August 2012 Dirt Late Model

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August 2012 Dirt Late Model


Better Late Than Never
Wisconsin’s Paul Parker took the long approach to getting behind the wheel. pg. 20

My ‘Bullring Bonanza’ Notebook
Cyndi Stiffler gives her notes and observations from the inaugural event featuring not only a $25,000 WoO Late Model race, but also an astounding collection of prizes and giveaways, including $50,000 in cash! pg. 27

Heart of the Heartland: Part Two
The conclusion of the two-part series on what it takes to run for a weekly-racing national title in the heartland, within the ranks of IMCA, WISSOTA and UMP. pg. 33

My ‘Prelude to the Dream’ Notebook
Kyle Busch takes home the checkers in the eighth annual charity event at Eldora Speedway featuring the stars of NASCAR, Indy Car, Sprint Car and Drag Racing. pg. 39

My ‘Dream 100’ Notebook
Writer Ben Shelton recounts this year’s annual Dream at Eldora that saw Shane Clanton dominate the ‘reformatted’ event and capture his second Eldora crow jewel trophy. pg. 45

Pedal to the Metal
Third-generation Alabama driver Josh Putnam is keeping his family’s proud racing tradition going, as he continues to make a name for himself on the SRRS Series . pg. 54

Changes in the Air
The LODLMS’s challenge to make the racing better. pg. 61

Blast from the Past: Lee Ackerman looks in the storied history of the Masters at Cedar Lake Speedway. pg. 65

TECH: Troy Harrison looks into plastic Late Model bodies. pg. 69

TECH: Mark Bush delves into the topic of wedge. pg. 72

The Wire pg. 77

New Products pg. 80

Speed Shop pg. 81

Meet The Driver: Chad Zorbist pg. 83

Through the Lens pg. 84

Advertisers Index pg. 95

Parting View pg. 96

Mike O’Connor [Editor] pg. 7
Chris Stepan pg. 8
Steve Davis pg. 11
Kelley Carlton pg. 12
Ben Shelton pg. 15
Ray Beste pg. 16
Steve Halpainy pg. 19