As our political leaders lamented the plight of the Union’s jobless, one of Ireland’s top business leaders was due in town. Eager to show that power and influence had not gone to his head, the intrepid captain of industry told ‘his people’ back in Ireland not to bother ordering a chauffeur-driven Mercedes to meet him – he would take a taxi.But he had failed to take into account the effect the summit would have on the availability of taxis. To put it another way, there was an enormous queue.At this point the Irish industrial mogul decided enough was enough. He turned around, got back on the aircraft which had just brought him over from Dublin and was home in time for a pint of Guinness by the banks of the Liffey.
BILLINGS, Mont. – Two upcoming tours traveling in three states will give Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified drivers nine opportunities to win $1,000 over the course of just 10 days.All feature races in the June 25-29 Interstate IMCA Modified Challenge Series and the July 1-4 Warriors Rendezvous in Montana series are qualifying events for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot and will pay a minimum of $100 to start.Pit gates open at noon and racing starts at 7 p.m. for each event in the Interstate Challenge, which opens Saturday, June 25 at Billings Motorsports Park in Montana.The tour is at Cloud Peak Raceway in Sheridan, Wyo., on Sunday, June 26; at Casper, Wyo., Speedway on Monday, June 27; and at Gillette, Wyo., Thunder Speedway on Tuesday, June 28 before concluding Wednesday, June 29 at Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, S.D.More information about Interstate Challenge events is available from Ed Kirchoff at 307 682-8866.After a day off, Billings hosts the first two events in the Warriors Rendezvous on Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2, which double as the track’s traditional Rebel Run special. Pit gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.Electric City Speedway at Great Falls has a pair of holiday events Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4. Gates open at 3 p.m., the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. and the first green flag flies at 7:30 p.m.More information is available from Mike Quigley at 775 790-1408 or from Dan Mann at 406 899-7105.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points, where applicable, will be awarded each night.