DICKINSON, N.D. (July 14) – Ricky Thornton Jr. returned to the 31st annual Moritz Sport & Marine Dakota Classic IMCA Modified Tour presented by Bismarck Motor Company feature ranks to claim yet another feature win Tuesday at Southwest Speedway. A handful of cautions scattered throughout the race did not deter Thornton on his way to the $2,400 checkers. Jake O’Neil, Tripp Gaylord, Jason Wolla and Austin Arneson rounded out the top five. Flory, Chanse Hollatz, Eric Mahlik and Austin Daae rounded out the top five. Starting from the inside of row two, Thornton made quick work of polesitter Ryan Gaylord, claiming the lead early on. Matt Speckman looked like he had the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature handled but became the victim of circumstance when second running Cole Trickle checked up and caught Speckman in the left rear, sending Speckman up and over and ending both of their nights.The winner in the situation turned out to be tour dominator Elijah Zevenbergen, who took command of the field with 11 to go and only faced a brief challenge from Dalton Flory before motoring to his fourth win of the 2020 tour. Feature Results Modifieds – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Jake O’Neil; 3. Tripp Gaylord; 4. Jason Wolla; 5. Austin Arneson; 6. Alex Stanford; 7. Ricky Alvarado; 8. Robert Hellebust; 9. Billy Kendall; 10. Brad Hartigan; 11. Travis Hagen; 12. Jacob Bleess; 13. Grey Ferrando; 14. Tanner Black; 15. Casey Skyberg; 16. Eddie Belec; 17. Zachary Madrid; 18. Ryan Gaylord; 19. Shane DeVolder; 20. Scott Gartner; 21. John Corell; 22. Spencer Wilson; 23. Marcus Tomlinson; 24. Kyle Brown; 25. Shawn Strand; 26. Matt Aukland; 27. Mike Hansen; 28. Casey Arneson; 29. David Brown; 30. Marlyn Seidler.Stock Cars – 1. Elijah Zevenbergen; 2. Dalton Flory; 3. Chanse Hollatz; 4. Eric Mahlik; 5. Austin Daae; 6. Jake Brown; 7. Travis Ulmer; 8. Keith Mattox; 9. Kyle Krogh; 10. Brennan Borg; 11. Alex Braun; 12. Adam Goff; 13. Joe Flory; 14. Tripp Gaylord; 15. Mike Swallers; 16. Matt Speckman; 17. Cole Trickle; 18. Angel Munoz; 19. Beau Deschamp; 20. Hailey Jordan.
Civmec wins three contracts in Australia. (Credit: Pixabay/David Mark.) Civmec, an Australia-based heavy engineering and construction services provider, announced that it has secured three contracts in Australia with a combined value of A$175m ($126m).As per Civmec, the three contracts are from the metals and minerals and the oil and gas sectors and are expected to contribute significantly to a solid base load of activity for its manufacturing facilities.The first contract is from BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) to fabricate, modularise and carry out commissioning of a ship loader, for its Hay Point loading port in Central Queensland.The second contract is from Woodside Energy, for a term of five years, with an option to extend it for one more year. As per the contract, it will support Woodside’s onshore and offshore production facilities and capital projects in Australia.And, for the third contract, Civmec will supply modules for the Iron Bridge Magnetite project, a joint venture between Fortescue Metals Group subsidiary FMG Iron Bridge and Formosa Steel IB.Civmec to complete BMA contract in second half of 2022For the first contract, BMA has selected Civmec to fabricate, modularise and commission the 1,800T SL2A ship loader at Hay Point Coal Terminal.The project is still subject to final board approval from BHP and Mitsubishi.As per the contract, Civmec will supply and assemble the ship loader, up to the no-load commissioning stage.The firm will manufacture the large material handling equipment at its Henderson manufacturing facility in Western Australia.Work is expected to begin immediately and is anticipated to be completed in the second half of 2022. During the peak manufacture period, nearly 150 jobs in Perth could be created.For the second contract, Civmec will support Woodside’s onshore and offshore facilities.For the third contract, Civmec will supply 4,700 tonnes of conveyor, trusses and trestles for the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project. Work is expected to begin this month and the majority of it could be completed in FY21.Civmec CEO Patrick Tallon said: “We are extremely pleased to be given this opportunity to further support BHP in the delivery of a ship loader. This contract follows on from other smart modules and machines delivered by Civmec for BHP projects as part of our partnership delivering high quality, complex machines.”“We are also privileged to have secured a long-term contract with Woodside, having delivered several projects to them in the past.“This contract will provide us with a base load of work and allow us to work with Woodside as a partner to optimise efficiencies and savings in the delivery of our services to them over the longer term.” The company has three contracts are from the metals and minerals and the oil and gas sectors