Family, not feature wins or fame, become Gould’s biggest accomplishment in racing

first_imgRonny and Kelly Gould are joined by three-year-old sons Derek and Olyn in victory lane ear­lier this season at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. (Photo by Debbie Hix, Hix Photog­raphy)CALERA, Okla. – Ronny Gould has gotten more than feature wins and fame from racing.He’s gotten a family.Now driving an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car in his home state of Oklahoma, Gould was promoting the for­mer Lake Country Speedway a dozen years ago when he let a group of kids from a local church camp in to the races free one night.“Everything we do kind of goes back to racing,” says Gould. “I was promoting Ardmore when we let those kids in, they sent thank you’s and my wife Kelly said we could help some of them, so we became foster parents for the State of Oklahoma.”The Goulds have since fostered more than 70 children and adopted seven of their own, who now range in age from 22 to 3 … sons Scott, Charlie, Ryder, Shay, Olyn and Derek, and daughter Dan­ica.“The best part has been watching them learn and grow. It’s been totally amazing,” Gould said. “Scott is stationed in Seoul with the US Army, Charlie will graduate from high school with honors and Ryder is on the honor roll. We call Olyn ‘The Big O’ and that’s why I changed my car number from one to zero.”“We’d been married 17 years and did not have kids of our own before we became foster parents. There’s such a need for people to help kids in every state,” he continued. “Now we’re always go­ing to baseball games, dance practice and school events, and we love it.”The Goulds received a commendation from the governor after 10 years of fostering.The switch from an IMCA Modified to a SportMod and then the Stock Car resulted in less mainte­nance and allowed more time for family. Gould’s brother David, nephew William and a circle of friends that includes Chris Bragg and David Murray Jr. provide no small amount of help.“You schedule everything but we couldn’t do this without that circle of support,” Gould explained. “We have a schedule with everything from shower time to bed time posted. The youngest kids are in bed by 9 p.m. and there are nights when Kelly and I are asleep 15 minutes later.”Currently fostering another boy, the Goulds have a five bedroom, two bathroom house that Ronny says could use another three baths. The week’s grocery list typically includes eight to 10 gallons of milk and keeping up with laundry is a never-ending battle.The Goulds bought a used motorhome to get everyone to the track. Otherwise the family rides in two vehicles whenever they travel, prompting more than a few curious looks when they go out to eat and fellow diners didn’t see a school bus pull into the parking lot.“It’s weird, but if I hadn’t been promoting racing and let those kids in free that night, none of this would have happened,” said Gould. “My big accomplishment since we got married was going to Vinton and winning the 20th anniversary Challenge race. Now, watching Charlie graduate, or a three-year-old walk, or my daughter be Valentine’s queen at her elementary is really what we enjoy.”last_img read more

Raketech launches crypto and blockchain-focused

first_img Oskar Mühlbach chosen as Raketech CEO December 12, 2019 Raketech boosts global network with Lead Republik acquisition March 11, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Raketech names Karlsten as new COO May 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Raketech has announced the launch of a new media product sitting “somewhere between gaming affiliation and financial comparison”. aims to deliver high-quality content that rates the leading digital currency exchange platforms and upcoming blockchain-based businesses.The new product was developed in the Raketech Lab and hopes to become leader in the crypto and blockchain media industry by providing trustworthy news, tutorials, guides and reviews of cryptocurrency exchange platforms and blockchain businesses. “The end-goal is to make cryptocurrency and blockchain-based businesses easily accessible and understood by the masses,” the online affiliate and content marketing firm explained. “The website is designed to provide knowledge for crypto newcomers and also more advanced advice for digital currency traders and investors.Michael Holmberg, CEO of Raketech, commented: “The cryptocurrency world is innovative and forward-thinking, and is our path into this exciting industry. The product fits somewhere between gaming affiliation and financial comparison, two areas in which Raketech has vast experience. “We are surrounded by leaders in the crypto industry in Malta, have a passionate team behind the product and therefore have an excellent opportunity to make our mark within this industry.”Raketech has secured affiliate partnerships with the leading cryptocurrency exchanges and hopes to grow in a new space that is currently thriving in Malta, the self-styled “Mediterranean blockchain island”.last_img read more


first_imgKEVIN Cassidy and his wife Sarah will not be allowed to travel with the Donegal team to Florida later this month.The defender is understood to have hoped that he could go on the team’s trip which was organised to celebrate the team’s successes this year.But because he was dropped from the squad, he won’t now be able to go. A friend told us today: “Kevin is gutted that this has come to this.“He was hoping that he would be able to go as it wasn’t training, it will be recreation, but he’s off the guest list – and of course so then too is his wife.”It’s understood the Gaoth Dobhair man plans to go to Florida anyway, on a private trip with his family.© 2011, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comCASSIDY AND WIFE BANNED FROM TEAM TRIP TO FLORIDA was last modified: November 15th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more