Here we go again

July 19, 2015 1 Comment
Here we go again

Another Sunday night without racing, Yes, for those who missed the news earlier, no racing at the Bullring — again. And for those keeping score, here’s how 2015 shakes out: — 6 Sunday nights with racing. — 9 Sunday nights without racing. I don’t care much for that math.

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Eckert hopes to find groove at Quincy

July 17, 2015 0 Comments
Eckert hopes to find groove at Quincy

Late model superstar Rick Eckert hopes a second trip to Quincy turns out better than his first. Eckert was in town last summer for the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour, but the event got rained out (I know, I know. That sounds way too familiar.) The York, Pa., native is eyeing a strong start to […]

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‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ coming to QR

July 16, 2015 1 Comment
‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ coming to QR

Since last fall, the event has been billed as the most significant night in the 41-year history of Quincy Raceways. “The Greatest Show on Dirt” — as the World of Outlaws series likes to bill itself — will arrive in town Thursday night, July 23, as part of what should be a spectacular evening for […]

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Rain, flooding wipe out racing

July 12, 2015 5 Comments
Rain, flooding wipe out racing

Sunday night’s midseason championship races have been canceled at Quincy Raceways. The accompanying picture tells the story.

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Pierce is your Hell Tour champ

July 12, 2015 1 Comment
Pierce is your Hell Tour champ

WAUSEON, Ohio — Billy Moyer Jr. won the battle, but Bobby Pierce won the war — barely. Moyer Jr. collected Saturday’s $10,000 first-prize check at Oakshade Speedway in the final UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour event of the year, but fell just shy of the championship. Bobby Pierce’s sixth-place finish allowed him to edge Moyer […]

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Dennis Erb Jr. $10,000 richer

July 11, 2015 0 Comments
Dennis Erb Jr. $10,000 richer

FARMER CITY, Ill. — The bank account of Dennis Erb Jr. is $10,000 richer and Bobby Pierce is one day away from a UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour championship. Erb Jr. won Friday night’s race at Farmer City Speedway, which paid $10,000 to win. He held off Jason Feger, Brandon Sheppard, Billy Moyer Jr. and […]

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Rainout means just 2 Hell Tour events left

July 10, 2015 0 Comments
Rainout means just 2 Hell Tour events left

FARMER CITY, Ill. — Friday night’s UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour show at Farmer City Speedway will be the next-to-last event on this year’s schedule. Thursday’s fourth straight rainout at Macon, Ill., left just the Farmer City and Saturday date in Wauseon, Ohio, remaining on the 2015 schedule. Tour-long points leader Bobby Pierce enters the […]

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Birck wins driver of week vote

July 9, 2015 3 Comments
Birck wins driver of week vote

The racing public has spoke — Adam Birck is the driver of the week following his sport mod feature win last Sunday at Quincy Raceways. Birck collected 34.9 percent of the ballot to outdistance seven other drivers. Four drivers earned 11 percent or more of the votes. Here’s the breakdown for the top four vote-getters: […]

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Picks to click

July 8, 2015 0 Comments
Picks to click

A look at this weekend’s midseason championships at the Bullring: Late models Pick to click: I’m going out on a bit of a limb here, but something says Jason Perry is in for a big night. Best bet for a comeback: I think the real sleeper this week is Keith Pratt. He looked primed for […]

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Granite City cancels ‘Battle at the Beach’

July 8, 2015 0 Comments
Granite City cancels ‘Battle at the Beach’

GRANITE CITY, Ill.  — Friday night’s “Battle at the Beach 50″ at Tri-City Speedway has been canceled. Widespread area flooding early Wednesday and an additional three inches of rain Wednesday night has forced track and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials to cancel the event. “We hate to lose another event to Mother Nature,” Lucas […]

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