IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 “It feels good to defend the Continental (Cup) title from four years ago,” said Merritt, the former Olympic and current world champion. “I tried to execute the race the way I planned, to stay smooth, trust my speed and my strength. All the guys were very hungry for the victory.”Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown, captaining the Americas, won the women’s 100.“When you are captain of the team you feel big responsibility to be an example to the other athletes,” she said. LONDON – LaShawn Merritt romped to victory in the 400 meters at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco, on Saturday as the Americans opened the defense of the title they won four years ago.The American clocked 44.60 seconds for victory while compatriot Francena McCorory took the women’s 400. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES
POCOLA, Okla. – Top prize for IMCA Modifieds is $1,500 at Tri-State Speedway’s 38th annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25.The 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier pays a minimum of $200 to start. NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader will be among the competitors this weekend at Pocola.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and Allstar State points, but no local track points, will be given. Menasco Racing Enterprises gives a $500 bonus to the driver making the long tow. Entry fee is $100.Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps both days. Adult grandstand admission is $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday; kids ages 6-12 get in for $5 each night. Pit passes are $30 on Friday and $35 on Saturday.An open practice runs from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 23. Pit passes are $20 and grandstand admission is free.More information about the Kegger is posted on the www.tri-statespeedway.com website and on Facebook.