Pierce clinches UMP national title

September 19, 2014 0 Comments
Pierce clinches UMP national title

The Smooth Operator is the best — officially. Bobby “The Smooth Operator” Pierce, the 17-year-old budding dirt-track superstar from Oakwood, Ill., has clinched the UMP Super Late Model national championship. Pierce is the youngest champ in the 30-year history  of the UMP DIRTcar organization. His dad, Bob Pierce, won the 1990 national championship. Two of […]

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DIRT-y driver voting starts now

September 19, 2014 0 Comments
DIRT-y driver voting starts now

It’s that time again! You, the fans, get to pick your driver of the year in all of the Bullring’s five weekly series. You vote from a list of drivers in each division and the winner is the DIRT-y Driver of the Year in each of the series. We’ll start with the stock cars. On […]

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How did those predictions work out?

September 17, 2014 3 Comments
How did those predictions work out?

I was curious how I did with my preseason predictions for track champions, so I waded back through the preseason blogs to find them. Here were my picks to click before the first green flag was dropped for the 2014 season: Late models To win the championship: Jason Perry Runner-up: Denny Woodworth Third: Mark Burgtorf […]

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King of the Bullring: Round 2

September 17, 2014 0 Comments
King of the Bullring: Round 2

Tony Dunker will try and defend his title Sunday night when the second King of the Bullring Shootout sport mod spectacular wheels its way into Quincy Raceways. The 40-lap event of the year for the sport mods will pay $1,252 to the winner, which tops the 2013 payout of $1,003. “We’d like to see 30 […]

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The final Dirty Thirty of 2014

September 16, 2014 0 Comments
The final Dirty Thirty of 2014

We pull the curtain today on The Dirty Thirty rankings for 2014. Each year at the end of points racing, we always end The Dirty Thirty. At the bottom of today’s Dirty Thirty is a look back at previous final Top 10s. Here’s a couple of things you may notice: * Steve DeLonjay is the […]

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Burgtorf, DeLonjay survive Showdown Sunday

September 15, 2014 9 Comments
Burgtorf, DeLonjay survive Showdown Sunday

Showdown Sunday was everything it was supposed to be. Both the late model and modified track championships at Quincy Raceways were not decided until the final lap of the final points features of the season. Mark Burgtorf escaped a tight battle with Denny Woodworth to win his 15th late model track title — and first […]

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This week’s medal winners

September 12, 2014 0 Comments
This week’s medal winners

Gold medal: Kenny D Even with 10-12 cars, the race fan in me enjoys the Late Model race – especially with the extra touch of drama that is kind of unique to Quincy. Silver medal: TEAMFOURBOSS THATS LIKE CALLING A TIMEOUT IN FOOTBALL WHILE A TOUCHDOWN PASS IS IN THE AIR. ITS A RACETRACK LET […]

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Showdown Sunday forecast

September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Showdown Sunday forecast

Thankfully, Showdown Sunday will soon be here. I’ve been waiting patiently since about five minutes following last week’s final feature. Denny Woodworth or Mark Burgtorf? Michael Long or Steven DeLonjay? This should be a great night of racing between all of the track championship and triple crown possibilities. Here’s how I see it all playing […]

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1, 2, 3 … maybe 4 triple crown winners?

September 11, 2014 0 Comments
1, 2, 3 … maybe 4 triple crown winners?

On top of the two exciting points finishes in the late model and modified divisions coming up Sunday night, a record four drivers have a shot at a Quincy Raceways triple crown. A driver is recognized as triple crown winner when he takes the midseason and season-ending championship races, plus the points title. Only 13 […]

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Showdown Sunday could be much like 2008

September 10, 2014 1 Comment
Showdown Sunday could be much like 2008

Showdown Sunday will have a familiar look, much like the final night of points racing in 2008. Remember that year? It was the most exciting ending to the points races in track history. (This week will be the second.) In a few days, we will find out if: * Mark Burgtorf or Denny Woodworth will […]

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