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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 14: 2021 Jason Johnson Classic at Lake Ozark

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Trent Gower

The A-Main: Defending World of Outlaws series champion Brad Sweet had a car that navigated the bumps of Lake Ozark Speedway better than any other car in the field, and that was what he needed to run away from Sheldon Haudenschild to comfortably win the $15,000 Jason Johnson Classic Saturday night (March 27). Sweet and …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 13: 2021 Bristol Dirt Nationals

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Jim DenHamer

The A-Main: Yung Money made plenty of noise, but with the big money on the line, Superman Jonathan Davenport answered the call Saturday (March 20). Already the winner of the season’s richest super late model race to date at Arizona in January, Davenport blew past Kyle Larson with 20 laps to go and stomped the …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 12: 2021 Gobbler at Cochran

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group

The Main Event: It was a race that took nearly five months to run, but Brandon Overton’s momentum from the 2020 season has only intensified in 2021, and that left “Big Sexy” in position to obliterate the field in Friday night’s rescheduled Gobbler super late model race at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Ga. Taking the …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 11: 2021 Tennessee Tipoff at Smoky Mountain

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Josh James

The A-Main – Aptly nicknamed “Smokey,” Chris Madden rebounded from a mechanical failure in this race one year ago, leading all 50 laps of the Tennessee Tipoff at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Tennessee to win the $12,000 World of Outlaws Late Model feature Saturday night (March 6). “Smokey” @chrismadden44 exits his @TeamDrydene @Rocket_Chassis XR1 victorious …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 10: 2021 Xtreme DIRTcar Series Finale at Modoc

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Photo Credit: DIRTcar Racing at xtremedirtcar.com

The A-Main: Hometown hero “Big Sexy” Brandon Overton used a late-race charge on the high side of a racy Modoc Speedway to pass Dustin Mitchell with three laps to go to win Saturday night’s Xtreme DIRTcar Series finale before a track-record crowd in South Carolina.  After a great battle for the lead with Ross Bailes, …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 9: 2021 Xtreme DIRTcar Series at Lake View

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Halmar-Friesen Racing

The A-Main: “The Boss” Ross Bailes pounced on a wounded Matthew Nance after a lap 26 pileup and drove away to a $7,000 win Saturday at Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, S.C., marking his first career win on the Xtreme DIRTcar tour.  In his first ever start @LakeViewDirt, SC’s @RossBailesRacin climbs out of his …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 8: 2021 Sugar Bowl Nationals at Hendry County & Speedweeks Finales

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Jim DenHemer

The A-Main – East Moline, Ill.’s “Flying Taco” RJ Gonzales led flag to flag in Saturday’s (Feb. 13) Sugar Bowl Nationals A-main for the IMCA STARS Mod Lite Series, scoring the $5,750 victory at Hendry County Motorsports Park. Gonzales also won the mod lite prelude race at the track Friday night, capping a $6,600 weekend. …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 7: 2021 DirtCar Nationals & Tragedy at New Smyrna

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Trent Gower

The Main Event – Hanover, Pa.’s Logan Schuchart scored his second winged sprint car victory of Speedweeks at Volusia Speedway Park Sunday, driving away with two laps to go to win the second World of Outlaws feature of 2021 after disaster struck for polesitter Donny Schatz. Schatz, who had led the opening 28 laps and …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 6: 2021 Winternationals & Sunshine Swing

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Jim DenHamer

The A-Main – New Shirley, Texas, young gun Tyler Erb scored arguably the biggest win of his career Saturday night, the $15,000 finale of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series residency at East Bay Raceway Park. Erb took advantage of a slight bobble by Watertown, N.Y.’s Tim McCreadie on a lap-32 restart, grabbing the …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 5: 2021 General Tire Winter Nationals & Wild Wing Shootout

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(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

The A-Main: If anyone needed more proof that 2020 never ended, take a look at the evergreen hot streak of one Elk Grove, Calif.’s Kyle Larson. In only his fifth career late model start, Larson absolutely stomped a stout field in the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series season opener at All-Tech Raceway, leading the …

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