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Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, February 29th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Alan Johnson recaps his four races in Volusia and his feature win on a slick daytime racetrack. 
Johnny Mackison talked about his hopes for 2012 as he got ready to race Saturday at Lincoln. 
 
It was a nice sunny day here in Central New York and I have my work done early enough on Tuesday to get out and enjoy some of it. I have two new conversations on the site today and was able to save another one that I know you’re going to like for tomorrow. 
 
Still digesting Daytona as I am sure a lot of you are but one thing I can tell you is that it brought back a lot of memories from Super DIRT Week. I don’t know how many times we had to stay late and run under the lights after a long day and then boom, a big delay hits and you’re stuck. 
 
So my hat goes off to all the track workers at Daytona and everywhere for that matter. The only time we notice them is when things go wrong and 99% of the time they do everything right. So great job everyone!
 
Today is a day that only happens every four years as February 29th is a leap year date only. So for those of you who have your birthday today, happy birthday. And what do you do when your birthday is on the 29th of February? You still age right? 
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who just picked up his first win of the season. Alan Johnson recaps his four races in Volusia and his feature win on a slick daytime racetrack. He told me how good his Modified was overall, how a broken weld cost him a good finish in race number three and tells me what he knows about where he will race this year. 
 
Johnny Mackison talked with Jeremiah Fish about his hopes for 2012 as he got ready to race Saturday at Lincoln. He also spoke about putting his son into one of his cars, the other son he’ll get racing in 2013 and thought back on his career that began in 1984. 
 
Tuesday, February 28th 2012
   New on the Audio Page from Jeremiah Fish at Lincoln Speedway:
 
Chad Criswell told J Fish about his hopes for the race as he came into his second season in the car.
Austin Reed spoke with J Fish about getting in his first ever laps in a 410 and his concerns. 
Brian Montieth talked with J Fish about his heat and how it felt to get the nerves out of the way. 
Bill Stine just raced in his heat and told J Fish about getting nipped at the line in the very end. 
Kevin Nouse finished in third place in the A-Main and told Jeremiah Fish about his 3rd place. 
 
We are back with more new drivers today from Jeremiah Fish’s trip to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday. We do still have one more left that will show up tomorrow and then we’ll get back to some studio stuff. 
 
Four of the five drivers on the site today are new to us and we welcome them on board and thank J Fish for all of his help contributing to the site. It is nice to hear a voice other than mine isn’t it? 
 
I will be in the studio today and will have more new content up tomorrow so be sure to come back and see who we get to chat with. And let’s hope they got Daytona in as my dvr is running out of options. 
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with more from the first race of the year in the northeast. 
 
Chad Criswell told J Fish about his hopes for the race at Lincoln as he came into his second season in the car. He talked about how cold it was at the event, described the concerns he had because of that and why he felt it was important to do well in this early show. 
 
Austin Reed spoke with J Fish about getting in his first ever laps in a 410 and his concerns coming into the event at Lincoln. He wondered about the high wind, remembered running some 360 shows in his past and remembered some of what he learned with his team last year. 
 
Brian Montieth talked with J Fish about his heat race and how it felt to get the nerves out of the way. He told him about his expectations coming into the race, how good the racetrack was and how tough the drivers are that he was going to be racing against. 
 
Bill Stine just raced in his heat and told J Fish about getting nipped at the line at the very end.    He told him what he saw with the top side of the racetrack, described the differences between the top & the bottom and thought back to his 2011 season. 
 
Kevin Nouse finished in third place in the A-Main and told Jeremiah Fish about his 3rd place. He talked about how happy he was with the finish, how starting on the pole may have hurt him a little and explained how this opportunity came about as well as the drivers who were up for the ride. 

 
Monday, February 27th 2012
   New on the Audio Page from Jeremiah Fish at Lincoln Speedway:
 
Gerard McIntyre tells Jeremiah Fish about the ride he had at Lincoln and his hopes for later.
Brent Marks talks with J Fish about some upgrades they did and the new team he is with. 
Brian Leppo spoke with J Fish about his expectations for his first race with a new race team. 
Hunter Mackison remembered the end of 2011 and told J Fish about some struggles he had. 
Adam Wilt offered his thoughts on the cold day ahead of and told J Fish about his areas of focus. 
 
