Archive for September, 2010

Leffew, Schlipman top voting; Dunker, Wietholder struggling

September 30, 2010 3 Comments

James Leffew and Jared Schlipman have broken from the pack in the early voting for modified DIRT-y Driver of the year online balloting. Leffew had 31.4 percent and Schlipman 28.3 percent of the vote as of 10:49 p.m. Thursday. Shawn Deering at 11.4 percent was running third after after more than 180 votes were cast. Defending […]

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Can Dunker defend his modified DIRT-y Driver of the Year title?

September 30, 2010 0 Comments

And now it’s the modifieds’ turn. Voting opened this morning for the modified DIRT-y Driver of the Year online ballot. Tony Dunker is the defending champ. Dunker won a spirited battle with Dave Wietholder in 2009, a competition that drew more than 5,200 votes. I doubt is we see those kind of numbers again, but […]

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Griffin is DIRT-y Driver of the Year in stock car class

September 30, 2010 2 Comments

Andrew Griffin is the new stock car DIRT-y Driver of the Year. Griffin finished with 34 percent of the vote in this year’s online ballot. Steve Steinkuhler, the 2009 champ, was second in the balloting with 19 percent. Aaron Brocksieck was third with 18 percent. Griffin dominated early and late, with Steinkuhler and Brocksieck making […]

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Ten signs that you know racing season is nearing an end

September 28, 2010 11 Comments
Ten signs that you know racing season is nearing an end

1. Hot chocolate is being sold at the concession stand. 2. Tony Dunker, Brandon Brown and Justin Reed are talking about the latest episode of “Rubicon” on Sunday nights, rather than what just happened in a heat race. 3. Denny Woodworth knows he won’t be referred to as the “late model lawyer” again until next […]

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Here’s the lowdown for Sunday night at the Bullring

September 27, 2010 16 Comments
Here’s the lowdown for Sunday night at the Bullring

Hawaii Five-O is over, so here’s the scoop for what Sunday night’s lineup will offer: The ILMO Lightning Mini Sprints will be part of a schedule that also includes late models, modifieds, stock cars and hobby stocks. Keep reading, because there are some special rules for most of the events. The Mini Sprint event is a […]

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Tanner Klingele making move to Team 4?

September 27, 2010 16 Comments

Negotiations continue between Team 4 officials and young Tanner Klingele, the 15-year-old, second-year hobby stock driver. Well, actually, most of the negotiations are with Tanner’s parents, former track champ Jeff Klingele and mom Teresa. Team 4 patriarch Tony Dunker said he would eventually like to put Tanner in a third modified, but 2011 might see the […]

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3rd annual All-Dirt teams coming soon

September 26, 2010 4 Comments

The third annual Stevie Dirt All-Dirt teams for late models, modifieds, stock cars and hobby stocks will be revealed here following the completion of the Quincy Raceways season. A driver of the year in each class, plus a first and second row will be selected.

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Griffin, Brocksieck, Steinkuhler in three-way fight for first

September 26, 2010 0 Comments

And all of a sudden we have a race! Andrew Griffin’s big lead has dissipated in his quest to be the stock car DIRT-y Driver of the Year as the fans of Aaron Brocksieck and defending champ Steve Steinkuhler have come out in the last 24 hours to bunch up the online balloting that runs hrough […]

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Sunday night show rained out — again

September 26, 2010 6 Comments

Too much rain in recent days has forced cancellation of Sunday night’s scheduled event at Quincy Raceways. This marks three straight rainouts in what was supposed to be the “extended season.” Look for word later todayabout information for the Oct. 3 show.

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And the gold medal winner(s) for 2010 are …

September 25, 2010 11 Comments
And the gold medal winner(s) for 2010 are …

The most important elements of this blog are all of those race fans who read it and take part with their comments. In three seasons this “Stevie Dirt” thing has mushroomed beyond all imagination — and you guys are the reason. Thank you! This is first year we started awarding weekly “medals” for blog contributions. I just wish […]

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