first_imgWhen I was the VP of Marketing at First Tech CU, I changed the name of the department to Cult-ivation. Quite frankly, I had come to hate what marketing had become in most credit unions. I corrected anyone that said “We need to GO AFTER…(insert product name or demographic). It felt like stalking, and according to Psychology Today the definition of stalking is:“…repeated and persistent unwanted communication and/or approaches that produce fear in the victim. The stalker may use such means as telephone calls, letters, e-mail and placing notes in the media.” In other words, traditional marketing. Today marketing feels like a punishment. When I Google some content and land on the page I am bombarded with constant interruptions, banner ads, and pop ups. If I go look at a pair of shoes on Zappos they follow me everywhere in social media. Are some of these effective?  Probably, but raise your hand if you like them. Instead of “going after,” I tried to build a culture of cultivating like-minded people that would become devoted to the credit union. Cult is not necessarily a negative word. It is a “great devotion to a person or an idea.” Member loyalty is critical to our long-term success and never has it been more important than today. This year a Gallup Poll asked 3.2 million credit union members across the US how the credit union can support members during the COVID-19 crisis. Three specific needs emerged:Increase my peace of mind, provide me with relief as I need to get through this crisis. Build my hope, continually be there for me through guidance and solutions.Reduce my unnecessary stress, make it easy for me to access staff and tools when and how I need them. These three things are what members need most from their credit union right now, and thereby serve as a framework for providing exceptional service during this crisis and beyond. Gallup recommends that credit unions formally organize all COVID-19 members continuity planning around these urgent needs. I was going to present these ideas to a group of marketers in New York earlier this month, so I did some research to find out who might already be taking this more human approach. Canopy Credit Union in Spokane, Washington has a page on their website with the headline “Need help paying rent?” They are not “going after” anyone, they are helping their members solve a problem. A big problem. Increase my peace of mind. They offer a 0% help with rent loan for members who might be struggling to pay their living expenses, and you could qualify for up to 100 days before your first payment is due. Build hope by being there for me through guidance and solutions. That page also includes a list of other services that may help those struggling. Things like three month interest only payments, skip-a-pay, and penalty free term share withdrawals. They also list Spokane Resources such as a Women and Children Free Restaurant link and other community resources. Reduce my unnecessary stress. Visit their website. Their home page is perhaps one of the best I’ve ever seen. With a tag line “Here you grow”. They go on to say “Getting approved for a loan can be daunting. We have a simple process that ensures you get the right loan to fit your needs.” That’s it, and they’re right! It IS “daunting” and today a bit humbling to get a loan. They also have one of the best Facebook pages for a credit union. Facebook is for faces, and they get it, they do not push products on social media.I know many credit unions are stepping up and doing the right thing by their members right now. We are best in a crisis and this is what separates us from the banks. I hope this new way of marketing continues long after the crisis subsides, because it is about TRUST and trust is something that is earned. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: Detailslast_img read more

first_img1) Trump’s constant tweeting, denigrating free press, accusations of fake news, and personal attacks of newsmen and women denies them bringing the truth forward to the citizenry.2) Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order barring all entry from citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations, which has prompted Immigration officials to block legal permanent detainees from legal counsel, in direct violation of an order from Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.3) In February, Trump met with FBI Director James Comey a day after National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned amid controversy over his contacts with the Russians. Comey says Trump told him, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.” This is obstruction and manipulation. 4) Trump’s private meetings with other foreign dignitaries and powerful people in his private Mar-a-Lago estate who maybe contributing to his private empire (without transparency) through countless undisclosed financial entanglements and obscure resources. Jackie LangloisBallston LakeMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the… The U.S. Constitution has been called into question repeatedly by President Trump’s actions and words. He has attacked the freedom of the press, the independence of the judiciary, obstructed justice, and failed to separate his business from his office. Here are but a but a few examples of presidential abuses of the Constitution: Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

