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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 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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June 30, 2016

Analysis of a phenom

heathlawsonphotos.com

I don’t like to use the word phenom very much when describing racers. Obviously short for phenomenal, the term phenom is typically reserved for a young talent who you know will be a superstar. The tag is mostly used to describe stick-and-ball athletes. After watching Sunday’s UMP DIRTcar Summernationals race at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., I feel compelled to call race winner Bobby Pierce a racing phenom.

I realize Pierce, even at the tender age of 19, already has several years of MORE

May 12, 2016

Finding balance in prosperity

dt52photos.com

Prosperity can be a strange bird. Strange indeed.

Often, many of us don’t even realize we are enjoying prosperity when we’re in the moment. All too often, we take things for granted and then wonder what’s wrong when things change, never stopping to think that perhaps the anomaly isn’t the now, but instead the past.

For instance. Suppose we get used to seeing 20 Late Models at our local track every Saturday night for four or five consecutive years. Then, slowly, we get down to just 10 on a MORE

May 5, 2016

Still plugging away

Jason Walls/wrtspeedwerx.com

Gary Stuhler climbed into a race car for the first time in 1975 and here he is, 41 years later, still doing it every weekend he can.

Man, how time sure does fly.

“It doesn’t seem that long,” the 61-year-old Stuhler said recently as he headed out of the pit area at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway after finishing 12th in the track’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event. “When I got started I never even thought about how long I’d race. I used to help a guy, he was getting out and I ended up MORE

April 20, 2016

We've lost one of our own

Charlie Floyd was one of us, and our collective heart is hurting.

Charlie was much too young to die, and was at the center of a beautiful young family. He was a nice-looking kid with a disarming smile, he gave selflessly to his community as a firefighter, and he was a passionate racer. | Sidebar | Story

You might be thinking of that tired adage that people use to console themselves at times like this: “Well, at least Charlie died doing something he loved.” You know, at the moment that’s just MORE

February 25, 2016

High-flying Bloomquist

heathlawsonphotos.com

Scott Bloomquist won twice during Georgia-Florida Speedweeks — making nine consecutive years that he’s captured at least one feature during the February stretch of racing — and contended for several more checkered flags. With $47,000 in earnings over 15 events, he had a quite successful trip.

But the 52-year-old Hall of Famer’s most memorable moment during his nearly three weeks away from Mooresburg, Tenn., didn’t come at a racetrack — though it did involve breakneck speed. The MORE

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