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August 25, 2008 20 Comments

Sit back, take a deep breath and start scrolling your way through some bonus Monday morning coverage. You better grab a Pop Tart and a glass of Diet Mountain Dew, because you’re going to be here awhile. Enjoy!

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

What an amazing night at the old Bullring. Three of the four championships were decided by a point — or less. Congrats to Michael Long in the modifieds for rallying to win a second straight title and to Aaron Brocksieck in the hobby stocks for holding on to win his first championship. Both drivers landed on top of the standings by one, thin point.

And then there’s the stock cars. Jeff Mueller was awarded the title over Chris Wibbell after the two tied for the championship. Mueller won more features, so the crown was his.

At the opposite end of the spectrum was late model ace Jason Frankel, who capped off a marvelous points season with his first-ever title at Quincy, and he did so in resounding fashion. Frankel won his fourth feature to put the final touch on a 25-point championship cushion.

It seems like only yesterday it was April, and here it is the end of the points races. It was a tremendous season in all four classes. The long and winding road to the titles ended Sunday night in spectacular style. Every feature race had the crowd on the edge of its seat, especially the three with the championships on the line. 

Looking at the calendar, I can see it is only eight months until the start of the 2009 season. Let the countdown begin.

NOT SO FAST

I don’t mean to sound as if the season has totally ended. There’s still plenty of "specials" racing on tap through Sept, 21, starting next Sunday when the Deery Brothers Summer Series comes calling. We’ll be here until the end. Heck, we’ll be here all winter, too!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Mark Burgtorf won his 200th career late model feature Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. Burgtorf had been sitting on No. 199 since early July. Burgtorf’s milestone victory came in a $3,000-to-win MLRA event.

SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT WINNERS

Late Models

Heat 1: Mark Burgtorf (6th)
Heat 2: Jason Perry (3rd)
Heat 3: Jason Frankel (4th)

Modifieds

Heat 1: Wyatt Lantz (4th)
Heat 2: Jared Schlipman (8th)
Heat 3: Vance Wilson (2nd)

Stock Cars

Heat 1: Abe Huls (2nd)
Heat 2: Sarah Woodhurst (4th)

Hobby Stocks

Heat 1: Corrie Eifert (3rd)
Heat 2: Bobby Anders (7th)

SUNDAY NIGHT DASH WINNERS

Late Models: Mark Burgtorf (5th), $500 to win season finale
Modifieds: Michael Long (7th), $300 to win season finale

STELLAR FIELD

There were nine current or former track champs in the starting fields Sunday night: Mark Burgtorf, Lonnie Bailey, Michael Long, Tony Dunker, Robbie Reed, Wyatt Lantz, Vance Wilson, Steve Carlin aand Dave Wietholder.

400 AND COUNTING

The 400-caution mark for the season was reached during the late model feature when Jason Perry had mechanical problems. By the end of the night, the total had grown to 407. Last year’s 493 mark is still within reach.

In case you are wondering, the modifieds have caused 200 yellow flags, the most of any series.

LONG REACHES 33

Michael Long has now won 33 races, three shy of his 2007 track record. He’s planning to do some traveling, so it’s uncertain if he will be on hand enough to establish a new mark or not. He told me Sunday night he will definitely be in town for the $2,500-to-win show on Sept. 14.

STEVIE DIRT REGIONAL RANKINGS

With one week remaining to earn SDRR points, the only questions remaining are the final order behind late model champion Jason Frankel and modified king Michael Long. There will be some last-week flip-flopping in the middle of the pack, but there’s no doubt who the most two most dominant drivers of 2008 have been.

Drivers earn feature points on a 25-20-15-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 scale at selected regional tracks.

The following late model and modified rankings reflect action through Aug. 24.

