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Owatonna driver Glen Anderson featured at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum at Knoxville Speedway in Iowa recently featured an exhibit for Glen Anderson, legendary driver from Owatonna, Minnesota. Glen's famous #9 car is there, along with a bunch of cool pictures of some of his racing adventures.



Hall of Fame Sprint Car driver #1A Bobby Allen and his Shark Racing Team cars



USRA Limited Late Model driver #24 Justin Sass



Modified driver #94jr John Doelle



Kansas Speedway Contest Winners

Big thanks goes out to Kansas Speedway for sponsoring our contest and sending these lucky winners to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Hollywood Casino 400 race weekend!



2016 Twin Cities Takedown at ERX Motor Park in Elk River, MN



Dirt Show sponsor Extreme Powder Coating's new sand blasting equipment

To learn more about the services Extreme Powder Coating has to offer, contact Tiffany Peterson (Customer Service Manager) by phone at (507) 583-7448 or stop by their facility in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota at 521 Industrial Drive. Visit their website at extremepowdercoating.net



7th Annual Topless Nationals at Ogilvie Raceway



$250,000 Rock N Roll Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway

Your Dirt Show host made the trip out to the Sioux Falls, SD area for the Rock n Roll Gold Cup at Badlands Motor Speedway in August. This amazing event brings together the best winged and non-winged 410 sprint cars in the country for a gigantic $250,000 purse. If you make the trip yourself, be sure to check out Badlands Pawn, which is the biggest, coolest pawn shop in the Upper Midwest. Check out the pics below.



Midwest Modified driver #35jr Garitt Wytaske



Modified, Late Model and Sprint Car driver #95 Keith Foss



Modified driver #14W Clayton Wagamon



Sprint Car driver #91 John Sernett



IMCA Stock Car driver #5 Luke Sathoff



Street Stock driver #12 Cody Kummer



Midwest Modified driver #16 Jason Vandekamp



IMCA Old Timers at the 2016 Dakota County Fair



Retired Modified, Sprint Car and Midget driver Jim Edgington



Tribute to four-time USAC champion, Indycar, and NASCAR driver Bryan Clauson



UMSS Sprints at Chateau Raceway in Lansing, MN

Thanks to Brian Minter who took most of these great pictures of the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series event at Chateau Raceway. It was a great night all around, and surely one of the largest crowds on-hand at Chateau in a long time. A special Dirt Show thank you to Mike & Kathy Madsen and Mark Daniels for sponsoring this event and helping to put it together.



Pure Stock driver #23 Ross Spitzer



Retired Hall of Fame Sprint Car driver Lynn Paxton



Late Model and Modified driver #75 Cody Skytland



WISSOTA Street Stock driver #01 Justin Pogones



World of Outlaw Late Models at Ogilvie Raceway



Super Stock and Modified driver out of Sartell, MN #19x James Trantina



Super Stock and Street Stock driver #3R Danny Richards



IMCA Modified Driver #30 Josh Ruby out of Lakota, Iowa



Dirt Sprint Car & asphalt Late Model driver out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Amber Balcaen



IMCA Sport Compact driver #8K Kaytee Devries

Bonnie Jablonske Bonnie Jablonske



Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify & race in both the Indy 500 and Daytona 500



Harli White (Lindsay, OK) and her #17w Sprint Car



Jonathan Olmscheid and his ethanol powered dirt Modified and asphalt Late Model

Bonnie Jablonske Bonnie Jablonske



Midwest Modified driver #23 Mitch Wiese



Retired Late Model driver #33 Richy Olson

Bonnie Jablonske Bonnie Jablonske



Kansas Speedway NASCAR weekend

Congratuations to our Kansas Speedway contest winners and special thanks to Kansas Speedway for their support of The Dirt Show! Here are a few pics from the Go Bowling 400 NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway.



Four-time WISSOTA Late Model national champion Ricky Weiss




Brandon Nielsen and his #8T IMCA Hobby Stock



Retired Super Mod driver Les Wildin (Algona, IA)


Winged and Non-winged Sprint, Midget and Indy 500 driver Bryan Clauson



Greg Lammers' #99 Pure Stock sporting the Dirt Show logo




2nd Annual Old Timers Racing Reunion

We had a great time at the Old Timers Racing Reunion in Rochester in late February. Truly amazing to see so many of our childhood heroes all in one spot on a winter day in Minnesota. These racing reunion events are always incredible, and we at The Dirt Show strongly encourage you to get out there and check one out sometime. Pic #1-Racers sitting in a group at the event. Pic #2-Gerhard Wollenburg (#96) in the tan hat. Pic #3-Lance Mathees talking to Bill Haglund about winning the Yankee Dirt Classic at Hawkeye Downs in Iowa. Pic #4-Mert Williams' late model station wagon from the early 1980's.




