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Jim Dunn and The Dirt Track World Championship
Jun 30, 2008 - updated Jun 30th, 2008 10:39pm
Web posted by Brian Tidball

Waverly, Ohio --

For Immediate Release

When the first Dirt Track World Championship took place in Oct. of 1981, no one knew what this event would lead to. What they did know was it was paying DOUBLE what had ever been paid on dirt before. It instantly became one of America's most prestigious dirt racing events. The third weekend in October has been circled on everybody’s calendar ever since. Besides the DTWC itself, another legend was born on that October day back in 1981. The Cinderella story of how Jim Dunn he overcame all odds and put his name on the very first DTWC trophy on that historic day.

The following story about that history making event was written by Matt Felten and first published in 1999. We want to thank Matt for letting us share the story with you and hope you enjoy it as much as we did.


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