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Wednesday, August 21st 2019
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Alan Rudalavage talked about his win last Friday at Penn Can and wonders about a change in 2019.
Paul Cole tells me why last week’s rainout call was not that tough and previews the rest of the season.

We got a lot done on Tuesday as we got Allie a fireproof head sock and top for this weekend. It will be here by Thursday and thanks to our special backer who helped make that happen and got us some extra money for the rest of the season. Thanks man!

I also got in the studio, got your much needed yard work done and finished it off with a dip in the pool. Who knows how many more times I will get to do that so I better jump on it while I can.

Now let’s chat more about what is on the Audio Page for today starting with a man who just earned his first victory of the season. Alan Rudalavage talked about his win last Friday at Penn Can, explains how a wreck eliminated a fair amount of his competition and wonders if he might try a bucket list item weekly in 2019. 

Paul Cole tells me why last week’s rainout call was not that tough at Land of Legends Raceway after some big rain the day before and previews the rest of the season as well as a special event taking place this Saturday.   

 
Tuesday, August 20th 2019
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Mat Williamson talks about his three nights of racing at Orange County and his win on Saturday.
Lance Willix remembers his 2nd place at Mohawk International and looks ahead to Plattsburgh.
Tony Veneziano reports on Friday’s World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race in North Dakota.

I got a lot done on Monday and I hope to get a lot done today to as we get ready for two big August weekends to finish out the regular season. It’s gonna be crazy, that we know so make sure to get out and support your favorite track.

I am building up the can to make sure we are ready for this weekend as we have three big races coming up. And we’ll be driving a lot so it is going to be busy, busy, busy but we can’t wait. We’ll be making the trip back home each night as I don’t mind driving. It’s gonna be a lot of road time but I can never sleep away from home.

If I have not spoken to your favorite driver in a while give me a shout either at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com or message me on Facebook and I’ll get it done. Have a great Tuesday and we hope to see you back tomorrow.

Now let’s chat more about what’s on the Audio Page for today starting with the big winner from this past weekend. Mat Williamson talks about his three nights of racing at Orange County, recaps his winning night on Saturday and runs down his plans for the next few races. 

Lance Willix remembers his 2nd place at Mohawk International Raceway on Friday night and looks ahead to tonight’s small block Super DIRTcar Series race in Plattsburgh.

Tony Veneziano reports on Friday’s World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series race in North Dakota and previews this weekends races in South Dakota & Montana.  

 
Monday, August 19th 2019
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Josh Pieniazek recapped his latest race weekend and talked about some improvement in 2019.
Luke Horning described the crash he was in on Friday in Malta and his hospital visit that night.

That was quite the stormy day on Sunday wasn’t it? We had them roll through in the afternoon like a lot of you did and it seemed like we heard thunder for almost an hour. You know me. I love storms except when I’m at the racetrack.

I got some work done in the studio but have found recently that Monday is a better day to make phone calls. I’ll be hard at work today and make sure I have more for you guys tomorrow as we continue to wind down the regular season.

Now let’s chat more about what is new on the Audio Page for today starting with a racer who is enjoying his best season to date. Josh Pieniazek recapped his latest race weekend and talked about some big improvements in 2019 including his first 360 Sprint Car victory earlier this year.

Luke Horning described the crash he was in on Friday in Malta, how his hospital visit went later that night and how he was feeling almost 48 hours later. Get well soon Luke!  

 
Sunday, August 18th 2019
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Josh Flint tells me how his season has gone with the ESS and what he has been chasing on the car.
Tyler Cartier runs down what it has been like as he moved from a 305 Sprinter to a 360 Sprint Car.
Jeff Prentice updates me on how he is doing in his rookie season and how close he is to a victory.

It was a big stormy day on Saturday and if you combined that with the big rain we got Friday night into Saturday morning you can see why there were widespread cancellations. Canandaigua cancelled early and Fulton was right about the same time as two big lines of storms came through the area.
 
I took advantage of that to get some non-racing stuff done as I went out and about until early evening. I made sure to set some things up for today and will be back with more good stuff for you tomorrow.

Now let’s chat more about what’s new on the Audio Page for today as we hope for better weather. Josh Flint tells me how his season has gone with the ESS as he prepared for some fun at Brewerton, what he has been chasing set up wise and what they found when they put it on the scales. 
 
Tyler Cartier runs down what it has been like as he moved from a 305 Sprinter to a 360 Sprint Car, remembers getting into a tree in Weedsport and how nice it was get a better memory in his head. 

Jeff Prentice updates me on how he is doing as a 55 year old Sportsman rookie, and how close he is to his first victory and wonders what it is that happens late in the races.  

 
Saturday, August 17th 2019
   New on the Audio Page from Brewerton Speedway before the rain came:

Shawn Donath won the first ESS qualifying heat race and spoke about how fast the track was.
Chuck Hebing led every lap to win his heat race and described what happened on the first start.
Scott Holcomb talked about his “perfect” Sprint Car early on and his new set of tire bleeders.   
Matt Tanner finished fourth in his heat and talked about how hard it was to pass in his heat.
Ryan Dolbear got the win in the first Sportsman heat and told me how well his car runs low.
Zach Sobotka watched his team start to load up his car and talked about his win in heat # 3.
Rich Townsend finished first in the final Sportsman heat and explained why they were loading.

