Archive for September, 2009

No title yet, but Wibbell has the most stock car points

September 30, 2009 0 Comments

Chris Wibbell has yet to win his first stock car track title at the Bullring, but the Dallas City, Ill., driver has racked up the most points over the first two years of the series at 8000 Broadway. Wibbell lost the 2008 championship on a tiebreaker and finished seventh this season. In the process, he […]

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Inaugural ‘DIRTYs’ voting now turns to stock cars

September 30, 2009 1 Comment

Well done, dirt fans! Well done! The first week of online voting for your choice for Hobby Stock Driver of the Year at the Bullring drew a greater response than I was expecting. I’m anxious to see where the second round of balloting in the “DIRTYs” — starting today — leads for Stock Car Driver […]

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Hobby stock career points lead likely to fall in early 2010

September 28, 2009 0 Comments

Probably around the first of June next season Steve Carlin will take the career lead in track points for the hobby stock/bomber class. That might not be the most glamorous of statistics, but points prove two things — durability and consistency, and it’s impossible to argue that Carlin has not exhibited both. Carlin, who won his […]

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Time running out to vote for hobby stock drivers

September 28, 2009 0 Comments

Time is running out to vote in the first round of the inaugural “DIRTYs” — the fans’ picks for drivers of the year in the Bullring’s four weekly series. Voting will close at midnight Tuesday for the hobby stock division. Up next will be the stock car series. Voting will begin Wednesday for that class […]

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Reed now No. 7 in the IMCA era late model rankings

September 23, 2009 0 Comments

Justin Reed’s runner-up finish in this year’s late model points race at the Bullring vaulted him to No. 7  in the The Herald-Whig’s IMCA era (since 1998) track rankings. The 22-year-old Reed still has a ways to go to crack the track’s all-time top 10 rankings, a place that is still largely reserved for the  hallowed names […]

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It’s time to cast the first of those DIRTY votes

September 22, 2009 3 Comments

It’s time to get down and dirty. Or rather, DIRTY. As promised, readers get to pick the first-ever Stevie Dirt DIRTYs, the fans’ picks for Driver of the Year in each of the Bullring’s four weekly series. You can use whatever criteria you wish — track champion, most victories, best-looking car, most improved … whatever […]

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Dunker solidifies No. 2 all-time spot, takes No. 1 in one-class era

September 21, 2009 0 Comments

Tony Dunker has strengthened his hold on the No. 2 all-time Herald-Whig modified ranking at the Bullring and moved into the No. 1 position since the mods were combined into class prior to the 2006 season. Dunked finished third in this year’s points race behind Justin Reed and Steven DeLonjay. That’s his ninth consecutive top-five […]

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Frankel wins Pepsi USA Nationals; 5 Bullring drivers in top 18

September 20, 2009 7 Comments

Bullring fans should be proud today. Track regulars Jason Frankel and Mark Burgtorf took the top two spots Saturday night in the IMCA-season ending $10,000-to-win Pepsi USA Nationals late model showcase. In addition, Lonnie Bailey, Matt Bailey and Keith Pratt all had strong runs, giving Quincy regulars five of the top 18 finishes. Frankel collected the […]

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Abe Huls’ title lifts him to No. 1 stock car ranking

September 19, 2009 0 Comments

Abe Huls’ track title has moved him into the No. 1 all-time stock car ranking position at the Bullring. OK, OK … “all-time” only means two years in this case, since the stock cars have only been a weekly series at 8000 Broadway since 2008 — but No. 1 is No. 1, no matter how […]

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Fantasy racing league for Bullring in 2010?

September 18, 2009 3 Comments

Now that we’re officially in the “off season” as far as the Bullring is concerned, let’s hear some ideas about a possible 2010 fantasy racing league usuing local drivers. The second comment came in about that subject and I think it’s a great idea, but I’d like to hear what some of you think. What […]

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