first_imgSixteen states have posted new record daily case counts this month. Florida confirmed a record high 11,000 in a single day, more than any European country reported in a single day at the height of the crisis there.As health experts cautioned the public not to gather in crowds to celebrate Independence Day over the weekend, US President Donald Trump asserted without providing evidence that 99% of US coronavirus cases were “totally harmless.”At least five states have already bucked the downward trend in the national death rate, a Reuters analysis showed. Arizona had 449 deaths in the last two weeks of June, up from 259 deaths in the first two weeks of the month. The state posted a 300% rise in cases over the full month, the most in the country.Steve Adler, the Democratic mayor of Austin, Texas, on Monday criticized the Republican Trump’s comment over the weekend that the virus was mostly harmless. “It’s incredibly disruptive and the messaging coming from the president of the United States is dangerous,” Adler told CNN. “One of the biggest challenges we have is the messaging coming out of Washington that would suggest that masks don’t work or it’s not necessary, or that the virus is going away on its own.”Soaring case numbers and packed hospitals in Texas have prompted some mayors and other local leaders to consider launching a new round of stay-at-home orders. Cities are getting together and lobbying the state’s governor to restore the authority to impose local anti-coronavirus measures, Adler said.White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Monday defended Trump’s comment over the weekend, saying the president was not trying to play down the deaths.”But it’s really to look statistically to know that whatever risks that you may have or I may have, or my, my children or my grandchildren may have, let’s look at that appropriately and I think that’s what he’s trying to do,” he told reporters outside the White House.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has forecast between 140,000 to 160,000 coronavirus deaths by July 25 in projections that are based on 24 independent forecasts. The number of US coronavirus deaths exceeded 130,000 on Monday, following a surge of new cases that has put President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis under the microscope and derailed efforts to restart the economy.The overall rate of increase in US deaths has been on a downward trend despite case numbers surging to record levels in recent days, but health experts warn fatalities are a lagging indicator, showing up weeks or even months after cases rise.Nationally, cases are approaching 3 million, the highest tally in the world and double the infections reported in the second most-affected country Brazil. Case numbers are rising in 39 US states, according to a Reuters analysis.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThis feature is part of The Grocer’s Green Issue, read the digital edition here. Some might say Magway is rather ambitious and a little futuristic,” says co-founder and commercial director Phill Davies. He’s not wrong. Magway’s aim is to establish a nation-spanning network of ‘delivery pipes’ running alongside motorways and under cities between distribution centres and urban hubs, through which it will fire thousands of tote-sized pods carrying groceries and packages.Davies says Magway is undoubtedly a “bigger picture idea” but “this is exactly what is needed right now”. His aim is ambitious: to take thousands of pollution-emitting vans and lorries off the roads for good. “We don’t need empty promises, and ‘business as usual’ won’t cut it,” he adds.Indeed, business as usual has seen van traffic almost double in the past 25 years, according to the Department of Transport. HGVs are doing 13% more miles than the early 1990s.Food deliveries are a factor in that growth. Urban last-mile delivery emissions are on track to increase by over 30% by 2030 in the top 100 cities globally, according to the World Economic Forum.It’s an issue that needs to be tackled from a health perspective, as well as an environmental one. Public Health England has dubbed fume-filled air “the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK”. So everyone involved in the last mile is having to think carefully about how to cut their emissions – whether through moonshot ideas like Magway, or smaller ones that can effect change here and now.Cargo podsFor their part, the supermarkets are largely making evolutionary, rather than revolutionary changes. All the major mults have made carbon reduction commitments as they aim to be ‘net zero’ by 2050 at the latest. That means making their distribution networks as green as possible.Asda’s latest initiative shows how small changes can make a big difference. In August, it rolled out a redesigned cargo-carrying pod to 25 of its home delivery vans. The pods are built on to standard van chassis, but are lighter, larger and more streamlined than standard cargo holds.The Asda vans with cargo pods can carry the same weight of goods in two journeys as a traditional supermarket vehicle delivers in three.