August 2019 Dirt Monthly

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August 2019 Dirt Monthly

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

HOT LAPS
19 Musings From A Racer
20 Local Heroes
23 Gearhead
24 The Northeast Dirt
26 Say What?
28 The Inside Track
30 Upcoming Events

DEPARTMENTS
124 Chassis Builder Spotlight
126 Beyond the Dirt
128 Salute to the Shooter
132 Five Minutes With…
134 Competition Archives
136 Blast From the Past
138 Open Wheel Tech
140 Late Model/Modified Tech
144 Pit Pass & Industry News
146 New Products
148 Speedshop
150 Through the Lens
160 Advertiser Index

FEATURES
32
Chasing His Dreams
North Carolina racer Daulton Wilson is living his dream of working on race cars and racing Super Late Models.

38
Way Outside the Box
FASTRAK’s Stan Lester has never been afraid to color outside of the lines. Read all about his latest ideas for flying in the face of convention.

44
Family or Nothing
If the Oberkramers of southern Missouri can’t do it as a family, they don’t do it at all. See how this family that works and races together wouldn’t have it any other way.

52
Finally
After 40-plus years of trying, Mark Richards finally broke through at Eldora. Kevin Kovac sheds light on Brandon Sheppard and Rocket Racing’s big win and all the doings at this year’s Dream.

62
Formula for Success
We are going to give you a sneak peek into what it takes for Jeff Aikey to get to the front and win.

64
Anthony Roth
Meet Anthony Roth and find out how he’s keeping up the family tradition that is now in its fourth generation.

68
Busy Bee
Get to know Chase Hansen, one of the Beehive State’s best Modified racers.

74
Mastery Experience
The Masters has become one of the top Modified, and best overall, weekends of racing in the Upper-Midwest.

78
Fun Hour with Big and Little
Driver Adam Hensel and Crew Chief Adam Lehnertz are two fun - loving guys having a blast working together and winning races.

86
Knoxville Nationals Preview
Director of Marketing Kendra Jacobs fills us in on the schedule and new events and our staff picks their Favorites and Dark Horses for this year’s event.

92
Looking For Back-to-Back Titles
Brad Sweet talks about how winning the Nationals in 2018 changed his life and how confident he is about repeating in August.

100
Second Generation Port Master
Logan Wagner is following in his father’s footsteps and getting very comfortable at Port Royal Speedway.

106
BCRA Octogenarians Going Strong
Floyd Alvis and JR Williams may be over 80 years old but they aren’t ready to quit just yet.

112
Hall of Fame Houses AJ’s Finest
A look inside the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame’s Tribute to AJ Foyt.

114
An Arizona Gentleman
Bob Ream Jr. looks back on a strong career and why he still races even though he can no longer drive.

120
One More Championship
Rod Snellenberger, otherwise known as “Hot Rod,” has been a fixture at dirt tracks in northeast Wisconsin in the IMCA Stock Car division.