Dirt-track racing embodies an oft-romanticized picture of racing representative of a bygone era when even factory racers slept trackside in their vans, and fans strolled the paddock and shook hands with their favorite racer. These days, the series features world-class talent and teams and is run by consummate professionals. And even though the factory racers aren’t sleeping in their vans anymore, the purity of form is undiluted. That means it’s accessible for fans to get into the sport. It also provides an alluring arena for privateers who, with the right team and machinery, can test their courage, talent, and dedication against the best in the world.