Becerra cashes in on daring last-lap move to win Chad McCoy Memorial Race

Austen Becerra made a move coming out of the final four of the 45-lap modified feature Friday night to win the Chad McCoy Memorial Race at Adams County Speedway. | Submitted photo

QUINCY — For a chance to win some big cash, Austen Becerra felt he had to take a chance on a big crash. The Carthage modified driver pulled off a successful kamikaze-like maneuver coming out of turn four on the 45th and final lap of Friday night’s fourth annual Chad McCoy Memorial Race at Adams…

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‘Racing is one big family’: Shockwaves from death of infield worker at Jacksonville felt at Adams County Speedway

QUINCY — Adams County Speedway officials acknowledged the track has added additional safety measures — with more to come — following a weekend tragedy at nearby Jacksonville Speedway. Track operators Jim and Tammy Lieurance informed drivers, workers and fans alike Sunday night about immediate and upcoming changes following the death of longtime Jacksonville track employee…

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Becerra captures third modified feature victory of season at Adams County Speedway

Austen Becerra won his third modified feature of the season Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. | Submitted photo

QUINCY — Austen Becerra was able to withstand a number of charges from rival Dave Wietholder during the latter stages of the modified feature en route to collecting his third checkered flag of the season Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. Wietholder, who led all 20 laps, crossed the finish line 0.655 of a second…

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Racing notebook: New ownership teaming with track operators is perfect match for Adams County Speedway

The crowd at Adams County Speedway should expect great things in the years to come with new owner Jeff DeLonjay teaming with track promoters Jim and Tammy Lieurance. | Addi Zanger photo

QUINCY — On paper, this appears to be a marriage made in dirt-track heaven. The union of new Adams County Speedway owner Jeff DeLonjay and track operators Jim and Tammy Lieurance should be an alliance that will benefit local fans and drivers alike for years to come. First of all, hats off to Jim and…

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Racing notebook: Motley brings calming presence to chaotic action as Speedway’s flagman

Adams County Speedway senior flagman Allen Motley | Submitted photo

QUINCY — Allen Motley has experienced just about every aspect involving the world of racing, especially at the grassroots level. Motley, a Pittsfield resident, is in his eighth season as the senior flagman at Adams County Speedway. He’s also been a track owner and driver. It’s as a flagman, however, where Motley may have truly…

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North Carolina driver dominates late model field during Hell Tour stop at Adams County Speedway

Max McLaughlin, a late model driver from Mooresville, N.C., celebrates in victory lane after winning Wednesday night's Hell Tour stop at Adams County Speedway. | Addi Zanger photo

QUINCY — Max McLaughlin is relatively young and inexperienced when it comes to the world of super late model racing. But he’s a quick learner, evidenced by his victory Wednesday night at Adams County Speedway in the UMP DIRTCar Summer Nationals event — “The Hell Tour” — before a turnout of 2,615 fans at 8000…

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Nienhiser continues his domination of the Sprint Invaders with Sunday night win at Adams County Speedway

Paul Nienhiser of Chapin, Ill. (Photo courtesy of Paul Nienhiser Racing)

QUINCY — Paul Nienheiser is threatening to run away and hide from the rest of the Sprint Invaders. Much like he did Sunday night. Nienhiser dominated the 360 winged sprint feature — again — by churning to his fourth victory in five series starts this season, the latest coming at Adams County Speedway. Nienhiser, who…

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‘I love racing here’: Neville making himself feel at home in Adams County Speedway’s victory lane

Trevor Neville won the modified feature Sunday night at Adams County Speedway, marking his fourth victory in eight visits to the track. | Photo courtesy Trevor Neville Racing

QUINCY — Trevor Neville has officially adopted Quincy as his home away from home. Who can blame him? Neville won his second modified feature of the season at Adams County Speedway, surviving a late-race duel Sunday night with Chance Holland. Neville, who resides in Mackinaw, Ill., used back-to-back slide jobs coming out of turns two…

