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Long atop first Dirty Thirty of season

April 22, 2014 4 Comments
Long atop first Dirty Thirty of season

Justin Reed? He’ll be back. Terry Houston? He’s on his way. Jake Griffin? He’s coming, too. Sooner or later, all the regulars will be back in the pits at the Bullring. But in their absence it’s nice to be able to recognize some of the other drivers, many of whom get some props this week […]

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Gower starts with a bang in sport mods

April 21, 2014 13 Comments
Gower starts with a bang in sport mods

Is there a new sheriff in town? Joey Gower wasted little time establishing himself as a bona fide threat to Tony Dunker’s two-year stranglehold on the sport mod division at Quincy Raceways. Gower, making a return to the modifieds after an 18-year hiatus, won Sunday’s sport mod feature in his series debut. Gower held off […]

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Griffin’s Hickory bid washed out

April 19, 2014 0 Comments
Griffin’s Hickory bid washed out

HICKORY, N.C. — Jake Griffin’s chance of racing at famed Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway will have to wait until Sunday. Griffin, the 15-year-old Quincy Raceways regular, was scheduled to race Saturday night in the Easter Bunny 150, a Pro All-Stars Series (PASS) pavement late model event that was rained out. Race time Sunday is 4:15 […]

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Mod change coming, but not this week

April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mod change coming, but not this week

As we reported earlier this week, modified qualifying will be changing at Quincy Raceways. Just not this week. The change will result from a combination of drivers’ requests and first-year track manager Ken Dobson’s vision to overhaul the existing process. The current format normally winds up with the fastest cars starting at the front of […]

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The weekly forecast

April 17, 2014 0 Comments
The weekly forecast

Will the third time be the charm? Let’s hope so. Quincy Raceways will try — again — to open its 40th anniversary season Sunday night, highlighted by a $2,000-to-win late model event that will feature the Sunoco American Late Nodel Series (ALMS) cars. Opening night has been rained out each of the past two weeks. […]

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Jake Griffin racing at legendary Hickory

April 16, 2014 1 Comment
Jake Griffin racing at legendary Hickory

Quincy Raceways’ 15-year-old phenom, Jake Griffin, will take another major step forward in his racing career this weekend. Griffin was asked — and gladly accepted — to get behind the wheel of owner Dan Hemric’s Pro All-Star Series (PASS) Super Late Model at legendary .363-mile Hickory Motor Speedway in Hickory, N.C. Griffin will drive Hemric’s […]

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It’s quiz time

April 16, 2014 1 Comment
It’s quiz time

Every so often it’s fun to look back in Quincy Raceways history to see what we remember, or at least think we remember. This is one of those times. Have fun: 1. What longtime Quincy Raceways regular is shown at the right holding a checkered flag in 1979 at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway? 2. What was […]

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Qualifying changes for modifieds?

April 14, 2014 12 Comments
Qualifying changes for modifieds?

(Stevie Dirt note: I received a copy of the following email that went out to Quincy Raceways modified drivers Monday night. One of the drivers sent me a copy. I contacted track manager Ken Dobson and he verified he had sent it, but added he does not yet have email addresses for all modified drivers, […]

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Fans, drivers both deserve credit

April 13, 2014 4 Comments
Fans, drivers both deserve credit

Well, they tried. Quincy Raceways’ effort to get the season started was cut short late Sunday afternoon when one final burst of rain erased any chance of an opening day/night. Considering the day-long threat of bad weather and all that goes with it, I think it was a tribute to both local race fans and […]

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Races still on at 12:45, heading to the track

April 13, 2014 0 Comments
Races still on at 12:45, heading to the track

It’s 12:45, and as it’s still a green flag for today’s 4 p.m. start. I’m heading to the track, so for further updates, call the Quincy Raceways hotline at 224-4100. See you at the Bullring! (It’s been a lo-o-o-o-o-ong winter!)

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