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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
November 9, 2017

Purses: Dolly vs. Kim

Over the last couple weeks the topic of Late Model purses has come up a few times. We don’t usually sit around and talk about purse structures — maybe we should more often — so to have the topic pop up more than once in a two-week span is a little rare.

Getting a purse right, whether it be for a big race or just a weekly show, can be a tricky proposition. To me, getting it right means the promoter makes money and the racers, from the winner all the way down to the first guy who didn’t MORE

October 26, 2017

No clear path with concussions

Despite the best efforts of officials, both with sanctioning bodies and at scores of tracks around the country, it seems as though it’s been a record year for concussions in Dirt Late Model racing.

A pair of midwesterners — Jay Sale of Edmond, Okla., and Jesse Stovall of Billings, Mo. — were taken out of championship battles after suffering concussions this year. Sale was leading the Sooner Late Model Series when he suffered a concussion on Sept. 9, while Stovall was trying to defend his MORE

October 12, 2017

Our sport's wedge issue


As the racing season has progressed, the number of drivers I’ve heard complain about the bodies on the current Late Models has grown. Most have registered complaints on deck heights.

There have been general grumblings about the growing use of technology to find more speed in our sport. Like many, I think it would be novel to eliminate some of it, mainly due to the ever-increasing cost that is associated with it. But I’m in agreement with most I’ve talked to when I say that it’s so MORE

September 28, 2017

Passion place, Mississippi


When Mack Gordon penned the lyrics for the popular song Paris in the Spring, he’d obviously never been to Mississippi in the Fall. Gordon, a Polish-born composer who lived most of his life in New York, was nominated for an Oscar nine times in 11 years.

Seeing how he was entrenched in the fine arts, I’m sure Gordon had his thumb directly on the pulse of Paris. He had to know a little something. After all, his songs have been used in soundtracks of more than 100 films. But the pulse of MORE

September 14, 2017

About time, the great hallucinogen

During a sermon one Sunday, our pastor said that the rate or speed that time passes doesn’t change as we get older. Instead, our perception of time changes.

For some reason that’s all that stuck with me that day. It’s so true though. It’s only our perception that time flies now that we’re busy adults. It’s this same perception that distorts facts over time as well.

I’m convinced in fact that time is perhaps one of the world’s greatest hallucinogens.

It’s amazing how time makes you MORE