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Rain wipes out opportunity to race at Adams County Speedway

QUINCY — The fourth annual Chad McCoy Memorial Race at Adams County Speedway have been rescheduled for July 3. Track operators Jim and Tammy Lieurance first were forced to postpone Sunday night’s scheduled running following overnight and early morning rains. Later in the day, a hoped-for Monday rescheduling was also erased due to the overall…

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Racing notebook: Weekend weather biggest concern ahead of Chad McCoy Memorial Race

Trevor Neville, of Mackinaw, Ill., won the Chad McCoy Memorial Race in 2023 at Adams County Speedway. | Muddy River Sports file photo

QUINCY — Those rumors about Jim Lieurance looking for a four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot or some other good-luck charm have not been exaggerated.  The fate of Sunday night’s fourth annual Chad McCoy Memorial modified race at Adams County Speedway will likely depend on not only whether it rains, which is in the forecast, but how…

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Texas driver takes long road to victory lane at Adams County Speedway

Tyler Erb, a driver from New Waverly, Texas, won the Lucas Oil MLRA Super Late Model feature race Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Tyler Erb

QUINCY — There’s no denying Tyler Erb is one of the premier late model dirt-track drivers in the nation. As far as travel plans go, however, the 27-year-old native of New Waverly, Texas, still needs some work to get to the front of the pack. Erb led flag-to-flag Sunday night to win the Lucas Oil…

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Adams County Speedway ready to drop flag on racing season with Sunday night showcase

Gordy Gundaker, who played baseball at Quincy University, will return to the area Sunday night to race in the Lucas Oil MLRA Super Late Model tour stop at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gordy Gundaker

QUINCY — Admittedly, Jim Lieurance had his fingers crossed. That’s about all he could do as he monitored the weather in anticipation of the Adams County Speedway season opener, scheduled for Sunday evening at the venerable Broadway Bullring dirt track.  The Lucas Oil MLRA Super Late Models tour will headline the opening night schedule. “The…

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Let the green flag drop: Adams County Speedway will have weekly racing in 2024

Adams County Speedway is planning to have weekly racing throughout the 2024 season, according to track promoters Jimmy and Tammy Lieurance and race director Nathan Anders. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Adams County Speedway officials are ushering in the new year with some good news for local dirt-track fans. There will be weekly racing on Sunday nights after all. Jimmy and Tammy Lieurance, co-promoters of the track, along with race director Nathan Anders, confirmed to Muddy River Sports the .295-mile race site at 8000…

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‘Best track in the state’: Neville’s appreciation for Adams County Speedway leads to big payday

Trevor Neville, left, drives his modified to the feature victory in the Chad McCoy Memorial Races on Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Earlier this season, Trevor Neville said he had heard a lot of good things about Adams County Speedway. So the modified driver from Mackinaw, Ill., which is close to three hours away from Quincy and sits between Bloomington and Peoria, made the journey to Adams County for what he felt would be some…

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Elston captures elusive track championship following another crate late model feature win

Tommy Elston won Sunday night's crate late model feature and cemented his first track championship at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Finally. The long wait officially ended Sunday night for Tommy Elston, who won his first crate late model track title at Adams County Speedway. Elston has been an on-again, off-again semi-regular at the Broadway Bullring since about the mid-1990s, but had never come closer to a championship than a runner-up points finish in…

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Feature victory puts Elston in position for final drive to late model track championship

Tommy Elston, front, is in position to win the late model track championship after winning Sunday night's feature — his sixth feature victory of the season. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Tommy Elston has moved another step closer to his first late model track title at Adams County Speedway. Elston rolled to his sixth feature win of the season Sunday night — his fourth in the last six shows — to take a five-point series lead over Denny Woodworth into the final night of…

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Adams County Speedway operators announce track will ‘definitely be open’ for 2024 season

