November 2017 Dirt Late Model

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November 2017 Dirt Late Model

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Breaking Out
West Virginia’s Matt Cosner currently has the best equipment of his career, and he is making the most out of it. pg. 16

Black Sunshine at Batesville
The road to Scott Bloomquist’s 2017 Topless 100 crown wasn’t an easy one after starting 23rd. But after weather pushed the Crown Jewel finale to Sunday, the ‘Aliens did indeed land’ in Batesville, as he scored his record-breaking fifth Topless 100 title. pg. 24


My ‘Comp Cams Topless 100’ Notebook
Alli Collis gives her notes and observations from the 25th Annual Comp Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway. pg. 30

Superman Leaves No Doubt
The seemingly unique pairing of rivals Jonathan Davenport and G.R. Smith appeared odd at the time, but has since become a dominant combination, culminating with Davenport’s second World 100 Crown in three years. pg. 36

My ‘World 100’ Notebook
Sights and sounds from the 47th Annual running of the legendary World 100. pg. 41

Paying His Dues
Two thousand-seventeen may be only the first year behind the wheel of an Open Late Model for third-generation driver Jose Parga, but this 19-year-old is far from a Rookie. pg. 46

In Good Company: Barnes Systems Inc.
California’s Barnes Systems Inc. has taken the idea of doing one thing and doing it well to heart. pg. 52

Dirt Late Model Magazine Tech
Mark Bush answers your tech questions in this month’s ‘Ask Mark’. pg. 58

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott pg. 62

Blast from the Past
Lee Ackerman recalls the inaugural season of the WDRL. pg. 64

The NDLMHoF Corner
Bob Marcos looks that the Hall of Fame class of 2017. pg. 66

The Wire pg. 68

Speed Shop pg. 71

New Products pg. 72

Through the Lens pg. 74

Advertiser’s Index pg. 87

In Memoriam pg. 88

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