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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
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

June 8, 2017

Tale of a T-shirt

It seems everyone has a quirky story from that infamous 1997 Dream. While then 25-year-old Jimmy Mars earned the biggest win of his career, the storyline of course centered around the Bill Frye-Scott Bloomquist incident, which we’ve well-documented at DirtonDirt this week.

While I wasn’t there, I remember it well myself. Though I first went to Eldora in 1992 for the World 100 (maybe I’ll celebrate with a 25th anniversary T-shirt in September), I didn’t make it to the June race until 2001. MORE

June 1, 2017

Duo on the flip side


WHEATLAND, MO. — Earl Pearson Jr. and Chris Simpson are good buddies, so it was no surprise to see them parked side-by-side in the pit area at Lucas Oil Speedway for last weekend’s 25th annual Show-Me 100 presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com.

The common subject the two drivers had to discuss, however, was a bit ironic. Both entered the crown jewel event having ridden out wild flips in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shows during the previous week — Pearson (pictured) on May 18 at La Salle MORE

May 25, 2017

Help for a hero

Paul Oyler

I've told this story before in this space. In fact, I spoke of it in my very first entry here. But in case you missed it, here is an excerpt.

I was probably 8 years old when I went to my first NDRA race in South Carolina. My dad bought me a program from a nice young lady who, judging by her attire, must have come straight to the track from her swimming lessons.

Then I distinctly remembered “hot laps” from that night. There was lots of dirt flying and a lot of noise. And I saw the car with Fred MORE

May 25, 2017

Trusting relationships

Trust is about as important in a relationship as anything else I can think of. Regardless of the relationship — whether it be personal or professional — it’s arguably one of the biggest factors when determining the longevity of the relationship. You lose trust in someone, typically the relationship will be headed in the wrong direction. Likewise, once you’ve established a certain level of trust, relationships tend to blossom and can grow stronger.

We spend a lot of money to participate in MORE