Dirt Late Model Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Hunt the Front Launches Super Dirt Series Under DIRTcar Sanction

Hunt The Front—multi-car dirt late model team and one of the most successful content creation organizations—has announced a new regional tour called the Hunt the Front Super Dirt Series presented by Sweet Victory Apparel.  DIRTcar Racing will sanction the inaugural season, which will adhere to the 2023 DIRTcar Late Model rulebook. Drivers can earn points

Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series to Partner with DIRTcar Racing

Officials with the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series have announced a new partnership with DIRTcar Racing for the organization to sanction all Late Model events under the DIRTcar banner in 2023. The announcement allows drivers on the Kentucky-based Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series to compete for national and regional points—plus an additional points funds already

Events for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2023

Officials have announced the 2023 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) schedule, its biggest to date.  The nation’s premier tour for dirt late models will bring 56 events to 32 tracks across 16 states from January to October, with over $5 million in purse money up for grabs.  As usual, the 2023 campaign will

XC Acquires Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series

XR has announced an agreement to acquire the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series, one of the nation’s longest-running Super Late Model Series. The 2022 season marks its 40th anniversary.  In assuming ownership of the Huntsville, Alabama-based Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series, XR will work with current series personnel to conduct, produce, and promote

65 Events Scheduled For 2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) has announced the 2022 schedule, with a groundbreaking lineup that includes 65 feature events at 35 different venues across 18 states. Of those, 17 events will offer a top prize of more than $20,000—including 11 marquees that pay $50,000 or more to the winner. In addition, next year’s

Karl Kustoms Sponsors Bristol Dirt Nationals

Karl Kustoms, a national retailer of GM crate engines and a specialist in Chevrolet Performance, is the new title sponsor for the Bristol Dirt Nationals in Bristol, TN. The dirt race is taking place March 15-20. The Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals will showcase more than 1,200 racers throughout eight racing classes and multiple sanctioning

Moroso Dart/Rocket, Spread Rail, Dirt Late Model Oil Pan

The oil pan has billet end seals to ensure a consistent sealing surface and a large kick-out design for maximum horsepower and oil temperature reduction.

2022 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Speedweeks Dates Announced

Officials have revealed the dates for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 2022 Speedweeks, set for January 27 through February 12 in Georgia and Florida. Competitors will visit four tracks over 17 days, with 14 nights of racing action at Golden Isles Speedway, Bubba Raceway Park, All-Tech Raceway, and East Bay Raceway Park.  Event purses

434 cid Dirt Late Model LS Engine

Blue Chip Racing Engines builds high-performance engines for super late models, UMP modifieds, super stocks, crate cars, and pure stocks, but one of its more popular engines is its dirt late model engine package – a 434 cid LS engine build. Offering nearly 900 HP, it’s not hard to see why. Find out what goes into the build.

RY45 Ford Dirt Late Model Engine

Larry Clark is an engine builder who needs no introduction, and never settles for anything less than perfection at his shop, Custom Race Engines. After coming back to engine building after a short retirement, he has been building RY45 Ford dirt late model engines better than he ever has, with a focus on a smooth power curve and custom components. Find out what goes into these incredible dirt late model engine builds!

433 cid Ford Dirt Late Model Engine

Opting to work on “nice, pretty race motors over diesels,” Jack Cornett founded Cornett Racing Engines to do just that. His shop now builds race engines for all kinds of applications like this 433 cid Ford Dirt Late Model engine. Don’t miss the details of this build!

Growing a Reputation in the Dirt

For late-model stock car engine builders back in the day, it was a different time and a different place. During the 1960s and up until the late 1970s, there were no professional engine builders where a race-ready motor could be purchased. Just ask Morgan Chandler, an inductee of the National Dirt Late Model (NDLM) Hall