Every custom ordered piston goes through the engineering department to make sure none of the requested changes will unintentionally introduce a structural flaw to the design.

JE Pistons has completely re-engineered it’s production model to provide the fastest custom piston turnaround times in the industry. Racers and engine builders are notorious for working all hours of the day and night in order to make it to the racetrack and never miss a weekend of action. Of course, the biggest frustration when […]

Earl Baltes

Racing great and Eldora Speedway builder Earl Baltes passed at the age of 93, but before his body was laid to rest his family and the folks at Eldoa put together a beautiful tribute. Baltes visited his speedway one last time and then–on the way to the church–he was escorted by his famous grader, a […]

Cherokee Speedway Wreck

College basketball wasn’t the only event taking place this weekend. Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC, ran its March Madness races on Sunday, and it was filled with plenty of drama, too. This clip shot by Dirt Station records the multi-car pileup that happened on a restart during the Southern Allstar Racing Series Late Model race. Nearly […]


“Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t.” While there are debates of who was actually the first person to use this quote, most estimates date its first appearance back to the 1800’s. For the purpose of this article it’s truly trivial who first said it. The point is that two centuries later it’s still […]


Another day goes by and our sport loses yet another legend to time. The truly one and only Earl Baltes passed away on Monday morning. Some might say he was just a man, but I say he was so much more. While I grew up more than 600 miles away from where he built his […]

Comp Cams Super Dirt Series

Due to saturated grounds the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil event that was scheduled for this Saturday, March 28th at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) has been canceled. The event was scheduled to see the tour going head-to-head with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) in a $10,000-to-win event. […]


After more than a month away from the track, Tony Jackson Jr. resumed competition on Saturday night at Springfield Raceway (Springfield, Missouri). He would make the most of the opportunity by winning a wild feature in his Super Late Model. The $2,000-to-win, MARS DIRTcar Series opener drew a stout field of thirty Super Late Models […]

E Baltes

Earl Baltes was one of the great promoters in dirt track racing history. The longtime owner and promoter of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, passed Monday at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Baltes built Eldora in 1954 and made it one of the most famous dirt tracks in the nation. Eldora is famously the […]

Clayton Miller

The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series kicked off its 2015 season on Saturday with the twice weather-delayed 11th Annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic, and a classic it was. Clayton Miller of Elkton, KY would outduel Trent Young to claim the series first victory of 2015.  It would be Miller’s second career series victory. Clayton […]

Brad Sweet

Brad Sweet traveled to Australia to do a little racing this winter and did quite well for himself racing the Ruhs Brothers Motorsports 410 Sprint Car. That includes wins on consecutive nights at Valvoline Raceway in Sydney, Australia, and three out of four. This video of racing highlights from Sweet’s racing down under is a […]

Modified Jumps Outer Wall

Once again our friends at Speed Shift TV have come away with some killer footage once again. Dirt Modified racer Jesse Richter in the white number 8 has the misfortune to bump wheels as he battles for position with the 17 as they race at Beatrice Speedway in Beatrice, Nebraska. That bump sends him into the […]

Memphis International Raceway has just broken ground, but the plans are coming together nicely. (Photo courtesy MIR)

It’s the Little Things Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees. It’s a saying that many of us have heard. For others like myself, it’s a regular phrase used periodically in everyday life. I’ve come to find many times in life that I spend so much time focusing on trivial items that I […]


We’ve gotten word that Strange Oval is putting itself out there to to help racers at one of Iowa’s bigger gatherings for racers and teams, so we thought we’d help spread the word of their generosity. The Heartland Auto Racing Show is excited to announce Strange Oval will be the presenting sponsor of the Friday night […]


MSD is offering a new Pro-Billet Distributor designed to handle the rigors and harsh racing conditions of Late Model, Modified, and off-road racing. This new distributor was designed with input from top racers and engine builders in circle track competition. The new Pro-Billet Distributor has been precision engineered to feature the several very cool enhancements.  Starting […]

All Star Circuit of Champions

Well, it’s official. After making the announcement several weeks ago, the All Star Circuit of Champions announced that all the I’s have been dotted and the T’s crossed in Tony Stewart’s purchase of the racing series. In addition, veteran race official Don Grabey was hired as Series Director. “First off, I’m ecstatic that we got […]

Scott Burson photo.

In 2015 COMP Cams is returning for the second year of a four-year agreement to serve as the title sponsor of the Doug Murphrey Memorial. It is one of the nation’s most prestigious Dirt Modified races, held each May at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, Louisiana. Known as “The Land of Three-Wide,” Ark-La-Tex Speedway is regarded around […]

From left, Bobby Sides, MIR Dirt Track Operations Director; Tripp Wells, construction consultant; Kevin Kane, CEO Memphis Convention and Visitor's Bureau; Pam Kendrick, VP and GM Memphis International Raceway; Jason Rittenberry, President and CEO IRG Sports + Entertainment; Terry Jones, Mayor of Millington; Ben Shelton, track design consultant; Dianne Baker, Millington Chamber of Commerce; Gary Graves, Millington Fire Chief and David Smith, A2H Architects.

Memphis International Raceway (MIR) broke ground Wednesday to commemorate the start of the construction of its new 3/10-mile dirt track. “This is a day that a lot of fans in the Mid-South have been waiting for,” MIR’s VP and GM Pam Kendrick said. “We’re finally starting construction on this new, state-of-the-art facility. If the weather […]

Southern New Mexico

Southern New Mexico Speedway held its annual Winter Meltdown Dirt Modified race last weekend, and Ryan Gustin took the opportunity to win his first ever victory in Las Cruces. Gustin started the event in the eighth position, but it only took him seven laps to claim the lead. Speed Shift TV has the full highlight […]

Jordan Yaggy

It’s the simple things in life that matter most. It’s a way of living that I truly believe in with all my heart. Sometimes we focus on the big things as we pursue what we deem to be true happiness. However, along the way I’ve learned the reality is oftentimes that the biggest keys to […]

DLM Race

It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts With track size, track geometry, and a host of other considerations in the rearview mirror, discussions progressed to other aspects for the new Dirt Track at Memphis International Raceway (Memphis, Tennessee), and that’s where Chapter 3 of “From The Ground Up” takes us next. Being in the Mid-South […]

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