7 May

Who? Eric Eckardt to lead Purplebricks’ US operation

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Who? Eric Eckardt to lead Purplebricks’ US operation previous nextAgencies & PeopleWho? Eric Eckardt to lead Purplebricks’ US operationFormer US investment banker and property tech entrepreneur will lead the company’s £50m move into the US marketNigel Lewis23rd February 201703,048 Views The newly-installed CEO of the Purplebricks’ USA operation is Eric Eckardt (pictured), a 42-year-old serial property tech start-up entrepreneur and keen skier with a background in investment banking.Educated in New York, he then joined the banking industry where he spent nine years working for three different banks including JP Morgan, Bank of Tokyo and ABN AMRO, before setting up his own company Eckhardt Holdings LLC.He used that as a vehicle to launch several start-ups including a private mortgage company and an online brokerage firm called ZonicRealty which he launched in 2012 with his brother.It prompted a lot of media coverage in the US, but in June 2016 morphed into Dwellowner.com. Like its predecessor, the company is a flat-fee brokerage rather than charging agents a percentage-based commission.At the same time Eric Eckardt was steering another business, Luxembourg-based Hubzu.com where he was a vice-president working direct with US brokers. Hubzu specialises in selling bank-owned properties but hired Eckardt to help move the company into the US real estate market.He left in 2015 and returned to the US to focus on his DwellExchange business, which he describes as a full-service hybrid real estate brokerage – something that no doubt attracted Purplebricks to him.Eckhart is also listed on US property portal Trulia.com as what’s called a ‘dual agent’ in the US – he represents both buyers and vendors – via his company DwellOwner. The website lists Eckhart as selling two properties so far both in NY. One was sold for $260,000 in November last year, and the other for $330,000 five weeks ago.Eckhart’s background would suggest that Purplebricks is aiming to launch at least one of its two start-up areas in the US within New York, although Purplebricks says the top five property markets by residential sales in the US are California, Texas, Florida, Illinois and Ohio. February 23, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

3 May

Leaders in Oxford give support for 2040 net zero carbon emissions pledge

first_imgProfessor Katherine J. Willis CBE, Chair of the Conference of Colleges Sustainability working group and Principal of St Edmund Hall added, “The Conference of Colleges are delighted to be part of the ZCO Partnership and welcome the focus on reducing carbon emissions in Oxford. We look forward to contributing to these conversations and plans for reaching net zero ahead of 2050.” Dr David Prout, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Planning at Resources) at the University of Oxford said in the same press release, “Oxford University is fully committed to reducing its impact on the environment. We are in the last stages of consultation on a new University Environmental Sustainability Strategy which proposes a target of net zero carbon and net biodiversity gain by 2035. The University is delighted to be working with others in our community to reduce emissions across Oxford as a whole to net zero by 2040.” In a press release from the Oxford City Council, Councillor Tom Hayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Green Transport and Zero Carbon Oxford said, “It is more important than ever that citizens, organisations, and governments at all levels show leadership to tackle the climate emergency head on. Our joint ambition to become a net zero city by 2040—ten years earlier than the target set by the Government—is a strong sign of the pace and ambition required.  The closing of the Summit was also marked by the creation of a new Zero Carbon Oxford Partnership for the city. Under this partnership, a collaborative approach to reducing emissions will be taken, and partners will be able to share best practices and learn from each other. The partnership will also develop funding bids and attract financial support for net zero projects, lobby the UK Government for powers, policy, and funding, and engage customers, citizens and communities in shared climate action. Image credit: John Fielding, Flickr. CC BY 2.0. The University also aims to reduce aviation emissions from University staff and student travel and offset the balance of emissions, limit transport emissions by reducing the need to travel, encouraging walking, cycling and the use of public transport and managing the demand to travel by car, and ensure that the University, as an investor, is part of the solution to climate change and biodiversity loss.center_img On 4 February, the leaders of Oxford’s major businesses and organisations expressed their collective support for the aspiration of achieving net zero carbon emissions as a city by 2040, during a virtual Zero Carbon Oxford Summit. “It also marks another case of the Council honouring the recommendations of our Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change. With so many people facing unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 economic crisis, the race to 2040 is an opportunity we can’t refuse – to unlock significant sustainable investment in Oxford that benefits our communities with new jobs and skills,” he added. Oxford University’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy aims to achieve net zero carbon and biodiversity net gain by 2035. The strategy focuses on nine priority areas, which include increasing research and engagement in environmental sustainability, reducing carbon emissions related to energy consumption in University buildings to a minimal level, and identifying and reducing the environmental impacts of the University’s consumption and supply chain. The Summit brought together leaders from both City and County Councils, both universities, both hospital trusts, major businesses, transport providers, schools and further education colleges, anchored institutions, and other organisations that are strategically important to achieving a net zero city by 2040. The Zero Carbon Oxford Charter was signed by 21 leaders from these various organisations.last_img read more

