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Road to Eldora: Index of video series

September 1, 2020, 5:34 pm

On the Road to Eldora from late August through early September, DirtonDirt.com and FloRacing staffers are visiting teams, drivers, shops and racetracks as Dirt Late Model racing's focus heads toward Eldora's Intercontinental Classic:

The Road to Eldora ends (Sept. 9): DirtonDirt.com staffers discuss the Road to Eldora ... in the grandstands at Eldora, of course.

First in line at Eldora (Sept. 9): Mark Richards and the Rocket Chassis house car is nothing if not prompt, so they're always near the front of the line for the track's biggest races.

Earl's house (Sept. 9): Eldora's Roger Slack reveals the story of the house on the Eldora Speedway property where Earl and Berniece Baltes lived for so many years.

Eldora's equine tradition (Sept. 9): Keith Huber tells about the 20-year tradition of horses carrying Old Glory during the national anthem at Eldora's major events.

No Eldora for Terbo (Sept. 8): With a DIRTcar suspension keeping him out of action at Eldora, Ohio-based driver Tyler Erb reflects on his weekend with plans to race elsewhere.

Wagon Wheel (Sept. 8): The Wagon Wheel Nite Club in Burkettsville, Ohio, is a popular stop among Eldora racers and fans.

Moran shop tour (Sept. 7): Devin Moran shows off the family's race shop that often hosts touring drivers and always houses Donnie Moran's million-dollar car.

Crew chief and brother (Sept. 7): Wylie Moran discusses his career as a crew chief and working with his brother and driver Devin.

Muskingum County Speedway (Sept. 7): Devin Moran gives a tour of not only the family's full-size track, but the nearby go-kart track where the action is hot and heavy.

Moran Slip 'N Slide (Sept. 7): Among the hi-jinx around the Moran property is a Slip N' Slide layout that serves as beach time in Ohio

Fast Freddie Carpenter (Sept. 6): Chassis builder and pony-trailed driver Freddie Carpenter discusses his racing.

Atomic's Brad McCown (Sept. 6): Atomic Speedway co-owner discusses taking chances as a race promoter.

Dave Williams (Sept. 6): The Atomic Speedway historian talks about the track's name and history.

Wenger by a straightaway (Sept. 5): Fairbury driver McKay Wenger, who has a new catch phrase, talks about growing up at his hometown track, and now being a winner and track champion.

The throngs at Fairbury (Sept. 5): Gunner Sullivan, long time a part of operations at Fairbury Speedway, tours the grounds of campers at the fairgrounds oval.

Walking to Fairbury (Sept. 5): Derek Kessinger recreates his walk to Fairbury Speedway from his childhood home that he took hundreds of time.

Ryan Unzicker talks Illinois racing (Sept. 4): El Paso, Ill., driver Ryan Unzicker discusses the impressive Late Model racing in his home state.

Dewey's Drive-In at Farmer City (Sept. 4): A trip to Farmer City Raceway isn't complete without a trip to Dewey's Drive-In (try the double cheeseburger and lemon ice cream!).

Jason Feger Racing (Sept. 4): Derek Kessinger stops by the Bloomington, Ill., shop of Illinois racing veteran Jason Feger.

Ol' Shannon Babb had farm ... (Sept. 3): Shannon Babb is a familar face to fans in the pits of dirt tracks across the Midwest. He's a familiar face to various critters around his family farm in Moweaqua, Ill.

Squirrel drives to the track (Sept. 3): Derek Kessinger enjoys a ride to the racetrack, well, at least until a flat tire on the hauler hampers Brian Shirley's journey to Farmer City.

The Flatland Flash (Sept. 3): Hall of Fame driver Kevin Weaver of Gibson City, Ill., discusses his lengthy career racing at Farmer City Raceway and how racing's changed over the decades.

Where the magic happens (Sept. 2): DirtonDirt.com co-founder Michael Rigsby provides a tour of DirtonDirt.com's studios and the home base for the 13-year-old company.

DirtonDirt.com productions (Sept. 2): DirtonDirt.com live production director Michael "Tern" Reiners provides a tour of the production outpost and vehicles that bring streaming programs to your home.

DirtonDirt.com debates (Sept. 2): What's a day like around the DirtonDirt.com office? Lots of discussion and debate about happenings around the Dirt Late Model world.

Pierce's aggressive approach (Sept. 1): Oakwood, Ill., racer and World 100 winner Bobby Pierce discusses his aggressive approach to racing while Derek Kessinger visits the race shop.

Relaxing at the lake (Sept. 1): Down time doesn't come often for racer Bobby Pierce, but he enjoys watersports at his lake home, football and video games when he's away from the track.

The son of a racer (Sept. 1): Bobby Pierce and his father Bob discuss the benefits, and difficulties, for a father-son racing team and reveal the beginnings of the Pierce Posse.

Bloomington Speedway (Aug. 31): Hometown driver Kent Robinson visits his home track, where his family's fabric was woven into racing.

K-Rob's race shop (Aug. 31): Robinson gives a tour of his race shop and talks about how special Eldora Speedway has been to his career.

