October 2019 Dirt Monthly

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October  2019 Dirt Monthly

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Columns
4 Mike O’Connor [Editor]
6 Kelley Carlton
8 Scott Erickson
10 Cyndi Stiffler
12 Justin Zoch [Editor]
14 Bob Mays
16 Eric Arnold

Hot Laps
18 Pit Pass & Industry News
20 Milestone Moments
22 Upcoming Events
24 Local Heroes
26 Gearhead
28 Chassis Builder Spotlight
29 Musings From A Racer
30 Formula For Success

Departments
122 Late Model/Modified Tech
126 General Tech
130 The Northeast Dirt
132 The Inside Track
134 Beyond the Dirt
136 Five Minutes With…
138 Blast From the Past
140 Where Are They Now?
142 Competition Archives
144 New Products
146 Speedshop
148 Salute to the Shooter
152 Through the Lens
160 Advertiser Index


Features

32
USA Nationals Notebook
The highlights of the 2019 USA Nationals and Chris Madden's career-first CrownJewel win.

38
Imported From Canada
Andrew Reaume calls Canada home but has been tearing it up on the dirt tracks of America.

44
An Important Mission
Car owner Taylor Griffith and driver Jeremy Mayfield have joined forces with Mission 22 and together they are making a difference in the lives of our veterans.

50
Right Where He Should Be
Zack Mitchell has found his stride in Dirt Late Model racing.

56
North-South 100 Notebook
Chris Madden won his second Crown Jewel event in a row. Read about his big win and all of the highlights from the 2019 North-South 100.

Modifieds

60
Race Camp (part one)
Nevada teenager KollinHibdon has had the summer vacation of a lifetime racing and learning how to be racer in Iowa.

66
New Challenge
Racer turned promoter Chad Dolan is taking on a whole new challenge running Dawson County Raceway in Nebraska.

72
Big Check
Read all about Mat Williamson's historic $100,000 Big-Block win.

78
The Other Hell Tour
The Summit Modified Nationals is the Modified companion tour to the annual UMP Summer Nationals "Hell Tour" for Late Models.

 

OPEN WHEEL
86
Trophy Cup Turns 25
California’s Trophy Cup turns 25 and we delve into the history of America’s most fun charitable fundraiser.

94
The Final Wave
After nearly four decades of flagging at Knoxville Raceway, Doug Clark gave his final wave this September.

98
On His Way Up
After years of dominating in Western Pennsylvania, AJ Flick is starting to garner national attention via some big wins in the tough Central Pennsylvania region.

104
Gravel Gets First Nationals
For the third time in four years, Knoxville Raceway crowned a new Nationals champion when David Gravel drove the Jason Johnson Racing 41 to an emotional victory.

WEEKEND WARRIORS
112
Tribute to a Weekly Racer
I-80 Speedway in Nebraska now hosts an annual tribute to Don Mohr, a long-time competitor at the track who defined what it was to be a Weekend Warrior.

116
Don’t Call Him A Trendsetter
We chat with Iowa’s Pat Graham, a long-time competitor who races anything with wheels and is enjoying his new Stock Car career.