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 is to believe, up next for the boys who make the noise is next Sunday’s midseason championships. Seems like the season just started yesterday, partly because of all the rainouts we’ve had.

To date, there have been five rainouts. In the last five years, there have been 19 washouts, five of them coming in the last 2 1/2 months.

That same track official also told me there were some Iowa drivers planning on attending Sunday night. They had called ahead asking the best route to reach Quincy because they heard both of the bridges across the Mississippi were closed.

STEVIE DIRT REGIONAL RANKINGS

The following late model and modified rankings reflect action through the weekend.

LATE MODELS
Previous rankings in parentheses

1. (1.) Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 197 points
2. (2.) Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 153
3. (4.) Lonnie Bailey, Quincy, Ill., 137
4. (3.) Denny Woodworth, Mendon, Ill., 128
5. (5.) Justin Reed, Quincy, Ill., 108
6. (6.) Keith Pratt, Quincy, Ill., 91
7. (7-tie.) Tom Darbyshire, Morning Sun, Iowa, 77
8. (7-tie.) Matt Bailey, Quincy, Ill., 75
9. (9.) Boone McLaughlin, Mediapolis, Iowa, 66
10. (13-tie.) Jay Johnson, West Burlington, Iowa, 60

11. (10.) Robby Warner, Quincy, Ill., 59
12. (11.) Dustin Griffin, Quincy, 53
13. (12.) Jason Perry, Payson, Ill., 50
14. (13-tie.) Tom Goble, Burlington, Iowa, 49
15-tie. (NR) Tom Bowling, Danville, Iowa, 48
15-tie. (13-tie.) Joey Gower, 48
17-tie. (16-tie.) Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 41
17-tie. (16-tie.) Terry Gallaher, New London, Mo., 41
17-tie. (16-tie.) Dustin Neese, Nebo, Ill., 41
20.  Matt Strassheim, West Burlington, Iowa, 34

On the bubble: Sam Halstead, New London, Iowa, 31; Bill Genenbacher, Camp Point, Ill., 29; Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 29; Colby Springsteen, Morning Sun, Iowa, 25, Kevin Tomlinson, New London, Mo., 23

Note: Rankings based on performances at Quincy
Raceways, 34 Raceway, Lee County Speedway. Points awarded on
25-20-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 scale for feature placements.
 
Previous No. 1 Weekly Rankings

Week 5: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill.
Week 4: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill.
Week 3: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill.
Week 2: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill.
Week 1: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.

Late Model Regional Recap

34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa: Jason Frankel won Saturday night’s feature and Lonnie Bailey was third, allowing the two Quincy drivers to take command of the points standings. Tom Bowling finished runner-up to Frankel. Four other Quincy drivers raced — Keith Pratt was sixth, Matt Bailey was eighth, Nick Ingalls 14th and Justin Reed 16th.

34 Raceway Late Model Points
West Burlington, Iowa

1. Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 227 points
2. Lonnie Bailey, Quincy, Ill., 223
3. Tom Bowling, Danville, Iowa, 211
4. Tom Goble, Burlington, Iowa, 207
4. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 203

Lee County Speedway, Donnellson Iowa: Late models not scheduled.

MODIFIEDS
Previous rankings in parentheses

1. (1.) Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 240 points
2. (2.) Bill Roberts, Burlington, Iowa, 149
3. (3.) Dean McGee, Galesburg, Ill., 148
4. (5.) Tyler Cale, Donnellson, Iowa, 147
5. (4.) Brandon Lennox, New London, Mo., 141.
6. (7.) David Holder, Clarence, Mo., 114
7. (6.) Josh Foster, Montrose, Iowa, 112
8. (8.) Dave Wietholder, Liberty, Ill., 81
9. (12.) Steven DeLonjay, Quincy, Ill., 77
10. (9.) Tony Fraise, Donnellson, Iowa, 70.

