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Neinhiser, Long, DeLonjay, Taylor, Gower and Lambert All Take Feature Wins at Quincy

September 29th, 2015

Quincy, Illinois–Paul Neinhiser, Michael Long, Steven DeLonjay, Joey Gower and Brandon Lambert all took feature event wins during the MOWA Sprint Car Special Event at Quincy Raceways Sunday Night.

Neinhiser grabbed the lead on the second lap and held off Jimmy Moughan to take the feature event win in the MOW Sprint Car main event in an amazing 5 Minutes 35 seconds for 25 laps. Joe B Miller scored third with Hoey Moughan in fourth and Logan Faucon in fifth. Joe B Miller and Jimmy Moughan grabbed the heat race wins with Jeremy Standridge taking the checkered flag in the Dash.

Michael Long dominated the first Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event followed by David Wietholder in second, Frankie Wellman in third, Keith Pratt in fourth and Mark Enk in fifth. Steven DeLonjay scored his first feature win of the year at Quincy in the second feature over David Wietholder in second, Keith Pratt in third, Frankie Wellman in fourth and Russ Coultas in fifth. Long and DeLonjay took the heat race wins.

Beau Taylor scored the checkered flag in the Powder Coat Plus Stock Car main event over Abe Huls in second, Brandon Savage in third, Jake Powers in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth. Jake Powers took the heat race win.

Jowy Gower continued his winning way in the Summy Tire and Auto Center SportMods over Tony Dunker in second, Brandon Lennox in third. Tanner Klingele in fourth and Adam Birck in fifth. Lennox and Gower were the heat race winners.

Brandon Lambert scored the checkered flag first in the Sport Compact feature event over Kim Abbott in second, Bryce Baker in third, and Jeffery DeLonjay in fourth. Kim Abbott took the heat race win.

Pierce, Long, Huls, Gower and Lambert Take Season Championship Feature Wins at Quincy

September 21st, 2015

Quincy, Illinois– Bobby Pierce, Michael Long, Abe Huls, Joey Gower and Brandon Lambert all took feature event wins during the Season Championship Night at Quincy Raceways on Sunday, September 20.

Bobby Pierce started in the third row and worked his way into the lead of the $2000 to Win Big Ten Late Model Main Event on the tenth lap when early leader Michael Kloos slipped over the top of turn four. Pierce took off during the ensuing restart and pulled away to a half lap margin at the end of thirty laps. Dustin Griffin settled for third over Brian Diveley in third, Mark Burgtorf in fourth and Denny Woodworth in fifth. Pierce and Justin Reed were the heat race winners. Mark Burgtorf claimed the Track Points Championship over Justin Reed in second, Denny Woodworth in third, Brian Diveley in fourth and Keith Pratt in fifth.

Michael Long took the lead of the Miller Lite UMP Modified Season Championship Feature Event on the second lap and never looked back to claim his eleventh feature win of the season at Quincy, Dave Wietholder rallied from his last row starting spot to take second followed by Shawn Deering in third, Frankie Wellman in fourth and Ricky Frankel in fifth. Long and Frankel were the heat race winnners. Long captured the Track Points Championship title over Dave Wietholder in second, Steven DeLonjay in third, Shawn Deering in fourth and Jared Schlipman in fifth.

Abe Huls won a hard fought victory over Jake Powers in the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car Season Championship Feature Event. Huls got past Powers coming to the white flag with Powers settleing for the second spot. Third went to Jerry Jansen, fourth to Jim Lynch and fifth to Beau Taylor. Jim Lynch claimed his first ever Track Points Championship over Beau Taylor, Abe Huls, Andrew Husted and Jerry Jansen.

Joey Gower took over the lead of the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod Season Championship Feature event on the sixth lap and held off Brandon Lennox to take the win over Lennox in second. Adam Birck took third followed by Tony Dunker in fourth and Tanner Klingele in fifth. Gower and Michael Goodwin were the heat race winners. Gower also took his first ever Track Points Championship over Klingele in second, Tony Dunker in third, Adam Birck in fourth and Brandon Lennox in fifth.

Brandon Lambert scored his fifth feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Compact Season Championship Main Event. Lambert held off Kimberly Abbot in second, Jeffery DeLonjay in third, Trent Orwig in fourth and Bryce Baker in fifth. Lambert and DeLonjay were the heat race winners. Abbott’s second place run cemented her first ever Track Points Chamionship, the first ever at Quincy Raceways for a female over Lambert in second, Orwig in third, DeLonjay in fourth and John Girdley in fifth.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be the MOWA 410 Sprint Cars as the wind down their 2015 season. Check the Quincy Raceways Facebook page for more information as to what divisions will be racing on Sunday, September 27 at Quincy Raceways.

Schlenk, Long, Huls, Six and Abbott Wave Quincy Checkers

September 15th, 2015

Quincy, Illinois–Rusty Schlenk, Michael Long, Abe Huls, Bobby Six and Kim Abbott all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday September 13 during John Wood Community College Night at the Races.

Rusy Schlenk made the long haul for Ohio looking for UMP Points and he made the trip worthwhile as he stormed to the front of the field in the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model feature event and held off a strong challenge from Mark Burgtorf to take the feature win. Burgtorf settled for second followed by Justin Reed in third, Jason Perry in fourth and Michael Kloos in fifth. Perry and Denny Woodworth were the heat race winners.

Michael Long took the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event win over a resurgent Russ Coultas in second, Frankie Wellman in third, David Wietholder in fourth and Jared Schlipman in fifth. Long and Wietholder were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls and Beau Taylor put on quite a show battling for the lead of the Powder Coat Plus Stock Car main event for the first ten laps but Huls pulled away to take the checkered flag over Taylor in second, Jake Powers in third and Jerry Jansen in fourth. Taylor took the win in the only heat race.

Bobby Six took over the lead of the Summy Tire and Auto Center SportMod feature event on the eighth lap and never looked back to take his first feature win at Quincy Raceways. Joey Gower settled for second followed by Adam Birck in third, Brandon Lennox in fourth and Tony Dunker in fifth.Birck and Austin Howes were the heat race winners.

Kimberly Abbott scored the checkered flag in the Sport Compact division as she held off Brandon Reu in second, Blaine Roe in third, Taylor Vandermaiden in fourth and Josh Barnes in fifth. Barnes took the heat race win.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on September 20 is the Season Championship races featuring the Big Ten UMP Super Late Models racing for a $2000 first place check as well as the other divisions racing for the Hardware as the 2015 Season winds down.

Perry, Long, Savage, Dunker and Orwig Hold Quincy Checkered Flags

August 12th, 2015

Quincy, Illinois–Jason Perry, Michael Long, Brandon Savage, Tony Dunker and Trent Orwig all took feature event wins during Gardner Denver Night at the Races on Sunday August 9, 2015.

Justin Reed took off during the early stages of the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model feature event with Jason Perry scrambling through the field to hound Reed for the lead. Perry seized his opportunity on the thirteenth lap to get past Reed in turn three. Perry then pulled away for the win four and a half seconds ahead of Reed in second. Mark Burgtorf grabbed third, with Denny Woodworth in fourth and Jamie Wilson in fifth. Perry and Reed were the heat race winners.

Dave Wietholder jumped into the early lead of the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event and held off all challenges until a flat tire during a lap thirteen caution flag sent him to the hot pit to change tires. Michael Long then took over the top spot and cruiser away to take his sixth feature win of the season at Quincy. Steven DeLonjay held on for second followed by Ricky Frankel in third, David Wietholder in fourth and Danny Lake in fifth. Wietholder scored the heat race win.

Brandon Savage shook off the bad luck he has had this season in the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car Division by leading every lap on his way to a dominating victory in the main event. Michael Larsen scored second followed by Abe Huls in fourth and John Oliver Jr. in fifth. Savage made it a clean sweep as he also won the heat race.

Patrick Phillips look to be well on his way to his second feature win of the season in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event but it wasn’t to be as a last lap charge by Tony Dunker sent Dunker under the checkered flag first with Phillips in second, Joey Gower in third, Tanner Klingele in fourth and Austen Becerra in fifth. Wes Mayfield and Klingele were the heat race winners.

Trent Orwig dominated the IMCA Sport Compact feature event by leading every lap on his way to the checkered flag. Brandon Lambert scored second followed by Kimberly Abbott in third, Jeffery DeLonjay in fourth and Austin McClean in fifth. Orwig alson scored the heat race win.

Wilson, Long, Lynch, Gower and Abbott Grab Quincy Checkers

August 5th, 2015

Quincy, Illinois–Jamie Wilson, Michael Long, Jim Lynch, Joey Gower and Kimberly Abbott alltook feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday August 2 during Titan Wheel and Tire Mid Season Championships. Quincy Raceways was finally able to complete a regular race night for only the second time in over two months as Mother Nature has had her way with the Broadway Bullring.

Mark Burgtorf jumped into the early lead of the KickStart UMP Super Late Model main event and looked to be well on his way to victory but Jamie Wilson kept inching closer and closer and took over the top spot on the nineth circuit. Burgtorf and Wilson battled side by side for the next ten laps with Wilson pulling away over the remaining five laps to lay claim to his second feature win of the season. Burgtorf settled for second followed by Jim Moon in third, Justin Reed in fourth and Denny Woodworth in fifth. Reed and Burgtorf were the heat race winners. Burgtorf now holds a 62 point margin over

Michael Long took the lead of the Miller Lite Ump Modified main event on the fourth lap and held off all challengers to take his fifth feature win of the year. David Wietholder challenged Long over the final laps but had to settle for second followed by Ricky Frankel in third, Shawn Deering in fourth and Jared Schlipman in fifth. Long and Deering were the heat race winners. Wietholder hold a 21 point margin over Long in the track point standings.

Jim Lynch worked his way to the front of the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event on the nineth lap and held off Beau Taylor for the final nine laps to claim the feature event win and take over the points lead as Abe Huls was absent this week as he was on vacation. Michael Long scored third followed by Jake Powers in fourth and Andrew Hustead in fifth. Beau Taylor took the heat race win. Lynch now holds a seven point margin over Taylor in the points battle.

Joey Gower took over the lead of the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event on the fifth lap and held off a beve of challengers to claim his third feature win of the season

Bobby Six scored the second spot followed by Brandon Lennox in third, Austen Bercerra in fourth and Tanner Klingele in fifth. Lennox, Six and Klingele were the heat rack winners. Klingele now has a five point margin over Gower in the chase to the track champions ship.

Kimberley Abbott and Brandon Lambert put on quite as show as the two battled for the feature event win in the IMCA Sport Compact main event. Abbott made the right move at the right time as she took over the lead on the final lap to take the win with Lambert in second, Lain VanZandt in third, John Girdley in fourth and Trent Orwig in fifth. Abbott also claimed the heat race win and now holds a fourteen point lead over Lambert in the chase to the point title.

Diveley, Wietholder, Huls, Phillips and Abbott Seal the Deal In Quincy

July 8th, 2015

Quincy, Illinois-Brian Diveley, David Wietholder, Abe Huls, Patrick Phillips and Kimberley Abbott all took feature event wins Sunday July 5 at Quincy Raceways during Heetco Propane Night at the Races.

Brian Diveley picked up his first ever Quincy Raceways Kick Start UMP Super Late Model feature event win as he held off all challengers to take the win. Diveley grabbed the lead on the fifth lap after starting in the fourth row and proceeded to hold the lead until the checkered flag fell on the twenty fifth lap. Justin Reed settled for the second spot with Mark Burgtorf in third, Denny Woodworth in fourth and Jason Perry in fifth. The Heat race winners were Reed and Woodworth

David Wietholder finally got his first feature win of the season in the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event. Wietholder and Michael Long battled intensely during the opening laps of the twenty five lap feature event but a flat tire forced Long to the pits leaving Wietholder to hold off the charges of Steven DeLonjay and Donovan Lodge over the closing laps with DeLonjay scoring second followed by Rick Conoyer in third, Lodge in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. Long and Wietholder were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls picked up his third feature win of the season in the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car division as he grabbed the lead from Michael Larsen in the tenth lap and held off a hard charging Beau Taylor to take the win. Taylor scored second followed by Jim Lynch in third, Michael Larsen in fourth and Jake Powers in fifth. Larsen scored the heat race checkers.

The Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods had a busy night as they started the evening’s racing action by running the completion of the rained delayed feature event from June 22. Adam Birck laid claim to that feature event checkered flag followed by Austin Howes in second, Joey Gower in third, Nathan Bringer in fourth and Gary Wilson in fifth.

Patrick Phillips grabbed his first feature win the the regular feature event over Brandon Lennox in second, Tony Dunker in third, Tanner Klingele in fourth and Joey Gower in fifth. Lennox, Dunker and Gower were the heat race winners.

Kimberley Abbott took home her fourth feature win of the year in the IMCA Sport Compact division followed by Brandon Lambert in second, Spencer Coats in third, Jerry Bown in fourth and Darin Weisinger Jr. in fifth. Abbott made it a clean sweep as she also won the heat race.

Deering, Huls, Dunker and Grossman Celebrate Quincy Raceways Wins

July 5th, 2015

Quincy, Illinois–Shawn Deering, Abe Huls, Tony Dunker and Michael Grossman all picked up feature event wins in a rare Friday night event at Quincy Raceways. The event was scheduled to help with the complete wash out of local class event for the month of June due to the heavy rain that has plagued the Tri State Area during June.

Shawn Deering took the lead of the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event on the tenth lap of the twenty five lapper and held off Steven DeLonjay and Keith Pratt to take only his second Modified feature event win. DeLonjay score a close second over Pratt in third, followed by Ryan Meyer in fourth and Spencer Havermale in fifth. Deering and Dave Wietholder were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls pulled out a close victory in the Powder Coat Plus Stock Cars after a terrific battle with Brian Gaines over the last half of the main event. Michael Larsen rallied after an early spin to take third followed by Cletus Coats in fourth and Michael Jackson in fifth. Brian Gaines and Chad Myers were the heat race victors.

Tony Dunker used a very tricky move between the first and second place cars of Brandon Lennox and Tanner Klingele on a lap ten restart. Dunker then held off Klingele to take the feature event win. Klingele settled for second followed by Lennox in third, Patrick Phillips in fourth and Joey Gower in fifth. Lennox claimed the heat race wins.

Michael Grossman put on a dominating performance in the Sport Compact division as he swept both the heat race and feature event wins. Brandon Lambert scored the second spot followed by Kmberly Abbott in third, Cliff Spencer in fourth and Jerry Bown in fifth.

Summer Nationals Postponed and Rescheduled at Quincy Raceways

June 23rd, 2015

FAIRBURY, Ill. – New father Shannon Babb moved to the lead in traffic on Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway on lap 28, then held off Ryan Unzicker to the checkered flag for his first victory of the 2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour.

NOTE: Sunday’s event at Quincy Raceways has been moved to Monday night because of rain. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m.

Babb, whose wife Emalie delivered the couple’s daughter, Finlee Jo Babb, on Friday, started 12th in the main event and was the last of four different leaders, pocketing $10,000 for his effort. Billy Moyer Jr. got the jump and led the first 13 laps before his father Billy Moyer led until lap 22. Scott Schmitt moved in front until lap 27, when Babb worked to the lead and was able to stay up front to the checkered flag in the 50-lapper run in front of a huge crowd.

Unzicker, Moyer Jr., Bobby Pierce and Jason Feger rounded out the top five.

“It’s been the busiest couple of days of my entire life,” said Babb, a four-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion. “I got the best wife that anybody could have.

“I needed those guys to zig-zag at the right time. There was a lot of strong cars. Schmitt was really good, and Unzicker was really good. You never can tell. Fairbury always produces a heckuva a race, and there’s another one.”

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour invades Quincy (Ill.) Raceways on Sunday night. Pierce continues to lead the championship by 17 points over Moyer Jr. heading into Sunday night’s event. Babb has moved to fourth in the championship with his win, trailing Pierce, Moyer Jr. and Feger.

Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series’ websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com.

Wilson, Griffaw, Hustead, Lennox and Lambert Score Quincy Wins

June 1st, 2015

Quincy, Illinois-Jamie Wilson, Rusty Griffaw, Andrew Hustead, Brandon Lennox and Brandon Lambert all scored feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday May 31.

Jamie Wilson made it look easy in one of the most dominating performances ever at Quincy Raceways in the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model main event. Wilson started the twenty five lap main event from outside of row one and jumped into the lead and pulled away to a half a lap lead by the midway point of the feature event. Wilson was only slowed by a midway caution flag on lap sixteen but he took off like a rocket on the restart and lapped up to the fifth place car by the checkered flag. Wilson’s last feature event came over fourteen years ago. Jim Moon settled for a distant second followed by Mark Burgtorf in third, Denny Woodworth in fourth and Matt Santel in fifth. Woodworth, Brian Diveley and Wilson were the heat race winners.

Michael Longs four race win streak in the Miller Lite UMP Modified division came to an abrupt halt on the first lap as smoke started rolling from his engine on a first lap restart. Rusty Griffaw powered his way into the lead on the next restart and held off all challenges to take his first win at Quincy this year over Dave Wietholder in second, Kelly Kovski in third, Shane Lewis in fourth and Russ Coultas in fifth. Long and Kovski were the heat race winners.

Andrew Hustead held off Abe Huls in the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event to take his first ever IMCA Stock Car feature event win. Jim Lynch rallied for the third, spot followed by Michael Larsen in fourth and Beau Taylor in fifth. Larsen and Trevor Haggenbaumer were the heat race winners.

The Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event was the special event of the evening with the twenty two car field competing for the $500 first place money but Pat Dunker of Dunker Concrete Services came up with a twist with the Back Row Challenge issued to the first two drivers to accept the challenge in the first five rows of the feature event. Brandon Lennox and Wes Mayfield accepted the challenge and went to the rear of the field to start the twenty seven lap main event but as the crowd got into the festivities, more money was raised to bring the total bonus to win from the back row to a whopping six hundred buck giving a possible $1100 to Win for Mayfield or Lennox. Lennox and Mayfield used several early caution periods to their advantage to move up quickly into the field with Lennox working his way into third, by the twelfth lap. Lennox used the restart on lap fifteen to power around leader Tony Dunker and second place Adam Birck to take the lead. Lennox then held back Dunker challenges to take home the huge payoff at the checkered flag. Dunker settled for the second spot followed by Bobby Six in third, Tanner Klingele in fourth and Cody Henderson in fifth. Lennox, Six and Jim Gillenwater were the heat race winners.

Brandon Lambert held off Kimberley Abbot to claim his first win of the season in the IMCA Sport Compact division. Jeffery DeLonjay scored third followed by Spencer Coats in fourth and Nick DeJaynes in fifth. Anthony Grossman and Abbott were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be on Thursday June 4 with the PowerI Midgets and Outlaw 600′s on tap for Illinois Speedweek. The Pit Gates open at 4, Grandstands at 5 and Racing at 7:00Pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or visit the Quincy Raceways Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/quincyraceways?fref=nf or call the Quincy Raceways Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Burgtorf Claims Scottie 41 Memorial Win

May 20th, 2015

Quincy, Illinois-Mark Burgtorf, Michael Long, Michael Larsen, Tanner Klingele and Michael Grossman all picked up feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday May 15 during the Scottie Memorial Night at the Races by the Bank of Quincy. The annual event is in memory of Albert Scott the founder and builder of Quincy Raceways.

Daryn Klein looked to be the man to beat in the 41 Lap main event for the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model division as he set fast time during qualifying and by winning the first heat race. Klein then jumped out to the early lead and held off the multi time track champions Mark Burgtorf for the first thirty four laps. Klein kept Burgtorf at bay until slipping high in turn three and four on lap 35 giving Burgtorf the opportunity he needed to take over the top spot. Klein rallied back to challenge for the lead over the final laps but had to settle for the second spot. Burgtorf picked up Two Thousand Dollar win with Klein in second, Brian Diveley in third, Jim Moon in fourth and Jamie Wilson in fifth. Klein, Clint Kirkham and Diveley were the heat race winners.

Michael Long continued his dominance in the Miller Lite UMP Modified division by setting fast time, claiming his heat win and taking the feature event win in convincing fashion. David Wietholder scored second followed by Steven DeLonjay in third, Robbie Reed in fourth and Brandon Roberts in fifth. Roberts claimed the second heat race win.

Michael Larsen drove the race of his life in the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car Main Event as he held off the field for the entire feature event. Larsen managed to hold back Abe Huls furious charges over the final laps to take his first feature win in several years after stepping back into the #48 Stock Car. Huls had to settle for second followed by Beau Taylor in third, Jeremy Buss in fourth and Jim Lynch in fifth. Huls and Taylor were the heat race wins.

Adam Birck took the early lead in the Summy Tire and SportMod main event and held off the field for the first six laps with Tanner Klingele challenging him at every opportunity. Klingele took over on the seventh lap but Birck got the lead back on lap fourteen holding on for one more lap until Klingele got back into the lead for good to take the win. Birck held on for second followed by Brandon Bringer in third, Joey Gower in fourth and Tony Dunker in fifth. Todd Reed and Gower were the heat race winners.

Michael Grossman stopped Kimberley Abbott win streak at three in the IMCA Sport Compact division. Grossman took the lead from Brandon Lambert on the sixth lap and never looked back to take the feature event win over Abbott in second, Lambert in third, Jeffery DeLonjay in fourth and Trent Orwig in fifth. Grossman and Brandon Ruffcorn were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Memorial Sunday, May 24th, the MOWA 410 Outlaw Sprint cars will make their first appearance of the season to highlight the holiday weekend event. Call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 or visit the Quincy Raceway website at www.quincyraceways.com or the tracks Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quincyraceways?fref=nf.

Jake Griffin Welcomes Racing Air Products; Prepares for Busy Weekend

May 10th, 2015

Quincy, Illinois – 16-year-old Jake Griffin is proud to welcome Racing Air Products to the team as a marketing partner for the remainder of the 2015 season.

Racing Air Products manufactures and provides field support for the Extreme Tire Management System. This product, which implements a dynamic nitrogen application process, offers improved mileage, longer lasting tire life, and
the elimination of tire growth during races.

“It’s an honor to have Eddie Fritz and Racing Air Products joining us for the remainder of this season,” said Griffin. “Their product is truly revolutionary in controlling tire expansion and stagger, which increases racer’s chances of standing in victory lane.”

More information on the company and its great products are available at www.RacingAirProducts.com .

Jake Griffin took part in a doubleheader at Lebanon I-44 Speedway (Lebanon, Missouri) on Saturday evening in Brennon Willard’s entry in the O’Reilly Auto Parts NASCAR Pro Late Model division

The first feature was the make-up event from a weekly earlier, which was postponed by rain. As the race went green Jake began working his way through the pack from his tenth starting spot, and by lap 18 he found his way into the second spot. With just a handful of laps remaining Griffin rapidly began cutting into leader, JC Newell’s massive advantage. Griffin was able to make a serious charge at the leader on the final lap, but came up just a bit short to finish second.

In the new program Jake won his heat race from the 6th starting spot to earn a good starting spot for the 25 lap feature. Bad luck struck early though as the car in front of Griffin checked up, and he had no choice but to spin. He rejoined the tail of the field and rebounded to a 7th place finish.

Full results from the event are available at www.I44Speedway.net .

The upcoming weekend, May 8th-9th, will find Jake in action on asphalt and dirt. On Saturday evening the team will return to Lebanon I-44 Speedway for another NASCAR Pro Late Model event. Sunday evening will see the team competing on the dirt at Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois). For more information on the events please visit www.I44Speedway.net and www.QuincyRaceways.com .

For more information on becoming a marketing partner with Jake Griffin Racing, please call Dan Griffin at 217-430-2277 or e-mail at ogriff83@yahoo.com .

Jake Griffin Racing would like to think all of their current marketing partners including Mittler Brothers, Johnson Logistics, Racing Air Products, People Against Distracted Driving (PADD), TNT Action Sports, Sam Johnson Engineering, Fierge Auto Sales, Big Muddy Towing & Recovery, and MSR Mafia Website & PR Services.

For more information on Jake Griffin Racing, please visit www.JakeGriffin.net .

Woodworth, Long, Lynch, Gower and Abbott Score Quincy Wins

May 8th, 2015

Quincy, Illinois–Denny Woodworth, Michael Long, Jim Lynch, Joey Gower and Kimberly Abbott all scored feature event wins at Quincy Raceways during action on Sunday May 3.

Keith Pratt took the lead at the drop of the green flag and pulled out to a significant lead in the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model main event over Denny Woodworth in the second spot. Woodworth slowly started cutting into Pratt’s lead at about the half way mark of the twenty five lap main event and started to really put the pressure on Pratt during the final three laps. Pratt had a slight slip up the high groove in turn two on the final lap allowing Woodworth to slip by to take the win, his first of the year by a mere three tenths of a second. Pratt settled for second with Mark Burgtorf in third, Brian Dively in fourth and Jim Moon in fifth. Justin Reed and Woodworth were the heat race winners.

Frank Wellman Jr. took the lead of the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event at the drop of the green flag and held off the field for the first six laps. Michael Long recovered from a first lap problem and worked his way back to the front of the field by overtaking Wellman on lap seven. Long then cruised away to take his third straight feature win of the season. Wellman settled for the second spot with Dave Wietholder in third, Steven DeLonjay in fourth and Brian Lynn in fifth. Long and DeLonjay were the heat race winners.

The Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car Main event went to Jim Lynch taking his second feature win of the season over Abe Huls in second, Beau Taylor in third, Andrew Hustead in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth. The heat winners were Huls and Lynch.

The Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Stock Car main event was a wild and wooly affair as it looked like Austin Bercerra would pick up his first feature win of the season at Quincy but a last lap tangle with Tony Dunker in turn two changed all that. Joey Gower took the lead on the restart and Held off Brandon Lennox to take the feature win followed by Lennox in second, Nathan Bringer in third, Jim Gillenwater in fourth and Brandon Dale in fifth. Dale and Bercerra were the heat race winners.

The IMCA Sport Compact feature event was a three way battle between Jeffery DeLonjay, Seith Woodruff, and Kimberly Abbott with all three taking turns at the lead spot with Abbott winning out at the end with Woodruff in second and DeLonjay in third. The fourth spot went to Barry Taft with fifth going to Trenty Orwig. The lone heat race went to DeLonjay.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday May 10 will see the Kick Start UMP Late Models getting the week off but the Miller Lite UMP Modifieds will be going for an increased purse with $750 going to the winner and the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern Sport Mods racing for $500 to win. Adult tickets are $10, Seniors $7 and Students 10 to 15 $5. Check out the Quincy Raceways website at www.quincyraceways.com or visit the Quincy Raceways official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/quincyraceways or call the Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Burgtorf, Long, Huls, Gower and Abbott Score at Quincy Raceways

April 29th, 2015

Quincy, Illinois-Mark Burgtorf, Michael Long, Abe Huls, Joey Gower and Kimberly Abbott all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways during the second night of the 2015 race season on Sunday April 26.

