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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- Kevin KovacA convert from big-block modified racing, Kevin is a senior writer and editor with DirtonDirt.com. He lives in Ephrata, Pa.
- Todd TurnerTodd lives in Louisville, Ky., and serves as managing editor for DirtonDirt.com.
- Dave ArgabrightDave lives in Fishers, Ind., and has been an auto racing broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years.
- Dustin JarrettDustin lives in St. Clairsville, Ohio, and is the announcer at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
- Robert HolmanRobert lives in Lynchburg, Tenn., and is DirtonDirt.com's weekend editor. He also operates Jimmy Gray Motorsports, a Middle Tennessee team.
- Kelley CarltonKelley 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 RigsbyMichael lives in Bloomington, Ill., and serves as CEO and videographer for DirtonDirt.com
With tonight's Magnolia Mayhem 40 marking the third straight Thursday event that DirtonDirt has shown via live streaming, it seems as though these midweek specials have become the only constant we have in the Dirt Late Model world right now.
Other events are popping up here and there, many available for fans to watch through the Internet. It’s kind of amazing how many streaming entities are out there actually. The majority of the events being streamed have been held without fans in the MORE
I don’t go to the movie theater too often, maybe six or seven times a year. But right now, I miss the movies. My wife and I don’t go out to eat very much either. Maybe a couple times a month. But damnit, right now I’m really Jonesing for a clubhouse grille sandwich from my neighborhood grill and bar.
Obviously, what I really like to do quite often — under normal circumstances at least — is go to the races. It’s both my job and my passion. So like most in our industry, the last seven MORE
There was no master plan. No business model. No publication schedule. There was nothing except a decision, on a whim, to launch an online news source for Dirt Late Model racing.
It was 25 years ago this week that I produced the first emailed report for DirtNews Digest, which began my motorsports journalism career and helped guide me, for better or worse, to where I am now.
And 24 years and 51 weeks ago, I clearly remember thinking: What in the world have I gotten myself into?
Because suddenly, MORE
Wil Herrington, Joshua Bishop, Kyle Bronson and Donald McIntosh have all most likely crossed paths before. After all, the three Dirt Late Model drivers are all Southerners, with three hailing from Georgia and one from Florida. But they have something else in common as well: They are the four drivers listed on the DirtonDirt schedule page who grabbed wins on March’s final weekend of action in which we covered an event before the coronavirus pandemic stopped us in our tracks.
Herrington (pictured MORE