Archive for January, 2013

How about these guys in a late model?

January 31, 2013 3 Comments
How about these guys in a late model?

Over the past two seasons, one of the most popular “what if” conversations dealt with Jared Schlipman behind the wheel of a lat model. In about 10 weeks we’ll be able to see how that all shakes out when he debuts as a UMP Super Late Model rookie. Schlipman, who spent recent summers in a […]

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Who will be impact drivers of the future?

January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Who will be impact drivers of the future?

Sit back in that recliner and think for a minute. Ten years from now, which of the current drivers at the Bullring will have made the biggest impacts between now and then? The criteria I’m basing my list on is potential for winning track titles and/or consistently finishing high in the points, which obviously reflects […]

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Jake Griffin tackling JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour

January 27, 2013 14 Comments
Jake Griffin tackling JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour

The following is from Matt Prieur – Speed51.com Midwest Editor When you think of a driver with a list of accomplishments such as 78 career feature wins, 381 top-five finishes, 556 top-10 finishes, eight track championships and a regional title, that’s enough for anyone’s entire racing career. When you hear that the driver is only […]

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Decade off to interesting start

January 24, 2013 13 Comments
Decade off to interesting start

A few years ago we chronicled the top 10 events of the 2000-09 decade at Quincy Raceways (see the second part of the blog), and since we’re three years into the current 10-year period I thought we’d get a head start on another such list. Since 2010, here are what I think I have been […]

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The true iron men of the Bullring

January 22, 2013 5 Comments
The true iron men of the Bullring

A flat tire. A crash that wasn’t that driver’s fault. Problems in a heat race that ended a night. Those are just three of countless reasons a driver might miss a feature, or even a few laps on any given Sunday night. That’s why only nine drivers in five years have run every lap of […]

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Wietholder’s streak is beyond impressive

January 20, 2013 4 Comments
Wietholder’s streak is beyond impressive

The most amazing number connected with Quincy Raceways heading into the 2013 season might belong to Dave Wietholder. It’s 237. No, that’s not the amount of cheeseburgers he’s devoured at Mr. Bill’s, it’s the number of consecutive points features he’s started. The streak is more than decade old and involves four different classes. (And we’re […]

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Quincy Raceways A to Z

January 18, 2013 1 Comment
Quincy Raceways A to Z

Local race fan Dave Bodine sent me the following, which I found highly entertaining. He admittedly had some trouble coming up with some names for a few of the letters and asked for readers’ input. Anything you would change? A – Bobby Anders B – Mark Burgtorf C – Dick Crane D – Hank DeLonjay […]

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Keep an eye on these guys in 2013

January 16, 2013 5 Comments
Keep an eye on these guys in 2013

We’ve been spending some time going over the top contenders in each of the five weekly racing series, but what about those guys who are on the cusp, ready to make a statement in a “breakthrough” season? Not necessarily a championship, but the kind of year that lets the rest of us know we need […]

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DeLonjay goes for a piece history — actually 2 pieces

January 14, 2013 14 Comments
DeLonjay goes for a piece history — actually 2 pieces

(The following is the fifth of our annual mid-winter looks at the coming Quincy Raceways season, plus a look back to see how we fared with the previous year’s picks. Today we examine the IMCA modifieds.) UMP modified driver Steven DeLonjay will be putting the pedal to the metal this season in pursuit of a […]

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Second major race scheduled for the Bullring

January 12, 2013 0 Comments
Second major race scheduled for the Bullring

Quincy Raceways will host a second major late model race this season. Some of the details are still being worked out, but here is what we know: The American Late Model Series (ALMS), Midwest Auto Racing Series (MARS) and the Corn Belt Clash Series will unite to run against Quincy Raceways regulars on April 21, […]

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