“The beauty of what we’ve developed is that we can help to tackle all of the issues affecting facing last-mile logistics fleets, namely: reducing carbon footprint, driver shortages, tighter legislation, the transition to electric vans and, today more than ever, increasing customer demand,” says Daniel Hurcombe, MD of Penso, the UK firm that designed and built the pods.Furthermore, each carbon fibre pod is insulated with material made from 5,000 recycled plastic bottles. And at the end of the pod’s life, more than 95% of it can be recycled. So the solution is green all round.Ocado similarly proves even tiny adjustments can pay carbon dividends. The online retailer claims its policy of limiting its LGV fleet’s top speed to 55 mph saves 574 tonnes of carbon a year. CEO Tim Steiner also claims online food deliveries, unlike online retailers such as Amazon, reduce total journeys, and “the more online shopping grows, the routes become more efficient because the density of deliveries increases”.Fleet management solutions provider Trakm8 is among those helping supermarkets to slash unnecessary miles.Working with Iceland, Trakm8 cut fuel costs by 10% by optimising driver drop-offs. In a benchmarking exercise with another retailer, Trakm8 found route optimisation could deliver a 5% mileage reduction and a 2% improvement on average drops per hour.Slot steeringIt’s primarily a mathematical challenge, made more complex when shoppers pick narrow windows for deliveries. But there are ways of getting customers to opt for a more helpful window.Some supermarkets are engaging in what is known as ‘slot steering’. It is in essence “the practice of nudging local clusters of customers towards delivery slots at around the same time”, explains Matthew Newman, enterprise sales manager at Trakm8.Shoppers might be offered lower delivery fees if booking slots when a van is going to be nearby, or be alerted that certain slots are better for the environment. In Ocado’s case, slots are marked by a green van symbol on the booking page.“This allows them to time their delivery to when an Ocado van is already in their local area, helping reduce overall van mileage and emissions between delivery drops,” a spokeswoman says. Sainsbury’s green slots work in a similar way.“The rollout of ‘slot steering’ enables drivers to cover a smaller distance, while dropping off at a greater number of properties. They drive less, but can deliver more,” Newman says. That’s particularly helpful at a time when online delivery is growing exponentially. The pandemic has seen thousands of households turn to online grocery for the first time. Online accounted for 13.5% of total grocery sales at its height this year, before levelling out at 12.5% in September, according to Kantar.While the additional deliveries may seem bad for the environment, those made from a nearby supermarket emit less greenhouse gas than the consumer driving there, according to a recent Unilever-backed study. Goods delivered from large, distant distribution centres may generate more. But there are countless contributing factors.The researchers were more confident in saying consumers could reduce the impact of online shopping “by forgoing fast delivery”.Electric dreamsStill, there is hope on the horizon for those who want to provide a speedy delivery at a lower environmental cost: electric vehicles. These are still a way off. As Hurcombe puts it: “It doesn’t matter whose fleet you look at today, 99% is still diesel.”He’s confident that will soon change. “We all know electric’s the future,” Hurcombe argues. Moves by the mults suggest they share that view. In April last year, Sainsbury’s became the first UK supermarket to trial electric van technology for home deliveries. Two electric vans – Evie and Stevie – are at work, with plans for more.Their engines are more efficient than combustion ones and, while they obviously need to be charged up, the UK is getting ever more of its electricity from renewable sources. Crucially, they emit nothing.Waitrose similarly sees a future in electric vehicles. In July, it announced plans to end the use of fossil fuels across its entire transport fleet by 2030.