Trump administration fires deputy at U.S.A.I.D. to keep the acting chief in top job.

first_imgUnexpectedly on Friday, the administration fired the deputy at U.S.A.I.D., which will keep her boss in power, since the move came just hours before his appointment was to expire.Two officials confirmed that the deputy administrator, Bonnie Glick, was told around 2:45 p.m. Friday that she would be out of her job at 5 p.m. Her termination came shortly after the agency’s acting administrator, John Barsa, was notified by internal lawyers that his 210-day appointment would expire at midnight Friday, and that he would go back to his previous post as an assistant administrator. Had she not been fired, Ms. Glick would have become the acting administrator.- Advertisement – Now, with Ms. Glick gone, Mr. Barsa is in line to be the acting deputy administrator — and will, in effect, run the agency, since there is no Senate-confirmed administrator. One official described it as a “Game of Thrones” move. It is not clear why the White House or State Department refused to name Ms. Glick as the agency’s acting administrator either of the times she was passed over. One of the officials said she and Mr. Barsa have not gotten along since he was given the job in April.The personnel chaos at the aid agency, which has been beset by infighting and delays in distributing coronavirus assistance worldwide, was touched off earlier Friday by a press inquiry from Devex, an online news and community forum for development workers, which had asked about Mr. Barsa’s status given that his appointment was about to expire.Ms. Glick was confirmed by unanimous consent to her post as deputy administrator of the agency in January 2019. She is a registered Republican in Maryland. In a statement, the aid agency confirmed that Friday was Ms. Glick’s last day on the job and called her “a tremendous champion of, and for, USAID.” It did not include details of her firing, and a spokeswoman declined to comment further.Mr. Barsa was a Senate-confirmed assistant administrator, overseeing Latin America policy, when the agency’s former leader, Mark Green, resigned in April.At that point, the Trump administration tapped Mr. Barsa — over Ms. Glick, who was next in line — to run the agency in a temporary capacity.- Advertisement – WASHINGTON — As the nation awaits the final tally in the presidential election, the Trump administration appears to have used a shuffling of top jobs at the United States Agency for International Development to keep a political appointee in charge of the global development organization.The move offers a possible indication that, win or lose, President Trump intends to continue to defy the usual post-election comity to muscle through his policies and appointees for as long as he can.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

The Children Never Had Covid. So Why Did They Have Coronavirus Antibodies?

