and he likes to be like that,” Hiddink said. “It’s a lot of responsibility, but not just on Diego. He has a big temper and wants to perform and is keen to score, but the other attacking players must play a part in assists and goals. It’s not just him. “There’s a lot of technical skill in the midfield and attacking positions. We have to see how the players can become even more productive and take the next step. “We’re trying to get them into good positions in the box so that their high quality has more effect. “They have the quality. Now they have to be productive with assists or goals. It’s not just about Diego.” The ailing Premier League champions face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday hoping to avoid the double after losing 2-1 to their London rivals in August. In a remarkable season Chelsea find themselves three points above the relegation zone while Palace occupy fifth place, an example of a wider trend in which smaller clubs are upsetting the established order. “I don’t know if it’s true the bigger clubs will eventually pull through,” Hiddink said. Costa is the Blues’ highest scorer in the Barclays Premier League this season with five goals, two of which were delivered in the recent 2-2 draw with Watford – Hiddink’s first match in charge since replacing Jose Mourinho. Hiddink knows he must get the best out of his main forward as Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy are in the treatment room, but he believes the Spain marksman needs help from his team-mates. last_img read more