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 Illinois drivers in that series. The last Missouri
hotshoe to  have won a hobby stock main event was, ironically, Powell on
April 20.

There were only 13 cautions among the four series, which was one off
the season low (12) for stoppages way back on April 6. There were no
yellow flags in the late model division, the first class to post a
goose egg this season.

The 14 late models in the pits matched the June 10 (NASCAR Night) season low.

Best line of the night was provided by announcer Doug Mealy,
marveling at Frankel”s late model feature run in a borrowed car. "Is
this dude a wheel man or what?!" Mealy said to the crowd. Frankel was
driving Robby Warner’s No. 79 because Frankel’s No. 0f had engine
problems and Warner was sidelined with an injured wrist.

Frankel posted the fastest feature lap for late models at
69.809 mph. Only Mark Burgtorf’s 70.091 on April 20 has been quicker
this season for IMCA cars.

Mark Burgtorf’s late model dash victory tied with him Lonnie Bailey for the most (26) in the track’s modern era (since 1999).

Stock car contender Chris Wibbell remains the only driver at the
track to have finished all of his series’ feature laps. Wibbell’s string is
now at 280.

Michael Long and retired Hank DeLonjay are now tied for most
modified feature victories (42) in the modern era. Twenty-seven of
Long’s have come in the last two seasons, including 11 this summer.

Second-half points leaders are Burgtorf (late models), Steven
DeLonjay (modifieds), Jeff Mueller (stock cars) and James Leffew (hobby
stocks). Interestingly, only DeLonjay is the season points leader in
his division.

STEVIE DIRT REGIONAL RANKINGS

The following late model and modified rankings reflect action through July 20.

LATE MODELS
Previous rankings in parentheses

1. (1.) Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 324 points
2. (2.) Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 258
3. (3.) Lonnie Bailey, Quincy, Ill., 206
4. (4.) Justin Reed, Quincy, Ill., 157
5. (5.) Matt Bailey, Quincy, Ill., 146
6. (6.) Denny Woodworth, Mendon, Ill., 141
7. (7.) Keith Pratt, Quincy, Ill., 127
8. (9.) Tom Darbyshire, Morning Sun, Iowa, 122
9. (10.) Tom Bowling, Danville, Iowa, 108
10. (8.) Tom Goble, Burlington, Iowa, 105

11. (11.) Jay Johnson, West Burlington, Iowa, 83
12. (12.) Sam Halstead, New London, Iowa, 79
13. (13.) Boone McLaughlin, Mediapolis, Iowa, 68
14. (19.) Kevin Tomlinson, New London, Mo., 67
15-tie. (18.) Matt Strassheim, West Burlington, Iowa, 66
15-tie. (16.) Jason Perry, Payson, Ill., 66
17-tie. (14-tie.) Robby Warner, Quincy, Ill., 61
17-tie. (14-tie.) Terry Gallaher, New London, Mo., 61
17-tie. (17.) Dustin Griffin, Quincy, Ill., 61
20. (NR) Colby Springsteen, Morning Sun, Iowa, 60

21. (NR) Nick Ingalls, Quincy, Ill., 53
22. (20.) Dustin Neese, Nebo, Ill., 51
23. (NR) Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 48
24. (NR) Bill Genenbacher, Camp Point, Ill., 43
25. (NR) Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 41

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 10: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
Week 9: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
Week 8: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.,
Week 7: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2-tie. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., Lonnie Bailey, Quincy, Ill.
Week 6: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
Week 5: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
Week 4: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
Week 3: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
Week 2: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
Week 1: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 2. Denny Woodworth, Mendon, Ill.

Late Model Regional Recap

34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa: Tom Darbyshire
led a parade of Iowa drivers who grabbed the top four feature spots.
Tom Bowling, Colby Springsteen and Matt Strassheim completed the
quartet. Keith Pratt of Quincy finished fifth, the only non-Iowa
hotshoe in the top seven.

