Drivers have chance for historical titles

April 22, 2008 4 Comments

Terry_gallaher
A late model championship this season
would be Terry Gallaher’s fifth. His last
title was in 1991.

Some Quincy Raceways drivers have an opportunity to join select company with a track championship this season.

The most notable is Terry Gallaher, who figures to be in the hunt for the late model championship. A title would be Gallaher’s fifth, and only three men have won more than four championships.

Gallaher’s last title came in 1991, but he is in the midst of a career renaissance, having finished third in points in 2007.

Tony Dunker and Steven DeLonjay in the modifieds, Lonnie Bailey and Bill Genenbacher in late models and Steve Carlin in hobby stocks have all won two track titles. Only seven drivers in the 34-year history of the .29-mile facility have won three or more.

Modified drivers Michael Long and Robbie Reed are gunning for a second championship. Just 19 drivers have two or more titles to their credit.

Here’s a look at the multiple title winners at Quincy Raceways:

TOTAL TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Mark Burgtorf, 14 (late model)
Hank DeLonjay, 13 (10 “A” modified, 3 sportsman)
Steve Fraise, 9 (late model)
Eddie Dieker, 4 (bomber)
Terry Gallaher, 4 (late model)
Sam Burgtorf, 4 (3 “B” modified, 1 bomber)
Larry Larson, 3 (2 sportsman, 1 hobby)

Steve Carlin, 2 (bomber)
Bill Genenbacher, 2 (bomber)
Tony Dunker, 2 (”B” modified)
Lonnie Bailey, 2 (1 late model, 1 sportsman)
Gary Dreyer, 2 (”B” modified)
Greg Uppinghouse, 2 (”B” modified)
Lonnie Carter, 2 (”B” modified)
Hal Roach, 2 (roadrunner)
Jim Gillenwater, 2 (bomber)
Junior Tuggle, 2 (1 bomber, 1 street stock)
Jeff Klingele, 2 (1 street stock, 1 hobby)
Steven DeLonjay, 2 (hornet)

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  1. Steve says:

    Dirt Squirt,

    Thanks for the question. Track promoters say the reason the IMCA stock cars are always run first is so many of them can get on the road back to southeastern Iowa. The majority of the stock car drivers are from up that way and it helps them get home at a decent time.

    The large majority of the drivers who are there every week in the late model, modified and hobby stock divisions are from the Quincy area and do not have as far to travel. The class with the second-most “far away” drivers is normally the late models, and their feature is normally second to afford those drivers the same courtesy.

    — Steve

  2. Steve says:

    Dirt Squirt,

    Thanks for the question. Track promoters say the reason the IMCA stock cars are always run first is so many of them can get on the road back to southeastern Iowa. The majority of the stock car drivers are from up that way and it helps them get home at a decent time.

    The large majority of the drivers who are there every week in the late model, modified and hobby stock divisions are from the Quincy area and do not have as far to travel. The class with the second-most “far away” drivers is normally the late models, and their feature is normally second to afford those drivers the same courtesy.

    — Steve

  3. Dave says:

    I went to Quincy Raceways for the first time Sunday night, and it was freaking amazing. My girlfriend is a big race fan and I finally said I would go with her. I wish I had listened to her earlier.

    My only problem with the whole thing was that it ran so late. I have to get up early on Monday mornings. We left before the last race.

  4. Dave says:

    I went to Quincy Raceways for the first time Sunday night, and it was freaking amazing. My girlfriend is a big race fan and I finally said I would go with her. I wish I had listened to her earlier.

    My only problem with the whole thing was that it ran so late. I have to get up early on Monday mornings. We left before the last race.

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