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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
June 11, 2015

What's in a date?

I love dates.

No, not the dried fruit, but the four-digit numbers that mark important years in history. I love remembering them. I love guessing the year of a song or a movie. I love knowing the years of Kentucky Derby winners and presidential elections and 100-meter champions at the Olympics. I simply love dates.

I know, I know, a million educational studies have shown that rote memory — like recalling names and dates — isn’t the best way to learn something. But dates are important in MORE

May 28, 2015

Moral victories and such

Coming home from an AAU basketball tournament two weeks ago, my 11-year-old son and I were talking over the day’s events. His team finished second in the tournament, falling in the championship game to a team that was far superior athletically.

As we talked, I told him that, all in all, it was a pretty good day. The team went 1-3, and made the finals. He quickly said, “No dad, we won two games.” Oh, how fast we forget. His team, the Raiders, didn’t win two games, it just felt that way.


May 14, 2015

Pondering poll strategy

When I was asked to join the panel of voters for DirtonDirt.com’s Top 25 power rankings this season, I was a little hesitant at first. For starters, despite being involved in the industry for better than two decades, I wanted to make sure that I was qualified.

I’ve only covered Dirt Late Model racing on a national level sporadically over the last five or six years, so the last thing I wanted to do was do a disservice to the JRi Shocks-sponsored weekly poll.

I’ve been involved with a number MORE

April 24, 2015

Friese's special tribute

Kevin Kovac/DirtonDirt.com

When Devin Friese rolled his Dirt Late Model out of his big yellow trailer in the Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway pit area last Saturday night, heads turned and, in some cases, hearts began to flutter. His MasterSbilt machine, after all, was no ordinary vehicle. | Column

On an evening in which the racing community banded together to salute cancer-stricken Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Rodney Franklin of White Post, Va., Friese found a special way to show his feelings for a driver he considered a friend MORE

April 16, 2015

Making difficult decisions


I planned to use this space this week to rave about another thrilling race at Duck River Raceway Park, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series was supposed to be in town last Friday. I’ve bragged repeatedly about the delight that Duck River provides and has provided in exhilarating finishes time and again as of late.

But alas, the race was rained out, leaving me home alone with little to do.

I was able to go check on the progress of our steel-headed engine that we’re putting together and am MORE