Surprise! U.S. Economy Improving Better Than Anyone Expected

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreIt isn’t only the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics that is issuing surprisingly good news about the U.S. economy these days… It’s also auto dealers, real estate agents, the Federal Reserve and corporate America’s 96-year-old Conference Board.The economy is improving more than professional forecasters anticipated, particularly in generating jobs and in data on housing, according to the Bloomberg Economic Surprise Index, based on gauges compiled by private businesses and trade groups in addition to government. (READ the story from Bloomberg News)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

$3K nursing facility grants available for family connections

first_imgAUSTIN – Texas leaders are encouraging nursing facility providers to submit applications to the Human Services Commission to receive up to $3,000 in federal funding per facility for purchasing communication technology devices.Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced $3.6 million in funding to purchase tablets, webcams and headphones to connect residents with their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.“This program will help Texans in nursing homes stay connected to their loved ones while protecting the health and safety of our most vulnerable populations,” Abbott said. “As we continue to respond to COVID-19 and mitigate the spread of this virus, we are committed to developing effective strategies that protect Texans while keeping them connected.” Purchased devices must be cleaned and disinfected between every use by a resident.Texas residents can dial 2-1-1 to learn about programs and services. David Kostroun, deputy executive commissioner for the Human Services Commission’s Regulatory Services Division, said staying connected to families and friends is important to Texans who live in nursing facilities during this unprecedented situation.“We want facilities to know this option can help connect residents to their loved ones virtually, while still protecting everyone’s health and safety,” Kostroun said.Any Texas nursing facility can apply for this funding.last_img read more

