This is a beehive spring below the Lunati aluminum rocker. Notice how the top coils are significantly smaller than the rest of the spring. This helps cut weight of both the spring and retainer.

OK, the unbreakable valvetrain is a myth, but here are top tips to make the most out of the valvetrain in your race engine The valvetrain in a dirt oval track race engine sees more stress than practically any other application. You’ve got engines running higher rpm levels than ever before. The engines in lower […]


Rick Schwallie photo--Five Star's new MD3 Evolution nose, here seen on Josh Richards' Dirt Late Model, is very distinctive but every line and curve is designed to help improve downforce.

The Evolution of Downforce: Five Star continues pushing the technology of Dirt Late Model racing forward with the latest iteration of its hugely successful MD3 nose Throughout the history of Dirt Late Model racing, if there was a single identifying characteristic of these unique cars it would most likely be the slab-sided, wedge shaped bodies designed […]


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  Everyone knows the old saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” While clearly this isn’t true for every photo, there are some that undeniably illicit countless thoughts, memories, and feelings. Sometimes you have to carefully study a photo to get a true feel for its full meaning. However, other times you instantly […]


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This July Fourth weekend, while you are grilling up some burgers, or hanging out at the lake with your family, or maybe even working on your race car, racers from several states will converge on the Northeast corner of Iowa (just six miles from the baseball diamond in a cornfield that was the location for […]


Brown and Miller Racing Solutions is making a push to bring the company's high quality hoses and fittings to dirt track racing, and we've noticed that among the first teams to adopt their products--including Kasey Kahne Racing, Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, Rick Eckert and Brett Hearn--do a heck of a lot of winning. That's probably not a coincidence.

  Even if you have been involved in racing for years, you may not have heard of Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, which manufactures lightweight, high quality hoses and fittings for race cars. That’s because the very specialized company has for years done business almost exclusively with Formula 1 and NASCAR Cup teams. Oh, and […]


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Bleeding your brake system is a regular activity on a dirt race car. Poorly performing brakes, or even simply a spongy pedal, will lead to problems setting up the car on turn entry and can devastate your lap times. Afco Racing just released this video showing one of the best practices for properly maintaining your […]


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When it comes to motor oil — and lubrication in general — we’ve noticed that many racers, and even engine builders, have a specific brand and viscosity they trust and use exclusively. Most racers will run whatever their engine builder tells them to put in the engine, which isn’t a terrible idea. Hopefully, your engine […]


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In my racing experience, it seems that there’s always some type of controversy brewing about new technology. Whether it be tires, bodies, or even the shock deal that we are experiencing now, it seems like, as racers, we are always facing impending restrictions. While it frustrates me to have to deal with it, I do […]


Wilwood Brake Rotor

Wilwood’s Super Alloy Series (SAS) rotors are track proven on Dirt Late Models, Sprint Cars and Midgets to provide a lightweight and cost effective alternative to titanium covering a wide range of competition applications classes. They are now available in an 11.75” diameter, .810-inch thick version that bolts to an eight-on-seven inch bolt circle mount. The […]


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Billy Moyer Jr. scored his second win of 2015 in his number 21jr Longhorn Super Late Model in a triumph at Farley Speedway with the DIRTCar Summer Nationals. Continuing on the 2015 Summernationals Hell Tour, Billy Moyer Jr. made the trip to Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Illinois) on Tuesday evening. With twenty-two cars on hand for the ILMO […]


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The guys at Loudpedal TV definitely know their stuff when it comes to getting the most dynamic shots of race cars on the track. Of course, it doesn’t hurt when you are shooting Wingless Sprint cars that are bucking like broncos all over the race track. Check out this collection of slow motion clips collected from […]


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Tyler Reddick helps himself to a taco lunch with some crew members and family behind one of the Brad Keselowski Racing haulers on a June Saturday afternoon at Gateway Motorsports Park, a 1.25-mile oval in Madison, Illinois, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. The bright sun beats down, scorching both the pavement and […]


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“Good Times, Bad Times, you know I had my share.” – Led Zeppelin The immortal words sang by the legendary Robert Plant in the Led Zeppelin hit, “Good Times, Bad Times,” sets the theme for this article. Life is full of ups and downs. Sometimes it seems like there is a pitfall waiting around every […]


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When it comes to electronics, it can be difficult to make every brand of product play nicely with everyone else. That, apparently, is the case when trying to run a Tel Tac brand tachometer when you have one of Crane’s excellent HI-6 or HEI ignition systems. But instead of writing it off at a Tel […]


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You’ve just won $100,000, and you’ve done it in thrilling fashion. A late-race pass for a win that brought thousands of fans to their feet. Some fans celebrated in total jubilation over the unforeseen outcome, while others watched quietly in total disbelief. Moments later as you prepare to head to victory lane to celebrate your […]


Star Graphix owner Justin Starnes shows the mockup that the car owner and see and approve before printing begins on the wrap.

It is no secret that practically every racer at every level is on the constant lookout for sponsorship to help defray the costs of their chosen sport. After all, it’s money that makes the world go round, and racing is no different. We’ve done stories before on ways to attract and keep great sponsors. In […]


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If you are in Texas this weekend, we’ve got something to put on your to-do list. Open Outlaw Kart racers from across the country will be gathering at KAM Kartway in Rhome, Texas for The Outlaw Kart Invitational. This 3-day event will be jam packed with exciting racing by some of the most talented drivers […]


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Bub McCool made history over the weekend in his McCool Logging #57J Club 29 Race Car by sweeping the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) events to become the first driver to ever win five straight tour events. McCool continued his 2015 racing season by making the trip to Hattiesburg Motorsports Park (Hattiesburg, Mississippi) on […]


Jones Fan

Jones Racing Products has developed their Hustler Fans to help provide superior cooling with minimal drag on race engines. The Hustler Fan’s three-blade technology offers a more balanced rotation while keeping the engine cool. The ultra-lightweight pocketed design of the center mounting hub is paired to three durable aluminum blades that are designed to produce […]


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VP Racing Fuels today announced a new support program targeted at racers across the entire spectrum of motorsports in the U.S. And since we know many of you run one of VP’s many products, we thought you might benefit. The “VP Racing Fuels Elite Program” is designed to celebrate the company’s 40th Anniversary while recognizing […]


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