LATE MODELS

1. Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 528 points (TOP ILLINOIS DRIVER)
2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 337
3. Lonnie Bailey, Quincy, Ill., 253
4. Denny Woodworth, Mendon, Ill., 245
5. Justin Reed, Quincy, Ill., 215
6. Keith Pratt, Mendon, Ill., 206
7. Jay Johnson, West Burlington, Iowa, 162 (TOP IOWA DRIVER)
8. Matt Bailey, Quincy, Ill., 160
9. Tom Goble, Burlington, Iowa, 159
10. Tom Bowling, Danville, Iowa, 136

11. Matt Strassheim, West Burlington, Iowa, 126
12. Tom Darbyshire, Morning Sun, Iowa, 122
13. Jason Perry, Payson, Ill., 94
14. Sam Halstead, New London, Iowa, 91
15. Nick Ingalls, Quincy, Ill., 87
16-tie. Kevin Tomlinson, New London, Mo., 86 (TOP MISSOURI DRIVER)
17-tie. Boone McLaughlin, Mediapolis, Iowa, 86
18. Robby Warner, Quincy, Ill., 83
19. Colby Springsteen, Morning Sun, Iowa, 81
20. Dustin Griffin, Quincy, Ill., 76

21. Terry Gallaher, New London, Mo., 71
22. Dustin Neese, Nebo, Ill., 65
23. Bill Genenbacher, Camp Point, Ill., 59
24. Ron Elbe, Augusta, Ill., 54
25. Joey Gower, Quincy, Ill., 48

On the bubble:

Cory Richards, Burlington, Iowa, 42

Previous No. 1 Weekly Rankings
Week 15: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
Week 14: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
Week 13: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
Week 12: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
Week 11: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.
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.

MODIFIEDS

1. Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 491 points (TOP ILLINOIS DRIVER)
2. Dean McGee, Galesburg, Ill., 310
3. Bill Roberts Jr., Burlington, Iowa, 303 (TOP IOWA DRIVER)
4. Dave Holder, Clarence, Mo., 299 (TOP MISSOURI DRIVER)
5. Tyler Cale, Donnellson, Iowa, 277
6. Brandon Lennox, New London, Mo., 273
7. Dave Wietholder, Liberty, Ill., 252
8. Steven DeLonjay, Quincy, Ill., 230
9. Josh Foster, Montrose, Iowa, 202
10. Andy Krieger, Burlington, Iowa, 186

11. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill., 185
12. Tony Dunker, Quincy, Ill., 182
13-tie. Robbie Reed, Quincy, Ill., 159
13-tie. Brandon Rothzen, Media, Ill., 159
15. Wyatt Lantz, Augusta, Ill., 138
16-tie. Kevin Cale, Donnellson, Iowa, 128
16-tie. Rich Smith, Davenport, Iowa, 128
18. Dennis Laveine, Burlington, Iowa, 121
19. Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa, 115
20. Mike Weikert Jr., Burlington, Iowa, 114

21. Tony Fraise, Donnellson, Iowa, 110
22. Vance Wilson, Curryville, Mo., 100
23. Matt Dotson, Sturgeon, Mo., 97
24. Shawn Deering, Quincy, Ill., 94
25. Chris Larson, Keokuk, Iowa, 92

On the bubble:

Darin Thye, Burlington, Iowa, 85
Brandon Savage, Keokuk, Iowa, 79
Scotty Roberts, Columbia, Mo., 73
Kelly Smith, Kirksville, Mo., 61

Previous No. 1 Weekly Rankings
Week 14: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Dean McGee Sr., Galesburg, Ill.
Week 13: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. David Holder, Clarence, Mo.
Week 12: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. David Holder, Clarence, Mo.
Week 11: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Dean McGee Sr., Galesburg, Ill.
Week 10: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Dean McGee Sr., Galesburg, Ill.
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 Jr., Burlington, Iowa.
Week 4: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Bill Roberts Jr., Burlington, Iowa.
Week 3: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Bill Roberts Jr., Burlington, Iowa.
Week 2: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Bill Roberts Jr., Burlington, Iowa.
Week 1: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 2. Bill Roberts Jr., Burlington, Iowa

FINAL DRIVER DOMINANCE INDEX TOP 10

Aaron Brocksieck not only won the hobby stock title Sunday night, he clinched the overall Driver Dominance Index (DDI) crown. The percentage of points he earned in his class ranks No. 1 among all drivers in all series.

Michael Long was tops in the modifieds and Jason Frankel the leader in late models.

Simply divide the number of points a driver has earned by the
maximum number available for a driver’s percentage. The DDI shows how much
specific drivers dominate their divisions, in addition to what they do in the raw
points standings.

Stock cars are not eligible to be listed since that series’ heat races do not award points.