34 Raceway Late Model Points
West Burlington, Iowa

1. Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 402 points
2. Lonnie Bailey, Quincy, Ill., 392
3. Tom Bowling, Danville, Iowa, 389
4. Tom Goble, Burlington, Iowa, 381
5. Matt Strassheim, West Burlington, Iowa, 363

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

MODIFIEDS
Previous rankings in parentheses

1. (1.) Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 410 points
2. (2.) Dean McGee, Galesburg, Ill., 257
3. (3.) Bill Roberts, Burlington, Iowa, 244
4. (4.) Tyler Cale, Donnellson, Iowa, 242
5. (6.) David Holder, Clarence, Mo., 234
6. (5.) Brandon Lennox, New London, Mo., 230
7. (7.) Dave Wietholder, Liberty, Ill., 184
8. (8.) Josh Foster, Montrose, Iowa, 177
9. (9.) Steven DeLonjay, Quincy, Ill., 163
10. (10.) Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill., 135

11. (13-tie.) Dennis Laveine, Burlington, Iowa, 117
12-tie. (11.) Tony Fraise, Donnellson, Iowa, 110
12-tie. (13-tie.) Andy Krieger, Burlington, Iowa, 110
14. (19.) Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill., 108
15. (12.) Wyatt Lantz, Augusta, Ill., 104
16. (15.) Robbie Reed, Quincy, Ill., 92
17. (18.) Kevin Cale, Donnellson, Iowa, 88
18. (NR) Matt Dotson, Sturgeon, Mo., 85
19. (16.) Vance Wilson, Currysville, Mo., 84
20. (17.) Mike Weikert Jr., Burlington, Iowa, 80

21. (18.) Scotty Roberts, Columbia, Mo., 73
22. (NR) Chris Larson, Keokuk, Iowa, 72
23-tie. (NR) Brandon Savage, Keokuk, Iowa, 65
23-tie. (NR) Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa, 65
25. (NR) Brandon Rothzen, Media, Ill., 64

On the bubble: Darin Thye,
Burlington, Iowa, 59; Shawn Deering, Quincy, Ill., 58; Brad Carson, Colchester, Ill., 51.

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 9: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Dean McGee Sr., Galesburg, Ill.
Week 8: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Dean McGee Sr., Galesburg, Ill.
Week 7: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Tyler Cale, Donnellson, Iowa.
Week 6: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Tyler Cale, Donnellson, Iowa.
Week 5: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Bill Roberts, Burlington, Iowa.
Week 4: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Bill Roberts, Burlington, Iowa.
Week 3: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Bill Roberts, Burlington, Iowa.
Week 2: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Bill Roberts, Burlington, Iowa.
Week 1: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Bill Roberts, Burlington, Iowa.

 Modified Regional Recap

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

24 Raceway, Moberly, Mo.:
David
Holder won the feature to continue his stranglehold on the series and
now leads runner-up Brandon Lennox by 92 points. Steven DeLonjay of
Quincy was fifth.

24 Raceway Modified Points
Moberly, Mo.

1. David Holder, Clarence, Mo., 558 points
2. Brandon Lennox, New London, Mo., 466
3. Matt Dotson, Sturgeon, Mo., 408
4. Vance Wilson, Curryville, Mo., 306
5. Kelly Smith, Kirksville, Mo., 302

34 Raceway, West Burlington, Iowa: Jeff Schroyer of Boone, Iowa, captured the feature, holding off Jeff Waterman, Dennis Laveine, Dean McGee and Kevin Cale.