Sanitation engineering (Aug. 31): Robinson provides Derek Kessinger a few lessons about employment at JB's Salvage, the company his late father founded.

Talking about the car wash (Aug. 30): Richmond, Ind.'s Steve Casebolt shows us his car wash, one of many businesses for the diversified racer.

Casebolt's race shop (Aug. 30): Casebolt's favorite keepsake after a victory? A big check he can post on the wall of his race shop.

Location, location, location (Aug. 30): Casebolt talks about his real estate holdings and flipping houses.

Driving through Port Royal (Aug. 29): Dustin Jarrett joins track promoter Steve O'Neal on a drive through Port Royal, Pa.

The Beast of the East (Aug. 29): Dustin Jarrett visits with Hall of Famer Gary Stuhler, the Beast of the East and Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway's all-time winningest driver.

Larson's reaction to debut (Aug. 28): Kyle Larson discusses his Late Model debut and his initial reaction to his first experience in the full-fender car.

The Man from Mifflintown (Aug. 28): Dustin Jarrett interviews Keith Kauffman, the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer, at Port Royal Speedway.

Port Royal neighbor (Aug. 28): Have you seen the house behind the Port Royal Speedway backststretch? Dustin Jarrett talks to one of the track's neighbors.

Kyle Larson's Late Model debut (Aug. 27): Managing expectations isn't easy when you're the world's best known dirt racer, but Kyle Larson considers his first Late Model start.

The Speed Palace (Aug. 27): Promoter Steve O'Neal talks about the transformation of Port Royal Speedway into one of the best dirt tracks in the country.

Razor Steve of Port Royal (Aug. 27): One of the five Steves at Port Royal, "Razor Steve" gives Dustin Jarrett a lesson on how the crew preps the half-mile oval.

Rocket Chassis Part 1 and Part 2 (Aug. 26): Rocket Chassis co-founder Mark Richards shows Dustin Jarrett around the grounds and buildings of Rocket Chassis in Shinnston, W.Va.

Rocket Chassis house car team (Aug. 26): Dustin Jarrett talks with the Rocket Chassis house car crew of Danny White, Joel Rogers and Austin Hargrove.

Rocket Chassis shop tour (Aug. 26): Rocket house car crew chief takes us on a tour of the Rocket Chassis shop in Shinnston, W.Va.

Veronica and Zack (Aug. 25): Zack Dohm may be behind the wheel, but Veronica might be running the show (and letting little Will know which opposing drivers he can like or not).

Dohm's race shop (Aug. 25): Zack Dohm provides a tour of the Dohm race shop in Cross Lanes, W.Va.

West Virginia's Dohm Cycles (Aug. 25): West Virginia racer Zack Dohm is a salesman for Dohm Cycles during the week, dirt racer on the weekend.

Hoops with Billy Moyer Jr. (Aug. 24): Besides his love for racing, Billy Moyer Jr. is also a big basketball fan and has become a dedicated fan of the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies.

BMJ Enterprises (Aug. 24): Billy Moyer Jr. discusses moving out of his father's shop and into his own race shop in his his Batesville, Ark., hometown, where he offers other racing services along with maintaining his race equipment.

Billy Moyer Jr. on fatherhood (Aug. 24): The son of one of the best (and longest-traveling racers), Billy Moyer Jr. reflects on becoming a father himself and balancing it with his racing career.

Grand Central at Moyer's (Aug. 23): Often on Topless 100 weekend in Batesville, Ark., Billy Moyer's race shop has often been the place to congregate.

Billy Moyer war room (Aug. 23): Hall of Famer Billy Moyer shows off his Batesville race shop where the magic has happened over the years.

Billy Moyer trophy room (Aug. 23): Six-time World 100 winner provides a personal tour of the room that holds his six-globed trophies and hundreds of other trophies and awards.

Target practice with J.D. (Aug. 22): Three-time Lucas Oil Series champ Jonathan Davenport tells Ben Shelton about hunting with a compound bow.

The Batesville Bluff (Aug. 22): One of the best places to watch racing at Batesville Motor Speedway? The popular Batesville Bluff for a bird's-eye view of the track. Former racer Jon Kirby talks about the perch.

McDowell goes Topless (Aug. 22): Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., talks about going topless (in his race car) at Batesville, his early years as a touring racer and competing at Eldora without fans.

Mooney Starr (Aug. 21): Enterprising promoter Mooney Starr talks about his Topless 100 weekend, life as a dirt racing promoter at Batesville Motor Speedway and a Travis Tritt concert that went sideways.

Batesville Bullet (Aug. 21): Hall of Fame driver Wendell Wallace, among the fraternity of standout Batesville, Ark., drivers, discusses his hometown, his racing career and his connections to the late Joe Garrison and GRT Race Cars.

Batesville aura (Aug. 21): Standing atop the hillside grandstands at Batesville Motor Speedway, Ben Shelton discusses the track's aura, along with some highlights from the Topless 100, the track's biggest event.

 
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