Adams County Speedway promoters Jim and Tammy Lieurance plan to have five weekly classes running in 2024. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — The biggest news Sunday night from Adams County Speedway actually occurred off the track. Track operator Jim Lieurance said the facility would “definitely be open” for business in 2024. Lieurance said he felt it important to make that clear to fans, sponsors and drivers. Lieurance and his wife, Tammy, have operated the .29-mile…

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Schrader returns to Adams County Speedway, wins sport mod combined feature

Former NASCAR driver Ken Schrader won the sport mod/"B" mod combined feature Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Former NASCAR driver Ken Schrader dominated the sport mod/”B” mod feature Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. Schrader finished well ahead of Joe Rudy, Patrick Phillips and Dakota Girard.  For the second straight week, the sport mods and visiting “B” mods were combined with no track points awarded. A number of local sport…

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Elston continues push to win his first Adams County Speedway track championship

Tommy Elston won the crate late model feature race Sunday night at Adams County Speedway and is tied with Denny Woodworth for the lead in track points. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Tommy Elston’s late-season surge appears to have put him in the catbird’s seat when it comes to the pursuit of the Adams County Speedway crate late model championship. The veteran driver from Keokuk, Iowa, who has been a late model mainstay at the dirt track at 8000 Broadway for much of a career…

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Becerra continues to drive past modified field at Adams County Speedway

Drivers head into the final month of racing at Adams County Speedway with track championships still up for grabs. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Austen Becerra is approaching the homestretch of what has been a breakout summer as a modified driver. Becerra further accented his ascent to dirt-track nobility with a scintillating feature win Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. The 29-year-old Bowen resident, who has won 24 overall features this season while racing at tracks sprinkled…

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Success of sprint cars could lead to more dates at Adams County Speedway on future schedules

Adams County Speedway track promoters will look at adding more dates for sprint cars on future schedules. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Paul Nienhiser’s comment might wind up proving prophetic. Nienhiser, one of the Midwest’s more accomplished sprint-car drivers, won Sunday night’s Sprint Invaders feature at Adams County Speedway. “Hopefully, we can race more in Quincy,” Nienhiser said after his relatively easy flag-to-flag dominance in the 25-lap main event. Nienhiser, who has been racing in…

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Dipping attendance to force Adams County Speedway operators to make schedule changes

Drivers pass in front of the grandstand during Sunday night's racing at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Operators of Adams County Speedway said Sunday night there likely will be some scheduling changes due to low attendance during July. Jim and Tammy Lieurance, the husband-wife team that has operated .29-mile dirt track at 8000 Broadway since its 2022 re-opening, told Muddy River News the weekly series will probably be cut from…

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DeLonjay making track championship foregone conclusion after another feature victory

Action from Sunday night's racing at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Jeffrey DeLonjay moved closer to a second straight Adams County Speedway track championship Sunday night. DeLonjay collected his seventh straight — eighth overall — feature victory in the 4-Cylinder division. Barring some sort of major meltdown over the ensuing two months, he should be able to comfortably clinch the championship well before the…

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Taking the high road: Klingele’s sling shot coming out of turn four leads to sport mod victory

Tanner Klingele won his third sport mod feature of the season Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — Tanner Klingele says it’s one thing to reach the proverbial mountain top, but staying there is another story in itself. Klingele, the points leader in the super-competitive sport mod division at Adams County Speedway, solidified his No. 1 position Sunday night with a thrilling — and that’s likely a major understatement — victory…

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Becerra continues piling up checkered flags at Adams County Speedway

A collision brings out a caution flag during racing Sunday at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — It’s getting to the point that Austen Becerra has won so many modified features this season it’s becoming difficult for him to remember the exact number. Such was the case Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. “This was No. 21 … or maybe it’s No. 22,” he said, trying to add up the…

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Birck battles way back to victory lane, gives track championship defense needed boost

