http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sports/rss.xml en Oberto/Miss Madison wins Gold Cup http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/obertomiss-madison-wins-gold-cup-0 <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/oberto_miss_madison_0.jpg" alt="The U-1 Obert0/Miss Madison is pictured entering the first turn of the Bill Cantrell Memorial Race Course during the Madison Regatta earlier this month. Driver Jimmy Shane (top right) powered the community-owned unlimited hydroplane to his second consecutive Gold Cup championship, outpacing a 13-boat fleet on the Columbia River in Tri-Cities, Wash. The results of the race were not clear until officials viewed video following the championship heat that confirmed apparent winner Jean Theoret (inset, top left) had committed an infraction prior to the start of the heat. Theoret was disqualified although he clearly had the field covered in speed. The Gold Cup is boat racing’s equivalent to IndyCar&#039;s Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR&#039;s Daytona 500. It is Madison&#039;s third Gold Cup win, including two wins by the current boat and the late Jim McCormick’s historic win on home waters back in 1971." title="The U-1 Obert0/Miss Madison is pictured entering the first turn of the Bill Cantrell Memorial Race Course during the Madison Regatta earlier this month. Driver Jimmy Shane (top right) powered the community-owned unlimited hydroplane to his second consecutive Gold Cup championship, outpacing a 13-boat fleet on the Columbia River in Tri-Cities, Wash. The results of the race were not clear until officials viewed video following the championship heat that confirmed apparent winner Jean Theoret (inset, top left) had committed an infraction prior to the start of the heat. Theoret was disqualified although he clearly had the field covered in speed. The Gold Cup is boat racing’s equivalent to IndyCar&#039;s Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR&#039;s Daytona 500. It is Madison&#039;s third Gold Cup win, including two wins by the current boat and the late Jim McCormick’s historic win on home waters back in 1971." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Staff Report<br /> KENNEWICK, Wash. --- In unlimited hydroplane racing, the start of the race many times determines the champion. Little did 2015 HAPO APBA Gold Cup champion Jimmy Shane realize that when he radioed to his spotter Jeff Bernard a possible pre-race violation against competing driver Jean Theoret, that call would be the deciding factor in Shane winning his second consecutive Gold Cup title.<br /> Oberto/Miss Madison wins Gold Cup http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/obertomiss-madison-wins-gold-cup <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/oberto_miss_madison.jpg" alt="The U-1 Obert0/Miss Madison is pictured entering the first turn of the Bill Cantrell Memorial Race Course during the Madison Regatta earlier this month. Driver Jimmy Shane (top right) powered the community-owned unlimited hydroplane to his second consecutive Gold Cup championship, outpacing a 13-boat fleet on the Columbia River in Tri-Cities, Wash. The results of the race were not clear until officials viewed video following the championship heat that confirmed apparent winner Jean Theoret (inset, top left) had committed an infraction prior to the start of the heat. Theoret was disqualified although he clearly had the field covered in speed. The Gold Cup is boat racing’s equivalent to IndyCar&#039;s Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR&#039;s Daytona 500. It is Madison&#039;s third Gold Cup win, including two wins by the current boat and the late Jim McCormick’s historic win on home waters back in 1971." title="The U-1 Obert0/Miss Madison is pictured entering the first turn of the Bill Cantrell Memorial Race Course during the Madison Regatta earlier this month. Driver Jimmy Shane (top right) powered the community-owned unlimited hydroplane to his second consecutive Gold Cup championship, outpacing a 13-boat fleet on the Columbia River in Tri-Cities, Wash. The results of the race were not clear until officials viewed video following the championship heat that confirmed apparent winner Jean Theoret (inset, top left) had committed an infraction prior to the start of the heat. Theoret was disqualified although he clearly had the field covered in speed. The Gold Cup is boat racing’s equivalent to IndyCar&#039;s Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR&#039;s Daytona 500. It is Madison&#039;s third Gold Cup win, including two wins by the current boat and the late Jim McCormick’s historic win on home waters back in 1971." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Staff Report<br /> KENNEWICK, Wash. --- In unlimited hydroplane racing, the start of the race many times determines the champion. Little did 2015 HAPO APBA Gold Cup champion Jimmy Shane realize that when he radioed to his spotter Jeff Bernard a possible pre-race violation against competing driver Jean Theoret, that call would be the deciding factor in Shane winning his second consecutive Gold Cup title.