Archive for July, 2011

DeLonjay could have date with destiny next Sunday

July 31, 2011 3 Comments
DeLonjay could have date with destiny next Sunday

Hank DeLonjay says he always had a sense The Kid would be able “to do OK” behind the wheel of one of those temperamental modifieds. But there’s quite a difference between doing OK and outright domination. Steven DeLonjay, the 19-year-old son of “Hank the Crank,” the legendary 13-time Quincy Raceways track champion, has more than […]

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No chance of rain, bay-bee! We’re racing tonight!

July 31, 2011 1 Comment

It’s Sunday afternoon about 1:45. I’m flipping back and forth between the Brickyard 400 — looks like another yawner at Indy — and some baseball games. But most importantly? The sun is shining … and … absolutely positively no chance of rain. Bring on the checkers. See you at the Bullring in a few hours!

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Top 10 stories so far in the 2011 season

July 29, 2011 2 Comments
Top 10 stories so far in the 2011 season

1. The track: For the most part, especially once the spring rains were through, the racing surface has received great reviews. The track has been well maintained and provided multi-groove racing, which is exciting for both fans and drivers alike. 2. DeLonjay’s streak: Steven DeLonjay is going for a record-tying six straight feature victories in […]

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Way to go, Joe; hopefully the crates will be great; six classes?

July 27, 2011 5 Comments
Way to go, Joe; hopefully the crates will be great; six classes?

Bullring thoughts and predictions for the week: 1. Nice job, Joe: Did you happen to see Joe Bliven’s online comment thanking fans and drivers alike for their support of the track this season? Joe, who works as a tech man on Sunday nights, is a former driver at the track and currently runs a sport […]

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Beuseling wins Knoxville Deery; Justin Reed runs 10th

July 27, 2011 0 Comments
Beuseling wins Knoxville Deery; Justin Reed runs 10th

(From Bill Martin, IMCA) Not only did he accomplish the feat in convincing fashion, Nate Beuseling earned his first Deery Brothers Summer Series victory on one of dirt track racing’s biggest stages. Beuseling started on the pole, checked out early and was rarely challenged in winning Tuesday’s Harris Clash IMCA Late Model tour headliner at […]

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Woodworth sits atop Q34 points list

July 26, 2011 4 Comments

Here are the combined late model points leaders between Quincy Raceways and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa — the Q34 Bonus Bucks program leaders. The following totals are unofficial: Denny Woodworth, 406 points Keith Pratt, 396 Lonnie Bailey, 396 Joey Gower, 392 Matt Bailey, 385

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PCRA late models in action Sunday night at Bullring

July 26, 2011 0 Comments
PCRA late models in action Sunday night at Bullring

The Bullring plays host to the first-year Pro Crate Racers Association Sunday as part of a four-race weekend series that will also involve Tri-City Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway and Peoria Speedway. The four-race schedule starts Thursday. This is the first season for the PCRA. The crate late models continue to gain in popularity, and a growing […]

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Second-half points show different look(s)

July 25, 2011 0 Comments
Second-half points show different look(s)

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. One of the most interesting set of numbers during the course of any race season involves a driver’s second-half point total. And this year is no different. Only two of the Bullring’s five overall weekly series points leaders are having the same kind of season in […]

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Quincy Raceways Hall of Fame concept moving forward

July 25, 2011 2 Comments
Quincy Raceways Hall of Fame concept moving forward

Good news, race fans. The Quincy Raceways Hall of Fame concept continues to move forward. Executive Director Charlie Bryson reports the board of directors includes (at this point) Danny Rosencrans, Lon Tournear, Larry Cookson and Maroline Long. “I think all of the people have a lot to offer in making decisions and being very objective,” […]

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Soggy track conditions force cancellation

July 24, 2011 11 Comments
Soggy track conditions force cancellation

Quincy Raceways officials pulled the plug shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday when track conditions would not allow the program to begin. A mid-afternoon rain was the culprit in the cancellation. Ticket stubs will be good for next Sunday, July 31. There will be no mid-week makeup. There were 11 late models, 13 modifieds, 8 stock […]

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