JUNE 2018 Dirt Modified

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JUNE 2018 Dirt Modified


Right Where He Needs To Be
Ward Imrie made big history last season when he became WISSOTA’s first Modified National Champion from Canada. pg. 14

From the Grass to the Dirt
West Virginia’s Chad Smith really did come up the line of grass roots racing. Before starting on two-wheels in Motocross, he raced Lawn mowers before eventually moving up the ranks to Hot Mods then full-blown Modifieds. pg. 22

Catching Up With Wisconsin’s Trailblazer
It’s a very rare occurrence for any driver still in their 30s to be inducted into a track’s Hall of Fame, but Julie McDermid is that rarity. pg. 27

Their ‘King of America VIII’ Notebook
A group of driver’s adventures from the eighth edition of the Modified Crown Jewel event. Humboldt Speedway saw Minnesota hot-shoe Lucas Schott rise from ‘Cool Hand’ to ‘King Luke’. pg. 35

An Every Night Threat
Defending IMCA Northern SportMod National Champion Tyler Soppe is a threat to win each and every night he gets behind the wheel. The Iowa wheelman is even contemplating taking the next step, and driving a Modified; a move that will surely be watched closely. pg. 44

Mark Bush focuses on how to help drivers improve their communication about changing track and car conditions. pg. 50

The Modified Chronicles
Tribute to the Modifieds of the Past. pg. 53

The Wire pg. 54

The Club 91 Corner pg. 59

This Minute With: Ryan Middaugh pg. 62

Speed Shop pg. 61

The Chassis Spotlight: Longhorn Chassis pg. 62

New Products pg. 63

The Art (and Science) of the Wrap
A look into the history and evolution of the wrap and signage industry and what’s involved in lettering cars today. pg. 64

Shooting Gallery pg. 72

Ad Index pg. 83

Turn Out the Lights pg. 84

Mike O’Connor (Editor) pg. 6
Steve Davis pg. 8
Cyndi Stiffler pg. 10
Scott Erickson pg. 12
Adam Cornell pg. 13