Darned rain! As I sit here at 3:05 PM on Sunday, racefans all across the country are saying the same thing. So as the Daytona party I was at waited, I decided to come home and do some work with hopes that they might get back to it later. And I have Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo in the pool, so I have a chance this time around.
 
As you can see we have five new drivers on the site today courtesy of Jeremiah Fish who took a trip down to Lincoln Speedway on Saturday with photographer John Meloling. Five of the eleven interviews he did are on the site today and many more will show up tomorrow.
 
Now while waiting on the race yesterday, I also put up some of the photos they took at the event and knowing J Fish like I do, I would think he would have more coming as well. As for today, I am not sure how much studio work I will get done, but I will give it a try. So one way or another, you will have more coming tomorrow, we know that for sure. 
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with the first conversation recorded on Saturday in a very cold pit area in the middle of Sprint Car country in Pennsylvania. Gerard McIntyre tells Jeremiah Fish about the ride he had at Lincoln and his hopes for later in the day. He also talked about some concerns about the cold, what they would do to keep the engine warm and how he does not fell the cold when he is in the racecar.  
 
Brent Marks talks with J Fish about some upgrades they did in the off season and the new team he is with. They also talked about the need to get good chemistry right away, how good the mood is at the shop and what happened in his 2011 season. 
 
Brian Leppo spoke with J Fish about his expectations for his first race with a new race team. He talked about working with a new mechanic, what his goals were for the day and described the pressure he is putting on himself with this beautiful ride. 
 
Hunter Mackison remembered the end of 2011 and told J Fish about some struggles he had along the way. He talked about what he was doing, when they learned something towards the end of the year and described what his relationship is like with his racing dad. 
 
Adam Wilt offered his thoughts on the cold day ahead of him at Lincoln Speedway and told J Fish about his main areas of focus. He talked about the equipment concerns on a chilly day, explained how it hurts a 410 Sprint Car motor and thought back on how he did in his 2011 season. 

 
Sunday, February 26th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Fred Woodward talks about the American Racer Cup and explains how tracks are added to the mix. 
Chad Homan remembers his abbreviated season in 2011 and told me where he race weekly. 
 
It was a return to winter here in Central New York as we got about five inches or so between early Saturday morning and yesterday afternoon. We got the snowblower out and it finally felt like winter around here. It was not all bad as far as I can tell and hopefully the snowmobiliers got to get out and have some fun as north of us got a lot more.
 
While I did some work in the studio, Jeremiah Fish and John Meloling headed down to Lincoln Speedway for their Saturday show. Somehow all the snow and cold did not make it down there and they were able to get in a quick 2 and a half hour show. He did have one of my recorders with him too, so look for interviews from that event right here tomorrow.
 
As for today, I will be heading to a Daytona Party like many of you will be. I have been going to the one at my high school friend Kelly Skinner’s house for decades and will go again today and see people that I do not see enough. I need to change that this year for sure. No predictions from me, but I hope that Nationwide finish is not what we get today.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with some clarification on a story that recently was written in a racing publication concerning a track in the southern tier. Fred Woodward talks about the American Racer Cup and explains how tracks are added to the mix based on how close they are to other members. He told me about one situation that was recently written about, evaluated how the program has done as it gets ready for its third season and how two Central New York tracks helped make the Mod world a little smaller. www.dirtmodcup.com is how you can find out more.  
 
Chad Homan remembers his abbreviated season in 2011 and told me where he race weekly in 2012. He talked about blowing a motor at Tri City, how he did later in the year with a back up engine and ran down some show plans he has in the next few months. And thanks for all your help at Brewerton Chad!!!  

 
Saturday, February 25th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tim Sears Jr. talks about his plans to race a Fastrak Late Model next weekend in Taccoa, Georgia. 
Stephen Denton describes the work they are doing to get ready for a 16 hour race in South Carolina. 
 
I had a good day on Friday and got a total of three recordings done in the home studio. Two of those are up today and the other will air tomorrow along with whatever the next interview I get is. I do have a few things set up for today, so it should be another real good day.
 