Oh man! It was going to be a lot of fun last night. We had a track that had taken just a little bit of extra rain and overcast skies were keeping things nice and tacky. As the cushion moved up and the laps clicked off the counter the surface underneath kept getting better and better as it widened out. Sure, the cushion was one you had to hit just right but it was going to be a super cool night in Brewerton.

Once we all checked our weather radar as the first rain hit we saw a lot more weather coming from the west. Rochester was getting hit hard and the red on the map was getting bigger, not smaller. We all kind of knew we were in trouble.

But you’ve all been around the tracks a few times like me so we all know that sometimes the blobs get smaller, dissipate and even go away altogether. Not this time. The lightning to the south was impressive and was there for a long time before we got wet a second time. It started slowly just after the Sportsman B-Main and for a while it looked like maybe it would be okay. Nope. Steadier ran fell and that was that.

The good news for the ESS is that they are back in two weeks anyway so that one should be an easy make-up. Now Sportsman, Mod Lites and Four Cylinder will also have races to make up. I’m sure the track will announce those dates real soon.

On to Canandaigua today and up to the booth for me tonight. Weather could be an issue here too so check before you head out and let’s hope for a fun night of racing in person rather than sports on TV. Best of luck to all of you tonight and man what could have been…Let’s hope for better cooperation from Mother Nature today. 

 
Friday, August 16th 2019
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Sam Reakes IV remembered his last few starts with the ESS before racing Sunday in Weedsport.
Nick Guererri explained how lost his vision and almost his hood while running second in a heat.
Daryl Barrett ran down what he has been doing with IMSA lately and why he’s now in a Sportsman.
Pete Stefanski spoke about his Street Stock win and how he has been doing with his Pro Stock.

Friday is here and for a lot of us that means it’s time to hit the track tonight. We won’t be racing this weekend but I’ll be at Brewerton Speedway tonight to do some reporting and Land of Legends Raceway tomorrow as I’ll be back in the booth. Fun, fun!

We dodged the storms yesterday as they stayed south of Liverpool but from what we were hearing there were some pretty good ones out there including a tornado warning. Hope you all are doing well and don’t have any damage.

Best wishes and good thoughts are going out to all of you who are racing tonight and we hope your evening goes well. August is a tough time of the year and I know how intense it can get. Breathe deeply and relax. This is fun right? But seriously…be safe, be fast and have fun!

Now let’s chat more about what you can listen to right now on the Audio Page to get your day started or just take a break and relax later on.  Sam Reakes IV remembered his last few starts with the ESS including Freedom & Can Am before racing Sunday in Weedsport as well as how they recently ran out of fuel after a miscalculation. 

Nick Guererri explained how lost his vision and almost his hood while running second in a heat race Saturday night at Land of Legends as well as what he did to make sure it wouldn’t happen again. 

Daryl Barrett ran down what he has been doing with IMSA lately, how he worked his way into the world of road course racing and why he’s now back in a Sportsman.  

Pete Stefanski spoke about his Street Stock win at Ransomville, how he has been doing with his Pro Stock and why he may be at a bit of disadvantage when he runs against elite competition.  

 
Thursday, August 15th 2019
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Paulie Colagiovanni spoke about his ESS win on Friday at Can Am and why things are going so well.
Brandon Walters remembered his Mod win at Five Mile Point Speedway and third place at Afton. 
 A.J. Miller talked about winning his first Sportsman race earlier and his streak of top five finishes.
Alex Morris explained why running his Vintage Modified in Canandaigua on Saturday meant so much.

It was another beautiful day on Wednesday as I got some studio work done and some busy work as well. I had a nice chat with Derrick Flynn about Allie’s progress as a driver and how things were coming along after a hub issue had us scrambling on Sunday.

I will be at Brewerton Speedway tomorrow as the ESS headlines the show there and we’ll be at Land of Legends Raceway on Saturday to announce in the tower and have fun doing what I did to first get into this sport 30 years ago. It’s gonna be a fun weekend.

Now lets chat more about what is new on the Audio Page for today starting with a young man who is on top of his game right now. Paulie Colagiovanni spoke about his ESS win on Friday at Can Am and why things are going so well for him as a driver as well as the other help he is receiving from a former racer. 

Brandon Walters remembered his Modified feature win at Five Mile Point Speedway on Saturday, his third place at Afton on Friday and described what it is like to be fast out front as well as getting lapped. 

A.J. Miller talked about winning his first Sportsman race earlier this year, his current streak of top five finishes and what Dale Planck has done to get him in a good place. 

Alex Morris explained why running his Vintage Modified with the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour in Canandaigua on Saturday meant so much and told me why this was his first race of 2019.  

 
     
 
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