Racing community remembers late Mike Colsten with race

first_imgMike’s son took number 51 out for a final lap, with many racers saying his spirit is right on the track. “If you ever need help, you could go to him, he’d help you out,” said Dale Smith, an attendee of the race. “He was a fighter and it would be an honor to race with him today,” said Michael Trautschold, a racer in the event. “I hope he’s riding with me tonight.” Many say Mike Colsten knew everything there is to know about racing, but he often shared his experience and knowledge with rookies just getting into the sport. “He’s a real good racer, he could be a little rough at times, but then again, he was fast, well known, and well liked by a lot of people,” said Ray Wood, an attendee. SUSQUEHANNA, PA (WBNG) — After 51 years of dirt modified racing, champion racer Mike Colsten passed away following a long battle with cancer. On Friday, the community came together at Penn Can Speedway for one more race in his honor. Friday night’s memorial race celebrated Colsten’s legacy by giving away $5,151 dollars to first place. That number celebrates Colsten’s decades in racing, as well as the number on his car, number 51. last_img read more

LaLiga Backs Uzoho, Etebo for Success in Russia

first_imgOrganisers of the Spanish top flight, LaLiga, have backed Super Eagles duo Francis Uzoho and Oghenekaro Etebo to do well at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia,Uzoho features for Deportivo La Coruna while Etebo who recently signed for English Championship side Stoke City, played on loan for relegated Las Palmas last season.Both players are in the Super Eagles squad that will feature at this summer’s World Cup. “Francis Uzoho Oghenekaro Etebo, NIGERIA, are you ready for the World Cup?! Our LaLiga WorldCup players are!” the Spanish top division governing body wrote on their verified Twitter handle with a picture of the two Super Eagles players.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more