Viva El Presidente!

October 9, 2014 2 Comments
Viva El Presidente!

Tony Dunker  has been to the sport mod series at the Bullring what Judge Roy Bean was to the old west: Judge, jury and executioner. While some of the field did commendable work in “catching up” to Dunker this season — well, at least little bit — he still rolled to a semi-comfortable track championship. […]

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Hey, Kenny D: Question No. 1

October 8, 2014 3 Comments
Hey, Kenny D: Question No. 1

I spent some time recently with promoter Ken Dobson, asking him about both 2014 and 2015. The following is the first of his responses: Question No. 1: “Now that year one is over, what are your thoughts concerning the Bullring?” Kenny D: We had a great time this year. It was a learning experience. We […]

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Abe is Driver of the Year, honest!

October 7, 2014 1 Comment
Abe is Driver of the Year, honest!

The stock car series at the Bullring is the property of Honest Abe Huls. The rest of us are just passing through on Sunday nights. Huls is the Stevie Dirt Stock Car Driver of the Year for a third straight season — and fourth time in seven years — after winning his second straight track […]

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Perry captures first DIRT-y vote honor

October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Perry captures first DIRT-y vote honor

Jason Perry was a relatively easy winner in the final DIRT-y Driver of the Year balloting, capturing the late model honor in an online vote of dirt-track fans. Perry collected 39.4 percent of vote to turn back runner-up Mark Burgtorf. Defending champ Ricky Frankel was third. Only three drivers garnered more than 10 percent of […]

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Becerra is Driver of the Year — again

October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Becerra  is Driver of the Year — again

The sport compacts  will have a different look in 2015. Much, much different. Unless he changes his mind, back-to-back track champion Austen Becerra is moving on to the sport mods. Becerra’s domination of this class actually began in mid-2012, when he won his first Stevie Dirt Driver of the Year award. He’ll leave with his […]

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Late model voting closes Monday night

October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Late model voting closes Monday night

Online voting for the sixth annual late model DIRT-y Driver of the Year clsoes at 10 p.m. Monday. The winner will be announced shortly afterward. Next on tap as we move into the off-season will be a mixture of the annual Stevie Dirt All-Dirt teams and Drivers of the Year, updated all-time rankings for each […]

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’12’ might be the ‘new 20′ in LM class

October 3, 2014 4 Comments
’12’ might be the ‘new 20′ in LM class

The top three drivers in career track points among the late models during the UMP era should come as no surprise. Mark Burgtorf, Denny Woodworth and Jason Perry lead the UMP-era points — and have also won the last three track championships. Those three drivers have also been the only three local talents who have […]

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Late models close DIRT-y Driver voting

October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Late models close DIRT-y Driver voting

The late models will draw the curtain on this sixth annual DIRT-y Driver of the Year online balloting. From now through Monday evening, vote for your favorite late model driver. Ricky Frankel is the defending champion. No late model driver has won the balloting two years in a row — although Justin Reed has won […]

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Long outlasts DeLonjay in DIRT-y Driver ballot

October 2, 2014 1 Comment
Long outlasts DeLonjay in DIRT-y Driver ballot

Michael Long fell just short in his quest to defeat Steven DeLonjay for this year’s modified track championship. But Long was able to defeat DeLonjay in this week’s DIRT-y Driver of the Year fans’ online voting. The title was Long’s first in the six-year DIRT-y Driver voting history. DeLonjay is still looking for his first […]

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Modified voting closes at 10 p.m. Thursday

October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Modified voting closes at 10 p.m. Thursday

Looks like it’s going right down to the wire between Michael Long and Steven DeLonjay in the DIRT-y Driver of the Year online fans’ vote for the modifieds. Voting ends at 10 p.m. Thursday night. Results will be posted shortly afterward.

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