Archive for April, 2012

Five in a row for Justin Reed

April 30, 2012 3 Comments
Five in a row for Justin Reed

Since it’s done little but rain the past three weeks — at least on the weekends — it’s allowed some extra time to dig into the Stevie Dirt files and check on some weird and strange stuff, such as top late model performers each season at Bullring under the age of 30. I looked into […]

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Wet weather wins again — no racing Sunday night

April 29, 2012 16 Comments

Sunday night racing at Quincy Raceways fell victim — again — to spring showers and wet grounds. For the third straight week, racing had to be postponed. Track authorities made the official call shortly before noon. No word yet on a makeup date for NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace, who was scheduled to drive a UMP […]

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Kenny Wallace to race Sunday night at QR

April 28, 2012 5 Comments
Kenny Wallace to race Sunday night at QR

Driver Kenny Wallace, who has raced in all three of NACAR’s top series, is scheduled to run Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. Wallace, who is bringing his UMP modified to the .29-mile track, will be available to talk with fans and sign autographs in the pit area following the races. Wallace has been a frequent […]

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Northern Allstars rescheduled — again

April 27, 2012 1 Comment
Northern Allstars rescheduled — again

If at first you don’t succeed, try again. And again. And if neccessary, again. The Northern Allstars Late Model Series, twice rained out at Quincy Raceways this month, has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 22. The series will also be running at the track on Sunday, May 20, which will now be the first major […]

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Sheppard will try and protect points lead Sunday

April 26, 2012 9 Comments
Sheppard will try and protect points lead Sunday

Brandon Sheppard, the 19-year-old sensation from New Berlin, Ill., will return to the Bullring Sunday night as the UMP Super Late Model national points leader. The first-year regular at 8000 Broadway has a mildly comfortable lead over Scott Schmitt of Tonica, Ill., who was on hand in Quincy on opening night. Sheppard has 614 points […]

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Lee County Speedway opener set for Friday

April 26, 2012 0 Comments

DONNELLSON, Iowa — Lee County Speedway tries again to open its season Friday night after two rainouts earlier this month.. Promoter Dewain Hulett said all five weekly classes will be racing for points: modifieds, stock cars, sport mods, hobby stocks and sport compacts. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Pit gates open at 5, grandstands at […]

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Might be tough to reach these milestones

April 26, 2012 1 Comment
Might be tough to reach these milestones

Depending on your point of view, there can be a downside to the depth we expect to see in driver talent this season at the Bullring. Those magic numbers — 20 overall victories and 10 feature wins — will be that much more difficult to reach. Only 11 times since 1999 has the 20 overall […]

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Most memorable finish?

April 24, 2012 2 Comments
Most memorable finish?

It’s not like I have one of those photographic memories, because I guarantee you I dont. But when I was looking over the top 10 closest finishes of the last five seasons — a.k.a. the “electronic era” — I can remember every one of them like it was yesterday. The one that stands out, however, […]

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‘flyby’ gets No. 1 blog contributor ranking

April 23, 2012 15 Comments
‘flyby’ gets No. 1 blog contributor ranking

We’re always rating drivers, cars and races … so why not take it an entirely new step farther? Below is the the inaugural rankings for Stevie Dirt blog contributors. These are the guys and girls who make this whole thing so much fun: 1. flyby: He may not always be right, but his comments usually […]

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Weather wins again, Sunday night racing postponed

April 22, 2012 20 Comments

The wet weather has won again. Quincy Raceways officials were forced to pull the plug on Sunday night’s scheduled Northern Allstars Late Model Series show for the second straight week. The unexpected weekend rain made both the track and pits unusable, especially with the continuing damp conditions. No makeup date has yet been set.  

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