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The DIRT Network Staff

The Dirt Network Staff

Gary Heeman

Administrator, creator of Lernerville Pickem in 2010. Serves as beat reporter for Robert Morris

University Hockey at Avid dirt racing fanatic and brewer of premium, handcrafted root beer, ginger beer and pumpkin ale.

Josh Bayko

Josh currently serves as a moderator at one of our favorite places, Dirt Track Digest and spent time as part of the crew of former northeast modified legend CD Coville. Addicted dirt fanatic, Josh covers Late Models and Big Block Modifieds with equal fervor providing passionate and sensible columns for us.

Tyler Beichner

Tyler brings his experience and insight from his duties as scorer at Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway. He’s also served as a fill-in scorer for the World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions. Tyler serves as a columnist, special event pickem series director, and our 410 Sprint specialist. 

Jerin Steele

Jerin comes to us with a journalism/radio/public relations background from his time with the Butler Blue Sox summer/NCAA leagues and the Butler Eagle. Jerin brings a wide palette of topics relating to the dirt racing industry. He currently serves as our main track reporter, covering the story from local and regional tracks.
Trever Steele

Trever serves as the premier Dirt racing weather forecaster! Tyler graduated from Penn State in 2013 with a degree in Meteorology. Trever has also been going to the dirt track since he was born most likely and offers multidivisional insight as a contributor and race recapper here too.

Brian Compton

Our Crate Late Model Specialist. Brian has served as crew chief in the crate LM pits for years and has been an observer of local and regional dirt racing for even longer. Brian also serves as a Lernerville Pickem Hall of Fame member, wining multiple special contests over the game’s lifetime.

Patrick Miller

A diehard fan of all forms of racing, Pat handles photos and details for us.  A Lernerville Pickem player for years, Pat can be found at the area speedways throughout Western PA as his occupation allows. A graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pat serves the site in numerous capacities.

Kyle Symons
Kyle comes to us from Winchester, VA and is a rabid fan of clay slinging machines. He serves at TDN in a number of capacities including commentary and editorials.  Kyle is a teacher and wrestling coach in his spare time and can be found at various dirt racing institutions in the mid Atlantic area. He also serves the racing community via twitter with live updates from the track via @LiveDirtUpdates

Caitie McFarlane
Caitie serves as our graphic designer, contributor and consultant, An Australian native, Caitie also serves as vice president of Wingless Wingless Sprints Queensland and enjoys playing her bass guitar and of course young daughter Skylar. 


Daylon Barr

Daylon Barr comes to us from Coastal Carolina University where he currently studies physics. But when he’s not in class, he’s a member of big block modified driver extraordinaire Billy Decker. Daylon currently has a home base in upstate NY and provides both modified and general coverage for us at TDN.

Aaron Clay

Aaron covers the action out west for us at TDN, from his home base in Tucson, AZ. A certified pharmacy technician during the day, Aaron can be found at several speedways in the southwestern area of the US covering Sprints, Late Models and Modifieds and also offers perspective on topics of national dirt interest.

Frank Iudciani

Born and raised in Welland, Ontario, Frank Iudciani was the first Canadian ever to make the TDN Pick’Em Hall of Fame, and contributes at TDN as our official secretary who also assists doing many tasks behind the scenes. He currently serves as an Automotive Shop Manager in St Catharines, Ontario and calls Ransomville Speedway, Merrittville Speedway and Humberstone Speedway his home tracks.

Rachel Wynkoop

I’m  Rachel Wynkoop. I’ve been a dirt track fan for about six years and have avidly followed for the last five. I have 25 tracks in 10 different states under my belt now. I call Attica and Fremont home. When I’m not chasing race cars I’m fur momma to my big butt Bubba and cat KK and enjoy experiencing anything new and exciting life may throw at me.

Todd Nunes

Born and raised in Erie, PA, I’ve called Eriez Speedway, Raceway 7, and Stateline Speedway my home tracks for as long as I can remember. I started off posting live updates on various websites, moved on to twitter updates, and eventually combined my love of photography with my love of racing.  When I am not at the track I enjoy camping, homebrewing, hockey, and football.

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