Archive for August, 2009

Stock car points official

August 31, 2009 1 Comment

Kevin Tomlinson has been awarded last-place feature points following Sunday night’s post-feature disqualification for not having a muffler. The disqualification cost Tomlinson the stock car championship. Tomlinson had filed a protest with the IMCA following the DQ, but the ruling was upheld. There had been a question whether Tomlinson would then receive last-place feature points […]

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IMCA upholds disqualification

August 31, 2009 39 Comments

Track officials said early Monday the IMCA has upheld Sunday night’s post-feature disqualification of Kevin Tomlinson, which will cost the first-year New London, Mo., stock car driver the track title. Tomlinson will finish either second or third in the points, depending on whether the IMCA rules that he receives last-place points or zero points. That […]

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It was a crazy night at the Bullring — not to mention memorable

August 31, 2009 1 Comment

Ten things I’m still thinking about concerning Sunday night’s wacky end to the points season at the Bullring: 1. Not one, but two disqualifications in the features, with one directly affecting a track championship. Kevin Tomlinson was DQ’d after apparently wrapping up the stock car title with a third-place feature finish, only to be credited […]

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Lonnie Bailey wraps up title at West Burlington

August 30, 2009 0 Comments

One down, one to go? Lonnie Bailey put the finishing touches on the late model title at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, Saturday night when he finished second in the feature to Tom Darbyshire. Bailey wound up leading Darbyshire in the final standings by 21 points (495-474). The championship was Bailey’s second in three […]

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DDL, DDI bragging rights to be decided Sunday night

August 28, 2009 0 Comments

Along with deciding the track championships Sunday night at the Bullring, up for grabs are the Dependable Driver Leaderboard (DDL) and Driver Dominance Index (DDI) bragging rights. Personally, the DDL fascinates me. If nothing else, it demonstrates what drivers find a way to keep their cars on the track during the money event (s) — […]

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Rain KOs Lee County, champions are set

August 28, 2009 1 Comment

Rain has again forced cancellation of a Friday night program at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. As a result, the season point totals are final and the track champions are set: Late models: Mark Burgtorf. (This is Burgtorf’s first late model crown at Lee County since 1999.) Stock cars: Jeff Mueller. (Jason Cook and […]

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Close calls nothing new to Justin Reed

August 27, 2009 0 Comments

If nothing else, Justin Reed has proven he is capable of being right in the middle of the action on more than one occasion. Note only has Reed won the closest feature since the track adopted its electronic scoring system two years ago, but he has finished second in four of the top 10 closest […]

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Wibbell’s point total corrected

August 26, 2009 7 Comments

Mathematically, Chris Wibbell still has a chance at his first track title at the Bullring — thanks to a stock car scoring error that was caught. Track officials contacted this blog earlier today, informing us that Wibbell had been shorted 10 points because of a computer glitch in how the IMCA points were applied following […]

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Improvement points have shaken out in ‘logical’ fashion

August 26, 2009 0 Comments

At the beginning of the season, I had no idea how the “Improvement Points” thing might turn out, but with only three weeks of racing remaining I think the proof is in the proverbial pudding. The leaders in all four weekly series are at or near the top of the points standings, which would be […]

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Vermilion County Speedway latest dirt track to close

August 24, 2009 0 Comments

 Another dirt track has closed. Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Ill., is no more. An announcement on its Web site reads: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have no choice but to end the 2009 season at Vermilion County Speedway. There will be no more races promoted this year by Joe Spiker Productions.” For […]

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