No racing Sunday night

June 28, 2015 4 Comments
No racing Sunday night

It’s official, for the first time in at last 17 years Quincy Raceways has been rained out for an entire month. (The closest we came to racing was Monday’s attempt to complete  the Hell Tour schedule, which was washed out before any of the features could be run.) Track promoter Ken Dobson offered this comment […]

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In case you missed it …

June 27, 2015 1 Comment
In case you missed it …

A few things that may have been lost in all of the Hell Tour talk in recent days: No late models Sunday night Late models are not running Sunday night at the track in an effort to give as many of the local drivers a chance to run the Hell Tour date in Lincoln, Ill., […]

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More rainouts for Hell Tour

June 26, 2015 0 Comments
More rainouts for Hell Tour

Both Friday and Saturday night UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour events have been washed out due to rain and/or wet grounds. Both were $10,000-to-win events, Friday at Paducah, Ky., and Saturday at Pevely, Mo. Six of the first scheduled 16 tour stops have been rained out. The next race is Sunday at Lincoln, Ill., a […]

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Hell Tour makeup date is set

June 26, 2015 0 Comments
Hell Tour makeup date is set

Quincy Raceways promoter Ken Dobson announced Friday afternoon the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour makeup date will be Sunday, Aug. 30. It will not, of course, be an official Hell Tour points race since the tour ends July 11, but all of the key drivers from the Sunday-Monday rainouts — for the exception of Brandon […]

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Expect Hell Tour announcement Friday

June 25, 2015 2 Comments
Expect Hell Tour announcement Friday

The latest from track promoter Ken Dobson on details concerning the makeup date for the twice-rained out Hell Tour event earlier this week: “We expect to announce dates and full details Friday. Things have changed 2-3 times during the past 48 hours but we’ve finally settled into a plan that will work the best. I’m […]

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Hell Tour points race tightens

June 25, 2015 0 Comments
Hell Tour points race tightens

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Levi Kissinger won his first-ever UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour race Thursday night, but the bigger story may have been the tightening of the points race. Kissinger led the final 15 laps of the 25-lapper to beat Wendell Wallace and Dennis Erb Jr. to the checkers and pocket $5,000. The most critical […]

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Announcement nearing on Hell Tour

June 25, 2015 1 Comment
Announcement nearing on Hell Tour

Quincy Raceways track promoter Ken Dobson remains confident some sort of workable solution for a makeup date for the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour date at the Bullring can be reached. “We planned to be able to announce our makeup plans (Wednesday),” he said. “We have agreed to a tentative plan. But we had a […]

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‘Smooth Operator’ rules Belle-Clair

June 25, 2015 0 Comments
‘Smooth Operator’ rules Belle-Clair

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — Bobby “The Smooth Operator” Pierce protected his UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour points lead Wednesday night, but defending champ Shannon Babb continues to apply the heat. Pierce and Babb finished one-two at tiny Belle-Clair Speedway on a night that saw 42 cars in the pits. Pierce has won two straight Hell Tour […]

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Babb wins at Peoria

June 24, 2015 1 Comment
Babb wins at Peoria

PEORIA, Ill. — Shannon Babb shot past Bobby Pierce midway through Monday night’s UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour race at Peoria and then held on to become the series’ first two-time winner this year. Pierce wound up second, finishing three seconds behind Babb. Ryan Unzicker was third, Dennis Erb Jr. and Billy Moyer Jr. fifth. […]

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Wietholder’s call was appreciated

June 23, 2015 1 Comment
Wietholder’s call was appreciated

Promoter Ken Dobson posted this earlier Tuesday on the track’s Facebook page. It’s something every fan needs to read: “I probably shouldn’t do this or else from here on out everyone will think we are cheating for him … but we had a lot of calls yesterday from fans and friends offering to help. We […]

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