Archive for May, 2008

Sprint cars at Quincy Raceways tonight

May 29, 2008 30 Comments
Sprint cars at Quincy Raceways tonight

A reminder to fans that tonight’s racing schedule also includes O’Reilly Midwes All-Star 410 sprint cars. Tonight’s $13,000 purse pays $2,000 to win the feature. The track is offering a special ticket package for tonight, including: – Those holding a ticket stub from the May 18 or May 25 race nights will receive a $2 […]

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Spreading that feature wealth around

May 28, 2008 0 Comments
Spreading that feature wealth around

I have to admit that when I was fine-tuning the numbers that follow, I was a bit surprised by all of the different drivers who have led feature laps this season. I would imagine I’m like more than a few of you. It seems like modified standout Michael Long leads every lap of every main […]

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Take the winless streaks with a grain of salt

May 27, 2008 14 Comments

Since last week’s comment on this blog about Tony Dunker being due to end a 56-feature winless streak at Quincy Raceways, there have been several comments about other drivers in the midst of such runs. There was also a request to run an updated list of drivers seeking to end streaks of similar lengths. I […]

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QR weekend a washout; Matt Bailey cracks top 10

May 25, 2008 0 Comments
QR weekend a washout; Matt Bailey cracks top 10

What a lousy weekend. What started out with the promise of a spectacular Sunday-Monday holiday dirtfest at Quincy Raceways  ended up being the first complete Memorial weekend washout at 8000 Broadway since 2004. The main problem was the pit and access areas at the track. The new track — which, I might add, looked bee-you-tee-full […]

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Quincy Raceways preview for May 25-26

May 22, 2008 14 Comments
Quincy Raceways preview for May 25-26

QUINCY RACEWAYS SUNDAY/MONDAY GUIDE Race time: 6:30 p.m. for the regular Sunday show; 6 p.m. Monday for the $26,000 O’Reilly Midwest All Star 410 Sprint Car and Modified shootout. Between 30-40 sprint cars and 50-70 modifieds from five states and Canada are expected. Weather forecast: Earlier this week, the forecast was great. Now it’s 50-50 […]

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Quincy track problems being corrected

May 22, 2008 14 Comments
Quincy track problems being corrected

Quincy Raceways will have a new track surface in place before Sunday night’s regularly scheduled show and Monday night’s $26,000 modified/sprint car spectacular. A variety of crews and specialists have been working at the .29-mile facility all week in an effort to correct the problems that have plagued the facility this season. Track owner Tony […]

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Long a solid No. 1 in first regional modified rankings

May 20, 2008 10 Comments
Long a solid No. 1 in first regional modified rankings

Michael Long’s torrid start to the modified racing season finds him No. 1 in the first Stevie Dirt Regional Rankings. Long is the defending track champ at Quincy Raceways, where he is currently riding a five-feature victory streak. He also is atop the inaugural Top 20 by a comfortable margin. Long’s 170 points are almost […]

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Frankel soars to No. 1; Modified rankings debut Tuesday

May 18, 2008 14 Comments
Frankel soars to No. 1; Modified rankings debut Tuesday

Three weekend feature victorieshelped Jason Frankel vaultto the top of the Stevie DirtRegional Rankings. Jason Frankel says he has a "meticulous" maintenance program when it comes to his late model. "I probably spend more hours a week working on my car than I do at my job," he said. "You don’t have the best equipment, […]

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Quincy Raceways preview for May 18

May 16, 2008 26 Comments

Sure, it’s been frustrating with three of eight scheduled shows at Quincy Raceways having been rained out, but be thankful you are not a fan whose primary track is at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, or Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, or Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, Mo., or Macomb Raceway in Macomb, […]

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Grab a burger, pull up chair, let’s talk racin’

May 14, 2008 2 Comments
Grab a burger, pull up chair, let’s talk racin’

Ten drivers, in no particular order, I would like to share a trackburger and diet Mountain Dew with while watching a Bristol race: Joe Bliven epitomizes whatQuincy Raceways is all about. 1. JOE BLIVEN: To me, Joe epitomizes what Quincy Raceways is all about. He races for the love of the sport. It’s not about […]

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