Monday, June 27, 2016

Rain Wins Again at Quincy

For the fourth time this year, Quincy Raceways officials were forced to cancel Sunday night racing as the pits and grandstands were beginning to fill. Light rain at around 3:00 followed by a light but persistent drizzle past the 6:00 hour left the racing surface too wet for racing.
 During the week, some area folks joined in to basically reconfigure the track. Both ends of the .29 mile facility had become highbanked and those turns were beginning to "cup." So the turns were cut down by a considerable amount and some "new " dirt was added.
 With the UMP Summernational series coming to town in two weeks on July 10, officials are anxious to get some laps down on the new surface, so a couple of practice periods are being scheduled. With the Summernationals just a couple hours away this Sunday at Lincoln,IL., the UMP late models will not be in action at Quincy this Sunday. UMP modifieds will lead the Sunday card with a $1,000 to win feature. 305 sprint cards will replace the late models on the program.
 At this time, my race plans are up in the air for the weekend with some family time scheduled, but hopefully there will be time for some racing sometime, somewhere!

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