Archive for September, 2012

Enjoying the end, looking ahead to 2013

September 30, 2012 19 Comments
Enjoying the end, looking ahead to 2013

And so it ends. It only seems like yesterday we had gathered for the April 1 opener at the Bullring, and now we’re pulling the curtain on the 2012 season. Dustin Griffin, Craig Spegal, Tony Dunker, Terry Houston, Jeff DeLonjay and Austen Becerra provided us with the final Sunday night feature wins of the season, […]

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Sunday night could play key role in UMP title

September 28, 2012 5 Comments
Sunday night could play key role in UMP title

Our friends at UMP DirtCAR racing have supplied us with the following information going into Sunday night’s season finale at the Bullring: Brian Shirley, who has won two features this season at Quincy Raceways, stands on the brink of his first-ever DIRTcar UMP Late Model national championship, and how Sunday night plays out at the […]

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Dunker adds DIRT-y Driver of Year title

September 27, 2012 0 Comments
Dunker adds DIRT-y Driver of Year title

Everything Tony Dunker has touched this year has turned to dirt-track gold, including three track championships. Now he can add the DIRT-y Driver of the Year award to his list of accomplishments. Dunker was easily the top voter-getter among the fans in the sport mod division. Dunker captured 47.5 percent of the three-day ballot to […]

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This week’s medal winners

September 27, 2012 11 Comments
This week’s medal winners

Gold medal: 06 Ford Racer Fan “I do not think it would be good to do away with the stock cars. Granted, the car count is low, but they do have a good race. Every class but the Sports Mods put on a good show. The car count is low in Sports Mods too. There […]

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Golden age of the modifieds?

September 27, 2012 4 Comments
Golden age of the modifieds?

Steven DeLonjay has raced his way into the modified all-time top 10 driver rankings. The 20-year-old DeLonjay’s second straight track championship, which also represented his fifth straight modified season of finishing third or higher in the points, has moved him among the track’s elite in this series. DeLonjay, the son of 13-time track champ Hank […]

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Steady Houston king of the stock cars

September 25, 2012 1 Comment
Steady Houston king of the stock cars

If the stock car series is pulled from the 2013 lineup at the Bullring — or given another reprieve, which we hope — one thing is certain. Terry Houston has been the most successful driver over the course of its five-year existence. (Hopefully that sentence can be rewritten in a few weeks to say the […]

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Klingele wins DIRT-y Driver vote for hobby stocks

September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Klingele wins DIRT-y Driver vote for hobby stocks

Tanner Klingele is the second winner in this year’s DIRT-y Driver of the Year fans’ voting. Klingele was the top vote-getter the past three days among hobby stock fans and joins sport compact vote winner Kim Abbott. Both are first-time DIRT-y vote winners. Klingele captured 30.4 percent of the vote, holding off track champion Jake […]

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‘The Snake’ pushing his way up all-time rankings

September 24, 2012 0 Comments
‘The Snake’ pushing his way up all-time rankings

Jake “The Snake” Powers collected his first hobby stock track championship this season, and in the process has put himself in position to crack the top 10 of the bomber/hobby stock all-time rankings in 2013. Powers’ championship gives him 35 rankings points, moving him within one point of a top-10 position. The series began in […]

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UMP director likes what he’s seen at Quincy, says changes likely for 2013 Hell Tour schedule, format

September 23, 2012 20 Comments
UMP director likes what he’s seen at Quincy, says changes likely for 2013 Hell Tour schedule, format

Sam Driggers, who is the director of United Midwest Promoters (UMP) DIRTCar racing, stopped in at Quincy Raceways on Sunday night. He was in town to see track officials and evaluate the Bullring’s first year under UMP affiliation for its late models. Driggers has been pleased with what has transpired at Quincy this and predicts […]

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Abbott wins sport compact DIRT-y Driver vote

September 21, 2012 2 Comments
Abbott wins sport compact DIRT-y Driver vote

The sport compact fans have spoken. Kim Abbott is their choice as the 2012 DIRT-y Driver of the Year. Abbott, who was runner-up in track points and the highest finishing female driver in track history, garnered 51.2 percent of the vote. Austen Becerra, who was third in points but has won series-best eight features, was […]

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