May 2017 Dirt Late Model

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Dream Fulfilled
There has always been one constant in Jim Buhler’s racing career; his family.  pg. 14

Top 10 Stories from Speed Weeks
Kevin Kovac gives us his top stories from the official kick-off to the 2017 season. This year’s edition saw its fair share of story lines, with Brandon Sheppard and Josh Richards posed to be series threats to the WoO and Lucas Series titles and the implentation of the new ‘Bloomquist’ rule for the LODLMS.  pg. 21

Inside the LOLMDS; Part Two
Dan Dohman’s two-part piece on how the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series came to be and how it has quickly become ‘where the big boys play’.  pg. 32

Diving For Success
Defending Sweeney RUSH Series Champion John Waters is profiled.  pg. 40

Double Duty Racing
The Oregon father/son team of John and Justin Duty have been Knoxville Late Model Nationals regulars for years, but this season, Justin looks to expand his on-track prowess further east.  pg. 44

Gambles Pay off Handsomely
New Cherokee Speedway promoters Scott Childress and Tony Adair continued the 15-year tradition of March Madness in 2017. Ross Bailes collected his biggest career win in the process.   pg. 51

TECH: Mark Bush talks how crew members can improve their input skills.   pg. 57

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott  pg. 60

Blast from the Past  
Lee Ackerman recalls the early years of the Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway; the diamond in the Ozarks.  pg. 64

The Wire  pg. 67 

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dream Fulfilled
There has always been one constant in Jim Buhler’s racing career; his family. pg. 14

Top 10 Stories from Speed Weeks
Kevin Kovac gives us his top stories from the official kick-off to the 2017 season. This year’s edition saw its fair share of story lines, with Brandon Sheppard and Josh Richards posed to be series threats to the WoO and Lucas Series titles and the implentation of the new ‘Bloomquist’ rule for the LODLMS. pg. 21

Inside the LOLMDS; Part Two
Dan Dohman’s two-part piece on how the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series came to be and how it has quickly become ‘where the big boys play’. pg. 32

Diving For Success
Defending Sweeney RUSH Series Champion John Waters is profiled. pg. 40

Double Duty Racing
The Oregon father/son team of John and Justin Duty have been Knoxville Late Model Nationals regulars for years, but this season, Justin looks to expand his on-track prowess further east. pg. 44

Gambles Pay off Handsomely
New Cherokee Speedway promoters Scott Childress and Tony Adair continued the 15-year tradition of March Madness in 2017. Ross Bailes collected his biggest career win in the process. pg. 51

TECH: Mark Bush talks how crew members can improve their input skills. pg. 57

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott pg. 60

Blast from the Past
Lee Ackerman recalls the early years of the Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway; the diamond in the Ozarks. pg. 64

The Wire pg. 67

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