Archive for January, 2010

Justin Reed acceptance speech highlight of the night

January 30, 2010 12 Comments
Justin Reed acceptance speech highlight of the night

Tony Dunker warned me earlier in the week that Justin Reed’s acceptance speech at the Quincy Raceways awards banquet Saturday night  might be of filibuster proportion. He was right. Reed was honored as the 2009 modified track champion, driving Dunker’s No. 4st car. And Reed may have taken longer to deliver his thank-you’s than he […]

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All-time King of the Ring voting starts Monday, Feb. 1

January 28, 2010 2 Comments
All-time King of the Ring voting starts Monday, Feb. 1

Who will wear the crown? The inaugural “King of the Ring” — as in Bullring — competition willk get under way on this blog beginning Monday. Feb. 1. Here’s how it will work: — Online voters will determine the all-time King of the Ring through four stages of voting. — Drivers who have won at least […]

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10 things to remember: No. 10 — Usual suspects, but some surprises, too

January 27, 2010 0 Comments
10 things to remember: No. 10 — Usual suspects, but some surprises, too

The following is the final in a 10-part countdown of highlights and lowlights at Quincy Raceways during the decade of the 2000s. If you were looking for season-after-season consistency during the just-completed decade at the Bullring, there are a handful of names that will immediately jump out. And for the most part, they are the usual […]

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10 things to remember: No. 9 — Top individual seasons of the decade

January 26, 2010 0 Comments
10 things to remember: No. 9 — Top individual seasons of the decade

The following is the ninth in a 10-part countdown of highlights and lowlights at Quincy Raceways during the decade of the 2000s. Initially, I figured it would take close to forever to pick out the top individual seasons from the decade. In reality, it took about 10 minutes. 1. Michel Long, modifieds, 2007-2008 I know, I know […]

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10 things to remember: No. 8 — The Burgtorf disqualification

January 25, 2010 1 Comment
10 things to remember: No. 8 — The Burgtorf disqualification

The following is the eighth in a 10-part countdown of highlights and lowlights at Quincy Raceways during the decade of the 2000s. Quincy regulars have won the last five and six of the previous seven Deery Brothers Summer Series late model features at the Bullring. If not for a controversial disqualification that impressive run would read […]

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10 things to remember: No. 7 — They were the Ironmen

January 24, 2010 0 Comments
10 things to remember: No. 7 — They were the Ironmen

The following is the seventh in a 10-part countdown of highlights and lowlights at Quincy Raceways during the decade of the 2000s. I was interested in seeing what kind of Cal Ripken-esque streaks I could find over the past decade when it came to Bullring drivers, and what I found was a mild surprise. Only two […]

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10 things to remember: No. 6 — Triple crowns were a rarity

January 23, 2010 1 Comment
10 things to remember: No. 6 — Triple crowns were a rarity

The following is the sixth in a 10-part countdown of highlights and lowlights at Quincy Raceways during the decade of the 2000s. It’s not an official statistic or a recognized award, but it is certainly an accomplishment — and a most difficult one. It’s called the “triple crown,” winning the midseason and championship races, plus […]

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10 things to remember: No. 5 — Five biggest off-track decisions

January 21, 2010 0 Comments
10 things to remember: No. 5 — Five biggest off-track decisions

The following is the fifth in a 10-part countdown of highlights and lowlights at Quincy Raceways during the decade of the 2000s. No period in the 35-year history of Quincy Raceways saw more major changes in how the track operated than the 2000-09 decade. The off-track decisions not only shaped the racing of the present, but […]

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10 things to remember: No. 4 —Burgtorf’s six titles led the way

January 20, 2010 2 Comments
10 things to remember: No. 4 —Burgtorf’s six titles led the way

The following is the fourth in a 10-part countdown of highlights and lowlights at Quincy Raceways during the decade of the 2000s. There were 24 different track champs at the Bullring during the 2000-09 decade, but there was a very familiar name when it came to the driver who won the most titles. Late model ace […]

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10 things to remember: No. 3 — Slocum’s death darkest point of decade

January 19, 2010 2 Comments
10 things to remember: No. 3 — Slocum’s death darkest point of decade

The following is the third in a 10-part countdown of highlights and lowlights at Quincy Raceways during the decade of the 2000s I used to love going to the pits on Sunday nights and talking with Brent Slocum, a wonderful, wonderful person. Those visits have not been possible now for almost five years. Slocum died in […]

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