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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 17, 2017

From supporting to headliner

By no means do I want to be a doomsday prophet. In fact, unless I’m getting paid for it, I hate making predictions. I mainly hate to because I hate being wrong, which, it’s been my experience that if you make enough predictions, odds are you’ll be wrong a few times more that you’re right.

How many of you braced for the end of the world — or at worst the end of the digital age as we know it — leading up to Dec. 31, 1999? Oh, those Y2K predictions. They had us on the ropes for sure. MORE

August 3, 2017

Enhancing an online presence

Undeniably, the Internet has changed our sport. Mostly, I’d say, for the good. Obviously, this very website — and its many subscribers — is a benefactor of the new media. That’s what we used to call it at the newspaper where I worked. New media. It’s hardly new anymore.

I first started updating a website in 1999 when I was a sports writer at the News-Tribune in La Salle, Ill. It was pretty basic stuff. Copy and paste, add a photo, write a cutline. Simple. The software we used was MORE

July 20, 2017

Lessons on the road

The UMP DIRTcar Summernationals is dubbed the Hell Tour. And rightly so, it’s a grind like no other. Whether you’re a competitor, team member or spouse of either — or even a member of the media or the officiating crew — the daunting task of ripping across the Midwest chasing races night after night can become a grueling chore. If you’re relegated to sleeping in hotels throughout the duration, it’s easy to wake up and momentarily wonder what town you’re in, especially when you MORE

July 20, 2017

Hell tour perfect attendance

Kevin Kovac/DirtonDirt.com

Last year 21 people could claim perfect attendance on the grueling, month-long UMP DIRTcar Summernationals series.

And this year? With three more events contested than in 2016, the select group of diehards who attended every race actually swelled to 31. The Hell Tour honor roll features 19 team members (including three women), seven drivers, two officials, two media-types and one vendor. | Slideshow | Complete Summernationals coverage

What follows is our annual review of the hearty souls who MORE

June 22, 2017

The intrigue of the miniseries

I’m a sucker for a good TV miniseries. There’s a certain art to a good, concise miniseries. Being able to craft a good story in a tight space, while at the same time revealing all the pertinent details in a fluid, yet still entertaining fashion can be tricky. Getting that done, all while leaving the audience wanting just a little more but still quite satisfied is the real trick.

Just last year I enjoyed watching The Night Manager on AMC. Adapted from a BBC television show that ran in February MORE