VEDA approves $17.4 million in financing

first_imgVermont Business Magazine During the most recent quarter, the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) approved over $17.4 million in financing for economic and agricultural development projects throughout Vermont totaling $30.2 million. Projects include: $1.5 million to Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley (CHSLV) in Morrisville; $240,000 as partial financing to Flex-A-Seal, Inc in Essex Junction; $371,000 to Cynosure, Inc, a non-profit affiliate of Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation (GBIC); $78,253 to Springfield Regional Development Corporation (SRDC); $808,042 to VRS Solar, LLC; $150,000 to Hunter and Hand Solar, LLC; $1.6 million to purchase The Stone Hill Inn in Stowe; $1 million to support the 40-year old Village Cannery of Vermont; $50,000 in working capital to Mamava, Inc in Burlington; $1.25 million to purchase and renovation of Highland Lodge in Greensboro; $250,000 for J Lev, Inc, Shelburne; and $350,000 to New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA), Inc in Brattleboro.”VEDA is pleased to provide financing that will help manufacturing, agricultural and small business projects move forward with their growth plans,” said Jo Bradley, the Authority’s CEO. “In addition, a community health center will expand, and several renewable energy and start-up initiatives will also receive VEDA financing.”Projects approved by VEDA for financing assistance include:$1.5 million to Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley (CHSLV) in Morrisville as partial financing for a $6.5 million project to construct a new state-of-the-art medical facility adjacent to the community health organization’s existing building. The new structure will house Appleseed Pediatrics, and other support services including Behavioral Health, case management and telehealth. Union Bank is also providing financing for the project, which will help CHSLV greatly expand and better meet the needs of the community. CHSLV expects to increase employment within three years from 132 to 138 positions; and$240,000 as partial financing to Flex-A-Seal, Inc. in Essex Junction to purchase new production equipment and fit up a new leased facility which will provide greater growth capacity for the company. People’s United Bank is also providing financing for the $600,000 expansion project. Established in 1983, Flex-A-Seal produces many types of sealing products used in industries including hydrocarbon processing, chemical and food processing, potable water, and drug manufacturing. Flex-A-Seal employs 101 persons, a number expected to grow within three years to 116.Through VEDA’s Local Development Corporation Loan Program, which provides financing to nonprofit local and regional development corporations to build facilities for lease to identified eligible tenants, or to plan and/or develop industrial parks, VEDA approved:$371,000 to Cynosure, Inc., a non-profit affiliate of Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation (GBIC), for the purchase and installation of new HVAC systems in its building in the Catamount Industrial Park in Milton. The building is leased to Champlain Valley Dispensary, Inc., a State-licensed non-profit distributor of medical cannabis since June of 2013. The renovation will allow the company to build out and increase its production space. Within three years, Champlain Valley Dispensary expects to increase employment from 30 to 49 positions; and$78,253 to Springfield Regional Development Corporation (SRDC) for capital improvements to the Robert S. Jones Center in Springfield that will make the property safer and more attractive to existing and potential future tenants. The project will include construction of ADA accessibility features, sidewalk and paving improvements, exterior lighting upgrades, and a new entry roof.Agricultural loans totaling over $8.2 million also were approved through the Authority’s agricultural loan program, the Vermont Agricultural Credit Corporation (VACC), which provides financing for Vermont farmers, agricultural facilities and forest product businesses.Close to $1.6 million in Energy Financing was approved for several commercial and agricultural solar energy installation projects which together will produce enough renewable electricity to power the equivalent of 237 average households, and reduce CO2 emissions by 948 tons each year.  Approved financings include:$808,042 to VRS Solar, LLC to partially fund construction of a 420 kW net metered solar array in Shoreham; and$150,000 to Hunter and Hand Solar, LLC to partially refund costs associated with development of a net metered 106.7 kW solar array on the roof of the Fisher School in Arlington. Loans totaling over $1.3 million were approved through the Authority’s Small Business Loan Program, which assists growing Vermont small businesses that are unable to access adequate sources of conventional financing.  Approved loans include:$500,000 as partial financing for the $1.6 million purchase The Stone Hill Inn in Stowe. Stone Hill Inn is a 10-room Bed & Breakfast located on 9 acres on the Mountain Road. Union Bank is also providing financing for the project;$300,000 in working capital as part of a $1 million project to support the 40-year old Village Cannery of Vermont’s fast-growing organic apple cider vinegar business in Barre. Ledyard Bank is also providing financing for the growth project. Within three years, Village Cannery hopes to increase employment from 20 to 25 jobs; and$50,000 in working capital to Mamava, Inc. in Burlington, designer and developer of the first and only free-standing kiosk-type lactation suites for nursing mothers on the go. Mamava has installed approximately 100 of these units in public spaces throughout the U.S. such as airports, arenas/stadiums, colleges, convention centers, government buildings, hospitals and malls. The working capital project will help the business grow employment within three years from five to ten jobs.Approved financings through VEDA’s Vermont 504 Loan Program which, with SBA’s approval, makes SBA 504 loans to eligible and qualified borrowers, include:$380,000 as partial financing for the $1.25 million purchase and renovation of Highland Lodge in Greensboro. Operating since 1926, the Highland Lodge is a 10-room Bed & Breakfast with a 60-seat restaurant and commercial kitchen, owner’s quarters and ten cabins located on136 acres of land on Caspian Lake. Community National Bank is also providing financing for the project. Through VEDA’s Entrepreneurial Loan Program, which provides financing to meet the working capital and capital-asset financing needs of Vermont-based businesses that may not have access to conventional means of financing, the Authority approved financing for:J Lev, Inc., Shelburne – Doing business as J Skis, this alpine ski designer and online retailer is an early-stage company. With the help of $250,000 in VEDA financing, J Skis was able to produce inventory for the 2016-2017 ski season featuring new twin tip skis that the business sells exclusively online direct to consumers at also approved $700,000 in financing through the Windham County Economic Development Program, for which VEDA acts as the administrative partner to provide loans for eligible projects that stimulate job creation and strengthen the economic development infrastructure of Windham County. Loans approved are:$350,000 to New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA), Inc. in Brattleboro as part of a $2.5 million project to construct a new 8,600 square foot facility with a 38 foot ceiling. Founded in 2007 as a non-profit, NECCA has become a center for circus arts, annually serving over 2,000 individuals of all ages and skills in classes and Outreach programs, and has built an international reputation as a leader for professional level performance training. NECCA currently rents several facilities for its program work, and the new facility will help the Center attract the highest level of professional and aspiring circus arts students and performers. VEDA approved an additional Direct Loan of $391,866 for the project and Brattleboro Savings is also providing financing. The Center estimates employment there will increase from fifteen to eighteen jobs within three years of the expansion project; and$350,000 in working capital to SchoolHack Solutions, Inc, designers of an educational software platform to help schools monitor students’ personalized learning plans. The working capital will enable the business to hire in-house software developers and customer service representatives to expand product offerings and professional services to schools. The start-up business now employs nine persons, a number principals expect to increase to thirteen within three years of the project.About VEDA The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is Vermont’s nonprofit economic development finance lender. Created by the Vermont General Assembly in 1974, VEDA’s mission is “to contribute to the creation and retention of quality jobs in Vermont by providing loans and other financial support to eligible and qualified Vermont industrial, commercial and agricultural enterprises.”VEDA offers a wide range of low-cost lending options for Vermont businesses and farms of all sizes, and the Authority’s lending solutions are customized to each borrower’s individual needs. Whether in the form of direct loans, tax-exempt bond issuance or loan guarantee support, VEDA’s innovative financing programs help ensure that Vermont businesses and farms have the capital they need to grow and succeed. VEDA most often lends in conjunction with banks and other financing partners, helping to stimulate economic development activity in Vermont.  Since inception, VEDA has provided over $2.288 billion in financing assistance to thousands of eligible Vermont entrepreneurs, manufacturers, small businesses, family farms, and agricultural enterprises.   VEDA has five offices throughout Vermont – in Montpelier, Burlington, Middlebury, St. Johnsbury and Brattleboro. For more information about VEDA, visit is external) or call 802-828-JOBS.Source: VEDA 12.6.2016last_img read more