Burgtorf led the entire twenty five lap distance in the Mt. Dew Kick Start UMP Super Late Model main event and held off Justin Reed to take the win, his first of the year. Reed settled for second followed by Keith Pratt in third, Denny Woodworth in fourth and Brian Diveley in fifth. Burgtorf and Jamie Wilson were the heat race winners.

Michael Long put on a dominating performance in the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event as he led every lap by as much as half a lap at times to collect the feature win. The second spot went to Rick Conoyer who started the main event in the eighth row followed by Stephen DeLonjay in third, David Wietholder in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. Wietholder and Long were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls held off several challengers to take the feature win in the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event. Jake Powers settled for second followed by Jerry Jansen in third, Andrew Hustead in fourth and Jeremy Buss in fifth. Huls and Hustead were the heat race winners.

Nineteem Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods signed in to do battle with Joey Gower coming from his third row starting spot to take the feature event win. Gower held back Tony Dunker in second, Bobby Anders in third, Bobby Six in fourth and Tanner Klingele in fifth. Klingele, Austin Howes and Gower were the heat race winners.

Kimberley Abbott charged to the front of the IMCA Sport Compact main event from her fourth row starting spot in just five laps and pulled away for the feature win over Sieth Woodruff in second, Brandon Lambert in third, John Girdley in fourth and Darin Weisinger Jr. in fifth. Trent Orwig and Abbott were the heat race winners.

Reed, Long, Lynch, Klingele and Abbot Take Quincy Raceways Opening Night Feature Wins

April 15th, 2015

Quincy, Illinois–Justin Reed, Michael Long, Jim Lynch, Tanner Klingele and Kimberly Abbott all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways as the 41st Racing Season Commenced on Sunday April 15.

Denny Woodworth jumped into the lead of the twenty five lap feature event for the KirkStart UMP Super Late Model feature event and held on through the first five laps. A lap five caution gave Justin Reed the opportunity he needed as he blasted into the lead and held off all challenges on his way to his first feature win of the season. Mark Burgtorf settled for second followed by Woodworth in third, Dustin Griffin in fourth and Brian Diveley in fifth. Woodworth and Griffin were the heat race winners.

Michael Long started the twenty five lap Miller Lite UMP Modified main event on the inside of the row and pulled into the lead on the third lap. Long then held back Kenny Wallace the rest of the way to claim his second win of the weekend. Wallace settled for second followed by Rick Conoyer in third, Dave Wietholder in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. Wallace and TD Burger were the heat race winners.

Jumping Jimmy Lynch started for the pole position of the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event and led the entire way to claim his feature event win. Abe Huls salvaged the second spot followed by Beau Taylor in third, Jerry Jansen in fourth and Trevor Haggenbaumer in fifth. Lynch made it a clean sweep as he also won his heat race. Lynch celebrated his night by giving his helmet to a young Jr. Speedster fan.

Second year driver Nathan Bringer led the first eleven laps of the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod main event but when he slid high off turn three on the twelved lap, Brandon Lennox laid claim to the top spot. Lennox and Tanner Klingele battle the rest of the way to the checkered flag with Lennox taking the flag by .011 of a second. Lennox victory celebration was cut short as he was found to have a Panhard Bar irregularity giving the win to Klingele. Tony Dunker claimed the second spot followed by Adam Birck in third, Brandon Dale in fourth and Joey Gower in fifth. Gower and Dale were the heat race winners.

Kimberly Abbot took the lead of the IMCA Sport Compact main event on the second lap and held back the field to take her first win of the season at Quincy. Trent Orwig scored the second spot with Sieth Woodruff in third, Barry Taft in fourth and Brandon Lambert in fifth. Woodruff and Abbott were the heat race winners.

Woodworth, Long, Smith, Gower and Bercerra All Take Quincy Checkers to End the 2014 Season

October 2nd, 2014

Quincy, Illinois–Denny Woodworth, Michael Long, Josh Smith, Joey Gower and Austen Bercerra all took season ending main event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday September 28.

The Kick Start UMP Super Late Models had a very special event on tap with the Invitational “Pick Your Poison” Main event. The event allowed the competitors to choose their starting spot based upon the qualifying times and to race for $500 to win from the from row, $1000 from row two, $1500 from row three and $2000 from row four. Jason Perry set fast time and chose to start inside row four with Mark Burgtorf choosing outside row four, Justin Reed chose outside row three, and Chuck Mitchell inside row three, Denny Woodworth chose inside row two and Jamie Wilson outside row two, Jim Moon

Started from the pole with Trace Westling outside row one. Moon took off at the drop of the green flag for the twenty lapper with Denny Woodworth hot on his heels. Woodworth took over the top spot on lap three and held off Justin Reed and then Mark Burgtorf for the $1000 payday. Burgtorf settled for the second spot followed by Reed in third, Chuck Mitchell in fourth, Jim Moon in fifth, Trace Westling in sixth, Jason Perry in seventh and Jamie Wilson in eighth.

Michael Long led every lap of the twenty five lap Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event to claim the feature event win. Long pulled away from Steven DeLonjay for the win with Jared Schlipman in third, Frankie Wellman in fourth and Shane Lewis in fifth. Long and DeLonjay were the heat race winners with DeLonjay setting quick time in qualifications.

Josh Smith held off the challenges of Todd Cummings and Abe Huls to claim the Powder Coat Plus Stock Car feature event by leading all eighteen laps. Cummings settled for second with Huls in third, Terry Houston in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth. Cummings took the heat race win.

Joey Gower took the lead on the third lap and powered away from the field to claim the Summy Tire and Auto Center SportMod main event. Tanner Klingele scored second followed by Brad Holtmeyer in third, Nathan Bringer in fourth and Jase Gay in fifth. Gower and Brandon Lennox were the heat race winners.

Austen Bercerra took another feature event win in the Sport Compact main event but he was heavily pressed by Kimberly Abbott as he took the win by mere inches ahead of Abbott. Ricky Carriker scored third followed by Thomas Angelo in fourth and John Jackson in fifth. Abbot took the heat race win.

Urish strikes again at Quincy Raceways for 2nd career MOWA win

September 25th, 2014

Quincy, IL – On what was a beautiful late summer night in Quincy, the MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store made their 3rd and final appearance of the 2o14 season to the 1/4 mile high banked Quincy Raceways. 27 cars signed in to race, with a stout field. This set up three 10 lap heat races to be contested at The Broadway Bullring.

Heat 1 would see Jim Moughan would lead lap 1 but Bil Balog would waste little time getting to the top spot getting it 1 lap later. Paul Nienhiser would end up battling briefly with Moughan, with Nienhiser making the pass.

Heat 2 would see some great racing. Early in the heat Matt Harms lead, but just past halfway Korey Weyant dropped the hammer and made a power move in turn 3 and came off of 4 with the lead. However, Joey Moughan in the 17M was RIGHT behind the 99 of Weyant. With 2 to go, Joey made his move into 1 and got by on the backstretch. Joey went on to win the heat race. This was the high point of his night unfortunately because as Joey took the checkers, the motor went up in a huge cloud of smoke.

Heat 3 would see 3 time and defending MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store champion Jerrod Hull, who won the first stop of 2014 at Quincy back on May 25th, hold off the most recent winner at Quincy on July 6th, Chris Urish..

The 6 lap Fast Dash would see Bill Balog take an early lead, but Jimmy Hurley flexed his muscles and showed he was going to be a force to be reckoned with, and went by the 17B for the win.

The 12 lap B Main would take 5 cars to the feature as a result of Joey Moughan scratching for the evening with his motor issue. 11 cars were scheduled to take to the track, and all of them answered the call and went clean and green. Here is how things went.

The 25 lap feature event would be led to the green by Hurley and Balog. The green flew and Jimmy Hurley jumped out to the early lead. Bill Balog was on his tail. 2 laps into the 25 lap event working on lap 3 Balog made contact with the 35, sending both cars spinning. Balog did a 360 and never stopped while Hurley’s car came to a stop facing the wrong way in turn 2, bringing out the 1st caution of the event. Balog would assume the lead on the restart. Not too much later Jerrod Hull was by Chris Urish for the runner up spot. On lap 4, the 10S of Jeremy Standridge went up over the turn 3 banking and went tumbling a few times, bringing out the only red flag of the evening. Jeremy was okay after this incident. On the restart, Balog would open up a sizeable lead on the field. Urish would get back up to the 2nd spot just around the halfway point. The 2nd yellow flag of the event would fly for AJ Bruns making contact with the guardrail coming off of turn 2 on lap 13. The restart would see Balog lead, but Urish struck a lap later and made what would be the winning move taking the lead for good on lap 15. Traffic would be a factor in the closing stages until Balog came to a stop with 2 laps remaining in turn 2. Urish would get a great restart and go on to claim his 2nd MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Store feature win of his career, which was also his 2nd in a row at Quincy Raceways.

Unzicker, Schlipman, Huls, Phillips and Abbot Claim Season Championship Feature Wins at Quincy

September 17th, 2014

Quincy, Illinois–Bobby Pierce looked to be dominate car in the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model Season Championship feature event but after sliding off turn 3 on the twenty third lap it was all Ryan Unzicker’s race as he claimed the feature event win. Mark Burgtorf stayed close to Unzicker but had to settle for the second spot but that finish was enough to claim his fifteenth Late Model Track Points Championship at Quincy Raceways. The third spot went to Jason Perry with Denny Woodworth in fourth and Justin Reed in fifth. Perry and Pierce were the heat race winners. Burgtorf’s second place finish put him eleven points up on Denny Woodworth in the points championship race.

Jared Schlipman finally put the gremlins to bed in the Miller Lite UMP Modified Season Championship main event as he claimed his first feature win of the season. Steven DeLonjay scored the second spot over Michael Long in third, Robbie Reed in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. DeLonjay’s second place finish allowed him to score the Track Points Championship by seven markers over Michael Long. Long and Schlipman were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls put on a dominating performance in the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car Season Championship feature event as he pulled away from the field to take the feature event win and the Track Points Championship as well. Following Huls to the checkered flag was Jake Powers in second, Brandon Savage in third, Jerry Jansen in fourth and William Dahl in fifth. Terry Houston was the heat race winner.

Patrick Phillips grabbed the lead of the Season Championship feature event on the second lap of the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event and held off all challenges to claim his first feature event win. Joey Gower claimed the second spot followed by Brandon Dale in third, Adam Birck in fourth and Tanner Klingele in fifth. Tony Dunker claimed the Track Points championship with Gower and Klingele ending up tied for second with Gower getting the spot by virtue of more feature event wins than Klingele.

Austen Bercerra took the lead of the IMCA Sport Compact Feature event on the fifth lap and looked to be on his way to yet another feature event win but Kimberly Abbott closed the gap between the two over the closing laps and took the lead away with two laps to go. Abbott scored the win followed by Bercerra in second, Brandon Lambert in third, Austin McClean in fourth and Spencer Coats in fifth. Bercerra laid claim the Track Points Championship over Abbott by nine markers.

Burgtorf, DeLonjay, Jamison, Huls and Abbott Take Quincy Wins

September 5th, 2014

Quincy, Illinois–Mark Burgtorf, Steven DeLonjay, Ryan Jamison, Abe Huls and Kimberly Abbott all took feature event wins during the Casey’s General Stores Racing Series at Quincy Raceways on Sunday August 31.

Burgtorf took the lead away from Gordy Gundaker on the eleventh lap and never looked back to claim his second feature win in a row in the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model feature event. Gundaker settled for second followed by Jason Perry in third, Mike Vanderiet Jr. in fourth and Matt Santel in fifth. Denny Woodworth and Gundaker were the heat race winners with Jason Perry setting quick time during qualifications.

Michael Long led the first sixteen laps of the Miller Lite Modified main event but a restart allowed Steven DeLonjay the opportunity he needed as he blew past Long on the restart and pulled away for the feature event win. Long settled for second followed by Brian Lynn in third, Craig Spegal in fourth and Rick Conoyer in fifth. Long and Jared Schlipman were the heat race winners with Long setting quick time during the time trials.

Ryan Jamison took the feature event win in the 305 Sprint Car main event but it wasn’t all that easy as Robbie Standridge looked like he would power away from the field after taking over the top spot on lap ten. Standridge kept the lead until his engine started to go away on lap thirteen giving the lead back to Jamison. Jamison held off his son, Blane to take the win with Dave Getchel in third, Caleb Wankel in fourth and Dustin Whiting in fifth. Ryan Jamison and Robbie Standridge were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls took his fifth feature event win of the season in the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event. Jake Powers grabbed the second spot followed by Beau Taylor in third, Nathan Hayes in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth. Troy Brierton won the heat race.

Kimberly Abbott took the lead of the IMCA Sport Compact main event on lap nine and held off Austen Bercerra to grab her fourth feature win of the year. Bercerra settled for second followed by Brandon Lambert in third, Craig Bangert in fourth and Spencer Coats in fifth. Bercerra and Lambert were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be a $2000 win Kick Start UMP Super Late Model event with the Miller Lite UMP Modifieds, Sport Mods, Stock Cars and Sport Compacts on the racing bill. The IMCA Classes will be running unsanctioned this week as the IMCA Super Nationals prevent the awarding of points. The Summy Tire and Auto Center SportMods will be a challenge race with the USRA SportMods eligible to race under their own rules in a tune up for the King of the Bull Ring event scheduled for Sept. 21. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or the track Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quincyraceways or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Burgtorf, Lynn, Savage, Gower and Abbott Score Quincy Wins

August 28th, 2014

Quincy, Illinois–Mark Burgtorf, Brian Lynn, Brandon Savage, Joey Gower and Kimberly Abbott all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday August 24 during the Casey’s General Stores Racing Series.

Burgtorf jumped into the lead of the Kirk Start UMP Super Late Model main event at the drop of the green flag and pulled away to a dominating win, his first of the year at Quincy. Burgtorf finished almost a half a lap ahead of his nearest competitor, Gordy Gundaker in second. Denny Woodworth held off Jason Perry for third with Rich Bell in fifth. Woodworth set fast time for the night with Perry and Justin Reed taking the heat race wins.

Brian Lynn made his third ever appearance at Quincy a memorable one as the “Mail Man” led every lap of the twenty five lap Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event. Michael Long challenged Lynn several times but was unable to overtake the Mason City, Il. Driver and had to settle for the second spot. Kenny Wallace scored third followed by Shawn Deering in fourth and Rusty Griffaw in fifth. Kenny Wallace set fast time and won the first heat race with Michael Long taking the other heat win.

The Car Count in the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Cars may have been down but the action sure wasn’t as Brandon Savage and Abe Huls battled tooth and nail over the closing laps for the feature event win. Savage held off Huls by a fender to take the win with Huls settling for the second spot. Terry Houston scored third followed by Jerry Jansen in fourth and Troy Brierton in fifth. Jansen took the heat race win.

Joey Gower took the lead of the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod feature event on the third lap and held Adam Birck at bay the rest of the distance to claim the main event win. Birck settled for second followed by Tony Dunker in third, Bobby Anders Jr. in fourth and Tanner Klingele in fifth. Anders and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Kimberly Abbott worked her way through the IMCA Sport Compact field to take the lead of the feature event on the third lap and held off Sieth Woodruff to take her third feature win of the year. Woodruff settled for second followed by Rachall Reger in third, Adam Scott in fourth and Darin Weisinger Jr. in fifth. Austen Bercerra and Brandon Lambert were the heat race winners.

Sheppard, Long, Savage, Dunker and Bercerra Fly Quincy Checkers

August 15th, 2014

Quincy, Illinois–Brandon Sheppard, Michael Long, Brandon Savage, Tony Dunker and Austen Bercerra all took feature event wins on Sunday August 10 at Quincy Raceways during Gardner Denver Employee Night at the Races.

Brandon Sheppard rolled into the lead of the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model Feature event by blasting past Denny Woodworth and Jason Perry on a fifth lap restart and cruised away for a dominating victory in the 30 lapper. Bobby Pierce scored second with Denny Woodworth in third, Clint Kirkham in fourth and Justin Reed in fifth. Pierce and Perry were the heat race winners with Pierce setting quick time in qualifying.

Michael Long made a shambles of the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event by leading every lap of the twenty five lap main event. Steven DeLonjay made a bid to clatch the fleet Long but was unable to cut into his lead and had to settle for the second spot with Craig Spegal in third, Jarod Schlipman in fourth and Keith Pratt in fifth. Pratt and DeLonjay were the heat race winners with Long leading the qualifying pace.

The Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car field was down on cars but the action was hot and heavy as four cars diced and sliced for the lead spot throughout the event. Brandon Savage won out followed by Abe Huls in second, Terry Houston in third, Beau Taylor in fourth and Nathan Hayes in fifth. Savage made it a clean sweep for the night by capturing the heat race win.

Tony Dunker may have won the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event but it wasn’t until a late race restart that Dunker even pulled into contention for the lead. Dunker deftly moved through three competitors in turn one of a lap sixteen restart to challenge Jim Gillenwater for the lead. Gillenwater was unable to hold back Dunker and had to settle for the second spot followed by Tanner Klingele in third, Brad Holtmeyer in fourth and Bobby Anders Jr. in fifth. Klingele and Joey Gower were the heat race winners. Brandon Lennox crossed the finish line in the third spot in the feature event but was disqualified for a non-IMCA approved wheel.

Austen Bercerra took the win in the IMCA Sport Compact feature event, his tenth in thirteen starts at Quincy and his thirty second feature win overall this season. Brandon Lambert settled for the second spot followed by Sieth Woodruff in third, Kimberly Abbott in fourth and Casey Lambert in fifth. Brandon Lambert and Bercerra were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday August 17 will be the first ever 360 Sprint Car Clash. Brockway Mechanical Sprint Invaders vs Speedway Motors ASCS Warrior Sprints in a Showdown of the Premier 360 Sprint Car Series in the Mid-West. The Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Cars, Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods and the IMCA Sport Compacts will be sharing the racing card. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or the track facebook page at www.facebook.com/quincyraceways or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Gundaker, DeLonjay, Savage, Klingele and Bercerra Take Quincy Wins

August 5th, 2014

Gordy Gundaker, Steven Delonjay, Brandon Savage, Tanner Klingele and Austen Bercerra all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday August 3 during the Kohl Wholesale Night at the Races.

Rickey Frankel jumped into the early lead of the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model feature event at the drop of the green flag and held the top spot for the first seven laps until Mark Burgtorf used the high line to blast past into the lead. Burgtorf was pulling away from the field until a broken belt shut his engine down on lap twelve. Dane Gundaker then assumed the lead and pulled away from the field after the restart and captured his first ever Kick Start UMP Super Late Model Feature event win. Jason Perry started deep in the field and made a huge gain on Gundaker during the closing laps but was unable to get close enough to challenge the young driver and had to settle for the second spot followed by Rickey Frankel in third, Jim Moon in fourth and Denny Woodworth in fifth. Gundaker and Burgtorf were the heat race winners.

Steven DeLonjay captured yet another Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event win after using the low line to pass Michael Long on the tenth lap. Delonjay pulled away from the field the rest of the way to claim a 3.7 second win over Michael Long in second, Dave Wietholder in third, Keith Pratt in fourth and Brian Lynn in fifth. Long and DeLonjay were the heat race winners.

Brandon Savage scored the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event win after slipping past a crash on lap eight that eliminated the top two runners. Savage held back Terry Houston to take the win with Jake Powers in third, Abe Huls in fourth and Jim Lynch in fifth. Huls and Savage were the heat race winners.

Tanner Klingele picked up his first Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod feature event win after using an incredible move on a lap three restart. Klingele fended off the challenges of Joey Gower to claim the win with Gower in second, Brandon Lennox in third, Tony Dunker in fourth and Bobby Anders in fifth. Anders and Gower were the heat race winners.

Austen Bercerra took over the IMCA Sport Compact feature event lead on the fourth lap and never looked back in capturing his ninth feature win in twelve starts this year. Brandon Lambert scored second followed by Kimberley Abbott in third, Craig Bangert in fourth and Barry Taft in fifth/ Bercerra and Abbott were the heat race winners/

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday, August 10 will be TnT Harley Davidson Night at the Races with the Gardner Denver Employee Night. All five regular Classes will be in competition with the Pit Gates opening at 3, Grandstands at 4, Driver Registration Ends at 5, Hot Laps at 5:15 and Racing at 6:00PM. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or the tracks Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/quincyraceways or Call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Griffaw, Houston, Dunker and Abbott Grab Quincy Wins

July 30th, 2014

Quincy, Illinois-Rusty Griffaw, Terry Houston, Tony Dunker and Kimberly Abbott all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday July 27 during the Casey’s Country Stores Racing Series.

Griffaw jumped into the early lead of the $1250 to Win Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event at the drop of the green flag and held off a determined Michael Long through all thirty laps. Griffaw worked traffic flawlessly with Long keeping pace but Long was unable to gain enough ground to work his way around Griffaw. Long settled for the second spot followed by Dave Wietholder in third, Donovan Lodge in fourth and Craig Spegal in fifth. Long, Griffaw and Steven Delonjay were the heat race winners.

Terry Houston grabbed the lead of the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event on the sixth lap and held off Beau Taylor the rest of the way to the checkered flag. Taylor settled for second followed by Abe Huls in third, Jerry Jansen in fourth and Brandon Savage in fifth. Savage and Jansen were the heat race winners.

Jim Gillenwater jumped into the lead of the $500 to Win Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod feature event at the drop of the green flag and held onto the lead until a restart on lap thirteen. Contact between Joey Gower and Gillenwater sent Gillenwater spinning with both drivers being sent to the tail for the restart. On the restart, Tony Dunker inherited the lead and held on through the final laps to claim his third feature win in a row. Tanner Klingele gave Dunker all he could handle but had to settle for the second spot with Gower recovering to claim third, Brad Holtmeyer fourth and Bobby Anders fifth. Holtmeyer and Dunker were the heat race wines/

Kimberly Abbott started the IMCA Sport Compact feature event in the fourth row but claimed the lead by the end of lap one and held on to claim the feature event win. Austin Bercerra claimed the second spot with Brandon Lambert in third, Craig Bangert in fourth and Casey Lambert in fifth. The heat race wins went to Abbott and Casey Lambert.

Pierce, DeLonjay, Huls, Dunker and Bercerra Hold Quincy Checkers

July 23rd, 2014

Quincy, Illinois-Bobby Pierce, Steven DeLonjay, Abe Huls, Tony Dunker and Austin Bercerra all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday July 20 during Heetco Summer Sizzler Night at the Races.

Bobby Pierce took home the $2000 winner check in the Big Ten Series for the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model Special event but he had to work hard for it over the first ten circuits as Ricky Frankel held steadfast onto the lead. Pierce managed to slip past Frankel on the eleventh lap to take over for the rest of the thirty lap distance. Mark Burgtorf climbed past Frankel on lap twelve to take over the second spot but it was all for naught as he fell out of the feature on the twenty second lap with a broken bolt in his rear suspension. Brian Diveley then inherited the second spot but was unable to gain much ground on Pierce over the closing laps and had to settle for the second spot. Gordy Gundaker grabbed third over Rickey Frankel in fourth and Denny Woodworth in fifth. Justin Reed set the fast time in qualifying with Woodworth, Pierce and Frankel all taking heat race wins.

Steven DeLonjay scored the feature event win in the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event but he too had to work hard for it. Dave Wietholder took the early lead and held on through the first four laps when he gave way to Michael Long for the lead. Long then increased he lead to several car lengths but a caution flag on lap seventeenth lap gave DeLonjay the chance to move into the top with only eight laps to go. DeLonjay held off a closing Michael Long to take the win with Long in second, Jared Schlipman in third, Dave Wietholder in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. Long set the fast time in qualifying with DeLonjay and Wietholder scoring the heat race wins.

Abe Huls took the win in the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event after a huge battle with Brandon Savage and Jake Powers. Powers, Savage and Huls crossed the finish line three wide at the white flag mark with Huls edging ahead during the final lap to take the win. Savage scored the second spot with Powers in third followed by Beau Taylor in fourth and Gabe Harrison in fifth. Taylor and Terry Houston were the heat race winners.

Tanner Klingele looked like he was well on his way to the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod feature event win but a caution flag on the fifthteenth lap brought Tony Dunker to his rear bumper on the restart. Dunker powered past Klingele on the high side on the restart and went on to take the feature win with Klingele settling for the second spot. Brad Holtmeyer came home in third with Bobby Anders Jr. in fourth and Jeff DeLonjay in fifth. Joey Gower and Klingele were the heat race winners.

Austin Bercerra scored another feature event win in the IMCA Sport Compact division. Bercerra took the lead on the eleventh lap after battling throughout the first ten laps with Brandon Lambert. Lambert settled for the second spot followed by Kimberly Abbott in third, Cliff Spencer in fourth and Adam Scott in fifth. Bryce Baker and Brandon Lambert were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be a very special event for the two modified divisions as the Miller Lite UMP Modifieds will be duking it out for a $1260 to Win $150 to Start feature event and the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern Sport Mods will be racing for $500 to Win feature event on Sunday July 27. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/quincyraceways or call the Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Urish wins first career MOWA feature at Quincy Hull extends point lead as Moughan, Bruns have engine problems

July 12th, 2014

QUINCY, IL – Since the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores held its first race at 34 Raceway in 2011, Chris Urish has been one of its biggest supporters. Sunday, Urish’s persistence paid off, as he picked up his first career MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores feature win, at Quincy Raceways.

Urish won his heat race and finished second to Jerrod Hull, in the dash, before leading the final 23 laps of the event to pick up the win. After dominating the middle stages of the event, when he opened more than a straightaway lead over second place running Hull, Urish saw the lead slip away over the final five laps. Hull, and Paul Nienhiser, who charged to third and was reeling in Hull, as the pair tracked down Urish, closed the gap to less than a handful of car lengths with three laps to go. The top three ran the high side of the speedway for the first 23 laps, only to see Hull and Nienhiser dive the bottom in an attempt to real in Urish, and it worked.

Hull was nearly beside Urish as the pair took the white flag, and at the strip Urish was less than a half a car length ahead as the pair crossed the checkers nearly side-by-side. Nienhiser had closed as well making a bid for the win, but would settle for third. Korey Weyant, who started 17th, charged to fourth, while Joe B. Miller rounded out the top five. Weyant was the hard charger for the night, picking off 13 spots during the feature’s 25 laps.

The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores is off until July 23, when the fourth Illinois Sprint Week kicks off at Highland Speedway. July 24, the series stops at Tri-City Speedway, followed by July 25 at Jacksonville Speedway. And for the fourth year, the series’ Saturday night finale is at Macon Speedway, Macon, IL. For more information on these events or other MOWA events the rest of the year check out www.midwestopenwheel.com or follow the series on twitter at mowasprints.

Long, Bergquist, Lynch, Brocksieck and Bercerra take Quincy Raceways Feature Wins

July 3rd, 2014

Quincy, Illinois-Michael Long, Daniel Bergquist, Jim Lynch, Aaron Brocksieck and Austin Bercerra all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

Michael Long took the early lead in the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event as he jumped out from his outside front row starting spot. Long held back the advances of David Wietholder during the early stages of the twenty five lapper then Steven DeLonjay during the middle portions of the event until Wietholder took back the second spot on sixteenth lap. Wietholder charged to Long’s rear bumper but was unable to make the pass for the lead with Long holding on for the feature event win with Weitholder settling for second followed by Steven DeLonjay in third, Craig Spegal in fourth and Robbie Reed in fifth. DeLonjay and Reed were the heat race winners.

Daniel Bergquist took the lead at the drop of the green flag in the 305 Sprint Car feature event and looked like he would be cruising to a feature win until Robby Standridge charged into the lead on the nineteenth lap. Standridge widened his lead until the Standridge began to falter coming to the white flag giving the lead back to Bergquist. Bergquist then cruised away for the win followed by Jared Schneiderman in second, Dave Getchell in third, Robby Standridge in fourth and Steven Russell in fifth. Schneiderman and Bergquist were the heat race winners.

Beau Taylor took over the lead of the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event on the fourth lap and powered out to a comfortable lead as the field behind him battled for position. A caution flag brought the field to Taylor’s rear bumper on the fourteenth lap and that is all that Jim Lynch needed to make his bid for the lead. Lynch pulled close to Taylor on the final lap and made an incredible pass for the lead on the low side to take the win by a fender over Taylor who had to settled for second. Abe Huls scored third followed by Terry Houston in fourth and Brandon Savage in fifth. Taylor and Savage were the heat race winners.

Aaron Brocksieck kept his cool throughout the entire eighteen lap Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event. Brocksieck maintained the lead through several caution periods and was challenged by several different drivers during the event but managed to hold off all their efforts to take the lead to score his second feature win of the season. Tony Dunker scored the second spot followed by Bobby Anders Jr. in third, Joey Gower in fourth and Tennessee driver Patrick Shumaker in fifth. Tanner Klingele and Brandon Lennox were the heat race winners.

Austen Bercerra scored his twenty first feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Compact main event as he overtook early leader Brandon Lambert on the fourth lap. Bercerra then held off Lambert the rest of the way to the checkered flag with Kimberly Abbott in third, Bryce Baker in fourth and Darin Weisinger Jr. in fifth. Lambert and Bercerra were the heat race winners.

The Fourth of July Holiday week is a busy one as the first Night of Destruction is scheduled for Thursday July 3 featuring Figure 8 Racing, 4 Cylinder Challenge Races, Chain Race, Tough Trucks and the Great American Trailer Race. For more information visit Quincy Raceways Night of Destruction Facebook page. Saturday July 5 will be Lucas Oil MWEDT Quads for more information visit the www.facebook.com/mwedt.series page. Then on Sunday July 6 it’s a huge night of racing with the MOWA Sprint Cars second appearance of the season along with all five regular Quincy Raceways Classes competing in the Mid-Season Championships. Pit Gates open at 3 on Sunday with Grandstands at 4, Driver Registration Ends at 5, Hot Laps at 5:30 and Racing at 6:00pm for Sunday July 6.

Woodworth, Wietholder, Huls, Holtmeyer and Abbott Take Quincy Feature Wins

June 18th, 2014

Quincy, IL-Denny Woodworth, David Wietholder, Abe Huls, Brad Holtmeyer and Kimberly Abbott all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways Father’s Day Racing during Ursa Farmers Coop Night at the Races.

Denny Woodworth took the lead at the drop of the Green Flag in the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model feature event and kept Mark Burgtorf at bay for the first 20 laps until Burgtorf slipped up in turn four letting Ricky Frankel past for the second spot. Frankel then put the pressure on Woodworth during the final laps but had to hold back Burgtorf who had recovered to challenge for the second spot again. Woodworth scored the checkered flag first with Frankel hold off Burgtorf by a fender for second. Billy Genenbacher and Jamie Wilson rounded out the top five.

Jarod Schlipman led the first sixteen circuits of the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event but it was not going to be his night as Steven DeLonjay powered his way past on lap seventeen to take over the lead. Schlipman’s engine went up in smoke on the eighteenth circuit bringing out a caution flag setting up a green white checkered finish. DeLonjay fell victim to some very good aggressive driving as David Wietholder powered past on the high side to take the lead on lap nineteen and held DeLonjay in the second spot as the checkered flag flew. Keith Pratt, Russ Coultas and Shane Lewis rounded out the top five.

The Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Cars were racing for a Five Hundred Dollars to win feature event payoff and they put on a great show to get to the checkered flag. Abe Huls worked his way around Jim Lynch on the tenth circuit and held off Brandon Savage to take the big paycheck. Terry Houston grabbed third with Jake Powers in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth.

Brad Holtmeyer too home the checkered flag in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod division feature event. Tony Dunker grabbed the second spot followed by Bobby Anders Jr. in third, Joey Gower in fourth and Patrick Phillips in fifth. Holtmeyer and Anders were the heat race winners.

Kimberly Abbot took the lead from Bryce Baker on the eighth lap of the IMCA Sport Compact feature event and held off Austin Bercerra to take the her feature event win. Cliff Spencer claimed third followed by Darin Weisinger Jr. in fourth and Austin McClean in fifth.

The next event at Quincy Raceways is the Annual visit for the UMP Summer Nationals for the Super Late Models on Thursday June 19. The Hell Tour event will feature a $5000 to Win Main Event as the UMP Modifieds will participate in the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals featuring a $1000 to Win main event. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or the track Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quincyraceways or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Woodworth, DeLonjay, Hayes, Gower and Dunker Grab Quincy Wins

June 3rd, 2014

Quincy, Illinois-Denny Woodworth, Steven DeLonjay, Nathan Hayes, Joey Gower, and Pat Dunker all scored feature event wins in the Casey’s General Stores Weekly Racing Series at Quincy Raceways on Sunday June 1.

Woodworth took advantage of his pole position starting spot and led every lap of the thirty lap Kick Start UMP Late Model feature event but it was not as easy as it looked. Woodworth built a sizable advantage during the first twenty circuits but a power steering line ruptured and his lead began to shrink as Mark Burgtorf crept closer and closer to a slowing Woodworth. “The Racin Lawyer” held on to take the checkered flag by two seconds over Burgtorf in second, Justin Reed in third, Dustin Griffin in fourth and Ricky Frankel in fifth. Woodworth set fast time and also picked up his heat race win while Dustin Griffin scored the second heat race checkered flag.

Michael Long looked like the class of the Miller Lite UMP Modified field as he set fast time and won the first heat race. Long rolled a six for the feature start invert and blasted into the lead of the twenty five lap main event on the third lap. Long pulled to a comfortable margin and held the advantage through a couple of caution periods and when racing resumed. Long advantage would disappear on the eighteenth lap as he pulled to the infield with mechanical woes giving over the top spot to Steven DeLonjay. DeLonjay had battled into the second place spot after a great side by side dual with Dave Wietholder. DeLonjay then pulled away for the win followed by Wietholder in second, Shane Lewis in third, Keith Pratt in fourth and Jared Schlipman in fifth. Wietholder scored the second heat race win.

The Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car division may have been a little short on cars but the made up for it with their usual great racing. Nathan Hayes took his first feature win in the division after a great battle with Jim Lynch and Abe Huls. Huls had to settle for second with Terry Houston in third, Brandon Savage in fourth and Jake Powers in fifth. Hayes made it a clean sweep for the night as he also took the heat race win.

Joey Gower grabbed the lead of the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod feature event on the seventh lap and held off Bobby Anders Jr. to take the feature event win. Anders settled for the second spot followed by Tony Dunker in third, Brad Holtmeyer in fourth and Tanner Klingele in fifth. Trevor Haggenbaumer and Aaron Brocksieck were the heat race winners.

Pat Dunker has been complaining of “Having to Kiss His Sister” this season as he has had to settle for the second spot behind Austen Bercerra on several occasions but it was Dunker night to howl as he held back Bercerra for his first feature win of the year in the IMCA Sport Compact division. Bercerra broke his twelve race win streak at Quincy by settling for the second spot followed by Kim Abbott in third, Brandon Lambert in fourth and Bryce Baker in fifth. Bercerra took the heat race win.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Thursday June 6 will be the opening night of Illinois Midget Week featuring the competitors of the Power I Midget series. Then on Sunday June 8 the regular Casey’s General Stores Racing Series will continue. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or the tracks Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quincyraceways or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information

Brocksieck, Savage and Bercerra Add Wins at Quincy

May 31st, 2014

Aaron Brocksieck, Brandon Savage and Austen Bercerra all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways during the MOWA and WAR Sprint Car Special on Sunday May 25.

Aaron Brocksieck took his first ever Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod feature event win in a hotly contested feature event. Brocksieck held off Brad Holtmeyer to take the win followed by Trevor Hagenbaumer in third, Tanner Klingele in fourth and Tony Dunker in fifth. Brocksieck and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Brandon Savage took the lead from Nathan Hayes on the seventh lap of the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event and pulled away to score his second feature win of the season. Jake Powers battle through the field to score his best finish of the season with a second place run. Jim Lynch scored third followed by Able Huls in fourth and Shane Watts in fifth. Huls and Savage were the heat race winners.

Austen Bercerra continued his dominance of the IMCA Sport Compact division by taking yet another feature event win, two in fact as he also won the continuation of the May 18 event which was stopped after a third lap crash delayed the events conclulusion. Bercerra took the lead away from Pat Dunker on the last lap of the makeup feature to score the win with Dunker settling for the second spot followed by Kim Abbott, Bryce Baker and Brandon Lambert. Bercerra dominated the regular feature event by taking the lead on the third circuit and pulled away from the field. Pat Dunker scored second, Seith Woodruff third, Bryce Baker fourth and Brandon Lambert fifth. Bercerra and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday June 1 will be the regular Caseys General Stores Racing Series action with all five Quincy Raceways divisions in action. The Miller Lite UMP Modifieds will be racing for an increased purse by going for $750 to Win the 25 Lap main event. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or the track facebook page at www.facebook.com/quincyraceways or call the Hotline on raceday for the latest information.

Hull gets third 2014 MOWA win at Quincy Moughan continues to use be consistent with fifth straight podium finish

May 29th, 2014

QUINCY, Ill. – Quincy Raceways hosted the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General
Stores for its third consecutive night of racing action, Sunday, and the fans were not disappointed.

For the third time this season Jerrod Hull found himself in victory lane. He’s the only the driver on the series that has more than one feature win in 2014. Still, as the MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores heads toward the mid-point of the season, Hull is not the point leader. Much like the rest of the season, Sunday was another example of just how consistent Joey Moughan has been when it comes to the 2014 season with the series. While Hull was dominate all night long, winning the dash and the feature event, Joey Moughan didn’t make the dash and had to start eighth in the feature.

From the drop of the green Hull was only really challenged briefly on restarts, as Korey Weyant, who ran second most of the race, had lapped cars between he and the race leader on all but one of the three re-starts.

The excitement for the fans proved to come in the form of Moughan making a late charge from fourth to second in the closing laps. Moughan followed his uncle, Jim Moughan, for much of the race but final went high with a handful of laps remaining. He then caught Weyant with two laps left and passed him on the final lap to take the runner-up spot.

Weyant held on for third, but didn’t take time to interview after the race, he instead went straight to the pits, took the wing off and started at the back of the WAR non-wing race. He went on to come from 19th to finish second in that event as well. Paul Nienhiser, who started third, spun in turn three on the first lap, tipping Jimmy Light. Nienhiser went to the back of the field and mad a steady charge, eventually finishing fourth. Light was out of the race.

Chris Urish, who started ninth, had a sold run as well, rounding out the top five. Joe B. Miller was the hard charger, as he started 13th and finished sixth. Logan Faucon also passed seven cars, but finished eighth. After the race, and points shook out, Joey Moughan still leads Hull by six points. A.J. Bruns, who is third in points, survived a pair of incidents in the feature to salvage a 10th place finish.

The MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores is off for nearly a month, as it prepares for its first ever Indiana weekend. The series travels to Bloomington Speedway, Bloomington, Ind., Friday, June 20. The next night, it makes its second stop in as many years at Tri-State Speedway, Haubstadt, Ind., June 21.

For more information on any of these races, and a complete schedule of MOWA presented by Casey’s General Stores events, visit us on the web at www.midwestopenwheel.com.

Pierce, DeLonjay, Lynch and Gower Score Albert Scott Memorial Wins at Quincy

May 22nd, 2014

Quincy, Illinois -Bobby Pierce, Steven DeLonjay, Jim Lynch and Joey Gower all picked up feature event wins at Quincy Raceways during the first annual Bank of Quincy Albert Scott Memorial. The event was held to honor the late Albert Scott, the founder of Quincy Raceways and his family.

The evenings main event, The “Scottie 40″, the $2000 to Win Big 10 Series event for the Kick Start UMP Super Late Models attracted a season high car count of 26 entries from as far away as San Antonio Texas. Bobby Pierce continued his 2014 Hot Streak as he put on a dominating performance while leading every lap of the forty lap main event. Pierce got past pole sitter Denny Woodworth and pulled to a substantial lead early in the forty lapper and started working the back of the field on the seventh lap. Pierce worked traffic masterfully and maintained his lead by taking the ckeckered flag by a full six seconds over Mark Burgtorf in second. Brandon Sheppard came from his sixteenth starting spot to claim third with Woodworth in fourth and Justin Reed in fifth. Pierce, Woodworth and Justin Reed were the heat race winners with Sheppard laying claim to the B-Main win.

Jason Poel and Steven DeLonjay put on quite a show in the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event as the two raced side by side over the first half of the twenty five lapper. DeLonjay was able to pull away for the win after the midpoint of the event with Poel settling for the second spot at the checkered flag. Michael Long came from deep in the field to claim third followed by Dave Wietholder in fourth and Randy Lenes in fifth. Poel set quick time and also scored the first heat race win with DeLonjay taking heat two.

Jim Lynch scored his second feature win of the season in the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event. Lynch took over the lead on the thirteenth lap and held off Nathan Hayes to take the checkered flag. Beau Taylor salvaged a third place finish followed by Brandon Savage in fourth and Jake Powers in fifth. Hayes was the heat race winner.

Joey gower held off a hard charging Tony Dunker to score the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod feature event win. Brad Holtmeyer settled for third followed by Tanner Klingele in fourth and Cody Henderson in fifth. Bobby Anders Jr. and Aaron Brockseick were the heat race winners.

The IMCA Sport Compact feature event was suspended after three laps when lex Baker took a wild series of flips off turn one. Baker had to be cut from his car and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Baker was alert and talking with safety crews during the extracation. The event will be completed during the Sunday May 25 race night. Josh Barnes and Pat Dunker took the heat race wins.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Memorial Sunday May 25 will be the first 2014 appearance of sprint cars at Quincy Raceways with the MOWA 410 Winged Sprints presented by Casey’s General Stores and the Impact Signs WAR Wingless Sprints in their first ever appearance at Quincy Raceways. The Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Cars, Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMods and the IMCA Sport Compacts will also be competing in the Memorial Sunday event. The Pit Gates open at 3, Grandstands at 4, Drivers Check in ends at 5. Drivers Meeting at 5:15 with Racing at 6:00pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or at the Quincy Raceways Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quincyraceways or call the Quincy Raceways Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Frankel, Wallace, Savage, Holtmeyer and Bercerra Take Quincy Wins

May 14th, 2014

Quincy, Illinois–Ricky Frankel, Kenny Wallace, Brandon Savage, Mark Holtmeyer and Austen Bercerra all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Mother’s Day, May 11.

Justin Reed and Ricky Frankel brought the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model feature event to the green flag with Denny Woodworth and Clint Kirkham in the second row. Reed grabbed the early lead at the drop of the green flag with Woodworth in the second spot. Reed built a small lead through the early stages as a battle was waged behind him for the second spot between Frankel, Woodworth and Mark Burgtorf. Woodworth managed to stay in the second spot and slowly worked his way into contention for the lead. Woodworth tried a slide job coming out of turn two on the twenty third circuit but contact between him and Reed sent both cars to the tail of the field as the caution flag came out. Frankel then picked up the top spot with Burgtorf challenging on the high side for the lead. Frankel held Burgtorf in the second spot with as final caution flag flying on the twenty seventh lap for Clint Kirkham. Burgtorf Challenged Frankel the final three laps but Frankel picked up his second consecutive feature win with Burgtorf following in the second spot. Jason Perry scored third with Jim Moon in fourth and Reed in fifth. Reed took the Fast Six Dash win with Chuck Mitchell grabbing the heat race win.

Kenny Wallace put on quite a show in the Miller Lite UMP Modified division as he took the Fast Six Dash win and the twenty five lap feature event win. Wallace used his pole position starting spot in the main event to his advantage as he held off Steven DeLonjay to take the win. DeLonjay tried in vain over the middle sections of the event to overtake Wallace but had to settle for the second spot at the checkered flag. Wallace’s feature win was his first ever main event win in several years of racing at the Broadway Bullring. The third spot went to Dave Weitholder followed by Keith Pratt in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. Robbie Reed captured the heat race win.

Brandon Savage dominated the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car feature event as he was never seriously challenged by the rest of the field. Terry Houston scored the second spot followed by Beau Tayler in third, Abe Huls in fourth and Jim Lynch in fifth. Taylor and Jake Powers were the heat race winners.

The Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod main event was marred by the caution flag during the opening laps but the race to the checkered flag was a great one as the field found its rhythem. Brad Holtmeyer picked up his first ever feature event win as held took to the high side to blast his way through the field to take over the lead from Tanner Klingele. Klingele lost the second spot to Tony Dunker on lap seven with Dunker then applying the pressure to Holtmeyer. Holtmeyer held Dunker at bay to the checkered flag with Dunker settling for the second spot followed by Jim Gillenwater in third, Bobby Anders Jr. in fourth and Klingele in fifth. Klingele and Holtmeyer were the heat race winners.

Austen Bercerra made it ten feature wins in a row at Quinc y in the $200 to Win IMCA Sport Compact special event. Bercerra worked his way through the field in one lap to take the lead from Kimberly Abbott on the second circuit. Bercerra then cruised away to take the win with Pat Dunker in second, Abbott in third, Brandon Lambert in fourth and Bryce Baker in fifth. Abbott scored the heat race win.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be the will be the much anticipated salute to track founder Albert Scott with the “Scottie 40″ a Big Ten Late Model Special Event paying $2000 to Win and $200 to Start. The Miller Lite Modifieds, Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Cars, Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMods and the IMCA Sport Compacts will fill out the racing card for the Sunday May 18 event. For more information visit the Quincy Raceways website at www.quincyraceways.com, the tracks Facebook page at www.facebook.com/quincyraceways or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Frankel, Long, Oliver, Anders and Bercerra Claim Quincy Wins

May 7th, 2014

Quincy, IL–Ricky Frankel, Michael Long, John Oliver Jr., Bobby Anders Jr., and Austen Bercerra all picked up feature event wins in the Casey’s General Stores Racing Series at Quincy Raceways on Sunday May 4th.

Jason Perry jumped into the early lead of the Kick Start UMP Super Late Model feature event with Mark Burgtorf and Jason Frankel hot on his heels. Perry held off Burgtorf until abruptly slowing going into turn three on the tenth circuit giving Frankel the opportunity to slip past both Perry and Burgtorf for the lead as Perry pulled off the race track. Frankel then held off Burgtorf and Denny Woodworth in a close battle to the checkered flag. Burgtorf settled for the second spot with Woodworth in third, Jim Moon in fourth and Justin Reed in fifth. Frankle set the fast time in qualifying with Perry taking the Fast Six Dash win while Jamie Wilson won the heat race.

Michael Long put on a dominating performance in the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event as his early challengers Steven DeLonjay and Dave Weitholder and Keith Pratt all retired with mechanical problems during the fourth lap. Long was pursued to the checkered flag by Jared Schlipman in second, Robbie Reed in third, Jake Griffin in fourth and Russ Coultas in fifth. Michael Long scored the fastest qualifying time while David Weitholder too the Fast Six Dash win with Shawn Deering taking the heat race win.

The Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Cars were racing for $500 to Win with John Oliver Jr. taking home the big check. Oliver battled with Jim Lynch the entire twenty five laps but held on to take the win over Lynch in second, Abe Huls in third, Terry Houston in fourth and Jake Powers in fifth. Powers took the win in the heat race.

Bobby Anders Jr. held off a hard charging Tony Dunker to score the feature event win in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod main event. Anders grabbed the lead from Tanner Klingele on the seventh lap and kept Dunker at bay over the last few laps to score the feature event win. Dunker settled for second followed by Klingele in third, Brad Holtmeyer in fourth and Trent Grotz in fifth. Holtmeyer and Klingele took the heat race wins.

Austen Bercerra continued his hot streak in the IMCA Sport Compact division as survived the war with Pat Dunker in the feature event. Bercerra and Dunker traded paint over the final laps as both took turns leading but Bercerra managed to take the lead when it counted when the checkered flag fell. Dunker settled for the second spot followed by Bryce Baker in third, Kimberly Abbott in fourth and Darin Weisinger Jr. in fifth. Dunker scored the heat race win.

More racing action is on tap at Quincy Raceways in the Casey’s General Stores Racing Series on Mother ‘s Day Sunday May 11th featuring the Mt. Dew UMP Super Late Models, Miller Lite UMP Modifieds, Poweder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Cars, Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMods and a special event for the IMCA Sport Compacts. Pit Gates open at 3, Grandstands at 4, Driver Registration Ends at 5, Hot Laps at 5:15 and Racing at 6:00pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or the Quincy Raceways Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/quincyraceways or call the Quincy Raceways Holine for more information.

Unzicker Good Luck Claims Quincy ALMS

April 23rd, 2014

Ryan Unzicker, Jacob Poel, Abe Huls, Joey Gower and Austen Bercerra all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways during the 2014 opening night on Sunday April 20 during the ALMS Late Model Special Event.

Ryan Unzicker jumped into the early lead of the forty lap Sunoco ALMS feature event with Bobby Pierce in hot pursuit. Pierce would work Unzicker high and low until finally making the pass for the lead coming off turn four on the twenty seventh lap. Pierce would then pull out to a small lead with Unzicker hot on his heels. Pierce looked to have the event well in hand until crossing the finish line on the thirty second lap when his engine quit giving the lead back to Unzicker. Unzicker then managed to hold off a hard charging Kevin Weave to take the $2000 winner check with Weaver in second followed by Jason Riggs in third, Denny Woodworth in fourth and Mark Burgtorf in fifth. Jason Perry and Unzicker set quick time in their group during qualifying with both also taking the heat race wins.

Jacob Poel of Spring Lake, Michigan held off Michael Long to grab the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event win. Michael Long started the main even on the pole position with Poel on the outside of row one as the green flag waved. Long held the top spot through the first ten curcuits but Poel managed to get by for the lead on lap eleven with Long hot on his heels. Poel then held off Long to the checkered flag by less than a second followed by Steven DeLonjay in third, Robbie Reed in fourth and Shane Lewis in fifth. The heat race wins went to Shawn Deering and Jared Schlipman with Long claiming the Fast Six Dash win.

Abe Huls started off the 2014 season in the right way by leading every lap of the Powder Coat Plus IMCA Stock Car main event. Huls was challenged by Jumpin Jimmy Lynch the entire distance but held off the Iowa speedster to take the win followed by Lynch in second, Jerry Jansen in third, Jake Powers in fourth and Brandon Savage in fifth.

Joey Gower showed he is going to be a power to be reconded with in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod division. Gower blasted to a four and a half second win over Tony Dunker in the main event followed by Bobby Anders in third, Aaron Brockseick in fourth and Charles VanZandt in fifth. The heat race wins went to Tanner Klingele and Bobby Anders.

Austen Bercerra continued his dominance of the regions IMCA Sport Compacts as he picked up his third feature win of the weekend. Bercerra led every lap of the fifteen lap main event as he topped Kimberley Abbott in second, Mike Horning in third, Pat Dunker in fourth and Bryce Baker in fifth. Pat Dunker took the heat race win.

Woodworth, DeLonjay, Huls, Dunker and Becerra Crowned Track Champions at Quincy Raceways

October 5th, 2013

Quincy, IL – Sunday night brought the end to the 2013 season at the Quincy Raceways in Quincy, IL, as it was season
championship night at the races. At the end of the night Denny Woodworth (UMP Late Models), Steven DeLonjay (UMP Modifieds), Abe Huls (IMCA Stock Cars), Tony Dunker (IMCA SportMods), and Austen Becerra (IMCA Sport Compacts) were all crowned champions for the 2013 season. While Mark Burgtorf (UMP Late Models), Rusty Griffaw (UMP Modifieds), Brandon Savage (IMCA Stock Cars), Tony Dunker (IMCA SportMods), and Austen Becerra (IMCA Sport Compacts) ended there night in victory lane.

The first feature up on the night was the 20 lap IMCA Stock Cars, with Abe Huls and Terry Houston on the front row. Huls would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Houston and Jake Powers. Just as the action up front started to heat up, the first of two cautions appeared on lap 2. As a tire was clipped and pushed out onto the track in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Huls jumped back out front, with Houston working to hold back Powers. Houston’s run up front came to an end on lap 3, as he spun in turn 2 to bring out the caution. Huls once again moved out front on the restart, with Powers, Josh Smith and Brandon Savage, who started 5th, close behind. While Huls used the bottom of the speedway, Savage jumped to the top of the track to move up to challenge Huls for the top spot by lap 8. Savage was able to clear Huls for the lead on lap 10 and then held on over the final 10 laps to pick up his second win in a row and fourth overall at the track. Huls settled for 2nd which was good enough to be crowned the 2013 champion, Houston recovered from his lap 3 spin to come back up to finish in 3rd, Powers was 4th, with Jerry Jansen rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 25 lap UMP Modified feature, with Steven DeLonjay and Rusty Griffaw making up the front row. Griffaw grabbed the lead on lap 1 over DeLonjay and Robbie Reed and then held it until the first caution on lap 2. John Dimmitt would spin his machine in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Griffaw jumped back out front, with DeLonjay close behind in second. The action up front was slowed for the second time, as Chris Spalding spun down the front stretch on lap 3 to bring out the yellow. Once again Griffaw moved out front on the restart and then started to pull away from the field, when the third caution of the event on lap 6 brought the field back to his back bumper. This time Jake Griffin, who was running 4th, spun in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Griffaw jumped back out front, with DeLonjay and Reed battling it out for the second spot. Just as Griffaw started to pull away from the battle for second, the yellow light would come appear on lap 8. Shawn Deering, who started 15th and had
worked his way to 10th, spun down the backstretch to bring out the caution. On the restart Shane Lewis spun into the guardrail off turn 2 to bring the yellow light back on. The following restart saw Spencer Havermale spin in turn 2 to bring the caution back out. A fourth attempt of the restart saw Griffaw move back out front, with DeLonjay and Reed going back to there battle for second. But just as the action up front started to heat up, the yellow light would come back on. Danny Lake would spin in turn 2 on lap 12 to bring out the caution. Griffaw once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with DeLonjay working to hold off Justin Reed, who started 8th, in the battle for second. The action up front was slowed two laps later, lap 14, when Dimmitt spun in turn 2 for his second solo caution to end his night. Once again Griffaw moved back out front, with Justin Reed over taking DeLonjay for second. But another caution one lap later, lap 15, would slow the field down. This time Havermale would spin in turn 4 for his second solo caution to end his night. On the restart Justin Reed got sideways going down the backstretch and collected the cars of Robbie Reed, Keith Pratt, Adam Birck, Griffin and Lake to bring out the red. Since the caution involved 5 or more cars, all cars able to continue would get there spots back. Once back to green Griffaw jumped back out front and then held on over the final 10 laps to pick up his second win of the season at the track. DeLonjay settled for 2nd which was enough to secure the 2013 track title, Robbie Reed was 3rd, Pratt was 4th, with Dylan Hoover coming from 11th to round out the top 5.

Scott Schmitt and Mark Burgtorf led the field to the green flag in the 30 lap Late Model feature, with Schmitt edging out Burgtorf at the line by inches to lead lap 1. Schmitt, who was glued to the bottom of the track, was able to hold off Burgtorf, who was working the top, until lap 3 when Burgtorf took over the top spot. Burgtorf wasn’t able to get away from
Schmitt, as he stayed glued to Burgtorf’s back bumper even as they entered lap traffic by lap 12. But Burgtorf was able to hold off all challenges from Schmitt over the final 27 laps to claim his 3rd win of the season at the track. Schmitt settled for 2nd, Rickey Frankel came from 6th to finish in 3rd, Jason Perry was 4th, with Michael Long coming home in 5th. Denny Woodworth would cross the line in 6th, which was good enough to earn him the 2013 track title.

Up next was the 20 lap IMCA SportMod feature, with Tony Dunker and Charles VanZandt making up the front row for the event. Just as the green flag was waved the caution light would come on, as a tire was pushed out onto the track in turn 4. The following restart saw Dunker jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Bradley Holtmeyer and Jeff DeLonjay. The action up front was slowed on lap 2, as Nathan Anders spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Dunker once again jumped out front on the restart, with Holtmeyer glued to his back bumper. Just as Dunker started to pull away, another caution appeared on lap 5. This time a tire was clipped and pushed out onto the track in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Dunker moved back out front, with Holtmeyer working to hold back Trevor Hagerbaumer, who started 5th. But once again the action up front was slowed one lap later, lap 6, as Todd Reed slowed to a stop down the front stretch to bring out the yellow. Once again Dunker jumped back out front on the restart, with Holtmeyer now having Jim Gillenwater, who started 7th, battling him for the second spot. One lap later another caution would wave, as Skylar Stark spun in turn 4 on lap 7 to bring out the yellow. Dunker again moved out front on the restart, with Holtmeyer and Gillenwater glued to his back bumper. Another lap in the books meant another caution, as Jon Lear spun in turn 4 on lap 8 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Anders would spin his machine in turn 1 to bring the yellow light back on, and ending his night with his second solo caution. The following restart saw Lear spin in turn 1 for his second solo caution to end his night. A third attempt of a restart saw Dunker grab the lead, with Holtmeyer in second and Hagerbaumer over taking Gillenwater for third. Another lap complete, lap 9, produced the final caution of the event. This time Tanner Klingele spun in turn 4 with a left rear flat to bring out the yellow. Dunker moved back out front on the restart and the held on over the final 11 laps to pick up his 9th win in a row and 13th overall at the track. Dunker’s win more then secured his second consecutive track championship at the track. Holtmeyer held on for 2nd, Hagerbaumer was 3rd, Gillenwater was 4th, with Patrick “Skipp” Dunker getting his career best finish in the SportMods in 5th.

The final feature up on the night was the 12 lap IMCA Sport Compacts, with Austen Becerra and Kimberly Abbott leading the field to the green flag. Becerra would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 by inches over Abbott and Patrick “Skipp” Dunker. Abbott wouldn’t give up easy, as she used the top of the track to edge out Becerra on lap 4 for the lead. Those two would run the next 4 laps side-by-side, with Becerra leading lap 6 and Abbott leading lap 8. But Becerra was able to grab the top spot for good on lap 9 and then held off a last lap challenge from Dunker to claim his 7th win in a row and 9th overall at the track. The win would also help Becerra wrap up his first career track championship. Dunker was 2nd, Abbott was 3rd, Brandon Lambert was 4th, with Seith Woodruff coming from 8th to round out the top 5.

Perry, DeLonjay, Savage, Dunker and Bercerra Score Quincy Wins

September 26th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois- Denny Woodworth, Steven DeLonjay, Brandon Savage, Tony Dunker and Austen Bercerra all took feature event wins Sunday September 22 at Quincy Raceways during Mississippi Belle Distributing Miller Lite Night at the Races.

Jason Perry picked up his first feature win of the season at Quincy during the UMP Super Late Model main event. Perry worked his way around Denny Woodworth and Mark Burgtorf to take the win after Brandon Sheppard retired with mechanical woes on the fifteenth lap. Burgtorf settled for second followed by Woodworth in third, Jared Schlipman in fourth and John Beck in fifth. Sheppard set the fast time in qualifying with Burgtorf taking the win in the Fast Six Dash and Ricky Frankel claiming the heat race win.

Steven DeLonjay outdistanced Dave Wietholder after a terrific battle for the lead to take his eleventh points feature win of the season in the Miller Lite UMP Modifieds. Wietholder settled for second followed by Justin Reed in third, Danny Lake in fourth and Jake Griffin in fifth. DeLonjay set fast time with Wietholder taking the Fast Six Dash win. David Baldwin and Keith Pratt were the heat race winners.

Brandon Savage scored his third feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Car main event. Savage held off Abe Huls in second, Terry Houston in third, Beau Taylor in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth. Savage and Jansen were the heat race winners.

Tony Dunker got another feature event win in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event, his tenth points win of the year. Tanner Klingele settled for the second spot followed by Todd Reed in third, Brad Holtmeyer in fourth and Bob Cowman in fifth. Charles VanZandt and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Austen Bercerra solidified his hold on the points championship with the feature win in the IMCA Sport Compact division. Bercerra held off Brandon Lambert to take the win, his seventh of the season. The third spot went to Spencer Coats, fourth to Kimberly Abbott and fifth to Alex Baker. Bercerra and Lambert were the heat race winners.

Sunday September 29 will be the final night of the 2013 season with the TnT Action Sports Harley Davidson Haubrich Distributing Coors Season Championship Night at the Races. The Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Sheppard, Reed, Huls, Dunker and Bercerra Take Quincy Raceways Checkers

September 11th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois- Brandon Sheppard, Justin Reed, Abe Huls, Tony Dunker and Austen Bercerra all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday September 8 during Titan Wheel & Manchester Tank Hall of Fame Night at the Races.

Brandon Sheppard out battled Jason Perry during the early stages of the UMP Super Late Model feature event as the two went toe to toe over the opening laps. Sheppard finally gained the advantage over Perry on lap thirteen and held onto a five car length margin to take the feature event win. Perry settled for the second spot followed by McKay Wenger in third, Denny Woodworth in fourth and Jared Schlipman in fifth. Sheppard grabbed the Fast Six Dash win with Woodworth winning the heat race.

Justin Reed led every lap of the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event but he was challenged all the way to the checkered flag. Chris Spaulding hounded Reed for the first twenty two laps then Steven DeLonjay worked his way through the field for his tail starting spot. DeLonjay started at the rear of the field after being late to the grid for the main event and steadily worked his way to the leaders to challenge for the lead with Reed over the final three circuits. Reed keep DeLonjay at bay to the checkered flag to score his first modified feature win of the season over DeLonjay in second, Spaulding in third, Kenny Wallace in fourth and Robbie Reed in fifth. Reed scored the Fast Six Dash win as Keith Pratt and Shawn Deering were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls took the IMCA Stock Car feature event win. Huls came from his third row starting spot and got by Jerry Jansen on the ninth lap to take the lead with Terry Houston in tow. Houston tried in vain to get past Huls but had to settle for second at the checkered flag followed by Jake Powers in third, Jansen in fourth and Gabe Harrison in fifth.

Tony Dunker led every lap of the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event after drawing the pole position starting spot. Jeff DeLonjay worked his way through the field to challenge Dunker but was never able to get close enough to take a shot at the top spot. DeLonjay settled for second followed by Todd Reed in third, Charles VanZandt in fourth and Brad Holtmeyer in fifth. DeLonjay and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Kimberly Abbot led the first lap of the IMCA Sport Compact main event but after that it was all Austen Bercerra as the youngster took his seventh feature event win of the year. Abbott settled for second followed by Laine VanZandt in third, Brandon Lambert in fourth and Jarett and Brodie Dunker in fifth and sixth. Jarett Dunker and Brandon Lambert were the heat race winners.

The 2013 race season is winding down at Quincy Raceways as the TnT Action Sports Harley Davidson Night at the Races is up next on Sunday September 15. The Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Adults are $10, Seniors $7, Students 11-15 $5 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as always at Quincy Raceways.

Nienhiser Grabs First Ever MOWA Sprint Win at Quincy

September 4th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois–Paul Nienhiser, Brandon Sheppard, Dave Wietholder and Austin Bercerra all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday September 1 during Budweiser/Rinella Distributing Night at the Races.

Paul Nienhiser had a dominating night in the MOWA Outlaw 410 Sprint Series as he claimed the win in the dash by half a lap setting up a pole position start in the A-Main. Nienhiser took off at the drop of the green flag in the feature event and looked like he would pull away from the field but Joey Moughan who started outside row one kept inching closer to the leader as they worked lapped traffic. Moughan took advantage of some lapped traffic on lap eighteen to blast into the lead but Nienhiser would have no part of it as he powered back past Moughan to regain the lead. Moughan kept working to stay with Nienhiser but had to settle for the second spot at the checkered flag. Following Nienhiser and Moughan to the stripe were A.J. Bruns, Jerrod Hull and Jim Moughan to round out the top 5. Jimmy Hurley and Joey Moughan were the heat race winners.

Brandon Sheppard inched his way closer to his first DIRTCar UMP Late Model National Championship as he took the feature event win. Sheppard outdistanced Bobby Pierce for the win with Mark Burgtorf in third, Denny Woodworth in fourth and Ricky Frankel in fifth. Burgtorf took the heat race win with Pierce claiming the Fast Six Dash win.

Dave Wietholder made a clean sweep in the Miller Lite UMP Modified division as he started the night off with setting fast time in Qualifying and holding off Steven DeLonjay in the Fast Six Dash to earn the pole starting spot in the twenty five lap main event. Wietholder held off DeLonjay in the early going of the feature event and then kept Rusty Griffaw at bay for the rest of the event to take his second feature win of the year at Quincy. DeLonjay settled for third followed by Chris Spaulding in fourth and Keith Pratt in fifth. Pratt scored the heat race win.

Austin Bercerra laid claim to his sixth feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Compact division. Bercerra took the lead away from Kimberly Abbott on the third lap and never looked back to take the win. Abbott settled for second followed by Pat Dunker in third, Sieth Woodruff in fourth and Brandon Lambert in fifth. Lambert and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday Sept.8 will be Manchester Tank and Titan Wheel Night at the Races featuring all five Quincy Raceways divisions, the UMP Super Late Models, Miller Lite UMP Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Summy Tire & Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods and the IMCA Sport Compacts. The IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Northern SportMods will not be running for any points per IMCA rules (IMCA Super Nationals Rain Date). The Pits Gates will open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Drivers Registration Closes at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm.

Quincy Raceways Announces Revised Time Schedule for MOWA Sprint Car Show

August 31st, 2013

Quincy, Illinois-Quincy Raceways has announced that the timetable for the MOWA Sprint Car Special Event on Sunday September 1 has been changed due the expected warmer temperatures. The Pit Gates will now open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5, Driver’s Registration ends at 5:39, Hot Laps at 5:45 with Racing at 6:30pm. The evening’s racing will feature the MOWA Outlaw 410 Sprint Cars in a $2000 to Win event with the UMP Super Late Models, Miller Lite UMP Modifies and the IMCA Sport Compacts filling out the racing card. The IMCA Stock Cars and the IMCA Northern SportMods will have the night off.. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for the latest information.

Long, DeLonjay, Huls, Dunker and Bercerra Score Quincy Wins

August 30th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois- Michael Long, Steven DeLonjay, Abe Huls, Tony Dunker and Austin Bercerra all took feature event win Sunday August 25 at Quincy Raceways during Gem City Ford Lincoln Night at the Races.

Clint Kirkham took the lead of the UMP Super Late Model feature event and held off the challenges of Michael Long the entire 30 laps and took the checkered flag first but when he crossed the scales after taking the checkered flag, he came up short on weight by 40 to 50 pounds light. Tech officials rescaled his car three times coming up with the same weight each time which made Michael Long the official winner of the event. The win was Long’s fourth win of the year in the Super Late Models. The Second spot went to Denny Woodworth followed by Jason Perry in third, Ron Elbe in fourth and
Jared Schlipman in fifth. Kirkham took the Fast Six Dash win.

Steven DeLonjay scored his tenth points feature win of the year in the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event. DeLonjay was never seriously challenged in leading every lap over the twenty two entries. Dave Wietholder grabbed second followed by Adam Birck in third, Keith Pratt in fourth and Tony Patterson in fifth. DeLonjay scored the Fast Six Dash win with Pratt and Birck both taking heat race wins.

Abe Huls grabbed another IMCA Stock Car feature event win, his sixth of the year in the hotly contested division. Jake Powers took home second followed by Dave Wietholder in third, Brandon Savage in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth. Terry Houston and Brandon Savage were the heat race winners.

Tony Dunker held off Jeff DeLonjay to get his ninth point’s feature win of the year in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod division. DeLonjay held back Tanner Klingele for second with Klingele third, Brad Holtmeyer fourth and Trevor Haggenbaumer in fifth. Klingele and DeLonjay were the heat race winners.

Austin Bercerra dominated the IMCA Sport Compact division taking both the heat race win and the feature event win. Pat Dunker grabbed the second spot with Kevin Morgan in third, Kim Abbott in fourth and Laine VanZandt in fifth. Dunker took the other heat race win.

A great night of racing is on tap for the Labor Day weekend as the MOWA 410 Sprint Cars will be in town for the Sunday September 1 event. A great field of 410 outlaw sprint cars is expected to compete along with the UMP Super Late Models, Miller Lite UMP Modifieds and the IMCA Sport Compacts. The Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods and the IMCA Stock Cars have the week off as they get read to head to the Boone Super Nationals. The Pits Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Drivers Registration ends at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Adults are $20, Seniors $15, Students 11 to 15 are $10 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as Always at Quincy Raceways.

Pierce, Deering, Huls, Dunker and Bercerra Take Home Wins at Quincy

August 20th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois– Bobby Pierce, Shawn Deering, Abe Huls, Tony Dunker and Austin Bercerra all took home feature event wins Sunday night at Quincy Raceways during Kohl Cash and Carry Night at the Races.

Brandon Sheppard took the lead at the drop of the green flag and the race was on as Mark Burgtorf and Bobby Pierce kept up the pace with Sheppard. It was a three car battle with the three leaders being in close contact throughout the entire event. Burgtorf challenged Sheppard from the second spot until lap twenty two when Bobby Pierce powered by on the outside to set sail after Sheppard. Pierce who usually likes to use the bottom groove as much as he had jumped to the top of the track and worked the cushion to perfection to keep inching closer to Sheppard. The two young stars traded the lead from backstretch to front stretch several laps with Pierce taking the lead for good on the twenty eighth lap. Sheppard remounted the charge on the last circuit coming off turn four going to the checkered flag but Pierce was able to hold him off by .031 of a second at the finish line to take his second feature win in a row at Quincy. Burgtorf settled for the third spot followed by Denny Woodworth in fourth and Jason Perry in fifth. Pierce set the fast time of the night in qualifying with Dustin Griffin scoring the heat race win and Sheppard grabbing the Fast 6 Dash win.

It was not a good night to be the leader in the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event as twice the leaders of the event had problems. Steven DeLonjay set the fast time of the night in the division and won the Fast Six Dash to start the main event on the pole. DeLonjay jumped out to the early lead and powered away from the field in what looked like another win but when his steering broke on the fourteenth lap it brought the action to a sudden stop on the backstretch as Justin Reed and Jake Griffin were unable to clear DeLonjay as a violent crash ensued. No one was hurt but all three cars suffered major damage in the wreck. Dave Wietholder took over the lead spot on the restart with Shawn in tow. Wietholder held onto the top spot until getting loose in turn three on lap eighteen as Deering was unable to avoid contact as Wietholder spun in front of the field. Deering who had never won a Modified feature event in over one hundred and thirty starts took the lead on that restart and held back the challenges of Mike Vanderiet Jr. to break his winless streak. Vanderiet settled for second followed by Chris Spaulding in third, Keith Pratt in fourth and Adam Birck in fifth. Deering and Reed were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls scored his fifth feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Car division over Brandon Savage in second, Terry Houston in third, Jerry Jansen in fourth and Brandon Lambert in fifth. Huls and Houston took the heat race wins.

Tony Dunker continued his dominance of the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods after taking the lead on the sixth lap when leader Jeff DeLonjay spun in turn two. Dunker then pulled away for the win followed by Tanner Klingele in second, Todd Reed in third, Joe Hooper in fourth and Taylor Lear in fifth. Hooper and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Austin Bercerra led every lap of the IMCA Sport Compact main event but had to hold of a pesky Laine VanZandt to take his fourth win of the season. VanZandt settled for second followed by Kim Abbott in third, Alex Baker in fourth and Brandon Lambert in fifth.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday August 25 will be Gem City Ford Night at the Races. This event will mark the return of the earlier start times as school has began again in the area. The Pit Gates will open up at 2:30, Grandstands at 4, Drivers Registration Ends at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Pierce Dominates Quincy ALMS

August 15th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois–Bobby Pierce, Steven DeLonjay, Brandon Savage, Tony Dunker and Austin Bercerra all took feature event wins during Sullivan Auctioneers Night at the Races on Sunday August 11 at Quincy Raceways.

Bobby Pierce dominated the Sunoco ALMS main event as he started on the Pole position and led every lap of the forty lapper to take home the $2000 winners check. Denny Woodworth challenged Pierce over the first few laps but slipped back when Brandon Sheppard powered past on the sixth lap. Sheppard tried in vain to catch Pierce for the lead but had to settle for the second spot at the checkered flag as Pierce worked traffic like a veteran. Jason Perry scored the third spot followed by Denny Woodworth in fourth and Ricky Frankel in fifth. Pierce and Sheppard were the heat race winners with Sheppard setting fast time as well.

Steven DeLonjay continued his hot streak at Quincy by taking the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event win. Dave Wietholder jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag and stayed out front until giving DeLonjay an opening on the thirteenth lap in the bottom groove. DeLonjay then pounced on the opportunity and slipped past Wietholder and cruied away for his nineth points paying feature win in twelve starts. Wietholder settled for second with Shawn Deering, Chris Spaulding and Justin Reed rounding out the top five. Jake Griffin and Keith Pratt were the heat race winners with Wietholder taking the Fast Six Dash win.

Brandon Savage scored his second feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Car main event after a fierce battle between himself, Terry Houston and Abe Huls. All three drivers took turns at the front of the field with Savage finnally getting the advantage with five laps to go. Houston edged Abe Huls at the finish for second followed by Darin Lambert in fourth and Jake Powers in fifth. Huls and Savage were the heat race winners.

Tony Dunker survived a mid race trip back to the rear of the field and gained his seventh feature win of the season in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event. Tanner Klingele opened the door for Dunker on the seventeenth lap and Dunker took advantage to take the lead and the feature win. Klingele settled for second followed by Brad Holtmeyer in third, Trevor Haggenbaumer in fourth and Charles VanZandt in fifth. Dunker and Klingele were the heat race winners.

Austin Bercerra started scratch on the field for the IMCA Sport Compact feature event but the swift number twenty two worked his way through the field quickly to take the lead and the feature event win. Bercerra and Laine VanZandt put on quite a show over the final laps as they raced side by side for several laps until the checkered flag fell. Kim Abbott settled for the third position followed by Pat Dunker in fourth and Alex Baker in fifth.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be Kohl Wholesale Night at the Races on Sunday August 18. Pit gates open at 3;30, Grandstands at 5, Hot Laps at 5:45 and Racing at 6:30pm.Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Long, DeLonjay, Huls, Dunker and VanZandt Score Quincy Wins

August 6th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois– Michael Long, Steven DeLonjay, Abe Huls, Tony Dunker and Laine VanZandt all scored feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday August 4 during Poage Auto Plaza Night at the Races.

Michael Long picked up his third feature event win of the season in the UMP Super Late Model feature event after a tight battle with Denny Woodworth in the thirty lapper. Long took over the lead on the eighth lap and held Woodworth at bay for the rest of the way to the checkered flag. Woodworth settled for second followed by Dustin Griffin in third, Ricky Frankel in fourth and Clint Kirkham in fifth. Woodworth took the Fast Six Dash win with Jared Schlipman scoring the heat race win.

Steven DeLonjay destroyed the Miller Lite UMP Modified field on his way to his eighth points feature win in eleven starts. DeLonjay took off at the drop of the green and was never threatened on his way to the win. Dave Wietholder nailed down the second spot followed by Derrick Carlson in third, Justin Reed in fourth and Scott Anderson in fifth. DeLonjay took the Fast Six Dash win with Ryan Porter and Tommy Sheppard Jr. taking the heat race wins.

Abe Huls came out on top of a battle royal on the final laps of the IMCA Stock Car main event. Huls topped a close finish with Dave Wietholder in second, Brandon Savage in third, Jake Powers in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth. Huls and Savage took the heat race wins.

Tony Dunker survived and wild and action packed Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event and picked up his sixth feature win of the year. Tanner Klingele settled for second followed by Jeff DeLonjay in third, Brad Holtmeyer in fourth and Trevor Haggenbaumer in fifth. Dunker and Klingele were the heat race winners.

Laine VanZandt took the IMCA Sport Compact main event win in a slam bang affair over Kimberly Abbott in second, Pat Dunker in third, Brandon Lambert in fourth and Austin Bercerra in fifth. VanZandt made it perfect night as he also took the heat race win.

Sheppard, DeLonjay, Houston, Dunker and Dunker Take Victories at Quincy

July 31st, 2013

Quincy, Illinois–Brandon Sheppard, Steven DeLonjay, Terry Houston, Tony Dunker and Pat Dunker all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways during JL Scrap Metals Night at the Races on Sunday July 28.

Brandon Sheppard added to his UMP Super Late Model National Points lead by dominating the thirty lap main event at Quincy. Mark Burgtorf challenged Sheppard early in the event but had to settle for a distant second place finish followed by Michael Long in third, Ricky Frankel in fourth and Clint Kirkham in fifth. Billy Genenbacher topped the heat race with Clint Kirkham scoring the win in the Fast Six Dash.

Steven DeLonjay scored yet another feature event win in the Miller Lite UMP Modified division. DeLonjay’s win was his seventh in ten points paying feature events. Mike Vanderiet scored the second spot followed by Shawn Deering in third, Dave Wietholder in fourth and Shane Lewis in fifth. Jake Griffin took the Fast Six Dash win with Dan Schlup Jr and Vanderiet taking the heat race wins.

Terry Houston scored the IMCA Stock Car feature event win over Brandon Savage in second, Jerry Jansen in third, Darin Lambert in fourth and Abe Huls in fifth. Huls and Savage were the heat race winners.

Tony Dunker commanded the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod feature event with Jim Gillenwater in second, Tanner Klingele in third, Greg Uppinghouse in fourth and Charlie VanZandt in fifth. Joe Hooper and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Pat Dunker took home his fourth feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Compact division. Dunker pulled away from the field with Austin Bercerra in second, Wesley Rensch in third, Kimberley Abbott in fourth and Alex Baker in ffith. Dunker and Laine VanZandt were the heat race winners.

Jake Griffin Races to Another Top Ten in JEGS/CRA Competition

July 25th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois – In what has become the norm for Jake Griffin Racing it was another busy weekend of dirt and pavement action for the 14-year-old driver.

On Friday the team traveled to Anderson Speedway (Anderson, Indiana) with the JEGS/CRA All Star Tour as a teammate to Snowball Derby winner, Erik Jones. Via qualifications he locked into the 14th starting spot for the 100 lap feature on the 1/4 mile, bullring. Jake raced in the top ten throughout the event before crossing the finish line in the 9th position. The finish marked his third straight top ten finish with the series. Jake is seventh in the latest series’ standings. Full results from the program as well as the latest series’ points are available at www.CRA-Racing.com.

On Saturday evening it was back to the dirt oval as Jake entered an UMP Open Wheel Modified Weekly Racing Series Event at Federated Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Missouri). A strong field of 31 entries took part in the program, and while heat race action left him just short of locking into the feature a 3rd place finish in the b-main transferred Jake to the 21st starting spot for the main event. He would go on to advance to a 16th place finish. Full results from the event are available at www.I55Raceway.com.

The weekend concluded on Sunday evening at Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois) with another UMP Open Wheel Modified Weekly Racing Series Event. Preliminary action positioned Jake starting 7th on the grid for the main event, and he went on to advance three spots to finish 4th behind race winner, Steven Delonjay, Robbie Reed, and David Wietholder. Jake is now in the top 25 in the UMP National Modified standings. Full results from the event are available at www.QuincyRaceways.com.

Jake Griffin Racing now looks ahead to another full weekend of action, which opens on Friday, July 26th at Lucas Oil Raceway (Clermont, Indiana) with the JEGS/CRA All Star Tour, where veteran racer, Kenny Wallace will be his teammate. The team is currently unsure if they will race anywhere on Saturday, but plan to compete at Quincy Raceway (Quincy, Illinois) on Sunday evening in another UMP Open Wheel Modified event. For more information on the weekend’s events please visit www.CRA-Racing.com and www.QuincyRaceways.com .

Jake Griffin Racing would to like to thank all of their sponsors including McPike’s Pawn Shop, Central Metals Recycling Inc., TNT Action Sports, Sun Drop Citrus Soda, Triple R Performance Engines, McGunegill Engine Performance, Bob Pierce Race Cars Kelly’s Restaurant, 007 Carbs, MSRMafia.com Marketing Services, and Smart Builders.

For more information on Jake Griffin Racing, please visit www.JakeGriffin.net .

Burgtorf, DeLonjay, Dunker, Savage & Dunker Take Quincy Checkers

July 16th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois-Mark Burgtorf, Steven DeLonjay, Tony Dunker, Brandon Savage and Pat Dunker all scored feature event wins during Heetco Propane and Ursa Farmers COOP Night at the Races on Sunday July 14.

What the UMP Late Model feature event lacked in cars was more than made up by the thrilling battle for the feature event win. Denny Woodworth took off from his outside front row starting spot into the lead at the drop of the green flag and kept Michael Long at bay for the first half of the thirty lapper. Woodworth pulled to a significant lead during the mid portion of the event but Mark Burgtorf was clawing his way through the field and picked off Long on the sixteenth lap. Burgtorf then started to chip away at Woodworths lead a few tenths every lap until catching up to his rear bumper on the twenty sixth circuit. Woodworth held Burtorf in the second spot but coming off turn four on the twenty eigth lap Burgtorf jumped to the high side and powered past Woodworth to take the lead and the feature event win, his second of the year. Woodworth settled for second followed by Long in third, Ricky Frankel in fourth and Clint Kirkham in fifth. Long scored the win in the fast heat race.

Steven DeLonjay continued his dominance in the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event by taking his sixth points feature win of the season in nine starts. Michael Long put the pressure on DeLonjay in the early stages of the twenty five lap event but pulled to the infield with engine problems on the nineth lap. DeLonjay then pulled away for the win with Robbie Reed in second, Dave Wietholder in third, Jake Griffin in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. DeLonjay laid claim to the fast dash win with Griffin scoring the checkered flag in the heat race.

Brandon Savage ended his string of second place finishes in the IMCA Stock Car feature event over Abe Huls in second, Terry Houston in third, Jerry Jansen in fourth and Jeremy Buss in fifth. Kevin Tomlinson and Savage were the heat race winners.

Tony Dunker continued his control of the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event. Dunker held off Tanner Klingele in second, Joe Blivens in third, Joe Hooper in fourth and Brad Holtmeyer in fifth. Blivens scored the heat race win.

Pat “Skippy” Dunker grabbed his third feature event win of the season in the IMCA Sport Compact division after holding off Laine VanZandt in second, Brandon Lambert in third, Austin Bercerra in fourth and Kimberly Abbott in fifth. Dunker and Bercerra were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday July 21 it is the Haughbrich Distributing Night at the Races. The Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Hot Laps at 5:45 and Racing at 6:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Long, Wietholder, Tomlinson, DeLonjay, VanZandt Grab Feature Wins at Quincy

July 9th, 2013

Quincy, IL– Michael Long, David Wietholder, Kevin Tomlinson, Jeff DeLonjay and Laine VanZandt all grabbed feature event wins during Sullivan Auctioneers Night at the Races on Sunday July 7 at Quincy Raceways.

A huge five car pileup on the initial start of the UMP Super Late Model main event sent the field into a tizzy as Chad Stapleton ended up on his roof in the mess. Stapleton was sent to the hospital but was concious and talking complaining of back pain. After the restart order was sorted out, Michael Long ended up on the inside of row one with Mark Burgtorf to his outside. Long and Burgtorf battled for a couple of laps with Long gaining the edge and pulling out to a comfortable margin as the thirty lapper wore on. Burgtorf battled with Denny Woodworth and Ricky Frankel for the second
spot with Burgtorf getting the advantage as he slowly closed the gap to a fleet Long. Long was able to maintain his advantage and at the checkered flag he held a 1.34 second lead over Burgtorf in second, followed by Woodworth in third, Frankel in fourth and Clint Kirkham in fifth. Kirkham set fast time during qualifying with Jerry Lierly claiming the win in the Fast 6 Dash. Chad Stapleton took the win in the qualifying heat race.

Michael Long and Steven DeLonjay were putting on quite a battle for the lead in the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event until DeLonjay’s contact with a lapped car forced an accident that put both Long and himself to the tail of the field. David Wietholder then took over the lead and looked to be well onto his way to his second feature win of the year at Quincy until a white flag lap caution period setup a green white checkered finish. Long had managed to claw his way back through the field into second at the lap 29 caution setting up a real battle for the win with Wietholder. Wiethold
jumped to the lead on the restart on the bottom line and held Long back to claim a popular feature event win followed by Long in second, Shawn Deering in third, Adam Birck in fourth and Mike Vanderiet in fifth. Long set the fast time in qualifying with DeLonjay scoring the win in the Fast Six Dash. Shawn Deering and Shane Lewis took the heat race wins.

Kevin Tomlinson stepped into Michael Larsen’s IMCA Stock Car while Larsen nursed a sore arm and it paid off as Tomlinson scored a narrow feature event win over Brandon Savage and Abe Huls during a green white checkered finish to the main event. Savage settled for second with Huls in third, Terry Houston in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth. Savage and Tomlinson were the heat race winners.

Jeff DeLonjay scored a big feature event win in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod main event after holding Tony Dunker at bay over the closing laps. Dunker settled for the second spot followed by Tanner Klingele in third, Joe Blivens in fourth and Joe Hooper in fifth. Dunker and DeLonjay were the heat race winners.

Lane VanZandt turned his outside second row starting spot into a feature event win in the IMCA Sport Compact feature event. VanZandt held off a very determined Pat Dunker by a nose to take his second feature win of the season. Duker settled for second followed by Austin Bercerra in third, Kimberly Abbott in fourth and Brandon Lambert in fifth. Abbott and Bercerra were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday July 14 will be the Heetco and the rescheduled Ursa Farmers COOP Night at the Races. The pit gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5. Hot Laps at 5:45 and racing scheduled for 6:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Babb Takes Quincy Raceways Hell Tour Laurels

July 5th, 2013

Quincy Illinois–”Honestly, it’s getting tough for me,” Shannon Babb said. “I don’t know how much longer I’m going to want to do this.” Chance are, however, that Babb isn’t planning on giving up the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour anytime soon — not if Tuesday night at Quincy Raceways was any indication.

Babb, always a popular figure at 8000 Broadway, lived up to his nickname — “The Moweaqua Missile” — when his kamikaze style of dirt-track racing powered his familiar No. 18 Super Late Model to a relatively easy 2.137-second win over Hell Tour rival Brian Shirley before an electric crowd of 3,118. Shirley won the 2012 race in Quincy. The victory, worth $5,000, was the 39-year-old Babb’s third Hell Tour triumph at the Bullring, second of the year and the 78th of his Summer
Nationals career that dates to 1998. Babb is only four Hell Tour victories behind Summer Nationals living legend Billy “Mr. Smooth” Moyer of Batesville, Ark. Moyer, 55, now races just a handful of Hell Tour events each season. “I can remember the first win … and now here we are, with 70-some of them,” Babb said. “It would be nice to be able to (pass Moyer).”

The victory also helped soothe what has been a mildly frustrating 2013 tour for Babb, who currently sits third in points, but still trails leader Brandon Sheppard by a sizable 108 points. “There’s still a lot of races to go, but we probably won’t be able to catch Sheppard,” said Babb, who has three Hell Tour titles to his credit (2011, 2006, 2005). “He would have to have something bad happen to him.” Tuesday night marked the 13th leg of this year’s 31-races-in-39-nights schedule that will take drivers like Babb who run the full tour across eight states and 5,700 miles. There were 37 late models on hand in Quincy, representing Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan and California. Rounding out the top 10 finishers were Bobby Pierce, Brandon Divley, Sheppard, Jason Perry, Kevin Weaver, Tyler Reddick, Randy Korte and Denny Woodworth. Perry, who won the 2012 track title in Quincy, and Woodworth, the 2010 track champ, were the top local finishers. Pierce is the son of 1995 Hell Tour champ Bob Pierce and Korte won the first Summer Nationals race in Quincy in 2006.

Dustin Griffin of Camp Point — the “Black Car Superstar” — finished 15th, but is seventh in tour points. He is the only local driver making an effort to run the entire Summer Nationals schedule. “Ever since I was a little kid, I had wanted to run the Hell Tour,” said Griffin, 26, who led the Bullring in feature (5) and total (18) victories a year ago. “It’s a different lifestyle, a no-sleep lifestyle. A lot of times you pack up after a race, drive all night, get to the next track at 3 or 4 in the morning, get a few hours sleep and then start working on the car. “It’s a tough deal, both mentally and physically, but you can’t do anything better to make yourself better than to run the Hell Tour. I really wish I’d have done this earlier in my career.”

The Hell Tour Kiddie Korps put on another solid showing Tuesday evening. Sheppard, Pierce and Reddick — who all finished in the top eight and who all are in the top seven in points — are all 20 or younger. Sheppard, the “old man” of the group at 20, has already has run all or part of five Hell Tours. “You have to realize that some nights you don’t have a car that is capable of winning,” said Sheppard, who calls New Berlin, Ill., his home. “You get what you can and try not to tear up your equipment. Our goal is to always win races, but sometimes you have to just (get all the points you can). The big thing is winning the championship — the points are always in the back of your mind.” Five other local drivers earned berths in the 22-car main event. Mark Burgtorf was 17th, Jerry Lierly 18th, Ricky Frankel 20th, Michael Long 21st and Clint Kirkham 22nd.

Local hotshoes fared better in the support series when Steven DeLonjay won the UMP Summit Racing Modifed nationals event and Tony Dunker took the checkers in the King of the Bullring Sport Mod Shootout. DeLonjay has been close to unbeatable this year on his home track. His latest victory earned him $1,000 and gave him six feature victories in eight events. The 4.775-second victory over Dave Wietholder was the widest modified margin of victory this season at the track. Wietholder, who led the first 18 laps, has finished second four times this year. Other top local finishers were Michael Long in sixth and Shawn Deering in eighth. Long won the event in 2012.

Dunker withstood a late charge from his sport mod protege, Abe Huls, to be crowned King of the Bullring and win $1,003. Dunker has finished first (15) or second (6) in 21 consecutive features dating to 2012. Dunker led most of the caution-marred main event in comfortable fashion until Huls made a run during the closing two laps. Huls fell .404 of a second shy of catching Dunker. Huls is only in his second week behind the wheel of a sport mod. He’s normally a stock car driver who won the 2009 track title and established a series record a year ago with 11 feature wins. Other top local sport mod finishers were Brandon Dale in third, Charles Van Zandt in fourth, Joe Bliven fifth, Tanner Klingele sixth and Brad Holtmeyer ninth.

Burgtorf, DeLonjay, Huls, Anders and Becerra Grab Pepsi Mid-Season Championships at Quincy

July 3rd, 2013

Quincy, Il.
Mark Burgtorf, Steven DeLonjay, Abe Huls, Bobby Anders and Austin Bercerra all took home the annual Pepsi Mid-Season Championship feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday, June 30.

Ricky Frankel looked to be the favorite to take the feature event win in the UMP Super Late Model main event as he set the fast time during qualifying but the roll of the dice put him on the outside of row two for the start of the main event. Steve Thorston took off at the drop of the green flag and pulled out to a comfortable lead in the early stages but Frankel had his eyes set on taking over the top stop and did just that on the fifth lap. Frankel then set sail and held onto the lead through lap seventeen. It was then that the excitement started to happen as Mark Burgtorf worked his way through the field from his outside row three starting spot. Burgtorf and Frankel then put on one of the greatest shows ever as the two traded the lead twice a lap as Burgtorf would edge ahead at the line and Frankel taking back the lead on the backstretch which continued until the closing laps. Burgtorf jumped the cushion on the twenty eighth lap giving Frankel a significant lead going to the white flag. Burgtorf rallied back on the low side and edged ahead of Frankel coming off turn four going to the checkered flag with Burgtorf taking the win by a narrow margin of .123 of a second. Frankel settled for the second spot with Michael Long in third. Denny Woodworth scored fourth with Dewayne Kiefer in fifth. Thorston took the win in the fast 6 dash with Jason Perry scoring the checkered flag in the heat race.

Steven DeLonjay took his fifth feature win of the season in claiming the Pepsi Mid-Season Championship in the Miller Lite UMP Modifieds but it was another hard fought battle as he had to hold off Michael Long to get the win. Long settled for second with Dave Wietholder in third, Robbie Reed in fourth and Craig Spegal in fifth. Wietholder claimed the win in the Fast 6 Dash with Frankie Wellman and Danny Lake scoring the checkered flags in the heat races.

Abe Huls took the feature event win in the IMCA Stock Car twenty lap main event but he had to work for it as Michael Larsen led the first sixteen circuits. Larsen slipped high in turn four on the sixteenth lap giving Huls the opportunity he was looking for as he got by to take the lead. Brandon Savage who had damaged the front of his ride in an early race incident tried in vain to overhaul Huls in the closing laps but came up short in the second spot followed by Jake Powers in third, Michael Larsen in fourth and Beau Taylor in fifth. Savage and Larsen were the heat race winners.

The precursor to the much anticipated $1003 King of the Bullring for the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod on Tuesday July 2 was a real barnburner as Bobby Anders, Tony Dunker and Jeff DeLonjay battled tooth and nail throughout the entire event. Anders held off Dunker and DeLonjay lap after lap as the three drivers battled door to door during the final laps. Anders scored the Pepsi Mid-Season Championship feature win with Dunker in a close second and DeLonjay in third. Abe Huls grabbed fourth in Richie Wagy’s SportMod followed by Brandon Dale in fifth. DeLonjay and Anders were the heat race winners.

The final race of the night went to Austin Bercerra as he claimed the Pepsi Mid-Season Championship in the IMCA SportMods. Bercerra grabbed the lead away from Josh Barnes on the second lap and never looked back in claiming his Pepsi Mid-Season Championship. Barnes had to settle for the runner-up spot with Laine VanZandt in third, Kimberly Abbott in fourth and Brandon Lambert in fifth. Bercerra and Pat Dunker were the heat race winners.

The next event at Quincy Raceways is the biggest event of the season on Tuesday July 2 with the appearance of the “Hell Tour”, the $5000 to Win UMP DIRTcar SummerNationals for the UMP Super Late Models. The Summit Modified $1000 to Win UMP Modifieds will join in the fun with the “King of the Bullring” $1003 to Win for the Summy Tire & Auto Center Karl Chevrolet IMCA Northern SportMods. A large fiend of drivers is expect to compete for all three divisions. Brandon Sheppard holds the points lead in the SummerNationals after sixteen year old Bobby Pierce’s $10,000 win at Lincoln on Sunday night. The Pit Gates open at 3:00, Grandstands at 5:30, Drivers Meeting at 6:30, Hot Laps at 6:45 and Racing is scheduled to start at 7:30pm. Adult tickets are $25, Seniors 65 & older are $22, Students 11-15 are $15 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as always at Quincy Raceways..

$1000 To Win for IMCA Northern SportMods at Quincy Raceways

June 22nd, 2013

Pat and Tony Dunker saw a need and went to work as they always do. They have raise a boatload of cash with more coming in everyday to help fund the “King of the Bullring” Shootout for the IMCA Northern SportMods during the Hell Tour night at Quincy Raceways on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Through their efforts they have found enough sponsors to raise the total purse for the IMCA Northern SportMod portion of the event to almost $6000. The event will pay a minimum of $1000 to Win and $110 to Start the twenty five lap main event that also pays those valuable IMCA State, Region and National Points. The following is a breakdown of the purse as it stands today with a list of sponsors that they have found to help out. There seems to be more money coming in everyday so this purse should grow even more.

Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or the events Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/616523301692454/permalink/616871941657590/ for the latest information as the event draws closer.

This event is during the UMP Summer Nationals $5000 to Win Late Model Hell Tour and the Summit DIRTcar Modified $1000 to Win Modified Nationals. It should be a great show with a huge car count expected in all three divisions for your racing enjoyment.

The Pit Gates open at 3:00, Grandstands at 5:00, Driver Registration Ends at 6:30, Hot Laps at 6:45 and Racing at 7:30pm Pit Passes are $35, Adult Spectator Tickets are $25, Seniors 65+ $22, Students 11-15 $15 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as Always at Quincy Raceways.

Long, Griffaw, Huls, DeLonjay & Grossman Take Quincy Checkeres

June 5th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois–Michael Long, Rusty Griffaw, Abe Huls, Jeff DeLonjay and Michael Grossman all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday June 2 during Casey’s General Stores Night at the Races.

Ricky Frankel grabbed the lead of the thirty lap UMP Super Late Model main event and looked like he would be the first repeat feature winner in the division but Dewayne Kiefer battled to catch and then pass Frankel on the fourteenth lap. Two laps later it was Michael Long, who started in the fourth row, blasted past Kiefer to take over the top spot. Long then cruised away for the feature event win, his first this season. Kiefer settled for second followed by Mark Burgtorf in third, Clint Kirkham in fourth and Jared Schlipman in fifth. Mark Burgtorf set fast time with Frankel scoring the checkered flag in the Fast Heat with Jerry Lierly taking the heat race win.

Rusty Griffaw made his first visit to Quincy Raceways this season a memorable one as he led every lap of the twenty five lap Miller Lite UMP Modified main event. The battle for the second spot was a wild and wooly affair as Dave Wietholder, Jake Griffin, Steven DeLonjay and Kenny Schrader battled for the runnerup spot. Schader gained the advantage after Wietholder slipped up and spun into the infield on the twenty second lap. Jake Griffin held onto the third spot followed by Steven DeLonjay in fourth and Jim Black in fifth. DeLonjay set fast time with Wietholder taking the Fast Dash win with Chris Spaulding taking the checkered flag in his heat race.

The IMCA Stock Car Main event came down to a matter of inches at the checkered flag. Michael Larson had led the first twenty four circuits but Abe Huls was able to catch Larson on the final lap. Larson slipped only slightly coming off turn four giving Hulss the opportunity he need to slip past Larson at the checkered flag by a matter of inches. Larson settled for second followed by Terry Houston in third, Jake Powers in fourth and Brandon Savage in fifth. Houston and Savage were the heat race winners.

Jeff DeLonjay took his first ever Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Sport Mod feature event win in style by holding off a hard charging Tony Dunker at the checkered flag. Brandon Dale scored third followed by Tanner Klingele in fourth and Brad Holtmeyer in fifth. DeLonjay and Bobby Anders were the heat race winners.

Michael Grossman took the IMCA Sport Compact feature event win over Craig Bangert in second, Brandon Lambert in third, Bryce Baker in fourth and Jacob Tournear in fifth. Grossman and Lane VanZandt were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be the annual visit of the Monster Jam Monster Truck Extravaganza on Thursda, Friday and Saturday, June 6,7 and 8. Sunday June 9 will be TnT Harley Davidson Night at the Races. The Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5, Drivers Registration Ends at 5:30, Hot Laps at 6:45 and Racing at 6:30pm. Visiit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Summer Starting Times Change Sunday June 2

June 1st, 2013

Quincy, Illinois–The Summer Starting Times goes into effect at Quincy Raceways this Sunday June 2 with the Casey’s General Stores Night at the Races. The Pit Gates will open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Drivers Registrations Ends at 5:30, Driver’s Meeting at 5:30, Hot Laps at 5:45 and Racing at 6:30pm.

Ticket prices remain the same for regular Sunday night racing with Adults $10, Seniors $7, Students 11-15 $5 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as Always at Quincy Raceways. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline for event information.

Reed, DeLonjay, Houston, Dunker and VanZandt Take Checkers at Quincy

May 23rd, 2013

Quincy, Illinois– Justin Reed, Steven Delonjay, Terry Houston, Tony Dunker and Laine VanZandt all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday May 19 during Mark Twain Casino Night at the Races.

Justin Reed, Mark Burgtorf and Jason Perry put on quite a show in the thirty lap UMP Super Late Model feature event as the three battled nose to tail and side by side throughout the event. Reed finally got the advantage over Burgtorf on the twentieth lap and pulled out for the feature win with Burgtorf in second, Denny Woodworth in third, Jason Perry in fourth and Robbie Warner in fifth. Burgtorf set fast time and also took the Fast Dash win with Warner scoring the checkered flag in the heat race.

Steven DeLonjay scored yet another feature event win in the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event but he was challenged throughout the event by Dave Wietholder . Wietholder tried high and low but had to settle for the second spot followed by Robbie Reed in third, Michael Long in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. DeLonjay took the Fast Dash win with Craig Spegal scoring the heat race win.

Terry Houston got the feature event win in the IMCA Stock Car division after a whale of a battle throughout the event. Steve Carlin took second followed by Brandon Savage in third, Abe Huls in fourth and Jake Powers in fifth. Huls and Houston were the heat race winners.

Jim Gillenwater jumped into the early lead of the Summy Tire & Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod feature event but Tony Dunker came from deep in the field to grab the lead away on the 12th lap. Dunker then pulled away for the win followed by Gillenwater in second, Bobby Anders in third, Tanner Klingele in fourth and Brad Holtmeyer in fifth. Gillenwater and Bobby Anders were the heat race winners.

Laine VanZandt got his first ever feature event win in the IMCA Sport Compact main event. VanZandt lead every lap on his way to the feature event win followed by Austin Bercerra in second, Skip Dunker in third, Brandon Lambert in fourth and Kim Abbott in fifth. VanZandt and Abbott were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be the Memorial Sunday Special Event featuring the MOWA Outlaw 410 Winged Sprint cars along with the Miller Lite UMP Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods and the IMCA Sport Compacts. The UMP Super Late Models will get to sit this event out. Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Drivers Meeting at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Sheppard, DeLonjay, Lynch, Dunker and Dunker Score Quincy Raceways Checkered Flags

May 15th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois

Brandon Sheppard scored his first ever Quincy Raceways UMP Super Late Model feature event win on Mother’s Day during Sullivan Auctioneers Night at the Races. Sheppard ran second to Jerry Lierly through the first twenty one laps of the feature event but when Lierly bobbled coming off turn four on the twenty second lap, Sheppard pounced and took over the top spot. Sheppard then pulled away after the restart to capture the main event win with Dustin Griffin in second, Jim Moon in third, Denny Woodworth in fourth and Jared Schlipman in fifth. Jerry Lierly took the fast dash win with Moon and
Michael Long grabbing the heat race wins.

Steven DeLonjay scored yet another Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event win, his third in four tries. Dave Wietholder grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag and held on to the top spot through the first fourteen circuits but DeLonjay was able to slip past for the lead on lap fifteen. DeLonjay then cruised away for the win with Jake Griffin in second, Wietholder in third, Kenny Wallace in fourth and Michael Long in fifth. Long took the win in the fast dash with Griffin and Robbie Reed scoring the heat race wins.

Jim Lynch took his first ever Quincy Raceways feature event win during the IMCA Stock Car main event after a battle royale during the twenty lapper. Beau Taylor grabbed the lead for Michael Larsen on the eighth lap and looked to be well on his way to the feature win but Jim Lynch kept up his charge to the front and on the final lap took advantage of Taylor’s slip up the track coming off turn four to the checkered flag and slipped past to take the feature event win. Taylor settled for a disappointing second place finish with Jerry Jansen in third, Darin Lambert in fourth and Jake Powers in fifth. The heat race wins went to Larsen and Abe Huls.

Tony Dunker scored his third feature win of the season in the Summy Tire & Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods followed by Jeff DeLonjay in second, Joe Bliven in third, Chandler Owens in fourth and Bucky Gallaher in fifth. Bliven and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Pat Dunker took his second feature win of the season in the IMCA Sport Compact division in dominating fashion over Craig Bangert in second, Kim Abbott in third, Lane VanZandt in fourth and Matt Pepmeyer in fifth. Austin Bercerra and Duker were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at the “Broadway Bullring” will be Mark Twain Casino Night at the Races on Sunday May 19. The Pit Gates will open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Drivers Registration Ends at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information on the Quincy Raceways Schedule.

Mother Nature Wins at Quincy Raceways for Sunday May 5

May 6th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois–Mother Nature is taking a clean sweep of the Sunday May 5 events scheduled for Quincy Raceways. There has been just too much rain, no sun or wind to dry it out quick enough to allow racing for Sunday May 5.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be the Sullivan Auctioneers Night a the Races on Sunday May 12 featuring the mighty UMP Super Late Models, Miller Lite UMP Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods and the IMCA Sport Compacts. Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Drivers Meeting and Drivers Registration Ends at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Adult tickets are $10, Seniors $7, Students (11-15) $5 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as always at Quincy Raceways. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Information Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Frankel Takes Impressive Victory at Quincy

April 30th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois-Ricky Frankel, Steven DeLonjay, Abe Huls, Bobby Anders and Austin Bercerra all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday April 28.

Frankel had a great race night in the UMP Super Late Model division as he captured his first ever feature event win at his home track. Frankel set third fast time and won the Fast 6 Dash setting him up to start on the pole for the thirty lap main event. Frankel led every lap fighting off the challenges of Dewayne Kiefer and Mark Burgtorf to take the crowd pleasing feature event win. Kiefer held on for the second spot with Jim Moon coming back from the rear of the field to score the third spot followed by Burgtorf in fourth and Justin Reed in fifth. Denny Woodworth and Reed took the heat
race wins.

Steven DeLonjay took another feature win in the Miller Lite UMP Modified class by outdistancing Michael Long in second followed by Shawn Deering in third, Robbie Reed in fourth and Jake Griffin in fifth. The second generation driver, DeLonjay scored the fast time in qualifying and took the win in the Fast Six dash to dominate the nights racing while Mike Vanderiet and Troy Grotz were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls scored the feature event win in the IMCA Stock Car division after a wild and wooly event. Huls had to survive several caution flag restarts but held off Jake Powers in second, Beau Taylor in third, Brandon Savage in fourth and Terry Houston in fifth. The heat race wins went to Houston and Huls.

Bobby Anders held off a very determined Tony Dunker to claim his first feature win of the season in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods. Dunker tried every move in the books to get past Anders but Anders held him off every time. Dunker settled for second followed by Joe Bliven in third, Tanner Klingele in fourth and Charles VanZandt in fifth. Dunker and Anders were the heat race winners.

Pat Dunker looked well on his way to take his second feature win of the year in the IMCA Sport Compact main event but as the laps wound down, a caution flag with two laps left gave Austin Bercerra and Craig Bangert a shot at the top spot. Bercerra managed to squeeze by Dunker to take the win with Dunker settling for second, Craig Bangert third, Kimberly Abbott in fourth and Hayden Goodwin in fifth. Dunker and Abbott were the heat race victors.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be another great night of point’s racing on Sunday May 5. Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4, Drivers Registratin ends at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hot Line at 217-224-4100 for the lattest race information at Quincy Raceways.