Adam Birck won his first sport mod feature race in two months Sunday night, leading the final 16 laps at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — It’s never too late, right? For Adam Birck to defend his sport mod track championship at Adams County Speedway, the longtime driver from LaGrange, Mo., will need a dominating second half of the season. Birck took the first step toward that goal Sunday night, rolling to a definitive feature victory for his first…

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Taking low line carries Winger to Hell Tour victory at Adams County Speedway

Ashton Winger, a driver from Senoia, Ga., powered his way to victory in the super late model feature race during Wednesday night's UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour stop at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Ashton Winger is lovin’ life and livin’ large.  Really, really large. The 23-year-old native of Senoia, Ga., roared to Wednesday night’s super late model victory in the UMP Summer Nationals annual Hell Tour stop at Adams County Speedway. Winger, earning his second tour victory in a week, did so in exclamation-point fashion. He…

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Dirty Thirty: Hell Tour ready to invade Adams County Speedway

Bobby Pierce won the UMP Summer Nationals Super Late Model Hell Tour feature race at Adams County Speedway in 2022. | Photo courtesy Lacy Norgaard

QUINCY — Adams County Speedway will play host to the UMP Summer Nationals Super Late Model Hell Tour on Wednesday, always one of the season’s most anticipated shows at the venerable dirt track at 8000 Broadway. There was no racing last Sunday, allowing track workers some extra time to fine-tune the facilities for an event…

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‘You only get to live once’: Becerra’s time invested in dirt-track racing pays off in victory lane

Austen Becerra won the modified feature race Sunday at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Austen Becerra is a busy guy, but he has no complaints. Along with working full time, the reigning modified track champ at Adams County Speedway races three nights per week and works on his ride for three hours or so on each of the remaining four evenings. Oh, he’s married, too. “You only…

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Dirty Thirty: Pinning down championship favorites in each Adams County Speedway class

Jeffrey DeLonjay's success in the 4-Cylinder class has made him the odds-on favorite to win the Adams County Speedway track championship. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — We’re now deep enough into the dirt-track racing season to start making some assessments concerning the five weekly series at Adams County Speedway. That will be this week’s approach to our familiar Dirty Thirty Thoughts about the modifieds, sport mods, crate late models, stock cars and 4-Cylinders. Modifieds Championship favorite: Austin Becerra is…

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‘Superman’ uses all his strength to power to finish line and win crate late model feature

Sam Halstead edged three other crate late models to get to the finish line and win the feature race Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Sam Halstead has been racing at Adams County Speedway for more than 25 years, and has long carried the nickname “Superman” for his driving abilities. That nickname was truly befitting on a rather windy and unseasonably chilly Sunday night at 8000 Broadway. Halstead emerged from a four-car scrum on the final lap to…

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Unzicker rides ‘Express’ lane to victory in MARS main event at Adams County Speedway

Ryan Unzicker, second from right, and his crew celebrate his victory in the Mid-America Racing Series main event Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — The second verse was highly reminiscent of the first. The same three super late model drivers occupied the podium Sunday night, only in a different order from a year ago. Ryan Unzicker, Jason Feger and Tommy Sheppard dominated the Mid-America Racing Series main event in front of a crowd of about 2,700 at…

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Defending track champions Becerra, Birck back in Victory Lane after dominant Sunday night drives

Adam Birck and his team celebrate his victory in the sport mod division feature race Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Now that’s more like it. Both Austen Becerra and Adam Birck looked more like defending track champions Sunday night, rolling to dominant feature victories at Adams County Speedway. Becerra and Birck stumbled out of the gate on opening night back on April 23, having to drop out of their respective main events with…

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Dirty Thirty: Reflecting on opening night of racing as Adams County Speedway hopes to dodge raindrops this week

QUINCY — Here are this week’s Dirty Thirty dirt-track thoughts. You now the drill — the usual five reflections per class, plus five miscellaneous meanderings — all involving Adams County Speedway: Modifieds • Defending series champ Austen Becerra will be trying to dig out of a big points hole following his seventh-place feature finish the…