20 Apr

Need for information, search for suspect continues after double shooting in Mishawaka’s Central Park

first_img (Photo supplied/ABC 57) There was no new information released on Thursday, Dec. 17, regarding any suspects or arrests after a double shooting at Central Park in Mishawaka.The shooting happened around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15.An 18-year-old Osceola man who was shot is still listened in critical condition and on life support.A 17-year-old boy from Mishawaka who was shot sustained non-life-threatening injuries.Metro Homicide investigators are following up on any and all leads and reviewing surveillance footage from the area.Anybody with information regarding this investigation should call St. Joseph County Metro Homicide at 574-235-5009 or Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP. Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Twitter Need for information, search for suspect continues after double shooting in Mishawaka’s Central Park WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest By Jon Zimney – December 18, 2020 0 348 Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleWoman suspected in triple stabbing in Warsaw charged with murderNext articleMichigan launches Buy Local Bridgman Community gift card Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Google+last_img read more

18 Jan

Kelli O’Hara May Reprise The King & I Performance in London

first_img Related Shows The West End may soon get to know her! According to the Daily Mail, Broadway darling Kelli O’Hara could cross the pond to reprise her Tony-winning performance as Anna in The King and I. The Bartlett Shet-helmed production, currently playing Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre, is apparently eyeing a London bow late next year or early in 2017.O’Hara won her first Tony Award for playing Anna in the Lincoln Center production. She was previously nominated for her performances in The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work If You Can Get It, South Pacific, The Pajama Game and The Light in the Piazza. The King and I would mark her West End debut.Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, set in 1860s Bangkok, tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children. The musical’s score includes “Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful.” The King and I View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016last_img read more

1 Jan

Vermont’s Village Revitalization Initiative receives national historic preservation award

