February 2013 Dirt Late Model

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February 2013 Dirt Late Model


‘Wrecking’ The Competition
Veteran Illinois driver Eric Smith is profiled. pg. 20

The Last of the Grassroots Racers?
Kenna, West Virginia’s Travis Brookover continues to carry the torch for ‘old school’ racers. pg. 27

Showdown in the Show-Me State
The strife between Missouri racers Will Vaught and Jesse Stovall boiled over at the 2010 Show Me 100. Dan Dohman looks back at this incident, what led up to it and the fallout for the drivers following the incident. pg. 34

Safety On and Off The Track
Iowa’s Tyler Bruening continues to impress and add to his resume as he becomes a force in IMCA Late Model racing pg. 42


For The Love of The Sport
Polarizing media persona Bubba ‘The Love Sponge’ Clem raised more than a few eyebrows when he took over the dirt track at Ocala just over a year ago, but since then has worked tirelessly to show is love for the sport. pg. 49

Back In The Saddle
‘The Lincoln Leadfoot’ Victor Lee looks forward to making noise once again in the upcoming season. pg. 56

Racing the Smart Way
Phenix City, Alabama’s William Thomas continues to make waves his own way, the ‘smart way’. pg. 63

Blast from the Past: Lee Ackerman recounts the Colorado All Star 100. pg. 66

TECH: The second installment of Mark Bush’s piece on bump steer. pg. 69

The Wire pg. 75

New Products pg. 78

Speed Shop pg. 82

Meet The Driver: John Mollick pg. 84

Through the Lens pg. 86

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
Steve Halpainy pg. 19