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Stevie Dirt will return soon

October 27, 2015 0 Comments
Stevie Dirt will return soon

We’re taking a little postseason time off here to attend to some family business back in Ohio. When we return it will be time to start looking ahead to 2016.

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2015 All-Dirt teams: Late models

October 23, 2015 1 Comment
2015 All-Dirt teams: Late models

The “Dream Team” was everything it was expected to be. Late model driver Mark Burgtorf and engine builder Rick Frankel combined their talents in 2015 and produced a track championship, the 16th in Burgtorf’s Quincy Raceways career. Burgtorf has also secured his second straight and third overall Stevie Driver of the Year award. Burgtorf’s 11 […]

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2015 All-Dirt teams: Modifieds

October 23, 2015 0 Comments
2015 All-Dirt teams: Modifieds

Michael Long is the Stevie Dirt Modified Driver of the Year. This should not be a surprise, and if it is you have not been paying attention at all since April. Long was easily the most dominant figure at the track this year, not just in the modifieds but overall. In a rain-shortened season, Long […]

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2015 All-Dirt teams: Sport mods

October 21, 2015 0 Comments
2015 All-Dirt teams: Sport mods

A year ago, Joey Gower knocked on the door. This year, he broke that door down. Gower drove to the sport mod track title, unseating three-time defending champ Tony Dunker in the process. Gower’s track title, coupled with his winning the most features, overall races and leading in Herald-Whig Performance Points has also earned him […]

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2015 All-Dirt teams: Stock cars

October 19, 2015 0 Comments
2015 All-Dirt teams: Stock cars

There is only one opening on the list of Abe Huls’ 2015 accomplishments — the track championship. It could be argued that would also be included on his resume if he had not missed one Sunday night, but that’s water under the bridge — or dirt beneath the flag stand. More times than not, the […]

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2015 All-Dirt teams: Sport compacts

October 19, 2015 1 Comment
2015 All-Dirt teams: Sport compacts

Finally. Kim Abbott exorcised quite a few dirt-track demons in 2015, including winning her first Stevie All-Dirt Team Driver of the Year honor. For the previous four years, Abbott earned a First Row berth, but always came up short in the Driver of the Year award. Not this time. Abbott was the first female to […]

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All-time rankings update: Late models

October 19, 2015 0 Comments
All-time rankings update: Late models

Justin Reed has climbed to No. 7 in the all-time late model drivers rankings at Quincy Raceways. “Justincredible” moved up two spots following his runner-up points finish in 2015, the most noticeable change in the rankings from a year ago at this time. Mark Burgtorf still holds commanding leads in both the all-time and UMP […]

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Fans vote Burgtorf first DIRT-y Driver award

October 17, 2015 1 Comment
Fans vote Burgtorf first DIRT-y Driver award

After several years of coming close, Mark Burgtorf finally has his first late model DIRT-y Driver of the Year award. This week’s online fans’ vote propelled Burgtorf to a relatively easy victory over two-time DIRT-y winner Justin Reed. Burgtorf wound up with almost 60 percent of the votes. Here’s the breakdown: Mark Burgtorf, 59.1 percent […]

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All-time rankings update: Modifieds

October 15, 2015 0 Comments
All-time rankings update: Modifieds

Delonjay and DeLonjay. Those are the names atop the two all-time rankings for the Bullring’s premier modified series. Quincy Raceways Hall of Famer Hank DeLonjay remains No. 1 on the 1988-2015 chart, while his son, Stevem is No. 1 for the UMP era (2009-15). Steven is also No. 2 on the all-time chart, but his […]

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All-time rankings update: Sport mods

October 14, 2015 2 Comments
All-time rankings update: Sport mods

It’s now officially a Big Three in the sport mods. Joey Gower’s back-to-back strong showings in his first two years in the series has vaulted him to No. 3 in the division’s all-time rankings behind Tony Dunker and Tanner Klingele. It appears that trio is set up to duel in the dirt for sport mod […]

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