March 2015 Dirt Late Model

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March 2015 Dirt Late Model

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Hand in Hand
Mitch McGrath continues his family’s strong Wisconsin racing heritage. The young upstart made a big splash in his first full season in a Late Model. pg. 20

My ‘Wild West Shootout’Notebook
Ben Shelton give his notes and observations from the 9th Annual Wild West Shootout at USA Raceway. It saw a sweep by the Club 29/Black Diamond cars and a suprise overall champion. pg. 26

Master Mechanic
Writer Marty Bingham profiles Randall Twiggs. His Georgia garage has been fielding and powering Dirt Late Models for 40-plus years. pg. 34


Cyber Dirt: Part One
Dan Dohman’s first installment of his look into online PPV dirt racing and the growing list of companies behind it. pg. 42

In Good Company: Out-Pace Racing Products
The Roger’s family-owned Freeport, Illinois business came into existance after the engineering brothers went racing and found a need for product improvements. pg. 49

Out of the Darkness, Into the Light
Lon Emerick brings his own battle with depression to both the track and the world. He hopes to help others who suffer from metal illness. pg. 52

Is It Dirt or Is It Pavement?
Doug Kennedy introduces us to Salem Road Speedway; the Ohio track that helps stave off the off-season blues. pg. 58

Catching Up With the Highside Hustler
Jason Feger is expanding his racing endeavors. The Illinois hot shoe is turning chassis builder. pg. 61

The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Corner: Hall of Famers give their opinions on the state of Dirt Late Model racing today. pg. 64

Blast From the Past: Lee Ackerman looks back at 1985, the year of transition. pg. 66

TECH: Mark Bush answers your questions in this installment of ‘Ask Mark’. pg. 69

The Wire pg. 73

New Products pg. 77

Speed Shop pg. 80

Trackside with Suzanne Talbott pg. 82

Through the Lens pg. 84

Advertiser’s Index pg. 95

Parting View pg. 96

COLUMNS
Mike O’Connor [Editor] pg. 6
Steve Davis pg. 8
Kelley Carlton pg. 10
Ben Shelton pg. 12
Ray Beste pg. 14
Steve Halpainy pg. 16
Chris Stepan pg. 18