Quincy Raceways preview for April 27

April 25, 2008 2 Comments

QUINCY RACEWAYS SUNDAY PREVIEW

When: 6:30 p.m.

Weather forecast: A chance of showers. It looks like it could be an extremely wet weekend. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the low 40s are expected on race night.

LATE MODELS

Points: IMCA points do not not begin until April 27.

Most recent winner: Mark Burgtorf, April 20.

The skinny: Look for some travelers Sunday night, specifically drivers from Iowa who will want to fine-tune their cars for Wednesday’s looming Deery Brothers Summer Series race at the track … Burgtorf drawing the pole last week practically erased any doubt about who the winner would be. I’m still receiving comments about how much he dominated that race. It was almost scary. If not for a couple of cautions, Burgtorf seemed to have the ability — and horsepower — to lap the entire field … I’m expecting some of the local drivers to step it up this week, notably Lonnie Bailey, whose great-looking new car should steadily be moving frontward eal soon.

Pick to click: Burgtorf.

MODIFIEDS

Points: Points do not begin until April 27

Most recent winner: Michael Long, April 20.

The skinny: Only two weeks into the season, we are far from seeing all this division will offer. The modifieds take a lot of heat for all of those cautions, but the bottom line is they may be the most-balanced series at the track. Sure, Long is unquestionably the top dog, but there is a pack of 8-10 cars right behind him just waiting for him to falter. I’m very excited about watching this series unfold … If Vance Wilson fails to show tonight, who can blame him? He’s had major engine problems each of the first two weeks at the track … There was a nice representation of drivers from Northeast Missouri last week, but where are the hotshots from Jacksonville and central Illinois who were supposed to frequent the Broadway Bullring this season?

Pick to click:
Michael Long.

IMCA STOCK CARS

Points: Chris Wibbell 77, Abraham Huls 77, Jeff Mueller 75, Doug Huls 74.

Most recent winner: Chris Wibbell, April 20

The skinny: The balance in this class is one of its greatest appeals. Right now, any one of at least five drivers can win a feature … Keep an eye on Carthage cousins Abraham and Doug Huls. They look like the real deal. Doug has a great looking car, too … Marty Hull Jr., of Hannibal finished eighth a week ago for the top finisher among the former Quincy regulars making the switch to this new division at the track.

Pick to click: Mueller.

HOBBY STOCKS

Points: Points do not begin until April 27

Most recent winner: Jim Powell, April 20

The skinny: It was nice to see a few more cars on hand last Sunday, raising the entries to 11, but the count still needs to reach about 15 for a quality series … It’s also nice to see Powell back in the hobbies. He tried for several years to crack the elite level of local modified drivers, but it never worked out. Powell always was a threat in the old bomber division, and showed he hasn’t lost his touch with last week’s hobby stock feature victory … While Steve Carlin remains the favorite to win a third title, there seems to be a definite line of challengers forming on his back bumper — starting with Powell, Bobby Anders and Aaron Brocksieck.

Pick to click: Brocksieck

LEE COUNTY OPENS TONIGHT

Weather permitting, Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, will open its season tonight with a lineup of late models, modifieds, stock cars, hobby stocks and wild things.

This will be only one of five nights the late models will run at the track. Tom Darbyshire is the defending “mini-series” late model champ.

Gates open at 5:30, with hot laps at 7 and racing beginning at 7:30.

Grandstand general admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for students 11-17. Kids 10-under are free.

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  1. Sweater Vest says:

    I’ve been reading some comments about some drivers being too rough or whatever. Answer me this, is it racing or a dance recital. There is contact in racing — get over it!

    There’s more action in one Quincy Raceways modified or late model feeature than there is a whole NASCAR race these days!

  2. Sweater Vest says:

    I’ve been reading some comments about some drivers being too rough or whatever. Answer me this, is it racing or a dance recital. There is contact in racing — get over it!

    There’s more action in one Quincy Raceways modified or late model feeature than there is a whole NASCAR race these days!

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