April 2019 Dirt Monthly

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April 2019 Dirt Monthly

TABLE OF CONTENTS

COLUMNS
4 Mike O’Connor [Editor]
6 Kelley Carlton
8 Scott Erickson
10 Cyndi Stiffler
12 Justin Zoch [Editor]
14 Kevin Oldham
16 Bob Mays

QUICK HITS
19 Musings from a Racer
20 Local Heroes
23 Gearhead
24 My Home Track
26 Upcoming Events

DEPARTMENTS
125 Chassis Builder Spotlight
126 Salute to the Shooter
128 Beyond the Dirt
130 Five Minutes With
132 Blast from the Past
134 Competition Archives
136 Beyond the Spotlight
139 Open Wheel Tech
141 Late Model/Modified Tech
143 Pit Pass & Industry News
146 New Products
148 The Speed Shop
150 Through the Lens
160 Advertiser Index

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The Top 10 Stories From Speed Weeks 2019
Georgia/Florida Speed Weeks saw the debut of several new team/driver combos including an impressive outing by Tyler Erb and Best Performance, a strong showing by Jonathan Davenport and a history-making performance at Volusia by Brandon Sheppard.

40
Chasing Perfection
Pennsylvania’s Jon Hodgkiss’ persistence has paid off as he continues to chase the ultimate goal in racing... perfection.

48
The Silver Shark Is Circling Again
The first installment of our two-part story on the teaming of veteran Scott James and Wisconsin’s Dolhun Motorsports.

56
High Velocity Vandy
Jason VandeKamp is always a threat to win anywhere he unloads, but his domination of Cedar Lake Speedway is legendary.

68
Under The Radar
Joel Watson is hoping his impressive skills behind the wheel of a Modified will translate into his next challenge.

74
The Northeast Dirt
Adam Cornell tries to shake off cabin fever.

76
Just Call Me Bone
Veteran Illinois driver Jeff ‘Bone’ Larson is profiled.

81
The Beginning of The Night of 1,000 Stars
Lee Ackerman dives into the early history of this IMCA Crown Jewel event.

84
The Inside Track
Jeremiah Davis talks racing’s Super Bowl.

86
Work To Do
Kentucky’s Blaze Melton extends his racing reach.

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The Best, Worst, Toughest and Happiest Times of His Career
Doug Seeger sits down with veteran Lance Dewease as he looks back.

104
Driven to Overcome
Justin Peck talks his return to racing after running afoul of the World of Outlaws Drug Testing Policy last season.

110
A Life of Learning Experiences
Californian turned Hoosier JJ Hughes is profiled.

114
An Aussie’s American Dream
Lynton Jeffrey is truly living the American Dream.

120
Dialing Back After Dream Season
Jason Hehman’s storybook 2018 season culminated with the UMP DIRTcar National Sportsman Crown.