34 Raceway Modified Points
West Burlington, Iowa

1. Bill Roberts Jr., Burlington, Iowa, 378 points
2-tie. Dennis Laveine, Burlington, Iowa, 367
2-tie. Andy Krieger, Burlington, Iowa, 367
4. Dean McGee Sr., Galesburg, Ill., 366
5. Kevin Goben, Sherrard, Ill., 321

QUINCY RACEWAYS LEADERS

Track Points

Late Models: Jason Frankel 363, Justin Reed 342, Lonnie Bailey 339, Mark Burgtorf 338.
Modifieds: Steven DeLonjay 374,  Michael Long 370, Tony Dunker 369, Dave Wietholder 352.
Stock Cars: Chris Wibbell 439, Jeff Mueller 432, John Oliver Jr. 430, Steve Steinkuhler 407.
Hobby Stocks: Aaron Brocksieck 387, Wes Mayfield 376, Steve Carlin 373, James Leffew 360.

Second-Half Points

Late Models: Mark Burgtorf 161, Jason Frankel 155, Justin Reed 140, Lonnie Bailey 139.
Modifieds: Steven DeLonjay 149, Shawn Deering 144, Dave Wietholder 140, Tony Dunker 140.
Stock Cars: Jeff Mueller 148, Chris Wibbell 144, Abe Huls 142, Dave Wietholder 140.
Hobby Stocks: Jim Leffew 168, Aaron Brocksieck 160, Wes Mayfield 152, Steve Carlin 148.

Feature Points

Late Models: Jason Frankel 354, Justin Reed 335, Mark Burgtorf 327, Lonnie Bailey 326.
Modifieds: Steven DeLonjay 360, Tony Dunker 359, Michael Long 346, Dave Wietholder 337.
Stock Cars: Chris Wibbell 439, Jeff Mueller 432, John Oliver Jr. 430.
Hobby Stocks: Aaron Brocksieck 371, Wes Mayfield 364, Steve Carlin 351. 

Heat Points

Late Models: Matt Bailey 16, Lonnie Bailey 13, Jerry Weisenberger 12.
Modifieds: Michael Long 24, Dave Wietholder 15, Steven DeLonjay 14.
Hobby Stocks: Steve Carlin 22, James Leffew 20, Aaron Brocksieck 16.

Herald-Whig Performance Points

Late Models: Mark Burgtorf 144, Jason Frankel 85, Denny Woodworth 79, Kevin Tomlinson 49.
Modifieds: Michael Long 201, Daved Wietholder 78, Steven DeLonjay 73, Robbie Reed 63.
Stock Cars: Jeff Mueller 102, John Oliver Jr. 92, Dave Wietholder 64, Abe Huls 61.
Hobby Stocks: James Leffew 109, Aaron Brocksieck 101, Jim Powell 91.

Money Earned (Points races only)

Late Models: Jason Frankel $5,445, Mark Burgtorf
$5,075, Justin Reed $3,115, Lonnie Bailey $2,705, Kevin Tomlinson $2,630. (Terry Neal has $3,100
from the recent Titan Wheel Shootout, but he is
not a track regular.)
Modifieds: Michael Long $3,530, Tony Dunker $2,130, Steven DeLonjay $2,050, Dave Wietholder $1,990.
Stock Cars: Jeff Mueller $3,375, John Oliver Jr, $2,785, Abe Huls $2,640, Chris Wibbell $2,435.
Hobby Stocks: James Leffew $1,100, Aaron Brocksieck $1,085, Jim Powell $895, Travis Booher $870.

Victories

Late Models

Total: Mark Burgtorf 14, Jason Frankel 7.
Feature:
Mark Burgtorf 6, Jason Frankel 2.
Heat:
Mark Burgtorf 5, Lonnie Bailey 4.
Dash:
Mark Burgtorf 3, Robby Warner 2, Jason Frankel 2.

Modifieds

Total: Michael Long 25, Dave Wietholder 9.
Feature:
Michael Long  11, Dave Wietholder 2.
Heat:
Michael Long 9, Jared Schlipman 4, Dave Wietholder 4.
Dash: Michael Long 5, Dave Wietholder 2, Brandon Lennox 2.

Stock Cars

Total: Jeff Mueller 9, John Oliver Jr. 8.
Feature:
Jeff Mueller 5, Dave Wietholder 2, John Oliver Jr. 2.
Heats: John Oliver Jr. 6, Jeff Mueller 4, Dave Wietholder 4.

