Rushville Republican

October 22, 2013

sports briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Rumble adds two car classes

FORT WAYNE — The “Rumble in Fort Wayne” will expand to include two divisions utilizing 600cc-powered dirt cars, event organizer Tony Barhorst has announced.

Unrestricted and restricted non-winged 600cc modified midgets will join midgets, winged outlaw modified midgets, karts and quarter midgets in the 16th annual indoor event on Friday, Dec. 27 and Saturday, Dec. 28 at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center. Complete racing programs are scheduled each day, with an optional practice session Thursday, Dec. 26 on the 1/6-mile indoor concrete track.

“After much discussion on our 600 classes, I have decided to add both unrestricted and restricted dirt-only 600 divisions,” Barhorst said. “When I say dirt only, I certainly mean it as these cars will be teched closely to Indiana outdoor dirt 600 rules. We will be adding rules soon to assure that these are not specialty cars.”

Cars may be entered in only one class. Teams that wish to enter more than one class must have different cars, Barhorst said.

The winged outlaw modified midgets, also powered by 600cc engines, will return with nearly the same rules as last year, he said.

“Adjustments will be made to our schedule to allow these three classes to be a part of the event,” Barhorst said.

Rules and entry forms are available at

Kart classes will include Senior Heavy, Senior Medium, Senior Caged, Junior Heavy, Junior Caged, Clone Heavy and Clone Light.

Quarter midget classes include Heavy Honda, Senior Honda, Junior Honda, Heavy 160, Light 160, Animal and Novice.

RCHS basketball tickets

Golden Lion Members, Corporate Sponsors and parents of players will have first choice on reserved seats for boys and girls basketball games. They should bring their tickets to the Memorial Gym Athletic Office on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. All-Sport ticket holders may begin selecting their seats on Nov. 4.

General admission tickets will be $5 (middle school and high school students will not need assigned seats).

Ticket prices are: Golden Lion Ticket $60, Adult All-Sport $50 and Student All-Sport $40.

ND’s Rees day to day

SOUTH BEND (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly describes quarterback Tommy Rees as day to day after a neck injury caused him to miss most of the second half against USC.

But Kelly expects him to practice Tuesday.

Kelly says Rees was still sore Sunday, although feeling better. Rees was 14 of 21 for 166 yards and two touchdowns before being injured when he was sacked by linebacker Lamar Dawson.

Kelly adds Rees would have to practice a couple times this week to be ready to start Saturday for the Irish (5-2) at Air Force (1-6).

Under backup Andrew Hendrix, the Irish offense couldn’t do anything against USC, managing just two first downs as he was 0 for 4. Kelly says he’s not sure why Hendrix struggled so much, saying he needs to play better.