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The Dirty Thirty

August 25, 2014 3 Comments
The Dirty Thirty

1. Michael Long: How close would that modified points race be if Michael had not missed one points week? 2. Steven DeLonjay: A year ago, Steven led 254 feature laps. So far this seaason he has been in front 73. 3. Denny Woodworth: Denny has not finished outside the top five in a feature since […]

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Burgtorf breaks through

August 24, 2014 6 Comments
Burgtorf breaks through

Mark Burgtorf beat the heat — and everyone else. Burgtorf ended a season-long late model feature victory drought when he dominated the 30-lap finale on a sultry Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. The victory thrust Burgtorf back into contention for the series championship and was the first for him in a new partnership with local […]

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Racing still ‘on’ for Sunday night, plus potential admission discounts

August 23, 2014 0 Comments
Racing still ‘on’ for Sunday night, plus potential admission discounts

I just got done talking with Quincy Raceways promoter Ken Dobson. He assures everyone there will be races Sunday night and has announced a potential break in admission price for some. It’s some good information. Enjoy: “Yes, we are racing at Quincy Raceways Sunday night,” Dobson said. “Yes, it’s supposed to be warm for awhile, […]

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In the heat(s) of the night

August 22, 2014 1 Comment
In the heat(s) of the night

So, does success in heat races translate into track championships? To a certain degree, yes. Of the 31 most-recent track champs in the weekly series at Quincy Raceways, the leaders in heat points have also won 16 track titles. First of all, heat points are not an official track stat, but I have kept those […]

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This week’s medal winners

August 21, 2014 0 Comments
This week’s medal winners

Gold medal: Jeremy Rose “Well lets say they do just give a “warning”, then someone over hears that and then it’s “playing favorites” and we have a lot more people on here complaining about that than him just being dq’d. It seems like it was a simple mistake but rules are rules, plain and simple. […]

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Second way to gauge production

August 19, 2014 0 Comments
Second way to gauge production

When The Herald-Whig Performance Points (HWPP) debuted way back in 1999,  the concept was simply to have a second way to gauge driver production over the course of a season. The idea was to provide heavier rewards for those who consistently finished near the front. The end result has been a system that has produced […]

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Here’s an updated schedule

August 18, 2014 2 Comments
Here’s an updated schedule

The rash of rainouts this season at Quincy Raceways has forced some late-season reshuffling of the schedule. Here’s the latest of the dirt czar, Quincy Raceways promoter Ken Dobson: Aug. 24: Late models, modifieds, sport mods, stock cars, sport compacts. Aug. 31: Late models, modifieds, stock cars, sport compacts, 305 Sprints. Sept. 7: $2,000 to […]

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2014 Hall of Fame class announced

August 17, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Hall of Fame class announced

The Quincy Raceways Hall of Fame will soon grow by six members. Three former drivers and three friends of the sport will make up the fourth class of inductees Aug. 31. Their names were to be revealed to Sunday night’s crowd, but the rainout ruined that plan. So here are the details. The track’s Hall […]

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Back from vay-kay … and rained out!

August 17, 2014 2 Comments
Back from vay-kay … and rained out!

Sorry about the lack of postings, etc., the past few days. The Dirt family took a little R&R at the Lake of the Ozarks with all of the grandkids. I got up early Sunday morning to get back to the track for a little vroom, vroom … only to find out on the way back […]

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This week’s picks to click

August 14, 2014 9 Comments
This week’s picks to click

It’s a rather light forecast this week with only three of the five series running. The sport mods will be the marquee class Sunday night. Sport mods Pick to click: Tony Dunker is now billing himself as “El Presidente” of the Group of Death, which includes Joey Gower, Bobby Anders, Brad Holtmeyer, Tanner Klingele — […]

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