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Sunday, November 23rd 2014
   New on the Audio Page from the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse:
 
Bill Shea talks aboutbuying Utica Rome Speedway and what he is thinking about for 2015.
Ryan Phelps speaks about the work they are doing at the shop and why he may scale back in 2015.
Katelyn Kane had a special night on Friday and talked about getting a fitted suit at Leaf Racewear.
Erick Rudolph won the 358 Super DIRTcar Series again and talked about winning at Canandaigua.
Alan Rudalavage ran down his Saturday night plans and spoke about the new car back at the shop.
Chad Homan is all recovered from his late season crash and talked about an upcoming Kart race.
 
It was a busy day on Saturday and I am writing this up as we get ready to head out to the DIRTcar Banquet. We’ll have banquet stuff and more from the Parts Peddler up during the week as we are getting a lot done and seeing a lot of people.
 
The big new of course on Saturday was the sale of Utica Rome Speedway to car owners Bill and Kim Shea. They were in the booth on Saturday visiting with drivers and fans while learning a lot about what it is like to be on that side of the fence.
 
Of course we have an interview up with Bill from earlier on Saturday and I’m sure a lot will happen between now and their banquet coming up his Saturday. It is going to be a busy off season for sure and I can’t wait.
 
As my wife reminds me we have to get going to head to the banquet, I’ll leave you with some more information on the new stuff you can listen to on the Audio Page for today beginning of course with the big news of the weekend. Bill Shea talks aboutbuying Utica Rome Speedway, what he is thinking about for 2015 and how a casual conversation got the ball rolling on the deal. 
 
Ryan Phelps speaks about the work they are doing at the shop, what he was looking at inside the Center of Progress Building and why he may scale back in 2015. 
 
Katelyn Kane had a special night on Friday as her wedding approaches and talked about getting a fitted suit at Leaf Racewear on the final day of Parts Peddler today. Stop by and see her guys and get a great deal! 
 
Erick Rudolph won the 358 Super DIRTcar Series title again, talked about winning at Canandaigua and what his tentative plans are for the 2015 season. 
 
Alan Rudalavage ran down his Saturday night plans in Syracuse after Parts Peddler and spoke about the new car back at the shop while reminding me why he can’t work on it. 
 
Chad Homan is all recovered from his late season crash, wondered if that crash led to some Modified chassis changes and talked about an upcoming Kart race indoors in the same building he was in on Saturday. 

 
Saturday, November 22nd 2014
   New on the Audio Page from the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse:
 
Mike Emhof talks about his Sprint Car booth, Rolling Wheels and the Patriot Sprint Tour.
Peter Britten spoke about working the Troyer booth, his season and V8 Supercars back home.
Matt Hearn recalled the last time he came to Syracuse as he showed off the new Teo Pro Cars.
Mel Thomas showed off the new Smash n’ Crash DVD that debuted on Saturday at Parts Peddler.
Mike Walton told me about the work he is doing this weekend to show off the new Fox Shocks.
Rich Tobias chatted about the new SpeedSTR, Slingshot and how things are going at Kutztown.
Corky Stockham summed up how day one went at Parts Peddler and what’s on tap for today.
 
I had a great time yesterday as I toured the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse. There were no concerns weather wise and it was great to see a lot of people that I wish I could see more. I did a total of 24 new interviews and took my time in them as well. I put up 7 and will save the rest for release later next week as Thanksgiving Week is a tough one to get things done.
 
Also I picked up my new copy of Smash N’ Crash for 2014. They were hot off the burner and as soon as I get done wit this I’ll start my viewing. Make sure to get yours today before they sell out and check out the great deals they have on older dvds.
 
Great deals and information are everywhere as well as many of your favorite racers. You can see conversations all over the place as deals are made for next year for both drivers and racetracks alike.
 
I hear we may get some big news today too so be sure to get there early. If my sources are correct it should happen some time this morning. I’ll be there after lunch time and then later I’ll be at the DIRTcar banquet in my hometown.
 
