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  • Kevin Kovac
    A convert from big-block modified racing, Kevin is a senior writer and editor with DirtonDirt.com. He lives in Ephrata, Pa.
  • Todd Turner
    Todd lives in Louisville, Ky., and serves as managing editor for DirtonDirt.com.
  • Dave Argabright
    Dave lives in Fishers, Ind., and has been an auto racing broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years.
  • Dustin Jarrett
    Dustin lives in Ada, Ohio, and is the announcer at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
  • Robert Holman
    Robert lives in Lynchburg, Tenn., and is DirtonDirt.com's weekend editor. He also operates Jimmy Gray Motorsports, a Middle Tennessee team.
  • Kelley Carlton
    Kelley Carlton lives in Woodruff, S.C., and is the director of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. He also operates a marketing, public relations and event management firm.
  • Michael Rigsby
    Michael lives in Bloomington, Ill., and serves as CEO and videographer for DirtonDirt.com
Todd Turner Dave Argabright Kevin Kovac Robert Holman Kelley Carlton
August 16, 2018

Race format evolution

As we race head first into the bulk of the season’s crown jewel events, it’s obvious that things aren’t what they once were. Back in the day — and I can say that because I’m getting old — a two-day race program consisted of qualifying and heat races on opening night, then consolations and the main event the second evening.

It’s a pretty standard formula, one that served the industry well for decades. Under that formula, drivers competed on Friday with the hope of being paid on MORE

August 2, 2018

Dirt racing's camaraderie

One of the more enjoyable things about traveling and going on the road covering Dirt Late Model racing is the camaraderie that’s shared among participants. That goes for everyone involved, from the competitors to the fans, and even the officials. Sometimes — like when I’m trudging through the pit area after midnight or driving down a desolate country road at 2 a.m. — I think that normal people just don’t get it.

It’s difficult for the average Joe to understand exactly what we do, no MORE

July 19, 2018

Summer Nationals deliver

Rick Neff

When Bobby Pierce announced in the offseason that he’d accepted a ride with the Dunn Benson Motorsports team to replace the departing Earl Pearson Jr. — a move for Pierce that meant relocation from his Oakwood, Ill., home to Dunn-Benson’s headquarters in North Carolina — my first thought was not of Pierce’s newfound opportunity to chase the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

No, at first I thought, what about the DIRTcar Summer Nationals? After all, Pierce was a Summer Nationals MORE

July 17, 2018

Hell Tour perfect attendance

Kevin Kovac/DirtonDirt.com

Twenty-four races. Twenty-three tracks. Six states. Thirty-two days.

The 2018 DIRTcar Summer Nationals was another long, grueling odyssey, a test of dedication and willpower that only a select number of diehards manage to make it through from start to finish. This year that group totaled 17 people, down significantly from the 31 who completed the Hell Tour’s 25 events in ’17. | Slideshow | Complete Summer Nationals coverage

What follows is DirtonDirt.com’s annual review of the people — MORE

June 28, 2018

Life on the road

During my trip to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event a few weeks ago, I had a little time to get out and stretch my legs a bit. That’s not always the case on these trips we make, but because the Clash at the Mag was a two-day show, I managed to get in bed earlier on Friday than is typical, and, for some reason, I was up by 9 a.m. instead of noon.

After getting my things organized for Saturday’s finale and grabbing a bite to eat, I still MORE