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July 30, 2020

Southern Nationals superlatives

Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes

TAZEWELL, Tenn. — Recapping the 16th annual Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals with a list of superlatives from the 12 events contested in four states over 16 days from July 10-25 (complete Southern Nationals coverage):

Best driver: Without question it’s Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., who won half of the 12 events and never finished worse than fifth en route to his third career Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals championship. After transmission issues slowed him in the series opener — he still MORE

July 9, 2020

Racing, barbecue and career choices

Robert Holman

I’d just picked up a Boston butt and some ribs that my brother cooked overnight July 3 and was in the middle of making homemade baked beans and slaw when I thought to myself that it seems like I’ve been doing the same thing for more than 30 years now.

My parents owned a barbecue restaurant for almost 20 years, so the barbecue stuff on the Fourth of July is a tradition no doubt. For about 12 years or so, it was a job that I couldn’t escape. The Independence Day holiday was easily our busiest MORE

June 25, 2020

Calm before the storm

When we planned our family vacation way back last August, the world seemed like a relatively normal place. My wife and I hadn’t been on a vacation that didn’t in some way involve a basketball or baseball tournament that my son was playing in since we went to California in 2008, so we were long overdue.

When the idea was posed that we get together with seven other families and rent a house for a week in Gulf Shores, Ala., I didn’t jump at the idea at first. But we’ve been close to the MORE

June 11, 2020

Tickle Me Elmo

Robert Holman/DirtonDirt.com

While many have been stuck at home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I was lucky enough to be out and about at a number of spring races. From April 30 through May 24 I went to seven events in five states, traveling to North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and twice to Missouri.

Two of the events I attended weren’t for work, but rather so my brother and I could do a bit of racing ourselves. We took our Crate Late Model, which my brother drives, to Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla., on May 2 MORE

May 28, 2020

West Plains reminiscing

Robert Holman/DirtonDirt.com

Most people who loved West Plains Motor Speedway — typically older folks like myself — aren’t shy in hiding there passion for the famed 3/8-mile oval in southern Missouri. Home of the original Show-Me 100, and now called Legit Speedway Park, Gary Stolba’s track on the edge of nowhere was made famous by one of Late Model racing’s most prestigious events. For 17 years, former track owners Don and Billie Gibson hosted the Show-Me 100, a Memorial Day tradition that, for diehards at least, MORE

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