IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – Rob Beagley, Jason Beshears, Shad Cooper, Francisco Cordova, Joshua Cordova, Tomi Duarte, Jason Duggins, Kyler Duggins, Shane Grippin, Richard Killingbeck, Cameron Martin, Gavin Meeks, Shawna Meeks, Chad Nelson, Andy Pearce, Scott Tenney, Sid Tenney and Pete Terwilleger. IMCA SportMods – Brian Baker, Steve Blair, Brian Carey, Robby Claborn, Andy Clower, Danny Concelman, Michael Egurola Jr., Clay Erickson, Justin Erickson, David Farley, Shelby Frye, Robert Gallegos, Patrick Giratas, Chad Green, Jackson Harpole, Rex Higgins, Mike Hunter, Timothy Ihnen, Joey Jock, Kevin Johnson, Brooklynne Kibel, Anthony Madrid, Wes Meeks, Jesse Minor, J.D. Parsons, Bo Partain, Josh Pate, Jason Pugh, Mark Rodgers, Camron Spangler, Jason Spruell, Chris Toth, Ty Weidner, Jimmy Wilson and Lance Yoxsimer. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, E3 Spark Plugs Colorado State and track points are at stake each night. The same IMCA divisions are also on May 22-24 cards at Cortez. Both the pill draw and drivers’ meeting will be on Facebook Live. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – Billy Ayres Jr., Krissy Carpenter, Chelsea Clark, Jim Klokke, Rafe O’Brien, Michael Pratt, Ron Richardson, Darren Sage, Matt Schlamann, Jason Spruell and Paul Weller. Pre-registered IMCA drivers for what will rank as one of the biggest events held at Cortez hail from half a dozen states and additional parking has been added to accommodate those race teams. IMCA Modifieds – Jeff Anderson, Chaz Baca Jr., Josh Cain, Bryson Curry, Shane DeVolder, Don Geist, Trevor Geist, Dillon Hill, Brenda Kirby, Austin Kuehl, Zachary Madrid, Mike Magee, Lance Mari, Roy Meeks, Anthony Merritt, William Miller, Jacob Pace, Sean Stacy and Michael Thing Jr. CORTEZ, Colo. – A fourth decade of IMCA racing at Fairgrounds Speedway Cortez begins with a three-day show Friday through Sunday, May 15-17. More information about the Covid Clash and viewing online is available on Facebook. The grandstands will be closed and social distancing will be enforced in the pit area per CDC recommendations. A facial covering will be required away from pit stalls or when not in the race car. Drivers should pre-register through MyRacePass and must sign in at the track by 5:20 p.m. on Friday. Pre-registered drivers now include: An open practice runs from 4:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday and pit gates open at 8 a.m. Friday. Racing starts at 7 p.m. that evening. Car and driver is $60 and pit passes are $35. Drivers and crew members are asked to pay with a check or exact change. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – Allen Bradley, Braiden Breaux, Ron Brewer, Levi Card, Racely Card, Steffan Carey, Archie Clark, Robert Cody, R.C. Combs, Darrell Cordary, Race Fisher, Duane Frandsen, John Grandjean, Ed Henderson, Gene Henrie, Tony Hill, Jordan Hockenhull, Jason Josselyn, Jay Kibel, Dillon Lawrence, Robert Lewis, Steve Livingston, Hannah Miller, Rob Moseley, Shawn Parish, J.C. Parmeley, Clint Rapier, Nuggett Shupe, Dennis Spencer and Travis Sutherlin. “We have kind of been at a loss for words with the response from drivers and the racing community,” said Briggs. “We’ll be running ‘B’ mains for the Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and SportMods.” Fairgrounds Speedway Cortez crowned its first IMCA Modified track champion in 1991 and first Stock Car track champion two years later. “It’s been overwhelming. The response we’ve gotten for the Covid Clash has been amazing,” Race Director Rowdy Briggs said of early-entry numbers for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, IMCA SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. “We have 139 pre-registered now and know of more that are coming.”
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is “rethinking” his call for a national mask mandate, saying he wouldn’t issue any binding orders because he believes it would be unconstitutional.The former vice president has threatened to use the powers of the presidency to force Americans to wear masks, but on Sunday he backtracked during an interview with AZFamily’s “Politics Unplugged.” When Biden was asked to comment on President Trump’s more targeted coronavirus approach, which gives more authority to the governors, Biden said, “Well, I hope you could trust the governors.”Most of the governors have reacted favorably to Trump leaving the mask decisions up to them.Biden added that he may have prematurely overstepped his authority, “But here’s the deal, the federal government — there’s a constitutional issue whether federal government could issue such a mandate. I don’t think constitutionally they could, so I wouldn’t issue a mandate.”Given the legal challenges, Biden said, he would “plead with” people to wear a mask, adding, “I’d set an example.”Biden then noted that case rates were dropping in places where local authorities had implemented mask orders.
WAVERLY — A Mason City man has been found guilty of attempted murder after an incident last year in Northwood.32-year-old Trapp Trotter was accused of stabbing a man from Manly on the night of June 2nd of last year during an incident which happened at the Schoolside Apartments in the 600 block of Seventh Street North in Northwood. The victim suffered multiple stab and slash wounds and was taken to Mercy-North Iowa in Mason City where he was treated and eventually released.Trotter pleaded not guilty to the charges of attempted murder, first-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal mischief. His trial was moved to Bremer County District Court in Waverly, where he was found guilty of attempted murder and criminal trespass on Friday.No sentencing date has been scheduled according to online court records. Attempted murder is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison.