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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
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March 25, 2015

An enigma, a treasure

Jim DenHamer

I’m so glad we did that book.

That was one of my first thoughts on Monday morning when I learned that Earl Baltes had passed. In 2004, Earl and I collaborated on his autobiography, “EARL!” As I struggled to grasp the reality of his passing I immediately drew back on some delightful moments we spent together during the writing process a decade ago. | More on Earl Baltes

Earl was, to put it mildly, a man of many dimensions. Creative, brash, egocentric, funny, kind, outgoing, brilliant, humble, MORE

February 22, 2015

Volusia superlatives


BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Recapping the 44th annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park with a list of superlatives from two UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned events and three World of Outlaws Late Model Series shows at the half-mile oval (complete Speedweeks coverage):

Best driver: Without a doubt, it was Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga. The superlatives surrounding the 39-year-old driver’s 2015 DIRTcar Nationals performance could fill a volume all its own, but the basic fact is this: he won four of the MORE

February 16, 2015

Ocala superlatives

Heath Lawson

OCALA, Fla. — Recapping the fourth annual Bubba Army Winternationals at Bubba Raceway Park with a list of superlatives from one UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned event and two World of Outlaws Late Model Series shows at the 3/8-mile trioval (complete Speedweeks coverage):

Best driver: Josh Richards, of course. Proving that he didn’t lose a step while sitting out most of the 2014 season with nerve problems in his hands, the 26-year-old star from Shinnston, W.Va., contended for victory in all three races. MORE

February 15, 2015

East Bay superlatives


GIBSONTON, Fla. — Recapping the 39th annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway with a list of superlatives from six Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at the third-mile oval near Tampa (complete Speedweeks coverage):

Best driver: Who else? Winningest Winternationals driver Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., who won three races and posted five top-five finishes, increasing his East Bay victory total to 36. He owns an unprecedented six multiple-victory weeks at East Bay: 1986, ’90, ’91, MORE

February 8, 2015

Golden Isles superlatives


Recapping the Georgia Boot Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway with a list of superlatives from the three Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs at the 4/10-mile oval near Brunswick, Ga. (complete Speedweeks coverage):

Fastest driver: Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., who three times set fast time and — provided his car wasn’t overheating or leaning on a broken right-front suspension — clearly was the driver to beat all weekend. Nevertheless, he didn’t find glory until MORE