first_imgThen why do we have a pandemic? Shouldn’t most of us be protected by memory cells left by other coronavirus infections? – Advertisement – Now the researchers are planning to expand their study to monitor thousands of children and adults. Some have antibodies that can block the new coronavirus in lab tests. Others do not.“If they have the pandemic strain, are they protected?” Dr. Kassiotis asked. Will they get sick, he wondered, or will the infection be all but undetectable?Dr. Elledge and his colleagues at Harvard developed their own highly specific, sensitive and exhaustive antibody test, VirScan. It is able to detect a diverse collection of antibodies with that are directed at any of more than 800 places on the new coronavirus, including the antibody that Dr. Kassiotis and his colleagues studied.After examining blood taken from 190 people before the pandemic emerged, Dr. Elledge and his colleagues concluded that many already had antibodies, including the one targeting the base of the spike — presumably from infections with related coronaviruses that cause colds.But while adults might get one or two colds a year, Dr. Elledge said, children may get up to a dozen. As a result, many develop floods of coronavirus antibodies that are present almost continuously; they may lessen cold symptoms, or even leave children with colds that are symptomless but still infectious.While adults may not have detectable coronavirus antibodies, many may be able to quickly make antibodies if they are infected with a coronavirus.In typical viral infections, the immune system pours out antibodies to fight the virus. When the infection is quelled, the antibodies, no longer needed, diminish in number. But the body is left with so-called memory cells that allow antibody production to soar rapidly if the virus tries to invade again. The Coronavirus Outbreak ›Words to Know About TestingConfused by the terms about coronavirus testing? Let us help: In a study published Friday in Science, the group, led by George Kassiotis, who heads the Retroviral Immunology Laboratory at the institute, reports that on average only 5 percent of adults had these antibodies, but 43 percent of children did.Researchers who did not participate in the study were intrigued by the finding. H. Benjamin Larman, an immunologist at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, called it a “well-done study that puts forward a compelling theory which is supported by their data.” While the tip of the spike is unique to the new coronavirus, the base is found in all coronaviruses, Dr. Kassiotis said. In lab tests, antibodies to the base of the spike prevented the new coronavirus from entering cells in order to reproduce. Stephen J. Elledge, a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, had a similar response. He and others have found many people have antibodies to common colds caused by other coronaviruses; in laboratory studies, these antibodies also block the new coronavirus.- Advertisement –center_img In March, as the pandemic was just beginning, Dr. Kassiotis and his colleagues decided to develop a highly sensitive antibody test. To assess it, they examined blood samples taken before the pandemic from over 300 adults and 48 children and adolescents, comparing them with samples from more than 170 people who had been infected with the new coronavirus.The scientists expected samples taken before the pandemic to have no antibodies that attacked the new coronavirus. Those were to be the controls for the test the scientists were developing.Instead, they found that many children, and some adults, carried one antibody in particular that can prevent coronaviruses, including the new one, from entering cells. This antibody attaches itself to a spike that pokes out of coronaviruses.- Advertisement – “It is quite possible that you lose your memory over time,” Dr. Elledge said. He suspects that the new coronavirus may interfere with the activation of the memory cells able to respond to the infection.An infection “might give you a hazy memory that fades over time,” he said. If so, a very recent infection with a common cold coronavirus would be needed to protect against the new coronavirus, and even then the protection might last only for a limited time.The new coronavirus would have hobbled the production of antibodies that specifically attack it. That might explain why children, with their seemingly continuous colds, are much better off than adults.Dr. Elledge said that if he is right about the loss of memory cells, that bodes well for vaccines. A vaccine boosts antibody production without the presence of a virus. So the virus “is not in the background, messing up memory cell formation,” he said.Another possibility is that most adults actually are protected by memory cells from previous infections with the common cold. Although few have enough antibodies in their blood to protect them at any given time, they may be able to quickly make antibodies to lessen the impact of the new coronavirus.That might explain why many adults who are infected recover quickly.“We focus on those who get really sick, but 95 to 98 percent of those who get the virus don’t have to go to the hospital,” Dr. Elledge said. “There are a lot of people who do get better.” Antibody: A protein produced by the immune system that can recognize and attach precisely to specific kinds of viruses, bacteria, or other invaders.Antibody test/serology test: A test that detects antibodies specific to the coronavirus. Antibodies begin to appear in the blood about a week after the coronavirus has infected the body. Because antibodies take so long to develop, an antibody test can’t reliably diagnose an ongoing infection. But it can identify people who have been exposed to the coronavirus in the past.Antigen test: This test detects bits of coronavirus proteins called antigens. Antigen tests are fast, taking as little as five minutes, but are less accurate than tests that detect genetic material from the virus.Coronavirus: Any virus that belongs to the Orthocoronavirinae family of viruses. The coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is known as SARS-CoV-2. Covid-19: The disease caused by the new coronavirus. The name is short for coronavirus disease 2019.Isolation and quarantine: Isolation is the separation of people who know they are sick with a contagious disease from those who are not sick. Quarantine refers to restricting the movement of people who have been exposed to a virus.Nasopharyngeal swab: A long, flexible stick, tipped with a soft swab, that is inserted deep into the nose to get samples from the space where the nasal cavity meets the throat. Samples for coronavirus tests can also be collected with swabs that do not go as deep into the nose — sometimes called nasal swabs — or oral or throat swabs.Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR): Scientists use PCR to make millions of copies of genetic material in a sample. Tests that use PCR enable researchers to detect the coronavirus even when it is scarce.Viral load: The amount of virus in a person’s body. In people infected by the coronavirus, the viral load may peak before they start to show symptoms, if symptoms appear at all. That happened to Dr. Larman and his family of five. Four of them got sick with Covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, in July. None were seriously ill, and his 4-year-old son was spared altogether.“My son was not isolated from us and therefore heavily exposed,” Dr. Larman said. “He tested negative twice, and so we certainly suspect that he had some form of pre-existing immunity.” It’s been a big puzzle of the pandemic: Why are children so much less likely than adults to become infected with the new coronavirus and, if infected, less likely to become ill?A possible reason may be that many children already have antibodies to other coronaviruses, according to researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London. About one in five of the colds that plague children are caused by viruses in this family. Antibodies to those viruses may also block SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing the pandemic.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Regeneration: A town on the mend

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Whittaker joins the £1m elite

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Preston & Fylde North-west leading lights