Here’s a look at the final top 10 drivers following Aug. 24 races:

1. Aaron Brocksieck, hobby stocks, 577 of 645, .895 (TOP HOBBY STOCK DRIVER)
2. Wes Mayfield, hobby stocks, 576 of 645, .893
3. Steve Carlin, hobby stocks, 565 of 645, .876
4. Michael Long,
modifieds, 563 of 645, .873 (TOP MODIFIED DRIVER)
5. Tony Dunker, modifieds, 562 of 645, .871
6. Steven DeLonjay, modifieds, 559 of 645, .867
7. Jason Frankel, late models, 556 of 645, .862 (TOP LATE MODEL DRIVER)
8. Dave Wietholder, modifieds, 541 of 645, .839
9. Jim Powell, hobby stocks, 535 of 645, .830
10. Mark Burgtorf, late models, 531 of 645, .823

FINAL DEPENDABLE DRIVERS TOP 10

Stock car driver Chris Wibbell is this season’s most dependable driver. The Dallas City Ironman was the only Quincy Raceways competitor to complete all scheduled feature laps through the end of points racing. Way to go, Chris!

Divide a driver’s feature laps completed by those available in his/her series. Here are the leaders through Aug. 24:

1. Chris Wibbell, stock cars, 380 of 380, 1.000 (TOP STOCK CAR DRIVER)
2. Steven DeLonjay
, modifieds, 413 of 421, .981 (TOP MODIFIED DRIVER)
3. Aaron Brocksieck, hobby stocks, 309 of 317, .975 (TOP HOBBY STOCK DRIVER)
4. Steve Carlin, hobby stocks, 307 of 317, .969
5. Dustin Neese, late models, 505 of 530, .953 (TOP LATE MODEL DRIVER)
6-tie. Mark Burgtorf, late models, 500 of 530, .943
6-tie. Justin Reed, late models, 500 of 530, .943
8. Bill Genenbacher, late models, 498 of 530, .940
9. Jasin Perry, late models, 491 of 530, .92641
10. Shawn Deering, modifieds, 390 of 421, .92637

CLOSE CALLS

This category will remain a weekly feature through the end of the season for feature races that utilize transponders. The closest feature finishes through Aug. 24:

1. Jake Wenig, stock cars, 0.096 of a second over John Oliver Jr., May 18. (CLOSEST STOCK CAR FINISH)
2. Keith Pratt, late models, 0.252 of a second over Justin Reed, May 4. (CLOSEST LATE MODEL FINISH)
3. Denny Woodworth, late models, .302 of a second over Keith Pratt, Aug. 3
4. Steve Steinkuhler, stock cars, 0.344 of a second over John Oliver Jr., June 1.
5. John Oliver Jr., stock cars, 0.356 of a second over Jeff Mueller, June 29.
6. Travis Booher, hobby stocks, 0.366 of a second over James Leffew, June 8. (CLOSEST HOBBY STOCK FINISH before transponders were removed from the series)
7. Dave Wietholder, stock cars, 0.387 of a second over Doug Huls, June 22.
8. Aaron Brocksieck, hobby stocks, 0.405 of a second over James Leffew, April 27.
9. Chris Wibbell, stock cars, 0.434 of a second over Doug Huls, April 20.
10. Michael Long, modifieds, 0.452 of a second over Steve Arpin, May 4. (CLOSEST MODIFIED FINISH)

QUINCY RACEWAYS LEADERS

Final Track Points

Late Models: Jason Frankel 556, Mark Burgtorf 531, Justin Reed 515, Lonnie Bailey 492, Jason Perry 492, Bill Genenbacher 479, Dustin Neese 477.
Modifieds: Michael Long 563, Tony Dunker 562, Steven DeLonjay 559, Dave Wietholder 541, Shawn Deering 487.
Stock Cars: Jeff Mueller 626, Chris Wibbell 626, Dave Wietholder 585, Steve Steinkuhler 576, Doug Huls 567, Levi Long 538.
Hobby Stocks: Aaron Brocksieck 577, Wes Mayfield 576, Steve Carlin 565, Jim Powell 535, Bobby Anders 526, James Leffew 511.

