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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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September 12, 2014

Long trip Down Under

Kevin Kovac/DirtonDirt.com

Jamie Oldfield has been back in his native Perth, Western Australia, for a month-and-a-half since taking a two-week July racing holiday to the United States of America.

But the two Rocket Chassis Dirt Late Models that Oldfield purchased and raced in six Midwest events while on his whirlwind American odyssey? Those vehicles — as well as an assortment of other racing-related paraphernalia — have taken a bit longer to join him Down Under.

Sending a large shipment halfway across the globe is a MORE

September 4, 2014

Life is good for McDowell


Thirteen weeks ago Dale McDowell made the long haul up I-75, past Cleveland and Athens and Sweetwater. Through Knoxville, then London and Richmond and Lexington, finally the southern fringes of the sprawling Cincinnati metroplex. Then … across the wide river to Ohio. | Complete World 100 coverage

Ohio was very good to McDowell all those weeks ago. He and Team Dillon Racing carried $100,000 back home from Eldora Speedway, scoring an impressive win on June 7 in the 20th Dirt Late Model Dream. Now MORE

September 3, 2014

World view (Southern style)


It’s that time of year again. The World 100 is unquestionably the biggest weekend of the year for Dirt Late Model Racing. Every year I scout out the entrants and try to offer a look at who has the best opportunity to bring the famous globe trophy back below the Mason-Dixon Line.

The 44th annual World 100 offers up a bumper crop of drivers from the South that are headed to the cornfields of northwest Ohio looking to etch their names into dirt racing history. Through the years, many Southerners MORE

August 8, 2014

Emotional roller coaster


Once Jordan Yaggy won a heat race on Aug. 1 for the 27th annual USA Nationals Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., the rest of his weekend was simply gravy.

It wasn’t just because the 23-year-old driver from Rochester, Minn., had cracked the starting field for the 100-lap crown jewel event for the first time. The accomplishment was certainly a big deal for Yaggy — after all, he entered the qualifying night of Cedar Lake’s $50,000-to-win spectacular with a whopping 24 open-competition MORE

July 29, 2014

Fairbury's secret? The people

Fairbury American Legion Speedway

The pace slows on U.S. 24 as you ease into town, eyes surveying the landscape. Fairbury is just one of many pretty towns along this highway that lies razor-straight across the Illinois prairie. Another speed zone, another blinking traffic signal, another set of churches and schools and municipal buildings and a Casey’s General Store.

But Fairbury is different. Special. Somewhere, off to the south, just the other side of an idyllic grid of neat lawns and well-kept homes, is an old fairgrounds. MORE