February 2017 Dirt Late Model

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February 2017 Dirt Late Model


Rum Running on Dirt
Miami Springs, Florida native Joey Coulter has an impressive resume that includes a NASCAR Truck Series victory, but when it was time for a change, dirt is where he headed. pg. 16

My ‘Gateway Dirt Nationals’ Notebook
Notes and observations from the history-making event in St. Louis. Late Models returned indoors for the first-time in 34 years, Shannon Babb snapped his winliess streak and Scott Bloomquist continued his staggering win percentage on first-time tracks. pg. 21

BEWARE: Men of Steel
Parkersburg, West Virginia’s Chris Carpenter is profiled. pg. 28

Second generation strong
Gordy Gundaker attended his first race at nine-days-old, and with his University of Quincy baseball career behind him, the son of Tri City Speedway’s Kevin and Tammy Gundaker, looks forward to even more time behind the wheel. pg. 34

The Numbers Man
Ryan Clark has worn many hats throughout his career in motor sports. From his early days as scorer, his time as an announcer, editor of the Hawkeye Racing News and now Executive Secretary for IMCA, one thing has remained consistent - the Iowan’s love of numbers. pg. 42

The Racing Realtor
Pennsylvania’s Scott Palmer has been in the real estate business for over 30 years. He has been racing for even longer. pg. 48

TECH: Mark Bush answers your tech questions in this month’s Ask Mark. pg. 55

Blast from the Past
Lee Ackerman recalls 1999’s Big Johnson ‘Who’s the Best Driver’ series in this multi-part story. pg. 58

The NDLM Hall of Fame Corner
Scott Bloomquist, dirt’s version of the Energizer Bunny. pg. 61

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott pg. 62

The Wire pg. 64

New Products pg. 70

Speed Shop pg. 71

Through the Lens pg. 74

Advertiser’s Index pg. 87

Parting View pg. 88

Mike O’Connor [Editor] pg. 6
Steve Davis pg. 8
Kelley Carlton pg. 10
Ray Beste pg. 12
Steve Halpainy pg. 14