Archive for April, 2009

Best drivers to not win a title in the last 10 years

April 30, 2009 3 Comments

Maybe we can call this the Mark Martin Award. Martin is the consensus pick among NASCAR fans as the best driver to never win a Winston, Nextel or Sprint Cup cahmspionship. Here are my picks for that same distinction over the past decade at the Bullring: Late models: I don’t think I’ll get too many […]

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No matter what the comparison, Long’s numbers sparkle

April 29, 2009 0 Comments

Granted, it’s only April and there are a lot of heat races and features ahead of us, but it’s obvious Michael Long has not lost his winning touch in the modifieds. Which causes me to wonder, can he be even better than he has been the past two years? Long has already won four races […]

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Weisenberger no stranger to victory lane

April 28, 2009 0 Comments
Weisenberger no stranger to victory lane

Jerry Weisenberger, who turns 54 on Wednesday, seems to be getting better with age. The veteran late model driver is off to great start at the Bullring. He’s already won two heat races and is just one point behind first-week leader Keith Pratt. Weisenberger has three top-five points finishes in the past four seasons, but […]

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Frankel, Burgtorf, Long, Cook atop regional rankings

April 27, 2009 0 Comments

There are some familiar names atop this week’s Stevie Dirt Regional Rankings. Defending SDRR late model champ Jason Frankel is deadlocked for a second straight week with the 2008 runner-up and Quincy Raceways rival Mark Burgtorf for the No. 1 position. Burgtorf missed an opportunity to open an advantage on Frankel when Saturday and Sunday engine […]

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Michael has been the modified money man

April 24, 2009 0 Comments

Michael Long has not only won back-to-back modified track championships at the Bullring, but No. 18 also has also claimed two straight money-earned titles. (I know, I know, that shouldn’t be a big surprise with the way he has smothered the competition the past two seasons.) I started charting these numbers for the modifieds in […]

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Burgtorf laps all but nine cars in dominating victory

April 23, 2009 0 Comments

The following is a condensed version of what appears in the print version of Friday’s Herald-Whig , plus some additional notes on Thursday night’s Deery Brothers Summer Series tour stop in Quincy: By Steve Eighinger Herald-Whig Staff Writer See ya. That was message Mark Burgtorf sent to the rest of the field once he secured […]

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First big paycheck for late model drivers is here

April 23, 2009 1 Comment

The first big paycheck for local late model drivers comes Thursday night when the Deery Brothers Summer Series tour makes a stop at the Bullring. The $2,000-to-win event was rained out last Sunday. Mark Burgtorf is going for his fourth straight money earned title at 8000 Broadway. The 14-time track champ’s streak is likely much […]

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Dunker cops fifth ‘ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man’ Award

April 21, 2009 1 Comment
Dunker cops fifth ‘ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man’ Award

Maybe this acknowledgement should simply be renamed the “Tony Dunker Sharp Dressed Man Award.” After all, no other local driver has come close to Dunker’s dominance in putting a good-looking hot rod on the track. For the second time in three years and fifth since 2002, Dunker has earned a best-looking modified award. This year’s […]

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Deery Brothers event to be made up Thursday

April 19, 2009 1 Comment

Quincy Raceways owner Tony Rhinberger announced this afternoon tonight’s rained-out Deery Brothers Summer Series tour event will be made up Thursday night. Support series for the night will be IMCA stock cars and hobby stocks. Stock cars will be racing for points, but not the hobby stocks. Modifieds will not be racing. Fans in attendance are reminded […]

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My 10 favorite Deery Brothers tour moments

April 19, 2009 0 Comments

The following column appears in Sunday’s print version of The Herald-Whig: The dirt-track season’s first major event at Quincy Raceways unfolds tonight when the Deery Brothers Summer Series late model tour visits for a 12th consecutive year and its 21st stop at 8000 Broadway. Here¹s an updated look back at 10 of my most memorable […]

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