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Monday, October 15th 2018
   New on the Audio Page from Weedsport Kartway:
 
Zach Sobotka offered up his thoughts as he got ready for his first kart race at the new kart track.
Mike Walton told me who was driving his kart on Sunday and how his racing business is going.
Charlie Tibbitts remembered his karting background while talking about his Sportsman season.
Jake Cratsley described how he was prepping tires and how he has been doing on the dirt tracks.
Anthony Desimone talked about his first laps in a kart as well as his Friday in a Quarter Midget.
Zach Sobotka told me how he did in practice & time trials as he got his first laps in a dirt kart.

We had a nice time as we checked out the new Weedsport Kartway on Sunday. It was a beautiful summer day and the place was wonderful. We were impressed with the facility and the amount of karts in the pit area as I believe the number was 165.
 
We did have to leave early for a family issue but fortunately everything worked out there. We’ll be back as like I said both Allie and I were very impressed with what we saw. And the racing was intense. We’re glad we sat this one out as Allie is not ready for that kind of action just yet.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we begin with a racer we know from local Sportsman racing. Zach Sobotka offered up his thoughts as he got ready for his first kart race at the new kart track, recapped some of the smaller cars he has driven and how he found a ride for the event.  
 
Mike Walton told me who was driving his kart on Sunday, described why tires were so important and encouraged racers to check out his business for some help.  
 
Charlie Tibbitts remembered his karting background while talking about his Sportsman season as well as how much more consistent his second season in the class was compared to the first.  
 
Jake Cratsley described how he was prepping tires and how he has been doing on the dirt tracks as well as how he does when he races friends at the public go-cart tracks.  
 
Anthony Desimone talked about his first laps in a kart, how it was different than his usual ride as well as his Friday night in a Quarter Midget on the track in Syracuse.  
 
Zach Sobotka told me how he did in practice & time trials as he got his first laps in a dirt kart, how he was entering the corners and how similar it was to a Quarter Midget in that aspect.   
 
Sunday, October 14th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jimmy Phelps previews today at Weedsport Kartway and talks about his sixth place on Friday night.
Lee Gill talks about purchasing Evans Mills Speedway and runs down some of what he’d like to do.
Jeremie Corcoran looks ahead to the Northeast Racers Auction, Tradeshow & Swap Meet Nov 16-17.

It was a cold and rainy day again in Central New York as lake effect rain once again made it just a miserable day to be outside. Here was drizzle on and off and it wasn’t even enough to show up on the radar but would have not been fun to race on a raw day like that.
 
I got some work done in the warm studio and will be with Allie today in Weedsport for some kart racing. It will be the inaugural event for the track and I am looking forward to seeing how this goes and looking forward to seeing some good racing too as I have never seen karts on dirt before. I know…how could that be? Well, we’ll fix that today.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting with a chat about the big race happening later today. Jimmy Phelps previews today at Weedsport Kartway, describes how the schedule changed after a rainout on Saturday and talks about his sixth place on Friday night. 
 
Lee Gill talks about purchasing Evans Mills Speedway and runs down some of what he’d like to do to the facility as well as the things he likes best about his 3/8 mile asphalt track.  
 
Jeremie Corcoran looks ahead to the Northeast Racers Auction, Tradeshow and Swap Meet Nov 16-17th, reminds vendors that there are only a few booths left and reminds drivers to get in their info for free admission. Go to www.northeastracingproducts.com/WP   
 
Saturday, October 13th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tommy Sears told me about his Friday qualifier at SDW and what little advice he gave his nephew.
Demetrios Drellos described the work he had to do in a last chance qualifier last Saturday at SDW.
Robby Knowles talks about his new job as Promoter at Airborne and shares some history at the track.

I don’t know how it was where you were on Friday but it was cold and rainy here at the home studio. Lake effect rain was all around our area and when I went to the bus stop in the morning with Katie it was drizzling at there but not 100 feet away at our house. We were just on the edge of it all day long.
 
As I wrote this up I am getting ready to take Allie up to the dome to see the SU men’s basketball team scrimmage. She is totally in basketball mode now and has been working hard to get ready for the JV girls tryouts in early November and can’t wait to see what this year’s team looks like. We may even hit Varsity Pizza just to give her the full SU experience.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have new for you on the Audio Page for today starting with my last two chats from Super DIRT Week. Tommy Sears told me about his Friday qualifier at SDW and what little advice he gave his nephew as well as how happy he is to see him doing as well as he is at this stage of his career.  
 
Demetrios Drellos described the work he had to do in a last chance qualifier last Saturday at SDW, how fast he was in the final practice and wonders about next year at Fonda.  
 
Robby Knowles talks about his new job as Promoter at Airborne Park Speedway, describes what his position was before the change and shares some of his family’s history at the track. 
 
Friday, October 12th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Mike Maresca offered his thoughts as he got ready to run a last chance qualifier on Saturday.
Jessica Power recaps her Super DIRT Week and looks forward to tonight at Brockville Ontario.
Chad Towner previews King of the Can Weekend at Pen Can Speedway tonight and tomorrow.
In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I recap Super DIRT Week XLVII and explain why I like Oswego.

Friday is here and with that comes some more dirt track racing. Brockville Ontario Speedway runs their Loud & Dirty Nationals as the Pro Stock, Sportsman and 358 Mods will wrap up their DIRTcer Series and crown champions while Penn Can Speedway finishes things out with their King of the Can Weekend. Both tracks run Friday and Saturday.
 
I have a lot of non-racing things to do on Saturday but will find time to get in the studio for you while Allie and I will be heading out Weedsport Kartway on Sunday to report on the action there. It’s going to be a fun weekend so we hope you are able to get out and check out some racing yourself.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today as we begin with a couple of racers who will be racing this weekend in Canada. Mike Maresca offered his thoughts as he got ready to run a last chance qualifier on Saturday and told me how his Friday night went as well as how thankful he is to be able to race even when things don’t go as well as you’d like. 
 
