Archive for February, 2012

Keep an eye on Powers in the hobby stocks

February 29, 2012 15 Comments
Keep an eye on Powers in the hobby stocks

This could be a big season for Jake “The Snake” Powers, son of legendary hobby stock/bomber car builder Jerry Powers of Plainville. The twentysomething Jake Powers has firmly entrenched himself as a bona fide championship threat in the division his dad helped make famous by building cars for the likes of Steve Carlin, Eddie Dieker […]

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Fans’ discussion shows Hall of Fame is important

February 26, 2012 2 Comments
Fans’ discussion shows Hall of Fame is important

I’ve been watching the comments here this weekend about future Quincy Raceways Hall of Fame classes and here are a few thoughts: — It is obvious local race fans care about who makes the Hall of Fame, which is the absolute greatest and most important thing. Passion has always driven (no pun intended!) the sport, […]

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Countdown to 2012: No. 1 — The next Hall of Fame class?

February 25, 2012 31 Comments
Countdown to 2012: No. 1 — The next Hall of Fame class?

One of the pleasant surprises during the offseason has been the number of conversations I have found myself in regarding the second Quincy Raceways Hall of Fame class. Who will be inducted later this year to following the inaugural round of Mark Burgtorf, Steve Fraise, Hank DeLonjay, the Scott Family, Don Hummel and Refreshment Services […]

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Turn Back the Clock: Rick Frankel, Jason Frankel

February 24, 2012 4 Comments
Turn Back the Clock: Rick Frankel, Jason Frankel

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Turn Back the Clock: Future fans, circa early 1980s

February 24, 2012 2 Comments
Turn Back the Clock: Future fans, circa early 1980s

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Coundown to 2012: No. 2 — Here come the UMP late models

February 22, 2012 7 Comments
Coundown to 2012: No. 2 — Here come the UMP late models

The most anticipated on-track news this season is expected to be generated by the new UMP late model division. Here’s why: 1. We will see some big-name drivers dropping by as travelers on any given Sunday night. That’s because Quincy is the lone UMP track in the region racing on Sundays, now that Shepp’s Speedway […]

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Long ninth in Gator National

February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Long ninth in Gator National

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Michael Long of Quincy finished ninth in the 32-car Gator National field Monday night in the UMP UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Long has had no worse than a top-10 performance during the first seven nights of competition in the 41st annual modified madness at Volusia Speedway. Nick Hoffman […]

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Countdown to 2012: No. 3 — Carlin, Dunker can climb the ladder

February 20, 2012 2 Comments
Countdown to 2012: No. 3 — Carlin, Dunker can climb the ladder

Consistency is the overriding key to any level of racing success, dirt track or otherwise. To finish first, first you have to finish. And to consistely finish in the top five or top 10 gives a driver a great opportunity to enhance his — or her — resume. Hobby stock/bomber great Steve Carlin, who has […]

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Countdown to 2012: No. 4 — The next members to join an exclusive club?

February 20, 2012 3 Comments
Countdown to 2012: No. 4 — The next members to join an exclusive club?

In the 13 years statistics have been kept at the Bullring, only four drivers have managed to reach the 100-victory mark, but that exclusive club will likely grow by three in 2012. Denny Woodworth (99), Lonnie Bailey (98) and Steve Carlin (96) look like good bets to reach the century mark, although the last time […]

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Long fifth, Wietholder 14th in Sunday feature

February 19, 2012 0 Comments
Long fifth, Wietholder 14th in Sunday feature

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Quincy Raceways modified stars Michael Long and Dave Wietholder both carved out top-15 finishes in Sunday’s latest round of thge UMP DIRTCar Modified Nationals at Volusia Speedway. Long finished fifth and Wietholder 14th. Long has three top fives, including a runner-up finish, in four main events at Volusia. Sunday was Wietholder’s best […]

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