On the site today we look ahead to a pair of races happening next weekend with a pair of drivers we know from here in Central New York. Both will face new challenges at new speedways so I know they are both super excited to get going. Best of luck guys!
 
And I know everyone is all set for tomorrow’s Daytona 500 and many of you have parties to attend. I do! I am excited this time around as the Gatorade Duels were very entertaining as they seem to have found an aero package that does not make the three wide, twenty row non-racing pack like before and it is not the two car draft like last year. (Which I did like better than the 40 car pack racing from the past.)
 
It is going to be a great weekend. And of course today they wrap up action from Volusia with Late Models and Modifieds on the card. Best of luck to all of them as well.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a young man who is all set and ready for a trip next week. Tim Sears Jr. talks about his plans to race a Fastrak Late Model next weekend in Taccoa, Georgia. He told me how he has learned a little bit about this track that he’ll see for the first time, how much he is looking forward to doing some more traveling and wonders if he’ll get the Sportsman out this year or not. 
 
Stephen Denton describes the work they are doing to get ready for a 16 hour race in South Carolina next weekend. He told me about the car they are building, how he did in his first road race last fall and his hopes to maybe move up to Modified this year. And he has a championship 4 Cylinder Super Stock for sale for just $2500. 

 
Friday, February 24th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Peter Britten talked about his Volusia practice on Tuesday and compared Florida to back home. 
Greg Birosh told me why he is focusing on driving this year and his hopes for Canandaigua. 
 
It was a nice day on Thursday as I got some work done in the studio and did some running around with my youngest daughter later in the day. I was also able to catch up with one of the racers down in Florida. 
 
Be sure to give my Peter Britten interview a listen and hear what he thinks of the scenery and the racing down in Florida. It’s the first time the Australian driver has been there and it sure seems to remind him a lot of home, especially in the Daytona Beach area.
 
Also on today is a chat with a friend of mine who is going back to driving after a few years off. Greg Birosh is more known for his work as an announcer and TV reporter, but this year he is going all out with a small block Modified. Hear what he is doing and what he hopes happens as he gets ready to race against the best Modified racers around.
 
And if the weather works out this weekend, we could get out first actual race day of reporting in as Jeremiah Fish is planning a trip to Lincoln this weekend. If everything goes to plan, expect to see some new people from J Fish up sometime after the event. 
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who may be suited up as you are listening to him. Peter Britten talked about his Volusia practice on Tuesday and compared Florida to back home. He told me how fast his car was in the hot lap sessions, described how he did back in Australia this winter and told me what he knows about his 2012 plans. 
 
Greg Birosh told me why he is focusing on driving a 358 Modified this year and his hopes for Canandaigua. He talked about how the car is coming along, how tough it will be with a small block under the hood and described what he is doing to the car to honor his father. Shhh! You can’t tell him!  

 
Thursday, February 23rd 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Michael Barnes talks about a benefit for his team this Saturday and his plans for the 2012 season. 
Bob Bennett told me about the shop work he was doing last night and his quest for his first win. 
 
I ended up getting a lot of work done on Wednesday after falling behind early after some car trouble. I must have gotten some bad gas or something as the problem seemed to fix itself, but it put me behind and today I hope to get done what I should have done on Wednesday.
 
But as you can see I hustled afterwards and did get a total of three new interviews recorded in the home studio. Two of those are up today while my chat with soon to be Modified driver Greg Birosh will air tomorrow. 
 
In case you didn’t know, Volusia was rained out last night and they are having a double header on Friday to make up for it. It is bad news for the fans down there yesterday but its great news for the people who will be there on Friday as they are going to see on heck of a show.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who will race full time at his home track for the first time since 2007. Michael Barnes talks about a benefit for his Super Modified team this Saturday at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego and his plans for the 2012 season. He told me how he got back behind the wheel last year, how well they did in the second half of the season and remembered his start in a ¼ Midget at age 6. 
 
Bob Bennett told me about the shop work he was doing last night and his quest for his first win. He talked about how much he enjoys racing with his son, what he likes about Fulton Speedway and looks ahead to racing with his grandson in a few years as well. 

 
     
 
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