August 2017 Dirt Late Model

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August 2017 Dirt Late Model


Mr. Excitement
Second-generation driver Jason Hiett and his father, Jimmy, continue to chase their dream up and down the roads of the Southeast. pg. 16

Back to Having Fun
Two years ago, ‘Cat Daddy’ Clint Smith dropped of the WoO tour to race closer to home. A decision he has no regret in making. pg. 22

No Weak Links
Scott Bloomquist makes his Eldora return, capturing his seventh Dream title. pg. 28

My ‘Dream 100’ Notebook
Kevin Kovac’s notes and observations from the 23rd Annual Dream 100. pg. 35

Keeping Wisconsin Late Model Racing Alive
The new Dirt Kings Late Model Tour replaces the WDLMA. Owners Jason and Sandy Schultz hope to continue the goal of unifying Late Model racing in the state for years to come. pg. 44

In Good Company: Wehrs Machine
In 2017, Wehrs Machine celebrates it’s 20th year in business. Owner Chad Wehrs still works every day on helping the sport evolve and trying to make racing more affordable for the average racer. pg. 52

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott pg. 60

Blast from the Past
Lee Ackerman looks into the days of the Professional Racers Organization in the multi-part series. pg. 64

The NDLMHoF Corner
Gary Parker recalls the legendary on-track exploits of Hall of Famer Larry Phillips; a threat on both Asphalt and Dirt. pg. 66

The Wire pg. 68

Speed Shop pg. 73

Meet the Driver presented by Comp Cams: Ahnna Parkhurst pg. 75

Through the Lens pg. 76

Advertiser’s Index pg. 87

Parting View pg. 88

Mike O’Connor [Editor] pg. 6
Steve Davis pg. 8
Kelley Carlton pg. 10
Gary Heeman pg. 12
Steve Halpainy pg. 14
Ray Beste pg. 59