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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
April 2, 2015

Living his passion


Everyone has a passion for something, and if you’re reading this blog, your passion is most likely Dirt Late Model racing.

But in settling on our full-time occupations, not everyone is blessed enough to see their passion turn into a successful career. I count myself among those fortunate people, and I can remember being a twentysomething trying to find my way while living in western Kentucky many years ago.

Stick with a less-than-satisfying career trajectory? Or take a gamble — ignoring advice MORE

March 26, 2015

Baltes the game-changer

Greg Bauer

What would Dirt Late Model racing look like today if Earl Baltes did not create the World 100 — the race universally acknowledged as the sport’s Super Bowl — at his Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, in 1971?

Well, let’s just say that the division probably would have a vastly different appearance.

As the motorsports community mourns Baltes’s passing Monday at the age of 93, the legendary promoter’s impact on the history of Dirt Late Model racing could not be understated by the men who MORE

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