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Top Brazil media end coverage of presidential doorstop

first_imgBut the informal event has turned tense at times.Bolsonaro has been known to harangue, insult and flash obscene gestures at reporters. His supporters, who are separated from the journalists by a thin security cordon, regularly berate them.”Every day our journalists suffer numerous insults and shouting from the president’s supporters, with no security whatsoever provided for them,” Globo Group vice president Paulo Tonet Camargo said in a letter to the national security minister announcing the boycott.”These attacks have been increasing.” Folha described a particularly tense environment Monday as the final straw.The newspaper said Bolsonaro greeted the journalists by saying, “When you start telling the truth, I’ll talk to you again.”Supporters then began aggressively shouting insults such as “Trash!” “Rats!” and “Communists!” at the press, it said.”The newspaper plans to resume coverage at this location only when our journalists’ security is guaranteed by the presidential palace,” Folha said. Two of Brazil’s top media groups said Monday they were suspending coverage of President Jair Bolsonaro’s informal news conferences outside the presidential palace because of harassment by his supporters and a lack of security.Media conglomerate Globo and newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo said the presidential security detail was failing to provide adequate protection for journalists covering Bolsonaro.The far-right president, who regularly rails against the mainstream media, often stops outside the Alvorada Palace in Brasilia in the morning to greet supporters and occasionally speak to the press.center_img Topics :last_img read more

How to get into the Townsville property market

first_imgKeyes & Co principal Damien Keyes. Photo: Fiona Harding.THERE has never been a better time for first-home buyers to get into the market in Townsville with house prices bottoming out and interest rates at record lows.The median house price in Townsville is $340,000 as of the end of April, according to the latest Core Logic figures, 3.5 per cent lower than it was three months earlier.The Reserve Bank put the cash rate on hold at 1.5 per cent as of August 1. Buyers can find even more affordable houses in suburbs like Heatley where the median house price is $239,000, while Thuringowa Central, Garbutt, Wulguru, Condon, Vincent and Currajong all have median house prices under $270,000.REIQ Townsville zone chairman Damien Keyes said first home buyers were often put off by well-meaning but ill-informed advice to stay out of the property market.“Well-meaning friends and relatives who have purchased property will have advice for them but at some point you have to ignore three-quarters of that advice and just jump in,” he said. “Always start with the money and get yourself a good mortgage broker and build that relationship from day one. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Find out what deposit you need, find out how much the loan repayments will be and once you have that nailed down then you can go shopping for a house.”First-home buyers in search of affordability should stay away from suburbs like Castle Hill, where the median house price is $862,5000. North Ward, Rangewood and Belgian Gardens also all have median house prices well over the Townsville average and above $450,000.Mr Keyes said first home buyers shouldn’t be too picky. Many got bogged down by trying to find their dream home.“Don’t let perfect get in the way of getting started,” he said.“A lot of first-home buyers if they can’t have the stone benchtops and the theatre room they won’t jump in. “Get out open homes and see what the prices are doing … just don’t sit on the fence.“Places like Vincent have highset, solid home with a pool for around $270,000.”last_img read more

UK Govt approves close contract training

first_img Loading… United Kingdom government has approved close contact training for football clubs. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them The guidelines clarify that: “Stage Two training can be described as the resumption of close contact (interaction within the two-meter social distancing boundary) training where pairs, small groups and/or teams will be able to interact in much closer contact (e.g. close quarters coaching, combat sports sparring, teams sports tackling, technical equipment sharing, etc).” Sports minister Nigel Huddleston said: “This new guidance marks the latest phase of a carefully phased return to training process for elite athletes, designed to limit the risk of injury and protect the health and safety of all involved. “We are absolutely clear that individual sports must review whether they have the appropriate carefully controlled medical conditions in place before they can proceed, and secure the confidence of athletes, coaches, and support staff. read also:UK government issues guidance on safe sports training “Given the wide-ranging input we have received from medical experts, we believe these pragmatic measures should provide further reassurance that a safe, competitive training environment can be delivered, as we work towards a restart of professional sport behind closed doors when it is safe to do so.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Phase two guidance has now been issued to teams regarding the way players can interact and train. These sports teams, including those in the Premier League, would be allowed to resume matches when the protocol reaches phase three. That is expected sometime in June.Advertisementlast_img read more