Chad Simpson Makes It Two for Two in Clash for Cash at Quincy

April 24th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois–Chad Simpson took to the Quincy Raceways “Bull Ring” like a fish does to water by sweeping the second night of the MARS/Corn Belt Clash/ALMS Series Clash for Cash. Simpson set the fast time overall, grabbed his heat race win and went on to lead every lap of the forty lap main event. Brandon Sheppard put on a brave challenge to Simpson but was never able to catch the leader and had to settle for the second spot followed by Shannon Babb in third, Brian Shirley in fourth and Jason Perry in fifth. The other heat race winners were Sheppard, Babb and Tyler Reddick. Terry Phillips and Justin Mitchell were the B-Main winners. The win at Quincy gave Simpson a clean sweep of both the 34 Raceway event on Saturday and Quincy on Sunday.

Michael Long and Dave Wietholder put on a great battle for the win in the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event as the two duel side by side over the closing laps with Long edging out Wietholder and the finish line to take the win. Wietholder settled for second with Robbie Reed in third, Jimmy Cummings in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. Steven DeLonjay took the dash win with Deering scoring the checkered flag in the heat race.

Pat “Skippy” Dunker is breaking out the season’s start with his second feature win of the year in the IMCA Sport Compact division in a runaway win over Kimberly Abbott in second, Craig Bangert in third, Bryce Baker in fourth and Gary Stephenson in fifth. Brandon Lambert and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Clash for Cash Is a GO for Quincy Raceways and 34 Raceway

April 22nd, 2013

Quincy, Illinois–The much anticipated Clash for Cash featuring the Super Late Models of the MARS/CornBelt Clash/ALMS Series is a big GO for this weekend at Burlington, Iowa’s 34 Raceway and Quincy Raceways on Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21. Mother Nature did her best to bring the events to a halt this past week but both tracks are working hard to prepare their facilities for this huge event. Flooding has been a problem in the tri-state area but with some minor detours getting to either track should not be much of an issue. The older Memorial Bridge in Quincy has been closed from Missouri to Quincy but east bound traffic has been rerouted to the newer Bayview Bridge so that there should be no problems getting to Quincy from Missouri or Iowa.

A huge field of top quality drivers and cars are expected with some very familiar names coming to town for these events including Tyler “California Kid” Reddick, Kevin Weaver, Jason Feger, Brian Shirley, Jessie Stovall, Terry Phillips, Chris and Chad Simpson, Ray Guss Jr. and a whole host of others.

The Clash for Cash at 34 Raceway will pay $4000 to win and $300 to start the main event while at Quincy, the top prize will be $3000 to win and $400 to start the main event. On Saturday April 20, the 34 Raceway’s Pit Gates open at 4:00, Grandstands at 5:00, Hot Laps at 6:30 with Racing to follow. At Quincy on Sunday April 21 the Pit Gates will open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Hot Laps at 5:45 with Qualifying and Racing to follow.

Visit www.quincyraceways.com or www.34raceway.com for more information. The Quincy Raceways Hotline will have the latest information about the event at Quincy at 217-224-4100. Racers only please, may call 217-740-8594 if you need information about the Quincy event or 319-752-3434 for 34 information.

Lierly Grabs First Ever Super Late Model Victory at Quincy

April 17th, 2013

Quincy, Illinois– Quincy Raceways opened the 2013 season with a great night of competition as Jerry Lierly grabbed his first ever UMP Super Late Model feature event win in dramatic fashion. Brian Harris lead the main event for the first twenty eight circuits but Jerry Lierly worked to stay close and challenged Harris throughout the event. Lierly seized his opportunity on twenty ninth lap as he caught Harris behind a lapped car and powered to his outside to take the lead and held on for the final two laps to take the win. Harris settled for second followed by Jason Perry in third, Denny Woodworth in fourth and Clint Kirkham in fifth. Lierly also claimed the win in the fast heat race while Mark Burgtorf took the other heat race win.

Steven DeLonjay picked up where he left off last season to claim his first feature win of the year in the UMP Modified main event. Michael Long led the first three laps but engine problems forced him pitside on lap four giving the lead over to Dave Wietholder. Wietholder then battled with DeLonjay and Robbie Reed over the next section of the twenty five lap main event with Reed taking the lead for a single lap at lap eleven. Wietholder powered back by Reed to reclaim the lead but Steven DeLonjay then picked up the battle and slipped past Wietholder on the sixteenth circuit to take over the top spot. Delonjay then pulled away for the feature win with Wietholder settling for second, Reed in third, Kenny Wallace in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. Long took the fast heat race win with Reed claiming the other heat race checkered flag.

Abe Huls and Terry Houston put on another great race in the IMCA Stock Car main event as the two battled nose to tail and side by side in the race. Houston got the advantage late in the event and led the final two laps to claim the feature event win. Huls came home in second followed by Jake Powers in third, Jerry Jansen in fourth and Darin Lambert in fifth. Houston and Huls took the heat race wins.

Tony Dunker took the lead in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event on the fifth lap and held back Bobby Anders in convincing style to take the win. Anders settled for second followed by Joe Blivens in third, Nathan Anders in fourth and Charles VanZandt in fifth. Joe Blivens and Dunker were the heat race winners.

It was a wild and wooly IMCA Sport Compact main event as Craig Bangert survived the mayhem to take the feature event win. Bangert held off Kimberly Abbott in second, Austin Bercerra in third, Brody Dunker in fourth and Bryce Baker in fifth. Brandon Lambert and Bercerra were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be the Clash for Cash as the Super Late Models of the ALMS, MARS and the Cornbelt Clash come to town to battle in a $3000 to Win, $400 to Start feature event on Sunday April 21. The Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4, Driver’s Meeting starts at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing starts at 5:30pm. The Super Late Models will be joined in their extravaganza by the Miller Lite UMP Modifieds and the IMCA Sport Compacts. Adult tickets are $22, seniors $20, Students 11-15 $10 and Kids 10 and under are Free. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or the Quincy Raceways Facebook page or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Shirley, DeLonjay, Larsen, Dunker, Bevill and Bercerra Wave Quincy Checkers

September 26th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois– Brian Shirley, Steven DeLonjay, Michael Larsen, Tony Dunker, Justin Bevill and Austen Bercerra all took feature event wins during the Sullivan Auctioneers Tom Boland Ford Night at the Races on Sunday September 23 at
Quincy Raceways.

Jake Griffin held the pole position for the start of the thirty lap UMP Super Late Model feature event and held onto the lead for the first ten circuits but Brian Shirley made some nifty moves on the cushion to take over the lead on lap eleven. Shirley then held young Griffin at bay for the rest of the race to claim the feature win with Griffin in second, Dustin Griffin in third, Michael Long in fourth and Jim Moon in fifth. Jake Griffin laid claim to the Summy Tire and Auto Center Fast Six Dash win with Denny Woodworth taking the heat race win.

Steven DeLonjay is still on a roll after sewing up the 2012 Miller Lite UMP Modified track title. DeLonjay took off from his pole starting spot and held back Jake Griffin and David Wietholder through several restarts to take the feature event win. Jake settled for second followed by Wietholder in third, Jared Schlipman in fourth and Mark Burgtorf in fifth. DeLonjay scored the Fast Six Dash win with Troy Grotz and Danny Lake taking the heat race wins.

Michael Larsen held back a determined Abe Huls to claim his second feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Car main event. Larsen jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag and pulled off the win over Huls in second, Darin Weisinger in third, Jerry Jansen in fourth and Jim Powell in fifth. Terry Houston took the heat race win.

Tony Dunker only led two laps of the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod feature event but they were the most important ones as they were the last two circuits. Joe Bliven settled for second followed by Tom Elsen in third, Brandon Dale in fourth and Bobby Anders Jr. in fifth. Dunker and Bobby Anders were the heat race winners.

Justin Bevill scored his first ever feature event win at Quincy Raceways in the Quincy Hobby Stock main event after taking the lead on the fifth lap. Bevill survived several challenges from Brian Hoener throughout the event to score the win with Hoener in second, Tanner Klingele in third, Nathan Hayes in fourth and Brandon Symmonds in fifth. Rich Wagy and Hoener were the heat race winners.

Austen Bercerra scored the feature event win in the IMCA Sport Compact division after a hard fought duel with second place finisher Seith Woodruff. The third spot went to Laine VanZandt, fourth to Dennis Schulte and fifth to Kimberly Abbott. Bercerra and Abbott were the heat race victors.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be the final event of the 2012 race season with the 2012 Final HooRah. The UMP Super Late Models and Miller Lite UMP Modifieds are still battling it out for State, Region and National Points for this the final event for the 2012 UMP Point Season. The IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern SportMods, Quincy Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts will be racing in Cheaters Night where anything is legal for this event, as only safety rules will be required to be meet. The Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Driver Registration Ends at 4:30, Hot Laps and Qualifying at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or the Quincy Raceways FaceBook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/128716243850981/ or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Track Champions Crowned at Quincy During Season Championship Night

September 19th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois– Michael Long, Jake Griffin, Terry Houston, Tony Dunker, Jake Powers and Austen Becerra all took the Season Championship feature event wins on Sunday September 16 at Quincy Raceways while Jason Perry UMP Super Late Models,
Steven DeLonjay Miller Lite UMP Modifieds, Terry Houston IMCA Stock Cars, Tony Dunker Summy Tire & Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods, Jake Powers Quincy Hobby Stocks and Seith Woodruff IMCA Sport Compacts claimed the 2012 Track Point’s Championships.

Michael Long took the UMP Super Late Model Season Championship feature event win after getting the lead from national point’s leader Brian Shirley who suffer mechanical problems on the eleventh lap. Long then held off Dustin Griffin to claim his first UMP Super Late Model feature win at Quincy followed by Griffin in second, Mark Burgtorf in third, Bobby Pierce in fourth and Jim Moon in fifth. Brian Shirley set the fast time in qualifying with a lap of 13.727 and claimed the win in the Fast 6 Dash. The heat race wins went to Jason Frankel and Clint Kirkham.

Jason Perry claimed the first ever UMP Super Late Model Track Point’s Championship over Dustin Griffin in second, Mark Burgtorf in third, Justin Reed in fourth and Jim Moon in fifth. Justin Reed had a shot at the title going into the nights racing but engine woes put him out of contention as Perry went on to claim his first ever Track Championship.

Jake Griffin scored his first Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event win at Quincy during the Season Championship feature event over Dave Wietholder in second, Jared Schlipman in third, Craig Spegal in fourth and Tony Patterson in fifth. Spegal and Shawn Deering were the heat race winners while Steven DeLonjay claimed the Fast 6 Dash win. Jared Schlipman took the qualifying honors with a lap of 16.120.

Steven DeLonjay came into the Season Championship night with an insurmountable points lead to claim his second consecutive Miller Lite UMP Modified Track Points Championship. Jared Schlipman finished the points season in second followed by Dave Wietholder in third, Shawn Deering in fourth and Jake Griffin in fifth.

Terry Houston took the IMCA Stock Car Season Championship feature event win after a race long battle with Darin Weisinger. Weisinger settled for the second spot followed by Michael Larsen in third, Abe Huls in fourth and Jim Powell in fifth. Weisinger and Houston were the heat race winners.

Houston laid claim the Track Points Championship over Jerry Jansen in second Abe Huls in third, Darin Weisinger in fourth and Michael Larsen in fifth.

Tony Dunker took the Season Championship feature event win after a race long battle with Bobby Anders to claim his twelfth points feature win of the season in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods. Anders settled for second followed by Tanner Klingele in third, Brandon Dale in fourth and Joe Bliven in fifth. Nathan Anders and Chris Larson were the heat race winners.

Dunker took his first Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod Track Points Championship with his feature win with Bobby Anders in second, Joe Bliven in third, Tanner Klingele in fourth and Brad Holtmeyer fifth in the final point standings.

Jake Powers scored the Quincy Hobby Stock Season Championship feature event win over Brandon Symmonds in the second spot, Tanner Klingele in third, Brian Hoener in fourth and Jeff DeLonjay in fifth. Jim Brown and Powers were the heat race winners.

Powers also took home the Track Points Championship, his first Track Championship as well by besting Brandon Symmonds, Tanner Klingele, Brian Hoener and Jeff DeLonjay in the final point standings.

Austen Becerra continued his dominance of the IMCA Sport Compact division in the Season Championship feature event. Becerra claimed his seventh points feature win over Seith Woodruff in second, Craig Bangert in third, Jason Stucker in fourth and Robert Thompson Jr. in fifth. Becerra and Jason Stucker were the heat race winners.

Seith Woodruff laid claim to his second consecutive Sport Compact Track Points Championship with Kim Abbott in second, Austen Bercerra in third, Lane VanZandt in fourth and Brandon Lambert in fifth. Abbott has a shot at becoming the first female Track Points Champion going into the Season Championship night’s racing but engine woes during the feature event put those dreams to rest.

Racing at Quincy Raceways for the 2012 Season are not done just yet as there are still two race nights left on the schedule on Sunday September 23 and 30. Track Points will not be awarded in any division nor will IMCA State, Region and National points but the UMP Super Late Models and UMP Modifieds will still have the opportunity to score valuable State, Region and National points. The Pit Gates will open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Drivers Registration will end at 4:30, Hot Laps and Qualifying at 4:45 with racing scheduled for 5:30pm on both the 23rd and 30th of September.

Quincy Raceways Extends 2012 Race Season

September 15th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois– Quincy Raceways owners Paul Holtschlag and Bob Rhinberger have announced that the 2012 race season will be extended to include racing on Sunday September 23 and 30. These race nights will be regular race nights with UMP National, State and Region points awarded to the UMP Super Late Models and Miller Lite UMP Modifieds. The Sunday September 30 race night will be the last chance for racers to score UMP Nationals, State and Region points except for the Eldora race in October, so hopefully some extra cars will show up to take advantage of the opportunity to score points.

The King of the Hill event for September 23 will not be ran as such with the race night being a regular show for all classes. The UMP Late Models and UMP Modifieds will use the Fast 6 Qualifying format and the IMCA Stock Cars, SportMods, Sport Compacts and the Quincy Hobby Stocks using a Draw/Redraw format. IMCA will not allow any points to be earned for these two events on September 23 and 30.

The Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Drivers Registration Ends at 4:30, Drivers Meeting at 4:30, Hot Laps and Qualifying at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Adults are $10, Seniors $7, Students 11-15 $5 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as always at Quincy Raceways. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or the Track Facebook Events Page at http://www.facebook.com/QuincyRacewaysEventPage or call the Track Hotline for raceday information at 217-224-4100. Racers may call 217-740-8594 with any questions.

Track Championships On The Line at Quincy

September 15th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois– The 2012 Quincy Raceways Track Champions in all six divisions will be crown this coming Sunday evening September 16 during the TnT Action Sports Season Championship races. Several of the track titles are still up for grabs as the point’s racing season comes to a close.

Jason Perry is in the drivers seat for the UMP Super Late Model Track Championship with a 36 point lead over defending Track Champion Justin Reed with Dustin Griffin in third 43 points behind Perry. Perry currently also leads the National Rookie of the Year standings for the UMP Late Model division. Forty Five different drivers have competed in the UMP Super Late Models this season at Quincy Raceways excluding the SummerNationals event in July.

Steven DeLonjay is well on his way to his second straight Quincy Raceways Miller Lite UMP Modified Track Champion title by holding an insurmountable 99 point margin over Jared Schlipman and 108 point lead over Dave Wietholder going into the final point’s racing event.

Terry Houston holds a fifteen point margin over Jerry Jansen in the IMCA Stock Car division and a twenty one point lead over Abe Huls who has been a terror of the class by winning ten features in fifteen events this year. Huls missed a race night when he took a vacation earlier in the summer. Houston can not relax and have trouble during the Season Championship race night as Jansen could make up the difference with some good luck on his part.

Tony Dunker is looking for his third Track Championship title in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod class, Dunker has two previous Track Championships in the now defunct B-Modifieds. Dunker holds a thirty five point lead over Bobby Anders in second and forty six point margin over 2011 SportMod Track Champ Joe Bliven.

Jake Powers and Brandon Symmonds are battling it out for the Quincy Hobby Stock Track Championship as Powers holds a very slim two point margin over Symmonds going into the Season Championship night. Tanner Klingele sits in the third spot fifteen markers behind Powers and has a mathematical chance to sneak in to grab the Track Championship laurels. The heat races will also become a factor in the Hobby Stock division as heat race points are awarded on a three two one basis.

A season long battle for the first IMCA Sport Compact Track Championship has been raging between Seith Woodruff and Kimberly Abbott with Woodruff holding a very slim three point margin over Abbott going into the Season Championship race night. Abbott is seeking her first Track Championship title and would become the first female Track Champ in the history of Quincy Raceways if she can pass Woodruff in the points chase. Austen Becerra, who has been on a tear in the Sport Compacts as of late sits in third forty markers behind Woodruff. Becerra has captured six points feature wins in a row.

The 2012 Race Season will not be over with the Season Championship night at Quincy Raceways as there is still racing scheduled for Sunday September 23 and watch for more information about a special event for Sunday September 30.

The Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Driver’s Meeting at 4:30, Driver’s Registration ends at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30 for the Season Championship Night on Sunday September 16 at Quincy Raceways. Adults are $10, Seniors $7, Students 11-15 $5 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as always at Quincy Raceways. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com , the Quincy Raceways Facebook Events Page at http://www.facebook.com/QuincyRacewaysEventPage or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Griffin, Reed, Huls, Dunker, Hoener and Bercerra Grab Quincy Checkers

September 13th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Jake Griffin, Robbie Reed, Abe Huls, Tony Dunker, Brian Hoener and Austen
Bercerra all took feature event wins during Titan Wheel, Manchester Tank and Applebee’s Night at the Races on Sunday September 9.

Thirteen year old veteran Jake Griffin scored his first UMP Super Late Model feature event win at Quincy Raceways in an impressive manner. Young Griffin started the main event on the inside of the second row and used a low line move in turn two to grab the top spot on the first circuit. Griffin then pulled out to a comfortable margin until encountering the back markers. Griffin worked through the traffic in a fast manner and held off the challenges of Cousin Dustin Griffin to take the feature event win with Dustin Griffin in second, Mark Burgtorf in third, Kevin Weaver in fourth and Michael Long in fifth. Long paced the qualifying with a lap of 14.067 with
Steve Thorsten winning the Summy Tire & Auto Center Fast 6 Dash, Dustin Griffin and Matt Bailey taking the heat race wins.

Robbie Reed held off Steven DeLonjay to take the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event win. Reed jumped into the lead at the drop of the green and dominated the field on his way to his second feature win of the season. DeLonjay scored second followed by Matt Dotson in third, Jake Griffin in fourth and Jared Schlipman in fifth. Dotson scored the fast time with a clocking of 15.512 with Robbie Reed taking the Fast 6 Dash win with DeLonjay, Adam Birck and Jake Griffin scoring the heat race wins.

Abe Huls continued his domination of the IMCA Stock Car division by scoring his tenth feature win of the season. Terry Houston took the second spot followed by Michael Larsen in third, Darin Weisinger in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth.

Tony Dunker scored his eleventh feature win of the year in the IMCA SportMod main event. Dunker dominated over Tommy Elson in second, Joe Bliven in third, Brandon Dale in fourth and Tanner Klingele in fifth.

Brian Hoener grabbed his sixth feature win of the season in the Quincy Hobby Stocks over Jake Powers in second, Brandon Symmonds in third, Jeff DeLonjay in fourth and Justin Bevill in fifth. Hoener and Symmonds were the heat race winners.

Austin Bercerra took yet another IMCA Sport Compact feature event win with his seventh win of the year. Brandon Lambert scored the second position followed by Kim Abbott in third, Casey Lambert in fourth and Jordon DeLonjay Rice in fifth.

Quincy Raceways will bring up the end of the points racing season this next Sunday, September 16 with TNT Action Sports Harley Davidson Season Championship Night at the Races. The Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4, Drivers Registration Ends at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Adults are $10, Seniors $7, Students 11-15 $5 and Kids 10 and under are Free as always at Quincy Raceways

Mother Nature Wins Out at Quincy Raceways

September 3rd, 2012

Quincy, Illinois– Mother Nature had her way for the second week in a row on Sunday September 2 at Quincy Raceways. The remnants of Isaac left over 5 inches of rain at the track creating just too much mud to deal with for racing to take place.
The next scheduled event at Quincy Raceways will be on Sunday September 9. More details will be release in the next day or so.

Quincy Raceways Rained Out for Sunday August 26, 2012

August 27th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Mother Nature decided this morning that she was going to try to help out with the drought situation here in the Tri-State Area. The rain we had last night as well as at noon today and with more on the way, Quincy Raceways was forced to cancel the Sullivan Auctioneers Night at the Races scheduled for Sunday August 26.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday September 2 will be Applebee’s/Manchester Tank/Sullivan Auctioneers Night at the Races. Remember the new start times with the Pit Gates Opening at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Drivers Registration Ends at 4:30, Drivers Meeting at 4:30, Hot Laps and Qualifying at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Amanda Landrum will have the PhotoBilly Picture Shop set up for pick up of orders that were placed with PhotoBilly and will also have lots of pictures for sale as well on Sunday September 2. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or Quincy Raceways Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/128716243850981/ or Call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for the latest information.

Quincy Raceways New School Starting Time

August 25th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois– Quincy Raceways will be instituting a new starting time starting this Sunday August 26 due to school being back in session. The Pit Gates will open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Drivers Registration Ends at 4:30, Drivers Meeting at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for the latest information.

Remember that starting this Sunday, August 26, Quincy Raceways will be instituting a new qualifying procedure for the Miller Lite UMP Modifieds and the UMP Late Models. Details may be found on the Quincy Raceways Facebook page or at the Quincy Raceways Website at www.quincyraceways.com.

Kenny Wallace to Appear at Quincy Raceways on Sunday August 26

August 23rd, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Kenny “The Hermanator” Wallace will be racing his UMP Modified at Quincy Raceways on Sunday August 26 we were informed this morning. Kenny is best known for his driving in the Nascar Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series as well as being a television personality on the Speed and Fox Television networks. Kenny has raced several times in the past and Quincy Raceways and enjoys competing at the Broadway Bullring when his schedule permits.

Remember that starting this Sunday, August 26 and for the rest of the season, Quincy Raceways will be using an earlier race day schedule. The Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Drivers Registration Ends at 4:30, Drivers Meeting at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more race day information.

Eight Feature Winners at Quincy Raceways

August 21st, 2012

Quincy, Illinois- Mark Burgtorf, Steven DeLonjay, Michael Larsen, Tony Dunker, Tanner Klingele and Austen Becerra all took feature event wins during Kohls Wholesale Night at the Races on Sunday August 19 at Quincy Raceways while Brian Hoener and Brandon Lambert scored the make up feature event wins from August 12.

Mark Burgtorf started the UMP Super Late Model feature event from the outside of row one and took the lead away from Michael Long on the high side of turn two on the second lap and held off Long through the midway point of the main event when Kevin Weaver worked his way into the second spot. Burgtorf worked traffic in a steady manor with Weaver slowly clawing his way a little closer to the fourteen time Track Champion. Burgtorf held on to take the win with almost a four second lead at the checkered flag with Weaver in second, Long in third, Justin Reed in fourth and Clint Kirkham in fifth. Burgtorf and Brandon Thirlby were the heat race winners with Long scoring the win in the fast dash.

Steven DeLonjay solidified his bid for his second Track Championship in the UMP Modified main event as he chased down early leader, Jared Schlipman to take the lead on the ninth lap. DeLonjay then held back the challenges of Dave Wietholder in second, Jake Griffin in third, Schlipman in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. DeLonjay, Craig Spegal and Russ Coultas were the heat race winners.

Michael Larsen has been knocking on the door for a feature event win in the IMCA Stock Cars and tonight he finally got it done. Larsen took the lead on the second lap and held back all challengers in a convincing manner to take his first ever IMCA Stock Car feature event win. Abe Huls settled for second followed by Gabe Harrison in third, Jerry Jansen in fourth and Darin Weisinger in fifth. Beau Taylor grabbed the heat race victory.

Tony Dunker grabbed his eleventh feature event win of the season in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod division over Bobby Anders in second, Tanner Klingele in third, Joe Bliven in fourth and Brad Holtmeyer in fifth. Anders and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Tanner Klingele looked well on his way to a Quincy Hobby Stock feature event win in the makeup main event from August 12, but a yellow flag on the last lap set up a green white checkered finish. Brian Hoener edged out Klingele at the checkered flag to take the win after the restart followed by Jake Powers in third, Brandon Symmonds in fourth and Jeff DeLonjay in fifth. Klingele wasn’t about to let that happen again in the regular feature event as he held back Hoener the entire distance to take the win with Hoener in second, Nathan Hayes in third, Brandon Symmonds in fourth and Jamie Bevill
in fifth. Klingele and Nathan Hayes were the heat race winners.

Brandon Lambert scored the feature event win in the make up feature from August 12 in the IMCA Sport Compact division by holding back Pat Dunker in second, Austen Becerra in third, Seith Woodruff in fourth and Bryce Baker in fifth. Becerra came back to take the regular scheduled feature event over Josh Barnes in second, Tony Becerra in third, Kim Abbott in fourth and Seith Woodruff in fifth. Bucky Gallaher and Woodruff were the heat race winners.

Quincy Raceways Management has decided to start the back to school early start time earlier than scheduled on Sunday August 26, by having the Pit Gates opening at 2:30, Grandstands at 4, Drivers Registration ending at 4:30, Hot laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Hopefully this will help all the fans with school age children to get home in a more timely manner as the race season intersects with school on Monday mornings.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be the final 2012 Sullivan Auctioneers Night at the Races on Sunday August 26. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.. Remember that the races start one hour earlier starting Sunday August 26 at 5:30pm.

Griffin, DeLonjay, Houston, Dunker Score Feature Wins at Quincy before Mother Nature Wins the Night

August 14th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Dustin Griffin, Steven DeLonjay, Terry Houston and Tony Dunker all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways during John Wood Community College Truck Driver Training and Sullivan Auctioneers Night at the Races before
Mother Nature too her win for the night during the Quincy Hobby Stock Feature Event. The nights racing activities became second fiddle for the night as Quincy Raceways honored PhotoBilly Haffer who tragically lost his life in an auto accident in the early hours of Tuesday August 7. Billy was feted with Missing Man four wide pace lap salutes, Prayers, Memorial
Stickers and Driver’s Helmet Collections. Billy will be sorely missed by the racers, fans and Quincy Raceways Officials.

Dustin Griffin made it a point to back up his efforts to support Billy’s family by taking a hard fought feature event win in the UMP Super Late Model main event. Griffin earned the pole position with a win in the dash and set led the opening circuit with Justin Reed taking over the top spot on the second lap and holding Griffin off until the fourth circuit. Griffin then set sail and looked to be pulling away from the field through the first half of the event but Jason Perry started to reel in Griffin during the closing laps and even pulled almost even with him with a only a few laps remaining.
The yellow flag waved coming to the white flag setting up a green white checkered finish giving Perry one last shot at Griffin but it was not to be Perry’s night as Griffin pulled away when the green flag resumed the race to take win by almost a full second. Perry settled for the second spot followed by Jim Moon in third, Michael Long in fourth and Justin Reed in fifth. Reed and Jake Griffin were the heat race winners.

Michael Long looked good for the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event win as he was holding Steven DeLonjay at bay until disaster struck on the twenty second lap when his engine erupted into flames and smoke bringing night to an end. DeLonjay took advantage of Long’s misfortune as on the restart he held Dave Wietholder off by a one second margin as the checkered flag fell at the end of twenty five laps. Shawn Deering scored the third spot followed by James Leffew in fourth and Jared Schlipman in fifth. Long and Schlipman were the heat race winners.

Terry Houston broke Abe Hul’s stranglehold on feature wins in the IMCA Stock Car feature event. Houston took the lead on the second lap and pulled to a comfortable margin until a lap twelve caution brought the field back together. Huls then took advantage of the Delaware restart on grabbed the second spot from Michael Larsen and set off in pursuit of Houston but Houston was having none of it and took the checkered flag for his third feature win of the season. Huls settled for second followed by Larsen in third, Darin Weisinger in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth. Weisinger took the heat race win.

Tony Dunker came from his fourth row starting spot to claim the lead in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod main event after battling with Bobby Anders on the eighth lap. Dunker then held Anders off until the checkered flag fell with Anders in second, Brad Holtmeyer in third, Joe Blivens in fourth and Tanner Klingele in fifth. Dunker also scored the heat race win.

Mother Nature got everyone’s attention on lap six ot the Quincy Hobby Stock main event as she started a downpour of some much needed rain. Klingele was leading as the race was yellow flagged. The final nine laps will be ran as the first event on the racing card on Sunday August 19. The IMCA Sport Compact main event was lined up and ready to race as well when the liquid began to fall on the Hobby Stock feature. That race will also be ran on Sunday August 19 before the rest of the regular scheduled events that day.

Sunday August 19 will be Kohl Wholsale Night at the races featuring all the great racing action in all six divisions at Quincy Raceways along with completing the Quincy Hobby Stock feature and the IMCA Sport Compact feature event delayed for this past Sunday night. The Pit Gates open at 4:30, Grandstands at 5, Driver’s Registration ends at 5:30, Hot Laps at 5:45 and racing action at 6:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Weaver, DeLonjay, Huls, Anders, Klingele and Bercerra Wave Quincy Checkers

August 7th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Kevin Weaver, Steven DeLonjay, Abe Huls, Bobby Anders, Tanner Klingele and Austen Bercerra all took feature event wins during Miller Lite Mississippi Belle Distributing Night at the Races on Sunday August 5 at Quincy Raceways.

Kevin Waver put on a dominating performance in the UMP Super Late Model feature event as he jumped out to the lead at the drop of the green flag and pulled out to a comfortable margin over the rest of the field. Mark Burgtorf and Jason Perry battled fiercely through the first twenty one laps for the second spot but were never able to challenge Weaver for the lead, even after a couple of caution flags slowed the action. Brian Shirley came through the pack to challenge Perry for the second spot by the twenty second lap but was unable to gain the advantage over Perry and had to settle for third with Dustin Griffin in fourth and Mark Burgtorf in fifth. Griffin, Burgtorf and Weaver scored heat race wins with Weaver collecting the Dash win for a sweep of the night’s events.

Steven DeLonjay took the lead from Jared Schlipman in the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event on the thirteenth lap when Schlipman slipped high in turn two and looked to well on his way to the feature win but young Jake Griffin had other ideas and proceeded to charge into the fray. Griffin used an absolutely unbelievable final lap to charge alongside DeLonjay at the checkered flag but DeLonjay had just enough to take the win by a mere .058 of a second at the line. Griffin settled for second followed by Schlipman in third, Shawn Deering in fourth and Craig Spegal in fifth. Dave Wietholder and DeLonjay took the heat race wins.

Abe Huls charged through the IMCA Stock Car main event field from his fourth row starting spot to take the lead on the fourth lap and proceeded to hold back Terry Houston for his tenth feature win in thirteen events. Houston settled for second followed by Michael Larsen in third, Jerry Jansen in fourth and Beau Taylor in fifth. Huls and Larsen were the heat race winners.

Bobby Anders took his second feature win of the season in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod main event but it was a duel to the finish as Tony Dunker tried in vain to get past Anders. Dunker settled for the second spot by less than a half second with Joe Bliven in third, Tanner Klingele in fourth and Brad Holtmeyer in fifth. Bill Bentley and Anders were the heat race winners.

Tanner Klingele and Jake Powers put on quite a show in the Quincy Hobby Stock feature event as the tow traded the lead several times over the fifteen lap event. Klingele won out at the checkered flag followed by Powers in second, Brandon Symmonds in third, Brian Hoener in fourth and Jeff DeLonjay in fifth. Symmonds and Powers were the heat race winners.

Robert Thompson Jr. and Austen Bercerra battled fiercely over the first eight laps of the IMCA Sport Compact main event but when a yellow flag came out on lap eight, Thompson pulled to the infield with a dead engine giving Bercerra an almost clear path to his fifth feature win of the season. Brandon Lambert settled for the second spot followed by Kimberly Abbott in third, Bucky Gallaher in fourth and Pat Dunker in fifth. Brandon Lambert and Thompson were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be John Wood Community College Truck Driver Training and Sullivan Auctioneers Night at the Races on Sunday August 12. Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Hot Laps at 5:45, and racing at 6:30pm. Adults are $10, Seniors $7, Students 11-15 $5 and Kids 10 and Under are free as always. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for the latest information.

Bonus Money for IMCA Stock Cars on Sunday August 12

August 4th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois– There will be an extra two hundred bucks up for grabs for the IMCA Stock Cars division at Quincy Raceways on Sunday August 12. Michael Larsen, a dedicated racer and supporter of Quincy Raceways is putting up $200 to be given to four randomly drawn participants in the IMCA Stock Car Feature Event on Sunday August 5 “if” 12 drivers sign in for that night, with each driver drawn receiving $50 each. Larsen who competes in the division has eliminated himself from being eligible for the bonus money as well as Abe Huls who generously has done the same. The winning drivers of the extra $50 will be drawn from Frisbees by the Jr. Speedster winner on Sunday August 12..

The weather forecast for Sunday August 5 is looking great with Mother Nature giving us a break from the heat wave with a forecast high temperature of 85 degrees. The Dunker Concrete Bonus Money is still in effect for the IMCA SportMods as well with an extra $50 going to four randomly drawn competitors if 12 competitors sign in for the evening.

Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for the latest information. The Thundering UMP Super Late Models, Miller Lite UMP Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMods, Quincy Hobby Stocks and the always wild and wacky IMCA Sport Compacts are all on the racing card for the Miller Lite Mississippi Belle Distributing Night at the Races. Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Driver Registration Ends at 5:30, Hot Laps at 5:45 and Racing at 6:30pm. Adult tickets are $10, Seniors $7, Students 11-15 $5 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as always at Quincy Raceways.

Burgtorf, Long, Huls, Dunker, Powers and Dunker Score Quincy Wins

July 31st, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Mark Burgtorf, Michael Long, Abe Huls, Tony Dunker, Jake Powers and Pat “Skippy” Dunker all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday July 29 during Summy Tire and Auto Center and Mark Twain Casino Fan
Appreciation Night at the Races.

Dustin Griffin jumped into the early lead of the thirty lap UMP Late Model main event from his outside row one starting spot and held Mark Burgtorf at bay for the first eleven circuits but Burgtorf slipped past on lap twelve to take over the top spot. Griffin then faded back with Jerry Lierly powering his way into the second position on lap fifteen and proceeded to slowly reel in Burgtorf getting as close as a car length but as the laps wound down he faded back to a little over two seconds behind Burgtorf and the checkered flag. Following Lierly in third was Billy Genenbacher in third, Justin Reed in fourth and Robbie Warner in fifth. Griffin and Jim Moon were the heat race winners with Burgtorf scoring the checkered flag in the Summy Tire and Auto Center Dash.

Jared Schlipman took the early lead in the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event but an error in turn four on the sixth lap gave Michael Long all he needed to slide into the top spot. Long then managed to weather several caution periods to score his third feature win of the weekend with Steven DeLonjay in second, Schlipman in third, Craig Spegal in fourth and Russ Coultas in fifth. Schlipman, Long and Jake Griffin were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls took yet another IMCA Stock Car main event win over Michael Larsen in second, Terry Houston in third, Jerry Jansen in fourth and Darin Weisinger in fifth. Larsen scored the heat race checkers.

Joe Bliven look like he had the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod feature event win in the bag but when he slipped up during the final corner going to the checkered flag, Tony Dunker was able to capitalize and grab the win away. Bliven settled for second followed by Rick Barlow in third, Tanner Klingele in fourth and Brad Holtmeyer in fifth. Bobby Anders and Dunker were the heat race winners. Jack Evans, Richie Uppinghouse, Cullen Thompson and Charles VanZandt got the $50 bonuses paid by Dunker Concrete.

Jake Powers took the win in a wild and crazy Quincy Hobby Stock main event as only three drivers were able to finish the race at the checkered flag. Jamie Bevill scored second followed by Justin Bartz in third, Justin Bevill in fourth and Brandon Symmonds in fifth. Powers and Tanner Klingele took the heat race wins.

Pat Dunker was not going to let his brother Tony have all the fun for the race night as he scored his first ever IMCA Sport Compact feature event win. Dunker led for laps three through eight but Robert Thompson Jr. got past for the lead on lap nine but as the white flag was given on lap eleven, Thompson had problems giving the lead and the feature event win back to Dunker. The second spot went to Austen Becerra followed by Kimberly Abbott in third, Casey Lambert in fourth and Jason Stucker in fifth. Bercerra and Abbott were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday August 5 will be Miller Lite Mississippi Belle Distributing Night at the Races. Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Drivers Registration ends at 5:30, Hot Laps at 5:45 and Racing at 6:30pm. Adults are $10, Seniors $7, Students 11-15 are $5 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as always at Quincy Raceways.

Dunker Concrete to Add Bonus Money to IMCA SportMods at Quincy

July 24th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Pat Dunker of Dunker Concrete has come up with an innovative way to attract more competitors to the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod division at Quincy Raceways. In Dunker’s own words, “OK BOYS. HERE WE GO … WE NEED MORE SPORTMODS AT QUINCY … SO … IF WE GET 12 OR MORE CARS FROM NOW TO THE END OF THE SEASON. DUNKER CONCRETE IS GIVING AWAY AN EXTRA $50 TO FOUR RANDOMLY CHOSEN FINISHERS AFTER THE FEATURE …. THE JR SPEEDSTER WINNER WILL CHOOSE FOUR FRISBEES (corresponding to a feature place finish) ..AND THOSE 4 SPOTS WILL RECEIVE AN EXTRA $50 EACH FOR THAT EVENT …. PLEASE PASS THE WORD. AND BRING MORE CARS TO OUR TRACK …..(#3 is ineligible for this drawing, if that position is picked, we draw again)….LOAD THEM CARS AND GO RACIN”

For more information about Quincy Raceways, visit us online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information. Sunday July 29 will be Summy Tire & Auto Center/Mark Twain Casino Fan Appreciation Night with all Grandstand Tickets selling for only $5, Kids 10 and Under are Free as always.

Quincy Raceways Cancels for Sunday July 22 Because of Extreme Heat

July 22nd, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Quincy Raceways regrets to have announce that due to the Extreme Heat forecast for Sunday July 22. Temperatures are expected to be in the 103 to 105 degree range for Sunday and it is just too much heat for the fans, drivers, race officials and employees.

The next race date will be Sunday July 29 with Summy Tire and Auto Center and Mark Twain Casino Night presenting Fan Appreciation Night. All Tickets will be $5 with Kids 10 and Under Free as always at Quincy Raceways. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Quincy Raceways IMCA SportMods to Get Shot at Bonus Cash

July 21st, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Dunker Concrete is putting up four $50 Cash Bonuses for the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMods for the rest of the 2012 race season. Four random feature event finishers will be drawn by Frisbees by the a Jr. Speedster
after the feature event has been completed.

Dunker Concrete has been a huge supporter of the racing at Quincy Raceways and it is appreciated very much for their efforts to help with attracting racers to this newer division. Dunker Concrete specializes in complete concrete construction from sidewalks to parking lots to any type of concrete construction. They may be contacted at 217-506-0021 for any of your concrete construction needs.

Burgtorf, DeLonjay, Huls, Dunker, Klingele and Bercerra Wave Quincy Checkers

July 17th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois– The temperature may have been hot but the action was even hotter as the competitors at the “Broadway Bullring” put on quite a show on Sunday July 15 during Heetco Propane Night at the Races.

Mark Burgtorf blasted into the lead of the thirty lap UMP Super Late Model feature event from his outside row one starting spot at the drop of the green flag and led every lap on his way to the checkered flag. Burgtorf held off a pesky Jason Perry during the last half of the event with Perry mounting several charges to get by the fourteen time Quincy Raceways Track Champion but Perry had to settle for the second spot at the checkered flag followed by Dustin Griffin in third, Matt Bailey in fourth and Jim Moon in fifth. Bailey and Burgtorf were the heat race winners with Bailey claiming the win in the Summy Tire and Auto Center Dash.

Jared Schlipman led the first eleven laps of the twenty five lap Miller Lite UMP Modified main event by holding back Steven DeLonjay. DeLonjay slipped past Schlipman for the lead on the twelfth lap and held back Michael Long and Schlipman to grab his fourth feature win of the season. Schlipman held on for second followed by Long in third, Shawn Deering in fourth and Dave Wietholder in fifth. Vance Wilson, Long and DeLonjay were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls scored yet another feature win in the IMCA Stock Car division, his eighth of year. Huls came from his third row starting spot to grab the lead on lap five and held off Terry Houston for the win. Third went to Kevin Tomlinson, fourth to Gabe Harrison and fifth to Darin Weisinger. Tony Dunker scored his eighth feature win of the year in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMods over Bobby Anders in second, Brad Holtmeyer in third, Joe Bliven in fourth and Charles VanZandt in fifth.

Tanner Klingele took the win in the Quincy Hobby Stock main event over Jeff DeLonjay in second, Jaime Bevill in third, Steve Carlin in fourth and Brian Hoener in fifth. Klingele and Jeff DeLonjay were the heat race winners.

Austen Bercerra scored his fourth feature win in a row in the IMCA Sport Compact division. Bercerra held off Kim Abbott in second to take the win followed by Seith Woodruff in third, Casey Lambert in fourth and Alex Baker in fifth. Brandon Lambert and Bercerra were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be the Mark Twain Casino/Sullivan Auctioneers Night at the Races on Sunday July 22. The Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Driver’s Registration Ends at 5:30, Driver’s Meeting at 5:30, Hot Laps at 5:45 and Racing at 6:30. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Reed, DeLonjay, Brocksieck, Dunker, Hoener and Bercerra take Quincy Checkers

July 10th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois– Justin Reed, Steven DeLonjay, Aaron Brocksieck, Tony Dunker, Brian Hoener and Austen Becerra all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday July 8 during Sullivan Auctioneers Night at the Races.

Reed made a clean sweep of the UMP Super Late Model division as he won his heat, the dash and the thirty lap main event. Reed held off every move that Dewayne Kiefer through at him in lapped traffic to claim his third feature win of the season and to add to his slim points lead over Jason Perry. Kiefer settled for the second spot followed by Dustin Griffin in third, Michael Long in fourth and Brian Diveley in fifth.

Kiefer took the second heat win.

Steven DeLonjay held of a determined Michael Long to claim his third feature win of the season followed by Dave Wietholder in third, Shawn Deering in fourth and Jared Schlipman in fifth. Long and Wietholder were the heat race winners.

Aaron Brocksieck made good use of his two week vacation from racing to come from the back of the pack to claim the feature event win in the IMCA Stock Car division. Gabe Harrison took the second spot followed by Michael Larsen,
Terry Houston and Jerry Jansen. Houston and Larsen were the heat race winners.

Tony Dunker scored his seventh feature win of the season in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods followed by Tanner Klingele in second, Brad Holtmeyer in third, Bobby Anders in fourth and Joe Bliven in fifth. Bliven and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Brian Hoener took control of the very competitive Quincy Hobby Stock feature event at the drop of the green flag and held off both Tanner Klingele and Brandon Symmonds to take his fourth main event win of the season. Symmonds settled for the second spot with Klingele in third, Jeff DeLonjay in fourth and Jake Powers in fifth. Klingele and Powers were the
heat race winners.

Austen Becerra took his third feature win in a row in the IMCA Sport Compact main event after holding back Seith Woodruff in second, Brandon Lambert in third, Kim Abbott in fourth and Chuck Fullenkamp in fifth. Thomas Angelo and Fullenkamp were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday July 15 is Heetco Propane Night at the Races. Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Drivers Registration ends at 5:30, Driver’s Meeting at 5:30, Hot Laps at 5:45 and
Racing at 6:30pm. Adults are $10, Seniors $7, Students 11-15 $5 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as always at Quincy Raceways. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Shirley Grabs Fifth Win on the Hell Tour at Quincy

July 8th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–The temperatures were soaring but it did not stop Brian Shirley from a dominating performance at Quincy Raceways during the UMP Summer Nationals on Friday July 6. Shirley set overall fast time in qualifying over thirty other
competitors and the only thing that slowed him all night was a lightning strike that caused a power outage during the forty lap feature event that shut the tracks lights down. The $7500 to Win Summer Nationals feature event saw Shirley hold off a determined Brandon Sheppard by 1.1 seconds to take his fifth win on the tour as he increased his points lead over Shannon Babb. Babb scored the third spot followed by Ryan Unzicker in fourth and Jason Feger in fifth. Shirley, Unzicker, Sheppard and Babb were the heat race winners with Mike Spatola grabbing the checkered flag in the C-main.

Michael Long took the win in the Powder Coat Plus Summit DirtCar Modified Summer Nationals feature event after rain began to fall during an eighth lap caution period. The race was called complete with Mike Harrison in second, Steven DeLonjay in third, Donovan Lodge in fourth and Dave Wietholder in fifth. Long took the win in the Fast Eight Dash, with Shawn Deering taking the last chance heat race win.

Jake Powers recovered from a devastating crash last Sunday night at Quincy Raceways by taking a huge win in the Quincy Hobby Stock feature event. Powers held off Jeff DeLonjay in second, Tanner Klingele in third, Jeremy Buss in fourth and Justin Bevill in fifth.

Coming up nest at Quincy Raceways on Sunday July 8 is Sullivan Auctioneers Night at the Races with all six divisions competing in point’s racing. Remember to bring your Summer Nationals ticket stub back to the front gate to receive $2 off all tickets for July 8. The Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5, Driver’s Registration ends at 5:30, Driver’s Meeting at 5:30, Hot Laps at 5:45 and Racing starting at 6:30pm. Adults are $10, Seniors $7, Students 11-15 are $5 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as always at Quincy Raceways. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

The Hell Tour Will Generate More Heat than Mother Nature at Quincy Raceways

July 6th, 2012

Friday July 6 may be hot in temperature but it will not be as hot as the racing action for the Hell Tour as the boys from the UMP Summer Nationals will compete in a 40 lap $7500 to Win Feature event. Currently Brian Shirley holds a slim 24 point lead over Shannon Babb for the point’s lead with Jason Feger and Brandon Sheppard charging hard to get back into the point’s chase.

The Miller Lite UMP Modifieds will be competing in a 30 lap Powder Coat Plus Summit DIRTcar Modified Summer Nationals feature event paying $650 to win with an extra $100 awarded for Quick Time in Qualifying and the Hard Charger Award from Skip Dunker of Dunker Concrete. The UMP Modifieds will be required to run the A or H compound tire only with the D compound allowed on the left front only.

Adult Tickets are $25, Seniors $22, Students 11-15 are $15 with Kids 10 and Under Free as always at Quincy Raceways. The pit gates will open at 4:00, Grandstands at 5:30, Driver’s Meeting at 6:30, Driver’s Registration ends at 6:30, Hot Laps and Qualifying at 6:45 and racing at approximately 7:30pm. It should be a great show and don’t the Mother Nature’s heat keep you seeing the biggest race of the year at Quincy Raceways. There will be plenty of cold refreshments available for all to enjoy. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.comor call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for the latest information.

Hurley Grabs Quincy MOWA Feature Win in Last Turns

July 4th, 2012

Jimmy Hurley, Michael Long, Vance Wilson, Tanner Klingele and Austen Bercerra all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday July 1 during Bank of Quincy Night at the Races.

Jimmy Hurley may have only led from the middle of turn three on the last lap to the checkered flag but it was the checkered flag falling for him that counted. Aaron Bruns jumped into the early lead of the twenty five lap MOWA Sprint Car main event at the drop of the green flag and looked like he was well on his way to the feature event win as he built a dominating lead over the first twenty laps. As Bruns began to slow in the closing laps, Hurley put on a charge to the front and was able to dip below Bruns in turn three of the final lap. There was contact between the two drivers with Hurley continuing onto the feature event win as Bruns recovered to grab the second spot. Joey Moughan took the third spot followed by Jim Moughan in fourth and Ben Wagoner in fifth. Jerrod Hull blasted to a lap of 11.786 to claim the qualifying top spot with Gary “Bubba” Altig, Robbie Standridge and Critter Malone taking the heat race wins. Joey Moughan grabbed the checkered flag in the Dash.

Michael Long made it a three win weekend in the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event as he also won on Friday and Saturday. Long bested Jared Schlipman in second, Donovan Lodge in third, Shawn Deering in fourth and Ray Bollinger in fifth. Schlipman and Bollinger were the heat race winners.

Vance Wilson recovered from an early race spin to claim his first ever Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod feature event. Wilson gained the top spot on lap 9 after a spin on lap 5 and proceeded to hold off Tony Lunker to take his first feature win in the IMCA SportMod Division.

Tanner Klingele held off a hard charging group of Quincy Hobby Stocks over the closing laps to grab his third feature win of the year. Klingele held back Brandon Symmonds in second, Jeremy Buss in third, Brian Hoener in fourth and Steve Carlin in fifth. Klingele and Symmonds were the heat race winners.

Austen Bercerra took the IMCA Sport Compact feature event win after a very close battle with second place finisher Chuck Fullenkamp. Pat Dunker scored the third spot followed by Dakota Anderson in fourth and Seith Woodruff in fifth.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceway will be a huge weekend of racing with the UMP SummerNationals bringing some of the best UMP Late Model drivers in the country to town for a battle for the $7500 winners check on Friday July 1. The Summit DirtCar UMP Modified SummerNationals will also be joining their fendered cohorts in a $650 to Win feature event featuring extra money from Powder Coat Plus of Quincy. Dunker Concrete has put up $100 to both the fast qualifier and the Hard Charger for the Modifieds. The Quincy Hobby Stocks will also be joining in for the nights activities in a $250 to Win main event. Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Drivers Registration ends at 6:30, Drivers Meeting at 6:30, Hot Laps at 6:45. and Qualifying for both the Modifieds and Late Models at 7:30pm. Adult tickets are $25, Seniors $22, Students 11-15 are $15 with Kids 10 and Under Free as always.

Sunday July 8 will be Sullivan Auctioneers Night at the Races with all six Quincy Raceways classes battling it out in points racing. Bring your Ticket Stub for the July 6 UMP SummerNationals event back on July 8 and receive $2 off your tickets. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Quincy Raceways Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information on all Quincy Raceways events.

Kenny Wallace to Race at Quincy on Sunday, July 1 Plus other Updates

July 1st, 2012

If you take any stock in the internet weather forecasts, things are looking a lot better for Sunday July 1 at Quincy Raceways. The temperature forecasts are showing the high temperature to be in the mid 90′s during the afternoon and about in the high 80 for race time which will be at 7:30pm for this event which is the Bank of Quincy MOWA Sprint Car Special event.

Kenny Wallace has contacted the track this afternoon to let us know that he will be racing his Federated Auto Parts UMP Modified on Sunday night as well. Wallace had been planning on racing at Lincoln Speedway Sunday night but that event has been cancelled giving Kenny the opportunity to return to his one time home away from home, Quincy Raceways..

Jeremy Standridge, the President of MOWA has called and told us his drivers will have an autograph session in the grandstand area starting at approximately at 6:15. Most of the drivers will have hero cards available to sign and give out to the fans along with a huge amount of other merchandise that the MOWA group will be giving out during the evening.

Dunker Concrete has upped the ante in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Sport Mods and the IMCA Sport Compacts. Pat Dunker has kicked in an extra $100 for the winner in both classes as these two divisions will be racing a feature event only on Sunday night. The Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMods will now race for $400 to Win and the IMCA Sport Compacts will be going for a whopping $200 to Win. Both divisions will have their feature line up determined by what IMCA suggested and approved method. That is, the top ten in inverted point average that are in attendance will start 1 through 10 with the rest of the field lined up heads up by point standings.

Standridge told us that he is expecting a very large field of 410 winged sprint cars for this event and that they hope to put on a great show for the fans. Remember that the event will start one hour later on Sunday July 1 to help heat the heat. The Pit Gates will open at 3:30, Grandstands at 6:00, Drivers Registration Ends at 6:30, Hot Laps at 6:45 with Sprint Car Qualifying starting as soon as Hot Laps are complete which should be approximately 7:30pm.

Quincy Raceways Announces Start Time Changes for MOWA Sprint Car Event for Sunday July 1

June 30th, 2012

Quincy Raceways is announcing that the Sunday July 1 MOWA Sprint Car Show will see some event changes due to the predicted extreme heat expected for that day. The scheduled start times for Sunday July 1 will now be Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 6:00, Driver’s Registration Ends at 6:30, Drivers meeting at 6:30, Hot Laps at 6:45 and Sprint Qualifying at 7:30 or as soon as Hot Laps end. It is hoped that this change will allow some of the heat or the day to dissipate easing the strain on both spectators and racers alike.

The evenings events will start off with Hot Laps for the Miller Lite UMP Modifieds, MOWA Sprint Cars, Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMods, and the Quincy Hobby Stocks followed by the MOWA Sprint Car Qualifying, Opening Ceremonies, Miller Lite UMP Modified Heat Races, MOWA Sprint Car Heat Races, Quincy Hobby Stock Heat Races, IMCA Sport Compact Feature Event, MOWA Sprint Car Dash, MOWA Sprint Car B-Main, Miller Lite UMP Modified Feature Event, Hobby Stock Feature Event, MOWA Sprint Car Feature Event and the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod Feature Event.

The IMCA Sport Compacts will not Hot Lap or run Heat Races nor will the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMods run Heat Races for this event. The IMCA Sport Compacts and IMCA SportMods will be lined up for their feature events by inverted point average for the first ten positions and by point standings for the remainder of the field with approval from IMCA. These changes will hopefully help with the extreme temperatures that expected for Sunday July 1 and will allow both spectators and racers to still get home at a reasonable hour. Quincy Raceways will do everything it can to make this
Special Event a great one despite what Mother Nature has in store. It is hoped that everyone will be amenable for these changes.