Prairie Village’s Claridge Court celebrates 20 years

first_imgRoe Taliaferro, flanked by former Kansas City, Mo., mayor Kay Barnes (left) and Prairie Village Mayor Laura Wassmer, now lives in the senior living community he approved as mayor in the mid-1990s.When Monroe Taliaferro was mayor of Prairie Village in the early 1990s, one of the biggest issues facing the city council was what to do with a proposal to bring a 241,000 square foot senior living community to the vacant lot at the corner of Somerset Drive and Mission Road.Register to continuelast_img read more

Creating the perfect space

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr First United Credit Union’s remodel focuses on brand, creating an open, relaxing Stephanie Schwenn SebringFor $30-million/5,000-member First United Credit Union, Grandville, Mich., a fresh brand and perspective was essential in a recent and aggressive remodel. “We created a free flowing environment where the member enters through a welcoming and airy waiting area, adjacent to [member service representatives] and loan offices,” says CEO Mark Richter. “We intentionally planned for members to walk past the loan offices, our profit centers, rather than heading straight to the teller area.”Taking its existing facility, the CU used light and space to create a relaxing environment conducive to conversation. A mixture of 8- and 10-foot ceilings provide spaciousness, while attractive “clouds” or patterned drop ceilings offer an artistic effect which keep noise levels down. While visually appealing, the space is also easy to navigate.The teller counter was revamped to avoid the traditional straight-line look for a more inviting feel. By combining light and space, what was once a darker, somewhat drab workspace was transformed into a beautifully-designed, efficient work area members look forward to visiting.Richter believes that the branch should be a reflection of member needs. “It gives them a chance to relax and get to know us. It’s our opportunity to build the relationship.” continue reading »last_img read more

