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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 DirtonDirt.com's weekend editor. He also operates Jimmy Gray Motorsports, a Middle Tennessee team.
  • Kelley Carlton
    Kelley 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 Rigsby
    Michael lives in Bloomington, Ill., and serves as CEO and videographer for DirtonDirt.com
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February 18, 2017

East Bay superlatives

Matt Butcosk

GIBSONTON, Fla. — Recapping the 41st annual Wrisco Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park with a list of superlatives from four Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at the third-mile oval near Tampa (complete Speedweeks coverage):

Best driver: Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., who showed no dropoff in his sterling East Bay performance with his move to the Best Performance Motorsports team. His Tuesday-night win put him in victory lane at the track for the third consecutive year and he MORE

February 16, 2017

Faster not always better


Arguably one of the biggest factors in producing a memorable race is track prep. Unfortunately, this is far from an exact science.

When it’s done right, it’s usually the drivers who get the credit for putting on a great show. And it often falls on these same drivers’ shoulders to step up and give credit where credit is due. Most of the time, they do so.

How many times have you heard a driver in victory lane giving credit to the promoter or track prep guy after coming out on top of an MORE

February 2, 2017

Safety upgrade quandary

The off-season — what little there is anymore — is typically spent refurbishing equipment, from replacing chassis components and new bodies to buying new tires and upgrading wheels. It seems as though spending money to go fast is an endless chore. | Story

Spending money to stay safe has gotten more expensive as well.

For those drivers and teams that are trying to make a living in this sport, competing 50-60 times a year or more, racing against the best in the business, spending that money is a MORE

January 19, 2017

Of bonuses and insurance

As a sophomore in college at Tennessee Tech back in 1990, I was attending a basketball game in the dead of winter. It was cold out. The place was packed inside. I can’t remember who Tech’s opponent was, but I assume it was a close rival given the size of the crowd.

I do remember, however, a guy leaving with a new Nissan truck that night. The guy had to hit four shots in 60 seconds: a layup, a free throw, a 3-pointer and a half-court shot. If not impossible, it was highly improbable.

This guy MORE

December 13, 2016

St. Louis is upon us

I’m excited about my next racing duties — serving as Late Model race director for the Inaugural VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals presented by Karl Performance this weekend at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Mo. | Live pay-per-view details

This is an opportunity to be a part of what could become one of the historic events in the history of our sport. An opportunity to work with a dedicated and driven group of individuals who are busting their collective asses to make the event MORE