Archive for June, 2010

Bullring predictions for the weekend

June 30, 2010 23 Comments
Bullring predictions for the weekend

It’s a big weekend, with plenty of big predictions … 1. Best bet to win late model midseason championship race: Court will be in session Sunday night when the red-hot late model lawyer, Denny Woodworth, wins his first midseason championship event. 2. Best bet to win modified midseason championship race:  Michael Long. If he’s not there, […]

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Countdown to Quincy: Van Wormer earns second win

June 29, 2010 0 Comments
Countdown to Quincy: Van Wormer earns second win

Jeep Van Wormer won his second UMP Summernationals Hell Tour event of the season Tuesday night, leading the final 18 laps of the 30-lap feature at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. Devin Shiels was runner-up. The victory was also 13th of Wormer’s Summernationals career. Other notable finishes included Shannon Babb in sixth and Dennis […]

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Midseason championship race wins not always a good omen

June 29, 2010 0 Comments
Midseason championship race wins not always a good omen

Winning the midseason championship race has not exactly been a harbinger of eventually winning a track title. Consider this: — The last late model driver to win a midseason championship feature and go on to win the track title was back in 2006 when Mark Burgtorf turned the trick. — Only once in the last […]

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Countdown to Quincy: Babb still holds points lead

June 29, 2010 0 Comments
Countdown to Quincy: Babb still holds points lead

The UMP Summernationals Hell Tour moves to I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., tonight for the 14th leg of the 29-race, 32-day grind. Shannon Babb continues to lead the points in search of a third tour championship, but his lead is only 25 points over Dennis Erb Jr., who is gunning for a fourth straight […]

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No increase in ticket prices for July 4 show

June 29, 2010 3 Comments

There have been some inquiries about ticket prices for Sunday night’s midseason championship races and the $700-to-win  UMP Pro (crate) Late Model class. Tickets will remain the same as for a normal weekly program: $10 adults. $7 seniors. $5 ages 11-15. Free 10 and under. Pit pass: $22.

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Closest feature finishes

June 29, 2010 1 Comment

We’ve had one new addition this season to the closest feature finishes in the “Electronic Era” at the Bullring. Andrew Griffin’s .233 of a second victrory over Terry Houston cracked the list at No. 8. Below are the closest calls at the start-finish line since the electronic timing and scoring system was put in place […]

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Fourth of July weekend has offered variety

June 29, 2010 0 Comments
Fourth of July weekend has offered variety

The Fourth of July weekend races at the Bullring have offered a variety of events in recent years. This weekend we’ll have midseason championship races and the debut of the UMP Pro (crate) Late Models at the track. The past four seasons it has been the $3,000-to-win race (which was moved to June 13 — and rained […]

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Countdown to Quincy: O’Neal wins third time in four nights

June 28, 2010 0 Comments
Countdown to Quincy: O’Neal wins third time in four nights

Don “The Deal” O’Neal held off fast-closing Shannon Babb in the closing laps Monday night to win his third UMP Summernationals Hell Tour event in four nights. O’Neal’s victory came at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. O’Neal has won more than $20,000 in that four-night stretch. O’Neal’s payday at Lincoln Park Speedway was $5,000. […]

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Quincy late model drivers continue domination at Iowa tracks

June 28, 2010 10 Comments
Quincy late model drivers continue domination at Iowa tracks

Quincy Raceways regulars could sweep the late model titles — again — at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, and Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. Justin Reed leads at 34 Raceway, where Bullring drivers have won the last three titles, while Mark Burgtorf tops the points at Lee County, where he is defending champion. Reed […]

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MIDSEASON REPORT: Hobby stocks

June 28, 2010 4 Comments
MIDSEASON REPORT: Hobby stocks

The first half of the hobby stock season has been a classic case of a veteran driver trying to ward off a championship challenge from a younger rival: Steve Carlin vs. Bobby Anders. Carlin, a three-time and defending track champ, is seeking to tie Eddie Dieker’s all-time hobby stock record of four titles. Anders, who […]

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