January 2020 Dirt Monthly

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January  2020 Dirt Monthly

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Columns
4 Mike O’Connor (Editor)
6 Kelley Carlton
8 Cyndi Stiffler
10 Justin Zoch (Editor)
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14 Todd Heintzelman

 

Hot Laps
16 Pit Pass and Industry News
19 Milestone Moments
20 Upcoming Events
22 Local Heroes
23 Gearhead
24 Chassis Builder Spotlight
25 Musings From A Racer
26 My Home Track

 

LATE MODELS
28
2019 Late Model Champions
Dirt Late Model series and sanction champions from the 2019 season.

 

42
Dirt Track World Championship Notebook
Brandon Sheppard capped off an incredible year with his third six-figure win of 2019.

 

48
World Finals Notebook
Jimmy Owens scored his record seventh World Finals Championship, while Brandon Sheppard wrapped up the WoO 2019 Point Championship.

 

MODIFIEDS
54
2019 Modified Champions
From DIRTcar in the Northeast to all of the other Dirt Modified sanctions and series across the country, we celebrate the 2019 Champions of Modified racing.

 

66
Super Dirt Week XLVIII Notebook
Mat Williamson topped off a career year by scoring his first Billy Whittaker Cars 200 at Super Dirt Week XLVIII.

 

OPEN WHEEL
74
2019 Open Wheel Champions
Champions all throughout the wide world of open wheel racing are celebrated from Winged 410 Sprint Cars to Midgets to IMCA Racesaver Sprint Cars in our annual Salute to the Best of the Best.

 

88
Larson Flips Script on Bell
California’s Kyle Larson redeemed last year’s last lap debacle and beat Christopher Bell to score his first career Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

98
From Two Wheels to Four
The O’Banions have long been fixtures on the bullrings of their Hoosier State but second generation racer Shane O’Banion started his racing career in motorcycles.

 

WEEKEND WARRIOR
106
Weekend Warrior Champions
The weekly warriors throughout the country are saluted for rising to the top of their divisions and winning season-long point titles. From Pure Stock to Super Stocks to Street Stocks, we’ve got them all covered.

 

 

 

Departments

 

112 Ask Mark Tech Tips
114 General Tech
118 The Northeast Dirt
120 The Inside Track
122 Beyond the Dirt
124 Five Minutes With…
126 Blast From the Past
128 Where Are They Now?
130 Competition Archives
132 New Products
134 Speedshop
136 Salute to the Shooter
140 Through the Lens
144 Advertiser Index