The Latest: Davison first out of Indy 500 in fiery crash

first_imgMarcus Ericsson got into some turbulent air while running near the front of the Indy 500 and slapped the outer wall in Turn 2, bringing out the second caution flag on the hot, sunny day in Indianapolis.Scott Dixon had led the first 28 laps before taking the field down pit road for the first set of stops. He was still in first after the stop with Takuma Sato, Alexander Rossi and Marco Andretti close behind.The weather could play a factor in the race. It is much warmer than it typically is during the race in May.___1:40 p.m. August 23, 2020 Associated Press The Latest: Davison first out of Indy 500 in fiery crash The countdown is on to the start of the Indy 500, which was delayed from its traditional date in May because of the coronavirus pandemic and will be run without fans for the first time in its 104 editions.New track owner Roger Penske, whose team has four cars in the field, and IndyCar executives have tried to create an entertaining prerace show for broadcaster NBC. But the build up to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is still somewhat eerie without the 250,000-plus fans who typically show up inside the Brickyard.Driver introductions took place with the voice of the public address announcer echoing off the empty stands. There also will be no military parade or balloon release, two staples of race day. But there will be Jim Cornelison singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” and the Air Force’s famed Thunderbirds performing a flyover.___More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest from the Indianapolis 500, which was delayed from Memorial Day weekend because of COVID-19:___2 p.m. Marco Andretti has led the field to the green flag for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500, the familiar field of 33 roaring down the canyon-like front stretch of empty seats at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.The warm-ups found Andretti following the IndyCar two-seater driven by his grandfather and 1969 winner Mario Andretti with his father and team owner Michael Andretti in the second seat. It was the first time that the three generations of the family were on the track at the Brickyard at the same time.The call to start the engines was delivered by Roger Penske, whose family purchased the speedway along with the IndyCar Series. He promised that fans would be “back home again in Indiana” in 2021.___1 p.m. James Davison has brought out the first caution flag of the Indianapolis 500 when he made contact with the wall in the opening laps and his right front tire turned into a ball of fire.Davison was able to exit the car without any problem. His car was still smoking as it was lifted onto a flatbed truck.Scott Dixon went immediately to the front when the green flag dropped, passing pole sitter Marco Andretti heading into Turn 1. Ryan Hunter-Reay also was on the move in the opening laps as Honda flexed the muscle it has shown all month.___1:30 p.m.last_img read more

Wellington’s Jensen Lynnes breaks another swim team record in Division 1 Championships

first_imgJensen LynnesSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Jensen Lynnes participated in the Missouri Valley Championships Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Lawrence. The Wellington swimmer had a busy weekend as it was, but she actually qualified in more events than she was allowed to swim. Championships is the most prestigious meet hosted by Missouri Valley.While Missouri Valley is divided into two Districts meets (East and West), the Championships meet in Lawrence contained all the best swimmers in the Missouri Valley LSC, which encompasses all of Kansas, about half of Missouri, a section of the Oklahoma panhandle, and a nick of Texas.Lynnes proved herself perfectly capable of handling the stiff competition. With a 3.8 second cut in the 100 Back, she placed 13th out of 49 and captured Aurora Bonham’s team record. The 50 Free is always a competitive event, and this year was no exception. Out of 50 swimmers, Lynnes took 19th, shaving a fraction of a second and so beating her own team record. On her last swim of a long weekend, Lynnes improved her own team record with a 43.43 in the 50 Back, taking 22nd out of 45. By cutting over a second in the 100 Free, Lynnes beat Savanna Bonham’s team record (fun fact: it was exactly six years old) and placed 28th out of 53. Lynnes was unable to shave more time from the two second cut last weekend that qualified her 50 Breast for Championships, but she did swim her time, adding just .22 seconds and placing 17th out of 31. Lynnes demonstrated great mental and physical toughness in the 100 Breast and 50 Fly.After only ten minutes of recovery from her 50 Free, Lynnes had to hop back up on the blocks for the long breaststroke. Despite the aching muscles, she placed 24th. The fly is, by most accounts, the hardest stroke of all, and it is certainly no easier when it is the third event of the day! Still, Lynnes persevered, placing 35th.While year-round swimmers can represent their hometown swim team in summer leagues, they generally required to compete for their year-round club at qualification meets (depending on which team they are registered with in USA Swimming).Competing for the Wichita Aquashocks allowed Lynnes to team up with summer league rivals/year-round teammates Chloe Thome (of Twin Rivers), Sayler Roberts (of Haysville), and Nina Nelson (of Valley Center). The GPSL-spanning dream team gave Columbia Swim Club exhilaratingly tight races in both the medley and free relays. While they were unable to pull it out at the end, the Aquashocks team earned two second place medals to mark their successful meet.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 262 weeks ago Way to swim Jensen. Keep up the great work! Report Reply 0 replies · active 262 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more