The perfect marriage?

April 24, 2015 1 Comment
The perfect marriage?

As I was wandering through the pits a couple of hours before the races on opening night I stopped to talk with one of the late model drivers I consider a good friend. During our conversation, he looked toward driver Mark Burgtorf and his car owner, Rick Frankel, who both were busy prepping the No. […]

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Dunker enjoying life at height of career

April 21, 2015 0 Comments
Dunker enjoying life at height of career

Tony Dunker is more relaxed these days, and with good reason. He knows his overall sport mod racing program is one of the most complete at Quincy Raceways, regardless of class. There are those who will argue it is the best. The partnership of Dunker and crew chief Brandon Brown of Pentagram Engineering is one […]

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This week’s medal winners

April 20, 2015 1 Comment
This week’s medal winners

Gold medal: Speed Racer “Wow this looks like a grotz family reunion web site.” Silver medal: Bill Tournear “Gonna have to print this out and blow it up to have it hang in the shop!! Travis gets a gold medal and praises the track!!! Look out the world may come to an end!!!! Good job […]

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Unzicker takes Slocum 50

April 19, 2015 5 Comments
Unzicker takes Slocum 50

(Information supplied by 34 Raceways.) WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa — Former UMP national champion Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., brought the crowd to its feet with a last-lap pass and pocketed $10,555 at 34 Raceway Saturday night. Unzicker won the seventh annual Slocum 50 memorial race, which was co-sanctioned by MARS, Corn Belt Clash Series […]

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Sunday night show rained out

April 19, 2015 2 Comments
Sunday night show rained out

Quincy Raceways is rained out for Sunday night. The next scheduled show is April 26. For those who care, it’s the first rainout since Aug. 17, ending a mini-streak of seven straight dates.

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Long first 2015 driver of the week

April 18, 2015 0 Comments
Long first 2015 driver of the week

The voters have spoken. Michael Long is our first driver of the week for 2015, following a week-long fans’ vote. The results: Michael Long, 41.5 percent Justin Reed, 25.2 percent Tanner Klingele, 20.7 percent Jim Lynch, 8.2 percent Kim Abbott, 4.4 percent Long won last Sunday’s modified feature, beating Kenny Wallace to the finish line […]

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This week’s picks to click

April 15, 2015 15 Comments
This week’s picks to click

Here’s what to watch for Week 2 of the dirt-track racing season at the Broadway Bullring: Late models Pick to click: Mark Burgtorf. Last Sunday he knocked on the door. I think this week he breaks through. Best bet for a comeback: Jamie Wilson, who should easily improve on Sunday’s 11th-place finish. That’s a fact, […]

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This week’s medals

April 15, 2015 1 Comment
This week’s medals

Gold medal: Travisgrotz “Track was in decent shape would like to see A mod feature cut to 20 Laps Save the racer some fuel and tire money jmo.” Silver medal: TEAM4BOSS “CONGRATS TEAM 1ST, GOOD TO SEE YA BACK UP FRONT. FIRST TIME IN A WHILE THAT I DIDNT SEE THE HOOD OFF THE 1ST […]

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The Dirty Thirty

April 13, 2015 0 Comments
The Dirty Thirty

The season has started, which means every week about this time you can expect to find the latest edition of The Dirty Thirty. 1. Justin Reed: Maybe it’s time to retire “Justincredible” as his nickname. Maybe … ummm … “Pops”? (Since he is going to be a dad in July.) 2. Michael Long: Sunday night’s […]

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‘Justincredible’ is back

April 12, 2015 8 Comments
‘Justincredible’ is back

Justincredible is back. It wasn’t long ago that late model driver Justin Reed and the “Justincredible” nickname were intertwined. He had won the 2011 Quincy Raceways track title and was on top of the local dirt-track world. When the track switched to UMP affiliation for its late models beginning in 2012, which meant more horsepower […]

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