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Sunday, April 16th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Brady Fultz got ready for some practice and talked about racing his big block at different tracks.
Shawn Bruce explained what he did to his championship IMCA Modified for the 2017 season.
Todd Stone told me why his car had no graphics yet and how he ripped the side off in practice.  

Well yesterday didn’t turn out like I had hoped as rain washed out my plans to take a trip to Canandaigua for a 50 lap Modified race. I checked the Facebook page for the track at 1:40 and they were still on but just a few minutes later the bad news came…rained out!

It was quite the bummer because as I looked at the radar I saw it was just going to keep moving east right towards Fonda Speedway. I waited a little longer and watched the radar before bailing on the back-up plan as well. I went and got some things done and then checked their website…rained out.

So I reached into the can from yesterday and that is what we have for you on the Audio Page for Easter Sunday.   Brady Fultz got ready for some practice with his small block and talked about racing his big block at some tracks he raced back in his Sportsman days.

Shawn Bruce explained what he did to his championship IMCA Modified for the 2017 season and what he hopes all those changes will do to his racecar at Outlaw Speedway.  

Todd Stone told me why his car had no graphics yet, described what it will look like when it is done and how he ripped the entire right side off in practice.   Oh man!  

 
Saturday, April 15th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page from the Outlaw Speedway practice:

Steve Glover told me about his familiar Sprint Car and his hopes to run more shows in 2017.
Phil Yaw talked about last season in an IMCA Modified and how long it has been since he’s won.
Erik Fisher described his goals for the practice and some of the history of his small block Modified.
Donnie Lawson showed off his first ever brand new car and spoke about racing with his son.
Dale Welty talked about some battle damage on his car from his first race of the 2017 season.
Brian Fish prepared for his first laps in over a decade and explained why he is back in the car.

I had a great time last night as I got to smell race fuel, get dirty and the other things that go with dirt track racing. It was great to see some of you that I haven’t seen in a while and meet a whole lot of new racers as well. Really I had a great time.

I also got to see all the new clay on the track at Outlaw Speedway and it was impressive. Turns 1 and 2 are a whole new ballgame with lots of banking and lots of room both on entry and exit. I watched the first set of hot laps with a few Modified drivers and they all smiled when I wasn’t looking as they observed the new conditions. It’s gonna be a fun year at Outlaw Speedway guys and gals!

As I said I have a lot of new people that I spoke with that I will probably save till sometime during the week as I hopeful that today will be a good weather day and I can go to Canandaigua as a 50 lap Modified race headlines the show there. They raced there last night and Matt Guererri won the Sportsman feature.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page from the first practice of the year at Outlaw Speedway. Steve Glover told me about his familiar Sprint Car, his hopes to run more shows in 2017 as and the second car he has to run of the shows at longer tracks.  

Phil Yaw talked about last season finishing fifth in an IMCA Modified at Outlaw Speedway how long it has been since he’s won and the things he would like to see his racecar be better.  

Erik Fisher described his goals for the practice, some of the history of his small block Modified and the need to get the car a little looser on corner entry.  

Donnie Lawson showed off his first ever brand new car at the Outlaw Speedway practice and spoke about racing with his son as well as some of the little things associated with that first drive. Good one here for those of you who have never driven a Mod/Sportsman.  

Dale Welty talked about some battle damage on his car from his first Sportsman race of the 2017 season as well as what went wrong in his first Modified race of the year at Orange County.  

Brian Fish prepared for his first laps in over a decade at the Outlaw Speedway practice and explained why he is back in the car and how much his family had encouraged his return. We’ll check back with Brian again soon I hope and finish getting to know him better.

 
Friday, April 14th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Alan Johnson talks about Saturday’s Modified race at Canandaigua and his 2017 race plans.
Pete Demitraszek previews Saturday’s opener at Fonda and today’s racecar inspections.
Dean Catlin tells me about Skyline’s busy day on Saturday with a flew market and practice.

The long wait is going to over for a lot of people today with a couple of events in our area with more to come tomorrow. Canandaigua begins a two day show tonight with wingless 360’s headlining and a 50 lap Modified race on Saturday. Plus Outlaw Speedway has a practice ahead of their two day opener starting next Thursday.

Allie and I will go to Outlaw as I love early season practices as the vibe is low key and we can get a lot done and speak with a lot of racers. And now that Allie has a practice of her own under her belt she now has a much better idea of the questions to ask. It’s gonna be fun.

Not sure what I am doing on Saturday yet as we do have some things with the kids earlier in the day. So if I can get out I will surely try to do so and if not we’ll just get busy in the studio instead. We’ll see and hope at the same time for a dry day.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a racer who is going to get in his third race day of the season tomorrow. Alan Johnson talks about the car he’ll bring to Saturday’s Modified race at Canandaigua, the second car he is working on for Friday nights and his 2017 race plans.

