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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

A Rebellious suggestion

I intended to write this week about five things I’d like to see changed in the Middle Tennessee Late Model racing community. But when I got to No. 3 on my list, it simply grew into a beast of its own — a spinoff, if you will.

So each of those other things I’d like fixed, or at least altered, will have to wait.

What I’d really like to see is Winchester Speedway take a chance on a big one. With the success that Duck River Raceway Park has enjoyed in recent years, I’d love to see that at MORE


Duck doesn't disappoint


As the surface at Duck River Raceway Park began to blow a little grit, my first thought was that finally, the Bob Harris-owned quarter-mile wasn’t going to be a one-lane, around-the-top speedplant for the Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals

I was happy for once that the track, which was still pretty fast, might slick off and provided a slippery surface all around, thus, in my opinion, providing fans with a lot of side-by-side action for the duration of the $4,000-to-win, 40-lapper on the Ray MORE


The Family Pierce


It is a busy afternoon in Oakwood, Ill., and Bobby Pierce is looking at a looming deadline. It’s the kind of deadline a lot of 17-year-olds fret over, involving an intensely challenging subject.


Pierce is one of the country’s hottest Dirt Late Model racers, a growing force that shows no sign of abating. He’s already won 10 races and is on track for a phenomenal season, perhaps the greatest season in history for someone not yet 18 years old.

Pierce has little time to bask in his MORE


Horton's move south


Ever stumble upon something that ended up changing the direction of your life? Veteran Dirt Late Model racer Doug Horton did last year — by driving off the wrong highway exit.

Horton and his wife, Laura, were on a long-weekend getaway to Florida’s Gulf Coast in March 2013 — primarily because he had been too busy at his Smithfield, Pa.-based High Gear Speed Shop to make his annual trip to the previous month’s Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. — when he made a MORE


'I'll miss that phone call'

Jason Walls/wrtspeedwerx.com

The first sign that Jamie Lathroum’s Dirt Late Model racing effort had changed forever came the morning of April 19. When he made his customary race-day phone call to his crew chief, Huey Wilcoxon, he got only Wilcoxon’s voicemail and no immediate call back.

That’s strange, Lathroum thought (picture above right with Wilcoxon, left). We always talk the morning of a race about what we’re gonna do.

A few hours later, Lathroum, a 35-year-old from Mechanicsville, Md., who ranks as one of the MORE