BOONE, Iowa – The long, pre-race tech inspection lines will be gone at the 32nd IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. They will be replaced by a system designed to keep the pit roads clear and minimize each driver’s time spent waiting in the tech line. Beginning Sunday, Aug. 31 through Wednesday, Sept. 1-3, drivers will be issued tech inspection sheets and inspection group cards on a first-come, first-served basis. After receiving their inspection sheets and cards, drivers will be called over the PA system to the lineup board for staging and then sent to the inspection area in groups. All cars must be inspected before competing and drivers are encouraged to go to the tech trailer and get their inspection sheets and cards as soon as they and their race cars arrive at the speedway. Limited inspections will be continued after racing begins and groups for that will be announced before racing starts. No cars will be inspected that do not have group cards. Drivers who miss their assigned inspection time will be issued new group cards. No cars will be parked in the pit area Tuesday night after the races conclude: Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods that are not qualified for their Wednesday last-chance feature or Saturday main event will exit the pits and Modifieds and Stock Cars will be brought in from the east field beginning at 5 a.m. on Wednesday. The Super Nationals tech inspection schedule follows, along with preparations that specific divisions will need to make prior to entering the tech inspection area. Sunday, Aug. 31: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods. Monday, Sept. 1: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods. 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Stock Cars and Modifieds. Tuesday, Sept. 2: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Stock Cars, Modifieds and Sport Compacts. 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Stock Cars and Modifieds. Wednesday, Sept. 3: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Stock Cars and Modifieds. All drivers: Safety gear (helmet, firesuit, shoes, gloves and neck brace). Sport Compacts: All spark plugs out, clearly visible full VIN in OEM location and flywheel inspection hole open. Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods: Distributor cap loose, one valve cover loose and air cleaner loose.
France midfielder Paul Pogba arrived in Manchester yesterday to complete his record-breaking transfer to Manchester United from Juventus, British media reported.Sky Sports News said the 23-year-old had flown to Manchester from Nice in a private jet and would undergo a medical at United’s Aon Training Complex. Manchester Airport posted a picture on Twitter of a plane sitting on the runway, accompanied by the caption: “An important passenger has just touched down at the airport. Can anyone guess who it might be?”Reports suggest United have agreed to pay Juventus a world-record fee of 89 million pounds ($116.4 million, 105 million euros) to sign Pogba, not including agents’ fees.United and Juventus confirmed on Sunday that Pogba, who has been on holiday since Euro 2016, has been granted permission to undergo a medical by the Turin club.He is expected to be officially confirmed as a United player today or Wednesday.Pogba left United in 2012 after making just seven appearances, but returns as one of the world’s most famous players after winning four consecutive Serie A titles in Italy.He will eclipse Gareth Bale as the world’s most expensive player. The Welsh forward cost Real Madrid around 85 million pounds when he joined from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.United manager Jose Mourinho hailed Pogba’s arrival following his team’s 2-1 win over Leicester City in Sunday’s Community Shield at Wembley.“I don’t think Real Madrid were upset when they broke the record with Gareth Bale, with Cristiano (Ronaldo),” Mourinho said.“When other people break records, I don’t think it’s a reason to be sad. I think it’s a reason to be proud with the dimension of a club that can do that and can attract players of this dimension.”Pogba will become United’s fourth close-season signing after Ivorian centre-back Eric Bailly, Armenian playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram