Archive for February, 2013

How long before Wyatt’s feat is topped?

February 27, 2013 0 Comments
How long before Wyatt’s feat is topped?

Back on that June night in mid-2009, what Wyatt Lantz accomplished didn’t seem like that big of a deal. Don’t get me wrong, the night he did it — June 14, 2009 — was fun to watch unfold, but never did I think that accomplishment would have stood the test of time like it has. […]

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Will we see Jeep’s mark fall in 2013?

February 25, 2013 2 Comments
Will we see Jeep’s mark fall in 2013?

In all honesty, we probably just saw the surface scratched last summer when it came to the UMP Super Late Models. Most of our track regulars were still learning about what they had under the hood, and we probably saw only a fraction of the appearances we will see from the travelers once they get […]

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The times, they are a changin’

February 23, 2013 3 Comments
The times, they are a changin’

Justin Reed will enter the 2013 season with the longest active streak of consecutive top-five points finishes at the Bullring — 6. Reed is just one of three drivers with streaks of four or more straight top-five finishes, which proves at least two things: * Parity has arrived at 8000 Broadway. There are more consistent […]

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Is lame-duck Harvick the man to beat?

February 21, 2013 1 Comment
Is lame-duck Harvick the man to beat?

(NOTE: Stevie Dirt is currently sidelined with illness, but vows to take the green flag at some point in the next day or two. Until then, we will replace dirt with asphalt and look at the Daytona 500.) From The Associated Press There are two certainties heading into Sunday’s Daytona 500: Kevin Harvick is the […]

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Voting will end at midnight Wednesday

February 20, 2013 0 Comments

OK, we have to draw a line in the sand. The balloting for who would win the ultimate feature in equally prepared cars will end at midnight Wednesday. As I’m writing this at 8:45 p.m., the voting is still too close to call between Michael Long and Dustin Griffin — but at midnight we will […]

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Michael Long-Dustin Griffin ballot battle remains tight

February 19, 2013 0 Comments

I was going to take down the poll at the right of the page today, but instead will let it stand another 24 hours or so. The voting between Michael Long and Dustin Griffin is at a head heat as I right this. It’s one of the most interesting ballots we’ve ever had here.

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A different way to look at results

February 17, 2013 11 Comments
A different way to look at results

For the past 14 years, our Herald-Whig Performance Points have provided a different take on how feature, heat and dash finishes are rewarded. The HWPP concept is top-weighted and rewards repeated high finishes, especially in features. How different is the outcome, as opposed to the IMCA and (more recently the) UMP points methods used by […]

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Like father, like son

February 14, 2013 0 Comments
Like father, like son

Hank DeLonjay was one of the most dominant driver’s in the 38-year history of the Bullring, so it’s not surprising he owns one of the most lopsided championships at 8000 Broadway. Fittingly, Hank’s son, Steven, also owns one of the most lopsided title performances. In fact, the youngest DeLonjay, has the dominant championship performance. When […]

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The preseason Dirty Thirty: DeLonjay No. 1

February 11, 2013 5 Comments
The preseason Dirty Thirty: DeLonjay No. 1

Will it be a three-peat for the No. 35 car? If our preseason rankings are accurate, the answer is a resounding yes. We’re putting Steven DeLonjay atop our preseason Dirty Thirty track rankings, our multi-class, inter-series rankings that rewards overall division dominance and those drivers who run (successfully) in more than one discipline like Michael […]

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Bullring drivers and their NASCAR counterparts

February 8, 2013 7 Comments
Bullring drivers and their NASCAR counterparts

For the second straight year, we’re matching local Bullring drivers with who we feel their NASCAR personality would be. We did this last year and had a blast. Your responses put the idea over the top, so I’m counting on you to chime in again. Here’s our choices this time around. Take a glance and […]

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