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Dusty roads take me home: Speedway season opens with earlier start time to combat low temps

Denny Woodworth and his crew celebrate winning the King of the Crates feature race Sunday at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — The conditions were hardly ideal. Temperatures were in the 40s, coupled with what was often a brisk breeze. Hoods and gloves were mandatory gear for most in attendance. And the blowing dust was another problem for most of the program. But no one cared, and no one complained. Dirt-track racing returned late Sunday…

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Adams County Speedway gearing up for Sunday’s season-opening night of racing

Denny Woodworth is the defending crate late model champion at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston, Day Off Media

QUINCY — The wait is almost over. For the past six months, dirt-track race fans have been anticipating what Sunday night will bring at 8000 Broadway — the first green flag of the season at Adams County Speedway. “Everything is a go,” said Jimmy Lieurance, who with his wife, Tammy, will begin their second season…

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Inside the Bullring: Deep dive into each of Adams County Speedway’s five classes

Austin Becerra is the defending track champion in the modifieds class at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston, Day Off Media

QUINCY — Dirt track racing guru Steve Eighinger offers his insight into each of the five classes which will be featured at the Adams County Speedway this season, beginning with this season’s lid-lifter Sunday night: LATE MODELS Defending champ: Denny Woodworth. Best bet to dethrone the king: Tommy Elston. Dark horse to watch: Darin Weisinger…

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Meet-and-greet allows race fans to become as excited as drivers for upcoming Speedway season

Tanner Klingele will have his familiar No. 73 sport mod ready to roll when the Adams County Speedway season opens. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — The excitement in Tanner Klingele’s voice made it perfectly clear the dirt-track racing season is drawing close. Klingele, who will be a contender in the rugged sport mod class at Adams County Speedway, was one of the drivers on hand Saturday at the first day of the annual preseason race show at the…

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Adams County Speedway sets date for opening night of racing

QUINCY — The countdown to the start of the 2023 dirt-track racing season is officially underway. Adams County Speedway operators Jim and Tammy Lieurance have announced opening night is scheduled for Sunday, April 2, which is now less than three months away. “We learned a lot last year and are anxious for year two,” Jim…

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Improvements on agenda for 2023 as Adams County Speedway closes remarkable season in return to racing

Austin Becerra won the HART series limited modifieds feature race on the final night of the 2022 season at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — The curtain had barely fallen late Sunday night on the 2022 dirt-track season at Adams County Speedway when talk began about what lies ahead in 2023. “We have a busy offseason planned,” said Jim Lieurance, who along with his wife, Tammy, had just completed their first year of operating Adams County Speedway. The…

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Love and support: Adams County Speedway drivers and fans collect donations for injured driver

Nick Hoffman, who has won two feature races at Adams County Speedway this season driving his No. 2 modified, was seriously injured in a highway collision in Kentucky. Adams County Speedway drivers and fans collected donations for him during Sunday's racing. | Photo courtesy Nick Hoffman Racing

QUINCY — On this particular Sunday night, the emphasis was not on racing at Adams County Speedway. Drivers and fans alike gave from their collective heart — and wallets — in support of modified driver Nick Hoffman, who has posted two feature victories this season at the track, the most recent on August 21. The…

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Birck wins sport mod track championship, but twentysomethings pave bright future for series

From left to right, Tanner Klingele, Adam Birck and Logan Cumby celebrated strong finishes to the sport mod series points season at Adams County Speedway on Sunday night. Klingele was the series runner-up, Birck won the championship and Cumby won Sunday night's feature while finishing fourth in the standings. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — The past, current and future of the sport mod series was on display during the post-feature celebration Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. The trio of Adam Birck, Tanner Klingele and Logan Cumby each had reason to raise their fists in exultation on Championship Night at 8000 Broadway. Even though Birck struggled to…

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Adams County Speedway leaderboards

