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  • Kevin Kovac
    A convert from big-block modified racing, Kevin is a senior writer and editor with DirtonDirt.com. He lives in Ephrata, Pa.
  • Todd Turner
    Todd lives in Louisville, Ky., and serves as managing editor for DirtonDirt.com.
  • Dave Argabright
    Dave lives in Fishers, Ind., and has been an auto racing broadcaster and writer for more than 30 years.
  • Dustin Jarrett
    Dustin lives in Ada, Ohio, and is the announcer at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
  • Robert Holman
    Robert lives in Lynchburg, Tenn., and is the editor & publisher of the Moore County News. Along with operating Jimmy Gray Motorsports, he's covered Dirt Late Model racing since 1990.
  • Kelley Carlton
    Kelley Carlton lives in Woodruff, S.C., and is series director of the National Dirt Racing League. He also operates a marketing, public relations and event management firm.
  • Michael Rigsby
    Michael lives in Bloomington, Ill., and serves as CEO and videographer for DirtonDirt.com
Todd Turner Dave Argabright Kevin Kovac Robert Holman Kelley Carlton
November 20, 2014

Chub's key supporter

Barry Lenhart/pbase.com/cyberslash

Chub Frank didn’t have a preconceived plan to make his time on stage during Nov. 9’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series awards banquet a touching, emotional moment with his wife Mary. He simply wanted to let everyone know how much he appreciates his better half.

“I didn’t think about it beforehand,” said the 52-year-old Frank, reflecting later on his decision to summon his wife to join him in the spotlight as he was honored for his fifth-place finish in the 2014 WoO points standings. MORE

November 6, 2014

Making up for lost time

rickschwalliephotos.com

Every time Chad Hollenbeck looks in a mirror, the reflection reminds him of the day everything changed for him.

Hollenbeck, 44, of Kingsley, Pa., can’t help but see the scar, a short line that extends away from his right eye like it’s part of his crow’s feet. It’s been there since the October morning in 2010 when he fell off a concrete wall at a work site and landed on the ground virtually face first, and, in his mind, it will always represent a new beginning.

“We were in the process of MORE

October 30, 2014

Tennessee touring

A few weeks ago I had to take a company trip to east Tennessee. I spent four days up there, mostly in meetings, with a little spare time to squeeze in a beer, some decent food and a trip over to Jimmy Owens’ shop in Newport, Tenn.

I caught Owens as he and his team were preparing to head to Ohio to the Dirt Track World Championship. On that note, I have to say that Owens was insanely accommodating. The team was busy. They were working hard to repair the Club 29 race car that he rolled weeks MORE

October 30, 2014

Timing right to retire

Todd Battin

As soon as Dick Barton reached victory lane after pulling off a storybook triumph on Sept. 20 in the 40-lap United Late Model Series Julien Buesink Memorial at Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y. — a $4,000 score that was his record 80th career win at his long-time home track — he had the inclination to announce his retirement. | DirtWire

“The thought was lingering in the back of my mind,” admitted Barton, fully aware that walking away in triumphant fashion would put a spectacular cap on MORE

October 9, 2014

Worst-case scenario

DirtonDirt.com

Charlie Cathell has witnessed countless laps turned at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Del., over the past five decades, but he had rarely seen anything like the hell that broke out on his half-mile oval’s backstretch four circuits into Saturday's 20-lap Dirt Late Model feature. | Story

As Bob Geiger of Laurel, Del., and David Pettyjohn of Millsboro, Del., crashed together with ferocious force, Cathell, 71, gazed through the window of his track’s tower and couldn’t believe his MORE

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