Gary Rowe - CPA
Dougs dirt diary
Your ad here
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, August 29th 2015
    New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jason Barney explains how he can adjust shocks while in the car and what the knobs inside do.
George Suprick told me about the car he raced this past week and why they did a motor swap.
Mike Stelter had a pick up ride for I-88 and told me how he flipped his car in Weedsport.
Parker Evans remembered how he got on his tail in Weedsport and what they had to do to fix it.
Rich Vleck talks about the next Atomic Power Racing Hour and how you can watch them all.
 
We’re back today after a day off for golf on Friday and we’re ready to head to the Fulton Speedway tonight. Allie and I will be there nice and early while my wife Camille and youngest daughter Katie will be by later. I told Katie what a demolition derby was and she really wants to see it. It will be her first race since I raced in 2011 and she was only 4 then.
 
So it will be a fun night and one that hopefully will turn her into one of us. Allie already is but it would be nice if Katie could join us. I guess we’ll have to see. And tomorrow I’ll be at Utica Rome so look for lots of good stuff up here everyday.
 
Now let’s talk more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page from my night at I-88 Speedway on Tuesday. Jason Barney explains how he can adjust shocks while in his 360 Sprint Car and, what the knobs inside do and why it cannot solve every handling issue that comes up. 
 
George Suprick told me about the car he raced this past week and why they did a motor swap as well as the realities of running a Ford in a Chevy dominated sport. 
 
Mike Stelter had a pick up ride for the ESS show at I-88 and told me how he flipped his car in Weedsport in the race before this one. 
 
Parker Evans remembered how he got on his tail in Weedsport, what they had to do to fix it and how some friends of his picked on him afterwards. Yep, could’ve used a wheelie bar or two for sure! 
 
Rich Vleck talks about the next Atomic Power Racing Hour airing on Time Warner Cable Sports next week and how you can watch them all online. 

 
Friday, August 28th 2015
    New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Danny Varin tells me how he is recovering from burns he suffered on his foot at Rolling Wheels.
Paul Kinney has been close to a win this season and talked about his past at I-88 Speedway.
Doug Crews explained why he moved up to a 360 and how he helps returning service men.
Corey Barker talked about the work he did to fix his wrecked car and his good run at Fulton.
Tony Veneziano reports on the last three World of Outlaws Sprint Car racesin the Midwest.
 
It sounds like it will finally warm up a bit today as we get ready for an important weekend at the dirt tracks of the northeast. Most tracks have just two more weekends to go in their regular season so every lap this weekend takes on new importance. We’re wishing all the teams the best at this very stressful time of the year.
 
I got back in the studio for a new interview and to do voice tracks for the next Atomic Power Racing Hour. Look for that show to be on Time Warner Cable Sports in the next few days. I’ll let you know when it shows up and I hope to have Rich Vleck on tomorrow to talk about it.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who will remind you all to invest in some good safety equipment to protect you in the case of a fire. Danny Varin tells me how he is recovering from burns he suffered on his foot at Rolling Wheels and what he has to do daily to keep it healing properly. 
 
Paul Kinney has been close to a win this season with several runner up finishes and talked about his past at I-88 Speedway as well as the need for a good draw. 
 
Doug Crews explained why he moved up to a 360 and how he helps returning service men through the Wounded Warrior Project & The Veterans Association. 
 
Corey Barker talked about the work he did to fix his wrecked car, how he kept his composure at the time and his good run at Fulton that saw him pick up 13 spots. 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the last three World of Outlaws Sprint Car racesin the Midwest and compares what Donny Schtaz is doing now to what The King did back in the day. 

 
Thursday, August 27th 2015
    New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Mike Mahaney explains how he landed a ride in the Doug Emery Sprinter and ran down his plans.
Paulie Colagiovanni told me how he moved from Micro Sprints at Paradise to a 360 Sprint Car.
Jack Miller describes what he has been learning racing his Open Sportsman against the Modifieds.
Kelly Hebing tells me how she is doing this season as she gets ready with her 305 at I-88 Speedway.
Pat LaPage speaks about how his racing sponsorships have helped his business 911 Restoration.
 
It was a cool and cloudy day on Wednesday here in Central New York. I got a lot done after a big travel day on Tuesday and have lots of new stuff to listen to on the Audio Page for today.
 
I waited for the rain to wash off my dirty car but it never came so I did have to head to the car wash to spray it clean. Rain never falls when you need it does it?
 
Today Rich Vleck will be over and we will do the voice tracks for the next Atomic Power Racing Hour featuring Aaron Jacob’s big win from Utica Rome. It was quite the race and I can’t wait to see it again. You can see it soon on Time Warner Cable Sports and I’ll keep you posted on when it airs.
 
Now let’s talk more about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who was in his fourth different type of racecar on Tuesday night. Mike Mahaney explains how he landed a ride in the Doug Emery Sprinter for the ESS show at I-88 Speedway and ran down their plans for the rest of the year. 
 
