Archive for April, 2013

The wins are nice, the paychecks are nicer

April 30, 2013 27 Comments
The wins are nice, the paychecks are nicer

The next time Brian Shirley visits the Bullring this season you may want to think about his performance in a different light. Shirley is one of those guys who does what he loves for a living — he drives race cars. Late models, to be precise. And a year ago, Shirley, who lives in Chatham, […]

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Frankel makes big leap in Dirty Thirty

April 29, 2013 0 Comments
Frankel makes big leap in Dirty Thirty

Week by week, The Dirty Thirty will always shake itself out. Three weeks into the 2013 season, we’re beginning to see some trends developing — and, of course, plenty of stuff we have absolutely no explanation for. In other words, it’s a typical season at 8000 Broadway: 1. Michael Long: Since 2008, Michael has led […]

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Frankel dominates for first QR feature win

April 28, 2013 13 Comments
Frankel dominates for first QR feature win

Ricky Frankel did not hesitate when asked what was running through his mind in the closing laps of what would ultimately be his first UMP Super Late Model feature victory on his home track — Quincy Raceways. “Don’t overdrive it,” he said. “And keep it low.” He didn’t. And he did. Frankel led flag to […]

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This week’s medal winners

April 26, 2013 2 Comments
This week’s medal winners

Gold medal: DRONE OH, I NEVER HAVE MET FLYBY BUT WOULD LOVE TO BUY THE GUY A BEER OR THREE. HE-SHE SEEMS LEVEL HEADED, HONEST AND FULL OF INTEGRITY. AS FOR THE BEE COMMENT, HOW BAD CAN IT BE IF YOUR JOB IS TO MATE WITH THE QUEEN, ESPEICALLY IF SHE’S A HOTTY…………. DRONE IS […]

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The dances can come later for The Kid

April 25, 2013 0 Comments
The dances can come later for The Kid

There are no complaints from Tyler Reddick about missing a prom or maybe another high school activity. “I feel like I’m a living the dream,” he said. “I think a lot of kids would want to be doing what I am. I consider this a real blessing.” The 17-year-old Reddick is better known these days […]

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That’s a fact, Jack

April 24, 2013 2 Comments
That’s a fact, Jack

Step right up and take an early look at what to expect at 8000 Broadway come Sunday night: UMP Super Late Models Pick to click: Jason Perry. Until the No. 27 car lets me down, Racin’ Jason is my pick. Best bet for a comeback: Denny Woodworth had to scratch early Sunday night. I’m guessing […]

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Long shoots to top of Dirty Thirty

April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Long shoots to top of Dirty Thirty

This is one of the rare weeks when I have to try and be as fair as possible to the classes that were not scheduled, yet reward the drivers who did race. And then there is the wild-card factor tied to the drivers whose classes were in action but did now show up for one […]

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Simpson dominates; Long edges Wietholder

April 21, 2013 31 Comments
Simpson dominates; Long edges Wietholder

Prior to Sunday night, Chad Simpson had never been to Quincy or its famed postage stamp-sized dirt track at the east end of town. Judging by his first visit, there’s a good chance he will be back. By the time Simpson left Quincy and started the long trek north to Mount Vernon, Iowa, he was […]

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This week’s medal winners

April 20, 2013 0 Comments
This week’s medal winners

Gold medal: SKIPP MR DRONE …. 18 LONG, 7 BURGTORF …ARE ….THE (YEAH) ….KEEP WATCHIN, THEY WONT DISAPPOINT FOR LONG. . AS FOR MYSELF … SORRY TO LET YOU DOWN …. PLEASE KEEP COMMIN BACK, I WONT LET A LITTLE EQUIPMENT FAILURE KEEP ME DOWN …. WERE FIXED AND HOPEFULLY CAN PARK IT ON THE […]

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Water recedes, ‘Clash’ is on for Sunday

April 19, 2013 8 Comments
Water recedes, ‘Clash’ is on for Sunday

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