Archive for September, 2008

Strassheim pockets big check at West Burlington

September 29, 2008 0 Comments

Matt Strassheim is $5,000 richer after winning the Pepsi USA Nationals at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Strassheim took the lead from Boone McLaughlin about halfway through the 50-lap main event and held on for not only his first ever Pepsi Nationals victory, but his first-ever Deery Brothers Summer Series tour win. The Pepsi […]

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Quincy Raceways finale will start 5 p.m.

September 27, 2008 0 Comments

The Oct. 5 late model/modified spectacular at Quincy Raceways will start at 5 p.m., which is a great idea. Everyone should be home on a school night by around 9. (And who knows, you’ll probably be able to catch the end of the Sunday night football game, too!) Both the late model and modified main […]

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Burgtorf seeks third straight USA Nationals victory

September 25, 2008 0 Comments

Quincy late model drivere Mark Burgtorf goes for a three-peat Sunday night in the 17th Pepsi USA Nationals Deery Brothers Summer Series event at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Burgtorf, who is the only three-time winner of the USA Nationals, also has a 2000 victory to go with his 2007 and 2006 triumphs. First […]

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Late models: Best is yet to come in ’09 and beyond

September 23, 2008 0 Comments
Late models: Best is yet to come in ’09 and beyond

Six words come to mind when I think about 2009 and beyond in the late model ranks at Quincy Raceways. The best is yet to come. Mark Burgtorf is at the height ofhis career, but several drivers are nippingat his heels to win track championships.(Photo Courtesy Hulett Photography) Think about it. Mark Burgtorf, the driver […]

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Big show planned for Oct. 5 season finale

September 22, 2008 4 Comments

Quincy Raceways owner Tony Rhinberger announced Sunday night the Oct. 5 season finale will include a pair of $2,500-to-win feature events. Late models and modifieds will each be running for the big paydays. Those two purses should draw some serious lineups in both divisions. Look for about 25 late models and as many as 40 […]

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You want modified rankings? We’ve got ‘em!

September 19, 2008 0 Comments
You want modified rankings? We’ve got ‘em!

Three drivers immediately jump off the page when talking all-time and current modified rankings at Quincy Raceways: Hank DeLonjay, Michael Long and Tony Dunker. DeLonjay, who retired after 2007, is so far and away No. 1 in the all-time Herald-Whig rankings he may never have to worry about vacating the throne. Michael Long is unquestionably […]

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Carlin climbs to No. 3 in all-time hobby stock rankings

September 18, 2008 0 Comments
Carlin climbs to No. 3 in all-time hobby stock rankings

Steve Carlin did not win a third Quincy Raceways track championship, but the Hannibal, Mo., driver continued his ascent in The Herald-Whig all-time hobby stock/bomber rankings. Carlin finished third in this season’s championship chase behind Aaron Brocksieck and Wes Mayfield. That is his lowest spot since winding up fourth in 2005, but it allowed him […]

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Tonight’s show wiped out by wet grounds

September 7, 2008 4 Comments

Tonight’s show has been postponed due to Saturday’s rain, according to a release from track officials. The Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders has been rescheduled for Sept. 14 as part of the $2,500-to-win modified special. Stock cars will be the support series. Hobby stocks will NOT be racing. The postponement ends a string of 11 […]

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Burgtorf, Frankel battling for the bucks

September 6, 2008 2 Comments

There’s an interesting "race" for the overall money title this season among the late model drivers. Jason Frankel is trying to unseat Mark Burgtorf as king of the cash register. Burgtorf has won $11,135 at the Bullring, counting both points races and specials. Frankel has pocketed $10,445. A couple of weeks ago Frankel ended Burgtorf’s […]

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Awards time, All-Dirt teams not far away

September 5, 2008 6 Comments

Just because we only have a handful of Sunday nights left at the Bullring doesn’t mean the race talk will die here. Here are some things to be watching for in the coming days, weeks and months: • I’m about ready to start updating the all-time rankings for late models, modifieds and hobby stocks. (Obviously, […]

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