Some big-name drivers at Quincy Raceways are looking to end some notable winless streaks.
Here are some familiar late model and modified drivers who have gone at least 10 feature races without accepting the checkers:
Lonnie Bailey, 13 races, last win July 8, 2007.
Terry Gallaher, 15 races, June 24, 2007.
Dustin Neese, 16 races, June 17, 2007.
Denny Woodworth, 17 races, June 12, 2007
Keith Pratt, 18 races, June 10, 2007.
Jerry Weisenberger, 29 races, Aug. 20, 2006.
Justin Reed, 43 races, May 28, 2006.
Brandon Lennox, 28 races, Sept. 3, 2006.
Rob Carter, 29 races, Aug. 20, 2006.
Danny Lake, 28 races, July 2, 2006.
Vance Wilson, 43 races, June 6, 2006.
Wyatt Lantz, 51 races, Sept. 11, 2005.
Tony Dunker, 53 races, Aug. 21, 2005.
Joe Bliven, 65 races, May 29, 2005.
Joe Hooper, 78 races, Aug. 15, 2004.
QUINCY RACEWAYS PERFORMER OF THE WEEK
With the advent of points racing in all classes, we start another regular feature: Performer of the Week.
This week’s selection is an easy one — late model driver Robby Warner, who won his first career feature at 8000 Broadway.
Warner, looks primed for his breakthrough season, was third in the fans’ preseason voting in this space for the driver most likely to replace Mark Burgtorf as track champion. Jason Frankel and Lonnie Bailey were Nos. 1-2.
Warner comes from good lineage. His dad, Tony, is a former pure stock track champ who last raced in the modifieds in 1988.
Runner-up: Defending modified track champ Michael Long, who pulled off his first hat trick of the year, winning the feature, a heat race and the trophy dash.
Special mention: Stock car contender John Oliver Jr. rolled to both a feature victory and heat race victory.
The first rollover of the season went to Keith Dawson of Bowling Green, Mo. Dawson was unhurt when rolled his hobby stock during hot laps. He even returned to run the feature, finishing a respectable eighth.
IN THE BANK
The top money earners from points races only:
Late models: Robby Warner $700, Joey Gower 580, Denny Woodworth 510, Dustin Neese 415, Lonnie Bailey 345.
Modifieds: Michael Long $435, Wyatt Lantz 360, Tony Dunker 270, Steven DeLonjay 200, Brandon Lennox 175.
Stock cars: Jeff Mueller $625, Chris Wibbell 625, Abraham Huls 625, John Oliver Jr. 605, Doug Huls 485.
Hobby stocks: Aaron Brocksieck $150, Jams Leffew 100, Wes Mayfield 80, Chad Cannady 70, Bobby Anders 70.
MORE FROM CARMAGEDDON
I continue to love the essays and analysis found at the Carmageddon Web site. Here’s another sampling:
"The pressure and chicanery of Formula One is obviously far behind Scott Speed, who came from a lap down to win his first career stock car race — the Kansas Lottery $150 Grand ARCA RE/MAX event on Friday.
"I had a chance to watch the race, which was televised on SPEED Saturday night, and Speed was a unique victory lane interview. His hat was sideways, he excitedly plugged (drank) his sponsor Red Bull and was not lacking in confidence.
"One day later at Kansas, Speed would score his highest finish in the Craftsman Truck Series with an eighth-place run, his second top 10 in three Truck starts this year.
"As the lone American in F1, I found myself pulling for him and rooting for any small victories that were few and far between.
"Speed worked his way up the F1 ladder after winning the Red Bull Driver Search program in 2003. He landed a ride with the newly formed Scuderia Toro Rosso team for 2006 but failed to score a point. A year later, he competed in the first 10 events but only finished three before being ousted from the team.
"It seems that Speed has finally found his place. He debuted in the ARCA RE/MAX Series last fall at Talladega with a seventh-place finish. After four races and one win this season, he sits fourth in points. Hopefully he is able to run some Nationwide Series events and make his way to Sprint Cup, because Team Red Bull needs all the help it can get.
"Oh, and I’m pretty sure he is the first driver ever to compete in Formula one and win an ARCA RE/MAX Series race."