February 2012 Dirt Late Model

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February 2012 Dirt Late Model


Wave of the Future
Sikeston, Missouri’s Austin Rettig is profiled. pg. 18

The Winternationals and ‘The Clay by the Bay’
Writer Chuck Green talks with East Bay’s Al Varnadore and Todd Hutto about what it takes to put on the historical ‘kick-off’ to the racing season. pg. 25

Ending on a Roll
Maryland’s 32-year-old Jamie ‘The Jet’ Lathroum works to find the balance between a daily commute to the nation’s capital and his 850 horsepower weekend meditation sessions. pg. 30

Dan Dohman looks at the new trend of departing from ‘typical’ two-day race format for something more ‘fan friendly’. pg. 37

The Driver They Call ‘Hammer Down’
Farley, Iowa’s Jason Rauen looks to continue his mantra of hard work and determination as he strives to make a name for himelf on the national scene. pg. 42

The Racing Burdettes
DLM’s Scott Wolfe introduces us to the Ohio Valley’s Burdette family. pg. 53

Raising the Bar
Prior to 2011, Brad Looney had only one victory on the MARS DIRTcar Series. That all changed in 2011, as he put the Midwest on notice. pg. 58

Blast from the Past: Lee Ackerman looks back at the 1982 racing season. pg. 65

TECH: Mark Bush finishes the final day of testing and gives readers the results of his multi-installment series. pg. 68

The Wire pg. 74

New Products pg. 82

Speed Shop pg. 85

Through the Lens pg. 90

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