July 2012 Dirt Late Model

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July 2012 Dirt Late Model

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Corn and Soybean Special
Wheatland, Iowa’s Justin Kay balances his time between dirt tracks and farm fields. pg. 20

Keith Nosbisch
Veteran Florida driver Keith Nosbisch is profiled. pg. 26

My ‘20th Annual Dart Show-Me 100’ Notebook
Ben Shelton gives his notes and observations from the 20th running of the Crown Jewel event that saw Jimmy Owens capture his second straight Show-Me 100 title. pg. 33

Northern Thunder
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada’s Mike Balcaen has seen his racing career come full-circle, as this nearly 30-year veteran still holds the flag as one of WISSOTA’s strongest Late Model compeititors. pg. 42

Rejuvenated and Ready to Go
Four-time UMP Late Model National Champion Rodney Melvin is posed to one again challenge for the national title, as he finds balance between racing a his successful business. pg. 54

Heart of the Heartland: Part One
Writer Dan Dohlman looks into what it takes to run for a weekly-racing national title in the heartland, within the ranks of IMCA, WISSOTA and UMP. pg. 59

Blast from the Past: Lee Ackerman delves in the great question of ‘What was the golden age of Late Model racing?’ pg. 65

TECH: Troy Harrison compares ‘brothers from different mothers’, Asphalt and Dirt Late Models. pg. 69

TECH: Mark Bush’s explores even more uncommon chassis tuning tips that can help get you to Victory Lane. pg. 75

The Wire pg. 79

New Products pg. 80

Speed Shop pg. 83

Meet The Driver: Danny Thomas. pg. 85

Through the Lens pg. 86

Advertisers Index pg. 95

Parting View pg. 96

Columns
Mike O’Connor [Editor] pg. 7
Chris Stepan pg. 8
Steve Davis pg. 11
Kelley Carlton pg. 12
Ben Shelton pg. 15
Ray Beste pg. 16
Steve Halpainy pg. 19