Final Second-Half Points 

Late Models: Mark Burgtorf 354, Jason Frankel 349,
Justin Reed 314, Bill Genenbacher
295, Jason Perry 293, Lonnie Bailey 292, Nick Ingalls 286.
Modifieds: Steven DeLonjay 334, Tony Dunker 333, Dave Wietholder 329, Michael Long 321, Shawn Deering 314, Justin Reed 267.
Stock Cars: Jeff
Mueller 342, Chris Wibbell 331, Dave Wietholder 325, Steve Steinkuhler 306, Doug Huls 304, Andrew Griffin 294, Sarah Woodhurst 293.
Hobby Stocks: Wes Mayfield, 353, Aaron Brocksieck 350, Steve Carlin 340, Jim Powell 328, James Leffew 319, Bobby Anders 317.

Final Feature Points

Late Models: Jason Frankel 542, Mark Burgtorf 514, Justin Reed 503.
Modifieds: Tony Dunker 540, Steven DeLonjay 535, Michael Long 526, Dave Wietholder 518.
Stock Cars: Jeff Mueller 626, Chris Wibbell 626, Dave Wietholder 585.
Hobby Stocks: Aaron Brocksieck 553, Wes Mayfield 553, Steve Carlin 537. 

Final Heat Points

Late Models: Matt Bailey 19, Jerry Weisenberger 18,
Mark Burgtorf 17; Bill Genenbacher 16, Jason Perry 16.
Modifieds: Michael Long 37, Jared Schlipman 25, Steven DeLonjay 24, Dave Wietholder 23, Tony Dunker 22, Robbie Reed 19.
Hobby Stocks: Bobby Anders 30, Steve Carlin 28, James Leffew 26, Aaron Brocksieck 24, Wes Mayfield 23, Jim Powell 12.

Herald-Whig Performance Points (counted through end of season)

Late Models: Mark Burgtorf 186, Jason Frankel 138, Denny Woodworth 111, Justin Reed 62,  Kevin Tomlinson 53, Nick Ingalls 52, Robby Warner 46.
Modifieds: Michael Long 261, Steven DeLonjay 108, Robbie Reed 103, Dave Wietholder 99, Tony Dunker 93, Wyatt Lantz 59.
Stock Cars: Jeff Mueller 158, Dave Wietholder 105, John Oliver Jr. 96, Chris Wibbell 84, Abe Huls 81, Doug Huls 74, Steve Steinkuhler 40.
Hobby Stocks: James Leffew 129, Aaron Brocksieck 129, Wes Mayfield 124, Jim Powell 118, Steve Carlin 87.

Final Money Earned (points races only)

Late Models: Jason Frankel $8,080, Mark Burgtorf
$7,735, Justin Reed $4,805, Lonnie Bailey $4,095, Jason Perry $3,980, Nick Ingalls $3,660,
Kevin Tomlinson $3,655, Denny Woodworth $3,625.
Modifieds: Michael Long $5,350, Steven DeLonjay $3,360, Tony Dunker $3,350, Dave Wietholder $3,135, Robbie Reed $2,830, Shawn Deering $2,400.
Stock Cars: Jeff Mueller $4,465, Chris Wibbell $3,185, Dave Wietholder $3,075, John Oliver Jr, $2,985, Abe Huls $2,940.
Hobby Stocks: Aaron Brocksieck $1,515, James Leffew $1,490, Wes Mayfield $1,420, Jim Powell $1,280, Steve Carlin $1,105, Travis Booher $1,100.

MAJOR SEASON TRACK RECORDS

These records, for the exception of track points, are compiled through end of the season in September:

Late Models

Total wins: Mark Burgtorf, 28, 2006
Current leader: Mark Burgtorf, 17

Feature wins: Mark Burgtorf, 13, 2006
Current leader: Mark Burgtorf, 6

Heat wins: Mark Burgtorf, 10, 2006
Current leader: Mark Burgtorf, 6

Dash wins: Mark Burgtorf, 8, 2007
Current leader: Mark Burgtorf, 5

Track points: Mark Burgtorf, 687, 2007 (17 points weeks)
Current leader: Jason Frankel, 556 (15 points weeks)

Herald-Whig Performance Points: Mark Burgtorf, 269, 2006
Current leader: Mark Burgtorf, 186

Modifieds

Total wins: Michael Long, 36, 2007
Current leader: Michael Long, 33

Feature wins: Michael Long, 16, 2007

Current leader: Michael Long, 14

Heat wins: Hank DeLonjay, 17, 2006

Current leader: Michael Long, 12

Dash wins: Michael Long, 7, 2007

Current leader: Michael Long, 7

Track points: Wyatt Lantz, 836, 2005 (20 points weeks)
Current leader: Michael Long, 563 (15 points weeks)

