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Friday, December 30th 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from July 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Eric Kingsley tells us why he is no longer promoting at the New Cayuga County Speedway.
Billy Pauch Sr. talked about winning his tenth of the year at New Egypt and the fun he is having.
Jessica Zemken went over what a struggle it was for her team to make it to Central New York. 
Tom Deery responds to our interview with Eric Kingsley and talks about Sportsman at Weedsport. 
Charlie Donk talked about his Sprint Car races so far this year and saying goodbye to Modifieds.
 
 
Eric Kingsley tells us why he is no longer promoting races at the New Cayuga County Speedway. This was recorded at 8:30 PM Monday night after the site was already updated, that is why it is at the bottom of the page. 
 
Billy Pauch Sr. talked about winning his tenth Modified race of the year at New Egypt and the fun he is having. He also told me how he came from 18th this past weekend, how a late race restart helped him get the opportunity to go for the lead and explained why winning number 100 at the track will be just another night for him.  
 
Jessica Zemken went over what a struggle it was for her team just to make it to Central New York for the mid summer Sprint shootout at Rolling Wheels.  Extra chatter you were not supposed to hear at the end.  
 
Tom Deery responds to our interview with Eric Kingsley and talks about the situation with Sportsman sanctioning at Weedsport now as well as down the road.  
 
Charlie Donk talked about his Sprint Car races so far this year and saying goodbye to Modified racing after he finishes his season at Canandaigua.   

 
Thursday, December 29th 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from June 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Eric Kingsley gets me up to speed on what is going on at Cayuga County and quells some rumors. 
Bobby Varin talks about his weekend shows and the bad luck he found last night at Fonda.
Jessica Zemken has been running both 410 & 360 Sprint Cars and talked about some recent gains.
Rich Scagliotta just won his first Modified race anywhere and talked about his late pass down low.
Vinny Salerno gets ready to race with Tim McCreadie today and told me where his team is now. 
 
 
Eric Kingsley gets me up to speed on what is going on at Cayuga County and quells some rumors about the tracks future. He explains why he is still committed to running weekly, how tough the first few shows have been and offers his take on Sunday’s show at Rolling Wheels.  
 
Bobby Varin talks about his weekend shows and the bad luck that found him several times the night before at Fonda. 
 
Jessica Zemken has been running both 410 & 360 Sprint Cars all over the country and talked about some recent gains. She told J Fish about getting better in time trials, her upcoming return to Fonda & Utica Rome and wonders if her past races at Williams Grove would help her on this night.  
 
Rich Scagliotta just won his first Modified race anywhere and talked about his late pass down low that got him the victory at Brewerton. Congrats Rich!  
 
Vinny Salerno gets ready to race with driver Tim McCreadie at Canandaigua today and told me where his team is now as he gets closer to where he was before the theft of his hauler two years ago in Canada. He talked about the biggest things he lost, how he has recovered from that and why the ROC series seems to be more popular right now. Good one here! 

 
Wednesday, December 28th 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from May 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Chad Brachmann tells me what he saw when he hit a wall of water on a restart at Ransomville.
Glenn Donnelly talked about the test session at Brewerton and explained how things went.
Scott Kerwin described the wild ride he took in the Ransomville crash and how he is doing now. 
Pat Ward explained how the test was in the car and talked about his Fulton Speedway win.
Billy Pauch Jr. talks about his races in both Modified & Sprint Cars and his college graduation. 
 
 
Chad Brachmann tells me what he saw when he hit a wall of water on a restart at Ransomville in their season opener on Friday. He talked about how the track was before he got on the gas on the backstretch, what he did to try not to nose into the wall too hard in turn one and why he does not think there was anything the track could have done to prevent it. 
 
Glenn Donnelly talked about the test session at Brewerton and explained what the surface is made up & how it was applied. He told me about the conditions they were shooting for, what he learned from the test and what the big picture goals of this new mix are.  
 
Scott Kerwin described the wild ride he took in the Ransomville crash and how he is doing now. He also told me what he heard on the radio beforehand, what it felt like to be upside down for several minutes and how thankful he is that he had good safety equipment on.  
 
Pat Ward explained how the test was in the car at Brewerton and talked about his Fulton Speedway win. He described the racing surface he won on, who was fast late in the race and looks ahead to getting his season started at Brewerton. 
 
Billy Pauch Jr. talks about his races in both Modified and Sprint Cars and his recent college graduation. He told me how he battled up front with a legendary driver at Big Diamond, how well he is adapting to a new type of car on Saturdays and who taught him to work hard at anything you do. Congratulations Mr. Pauch!   

 
Tuesday, December 27th 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from April 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Tim McCreadie gave me his initial thoughts on Penn Can and talked about his Late Model woes.
Billy Decker recaps his first few races of 2011 and comments on the two types of tires out there.
Tim Fuller looks ahead to a World of Outlaw race this weekend and talks about his future.
Alan Johnson recapped his Friday night at Glen Ridge and told me about his ride for Saturday.
Brett Hearn talks about his season opening win at Accord and runs down his weekly plans.
 
 
Tim McCreadie gave me his initial thoughts on Penn Can as he looked it over for the first time since he was a young boy and talked about his Late Model woes.  
 
Billy Decker recaps his first few races of 2011 and comments on the two types of tires out there. He talked about how he did with each tire, wonders what the season may bring and tells me about his other passion that he does not get to do as much as he would like. 
 
