January 2018 Dirt Modified

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January 2018 Dirt Modified

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Not Missing A Beat
Paducah, Kentucky’s Tait Davenport already had two UMP National titles before he ever got behind the wheel of a Modified. pg. 16

Fairy Tales and the Double
Brian Efkamp called it a career in a storybook ending to the Northern SportMods feature, while Ritchie Gustin captured his second-career Super Nats title. pg. 22

My ‘IMCA Super Nationals’ Notebook
Bill Martin gives his notes and observations from the 35th edition of ‘America’s Racin’ Vacation’. pg. 26

The Elwood City Racing Gang
Brian Schaffer and his family have been a fixture in the Modified ranks in Pennsylvania for decades. pg. 36

My ‘USMTS Fall Jamboree’ Notebook
Deer Creek Speedway hosted the 19th edtion of the event, which saw Cade Dillard win the battle, but lose the war for the 2017 USMTS National title to Jason Hughes, while Ryan Gustin showcased his utter dominance. pg. 41

TECH
Mark Bush answers more of your Modified tech questions in this month’s edition of Ask Mark. pg. 54

The Modified Chronicles
Boby Mays’ monthly tribute to the Modifieds of the Past. pg. 57

The Wire pg. 58

The Club 91 Corner with ‘Big Daddy’ Joe Duvall pg. 61

Speed Shop pg. 63

The Chassis Spotlight:
Wicked Race Cars pg. 64

My ‘Super DIRT Week XLVI’ Notebook
Batman Vs. Superman took center stage in a last-lap, last-corner shootout in New York to end the storied Crown Jewel event of Northeast Modified racing. pg. 65

Shooting Gallery pg. 74

Ad Index pg. 83

Turn Out the Lights pg. 84

Columns
Mike O’Connor (Editor) pg. 6
Steve Davis pg. 8
Cyndi Stiffler pg. 10
Scott Erickson pg. 12
Adam Cornell pg. 14