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Thursday, January 11th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Allison Ricci remembers her rookie season in a 358 Modified and talks about her race plans for 2018.
Dan Harpell previews Southern Tier Speedworld taking place in Johnson City March 2nd - 4th

What a nice day it was on Wednesday. We got close to the 50 degree mark here in Central New York and it is great to watch the snow melt. They are predicting rain too so all that snow left in my driveway will hopefully be gone real soon.
 
All eyes still on Tulsa this week with the 32nd Annual Chili Bowl and I know you all are looking forward to watching it Saturday night. I’m sure some of you are watching on line too. Allie and I will be watching Saturday night on MAV-TV and rooting on our favorites. Hope you are too.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have for you on the Audio Page today starting with a driver who just made a move up in 2017 and is hoping for her first Modified win in 2018. Allison Ricci remembers her rookie season in a 358 Modified, compares it to the Sportsman she drove for two years and talks about her race plans for 2018 that begin in March. 

Dan Harpell previews Southern Tier Speedworld taking place in Johnson City March 2nd through the 4th, explains how racers can get their cars in the show and talks about the new clay at Five Mile Point.  
 
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Joey Payne recaps his pair of top ten finishes in Allentown and talks about his 2018 race plans.
Tyler Thompson talked about his first races in a TQ Midget and how exciting Christmas day was.

We’re back with more from this past weekend’s indoor race in Allentown and we’ll be back in the studio today getting more for you to listen to tomorrow. Of course the attention of the racing world this week is on Tulsa Oklahoma as The Chili Bowl continues today and runs through Saturday.
 
I don’t know if you’ve made your plans yet but this is one heck of an event and it will be carried live on MAV-TV Saturday night. Allie and I will be watching as this is one of her favorite events as well. Yep, you know where we’ll be Saturday night and that will be parked in front of the TV.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for you today starting out with a veteran indoor and asphalt racer who had a new ride this past weekend. Joey Payne recaps his pair of top ten finishes in Allentown, how much he enjoyed learning a new Laffler Chassis and talks about his 2018 race plans.

Tyler Thompson talked about his first races in a TQ Midget, some problems they had on the first night before finishing 17th on Saturday and how exciting Christmas day was. I’ll bet it was!   
 
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Scott Kreutter talks about his win on Saturday in Allentown and his eighth place run on Friday.
Tony Veneziano reports on Sprint Car Racing in Australia and looks ahead to The Chili Bowl.

Well we’re finally back in the studio with our new phone box and back in business. It ended up coming at the end of the day as I was already starting to put together a back up plan. The people at the local post office were great and bent over backwards to help me. Thank you so much.
 
It was a balmy 38 degrees here on Monday and they are calling for rain and temperatures close to 50 in a few days. That’s alright by me as I would love to see some of that snow melt. It’s getting pretty high out there.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with the big winner from this past weekend on the cola syrup. Scott Kreutter talks about his indoor TQ Midget win on Saturday in Allentown, his eighth place run on Friday and looks ahead to the next races on the series in New Jersey in three weeks.  
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the big names who did some Sprint Car Racing in Australia, gives me some news on a team with the World of Outlaws and looks ahead to The Chili Bowl.   
 
Monday, January 8th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about life after DIRT and how we got the idea for this website.

It finally quit snowing here at the home studio and it is quite the winter wonderland out there. Snow banks are high and the whir of snowblowers filled the air as people dug out after 2 ½ days of snow.

I did my clean up in the afternoon and then did some running around before doing a household repair. I fixed a door. Well, not fixed but works for now. Any of you experts in this area? If so call me as I could really use some help. Those of you who know me know that tools and I don’t get along. Maybe that is one of the reasons I respect all you racers so much.

I am hopeful that my new phone box arrives today as the tracking info is telling me and I can get back to interviews here in the studio. I should also be doing a facebook live soon so those of you who are friends of mine there can see. If you have not send me a friend request please do so as I will be using that a lot this year for all kinds of things.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we talk about life after DIRT and the start of another new chapter. In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about life after DIRT in 2006, why I needed to get out of the booth in the tower and how we got the idea for this website.   
 
Sunday, January 7th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about how I got hooked up with DIRT in 1995 and WCNY.

Hopefully Saturday was the last day of the zero degree temperatures and the twenty below wind chill. It might not have been so bad but throw in a foot and a half of snow that needs to be dealt with and it becomes a major pain.

I had the snowblower out twice on Friday and then on Saturday as well. There is a good amount of snow out there although still nothing compared to Oswego County, Wayne County and of course the traditional snow belt areas to our north. I could surely use a few days off from that and I know you could too.
 
With our new phone box still a day away from being delivered we continue our journey through how I got to where I am today. I pick it up in 1994 and go from there as I really got to fulfill a dream after dreaming it for a year. It was an exciting time in racing and I was right in the thick of it.

Now let’s chat more about that new clip on the Audio Page as we take a break from the snow today…hopefully. In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about how I got hooked up with DIRT in 1995, how much I enjoyed working for Glenn Donnelly and how that led to a full time job at WCNY in 1998.   
 
Saturday, January 6th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about how I got involved in racing with the Outlaw Circuit.

It appears that the storm has slowed down the delivery of my new phone box leaving me without the ability to do phone interviews. It is on the way and they are now telling me that it should be here by Monday at the latest. So rather than leave you with nothing to listen to I figured I’d recap some of my racing history to get you something to listen to if you so desire.
 
A lot of you younger racers have often asked me how I got stated in racing so I figured I’d start there today. Cover my days with DIRT in the 90’s and early 2000’s tomorrow and then go from there on Monday. I hope you enjoy it!
 
We’re thinking about all the people who work outdoors as it has to be just brutal in these conditions. Plow operators, power & sewer workers, police & fire and everyone else who has to be outside to make a living. Stay warm guys and gals and we wish you all the best.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today as I recap my earliest involvement in racing in the yeas from 1990-1993. In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about how I got involved in racing with the Outlaw Circuit, how I got my first TV gig and why I decided to make a change at the end of 1993.   
 
Friday, January 5th 2018
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In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk a little about 2017 and explain why I am very optimistic.

It’s nice to be back with you today and I figured I’d start the new year with a look back and a look ahead as I see great things coming in 2018. I did however have a problem in the studio as my phone box died preventing me from doing phone interviews. The good new is that I have another one, the exact same one by the way, on the way and that could arrive today or tomorrow.

I hope you all had a great holiday and that your 2018 is off to a good start. Mindset is very important in life and staying positive, although not always easy to do, is a key. I’ve made big changes in my life to combat my sometimes negative attitude and am trying to surround myself with positive people who have goals and are not afraid to put in the hard work to get them.

I’ll be back tomorrow either solo or with someone as we have to see how soon I get my new part. The last phone box lasted 12 years so there was no reason to get a different one. Right?
 
Now let’s talk more about what I have for you on the Audio Page as I jump all over the landscape on our first new cut of the year. In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk a little about 2017 and explain why I am very optimistic about 2018 as well as a big change I’d like to see in NASCAR racing down the road.   
 
     
 
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