Justin Allgaier wins at Mid-Ohio after thrilling battle in final laps

first_imgLEXINGTON, OHIO – Justin Allgaier pulled off the NASCAR version of a “spin and win” to take the Xfinity Series victory in Saturday’s Rock N Roll Tequila 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.The JR Motorsports driver of the No. 7 Brandt Chevrolet rallied from late-race contact and a spin to pass Austin Cindric with three laps remaining, claiming his third win of the season and first at the famed 2.4-mile road course.Cindric’s No. 22 Penske Racing Ford won the pole position and led a dominant 59 of the race’s 75 laps but his track position gamble out front on old tires couldn’t hold off a hard-charging Allgaier, who pitted for new rubber in the race’s final caution period with eight laps remaining.RELATED: Full race results from Mid-OhioCindric held on for second place. Richard Childress Racing driver Daniel Hemric finished third, followed by teammate and Ohio native Matt Tifft. Ryan Truex rounded out the top five. Allgaier became the sixth different winner in as many Xfinity races at Mid-Ohio.The race was typically “road course aggressive” with lots of bumping and banging throughout the field, particularly in the waning laps. And the final pass for the lead was the result of dramatic back-and-forth, give-and-take between Cindric and Allgaier, who exchanged the front position three times on a single lap before Allgaier pulled away for the checkered flag by 2.095-seconds.“I thought we gave it away when I went off (course),” Allgaier said of his mid-race collision with Ford’s Cole Custer. “But that pit call (for tires) at the end is what did it. … We’ve been good this year, but to do it (win) at a road course is even better.”And, he added with a smile, “it was a real barn-burner at the end.”WATCH: Chase Briscoe spinsFor his part, Cindric was understandably disappointed to come home runner-up because he had clearly been the class of the field all weekend. The 19 year old came just two seconds away from claiming his first Xfinity Series win, but did lead the most laps and earned a stage win as well.“It was a big points day for me. But too bad we couldn’t capitalize with a dominant car,” Cindric said.Four-time race winner and series points leader Christopher Bell ran as high as second place at one point, but heavy contact between him and veteran Elliott Sadler in the closing laps spun Bell’s No. 20 Toyota around and caused a final laps catch-up session. He ended up 11th and still holds a 17-point advantage over Hemric and Elliott in the standings with four races left to set the playoff field.Former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year Andy Lally led seven laps and finished 15th – leading the road racing contingent to a good showing on the afternoon.IMSA standout and former IndyCar driver Katherine Legge finished 30th, having to retire her car 10 laps from the end with engine problems. She is scheduled to compete with the Xfinity Series again at Road America in two weeks – as is NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, who is coming out of retirement for that race.The Xfinity Series races the Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway next Friday at 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN).last_img read more

Kin-Tek – Diffusion tubes

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Cement job shows Rotterdam’s capabilities

first_imgCEVA Logistics is coordinating the transportation of two cement ship unloaders, a ship loader and two conveyor belt systems with a combined weight of 17,000 tonnes.The machinery, which was built by Van Aalst Bulk Handling, was brought to the port by pontoon for shipment to the other side of the world.It is destined for two new cement import terminals in New Zealand. At Timaru port in New Zealand, Holcim has struck a 25-year deal with PrimePort Timaru to house one of two cement importing plants in New Zealand, which will be the main storage plant for bulk cement for the South Island and the lower North Island.The shipment is proving to be quite a logistics challenge, with the largest machine measuring some 33 m long, 15.5 m wide and 18 m high.The machinery was taken from three different locations and assembled at the NCM shipyard in Nieuw-Lekkerland, about 20 km east of Rotterdam, where they were loaded onto a pontoon by a Bonn & Mees floating crane and taken to the RHB Stevedoring terminal in the Waalhaven.At the terminal, the machinery was loaded onto BigLift Shipping’s Happy Dragon.René van Loon, vice president of freight management Benelux at CEVA says: “A lot of work is involved with project cargo like this. Within CEVA we have therefore set up worldwide Project Logistics centres, one of which is in Rotterdam. They focus fully on air and ocean project cargo (As reported by HLPFI on August 7, 2015).”It is also important that all players in the supply chain are on the same wavelength. In the port of Rotterdam, all the necessary facilities and excellent service providers are available so that project cargo like this can be shipped safely, efficiently and carefully.”A video of the project can be seen on the right hand side of this page.www.cevalogistics.comwww.portofrotterdam.comwww.vanaalstbulkhandling.comwww.bonn-mees.comwww.rhb.nlwww.bigliftshipping.comlast_img read more

“Survivor” Gabrielle Union posts video to inspire people who have also suffered PTSD

first_imgABC/Paula Lobo(LOS ANGELES) — Gabrielle Union has overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after being raped in college, and she’s coming out swinging in a new video meant to inspire people dealing with the same mental problem.“I’m here to tell you that I am a PTSD survivor, thriver, bad ass MF-er,” Union says in the clip for The Child Mind Institute’s #MyYoungerSelf social media campaign posted on People.com . “I was diagnosed with PTSD at 19 after I was raped at gunpoint — and I didn’t let it stop me. I didn’t want it to define my whole life, and it doesn’t have to. Asking for help, needing help, doesn’t make you weak or less worthy of love or support or success.” The video is designed to bring awareness to National Mental Health Awareness Month. The Being Mary Jane star adds, “You can literally be anything you want to be. PTSD isn’t a death sentence. You don’t have to be alone or feel isolated. There are so many of us out there who are dealing with exactly what you’re dealing with and it doesn’t make you weak. It doesn’t make you anything but human.” She concludes, “And we all have something. And you might even become a successful actress, best-selling author and be dope, cause that’s what you deserve.” In her recent book, We’re Going to Need More Wine, Union revealed that she was raped at gunpoint while working in a shoe store at the age of 19. She wrote, “After I was raped, I didn’t leave my house for a whole year unless I had to go to court or to therapy. “Twenty-four years later, fear still influences everything I do.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more