first_imgBELOW ARE PROJECT-BY-PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS OF THE VERMONT PROJECTS — # # # # # The Village Revitalization Initiative’a cooperative effort among Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Preservation Trust of Vermont, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ‘ drew national recognition Thursday in garnering the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s (ACHP) Chairman’s Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation. ‘This creative and important initiative demonstrates how effective partnerships can use relatively modest funding to accomplish important local projects that create jobs, preserve our heritage, and improve the vitality of communities,’ said Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, ACHP chairman. ‘It is a great model for other elected officials and preservation organizations to emulate across the country.’ In 2005, Leahy and the Preservation Trust of Vermont’using HUD Economic Development Initiative Special Projects Congressional Grants’embarked on a partnership to build stronger and more economically vibrant villages and small downtowns.  Leahy said, ‘This initiative proves again that historic preservation is not a cost for saving the past, but a wise investment in the future. Vermonters are respectful stewards of our state’s rich heritage.  Cookie-cutter solutions are not the Vermont way. Paul Bruhn and the other partners in this effort carefully and thoughtfully forged unique, local, ‘hand-crafted’ solutions that embrace our history, while envisioning a vibrant future for these special Vermont places.’ Readsboro, before and after.In remarks Thursday as he accepted the award, Leahy told a personal story:  ‘As a child, I recall visiting the 1891 Romanesque Post Office building that defined a block of downtown Montpelier.  It was a beautiful building ‘ complete with an arched entry way, a turret and a grand courtroom.  In 1963, the structure was destroyed to make room for a white box building that resembles a prison, a design familiar to any town in the county that got a new federal building in the 60s.  With the loss of that building, the character of my hometown was forever changed. If the Preservation Trust of Vermont and Paul Bruhn had been there, they would have saved that post office. He continued, ‘When Paul, my staff and I discussed the creation of the Village Revitalization Initiative, our goal was simple: to help towns protect their greatest historic, economic and community-building assets — their historic town centers — from the fate of the Montpelier Post Office.‘Though this program is primarily a bricks-and-mortar historic preservation program, we chose not to focus on the historic value of a building, but instead on the historic use and potential impact of restoring the building to full use.  This approach made every historic preservation project we undertook a meaningful economic development and community development project.  We reopened community spaces, rebuilt general stores and gave people places to gather in the center of their communities.‘Perhaps most notable was that we did all this with earmarks. I’m proud that we did all of this with earmarks that created jobs. I’m number two in seniority in the Senate and number two in seniority on the Senate Appropriations Committee and let me tell you a little secret:  I’m not giving up on earmarks.  I hope that your recognition of this program might help bring a bit of common sense to the appropriations process and prove that sometimes Congress can get it right.’During its first six years, the Village Revitalization Initiative supported 27 projects in 25 different communities in Vermont (see list below).  A federal investment of $2,435,200 has helped leverage more than $27 million in total project costs. At the ACHP Fall Business Meeting Thursday in Washington, Donaldson presented the award to Leahy; Paul Bruhn, Executive Director, Preservation Trust of Vermont; and Yolanda Chávez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, HUD. Putney, before and after.The Village Revitalization Initiative’s goals are to use targeted federal grants to leverage investments that have made possible a collection of village-scaled historic preservation projects across Vermont. In 1995, when the average earmark was well over $1 million, the small scale of many projects in Vermont was a stumbling block for gaining federal support.  For Leahy ‘ a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee ‘ and his Initiative partners, the solution was to aggregate the smaller projects and to direct the overall grant monies, secured by Leahy, through the Preservation Trust of Vermont, which in turn sub-granted to communities. The grants are for rehabilitation of historic community buildings located in the heart of a community center or in a small downtown. A primary criterion is that projects must result in enhanced community use of a facility. The Preservation Trust of Vermont provided hands-on technical assistance, project management and grants management assistance.  Leahy’s seasoned and accomplished economic development staffers visited prospective grantees with the Preservation Trust personnel, and they worked closely together in vetting and refining proposals and then in making selections. The projects have created both short-term construction and permanent jobs in Vermont. Short-term federal and state income tax revenues have grown from construction jobs, as have long-term property tax revenues. HUD-EDI investments will play a crucial continuing role in the vitality of these communities.  The individual projects, while strengthening their own communities, together reinforce the essential unique character of Vermont, helping to maintain the state’s special brand. The federal grants ranged from $20,000 to $250,000 for revitalization projects ranging from $50,000 to $7 million in overall costs. For more information, visit www.achp.gov(link is external) and also http://leahy.senate.gov(link is external) and www.ptvermont.org(link is external) The location of projects to date and their grant/total costs include the following: Addison County            Salisbury ‘ Shard Villa                        $100,000/$200,000 total            Ferrisburgh ‘ Grange/Town Hall                        $100,000/$2.5 millionBennington CountyReadsboro ‘ Bullock Block$100,000/$200,000 first phase           Caledonia CountyHardwick ‘ Jeudevine Memorial Library                    $50,000/$200,000 total               ‘ Memorial Hall            $20,000/$40,000 total  ‘ Town House           $30,000/$50,000Groton ‘ Village Store and Library                        $54,900/$3.5 million total      Chittenden County            Richmond ‘ Round Church fire suppressions system                        $25,000/$215,000 in this phaseEssex County            Bloomfield ‘ Town Hall                        $70,000/$75,000 this phase/$200,000 total            Brighton ‘ Town Hall/Opera House                        $60,000/$500,000 totalFranklin County            Richford ‘ Sweat Comings Health Care Center                        $100,000/$7 million totalGrand Isle County            North Hero ‘ Community Center                       $100,000/$800,000 total        Orange County            Brookfield ‘ Old Town Hall                        $100,000/$400,000 total            Strafford ‘ Town House Bell Tower                        $50,000/$100,000            Bradford ‘ Public Library                        $75,000/$203,000 total            Randolph ‘ Chandler Music Hall                        $250,000/$3.5 million totalRutland County            Brandon ‘ Old Town Hall                        $70,000/$900,000 total            Pawlet ‘ Town Hall Auditorium                        $75,000/$200,000 this phase            West Rutland ‘ Carving Studio                        $75,000/$200,000 total            Sudbury ‘ Meeting House                        $75,000/$130,000 phases 5 & 6/$250,000 total            Poultney ‘ Bentley House                        $100,000/$220,000 totalWashington County            Worcester ‘ Town Hall                        $50,000/$162,300 totalWindham County            Rockingham Bellows Falls ‘ Town Hall Theatre                        $100,000/$850,000 total            Putney ‘ General Store (Putney Historical Society)                        $160,000/$800,000 total            Guilford ‘ Housing and General Store (Friends of Algiers Village)                        $65,000/$250,000 first phase Windsor County            Rochester ‘ Pierce Hall                        $100,000/$700,000 this phase            Springfield ‘ Ellis Block                        $125,000/$3,401,051 total North Hero Town Hall:  $100,000Funding used for exterior improvements to a 70-year-old building in the center of North Hero, helping to reopen the building to community members and visitors in preparation of the Quadricentennial celebration of Lake Champlain.Putney General Store:  $160,000Funding used to rebuild the Putney General Store that was targeted by arson twice in 18 months.  The historic building housed a general store since 1830.  The community will open a community supported general store shortly. Readsboro Bullock Building:  $100,000Funding was used to stabilize the 1880’s three-story, wood frame building that serves as a prominent storefront in the center of Readsboro. Brandon Old Town Hall: $70,000Funding was used for interior improvements to the 1861 Greek Revival Brandon Town Hall to enable additional public uses.Poultney’s Bentley Hall: $100,000Funding was used by Green Mountain College to restore a 1900 Queen Anne-Colonial Revival building in the center of Poultney Village to serve as community meeting facility.Randolph’s Chandler Center for the Arts:  $250,000Funds were used for rehabilitation and additions at the 1907 music hall in central Vermont.Richmond Round Church: $25,000Funding was used to install fire suppression equipment in the nearly 200-year-old Richmond landmark at the heart of Richmond village.Guilford Village Store:  $65,000Funds will be used by the Friends of Algiers Village to purchase, stabilize and reopen the Guilford Village Store.Brighton Opera House / Town Hall: $60,000 ‘ exterior siding workFunding will be used for the removal of old vinyl siding from the 122-year old Town Hall and restoring the building’s wood clapboard appearance and original architectural features. Springfield Ellis Block:  $125,000Funding was used for exterior rehabilitation efforts following a 2008 fire that destroyed several units of housing and an iconic downtown movie theater.  The theater reopened recently.Salisbury Shard Villa: $100,000Funding used to restore murals and infrastructure at a 1874 historic residential care home and national historic site.Hardwick Jeudevine Memorial Library: $50,000Funding was directed to repoint exterior stonework of the 1896 Jeudevine Memorial Library, a classic Romanesque Revival building designed by Lambert Packard, one of Vermont’s most prominent nineteenth-century architects.Hardwick Memorial Hall window repair: $20,000Funding was used to conserve windows and replace historic lighting fixtrues in the 1911 Neo-Classical style building listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Hardwick Town House woodwork, roof, foundation repair: $30,000Funding was used to make structural improvements and code improvements to the c. 1860 Hardwick Academy building.Groton Village Restoration Project: $54,900Funding was used as part of a village-wide mixed use restoration effort.Bloomfield Town Hall:  $70,000Funding was directed to make foundation, basement and life safety repairs enabling the late 19th century stick style building to be used as a public meeting space.Brookfield Old Town Hall: $75,000Funding was directed to make structural repairs and add handicap access so that the mid 1850’s facility could be used for community functions.  The building is listed on the National Register as a contributing structure to the Brookfield Village Historic District.Strafford Town House: $50,000Funding was used to make repairs to the 1799 Town House which stands on a small hill overlooking the common in the Village of Strafford.  The building has been in continuous use for 200 years for Town Meetings and elections.Bellows Falls Town Hall Theater:  $100,000Funding was used to restore the 1926 building, targeting the 250 seat theater.  Improvements included reproduction and installation of arched windows and stage renovations to accommodate both film and live theater.Worcester Town Hall:  $50,000Funding was used to address fire safety code improvements and accessibility problems on the second floor of the town office building.Sudbury Meeting House: $75,000Funding was used to help the Sudbury Community Club restore the 1807 Gothic style meeting house.West Rutland Carving Studio:  $75,000Funding was used to convert former Vermont Marble Company offices into usable year round artist space.Bradford Public Library:  $75,000Funding was used to complete brick work and roof work on the 1895 Woods Library Building in the heart of Bradford.Pawlet Town Hall:  $75,000Funding was used to help the town restore the 1881 Italianate style town office building and reopen the second story town meeting hall closed due to accessibility concerns.Richford Sweat Cummings:  $100,000Funding was used to help convert a decaying mill property in housing, retail and office space in the downtown center of Richford.  This funding was particularly helpful in relocating the Richford Health Center to the mill.Ferrisburgh Grange Project:  $100,000Funding was used to help the town rebuild the 1868 Italianate style Grange Hall into town offices and a community center following a 2005 fire that destroyed the building prior to rehabilitation efforts.Rochester Pierce Hall:  $100,000Funding was used to help the Pierce Hall Community Center restore the 1916 Pierce Hall and re-establish its original purpose as a community center and performance venue for the Upper White River Valley.WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2011) ‘   # # # # #last_img read more

