Archive for November, 2009

Looking for some comeback candidates

November 30, 2009 0 Comments

Who’s ripe for a comeback in 2009 at the Bullring? Here’s one guy’s guess for each of the four weekly series: Late models: It’s no secret Jerry Weisenberger was again talking about retirement late in the 2009 season, but here’s one fan hoping he decides on (at least) one final hurrah. Between 2005-07, Weisenberger strung […]

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‘Sleeper’ championship picks for 2010

November 24, 2009 5 Comments
‘Sleeper’ championship picks for 2010

The 2010 racing season at the Bullring could again be ripe for some “sleeper picks” to win track titles. A year ago at this time, how many were tabbing Justin Reed to win the modified championship? How about Abe Huls in the stock cars? Here are four names to ponder as we all await next […]

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That’s Reed, which rhymes with speed

November 22, 2009 2 Comments

Justin Reed is the answer to a rather interesting trivia question involving the Bullring. Reed, who won the modified track title and finished runner-up to Lonnie Bailey in the late model points race, turned a 70 mph feature lap in both classes last season. Only two modified drivers reached that speed, the other being Michael […]

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Last three seasons have produced historical points races

November 18, 2009 0 Comments

Bullring fans, cherish the past three seasons. They have been historical in nature and it’s unlikely we’ll see anything like them — ar least as many of them — again anytime soon. There have been 17 track championships in 35 years decided by 9 points or less — and eight (count ‘em, E-I-G-H-T) have come in the last […]

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So much for that conspiracy theory

November 18, 2009 0 Comments

All the dirt-track conspiracy theorists that are convinced starting on the pole or front row of the feature is a virtual lock for victory might want to rethink that belief. Of the 84 features run last season at the Bullring, only 9.5 percent were won from the pole and just 26.2 percent were won from […]

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Milestones within reach in 2010

November 15, 2009 0 Comments

Keeping with the “combined” theme, here is a look at the career victory leaders of all of the classes included as one. Mark Burgtorf has a shot at reaching 200 wins (since 1999)  next season, while Tony Dunker and Lonnie Bailey have the opportunity to become the fourth and fifth members of the century club. […]

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Keith Pratt edges Matt Bailey; Modifieds up next

November 13, 2009 3 Comments
Keith Pratt edges Matt Bailey; Modifieds up next

Keith Pratt fans voted No. 33 the most likely to win a late model track championship from a list of 10 of the younger — in tems of both age and experience — drivers at the Bullring. Pratt edged Matt Bailey, 35.2 percent to 33.9 percent, in what may have been the closest online poll […]

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Fall series definitely seems to be a popular (afternoon) idea

November 10, 2009 2 Comments

I think the fans and racers have spoken, at least judging from the responses the previous blog has received. Some sort of fall series seems to be very popular, and so does some sort of Sunday afternoon starting time. I’m going to be talking to Bullring co-owner Tony Rhinberger in the near future and this […]

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How about a mini-series in the fall following points racing?

November 8, 2009 15 Comments

How about a fall mini-series at the Bullring? Four weeks of racing after the points season ends, with the champ in each of the competing series picking up some sort of bonus payoff? I’m not one who thinks racing needs to extend into November or anything like that, but I think there’s enough interest to […]

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‘Combined’ leaders a different way to look at totals

November 4, 2009 0 Comments
‘Combined’ leaders a different way to look at totals

During the next few blogs we’ll look at some of the “combined” leaders and record holders at the Bullring. By “combined” I mean grouping all the weekly series together to compare victory and other totals, season leaders, etc. Notice how most of the leading victory figures have increased over the years. I think it’s a […]

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