Crane HEI Distributor

Years ago GM’s HEI distributor was a great idea. The all-in-one design meant no external coil or CD box, so wiring and installation was a piece of cake. The problem, however, was a stock HEI just couldn’t keep up with the needs of a performance engine. When either the compression or the rpm’s got too […]

The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway

The World of Outlaws World Finals is barely a month away, and the folks at Charlotte Motor Speedway are going all-out to make sure their facility is ready to put on some great racing. New clay is going down at the 5/8-mile track because the clay that has been down since the facility was built […]

Jason Hughes Rookie of the Year

The final event of the 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) campaign was contested over the weekend with the 34th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio), where Jason Hughes put a wrap on the 2014 LOLMDS Rookie of the Year title in his Rowland Motorsports Super Late Model. […]

This clip comes to us from the video maniacs at Loudpedal Productions. They were at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway for the Trophy Cup Sprint race, when Tim Kaeding’s car spins, flips over and briefly catches fire. Driver Rico Abreu can’t get out of the way in time and winds up stalled next to Kaeding’s car. But […]

OneDirt YouTube Channel

You may be aware that we are making a push to provide our loyal readers with the very best original videos available when it comes to dirt track racing. We’ve already brought you one-on-one interviews with Sammy Swindell, Billy Moyer and Larry Shaw. We’ve also gotten Billy Moyer Jr. to open up his hauler […]

European Dirt Racing

Somewhere in Europe (at least we think that’s where this takes place) they have some kind of crazy combination of dirt track, rally racing that they call Autocross. It looks like some type of funky go carts running a rally course, except instead of time trials they are all on the track at once. And […]

Jeff Taylor

Jeff Taylor started off in Late Models but lately has made his name in the Dirt Modified ranks. And there’s no doubt he found success in that venue. The driver known as “Animal” is the 2012 winner of the IMCA Super Nationals along with several other big money events. These days he’s also a successful […]

Ricky Weiss

The 2014 WISSOTA season is now complete, and Ricky Weiss is officially the WISSOTA Late Model National Champion. Weiss claimed his third WISSOTA National Championship by 28 points over Brad Seng, while Scott Ward, Harry Hanson, and Mike Balcaen rounded out the top five in the final standings. Ricky enjoyed a great year behind the wheel […]

Crane Crank Trigger Sensor

If your engine rules allow it, a crank trigger ignition can help improve engine performance by increasing the ignition’s accuracy compared to a standard distributor ignition. Of course, the accuracy of the crank trigger ignition all depends on the quality of components you choose. Crane Ignition has developed a new Crank Trigger Pickup Sensor that the company’s […]


Now that the season has closed for many racers and teams, we are starting to get news from teams already preparing for 2015. Scott Groves, owner and driver at Zen Windows Racing (ZWR), has announced that he will be forming a two-car team for the 2015 racing season.  ZWR will be joining forces with Dallas, Georgia racer, […]

King of the West Sprint Car highlights

Speed Shift TV just put up video highlights of the 29th annual Cotton Classic 410 Sprint Car races held at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway. Tulare’s Cotton Classic is sanctioned by the King of the West Sprint Car Series. Watch as eventual winner James McFadden in the white number 4 steadily makes his way up from the fifth row […]

AETC logo-2

Every Year the AETC Conference brings together many of the racing industry’s best engine builders and high-performance parts manufacturers to discuss how we can make more power, go faster, break down less, and maybe even save a buck doing it. This year’s AETC Conference is being held December 9 & 10 in the Indianapolis Convention […]


In racing, it’s the drivers that get all the glory, but there are many people in many different roles that are just as critical to a great night of racing. Maybe you’ve heard of Mooney Starr, he’s one of the more colorful people in racing, but he’s no driver so he doesn’t get the same […]

Larry Shaw Shop Tour

Larry Shaw is one of the great chassis builders in our business. Recently, our Ben Shelton sat down with Shaw to discuss his career in racing, and if you missed it we definitely recommend checking it out here. And now we are back with a follow-up we know all of you all of you who […]


  We’ve been working behind the scenes on a big project for weeks here at OneDirt, and we’re excited that we can finally announce it. Performance Piston manufacturer JE Pistons has recently signed on as the newest member of the OneDirt family, and to celebrate the occasion we’re working together to bring a lucky member […]

Maybe I like short things because I'm not towering giant myself.

I like short races. I absolutely love them, but that’s not the only short things I like in life. I like short movies that don’t take up all afternoon. I like short lines that don’t waste my time. I like short women, as evidenced by my lovely wife. I like short tracks, where the racing […]

Late Model Ripped in Half

This is one of the most vicious wrecks we’ve ever seen, and incredibly, everyone is OK. Darren Bryan shot this video of a Dirt Late Model race at Delaware International Speedway. Everything appears to be going fine until the 1:50 mark (Go ahead and click ahead to that point if you are in a hurry, […]


Here’s good news for Dirt Late Model racing fans. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has released its schedule for the 2015 season and it includes the largest number of race dates in the series’ history. Next year the LOLMDS will be racing 49 nights at 34 tracks spread across 20 of our great […]


In what almost feels like a sequel to the article I wrote a few weeks ago talking about getting older and watching our heroes step away from the sport, I’m back today with a bit of a different perspective. I’ve always been a big proponent of the fact that the racing community is like a […]

Larry Shaw

Today we are happy to bring you another OneDirt exclusive interview. Previously, we’ve brought you great insights from Sammy Swindell, who had just made his surprising announcement that he was retiring immediately; Billy Moyer, who said he still has good years of racing left in him; and Billy Moyer Jr., who gave us a behind-the-scenes […]

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