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December 2017 Dirt Late Model

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Good Hands To Be In
Tragedy struck veteran driver Devin Friese in 2017. Through that, he learned to be at peace with what life brings and the power of the extended racing family. pg. 16

Welcome To Marlarville
‘The Winfield Warrior’ Mike Marlar made history at the legendary Knoxville Raceway by become the first driver to capture back-to-back Late Model Knoxville Nationals win in the event’s
14-year history. pg. 26

My ‘Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals’ Notebook
Kevin Kovac’s notes and observations from the nail-biting and history-making Crown Jewel event at Knoxville. pg. 32

Making His Own Thunder
Spring Hill, Tennessee’s Brad Skinner is making his own way in the Super Late Model ranks. Some of it may just be attributed to Cole Trickle. pg. 42

Now For Something Completely Different
History was made this summer when Late Models invaded the Sprint Car and Midget stronghold of Angell Park Speedway for the first time. pg. 48

Ask Mark
Mark Bush answers your tech questions in this month’s Ask Mark. pg. 56

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott pg. 60

Blast from the Past
The final installment of Lee Ackerman’s tales of the inaugural season of the WDRL. pg. 62

The NDLMHoF Corner
Robert Smawley is profiled. pg. 64

The Wire pg. 66

Speed Shop pg. 71

Through the Lens pg. 74

Advertiser’s Index pg. 87

Columns
Mike O’Connor [Editor] pg. 6
Steve Davis pg. 8
Kelley Carlton pg. 10
Gary Heeman pg. 12
Steve Halpainy pg. 14
Adam Cornell pg. 72