Archive for April, 2010

Mother Nature foils Lee County again

April 30, 2010 0 Comments

Lee County County Speedway officials pulled the plug on tonight’s racing card at about 3 p.m. today. For the second straight week, the Donnellson, Iowa track has seen its opening night of points racing wiped out by wet weather. Is it just me, or does Lee County get an extraordinary amount of rain on Friday […]

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Would you replace any of the top five?

April 29, 2010 1 Comment
Would you replace any of the top five?

We’ve had quite a bit of discussion– and voting — here recently concerning best looking hobby stocks and stock cars (modifieds and late models are to come). So I thought I’d offer up my picks again for the five best looking cars of the 2000-09 decade. These were included in our racing “team” of the […]

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Voting near end in stock car competition, modifieds next

April 28, 2010 0 Comments

Online voting for the best-looking stock car will end Thursday, with Steve Steinkuhler looking like a sure bet to be the winner. Steinkuhler has captured an impressive 35 percent of the balloting. Up next will be the modifieds, which will be posted some time Thursday afternoon or early evening. Adam Scott was the winner in […]

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This week’s predictions for Sunday night at the Bullring

April 27, 2010 6 Comments
This week’s predictions for Sunday night at the Bullring

Sunday night forecast for the Bullring: 1. Why do I think there might be some fireworks surrounding the hobby stock division? Barring engine problems, I’m picking Bobby Anders to win a third straight feature. Other than that, I have no idea what’s going to happen in this all-of-a-sudden volatile class. 2. We will be extremely lucky […]

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Bullring drivers, let’s hear from you!

April 26, 2010 8 Comments
Bullring drivers, let’s hear from you!

An interesting note came in (see comments) asking how much it costs to put together a race team? Late model, modified, stock car and hobby stock drivers help us out! How about some of you writing in and providing some information about how much the different kinds of cars cost, how much does it take for a summer-long season, etc.? […]

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Was that Noah in turn four?

April 25, 2010 1 Comment

As expected, Quincy Raceways was foreced to call off its Sunday night schedule due to amount that fell this weekend. There was a better chance of an ark turning a lap Sunday than a late model, modified, stock car or hobby stock. They’ll try again next Sunday, with hot laps at 5 p.m. and racing […]

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Rain wipes out Saturday night racing in West Burlington

April 24, 2010 0 Comments

Saturday’s rains washed out 34 Raceway’s schedule in West Burlington, Iowa, erasing what would have been the opening night of IMCA late model points racing. The weekend’s wet weather is also threatening to wipe out Quincy Raceways’ Sunday night schedule. The forecast does not look good. The chance of rain is 50 percent, and with […]

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Lee County Speedway’s Friday night sked washed out

April 23, 2010 3 Comments

The day-long rain has forced Lee County Speedway promoters to cancel Friday night’s racing card. The next scheduled show is April 30, which will be the first points night for late models, modifieds, hobby stocks, stock cars and sport mods.

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I’m sticking with my original title pick

April 22, 2010 1 Comment
I’m sticking with my original title pick

Some thoughts about the late models, which begin their “regular season” Sunday night when points racing begins for the track’s marquee division: 1. I still like my pick of Justin Reed to win the track championship. He looks like he is poised for a title run after finishing second in 2009. Here are his points […]

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Bullring predictions for the week

April 21, 2010 2 Comments
Bullring predictions for the week

This week’s predictions: 1. The most exciting race will be: The late model feature. Points start this week, bay-bee. 2. Best bet to rebound in the late models: Defending track champ Lonnie Bailey has had a brutal first two weeks. He’s due for a break. 3. Best bet to rebound in the modifieds: Tony Dunker […]

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