By Jerry Mackey Kaden Reynolds has been a terror early in the 2020 season and Saturday night he advanced from the 11th starting position start to score the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event win. Cole Mather took advantage of a front row start in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and went on to record the win on his birthday. Mather took the win ahead of Damon Murty. The IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature saw veterans Curt Martin and Jeff Aikey occupy the front row and battle early before Aikey was able to move out to the race lead. A caution with 10 laps to go brought Martin back to Aikey’s rear bumper, setting up another battle. INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (June 6) – The Independence Motor Speedway held racing action on Saturday with fans in the stands for the first time in 2020. With the Governor of Iowa easing the Covid-19 restrictions, a great crowd turned out to see 130 race car drivers put on an excellent show on a beautiful night for racing. The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main event saw past national champion Tony Olson come from the fifth row to take the checkers ahead of a strong running Kyle Bentley. The IMCA Modifieds saw several drivers take their turns at holding the lead. Early it was Chris Snyder before Josh Foster took over the point, meanwhile Aikey was steadily marching forward from a fifth row start. Aikey took the lead before half of the laps were complete and went on to record the win ahead of a hard-charging Troy Cordes. Aikey was again able to hold back Martin on the restart as Darren Ackerman was able to hold the bottom line and race under Martin into second. At the checkers it was Aikey, Ackerman and the youngster Logan Duffy.
The Liberia Labor Congress (LLC) in a strongly-worded statement says the current legislation enacted by the Senate to alienate officials of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) including the governor, J. Mills Jones, deprives ordinary Liberians of the ability to exercise their political rights guaranteed under the Constitution.The LLC viewed the current situation at the Senate as “troubling and not healthy for our emerging democracy.” A statement issued yesterday under the signature of LLC secretary general, J. Nyemah Natt, Sr., also said, its attention has been drawn to the ongoing saga between the National Legislature, the CBL Governor and other bank executives forcing them to resign three years before contesting any elected government post.“While the National Legislature may have a different understanding of the CBL Loan Program, we believe it is intended to stimulate growth in the economy by giving loans to ordinary Liberians who do not have the capacity to obtain them from financial and banking institutions that have high interest rates and collateral.Since the launch of the CBL loan scheme, the program has been providing self- employment to many Liberians; especially those in the informal sector of the labor market, thereby raising the living standard of poverty-stricken Liberians.Meanwhile, the LLC has called on the three branches of government to find a common ground to the current state of affairs in the country, and prioritizing the wellbeing of ‘underpaid workers.’Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)