Wild West Shootout USA Raceway

After being called the Winter Extreme the last two seasons, the race once known as the Wild West Shootout will be going back to that name in 2015. If you can’t wait until March to get your racing fix, USA Speedway (formerly known as Tucson International Raceway) will be hosting the Wild West Shootout over […]


Text and photography by Bobby Kimbrough Perris Auto Speedway closed out their race season with a traditional classic last night as the Agajanian family’s Turkey Night Grand Prix finished it’s contracted three-year run at the track. “It’s the second oldest race in America,” said Perris Auto Speedway promoter Don Kazarian. “Second only to the Indy […]

Distributor gears also drive the oil pump on most engines, and the extra load from a high volume pump and high viscosity oil can place undue stress on the drive gear, especially during engine warmup when the oil is cold. The worst case scenario is 20w50 oil, a high pressure/high volume oil pump, and tight bearing clearances.

(Editors Note: This tech article was originally produced for our sister site Power & Performance News, but the tech included is so useful we thought it would be helpful here too. Yes, there are references to drag racing and hydraulic roller lifters, but much of the tech here is very useful for dirt track racing.) […]


Shane Clanton made a trip to Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia) over the weekend for the annual Gobbler 100 at the 1/2 mile oval in his #25 Late Model, and he came away with the $10,000 winner’s check. The two-day, $10,000-to-win program for Limited Late Models saw a field of twenty-four entries register for battle. […]

Kasey Kahne Racing Shop

For most race teams the off-season is here. That usually means vacation, chasing down sponsors, updating chassis, cleaning up the shop–that sort of thing. But the folks at Kasey Kahne racing gave us a glimpse of life behind the scenes at their Mooresville, NC, shop and it’s pretty interesting. Besides the usual updates, the crew […]

Sprint Car Wreck

Here’s an unfortunate clip from a Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car race held at Southern New Mexico Speedway. Earlier in a heat race Brad Loyet in the 05 car suffered a flip on the race track. His crew repaired the damage and now in the feature he once again finds himself–along with many others–wheels up. […]

Comp Cams Super Dirt Series

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil has released the working version of their 2015 schedule. The initial release of the schedule includes nineteen events spanning twenty-one nights of racing with more dates to be added in the coming weeks. “I’m really excited about the 2015 schedule,” said CCSDS CEO, Chris […]

Crash Collection

When you go to lots of dirt races, you see a lot of crashes. And when you shoot lots of dirt races, you wind up with a lot of crashes on video. Dirt Race Central put together a few that they witnessed in their 2014 travels and put them together in this compilation video. There’s […]

Gibson 02

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has put together a pretty neat wrap-up of the season using a little math–and it’s quite interesting. For example, did you know Donny Schatz had his best WoO season ever with 26 wins? Or that there were seven first time winners last season? Or that this year Kerry […]

Wheeler with his '39 Ford.

H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler is one of the most successful racing promoters ever, bar none. Most people know him as the former longtime President and General Manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. But you may not be aware that Wheeler also has a long history with dirt track racing as well. Actually, that statement doesn’t cover the […]


The World of Outlaws announced it’s 2015 racing schedule for the Sprint Car series, and once again, it is packed with great race dates. This upcoming season the series will return after absences to Placerville (Calif.) Speedway, Dakota State Fair Speedway in Huron, S.D., Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway, and Brockville (Ontario) Speedway. It will also make […]

Intercomp Logo

The Performance Racing Industry trade show isn’t only great because it is a great place to see all the new racing gear first. That’s cool and all, but the real value of PRI is the opportunity to get some one-on-one time with many of the smartest racing minds in the racing industry. Of course, if […]

Sprint Car Flip

What’s cool about this video is the lighting is poor in the turn because SOMEBODY HAD ALREADY TAKEN OUT THE LIGHT POLE! Shot during the B main at Southern New Mexico Speedway by our friends at High Desert Video.

Jay Dickens

Jay Dickens of Jay Dickens Racing Engines is one of the most successful engine builders in dirt track racing. Recently, our Ben Shelton paid a visit to Dickens’ facility and caught the longtime engine builder for a few questions. Anybody that has been involved in racing for as long as Dickens has some stories to […]

Purestocks go three wide

When cars go three wide, fans pay attention. And that’s because you are likely to either see some great racing or some sheetmetal get bent. Three wide is always a gamble. Xsan captured some great racing in the Pure Stock racing action in the South Texas Shootout until these three drivers went door-to-door-to-door. The center […]

OneDirt Issue 2

We are very happy to announce that the second-ever issue of OneDirt magazine is now ready for you to enjoy. We’ve packed all 100 pages full of the very best tech available, along with racing news and great features that you don’t want to miss. We’re talking everything from how to take advantage of the […]


Mark Whitener put a wrap on the 2014 season on Saturday night, but not before completing the hat track with the United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series (UDLMCS) as he powered to his third-straight tour win in his Big Frog Motorsports #58. The United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series (UDLMCS) 2014 tour drew to a […]

Memphis International RAceway

Since leaving my job as a civil engineer almost five years ago, I’ve been fully immersed in the racing world. From the day I embarked on racing as my full-time occupation, I have been completely devoted to making sure that I do anything and everything I can to keep my foothold in this business. Over […]

Rodney Sanders

The Performance Racing Industry trade show doesn’t kick off until Thursday, but the manufacturers and exhibitors are already hard at work setting up. We’re also beginning to see some race cars come rolling in as displays and snapped a few shots while getting an early look at who is setting up where. We’ll have plenty […]

Jimmy Owens

After several successful seasons driving for car owner Mike Reece, Owens has recently announced he will be moving to a new team as he competes for his fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship. The announcement may be a bit surprising because last season was the first for his new team, Rowland Racing out of […]

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