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GREENSBURG – A 71-year-old man was killed and a woman was injured in a three vehicle accident on I-74 Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred at mile marker 124 just before 5:00 p.m.According to the Greensburg Daily News, Delbert Miller, of St. Paul, was traveling westbound in a 1999 Jeep Wrangler when it crossed the median striking an SUV operated by Dixie Wright-Marksberry, 33, of Burlington, Kentucky.Miller was reportedly seen approaching in the passing lane and swerving into the median.Ryan Hornsby, 34, of Holton, struck the axle of the jeep after the impact of the first two vehicles.Police say Miller was thrown from his vehicle and died as a result of injuries.A ruptured gas tank led to the jeep catching fire. A trucker passing by used a fire extinguisher to put out the blaze.Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen told the newspaper that several people provided aid before emergency services arrived.The SUV driven by Wright-Marksberry flipped after the impact. She was airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital due to possible leg and head injuries.Hornsby was not injured.Both eastbound lanes were closed for over an hour, police said.
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By Greg Aregoni FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 14) – On Friday night, Troy Jerovetz led at the white flag and spun. Saturday night he redeemed himself by earning the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature win.Mike Joski and Troy Jerovetz started on the front row and for the majority of the race they stayed the top two. Joski led the opening four laps before it was General time. Jerovetz rode around the top of the track and into the lead on lap five.He built up a straightaway lead by halfway. Shawn Kilgore had forward bite all night as he worked his way to the front after starting 11th. Unfortunately for Kilgore the race went caution-free and Jerovetz had already checked out from the field. Jerovetz won his first feature of the season at 141 while atoning for Friday’s late-race spin at Luxemburg. Kilgore finished second. Tony Wedelstadt raced up front all feature long and finished third.Other winners included John Heinz in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Mike Dauphinais in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.Rick Mahlberg has probably never disliked lapped traffic more than in the Stock Car showdown. Mahlberg jumped up front in the feature and led through a couple early cautions. Heinz sped from eighth to second and tracked down Mahlberg. Heinz stayed patient in attempting the pass for the lead. Luke Lemmens made it a three-car race over the next 10 laps. Lapped traffic helped decide this feature as Mahlberg came up on Peter Frasier with four laps remaining.Frasier got loose in front of the leader, prompting Mahlberg to hit the brakes. Heinz shot under Mahlberg and into the lead. A final caution set up a green, white, checkered finish. Troy Muench came back into the mix and shot to the outside of Heinz as the white flag flew.Heinz was too tough down low and pulled Muench for his third win of the season. Mahlberg had to settle for third. Bret Koehler charged all the way from the back after going down pit lane to finish fourth. Race Van Pay led 19 laps and every inch but the last one in the Northern SportMod main.Van Pay worked the lead with Hunter Parsons in tow throughout the first half of the race. The youngsters put on quite a show, never touching while racing side-by-side. Van Pay was able to always pull Parsons out of the corners. A final caution flew with 10 laps remaining allowing Dauphinais and Brandon Long to join the leaders. Van Pay stayed in the clear up front by himself with Parsons, Long and Dauphinais going three-wide at times for second.With three laps to go, Long ran the outside with Dauphinais down low as they took the race three-wide again, only this time for the lead. Van Pay and Dauphinais saw the white flag first with one lap to settle the score. Off turn four, Van Pay gave Dauphinais just enough room on the bottom and he used it. Dauphinais beat Van Pay by mere inches for the win. It was his first win of the season. Van Pay settled for second in his best career feature finish.
