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.
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced slight changes to the coaching crew of the senior men and women’s national teams with immediate effect.This decision was taken after the review of the national teamsâ€™ activities recently by the board led by its President, Amadu Musa Kida.For Dâ€™Tigers, Dominic Okon and Ogoh Odaudu have been appointed to replace Abdulrahman Mohammed and Aderemi Adewunmi who until now were assistant coaches to Alex Nwora. Dominic Okon, a former Ebun Comet player was part of the Dâ€™Tigersâ€™ team that qualified Nigeria for the first ever FIBA Men World Cup in 1998 and currently an assistant coach with Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.Ogoh on his part played for Zuma Rocks of Abuja before moving to Dodan Warriors and later to Ebun Comets.He was a member of the Dâ€™Tigers silver winning medal team at the 2003 FIBA Afrobasket in Egypt.The experienced coach has also had stints with Lagos Islanders basketball club (2003) before moving to Royal Hoopers (now Rivers Hoopers) of Port Harcourt where he led the team to national league glory in 2011 and 2012 season.For the women, former Dâ€™Tigress Captain and current First Deepwater Basketball club of Lagos Coach, Sola Shomala, has been named as replacement for Ochuko Okworogun.Shomala who won the 2003 FIBA Africa Women Club Championship trophy with First Bank will be assisting Sam Vincent (Head Coach) and Peter Ahmedu (First Assistant Coach).She captained the 2003 and 2005 FIBA Afro basket winning team.The federation thanked Coach Abdulrahman, Aderemi and Ochuko for their selfless services to the nation while wishing them well in their future endeavors.The NBBF board has also congratulated the newly appointed coaches and advised them to work closely with their head coaches to deliver the mandate already handed to them.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram