November 2012 Dirt Late Model

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November 2012 Dirt Late Model

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dream Weaver
Crossville, Tennessee veteran Randy Weaver continues to bring his ‘tough as nails’ demeanor
to Southern Late Model racing. pg. 20

Outlaw Slayer
Chris Garnes was able to cross off a big item on his bucket list when he shocked the WoO regulars earlier this season, putting the West Virginian’s name on a lot of people’s watch lists. pg. 29


Education In Winning
Bob Appleget sits down with Keyser Manufacturing Company founder, Scott Keyser. pg. 35

Back To The Future
Iowa drivers Chad Simpson and Biran Birkhofer dominated this year’s edition of the World 100, with Birkhofer capturing his second Eldora globe, repeating his first Eldora win by once again holding off Scott Bloomquist. pg. 42


My ‘World 100’ Notebook
Notes and observations from the 42nd edition of the ‘Granddaddy of the All’, which included the
state of Iowa stealing the show and a record number of laps ran by Kentucky’s Brad Neat. pg. 49

The Bennett Racing Family
Joel Bennett continues his family’s long history of racing in Wisconsin. pg. 55

Contingency Sponsors
Ben Shelton dives into the topic of contingency sponsors and their role and effectiveness in
the sport of Dirt Late Model racing. pg. 59

Blast from the Past: Lee Ackerman’s second installment of the history of the first year of the NDRA. pg. 65

TECH: Mark Bush deleves into the topic of what are the key ingredients in making a successful race team. pg. 68

The Wire pg. 75

New Products pg. 78

Speed Shop pg. 80

Meet The Driver: Nick Marolf pg. 82

My ‘USA 100’ Notebook
Jamie Lathroum scores his biggest career victory at Virginia Motor Speedway against the best of
the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series. pg. 84

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