Our View: Parties, stay out of nonpartisan races

Our View: Parties, stay out of nonpartisan races

Considering the growing political chasm across our nation — a divide reinforced and deepened at every turn by political parties that thrive by maintaining left-versus-right, conservative-versus-liberal, and us-versus-them narratives — partisan intrusion into nonpartisan local races can be soundly rejected. We can call on the DFL and Minnesota Republicans to step back from where they […]

Benton Co. dirt track’s plans to race prompt state’s first cease and desist order, county barricades

Benton Co. dirt track’s plans to race prompt state’s first cease and desist order, county barricades

CLOSE Governor Eric Holcomb gives COVID-19 briefing on Friday, May 1, 2020. Indianapolis Star BOSWELL – There was no racing, after all, Saturday night on Daugherty Speedway’s 3/8-mile dirt track near Boswell. But there was plenty of action, as the speedway’s owner, Benton County leaders and even the governor’s office spent the past week coming […]

Lewis Hamilton racing himself online to keep busy

Lewis Hamilton racing himself online to keep busy

London – While Formula One stars compete in virtual events and various esports series during the COVID-19 lockdown, six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has been busy racing against himself. The Briton has been a avid gamer since he was a child and has also been a brand ambassador for the Gran Turismo franchise on Sony’s […]

Moody returns with first runner today

Moody returns with first runner today

Peter Moody (Image: Racing Photos) The final phase of Peter Moody’s much-anticipated comeback to racing is set for completion when emerging stayer Shepard races under his name on Sunday at Ballarat. The four year-old is the $1.70 favourite for the 2000m BM78 feature and the race also sees Moody reunite with jockey Luke Nolen. “It’s […]

Virgin Racing treating Esports rounds as “real race weekends”

Virgin Racing treating Esports rounds as “real race weekends”

The eight-race series, which will conclude with a double points finale, runs in partnership with Motorsport Games to raise money in support of the UNICEF coronavirus relief fund.  Bird was the last of the 24 official championship drivers to enter the online championship owing to poor internet connection, but ran as high as fifth on his debut last […]