Archive for June, 2008

Crazy night for modified driver Wietholder

June 30, 2008 2 Comments
Crazy night for modified driver Wietholder

Cleaning out the Sunday night notebook: Dave Wietholder may have endured the craziest night of any driver this season at Quincy Raceways. Wietholder and his No. 5 blue-and-orange modified went airborn, then rolled during a hot laps mishap coming out of turn one. Incredibly, the car started, and Wietholder drove it to the pits and […]

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Quincy Raceways preview for June 29

June 26, 2008 12 Comments

Starting with Sunday night’s $3,000-to-win Titan Wheel and Tire Shootout, here are my picks for the top 10 storylines to watch play out in the second half of the season: 1. There is only one veteran late model driver — Lonnie Bailey — who will have a chance to stop one of The New Breed […]

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One-class modified system has worked out well

June 25, 2008 18 Comments

I have to admit, I miss those crazy "B" modifieds. (And judging by the poll results at the right, so do some other people!) There always seemed to be a lot of moaning about all of the cautions and delays the "B" mods were guilty of, but there was something special about one of their […]

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Lineup should be loaded for Sunday shootout

June 24, 2008 2 Comments

There’s a chance the late model lineup Sunday night for the Titan Wheel and Tire Shootout could be stronger overall than the July 8 United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) Summer Nationals. At worst, it should be comparable. Sunday’s annual $3,000 to win event will attract the best the IMCA offers in the Tri-State area. Look for […]

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The Monday after the midseason championships …

June 23, 2008 0 Comments

Before we get to this week’s Stevie Dirt Regional Rankings, let’s tie up the loose ends from Sunday night at 8000 Broadway: The modifieds continue to bring cars through the pit gate, and they continue to crash ‘em. The mods’ car count is a track-best 24.8. Three times this season there have been 30 or […]

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How about added incentive for midseason title races?

June 20, 2008 16 Comments

This is midseason championship week at Quincy Raceways, which means a nice big trophy and bragging rights. Oh, and a nice paycheck, too. But what if there were some added incentive on the line, too? An idea I’d like to float — which will have absolutely no chance of flying, but … — would spice […]

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Please let there be racing Sunday night at QR

June 19, 2008 10 Comments

Clearing out the notebook: – I am SO ready for some dirt-track racing, Broadway Bullring style. The on-again, off-again season — thanks to all of this ridiculous rain — has been bad enough, but couple that with the constant flood threat hanging over our heads, and there is nothing in the world that sounds better […]

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Midseason report card time for four QR classes

June 18, 2008 0 Comments

Even though I am having difficulty accepting the fact it’s the midseason point of the local dirt-track season — where did the time go? — I feel I must do my blogging duty and post a halfway report card for each of the four Quincy Raceways classes. Late Models Biggest surprise: Dustin Neese, currently second […]

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Midseason championships first leg of ‘triple crown’

June 17, 2008 0 Comments

Sunday night’s midseason championships mark the first leg of Quincy Raceways’ unofficial "triple crown," a feat only a handful of drivers have been able to accomplish in the past 10 years. The triple crown — winning the midseason championship race, season championship race and points championship — has been managed just eight times. Only one […]

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QR washed out; midseason championships next

June 15, 2008 8 Comments

Sunday’s racing was washed out at Quincy Raceways, mostly because the pits were too wet. A track official told me the track could probably have been gotten ready, but there was no hope for the pits. A late-afternoon rainstorm rolled over the track, although much of Quincy did not receive a drop. Hard as it […]

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