Szecsodi sizzles at Tri-City

first_imgMatt Szecsodi won the Friday night feature for IMCA Modifieds at Tri-City Motor Speedway.AUBURN, Mich. (June 8) – Matt Szecsodi made his second visit of the season to victory lane at Tri-City Motor Speedway after taking over the lead of the Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified feature on the 10th lap.The start of the feature was dominated by Craig Vance as he drove the bottom line to pace the field.  At lap nine, it was Chad Wernette who fought his way from mid -pack to lead. His turn up front would only last a lap as Szecsodi took over the lead.Nate Jones also fought his way through the field and got to second.  But without the help of any caution flags, Szecsodi’s lead was too big to overcome. Szecsodi parked in victory lane with his second feature win of 2018.  Jones grabbed his third runner-up finish of the season. Jones was followed by Wernette, Drasco, Ark., driver Heath Grizzle, and 19th starting Chris Cohoon.Next Friday night, June 15 is the eighth anniversary of Tri-City’s first dirt race and features the Greased Pig 8.0 Comp Cams/Lane Automotive IMCA Modified Challenge presented by Allstar Performance.  This Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier will be a 41-lap race paying $2,018 to win and $150 to start the race.It is also Kids’ night and Autograph night.  Kids under 15 accompanied by a parent receive free general admission. The autograph session begins at 7:15 p.m.last_img read more

Meet Boeheim’s Army: Ryan Blackwell

first_imgA group of former Syracuse men’s basketball players will get together for a chance at $2 million in the 2016 edition of The Basketball Tournament starting this Saturday. The team is fittingly named Boeheim’s Army, composed of former Purdue guard Willie Deane and nine former Orange that span a decade of SU head coach Jim Boeheim’s tenure. Last year the squad bowed out in the Elite Eight against eventual champions City of Gods. This year, second-seeded Boeheim’s Army faces No. 15 seed Basketball City NYC at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Philadelphia University to begin its quest toward the cash prize. Follow along all week as we introduce you to the team’s players and coach ahead of the matchup.Ryan BlackwellComing off his first season as head coach of nearby Liverpool High School, Blackwell replaces Lawrence Moten as Boeheim’s Army head coach this summer. Liverpool posted an 18-5 record this past season, finishing 30th in the final Class AA rankings in New York.As a player, Blackwell scored 11.8 points and tallied 7.8 rebounds over his career for Syracuse, a three-year tenure after he transferred from Illinois after his freshman season. He started each of his three seasons playing under Boeheim and went on to play professionally in Japan, England, France, Portugal and Uruguay.At 39 years old, Blackwell may not be ripe enough to suit it up for Boeheim’s Army this summer, but his coaching expertise will come in handy as he replaces SU’s all-time leading scorer on the end of the bench in the tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Meet Boeheim’s Army: Darryl WatkinsWillie DeaneEric DevendorfRick JacksonTerrence RobertsBaye Moussa KeitaDonte Greene Comments Facebook Twitter Google+,Meet Boeheim’s Army: Darryl WatkinsWillie DeaneEric DevendorfRick JacksonTerrence RobertsBaye Moussa KeitaDonte Greene Published on July 15, 2016 at 12:11 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more