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In the heat(s) of the night

August 22, 2014 0 Comments
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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This week’s medal winners

August 14, 2014 0 Comments
This week’s medal winners

Gold medal: Kenny D “Unfortunately Brandon was DQ’d for not having an IMCA sticker. It’s a rule. Obviously Joe can’t check every rule every night, but when he does look for something and sees it, we have to do what IMCA says we have to do. If we did anything else, we’d be playing favorites. […]

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Can Klingele take title from Dunker in 2015?

August 12, 2014 0 Comments
Can Klingele take title from Dunker in 2015?

First of all, I’m not attempting to throw up some sort of false storyline, simply a little dirt-track food for thought. It’s no state secret that Tony Dunker has overwhelmed the sport mod competition the past two years and looks to be in excellent shape to make it three championships in a row. But what […]

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The Dirty Thirty

August 11, 2014 12 Comments
The Dirty Thirty

1. Michael Long: Michael has led more feature laps (125) than any other driver in any other weekly series at the track. 2. Steven DeLonjay: Only sport compact ace Austen Becerra (15) has more overall races than Steven (13). 3. Denny Woodworth: There has been no driver even close to Denny’s consistency this season. I […]

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