Archive for March, 2013

Skipp wins feature at Lee County

March 30, 2013 0 Comments
Skipp wins feature at Lee County

“The People’s Champion” opened the dirt-tracking season in style Friday night when when he won the sport compact feature at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. Pat “Skipp” Dunker, the popular fan-turned-racer at the Bullring, took his show on the road and came back with a checkered flag. He started 10th in the main event, […]

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Medal-winning comments return

March 27, 2013 3 Comments
Medal-winning comments return

The start of the dirt-track season is just over two weeks away —well, maybe —and that means the return of the gold, silver and bronze comments of the week. How far are we from the renewal of the flyby vs. Dunker family war of words? I love this time of the year! Gold medal: MWNN […]

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Sunday’s practice falls victim to weather

March 26, 2013 9 Comments
Sunday’s practice falls victim to weather

Quincy Raceways has canceled the first night of practice that was scheduled for Sunday, due to the ongoing inclement weather. The next scheduled practice will be Wednesday, April 3, with gates opening at 5 p.m. Practice will start as soon as the track is ready. Opening night is April 14 with a full lineup of […]

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Playing with the ‘B’ mod, sport mod numbers

March 25, 2013 0 Comments
Playing with the ‘B’ mod, sport mod numbers

Shortly after the end of the 2012 season, Joe Bliven suggested I combine the old “B” modified statistics with those of the sport mods since they are — for all intents and purposes — the same type of car. I like the way Joe thinks (usually, anyway). First of all, let’s examine how the career […]

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And the winner is ….

March 24, 2013 6 Comments
And the winner is ….

Shawn Deering! Deering’s No. 16 UMP modified won the week-plus voting for the best-looking car at the recent Quincy Mall show, following an extremely close balloting with Jared Schlipman, Abe Huls and Pat Dunker. For most of the poll’s duration the four were separated by fewer than six to eight votes, but Deering pulled away […]

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Closest poll in Stevie Dirt blog history closes tonight

March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Closest poll in Stevie Dirt blog history closes tonight

The poll at the right will end at midnight Sunday after a wild and crazy week-plus of voting. It has been the closest poll in the six years that we have offered polls and it has drew the most votes of any ballot at this time of the year. But all good things have to […]

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Griffin’s 2012 second place proved to be rare feat

March 23, 2013 0 Comments
Griffin’s 2012 second place proved to be rare feat

Late model driver Dustin Griffin pulled off a rare Bullring accomplishment in 2012. The Black Car Superstar finished second in the late model points behind champ Jason Perry — despite missing two points features during the season. That marked the first time since a 2010 and just the fifth time since 1997 a Quincy Raceways […]

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Quincy in UMP Late Model, Mod Southwest Region

March 22, 2013 0 Comments
Quincy in UMP Late Model, Mod Southwest Region

The United Midwest Promoters (UMP) DIRTCar racing organization has released its track groupings for the 2013 season. Here are the late model and modified pairings that affect Quincy Raceways: UMP LATE MODEL SOUTHWEST REGION Quincy Raceways, Quincy, Ill. 34 Raceway, Burlington, Iowa. Belle Clair Speedway, Belleville, Ill. Charleston Speedway, Charleston, Ill. Highland Speedway, Highland, Ill. […]

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Better count ‘Taco’ as a stock car contender

March 21, 2013 4 Comments
Better count ‘Taco’ as a stock car contender

At first, Michael Larsen was not sure he liked the nickname “Taco.” He preferred “Magic Mike.” But now? “I’ve decided to embrace it,” the good-natured Larsen said. So much so that Magic Mike, err …. Taco, has adorned the side of his No. 48 stock car with a characterization of Speedy Gonzalez woofing down a […]

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Jake Griffin only racing mods at Bullring

March 19, 2013 1 Comment
Jake Griffin only racing mods at Bullring

Jake Griffin will be back in black at the Bullring — but only in a UMP modified. The 14-year-old, who raised his game to the next level in both a modified and UMP Super Late Model last season, says he will be concentrating only on the mods in 2013 at 8000 Broadway. “We sold the […]

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