May 2016 Dirt Late Model

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May 2016 Dirt Late Model

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Payton Looney
The son of veteran Brad Looney looks for a breakout season in 2016. pg. 16

Meant To Be
After an eight-year hiatus, Earl Pearson, Jr. and Dunn-Benson Motorsports re-teamed last year and look to rekindle the magic of the past with the #1 and ‘The Hurricane’. pg. 22

Rich in Tradition
Midwest veteran Dave Eckrich is a member of the storied ‘Cosgrove Mafia’, founded by parents and National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame members Larry and Penny Eckrich. The eldest of the Eckrich children, Dave continues to run the bullrings throughout the Midwest. pg. 28

RUSH to Cost Savings
The Sweeney RUSH Dirt Late Model Series has strived since its 2013 inception to help make weekly racing affordable. This includes an expansion in recent years into helping sanction other divisions. pg. 37

Asphalt to Dirt
Spencer Gallagher continues to make the transition from Dirt Late Models to the ranks of the NASCAR Truck Series. pg. 45

March Madness Becomes Madden Mania
Writer Tony Hammet gives the details of this year’s running of March Madness at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. The annual event saw Chris Madden carry over his success from last season to sweep the weekend. pg. 45

TECH
Mark Bush answers more of your tech questions. pg. 56

The National Dirt Late Hall of Fame Corner
Gary Parker recounts the time when ‘Skeeters’ buzzed the South. pg. 59

Blast from the Past
The first installment of Lee Ackerman’s recount of the NASCAR All Star Super Series in this multi-part series. pg. 60

The Wire pg. 62

New Products pg. 62

Speed Shop pg. 68

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott pg. 72

Through the Lens pg. 74

Advertiser’s Index pg. 87

Parting View pg. 88

COLUMNS
Mike O’Connor [Editor] pg. 6
Steve Davis pg. 8
Kelley Carlton pg. 10
Ray Beste pg. 12
Steve Halpainy pg. 14