N1m up for Grabs as Motorsport Debuts Oct. 6 in Lagos

first_imgThe winner of the maiden Motorsport Auto Fiesta Championship will get N1million, organisers of the event have announced.Motorsport Auto Fiesta Championship will take place on October 6 at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos.The event aimed at diversifying sports in the country and will also put Nigeria on the global map, the Chief Executive officer of FAME, Charles Farimoyo stated. Farimoyo told a media conference ahead of Sunday’s event that they hope to make the event which the Federation International Automobile are partners, a national event that will be staged annually across the country.“There is just another element of sport which is the richest. The Formula 1 is just part of it,” Farimoyo said.“However, we want to make Nigeria a prominent country in Motorsport and entertainment.“This year’s event features the Goal card championship, Motor bikes championship and cars.”“One of the aims of introducing Motorsport auto fiesta to the country is for development and to boost economic and tourism potentials.“The benefits of a Motorsport auto fiesta in Lagos outweigh what we are expected to spend on the staging of that motor racing competition. It is expected that at least jobs, both skilled and unskilled, would be created.”Farimoyo also added that winners in various categories will take home between N250,000 and N1million respectively.The event starts from 12noon on Sunday while registration and enquiries will be this Friday at the TBS Arcade.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Badgers rest up after playing 11 games in 10-day trip

first_imgAfter a tiring but successful 10-day road trip that saw the Wisconsin softball team play 11 games, the Badgers took a couple well-deserved days off early this week before gearing up to face Northwestern in the Big Ten opener next weekend.After opening the trip with losses to nationally ranked Stanford and BYU as well as to Pacific, the Badgers won six of the last seven games, including their final five. Keying the win streak was sound defensive play by the Badger infield. Head coach Chandelle Schulte made particular mention of junior Athena Vasquez as the main catalyst of the improved defensive effort. “Third base had been a position where we were having some problems with errors,” Schulte explained. “We moved [Vasquez] to third base and got very good defense out of her, which was a huge help.”The improved defense has done more than simply lower the number in the error column of the box score. Schulte credits the defense with helping the overall performance of her pitchers.”When the defense behind a pitcher is not making errors, it gives the pitcher a lot more confidence,” Schulte said.Schulte also mentioned that after an early season, which saw the Badgers use 11 different starting lineups, the coaching staff has settled on a lineup that it likes and that has produced results.”Everyone has been contributing, but you never know who is going to come through each day,” Schulte said. “Every day it is someone different who helps carry the team, which is good. I like it better than relying on one player to come through every game.” The Badgers were afforded the chance to play both Utah State and Miami (Ohio) multiple times during the trip, giving the team a taste of what Big Ten action will be like. During conference play, teams play each other in two-game series.”The second time playing those teams, we played much better, and the players gained a ton of confidence,” Schulte noted.While the benefits of playing so many games cannot be overstated for such a young and inexperienced team, there are some minor drawbacks to all the play.”After all that game action, we really physically and mentally needed some time off,” Schulte said. “We have some minor injuries, but mostly just sore muscles from overuse that will be better with some time off.”Besides the game experience and confidence the Badgers gained during the trip, this particular Badger team has something Schulte sees as equally important.”In my 12 years coaching, this team has the best chemistry by far. Off the field, the kids really enjoy each other. We learned a lot about each other during the trip, which will help us work through any tough stretches in the season.”Having found such chemistry and riding a five-game win streak, tough stretches seem like something this Badger team won’t have to worry about for a long time.last_img read more