The Dirt Show - Dirt Racing on the Radio


Tune in to The Dirt Show on KOWZ 100.9 FM every Saturday night at 11 pm (April-October). Your host, longtime racing fan 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 and Upper Midwest racing scene.

From Owatonna to St. Cloud and from Amery to Jackson, The Dirt Show is on a station near you, don't miss it! Have a question or comment about The Dirt Show? Contact us here

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Air Date: 04/29/2017
Guest: Dave Marcis, Retired NASCAR Driver

Sponsors: Arlington Raceway, Fastshafts, and Cookies Sauces & Seasonings


Air Date: 07/01/2017
Guest: Casey Knutson, Modified driver

Sponsors: Lodermeier's, Midwest Collision, and Cookie's Sauces and Seasonings


Air Date: 08/26/2017
Guest: Les Duellman, Driver and Car Builder

Sponsors: Misgen Auto Parts and Casey's General Stores



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Bobby Steier Restoring Karl Fenske’s Famous #99

Modified and Stock Car driver Pat Graham

Modified driver #3A Taylor Ausrud

Hall of Fame Sprint Car Driver Shane Carson

Denis Czech, Modified and SuperStock driver

In Remembrance: Modified Driver Mike Hernke

It is with great sadness we must report the passing of modified driver Mike Hernke. Mike was on the show with us in May 2017 (link) to talk about his #37 touring modified he used to promote cancer awareness. Indeed, many of you probably saw this awesome looking car parked at an area race track in the last year.

Excerpt from Mike's obituary:

"Mike was born on January 30, 1958 in Zumbrota, MN, the son of Owen and Gladys (Swelland) Hernke. He graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1976. He was a lifelong member of Urland Lutheran Church, where he was baptized, confirmed and married to Brenda D. Quittem on July 15, 1978.  He was a praise and worship team member for over 10 years.

Mike worked for 23 years at Hernke’s, Inc. and was also an owner/operator as a truck driver for 15 years. He loved music, especially singing and playing drums.  He enjoyed family vacations, hunting, and pontoon rides.  He was in to dirt track racing for many years, and car #37 was one to watch! His latest car was a cancer awareness race car that exhibited at local dirt tracks, where he also sang the national anthem and spoke about cancer awareness. He loved spending time with his family, and especially loved making big breakfasts, where the chocolate chip pancakes were a hit!"

You can read Mike's full obituary here & listen to his May 2017 Dirt Show interview here

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:


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!

04/01-Pork Tenderloin 04/15-BBQ Mac & Cheese
04/29-Grilled Meatloaf w/Salsa 05/13-Haystack Burger
05/27-Italian Sausage 06/10-Glazed Grilled Chops
06/24-Stuffed Pork Loin 07/22-Peach Cobler
08/05-Grilled Corn/Fried Squash

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The Muffler Center

Jackson Motorplex

Deer Creek Speedway

Mississippi Thunder Speedway

Arlington Raceway

Rice Lake Speedway

Granite City Speedway

Viking Speedway

Ogilvie Raceway

KRA Speedway

Kossuth County Speedway

Elko Speedway

Chateau Raceway

Batwing Chassis - Outlaw Mini Mod Series

Nasco Equipment

VP Racing Fuels

Aero Race Wheels

Fast Shafts - Des Moines, IA

Owatonna Auto Clinic

Advantage Distributing & Lubricants

Kevko Racing Oil Pans

3M Safety Solutions

The Muffler Center - Austin, MN

West Racing

Osky Challenges

Dura Dock

NAPA of Owatonna

Sprint Car & Midget Magazine

Cookies BBQ Sauce

Schott Distributing - Rochester, MN

TT Motorcycles - Blooming Prairie, MN

Snow's Classic Cars

Auto Trim Design

Severson Oil Company

Miner's Outdoor Rec - Blooming Prairie

MOR Golf and Utility

Snow's Classic Cars

Cole's Electric

French's Repair and Fabrication

Trimble's Cycle Center

Wolff & Son's Yard Services

Lodermeier’s Inc.

Sign Pro

International Steel Erectors

Triple X Race Components

Extreme Powder Coating

Lou Fegers Racing

Misgen Auto Parts

Hitch Doc - Jackson, MN

Foam Craft Packaging

Krejci Ford

Race Photos by Missy

Verizon Wireless World

Vintage Oval Racing Magazine

Midwest Collision

Baier's Engine Service

The Speed Shop

Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum

National Sprint Car Hall of Fame

Casey's Monthly Pizza Deal

Cookies Sauces and Seasonings

Dahle Enterprises

Liquid Nitro


Dirt Modified Magazine

Valvoline NextGen

Small Town Big Deal: America's TV Show

Dirtrack Racecars

Fairmont Racing Archives

Johnny Parsons Driver Coaching - Indianapolis, IN


Dirt Show Affiliates

KOWZ 100.9 FM

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