first_imgThe race started with Harrison Burton on the pole for the first time in his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career and ended with his career-best third-place finish in the series. And in between, there was some adversity for the 17-year-old driver of the No. 51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota to overcome in Saturday’s M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway.The pole position was the first in 10 Truck Series starts for the son of 21-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series winner and NASCAR on NBC analyst Jeff Burton. The younger Burton led the first 30 laps of the race  — his first laps out front in the series — and finished Stage 1 in third. However, a throttle issue under the caution triggered by the stage break after Lap 60 brought the driver down pit road while it was closed resulting in a penalty that saw him have to start at the tail end of the field. The 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion owned up to the mistake after the race.RELATED: Full race results | See the thrilling finish at Iowa | Race recap“I made a mistake and didn’t know how to reset the car once it was turned off, the ECU — the computer,” Burton said after the race.The elements also made for a factor as it was a hot day into night at the 0.875-mile track in Newton, Iowa. That was further complicated by a cool box that Burton said “wasn’t working very well. It was more of a hot box.”The Huntersville, North Carolina, native proceeded to drive up to sixth by the end of Stage 2 on Lap 120 and late in the race, found himself in position to capitalize should eventual race winner Brett Moffitt or teammate Noah Gragson slip up or get into each other. That position also gave Burton a pretty good view of a fantastic finish.“I was trying all I could to make something happen,” Burton said. “I kind of had the same idea Noah did. I was just further back. That’s what it’s all about right there. The ability to say ‘I don’t care if I hit the wall, I’m going to try and win this race.’ That’s something that you can’t teach. Hats off to Noah for trying it. It reminded me of Carl Edwards back in the day.”All said, though, the third-place finish was Burton’s second top five of the year and third top 10 in as many starts. He said he will not be back behind the wheel for KBM until the Bristol race on Thursday, Aug. 16.“I’m proud of our effort,” Burton said. “We had a great truck all weekend. I thought this was ours to lose and I lost it, so I’ll move on, get better, and see what we’ve got next time. I’m excited.”last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThere is more to technology than just millenials checking their Facebooks.Tech company Intel and Brazilian news company Razões para Acreditar embarked on a campaign to enrich the lives of the elderly through virtual reality goggles.Their “Technology Through Life” initiative took them to a nursing home in São Paulo where they gave residents the chance to fulfill their lifelong dreams. “When we visited an elder care community … we asked the residents if they knew what virtual reality was, and one of them answered: “I don’t know, is it about these ‘nowadays things’?” Vicente Carvalho, Editor-in-Chief of Razões para Acreditar told Good News Network.WATCH: Spunky Grandma Uses Virtual Goggles to Ride Roller Coaster (Hilarious Profanity)One of the seniors who they visited said that she had always wanted to go to Spain – another woman said that she had always wanted to see a live ballet performance.They were astounded to find that once they were wearing the headsets, they were transported to the one place left on their bucket list – and their reactions were magical.“There was no need to explain anything else, we put her on the VR goggles and instantly, after seeing the first images of the dancers, she said: ‘My God, my dream’. And so it was during the whole presentation that she watched: a lot of emotion.”“Virtual reality experiences requires high-performance computing, and Intel is in a leading position to offer these solutions,” said Carlos Buarque, Intel’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Particularly in this initiative, the feeling is even better because we can see our participation in a technology that may also be a supplement in some cases of health treatment.”(WATCH the video below)Click To Share This Sweet Story With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

first_imgAs the 2013 DAVA/LIME/Petro Caribe volleyball season comes to a close, two powerhouses have successfully secured their spots in the finals. On Saturday, undefeated MCCU Sunrise hosted a determined Young Vets at the Weirs Hard Court in Marigot.The Sunrise who were hot out of the gate and seemed to be in control took the first set 25-19. However, the Vets took advantage of a lack of leadership and poor passing by the Marigot men and took the next 3 sets to cement their spot in the finals. Teamwork and good play from national teammates Shayne Guiste, Ray Robinson and Lincoln Riviere on the Vets side proved, to be superior to the Sunrise high powered offense. The Young Vets won the game 19 25 25 20 25 23 25 23. The other semifinal played on Sunday saw defending champions LIME Wolf Pac make light work of youth sensations IRI Breakers of Portsmouth. Although at times it seemed they could pull it off, the young men from the north also lacked leadership which caused them to easily fall to the seasoned champions. Scores in that game were 25 22 25 22 25 11. In the women’s division, the Xerox Acers have gone through to the finals as MCCU Sunrise women were unable to field a team. The other semi final between LIME Strikeforce and Sign Man Celtics will be played at LIME this Wednesday. The finals are currently set to begin this Friday.By: Kairann George Tweet NewsSports Young Vets and LIME Wolf Pac heads to finals by: – July 1, 2013 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 34 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

first_imgThe Bossier Bearkats opened District 1-3A play with a 67-51 victory over the Booker T. Washington Lions Friday night at Bossier.The game was originally scheduled for BTW but a bat problem at the BTW gym forced the move.Bossier guard Devonte Hall, the co-MVP on The Press-Tribune’s All-Parish team last season, continued his outstanding senior season with 30 points to lead the Bearkats (14-7).Randy Brown/Press-TribuneBossier’s Kentrell Hardy fires up a shot during the Bearkats’ 67-51 victory over Booker T. Washington Friday night at Bossier. Hardy had 14 points.The Bearkats outscored the Lions in every quarter. They led by eight at the half and by 12 after three quarters.Junior guard Kentrell Hardy chipped in with 14 points.Bossier won its 51st straight district game dating back to the 2007-08 season. The Bearkats resume district play Tuesday night at home against Mansfield (7-12, 0-1).Elsewhere, the Benton Tigers dropped to 0-2 in District 1-4A with an 88-50 loss at Minden.Rudy Davis led the Tigers (3-12) with 12 points and Patrick Edmonds had 10.Benton visits Northwood (9-11, 0-2) Tuesday night.Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing couldn’t overcome a poor shooting effort in a District 1-1A loss to Grambling.Isaac Jacobs led the Lions (12-6, 1-1) with 10 points. New Tech hosts Cedar Creek Tuesday.Premier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAppurseRemember Tiger Woods’ Ex-wife? Try Not To Gasp When You See Her NowAppurse|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Russell [email protected]last_img read more