Still Striving for Our Independence … From Paper and the USPS


     This photo shows one of the tasks we’ve performed in the last few weeks, since the switch to a digital format for Late Model Digest. Actually, if you’ve seen one or more of the three issues on your computer, mobile device or other screen, you probably haven’t seen one of these letters, because we already had your email address. But there were more than 200 subscribers for whom we had no email address or phone number, so we had to use the ol’ postal service one more time to reach out to them.
      So far, among those with email access, the response for the new format of LMD has been positive. A few still have had trouble opening the digital files and we’ve attempted to help them. For some we’ve had to send the links separately from the mass emailing to subscribers, but that has been no problem. We hope you’re enjoying the new format, which is more timely and now in full color.
       The latest issue, which was completed June 28, told tales of three last-lap passes for victories in major events: Reid Lanpher against Eddie MacDonald in the New England Short Track Showdown, Dalton Zehr against Mike Lichtfeld in the Dick Trickle 99 at Wisconsin Dells, and Augie Grill against John Bolen in the latest Pro Late Model race at Montgomery. We also had a tale of brotherly love at South Bend, Ind., a track’s grand reopening at Roseville, Calif., a returning engine builder powering a standout multi-car team from Virginia, and a winning streak ending in the newly-renamed Gripp Energy Limited Late Model Series. The issue also contained two female first-time winners, three pages of outlaw-bodied Late Model stories and four full pages from tracks in Wisconsin (five if you count Georgia teenager Chandler Smith’s breakthrough ARCA victory at Madison).
      We will be in and out of the office through mid-August. If you call the LMD office (706-677-1017) and no one answers or returns your call within a few hours, then please email or contact us through our Facebook page.
     Thank you for your support. Enjoy your time at the racetrack!


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