I’ll be back tomorrow too and if any of you vendors or anyone need to get the word out on something, flag me down and we’ll get it done.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page. I start with more Rolling Wheels news. Mike Emhof talks about his Sprint Car booth, Rolling Wheels and the Patriot Sprint Tour. Make sure to see him today for some great deals only available at Parts Peddler.
 
Peter Britten spoke about working the Troyer booth for Parts Peddler, his season in a Modified and some changes for V8 Supercars back home in Australia. 
 
Matt Hearn recalled the last time he came to Syracuse as he showed off the new Teo Pro Cars in his family’s booth at the Parts Peddler show at the New York State Fairgrounds. 
 
Mel Thomas showed off the new Smash n’ Crash DVD that debuted on Saturday at Parts Peddler as well as the other stuff available for the race fan on your list at Thomas Racing Videos. 
 
Mike Walton told me about the work he is doing this weekend at the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse as he shows off the new Fox Shocks to the racing public. 
 
Rich Tobias chatted about the new SpeedSTR and Slingshot in his booth at Parts Peddler and how he put together a weekly all star show down at Kutztown. Good one!
 
Corky Stockham summed up how day one went at the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse and some of what’s on tap for today. 

 
Friday, November 21st 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Erica Bicknell talks about Merrittville Speedway and her role as General Manager at the track.
Dave Wickham explains why his Crash Pad helps keep racers safe in certain types of crashes.
Mel Thomas told me about the new videos available this weekend at the Thomas Video Booth.
 
I got to go and check out the setup at the Parts Peddler show at the New York State Fairgrounds and it was a lot of fun. My youngest daughter Katie wanted to go with me so she and I were touring the building as the set up continued.
 
I did a few interviews along the way and will doing many more today, tomorrow and Sunday. This is a great opportunity to see all the new stuff, check in with your friends and do some networking. I hope to see all of you there.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have on the Audio Page from my brief trip through the Parts Peddler as the booths were getting set up. Erica Bicknell talks about Merrittville Speedway, her role as General Manager at the track and the new apparel available at the Parts Peddler show. 
 
Dave Wickham explains why his Crash Pad helps keep racers safe in certain types of crashes and encourages everyone to stop by and try one out at Parts Peddler. 
 
Mel Thomas told me about the new videos available this weekend at the Thomas Video Booth as well as some great deals they have going on with some older ones. And don’t forget your new Smash n’ Crash. 

 
Thursday, November 20th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Bobby Hearn talks about the Teo Pro Car booth this weekend at the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse.
Joe Marotta speaks about his role at the Parts Peddler show and how much he enjoys the weekend.
 
We’re back with more good stuff today as we get ready for a very busy weekend here in Central New York. Parts Peddler begins tomorrow and set up for the event is tonight. I’ll bet there to get whoever I see milling around and of course we’ll be there all weekend long.
 
I reached out to another chassis manufacturer on Wednesday and you can hear from DIRT Motorsports Hall of Famer Bobby Hearn and find out what he has in store at the Teo Pro Car booth this weekend. Plus we hear from the voice of the event Joe Marotta who will also being doing his radio show live from the building Saturday morning at 9 AM. You can listen locally at 1390 on your AM dial.
 
Also taking place this weekend will be the DIRTcar banquet here in Liverpool just minutes from my house. Camille and I will be there and I hope to see a lot of you there as we review the season that was and look ahead to what is to come in 2015.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who just wrapped up his 20th season building racecars. Bobby Hearn talks about the Teo Pro Car booth this weekend at the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse how the incorporated some of what they learned at the end of the year into the 2015 chassis and encourages teams to stop by to ask questions. 
 
Joe Marotta speaks about his role at the Parts Peddler show, what he learns over the course of three days and how much he enjoys seeing everyone at this yearly event at the New York State Fairgrounds. 

 
Wednesday, November 19th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Billy Colton talks about what Troyer Racecars is bringing to this weekend’s Parts Peddler show.
Peter Bicknell tells me what Bicknell Racing Products is bringing to Part Peddler this weekend.
 
Well the snow missed us on Tuesday as we got absolutely nothing here in the Syracuse area. So for those of you planning on coming out this weekend for the Parts Peddler show, you should have no weather issues at all.
 