Dirt track racers from far and wide visit the Duel in the Desert held at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway every November. The feature lineups boast an expansive representation of different states to certify this event as one of the IMCA “Crown Jewel” events of the year. For the 2015 edition each driver is welcomed to showcase their stomping grounds with the IMCA.TV Best Appearing Car Contest.The graphics theme for 2015 is to represent your state.The IMCA.TV Best Appearing Contest will boast a “winner-take-all” $1000 Prize for the winning IMCA Modified and for the first time ever, a $500 Prize for the winning IMCA SportMod. The winning graphics company (for each class) will get a free social media advertising package on all IMCA.TV major events for 2016, a whooping $5000 value per class!Voting will be conducted on the IMCA Racing Facebook page (www.facebook.com/raceimca). Drivers will have the ability to declare Best Appearing entry at the pit gate of The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway or online at IMCA.TV. IMCA.TV Staff will verify the entry and film a video interview detailing the wrap and take a photo. The video and photo will be posted to Facebook by 11:00 PM Pacific on Thursday, November 12, 2015. Fans will have the ability to LIKE and SHARE the Video and Photo. The combined LIKE and SHARE totals, aka the “Double Down”, will declare a winner in each class by the deadline at High Noon (Pacific) on Saturday, November 14, 2015.IMCA.TV, the title sponsor of the contest, is the Official Network of IMCA and will broadcast every lap of the Duel in the Desert on www.racefeedx.com.Catch up on prior Duel in the Desert races in stunning HD with a $9.99 Monthly or $79.99 Yearly Pass to www.imca.tv or browse the hundreds of videos from IMCA races across the United States. As a bonus, a live event is included on the site once per month.Official rules and registration for the 2015 IMCA.TV Duel in the Desert Best Appearing Car Contest is available at: www.imca.tv/duelModifieds race for $7,777 to win and a minimum of $777 to start while Northern SportMods vie for $1,777 to win at the 18th annual Duel Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 11-14.Twenty-eight Modifieds start the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier on Saturday night. Thursday and Friday qualifying features both pay $777 to win.Northern SportMod qualifying features on Thursday and Friday pay $500 to win.Sixty-five Modified drivers are now pre-entered from 20 states and two Canadian provinces and include:Mark Abouzeid, Chico, Calif.; Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; Paris Archie, Sparks, Nev.; Kris Asche, Shelton, Wash.; Tim Balding, Prunedale, Calif.; Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Sherman Barnett, El Paso, Texas; Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C.; Gord Beaumont, Charlie Lake, B.C.; Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.; Tanner Black, Albert, Kan.; and Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.;Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb.; Chris Brown, Spring, Texas; Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif.; Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo.; Chris Cole, Cache, Okla.; Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Bill Egleston, Atwater, Calif.; Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas; Rick Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Troy Foulger, Martinez, Calif.; Sean Fox, St. Helens, Ore.; and Joe German, Aberdeen, Wash.Kyle Griffith, Bakersfield, Calif.; Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif.; Nick Herrera, Ruidoso Downs, N.M.; Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla.; Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; Rich Horibe, Pahrump; Raymond Ketelsen Jr., Aromas, Calif.; Chester Kniss, Antioch, Calif.; Brian Levander, Grand Island, Neb.; Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; William McGuire, Belton, Texas; and Matt Micheli, Live Oak, Calif.Joey Moriarty, Glendale, Ariz.; Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.; Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif.; Jeff Olschowka, Quincy, Calif.; Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; Freddie Piourde, Santa Rosa, Calif.; Ryan Porter, Atwater, Calif.; Tom Purcell, Carson City; Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif.; and Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan.Darren Schatz, Williston, N.D.; Johnny Sheets, Gatesville, Texas; Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa; Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Stephen Streeter, Madera, Calif.; Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah; Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; Kenny Wallace, Concord, N.C.; and R.C. Whitwell, Bakersfield, Calif.The 18 pre-entered Northern SportMod drivers, from seven states, are:Brian Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; Todd Cooper, Yuba City, Calif.; Rick Diaz, Los Banos, Calif.; Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; Bill Ferguson, Norwood, Calif.; Anthony Fierro, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; Brendon Frye, Taft, Calif.; Anthony Giuliani, Morgan Hill, Calif.; Kruz Griffith, Bakersfield, Calif.; Jordan Hagar, Bakersfield, Calif.; Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb.; Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; Jesse Hoskins, Longdale, Okla.; Garrett Jernagan, Bakersfield, Calif.; Greg Larson, Kindred, N.D.; Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; and Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif.