QUINCY -- Quincy Raceways will take an unscheduled week off Sunday night.
Promoter Ken Dobson said the .29-mile site at 8000 Broadway will be closed for maintenance work in preparation for the July 3 UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour date. The maintenance work also will serve to help the track batter handle the grind of the second half of the season.
"We have decided that we are going to cancel the races scheduled for this Sunday to do some more intensive work on the racing surface in hopes to have things back in shape for the second half of the season," Dobson said.
Weekly racing will resume June 25.
"This gives us time to get the track back together, tested for a night (June 25) and be ready to go with a nice racing surface for our July 3 Summer Nationals Race," Dobson said. "Quite honestly, we aren't giving our crew a fair shot at asking them to make what they are working with right now a great surface every week, and it's not going to get better...
QUINCY -- Tommy Elston may have finally gained the upper hand -- temporarily, at least -- in his season long tug-o-war against Denny Woodworth in the crate late model series at Quincy Raceways. Elston held off Woodworth on a warm and windy Sunday night to wi
QUINCY -- Like most dirt-track racers, Vance Wilson has a short memory. Wilson was helped from his car seven days earlier following a nasty crash in the sport mod feature. He put the week before in his rear-view mirror on Sunday, rebounding to dominate ano
Woodworth, Dunker, Long lead early performers at Quincy Raceways.
QUINCY -- Ricky Frankel denied Gordy Gundaker a piece of Quincy Raceways history Sunday night when he claimed the UMP Super Late Model feature. Frankel led flag-to-flag en route to a comfortable 4.497-second victory over runner-up Gundaker, who was bidding
QUINCY -- Gordy Gundaker is getting quite used to this home-away-from-home thing. Gundaker, a St. Charles, Mo., resident who graduated two years ago from Quincy University, won his second straight late model feature Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. It migh
QUINCY -- Quincy Raceways takes Sunday off in honor of Mother's Day, which provides an opportunity to evaluate the first month of action at the Bullring.
Let's examine each of the six weekly racing series at 8000 Broadway:
The good: Fan favorites Jamie Wilson (April 23) and Gordy Gundaker (May 7) were winners of two of the first three main events.
The bad: None of the big-name travelers from across the region -- like Bobby Pierce or Brandon Sheppard -- have yet to stop off in Quincy on a Sunday night.
The ugly: There has only been one lead change in the first three features.
That's a fact, Jack: Denny Woodworth is seeking a second straight late model track title. If he does that, he would be the first driver not named Mark Burgtorf to win back-to-back series championships since 1989-90 when Steve Fraise turned the trick.
Crate late models
The good: The budding rivalry between Woodworth and...
QUINCY -- The love affair continues. Gordy Gundaker has long had a soft spot for Quincy. The dirt-track racer from St. Charles, Mo., who played four years of baseball at Quincy University, loves to run his late model at Quincy Raceways. And with good reaso
One of the relatively new rites of spring returns Sunday night at Quincy Raceways with the running of the Scottie 43. The fourth annual race honoring the late Albert Scott, track founder and local dirt-track visionary, is expected to draw its usual cast o
QUINCY -- Denny Woodworth has a legitimate shot at making history at Quincy Raceways this season.
Woodworth could win two track titles in the same year, something that has never been done in the Bullring's 43-year history.
Woodworth, the defending super late model champion, also is running a car in the inaugural season of the crate late models. He will be among the chief contenders in both divisions.
"It's not that big of a deal to run in two classes," Woodworth said. "A racer can drive anything after you get the feel (of the car) in a lap or two."
Running in two classes is one thing. Winning two classes is an entirely different kind of accomplishment.
Woodworth figures to be in the title mix in the super lates with Jamie Wilson, Ricky Frankel and Justin Reed. In the crates, Woodworth, Tommy Elston, Tommy Sheppard Jr., Vance Wilson and Superman Sam Halstead look to be the key names after just two weeks.
Woodworth said the key to...