Midwest Mod drivers Bonnie Jablonske #17B and Ron Jablonske

Bonnie Jablonske Ron Jablonske


Racing legend Red Mullican passed away on March 21, 2016. Click here to read his obit.



Huber Welding Supply's Support for Dirt Racing Goes Way Back

Here's a picture of a 1948 sprint car dropped off by a customer at Huber Supply in Owatonna. Thanks to the guys at Huber who digitized the pic and shared it with us.




Hall of Fame Late Model and Modified driver #10 Dennis Hovinga



Ernie Tuff's record-setting 1961 Ford Starliner, powered by a Chrysler 426 Hemi engine



World of Outlaw Late Model driver #77 Jordan Yaggy



Tony Shaner's #23 Pure Stock in victory lane at Dodge County Speedway (10/04/15)



Nate Coopman and his #9 IMCA Sport Compact car



Modified driver #74c Clint Hatlestad



Daniel Eckblad's #10E Stock Car



Mod Four driver Keith Thell and his #00t car



Sprint Car driver #1s Logan Schucart



Modified driver #74c Clint Hatlestad



Late Model and Modified driver #50 Jeff Wildung



IMCA Stock Car driver #1M Jeff McCollum (Thanks to Sarah Moriarty for the pictures!)



Street Stock, Super Stock, and Modified driver Tim Johnson



Street Stock driver #11 Sam Fankhauser



Dodge County Speedway Roars Back to Life in Kasson, MN

There hadn't been a race run at Dodge County Speedway in Kasson since 2012, but that changed on Saturday, August 1st, as the track came back to life in front of a big crowd eager to see the dirt flyin' once again.



10th Annual Racing Reunion in Otho, IA

We attended Marty Pringle's Racing Reunion in Otho, Iowa, again this year and had an awesome time, as we always do. This event just keeps getting better and better every summer. Here are a few pictures of the event. If you ever have the chance, be sure to go and check it out, you'll be amazed at the number of old race cars and amount of history there.



Wissota Super Stock driver #7R Tommy Richards



IMCA Sport Compact driver Megan Sandvig and her #33 car



Caley Weese and her #77 Late Model



Troy and Jacob Dahle parade the American Flag at Chateau Raceway in Lansing, MN




Driver McKenna Haase and her #55M Sprint Car



Late Model driver #32 Chris Simpson from Oxford, IA



The #07 Late Model driven by Don Swearingen



Dirt Show Trip to Indiana and the Indy 500

The Dirt Show crew (thirteen members strong for this trip), made the 10-hour drive from Southern Minnesota to Indianapolis, Indiana, on Memorial Day weekend for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing: the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. Of course, being the huge dirt racing fans we are, also meant we had to make a couple stops at the local short tracks in that part of the country. We made our way to Bloomington Speedway on Friday night for the Josh Burton Memorial, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday afternoon, Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville on Saturday night for a non-winged sprint special, and then topped it all off with the 99th Indy 500 on Sunday. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one we'll never forget. Special thanks to all the Casey's General Stores from Owatonna to Waterloo to Peoria to Indianapolis that kept us fueled up and fed along the way!


2nd Annual Josh Burton Memorial at Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)


MSCS Non Winged Sprint Car show at Lincoln Park Speedway (Putnamville, IN)


99th running of the Indianapolis 500 (Speedway, IN)



Jim Gullikson's #21 Wissota Street Stock




Adam Godeke's #3G Pure Stock

Adam Godeke carries the Stars and Stripes in the Dushek Racing/Dirt Show #3G Pure Stock during the national anthem May 15th at Chateau Raceway in Lansing, MN.



Pure Stock driver Greg Lammers' #99 car sporting the Dirt Show logo in 2015



Knoxville Raceway Hall of Famer #61 Stacey Redmond




Dirt Show guest Derek Green's #32 IMCA Stock Car and his new IMCA Modified



Ted Smallwood's American Flag Sprint Car




Larry Portis and his #59 IMCA Stock CarBrad Doty



Remembering Glen Anderson

It is with great sadness The Dirt Show notes the passing of a Minnesota racing legend, Mr. Glen Anderson. He will be missed greatly by his friends and family. Glen was born April 15, 1930 in Owatonna and died Sunday, March 29, 2015 in his hometown. What an extraordinary life he led both on and off the track. We will miss you Glen.



