April 2020 Dirt Monthly - Free Online Access Only

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April  2020 Dirt Monthly - Free Online Access Only

THE FULL APRIL 2020 ISSUE IS AVAILABLE FREE ONLINE AT www.dirtmonthly.com

 

Columns
8 Mike O’Connor (Editor)
10 Kelley Carlton
12 Cyndi Stiffler
14 Justin Zoch (Editor)
16 Bob Mays
17 Elizabeth Madley

 

Hot Laps
18 Pit Pass and Industry News
20 Local Heroes
21 Musings From A Racer
22 My Home Track

 

Late Models
24
Racing in a Pandemic
Ritchie Lewis from Lucas Oil and Casey Shuman from the World of Outlaws share their thoughts on the challenges of racing in a pandemic.

 

30
A 50/50 Deal
An inside look at Dustin Strand, who builds Late Models and Modifieds for a living and races in both divisions.

 

36
Toilet Trained
Booger Brooks seemingly came out of nowhere to win the 2020 Tuckassee Toilet Bowl. But as we find out in this story, he's an accomplished racer who's earned his opportunity.

 

42
En Fuego
Get to know Kyle Lukon, a Pennsylvania Dirt Late Model racer who has been white hot for some time now.

 

48
Consistency is a Virtue
Justin Schmidt is a top contender in the eastern Wisconsin Late Model ranks and has used a consistent approach to get there.

 


Modifieds
56
Kelly Shryock - Unfiltered
The first installment of a new feature. A Dirt Modified legend and an open mic.

 

62
Winnemucca
It's just fun to say the word Winnemucca. Find out why it's fun to race there, too.

 

68
Racing Hard - Being Safe - Having Fun
Find out how Dan Fitzgerald has made a career out of racing hard, being safe and having fun.

 

74
What a Nutt
Dave Nutt was a great Modified racer from the '80s through the early 2000s. Chad Meyer takes a look back at his career.

 


Open Wheel

 

78
A Man on a Mission
Ever since a crash halted his career in 2013, Peter Murphy has been on a crusade to promote the sport of Sprint Car racing. He recently took over Keller Auto Speedway in Hanford, California.

 

86
Lucky to be Alive
Landon Simon has carved out quite a storied career in Sprint Cars and it all may never have been written following a tragic accidental shooting when Simon was just 17 years old.

 

94
Superlatives With Saldana
As his career winds down and he focuses on manufacturing, we talk with Joey Saldana about the best,the worst, the proudest, the wildest and the biggest regrets of his storied Sprint Car career.

 


Weekend Warriors
104
A Look Back
Greg Hilbert was one of the finest Stock Car racers in the Upper Midwest in the late 1980s. We take a look back at his career and what he has been up to in the days since his retirement.

 

108
Calling Attention to Heroes
Jim Cahill does not care if you notice him at the race track. He would, however, like you to notice his car. He uses it as a canvas for honoring First Responders felled in the line of duty in his homestate of Nebraska.

 

Departments

 

112General Tech
116 The Northeast Dirt
118 The Inside Track
120 Beyond the Dirt
122 Beyond the Spotlight
124 Backtracking With Jim Volgarino
128 Blast From the Past
130 Competition Archives
132 Speedshop
134 New Products
136 Salute to the Shooter
140 Through the Lens
146 Advertiser Index