Pete Demitraszek previews Saturday’s opener at Fonda Speedway, tells me some of the people who are expected to come to race and reminds racers about today’s racecar inspections beginning at 2 p.m.  

Dean Catlin tells me about Skyline Raceway’s busy day on Saturday with a flew market from 8 a.m. till noon and practice taking place immediately after that.  

 
Thursday, April 13th 2017
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Mike Colsten talks about his Modified win at 5 Mile Point after wrecking the car the week before.
Jeff Rockefeller gets ready for Fonda’s opener on Saturday and talked about some race shop gremlins.

The weekend is almost here guys and I can’t wait. Allie and I will be checking out a practice at Outlaw Speedway on Friday and then we will see what the rest of the weekend brings us from there. I hope all of you that are racing this weekend are ready and excited to get back to what we all love so much.

Today I will be back in the studio hoping to catch some of you who will be racing this weekend and maybe even some of the promoters as we get ready for some racing. Next weekend and the weekend after that things get going even more so be patient guys. It’s almost go time.

Today we check in with a pair of Modified racers on the Audio Page, one who has a win already and the other has yet to get out on the track but will this weekend. Mike Colsten talks about his Modified win at 5 Mile Point after wrecking the car the week before and the work they had to do after taking a trip to Canada to have it rear clipped.

Jeff Rockefeller gets ready for Fonda’s opener on Saturday and talked about some race shop gremlins as well as the new car he hopes to have finished soon.

 
Wednesday, April 12th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Andrew Ferguson fired up his Modified for the first time and talking about racing as a young man.
Dillon Sallows tells me about his new ride for 2017 that he was able to secure at the end of 2017.

I had a nice day off on Tuesday as I got some things done around the house and did some online racing at the end of my day. I miss bowling but hope to slice into golf here real soon but I will not go until the grass grows a little bit. I have enough trouble hitting the ball consistently as it is.

I will be back in the studio today and have a nice list of people I am going to try to get ahold of for you. Last weekend was fun and it was so nice to have some Modified racing to talk about and I can’t wait till al the tracks are open and we are wall to wall with racing. It will be here soon enough trust me.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for you today starting with a racer who is set and darned near ready for his first race. Andrew Ferguson fired up his Modified for the first time and talking about racing at the NYS Fairgrounds as a young man as well as where we will see him race in 2017.  

Dillon Sallows tells me about his new Sportsman ride for 2017 that he was able to secure at the end of 2017 and runs down   the plans they have for the upcoming season.  

 
Tuesday, April 11th 2017
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Tim McCreadie talks about his Lucas Oil Late Model win at Batesville Motor Speedway.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Car races last weekend in Arizona.

What a great day we had on Monday. Short sleeves and sunshine were the words of the day as spring is kicking in finally. I do still have the snowblower in the garage and not the shed just yet as I have grown up in New York State. Maybe next week. We’ll see.

I have a pair of interviews up from my Monday in the studio and we hope you like both of them. And I will have my final two chats from Sunday up tomorrow as we will be taking our usual Tuesday off.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page as we check in with a former Modified racer who is on his game right now with the top touring Late Model Series in the country. Tim McCreadie talks about his Lucas Oil Late Model win at Batesville Motor Speedway, how his crew chief helped him know what lane to run in and how happy he is to pick up win number three in 2017.

Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Car races last weekend in Arizona as a pair of drivers picked up their first series wins of the year so far.  

 
Monday, April 10th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Jimmy Phelps talks about racing with his daughter and runs down his 2017 race plans.
Frank Doll Jr. explained why he got out from behind the seat and went racing with his family.
Allie Elkins runs down how her first race day went and how much she enjoyed the day.

We had a great day as Allie got to race with the Syracuse Geddes Microd Club on Sunday. We thought it was just going to be a practice but they raced heats and features. We do have some things to wrk on but Allie had a great time and can’t wait to suit up again.

She did finish fifth out of six cars as one fell out and she was several laps down. We had a hiem end break in the heat and she wore out a right rear tire in the feature while spinning a few times. It was her first day so we were realistic about her goals.

So many people to thank including Jon and Michelle Kuleszo and their dad Leo. Andy Gittler was there all day and helped tremendously. Frank Doll Jr., Jimmy Phelps and even Mike McLaughlin gave their support as well. Everyone was so nice across the board. It was a very positive experience.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today as we look back at our busy Sunday. Jimmy Phelps talks about racing with his daughter with the Syracuse Geddes Microd Club, tells me what I am in store for this season and runs down his 2017 race plans.

Frank Doll Jr. explained why he got out from behind the seat and went racing with his family while hinting that he might not be totally done as a driver just yet.  

Allie Elkins runs down how her first race day went with the Syracuse Geddes Microd Club and how much she enjoyed her first day as a racecar driver. Thanks everyone for all your help.

 
     
 
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