News Scan for Apr 08, 2015

first_imgUS report is cautious on climate change impact on infectious diseasesA draft White House report on the impact of climate change on human health takes a cautious tone regarding the possible effects of a warming climate on the prevalence of infectious diseases.The report, “The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment,” was released by the US Global Climate Change Research Program yesterday. The program has invited public comments on the report and is also submitting it to the National Academy of Sciences for peer review.The report says climate is just one of many factors that affect the distribution of diseases caused by pathogens carried by vectors such as mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. Other factors are land use, socioeconomic and cultural variables, pest control, access to health care, and human responses to disease risk.”Whether climate change in the U.S. will increase the chances of domestically acquiring diseases such as dengue fever is uncertain, due to vector-control efforts and lifestyle factors, such as time spent indoors, that reduce human-insect contact,” the report states.”There is a need for finer-scale, long-term studies to help quantify the relationships among weather variables, vector range, and vector-borne pathogen occurrence, the consequences of shifting distributions of vectors and pathogens, and the impacts on human behavior. Enhanced vector surveillance and human disease tracking are needed to address these concerns,” the document says.It observes that food- and water-borne diarrheal diseases, including salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis, are more common when temperatures are higher, but that patterns differ by place and pathogen. Increases in such diseases are also associated with both unusually high and low precipitation.”Risks of waterborne illness and beach closures resulting from changes in the magnitude of recent precipitation (within the past 24 hours) and in lake temperature are expected to increase in the Great Lakes region due to projected climate change,” the report states.Climate change report landing pageFull report  WHO: Global flu continues to taperInfluenza activity continued to decrease globally, except in some tropical nations, but remained above the seasonal threshold in the Northern Hemisphere, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in an update yesterday. It reported on data through Mar 22, which is about a week behind what individual nations are reporting.Activity decreased in North America and Europe but remains slightly above the seasonal threshold in North America, the WHO said. The proportion of viruses testing positive for influenza B continued to increase in both regions, which is typical late in the season.Flu activity likewise decreased in northern Africa, the Middle East, and western Asia, with the exception of Turkey, where it increased as 2009 H1N1 and influenza B co-circulated. The H1N1 strain predominated in northern Africa and the Middle East. The only country in temperate east Asia seeing an increase in flu was South Korea.In the tropics, reports of flulike illness increased in Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, while influenza activity remained high and 2009 H1N1 predominated in India and Bhutan.Just a little over half of influenza viruses from sentinel labs were influenza strain (51.1%), with the rest influenza B. Almost all “B” strains belonged to the Yamagata lineage, which is the strain in the trivalent (three-strain) vaccine.Apr 6 WHO update Officials note 8 H7N9 deaths in Zhejiang provinceOfficials in China’s Zhejiang province have quietly posted notice of 10 fatal H7N9 avian flu cases in March, 8 of which were not previously reported, according to a post today by FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board.The data were included in a table on the Zhejiang Provincial Health and Family Planning Commission Web site that listed 43 fatalities involving notifiable infectious diseases. FluTrackers was able to identify that 2 of the 10 were already confirmed in late March. No details were provided on the new fatal cases.The new cases bring to 654 the global total for the disease, according to a case list maintained by FluTrackers.Apr 8 FluTrackers post FluTrackers H7N9 cases list FAO: 7 recent H5N1 cases in EgyptEgypt has had seven recent cases of H5N1 avian flu in people, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, according to FluTrackers.Two cases each were confirmed in Sohag and Sharqia governorates, while Giza, Qaiyubia, and Kafr el-Sheikh each had one. All cases were reported on Apr 6, the FAO said, with “observation” dates ranging from Mar 20 to Mar 27 and dates of test results varying from Mar 29 to Apr 4. No other details were provided, including patient age, sex, disease severity, and possible poultry contact.Egypt has reported at least 135 H5N1 cases this year, according to a case list compiled by FluTrackers.Apr 8 FluTrackers post FluTrackers 2015 H5N1 case count in Egyptlast_img read more

Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris Shares FBI National Academy Experience With Rotary Members

first_imgHe also completed the “yellow brick road”, a 6.1-mile grueling run through a hilly, wooded trail built by the Marines. Along the way, the participants must climb over walls, run through creeks, jump through simulated windows, scale rock faces with ropes, crawl under barbed wire in muddy water, maneuver across a cargo net and much more. He explained that his participation in the academy resulted from a commission in 1935 that reported a need for a national standard for police officers. A career in law enforcement was always something Morris said he aspired to do. He credited this aspiration to a deputy sheriff from his hometown. He  explained as a young kid growing up in a small farming  community in California his family didn’t have a lot of money but his mother worked to buy him a bike. By KIRSTEN LASKEYLos Alamos Daily Post [email protected] “That really stuck with me on being a police officer … I always like to share the story because it was somebody who impacted my life to want to be a police officer,” Morris said. “I think being a police officer is the best job.” During the academy, Morris traveled to New York City and visited the New York Police Department (NYPD) Police One Plaza headquarters. The academy evolved to become a global network. In fact, Morris said he met law enforcement officials from Cambodia, Kenya, Thailand, Denmark, Uganda and other countries. To sum it up, Morris, who also is a Rotarian, said, “It was a good experience.” “What was interesting was even though we might not have been well off this particular family was even less well off than us,” Morris said “I think he just had a really big heart for that family and he didn’t charge the kid, he just made it a learning experience. It was a big learning experience for me to ride over there with him and face that head on.” His class also raised $21,000 in a single night, which was donated to a cops program and the Special Olympics. Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris discusses his experience at the FBI National Academy. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris discusses his experience at the FBI National Academy during a talk Tuesday at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ center_img “We just saw a need to have more of a net of law enforcement,” Morris said. The work, it seems, was worth it. “I’m so blessed to have this experience. I couldn’t have done without (my family),” Morris said. He added that one night those attending the academy cooked meals from their home countries. It was an opportunity, Morris said, to introduce peers to their cultures. However, his bike was stolen, which devastated him, Morris said. But, the deputy sheriff was able to track down the bike and drove Morris to the kid’s house to retrieve it. After finding them, the deputy sheriff took the kids to his own home, his wife fed and bathed them and the two children were given to child protection services the following day. To get into the academy, Morris said he applied a few years ago and was nominated to attend the academy by a FBI agent from the Albuquerque office. The application process was lengthy; Morris said his entire background was looked at. Later, Morris said he was on another ride with the deputy sheriff when a fellow deputy found a truck and a woman on methamphetamines who had abandoned her young children in that truck for more than two days. Morris said the toddlers hadn’t eaten and if it wasn’t for the deputy patrolling the highway they wouldn’t have been found. For 10 weeks Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Oliver Morris attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., and on Tuesday shared his experiences with the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. During the 10-week program, Morris took several courses, which touched on a variety of topics including body cameras, rapid DNA, emotional intelligence, wellness and vitality and communication and media relations.last_img read more