Hobby Stocks

Total: James Leffew 8, Aaron Brocksieck 7, Steve Carlin 6.
Feature: 
Aaron Brocksieck 3, James Leffew 3.
Heat:
Steve Carlin Steve Carlin 5, James Leffew 5, Aaron Brocksieck 4.

FASTEST FEATURE LAPS

Late Models

April 6: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 67.916 mph
APRIL 20: MARK BURGTORF, QUINCY, ILL., 70.091 mph (IMCA RECORD)
April 27: Robby Warner, Quincy, Ill., 65.414 mph
April 30: Tom Darbyshire, Morning Sun, Iowa, 63.300 mph
May 4: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 65.010 mph
May 18: Kevin Tomlinson, New London, Mo., 66.624 mph
June 1: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 69.125 mph
June 8: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 62.276 mph
June 10: ED DIXON, WASHINGTON, MO., 72.430 mph (UMP RECORD)
June 22: Kevin Tomlinson, New London, Mo., 65.446 mph
June 29: Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 68.752 mph
July 6: Justin Reed, Quincy, Ill., 68.875 mph
July 13: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 65.116 mph
July 20: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 69.809 mph

Fast laps

Mark Burgtorf, 6
Jason Frankel, 1
Justin Reed, 1
Kevin Tomlinson, 1
Robby Warner, 1
Tom Darbyshire, 1
Ed Dixon, 1
Terry Neal, 1

Modifieds

April 6: Dave Wietholder, Liberty, Ill., 67.037 mph
APRIL 20: MICHAEL LONG, QUINCY, ILL., 69.735 mph (RECORD)
April 27: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 63.480 mph
May 4:  Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 62.239 mph
May 18: Michael Long, Quincy Ill., 65.189 mph
June 1: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 67.810 mph
June 10: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 69.125 mph
June 22 (June 8 makeup): Jared Schlipman, Mendon, Ill., 64.889 mph
June 22: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 61.221 mph
June 29: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 63.975 mph
July 6: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 65.586
July 6 (River City Rumble): Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 66.582
July 13: Joe Hooper, Mendon, Ill., 64.230 mph
July 20: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 67.529 mph

Fast laps

Michael Long, 11
Jared Schlipman, 1
Dave Wietholder, 1
Joe Hooper, 1

Stock Cars

April 6: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa, 61.199 mph
April 20: Chris Wibbell, Dallas City, Ill., 61.423 mph
April 27: John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 59.575 mph
May 4: John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 58.451 mph
May 18: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa, 60.571 mph
June 1: Chris Wibbell, Dallas City, Ill., 61.325 mph
June 8: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa, 59.352 mph
June 22: Doug Huls, Carthage, Ill., 57.243 mph
June 29: John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 61.207 mph
July 6: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa, 61.307 mph
July 13: Dave Wietholder, Liberty, Ill., 60.662 mph
JULY 20: JEFF MUELLER, NEW LONDON, IOWA, 62.474 mph (RECORD)

Fast laps

Jeff Mueller, 5
John Oliver Jr., 3
Chris Wibbell, 2
Doug Huls, 1
Dave Wietholder, 1

FEATURE WINNERS

Late models

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.
May 18: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill.
June 1: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
June 8: Dustin Griffin, Quincy, Ill.
June 10: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
June 22: Kevin Tomlinson, New London, Mo.
June 29: Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa
July 6: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
July 13: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
July 20: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill.

Feature laps led (weekly Sunday night shows):

Mark
Burgtorf, 96
Kevin Tomlinson, 48
Jason Frankel, 47
Terry Neal, 46
Kevin Tomlinson, 39
Robby Warner, 30
Jason
Frankel, 29
Matt Bailey, 29
Dustin Griffin, 26
Nick Ingalls, 25
Terry
Gallaher 20

Feature laps run (weekly Sunday night shows):
Jason Perry 365, Dustin Neese 355, Justin Reed 350, Mark Burgtorf 350,
Bill Genenbacher 348, Lonnie Bailey 346, Jerry Weisenberger 329, Jason
Frankel 325.

