The traditional 4 wide salute to the fans at
at Brownstown Speedway in March.
Kentucky's Darrell Lanigan at the Icebreaker
"shaving some dirt"!
Josh Richards qualifying at the Icebreaker.
Josh would go on to win the World of Outlaws Late Model Championship in
Devin Gilpin won the UMP Modified feature at
Gilpin would go on to win the UMP Modified National Championship
in 2013 for the second year in a row.
Darren Hagen flying through the turn at
Montpelier Speedway during their opening night.
And Hagen in Victory Lane after winning the
midget feature at Montpelier!
Tom Bell went to Montpelier's opening night
with a brand new car
and got punted upside down during his heat race. Tom was okay!
Sprintcar star Shane Stewart came to Plymouth
Speedway to get some practice in
before racing started and tore up the new dirt!
3 wide racing on the new dirt surface at
Plymouth with room to spare.
A few weeks after flipping at Montpelier, Tom Bell was back and flying
Tom won the season ending World Series of Dirt at Plymouth and the
UMP Modified Championship.
The four wide salute by the SOD Sprintcar Series at Plymouth Speedway!
Tony Stewart (14) and Donny Schatz (15) battle in their heat race
during the World of Outlaws' visit to Kokomo Speedway.
Kyle Larson, winning in anything he drove, quickly got gobbled up by
for the 2014 season. Hopefully, we'll see him again in an open wheel
"You hang on real tight there Mr. Shane Stewart, while Mr. SMOKE Stewart
takes you back to the pits!"
Tim Kaeding brings down the confetti after winning the World of Outlaws
feature at Kokomo Speedway.
Frank Marshall (28) and Zeke McKenzie race their modifieds at Plymouth.
Frank won the Modified Championship and Zeke finished 5th.
Bobby Pierce on the gas qualifying at Fairbury Speedway during the
UMP Summernationals "Hell Tour" visit.
Veteran Dave Porth still mixing it up at Fairbury and still fast!
Ryan Unzicker getting sideways at Fairbury Speedway.
Brodie Unzicker sits on dad's neck after dad won the "Hell Tour" feature
at Fairbury Speedway.
The Goodland Grand Prix in Goodland, Indiana, where karts race through
Residents and fans sit in their yards, grill out and have "beverages"
the different classes of karts race through their streets!
Indy Lights driver Jimmy Simpson maneuvers his kart through a turn in
Grand Marshall for the Goodland Grand Prix was none other than Dirt Late
Hall of Famer Dick Potts and his wife Tressie.
Nobody was manning the video cameras up top to capture Nick Allen's
modified feature win during the Kokomo Klassic. But I got it!
Nick Allen won a ton of feature's in 2013. This was just one of them.
Brandon Roundtree, the "Indiana Outlaw", won the Street Stock
at Kokomo Speedway in 2013.
Michigan's Jacob Poel at Shadyhill Speedway for the Firecracker 50 in
And it was a profitable trip from Michigan this particular Fourth of
Cousins Adam Williams (14) and Josh Hesson play nice at Shadyhill
Like they say on TV: A. "He had nowhere to go" B. "He got collected"
C. "One of those
racin' deals" D. All of the above...
Travis Tyler was so fast this night that he just shed the skin clear
One of the largest crowds in recent memory packed Shadyhill
for the Firecracker 50 on the 4th of July.
Three IMOD's zoom past the "grass-stands" at Shadyhill!
Bob McLean races Chris Arihood (98) at Plymouth Speedway in the Super
McLean won the Championship in 2013.
USAC Sprint Week at Kokomo finds Christopher Bell giving the grandstands
Sprintcars also do this pretty often and one holds their breath until
the driver climbs out ok!
The winged mini-sprints at US 24 Speedway put on a great show!
Check them out sometime.
Garrot Klinkhammer's "Sharkhat" at US 24 Speedway was one of the coolest
helmets that I saw all year!
At South Bend Speedway for the Blount Memorial, John Long (86)
gets around Tyler Roahrig (24), and Brian Ross (16).
John Long with some nice hardware after his win in the Blount Memorial.
Some said that John Long's secret was the extra weight in the trunk...!
On this particular evening at Illiana Motor Speedway, Late Model
Paul Shafer Jr. edged Anthony Danta by a nose for the feature win.
Shafer Jr. became the youngest champ ever at Illiana!
I know I'm one of many that would like this on my wall in my garage, or
Dave Darland congratulates Wes Mac after Wes won
the Bob Darland Memorial at Kokomo Speedway.
Modifieds 3 wide at Kokomo just like the sprintcars!
At Kokomo, Thomas Meseraull appears to be jumping over the tire. But he
But he could. But he didn't.
Seven's are wild at Plymouth Speedway!
Cooper Clouse getting his left front tire up on his Ignite Midget
during the USAC Midget visit at Illiana Speedway.
2013 USAC National Midget Pavement Champion Darren Hagen
on the half mile at Illiana.
2013 Teen-4 Champion Joey Iliff getting nasty during hot laps at
One night at Shadyhill, the lights went out during racing and these
had to turn their headlights on. (I know, it's an old joke...)
Stuart Hanft got upside down at Plymouth Speedway during hot laps. He
With the checkered flag waving at Plymouth, modifieds came three wide to
the flag with
Adam Williams taking the win on 2 wheels!
Our colors were presented from the air at Plymouth Speedway this raceday.
The famous "Black Shirt Race Photographer Society" at Kokomo!
There's thousands of 'em nationwide...
Gene Crucean and John Mahoney have been there, done that forever.
That's all you have to know.
Kenny Wallace (36) races Steven Pena (6) at Plymouth Speedway in heat
Bryan Clauson in Victory Lane at Kokomo with his puppy!
5 Grand will buy a lot of dog food!
"The People's Champ" Dave Darland not letting up a bit at Kokomo!
Kenyon Midget action at US 24 Speedway with Clayton Gaines (26)
alongside Spencer Bayston (23).
Boris Jurkovic leads a pack of super late models during practice for the
Bettenhausen Classic at Illiana Speedway.
Prior to the Bettenhausen 100, Illiana Speedway honors its former
Mr. Paul Goldsmith is one of them. The total race driver.
Brian Campbell on his way to winning the Bettenhausen 100 at Illiana.
If you look closely, his eyes are closed! Yes,
Two former champions race side by side at Shadyhill. Nick Allen and AJ
AJ is a former Teen-4 champ.
2013 National UMP Modified Champion Devin Gilpin at Shadyhill Speedway.
Championship night at Montpelier Speedway saw Jamie Lomax (36) and
Jacob Poel (82) race like this for many laps. Lomax got the win!
Veteran "Rapid Russ" Gamester cruising around Plymouth in his
USAC nonwing 600 sprint.
Racing to the checkers in the Senior Sprint division at US 24 Speedway,
Michael Brenner (24) got tangled up with Cory Angle. And they crossed
that way with Angle winning the exciting race!
Fast qualifier at the Saturday night Rumble in Ft. Wayne Brandon Knupp.
Geoff Kaiser got up into Bryan Nuckles during heat race action at the
Justin Peck on his way to winning the Saturday night Rumble in Ft.
15 year old Justin Peck became the youngest midget winner at the Rumble.
The Rumble racing in Ft. Wayne brought an end
to the racing season in the Midwest for 2013.
I had thousands of photos to go through to get this together. If you
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