Archive for December, 2012

2013 Breakout Driver of the Year: Fireball

December 31, 2012 1 Comment
2013 Breakout Driver of the Year: Fireball

For the past couple of years we have watched Jake “Fireball” Griffin move from field filler, then to race contender. Finally, last season he broke through and started his checkered flag collection. Griffin, who will race next season as a 14-year-old, should continue his development and move to championship contender in 2013 — in two […]

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Hall of Famer ‘Wild Man’ Kelly dies

December 31, 2012 4 Comments

MACOMB, Ill. — Francis “Wild Man” Kelly, one of the pioneers of dirt-track racing at Quincy Raceways and the surrounding region, died Monday morning. He was 87. No other details are available at this time. Kelly was part of the second class of inductees in the track’s hall of fame in September 2012. He was […]

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Let’s begin the 2013 Hall of Fame talk

December 26, 2012 18 Comments
Let’s begin the 2013 Hall of Fame talk

It’s that time again. The calendar is getting dangerously close to 2013, which means the annual Quincy Raceways banquet (Jan. 12), which means to mall show can’t be far behind (March 16-17), which means opening night is right around the corner (April 14). And that all adds up to the start of putting together the […]

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Top 10 Vintage Countdown: No. 1

December 21, 2012 5 Comments
Top 10 Vintage Countdown: No. 1

                      Ahh …. remember the days when Tony Dunker was young and innocent? Well, young anyway. And why wasn’t Skippy in this picture?  

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Vintage Countdown No. 2: Early days of Keith Pratt?

December 20, 2012 6 Comments
Vintage Countdown No. 2: Early days of Keith Pratt?

                Nothing like a Sunday night rollover at 8000 Broadway! Does anyone know whose car this was?

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Top 10 Vintage Countdown: No. 3

December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Top 10 Vintage Countdown: No. 3

                Old No. 42, Terry Schlipman, with one of his sweet-looking rides. At his left is the familiar Mr. White Pants.  

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Top 10 Vintage Countdown: No. 4, Steve Fraise

December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Top 10 Vintage Countdown: No. 4, Steve Fraise

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Top 10 Vintage Countdown: No. 5

December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Top 10 Vintage Countdown: No.  5

                      A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there was a young driver named Mark (Burgtorf, not Hamill) who collected quite a few checkered flags from this Kenny Rogers lookalike in the Era of the White Pants.

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Top 10 Vintage Countdown: No. 6

December 17, 2012 0 Comments
Top 10 Vintage Countdown: No. 6

                    The guy behind the wheel of this low rider is none other than Doug Mealy, now the popular track announcer at the Bullring.

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Top 10 Vintage Countdown: No. 7

December 16, 2012 2 Comments
Top 10 Vintage Countdown: No. 7

              One of the best-looking rides from days gone by belonged to Dick Crane and this black No. 77. (And why did track officials always wear white pants back in those years?)

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