Archive for December, 2009

More of the same in stock car series would be just fine

December 30, 2009 0 Comments

I can say withy any hesitation the stock cars are the most intriguing series heading into 2010. There just isn’t any clear-cut favorite, which should — at least on paper — make for a third straight right-down-to-the-final-race kind of season. A case can be made for at least seven bona fide title threats, plus a […]

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Long needs a handful of heat wins for a clean sweep

December 25, 2009 1 Comment
Long needs a handful of heat wins for a clean sweep

Even if modified standout Michael Long does not race full time in 2010 at the Bullring, he should be there enough to win a few heat races and become the career leader in that category since track stats started being charted in 1999. If — or when — Long takes over the career lead for […]

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2010 Deery Brothers Summer Series schedule released

December 17, 2009 0 Comments
2010 Deery Brothers Summer Series schedule released

The e-mail inbox contained some good news today. The IMCA announced the 2010 Deery Brothers Summer Series schedule. Here are some of the highlights: — The series boasts 16 dates, with 34 Raceway’s $3,000 to win Slocum 50 opening the action on April 10. The West Burlington, Iowa, track will also the traditional tour finale, the $10,000 to win Pepsi […]

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Ten signs you know you need race season to start

December 15, 2009 3 Comments
Ten signs you know you need race season to start

You knw that it’s already been a long winter when … 1. The family dog, a black lab mix, starts to look more and more like Dale Earnhardt. I can almost see a “3” emblazoned on her side. 2. The e-mails from Hank DeLonjay are on the increase, meaning he has way too much time on […]

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Second Deery race at Bullring switched to June

December 11, 2009 3 Comments

The Bullring’s second Deery Brothers Summer Series date in 2010 is being moved to June 13 as part of the annual $3,000-to-win Titan Wheel Shootout. The midseason date and big winner’s check should guarantee a huge field. I would say the track’s 48-car Deery record established in April 2007 will be in danger of falling. Only […]

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Bullring to experiment with 5:30 p.m. starting time

December 9, 2009 7 Comments

Race fans, we have some news about 2010. Quincy Raceways co-owner Tony Rhinbeger spent some time with me today discussing next season. Here are some of the highlights, which I will break up over a two-day period. Today’s information deals with specific issues: – Starting time: The track is going to use a 5:30 p.m. […]

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If at first you don’t succeed …

December 8, 2009 0 Comments

Hopefully, the third time will be the charm. For the second day in a row my scheduled meeting with Quincy Raceways co-cowner Tony Rhinberger had to be postponed. Tony is out of commission today with the flu. We’re shooting for Wednesday if he is able to leave the “hot pit.” Some of the subjects I […]

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Meeting postponed until Tuesday

December 7, 2009 0 Comments

Hey race fans, I just got off the phone with Quincy Raceways co-owner Tony Rhinberger and we’ve had to postpone our scheduled meeting today until Tuesday, so those of you looking for a 2010 update Monday night will need to wait one more day. Judging by the e-mails and phone calls, there’s already a lot […]

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Quincy regulars have ruled first two years of SDRR

December 6, 2009 2 Comments

When the Stevie Dirt Regional Rankings for late models and modifieds were started in 2008 (and for stock cars in 2009), the idea was to see what driver(s) excelled at the primnary tracks in our general region. I think the SDRR has served its purpose. Above all else, I think it has illustrated how much the […]

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Quincy Raceways plans being finalized for 2010

December 2, 2009 0 Comments

I talked with Quincy Raceways co-owner Tony Rhinberger today and he said plans are being finalized for the 2010 season. He plans on releasing all of the details at the Jan. 30 drivers banquet. I’m going to be sitting down with him Monday afternoon and hopefully will be able to provide a few hints of what’s to […]

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