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

QUINCY, IL (Aug 12, 2012) - 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 or call the Track Hotline at 217-224-4100 for more information.


Quincy Raceways Results August 12, 2012


UMP Super Late Models 8/12/2012

A-Main:1. Dustin Griffin (Camp Point, IL), 2. Jason Perry (Payson, IL), 3. Jim Moon (Mount Auburn, IL), 4. Michael Long (Quincy, IL), 5. Justin Reed (Collinsville, Il.), 6. Keith Pratt (Mendon, IL), 7. Lonnie Bailey (Quincy, IL), 8. Robby Warner (Quincy, IL), 9. Kevin Tomlinson (New London, MO), 10. Clint Kirkham (Camden, IL), 11. Jake Griffin (Quincy, IL), 12. Vance Wilson (Quincy, il), 13. Denny Woodworth (Mendon, IL), 14. Ron Elbe (Augusta, IL),

Dash:1. Dustin Griffin (Camp Point, IL), 2. Justin Reed (Collinsville, Il.), 3. Jason Perry (Payson, IL), 4. Jake Griffin (Quincy, IL), 5. Keith Pratt (Mendon, IL), 6. Michael Long (Quincy, IL),

Heat 1:1. Justin Reed (Collinsville, Il.), 2. Dustin Griffin (Camp Point, IL), 3. Jim Moon (Mount Auburn, IL), 4. Michael Long (Quincy, IL), 5. Robby Warner (Quincy, IL), 6. Clint Kirkham (Camden, IL), 7. Kevin Tomlinson (New London, MO),

Heat 2:1. Jake Griffin (Quincy, IL), 2. Keith Pratt (Mendon, IL), 3. Jason Perry (Payson, IL), 4. Ron Elbe (Augusta, IL), 5. Lonnie Bailey (Quincy, IL), 6. Vance Wilson (Quincy, il), 7. Denny Woodworth (Mendon, IL),


UMP Modifieds 8/12/2012

A-Main:1. Steven DeLonjay (Quincy, IL), 2. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL), 3. Shawn Deering (Quincy, IL), 4. James Leffew (Quincy, IL), 5. Jared Schlipman (Mendon, IL), 6. Russ Coultas (Bluffs, IL), 7. Adam Birck (Canton, MO), 8. Matt Pepmeyer (Macomb, IL), 9. Michael Long (Quincy, IL), 10. Richard VanderMaiden (Quincy, IL), 11. Jake Griffin (Quincy, IL), 12. Mark Enk (Saint Ann, MO), 13. Olin Husband (Colchester, IL), 14. Micheal Fox (Jacksonville, Il),

Heat 1:1. Michael Long (Quincy, IL), 2. Steven DeLonjay (Quincy, IL), 3. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL), 4. Olin Husband (Colchester, IL), 5. Micheal Fox (Jacksonville, Il), 6. Adam Birck (Canton, MO), 7. James Leffew (Quincy, IL),

Heat 2:1. Jared Schlipman (Mendon, IL), 2. Jake Griffin (Quincy, IL), 3. Shawn Deering (Quincy, IL), 4. Mark Enk (Saint Ann, MO), 5. Matt Pepmeyer (Macomb, IL), 6. Richard VanderMaiden (Quincy, IL), 7. Russ Coultas (Bluffs, IL),


IMCA Stock Cars 8/12/2012

Feature:1. Terry Houston (Mt. Sterling, IL), 2. Abe Huls (Carthage, IL), 3. Michael Larsen (Hannibal, MO), 4. Darin Weisinger (Mendon, IL), 5. Jerry Jansen (Plainville, IL), 6. Beau Taylor (Canton, MO), 7. Nathan Anders (Quincy, IL), 8. Gabe Harrison (Warsaw, IL), 9. Jim Powell (Hannibal, MO),

Heat:1. Darin Weisinger (Mendon, IL), 2. Nathan Anders (Quincy, IL), 3. Michael Larsen (Hannibal, MO), 4. Beau Taylor (Canton, MO), 5. Abe Huls (Carthage, IL), 6. Terry Houston (Mt. Sterling, IL), 7. Gabe Harrison (Warsaw, IL), 8. Jerry Jansen (Plainville, IL), 9. Jim Powell (Hannibal, MO),


IMCA Northern SportMods 8/12/2012

Feature:1. Tony Dunker (Quincy, IL), 2. Bobby Anders (Quincy, IL), 3. Bradley Holtmeyer (Quincy, IL), 4. Michael Bliven (Quincy, IL), 5. Tanner Klingele (Quincy, Il), 6. Chandler Owens (Golden, IL), 7. Charles VanZandt (Camp Point, il), 8. Jimmie Fierge (Quincy, IL), 9. Taylor Lear (Quincy, il),

Heat:1. Tony Dunker (Quincy, IL), 2. Bobby Anders (Quincy, IL), 3. Tanner Klingele (Quincy, Il), 4. Michael Bliven (Quincy, IL), 5. Bradley Holtmeyer (Quincy, IL), 6. Chandler Owens (Golden, IL), 7. Charles VanZandt (Camp Point, il), 8. Taylor Lear (Quincy, il),


Hobby Stocks 8/12/2012

Hobby Stock Heat:1. Brian Hoener (Golden, IL), 2. Jake Powers (Plainville, IL), 3. Tanner Klingele (Quincy, Il), 4. Brandon Symmonds (Keokuk, IA), 5. Jeff DeLonjay (Quincy, IL), 6. Jeremy Buss (Fowler, Il), 7. Justin Bevill (Bethel, MO), 8. Jaime Bevill (Bethel, MO), 9. Justin Bartz (Quincy, IL),  


IMCA Sport Compact 8/12/2012

Heat 1:1. Robert Thompson (Colchester, il), 2. Austen Bercerra (Carthage, IL), 3. Chuck Fullenkamp (Fort Madison, IA), 4. Jason Stucker (Arezville, IL), 5. John Whalen (Ainsworth, IA), 6. Bryce Baker (QUINCY, IL), 7. Bucky Gallaher (Hannibal, mo), 8. Laine VanZandt (Camp Point, IL), 9. Thomas Angelo (Chapin, il),

Heat 2:1. Craig Bangert (Golden, IL), 2. Brandon Lambert (Carthage, IL), 3. Pat Dunker (Ursa, IL), 4. Kelsy Paisley (Rushville, IL), 5. Kimberly Abbott (Camp Point, IL), 6. Seith Woodruff (Carthage, IL), 7. Mike Hornung Jr (Keokuk, IA), 8. Jacob tournear (Quincy, IL), Quincy Raceways Results August 12, 2012


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