Herald-Whig Performance Points: Michael Long, 322, 2007
Current leader: Michael Long, 261

Stock cars

Current leaders
(first year for the series)

Total wins: Jeff Mueller, 13
Feature wins: Jeff Mueller, 9
Heat wins: John Oliver Jr. 6
Track points: Jeff Mueller, 626; Chris Wibbell, 626 (17 points weeks)
Herald-Whig Performance Points: Jeff Mueller, 158

Hobby Stocks

Total wins: Steve Carlin, 23, 2007
Current leader: James Leffew, 10

Feature wins: Steve Carlin, 12, 2007

Current leader: James Leffew, 4; Aaron Brocksieck, 4; Wes Mayfield 4

Heat wins: Eddie Dieker, 14, 2005

Current leader: Bobby Anders, 7

Track points: Eddie Dieker, 799, 2005 (21 points weeks)
Current leader: Aaron Brocksieck, 577 (15 points weeks)

Herald-Whig Performance Points: Steve Carlin 300, 2007

Current leader: James Leffew, 129; Aaron Brocksieck, 129

FASTEST FEATURE LAPS

Late Models

April 6: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 67.916 mph
April 20: Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 70.091 mph
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
AUG. 3 (July 27 makeup): DENNY WOODWORTH, MENDON, ILL., 71.394 mph, (IMCA RECORD)
Aug. 3: Nick Ingalls, Quincy, Ill., 67.117 mph
Aug. 10: Sam Halstead, New London, Iowa, 67.911 mph
Aug. 17: Lonnie Bailey, Quincy, Ill., 68.635 mph
Aug. 24: Jerry Weisenberger, Quincy, Ill., 68.513 mph

Fast laps

Mark Burgtorf, 6
Lonnie Bailey, 1
Nick Ingalls, 1
Sam Halstead, 1
Denny Woodworth, 1
Jason Frankel, 1
Justin Reed, 1
Kevin Tomlinson, 1
Robby Warner, 1
Tom Darbyshire, 1
Ed Dixon, 1
Terry Neal, 1
Jerry Weisenberger, 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
Aug. 3: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 68.009 mph
Aug. 10 (July 27 makeup): Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 68.124 mph
Aug. 10: Robbie Reed, Quincy, Ill., 60.825 mphA
Aug. 17: Steven DeLonjay, Quincy, Ill., 62.273 mph
Aug. 24: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill., 64.369 mph

Fast laps

Michael Long, 14
Steven DeLonjay, 1
Robbie Reed, 1
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)
July 27: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa, 62.388 mph
Aug. 3: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa, 61.709 mph
Aug. 10: Dave Wietholder, Liberty, Ill., 59.565 mph
Aug. 17: Doug Huls, Carthage, Ill., 61.160 mph
Aug. 24: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa, 61.070 mph

Fast laps

Jeff Mueller, 8
John Oliver Jr., 3
Dave Wietholder, 2
Chris Wibbell, 2
Doug Huls, 2

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.
Aug. 3 (July 27 makeup): Denny Woodworth, Mendon, Ill.
Aug. 3: Denny Woodworth, Mendon, Ill.
Aug. 10: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill.
Aug. 17 Lonnie Bailey, Quincy, Ill.
Aug. 24: Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill.

Feature laps led (weekly Sunday night shows):

Mark
Burgtorf, 96
Jason Frankel, 80
Kevin Tomlinson, 62
Terry Neal, 46
Sam Halstead, 36
Robby Warner, 30
Matt Bailey, 29
Dustin Griffin, 26
Denny Woodworth, 25
Nick Ingalls, 25
Terry
Gallaher 20
Justin Reed, 18
Keith Pratt, 15
Ron Elbe, 15
Jerry Weisenberger, 8
Lonnie Bailey, 1
Jason Perry, 1

Feature laps run (weekly Sunday night shows):
Dustin Neese 505, Justin Reed 500, Mark Burgtorf 500, Bill Genenbacher 498, Jason Perry 491.

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.
Aug. 3: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
Aug. 10 (July 27 makeup): Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.
Aug. 10: Robbie Reed, Quincy, Ill.
Aug. 17: Steven DeLonjay, Quincy, Ill.
Aug. 24: Michael Long, Quincy, Ill.

