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Tuesday, November 21st 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Bobby and Danny Varin spoke about their winning seasons and the bond they have as family.
Bret Belden recapped some of his season at Fulton and how close he came to winning a race.
Jim Gleason explains why he put his Pro Stock drag racing hopes on hold and will race a Sprint.
Berthold Robidoux talks about his business Bert Transmission and racing with his son Kayle.
Jennifer Martin spoke about her year and looked ahead to the WoO Sprints at Ransomville in 2018.

I hope you survived the snow on Monday as it got some of harder than others while people further from our area got little to no snow at all. It may melt today anyway so no big deal right?

I have a lot to do today as I have an interview after bowling and some running around to do to get ready for Thanksgiving. As usual we’ll be doing thanksgiving here and our head count is 14 right now. I love having everyone over and love seeing everyone seated at our table on this special day.

I hope your plans are coming along well and I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving. And for those of you north of the border I hope you have a great week and an even better Thursday.

Now let’s chat about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we meet someone new on the website today. Bobby and Danny Varin spoke about their winning seasons and the bond they have as family while ribbing each other a little bit. Nice!  
 
Bret Belden recapped some of his season at Fulton Speedway in a crate Late Model, how close he came to winning a race and wonders what to improve upon this off season. 

Jim Gleason explains why he put his Pro Stock drag racing hopes on hold, how expensive the deal would have been and why he will now concentrate on Sprint Cars for 2018. 

Berthold Robidoux talks about his business Bert Transmission, described a big innovation they did recently and how much he enjoys racing with his son Kayle. Good one here!

Jennifer Martin spoke about her year and looked ahead to the WoO Sprints at Ransomville in 2018 while explaining why the Hangover 150 is cancelled for this time around.  
 
Monday, November 20th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Andy Bachetti talked about his season driving Modifieds as he checked out the racing show.
Krieg Heroth told me where he raced this past season and described a big change for 2018.
Charlie Tibbitts had his Sportsman and the show and talked about his season that included a win.
Jeremie Corcoran thanks everyone for their help with his Northeast Racing Products show.
Tony Veneziano runs down the schedules for the World of Outlaws and All Star Sprint Series.

As I write this up at 7:30 Sunday night it is looking a little snowy outside with snow on the road here at the home studio. I had to take a drive in it as my snow tires from Kinney Kar Kare just love this stuff. So give yourselves some extra time this morning and be smart out there. Most drivers are below average on the skills side so watch out.

I got a lot done on Sunday as I recorded a bunch of interviews. Now I can have five a day from here till this coming Sunday so be sure not to miss a date as things are happening fast here.
 
Now let’s chat about the five interviews we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with audio from the Northeast Racing Products show in Syracuse. Andy Bachetti talked about his season driving Modifieds at each of his weekly home as he checked out the trade show in Syracuse and what he is doing at his race shop.   
 
Krieg Heroth told me where he raced this past season on the asphalt and described a big change for 2018 while wondering about the learning curve he’ll have with this new challenge. 

Charlie Tibbitts had his Sportsman and the show and talked about his season that included a win as well as some of what he learned in 2017. 

Jeremie Corcoran thanks everyone for their help with his Northeast Racing Products show, evaluates how things went and looks ahead to the next edition in 2018. 

Tony Veneziano runs down the schedules for the World of Outlaws and All Star Sprint Series while highlighting some big races as well as those in New York State.   
 
Sunday, November 19th 2017
   New on the Audio Page from the DIRTcar Banquet in Liverpool:
 
Rob Yetman talked to the audience about winning the Pro Stock Super DIRTcar Series championship.  
Dave Marcuccilli spoke to me about winning the Sportsman SDS and ran down some of the key races.
Steve Bernard told Shane Andrews about his 358 Modified SDS title and thanked his dad for his help.
Matt Sheppard and I spoke about SDS Modified title and how he came back after the suspension.
Pat Ward finished fourth on the Super DIRTcar Series and talked about what he is doing at the shop.
Larry Wight waited on the birth of his first child and spoke about the 358 plans he has for Fulton.

I had a long day but a fun on Saturday as I started my day at the NYS Fairgrounds at the Northeast Racing Products show and ended it at the DIRTcar Banquet in Liverpool as Allie got to attend that event for the first time.