QUINCY — Here is a look at the statistical leaders at Adams County Speedway heading into the final Sunday night of points racing: Money Earned Late models: Denny Woodworth $6,025, Tommy Elston $4,425, Sam Halstead $4,125, Darin Weisinger Jr., $3,675. Modifieds: Austen Becerra $7,790, Dave Wietholder $6,180, Kenny Wallace $4,875, Mike Vanderiet Jr. $2875. Sport mods: Adam Birck…

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Racing notebook: Penalty creates tie atop 4-Cylinder points race heading into championship Sunday

Jeffrey DeLonjay was docked 10 penalty points after last weekend's finish in the 4-Cylinder division at Adams County Speedway and heads into Sunday night's action tied with Jimmy Dutlinger for the lead in the points race. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — What might have been an otherwise ho-hum wrap-up to the points racing portion of the Adams County Speedway season could very well end with an exclamation point. Race director Blake Dotson informed Muddy River News late in the week that Jeffrey DeLonjay and Jimmy Dutlinger will enter Sunday night’s final round of points…

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Klingele captures career-best fourth feature victory of season in sport mod division

Tanner Klingele won his career-best fourth feature of the season Sunday night in the sport mod division at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — Looking back, Tanner Klingele will readily admit there are some feature finishes he would like to have the opportunity for a do over. Specifically, two finishes. Only twice this year has the 27-year-old sport mod driver wound up outside the top 10 in the series’ 15 main events at Adams County Speedway. And…

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Adams County Speedway leaderboards

QUINCY — Here are this week’s Adams County Speedway statistics: Money Earned Late models: Denny Woodworth $6,025, Tommy Elston $4,425, Sam Halstead $4,125, Darin Weisinger Jr., $3,675. Modifieds: Austen Becerra $7,290, Dave Wietholder $5,780, Kenny Wallace $4,275, Mike Vanderiet Jr. $2,575, Mark Burgtorf $2,200. Sport mods: Adam Birck $4,715, Logan Cumby $4,545, Tanner Klingele $3,495. Street stocks: Rudy Zaragoza…

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Racing notebook: Pinpointing which drivers are edging ahead for year-end awards

Modifieds driver Austen Becerra could surpass $10,000 in earnings this season at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — Some dirt-track reflections as the inaugural Adams County Speedway season begins to wind down … Here is one observer’s thoughts about the frontrunners for some awards that we’ll be monitoring quite closely over the final two weeks of points racing the final overall six weeks of competition: Driver of the Year Austen Becerra’s…

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Feature victory inches DeLonjay closer to track championship in 4-Cylinder division

Jeffrey DeLonjay celebrates his victory Sunday night in the 4-Cylinder division at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — In all likelihood, a year from now Jeffrey DeLonjay will be well into his rookie season behind the wheel of a crate late model. Before that, however, he hopes to close the book on his stay in the 4-Cylinder division with his first track championship at Adams County Speedway. The 21-year-old DeLonjay moved…

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Adams County Speedway leaderboards

DIRT TRACK STATS Money Earned Late models: Denny Woodworth $5,600, Sam Halstead $3,825, Tommy Elston $3,425, Darin Weisinger Jr. $3,400, Chase Osterhoff $3,100. Modifieds: Austen Becerra $7,290, Dave Wietholder $5,780, Kenny Wallace $4,275, Mike Vanderiet Jr. $2,575, Mark Burgtorf $2,200. Sport mods: Logan Cumby $4,470, Adam Birck $4,215, Tanner Klingele $3,295, Shane Paris $2,760, Reed Wolfmeyer $2,110, A.J.…

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Racing notebook: Deep thoughts from Stevie Dirt as he celebrates season full of great racing

Adam Birck finds himself in the title chase in the Adams County Speedway's most exciting and balanced division — the sport mods — this season. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — I’ve been covering dirt-track racing at 8000 Broadway for almost a quarter of a century. I have not missed a night of racing at Adams County Speedway in more than 15 years, and less than five total since 1999. The only reason I mention this is I feel I have at least a…