<br /> Dozen drivers to compete for Gold Cup this weekend http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/dozen-drivers-compete-gold-cup-weekend <p> By BRUCE MADEJ<br /> Special to The Trimble Banner<br /> TRI-CITIES, Wash. &mdash; When the Tri-City Water Follies celebrate &ldquo;50 Years of Racing&rdquo;, 12 H1 Unlimited Hydroplane drivers might be thinking about the history of the sport on the Columbia River, but their first thoughts will be winning the gold&mdash;the HAPO APBA Gold Cup to be exact.<br /> The action starts Friday, July 24th with testing and qualifying. Racing will take place on Saturday, July 25 with more heat racing and the championship final on Sunday, July 26.<br /> Keselowski returns to Victory Lane at Kentucky Speedway http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/keselowski-returns-victory-lane-kentucky-speedway <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/xfinity_winner.jpg" alt="XFINITY winner Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane Friday." title="XFINITY winner Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane Friday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By Kevin Kelly<br /> SPARTA, Ky. -&nbsp;Brad Keselowski sensed an opportunity approaching and pounced when it materialized Friday night.<br /> A lapped car slowed Erik Jones long enough that it allowed Keselowski to pass the 19-year-old phenom for the lead in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race and earn yet another victory at Kentucky Speedway.<br /> Keselowski led the final nine laps of the Kentucky 300 and returned to victory lane for the third time in XFINITY Series competition and fifth time overall at the 1.5-mile track.<br /> Crafton wins UNOH 225 after crash halts race short of finish http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/crafton-wins-unoh-225-after-crash-halts-race-short-finish <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/truck_race.jpg" alt="UNOH 225 winner Matt Crafton celebrates in Victory Lane Thursday." title="UNOH 225 winner Matt Crafton celebrates in Victory Lane Thursday." align="left" hspace="6" width="145" height="85" /><p> By Kevin Kelly<br /> SPARTA, Ky. -&nbsp;Matt Crafton earned his first career Camping World Truck Series victory on Thursday at Kentucky Speedway after NASCAR stopped the UNOH 225 five laps from the scheduled finish.<br /> The trucks driven by Ben Kennedy, David Gilliland and John Wes Townley were involved in a wreck that resulted in damage to the catch fence in Turn 1. Kennedy&rsquo;s truck lifted off the ground, slid along the top of the SAFER barrier while hitting the fence.<br /> Busch wins Quaker State 400 for second time http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/busch-wins-quaker-state-400-second-time <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/3_wide.jpg" alt="Battling three wide for the lead in the late stages of Saturday&#039;s Quaker State 400 were Kyle Busch in the No. 18, Denny Hamlin (No. 11) and Carl Edwards (No. 19). Hamlin won this duel but Busch overcame him later to win the event for the second time. Hamlin and Edwards finished third and fourth respectively behind runnerup Joey Logano." title="Battling three wide for the lead in the late stages of Saturday&#039;s Quaker State 400 were Kyle Busch in the No. 18, Denny Hamlin (No. 11) and Carl Edwards (No. 19). Hamlin won this duel but Busch overcame him later to win the event for the second time. Hamlin and Edwards finished third and fourth respectively behind runnerup Joey Logano." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> By DAVE TAYLOR<br /> The Trimble Banner<br /> Kyle Busch, driving the No. 18 M&amp;M&rsquo;s Crispy Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, won Saturday&rsquo;s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts at the Kentucky Speedway.<br /> Trimble 8U baseball action http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/trimble-8u-baseball-action-0 <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/am1a8672.jpg" alt="Talton Mullins of the D-Backs makes good contact on the ball against Carroll&#039;s Intimidators June 11, at the Westrick Memorial Park in Carroll County." title="Talton Mullins of the D-Backs makes good contact on the ball against Carroll&#039;s Intimidators June 11, at the Westrick Memorial Park in Carroll County." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /> Raiders meet basketball coach Stacey May http://www.mytrimblenews.com/content/raiders-meet-basketball-coach-stacey-may <img src="http://www.mytrimblenews.com/sites/www.mytrimblenews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/new_coach_2.jpg" alt="Trimble County Raiders Coach Stacey May" title="Trimble County Raiders Coach Stacey May" align="left" hspace="6" width="55" height="85" /><p> By DAVE TAYLOR<br /> The Trimble Banner<br /> The 2015-16 Trimble County Raiders boys&rsquo; basketball team members and their parents were introduced to the new varsity coach last Thursday in an informal meeting at the Bedford Elementary School.<br />