May 2018 Dirt Late Model

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May 2018 Dirt Late Model


Making The Past The Future
In taking the next step from his 2017 UMP DIRTcar National Championship, Rusty Schlenk is taking his C.J. Rayburn mount on the road with the Craftsman World of Outlaw Series. pg. 16

In Transition
Randy Timms has seen Victory Lane in the Modified and Late Model ranks, and now this late-in-life racer looks to the future as both a sponsor for many and a car owner for son, Ryan, who is making a name of his own. pg. 22

Retirement and Beyond
Steve Francis had contemplated the subject of retirement for the last several years. Now the ‘Kentucky Colneral’ has stepped away from being behind the wheel, but is still at the track as the new Technical Director for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. pg. 29

The Art (and Science) of the Wrap
Adam Cornell looks into the history and evolution of the wrap and signage industry and what is involved in lettering today’s race cars. pg. 33

In Good Company: Brinn Inc.
Writer Bob Appleget profiles Brinn, Inc. The company Herb Brinn started nearly 40 years ago. pg. 46

The first installment of Mark Bush’s three-part series on chassis tuning. pg. 52

Blast from the Past
Tals of the 1999 Hav-A-Tampa season begin in this multi-part story. pg. 58

NDLMHoF Corner
Georgia’s Charles Hughes is profiled. pg. 60

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott pg. 62

The Wire pg. 64

New Products pg. 72

Speed Shop pg. 73

Through the Lens pg. 74

Advertiser’s Index pg. 87

Parting View pg. 87

Mike O’Connor [Editor] pg. 6
Steve Davis pg. 8
Kelley Carlton pg. 10
Ray Beste pg. 12
Gary Heeman pg. 14
Steve Halpainy pg. 15