Jessica Power recaps her Super DIRT Week and looks forward to tonight’s final Sportsman Series race at Brockville Ontario Speedway and talks about her plans to finish the year in Charlotte.  
 
Chad Towner previews King of the Can Weekend at Pen Can Speedway tonight and tomorrow, describes how the season has gone and his plans to return in 2019. Nice! 
 
In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I recap Super DIRT Week XLVII from my perspective in the infield, explain why I like Oswego Speedway so much for this event and why I am very excited about the future.   
 
Thursday, October 11th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Alan Johnson offered his thoughts as he got ready to race Saturday in the Camping World 150 at SDW.
Jimmy Phelps tells me about his race strategy on Sunday and the first kart race ever in Weedsport.
Matt Woodruff talked about his hopes for the LCQ for the 358 and how a rough start hurt his efforts.
Dan Kapuscinski talkedSuper DIRT Week in Oswego and this weekend’s kart race in Weedsport.

It was another beautiful day on Wednesday and we got to get out and enjoy it a little bit after homework and work on the website was complete. I even got the cool car out for a quick drive as I don’t know how many more of those I’ll get.
 
Lots of good stuff up today and I was write this at 11 p.m. I realize I forgot to do a Doug’s Thoughts for today. I got so busy and rushed so Allie and I could get outside and do a few things that I total forgot. I wrote it in my planner so it WILL get done today…promise!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we get closer to another big race weekend. Alan Johnson offered his thoughts as he got ready to race Saturday in the Camping World 150 at SDW, described how the track was on Friday night and thought back to the week before at Fulton. Good one here! 
 
Jimmy Phelps tells me about his race strategy on Sunday, why they decided to try to stay out for the entire 200 laps and looks ahead to the first kart race ever in Weedsport.

Matt Woodruff talked about his hopes for the LCQ for the 358 and how a rough start hurt his efforts while recapping how his first two races went at Oswego Speedway. 
 
Dan Kapuscinski talked about reporting at Super DIRT Week, this weekend’s kart race in Weedsport and what they have learned about the track in recent practice sessions.   
 
Wednesday, October 10th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Eric Kingsley talks about working on the track at Super DIRT Week and how they made it so racy.
Jeff Hachmann spoke about how Super DIRT Week went from his perspective and hinted about 2019.
Kenny Tremont offered his thoughts as he got ready to run Saturday afternoon in the 150 lap 358 race.
Aaron Jacobs did not make the big races in Oswego and told me why he was still pretty happy anyway.
Mark Krosky described what NESCOT was doing for the drivers and where you can get our calendar.

I had a good day on Tuesday and I know I promised a Doug’s Thoughts today but I wanted to make sure you had a chance to hear some others who had a big part in Super DIRT Week first so I will do that today and have that up for you tomorrow.
 
Plus I added a few others as well but again, what a Super DIRT Week it was. I cannot get over how far we have come in our third year at Oswego. I missed Syracuse and was pissed at how that whole thing was handled as our politicians smiled as they demolished a historic racetrack that would have been a historic landmark if it wasn’t a racetrack but now we can safely say it was all for the best.
 
Now let’s talk more about what’s new on the Audio Page for today as we begin with two people who were a big part of how successful this last week was. Eric Kingsley talks about working on the track at Super DIRT Week, how they made it so racy despite the cold & rain and how much he enjoyed spotting for race winner Larry Wight.
  
Jeff Hachmann spoke about how Super DIRT Week went from his perspective, explained why staying off the track on Thursday was key and hinted about a possible add on for 2019. Hmm. 
 
Kenny Tremont offered his thoughts as he got ready to run Saturday afternoon in the 150 lap 358 race what they learned from Friday’s qualifiers as well we as what did Saturday morning. 
 
Aaron Jacobs did not make the big races in Oswego and told me why he was still pretty happy anyway with his experience as well as how much of his $300 he had left to spend. 
 
Mark Krosky described what NESCOT was doing for the drivers, how happy he was to be a part of Super DIRT Week and where you can get our calendar. 
 
Tuesday, October 9th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Hear from most of the drivers in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 as they get introduced to the crowd.
Billy Colton reacts to seeing Peter Britten win the Camping World 150 and talks about his role.
Kim Duell talked about his fourth place finish in the Pro Stock race at SDW and his early race jingle.
Rob Yetman told me how he got turned around at SDW and how he worked his way back up to 5th.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws at Fulton Speedway and previews a big weekend.

It was nice to lay low a little on Monday and not have a heck of a lot to do. I still wrote a column, did an interview in the studio and caught up on some other things but is almost felt like a day off after Super DIRT Week.
 
I’ll be doing a Doug’s Thoughts later today as I continue to recall all the things that happened since last Wednesday. It was the best Super DIRT Week I’ve ever seen and the news that DIRTcar signed a three extension is music to my ears.

Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page starting with the most popular clip I do all Super DIRT Week. Hear from most of the drivers in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 as they get introduced to the crowd. This is one of the most popular clips of the whole year with some funny moments in it. Give it a listen! 
 
Billy Colton reacts to seeing Peter Britten win the Camping World 150, described what he was saying to him on the radio as well as how big it is for Troyer Racecars. 
 
Kim Duell talked about his fourth place finish in the Pro Stock race at SDW and his early race jingle as well as how the damage from that contact affected the way he drove his car. 
 
Rob Yetman told me how he got turned around at SDW and how he worked his way back up to 5th and why he wished the race was a little longer. 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws at Fulton Speedway, remarks to a strong run by one of the local Central New Yorkers and previews a big three race weekend. 
 
     
 
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