Archive for April, 2011

Burgtorf has most lopsided championship wins

April 30, 2011 2 Comments
Burgtorf has most lopsided championship wins

For as long as the Bullring has been in existence, it’s surprising there have no more runaway championship races than there have been. Only 10 titles in the track’s first 36 seasons have been decided by more than 70 points. What comes as no surprise, however, is 14-time late model champ Mark Burgtorf has three […]

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Ray Guss Jr. thwarts Mark Burgtorf in Lee County main event

April 30, 2011 4 Comments
Ray Guss Jr. thwarts Mark Burgtorf in Lee County main event

(From Dewain Hulett, Lee County Speedway) For the first time in 2011 Mother Nature didn’t threaten Friday night racing action at Lee County Speedway, which kicked of this year’s campaign with a late model feature victory by Ray Guss, Jr. highlighting the schedule. Other feature winners included Dan Wenig in hobby stocks, Dylan Book in […]

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Will there be another close call in 2011?

April 29, 2011 0 Comments
Will there be another close call in 2011?

There appears to be a much better forecast now for the weekend, one that might allow some Sunday night action at the Bullring. If that materializes, all five classes will be involved in points racing for the first time this season. The late model points opener was washed out last week, but the other four […]

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This week’s medal winners

April 28, 2011 0 Comments
This week’s medal winners

Craig Courty captures gold for the first time in the two-year history of the “This Week’s Medal Winners” awards for contributions to this blog. I almost got misty-eyed when I read his comment about never wanting to lose his hometown race track. Here’s a look at this week’s other medal winners, with the key parts […]

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If the Bullring stars drove NASCAR … who would they be?

April 27, 2011 6 Comments
If the Bullring stars drove NASCAR … who would they be?

If our drivers at the Bullring were part of the NASCAR scene, what Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series stars might they be? Here are a few ideas … (and, yes, I’ll be anxious to hear yours, too):   Denny Woodworth: Ryan Newman. (Newman, with an engineering degree, is always regarded as the smartest guy in the […]

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Bullring predictions for the weekend

April 26, 2011 13 Comments
Bullring predictions for the weekend

The forecast is rather difficult to even begin to try and figure out this far away from the weekend, but the reports at this point of the week do not look promising, do they? With that in mind, here are our weekly predictions for Sunday night at 8000 Broadway: 1. Storm clouds: I’d say our chances of […]

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Best new nicknames: No. 1 ‘King Kong Michael Long’

April 25, 2011 7 Comments
Best new nicknames: No. 1 ‘King Kong Michael Long’

What else can you say? Michael Long has been the 800-pound gorilla in the room for a few years now. “King Kong” is absolutely perfect. Thanks to Travis for that one.

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Best new nicknames: No. 2 ‘Catfish’

April 25, 2011 1 Comment
Best new nicknames: No. 2 ‘Catfish’

Jason Perry was tabbed “Catfish” by bullringfan because No. 27 is a “bottom feeder” and runs the “low line.” Classic. Simply classic. He is now Jason “Catfish” Perry.

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Best new nicknames: No. 3 ‘The Godfather’

April 25, 2011 2 Comments
Best new nicknames: No. 3 ‘The Godfather’

When I first saw Lonnie Bailey referred to as “The Godfather” I thought it was perfect. After all, he is the patriarch of the Bailey racing clan. Good call by HIGHSIDE.

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Best new nicknames: No. 4 ‘The Nature Boy’

April 25, 2011 0 Comments
Best new nicknames: No. 4 ‘The Nature Boy’

This might be most appreciated by pro wrestling fans, but TEAM4FAN’s call of Mark Burgtorf as “The Nature Boy” was tremendous, especially when he wrote “14-time, 14-time, 14-time” champion. Those who follow the squared circle will understand that the best.

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