“As well as being more sustainable and producing fewer pollutants, the vehicles also have greater carrying capacity than their diesel counterparts. In some cases, that means we could replace three diesel vans with two electric ones,” a Waitrose spokeswoman says. There are still hurdles to overcome before the mults can go fully electric. Keeping the contents of vans cold is one gnarly problem. Their range is also typically much shorter and a network of charging ports needs to be created.So for now, others are banking on a different type of electric vehicle to cut emissions. A recent Dutch study estimated 10% to 15% of trips made by delivery vehicles in cities could be readily made by electric-assisted bikes. Food deliveries by van were identified as particularly ripe for replacement.The benefit of bikes becomes even clearer as congestion gets worse. The World Economic Forum predicts traffic congestion will rise by over 21% in major cities by 2030, adding 11 minutes to every journey. Analysis by Environmental Defense Fund Europe found London’s congestion rate in September was up 153% on 2019. “If your van is now going to spend more time inhibited by slow-moving, congested traffic, meaning you can’t meet your time windows and customer expectations, you’ve got to move to a plan B,” says David Cockrell, chief of staff at E-cargobikes.The e-bike delivery service has worked with Co-op to deliver online grocery orders since March last year. While Co-op, with its smaller stores closer to residential areas, is a good fit for bike delivery, fulfilment from out-of-town distribution centres makes sense too, Cockrell says. A larger van would run orders to a distribution point closer to town, where they’d be met by bikes to complete the last mile. “It’s an ants not elephants principle for moving things,” Cockrell explains.Nor should bipedals be ruled out of the equation. In September, Co-op partnered with startup Pinga to offer online grocery deliveries within 90 minutes to customers in the surrounds of five stores in East London.Pinga deliveries are done mainly on foot, though bicycles and scooters play a role too. It is now only taking on walking or cycling delivery partners and is working towards 100% emission-free deliveries by next year.It will soon be possible for grocery customers to specify that their deliveries are fully green, Cockrell says. “Consumers could drive the change quicker. If a supermarket takes the lead and says we are 100% pure eco from end to end in home delivery I think a lot of people would switch because of that. Give people the option – do you want a dirty diesel engine or the greenest solution? – it’s clear which people would choose,” he says.Whichever route the industry decides to go down, it’s clear that more needs to be done to make home delivery a greener proposition. As Davies puts it: “Without a significant step change, delivery traffic will continue to increase along with the levels of toxic air we breathe.”The good news is there is no shortage of innovation. So as appetite for a greener delivery system grows, solutions like Magway’s may not be just a pipe dream for long. Waitrose Tesla semi The slick electric HGVTesla’s ‘Semi’ truck is perhaps the slickest-looking electric HGV.First announced in 2017, production had been due to start this year but was pushed back. Pre-orders have been made by the likes of Walmart, Pepsi and Anheuser-Busch.However, there is one drawback: the Tesla Semi, like other electric vehicles, has a limited range in pulling loads. Underground ‘tote trains’Magway is hoping to establish short routes of its system between UK airports and the small DCs that serve their restaurants and retailers.Construction of a wider network of pipes is expected to start in 2023. It’s a bid boosted by a crowdfunding round earlier this year that raised £1.5m.The tote trains use linear synchronous magnetic motors that are “energy-efficient, create zero emissions and can exploit renewable energy resources”. Amazon Co-op Magway ‘Revolutionary’ electric vans Two-wheeled electric deliveryElectric motor-assisted bikes are being used by Co-op to deliver from several stores in London. Partner e-cargobikes says its bikes can deliver the same quantity as a 3.5-tonne diesel van over an eight-hour shift, using only 0.38% of the energy.One issue hampering their broader rollout is that route optimisation software struggles to account for the cycle lane routes riders can use. The John Lewis Partnership has this year commissioned “four revolutionary vehicles” that will be manufactured and trialled in 2021. The electric vans will be used for food deliveries and smaller John Lewis deliveries, saving more than 20,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.The vans “reduce noise pollution in built-up areas” and promise a life of “20 years or more”. Electric vehicle driveIn February, Amazon ordered 100,000 electric delivery vehicles from automaker Rivian. Some 10,000 will hit the roads as early as 2022, and the rest by 2030.Amazon is also introducing 1,800 electric Mercedes-Benz vans to its delivery fleet across Europe this year. CEO Jeff Bezos said the vehicles were “part of our journey to build the most sustainable transportation fleet in the world”.last_img read more

