Quincy Raceways fans will always be grateful to Abe Huls, one of only three drivers who has been with the stock car series full-time since its inception in 2008. The stock cars have struggled for bodies almost since day one, but Honest Abe could always be found in the pits on most Sunday nights.
And Huls did more than just show up, fashioning three solid seasons, but he was especially impressive the past two. The Carthage driver won the 2009 track championship (on the last week of the season) and then ran second to Terry Houston in 2010. Those accomplishments earned him the No. 2 spot in our countdown of most dominant drivers over the past campaigns.
Word is, however, Huls won’t be running at the Bullring full-time in 2011, and that’s a shame. That would mean both the 2010 champ and runner-up would be opting out of full-time commitments this year. Houston has already said he would not be running for points, although we’re counting on Dave Moore to change his mind about that. If both Huls and Houston follow through with their pledges that means Steve Steinkuhler, Jerry Jansen and Andrew Griffin — the next-highest points finishes — would be cast into the favorite’s role.
HULS BY THE GLANCE
2010: 2nd in points
2009: 1st in points
1st in career stock car track points
1st in career stock car driver rankings
Ranks 3rd in highest stock average (4.3) points finish in series’ three-year history
One of three drivers to finish in top 10 in points in each of the series’ first three seasons