January 2019 Dirt Monthly

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January 2019 Dirt Monthly

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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

DEPARTMENTS
121 Meet the Driver
122 The Northeast Dirt
124 The Inside Track
126 Beyond the Dirt
128 Modified Tech
131 Open Wheel Tech
135 Gearhead
136 Chassis Builder Spotlight
137 Local Heroes
138 Blast from the Past
140 The Wire
146 New Products
147 The Speed Shop
148 Through the Lens
160 Advertiser Index

LATE MODELS
22 Chasing the Money
Kody Evans gave up point racing in 2018 in exchange for chasing money races.

28 World Finals Notebook
Kevin Kovac gives his notes and observations from this year’s World Finals in Charlotte. The season-ending event saw rain delay the first feature and Mike Marlar capture his first career World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series title.

37 Remembering The Three Muskateers of PPMS
With a total of 138 years of racing experience, Lynn Geisler, Ben Miley, and Steve Baker were staples of the legendary track until 2015.

44 Getting Up On The Wheel
Logan Roberson has been making headlines aross the country the last couple seasons in Crates. Not bad for a 21-year-old youngster from Waynesboro, Virginia.

50 Carrying On A Winning Tradition
Bryan Bernheisel has been building a solid racing resume over the years, keeping the bar set by his father, Jim, in place.

MODIFIEDS
84 Race for Hope 74 Notebook
The second annual Batesville Motor Speedway event saw Kyle Strickler capture yet another IMCA Crown Jewel event.

58 WISSOTA 100 Notebook
Ray Beste recounts events from the WISSOTA Crown Jewel event at its new home of I-94 Speedway.

68 Super DIRTweek Notebook
The storied event for the Big Block Modifieds saw Larry Wight capture his biggest career victory and his father’s fifth title as a car owner.

76 USMTS Fall Jamboree Notebook
The finale of the 2018 USMTS season saw Johnny Scott wrap-up his first career USMTS crown and Rodney Sanders continue his domination of the big money Modified shows.

OPEN WHEEL
90 Tyler Courtney
The 2018 USAC Sprint Car Championship came down to the final race, with Sunshine on top.

96 Rising New Canadian Import
Robbie Price is making his name known in ASCS and the driver from the Great White North has become a force on the track.

102 Champion of the Little 500
This past September, longtime USAC Car Onwer Larry Contos passed away after an extended illness. The Indiana legend helped champion The Little 500 into the Crown Jewel of the sport that it is today.

108 Tough Road Turns Gold
Altoona, Iowa’s Austin McCarl has not always had an easy road in his racing career. This year that all changed as he claimed the Knoxville Championship Cup Series Crown.

STREET STOCK
114 Five Buck Fridays Propel Fayette County Speedway Forward
The storied race track in West Union, Iowa, has had its ups-and-downs like all weekly racing facitlities, but under new direction, the track has flourished in even these challenging times.