By J.M. HallasPAIGE, Texas (May 17) – Greg Dinsmore got back in the winner’s circle Saturday night at Cotton Bowl Speedway, the 3/8 mile, semi-banked, clay oval, just east of Austin. After recording a victory in his heat race, Dinsmore started outside the front row in the 20-lap IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature and led all 20 laps on his way to the checkered flag. The former Mountain Home and Pleasanton track champion took some time off to enjoy time with his family and focus on his business, Sundowner RV & Truck Repair. Dinsmore ran a very limited number of races, most of which were out-of-state, over the past two years and just recently began running the new Paig track. During his time off, Dinsmore picked up a new BMS Chassis that he has been learning while working out the new car blues. Saturday night he had everything go his way holding off the rest of the 19-car field, including former IMCA national champion and current track point leader Keith White. In a race slowed by three cautions, White caught Dinsmore briefly on the final yellow. The duo battled hard with Dinsmore keeping the top spot and he was able to keep White in his wake as he motored on to the win, in only his second race at the track. Saturday’s win followed up a strong run last weekend that was foiled by a flat tire while running second. “This is really an awesome facility,” said Dinsmore. “They’ve made some great strides since I ran a Late Model here before. The people and the quality of racers here are some of the best I’ve seen.”“I had a good lead until that final caution. Keith got around me on the restart after I hit a rut and pushed a bit,” he added. “I was able to outrun him on the back stretch to get the lead back. This car has a crazy amount of forward bite and made a lot of difference in getting the win.”
Ashanti Gold CEO Kojo Fianoo has unreluctantly given out a stern waring that his side will boycott the Top 4 final game if the venue is shifted from Baba Yara sports stadium(kumasi).The final was initially scheduled to be a one off game but a last minute dialogue between the two clubs and the organisers(GHALCA) came to an agreement to rescheduled the final game after a pulsating 1-1 drawn game between Hearts of Oak and Ashanti Gold played at the Baba Yara sports stadium on Sunday.A warning issued by the CEO of the Miners has it that his side will boycott the final match if the venue is shifted from Kumasi Baba Yara sports stadium.” We came into an agreement to rescheduled the match after the game ended in a draw, but we will not hesitate to boycott the final game if the initial venue is changed from Kumasi even if the venue is shifted to Ejisu we will boycott the game”, Kojo Fianoo told Hot fm.The rescheduled final game of the Top 4 tourney between Hearts of Oak and Ashanti Gold will be staged at the Baba Yara sports stadium on Sunday, 21 September, 2014.