“Tribute to Trostle” and Open Wheel Swap Meet in Knoxville

On a snowy Saturday in late January, we made the trip down to Knoxville Speedway for the annual Open Wheel Swap Meet, which, on this occassion, included a benefit to celebrate the career of National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Bob Trostle. Pictured below: Dirt Show host Klane Dushek and Hall of Famer Shane Carson, Bob Trostle checking out some the cars he built and owned, and Shane Carson's red #20 sprint car.



Dirt Show guest Brady Gerdes and his #2x ModifiedBrad Doty


Sprint Car 101 at the Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum

Pictures: 1) 100+ fans in attendence, 2) Jim Edgington (left) and Norm Wiemers (right), 3) Norm Wiemers next to his car, 4) Terry McCarl (left) with the car he won Rookie of the Year at Knoxville with and Daryl Arend (right) who owned and worked on the car for McCarl’s first three wins.



Aero Race Wheels Facility in Estherville, Iowa

The Dirt Show was lucky enough to have a tour of the Aero Race Wheels facility in Estherville, Iowa. Truly a site to behold -10,000+ racing wheels under one roof. The first picture is of the front entry at the Aero Race Wheels building. The second picture is a of a mountain made up of thousands of wheels waiting for orders so they can be powder coated with a color or chromed and shipped to drivers' doors all over the country. In the foreground you'll see a pallet of special heat treated and coated Sprint Cup wheels ready for shipment to Petty Enterprises. Aero Race Wheels are the #1 wheel in NASCAR.



Jesse Glenz in the #7x ModifiedBrad Doty


Brad Doty's #75 sprint car

Brad Doty


Doug Wolfgang, the Sweetest Man in Racing?

Why did we take a pic of this candy bar wrapper? Because it has an incredible story behind it. Late this past fall, your host dropped in to visit Doug Wolfgang at his shop called Wolfweld in South Dakota. We decided to go get some lunch, and when Doug reached into his pocket to get his keys, this wrapper fell out. He handed it to over and said, "Babe Ruth has a candy bar, this one's mine!" Back when Doug was winning everything in sight in the mid 1980's, he was working on his sprint car at the shop one day when the phone rang. The caller said, "Is this the famous sprint car driver from Sioux Falls, South Dakota?" And Doug replied, "Yes sir! It sure is!" What Doug soon found out was that the mystery caller on the phone was none other than the owner of the D. L. Wolfgang candy company. The man complained to Doug that he was receiving ten to fifteen calls a day to speak to the sprint car driver Doug Wolfgang and he was just plain sick of it! He and Doug have stayed in touch ever since, and in fact, this past October, when Doug's son Robby was married, the family passed out Wolfgang candy bars to all the wedding guests.


USMTS Modified driver Kelly Shyrock at the Kossuth Co. Museum

Nine-time USMTS Champion Kelly Shyrock being interviewed by Chad Meyer at the Kossuth County Museum on Sunday, January 18th, at the Dirt Modified 101 event.



Vintage Racing Images From a Few of Our Sponsors

Many of the businesses and people who sponsor The Dirt Show used to race themselves, and here are two examples for you. In the top two pictures you'll see Minnesota racing legend Barry Ketterings old car from 1974. The car was sold to Bill Collin of Interstate Truck Driving School, who drove it about a dozen times at Princeton and Northstar Raceway in 1975. The bottom two pictures are of Gary Wolff and his 1965 Chevelle Street Stock. Notice the intact windshield and wipers, they used them in the back then!



Dirt Show trip to Granite City Speedway

The Dirt Show crew took in some late season races at Granite City Speedway in St. Cloud recently. You might remember this track by its former name, Golden Spike Speedway. It was our first trip up there and we had a great time. It's a wonderful facility and they put on some great Wissota racing.



