James tops IMCA Modified opener at Cottage Grove

first_imgBricen James won the season-opening IMCA Modified feature Saturday at Cottage Grove Speed­way. (Photo by Tina Gargurevich, Wings Off Photography)By Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (March 31) – Six months ago, Bricen James’ future in racing was an unknown.Saturday night, he stood in victory lane after winning the season-opening IMCA Modified feature at Cottage Grove Speedway.Craig Hanson was quick out of the gate and stayed in the lead until Collen Winebarger got past on lap four. Winebarger remained out in front for some time before he bicycled in turns one and two, allowing James to pass him via the inside line.James kept hold of first place but had to master restarts due to several cautions.  James kept all challengers in check and went on to collect the checkered flag.  It was an emotional triumph be­cause six months ago he nearly had a career-ending injury in a Sprint Car last September.John Campos got second, followed by Dustin Cady in third.last_img read more

Man found unconscious on boat

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena County Central Dispatch received a distress call earlier this afternoon from north of Thunder Bay Island in Lake Huron.It was reported that a 77–year–old male was unconscious on a 30–foot sailing vessel.First responders arrived on the scene where the male’s wife and son were performing CPR.  Paramedics attempted to resuscitate the 77–year old but were unsuccessful.His body was later transported by Federal NOAA officers and other officials into the Alpena City small boat harbor.The family was sailing to Lake Michigan.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious United Way implements 21-day equity challengelast_img read more