first_imgGovernor Wolf: Pennsylvania’s Seniors Lose Under GOP Healthcare Plan March 10, 2017 Healthcare,  Human Services,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Today in Philadelphia, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne discussed the negative effect the recently revealed Republican healthcare plan would have on Pennsylvania’s seniors.“It is absolutely unacceptable to force seniors, who most need care and often live on low, fixed incomes, to pay more for their care while giving a huge tax cut to well-off Americans,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This bill would create an age tax on seniors and cause their prescription drug costs to increase. Seniors represent one of the fastest growing populations in Pennsylvania and shifting the burden of expensive health care costs on to them to offset costs for the rest of us is unfair and disingenuous.”Many of Pennsylvania’s seniors rely upon Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act to live healthy and age well. This GOP healthcare plan would allow insurance companies to charge these seniors five times more than others and would drastically cut subsidies for seniors, especially those with fixed or low incomes and in rural areas.RAND Corporation estimates this could raise premiums for a 64-year-old by more than $2,000 a year.“Pennsylvania’s seniors deserve access to affordable health care services and prescription medications, yet this replacement plan places seniors at risk and does nothing to lower drug costs,” said Secretary Osborne. “We must work together to protect Pennsylvanian seniors. This repeal proposal will mean that older Pennsylvanians will lose real-life benefits.”Pennsylvania’s seniors demand affordable health care services and prescriptions, but the current replacement plan places seniors at risk and does nothing to lower drug costs. These are individuals who have lived and worked in our communities, sometimes for their entire lives, and they will suddenly be at the mercy of health insurance companies who will no longer be restricted from charging them higher premiums than the rest of us.The American Health Care Act weakens Medicare and will result in seniors losing access to preventative services such as screenings for breast, and colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.It will also shift costs to seniors who, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, currently save on prescription drug prices as the ACA has helped to close the Medicare Part D donut hole coverage gap.Without this safety net, our seniors will have to choose between buying food, paying rent, or paying for prescription medications.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_img6-8 Rainforest Road, EdmontonWith four bedrooms and three bathrooms, the property would be perfect for a big family or a couple who like their space, according to Mr Stewart, who raised his children in the home.“We just enjoy the privacy and general ambience – it is on a rainforest block, we get the breeze, it is just a lovely position,” he said.“A lot of birds of paradise come through, there are lots of migratory birds and we get bandicoots, echidnas, wallabies and big goannas. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:38Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat does property demand mean?01:38PRIVACY, proximity and unique design are the hallmarks of this stunning home south of Cairns.Ian and Lesley Stewart are selling 6-8 Rainforest Rd, where they have lived for the past 24 years. Relax in a tropical swimming pool.“We had our kids here and there is a separate area downstairs with two bedrooms and a living area and that’s where we set our kids up.“The space could be a granny flat, Airbnb room. We’ve had a few people look at the property who have got grandparents who want to come live with them and that space would be perfect to give them their own privacy.“It’s a family home or home for a couple who’d like a lot of space. There are no hills to navigate, a garage and a workshop plus plenty of entertaining decks.” The Stewarts also landscaped the gardens, filling them with tropical foliage, and installed a pool.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago Let the outdoors in.“Incorporating natural elements and the renowned design of Chris Van Dyke to create a distinctive, surprising and inspiring residence, the home has an expansive layout with high ceilings and an open-plan design as well as two decks.“Much loved, the property has been beautifully cared for and presents immaculately.”There is a dual access driveway, a double carport and an inground rock pool set within private rainforest surrounds.center_img Stunning views.