Archive for October, 2012

Good idea, Joe

October 30, 2012 1 Comment
Good idea, Joe

Thanks to a conversation this week with Joe Bliven — as in Clean Livin’ Joe Bliven — we’re going to undertake putting together a new set of modified records. Joe suggested resurrecting the numbers from the old “B” mods, which were discontinued after the 2005 season, and incorporating them into the sport mods — since […]

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Exciting time to be a late model fan

October 29, 2012 2 Comments
Exciting time to be a late model fan

The first thing that struck me in putting together a top five for the late models in the era since 1999 is how much this class will be changing name-wise in the coming years. Even before the track opted to switch to UMP from IMCA affiliation we were on the edge of generational switch of […]

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Modified top five was a tough task

October 28, 2012 6 Comments
Modified top five was a tough task

Whew! Putting together a top five list of modified drivers since 1999 was more daunting than I initially thought it would be. Some of you have noticed there had been no new post here for a couple of days. That was because I simply could not decide on a top five in this category. Well, […]

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Who will be the next stock car star?

October 26, 2012 0 Comments
Who will be the next stock car star?

Now that it’s a certainty the stock cars will live to race another day at the Bullring, it will be interesting to see how the following career leaders will change in the coming few years. The stock cars should be much healthier next season, and continue to grow in the years to come, leading to […]

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West Burlington drops hobby stocks, IMCA late models

October 25, 2012 1 Comment

Officials from 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, have announced the track will no longer run IMCA late models or its outlaw hobby stocks. The 34 Raceway lineup will feature modifieds, sport mods, stock cars, 305 sprints, mod lites and four-cylinders. “Unfortunately, the consistent decline in the IMCA Late Model and Outlaw Hobby Stock Class […]

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Becerra makes mark in victory, money totals

October 25, 2012 8 Comments

Austen Becerra took the sport compact series by storm this season, so much so he moved to the top of the 2-year-old division’s total and feature victory lists. In addition, he established the season record for money won in points races and overall. Kim Abbott deserves a tip of the hat, too. She is the […]

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Farewell, hobbies, it was a great run

October 24, 2012 3 Comments
Farewell, hobbies, it was a great run

The hobby stock era may have ended at Quincy Raceways, but let’s take a look at some of the top career accomplishments while we toast these firmer Sunday night warriors with a glass of Classic Coke. Later in the offseason we’ll be examining the single-season highs, but today we look at the career leaders since […]

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Dunker is Blog Contributor of the Year, too

October 22, 2012 11 Comments
Dunker is Blog Contributor of the Year, too

On the track, he dominated. On this blog, he dominated even more. Tony Dunker, known as TEAMFOURBOSS in the “comments” section on this blog, is the winner of the third annual Stevie Dirt Blog Contributor of the Year. Dunker and his season-long war with “flyby” was the stuff of legends. We can only hope for […]

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Dustin Griffin cashes in during first UMP season

October 21, 2012 0 Comments
Dustin Griffin cashes in during first UMP season

The only driver who probably enjoyed the track’s switch to UMP sanctioning for its late models this year more than Dustin Griffin was Jason Perry. Perry won the track championship, but Griffin won the most money. Griffin — a.k.a. The Black Car Superstar — won both the overall ($10,860) and points races ($9,270) money earned […]

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Hobby stocks to merge with stock cars in 2013

October 18, 2012 13 Comments
Hobby stocks to merge with stock cars in 2013

Quincy Raceways officials announced Thursday night the termination of the hobby stock series and opened the door for those entries to merge with the stock car division. The announcement came at a joint meeting of hobby stock and car drivers and owners at Kutter’s restaurant on the Quincy Riverfront. About 40 drivers and owners from […]

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