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Sticking to adage ‘patience is a virtue’ allows Cumby to work way to front of sport mod pack

Logan Cumby'a patience paid off in a victory Sunday night in the sport mod feature at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — Above all else, Logan Cumby was able to remain patient. Cumby sat tantalizingly close to the lead in the sport mod feature Sunday night at Adams County Speedway, but instead of trying to be proactive he chose to be reactive. That was a wise decision. He sensed there would be trouble between race…

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Racing notebook: Diving into leaderboards with four feature nights remaining in points race

Logan Cumby has been one of the most consistent drivers in the sport mod division this season at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — Adams County Speedway returns to action Sunday night following last week’s scheduled break before the home stretch of points racing begins. There are just four Sunday nights remaining prior to track champs being crowned August 28. Here’s all you need to know, numerically speaking, when the cars return to the dirt, starting at…

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Racing notebook: Examining favorites, contenders and what lies ahead for each weekly series

Jeffrey DeLonjay, who drives the No. 32 car in the 4-Cylinders series, is in a battle for the points lead with four race remaining before the track champion is crowned. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — There will be no racing Sunday night at Adams County Speedway — hey, we all deserve a week off now and then — so it’s a good time to examine the five weekly series as they head toward the final four weeks of points racing. The track champs will be crowned Aug. 28,…

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Becerra outduels Burgtorf to grab checkered flag in memorable modified feature race

Austen Becerra led the final two laps Sunday night to win the modified feature at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — This may have been Austen Becerra’s signature victory at Adams County Speedway. The 28-year-old driver from Carthage, who already has two track titles to his credit in the old sport compact class and appears headed toward a third in this year’s loaded modified division, literally brought most of the Sunday night crowd to…

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Muddy River Sports Leaderboard

Jimmy Dutlinger, driving the No. 28 car, and Kim Abbott battle during a recent feature in the 4-Cylinders class at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — Here is a look at this week’s Muddy River Sports Leaderboard for drivers competing at Adams County Speedway: Muddy River Sports Performance Points Points are awarded on a 25-20-15-12-10-8-6-4 for top eight finishers in feature, 3-2-1 in heats. Late Models: Denny Woodworth 189, Sam Halstead 113, Darin Weisinger Jr. 86, Tommy Elston 70.…

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Racing notebook: Wolfmeyer enjoying breakout season in sport mod series

Reed Wolfmeyer, of Liberty, has been a consistent presence in the top 10 in spot mod features this season at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — We’re a little past the midway point of the dirt-track racing season at Adams County Speedway, and it’s safe to say there is one name that stands out when it comes to breakout drivers of 2022. Reed Wolfmeyer has emerged as a legitimate threat in an already-loaded sport mod series. At times, Wolfmeyer,…

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Late charge helps Birck get back to victory lane in sport mod class at Adams County Speedway

Adam Birck won his first sport mod feature at Adams County Speedway since May 8 on Sunday night, moving past Kyler Girard on lap 18. | Photo courtesy Aaron Beaston

QUINCY — So long, frustration. See ya later, winless streak. Hello, checkered flag! Adam Birck bid adieu to two months of sport mod exasperation Sunday night when he won his first feature since May 8 and did so in exclamation-point fashion. Birck spent the first 17 circuits of the 20-lap main event in pursuit of…

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Muddy River Sports Leaderboard at Adams County Speedway

Here is the Muddy River Sports Leaderboard for the first week of July: Muddy River Sports Performance Points Points are awarded on a 25-20-15-12-10-8-6-4 for top eight finishers in feature, 3-2-1 in heats. Late Models: Denny Woodworth 171, Sam Halstead 99, Darin Weisinger Jr. 83, Tommy Elston 70. Modifieds: Austen Becerra 175, Dave Wietholder 167,…

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Racing notebook: Adams County Speedway promoters working to find perfect starting time

Dave Wietholder will be chasing his first checkered flag at Adams County Speedway since May during Sunday night's action in the modifieds class. | Photo courtesy Lisa Wigoda

