Thursday, May 17, 2012
Quincy Raceways to Host Hell Tour
After receiving the bad news on Monday that the Northern All Stars Late Model Series had suspended operations for 2012, Quincy Raceways was left with no marque late model shows for this season. That situation did not last long, however, as the track moved quickly to secure the just opened date on the UMP Summernationals Hell Tour schedule. With Farmer City Raceway in a dispute with the parent company of UMP, the Friday July 6 date became available, and QR officials decided to lock it in. The race will pay $ 7500.00 to the winner, and comes during a week when the series is around the area, with Macon, Illinois hosting the night before. The tour has made four previous stops in Quincy, in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010, with the 2008 stop being rained out. Shannon Babb has been a winner twice, with Randy Korte winning once, and Jeep Van Wormer picked up the 2010 checkers. The race comes just five days after a visit by the MOWA 410 sprint series. So save up your pennies and make QR your racing destination around the July 4 holiday. I will have more info on these events in the near future.