May 2019 Dirt Monthly

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May 2019 Dirt Monthly

TABLE OF CONTENTS

COLUMNS
4 Mike O’Connor [Editor]
6 Kelley Carlton
8 Scott Erickson
10 Cyndi Stiffler
12 Justin Zoch [Editor]
14 Todd Heintzelman
16 Bob Mays

HOT LAPS
19 Musings from a Racer
20 Local Heroes
23 Gearhead
24 The Northeast Dirt
26 My Home Track
28 The Inside Track
30 Say What
32 Upcoming Events

DEPARTMENTS
123 Chassis Builder Spotlight
124 Salute to the Shooter
126 Beyond the Dirt
128 Five Minutes With
130 Blast from the Past
132 Competition Archives
134 Beyond the Spotlight
137 Open Wheel Tech
140 Late Model/Modified Tech
143 Pit Pass & Industry News
146 New Products
148 The Speed Shop
150 Through the Lens
160 Advertiser Index

34
I Will Survive
Robby Hensley received the scare of a lifetime when he was a teenager and that gave him perspective he still has today.

40
Still Going
Ron Miller continues to build and race Late Models; even at 71 years young.

46
Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Preview
Previewing the 27th Annual Show-Me 100 at Lucas Oil Speedway with insider pics, dark horses and what to expect from the first Crown Jewel of the season at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks.

54
The Silver Shark Is Circling Again
The final installment on the Scott James and Dolhun Motorsports combo.

60
The Emig Memorial
The Sweeney RUSH Series looks to make history in the Northeast with this year’s edition of the Emig Memorial.

66
Sibling Strong
The brother/sister combo of Cody and Haley Lee have become an impressive tandem in the WISSOTA Midwest Mod ranks over the last several seasons.

72
That’s What I Want To Do
A Q&A with North Carolina’s Slade Parsons as he recalls his 2018 season, the upcoming season and working with “The High Side Tickler” Kyle Strickler.

78
It’s Enough
After making history at the age of 16, Kyle Steffens continues to amass wins and titles.

84
Hanging With The Big Dogs
Kyle Rohleder continues to impress with his small-market team.

90
The 2019 Class of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame
Introducing this year’s Hall of Fame Class that includes Jason Johnson, Tom Schmeh, Bill Endicott, M.A. Brown, Greg Stephens, C.K. Spurlock, Stevie Smith and Richard Griffin.

110
One Tough Oklahoman
Catching up with veteran Wayne Johnson as he looks back on a career full of victories and hard times.

116
The Blade
Rice Lake, Wisconsin’s Jim Randall has put together a very successful career behind the wheel, including two astounding WISSOTA Street Stock big money wins.