October 2018 Dirt Late Model

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October 2018 Dirt Late Model

TABLE OF CONTENTS

B-Shepp Flys Like An Eagle
Brandon Sheppard sweeps the weekend at Cedar Lake with a $50,000 pay day. The track he first caught Mark Richard’s eye at in 2011. pg. 16

My ‘USA Nationals’ Notebook
Kevin Kovac’s notes and observations from this year’s USA Nationals. pg. 23

From A Long Line
Third-generation driver Marshall Fegers comes from a storied, racing family that includes his grandfather, father, uncle and brother. pg. 28

True North Invades the North/South
Canadian Ricky Weiss was already a multi-time WISSOTA National Champion, but broke into the big-time with his first career Crown Jewel victory. pg. 34

My ‘North/South 100’ Notebook
A look behind the curtain at the annual Kentucky Crown Jewel event and National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame induction weekend that saw Ricky Weiss make history and EPJ suffer heartbreak. pg. 38

No Wonder
There is no shortage of ‘wonder’ in Wellsville, New York, as it’s home to two of the three Wonderling brothers, including veteran Jeremy Wonderling. pg. 44

Putting It All Together
Steve Thorsten has taken a very blue collar approach to his racing program. With persistence, he is hoping that all of his ladder climbing will pay off with his what he been working for - his first trip to Victory Lane. pg. 50

Tech
Mark Bush delves into the topic of setting up and tuning 4-link suspensions in this multi-part article. pg. 56

Blast from the Past
Lee Ackerman recalls the beginnings of ‘The Pittsburgher’. pg. 63

NDLMHoF Corner
The Hillbilly 100’s only four-time winner, Bob Wearing, Sr. is profiled. pg. 66

Trackside w/Suzanne Talbott pg. 68

The Wire pg. 70

Speed Shop pg. 73

Through the Lens pg. 74

Advertiser’s Index pg. 87

Parting View pg. 87

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