The attendance was way up on Saturday at the NE Racing Products show and the auction was cranking with several cars including the new chassis going across the block. I’ll tell you what. I missed the boat. I should have been an auctioneer. Now there’s some fast talking. And the best make good money as they get a percentage. Yep. I missed my chance.
 
I got 15 interviews done at that show and had a blast. At 5 p.m., as planned, I headed back home to pick up Allie and head to the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. It’s a place she knows well as we hang out there a lot during the Syracuse Nationals. She loved it and as always Shane Andrews is the best at it. And Magic Lou had a lot of fun with Matt Sheppard too. It was a lot of fun as always.
 
All but two of the interviews today are mine as the Steve Bernard and Rob Yetman ones were recorded from the banquet over some speakers that just didn’t sound as good as I had hoped. I have another one I did with Yetman at the show that I’ll air later in the week and I do need to call Steve Bernard. I realized I have never interviewed him. If you can help, send me a message at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com.
 
Today I plan to be in the studio for a long time. I’m hoping to go from 2-7 p.m. so if you want in message me either with an email or on Facebook as I’ll have that up the whole time. I don’t want to bug you guys this holiday week and I want to make sure I have a lot of great stuff all the way through next Sunday.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page as we now have an addition 33 interviews in the can for release over the next week. Rob Yetman talked to the audience about winning the Pro Stock Super DIRTcar Series championship as well as his five Super DIRT Week wins in a row.  
 
Dave Marcuccilli spoke to me about winning the Sportsman SDS and ran down some of the key races that helped him get the title as well as how the new regional/playoff format helped.  
 
Steve Bernard told Shane Andrews about winning the 358 Modified SDS title for the second time in three years and thanked his dad for his help as he joined him on stage.   
 
Matt Sheppard and I spoke about SDS Modified title, his sixth in the last eight years, and how his mindset change after the suspension helped him march to the top of the points. Good one here! 

Pat Ward finished fourth on the Super DIRTcar Series and talked about the big change for next year at Fulton Speedway as well as what he is doing at the shop.

Larry Wight waited on the birth of his first child and spoke about the 358 plans he has for Fulton Speedway where he will run a motor costing $17,500 that is made by LJL Kevlar. Hmm.  
 
Saturday, November 18th 2017
   New on the Audio Page from the Northeast Racing Products show in Syracuse:
 
Pete Bicknell tells me about the action at his booth and what he talked to racers about on Friday.
Peter Britten talked about the cut-away Modified he has at the Troyer booth and how the car did.
Lenny Sammons encourages racers to get the new AARN free at the NE Racing Products Show.
Matt Hearn showed off the new Teo Pro Cars and talked about the pair of cars they had on display.
Jeremie Corcoran tells me what is happening today at the Northeast Racing Products show.

It was a super fun day as I met up with a lot of race people at the Northeast Racing Products show in Syracuse. It was a nice show with a lot of action and it got busier and busier as the day rolled on The hard core types like me were there in the afternoon and then it really picked up after that.
 
Today is going to be fun as the auction headlines the day’s activities and there are a bunch of cars and frames that will go to a new home this afternoon. That by the way starts at 2 p.m. I’ll be there before then and stay till 5 p.m. loading up along the way to make sure you have a good deal of stuff to listen to this week.
 
After that Allie will join me at the DIRTcar Banquet and buy is she looking forward to that. She has only been to two banquets as she went to the ESS one last year and of course her Syracuse Microd Banquet, which by the way was a heck of a lot better than I thought it would be.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we get ready for a busy day in Central New York. Pete Bicknell tells me about the action at his booth and what he talked to racers about on Friday as well as the interest in small block racing.

Peter Britten talked about the cut-away Modified he has at the Troyer booth, how the newly designed car did this past season and tells me some of what he has in store for 2018. 

Lenny Sammons encourages racers to get the new AARN free at the NE Racing Products Show as it has this year’s Race Car Builder’s Guide. 

Matt Hearn showed off the new Teo Pro Cars and talked about the pair of cars they had on display as well as what it is that makes the new car better on the racetrack. 

