Jet Racing returning as title sponsor of IMCA Central Region for Modifieds

first_imgBEATRICE, Neb. – Jet Racing continues its long and successful association with IMCA in 2019, returning as title sponsor of the Central Region for Modifieds.  Information about Jet chassis and parts is available at the www.jetracinginc.com website, by call­ing 888 290-9696 and on Facebook.  Owned by four-time IMCA Modified national champion Johnny Saathoff, the Beatrice, Neb., chas­sis builder will furnish a portion of the $6,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in the region encom­passing tracks in Arkansas, eastern Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Okla­homa.  Jet is in its 22nd year as an IMCA sponsor, having previously supported IMCA spe­cial events competi­tors and then Stock Car and Hobby Stock regions before taking over the Modified Central Re­gional title sponsorship in 2012.  The champion earns $2,500 and the runner-up $1,250, with $625 paid for third, $325 for fourth, $300 for fifth and $200 for sixth through 10th places. center_img A retailer of high perfor­mance parts and automotive accesso­ries, Jet also builds Northern SportMod, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact chassis. Ramsey Meyer won the 2018 Mach-1 Sport Compact national crown in a Jet-built ride.  “Jet Racing has diversified their interests and taken the expert craftsmanship of their Modifieds and applied that to a number of other divisions,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “Jet is a name you can trust as a builder in the industry and we’re proud to have had them as an IMCA sponsor for over two decades.” Drivers are required to display two Jet Racing decals on their race car to make themselves eligi­ble for point fund shares. last_img read more

Syracuse drops to No. 12 in Inside Lacrosse’s newest poll

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (6-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) dropped to No. 12 in the Inside Lacrosse poll. After splitting its games against unranked opposition, the Orange fell in the rankings for the second-straight week.The fall comes after SU lost its most recent contest in overtime, 11-10, to Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. Before Saturday’s loss, the Orange picked up an easy win against Cornell on Tuesday. The loss to Notre Dame was the first time Syracuse fell to an unranked opponent this season after five-straight wins against unranked teams.The Fighting Irish received votes this week after the upset over Syracuse. With SU falling out of the top 10 for the first time this year, just three ACC teams remain: No. 2 Boston College, No. 5 North Carolina and No. 10 Virginia. Two more ACC teams are ranked in the top 20: No. 17 Virginia Tech and No. 20 Duke.Stony Brook remained at No. 1 in the poll for another week, now at 8-0 on the season, and BC remained perfect as well at 12-0. New-No. 3 Maryland beat the two other previously-undefeated teams in the last week, besting both James Madison and Penn. The defending national champion Terrapins already have an 18-11 victory over Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on their resume, as well.Syracuse will play the second of four games in eight days on Monday at 2 p.m. at No. 11 Northwestern.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on March 26, 2018 at 12:12 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3last_img read more

LGs Ultra HD Curved OLED TV Shipments of 4K TVs j

first_imgLG’s Ultra HD Curved OLED TVShipments of 4K TVs jumped by 699% year-on-year in 2014 to 11.6 million units, according to estimates by research firm Futuresource Consulting.The new research forecasts that by 2018, 100 million 4K sets will ship per annum, with 4K TV ownership to exceed 20% in leading markets.“Falling premiums and 4K in smaller screen sizes will drive 4K adoption, while consumers will want to future-proof for 4K content when it becomes available,” according to Futuresource.Last year, China accounted for 70% of 4K TV set demand, down from 84% in 2013, according to the estimates.Futuresource said that the a sustained flow of 4K content will be “critical to the long term success of 4K.” It also said that OTT video services are driving the early rollout of 4K, with “several further propositions are set for launch in 2015/6 from both standalone providers and traditional pay TV platforms.“We are seeing several 4K video services now available in the market, driven by over-the-top (OTT) video services, and we are beginning to see signs that broadcasters support will be forthcoming. However, with 8K on the horizon, there is speculation as to whether the window for 4K will be short-lived,” said Sarah Carroll, Futuresource Consulting director of sales and marketing.The figures follow reports from last week that the Rio 2016 Olympic games will not be broadcast in 4K.Olympic Broadcast Services CEO, Yiannis Exarchos, told the Hollywood Reporter “In my opinion 8K is much more of a game-changer than 4K,” adding that the International Olympic Committee has “no plans for 4K TV broadcasting” and that “there is no demand from our rights holders for 4K.”last_img read more