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 DeLonjay and Eddie Dieker (before they retired), but someone like Wietholder should not be ignored. He’s enjoyed considerable success in three divisions at the track — modifieds, bombers (now hobby stocks) and the fledgling stock car series. Actually, he can be credited with four series because he also drove in the now-defunct "B" modified class.

Wietholder is not the only driver to fall into this category, but he’s one of a select few to have enjoyed the kind of success he has in so many different disciplines. And he seems to be getting better with age.

Here’s a look at the career leaders the past 10 years in the major victory categories:

CAREER LEADERS LAST 10 YEARS
Drivers are credited with wins in all divisions they competed in during this time period

TOTAL WINS

Mark Burgtorf, 163
Hank DeLonjay, 138
Michael Long, 125
Eddie Dieker, 91
Tony Dunker, 84
Lonnie Bailey, 80
Denny Woodworth, 72
Steve Carlin, 71
Wyatt Lantz, 68
Dave Wietholder, 67
Adam Birck, 64
Vance Wilson, 57
Bill Genenbacher, 49

FEATURE WINS

Mark Burgtorf, 75
Michael Long, 42
Hank DeLonjay, 42
Eddie Dieker, 39
Vance Wilson, 28
Steve Carlin, 26
Adam Birck, 24
Wyatt Lantz, 21
Lonnie Bailey, 20
Joe Hooper, 18
Dave Wietholder, 17
Denny Woodworth, 15

HEAT WINS

Hank DeLonjay, 80
Michael Long, 62
Mark Burgtorf, 60
Tony Dunker, 54
Eddie Dieker, 51
Steve Carlin, 44
Adam Birck, 38
Dave Wietholder, 37
Wyatt Lantz, 34
Lonnie Bailey, 33
Bill Genenbacher, 32
Denny Woodworth, 32
Joe Hooper, 27
Jerry Weisenberger, 26
Brandon Lennox, 26

DASH WINS

Mark Burgtorf, 26
Lonnie Bailey, 26
Denny Woodworth, 23
Michael Long, 21
Brent Slocum, 17
Tony Dunker, 16
Vance Wilson, 16
Hank DeLonjay, 16
Brandon Lennox, 11
Mike Karhoff, 11
Wyatt Lantz, 10
Jamie Wilson, 10

DEPENDABLE DRIVERS

No major changes since only the stock cars were able to get in their feature before the rains fell Sunday night.

Here are the leaders through July 27:

1. Chris Wibbell, stock cars, 300 of 300, 1.000 (TOP STOCK CAR DRIVER)
2. Steven DeLonjay
, modifieds, 308 of 316, .975 (TOP MODIFIED DRIVER)
3. Aaron Brocksieck, hobby stocks, 214 of 222, .964 (TOP HOBBY STOCK DRIVER)
4. Jason Perry, late models, 365 of 380, .961 (TOP LATE MODEL DRIVER)
5. Steve Carlin, hobby stocks, 212 of 222, .955
6. Dustin Neese, late models, 355 of 380, .934
7. Michael Long, modifieds, 292 of 316, .924
8-tie. Justin Reed, late models, 350 of 380, .921
8-tie. Mark Burgtorf, late models, 350 of 380, .921
10. Bruce Hatfield
, stock cars, 266 of 300, .887

CLOSE CALLS

The closest feature finishes through July 27:

1. Jake Wenig, stock cars, 0.096 of a second over John Oliver Jr., May 18.
2. Keith Pratt, late models, 0.252 of a second over Justin Reed, May 4.
3. Steve Steinkuhler, stock cars, 0.344 of a second over John Oliver Jr., June 1.
4. John Oliver Jr., stock cars, 0.356 of a second over Jeff Mueller, June 29.
5. Travis Booher, hobby stocks, 0.366 of a second over James Leffew, June 8.
6. Dave Wietholder, stock cars, 0.387 of a second over Doug Huls, June 22.
7. Aaron Brocksieck, hobby stocks, 0.405 of a second over James Leffew, April 27.
8. Chris Wibbell, stock cars, 0.434 of a second over Doug Huls, April 20.
9. Michael Long, modifieds, 0.452 of a second over Steve Arpin, May 4.
10. Dustin Griffin, late models, 0.540 of a second over Jason Frankel, June 8.

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  1. We watched Dave “eat my roost” Wietholder at the Quad drags at the fair last night and he did a great job! Under horsepowered all night but extremely quick cat like reflexes at the pro tree kept him every race. Way to represent Dave we’ll be rooting for you sunday night as well. 2 heats, and 3 features in 90+ temps with plenty of humidity, sounds like another easy night!! Good luck

  2. We watched Dave “eat my roost” Wietholder at the Quad drags at the fair last night and he did a great job! Under horsepowered all night but extremely quick cat like reflexes at the pro tree kept him every race. Way to represent Dave we’ll be rooting for you sunday night as well. 2 heats, and 3 features in 90+ temps with plenty of humidity, sounds like another easy night!! Good luck

  3. Cory Walton says:

    Hey, Don’t leave out Dave’s Cruiser career there Stevie!!!

  4. Cory Walton says:

    Hey, Don’t leave out Dave’s Cruiser career there Stevie!!!

  5. Dirt LM fan says:

    Mods at Quincy, 38 minutes to run 5 laps. Very pathetic! I say if half the 25 laps do not get completed in the required time cut the payout in half. And just think next Sun. they get to do it twice.

  6. Dirt LM fan says:

    Mods at Quincy, 38 minutes to run 5 laps. Very pathetic! I say if half the 25 laps do not get completed in the required time cut the payout in half. And just think next Sun. they get to do it twice.

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