Paulie Colagiovanni told me how he moved from Micro Sprints at Paradise to a 360 Sprint Car on the Empire Super Sprints Tour as he gets ready to start high school in a few weeks. 
 
Jack Miller describes some of what he has been learning racing his Open Sportsman against the big block Modifieds at the Utica Rome Speedway. 
 
Kelly Hebing tells me how she is doing this season including her top ten finish last Saturday at Canandaigua as she gets ready with her 305 at I-88 Speedway. 
 
Pat LaPage speaks about how his racing sponsorships at the tracks, on the cars and here on this website have helped his business 911 Restoration of CNY. 

 
Wednesday, August 26th 2015
    New on the Audio Page from I-88 Speedway:
 
After the heat races:
 
Dave Axton described how his Sprint Car was after leading every lap to win his heat race.
Thomas Radivoy won the second ESS heat race and told me how his 360 and his 305 were doing.
Danny Varin told me when his 360 Sprint Car got better as he led every lap in his heat win.
Tommy Wickham spoke about some recent struggles with Mike Mallett after winning the dash.
Various drivers react to the draw on the front stretch as they get ready for the 25 lap A-Main.
 
After the A-Main:
 
Matt Tanner won his first race of the year and spoke with Mike Mallett after inheriting the lead.
Danny Varin came from 11th to 2nd and told Mike Mallet about where he made most of his moves.
Jason Barney finished third and described a key restart as well as how that lane affected him.
Mike Mahaney told Allie Elkins about his run that saw him come from fifteenth to finish fourth.
Shawn Donath explained how some issues with wing adjustments hurt him in his 5th place run.
 
Allie and I had fun last night as we traveled the hour and half south to I-88 Speedway as the Empire Super Sprints headlined a show there. I have always liked I-88 a lot as I remember what the old Afton Speedway was like especially after the floods. It’s nice to see what they have done with the place.
 
The Empire Super Sprints were 23 cars strong and every car started the A-Main. Chuck Hebing started from the front row and avoided trouble from a lapped car first but then he and Parker Evans came together while racing for the lead and each driver’s night was over.
 
From there Matt Tanner went on to the victory to match the win his girlfriend had earlier in her 305. Now there’s a sweep I haven’t see before.
 
It was also nice to see Mike Mahaney make his debut in the Doug Emery owned Sprint Car. It was his second ever start in a 360 and he did very well. I’ll have an interview with him that I did before the race up within the next two days as well as many others I have from the night and my weekend.
 
Our next show is Fulton on Saturday followed up by Utica Rome on Sunday. At least that is the plan now although Friday and Saturday could flip flop for me. We’ll see.
 
On the way down I got Allie associated with Rush as she has been a fan of their music for years now. I played her the Chronicle CD and played her a lot of their earlier stuff. She liked it and learned a lot about one of her favorite bands. Next time they play in Rochester we are so there!
 
Have a great day today and be sure to look for more tomorrow including my latest column in the Syracuse Post Standard. See you tomorrow and have a great Hump Day!

 
Tuesday, August 25th 2015
    New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jimmy Davis made just his sixth start of the season and wondered how to make his Modified better.
Chris Mackey discusses his options for next season and wonders if he’ll race a Modified in 2015.
Joel Thomas thought back on his storied career as he got ready to race his Modified on Sunday.
Keith Shay explained why he was back at Brewerton and how his other race this season went.
 
It is going to be a busy day for a lot of racers as a pair of shows hit the track tonight. The Super DIRTcar Series travels to Lebanon Valley for Mr. Dirt Track USA while the Empire Super Sprints head south to I-88 Speedway in Afton.
 
Allie and I will be heading south to the Sprint Car show and we’ll have audio up from that tomorrow for all you guys. It will be fun to see the 360’s on this tiny track and I am really looking forward to taking this trip.
 
On the site today we have some stuff from the weekend with three Modified racers as well as a well traveled Four Cylinder Super Stock driver who was making a return to his former weekly home. I hope you like all the stuff we have today and be sure to come back tomorrow for lost more.
 
Until then let’s speak more about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who is hoping to get his car figured out for some late season shows. Jimmy Davis made just his sixth start of the season and wondered how to make his Modified better at Utica Rome on Sunday while looking ahead to Syracuse. 
 
Chris Mackey discusses his options for next season and wonders if he’ll race a Modified in 2015 while thanking Rood Racing for the opportunity they gave him. 
 
Joel Thomas thought back on his storied career that began back in the 1960’s as he got ready to race his Modified on Sunday at the Utica Rome Speedway. 
 
Keith Shay explained why he was back at Brewerton, wonders if he’ll be able to make it back more this season and recalled how his other race this season went. 

