October 2016 Dirt Late Model

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October 2016 Dirt Late Model

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Triple Threat
At just 24-years-old, Cory Hedgecock has already proven himself a winner and consistent threat behind the wheel in any one of three divisions he races. pg. 16

Fly Like An Eagle
Josh Richards held off all challengers at Cedar Lake Speedway to bring home his second career ‘Eagle’ trophy. pg. 24

My ‘USA Nationals’ Notebook
Kevin Kovac’s notes and observations from the 29th edition of Cedar Lake’s Crown Jewel event. pg. 31

The Crown Prince
Perhaps no track holds more special meaning for the Pierce family than Florence Speedway. It became even moreso when Bobby Pierce brought home his first career Crown Jewel win and joined his father as a Sunoco North/South 100 champion. pg. 34

My ‘Sunoco North/South 100’ Notebook
Alli Collis recounts the Florence Crown Jewel event and Hall of Fame induction weekend. pg. 40

Blessed Beyond Measure
By the age of 64, most racers are looking back at their glory days. Steve ‘Hot Rod’ LaMance is the exception to that norm, as he still buckles into a race car on the weekends, just like he has since he started racing in 1976. pg. 44

A High Bar
Catching up with ‘The Nightmare Jimmy Owens and his continued drive to return to the top of the Dirt Late Model ranks. pg. 52

TECH: Mark Bush answers your tech questions in this month’s Ask Mark. pg. 57

The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Corner
Bud Lunsford, the Smokey Yunick of Dirt Late Model racing. pg. 60

Blast from the Past
Lee Ackerman continues the tales of the 1983 NDRA season. pg. 62

The Wire pg. 65

New Products pg. 69

Speed Shop pg. 70

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott pg. 72

Through the Lens pg. 74

Advertiser’s Index pg. 87

Parting View pg. 88

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