To help get you ready I spoke with two chassis manufacturers as they get ready to load up and come to Syracuse. Of course the Parts Peddler show runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the DIRTcar and Go Nuclear Late Model banquets sandwiched in the middle.
 
I hope you all get to come out this weekend and have some fun with us as this is really a two fold show. Yes, you can see what is new and what will be winning races next year and you can also chat with fellow race people who will not be nearly as busy as they are on a regular race night. So be sure to come out and have some fun with all of us.
 
Now let’s talk more about what we have for you on the Audio Page featuring two chassis manufacturers. Billy Colton talks about what Troyer Racecars is bringing to this weekend’s Parts Peddler show as well as the new chassis they will display and the details of the new Sportsman Cup. 
 
Peter Bicknell tells me what Bicknell Racing Products is bringing to Part Peddler this weekend, hints at some never before seen things he will have with him and how his season went behind the wheel. 

 
Tuesday, November 18th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Steve Ovens talks about covering racing, his new exclusive deal and encourages you to do the same.
Rich Vleck tells me who bought Rolling Wheels, what the tentative plan is and describes his role.
 
We have a scoop for you today as I speak with Rich Vleck about the new team in place at Rolling Wheels Raceway. There is a lot in this interview and I tried to ask the questions you guys would want answered. Now Rich and Mike Emhof will be at Parts Peddler this weekend but in an unofficial capacity (no booth). They want to hear from you.
 
And you can also access them on facebook as well by typing in Rolling Wheels Raceway. They want your feedback there too so give the interview a listen and let them know what you think.

Also, I wanted to take the time today to share a story with you on how one man made a name for himself in racing and now has a pretty good deal coming his way. It’s no secret that I’ve always hoped to have an army of reporters out in the field chatting with drivers and sharing their interviews here.
 
Today we meet a man who you guys have listened to before on this website and he’ll tell you how he got started doing interviews, what it took to do it and what he has learned this past year or so.
 
We are so happy for Steve as he begins his new venture and I am hoping that some of you might accept my challenge to do the same thing at your favorite racetrack. The drivers, the track and racing general would benefit and you could actually become a part of the sport driving it forward while telling the great stories that every racecar driver out there has to tell.
 
Email me at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com or see me this weekend at Parts Peddler and we’ll do what we can to get you started. The sport needs all the help it can get so I hope you accept the challenge to do something about it instead of sitting on the sidelines. Become a part of something that is bigger than all of us…and I’ll help you to do so.
 
Now let’s chat more about the interview we have for you today on the Audio Page. Listen closely as this could be you in a year from now. Steve Ovens talks about covering racing, his new exclusive deal with Performance Motorsports Network and encourages others to do the same. I’ll help any of you that want to try it. 
 
Rich Vleck tells me who bought Rolling Wheels, what the tentative plan is and describes his role. Both Rich and Mike Emhof will be at Parts Peddler this weekend and they are looking for your thoughts.


 
Monday, November 17th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Chris Fleming talks about picking up his 30th win of the season and his move to a Late Model.
 
The off season is officially on for many more drivers as yesterday finished off the season for some of the most talented drivers out there in NASCAR and NHRA. I’m still playing catch up on the NHRA finale and will hope to finish that up this week. Maybe I’ll have Allie join me as female racers win all the time on the ¼ mile.
 
The crew was in full swing as they are fixing some issues we had with our house so I am probably very tired today and maybe a little cranky. You know me, I like to keep late hours so switching to earlier hours has not been easy. But I will get back in the studio tomorrow for sure.
 
I’ll have a new column on tomorrow’s Post Standard as I will evaluate the Chase and how things turned out with NASCAR in 2014. I know, I have not been a fan since the 1990’s when stock cars were cars you could buy at the dealership, but watching with my daughter Allie has turned me back to a fan.
 
Now let’s chat about the clip we have for you on the Audio Page for today. Chris Fleming talks about picking up his 30th win of the season, his move to a Late Model and why he is still keeping his IMCA Modified.

 
     
 
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