QUINCY — Jimmy Lieurance says Sunday night’s starting time at Adams County Speedway is a matter of “splitting the difference.” The first-year promoter will be trying for a starting time around 6:30 p.m. That decision follows last week’s scheduled 7:30 p.m. start, which combined with a delay caused by a power outage midway through the…

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Klingele, Girard score feature victories in highly competitive sport mods class at Speedway

Tanner Klingele and his crew celebrate after his victory in the sport mods feature race Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Gregg Teel

QUINCY — The sport mods arguably have been the most competitive class this season at Adams County Speedway. Sunday night — and early Monday morning — helped cement that claim. Tanner Klingele and Dakota Girard collected sport mod feature victories before an appreciative July 4 weekend gathering that saw six classes and a whopping 103…

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Wallace considers Adams County Speedway to have ‘best modified drivers in the U.S.’

Kenny Wallace won his second modifieds feature race of the season Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. | Photo courtesy Lisa Wigoda

QUINCY — Kenny Wallace has long had a love affair with Quincy in general and Adams County Speedway in particular. That relationship was never more evident than Sunday night. Not long after he had outdueled four-time modified track champion Dave Wietholder for a hard-earned checkered flag in an 18-lap midseason championship feature, Wallace wanted the…

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Racing Notebook: Becerra new No. 1 in modified rankings; Grossman takes over top spot in 4-Cylinders

Michael Grossman of Keokuk, Iowa, poses with his family after a recent victory at Adams County Speedway. | Gregg Teel

QUINCY — Two new drivers top the Muddy River News Dirty Thirty dirt-track racing rankings. Carthage’s Austen Becerra has unseated Liberty’s Dave Wietholder atop the modified rankings, while Iowa driver Michael Grossman of Keokuk is now entrenched at No. 1 in the 4-Cylinder listing. Becerra has won the last two points features at Adams County…

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Pierce cements Hell Tour lead with convincing win at Broadway Bullring

Bobby Pierce was the big winner Wednesday night at Adams County Speedway — Photo by Lacy Norgaard

Bobby “The Smooth Operator” Pierce, the 25-year-old dirt-track wunderkind from Oakwood, Ill., further cemented his status as one of the nation’s premier super late model drivers when he ran away from the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour field at Adams County Speedway. Pierce’s 43rd career Hell Tour victory came in resounding fashion when he hugged the low line for most of the final 27 circuits of the 40-lap feature in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Broadway Bullring.

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‘I grew up watching all of those guys’ Becerra beats loaded field; Hell Tour arrives at Adams County Speedway on Wednesday night

Austin Becerra

Becerra won his second straight modified feature Sunday night at Adams County Speedway. This triumph, however, was not so much how he accomplished the feat (like he did June 5), but rather who he did it against. Becerra led the final 14 laps, finishing with a relatively comfortable advantage over the likes of track legend Mark Burgtorf, former NASCAR hotshoe Kenny Wallace and four-time defending series champ Dave Wietholder.

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Adams County Speedway rankings and stats

Here is the Muddy River Sports Leaderboard for the second week of June: Stevie Dirt DIRTY THIRTY rankings Sport Mods 1. Adam Birck: He’s established himself as the steadiest driver in the series. He leads in both track points and Muddy River Performance Points. 2. Tanner Klingele: There are two sport mod drivers with five…

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Racing notebook: Quincy’s dirt track holds special memories for super late model driver

From left to right, McKay Wenger, Jason Feger and Kenny Wallace made news during races last weekend at Adams County Speedway. Submitted photos

QUINCY — The Reaper will always remember Quincy quite well, specifically the dirt track at 8000 Broadway. McKay “The Reaper” Wenger smiles when his No. 42 super late model approaches the flagman’s stand at Adams County Speedway. After winning a feature in Quincy in 2016, and moments after accepting the checkered flag in victory lane,…

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