Babb closes in on fourth Hell Tour title

July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Babb closes in on fourth Hell Tour title

ATTICA, Ohio — Shannon Babb’s seventh-place finish Friday night at Attica Raceway Park may have all but wrapped up his fourth UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour championship. Babb finished one spot behind Ryan Unzicker, his closest pursuer in the points standings, and with just one more event left in the six-week marathon it looks like […]

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Babb re-stretches lead

July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Babb re-stretches lead

PEEBLES, Ohio — One night after Shannon Babb saw his UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour shrink to uncomfortable portions, he’s once again put the field at arm’s length. Mason Zeigler won Thursday night’s race, but the main focus was on Babb, who finished third, five places ahead of closest challenger Ryan Unzicker. Babb now unofficially […]

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This week’s medal winners

July 17, 2014 0 Comments
This week’s medal winners

Gold medal: Bruce “Considering I-55 Raceway at Pevely runs UMP Late Models & UMP Modifieds and usually has 20 LM’s & 24 Mods, I don’t think UMP sanctioning is the problem. Maybe changing what night we race on would help more than changing sanctioning. There are only so many race drivers in the Quincy area […]

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Shirley wins; Unzicker gains on Babb

July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Shirley wins; Unzicker gains on Babb

ALMA, Ohio — Maybe that UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour title is not wrapped up after all. Brian Shirley won his third tour event Wednesday night and Ryan Unzicker picked up some valuable ground on points leader Shannon Babb. Unzicker finished seventh at Atomic Speedway and Babb 17th. Unzicker is now within 26 points of […]

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UMP or IMCA starts?

July 15, 2014 1 Comment
UMP or IMCA starts?

The numbers never lie. If we ever get to race again this season at the Bullring, you might watch where the feature winners from as far as their starting positions are concerned. I started monitoring this a few years ago, and this season’s results are similar to other years. It’s no secret UMP-sanctioned classes like […]

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Key win for Babb?

July 14, 2014 0 Comments
Key win for Babb?

DANVILLE, Ill. — Shannon Babb may have taken an important step toward the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour championship on Sunday night. Babb, who led all 40 laps in the main event, boosted his points lead to 41 over second-place Ryan Unzicker, who finished seventh. There are only four races left on this summer’s six-week […]

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It’s Moyer again; Stretch run is here

July 13, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Moyer again; Stretch run is here

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa — Billy Moyer won his UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour event  Saturday night at 34 Raceway. Moyer outdueled Brian Birkohfer and Chris Simpson, who combined to make up the top three finishers. Moyer now has a tour-best 10 victories. He has only raced 11 events. Two Quincy drivers raced to top-10 finishes. […]

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No racing Sunday night

July 13, 2014 0 Comments
No racing Sunday night

The downpour that occurred that about 3 a.m. and lasted quite awhile early Sunday has forced postponement of tonight’s scheduled racing. Officials convened early this morning at the facility and said there was no way to make the track and pit area race ready in time. Racing will resume next Sunday, July 20.

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Top drivers, biggest surprises in first half

July 12, 2014 1 Comment
Top drivers, biggest surprises in first half

Where has the time gone? Sunday night marks the start of the second half of the Quincy Raceways season, but before green flag falls let’s review the first half, division by division: Late models Driver of the first half: Even though he has yet to win a feature, the nod goes to points leader Mark […]

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Mr. Smooth pockets $10,000

July 12, 2014 1 Comment
Mr. Smooth pockets $10,000

FARMER CITY, Ill. — Billy “Mr. Smooth” Moyer is $10,000 richer after winning Friday night’s UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour event. Moyer’s victory was his fifth of the tour, the most among any drivers. He has only run 10 of the events. The tour moves to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Saturday night. […]

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