Carolina RaceSaver Nationals postponed due to weather; replacement race scheduled

first_imgFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (May 27) – Due to inclement weather and persistent negative forecasts, the much anticipated Carolina RaceSaver Nationals originally scheduled for this weekend (May 29-30) has been postponed to Oct. 23-24. “As they say, sometimes it rains,” said Sean Vardell of the Tribodyn Carolina Sprint Tour. “We were really looking forward to this event but are hoping to make it that much better in October when more folks are able to travel and join us for the inaugural Carolina Nationals. With the uncertain forecasts and all of the traveling racers coming from across the country, we owe it to them and their fans to give them a chance at a full weekend of racing, not a fruitless road trip.”Competitors who confirmed entries for the event have a handful of options which will be handled by the track, PPG Raceway (formerly Fayetteville Motor Speedway), including partial and full refunds, application to other events and more. Race teams are encouraged to contact the facility for instructions on pursuing their desired means of resolution. A replacement single-day event has been scheduled at PPG Raceway in Fayetteville on June 6 paying $1,000 to the winner and $225 to start.center_img IMCA.TV will carry the rescheduled Carolina RaceSaver Nationals on its new date, Oct. 23-24, and will immediately issue full refunds to those who have pre-purchased viewing passes. A production crew will also be on-site for the June 6 replacement event, also to be carried on IMCA.TV. For more information on the Carolina Sprint Tour, follow them on Facebook (@CarolinaSprintTour) or Twitter (@Tribodyn_CST). More information on their future broadcast events can be found at imca.tv, speedsport.tv and pitrow.tv.last_img read more

Students react negatively to debit card fees

first_imgThe USC Credit Union said it will not impose fees on customers for debit card transactions after national banks announced last Thursday they would begin charging customers a monthly fee for using their debit cards.Fees · Some Bank of America customers said they will switch to USC Credit Union as a result of the newly imposed fees on debit card customers. – Megan Harmon | Daily TrojanBank of America, Corp. said it will charge $5 for every month certain customers (who have not yet been determined) who make transactions with their debit cards. Though Bank of America is the latest to come forth with new charges, other banks, including JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co., are also experimenting with a similar $3 charge.Michael Kim, USC Credit Union chief marketing officer, said as a non-profit financial cooperative USC Credit Union will not impose fees on its debit card customers.“USC Credit Union does not and has no plans to implement debit card fees,” Kim said. “As a non-profit financial cooperative, we strive to provide the best financial products and services to our members at lower cost than banks. That includes free debit card use, no monthly fees on our Cardinal Checking account with no minimum balance or direct deposit requirements.”Two-thirds of Americans use debit cards more frequently than credit cards, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. When asked how they would react to a $5 fee, 66 percent said they would change payment methods.Though Bank of America claims the cost is justified because it covers fraud and overdraft protection fees, the Federal Reserve says 21 cents is a realistic fee for a debit card sale.USC Credit Union expects to see an increase in customers because of the new fees at other banks, Kim said.“Based on these recent news items, we certainly expect to see an increase in new accounts and we’re focusing efforts to further promote membership to the Trojan Family,” Kim said.Rachel King, a senior majoring in psychology, said she used to own a USC Credit Union card and a debit card, but canceled her debit card account after her bank began charging for transactions.“I had both a [USC] Credit Union card and a debit card from my bank in Hawaii and then my bank in Hawaii started charging me extra fees so I’m solely a [USC] Credit Union customer now,” King said.Though debit cards are more convenient, increased debit card fees can become a burden for college students, said Marisa Fentis, a senior majoring in psychology.“It’s frustrating because with a debit card, it’s easier to keep track of what you’re spending, but with a credit card it’s easier to spend more and makes it more difficult to pay off,” Fentis said. “Banks are already randomly charging me fees for things I don’t know about, and as a working college student, I can’t afford to pay small fees like that.”Kamil Massod, a junior majoring in biochemistry, said the fees are minimal and she will likely stay with Bank of America.“If I were to spend $500 on something, five more dollars is 1 percent of that, so it’s not as big of a deal,” Massod said. The benefits of using it outweigh the cost. I’ll probably still keep my [Bank of America] account for larger purchases.”last_img read more

Angels still working out details in wake of coronavirus shutdown

first_imgThey were then scheduled for three games against the Texas Rangers in Arlington – the first three games at brand new Globe Life Field.After that, they were to open the home portion of their schedule with a three-game series against the Astros, followed by three games against the Oakland A’s.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield An Angels spokesman said the team’s training facilities at Tempe Diablo Stadium would be closed to everyone but employees while they have meetings to determine the next steps, perhaps by Sunday.Many other teams announced that they would be keeping their players in Arizona or Florida near their spring training facilities, because it allows them to be monitored more closely and it might be safer than traveling. Teams also can keep track of the cleanliness of their facilities, as opposed to having players work out on their own.The Angels are also certain to be monitoring the case of Charles Barkley in the coming days.The former NBA star and TNT broadcaster announced on Thursday that he is self-quarantining while awaiting results of a COVID-19 test. Barkley was in Angels camp on March 2 as a guest of Maddon. If Barkley tests positive, it would create questions about whether he contracted the virus from someone at Angels camp or if he transmitted it to anyone (if he had it by then).As for the games on the field, the Angels are officially not going to Houston for the scheduled March 26 regular-season opener. They were set to play a four-game series against the Astros. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error It was unclear whether any of those games would be rescheduled or canceled. In 1995, when the season was delayed because of the late resolution to the players’ strike, teams simply played a 145-game schedule instead of the normal 162.The earliest the Angels could open the season would be April 10 in Detroit, for the start of a three-city trip that also includes stops in Miami and Houston. The Angels’ first home games would be a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles, starting April 20.While the team waits for some resolution, All-Star center fielder Mike Trout tweeted an encouraging message on behalf of himself and his wife, Jessica.“We’re all at a spot right now that won’t last forever,” he wrote. “To those who share the love of baseball, sport, life… we will all be back together soon. @JessTara and I urge everyone to take precautions to stay healthy.”Fans who have purchased tickets for any of the canceled spring training games should call 714-4-ANGELS to request a refund. TEMPE, Ariz. — The Angels had a day off on Thursday, with uncertainty about what the days ahead will look like.On the day that Major League Baseball announced an abrupt end to the spring training schedule and at least a two-week delay for the start of the regular season, Angels officials were working to devise a plan of how to proceed in the meantime.No club officials or players were made available to the media as of early Thursday evening. At least a few of the team’s decision-makers – General Manager Billy Eppler, Manager Joe Maddon and player representatives Andrew Heaney and Jason Castro – might be available to discuss the situation via conference call on Friday.It remains unclear what the Angels will do in the wake of the shutdown, prompted as a precaution to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.last_img read more