May 2013 Dirt Late Model

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May 2013 Dirt Late Model

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Racing Is In The Blood
Illinois’ Frank Heckenast, Jr. continues his family’s proud racing tradition. pg. 20

Diamond Broker
Dan Robinson has handled the day-to-day operations at the ‘Diamond of Dirt Tracks’ for the past several years. This year he adds to his resumé by taking over the reigns of the MLRA Series. pg. 28

The Double-Edged Sword
West Virginia driver Rick ‘Ricky’ Williams is profiled. pg. 35

An Excllent Adventure Just Begun
‘The California Kid’ Tyler Reddick has already showed his prowess on the dirt tracks across the country, and now the transplanted Illinois resident looks to continue his racing adventures on
the next level. pg. 42

All In The Family
When Dave Troutman stepped out from behind the wheel, his son, D.J., stepped in, bringin his cousin, Jake, with him to turn wrenches. pg. 52

Continuing On
Veteran Don Shaw continues to tear-up tracks from the Dakota’s to Arizona. pg. 58

‘World’ Reknown
Michael Chilton made headlines last season as not only did he qualify for his first World 100, but also came home with a top-10 finish. He looks to continue that momentum this season. pg. 61


Hall of Fame Corner: Dirt Late Model Magazine’s newest feature, focusing on some of the great displays and history at the Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in Florence, Kentucky. pg. 65

Blast from the Past: Lee Ackerman
looks at the year 1983, considered by many the ‘golden year’ for Late Model racing. pg. 66

TECH: The second installment of Mark Bush’s ‘Mark Asks You’ series. pg. 69

The Wire pg. 74

New Products pg. 81

Speed Shop pg. 83

Meet The Driver: Matt Long pg. 85

Through the Lens pg. 86

The Race of Life
Dan Dohman conducts a Q&A with DLMHoF driver, Mike Duvall. pg. 88

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