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Wednesday, September 13th 2017
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Jeff Hachmann showed me the clay on Oswego Speedway and talked about Super DIRT Week.
Pat LaPage talked about the hurricane damage he has seen in Texas and now in Florida.
 
I had a good day as I was tied up earlier and missed the media event at Oswego Speedway but Jeff Hachmann was able to meet me after I took care of my commitments and show me the work they are doing as they turn The Steel Palace into a dirt track.
 
Allie went up with me and we took some pictures after we talked to Jeff and those photos are up right now for you to see. Then I came back home and after running a few errands checked in with our friend Pat LaPage who was helping out in Texas last week before just getting to Florida on Tuesday. I thought you might like hearing a first hand perspective and that’s what he’ll give you.
 
Today I will be back writing and back in the studio to get more cool stuff for you to listen to tomorrow. And we’ll be at Brewerton Speedway this Friday as the Super DIRTcar Series has three races on tap with Mohawk on Saturday and across the bridge into Canada for Sunday at Cornwall.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with an update on the clay at Oswego as Super DIRT Week gets closer. Jeff Hachmann showed me the clay that was put down on Oswego Speedway, what the next things are they have to get done and talked about details concerning Super DIRT Week.  
 
Pat LaPage talked about the hurricane damage he has seen in Texas with all the heavy rain and now in Florida where the wind was more of an issue. Keep up the good work Pat!   
 
Tuesday, September 12th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Steve Poirier talked about his ESS A-Main win at Can Am and his hopes for this weekend at Osweken.
Joey Ladouceur spoke about his move from a Sportsman to a 358 and the growing pains with it.
Tony Veneziano reports on the WoO Sprint Cars and the many drivers who had career best finishes.
 
I had a really nice day on Monday as I did some writing for the Syracuse Post Standard and If everything works out well I should get to Oswego Speedway later in the day to see how things look as they clay is going down at The Steel Palace as they get ready for Super DIRT Week. Check back as I should have some photos to put up as well.

After that I’ll be back here and back in the studio to make sure you guys have some new things to listen to. I have a list of drivers I’m planning on talking to but am always looking for suggestions so send them to me if you can.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we start with a driver who is coming off a win on Saturday. Steve Poirier talked about his ESS A-Main win at Can Am, his hopes for this weekend at Osweken’s Canadian Sprint Car Nationals while remembering his runner up finishes in 2015 and 2016. 

Joey Ladouceur spoke about his move from a Sportsman to a 358, why it was not exactly as he thought it would be and how spending more under the hood leads to less on other things. 

Tony Veneziano reports on the WoO Sprint Cars and the many drivers who had career best finishes at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California.   
 
Monday, September 11th 2017
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Ryan Jordan summed up some of what he learned in his first season in a big block Modified.
Kevin Ward Sr. talked about helping a Sprint Car team and how his racing grandsons are doing.

We had a fun day at the NYS Fairgrounds as Allie raced with the Syracuse Microd Club and learned a lot. It was the final race of the summer series and next weekend she’ll race with some new drivers who are just moving into her division. We had a lot of fun and got to introduce the sport to some friends of ours as well.
 
I’ll be busy today as I need to get in the studio and get some interviews done. I have a busy Tuesday on tap but will be working hard this week with lots of studio chats as I took it easy with my strained calf this past weekend.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we start with a driver who had a very interesting season in a new division. Ryan Jordan summed up some of what he learned in his first season in a big block Modified, how happy he was with the end result as well as how close he came to his first victory in the class. 

Kevin Ward Sr. talked about helping a Sprint Car team this season, what his strong suits are when working on the racecar and how his racing grandsons are doing.   
 
Sunday, September 10th 2017
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Billy Whittakker tells me about his Fulton Speedway win and his sponsorship at Super DIRT Week.
Luke Horning spoke his chances for a championship and who is the best ball buster in racing.
Paul Cole talks about his new role at Land of Legends Speedway and why his business is so busy.

We had a busy day as we closed our pool for the season in what is always a sad day as by closing our pool we now have admitted that fall is coming. And of course we all know what’s after that don’t we. Shudder!
 
Today we’ll be racing with Allie at the NYS Fairgrounds in the Kuleszo Racing #48 and it is her first time back in the car in nearly a month. She can’t wait and after getting some hot laps in Friday she is psyched up and ready to go.
 
If I get done in time I may try to head to Utica Rome and if not I’ll get right in the studio. I do have two interviews in the can so we’ll see but you’ll more good stuff to listen to tomorrow for sure.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today including a talk with the new promoter in Canandaigua. Billy Whittakker tells me about his Fulton Speedway win, how close he was the week before and his sponsorship of the big race at Super DIRT Week.

Luke Horning spoke his chances for a championship, who is the best ball buster in racing talk and how cool it was to set fast time in Weedsport on Monday. 