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

Michael Long, 186
Jared Schlipman, 57
Dave Wietholder, 39
Robbie Reed, 32
Justin Reed 24
Todd Reed, 20
Adam Birck, 15
Brandon Lennox, 12
Steven DeLonjay, 10
Justin Reed, 8
Rob Carter, 5
Shawn Deering, 4
Wyatt Lantz, 4
Jeff Waterman, 4
Joe Bliven, 3

Feature laps run (weekly Sunday night shows): Steven DeLonjay 413, Shawn Deering 390, Michael Long 378, Dave Wietholder 373.

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: Dave Wietholder, Liberty, Ill.
July 20: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa
July 27: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa
Aug. 3: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa
Aug. 10: Dave Wietholder, Liberty, Ill.
Aug. 17: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa
Aug. 24: Jeff Mueller, New London, Iowa

Feature laps led (weekly Sunday night shows):

Jeff Mueller, 162
Dave Wietholder, 57
John Oliver Jr., 26
Steve Steinkuhler, 24
Sarah Woodhurst, 22
Jake Wenig, 21
Chris Wibbell, 18
Doug Huls, 14
Rusty Tobias, 10
Andrew Griffin, 8
Levi Long, 7
Kale Foster 6
Chris Webb, 4
Bruce Hatfield, 1

Feature laps run (weekly Sunday night shows): Chris
Wibbell 390, Bruce Hatfield 337, Jeff Mueller 336, Steve Steinkuhler 316, Dave Wietholder 310, Levi Long 309.

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.
Aug. 3 (July 27 makeup): Wes Mayfield, Hull, Ill.
Aug. 3: Aaron Brocksieck, Camp Point, Ill.
Aug. 10: James Leffew, Quincy, Ill.
Aug. 17: Wes Mayfield, Hull, Ill.
Aug. 24: Wes Mayfield, Hull, Ill.

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

Jim Leffew, 62
Jim Powell, 52
Travis Booher, 41
Steve Carlin, 35
Aaron Brocksieck, 35
Bobby Anders, 32
Wes Mayfield, 22
Mike Wiley, 19
Jeremy Buss, 13
Steve Watkins Jr., 10

Feature laps run (weekly Sunday night shows, plus June 10 points race): Aaron Brocksieck 309, Steve Carlin 307, Wes Mayfield 291, James Leffew 275, Jim Powell 265.

RUNNER-UP OR JUST THE FIRST LOSER?

The drivers who have finished second in this season’s features:

Late models

Jason Frankel, 3
Matt Bailey, 2
Mark Burgtorf, 2
Nick Ingalls, 2
Keith Pratt, 2
Justin Reed, 2
Denny Woodworth, 1
Terry Gallaher, 1
Kevin
Tomlinson, 1
Joey Gower 1.

Modifieds

Wyatt Lantz, 2
Shawn Deering, 2
Robbie Reed, 2
Justin Reed, 1
Dave Wietholder, 1
Todd Reed, 1
Joe Hooper, 1
Steven DeLonjay, 1
Tony Dunker, 1
Brandon Lennox, 1
Steve Arpin, 1
Michael Long, 1
Joe Bliven, 1

Stock cars

John Oliver, 4
Abe Huls, 3
Doug Huls, 2
Jeff Mueller, 2
Chris Wibbell, 2
Dave Wietholder, 1
Sarah Woodhurst, 1
Steve Steinkuhler, 1

Hobby stocks

James Leffew, 3
Bobby Anders, 3
Jim Powell, 3
Steve Watkins Jr., 2
Wes Mayfield, 2
Steve Carlin, 2
Aaron Brocksieck, 2

WEEKLY CAR COUNT AVERAGES

The averages

Modifieds:  22.4 (Season highs: 34, June 1; 33, April 20)
Late models:  20.0 (Season highs: 42, April 27; 27, June 29)
Stock cars:  14.7 (Season high: 21, July 20)
Hobby stocks:  14.1 (Season high: 17, June 8)

TOTAL CARS
Sunday night shows (only) average:  68.1
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
July 27: 67
Aug. 3: 66
Aug. 10: 67
Aug. 17: 62
Aug. 24: 63

CAUTION CITY

These are the average number of cautions per show:

Modifieds: 10.5
Stock cars: 4.2
Hobby stocks: 4.1
Late models: 3.5

2008 total cautions: 407
2007: 493
2006: 448

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  1. qr fan says:

    What a night! Great way to end the points season. Unbelievable!

