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Friday, August 23rd 2019
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Kelly Hebing talked about her recent flip in Weedsport and how she kept her head in the game.
Alan Rudalavage interviews Allie Elkins about her rookie season in a Dodge Challenger Modified.

I had a nice day on Thursday as I got a lot done including getting Allie some new fire proof gear including a top and head sock. She’ll try that out tonight at Mohawk International Raceway as I get ready for a weekend full of driving.

We’ll head back every night as I cannot sleep in hotels and then tomorrow we’ll head to Plattsburgh before hitting Cornwall on Sunday. I know what you’re thinking but I’m no good without sleep and it has to be done. And because I will need sleep I’ll be holding on to everything I do this weekend until Monday as Sunday night I’ll stay up late and get some work done.

Now let’s chat more about what is new on the Audio Page for today starting with a young lady who explains what it is like to bounce back after a crash. Kelly Hebing talked about her recent flip in Weedsport and how she kept her head in the game afterwards both as they were fixing the car as well as once she got back on the track. 

Alan Rudalavage interviews Allie Elkins about her rookie season in a Dodge Challenger Modified with the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour as she gets ready for a big three race weekend.  

 
Thursday, August 22nd 2019
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Tim Sears Jr. recaps his last two race weekends that included two wins and a ride at OCFS.
Jason Simmons describes the work taking place right now in Oswego for Super DIRT Week.

We had a bit of a stormy day on Wednesday but fortunately by the afternoon everything was fine. I hope you guys are alright as I heard it was a little rougher to our south and east. Nice thing is that the weekend will be nice and not nearly as warm as it has been.

There are just two weekends of local racing left so be sure to get out and support your favorite shows. Many tracks are ending their Modified points this weekend as Lebanon Valley runs a series race on the final Saturday of the month essentially forcing the end of the season for Saturday night DIRTcar Modified teams a week earlier than it used to be.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page beginning with a racer who has been going very well of late. Tim Sears Jr. recaps his last two race weekends that included two wins at Fulton Speedway and a ride at Orange County’s big race as well as his hopes for a championship at Brewerton Speedway. 

Jason Simmons describes the work taking place right now in Oswego for Super DIRT Week, what the big goals are for that work and runs down what his race team will be doing after Labor Day.  

 
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
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
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. 

 
     
 
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