Tires can harden, or even glaze over, with repeated heat cycles and wear. Keep a regular check on the hardness of your tires, and make sure to check the inside, center and outside quadrants of each tire just to monitor for uneven wear.

Everything you do to improve your race car’s suspension. All that hard work you put in dialing in the setup. All those hours invested trying to get everything just right. It is all about maximizing the friction between the race track and the small contact patch at the bottom of each tire. And when you […]

Dirt Track Racing

Of the all the big-time media outlets out there, The Wall Street Journal is likely one of the last you’d expect to run a lifestyle feature on dirt track racing. But they did, and really, it’s pretty good. We just wonder if the reporter wore a tie. Writer Dan Neil took a trip down to Fayetteville […]


2015 Tour Schedule Date Track Title Purse Apr 17 – 18 Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR Bad Boy 98 $20,000 Apr 24 Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex Markleysburg, PA – $10,000 Apr 25 Hagerstown Speedway Hagerstown, MD 34th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Classic $10,000 Apr 30 Macon Speedway Macon, IL St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100 $12,000 May 1 […]

A Dirt Late Model on W.A.R. Shocks' pull down rig.

There’s no doubt that shocks have become a very important part of just about every winning racing program. As dirt track racers are becoming more savvy, more and more are figuring out how useful a properly tuned racing shock can be to helping maintain traction and even tuning the car for a dirt track’s constantly […]

Now turn the steering wheel until the tire and spindle is rotated back straight and then 20 degrees to the right. Set the gauge to level once again and check the readout. This is your caster angle.

Football may be a game of inches, but racing is a game of degrees–at least it is when it comes to dialing in your setup. Being able to dial in the right setup is nice, but being able to do it week after week can be the difference between a frustrating season and a seat […]

Muddy Race Car

It’s been a few months since my last installment, so I thought it was time to dive back into my latest endeavors in the racing world. As the voice of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoOLMS) and several other ventures, I typically spend very little time at home. However, thus far into 2015 […]


The latest issue of OneDirt magazine is out and like a proud Papa, we feel like handing out cigars. Except, of course, those things aren’t good for you. So we’ll just be proud and tell you that we’ve packed the latest issue of our magazine with the best tech stories and racer profiles you will […]

Chase Junghans

Parked side by side in the pits at USA Raceway (Tucson, Arizona) to start the 2015 racing season in early January, the Junghans family seems to have quite the life. Two talented young drivers in the stable with brothers, Chase and Grant. Nice haulers and nice equipment for both competitors. Best of all, a loving […]


Mother Nature finally stopped bullying the COMP Cams Interstate Cup presented by Dixon Road U-Pull-It, and the miniseries was able to host its first point event of the season on Saturday evening at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas). Little Rock driver, Zach Pringle, served notice that this might very well be his year to claim […]

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The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series is set for the first of three events in the month of April as the tour will make its first-ever visit to Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, KY on Saturday April 18.  It will be the tour’s first of four scheduled visits to the 3/8 mile […]

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One of the biggest Locas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events of the year is the annual Show-Me 100 held at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. This year the event is taking place on May 22 and 23, and it’s guaranteed to be an action-packed weekend. And the Lucas Oil Series is going to […]


Ashley Newman continued his red-hot start to the 2015 season over the weekend by capturing back-to-back, NeSmith Weekly Racing Series victories at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi), which were held as a part of the inaugural Golden Egg Classic. Twenty-three Crate Late Models registered for Friday night’s, $800-to-win program. With the top ten qualifiers locking […]

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Here’s your chance to do some great things while enjoying racing at the same time. The United States Modified Touring Series has announced that as part of the USMTS 4 Kids program, fund-raising through the month of April will benefit Karsyn’s Krusaders – Kickin’ Cancer’s Butt One Lap at a Time. Officials from the United […]

In the real world racers have to make every buck count. The key is to find components that can give you optimum performance without an optimum price.

Easily one of the most famous sayings in racing is the often repeated quote by the one and only Smokey Yunick that goes, “Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go?” And in many ways that is true. There’s no denying that racing can be an expensive sport, but that doesn’t mean you […]


CP-Carrillo has just announced the details on their 2015 partnership with the IMCA. And the good news is they are giving away parts to participants. Here are the particulars: 1. CP- Carrillo will award a complete set of pistons and connecting rods to the Stock Car national champion and to the highest finishing driver with […]


Strip It Down March 27th, 2015. That’s the date that construction officially began on the site of the new Dirt Track at Memphis International Raceway. Construction crews began stripping sod and the top layer of soil as we inched closer to seeing dirt fly once again in Memphis, Tennessee. Over the past several months, naysayers […]

Dirt Late Model on Asphalt

Sometimes you’ve just got to let your hair down and have a little fun. That’s what this Dirt Late Model team did when All American Speedway in Roseville, California, held an open practice day. It certainly looks like the team kept their dirt setup on the car, because there is lots of tail-out, tire-melting action […]

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 […]

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