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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
January 18, 2018

Worth 1,000 words

Richard Murphy

The winter can be a challenging time for racers — and race fans. Though the break can be welcome, it’s a struggle at times. While most competitors take advantage of the very brief time they have away from the track to enjoy the holidays and begin making preparations for the upcoming season, it can still be difficult without the routine of loading up and heading off the track every weekend.

It’s important to enjoy the short break though, because once the season gets going it’s nonstop MORE

January 15, 2018

Wild West superlatives


QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. — Recapping the 12th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway with a list of superlatives from six unsanctioned Super Late Model events at the 3/8-mile oval (complete Wild West coverage):

Best driver: Miniseries champion Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., who won the Friday feature and posted five top-five finishes while contending most nights. Marlar’s lone failure to crack the top five came in Saturday night’s feature after contact MORE

December 14, 2017

Part of something special


As you travel west on I-64 through Illinois toward St. Louis, Mo., there’s nothing quite as welcoming as that big arch just across the Mississippi River on the east side of St. Louis. Seeing it, whether for the first time or the 10th, makes me feel welcome. You kind of get a breathless feeling, like you’ve finally arrived somewhere. Soaring high above the city’s skyline, the Gateway Arch suggests to newcomers that, yes, you’ve finally made it. I can only imagine how travelers and MORE

December 6, 2017

Proud father of a champ


As Brandon Sheppard stood in the pit area of The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., last month accepting congratulatory handshakes and hugs for a dramatic victory in the opening-night Textron Off Road World Finals feature that put a cherry on top of his 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series championship season, his biggest fan — and, often, biggest critic — was a few feet way wearing a smile that matched the one on the 24-year-old racer’s face.

That ecstatic person was MORE

November 30, 2017

A time for thanksgiving

Our calendars are increasingly fuller and fuller, stuffed like a Thanksgiving turkey if you will. This used to be the time of year when we could unwind a bit, take a few weeks off and make sure our batteries are fresh and recharged for a new season. That’s still true to a degree.

Anytime there are only three or four events for the DirtonDirt staff to track over the course of a weekend, rather than two dozen, it seems like a mini vacation. But the days of lengthy down time are long gone. The MORE