Jeremie Corcoran tells me what is happening today at the Northeast Racing Products show at the NYS Fairgrounds and reviews how the first day of the show went.   
 
Friday, November 17th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Gary Tomkins talks about the Bicknell car going to auction and his tentative plans for 2018.
D.J. Forbes describes the two cars he hopes to sell this weekend and his move to Sportsman.
Billy Colton told me about the three cars he has at the auction and the one in his Troyer booth.
Tony Veneziano gets me up to speed on the drivers finishing 8th-19th with the World of Outlaws.

It was another very cool day for me as I got a lot done in a short period of time. I did some interviews in the afternoon, again at the NYS Fairgrounds and still had time to spend some time with a friend of mine who is in from Illinois.
 
We’ll be at the Northeast Racing Products show today as Allie needs to get her race suit embroidered and I need to talk with some friends. After that my buddy is playing a show in Camillus and then we’ll do it all over again on Saturday.
 
While at the fairgrounds last night I saw some cars coming in for the auction and it looks like there will be some cars there for sure. I saw an IMCA Mod, a Sportsman and a few stocks cars of various configurations. Hey, you know how stock cars are nowadays. Very few are the same anymore.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with a driver we know with a car owner who loves to do interviews sneaking in at the end. Gary Tomkins talks about the Bicknell car going to auction this weekend in Syracuse, why he thinks it would be a great buy for any racer and his tentative plans for 2018. 

D.J. Forbes describes the two cars he hopes to sell this weekend, talked about his move to Sportsman at the end of the season as well as why he decided to make the big switch. 

Billy Colton told me about the three cars he has at the auction, describes what each one is and the one special car he will have in his Troyer booth.  
 
Tony Veneziano gets me up to speed on the drivers finishing 8th-19th with the World of Outlaws and gives me a little bit of information on each of the teams as we start thinking about 2018.   
 
Thursday, November 16th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Ryan Watt talks about Wildcard Weekend at Bridgeport and what he needs to win the Poker Series.
Jeremie Corcoran updates me on the Northeast Racing Products show running Friday & Saturday.
Jeff Hachmann spoke about the DIRTcar meetings and banquet taking place this weekend in CNY.
 
I had a nice day on Wednesday as I got to get some writing done in the afternoon and then some recording at night. I did put up another Facebook Live Video too so if you have not friended me yet you really need to do so.
 
I’m busy this afternoon but will make it out to the Center of Progress Building later today to chat with a few folks while they set up the Northeast racing Products Show. I’ll have more from that tomorrow and we will be there both days. Plus Allie will be joining me for the DIRTcar banquet as my wife has a prior engagement with her high school friends. Her loss is Allie’s gain and she can’t wait.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page today as we get ready for a big weekend in Syracuse. Ryan Watt talks about Wildcard Weekend at Bridgeport, what he needs to win the Poker Series and what a great season he has enjoyed in 2017. 
Jeremie Corcoran updates me on the Northeast Racing Products show running inside the Center of Progress Building at the NYS Fairgrounds this Friday & Saturday.

Jeff Hachmann spoke about the DIRTcar meetings and banquet taking place this weekend in CNY as well as the racing that was in Charlotte as well as the extra days added for Mods at Volusia in February.   
 
Wednesday, November 15th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Billy Pauch Sr. talks about his 2017 season that saw him go winless trying to figure out a new car.
Alan Johnson reviews his five win season and talked about the two tracks he competed at weekly.

Do we have some star power on the website today or what? Between these two racers there has to be well over 1000 wins to their credit and we are so happy to bring them to you today. Both are in-depth Season in Review interviews and I hope you really enjoy them.
 
After a day off on Tuesday I am back in the studio today and will be looking for people who will be in town for the Northeast Racing Products show in Syracuse. I am going to write something up on it today and would love to get quotes from some vendors and some racers who might be going. And I will see you there both days.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page featuring two of the biggest names in Modified racing period! Billy Pauch Sr. talks about his 2017 season that saw him go winless trying to figure out a new car of his own design and explains some of what went wrong with this coil over Modified.

Alan Johnson reviews his five win season and talked about the two tracks he competed at weekly while reflecting on his 35 years behind the wheel of a Modified.   
 
     
 
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