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Tune in to The Dirt Show on KOWZ 100.9 FM every Saturday night at 11:00 pm (April-October). Host, Klane Dushek, brings you interviews with the stars of dirt track racing from across the country, as well as weekly updates on the Southern Minnesota & Upper Midwest dirt racing scene.

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Air Date: September 14, 2019

Guest:Ben Moudry, Modified driver

Sponsors: Owatonna Auto Clinic, Foamcraft Packaging, Wanarka Excavation, & Rhino Ag



Air Date: September 7, 2019

Guest: Blackie Wangerin, Minnesota racing legend
Guest: Skip Pollack, IMCA Oldtimers

Sponsors: Cookies Sauces & Seasonings and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame


Air Date: August 31, 2019

Guest: Don Shaw, Late Model driver

Sponsors: Rhino Ag and Misgen Auto Parts


Air Date: August 24, 2019

Guest: Zach Elward, Street Stock driver

Sponsors: Aero Race Wheels, Cookies Sauces and Seasonings, and Fastshafts



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Win Tickets to NASCAR at Kansas Speedway!

Enter to Win ticket to Kansas Speedway!

NASCAR Playoff races return to Kansas Speedway in October, and KOWZ 100.9 FM & Kansas Speedway are teaming up to give away full-weekend ticket packages to some lucky listeners!

The ARCA Menards Series kicks things off on Friday, October 18th. Then Saturday it's the NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300. And finally on Sunday, October 20th, the NASCAR playoffs kick into high gear with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400.

Our winners will receive a pair of tickets to all three races! Register below, then listen to the KOWZ morning show on Tuesday, October 1st, to find out if you're one of our lucky winners!

Good luck from Kansas Speedway, The Dirt Show, and KOWZ 100.9 FM!


Minnesota Racing Legend Blackie Wangerin

Late Model driver #42s Don Shaw

Street Stock driver #15 Zach Elward

Dirt Show Sponsored Quarter Midget Display at the Dakota County Fair

5th Annual Gus' Station Car Show & Fundraiser

Retired USAC Legend Merle Bettenhausen

USRA Limited Late Model driver #30 DJ Tesch


Speed the Sauceman, from Cookies Sauces and Seasonings, shares some of his favorite recipes as a regular guest on The Dirt Show, and now you can get the full recipies to try out for yourself right here!

Cookies BBQ Cups Quick & Easy Chili
Pork Tenderloin Haystack Burger
Italian Sausage Glazed Grilled Chops
Stuffed Pork Loin BBQ Mac & Cheese
Grilled Meatloaf w/Salsa Peach Cobler
Grilled Corn/Fried Squash

Cookies Sauces and Seasonings Featured on Iowa Public Television

Dirt Show sponsor Cookies Sauces and Seasonings and it's founder “Speed the Sauceman” Herrig were recently featured on Iowa Public Television during a segment called Iowa Entrepreneur. Produced by Around the Corner productions, the 12-minute video segment can be seen online here:


Friend & sponsor of the Dirt Show and big supporter of dirt racing in Southern Minnesota, Jeff Dahle of Morristown, MN, passed away on May 25th. He was 56 years-old.

He will be missed by everyone that was lucky enough to know him. Jeff was a guy everyone could count on and had a huge heart!

You can read Jeff's full obituary here.

Jeff requested that his friends and family dig his grave site by hand. So they gladly honored that request. Unknown to them, Jeff had buried a bottle of Windsor for all of those digging that day to find. The note on the bottle read: “Have a drink on me. It’s been a pleasure to know each and every one of you!"

He had a great sense of humor. On the side of his high school Demolition Derby car, he once wrote “Wanted: Girlfriend! Apply in person in the pits after the Demo.” Jeff was one-of-a-kind.

Here's our final Dirt Show interview with Jeff Dahle from the summer of 2018.

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Rice Lake Speedway

Granite City Speedway

Viking Speedway

Ogilvie Raceway

KRA Speedway

Elko Speedway

Madison Speedway

UMSS Series

Batwing Chassis - Outlaw Mini Mod Series

Toner's Lake Karting

Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum

Miner's Outdoor Rec - Blooming Prairie

Altenburg Equipment

Trimble's Cycle Center

Misgen Auto Parts

Lou Fegers Racing

Foam Craft Packaging

Advantage Distributing & Lubricants

Kevko Racing Oil Pans

Auto Trim Design

Osky Challenges

Krejci Ford

MOR Golf and Utility

West Racing

NAPA of Owatonna

The Speed Shop

Baier's Engine Service

Race Photos by Missy

Sprint Car & Midget Magazine

Cookies Sauces and Seasonings

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

Cole's Electric

Snow's Classic Cars

International Steel Erectors

Schuster's Pressure Washer Sales

Courtland Waste Handling

Triple X Race Components

Severson Oil Company

Garage Force

French's Repair and Fabrication

Schott's Hardwood Floors - Rochester, MN

Wolff & Son's Yard Services

Lodermeier’s Inc.

Sign Pro

Extreme Powder Coating

Owatonna Auto Clinic

Fast Shafts - Des Moines, IA

Shocker Hitch

VP Racing Fuels

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service

CS Customs

Hitch Doc - Jackson, MN

Nasco Equipment

Midwest Collision

Verizon Wireless World

Vintage Oval Racing Magazine

Aero Race Wheels

Fairmont Racing Archives

Dirtrack Racecars

Iowa Hall of Fame and Racing Museum

Cookies Sauces and Seasonings

JB Dist. CO. Inc. / Gillund Enterprises

DIRT Monthly

Dahle Enterprises

Liquid Nitro

Small Town Big Deal: America's TV Show

KS Engineering of Albert Lea

Walker Performance Filters

Open Wheel 101

Hinchman Racing Uniforms


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