Archive for July, 2008

Quincy Raceways preview for Aug. 3

July 29, 2008 2 Comments
Quincy Raceways preview for Aug. 3

Ten interesting items to monitor as we enter the final month of points racing: 1. Jason Frankel’s pursuit of three late model track championships.Comment: Frankel can — and I think WILL do it — although that Lee County Speedway title may wind up having an asterisk attached. Lee County has run only two nights of […]

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Wietholder has excelled in variety of classes

July 29, 2008 6 Comments

Dave Wietholder is quietly carving out a nice career at Quincy Raceways. Some of Wietholder’s accomplishments tend to be missed because he has driven in more than one division, but when his overall numbers are added together it provides a truer picture. It’s easy just to focus on Mark Burgtorf and Michael Long, or Hank […]

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Frankel, Long remain entrenched atop SDRR rankings

July 28, 2008 0 Comments

Jason Frankel and Michael Long continue to hold comfortable leads in the Stevie Dirt Regional Rankings. Frankel added 20 points to his lead on  No. 2 Mark Burgtorf in the late model division. Frankel finished second in Saturday night’s late model feature at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, which wound up being the only […]

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Some suggestions for the future …

July 27, 2008 6 Comments

This is "The Racing Notebook" column that appears in Sunday’s edition of The Herald-Whig: Some suggestions The Racing Notebook thinks would make Quincy Raceways even better: • How about two divisions of modified and late model racing, an idea this space has broached before. In the case of the modifieds, this would not be a […]

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Quincy Raceways preview for July 27

July 25, 2008 2 Comments

At this point of the season, modified ace Michael Long looks to be the only driver with a chance to break any of the track’s major records. Long’s 25 victories are 11 shy of his landmark 2007 season when he won 36, which is a record for both modifieds and all series. He has as […]

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Looking at some potential breakouts in 2009

July 23, 2008 2 Comments

I fully realize there are five weeks of points racing and two full months of competition remaining in the current season, but let’s look ahead to 2009. Here are my picks for breakout drivers come next spring: Late Models 1. Nick Ingalls ‘ time is coming, and I think 2009 will see him emerge as […]

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Separating the contenders from the pretenders

July 22, 2008 0 Comments

There are five weeks of points racing remaining at Quincy Raceways. Here’s how the championship races break down: LATE MODELS Contenders: Jason Frankel (363 points), Justin Reed (342), Lonnie Bailey (339), Mark Burgtorf (338). Favorite: This supposed to be Frankel’s year to establish himself as a force of the future in this region, and he […]

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Frankel denies Burgtorf 200th career feature victory

July 21, 2008 2 Comments

Cleaning out the Sunday night notebook: Jason Frankel’s victory in the late model main event denied Mark Burgtorf his 200th career feature win. Frankel now has 14 victories, including five features, since returning to Quincy Raceways full time in midseason 2007. Jim Powell’s hobby stock feature victory snapped a string of nine straight wins by […]

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Quincy Raceways preview for July 20

July 17, 2008 4 Comments

Car counts have been stronger than originally expected this season at Quincy Raceways. Despite gas that has topped $4 a gallon and an inflation rate that shows no sign of relenting, the track has a chance to average 70-plus cars per show for only the second time in five years. Going into Sunday night, the […]

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Who, if anyone, was last to win three titles in same year?

July 15, 2008 26 Comments

Quincy late model driver Jason Frankel might have the opportunity accomplish something even more special than originally thought. Frankel is the current points leader at Quincy Raceways, 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, and Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. If he can hang on in the second half of the season and pull off […]

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