Glenn Worrell was the winner of Saturday’s Virginia Sprint Series opener at Shenandoah Speedway. (Photo by Jim Haines) Rice was smooth lap after lap while Harris was under pressure from Worrell as his car was starting to go away. Worrell went low and got by Rice as Harris found himself dealing with Keeton for third. Keeton worked on Rice and got by for second but time ran out before he could mount a challenge. Saturday’s feature-only event for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars had Bill Rice and Charlie Ware on the point with Rice out first. Jerald Harris, Worrell and Mike Keeton were all together at the front behind Rice. By Jim Haines Laps were winding down and Worrell and Keeton kept the pressure on with Worrell the first to get under Rice for the lead as Keeton went to third. SHENANDOAH, Va. (April 13) – Opening night for the Virginia Sprint Series was a pavement race at the beautiful Shenandoah Speedway and when it was over Glenn Worrell was first to the finish line. On Saturday, April 20 it’s off to Hagerstown, Md., Speedway for a co-sanctioned race with the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series that headlines the Open Wheel Easter Eve show. Feature results – 1. Glenn Worrell; 2. Mike Keeton; 3. Bill Rice; 4. Jerald Harris; 5. Chris Ware; 6. Matt Mullins; 7. Charlie Ware; 8. Josh Perreault.
Greensburg, IN—The construction of a new electronic sign at what will be known as Centennial Park, better known now as the sign corner on Lincoln and Main Streets started on Friday thanks in part to the Greensburg Rotary Club. The electronic sign has been funded by the Greensburg Rotary Club #3437 in District #6580 in honor of 100 years of service to Greensburg and Decatur County. Once completed, the City of Greensburg will oversee the marketing of area events on the sign.
Irish rugby bosses have confirmed the highly-rated Henshaw exacerbated a hand problem in training this week, and will now miss the two-Test series against the Pumas. The 20-year-old has been widely tipped to succeed the retired O’Driscoll in Ireland’s midfield, but will now miss out on the first chance to stake a claim for the vacant 13 shirt. A statement from the Irish Rugby Football Union read: “Robbie sustained the injury earlier in the season and it had not limited his ability to train or play. “He exacerbated the injury in training this week and further specialist advice has recommended that surgical repair of the damaged ligaments should not be delayed further.” Ulster’s Darren Cave will now be favourite to start at outside centre for Ireland’s Tests against Argentina on June 7 in Resistencia and June 14 in Tucuman. Ireland are yet to name a replacement for Henshaw, but losing the much-vaunted youngster will be a blow to head coach Joe Schmidt. Former Leinster boss Schmidt will have viewed the summer tour as the ideal vehicle for blooding the next generation of centres as Ireland start the long build-up to the 2015 World Cup. O’Driscoll retired from international rugby after his 141st Test match when Ireland edged out France in Paris to claim the RBS 6 Nations title. The 35-year-old will bow out of professional rugby altogether in Saturday’s Pro12 final when Leinster take on Glasgow in Dublin. O’Driscoll has tipped Henshaw and Cave to lead the charge to replace him for Ireland’s World Cup bid, but now Schmidt must do without his leading contender for the summer tour. Press Association Hand surgery has denied Robbie Henshaw first refusal on Brian O’Driscoll’s Ireland berth after the Connacht centre was ruled out of next month’s tour of Argentina.