Baca, Madrid get IMCA Modified wins at John Morris Classic

first_imgNorthern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf; 2. Cole Carver; 3. Andy Clower; 4. Anthony Madrid; 5. Taylor Kuehl; 6. Mark Harrison; 7. Steve Bitting Jr.; 8. Speedy Madrid; 9. Darin Center; 10. Michael Egurola; 11. Joey Jock; 12. Jesse Turner; 13. Cory Parent; 14. Steve Duffy; 15. Ty Rogers; 16. Adam Echter; 17. Shelby Frye; 18. Bryan Miller; 19. Cody Miller; 20. David Jones; 21. Kyle Salo; 22. Arthur Garcia Jr.; 23. Terry Bridges; 24. Ty Weidner. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers flew Saturday for national points leader Chase Rudolf, who’d started 10th, and on Sunday for Cole Carver.  May 26 Feature Results Madrid also used the high side in Sunday’s battle of hard chargers: He raced from 14th starting to get the win, ahead of the 11th starting Baca and 12th starting Jason Noll.  Modifieds – 1. Madrid; 2. Baca; 3. Noll; 4. Morris; 5. Foley; 6. Stafford; 7. Uptain; 8. Curry; 9. Mecl; 10. Jay Foster; 11. Pike; 12. Parmeley; 13. Kirby; 14. Wyman; 15. Mills; 16. Poeling; 17. Dale Irby; 18. Rogers; 19. Matt Blevins; 20. Miller; 21. Doug Meeks; 22. Chad Stevens; 23. Wes Meeks; 24. Grohnke.   He was up to third by the 13th circuit, then passed John Morris Jr. and Baca and led to the finish.  Stock Cars – 1. George Fronsman; 2. John Luck; 3. Cody Center; 4. Dennis Losing; 5. Steve Soboski; 6. Michael Shea; 7. Aaron Hetrick; 8. Christopher Boulware; 9. Brian Hyatt; 10. Anthony Streit; 11. Darryn Werkmeister; 12. Robert Werkmeister; 13. Josh Werkmeister; 14. Corey Hurley; 15. Joey McCullough; 16. Bo Partain. Both features paid $1,000 to win.  “Chaz was really fast. I knew I had to get up there too or he’d be gone,” said Madrid. “We were really happy to get this win. One of our main goals of the year was getting on the Fast Shafts ballot.”  SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (May 25-26) – Chaz Baca got his first win of the season on opening night while Zachary Madrid’s victory on night two of the John Morris Classic at Arizona Speedway got him on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Baca, the defending E3 Spark Plugs State champion and already an All-Star candidate, had a win and two runner-up finishes to show for three starts in a new 2019 MRT Chassis. “I sold my old Modified at the start of the year. I got my first win of the season in just my second night in the new car,” he said. “We’re feeling really good about it.”  May 25 Feature Results  “I made a couple mistakes. I wasn’t too happy with myself and I wanted to prove I could do better,” he said. “In the feature, nobody stuck to the top in (turns) one and two so I went there and it worked.” Zachary Madrid put his name of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot by winning the night two John Morris Classic feature for IMCA Modifieds at Arizona Speedway. (Photo by Woody Woodgrift, Desert Image Collection Photography) George Fronsman swept the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car weekend, winning from sixth starting on opening night and from ninth on night two.  Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca; 2. Tyler Mecl; 3. Zachary Madrid; 4. Jeff Stafford Jr.; 5. Jason Noll; 6. John Parmeley; 7. Bryson Curry; 8. Jake Pike; 9. Kelsie Foley; 10. Trevor Miller; 11. Duane Rogers; 12. Chuck Grohnke; 13. Norman Uptain Sr.; 14. Roy Poeling; 15. John Morris Jr.; 16. Kent Rosevear; 17. Randy Ahrns; 18. T.J. Wyman; 19. Joe Haresky; 20. Guy Norton; 21. Eric Center; 22. Brenda Kirby; 23. Jimmy Mills; 24. Rob Colclasure.  Stock Car and SportMod features each paid $500 to win.  Madrid was feeling far from good about anything following a fifth place run in his Sunday heat. Chaz Baca had Tyler Mecl on his back bumper before taking the opening night IMCA Modified checkers at Arizona Speedway’s Memorial Weekend John Morris Classic. (Photo by Woody Woodgrift, Desert Image Collection Photography) Stock Cars – 1. Fronsman; 2. Center; 3. Hetrick; 4. Larry Brigner; 5. McCullough; 6. Losing; 7. Josh Werkmeister; 8. Soboski; 9. Cody Ashcraft; 10. Luck; 11. John Parmeley; 12. David Gill; 13. Hurley; 14. Darryn Werkmeister; 15. Hyatt.  Baca led start to finish in the Saturday feature, starting third and pulling away from the rest of the IMCA Modified field after a pair of late cautions. Making the most of the fast top line, he took the checkers ahead of Tyler Mecl and Madrid. Northern SportMods – 1. Carver; 2. Frye; 3. Speedy Madrid; 4. Rudolf; 5. Anthony Madrid; 6. Kuehl; 7. Center; 8. Harrison; 9. Bo Partain; 10. Rogers; 11. Turner; 12. Egurola; 13. Cody Miller; 14. K.J. Goodwin; 15. Shayne Bradley; 16. Ronnie Sanchez; 17. Donald Costa; 18. Jones; 19. Drew Costa; 20. Jock; 21. Rene Madrid Jr.; 22. Duffy; 23. Weidner; 24. Rex Hasley.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Sept. 3

