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August 2016 Dirt Modified

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Catching Up With The Dohm’s
Tim Dohm learned early on that the body can only take so much punishment on two wheels and successfully made the change to four. His sons have successfully followed his lead, and together they have become one of the dominant dirt racing families. pg. 16

Well Earned. Well Deserved.
Dennis Erb, Jr. snapped the Illinois winless streak at Eldora Crown Jewels with his first-career Crown Jewel win. pg. 24

My ‘Dream 100’ Notebook
Kevin Kovac gives his notes and observations from this year’s Dream. The event featured an industry-shaking post-race happening, even larger than last year’s, when five drivers were DQ’d follow post-race tire test lab results. pg. 33

Nailing The Landing
Wisconsin veteran Brett Swedberg is profiled. pg. 42

Accidental Racer
Pennsylvania’s Jared ‘The Jet’ Miley has turned his passion for racing not only into a successful career behind the wheel, but also one as a day job, as an employee of Rocket Chassis. pg. 48

The Nebraska Bragging Rights Championship Series
I-80 Speedway promoter and NDLMHoF member Joe Kosiski created a series that allows racers at different tracks to compete in a unique point battle. pg. 54

TECH: Mark Bush answers your tech questions in this month’s Ask Mark. pg. 58

The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Corner
The King of Dixie Speedway, Buck Simmons, is remembered. pg. 61

Blast from the Past
Lee Ackerman recalls the ‘Great Western Swing’ of 1983. pg. 62

The Wire pg. 66

New Products pg. 68

Speed Shop pg. 70

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott pg. 72

Through the Lens pg. 74

Advertiser’s Index pg. 87

Parting View pg. 88

COLUMNS
Mike O’Connor [Editor] pg. 6
Steve Davis pg. 8
Kelley Carlton pg. 10
Ray Beste pg. 12
Steve Halpainy pg. 14