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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 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
Todd Turner Dave Argabright Kevin Kovac Robert Holman Kelley Carlton
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


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

August 27, 2015

Fast tracks to nowhere

Despite living in a pretty rural place, I get a lot of questions about my race car and the races I attend. I’ve found that most people are truly interested in what’s going on. Perhaps that’s just a byproduct of a small town. I’ve lived in Lynchburg, Tenn., for more than 12 years and before anyone knew my name, I was that guy who lived by the park with the race cars in the driveway.

There have been a handful of times where we have had three or four race cars sitting around, either covered MORE

August 20, 2015

We still believe

It was Sept. 23, 2003. I was sitting at my desk catching up on some work when my cell phone rang. On the other end was Richie Davis.

“Hey you heard about Hommel?” That is day I will never forget. Hommel suffered a significant head injury in a highway accident near his Newport, Tenn., home.

Since Duayne’s winning of the Southern All Star championship, I had spent many days on the road and on the phone talking with Duayne Hommel. In fact we had become fairly close friends. We shared much in MORE

August 13, 2015

Keep your shirt on!


When Mike Hayes sets up Jimmy Owens’s souvenir trailer at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark., for this weekend’s 23rd annual Comp Cams Topless 100, memories of his first year handling Owens’s T-shirt sales in 2007 will come flooding back to him.

Stifling, sweaty memories.

“The way we were doing it back then was brutal,” said the 41-year-old Hayes, who joined with his wife, Amy, to take over Owens’s merchandising efforts the same season the Dirt Late Model superstar from MORE