20 Dec

Brazil and Peru Share Oversight Of Amazon

first_img Criminals regularly take advantage of the Amazon region’s lush rain forests and expansive waterways for illicit activities such as drug trafficking and deforestation. Peru and Brazil are partnering to put a stop to these criminal acts and protect the Amazon basin by exchanging satellite information, according to the Peru’s Andina news agency. They are able to monitor the dense region with the transfer of real-time data between the Brazilian Center for Satellite Information, located in the city of Manaus, and its Peruvian counterpart in the city of Pucallpa. The information exchange is part of a 2003 Brazil-Peru Memorandum of Understanding to protect the rain forest. Brazil has similar agreements with Colombia and Ecuador. Sources: Peruvian Times, Andina news agency By Dialogo October 01, 2011last_img read more

19 Oct

Global coronavirus cases reach over 8 million as outbreak expands in Latin America

first_imgTopics : Global cases of the novel coronavirus reached over 8 million on Monday, as infections surge in Latin America and the United States and China grapple with fresh outbreaks.The United States still leads the world with the highest number of infections, about 2 million or 25% of all reported cases. However, the outbreak is growing fastest in Latin America, which now accounts for 21% of all cases, according to a Reuters tally.Brazil’s COVID-19 cases and deaths have surged to make it the No.2 hot spot in the world. The first case was reported in China in early January and it took until early May to reach 4 million cases. It has taken just five weeks to double to 8 million cases, according to a Reuters tally.Global deaths stand at over 434,000 and have doubled in seven weeks.Although Brazil’s official death toll from the pandemic has risen to nearly 44,000, the true impact is likely far greater than the data show, health experts said, citing a lack of widespread testing in Latin America’s largest country.In the United States, which has over 116,000 deaths, testing is still ramping up months after the start of the outbreak.center_img After cases declined in much of the United States for weeks, many areas are now reporting record new cases and hospitalizations. Fears of a second wave in hard-hit states – or a failure to get a grip on the first wave in some others – have led health experts to plead with the public to wear masks, avoid large gatherings and maintain social distance.China is also grappling with a resurgence of the virus just as its economy is trying to recover from shutdowns earlier this year. After nearly two months with no new infections, the capital Beijing has seen a spike in cases linked to the biggest wholesale food market in Asia.last_img read more

