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Long takes lead over DeLonjay

May 28, 2015 0 Comments
Long takes lead over DeLonjay

Michael Long’s sizzling start to the 2015 season has seen him vault past rival Steven DeLonjay in most features won in the UMP modified era at the Bullring. Long has won the first four main events and now owns a 41-40 edge over DeLonjay in features won since 2009, the first season of UMP affiliation […]

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‘New’ faces strengthening Bullring classes

May 27, 2015 0 Comments
‘New’ faces strengthening Bullring classes

Stevie Dirt is back from a little Memorial weekend R&R and ready to rev things up. One of the racing-related items I have been thinking about lately concerns the early season success of some of the new faces at Bullring. And under that “new faces” tag I include drivers we have not seen for awhile […]

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Washed out

May 24, 2015 4 Comments
Washed out

I knew it was not a good sign when I got within about two minutes of the track on Broadway and I started seeing Tony Dunker, Tanner Klingele and about a dozen other racers heading in the opposite direction. Yep, one too many showers — and a forecast of more on the way — caused […]

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Long does it again

May 22, 2015 0 Comments
Long does it again

For the fourth time in as many online ballots, Michael Long is the Stevie Dirt Driver of the Week. Long withstood a stiff challenge from Mark Burgtorf voters, especially early in the week, to keep his “winning streak” alive. Long ended with 41.9 percent of the votes and Burgtorf 33.1 percent. To be eligible for […]

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Mods are not racing Sunday

May 21, 2015 0 Comments
Mods are not racing Sunday

The modifieds are not racing Sunday night at the Bullring. My bad on that one. Sorry about the confusion. Here is the lineup of classes: — MOWA sprints — Illinois Lightning sprints — Stock cars — Sport mods — Sport compacts

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This week’s picks to click

May 21, 2015 3 Comments
This week’s picks to click

The Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) big-bodied sprints and Illinois Lightning sprint cars, who both always put on a great show, will replace the late models and modifieds on Sunday night’s menu. The other three regular weekly series will be in action. Sport mods Pick to click: Adam Birck, who was runner-up last Sunday. Best […]

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Karts taking track by storm

May 20, 2015 3 Comments
Karts taking track by storm

Allen Motley is the first to admit he never saw this coming. “It has surprised me — a lot,” said Motley, a Pittsfield resident who coordinates the new kart program at Quincy Raceways on Sundays. “It” is the rapidly growing interest in the karts that shows no signs of slowing down. Last Sunday there were […]

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This week’s medal winners

May 19, 2015 1 Comment
This week’s medal winners

Gold medal: Joseph Spots “The popcorn was extra salty last night … Made for a good night! Oh, the track wasn’t bad either. Good job guys and gals. Silver medal: Jeff Broeg “KennyD, kudos to you and your entire crew for all of the hard work to even be able to put on the show […]

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The Dirty Thirty

May 18, 2015 6 Comments
The Dirty Thirty

1. Michael Long: Iron Mike has led 93 of 100 feature laps this season and looks well on his way to challenging Steven DeLonjay’s 2013 modified record of 254. 2. Mark Burgtorf: Mark has already earned $4,400 this season, pushing his 10-year late model total to a track-best $103,370. 3. Denny Woodworth: In the last […]

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‘Albert would have loved’ Burgtorf’s win

May 17, 2015 9 Comments
‘Albert would have loved’ Burgtorf’s win

Mark Burgtorf chased and chased and chased. He also waited and waited and waited. Eventually, he pounced. Burgtorf was finally able to reel in race-long leader Daryl Klein on lap 35 of the Scottie 41 late model memorial race Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. Burgtorf led the final six laps of a main event that […]

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