11. (10.) Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill., 69
12. (11.) Wyatt Lantz, Augusta, Ill., 68
13. (14-tie.) Andy Krieger, Burlington, Iowa, 64
14. (13.) Darin Thye, Burlington, Iowa, 59
15. (14-tie.) Mike Weikert Jr., Muscatine, Iowa, 56
16. (16.) Scotty Roberts, Columbia, 53
17. (17.) Jeff Waterman, Quincy, 51
18-tie. (16-tie.) Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa, 50
18-tie. Brad Carson, Colchester, Ill., 50
18-tie. Chris Larson, Keokuk, Ill., 50.

On the bubble: Robbie Reed, Mexico, Mo., 49; Vance Wilson, Curryville, Mo., 42; Joe Bliven, Quincy, Ill., 41.

Note: Rankings based on performances at Quincy Raceways, 34
Raceway, Lee County Speedway, Scotland County Speedway, 24  Raceway. Points awarded on
25-20-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 scale for feature placements.

Previous No. 1 Weekly Rankings
Week 4: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
Week 3: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
Week 2: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
Week 1: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.

Modified Regional Recap

24 Raceway, Moberly, Mo.: David Holder finished first in Saturday night’s main event to pull into a tie for the points lead with Quincy regular Brandon Lennox, who wound up third. Steven DeLonjay’s fifth-place finish was the only other top-10 performance by a Quincy regular.

24 Raceway Modified Points
Moberly, Mo.

1-tie. Brandon Lennox, New London, Mo., 220 points
1-tie. David Holder, Clarence, Mo., 220
3. Scotty Roberts, Columbia., 172
4. Kevin Blackburn, Fulton, Mo., 168
5. Randy Mauzey, Madison, Mo., 136

Scotland County Speedway, Memphis, Mo.: Postponed. Next race Tuesday night.

Lee County Speedway, Donnellson, Iowa: Rained out. Next race Friday night.

UMP SUMMERNATIONALS ROUNDUP

The United Midwestern Promoters Summernationals, which will stop in Quincy July 8, are under way. Here’s a look at the results to date for the 27-race, 31-day grind:

Saturday, June 14, Kamp Motor Speedway, Boswell, Ind.: 1. Wes Steidinger, 2. Mike Mataragas, 3. Brian Birkhofer, 4. Billy Moyer, 5. Dennis Erb Jr., 6. Brian Shirley, 7. Eric Smith, 8. Jordan Bland, 9. Jeep Van Wormer, 10. Jason Feger. Other notables: 11. Don O’Neal, 12. Darren Miller, 16. Kevin Weaver, 20. Tim McCreadie, 21. Steve Sheppard Jr.

Thursday, June 12, Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway, Calvery City, Ky.: 1.  Brad Neat, 2. Will Vaught, 3. Brian Shirley, 4. Billy Moyer , 5. Dennis Erb Jr., 6. Jepp Van Wormer, 7. Jeff Walston, 8. Kevin Cale, 9. Dewayne Keifer, 10. Kevin Claycomb. Other notables: 11. John Gill, 14. Keavin Weaver, 16. Darren Miller, 18. Steve Sheppard Jr., 21. Wes Steidinger.

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  1. The Big Man says:

    You forgot about Keith Pratt, he also raced at 34 raceway and finished 6th.

  2. The Big Man says:

    You forgot about Keith Pratt, he also raced at 34 raceway and finished 6th.

  3. Stevie Dirt says:

    Right you are, Big Man. Keith had been given credit for his SDRR points, but had been omitted from the 34 Raceway roundup.

    The truth of the matter is that new post was not supposed to go up yet. It was not finished, but as we say in the blogging biz, a “glitch” occurred and it appeared for public consumption before it was finished.

  4. Stevie Dirt says:

    Right you are, Big Man. Keith had been given credit for his SDRR points, but had been omitted from the 34 Raceway roundup.

    The truth of the matter is that new post was not supposed to go up yet. It was not finished, but as we say in the blogging biz, a “glitch” occurred and it appeared for public consumption before it was finished.

  5. 52 Crew says:

    Do they lineup Mid-Season Championships by point standings? First year racing here so we didn’t know for sure what to expect.

  6. 52 Crew says:

    Do they lineup Mid-Season Championships by point standings? First year racing here so we didn’t know for sure what to expect.

  7. fan 25 says:

    keith who ?

  8. fan 25 says:

    keith who ?

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