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Robert Holman

Robert lives in Lynchburg, Tenn., and is DirtonDirt.com's weekend editor. He also operates Jimmy Gray Motorsports, a Middle Tennessee team.
August 16, 2018

Race format evolution

As we race head first into the bulk of the season’s crown jewel events, it’s obvious that things aren’t what they once were. Back in the day — and I can say that because I’m getting old — a two-day race program consisted of qualifying and heat races on opening night, then consolations and the main event the second evening.

It’s a pretty standard formula, one that served the industry well for decades. Under that formula, drivers competed on Friday with the hope of being paid on MORE

August 2, 2018

Dirt racing's camaraderie

One of the more enjoyable things about traveling and going on the road covering Dirt Late Model racing is the camaraderie that’s shared among participants. That goes for everyone involved, from the competitors to the fans, and even the officials. Sometimes — like when I’m trudging through the pit area after midnight or driving down a desolate country road at 2 a.m. — I think that normal people just don’t get it.

It’s difficult for the average Joe to understand exactly what we do, no MORE

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