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With a staff that is led by racers, COMP Cams uses on-track experience to put customers in Victory Lane.

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OneDirt recently caught up with Rodney Etheridge of Etheridge Race Parts to pick his brain on his favorite tools to have at both the shop and at the track.


Learn how the right oil can improve crate engine performance.

From this small dyno cell came great things.

It started with a spark. COMP Cams began grinding cams for racers, and those racers began to win. Take a photo tour with us through the company’s 40 years of excellence.


Since 1978, Longacre Racing Products has been an innovator in the motorsports industry. See how they’ve been so successful.

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Nobody likes a dusty, one-laned race track. VP Racing Fuels is looking to change the track prep game with their new product, StayWet.

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VP Racing Fuels has introduced a new, improved formula for VP Cool Down™, its popular coolant performance improver for high-performance radiator systems.


It is safe to say that longtime racer and current USMTS champ Jason Hughes knows a thing or two about racing–and definitely winning. Not only does Hughes win as a driver and car owner, but he also builds complete race cars for anyone with his company, Hughes Racing Chassis. (If you want a race-ready Modified […]

Sometimes it can get confusing trying to keep up with hauler requirements. SEMA is now providing a great tool to assist.

SEMA has created a new website resource to help the motorsports community understand state and federal law governing trailers and tow vehicles. The website provides guidance on how racing enthusiasts can avoid citations for a trailer that is too long, a trailer that is not properly registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) or […]

The car is a long way from complete, but the new MD3 Evolution nose from Five Star Race Car Bodies looks fantastic. Five Star's Carl Schultz told us that every curve and angle on this nose is designed to provide usable downforce for the car.

  There is no doubt that Five Star Race Car Bodies is the most trusted manufacturer of high downforce noses in Late Model racing. Their MD3 nose package is found on almost every top Late Model team in all divisions. And even though their products dominate the market, Five Star hasn’t been sitting around waiting […]

Rick Schwallie photo--Five Star's new MD3 Evolution nose, here seen on Josh Richards' Dirt Late Model, is very distinctive but every line and curve is designed to help improve downforce.

The Evolution of Downforce: Five Star continues pushing the technology of Dirt Late Model racing forward with the latest iteration of its hugely successful MD3 nose Throughout the history of Dirt Late Model racing, if there was a single identifying characteristic of these unique cars it would most likely be the slab-sided, wedge shaped bodies designed […]

Brown and Miller Racing Solutions is making a push to bring the company's high quality hoses and fittings to dirt track racing, and we've noticed that among the first teams to adopt their products--including Kasey Kahne Racing, Darrell Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, Rick Eckert and Brett Hearn--do a heck of a lot of winning. That's probably not a coincidence.

  Even if you have been involved in racing for years, you may not have heard of Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, which manufactures lightweight, high quality hoses and fittings for race cars. That’s because the very specialized company has for years done business almost exclusively with Formula 1 and NASCAR Cup teams. Oh, and […]

Star Graphix owner Justin Starnes shows the mockup that the car owner and see and approve before printing begins on the wrap.

It is no secret that practically every racer at every level is on the constant lookout for sponsorship to help defray the costs of their chosen sport. After all, it’s money that makes the world go round, and racing is no different. We’ve done stories before on ways to attract and keep great sponsors. In […]

Not exactly the best feeling in the world when you’re on your way to enjoy yourself at the races. However, the old saying of “you get more flies with honey” might be somewhat of a salvation.

That’s exactly what licensing is about for tow rigs Words/Photos John DiBartolomeo Some of the questions: It must have been a long winter. You can tell because racers took to the internet bulletin boards seemingly more than ever. Possibly one of the most talked about issues was the ever-looming Commercial Drivers License (CDL) issue as […]

This Super Street body was hung by two regular guys, not professional body hangers. If they can do it, you can too.

One of the many reasons why we love the entry-level dirt racing classes is the potential to do so much yourself. Not everyone has the tools or inclination to build their own race engines, but when racing a Street Stock there is much else that you can do. Besides saving a buck, doing the work yourself […]

Here's a setup so that the engine builder can measure connecting rod bolt stretch in real time instead of the usual method of torquing the bolt and then measuring stretch (which can be too late).

ARP’s Chris Brown was the final presenter of the 2015 edition of the Advanced Engineering Technology Conference, and the information was definitely worth the wait. You may think there isn’t much to know about threading in a bolt, but the fact of the matter is most engine failures we’ve seen haven’t been from defective parts […]

Lincoln Electric Welders

It seems like there is never enough room for everything you want in your shop–and especially your race trailer. That’s why we love this new machine from Lincoln Electric that combines MIG and TIG capabilities into one small package. It can also work on both 110 and 230 volts, adding to your flexibility. Check out […]

All four pads should be level for best accuracy. Once you've found the most level location on your shop floor, mark the locations for each pad with tape or paint so that you will get repeatable results every time you scale your car.

An accurate set of scales is a vital tool for any racing program that hopes to see victory Lane regularly. This is true no matter if you are racing Pure Streets, Mini Stocks, Super Late Models or Sprint Cars. Weight plays a large impact on the handling of a car, and how that weight is […]


Speedway Illustrated recently published an excellent article that took a hard look at the legal complexities involved with towing a race car in an enclosed trailer. A lot of what Joyce Standridge found in the article is quite sobering. For example, while running a “Not for hire” decal on the side of your truck will […]

No matter what class you race, there are ways you can be beneficial to a potential sponsor.

Let’s face it, racing is an expensive sport. Even if you are racing in the Hobby Stock classes, the bills can add up quickly. That’s why, unless you’ve already earned yourself a sizeable fortune, securing a quality sponsor or two (or more, if we’re honest) is nearly as important as skill behind the wheel. After […]

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