Green Demon Sprint Car

Two-time USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series champion Damion Gardner of Concord, California will return to Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats next month in his quest to become the first driver to eclipse the 200-MPH barrier in a sprint car. Gardner and his team’s first attempt to conquer Bonneville came last August.  Two times he reached speeds in […]

Fletcher Made Horsepower has been developing an LS7 engine for Super Late Model Racing and they believe they finally have refined the package until it is a viable race winner.

Not long ago we ran an article looking at why the dirt track racing community has been slow to accept the LS engine platform. We learned that many classes and series make it more difficult by requiring all legal engines to have a distributor and use a single coil. There are some manufacturers and Sprint […]

Modified Slide Job

This edition of “You be the Judge” comes to us courtesy of and takes place at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. In the USMTS heat race Trevor Hunt in the white 99 uses a slide job to pass Jeremy Chambers in the black 17. Hunt gets in front but pulls right into Chambers’ […]

Vaughn Gittin Jr Sprint Car

If you are into other forms of motorsports you’ve probably heard of Vaughn Gittin Jr. Gittin Jr is a drift car driver–that stuff the kids do burning up their tires on asphalt–and he’s pretty successful with his Ford Mustang. Gittin Jr may be used to running with the rear wheels tracking a different line than […]

Shane Clanton

Shane Clanton registered his first win of the 2014 campaign on Saturday night in his #25 Super Late Model at Dixie Speedway. With threatening weather throughout the region and a busy travel schedule looming the team stayed close to home over the weekend, competing in a Weekly Racing Series program on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia. […]


When MasterCraft Safety purchased Impact back in 2010 it brought together two of the industry’s most respected safety companies. Since then the new MasterCraft Safety has been working to improve its lineup of personal safety gear. MasterCraft Safety has already introduced new helmets and driving suits for racers, and now they have introduced new driving gloves […]

Modified Race at Wythe

The Renegades of Dirt Modifed racing series made its first-ever appearance at Wythe Raceway in Virginia last weekend, and after this finish we can bet the fans in attendance can’t wait for a return visit! This video clip is the last three laps of what we’ve been told was an absolutely fantastic feature reace. As the […]

Sprint Car Flip

It doesn’t matter if it is the first lap of the race or coming out of a cauthion, everybody pays attention when the flagman is about to wave the green. That’s because the cars are packed tight and every driver has an itchy right foot and everyone is looking to make a move going into […]

Intercomp_Digital Turn Plate

Intercomp came up with the first digital turn plate, and now they have introduced what they say is a new and improved version. These ultra-low deflection turn plates do not impair caster or camber while using multiple direction X and Y movement with a smoother roller ball bearing design and 0.1 degree graduations to offer improved accuracy and the […]

Dale McDowell Trophy

Imagine standing in victory lane after winning the most prestigious Dirt Late Model race on the planet in front of close to 20,000 fans. Oh, and you also at one of the sport’s most famed venues. It’s a pretty awesome thought to envision, but sometimes things are definitely not what they seem. Now imagine standing […]

World Nationals

Usually when you hear about big-money races, it is almost always for the Late Models or Sprint Cars. Occasionally, the Big Block Modified also get a chance at the big bucks too. But when we heard that a full $100,000 will be given away as the purse in the eighth annual World Nationals this September […]


One of the coolest things about my travels is getting to experience new tracks.  Not only do I love seeing new facilities, but it’s always fun and exciting to see how others tracks do things.  Sometimes what I find is really entertaining and great, while other times my inspections lead to disappointments.  Hey they can’t […]

Now you can accurately check ring gaps on even the thinnest, flimsy racing rings accurately because the tool keep the ring from flexing when you slide the feeler gauge in place.

If you have ever built your own racing engine, then you are familiar with the process of gapping your piston rings. When the engine heats up, a gap in each piston ring is required to keep it from expanding and damaging both the cylinder wall and the piston. When the ring gaps are properly sized […]

xmod adventure6

First, let me start off by saying that in writing this, I don’t mean to bash racers–young or old–who don’t pay for their own racing. I know that being a young racer means you likely aren’t able to pay our own way, and I also understand that there are older racers out there who, while […]

Crate Sportsman

Crate Sportsman racer Hank Taylor is just 16 but he’s already gathered six wins in his division at the 1/2 mile Lancaster (SC) Speedway paperclip against some very good competition. We enjoy Taylor because he’s laid back but drives like his hair is on fire. He was having tremendous success in the stock chassis race cars, and […]


We love it whenever a manufacturer comes up with a real innovation in racing hardware. It doesn’t seem to happen all that often anymore, but when it does it definitely gets our attention. Performance Friction (PFC) definitely has a useful innovation with it’s V3 floating hub brake rotors, and now the company has announced that […]

OneDirt video ad

Here at OneDirt we’re having the time of our lives. Heck, who wouldn’t when you get to eat, sleep and breathe the best form of racing in the world every day? We’re also enjoying some of the highest traffic numbers in our history–and that’s all thanks to you. As a result, we’re getting the opportunity […]

UEM also includes free detailed installation instructions for each of its styles of pistons to help you avoid annoying (and possibly expensive) mistakes.

Did you know that United Engine Machine is the largest piston manufacturer in North America? Because of that, they’ve got a piston option no matter what class you race in. UEM just rolled out a new website for all of its brands (as dirt track racers we’re most interested in the Icon forged pistons and […]


Weld Racing has been collecting votes to determine the most popular driver in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series since late May, but it isn’t too late to get your vote in. And just in case you haven’t decided on your pick, they now have a very funny video up asking the drivers why […]

Modified Wreck at ABC Speedway

Once again, we don’t have much in the way of any description here, but this video is definitely worth a mere 15 seconds of your time. Here’s what we do know: This video was shot at the end of June at ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisc. This is driver Paul Suzik racing in the WISSOTA Midwest […]

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