Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


November 8, 2013

Speidels honored as MTQRL champions after fifth season

GREENSBURG, Ind. – The Midwest TQ Racing League presented by celebrated its fifth season on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Greensburg, Ind. where 75 guests were on hand to honor 2013 MTQRL Champions Nick and Joe Speidel.

Along with champions cups, plaques and other awards an additional $6,675 in cash and gift certificates were presented bringing the season total to over $43,500.

Nick Speidel, driving his father Joe’s #21 Honda powered three-quarter midget, completed his dream season earning his first championship. Speidel went on a tear obliterating the competition and rewriting the MTQRL record books. Speidel finished the season with seven feature and nine Perfect North Slopes heat wins, and scored an amazing 84.15% of the points available. Mechanical problems prohibited him from starting the feature on August 17th at Shelbyville or that percentage could have been much higher.

In 11 feature starts Speidel’s worst finish was an eighth place. To go along with his seven wins he also had a second, third and fourth place finish. Speidel led 122 of the 265 feature laps and was presented the Tony Stewart Foundation Leader of the Pack Award. Speidel also won a Jackson Oil & Solvents Duel for Fuel and finished third in the Duel standings.

Tate Martz’s reign as the only champion in MTQRL history finally ended as he finished the 2013 season in second place and his car owner Roger Ramsey claimed the third spot. The highlight of his season came on August 10th at the Montpelier Motor Speedway when he won his heat race and led all twenty laps to record his eighteenth career feature win. Martz continued his qualifying prowess in Ramsey’s #1 Old Canal Smokehouse Beast Honda by setting quick time at three of the four qualifying events, won three Perfect North Slopes heat races and a Jackson Oil & Solvents Duel for Fuel finishing second in the Duel standings.

Text Only
  • 'Carl Fisher' Historical Marker to be dedicated in Greensburg A public dedication ceremony for an Indiana state historical marker commemorating American entrepreneur, Carl Fisher, is scheduled for 5 p.m., May 16, at the Washington Street entrance to the Decatur County Courthouse, located at 150 Courthouse Squar

    April 17, 2014

  • nws-gb041714-st. maurice photo 1 St. Maurice close to municipal water ST. MAURICE -- A failing well at their rural home has forced Pat Kramer and his family to take long breaks between water-heavy activities such as washing clothes and taking showers. When the well was drilled in 1977, it delivered 18 gallons of water

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • nwsgb041714-chautauqua panelists pic Elvis, '70s history makers highlight Chautauqua GREENSBURG - Reports of an Elvis sighting in Greensburg Tuesday night, however unsubstantiated, might not have been all that far from the truth. A man in a sparkling white tiger-themed jump suit took the stage at the Greensburg Community High School

    April 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • Decatur County Events Calendar Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240. April 17 6 to 7:30 p.m. - Crunch

    April 17, 2014

  • Farmers can sign up for disaster assistance now U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Julia A. Wickard announced April 9 that farmers can sign up for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 Farm Bill, beginning Tue

    April 17, 2014

  • Commission tweaks sign ordinance GREENSBURG -- When City Engineer Gary Murray tried recently to enforce the local sign law, he noticed that he lacked the statutory powers. Last June, after years of discussion, committees and disagreements with some local business owners, the Greensb

    April 17, 2014

  • nws-gb041714- Pirate signs pic- page 1 Local banks fund Pirate championship signs GREENSBURG - Many local residents may have noticed the new additions to the "Welcome to Greensburg" signs posted at the five main entrances to the city. The Daily News spoke to Greensburg Mayor Gary Herbert to learn more about the new signs and how t

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • SDES “Pinocchio” is great family fun

    WESTPORT – Fifth and sixth grade students at South Decatur Elementary School (SDES) will stage a production of Disney’s “My Son Pinocchio Jr.” at 7 p.m. on April 24 and 25 at the school.

    After the roles were cast, students began practicing under the tutelage of SDES music teacher Karen Meeker in September.

    April 16, 2014

  • nws-gb041614-layton library lecture - pic - pg1 Jonestown survivor tells cautionary tale of history GREENSBURG -- Deborah Layton's nightmares of Jonestown ceased long ago, but even after all these years, one dream yet remains. It's a dream of her mother and it's very simple, Layton explained. She was speaking to a group of Decatur Countians Monday

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • At a glance... Obituary: Velma Carrie Lutes, 86 At a glance Courthouse closed for Good Friday Absentee voting will be closed at the Decatur County Courthouse Friday due to the closure of the courthouse in observance of Good Friday. Absentee voting is open from no

    April 16, 2014