September 2016 Dirt Late Model

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September 2016 Dirt Late Model

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dream Job
The weight and stresses of being a modern day race track general manager can be daunting. Even more so if that race track is Lucas Oil Speedway. Dan Robinson wouldn’t have it any other way and says
its still his dream job. pg. 16

‘Slump’ Over. Davenport Breaks Out
Jonathan Davenport snapped his 10-race winnless slump by captuing his first Silver Dollar Nationals crown and first big pay day of the season. pg. 24

My ‘Silver Dollar Nationals’ Notebook
Kevin Kovac gives his notes and observations from I-80 Speedway’s Crown Jewel event. The race featured Superman’s return to Victory Lane, some late-race drama and the announcement that next year’s Silver Dollar will pay a whopping $53,000 to the winner. pg. 33

Modern Day Journeyman
Tennessee’s Matt Henderson is profiled. pg. 36

Making A Difference
Luke and Matt Goedert make racing a full-blown family affar that they use to make a difference both on, and off the track. pg. 44

The Scourge of Potomac and Winchester
Dale Hollidge has made Potomac and Winchester Speedways his home tracks since his career behind the wheel began. But not without his fare share of whispers from the peanut gallery. pg. 5-

TECH: Mark Bush clarifys the topic of split birdcages in this month’s Ask Mark. pg. 58

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

The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Corner
Collecting sheet metal for the Hall’s annual fundraising auction. pg. 66

The Wire pg. 67

New Products pg. 68

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