LOCUST GROVE — Andy Carpenter has been able to lay low lately because of the impressive lead he’s built in the factory stock division at the Batesville Motor Speedway.
All that will go out the window Friday night when the Chrome Shop Factory Stock Shoot-Out takes place at the local dirt track. The BMS regulars should be accompanied by some of the best in the area for the first event of its kind.
You can bet Carpenter won’t go away quietly because the 35-lap main event pays $750, far more than what a weekly show pays out.
Cal Ripken baseball: 10-year-old North Arkansas State Tournament at Fitzhugh Park — Jonesboro vs. Mountain Home, 3 p.m., Van Buren vs. Washington County, 5, Batesville vs. Paragould, 7; 8-year-old North Arkansas State Tournament in Pea Ridge — Batesville vs. Bentonville Gold, 4:30, vs. Randolph County, 7:45; 11-year-old North Arkansas State Tournament in Ozark — Batesville vs. Siloam Springs, 6; 9-year-old State Tournament in Pocahontas — Batesville vs. Pocahontas, 7
The Sara Low Memorial 5K is set for Sept. 5 and organizers have started collecting sponsorship donations, announced Ken McSpadden.
Sponsors’ names are placed on the back of the race T-shirt, McSpadden said.
The race honors Sara Low, a Batesville High School graduate and former Lady Pioneer track and field and cross country athlete. Low was a flight attendant on American Airlines flight 11, the first of two planes crashed into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.
FAYETTEVILLE — Not everyone on everyone’s all-time greatest Arkansas Razorbacks team should be eyed in the rearview mirror.
For the all-time Razorback tight end you’ve got to consider a 2009 Razorback.
No other UofA tight end ever was in the Mackey Award voting like D.J. Williams was last year as a semifinalist.
VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Lawyer Ron was among the Kentucky Derby favorites in 2006 and a champion older horse in 2007. When he was retired from racing last year, he had earned nearly $2.8 million.
The 6-year-old horse was euthanized Friday night because of complications from colic surgery, Stonewall Farm Stallions said on its Web site.
“Not only was he a superior racehorse horse but his physical presence and contagious personality captivated everyone that saw him,” Stonewall Manager Clark Shepherd said.
For now, the Batesville-Searcy 3A American Legion baseball doubleheader called off Monday due to wet fields has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Batesville Coach Tony Roepcke said.
The first pitch at the Batesville Recreation Complex is set for 5 p.m.
Roepcke said if the Zone 2 contests are rained out again, they may not be rescheduled since they would not alter the teams’ seedings into the zone tournament, which is scheduled to begin Friday. Paragould is hosting the tourney.
JONESBORO (AP) — A starting cornerback for the Arkansas State football team is in police custody, recovering from a gunshot wound to his midsection after a man said he shot an intruder trying to break into an apartment.
ASU athletic officials declined to comment on the arrest of Paul Stephens, 22, except to say that “appropriate action” would be taken as more information becomes available.
TARBES, France (AP) — Lance Armstrong carried on playing mind games with his younger rival and teammate Alberto Contador on Sunday, hinting that he might be the strongest rider this year on the Tour and admitting for the first time that some tension exists on the Astana team.
With the race’s toughest tests still to come, the 37-year old Texan has decided to put the pressure on the Spaniard’s shoulders and to show he is still in control despite trailing Contador by a fistful of seconds overall.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Mark Martin will feel his age in the morning or a day or two after a race.
His bones will stiffen and his body will ache after driving 400 grueling miles, even though the fitness fanatic is still in top shape.
After all, 50 is 50 and that matters — well, everywhere but on the track.
Martin is still nifty at 50 and has made Cup racing his personal senior circuit. He won at Chicagoland Speedway, getting the strong jump off the double-file restart with two laps left to win his series-high fourth race of the season.