On 17 June, submarines from Peru, Brazil, and the United States participated in military maneuvers in Peruvian deep-sea waters as part of the celebrations marking the centennial of the creation of the Peruvian Submarine Force, the Navy announced. The naval units, accompanied by four corvettes and five missile frigates, two landing ships, and airplanes, participated in a naval review off San Lorenzo Island, off the coast of the department of Lima. The U.S. Navy’s USS Topeka SSN-754 submarine and the Brazilian Navy’s Timbira S-32 submarine were the invited guests of the Peruvian Navy. The military event was presided over by Peruvian Defense Minister Jaime Thorne together with Rear Adm. Víctor Pomar, who exercised operational and tactical control over the maneuvers and the naval review on the high seas. The Peruvian Navy’s Submarine Force was created on 19 August 1911 and is considered the South American pioneer. By Dialogo June 21, 2011
“What an honor this is to be recognized for the contributions you have made to a major league sport,” said Gage, also the track manager in Roseville for four years. “It wouldn’t be possible without my family’s support and a great bunch of people who surround me.” “This is very cool,” said Kruse, also a nominated twice as promoter at Marshalltown Speedway. “The key thing we have always tried to do is make every night an event, whether through a race or sponsor or whatever. We want to give drivers and fans a reason to be there.” Gage becomes a first-time nominee for RPM’s Auto Racing Promoter of the Year award. Short track racing’s most prestigious award, the ARPY is given annually after voting by promoters. Recipient of the 44th ARPY will be announced Monday, Feb. 10 during the RPM Workshop in Daytona Beach, Fla. “Dennis Gage and the promotional team at 141 are both extremely deserving of their regional awards as well as their nominations for the ARPY,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “It’s good to see them recognized for their years of experience in the industry, as well as for their successful race programs.” The team at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis., tied for top honors in RPM’s Northern Region. Toby Kruse, Dan Ratajczak and Scott Ratajczak also won that prize outright in 2016 and 2017 and become three-time ARPY nominees. IMCA Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods run at both Silver Dollar and Marysville. Sanctioned divisions at 141 are the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. CHICO, Calif. – Dennis Gage, operator and promoter of California IMCA venues Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Marysville Raceway in Marysville has won the Southwest and Western Region promoter of the year award given by Racing Promotion Monthly. Gage, who has managed Chico for 10 years and Marysville for five years, has been involved in motorsports for more than 50 years starting in 1962. He has crewed, raced, been a track official and ended up taking on track publicity and announcing in 1973.