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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: April 20, 2019

Guest: Guy Hamernik, Driver and Track Announcer

Sponsors: Mississippi Thunder Speedway, IMCA Old Timers, Cookies Sauces and Seasonings


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Air Date: April 13, 2019

Guest: Johnny Rutherford, Racing Legend (Part 2)

Sponsors: Mastell Brothers Touring Series, Chateau Speedway, and Rhino Ag


Air Date: April 6, 2019

Guest: Johnny Rutherford, Racing Legend (Part 1)

Sponsors: National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum, Kansas Speedway, Cookies BBQ Sauces



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The Dirt Show Photo Gallery

Brush vs. the Rhino 4000 Series Flex-Wing Mower


Racing Legend Johnny Rutherford

Dirt Racing at the 2019 KOWZ & KRUE Home and Rec Show

Local dirt track racing was well-represented at the KOWZ & KRUE Home and Receation Show that took place at the Four Seasons Center in Owatonna in March. Chateau Speedway, Toner's Lake Speedway, Jackson Motorplex, The Dirt Show, and several drivers were on hand. Thanks to race fan Brian Minter for stopping by to take some pictures of the festivities.

Win a Trip to Watch Sprint Cars in Australia!

The National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce their third “Australian Sprint Car Vacation” raffle. The winner will receive roundtrip airfare for two, seven nights lodging, and VIP race tickets to the January 2020 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Premier Speedway in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia. The Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic has been touted as Australia’s version of the Knoxville Nationals, and the 48th running will be held January 24-26, 2020.

The winner of the raffle will be drawn on Friday night of the 59th Annual Knoxville Nationals August 9, 2019. The winner need not be present to win. Raffle tickets are available online at Tickets may also be purchased by calling the museum at 1-800-874-4488.

For more information on the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum and the special events happening there, visit

IRONMAN Jeff Dahle of Longtime Dirt Show Sponsor Dahle Enterprises

"I don't think I'm amazing. I don't think I'm an inspiration. I'm just a normal guy going through a tough time with his health and going to do something that I love," - IRONMAN Jeff Dahle, who is battling cancer and still competing in the sport that changed his life.

Retired Modified driver Gary Shumski

Retired Sprint Car driver Chuck Schumacher

Win a Corvette courtesy of the Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum

Modified driver #83 Billy Steinberg

Southern Minnesota Racing Featured on Small Town, Big Deal

The Dirt Show Photo Gallery

Modified driver and Wisconsin's fastest grandma, Bonnie Jablonske and her husband Ron, Deer Creek Speedway, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, and the Southern Minnesota racing scene were recently featured in an episode of Small Town, Big Deal. Click below to watch!

Lucas Oil Late Models at Jackson Motorplex


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:

Mastell Brothers Sprint Car Touring Series

Kossuth County Speedway

Jackson Motorplex

Chateau Speedway

Deer Creek Speedway

Mississippi Thunder Speedway

Arlington Raceway

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

Altenburg Equipment

Trimble's Cycle Center

Misgen Auto Parts

Lou Fegers Racing

Owatonna Auto Clinic

Foam Craft Packaging

Advantage Distributing & Lubricants

Kevko Racing Oil Pans

Auto Trim Design

Osky Challenges

Krejci Ford

West Racing

Aero Race Wheels

Verizon Wireless World

NAPA of Owatonna

Vintage Oval Racing Magazine

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

Severson Oil Company

Miner's Outdoor Rec - Blooming Prairie

MOR Golf and Utility

French's Repair and Fabrication

Schott's Hardwood Floors - Rochester, MN

Wolff & Son's Yard Services

Lodermeier’s Inc.

Sign Pro

Extreme Powder Coating

Fast Shafts - Des Moines, IA

VP Racing Fuels

Shocker Hitch

Kossuth County Agriculture & Motorsports Museum

Mastell Brothers Trailer Service

Hitch Doc - Jackson, MN

Nasco Equipment

Triple X Race Components

Midwest Collision

Baier's Engine Service

Race Photos by Missy

The Speed Shop

Iowa Hall of Fame and Racing Museum

Cookies Sauces and Seasonings

Dahle Enterprises

Liquid Nitro

Dirt Modified Magazine

Small Town Big Deal: America's TV Show

Walker Performance Filters

KS Engineering of Albert Lea

Dirtrack Racecars

Fairmont Racing Archives


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