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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At 9 a.m., races are still on!

April 13, 2014 1 Comment
At 9 a.m., races are still on!

With a little luck, we might get to race Sunday night. At 9 a.m., I got a call from Quincy Raceways officials that Sunday’s races are still a go. More potential good news on radar indicated storms over by Columbia, Mo., might be breaking up “and we might get lucky.” Key word there is a […]

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This week’s medal winners

April 10, 2014 5 Comments
This week’s medal winners

Gold medal: Jeff Broeg “I finally had the pleasure of meeting Tony Dunker and shaking his hand at Donnellson Saturday night. Great racer, a true hard charger and is ready to help out fellow competitors and young drivers as needed. Like Steven, the main reason that they wear the “black hat” is becuase they win […]

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He’ll probably continue to wear the black hat

April 8, 2014 10 Comments
He’ll probably continue to wear the black hat

Steven DeLonjay has reached the point in his career where, despite being only 22, he is no longer the The Kid with the great future. Five track championships, including three in a modified, will do that for — or to — a guy. DeLonjay has, to some, evolved from The Kid to The Villain. Not […]

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Sunday starting time is 4 p.m.

April 7, 2014 11 Comments
Sunday starting time is 4 p.m.

Quincy Raceways’ opening night is now an opening afternoon. Track officials said Monday they will move the starting time up to 4 p.m. — this week only — in an effort to make the experience more enjoyable for the fans. “There’s a cold front supposed to be moving in Sunday evening and who knows when […]

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Next practice set for Wednesday

April 7, 2014 0 Comments
Next practice set for Wednesday

Quincy Raceways officials have scheduled a second practice for Wednesday. Track manager Ken Dobson said the .29-mile track at 8000 Broadway will be open 5:30-8:30 p.m. to allow drivers to test and tune their cars. Fans will be admitted free to the grandstand area. Opening night is Sunday with points awarded in all five weekly […]

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No racing this weekend

April 4, 2014 21 Comments
No racing this weekend

The long, racing-less winter will continue one more week. Quincy Raceways promoter Ken Dobson was forced to pull the plug on Sunday night’s scheduled opener because of the ongoing weather problems that have not allowed sufficient time to get the facility in proper racing roder. “Due to the rains over the past few days we […]

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Why fix what ain’t broken?

April 2, 2014 6 Comments
Why fix what ain’t broken?

Those old enough to remember the late Al McGuire will likely remember the NBC college basketball analyst’s favorite saying. “Why fix what ain’t broken?” McGuire liked to tell us. Quincy Raceways’ defending late model track champion, Denny Woodworth, has the same thought process. Woodworth has won two track titles in the past four years and […]

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Deering feels ‘all the pieces are there’

March 31, 2014 0 Comments
Deering feels ‘all the pieces are there’

He’s got a brand new car. And a brand new attitude. Or maybe a brand new level of “confidence” might be a more accurate way of describing Shawn Deering and his approach to the 2014 dirt-track racing season. For the better part of eight years, Deering and that popular No. 16 UMP modified he wheels […]

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