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Tuesday, October 17th 2017
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Eric Kingsley talks about how they put down clay at Oswego Speedway and what happened Sunday.
Tommy Collins looks ahead to two days of racing at Outlaw Speedway and talks about his recent win.

Boy did it get cold all of a sudden or what? Wow, that happened fast didn’t it. The good news is that it should warm up here real soon and this weekend should be a go across the board. I have Outlaw Speedway penciled in for Friday so I hope to see some of you there and get a lot of interviews done.
 
Tomorrow we’ll have our first Season in Review interview as I did one last night to see how my six questions worked. I may tweak the last one but I think I’m off to a good start. Lemme know what you think by coming back tomorrow and then shooting me a message.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we begin with a run down on how Oswego Speedway was turning into a dirt track for Racing’s Biggest Party. Eric Kingsley talks about how they put down clay at Oswego Speedway, what happened on the final day on Sunday and remembers some of the first things he learned about racing. Good one! 

Tommy Collins looks ahead to two days of racing at Outlaw Speedway and talks about his recent win as well as how much it meant to win his first ever track championship.  
 
Monday, October 16th 2017
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Claude Hutchings Jr. talked about win at Afton and offered his thoughts on 358 Modified racing.
Rick Miller explained what got him back into racing and how he has adjusted to a Sportsman.
Kim Duell spoke about his strong finish at Super DIRT Week and what went wrong back in 2016.
 
We had a really nice Sunday as we almost beat the weather at the season ending race for the Syracuse Microd Club. The races for the young folks were complete and they got to trick or treat in the pits. He moms went out for their race and then the dads went out. But somewhere along the way in the Father’s Race the skies opened up and got wild.
 
The PA at the fair told us a storm warning was out but everyone wanted to finish the racing on our final night. All of a sudden the wind picked up and the clouds starting moving quickly from the west and the storm was upon us.

People and teams picked up as quickly as they could but nobody got out with getting soaked. Fortunately Weedsport Speedway cancelled their show early otherwise it could have been bad with all those racecars and people out in the open.

Now today the weather should be better although a little cooler. That means the World of Outlaws should be fast at Ramsomville as they wrap up their east coast swig before heading first to the Midwest and then Charlotte. Make your plans now as this is the last time you’ll see these guys in our area in 2017.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we wind things down in the current racing season. Claude Hutchings Jr. talked about win at Afton and offered his thoughts on 358 Modified racing as well as what they will be doing in their race shop. 

Rick Miller explained what got him back into racing after four seasons off, how he has adjusted to a crate powered Sportsman and told me what he has been doing of late on and off the track. 

Kim Duell spoke about his strong finish at Super DIRT Week while recalling what went wrong back in 2016 and the fun he had in the 75 lap Pro Stock race finishing second.   
 
Sunday, October 15th 2017
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Tony Veneziano gets you up to speed on the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars as they race in NY today.
Jennifer Martin previews tomorrow’s show at Ransomville Speedway featuring the WoO Sprint Cars.

I hope you all enjoyed what turned out to be a very nice fall day on Saturday. I was hoping to golf but after taking some practice swings I decided to not put that much pressure on my back and take the day off.
 
I’ll be racing with Allie on her season finale tomorrow at the NYS Fairgrounds and she is surely sad that the season is coming to an end. We’ve made some great friends and have some wonderful memories. We hope to continue next year and get that 48 car to the front. Thanks to everyone especially the Kuleszo’s for making this happen.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page with an emphasis on the WoO as they begin a two day NYS swing tonight in Weedsport. Tony Veneziano gets you up to speed on the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars season so far with just nine races to go as they race in Weedsport today and Ransomville on Monday. Come to races informed by listening to this clip

Jennifer Martin previews tomorrow’s show at Ransomville Speedway featuring the WoO Sprint Cars as the race for the final time in NYS for the 2017 season. Don’t miss it!   
 
Saturday, October 14th 2017
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Mike Mahaney talks about his hopes for tonight’s 360 race at Brockville and Sunday in Weedsport.
Jeff Hachmann reviews Super DIRT Week 2017 and gets ready for some big late season specials.

It was a cold day on Friday and the perfect day for some Friday night high school football. Allie got to see her first game as a freshman last night and although it was cold she had a blast. It was Homecoming Weekend and I wanted to make sure she experienced it as that is a lot of fun at big school like Liverpool.
 
We’ll be racing tomorrow and should have a camera at the event as we look to add some footage for our project. We are also hoping that Mother Nature is a race fan as we’d really like to get this show in and share that same dry weather with Weedsport as the World of Outlaws are in town Sunday.
 
If you live to the west don’t worry, the Outlaws will be at Ransomville on Monday for another make up show. They have not been there since the 90’s so you know a big crowd will be onhand. Don’t miss it guys and gals!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we speak with people who will be at two different events tonight. Mike Mahaney talks about his hopes for tonight’s 360 race at Brockville and Sunday in Weedsport while thinking back on the 200 lap finale at Super DIRT Week. 

