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Record 84 Sport Compacts race Tuesday at IMCA Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 6) – Fans of the 4-cylinder class will get their money’s worth and then some Tuesday night at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.A record 84 Mach-1 Sport Compacts race tonight with eight heats and four “B” features setting the field for the 25-lap main event at Boone Speedway.Sport Compacts have been part of the Super Nationals program since 2011; the previous car count record of 64 was established two years ago.Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin are repre­sented.*Also on the night two Super Nationals program is qualifying for both the BSB Manufacturing North­ern SportMod Race of Champions and Stephenville Starter Hobby Stock Race of Champi­ons, a Hobby Stock qualifying feature and two Northern SportMod qualifiers.*Brendon Yamry brings a ton of momentum to his first Super Nationals, after sweeping Mighty Axe Na­tionals features at North Central Speedway.He just won’t get to take advantage of that momentum until the eighth and final Sport Compact heat.“The number of cars is pretty impressive,” said the Holdingford High School freshman, who made the five-hour tow from Rice, Minn. “Making the feature is my first goal but all I really want to do is win it.”He’s got double-digit wins this season, the lion’s share of them at Brainerd.*The Texas tandem of Jeremy Oliver and Wesley Warren are 1-for-2 in their Hobby Stock qualify­ing efforts at Super Nationals.Oliver, from Chilton, saw his Super Nationals luck do a 180 in his third trip to Boone while Warren, from Fairfield, finished mid-pack in his qualifier and will try again Tuesday to make the big show.Mechanical issues put the damper on Oliver’s first two trips north. He’s wielding a 2016 Wild Child car that he’s put in victory lane in eight of 13 starts this season.“That’s pretty awesome,” said Oliver, a regular at Heart O’ Texas who’s pared his racing schedule to spend more time with family. “Qualifying for Super Nationals is priceless because you can bring a fast car here and still not make it.”He spent a good part of Tuesday prepping for Race of Champions qualifying.Points leader in the Charger Chassis Southern Region, Warren also races at HO’T and makes the four-hour tow to run Saturdays at Abilene. He’s won seven times this season and is at Boone for the first time“I’ve never seen anything like this. I’ve never seen this many cars,” he said. “I’ve never been in a race with that many cars.”Warren won’t make any significant changes on his car in before his Tuesday qualifying heat.“We’ll keep the same setup,” he said. “The car has been running good so we’re pretty close. I’ve just got to keep it straight.”*Matt Petrzelka’s ride was voted the best looking Northern SportMod.Along with a trophy, he received a $200 cash award from Golden Empire Towing.*Top two drivers from each of five heats advance to Saturdays race of champions for the Northern SportMods. Erik Laudenschlager and Cory Rose – both in the law enforcement field – drew the front row starts during the fan zone program.Completing the field from third to 10th starting will be Nick Meyer, Bryan Herrick, Clint Luellen, Danny Dvorak, Doug Smith, Benjamin Schultze, Jesse Skalicky and Jim Gillenwater.Brandon Nielsen showed the high card and will start on the pole of the Hobby Stock RoC. Trevor Holm takes the green from outside the front row.Third through 10th starting are Chanse Hollatz, Jason Wilkinson, Daniel Smith, Jeff Ware, Eric Stanton, Corey Madden, Justin Luinenburg and Benji Irvine.last_img read more

Riccardo Mittiga – Sportito – The DFS Dilemma

first_img StumbleUpon UKGC suspends two licences over failure to integrate GAMSTOP April 3, 2020 Share Italian DFS operator Sportito is focused on conquering the European market. The company believes there is a possibility for daily fantasy sports to take off throughout Europe, as it did in the States, and it has started its conquest by focusing on the UK market. Riccardo Mittiga, SportitoSportito is the Official DFS Partner of both Fulham FC and Burnley FC. The company is looking to show bookmakers why they should look to DFS as a customer retention and engagement tool, and CEO Riccardo Mittiga will speak on just that topic at the upcoming Betting on Football Conference in London in May (3-5).Prior to that we caught up with him for an interview about DFS, its growth and its potential in various regions globally.SBC: Why in 2017 are bookmakers increasingly looking to DFS products and why didn’t this happen last year?Riccardo: Most bookmakers do not have the ability for software development to devote to side projects such as DFS. The few bookmakers that have these internal resources dedicate them to the main channels such as betting, live betting or casino.Towards the end of 2016, some of the most innovative bookmakers found an agency or company to provide the DFS products to be installed on their platform. They opted to put it out and then see how their user-bases responded. Once this was underway, other bookmakers followed suit.Between the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 DFS also enjoyed much greater visibility thanks to the entry of several new players in Europe, other small players in Africa and South America, and especially the announcement of the merger between two of the main players, DraftKings and FanDuel.All of this is clearly positive to make the phenomenon of DFS known globally as well as it is in the United States.SBC:  BetStars recently announced a significant investment into DFS with its $1 million jackpot game…it seems a more ‘basic’ version of DFS than most products – is this what it takes to appeal to a mass market? And how important is such a sizable jackpot pool to gain attention?Riccardo: It’s normal that when there are major brands like BetStars (aka PokerStars) there are also marketing campaigns of this level.In my opinion, only offering the big prizes is not enough, you also need a dedicated product which is well oriented to the preferences of the DFS players. This is something a major brand like PokerStars must also learn.SBC: DFS is known in North America and it’s growing in Europe, but Latin America is regarded as a potentially highly lucrative region. Thoughts on LatAM for Sportito?Riccardo: Most of the Latin American countries have a huge interest in online gambling and most of them are regulating their outdated gambling laws. Many of the big names in the industry are already eyeing the Latin American market. It is a great opportunity for Sportito to expand the business into this region.Whilst it is starting to grow there, I think it will be a slow and gradual growth process when compared with Europe and North America. That said, there is definitely a potential user-base for DFS in that region.SBC: How important is it for DFS to be recognised as a game of skill away from sports betting? Do you think the new Maltese licence will be replicated elsewhere?Riccardo: DFS and sports betting are often mistakenly seen as the same concept and there are many arguments as to why they differ. Many argue that it’s a form of gambling which involves an element of skill and others argue the opposite.It is important for DFS to be recognised as a game of skill in times when the legislation of some countries maintain restrictions against sports betting. Recognising DFS as sports betting is sometimes difficult for the operators to handle when implementation occurs in a new market.When there are positive effects with the Maltese licence, usually they are also adopted in other countries. Share Related Articles Sportito gets green light to expand into Mexico January 9, 2020 Submit Sportito makes LatAm debut in Brazil October 30, 2019last_img read more