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World 100 Triumph Can Make Career

World 100 Triumph Can Make Career

Perhaps dirt late-model star Don O’Neal put it best.
“You go over there and give 100 percent,” O’Neal said. “What- ever that place gives you,…

FLETCHER: It’s Bye-Bye Boats For Late-Model Racer Brandon Thirlby

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EAST LEROY, Mich.
Maybe I’m wrong, but I think Brandon Thirlby’s hydroplane-boat racing exploits are lost on most of us in the dirt late-model world.
If…

FLETCHER: Feger Claimed Summer Nationals Crown His Way

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EAST LEROY, Mich.
Dennis Erb, Jr. dragged his foot through a layer of gravel in the pit area of a Midwestern dirt track. He wasn’t…

Working Hard To Fill His Father’s Shoes

Working Hard To Fill His Father’s Shoes

EAST LEROY, Mich.
Billy Moyer, Jr. was sweat-soaked and slightly aggravated. He had just finished second in a Summer Nationals race, coming up short…

Grueling Hell Tour Here Again

Grueling Hell Tour Here Again

EAST LEROY, Mich.
Hard to believe it’s that time of year already, but the annual UMP Summer Nationals tour, the dream and vision of…

Dirt Late Model Dreams

Dirt Late Model Dreams

Tony Stewart (14) and Don O’Neal (71) at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, last year. (Todd Ridgeway Photo)The pit area was quickly filling with…

Hard-Driving Late-Model Shoes Keep Division On The Rise

Hard-Driving Late-Model Shoes Keep Division On The Rise

EAST LEROY, Mich.
It was a 10-lap heat race with two of the most exciting drivers in dirt-late-model racing, Matt Miller and Jeep VanWormer,…

Rusty Schlenk Is Ready To Hit The National Stage

Rusty Schlenk Is Ready To Hit The National Stage

EAST LEROY, Mich.
The 91 car finally broke free of the traffic that was hindering its progress. For several laps the black-and-pink machine had…

This Isn’t Your Father’s Dirt-Late-Model World Anymore

This Isn’t Your Father’s Dirt-Late-Model World Anymore

EAST LEROY, Mich.
I was thinking recently about something that ageless dirt-late-model veteran Delmas Conley told me last season.
It was 45 years ago when Conley…

Trip To New Venue Turns Out To Be A Pleasant Surprise

Trip To New Venue Turns Out To Be A Pleasant Surprise

EAST LEROY, Mich.
As usual, I arrived at the race track too early. I’d never been to that particular facility before and there was much…

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