Kent Lewis Classic checkers are career third for Schmidt

first_imgFeature results – 1. Trey Schmidt; 2. Rod Craddock; 3. John Ricketts; 4. Bobby Middleton; 5. Dustyn Welch; 6. Brandon Anderson; 7. Tyler Harris; 8. Thomas Johnson; 9. Theresa Waller; 10. Michael Oliver; 11. Kent Lewis Sr.; 12. Trey Burke; 13. Caleb Padgett; 14. Chris Hinson; 15. Mark Har­ris; 16. Derek Begnaud; 17. Jacob Harris; 18, Daniel King; 19. Cody Hall; 20. Kent Lewis Jr. Craddock and John Ricketts chased Schmidt across the stripe.  Trey Schmidt won the Kent Lewis Classic main event for Southern United Sprints, on May 26 at Golden Triangle Raceway Park. (Photo by Ron Skinner) The two tussled the next three times around the oval, with Schmidt regaining the lead and holding on for the win, his second of the season, despite hitting an infield tire.  He’d also won a pair of non-wing Lewis Classics. center_img “There are about three or four big events during the year that you always want to win,” said Schmidt, “and this is one of the biggest.”  After starting fourth and leading much of the way in the Sunday IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car show at Golden Triangle Raceway Park, Schmidt saw Rod Craddock slip by on the inside and take away the front spot. BEAUMONT, Texas (May 26) – Trey Schmidt added a third Kent Lewis Classic trophy to his collec­tion, following a Memorial Weekend Southern United Sprint feature that was probably a little more exciting than he would have liked.last_img read more

St Jude Childrens Research Hospital Teams Up with NBA Cares to Combat

first_imgSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is once again teaming up with NBA Cares for Hoops for St. Jude Week March 11 – 17 to raise awareness and support for the hospital’s lifesaving mission.Each year NBA players, coaches, broadcasters and fans rally behind St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.Regardless of the final score, the kids of St. Jude get the “W” during Hoops for St. Jude Week, when NBA teams and players shine a light on the work and successes of St. Jude through online, social media and in-game promotions, in addition to hosting local patients in-arena. St. Jude NBA ambassadors, who make regular visits to the hospital, will encourage fans to join the fight to save the lives of children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.2018 Hoops for St. Jude Week Ambassadors:Mike Conley, Memphis GrizzliesMarc Gasol, Memphis GrizzliesPau Gasol, San Antonio SpursKevin Love, Cleveland CavaliersCoach Rick Carlisle, Dallas Mavericks“We are deeply appreciative of the year-round support of the NBA Family, fans and our ambassadors,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Hoops for St. Jude Week provides a national platform to celebrate their efforts and further highlight how we are truly making a difference in the lives of kids everywhere.”The NBA’s support stretches beyond Hoops for St. Jude Week, with player and team visits throughout the year that never fail to brighten the days of St. Jude patients. Just this season, the hospital has hosted on-site and in-arena visits by players, coaches, broadcasters, owners and staff from the New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, LA Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, Minnesota Timberwolves and Toronto Raptors. NBA G League teams, the Texas Legends and Memphis Hustle, also visited the hospital this season.Thanks to support generated through campaigns like Hoops for St. Jude Week, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.For more information, visit read more