27 Sep

Survey Shows Many Teenagers Use Highly Potent Marijuana Concentrates

first_imgAddiction Center 15 September 2019Family First Comment:Disturbing..“Marijuana concentrates contain as much as 70% more THC than plant-based marijuana. Therefore, its effects on the mind and body are more powerful. For this reason, health experts worry that children and teenagers who use marijuana concentrates are in greater danger of developing THC addiction and suffering marijuana-related brain damage… Among the 33% of students who had tried marijuana, 72% of them had tried a marijuana concentrate.”  #saynopetodope VoteNo.nzMarijuana is the most popular illegal drug in the United States, especially among teenagers. In fact, the 2018 Monitoring the Future survey indicated that 3.4% of American 10th graders and 5.8% of American 12th graders use marijuana everyday. From 2015 to 2018, by the time high-school students across the country reached 12th grade, about 43% of them had used marijuana at least once in their lives. While we know that many teenagers use marijuana, there hasn’t been much research on how many teenagers use marijuana concentrates, so a team of researchers from Arizona designed a survey to find out. The researchers published the results of their study on August 26 in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics.What Are Marijuana Concentrates?A marijuana concentrate is a product which has higher quantities of THC, the psychoactive chemical in cannabis, than regular marijuana. The process of concentrating THC is somewhat similar to distilling alcohol, or separating alcohol from the water and other components of a fermented substance to create drinks with more alcohol by volume. Marijuana concentrates consist of THC without the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. Usually, they take the form of oils, waxes, capsules, and substances which resemble butter or glass. The practice of “dabbing” is one of the most common ways by which teenagers use marijuana concentrates. “Dabbing” involves vaporizing THC oils with battery-powered cartridges and inhaling the vapor.Marijuana concentrates contain as much as 70% more THC than plant-based marijuana. Therefore, its effects on the mind and body are more powerful. For this reason, health experts worry that children and teenagers who use marijuana concentrates are in greater danger of developing THC addiction and suffering marijuana-related brain damage. As Dr. Harshal Kirane explains, “high-potency cannabis is associated with concerning medical and psychiatric consequences, particularly in early brain development.” Unfortunately for parents, marijuana concentrates are more difficult to notice because they do not look like marijuana, so parents may not be aware that their children are using drugs. Additionally, marijuana concentrates are generally becoming more popular and accessible. This is especially true in states where there are legal markets for recreational marijuana.What Are the Results of the Study?To determine how popular marijuana concentrates have become among teenagers, the researchers surveyed a large group of 8th, 10th, and 12th graders from 245 Arizona schools. The researchers asked them whether they used marijuana and then asked additional questions about their marijuana habits. The survey results indicate that 33% of the students had used marijuana in some form at least once in their lives, while 24% of the students had used a marijuana concentrate. Among the 33% of students who had tried marijuana, 72% of them had tried a marijuana concentrate. Therefore, “most adolescent cannabis users have used concentrates,” according to the researchers.On the basis of additional survey questions, the researchers also determined that “adolescent concentrate users were more likely to use other substances and to experience more risk factors, and fewer protective factors, for substance use problems across numerous life domains.” Since the study was confined to one state, it is possible that similar research will take place in other states in the future to determine whether this is a nationwide problem.https://www.addictioncenter.com/news/2019/09/teenagers-marijuana-concentrates/last_img read more

23 Sep

Kay collects two crowns at Farley

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa (Aug. 25) – Justin Kay wrote his name in the record books following Friday’s sea­son championship races at Farley Speedway presented by Casey’s General Store.Kay was crowned the track champion in both the IMCA Late Model and IMCA Modified divisions, matching a feat accomplished previously by only two other drivers.Kay took charge of the Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model feature when the green flag waved and despite several attempts by strong-running Tyler Bruening scored the feature win and track championship.Kay’s run to the GSI Collision Specialists IMCA Modified title was slightly easier as he held the point the entire 20 laps and scored a comfortable win over Mark Schultz.Despite having to go to the back of the 20-car field following a lap two spin, Tyler Soppe came all the way back to the front and scored an impressive season championship win in the GSI Collision Spe­cialists IMCA Northern SportMods.Shoppe’s win put an exclamation point on a fantastic season at Farley. Soppe’s win cemented the track title. Troy Bauer ran second and Nic Coates was third.Johnny Spaw made his third visit of the season to Farley and scored the feature win in the Baker Seamless Gutters IMCA Stock Cars. Phil Holtz ran second and earned the season long point title.Point standings for all IMCA divisions become official on Oct. 23.The next event at Farley Speedway will be the 40th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic. The Yan­kee will get underway on Thursday, Aug. 31 with racing action in the Modified, SportMod and INEX Legend divisions. On Friday night, Sept. 1, the Late Models, Stock Cars and Limited Late Models will take center stage. Saturday, September 2, will be the running of all last-chance races and the big Yankee Dirt Track Classic championships being headlined by the 100-Lap IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series event, which will award the Late Model winner $10,000.Action will take to the super-fast 3/8 mile dirt track each night at 6:30 p.m.last_img read more