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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.
June 30, 2022

(Tire) compound interest

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Despite worries from racers and promoters, the great tire shortage of 2022 has yet to slow down Dirt Late Model racing anymore than a cautionary speedbump in the parking lot of an abandoned shopping mall. There have been some minor blips, but there’s been no widespread cancellation of events.

Two years ago I went 55 races. Last season I did 49. Right now I’m on track to get to 75 events this season. That’s a 50 percent increase, which is pretty big. That’s doesn’t seem like a slow down MORE

June 16, 2022

Dirt's social connections

Social media is such a huge part of everything we do. It’s unfortunately so ingrained in our lives in a way that I doubt there will ever be a reversal. We may move on from what we now know, but I don’t think we’ll move backwards.

Could you imagine banishing the radio in the late 1940s, right in the middle of the medium’s Golden Age? What if they decided to take the television away when Gunsmoke and Leave It to Beaver were at their peaks? There’d be anarchy. It’s pretty much the same MORE

June 2, 2022

On to the next one

Usually each time my brother Jim Gray and I leave the track after racing, I have some sort of reaction to the night’s events. On the ride home, sometimes talk about things we could have done better that may have given us another position on the track. Occasionally we’ll discuss other drivers and cars, whether good or bad, fast or slow.

We may talk about a missed opportunity or about catching a bad break, like getting caught in the wrong grove for a double-file restart. There are the obvious MORE

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