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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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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 4: 2021 Sunshine Nationals & Wild West Shootout Finale

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Zach Yost Photography

The A-Main – Blairsville, Ga.’s Jonathan Davenport capped a strong performance in the desert with a commanding win in the $25,000 super late model finale of the Wild West Shootout at Arizona Speedway. Davenport, on the back of his third Shootout win, captured an additional $10,000 bonus for scoring three feature wins in the Shootout. …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 3: 2021 Chili Bowl

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The A-Main – The stats sheet will show that Kyle Larson was utterly dominant in scoring his second consecutive Chili Bowl, but it was far closer than the scoresheet will show. KYLE LARSON IS A BACK-TO-BACK CHILI BOWL CHAMPION!!! pic.twitter.com/L7lAtfkrhn — 𝙒𝘼𝙇𝙆𝘼𝙋𝙀𝘿𝙄𝘼 (@Walkapedia_) January 17, 2021 Larson, who bested polesitter Justin Grant on the race’s …

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Thinkin’ Dirty, Vol. 2: 2021 Wild West Shootout & Ice Bowl

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Photo Credit: World Racing Group via Jim DenHamer

The A-Main: Blairsville, Ga.’s Jonathan Davenport put on a surgical display in Saturday night’s super late model opener of the Wild West Shootout at Arizona Speedway. Despite being new to the desert oval, Davenport weathered lap traffic and a nearly race-long challenge from western veteran Ricky Thornton Jr., scoring a $5,000 check for his first win …

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