“Maintenance is not such a big deal on a house like this. One of the other attributes is Isabella Falls is a couple of hundred metres away, there are supermarkets nearby and the modification and upgrades to the Bruce Highway have made a big difference to the commute into Cairns,” Mr Stewart said.Belle Property Cairns agent Vanessa Robinson said the home was “immaculate” and likened it to the famous Daintree Eco Lodge near Mossman. “It is so private, so quiet and so rare to find such a well-cared for timber home,” she said.“The cul-de-sac is home to a select few, tightly-held properties and is positioned on the foothills of the glorious coastal ranges … yet all the convenience of large shopping centres, excellent schools, sporting facilities and other amenities are just a few minutes away. Cosy and cool.Builder Jon Nott constructed the home which represents a rare find in the Far North. Popular 30 years ago, pole homes are no longer built due to the expense and lack of elevated land left in the city.Inspections of the property are welcome by appointment.last_img read more

first_imgBatesville High School hosted the Ripley County Cross Country meet Thursday evening. Despite the heat and high humidity, both the Batesville boys and girls came out victorious!The boys did so by scoring a perfect 15 points as the first 5 to cross the finish line were from Batesville. The Bulldogs were also honored to crown individual champions to both Caleb Moster with a time of 18:02 for the boys and Mary Poltrack at 20:34 for the girls. Congratulations Caleb and Mary!On the boys side, Batesville was followed by South Ripley scoring 58, Jac-Cen-Del was third with 79 and Milan fourth with 89 points. Making the All County Team by coming through in the first 10 spots were Caleb Moster, the county champion , Connor Bell, the runner up, Brice Keeton took third place overall, followed by teammates Clay Yeaton coming in fourth and Quinten Gowdy, fifth. 2 more Bulldogs raced to earn a spot on the All County team and they were Alex Batta, who was seventh overall and Grant Meyers, who waseighth overall. Also running well for Batesville boys were Jackson Wooldridge who came in 13th and Josh Nobbe and Derek Nobbe who came in 17th and 18th respectively.On the girls side, they had a low total score of 19 followed by South Ripley’s 42. The girls also had all seven varsity runners make the All-County team and they were. Mary Poltrack, the county champion, Maria Wessel in 3rd, Emma Gausman , Audrey Weigel and Sarah Poltrack took 4th, 5th and 6th repectively. Also making the All County team were Katie Baumer, 8th and Madeleine Robben, 9th. Some other spots tonight went to Audry Maupin, 11th and Kylie Lehman, 12th.The heat was definitely a factor today and its hard to believe anyone would run a personal best, but we did have one and that was Audrey Maupin by about 40 seconds.The dogs wll take a break this weekend, but will be right back at it next Tuesday at the East Central Invitational!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img read more

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — Greensburg Police had two officers graduate from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy recently.Erik Lusk and Jacob Mays attended the academy for 15 weeks and gained over 600 hours of knowledge in a variety of areas.Officials say getting the two officers back will be an asset to the department and will put it back at full staff.Upon completion of field training, the two officers will be placed on solo patrol.last_img

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (Aug. 23) – Seventy-three-year-old Dwain Wilmes piloted his 95.7 IMCA Sprint Car to the checkers Saturday at Arlington Raceway to win his first-ever 305 RaceSaver event. Dalyn Cody took second and Dustin Sargent rounded out the top three in the green to checkered race. For the second consecutive week, Andy Timm of Mankato won the MN 93 IMCA Modified feature. Jeff Coon was the early leader but halfway through the race got too high and went off the top of the track. That gave the lead to Timm, who stayed in front the remainder of the race. Chad Porter chal­lenged at the end but settled for second ahead of Coon and Dan Menk.Chet Ragan won his first feature ever in the Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMods, leading from the beginning to end after starting in the second row. Eric Larson was runner-up and third was Josh Larsen. Cory Probst made the trip worthwhile as he started 12th in the Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby fea­ture and won for the first time ever at Arlington Raceway.Dan Mackenthun once again took the victory in the Annihilator IMCA Stock Cars. Matt Speckman moved through the field to challenge but settled for second ahead of Ken Tietz. Nate Coopman continues to be the driver to beat in the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compact division, win­ning yet another feature, this time in a 19 -car field. Joe Bunkofske took second and Kyren Porter took third.last_img read more

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