Kimmel snaps winless streak
Clarksville native Frank Kimmel ended a 76-race winless streak last Friday by taking the checkered flag in the Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.
It was Kimmel’s first victory in the ARCA Racing Series since September 2008 at Salem Speedway. The nine-time ARCA champion now has 75 career victories, the second-most in series history. Kimmel needs five more victories to pass ARCA’s all-time victories leader, Iggy Katona.
“Anytime I can win in Indiana, it’s special,” Kimmel said after the race. “It’s such a legendary track. It doesn’t seem like it’s been (75 races) since we won. This almost feels like a first win. We won a lot of races in a lot of years. A lot of times you win races based on being smart and being there at the end, and we’re still pretty good at that.”
Kimmel led the final 43 laps of the 200-lap race. Tom Hessert placed second, followed by Kevin Swindell, Brennan Poole and Mason Mitchell. Henryville resident Darrell Basham finished 21st, while Sellersburg resident Will Kimmel was 34th.
Frank Kimmel is currently third in the point standings, 65 points behind points leader Chris Buescher. ARCA’s next race will be this coming Saturday at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.
New Albany fall sign-ups
New Albany Little League Softball sign-ups will take place during the following dates and times at New Albany Little League Softball Park, located behind Grant Line Elementary School, 4811 Grant Line Road, New Albany:
• Saturday, Aug. 4, 7-8:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Aug. 5, 1-3 p.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
• Sunday, Aug. 12, 1-3 p.m.
Registration fees are $60 for ages 5-8 and $70 for ages 9 and older. Two players from the same family will receive a $10 discount. Checks must be made payable to New Albany Little League Softball.
The player draft is Aug. 13-15. It is mandatory for all coaches to attend the draft. Opening day is Saturday, Sept. 15.
Players also can register online at www.nallsoftball.com. If any questions, contact Eddie Luckhardt at 502-643-6169.
Jeff City Open
The Jeffersonville City Open tennis tournament will be Aug. 9-12 at Jeffersonville High School. The tournament is open to youth and adults.
The 8-and-under and 10-and-under age divisions must register online on the USTA website or they can contact tournament director Mark Reilly at 502-641-9450.
All other events are unsanctioned and need to be registered by mail to Reilly at the following address: 1502 Fox Run Trail, Jeffersonville, IN 47130.
Registration fees are $20 for singles and $20 per doubles team. Entries must be received by Monday, Aug. 6.
All matches will be two out of three sets with a match tiebreak for the third set. All events will have a first-match consolation, so everyone will be guaranteed two matches.
Match play will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 at Jeff High. For match starting times, call Reilly at 502-641-9450 between 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8. For more information, call Reilly.
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