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October 2017 Dirt Modified

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Still Loving it

Wisconsin’s Johnny Whitman tasted success early in his racing career. Instead of defending his first IMCA SportMod track title, ‘The Hitman’ moved up to the Modified division, where he has been a consistent front-runner ever since.   pg. 16

 

Pushing Through

Sabreena Ekstrom has used the race track as her safe zone and racing as her therapy, as she, like so many Americans, deals with depression and anxiety attacks.   pg. 24

 

No Place He’d Rather Be

Mike Maresca balances his time between being a finance student at Clarkson University and driver of his #7 Modified. Both of which suit the New York native fine.   pg. 30

 

Coming Full Circle

Minnesota’s Les Duellman started his driving career when he was barely a teenager. Now, the chassis builder has focused on helping the next generation of drivers.   pg. 36

 

My ‘Dakota Mod Tour’ Notebook

Writer Ray Beste’s notes and observations from the 28th Annual Kupper Chevrolet IMCA Dakota Classic Modified Tour. This year’s tour saw Hunter Marriott capture his second-straight crown on the strength of three tour wins.   pg. 45

 

The Modified Chronicles: Tribute to the Modifieds of the Past.  pg. 52

 

TECH

The first installment of Mark Bush’s series on race track chassis tuning.  pg. 53

 

The Wire pg. 56 

 

The Club 91 Corner with ‘Big Daddy’ Joe Duvall pg. 59

 

Speed Shop pg. 60

 

The Chassis Spotlight: Dirt Hustler Racing Chassis  pg. 61

 

This Minute With: Kevin Blackburn  pg. 62

 

New Products pg. 63

 

That Much Better

Kentucky’s J.R. Mason is profiled.   pg. 64

 

Shooting Gallery  pg. 72

 

Ad Index  pg. 83

 

Turn Out the Lights  pg. 84

 

Columns

Mike O’Connor (Editor)   pg. 6 

Steve Davis   pg. 8  

Cyndi Stiffler   pg. 10 

Scott Erickson   pg. 12

Adam Cornell   pg. 14

 

Still Loving it

Wisconsin’s Johnny Whitman tasted success early in his racing career. Instead of defending his first IMCA SportMod track title, ‘The Hitman’ moved up to the Modified division, where he has been a consistent front-runner ever since.   pg. 16

 

Pushing Through

Sabreena Ekstrom has used the race track as her safe zone and racing as her therapy, as she, like so many Americans, deals with depression and anxiety attacks.   pg. 24

 

No Place He’d Rather Be

Mike Maresca balances his time between being a finance student at Clarkson University and driver of his #7 Modified. Both of which suit the New York native fine.   pg. 30

 

Coming Full Circle

Minnesota’s Les Duellman started his driving career when he was barely a teenager. Now, the chassis builder has focused on helping the next generation of drivers.   pg. 36

 

My ‘Dakota Mod Tour’ Notebook

Writer Ray Beste’s notes and observations from the 28th Annual Kupper Chevrolet IMCA Dakota Classic Modified Tour. This year’s tour saw Hunter Marriott capture his second-straight crown on the strength of three tour wins.   pg. 45

 

The Modified Chronicles: Tribute to the Modifieds of the Past.  pg. 52

 

TECH

The first installment of Mark Bush’s series on race track chassis tuning.  pg. 53

 

The Wire pg. 56 

 

The Club 91 Corner with ‘Big Daddy’ Joe Duvall pg. 59

 

Speed Shop pg. 60

 

The Chassis Spotlight: Dirt Hustler Racing Chassis  pg. 61

 

This Minute With: Kevin Blackburn  pg. 62

 

New Products pg. 63

 

That Much Better

Kentucky’s J.R. Mason is profiled.   pg. 64

 

Shooting Gallery  pg. 72

 

Ad Index  pg. 83

 

Turn Out the Lights  pg. 84

 

Columns

Mike O’Connor (Editor)   pg. 6
Steve Davis   pg. 8  

Cyndi Stiffler   pg. 10 

Scott Erickson   pg. 12

Adam Cornell   pg. 14