Archive for June, 2011

Charlie Bryson to head Quincy Raceways Hall of Fame effort

June 30, 2011 5 Comments
Charlie Bryson to head Quincy Raceways Hall of Fame effort

A Quincy Raceways Hall of Fame is one step closer to becoming a reality. Charlie Bryson, a longtime track employee — he goes back to 1976 — and now a regular each week in the stands, has taken the bull by the horns. Bryson has started to put together a board of directors who will […]

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Jeff Aikey outruns Justin Reed for Deery win

June 30, 2011 1 Comment
Jeff Aikey outruns Justin Reed for Deery win

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — On the night when fans at Independence Motor Speedway remembered one of their favorite drivers, Jeff Aikey added to his own considerable legacy. Aikey won Wednesday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at Indee, earning a hefty $5,004 for his Red Dralle Memorial victory. The IMCA Late Model tour checkers were his career […]

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Pratt says enough wins will take care of all things

June 29, 2011 12 Comments
Pratt says enough wins will take care of all things

The Kool Kat has a formula for winning his first late model track championship at the Bullring. Actually, the formula is no formula if you listen closely. But the math to that “formula,” he says, will take care of itself. Keith “The Kool Kat” Pratt won the midseason championship race Wednesday night and now takes […]

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Racing is on for Wednesday night, only minimal damage at track

June 29, 2011 1 Comment
Racing is on for Wednesday night, only minimal damage at track

The show will go on as scheduled Wednesday night at Quincy Raceways. The midseason championships are a go! Track officials said Wednesday morning the racing surface and pit area are both in excellent shape, despite the wicked windstorm that tore through West-Central Illinois earlier this week. Some minor roof damage to one of the restrooms […]

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Back in business! Ten things to think about

June 28, 2011 3 Comments
Back in business! Ten things to think about

Thank you, Ameren! Power was restored to the Stevie Dirt compound Tuesday evening, so let’s get this thing cranked up again. I will never ever take things like e-mail and Internet access for granted again. I didn’t mind the showering or trying to get dressed in the dark, or even no television, but I missed […]

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Please be patient … storm has temporarily black flagged us

June 28, 2011 0 Comments

Dirt Friends, Please be patient. The storm earlier this week is causing havoc with our site. We hope to be back up and running at some point later this week. Hope to see you at Wednesday night’s midseason championship races at The Bullring. Just consider this week a pit stop in the dirt track part […]

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Midseason championships postponed until Wednesday night

June 26, 2011 9 Comments
Midseason championships postponed until Wednesday night

Quincy Raceways has postponed Sunday night’s scheduled midseason championships until Wednesday. Racing will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday. “Mother Nature dumped over two inches of rain on Quincy Raceways on Saturday,” track spokesman Jack Walbring said. “The track conditions can best be described as “soupy” as some flash flooding also occurred, leaving nothing but mud […]

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This week’s medal winners

June 25, 2011 1 Comment
This week’s medal winners

Most of the thoughts in the past week have been about a potential Hall of Fame for the Bullring and the rainy weather. Congrats to this week’s winners. Gold medal: jansen06 I give my vote for the mayor of Cheaterville. Jerry Powers has built so many winning cars over the years it would probably be […]

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First leg of unofficial Bullring Triple Crown is Sunday night

June 24, 2011 2 Comments
First leg of unofficial Bullring Triple Crown is Sunday night

Sunday night’s midseason championship races — barring another flood, of course — always represent the first leg of the unofficial Bullring Triple Crown, which equates winning the midseason and season championship races, plus the track points championship. It’s a tough task to accomplish and only a few have managed to turn the trick since 1992, […]

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Getting ready for the second half of the season

June 23, 2011 0 Comments
Getting ready for the second half of the season

Since we’re nearing the end of the first half of the local dirt-track season — is that hard to believe or what? — let’s look ahead to the second half and see what we might expect. Back in 2007, we started tracking second-half points to see what drivers finish the season(s) strong and who might […]

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