Archive for November, 2011

April 1 will be opening night, practice starts March 25, major announcements looming

November 30, 2011 1 Comment
April 1 will be opening night, practice starts  March 25, major announcements looming

Quincy Raceways officials have announced the 2012 season will begin Sunday, April 1, the first of 26 scheduled weeks of racing at the Bullring. The eventual season championship night is Sunday, Sept. 16. Practice will get under way Sunday, March 25. Additional practice nights at this time are March 27 and March 29. More news […]

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Taking the first look at second-place feature finishes

November 28, 2011 0 Comments
Taking the first look at second-place feature finishes

In the previous blog, I mentioned Denny Woodworth led all drivers with six second-place feature finishes during the 2011 season. Here’s some additional information on that statistic since we started keeping track of the runner-up showings in 2008 CAREER LEADERS SECOND-PLACE FEATURE FINISHES Late Models Denny Woodworth, 11 Mark Burgtorf, 11 Justin Reed, 9 Joey […]

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Countdown to 2012: Late models? Who knows …

November 27, 2011 1 Comment
Countdown to 2012: Late models? Who knows …

Wow … where do you even start to forecast the 2012 late models at the Bullring? This will be an exciting season of change at old 8000 Broadway. Above all else, it will be the first summer of UMP racing for the oldest series at the track, and one that will start the year with […]

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Countdown to 2012: DeLonjay will break recent trend

November 26, 2011 2 Comments
Countdown to 2012: DeLonjay will break recent trend

Winning back-to-back track championships is always difficult, especially in a class like the modifieds, which in recent years has been the largest at the Bullring. Couple that with a plethora of talent and it’s doubly tough to go back-to-back. But I think we’ll see a break from the recent norm in 2012. Steven DeLonjay rolled […]

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Countdown to 2012: Houston’s the pick

November 22, 2011 2 Comments
Countdown to 2012: Houston’s the pick

There have always been two constants with the stock car series at Quincy Raceways: 1. There have never been a whole lot of ‘em. 2. But the ones who are there put on a heckuva show. This is probably the most balanced class at the track. There simply is not much separation from top to […]

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Countdown to 2012: Abbott the man, errr … girl to beat?

November 22, 2011 1 Comment
Countdown to 2012: Abbott the man, errr … girl to beat?

I have to give the first-year Wild Things some love. The four-cylinder series developed into quite an interesting division as the 2011 summer unfolded. From that first-night melee on the final lap of the feature to Kimberly Abbott’s fast September finish, those crazy little cars continually put on a decent show. But there’s one problem […]

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Countdown to 2012: Carlin can join another select club

November 19, 2011 0 Comments
Countdown to 2012: Carlin can join another select club

We’ll start our early looks at the 2012 classes with the hobby stocks. This class is a crazy mix of grizzled veterans (Steve Carlin, Jimbo Powell) and young guns (Jake Powers, Bobby Anders, Tanner Klingele). How close is this series? The average margin of difference between first and second place in the points at season’s […]

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Countdown to 2012: Who will win?

November 19, 2011 0 Comments

Starting this weekend, we’ll begin our annual “Countdown” for the various classes, offering our guesses on who will win the 2012 track championships — and why. Stay tuned …

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It’s almost time for second annual ‘Bullring Christmas’

November 17, 2011 4 Comments
It’s almost time for second annual ‘Bullring Christmas’

About a year ago at this time, two Bullring fans who shall remain nameless — we’ll just call them GMF nad JAF — shared with is their thoughts about the “12 Days of a Bullring Christmas.” Twelve months later, I’m still laughing. So for your early holiday enjoyment, thanks to “Girl Mod Fan” and “Just […]

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Top stories of 2011: No. 1 It’s time for UMP late models

November 16, 2011 12 Comments
Top stories of 2011: No. 1 It’s time for UMP late models

To the best of my limited memory, there has only been one other announcement that compared to this in the 13-plus years I have been going to Quincy Raceways. When track officials told us a couple of weeks ago they would be sanctioning Bullring late models with the United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) starting in 2012 […]

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