  2. qr fan says:

    What a night! Great way to end the points season. Unbelievable!

  3. Top Row says:

    i enjoy the LMs the most, but last night was a great night for all classes. can’t believe all of those close finishes.

  4. Top Row says:

    i enjoy the LMs the most, but last night was a great night for all classes. can’t believe all of those close finishes.

  5. Xlr8r says:

    In your “STELLAR FIELD” you could also include Steven Delonjay, with his 2 Hornet Titles.

  6. Xlr8r says:

    In your “STELLAR FIELD” you could also include Steven Delonjay, with his 2 Hornet Titles.

  7. Xlr8r says:

    In your “STELLAR FIELD” you could also include Steven Delonjay, with his 2 Hornet Titles.

  8. Xlr8r says:

    In your “STELLAR FIELD” you could also include Steven Delonjay, with his 2 Hornet Titles.

  9. 0f FAN says:

    congrats to all the track champs and a big congrats to jason frankel and michael long way to drive like you both no how fast and hard. best of luck jason in the national points race and also in burlington sept 12th and 13th finish the year out on a high note.

  10. 0f FAN says:

    congrats to all the track champs and a big congrats to jason frankel and michael long way to drive like you both no how fast and hard. best of luck jason in the national points race and also in burlington sept 12th and 13th finish the year out on a high note.

  11. Stevie Dirt says:

    Right you are. We overlooked Little Crank in the list of former champs. And that was NOT short joke!

  12. Stevie Dirt says:

    Right you are. We overlooked Little Crank in the list of former champs. And that was NOT short joke!

  13. DTR FAN says:

    Congrats to all the champs. Great night of racing in all classes. Especially Jason Frankel, he was hooked up and flying. Jason you have worked hard this year, you diserve it all. Oh, I heard a rumor that he is your “2008 National Points Champion” by 2 points over Todd Cooney. Congrats to all and thanks for putting on a great points racing season.

  14. DTR FAN says:

    Congrats to all the champs. Great night of racing in all classes. Especially Jason Frankel, he was hooked up and flying. Jason you have worked hard this year, you diserve it all. Oh, I heard a rumor that he is your “2008 National Points Champion” by 2 points over Todd Cooney. Congrats to all and thanks for putting on a great points racing season.

  15. DTR FAN says:

    Congrats to Jason Frankel on earning a National Championship points win. I’m looking forward to the Pepsi Nationals in Burlington. Jason had the misfortune of a rain delay last year. If it had not rained he would have ran Burgtorf down and won. If the rain stays away and the track is good, you better keep your eye on the 0F machine. The guy is fast and smooth on that track. If you havn’t been there to watch some racing you should check it out. Sept. 12th and 13th, awesome race track and nice facility, most importantly great racing.

  16. DTR FAN says:

    Congrats to Jason Frankel on earning a National Championship points win. I’m looking forward to the Pepsi Nationals in Burlington. Jason had the misfortune of a rain delay last year. If it had not rained he would have ran Burgtorf down and won. If the rain stays away and the track is good, you better keep your eye on the 0F machine. The guy is fast and smooth on that track. If you havn’t been there to watch some racing you should check it out. Sept. 12th and 13th, awesome race track and nice facility, most importantly great racing.

  17. jeffrey bartz says:

    You must have got your facts from the moon or perhaps the Herald Whig but there is no way on this planet Tony “the skunk” dirty no drivin’ Dunker got 6000 points in less than 10 years,,Oh maybe he bought them,hahahahaha @ You and the herald whig,..google eyes hahahahaha !

  18. jeffrey bartz says:

    You must have got your facts from the moon or perhaps the Herald Whig but there is no way on this planet Tony “the skunk” dirty no drivin’ Dunker got 6000 points in less than 10 years,,Oh maybe he bought them,hahahahaha @ You and the herald whig,..google eyes hahahahaha !

  19. DTR FAN says:

    Who cares where he got his info, your quite rude. Lets see Bartz fan ha. You know it is hard to even gather points when your trying to flip your car into the grandstands. Hard way to gather points.

  20. DTR FAN says:

    Who cares where he got his info, your quite rude. Lets see Bartz fan ha. You know it is hard to even gather points when your trying to flip your car into the grandstands. Hard way to gather points.

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