Paul Cole talks about his new role at Land of Legends Speedway, the move to DIRTcar sanctioning for 2018 and why his business is so busy right now.    
 
Saturday, September 9th 2017
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Danny Varin talks about his dramatic win at Brewerton and how he likes to run at Weedsport.
Sam Reakes IV summed up how he did last weekend at a pair of racetracks that he really likes.
Nick Stone described a change he was making to his Pro Stock and compared 2017 to others.


It turned out to be a nice day on Friday as the sun showed up later in the day. Can Am cancelled but is on today as the first two drivers on the Audio Page will be running there. The ESS is part of a big show tonight so do not miss it.
 
Allie got to take some hot laps in a Quarter Midget last night in Syracuse which will surely help her on Sunday as she gets back behind the wheel of the Kuleszo Racing Microd. We still have the fall series to go and we look forward to getting back out there and to what the future holds down the road. It has been a great experience and I encourage you to get your son or daughter involved.
 
News out on Thursday that Canandaigua Motorsports Park will become Land of Legends Speedway and be DIRTcar sanctioned. And with Fulton going 358 on Saturdays many will use the track in Canandaigua to get their home track bonus points. Best of luck to new promoter Paul Cole.

Now let’s chat more about what you can listen to on the Audio Page starting with a pair of drivers expected to race tonight at Can Am. Danny Varin talks about his dramatic win at Brewerton, why he decided to add Monday’s race in Weedsport to his plans and how he likes to run at Weedsport.  
 
Sam Reakes IV summed up how he did last weekend at a pair of racetracks that he really likes, how fast it was on Friday and how fast he was early on at Fulton. 

Nick Stone described a change he was making to his Pro Stock and compared 2017 to some of his others while looking at where he is in the King of Dirt points.   
 
Friday, September 8th 2017
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Joe Trenca recapped his Sprint Car race Saturday at Fulton and his race Friday at Williams Grove.
Paulie Colagiovanni told me about his races at Brewerton & Fulton and his move to a back up car.
Dave Axton spoke about racing his Sprint Car in Weedsport and his recent top five up in Canada.
Jack Lehner runs down some numbers for us as he talks about his move from Sportsman to 358.

It was the first day of school for my girls on Thursday and each of them had a pretty good first day. I hope those if you who are in similar situations had a good first day as well as it can be pretty stressful at times.
 
I got some work done in the studio and may be in all weekend long as I feel I need to rest my calf muscle as it is finally feeling a little better. I still have some stuff in the can and I plan on racing with Allie on Sunday. She may even get some hot laps tonight too but we’ll have to see about that.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page including an interview for you Sportsman teams to listen to if you’re thinking about moving up to a 358. Joe Trenca recapped his Sprint Car race Saturday at Fulton, why he felt he was just sitting on top of the track and his race Friday night at Williams Grove. 

Paulie Colagiovanni told me about his races at Brewerton & Fulton, a problem they had on Friday related to an issue the week before and his move to a back up car for Monday.

Dave Axton spoke about racing his Sprint Car in Weedsport, his recent top five finish up in Canada and how he did with a pair of shows last weekend in Central New York. 

Jack Lehner runs down some numbers for us as he talks about his move from a crate Sportsman to a 358 and explains why small block racing was better for his team’s bottom line.   
 
Thursday, September 7th 2017
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Chad Brachmann talked about his Merrittville Speedway championship and his late season race plans.
Brandon Kidd recapped his races at Brewerton & Fulton while thinking back to his laps in Weedsport.
Taylor Caprara explained how he won the Can Am Championship and why he had to borrow a ride.
Rob Yetman described a nagging motor issue he has been dealing with even when he won recently.


I got alot done on Wednesday as I wrote about the move to small blocks at Fulton and Utica Rome and did some research on the possible effects of this. It could be really good and from what I hear several Sportsman teams have already decided to go small block racing in 2018.

If you are one of those guys met me know either on Facebook or message me at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and we’ll work you into our conversations. I’ll be in the studio today and early Friday too so give me a shout and we’ll talk.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with a track champion from north of the border. Chad Brachmann talked about his Merrittville Speedway championship, what his hopes were for his big block series race Monday in Weedsport and his late season race plans.

Brandon Kidd recapped his ESS race at Brewerton & Fulton, why he got on two wheels at one race while thinking back to his limited amount of laps in Weedsport plus this weekend at Can Am. 

Taylor Caprara explained how he won the Can Am Sportsman Championship, why he had to borrow a ride for the final point race while wondering why he blew up a brand new crate engine after 5 laps. 

Rob Yetman described a nagging motor issue he has been dealing with on his Pro Stock, his championship at Lebanon Valley and what he thought of his first laps in Weedsport.   
 
     
 
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