February 2014 Dirt Late Model

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February 2014 Dirt Late Model


Super Sub
Brandon Sheppard capped his stellar 2013, by capturing the 33rd Annual Red Buck Dirt Track World Championship, subbing in the #1 Rocket house car. pg. 20

My ‘Red Buck DTWC’ Notebook
Todd Turner gives his notes and observations from this year’s Crown Jewel event at Portsmouth Raceway Park. pg. 25

Patience, Progress and Pallets
Birch Tree, Missouri’s Justin Asplin is profiled. pg. 28

No Bad Habbits
Fifteen-year-old Lyle Klein shows he is definitely a chip off the old block. pg. 37

Catching Up With ‘The Rocket’
Ricky Elliott continues to give it everything he has, as the veteran just completed his 26th year in racing. pg. 42

No Getting Away From It
Minnesota’s Kyle Jumbeck has parlayed his Go-Kart and WISSOTA Midwest Mod Championships into the competitive WISSOTA Late Model ranks. pg. 48

Catching Up With ‘The Thrill’
Writer Ray Beste sits down with veteran engine builder and racer Vic Hill to discuss the ever-changing Dirt Late Model motor scene and his new forray into the promoting ranks. pg. 55

Awesome Present, Unsettled Future
Third-generation car buider and second-generation driver Doug Drown continues on his racing career’s up and down journey. pg. 60

The Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Corner
Hall of Famers discuss some of their best and most challenging tracks. pg. 65

Blast from the Past: Lee Ackerman goes through some of the tales and accomplishments of Ernie Derr, part of Iowa’s legendary ‘Keokuk Gang’. pg. 67

TECH:The second installment of Mark Bush’s series on shocks and shock absorber tuning. pg. 69

The Wire pg. 74

New Products pg. 79

Speed Shop pg. 81

My ‘World of Outlaws World Finals’ Notebook
Kevin Kovac recalls the wrap-up of the WoO season that saw Darrell Lanigan and Josh Richards take feature wins, and Richards capture his third overall Outlaws title. pg. 83

Advertiser’s Index pg. 95

Parting View pg. 96

Mike O’Connor [Editor] pg. 6
Steve Davis pg. 8
Kelley Carlton pg. 10
Sheryl Shelton pg. 12
Ray Beste pg. 14
Steve Halpainy pg. 16
Chris Stepan pg. 18