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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 Just Joshing Kelley Carlton
March 4, 2014

Reporting for duty

It was more than 10 years ago, one night back in the early 2000s, when I was an assistant editor and columnist for Area Auto Racing News in Trenton, N.J. I was at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., covering the February Speedweeks action of both the DIRTcar big-block modifieds — my primary beat for the Northeast-focused weekly trade paper — and the Dirt Late Models.

As I made my way around Volusia’s pit area to interview Dirt Late Model drivers following the evening’s feature, I MORE

February 23, 2014

Volusia superlatives

thesportswire.net

BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Recapping the 43rd annual DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment with a list of superlatives from six nights of UMP DIRTcar and World of Outlaws Late Model Series action at Volusia Speedway Park:

Best driver: Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., had four top-five finishes and was the only previous DIRTcar Nationals winner to find victory lane during a stunning week of Volusia upsets.

Best non-winning driver: Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., who raced only MORE

February 16, 2014

East Bay superlatives

thesportswire.net

GIBSONTON, Fla. — Recapping the 38th Winternationals at East Bay Raceway with a list of superlatives from six Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at the third-mile oval, which hosted the tour’s first-ever event on live television:

Best driver: No doubt Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., the winningest Winternationals driver who stretched his victory total to 23 with a pair of victories despite competing in four features. He also notched a second-place finish and ran at least as high as MORE

February 10, 2014

Rethinking East Bay

Whiling away the highway hours between races often means hashing out possibilities for changes in Dirt Late Model racing we’d like to see. Most of them go no farther than the dashboard, but occasionally a rental car full of DirtonDirt.com staffers hit on something worth exploring.

This is one of those times, particularly with East Bay Raceway Park’s 38th annual Winternationals upon us this week.

After the first full weekend of Georgia-Florida Speedweeks action, our Sunday night conversation MORE

February 9, 2014

Golden Isles superlatives

thesportswire.net

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 drivers: Neck-and-neck between Friday winners Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., and Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C. While each nabbed a feature victory in Friday’s doubleheader, further success eluded them. Davenport was stymied by early problems in MORE

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