Archive for June, 2012

There’s going to be a lot going on Sunday night

June 30, 2012 3 Comments
There’s going to be a lot going on Sunday night

Yeah, it will be hot Sunday night at Quincy Raceways, but make he effort to be there. It sounds like it will be more than worthwhile. I’ve tried to include all the news and changes, some of which you have probably seen before. Here’s a rundown: • NASCAR driver/analyst Kenny Wallace contacted the track Saturday […]

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Birhofer pockets $12,000 first prize

June 30, 2012 2 Comments
Birhofer pockets $12,000 first prize

PADUCAH. Ky. — Brian Birkhofer claimed the Chris Smith Memorial race Friday night at Paducah International Raceway, the 15th leg of the month-long UMP Summernationals “Hell Tour.” Birkhofer claimed $12,000 for the win, the richest winner’s payout on the 2012 edition of the Summer Nationals. Birkhofer moved past leader Shannon Babb on lap 18 and […]

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Wallace to race Sunday night at Bullring

June 30, 2012 0 Comments
Wallace to race Sunday night at Bullring

NASCAR driver/analyst Kenny Wallace contacted the track Saturday afternoon to let officials know that he will be racing his Federated Auto Parts UMP Modified on Sunday night. “(Wallace) had been planning on racing at Lincoln Speedway Sunday night, but that event has been cancelled giving Kenny the opportunity to return to his one time home […]

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Sheppard wins at Clayhill

June 29, 2012 0 Comments
Sheppard wins at Clayhill

ATWOOD, Tenn. — Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., worked his way to the lead on lap 16 and never looked back to win his first UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals  Hell Tour event of 2012 Thursday night at Clayhill Motorsports Park. Sheppard picked up $5,000 for the win. Sheppard stretched his lead over the final […]

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Heat prompts changes for Sunday night

June 28, 2012 7 Comments
Heat prompts changes for Sunday night

Quincy Raceways officials have announced some changes to Sunday night’s schedule due to the extreme heat conditions that are expected to continue through the weekend: – Starting time has been pushed back to 7:30 p.m. (Pit gates will still open at 3:30 p.m. Grandstands open at 6 p.m.) “It is hoped that this change will […]

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Why racing is a good thing

June 28, 2012 3 Comments

Stevie Dirt (that would be me) and the human Twizzler, Rodney Hart, debate the pros and cons of racing.

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Feger triumphs; Babb closes on Shirley

June 28, 2012 0 Comments
Feger triumphs; Babb closes on Shirley

BELLVILLE, Ill. — Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., captured his second consecutive UMP Summernationals Hell Tour win Wednesday night at Belle-Clair Speedway, pocketing $5,000 for his effort. Feger took the lead on a lap 18 restart after then-leader Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., slowed to a stop and held of a last-ditch effort by defending […]

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The Dirty Thirty: Dunker on top

June 27, 2012 1 Comment
The Dirty Thirty: Dunker on top

1. (2.) Tony Dunker: This might be the most impressive fact of the season to date: TEAM4BOSS has either won or finished second in nine of 10 features. 2. (3.) Abe Huls:If Terry Houston had not won the June 3 feature (Huls was second), Honest Abe would have set the modern-era track record for most […]

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Feger takes high side to victory

June 27, 2012 0 Comments
Feger takes high side to victory

PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. — Jason Feger used his high-side style Tuesday night, powering to a 40-lap victory worth $5,000 in the UMP DirtCAR Summnerationals Hell Tour stop at Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Ind. Feger, the 2010 tour champion from Bloomington, Ill., used his front-row starting to spot to get the jump on polesitter Shannon Babb […]

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Thoughts from the Bullring

June 25, 2012 53 Comments

Chief steward Jake Croxton talks about the positive developments at the track this year and what could still use improvement, while modified feature winner Steve DeLonjay tells us about his Sunday night feature win and offers some thoughts about his season.

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