Please visit www.quincyraceways.com   www.midwestopenwheel.com  or call the Quincy Raceways Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Reed, DeLonjay, Huls, Dunker, Hoener and Bercerra Score Quincy Feature Wins

June 26th, 2012

Justin Reed, Steven DeLonjay, Abe Huls, Tony Dunker, Brian Hoener and Austin Bercerra all took feature event wins during Albertson Auto Body Night at the Races at Quincy Raceways on Sunday June 24.

Justin Reed took his second feature win of the year in the UMP Super Late Model division after taking the lead from Jason Perry on the third lap of the 30 lap main event. Reed scored the win by a three second margin after dominating the entire event. Perry settled for the second spot followed by Michael Long in third, Dustin Griffin in fourth and Mark Burgtorf in fifth. Jim Moon and Perry were the heat race winners with Perry taking the checkered flag in the Summy Tire and Auto Center Dash.

Steven DeLonjay scored a controversial feature event win in the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event. DeLonjay took the lead on the second lap of the twenty five lapper and held off Dave Wietholder and Michael Long until Long got past to the lead on lap nineteen. Long then held on to the top spot until a lap twenty two restart when contact with DeLonjay sent Long over the banking in turn one. DeLonjay then held off Wietholder to the checkered flag with Jared Schlipman in third, Robbie Reed in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. Chris Spalding and Ryan Porter were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls took his track leading seventh feature win of the season in the IMCA Stock Car division over Jerry Jansen in the second spot. Jansen made a valiant charge at the end of the fifteen lapper to only come up a car length short at the finish line. The third spot went to Gabe Harrison, fourth to Michael Larsen and fifth to Darin Weisinger. Larsen grabbed the heat race win.

The Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event had five different leaders with Tony Dunker taking the lead from Vance Wilson on the fifth lap from his fourth row starting spot and holding off Wilson to take his sixth feature win in ten events this year. Wilson settled for second followed by Bobby Anders in third, Joe Bliven in fourth and Brad Holtmeyer in fifth. Wilson and Anders were the heat race winners.

Brian Hoener took the feature event win in the Quincy Hobby Stocks after a great battle with Tanner Klingele, Jake Powers, and Brandon Symmonds. Klingele scored the second spot followed by Symmonds in third, Jeremy Buss in fourth. Jamie Bevill crossed the finish line in the fifth spot but his carburator failed inspection bringing Justin Bevill into the fifth position. Symmonds and Jake Powers were the heat race winners.

The IMCA Sport Compacts put on a great race on Sunday night with Austin Bercerra taking the feature event win over Robert Thompson Jr. in second, Kim Abbott in third, Seith Woodruff in fourth and Laine VanZandt in fifth. Brandon Lambert and Abbott were the heat race winners.

Sunday July 1 will be a super night of racing action at Quincy Raceways with the first appearance of the MOWA 410 Winged Sprint Cars at the Broadway Bullring. The UMP Super Late Models and the IMCA Stock Cars will get a night off as the Winged Sprints will battle for a $2000 first place prize. The Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Driver’s Registration Ends at 5:30, Driver’s Meeting at 5:30, Hot Laps at 5:45 and Qualifying and Racing at 6:30pm. Adults are $18, Seniors $15, Students 11-15 are $13 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as always. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Kiefer, Wietholder, Huls, Bliven, Klingele and Thompson Grab Quincy Wins

June 19th, 2012

Dewayne Kiefer, Dave Wietholder, Abe Huls, Joe Bliven, Tanner Klingele and Robert Thompson Jr. all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways during Ursa Farmers Coop Night at the Races on Sunday June 17.

Kiefer had quite a night for himself as he made it a clean sweep of his heat, dash and the 30 lap UMP Super Late Model main event. Kiefer started the main event from the front row pole position with Mark Burgtorf on his outside which made it look like it might just be a battle royal to the checkered flag and it was just that until Burgtorf pulled off the track with mechanical issues on the fourth circuit. Kiefer pulled to a comfortable lead until encountering slower traffic late in the event allowing Justin Reed to move within striking distance. Reed pulled up to Kiefer’s rear bumper on the
twenty eighth lap but slid high in turn four giving Kiefer the breathing room he needed to capture his first feature event win at the Broadway Bullring. Reed settled for second followed by Jason Perry in third, Clint Kirkham in fourth and Jake Griffin in fifth. Burgtorf took the second heat win.

The Miller Lite UMP Modified main event was a wild affair with Steven DeLonjay grabbing the lead on the second circuit and looking like he had things under control but a caution flag on lap eleven setup a restart with Michael Long in the second spot. Long took over the lead on lap fourteen and held on until another yellow flag brought about another restart on lap nineteen. Long slipped high in retaking the green flag coming off turn four and encountered problems going into turn one setting off a chain of events that eliminated several cars from the event. Dave Wietholder then took over
and held off DeLonjay to the checkered flag at lap twenty five. Derrick Carlson scored third followed by Jake Griffin in fourth and Terry James in fifth.Shawn Deering, DeLonjay and Ryan Blakeman were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls took the lead in the IMCA Stock Car main event from Terry Houston on the seventh lap and went on to score his sixth feature win of the year. Houston settled for second followed by Ty Hill in third, Michael Larsen in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth. Larsen took the heat race win.

The Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod main event was truly a sight to behold as Joe Bliven held off Tony Dunker to grab his first feature win of the year. Dunker settled for the second spot followed by Jim Gillenwater in third, Vance Wilson in fourth and Bobby Anders in fifth. Gillenwater and Wilson were the heat race winners.

Tanner Klingele took his second feature win of the year in the Quincy Hobby Stock division after a hard fought battle with Brandon Symmonds and Jake Powers. Klingele held off Powers at he checkered flag with Symmonds in third, Nathan Anders in fourth and Jeff DeLonjay in fifth. Brian Hoener and Powers were the heat race winners.

Robert Thompson Jr. scored his first feature win of the year in the IMCA Sport Compact main event after surviving way too many caution flags. Seith Woodruff scored the second spot followed by Chuck Fullenkamp in third, Andrew Davis in fourth and Bryce Baker in fifth. Fullenkamp and Brandon Lambert were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday June 24 will be Albertson Auto Body Night at the Races. Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Driver’s Registration ends at 5:30, Hot Laps at 5:45 and Racing at 6:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100
for more information.

Quincy Raceways Anticipates the Hell Tour on Friday July 6

June 14th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Quincy Raceways fans, officials, staff and owners are anticipating the 2012 appearance of the UMP SummerNationals, affectionately known as the “Hell Tour” on Friday July 6. The marquee event will be the $7500 to win 40 lap main event for the UMP Super Late Models $500 will be paid to all feature event starters. The Miller Lite UMP Modifieds will also be on the racing card for the evening with the Summit DirtCar Modified SummerNationals for a 30 lap main event. Also appearing will be the Quincy Hobby Stocks in a non point event paying $250 to win and $60 to start that night. There is also extra money and product certificates for all feature event starters from Series Sponsors for the Late Models and Modifieds. Visit http://www.thehelltour.com/ and the http://www.modifiednationals.com/ websites for more information.

Powder Coat Plus of Quincy has kicked in an extra $500 for the Modified purse that night making the event pay $650 to Win and a minimum of $125 to start the main event. All non qualifiers for the feature event will be paid $60 for their efforts. Quincy Raceways UMP Modified Tire Rule will be effect for this event with the Hoosier A and H compound tire the only legal tire with the exception of the left front which may be the D Compound.

Quincy Raceways would like to thank Powder Coat Plus for its support for this event. Powder Coat Plus is a full service Powder Coat and Media Blasting services to racers, business and industry and consumers. They can be contacted at 217-228-0081 with a website address of http://powdercoatplus.info/index.html.

Adult tickets will be $25, Seniors $22, Students 11-15 $20 and Kids 10 and Under are Free as always, Pit Passes will be $35. The Pit Gates will open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5:30, Driver’s Registration ends at 6:30, Driver’s Meeting at 6:30, Hot Laps at 6:45 and Qualifying for the UMP Late Models and Modifieds will start at 7:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Griffin, Long, Huls, Dunker, Hoener and Hornung Grab Pepsi Mid-Season Championship Wins at Quincy

June 13th, 2012

Quincy, IL–Dustin Griffin, Michael Long, Abe Huls, Tony Dunker, Brian Hoener and Mike Hornung Jr. all picked up the Annual Pepsi Mid Season Championship feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday June 10.

Griffin made a clean sweep of the UMP Super Late Model division as he picked up wins in his hear, dash and the 30 lap Pepsi Mid-Season Championship feature. Jason Perry battled furiously with Griffin for the first seventeen laps of the main event but a slip on turn four on the eighteenth lap sent Perry to the tail of the field on the restart. Jim Moon then took over the top spot for three circuits but Griffin roared back to reclaim the lead to the checkered flag. Moon settled for second followed by Denny Woodworth in third, Mark Burgtorf in fourth and Jerry Lierly in fifth. Perry grabbed the win in the other heat race.

Michael Long started the twenty five lap Miller Lite Ump Modified Mid Season Championship feature event from third row and did not take the lead until the sixteenth circuit. Long held off Steven DeLonjay for the win with early leader, Dave Wietholder claiming third ahead of Jared Schlipman and Jake Griffin. Schlipman, Wietholder and Ryan Porter were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls managed to lead every lap of the IMCA Stock Car main event but he had to hold off a very determined field to get the job done. Darin Weisinger grabbed the second spot followed by Michael Larsen in third, Terry Houston in fourth and Jerry Jansen in fifth. Larsen scored the lone heat race win.

Tony Dunker took his fifth feature win in eight tries in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA SportMod Pepsi Mid Season Championship event. Dunker held off Bobby Anders in second Tanner Klingele in third, Joe Bliven in fourth and Brad Holtmeyer in fifth. Vance Wilson and Dunker were the heat race winners.

Brian Hoener took the lead in the Quincy Hobby Stock Pepsi Mid Season Championship feature event on the third lap and held off all challengers to take his second feature win of the season. Jeff DeLonjay scored his best finish of the year in second followed by Jaime Bevill in third, Nathan Hayes in fourth and Justin Bevill in fifth. Hoener and Jake Powers were the heat race winners.

Andrew Davis led the first six laps of the IMCA Sport Compact main event but Mike Hornung Jr. took over the top spot on lap seven and held off Chuck Fullenkamp over the final four laps to take the Pepsi Mid Season Championship feature event win. Fullenkamp settled for second with William Michel in third, Kimberly Abbott in fourth and Seith Woodruff in fifth.
Woodruff and Robert Thompson Jr. were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be the Ursa Farmers Coop Night at the Races. Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5, Drivers Registration ends at 5:30, Drivers Meeting at 5:30, Hot Laps at 5:45 and Racing at 6:30pm. Adults are $10, Seniors are $7, Students 11-15 are $5 and Kids 10 and Under are Free. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-3843 for more information.

Perry, Long, Houston, Anders, Powers and Michel Wave Quincy Checkers

June 6th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Jason Perry, Michael Long, Terry Houston, Bobby Anders, Jake Powers and William Michel all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday June 3 during Coors and Coors Light Night at the Races.

The UMP Super Late Model feature event lined up looking like it could be a great race with Jerry Lierly and Dustin Griffin on the front row, Jason Perry and Ricky Frankel in the second row and Nick Bauman and Chuck Mitchell in row three. Griffin jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag and was scored as the leader for the first two laps but Jason Perry had other ideas as he blasted into the lead on the third circuit and never looked back in taking his second feature win of the weekend as he led the rest of the thirty laps as they went caution free. Griffin closed within striking
distance in the closing laps as Perry encountered the tail of the field but had to settle for the second spot followed by Bauman in third, Ricky Frankel in fourth and Jim Moon in fifth. Perry, Lierly and Griffin were the heat race winners with Lierly and Griffin crossing the finish line in the dash in a dead heat to the thousand of a second.

The Miller Lite Ump Modified main event saw Jake Griffin and Michael Long on the front row and when the green flag waved, Long jumped into the lead with Griffin in pursuit. David Wietholder got past Griffin on the sixth lap but had nothing for Long as he cruised away for the feature event win. Wietholder settled for second followed by Jared Schlipman in third, Griffin in fourth and Robbie Reed in fifth. Wietholder, Reed and Long were the heat race winners.

Darin Weisinger took the lead of the IMCA Stock Car main event as the green flag waved and held onto the lead for the first four circuits then Terry Houston slipped past for one lap. Weisinger battled back to lead the next lap but Houston took advantage of Weisinger slipping high in turn four to reclaim the top spot. Houston then held off Abe Huls to the checkered flag with Huls in second followed by Weisinger in third, Jerry Jansen in fourth and Ty Hill in fifth. Michael Larsen scored the heat race win.

Bobby Anders scored his first ever Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod feature event win in holding off Vance Wilson in second, Tanner Klingele in third, Tommy Elson in fourth and Austin Uppinghouse in fifth. Wilson and Tony Dunker were the heat race winners.

Jake Powers scored his fourth feature event win in the Quincy Hobby Stocks in seven tries. Powers held off Brandon Symmonds in second, Jeff DeLonjay in third, Nathan Anders in fourth and Nathan Hayes in fifth. Symmonds and Powers were the heat race winners.

Seventeen IMCA Sport Compacts checked into race on Sunday night and they put on a wild and crazy main event as William Michel held off all challenges to take the flag to flag feature event win. Kim Abbott battled her way through the field to take second followed by Robert Thompson Jr. in third, Mike Hornung Jr. in fourth and Austen Bercerra in fifth. Michel, Laine VanZandt and Thompson were the heat race winners.

This week at Quincy Raceways will be a busy one as the Monster Jam will be on hand for shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 7, 8 and 9. The next stock car race night will be on Sunday June 10 with the annual Pepsi Mid-Season Championship on tap. The Pit Gates open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5, Driver Registration Ends at 5:30, Driver’s Meeting at 5:30. Hot Laps at 5:45 and Racing at 6:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com if call the track hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Burgtorf, Schlipman, Huls, Dunker, Symmonds and Fullenkamp Grab Quincy Checkers

May 29th, 2012

Mark Burgtorf, Jared Schlipman, Abe Huls, Tony Dunker, Brandon Symmonds and Chuck Fullenkamp all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday May 27 during Gem City Ford Night at the Races.

Mark Burgtorf made a clean sweep to the UMP Super Late Model division as he took the checkered flag in the heat, dash and thirty lap main events. Burgtorf took off from his pole position in the feature event and held off Denny Woodworth for the win. Woodworth crept within a car length of Burgtorf late in the event but had to settle for the second spot followed by Jason Perry in third, Jim Moon in fourth and Dustin Griffin in fifth. Jim Moon took the second heat race win.

Jared Schlipman led all twenty five laps of the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event but had to survive a multitude of caution flag and the charges of Steven DeLonjay to take the victory. DeLonjay settled for second followed by Shawn Deering in third, Robbie Reed in fourth and Jake Griffin in fifth. Griffin, Deering and DeLonjay were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls picked up his fourth feature win in six tries in the IMCA Stock Car main event. Huls had to hold off Jerry Jansen and Darin Weisinger to take the win followed by Jansen, Weisinger, Terry Houston and Gabe Harrison. Huls also claimed the heat race win.

Tony Dunker also claimed his fourth feature win of the season in the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod division. Dunker held off a couple of very determined competitors in Bobby Anders and Vance Wilson to claim the win with Anders in second, Wilson in third, Brandon Dale in fourth and Joe Bliven in fifth. Dunker and Wilson were the heat race victors.

Brandon Symmonds took his first feature win of the 2012 season in the Quincy Hobby Stocks over Jake Powers, Tanner Klingele, Nathan Hayes and Jeremy Buss. Powers and Klingele were the heat race winners.

Chuck Fullenkamp came from his fifth row starting spot to take the win in the IMCA Sport Compacts over Casey Lambert in second, Andrew Davis in third, Thomas Angelo in fourth and Seith Woodruff in fifth.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways on Sunday June 3 will be Coors Beer Night at the Races in the start of the new Summer Schedule for Quincy Raceways. The event times will be now be one hour later as the days get longer and hotter. The Pit Gates will now open at 3:30, Grandstands at 5:00, Drivers Registration ends at 5:30, Drivers Meeting at 5:30, Hot laps at 5:45 and Racing at 6:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Griffin, Wietholder, Huls, Dunker, Powers and Wilkerson Score Quincy Checkers

May 22nd, 2012

Quincy, Illinois –Dustin Griffin, Dave Wietholder, Abe Huls, Tony Dunker, Jake Powers and Nick Wilkerson all scored feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday May 20 during JR Scrap Metals Night at the Races.

Griffin became the first two time UMP Super Late Model feature event winner for the 2012 season. Mark Burgtorf took off into the lead of the thirty lap main event and held Griffin at bay until the fifth lap with Griffin gaining the advantage with a nifty high side move. Griffin then held the lead the rest of the way to the checkered flag to claim his second feature win in a row while a battle raged between Burgtorf and Michael Long for the second spot. Long eased ahead of Burgtorf during the closing laps but could never make the pass stick until the final lap when he nailed down the second spot. Burgtorf settled for third, Ricky Frankel fourth and Jason Perry fifth. Griffin and Long were the heat race winners with Burgtorf claiming the dash win.

Michael Long drew the pole position for the Miller Lite UMP Modified main event with Danny Lake on the outside of row one. Long jumped into the early lead but several caution flags slowed the early laps keeping the field close. David Wietholder stayed on Long’s rear bumper and when a lapped car became an obstacle, Wietholder setup the pick and managed to take the lead with Long battling back into the lead on the next circuit on lap thirteen but Wietholder roared back on lap fourteen and took the lead for good. Steven DeLonjay joined in the war as Long pulled into the pits on the eighteenth lap and kept the pressure on Wietholder until the checkered flag fell on lap twenty five. DeLonjay settled for second followed by Jared Schlipman in third, Shawn Deering in fourth and Robbie Reed in fifth. Lake,Deering and Long were the heat race winners.

Abe Huls grabbed the lead of the fifteen lap IMCA Stock Car main event at the end of the first circuit and held off all challengers to take his third win of the year. Aaron Brocksieck held on for the second spot followed by Jerry Jansen in third, Terry Houston in fourth and Darin Weisinger in fifth. Michael Larsen was the heat race winner.

Bobby Anders held the early lead in the IMCA Northern SportMod main event but Tony Dunker was never far behind. A lap eight caution flag setup the restart with Dunker using the middle groove to pull ahead at the end of lap nine. Dunker then went on to claim the feature win with Vance Wilson scoring second followed by Anders in third, Brad Holtmeyer fourth and Joe Bliven in fifth. Anders scored the lone heat race win.

Jake Powers scored his third feature event win in five starts in the Quincy Hobby Stock main event. Powers held off Brandon Symmonds in second, Jamie Bevill in third, Justin Bevill in fourth and Nathan Hayes in fifth. Symmonds and Brian Hoener were the heat race winners.

Nick Wilkerson made his first ever trip to Quincy Raceways a memorable one by taking the feature event win in the IMCA Sport Compact division. Wilkerson kept Kimberly Abbott at bay in second, followed by Chuck Fullenkamp in third, Seith Woodruff in fourth and Andrew Davis in fifth. Fullenkamp and Abbott were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be the Gem City Ford Night at the Races on Sunday May 27 with racing in all six Quincy Raceways divisions, UMP Super Late Models, Miller Lite UMP Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern SportMods, Quincy Hobby Stocks and the IMCA Sport Compacts. Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Drivers Registration ends at 4:30, Drivers Meeting at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

The Hell Tour Coming to Quincy Raceways

May 18th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Quincy Raceways is proud to announce that the UMP Summer Nationals, fondly referred to as the “Hell Tour” will be returning to the Broadway Bull Ring on Friday July 6. The winner’s portion of the $21,350 A-Main purse will be a whopping $7500 for the forty lap event, the second largest ever at Quincy Raceways. Arguably the most popular late model series in the Midwest, the UMP Summernationals will be back at the Bullring on July 6, the final stop in Illinois for the tour that will wind through eight states and see 29 races in 32 days, the most demanding grind in all of motorsports. The Summernationals kick off June 13 in Brownstown, Ind., just outside Indianapolis, and conclude July 14 in Wauseon, Ohio. The previous winners of the Summernational races at Quincy Raceways include the defending Champion, Shannon Babb who has two victories, Rand Korte, and Jeep VanWormer.

The UMP Modifieds and the Quincy Hobby Stocks will be joining the Hell Tour for this event with the Modified portion being part of the Summit DirtCar Modified Summernationals as well. There will be more details announced for the support divisions as it becomes available.

Watch for more information on this huge event including times and ticket prices at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 the week of the event.

Northern All Stars Late Model Series Cancels All 2012 Events Including Quincy Raceways Show

May 17th, 2012

Quincy Raceways was informed by Shawn Hall, owner of the Northern All Star Late Model Series, that it was suspending the operations and all events for the remainder of the 2012 racing season on Monday May 14. It is with great disappointment that Quincy Raceways will not be able to present the two scheduled NALMS events, May 20 and July 22 for this season. We were very excited to be able to schedule these events for the Quincy Raceways fans and drivers and hoped that they would be a great addition to the schedule for 2012. We respect the decision that the owners of NALMS have made but do wish
to express our intent to provide the best racing entertainment possible. Quincy Raceways was fully prepared to present the NALMS race events as scheduled and had expected those events to be very successful..

Quincy Raceways has obtained permission from IMCA to add back to the schedule for May 20, the Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods and the IMCA Stock Cars for point’s racing. We will have a complete regular event for Sunday May 20 featuring the UMP Super Late Models, Miller Lite UMP Modifieds, Summy Tire and Auto Center Northern SportMods, the Quincy Hobby Stocks and the IMCA Sport Compacts with all classes competing for Track Points.

The Pit Gates will open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4:00, Drivers Registration ends at 4:30, Drivers Meeting at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30pm. Visit the Quincy Raceways website at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

NOTE The Attached Official Press Release from NALMS

Erb Drops In and Cashes In at Quincy

May 8th, 2012

Dennis Erb, Robbie Reed, Terry Houston, Jim Gillenwater, Jake Powers and Andrew Davis all took feature event wins at Quincy Raceways on Sunday May 6 during Poage Auto Plaza Night at the Races.

The UMP Super Late Models checked in twenty three entrants for the evenings racing and the large field did not disappoint the fans. Dewayne Kiefer grabbed the win in the first heat race in his first ever appearance at Quincy Raceways with Mark Burgtorf taking heat two and Dennis Erb grabbing the checkers in heat three. Erb took the win in the dash after a hard fought battle with Burgtorf during the early stages but Burgtorf retired for the night with mechanical problems midway through the dash. Erb and Brandon Sheppard sat on the front row of the thirty lap main event with Erb taking the early lead and looking like a shoe in for the win but a series of caution flags kept the field close throughout the event. In the closing laps, Dewayne Kiefer rallied to Erb’s rear bumper in heavy traffic but had to settle for second when the checkered flag flew. Sheppard claimed third followed by Michael Long in fourth and Bobby Pierce in fifth.

Robbie Reed took the lead of the Miller Lite UMP Modified feature event from Troy Grotz on the third lap with David Wietholder climbing into second on the fifth lap. Reed and Wietholder battled side by side during the remaining laps of the twenty five lapper, exchanging the lead numerous times to have the crowd on their feet and screaming at the action. Reed held on for the win as Weitholder slipped high in turn two with two laps left.

Wietholder claimed second followed by Jake Griffin in third, Steven DeLonjay in fourth and Shawn Deering in fifth. Griffin, Reed and Wietholder were the heat race winners.

Terry Houston laid claim to the IMCA Stock Car main event after a hard fought battle with Aaron Brocksieck. Brocksieck settled for second with Jerry Jansen in third, Abe Huls in fourth and Gabe Harrison in fifth. Michael Larson who took the heat race win was uninjured as his Stock Car flipped coming off turn two during the main event.

Jim Gillenwater took a hard fought win in the Summy Tire & Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMod main event by holding off Tony Dunker to take his first win of the season at Quincy. Dunker settled for second followed by Joe Bliven in third, Tanner Klingele in fourth and Rick Barlow Jr. in fifth. Gillenwater took the heat race win.

Jake Powers made a clean sweep of the Quincy Hobby Stock division by winning both his heat race and the twenty lap main event. Nathan Anders scored the second spot followed by Jeremy Buss in third, Brandon Symmonds in fourth and Jim Brown in fifth. Jim Powell took the other heat race win.

Andrew Davis laid claim the win in the IMCA Sport Compact main event by holding off Mike Hornung Jr. in a tight battle to the checkered flag. Hornung settled for second with Seith Woodrow in third, Thomas Angelo in fourth and Joe McDannald in fifth. Angelo and Davis were the heat race winners.

Coming up next at Quincy Raceways will be Titan International Night at the Races on Sunday May 13 with racing action for the UMP Super Late Models, Miller Lite UMP Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods, Quincy Hobby Stocks and the Wild and Wacky IMCA Sport Compacts. Pit Gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4, Drivers Registration Ends at 4:30, Drivers Meeting at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing at 5:30 PM. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com
or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

Mother Nature Makes It Three In a Row at Quincy

May 1st, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–Mother Nature just would not relent and the consequences were yet another rain out at Quincy Raceways for Sunday April 29. Coming up next will be Poage Auto Plaza Night at the Races on Sunday May 6 featuring the UMP Super Late Models, Miller Lite UMP Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, Summy Tire and Auto Center IMCA Northern SportMods, Quincy Hobby Stocks and the IMCA Sport Compacts. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.

NASCAR Star Kenny Wallace to Race at Quincy Raceways on April 29

April 28th, 2012

Quincy, Illinois–A fan favorite NASCAR star Kenny Wallace will be racing his UMP Modified at Quincy Raceways on Sunday April 29. Wallace will be battling the local stars to try and take the laurels back to North Carolina during the John Wood Community College Night at the Races. Wallace will be available after the events activities are concluded to meet race fans in the Quincy Raceways pit area.

Wallace is known for his wild and wacky antics off track as well as his longevity on the track. He appears weekly on Speed’s NASCAR race coverage on TV and race’s his UMP Modified as much as possible throughout the United States. Kenny has been a frequent visitor to the “Broadway Bullring” over the years as he spent several years helping his brother Mike in the pit area during the NASCAR Winston Racing Series wars during the 1980′s.

The pit gates open at 2:30, Grandstands at 4, Driver Registration ends at 4:30, Driver’s Meeting at 4:30, Hot Laps at 4:45 and Racing Action at 5:30pm. Adults are $10, Seniors $7, Students (11-15) $5 and Kids 10 and Under are Free. Visit Quincy Raceways online at www.quincyraceways.com or visit the Quincy Raceways Facebook page or call the Quincy Raceways Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.