Tim Fuller gets ready for a World of Outlaw race this weekend and talks about his immediate future. He talked about seeing his Modified buddies last weekend at Fonda, described what he has at his race shop and how his head is right now. Good chat! 
 
Alan Johnson recapped his Friday night at Glen Ridge and told me about his ride for Saturday. He explained how the deal came about to drive the 97 car, how it felt to him in the warm up session and where we will see him race next. 
 
Brett Hearn talks about his season opening win at Accord and runs down his weekly plans for the early part of the year. He told me how the changes at his Friday track have helped the quality of the racing, how close he came to racing on Saturday and why we will see him at Utica Rome a lot on Sundays. 

 
Monday, December 26th 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from March 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
John Wight explains why the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways will be independent in 2011.
Jimmy Horton III talks about his second place at New Egypt and his string of top five finishes.
Brett Hearn recaps his four Modified races at Volusia and tells me where he’ll be racing weekly. 
Jimmy Phelps showed off his Modified this past weekend and talked about his weekly homes.
Tom Deery, Roger Slack and Joe Skotnicki join me to talk about World Racing Group’s plans.
 
 
John Wight explains why the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways will be independent in 2011. He talked about the factors involved in his decision, what it means to the Modified & Sportsman teams and his desire to hear from drivers & fans this weekend at Motorsports Expo 2011.  
 
Jimmy Horton III talks about his second place at New Egypt on Saturday and his string of top five finishes. He told me about his battle for second place with Billy Decker, explained why he lost the handle on his car a little in the closing laps and wonders if he’ll be at Grandview this Saturday. 
 
Brett Hearn recaps his four Modified races at Volusia and tells me where he’ll be racing weekly this coming season. He talked about how happy he was to finish in the top five every night in Florida, how hard he worked during the off season in an effort to be better and explained why he is so concerned now about the future. 
 
Jimmy Phelps showed off his Modified this past weekend at the New York State Fairgrounds and talked about his weekly homes. He told me why the changes would not affect where he races, commented on how little has actually changed and wonders how this year will shake out in the long run. 
 
Tom Deery, Roger Slack and Joe Skotnicki join me to talk about World Racing Group’s plans for 2011 and beyond. We talk about the scaled back Super DIRTcar Series, changes at Rolling Wheels Raceway and of course Syracuse. 

 
Sunday, December 25th 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from February 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Jessica Zemken recaps her races down under in Australia and talks about how Florida is going.
Jimmy Horton talked to me about his hopes for Volusia and thought back on his 2010 season.
Mike Gurda tells me why Orange County Fair Speedway will be DIRTcar sanctioned in 2011.
Matt Sheppard reflects on his last two seasons and talks about getting ready to head to Volusia.
Stewart Friesen talks about his Florida trip that included a pair of wins and his plans for this year.
 
 
Jessica Zemken recaps her races in Australia and talks about how Florida is going. She talked about the big flip she had, what is similar & what is different in the racing world down under and runs down her aggressive plans for the 2011 season. 
 
Jimmy Horton talked to me about his hopes for Volusia and thought back on his 2010 season as a whole. He told me how he did at the speedway last February, ran down his plans for the 2011 season and recapped many of the changes they made towards the end of last year. Nice conversation! 
 
Mike Gurda tells me why Orange County Fair Speedway will be DIRTcar sanctioned for 2011 through 2013. He talked about how the changes will affect each of his weekly divisions, described the reaction he has heard so far from the teams and thinks back on last year’s scoring issue at Eastern States. 
 
Matt Sheppard reflects on his last two seasons and talks about getting ready to head to Volusia next week for his first races of the year. He talked about how fortunate he is to have over 40 wins over the last two years, what he feels has made that happen and discussed his plans to return to Canandaigua on Saturdays this year. 
 
Stewart Friesen talks about his Florida trip that included a pair of wins and his plans for this year. He talked about his last lap pass on the first night of racing, his side by side battle with a fellow Utica Rome driver last Saturday and what is next for him on his racing calendar. 
 

 
Saturday, December 24th 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from January 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Gary Tomkins updates us on his search for a ride and described what he did have offered to him. 
Pat O’Brien remembers his 2010 season at Brockville and talks about the new chassis at the shop.
Joe Skotnicki talks about DIRTcar’s new Weekly Awards Program and the new sponsor for it.
Justin Wright remembers his nine win season and wonders if he will be moving up in 2011.
Larry Wight talked about his trip down to Georgia this week to begin his 2011 Late Model season.
 
 
Gary Tomkins updates us on his search for a ride and described what he did have offered to him. He explained why he turned down an opportunity to run weekly at Orange County, ran down another option that was presented to him by a car owner and thinks back on this same time last year. 
 
Pat O’Brien remembers his 2010 season at Brockville and talks about the new chassis at the shop. He told me about the need to evaluate his program after last year, described the type of car he likes to drive and how some new rules for 358’s last year cost the teams some extra money. 
 
Joe Skotnicki talks about DIRTcar’s new Weekly Awards Program and the new sponsor for it, Safety Kleen. He explained how it will work, how it helps put the focus on the weekly racer and described what was happening at Motorsports 2011 on Saturday. 
 
Justin Wright remembers his nine win season and wonders if he will be moving up in 2011. He talked about the options he has if he decides to make that move, comments on how many races he won and how his job with Coffey/McCreadie Enterprises helps. 
 
Larry Wight talked about his trip down to Georgia this week to begin his 2011 Late Model season. He told me about the racetracks he will be competing at, what his big goal is for this coming season and how tough it can be to balance school, work and racing. Whew!  

 
     
 
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