first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash 23/1/2021 Story David Raleigh. The scene where a damaged Audi collided with an armed support Garda car in Baunacloka, Mungret, Limerick. Photograph Press 22GARDAÍ have recovered almost a quarter of a million euro of suspected cocaine, after intercepting a car in Limerick.The suspected drug haul was found when gardai stopped and searched a dark coloured 2008, Tipperary North (TN) registered Audi, Saturday afternoon, on the R510, known locally as Baunacloka, Mungret.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Members of the Garda’s Armed Support Unit (ASU) along with detective units were involved in the operation.23/1/2021 Story David Raleigh. A damaged armed support Garda car which collided with a black Audi in Baunacloka, Mungret, Limerick. Photograph Press 22A jeep carrying armed members was damaged in a collision when Gardai intercepted the suspect’s car.The suspect’s car was also damaged, however no injuries were reported.Airbags in both vehicles we’re deployed and the Garda jeep and the car were removed from the scene for a technical examination.Video footage of the aftermath of the incident has been shared on social media, showing the damaged vehicles as well as crash debris on the road.The footage shows a car stopped on the road with its front grill facing the front grill of a garda vehicle.A Garda spokesman said: “Gardaí have arrested a man and seized a large quantity of suspected cocaine in Raheen, Co. Limerick yesterday, Saturday 23rd January 2021.““At approximately 3:30pm yesterday afternoon, Gardaí intercepted a vehicle on the R510 in the Raheen area. During the course of the search of the vehicle €245,000 worth of cocaine (pending analysis) was seized.”“A Garda vehicle was damaged during the course of the operation.”“A male in his 30s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Henry Street Garda station.”The arrested male – who sources said is from Co Clare – can be held for up to 7 days without charge.Gardai were conducting follow-up searches as part of the probe.“Investigations are ongoing,” added the spokesman. Linkedin Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook Print WhatsApp LimerickNewsGardai recover €245k of suspected cocaine after intercepting car in LimerickBy David Raleigh – January 24, 2021 4280 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emailcenter_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleGardai recover suspected cocaine after armed unit and car collide in LimerickNext articleWATCH: Munster Rue Missed Chances As Larmour Leads Leinster To Victory David Raleigh Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

first_imgFeature Results After every restart, he took a commanding lead and dominated the race. A few cautions late tried to thwart his winning plans but Braaksma led from the green flag to the checkered. Brady Bjella got up to second early on and faced a challenge from Chase Rudolf near the end.  Robert Hellebust and Joey Price led the field to green for 25 trips around the Arizona Speedway oval. Hellebust jumped out to an early lead, but a caution reset the field back to square one. Hellebust got the jump on the restart but Bobby Hogge IV challenged early on. After a few laps of battling, Hellebust started to pull away.  A tour record 92 Modifieds and 37 IMCA Northern SportMods checked into the pit gate for opening night of the third annual tour. Ward’s victory paid $1,500 and put him on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.  By Jackson Braun  Northern SportMods – 1. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa; 2. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D.; 3. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa; 4. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; 5. Cole Carver, Apache Junction; 6. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb.; 7. Ryan Moser, Englewood, Colo.; 8. Kelly Jacobson, Fargo, N.D.; 9. Mark Harrison, Coolidge; 10. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa; 11. Matthew Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif.; 12. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 13. David Jones, Chandler; 14. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb.; 15. Patti Ryland, Brentwood, Calif.; 16. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande; 17. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont.; 18. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif.; 19. Bryan Moreland, Durango, Iowa; 20. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb.; 21. Jacob Madrid, Phoenix; 22. Bo Partain, Casa Grande; 23. Jim Horejsi, Marshall, Minn.; 24. Ty Rogers, Somerton; 25. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek. QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (Feb. 8) – An action-packed night of racing at the 1/3 mile Arizona Speedway speedplant was capped off by a first-time winner in Arizona Mod Tour action as Arizona native and Iowa transplant Tim Ward bested the field of 26 stout IMCA Modified drivers. With the field reset with six laps to go, Ward again started to run away while Hogge moved comfortably into second. Laney, Ricky Thornton Jr. and two-time defending tour champion Hunter Marriott exchanged sliders behind them.  With 13 laps to go, Ward secured the pass and set sail. Ward, Hellebust, and Cody Laney started to settle into their respective podium positions.  With two to go, Laney took his 5L machine off the track after running in the top five most of the race. Ward cruised to victory by an almost three second advantage over Hogge. Marriott, Thornton and Jason Hughes rounded out the top five.  Ethan Braaksma and Justin Svoboda lead the Northern SportMod field to the green flag. A handful of yellow flags early on shook the field up a bit but Braaksma was not fazed. Ward and Hellebust started to encounter lapped traffic when the second caution flag waved. A heartbreaking moment occured for the 9H machine of Hellebust, as he brought out the caution by smacking the frontstretch wall. Ward started 11th on the field and had already made his way up into the top five within a few laps. He got past Hogge quickly and set his sights on Hellebust. About 10 laps in, Ward started slicing and dicing alongside Hellebust. Bjella hung on to second, with Rudolf third and Fred Ryland squeaking out a fourth place finish over Cole Carver.  Tim Ward topped the opening night Arizona Mod Tour feature, earning $1,500 along with a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot along with the Friday IMCA Modified checkers at Arizona Speedway. Modifieds –1. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa; 2. Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; 3. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 4. Ricky Thornton Jr., Clive, Iowa; 5. Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla.; 6. Dylan Goplen, Fargo, N.D.; 7. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 8. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 9. Drew Armstrong, Benton, Ark.; 10. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa; 11. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev.; 12. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; 13. Ross McCartney, Lahoma, Okla.; 14. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D.; 15. Eddie Kirchoff, Gillette, Wy.; 16. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask.; 17. Joey Price, Great Falls, Mont.; 18. Kelsie Foley, Tucson; 19. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; 20. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 21. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 22. Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.; 23. Bubba Stafford, Wittmann; 24. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill.; 25. J.P. Dowell, Killeen, Texas; 26. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill. Ethan Braaksma led start to finish in winning the Arizona Mod Tour opener for Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. (Photo by Cheryl Sluka)last_img read more