Team Wreckers ends Endurance year undefeated

first_img– Crack and Lean takes bike winAFTER two hours of competitive driving, team Ramchand’s Wreckers, through driver Adrian Fernandes, continued its stranglehold on the Endurance title of the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club.The team amassed a total of 86 laps over two hours.But it was not without a close fight from the team of Motilall Deodass, who finished just one lap adrift of the winners in the overall as well as the 1501-1600cc class.Finishing third overall was the team of Shan Seejattan, who finished as the first unlimited car-driver to cross the line after completing 82 laps.After a late start to the day, the action finally got going with over 30 cars on the grid, representing one of the largest competitor turnouts this year.At the halfway point one hour in, the Ramchand and the Deodass teams were tied on laps but the changeover and refuelling effort is where the battle was won and lost.Coming third in the 1501-1600cc class was Kamal Seebarran with 80 laps while Clint Seebarran finished fourth with 78 laps.Adrian Fernandes completed a perfect year of endurance racing with three wins from three races.In the 0-1500cc class, Selwyn Persaud (71 laps) finished ahead of Naresh Alves by three laps with the team of Reyad and Richard Hamid third and the Nexus team of Haniff Mohamed and Raymond Seebarran fourth.In the 1601- 2000cc class, Rishan Ali, after 81 laps completed the top spot ahead of former champion Mohamed Roshandin who fell just one lap short. Rafeeq Khan finished third.Shan Seejattan and the Special Auto team took glory in the unlimited class easily as he completed 82 laps with Romeo Singh finishing second and the other Ramchand Wreckers team of Anand Ramchand and Andrew King placing third.NEW RECORDMeanwhile, a new large circuit record was set yesterday by Rameez Mohamed, with a 1:17.026. Driving his Honda Civic in the unlimited class, he was able to break a record once set by Eric Vieira back in 1972.“Well, it’s a win in a way to break a record that has stood for decades; I didn’t get the result I want with the endurance but we are pretty happy with what the car is doing. It is my circuit car, so there’s definitely a positive,” he said.Team ‘Crack and Lean’ dominate bikesThe car section was preceded by a 45-minute bike class which was won by team crack and lean. A competitive bit of riding by the trio of Carey Griffith, Dwayne Caesar and Romeo Singh saw them winning by just over three laps.Finishing in second was team Blaze, comprising John Bennett, Sharal Gooding and Romel Singh, while Team Viper which had Kwame Ridley, Elton Carter and Zuri Jhonson finished third.The final event of the GMR&SC Calendar is this weekend’s KFC Mega cup round two.last_img read more

Open Arms Food Pantry benefit yard sale is June 6

first_imgJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Open Arms Ministry Food Pantry will be holding a benefit yard sale on Saturday,, June 6 beginning at 7:30 a.m. The sale will be held in the Open Arms Ministry Food Pantry parking lot located at 1112 McGhee Lane, Jacksboro.Yard sale items will include: ladies new bathing suits, Halloween costumes, new and used clothes, miscellaneous items, children’s water games and more. All items were donated by family and friends.According to food pantry volunteers, all proceeds from the yard sale will be used to purchase food and pay utilities at the ministry’s building. Monetary donations will also be accepted. The food pantry continues to see a rise in the local need for food due to high unemployment numbers from the Corona virus COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the economy.The pantry welcomes food donations of all kinds. Donations must be unopened and within date. Monetary donations are needed as well to pay utilities and other bills for the non-profit. Monetary donations can be made to help with food purchases, too.  As a non-profit, Open Arms gets a tax discount and also has the ability to buy in bulk. Donations are tax deductible.Donations can be sent to Open Arms Food Pantry, P.O. Box 433, Caryville, TN, 37714 and can also be dropped off at the pantry location at 1112 McGhee Lane, Jacksboro, 37757, near the National Guard Armory.  For more information, call 423-566-6723 or find them out on Facebook.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/28/2020-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Final suspect arrested by Mitchell Police

first_imgOfficers arrested 46-year-old Richard L. Cobb earlier in the afternoon.Cobb was booked into the Lawrence County Jail on a warrant for failure to appear. Blake is being held on charges of escape and a warrant for failure to appear, according to the jail log.Police say more charges are pending.The manhunt for the two men began just before 9:30 a.m. after a trooper attempted to stop the men who were in a green Chevrolet S10 pickup truck for a seat belt violation on Mill Creek Road.After initially refusing to stop, the driver led the trooper to the Lehigh Cement Plant near Mitchell.Once the pickup stopped, the driver waited for the trooper to walk up, when without warning, the driver attempted to run over the trooper. The trooper was not hit and proceeded to give chase.The pickup truck was located shortly thereafter, unoccupied near the Lehigh Plant, off of Meridian Road just north of Ind. 60.Police searched the Mill Creek Road area and set up a perimeter that includes Mill Creek, Lawrenceport and Sams roads and part of Lehigh Cement Company property. Mitchell Community Schools and Spring Mill State Park was place on lockdown as a precautionary measure, while officers, K-9s and an ISP helicopter search the Mitchell area.At this time, there are no further Persons of Interest in this case.The Indiana State Police would like to continue to encourage anyone with any information regarding this case to contact the Bloomington Post at (812) 332-4411. All tips will remain anonymous.-30- An anonymous tip helped the Mitchell Police Department locate and take Jason D. Blake into custody just after 5:30p Thursday.Blake was found walking on State Road 37 near Mitchell.CobbBlakeBlake was considered a Person of Interest in the Attempted Vehicular Assault against a State Trooper this morning just before 9:30. Blake was already Wanted on Warrant through Lawrence County for a Probation Violation.last_img read more