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Oh, Baby: Powers more excited about being father than leading stock car chase

QUINCY -- Maybe Jake Powers is not kidding. Maybe a Quincy Raceways track title is not at the top his list of priorities. "I'm not worried about the track championship," said Powers, a 14-year veteran. "My wife, Ashley, and I are expecting a baby (in early

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Abbott's victory tightens race in sport compacts at Quincy Raceways
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Abbott's victory tightens race in sport compacts at Quincy Raceways

QUINCY -- Maybe that sport compact championship at Quincy Raceways is not a done deal after all. Kim Abbott's feature victory, coupled with a surprising early exit in the main event by points leader Barry Taft, cast a new light on the division Sunday night

Time to discuss breakout, comeback and driver of year candidates
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Time to discuss breakout, comeback and driver of year candidates

QUINCY -- The local dirt-track season is nearing the home stretch at Quincy Raceways, which means it's a perfect time to examine this season's top accomplishments to date. First, let's look at the leading unofficial driver of the year candidates: 1. Dave W

Wietholder celebrates wedding anniversary, feature victory
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Wietholder celebrates wedding anniversary, feature victory

QUINCY -- So, just how many wedding anniversaries has Dave Wietholder spent at Quincy Raceways, or some other dirt track? "Actually, quite a few," he said. Dave and wife Tanya enjoyed their 23rd anniversary together Sunday night at 8000 Broadway, which has

Second half of dirt-track season poses interesting questions
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Second half of dirt-track season poses interesting questions

The reality of the points races at Quincy Raceways is, for the most part, there are none. Only one class -- the stock cars -- appears as if it may go down to the wire, but that hardly means we should black flag the second half of the season from an interest

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Birck closing in on sport mod championship

QUINCY -- Adam Birck has come close to a track title multiple times at Quincy Raceways, but he has yet to finish atop the points standings. This could be the year. Birck won his third sport mod feature of the season Sunday night and took a firm grip on the

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Ranking the best of the best at the Broadway Bullring

A recent conversation with some local dirt-track fans got me thinking. We spent quite a bit of time trying to decide who we felt were the top drivers in each of the main classes through the years at Quincy Raceways. Here's who I decided on as the leading

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Racing notebook: Raceways ready to kickstart second half

QUINCY -- The second half of the Quincy Raceways season opens Sunday night with dominant cars in all five of the track's principal series. Here's how each of the main divisions breaks down: º Modifieds: This has been all Dave Wietholder's class.

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Hell Tour renews hope for return of late models to Quincy Raceways

QUINCY -- If Brian Shirley goes on to win the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour title, he might look back at Sunday night's victory at Quincy Raceways as the turning point. And if a larger late model schedule comes to fruition in 2019 at the track...

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Racing notebook: Hell Tour returns to Quincy with tight points race

A funny thing happened on the way to Shannon Babb's cakewalk to a fifth UMP Summer Nationals "Hell Tour" title. Along came Brian Shirley. And to be fair, some bad luck, too. Babb lost what was once a comfortable points lead a few days ago when...