RFF selects Vinci to build Tours – Bordeaux LGV

first_imgFRANCE: Infrastructure manager RFF has announced its intention to start exclusive negotiations with a Vinci-led consortium to build and maintain the 340 km Tours – Bordeaux high speed line under a PPP concession.The consortium, led by Vinci and including Caisse des Dépôts and Axa, was selected from a shortlist of three consortia at an RFF board meeting on March 29. The infrastructure manager hopes to finalise the concession agreement for the €7∙2bn project ‘by the summer’, however it reserves the right to re-open discussions with the other two shortlisted groups, one led by Bouygues and the other by Eiffage, if financial close with Vinci cannot be reached.The line is the first stage of RFF’s LGV Sud Europe-Atlantique programme which includes planned high speed lines from Poitiers to Limoges, and from Bordeaux towards Toulouse and the Spanish border.In addition to the construction of 302 route-km of high speed line, the Tours – Bordeaux project includes connection to the existing main line to allow TGVs to serve Poitiers, Angoulême and Châtellerault. The journey time from Paris to Bordeaux is expected to be reduced by 1 h to around 2 h when the line opens in 2016.Of the projected €7∙2bn cost, a maximum of half will be met through funding from the state and five regional authorities. A combination of RFF and the concessionaire will meet the remainder.last_img read more

Wearable Interactive Tattoos Facilitate Contactless Payments

first_imgPlastic cards, cash, and even smartphones could one day be replaced with a new type of payment method that is a bit harder to misplace: a tattoo-like sticker.MC10’s Wearable Interactive Stamp Platform (WiSP) is an ultra-thin sticker that resembles a tattoo. What makes it so extraordinary is that it contains near field communication (NFC) technology enabling it to connect to an NFC-capable device such as a smartphone or a dedicated reader.This type of technology could inherently be more secure; it isn’t a loose physical object you could easily misplace. For patients in hospitals, it could replace the often bulky wrist bands medical workers use to identify and track patients.Removing the WiSP is easy, but doing so tears it so that the information it contains becomes unreadable and any data stored within virtually useless to any would-be thief. As a payment method, the WiSP could be used to store your credit card information and swiped over a contactless reader, freeing the wearer’s hands – and pockets.MC10’s technology is already being put to use by L’Oréal to research skin exposure to UV rays and the company is seeking other businesses to partner with to take the technology even further.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through March 18