Jeff Hachmann reviews Super DIRT Week 2017 and gets ready for some big late season specials including tonight at Lernerville, tomorrow in Weedsport and Monday at Ransomville.   
 
Friday, October 13th 2017
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Danny O’Brien talks about his season Brockville and his hopes for this weekend’s Fall Nationals.
Matt Farnham came home second at SDW and described how he tried to catch the leader late.
Rocky Warner tells me about his fifth place finish at SDW and what his car needed to be better.
Ronnie Davis III finished fourth in the 75 lapper and talked about his attempts to run the outside.
Nick Stone spoke to me about his 4th place Pro Stock finish and where they made a set up error.

I got a lot done on Thursday and hope to do the same today. I have a bunch of stuff on action taking place this weekend for you tomorrow as we see some Super DIRTcar Series action in Brockville, Ontario, Canada and some World of Outlaws races at Port Royal tomorrow night, Weedsport Sunday and Ransomville Monday.
 
I’ll be in the studio today from 3 p.m. till after dinner time so if you have a suggestion or if you want to get one just say the word and we’ll get it done. It’s going to be a fun weekend and I hope all of you who suit up have the best of luck.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we get ready for some SDS Series action tonight. Danny O’Brien talks about his four win season Brockville, how the track has raced this season and his hopes for this weekend’s Fall Nationals on Friday and Saturday.  
 
Matt Farnham came home second at SDW and described how he tried to catch the leader late after a restart with five to go as well as where he felt he could have been better. 

Rocky Warner tells me about his fifth place finish at SDW, what his car needed to be better and what he had hoped would happen during the 75 lapper. 

Ronnie Davis III finished fourth in the 75 lapper and talked about his attempts to run the outside as well as how he did pick up some spots to get his top five. 

Nick Stone spoke to me about his 4th place Pro Stock finish, where they made a set up error before the race and wonders if his 2017 season might be done.   
 
Thursday, October 12th 2017
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Jackson Gill offered up his thoughts before Friday’s qualifiers and talked about dad’s facial hair.
Aron Backus his daughter Kearra share what it was like for them both to run at Super DIRT Week.
Ronnie Welch talked about his 2017 season that saw him win on dirt, asphalt and in demo derbies.

It was a cold and rainy day on Wednesday which made it easy to stay inside and get some work done. I have a lot going on as you heard in my Doug’s Thoughts yesterday and am very happy with the path that I am on. Big things are coming so stay tuned!
 
I did another article previewing the weekend which features a big weekend at Brockville Ontario Speedway and three World of Outlaws races. The Super DIRTcar Series wraps up for 358’s, Sportsman and Pro Stocks this weekend in Canada while the WoO visit Port Royal on Saturday, Weedsport on Sunday and Ransomville on Monday. We aint done just yet so get on our and see some racing.
 
Next weekend Outlaw Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway have big shows and of course Charlotte is right around the corner. Snow stay away for a while as we need some cooperation to get in some late season shows.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have for today on the Audio Page as we highlight some young racers. Jackson Gill offered up his thoughts before Friday’s qualifiers, told me about some issues they found with the car and talked about how he got his dad to change his facial hair after losing a bet.

Aron Backus his daughter Kearra Backus share what it was like for them both to run at Super DIRT Week and talks about the plans to concentrate on one car for 2018. 

Ronnie Welch talked about his 2017 season that saw him win on dirt, asphalt and in demo derbies while wondering if he may go again this weekend in Susquehanna.   
 
Wednesday, October 11th 2017
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Alan Johnson talked about his 2nd place finish in the Last Chance Qualifier and what he was learning.
Lance Willix had a runner up finish in the LCQ and told me how he picked up a pair of spots on track.
Ryan Godown finished 5th in his LCQ and talked about getting in the show and the work stilt to do.
Nick Stone qualified fourth place for the Pro Stocks and told me why he’d rather be there than 1st.
In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about Super DIRT Week, what’s up this weekend and lots more.

We’re back on a Wednesday with more good stuff for you as we continue to talk about Super DIRT Week and all that happened over the course of those six days. It was quite the experience and despite some little glitches on my end it went very well.

I did do a Doug’s Thoughts as you can see and I notice that a lot more of you listen to those than I knew. That’s cool. I’ll be back later in the week with a similar clip with a good friend as look at where we are, where I am and the exciting things that are going to happen over the course of this next year.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with some clips from the LCA’s with some drivers who raced in them. Alan Johnson talked about his 2nd place finish in the Last Chance Qualifier, what he was learning about his car and what he did a few years ago starting way back. 

Lance Willix had a runner up finish in the LCQ and told me how he picked up a pair of spots on track as well as where he’d like to be a little better. 

Ryan Godown finished 5th in his LCQ and talked about getting in the show with his finish as well as where he needs to be better on the track.  
 
Nick Stone qualified fourth place for the Pro Stocks and told me why he’d rather be there than starting on the pole as well as the type of track conditions he prefers. 

In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about Super DIRT Week, what’s up this weekend at the racetracks of the northeast and a little bit about what I am doing behind the scenes. I’m excited for the future.   
 
     
 
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