Modifieds

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.
May 18: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
June 1: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
June 10: Ken Schrader, Concord, Ill.
June 22 (June 8 makeup): Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
June 22: Robbie Reed, Quincy, Ill.
June 29: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
July 6: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.,
July 6 (River City Rumble): Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
July 13: Dave Wietholder, Liberty, Ill.
July 20: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.

Feature laps led (weekly Sunday night shows, including Rumble on the River):

Michael Long, 168
Dave Wietholder, 39
Jared Schlipman, 36
Todd Reed, 20
Brandon Lennox, 12

Feature laps run (weekly Sunday night shows):
Steven DeLonjay 308, Michael Long 292, Shawn Deering 285, Dave Wietholder 268, Tony Dunker 249.

Stock Cars

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
May 18: Jake Wenig, Burlington, Iowa
June 1: Steve Steinkuhler, Camp Point, Ill.
June 8: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa
June 22: Dave Wietholder, Liberty, Ill.
June 29: John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa
July 6: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa
July 13: James Leffew, Quincy, Ill.
July 20: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa

Feature laps led (weekly Sunday night shows):

Jeff Mueller, 100
Dave Wietholder, 47
John Oliver Jr., 26
Steve Steinkuhler, 24
Jake Wenig, 21
Chris Wibbell, 18
Doug Huls, 14

Feature laps run (weekly Sunday night shows): Chris
Wibbell 280, Bruce Hatfield 252, John Oliver Jr.
243, Jeff Mueller 236, Steve Steinkuhler 235, Dave Wietholder 231.

Hobby Stocks

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.
May 18: Aaron Brocksieck, Camp Point, Ill.
June 8: Travis Booher, Quincy, Ill.
June 10: Travis Booher, Quincy, Ill.
June 22: Wes Mayfield, Hull, Ill.
June 29: Aaron Brocksieck, Camp Point, Ill.
July 6: James Leffew, Quincy, Ill.
July 13: James Leffew, Quincy, Ill.
July 20: Jim Powell, Hannibal, Mo.

Feature laps led (weekly Sunday night shows, plus June 10 points race):

Jim Leffew, 46
Jim Powell, 42
Travis Booher, 41
Steve Carlin, 33
Aaron Brocksieck, 23
Bobby Anders, 22

Feature laps run (weekly Sunday night shows, plus June 10 points race): Aaron Brocksieck 214, Steve Carlin 212, Jim Leffew 199, Wes Mayfield 196, Jim Powell 190.

CAR COUNTS

The averages

Modifieds:  23.3 (Season highs: 34, June 1; 33, April 20)
Late models:  20.0 (Season highs: 42, April 27; 27, June 29)
Stock cars:  15.1 (Season high: 21, July 20)
Hobby stocks:  14.3 (Season high: 17, June 8)

TOTAL CARS
Sunday night shows (only) average:  69.3
2007 average: 66.3

Weekly totals
April 6: 59
April 20: 84
April 27: 65
May 4: 81
May 18: 70
June 1: 95 (sprint cars, no hobby stocks)
June 8: 72
June 22: 73
June 29: 77
July 6: 69
July 13: 63
July 20: 68

CAUTION CITY

These are the average number of cautions per show:

Modifieds: 11.3
Hobby stocks: 4.7
Stock cars: 4.5
Late models: 3.6

2008 total cautions: 318
2007: 493
2006: 448

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  1. 0f FAN says:

    congrats jason way to rebound after a bad night at burlington thank you Warners he couldnt of done it with out you

  2. 0f FAN says:

    congrats jason way to rebound after a bad night at burlington thank you Warners he couldnt of done it with out you

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