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June 2017 Dirt Late Model

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Family Sport
Shanon Buckingham has followed his father’s lead in putting family first. After taking a break from the sport, he is back with the Double Down Motorsports team and in Victory Lane. pg. 14

Adapt and Overcome
North Carolina’s Corey Gordon continues to impress at a very young age. pg. 22

I Still Love It
Independence, Iowa veteran Curt Martin has been a staple of the Iowa racing scene since 1979. With new support, he hopes to continue on in the years to come in the sport that he loves. pg. 28

Chapter Two - The Mcsling Shootout
Austin Hubbard survived several potentially career-ending incidents last season. Instead of dwelling on the past, the driver has pushed forward with a renewed vigor and enthusiasm. pg. 36

Like Father Like Son
Sweeney RUSH Series is filled with great examples of father and son duos, both on and off the track. pg. 44

A Success by Any Measure
The Northern Late Model Racing Association enters it’s 20th season in 2017. In the ever-changing landscape of Dirt Late Model racing, the Peace Garden state series continues it’s strong presence. pg. 52

TECH: Part One of Mark Bush’s series on proven, simple chassis adjustments that work. pg. 57

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott pg. 60

Blast from the Past
Lee Ackerman’s first installment on the 1980 season and the tough competition that assembled at Mason City Speedway in Mason City, Iowa. pg. 64

The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Corner
Looking back at how Hall of Famer Mike Duvall became the legendary ‘Flinstone Flyer’. pg. 66

The Wire pg. 68

New Products pg. 72

Speed Shop pg. 73

Through the Lens pg. 76

Advertiser’s Index pg. 87

Parting View pg. 88

COLUMNS
Mike O’Connor [Editor] pg. 6
Steve Davis pg. 8
Kelley Carlton pg. 10
Steve Halpainy pg. 12