Archive for December, 2010

2011 crystal ball: Modifieds

December 30, 2010 1 Comment
2011 crystal ball: Modifieds

The following drivers were the top 10 finishers in points in the 2010 stock car season. Here’s what I see for each of those drivers in 2011: 1. Jared Schlipman: Unless your name is Michael Long, it is next-to-impossible to put together back-to-back championship seasons in this division, which is arguably the deepest of the […]

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2011 wild thing, modified rules now available

December 30, 2010 0 Comments

I was notified of these two items Thursday by e-mail: • The 2011 four-cylinder wild thing rules are now posted on the www.quincyraceways.com website. • The 2011 UMP modified rules that were released Thursday. Check out the details at http://www.dirtcarump.com/rules/modified-rules/

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24 Raceway in Moberly not opening in 2011

December 29, 2010 9 Comments

The rumors were true concerning 24 Raceway in Moberly, Mo. The facility will not be opening in 2011. Ownership is citing the overall downturn in the economy, plus low car and crowd counts in 2010. For more information, see the track release at www.heartlandmotorsports.com.

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Crystal ball 2011: Stock cars

December 28, 2010 3 Comments
Crystal ball 2011: Stock cars

The following drivers were the top 10 finishers in points in the 2010 stock car season. Here’s what I see for each of those drivers in 2011: 1. Terry Houston: No. 97 may or may not run full-time in 2011. My guess is he will ultimately decide to tackle the complete points schedule because there is nothing like being […]

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Reliving the hornets, getting ready for the wild things

December 27, 2010 0 Comments
Reliving the hornets, getting ready for the wild things

It required some serious searching, but here’s a quick recap of the two years of (four-cylinder) hornet racing in 2006-07 at Quincy Raceways. With the addition of the wild things to the 2011 schedule at the track, these are the marks the second generation of four-cylinders will be shooting at: CHAMPIONS 2007: Steven DeLonjay 2006: […]

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Crystal ball 2011: Hobby stocks

December 25, 2010 28 Comments
Crystal ball 2011: Hobby stocks

The following drivers were the top 10 finishers in points in the 2010 hobby stock season. Here’s what I see for each in 2011: 1. Steve Carlin: Carlin, seeking that record fifth track title for this series, will finish first … or second. 2. Bobby Anders: I feel Anders is poised for a monster season […]

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Merry Christmas, Dirt Nation!

December 24, 2010 5 Comments

Merry Christmas to all the readers of this blog who make every day a little bit better than the previous. The number of daily readers has grown to proportions I never dreamed possible. Thank you very, very much! Most of all, let’s be thankful we have a local dirt track that we can enjoy and let’s […]

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2010 Countdown No. 1: At long last, D.W. gets the ring

December 23, 2010 5 Comments
2010 Countdown No. 1: At long last, D.W. gets the ring

We needed to look no farther than the late model of No. 45 for the feel-good story of 2010. It also happened to be the story of the season — veteran Denny Woodworth, one of the most popular drivers at the track, finally secured the late model championship he had sought since 1995.  For much of […]

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2010 Countdown No. 2: And now, the record awaits

December 21, 2010 0 Comments
2010 Countdown No. 2: And now, the record awaits

We’re down to the final two of the 2010 Countdown. Just writing the following account got my adrenalin pumping for that first green flag of the season. Is it April yet? For a decade, Steve Carlin has chiseled away at the accomplishments — and the legend — of Eddie Dieker, the most successful bomber/hobby stock driver in […]

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First racing magazine of the season on the stands

December 20, 2010 12 Comments
First racing magazine of the season on the stands

Think racing season is not getting closer by the day? I picked up a copy of Sports Illustrated’s NASCAR Review/Preveiw 2011 at the Quincy Mall Monday night. Here’s the magazine’s picks for next season’s Sprint Cup championship: 1. Jimmie Johnson: That would be six in a row. 2. Kyle Busch: If he harnesses his aggression, […]

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