McCumbee 20th in sports car race at Kansas Speedway

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By Staff Report

 Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished 20th June 7 in the Grand Prix of Kansas at Kansas Speedway.

The race was the fifth this season in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series. The International Motor Sports Association sanctions the series.

McCumbee and McAleer started 19th in the 30-car Street Tuner field. During the race on the 2.37-mile track, they had to make three pit stops, which kept them sidelined for 13 minutes, 52 seconds. They finished 13 laps behind the winning team.

McCumbee and McAleer, who race a ModSpace Mazda MX-5 for C.J. Wilson Racing, entered the race with a seven-point lead in championship standings. Their 20th-place finish is their worst finish in five races this season.

They had finished third or better in three previous races. They finished second May 24 in the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. They finished third May 3 in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda. They finished second March 14 in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Sebring (Florida) International Raceway.

McCumbee, a 29-year-old Supply native, is in his third year in the series. The sixth race in the 12-race series is the Watkins Glen International June 28 in New York. The 150-minute race on the 3.4-mile track is set to begin at 11:35 a.m.


Cedric Simmons basketball report

Cedric Simmons played nine minutes and scored four points in Olympiacos’ 67-65 loss June 1 in in the fourth game of the Greek A1 professional basketball league championship series. Simmons, a West Brunswick graduate, had two rebounds.

In the title game June 4, Simmons played 10 minutes in an 82-71 loss. He had three rebounds and blocked one shot.

This season in Greece’s EuroBasket league, Simmons, 28, averaged 3.8 rebounds, 4.5 points and 1.1 blocked shots while playing an average of nearly 13 minutes in 30 games.

This season in the international EuroLeague, Simmons averaged 3.0 rebounds and 3.8 points while playing an average of 11 minutes in 22 games.


Brandon Rankin football report

Brandon Rankin had six tackles in the Tri-Cities Fever’s 64-35 victory June 6 against the Wyoming Cavalry in an Indoor Football League game. Rankin, a West Brunswick graduate, had one sack for a 9-yard loss. Rankin has five sacks this season, 13th best in the league. The Fever, based in Kennewick, Washington, is 7-6. The regular season ends June 14.

Rankin was the IFL Defensive Player of the Weekfor his performance in the Tri-Cities Fever’s 51-50 victory May 10 over the Bemidji Axemen. Rankin had three tackles, all of which were sacks.