Archive for November, 2012

UMP Summer Nationals returning to Quincy

November 30, 2012 23 Comments
UMP Summer Nationals returning to Quincy

It’s official. Representatives from Quincy Raceways and the United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) have reached an agreement to bring the popular late model Summer Nationals —a.k.a The Hell Tour —back to the Bullring. The 2013 date will be July 2, a Tuesday night, and will kick off the third week of the six-week event. “This is […]

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Ten things to think about

November 29, 2012 6 Comments
Ten things to think about

Some food for thought as we move deeper into the offseason: 1. How many?: I think there has now been adequate time for the storm clouds to settle and common sense to prevail. It’s been the better part of two months since the decision to drop the hobby stocks and keep the stock cars was […]

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A last look at the second-half leaders

November 29, 2012 0 Comments
A last look at the second-half leaders

Here’s a quick glance at the remaining classes and which drivers have performed the strongest in the second half of recent seasons. Some thoughts: – Check out the stock cars. Terry Houston has won four straight “second-half” titles. No other driver in any other series can claim that. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that […]

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And the second half belonged to DeLonjay — again

November 27, 2012 0 Comments
And the second half belonged to DeLonjay — again

If there is one given at the Bullring, it’s that the second half of the UMP modified season will belong to Steven DeLonjay. For four of the last five seasons, DeLonjay has collected more track points than any other driver in the series. That, more than anything else, is why he has two track titles […]

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Griffin gets the nod in late models

November 26, 2012 8 Comments
Griffin gets the nod in late models

Oh boy, I knew this category would be difficult, which was the main reason I saved it for last. But I didn’t expect it to be that difficult. If you thought there was unexpected delay between the naming of the modified and late model drivers of the year you were correct. I simply wanted to […]

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DeLonjay first to earn two straight

November 23, 2012 0 Comments
DeLonjay first to earn two straight

Four track titles before his 21st birthday. Back-to-back championships in the UMP modified series, which if not the toughest division at the track (UMP late model fans will side with their guys), it’s one of the top two. And now, the first driver to win back-to-back Stevie Dirt Driver of the Year awards in any […]

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Honest Abe earns Stock Car Driver of Year honor

November 21, 2012 2 Comments
Honest Abe earns Stock Car Driver of Year honor

For most of the season, the conversation centered around which driver dominated his series the most — Tony Dunker in the sport mods or Honest Abe Huls in the stock cars. In the end, Dunker earned the distinction, but it was close. Huls is the second driver we have picked — so far — as […]

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Driver of the Year Dunker face of the sport mods

November 20, 2012 0 Comments
Driver of the Year Dunker face of the sport mods

While the rest of the sport mod field may have become a bit frustrated last summer by Tony Dunker’s dominance, what he accomplished was to give the series an identity — and something to shoot for in years to come. The first full season of the sport mods belonged lock, stock and barrel to Dunker’s […]

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Becerra earns Sport Compact Driver of Year kudos

November 19, 2012 1 Comment
Becerra earns Sport Compact Driver of Year kudos

The sport compacts didn’t join the Bullring party until 2011, but in those two short years have won a lot of fans with their slam-bang style and a growing fan base for some of the division’s top drivers. Unquestionably, the top driver this season was Austen Becerra, who didn’t win the series title but won […]

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Powers tabbed Hobby Stock Driver of Year

November 19, 2012 0 Comments
Powers tabbed Hobby Stock Driver of Year

It’s a shame the hobby stocks are now a part of track history at Quincy Raceways, but we can all take some comfort in knowing their final season was one of the series’ finest. Track champion Jake Powers is our Driver of the Year in this class and headlines our fifth annual All-Dirt Team selections […]

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