February 2019 Dirt Monthly

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February 2019 Dirt Monthly

TABLE OF CONTENTS

COLUMNS
4 Mike O’Connor [Editor]
6 Kelley Carlton
8 Scott Erickson
10 Cyndi Stiffler
12 Justin Zoch [Editor]
14 Kevin Oldham
16 Bob Mays

22
Back-to-Back
Bobby Pierce dominates ‘The Dome’ capturing his second VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals Crown.

28
Gateway Dirt Nationals Notebook
Kevin Kovac gives his notes and observations from the third edition of a history-making VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals.

34
Jonathan Davenport
The ‘Dream Team’ at Double L Motorsports, with driver Jonathan Davenport at the wheel, captured the 2018 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series title.

40
Mike Marlar
The pairing of driver Mike Marlar and car-owner Ronnie Delk ended after a successful five-year run, with the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Championship.

46
2018 Late Model Champions
Late Model tour and series champions from across the country are celebrated in Dirt Monthly’s inaugural Champions Issue.

62
2018 Modified Champions
Modified series and tour champions from across the country are celebrated in Dirt Monthly’s inaugural Champions Issue.

84
The Northeast Dirt
Adam Cornell discusses DIRTcar’s new fire suppression mandate.

86
Fab Four Fridays
Lernerville Speedway continues its proud racing tradition of 50-plus seasons. It is the only track in the country to feature 410 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Big-Block Modifieds and Stock Cars, on its weekly racing card.

92
The Inside Track
Jeremiah Davis helps celebrate the champions of 2018.

94
2018 Open Wheel Champions
Open Wheel tour and series champions from across the country are celebrated in Dirt Monthly’s inaugural Champions Issue.

108
New IRA Champ Outduels Theil
22-year-old Jake Blackhurst battled longtime friend Scott Thiel to capture the 2018 IRA title.

114
Three-Peat for the 360 King
Sam Hafertepe Jr. brought home is third consecutive ASCS Crown in 2018.

122
Party Up Down Under
Steven Lines captured his second World Series Sprint Cars Speedweek Championship in Australia to kick-off his 2019 with a bang!

124
2018 Street Stock Champions
Street Stock series and tour champions from across the country are celebrated in Dirt Monthly’s inaugural Champions Issue.


DEPARTMENTS
130 Salute to the Shooter
131 Local Heroes
132 Five Minutes With
134 Beyond the Dirt
136 Beyond the Track
138 Competition Archives
141 Gearhead
140 Chassis Builder Spotlight
142 Modified Tech
145 Open Wheel Tech
148 New Products
150 The Wire
155 The Speed Shop
156 Through the Lens
160 Advertiser Index