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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.
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    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 the editor & publisher of the Moore County News. Along with operating Jimmy Gray Motorsports, he's covered Dirt Late Model racing since 1990.
  • 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
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January 18, 2016

Wild West superlatives

Tom Macht/photofinishphotos.com

TUCSON, Ariz. Recapping the 10th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at USA Raceway with a list of superlatives from six unsanctioned miniseries events at the 3/8-mile oval (complete Tucson coverage):

Best driver: Who else? Miniseries champ Jonathan Davenport (pictured) of Blairsville, Ga., the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series champion who won three of six races and never finished worse than fifth. He totalled nearly $28,000 in earnings as the driver to watch every single night.

Best MORE

January 4, 2016

Gunning for $250,000

rickschwalliephotos.com

Darrell Lanigan is a guy who’s known to enjoy some casino gambling when he has some rare free time, so he seemed like a good person to put some odds on the likelihood of a driver earning the huge bonus money associated with the Keyser’s Quarter-Million Challenge during the Jan. 9-17 Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout presented by Black Diamond-Club 29 Race Cars at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz. | Complete Tucson coverage | Order pay-per-view video

Does the 45-year-old Dirt Late Model star MORE

December 8, 2015

It’s showtime (again)

With the 2015 racing season in the books, many folks in the racing world are looking forward to heading to Indianapolis this week for the annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show.

This year will mark my 15th attending the PRI Trade Show, which continues to thrive since its return to Indy in 2013. Back in 2010 I wrote a similar blog, sharing some advice and useful tips for trade show rookies to make their experience a little easier. Much of that information is still relevant, but I wanted to MORE

October 29, 2015

Can't Get No Satisfaction

Half the time I feel like Mick Jagger. Like Mick, I can’t get no satisfaction. For you younger race fans, put your mobile devices down before Google even begins to load. No, Mick Jagger isn’t a dirt racer; he’s just the lead singer for a little rock group from across the pond that’s been playing music for more than five decades.

Still, as old as that Rolling Stones song is, the last few times I’ve been to the races to compete, the lyrics to that tune (“Satisfaction) — which was MORE

September 24, 2015

Cutting edge tools

rickschwalliephotos.com

I have a love/hate relationship with the evolution of Dirt Late Model racing. On one hand, I’m not a huge fan of the cookie-cutter style bodies these cars have nowadays. I like the old wedge cars and appreciate the guys who add a little bit of innovation to their creations.

I realize we couldn’t keep going with the big cheese wedges and something had to be done, but if we made that change to save money on engines, I’m not seeing it. I wasn’t a fan of the small-bodied cars either, the ones MORE

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