Retired Late Model driver and 2014 Dirt Show guest Em Fretheim



Dirt Show guest retired driver Norm Weimers



USRA Modified driver #20 Mark Motl



The Tragic Death of Robert W. Frame

This head stone located in Forest Hill Cemetery here in Owatonna is the final resting place of race car drive Bob Frame. Bob was the son of 1932 Indianapolis 500 winner Fred Frame. Bob came to Owatonna in 1947 with his sprint car never to leave again. He was killed in a race at the Steele County fairgrounds. The story goes, he showed up with a broken left wrist from a tow rope accident at his last race. The official told him he could not race with a cast on because it was too dangerous. Bob assured the official he would be just fine and persuaded him to let him race. Sometime during that day's race, disaster struck when two cars collided in front of him. He instinctively grabbed for the hand brake lever located on the left hand side of the car, but with his hand in a cast he was unable to stop in time. His car launched into the air and the resulting crash ended his life. We discuss this story on the October 25th, 2014 episode of The Dirt Show during the Owatonna Granite and Monument segment, be sure to listen!


Late summer trip to the Sprint Car Capital of the World

Knoxville Speedway and the Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum are a couple of our favorite places on earth and we always try to make the trip down at least a couple times every year. Here are some pictures we took on our latest trip: a view of the track from the 4th floor suit at the Knoxville Sprint Car Hall of Fame, Erin Crocker Evernham's WoO feature winning car, your host and his brother's brick at the Hall of Fame, and Klane with #24 Terry McCarl.



Midwest Modified driver #33 Darryl Hainka



Pure Stock driver #23 Brandon Shaner



IMCA Stock Car driver #81 Matt Speckman



9th Annual Racers' Reunion in Otho, Iowa

We had the honor of attending the Racers' Reunion in Otho, Iowa, just outside of Fort Dodge, in late June and snapped a couple of pictures while we were there. Special thanks to the event's organizer Marty Pringle for a wonderful day and for keeping it going for nine straight years!



MCA Sport Mod driver #9 Matthew Looft



USAC Wingless Sprints at Deer Creek Speedway, June 2014

Jarrett Andretti Dave Darland John Stansbourgh Tracy Hines


USMTS Modified driver #33z Zack Vanderbeek



Super Stock driver #21R Dave Read




2014 Dirt Show guest Sprint Car driver Skylar Prochaska



Robbie Franklin's #1 Midwest Modified



Pure Stock driver Krysta Swearingen



UMSS Sprint Car driver #5 Anna Kouba



Bud Martini in his #42 Midwest Modified



Hobby Stock driver #1V Sarah Voss




Doug Wojcik's #3D Street Stock




Adam Godeke's Pure Stock at the 2014 Château Raceway season opener




Dirt Show guest Late Model driver Zack Johnson



Dirt Show guest Modified driver Josh Bazey



Dirt Show guest Steve Sorenson



Dirt Show guest Modified driver #40 Kevin Adams




Dirt Show guest Sprint Car driver #11A Bruce Anderson




Sprint Car 101 at the Kossuth County Museum in Algona, IA

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum recently held a free "Sprint Car 101" educational program at the Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum in Algona, Iowa, and the Dirt Show crew was lucky enough to be there. The Kossuth County museum honors and remembers the history and heritage of agriculture and motorsports in northern Iowa, be sure to check it out sometime.The Sprint Car 101 program highlighted Iowa racing veterans Jim Edgington, Dick Forbrook and Stacy Redmond, who were in attendence. It was a fun and educational afternoon for all who attended, and we were sure glad to get the chance to go!



Vintage Racing Images

Louise Smith, NASCAR pioneer, with her wrecked car. Johnny Parsons, in his first USAC champ car at Riverside, CA. Dick Trimble, founder of Trimbles Honda in Austin, in 1955 on his Triumph 250 Cub. Monk Sorenson in his IMCA Big Car. And a driver lettering his car the old fashioned way, with a brush & paint can!



Sprint Car through the barn roof at Jackson Speedway




Nick Schwebach's Wissota Street Stock is ready to roll at Deer Creek Speedway in 2014




Dirt Show guest Justin Oestreich and his #46 Wissota Midwest Modified

Mitch Hovden


Marcel Hoaglan's Super Stock & son Marcel III with his new Dirt Show shirt at Cedar Lake



Street-legal Modified replica from New York



Dan Wheeler and his #1 USRA B Mod



Dirt Show guest Mitch Hovden and his #15 USRA Stock Car

Mitch Hovden


Kansas Speedway contest winner photos



The Dirt Show crew visits Knoxville Raceway



Hobby Stock driver Brad Schnepf, first in the Winner's Circle, then with a destroyed car!



Greg Hilbert's tribute to his father, Don "Shiney" Hilbert, and his 1957 Chevy



Winged and Non-Winged sprint car driver Johnny Parsons III



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