first_imgIMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Garrett Bard, Wells Tannery, Pa., 775; 2. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 768; 3. Stuart Snyder, Lincoln, Neb., 753; 4. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 730; 5. Ryan Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, 722; 6. Trefer Waller, Oneill, Neb., 700; 7. Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., and Christopher Thram, Sanborn, Minn., both 679; 9. Jason Danley, Lincoln, Neb., 663; 10. John Walp, Wapwallopen, Pa., 661; 11. Kyler Johnson, Quinter, Kan., 656; 12. Mitchell Dvorak, Stuart, Neb., 649; 13. Dusty Ballenger, Harrisburg, S.D., 645; 14. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 602; 15. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 591; 16. Adam Gullion, Lincoln, Neb., 587; 17. Taylor Velasquez, Turpin, Okla., 586; 18. J.D. Johnson, Maize, Kan., 574; 19. Nate Barger, Madison, S.D., 569; 20. Monty Ferriera, Lincoln, Neb., 561.  Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 800; 2. Doug Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 796; 3. Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 794; 4. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 793; 5. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 791; 6. Jayden Schmidt, Seymour, Wis., 789; 7. Jared Boumeester, Waseca, Minn., 784; 8. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 783; 9. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 781; 10. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, and Shane Paris, Muscatine, Iowa, both 777; 12. Gage Neal, Anamosa, Iowa, 776; 13. Michael Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 774; 14. Tony Ol­son, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 771; 15. James Roebuck, Genoa, Neb., Lance Borgman, Beatrice, Neb., and Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D., each 767; 18. Jake Sachau, Manning, Iowa, 765; 19. Tyler Soppe, Dubuque, Iowa, 764; 20. Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M., 762.  IMCA Modifieds – 1. Tom Berry, Des Moines, Iowa, and Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., both 800; 3. Jeff Larson (B1), Freeport, Ill., 798; 4. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan., 796; 5. Da­kota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 793; 6. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 787; 7. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 779; 8. William Gould, Calera, Okla., and Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., both 778; 10. Tony Leiker, Gillette, Wy., 777; 11. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 774; 12. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 773; 13. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, 772; 14. Jeff A. Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., both 771; 16. Jesse Rogotzke, Sanborn, Minn., 770; 17. Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, and Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, both 769; 19. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, and Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., both 768. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Michael Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 800; 2. Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn., 795; 3. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 792; 4. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 791; 5. Da­mon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 790; 6. Jake Masters, Graettinger, Iowa, 784; 7. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 779; 8. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 777; 9. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 773; 10. Travis Barker, Sioux City, Iowa, 772; 11. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 771; 12. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 768; 13. Dustin Mooney, Forney, Texas, 767; 14. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 766; 15. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 765; 16. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 764; 17. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 762; 18. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 761; 19. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 760; 20. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., 751.  Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 792; 2. Greg Kohl, Fort Ripley, Minn., and R.J. Esqueda, Granada, Minn., both 764; 4. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 762; 5. Jack Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 758; 6. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 756; 7. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 755; 8. Justin Dose, Biscay, Minn., 750; 9. Jaedon Erickson, Welcome, Minn., 748; 10. Drake Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 744; 11. Austin Friedrich, St. James, Minn., 742; 12. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, 739; 13. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 736; 14. Caine Mahlberg, Dunlap, Iowa, 733; 15. William Millard, Dolores, Colo., 727; 16. Daniel VanderVeen, Sioux City, Iowa, 723; 17. Nathan Kohl, Fort Ripley, Minn., 722; 18. Gilbert Aldape, Sioux City, Iowa, 719; 19. Ted Trumbo, Saint Francis, Kan., 718; 20. Keagan Haralson, Lubbock, Texas, 713. