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, Ill.
Here’s a look at the number of nights of racing fans have seen at the following tracks:
West Burlington: 2-x
Lee County: 2
Scotland County: 0
x-only two classes were run on one of those nights
All of a sudden, 8000 Broadway looks a lot better, eh? And the good news is the weather forecast looks — shall we say it? — GREAT for Sunday night.
LATE MODELS AT LEE COUNTY
The late models will make one of their five appearances of the season tonight at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. This is a makeup of a rained-out date earlier this year. Tom Darbyshire is the defending track champ at Donnellson. Racing starts at 7:30.
QUINCY RACEWAYS SUNDAY NIGHT GUIDE
Race time: 6:30 p.m.
Weather forecast: No rain. The rest is inconsequential.
Points: Joey Gower 78, Justin Reed 75, Keith Pratt 73, Dustin Neese 73, Denny Woodworth 72, Jason Frankel 70.
Herald-Whig Performance Points (track regulars): Mark Burgtorf 44, Denny Woodworth 42, Robby Warner 24, Keith Pratt 18, Justin Reed 15, Joey Gower 12.
Stevie Dirt regional rankings (20 or more points): 1.
Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 95; 2. Denny Woodworth, Mendon, Ill., 86
3. Keith Pratt, Mendon, Ill., 68; 4. Justin Reed, Quincy, Ill., 54; 5.
Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 48; 6. Tom Darbyshire, Morning Sun, Iowa, 46;
7. Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 41; 8. Robby Warner, Quincy, Ill., 35;
9-tie. Jason Perry, Payson, Ill., 34; 9-tie. Lonnie Bailey, Quincy,
Ill., 34; 11. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 29; 12. Boone McLaughlin,
Mediapolis, Iowa, 26; 13. Dustin Neese, Nebo, Ill., 23.
Money earned (points races only): Joey Gower $895, Keith Pratt 860, Robby Warner 830, Denny Woodworth 705, Justin Reed 700.
Most recent winner: Keith Pratt, May 4.
The skinny: Ron Elbe (3,994) is six points shy of becoming the sixth late model driver to reach 4,000 career track points since Quincy adopted IMCA scoring in 1998. Others are Mark Burgtorf (5,960), Denny Woodworth (5,112), Terry Gallaher (4,526), Lonnie Bailey (4,507) and the late Brent Slocum (4,003) … There have been four different trophy dash winners already this season: Bailey, Clint Kirkham, Woodworth and Robby Warner. Career dash winners (since 1998): Bailey 25, Burgtorf 23, Woodworth 22 … Ten different local drivers have won heat races, led by Burgtorf (3), Jason Frankel (2), Justin Reed (2) and Bailey (2).
Pick to click: Justin Reed.
Points: Michael Long 86, Tony Dunker 78, Steven DeLonjay 75, Dave Wietholder 73, Wyatt Lantz 72.
Herald-Whig Performance Points (track regulars): Michael Long 69, Dave Wietholder 26, Brandon Lennox 24, Vance Wilson 15, Jeff Waterman 13.
Money earned (points races only): Michael Long, $835, Wyatt Lantz 490, Tony Dunker 490, Steven DeLonjay 400, Dave Wietholder 400.
Most recent winner: Michael Long, May 4.
The skinny: Tony Dunker, currently second in points, has the longest active streaks of both top five (7) and top 10 (8) points finishes … Only two drivers have won more than one heat race: Michael Long (4) and Robbie Reed (2) … Dash winners: Brandon Lennox (2), Steven DeLonjay and Long. Career leaders (since 1998): Long (17), Vance Wilson (16), Hank DeLonjay (15), Dunker (15).
Pick to click: Michael Long. (Duh.)
IMCA STOCK CARS
Points: Abe Huls 152, Jeff Mueller 152, Chris Wibbell 150, John Oliver Jr. 143, Doug Huls 138.
Herald-Whig Performance Points (track regulars): Jeff Mueller 25, John Oliver Jr. 24, Abe Huls 17, Chris Wibbell 16.
Money earned (points races only): Jeff Mueller $950, John Oliver Jr. 830, Chis Wibbell 825, Abe Huls 800, Steve Steinkuhler 545.
Most recent winner: Jeff Mueller, May 4.
The skinny: Jeff Mueller, Abe Huls, Chris Wibbell and Doug Huls are finished on the lead lap of all 85 laps of feature competition this season … Steve Steinkuhler of Camp Point is seventh in points, the highest of any of the Quincy regulars who came to this class from another 2007 series. Dave Wietholder of Liberty is eighth … Only four drivers have won heats, paced by Mueller (3) and John Oliver Jr. (3).
Pick to click: Doug Huls.
Points: James Leffew 82, Wes Mayfield 78, Bobby Anders 75, Aaron Brocksieck 73, Steve Carlin 73, Corrie Eifert 72.
Herald-Whig Performance Points (track regulars): Aaron Brocksieck 21, James Leffew 17, Steve Carlin 14, Bobby Anders 11, Wes Mayfield 11.
Money earned (points races only): James Leffew $250, Aaron Brocksieck
210, Wes Mayfield 180, Bobby Anders 135, Nathan Anders 130, Jeremy Buss
130, Corrie Eifert 130.
Most recent winner: James Leffew, May 4.
The skinny: This series is still waiting for its first two-time feature winner. Aaron Brocksieck, Steve Carlin, Jim Powell and James Leffew have all accepted the checkers once … Brocksieck, Carlin and Corrie Eifert have each won two heats … Travis Booher (2,871) is likely three or four weeks away from becoming the 10th hobby stocker to reach 3,000 career track points. Retired Eddie Dieker (5,692) and Carlin (4,354) are the all-time leaders.
Pick to click: Bobby Anders. He’s due.
April 6: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
April 20: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
April 27: Robby Warner, Quincy, Ill.
April 30: Denny Woodworth, Mendon, Ill.
May 4: Keith Pratt, Mendon, Ill.
April 6: Dave Wietholder, Liberty, Ill.
April 20: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
April 27: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
April 30: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
May 4: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
April 6: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa
April 20: Chris Wibbell, Dallas City, Ill.
April 27: John Oliver, Jr., Danville, Iowa
May 4: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa
April 6: Steve Carlin, Hannibal, Mo.
April 20: Jim Powell, Hannibal, Mo.
April 27: Aaron Brocksieck, Camp Point, Ill.
May 4: James Leffew, Quincy, Ill.