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 757; 2. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif., 528; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 472; 4. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 436; 5. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark., 387; 6. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 382; 7. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 377; 8. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 374; 9. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 348; 10. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 344; 11. Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 336; 12. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 335; 13. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 328; 14. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 320; 15. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 298; 16. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 286; 17. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 256; 18. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., and Bill Miller, Yuma, Ariz., both 255; 20. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 249. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 587; 2. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 511; 3. Clay Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 494; 4. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 474; 5. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 448; 6. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 408; 7. Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz., 380; 8. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 340; 9. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 339; 10. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 326; 11. Darin Center, Mesa, Ariz., 321; 12. Michael Wells, Pahrump, Nev., 320; 13. Kyle Salo, Peoria, Ariz., 318; 14. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., and David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wyoming, both 307; 16. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 302; 17. Slade Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 261; 18. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., and Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., both 258; 20. Bryan Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., 251.  IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Colby Thornhill, Enumclaw, Wash., 89; 2. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., 79; 3. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., both 74; 5. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 60; 6. Zach Patterson, Yukon, Okla., 58; 7. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 54; 8. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 51; 9. Cameron Hagin, Broken Arrow, Okla., 49; 10. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., and Trey Burke, League City, Texas, both 44; 12. Casey Burkham, Combine, Texas, Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., and Brandon Jennings, Moore, Okla., each 40; 15. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., and Jesse “Chip” Graham, Lewisville, Texas, each 39; 18. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., and Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, Okla., each 38.  Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 266; 2. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 232; 3. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 230; 4. Kevin Manning, Kaufman, Texas, 192; 5. Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, 166; 6. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 157; 7. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, and Kevin Ward (114), Abilene, Texas, both 139; 9. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 133; 10. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 127; 11. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, and Danny Cavanagh, Fort Worth, Texas, both 120; 13. Christopher Stewart, Tatum, N.M., and Mark Patterson, Merkel, Texas, both 119; 15. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, 114; 16. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 111; 17. Brandon Blake, Odessa, Texas, 110; 18. John “Jay” Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 109; 19. Jason Cook, Grand Prairie, Texas, 103; 20. Jeff Reynolds, Godley, Texas, 99.  IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 562; 2. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 497; 3. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 422; 4. Brendon LaBatte, Noonan, N.D., 409; 5. J.C. Parmeley, Peoria, Ariz., 392; 6. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 381; 7. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 372; 8. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 360; 9. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 338; 10. Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 337; 11. Leslie Gill, Odessa, Texas, 324; 12. Irvin Kevin Roberts, Gresham, Ore., 307; 13. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 305; 14. Kenny Gill, Peoria, Ariz., 303; 15. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 276; 16. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 262; 17. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 260; 18. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 254; 19. Ty Warner, Glendale, Ariz., 251; 20. D.J. Werkmeister, Mesa, Ariz., 236.center_img IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Brad King, New Town, N.D., 491; 2. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 356; 3. Joshua Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 306; 4. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 296; 5. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 294; 6. Paul O’Connor, Surprise, Ariz., 281; 7. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 275; 8. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 9. Jason Penny, Yuma, Ariz., 271; 10. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 265; 11. Francisco Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 247; 12. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 237; 13. Reven Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 228; 14. Ron Roe, Phoenix, Ariz., 196; 15. Andrew Pearce, Meadow, Utah, 175; 16. Oscar Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 174; 17. Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., 149; 18. David Callis, Yuma, Ariz., 139; 19. Kyle Williams, Glendale, Ariz., 138; 20. Charles McDaniel, Phoenix, Ariz., 128.  Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Steve Riojas, Waxahachie, Texas, 184; 2. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 159; 3. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 139; 4. Patrick Miller, Rhome, Texas, and Darren Sage, Yuma, Ariz., both 136; 6. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., and Billy Ayres, Glendale, Ariz., both 132; 8. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, 99; 9. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 95; 10. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 93; 11. Frank Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 78; 12. Matthew Schlamann, Yuma, Ariz., 73; 13. Ryan McNaughton, Yuma, Ariz., 72; 14. Jesse James, Yuma, Ariz., and Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, both 70; 16. Dylan Rivers, Irving, Texas, 69; 17. Jack Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 68; 18. Shelley Marnell, Kennedale, Texas, 66; 19. Dylan Cates, Axtell, Texas, 65; 20. Shawn Rico, Yuma, Ariz., 64.  Junior National Championship – 1. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 422; 2. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 408; 3. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 377; 4. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 5. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., 233; 6. Reven Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 228; 7. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif., 187; 8. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 175; 9. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 157; 10. Brock Rogers, Yuma, Ariz., 156; 11. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 140; 12. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, 139; 13. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 133; 14. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 131; 15. Dann E. Perry III, Laughlin, Nev., 103; 16. T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz., 94; 17. Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif., Colby Thornhill, Enumclaw, Wash., and Cameron Williams, Mohave Valley, Ariz., each 89; 20. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 83.last_img read more