By Dusty WiegertSALINA, Kan. (April 22) – Three new IMCA feature winners visited the O’Reilly Auto Parts Victory Lane for the first time in the early season on Friday at Salina Speedway. The night was presented by B Strong Running Company of Salina.Of those winners, two were father and son, something that doesn’t happen often at all on the same night.First was Fred Traskowsky, who pulled out to the lead from the front row at the start of the M&H Motors IMCA Northern SportMod feature. He held off a resurgent Tyler Watts to capture his first win of the season. Watts finished second with Chris Humphries and Tim Echevarria rounding out the top four.The final win of the night went to Fred’s son Mike as he raced to his second win in a row in the Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stock division. Mike had no problem working his way from an eighth place starting position to capture the top prize, with Kelly Pihl, Tony Slothower, and Cody Williams chasing him across the finish line.Defending Long McArthur IMCA Modified Track Champion Mike Petersilie chased down pole-starting Brian Knoell to move past en route to a triumph on the tricky 3/8 mile. Starting eighth, Petersilie’s win propelled him into a tie for the points lead after two races with week one winner Tyler Frye, who finished fourth. Knoell settled for second while Joe Cleveland finished third.Coors Light IMCA Stock Car ace Scot Granzella made his return to Victory Lane as he piloted his no. 91E to a win from fifth place at the start. He got by Craig Miller to capture first, with Craig Miller in tow with second. Scott Miller wound up third with Tanner Portenier fourth.
Lewis Hamilton won a chaotic, dangerous, heart-pounding Tuscan Grand Prix after red flags twice halted the drama in Mugello.The victory takes the Briton to within one race victory of Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 – a landmark he could equal in Sochi, Russia, a week next Sunday. The most dramatic scenes came during the first re-start, just after the safety car pulled in, having been deployed for a smash on the second corner of the race. Valtteri Bottas, the then leader, waited until the last permitted moment to put his foot down.But behind him, some of the pack were overeager and effectively restarted the race before those in front had done so.As a number of the overzealous got on and off the throttle in a few frantic seconds, madness ensued.Williams’ Nicholas Latifi sped up and slowed down, Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi went into the back of him.Carlos Sainz then careered into Giovinazzi, lifting him into the air. Haas driver Kevin Magnussen was also caught up in the accident.All four were sent into the barriers.A cloud of smoke hid the scene.Sainz hurt his hand.But all four amazingly walked away. Romain Grosjean, watching the dodgems from the cockpit of his Haas, was furious, aiming his disapproval at Bottas.“That was f****** stupid from whoever was at the front,” said the Frenchman. “They want to kill us or what? This is the worst I have seen ever.”Before that, Bottas had taken the lead from pole-sitter Hamilton, who made a terrible start.The safety car almost immediately came out, after just two corners, when Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly, last week’s surprise winner at the Italian Grand Prix, ended up in the gravel.RelatedPosts Pierre Gasly stuns Hamilton to win Italian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton wins Spanish Grand Prix Hamilton wins Styrian Grand Prix Tags: lewis hamiltonMichael SchumacherMugelloTuscan Grand PrixValtteri Bottas
Mariya Dondonyan | Daily TrojanMembers of Undergraduate Student Government’s Special Events Committee give students tickets for the vendors at Monday’s Taste of Downtown LA event on McCarthy Quad. The free event featured samples from various restaurants in Los Angeles.