 
Monday, August 24th 2015
    New on the Audio Page from the Utica Rome Speedway:
 
After the heat races:
 
Tim Mayne talked about his win in the first Modified heat race as he met fans on the frontstretch.
Ryan Phelps won the second Modified heat race and explained why he switched to a different car.
Vic Coffey dug out an older car for Sunday and told me about his win in the final Mod heat.
A.J. Filbeck signed autographs and spoke about being the third leader in his Sportsman heat win.
Nick Krause described something they found wrong with his Sportsman as he won his heat race.
Corey Barker got the win in his heat after a flip on Friday and talked about getting the car back.
Jack Miller told me about his win in the first open Sportsman heat and his race with the Modifieds.
Steve Way went from third to first quickly and described how the inside opened up right away.
 
After the heat races:
 
Glenn Forward won the Pro Street feature race and told Cameron Proud about the race up front.
Mike Mahaney used the top to get his 18th win of the season and spoke about it with Mike Mallett.
Danny Varin made a late race pass to finish in 2nd place and talked about some good clean racing.
Corey Barker swept the night and talked about how good it felt to win at Utica for the first time.
Jack Miller won the final race of the night and talked about what this win means for the future.
Tom Tophoven completed a wild 360 after getting taken out and told me how reflexes helped.
 
It was a beautiful day for racing on Sunday and a nice field or cars was assembled at the Utica Rome Speedway. The racing was real good and the fans got to meet their favorite drivers on Autograph Night.
 
There was a real good story in the 602 Sportsman class as Corey Barker won with the same car that he flipped on Friday night at the Brewerton Speedway. He won his heat and the feature race for his first ever win at Utica Rome and did it with J.J. Michaels number 31 on the side of the car. It was a special night for Corey and I am so happy for him.
 
Mike Mahaney won the Modified race but sent a scare into his parents on the last lap as he almost made a mistake high on the cushion on his entrance into turn one. A quick flick of the wheel got the car back to where it needed to be and he went on for the victory.
 
Mahaney now has 11 Modified wins, two with the SpeedSTR and five with his Micro Sprint. Quite a feat isn’t it?
 
The Pro Street race was a real good one as three cars battled at the front with Glenn Forward holding off a late race charge from Chris Carr to take the win. And Jack Miller picked up his first win of the season making it tougher for him to decide when it might be time to hang up the helmet. Obviously Jack we’re good to go for another year eh?
 
Today I have a lot to do and hope to make it to I-88 Speedway on Tuesday for the Empire Super Sprints show. And don’t forget the Super DIRTcar Series heads to Lebanon Valley for Mr. Dirt Track USA. It’s a great time to be a race fan for sure.

 
Sunday, August 23rd 2015
    New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Corey Barker talked about how racing in the Novice Sportsman division helped him as a driver.
James Carlson is still looking for his first win but told me how racing in the Novice class helped.
Dorian Wahdan has been in the Novice division for almost two years and talked about improving.
 
We have a theme going for you as I begin my research on how the Novice Sportsman division has not just helped some inexperienced racers get off to a good start but has also helped the division grow.
 
I am early in this and the story will either show up in this week or next week’s edition of the Syracuse Post Standard. I am eager to hear from some of you who have went this route so please get ahold of me at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and we’ll see if we can’t include you in the conversation as well.
 
Now let’s talk in more detail about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting out with a pair of graduates from the Novice Sportsman ranks. Corey Barker talked about how racing in the Novice Sportsman division helped him as a driver and described some of what he learned while in the class. 
 
James Carlson is still looking for his first win but told me how racing in the Novice class helped his development as a 27 year old rookie driver. 
 
Dorian Wahdan has been in the Novice division for almost two years and talked about the areas where he feels he has improved in that time frame. 

 
     
 
Where's Doug?
 
     
 
     
  Click here for the latest pics
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
 
     
 
     
   
     
 
     
  What was the best movie to watch if you want to see cars get wrecked?






Click here for more results
 
     
 
     
  please help me  
     
 
     
  Check out the forums at: Dirt track digest
 
 
     
 
     
 
Google

The WebDoug's Dirt Diary
 
     
 
This page best viewed at 1024 x 768.
   This site designed and maintained by Pyro, Doug and a crack team of invisible interns. We hate popups, trojans and spyware more than you do...if you're seeing popups or virus warnings here, your computer has been compromised. To contact us, see the About Us page.
 
   Doug's Dirt Diary maintains a strict policy of neutrality with regards to tracks, teams, sanctioning bodies, drivers and fans.
 
   All content copyright 2006-2008 Doug's Dirt Diary and Elkins Media Service. Any use without prior authoriziation (other than legal "fair-use" applications) is strictly prohibited. See our picture page for an explanation of our picture use policy.
This site has been tested on Mozilla 1.7, Firefox 2.0, Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0. Yes, it works.
 
Be safe, be fast and have fun!.