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Boyd, Texas, 800; 2. Mat­thew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 758; 3. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 749; 4. James Hanu­sch, Belton, Texas, 728; 5. Tim Ihnen, Cortez, Colo., 726; 6. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 722; 7. Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, 701; 8. Billy J. Gould, Kingwood, Texas, 698; 9. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 696; 10. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 694; 11. Steve Blair, Cortez, Colo., 682; 12. Gary Fox, Fort Worth, Texas, 671; 13. Jeff Reynolds, Godley, Texas, and Jackson Har­pole, Farmington, N.M., both 668; 15. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 654; 16. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 633; 17. Jason Hubbert, Belton, Texas, 627; 18. Michael McCullough, Denison, Texas, 613; 19. Bradley Poor, Hawley, Texas, 601; 20. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 597. center_img Junior National Champion – 1. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 797; 2. Dallon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 792; 3. Jayden Schmidt, Seymour, Wis., 789; 4. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 767; 5. Mat­thew Day, Farmersville, Texas, and Jack Bransom, Bur­leson, Texas, both 758; 7. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 756; 8. Mike Smith, Lake City, Iowa, Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., and Cade Rich­ards, Lin­coln, Neb., each 747; 11. Drake Bohlmeyer, Beatrice, Neb., 744; 12. Na­than Kohl, Fort Ripley, Minn., Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, and Jerret Bransom, Burleson, Texas, each 722; 15. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 719; 16. Keagan Haralson, Lubbock, Texas, 713; 17. Dennis Cosens, Mentmore, N.M., 708; 18. Jenna Hagemann, Fort Ripley, Minn., 706; 19. Blake Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 701; 20. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, and Carter Koop, Rockwell, Iowa, both 696. IMCA Sunoco Late Models – 1. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 799; 2. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 787; 3. Logan Duffy, Independence, Iowa, 767; 4. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 745; 5. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 741; 6. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 740; 7. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., 736; 8. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 735; 9. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 728; 10. Ben Sukup, Norfolk, Neb., 725; 11. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 724; 12. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 715; 13. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 706; 14. Alex Banks, Newman Grove, Neb., 703; 15. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 702; 16. Mitch Manternach, Dyersville, Iowa, 689; 17. Jacob Waterman, Colona, Ill., 683; 18. Colton Leal, Dubuque, Iowa, 657; 19. Joe Ross, Thom­son, Ill., 652; 20. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 644.  IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 800; 2. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., and Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, both 797; 4. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 794; 5. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 792; 6. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 790; 7. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 787; 8. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 786; 9. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn., and Jason Fusselman, Avoca, Iowa, each 784; 12. Dakota Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 782; 13. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 780; 14. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 771; 15. David Crimmins, Dubuque, Iowa, 767; 16. Cody Williams, Minneap­olis, Kan., 766; 17. Dave Johnson, New Prague, Minn., 765; 18. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 763; 19. Chuck Madden Jr., Avoca, Iowa, 762; 20. Dylan Nelson, Adel, Iowa, 754. Lady Eagle – 1. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 762; 2. Brianna Maughlin, Dighton, Kan., 756; 3. Leah Wroten, Independ­ence, Iowa, 745; 4. Jenna Hagemann, Fort Rip­ley, Minn., 706; 5. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 694; 6. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 691; 7. Kel­sie Foley, Tuc­son, Ariz., 678; 8. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 668; 9. Krissy Car­penter, Aztec, N.M., 656; 10. Torey Fischer, West Fargo, N.D., and Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., both 647; 12. Ken­zie Ritter, Keystone, Iowa, 646; 13. Allison Morris, Taylor, Texas, 629; 14. Jill George, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 592; 15. Brook­lynne Kibel, Cortez, Colo., 590; 16. Chelsea Clark, Cortez, Colo., 585; 17. Amanda Carpenter, Aztec, N.M., 538; 18. Jordan Bartz, Shawano, Wis., 522; 19. Megan Hat­ley, Newark, Texas, 514; 20. Shyanne McCulley, Brandon, S.D., 496.last_img read more