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October 2017 Dirt Late Model


Jared Siefert
Former IMCA Modified National Champion turned Late Model up-and-comer Jared Siefert is profiled. pg. 16

It’s Real
Veteran Don O’Neal has very few open spots left on his legendary mantel, but he was able to fill a big one, as ‘The Real Deal’ finally captured a legendary wooden eagle from Cedar Lake after winning this year’s USA Nationals. pg. 24

My ‘USA Nationals’ Notebook
Kevin Kovac’s notes and observations from the 30th Annual running of the Cedar Lake Crown Jewel event. pg. 30

Two Is Better Than One
Tim McCreadie’s stellar 2017 continues full steam ahead as the T-Mac express rolled into Florence Speedway for the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 and pulled out with another Crown Jewel victory. pg. 36

My ‘Sunoco North/South 100’ Notebook
Alli Collis recounts this year’s Crown Jewel event from Florence that saw a spirited three-car battle for the point, with Bobby Pierce coming just short in his attempt to repeat. pg. 40

Shifting Gears
New York’s Chad Homan has made a seemingly seamless transition from the Big-Block Modifieds ranks to RUSH Series Late Model winner. pg. 46

The Mahder 55
The inaugural event at Red Cedar Speedway honoring veteran WISSOTA Champion Duane Mahder. pg. 54

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott pg. 62

Blast from the Past: Lee Ackerman looks back on the career of Rodney Franklin, the master of legendary Hagerstown Speedway. pg. 64

The NDLMHoF Corner: Gary Parker profiles Hall of Fame chassis builder Mark Richards. pg. 66

The Wire pg. 69

Speed Shop pg. 72

New Products pg. 73

Through the Lens pg. 74

Advertiser’s Index pg. 87

Parting View pg. 88

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