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Thursday, January 18th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy Whittaker talked about his top ten finishes in Allentown and his plans for the 2018 season.
Ben Bushaw reviewed his season at Skyline and explained why he’ll only race crates this year.

I had a nice day on Wednesday and only had a few inches of snow to remove. It seemed like a day off! And it was warm in the high teens so it was balmy too. Ah, what a nice day.
 
I got some writing done and then got into the studio so you’d have more new stuff to listen to today. I even got a little ahead so look for more good stuff as I have some things et up as well. I want to hit a race shop and do a Facebook Live so if you’re interested shoot me a text and we’ll make that happen.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page as we look back at a big indoor race in Pennsylvania. Billy Whittaker talked about his top ten finishes in Allentown, looks forward to his trip to Florida for five nights of big block racing his plans for the 2018 season that include a 358 at Fulton. 

Ben Bushaw reviewed his season at Skyline in open & crate Sportsman and explained why he’ll only race crates this year as well as how he enjoyed watching his son race.    
 
Wednesday, January 17th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Ryan Jordan tells me what he is doing for Saturdays and wonders what he’ll do on Friday nights.
Steve Ovens goes over what happened at Woodhull’s rules meeting and their Arnot Mall show.

I had a fun day on Tuesday as I got some work done in the afternoon and did an interview after a winning night on the bowling lanes. And we’ll be back in the studio today getting more good stuff for you for later in the week.
 
I have been getting some requests too so if I have not gotten to your favorite driver yet send me a reminder at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com. And if you have any thoughts you’d like to share hit me up there or on Facebook and I’ll do what I can to help.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a young driver who has some big decisions to make this off season. Ryan Jordan tells me what he is doing for Saturdays now that Fulton has gone 358 racing, and wonders what he’ll do on Fridays while looking at the two choices he is considering. 

Steve Ovens goes over what happened at Woodhull’s rules meeting, reminded drivers about their upcoming Arnot Mall car show and talked about the EMPA meeting in Pennsylvania. For more go to https://www.woodhullraceway.com.   
 
Tuesday, January 16th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy Pauch Jr. tells me about his 18th place finish at The Chili Bowl and described the experience.
Jack Lehner talks about his move up to a big block in 2018 and getting back to school this week.
Tony Veneziano reports on The Chili Bowl, racing down under and gives us some WoO updates.

We’re back with an extra bonus clip today as we were fortunate enough to catch Billy Pauch Jr. late Monday night and talks about his run in The Chili Bowl. And we also give you a rundown of what happened from our open wheel expert and tell you about a racer who is moving up in class for the second year in a row.
 
I had a nice day on Monday as I got some racing and non-racing stuff done. We also headed up to Fulton to do some work at my mother in-laws place and enjoy some apple crisp. It was fun and all of including my daughters had a great time.
 
I must say though that we have more snow than you guys in Fulton. It’s rare that I can say that so I will pump out the chest for Liverpool this time. Oswego might be a different deal as not many places top them in snowfall.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with a northeast Modified driver who made us all proud on Saturday night. Billy Pauch Jr. tells me about his 18th place finish at The Chili Bowl, explains what he could have done differently in the A-Main and described the experience of being at this huge event. 

Jack Lehner talks about his move up to a big block in 2018, remembers his move to a 358 last summer and looks forward to getting back to school this week.  
 
Tony Veneziano reports on The Chili Bowl going in-depth on each qualifying night, racing down under in Australia and gives us some WoO updates.   
 
Monday, January 15th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Brian McDonald talked about his season at Mohawk International Raceway and at Cornwall.
Cory Sparks ran down how he did in his eight race season and his plans to hit Pennsylvania.

We had a very interesting day on Sunday that started very early as we woke to a power outage at 3:30 a.m. A branch lead on a wire and flames were seen by our neighbors as it knocked out power to our whole neighborhood. It took till 8 or so for a tree crew to get out and cone they finished their trimming we were back on line an hour and a half later.
 
As upset as I was I had to hand it to those guys. It was -15 outside and they were in bucket trucks doing hard work in a brutal environment. Thanks so much for all the work you did to get us back on line. It was getting pretty cold!
 
So after that I took a nap and then got to work in the afternoon. I got a lot done and will be able t take care of some things today that I had been putting off. It’s all good and we’ll be back tomorrow with lots more.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have on the Audio Page for you today as we begin another work week. Brian McDonald talked about his season at Mohawk International Raceway and at Cornwall, described the two new cars he is putting together and remembers a rough Super DIRT Week.   
 
Cory Sparks ran down how he did in his eight race season driving both 305 and 360 Sprint Cars, described what he was doing in his shop and his plans to hit a new tracks in Pennsylvania.   
 
Sunday, January 14th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Donnie Lawson re-caps his season at Outlaw and Woodhull as well as on the road with GRIT.
Dean Catlin talks about changes at Skyline for 2018 including a move to Saturday night racing.

That ended up being quite the storm on Friday night into Saturday morning. We got close to a foot of new snow and it was that sand like quality which made it feel like a lot more. Thanks to whoever invented the snowblower. You saved me!
 
I got a lot done on Saturday before calling it a night to watch some racing and I hope to get as much done or even more today. I hope all you racers are doing well and I hope the Chili Bowl got you fired up and ready to get that shop work done for 2018.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we start with a man who won in two different classes in 2018. Donnie Lawson re-caps his season ay Outlaw and Woodhull as well as on the road with GRIT while describing what has kept him busy away from racing. Get well soon Mr. Lawson! 

Dean Catlin talks about changes at Skyline for 2018 including a move to Saturday night racing, a wider backstretch and where you’ll see the track represented in March.   
 
Saturday, January 13th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy VanPelt talks about today’s Open House at Bicknell and runs down his 2018 race plans.
Keith Flach tells me about the new member of their household and talks about his 4 win season.

It’s gonna get crazy today and depending on where you live it may already be that way by the time you read this. Ice and snow are coming and it sounds like the perfect day to stay home, watch the Chili Bowl and relax. I know that’s what I’ll be doing.
 
Before that though I will be in the studio getting new interviews done for you guys as we continue to creep close to the official start of the season. We are hoping for a safe night in Oklahoma and hoping for some great racing.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we check in with a pair of winning Modified drivers. Billy VanPelt talks about today’s Open House at Bicknell, explains why he enjoys the event so much and runs down his 2018 race plans.  
Keith Flach tells me about the new member of their household and talks about his 4 win season as well as why he might have to scale back his travels in 2018.   
 
Friday, January 12th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Mike Button talked about a frustrating 2017 season and the chassis change he is making for 2018.
Ivan Joslin told me about his six win Pro Stock season and compared his two weekly racetracks.

I had a fun day on Thursday watching the snow melt just in time to see it change later today. The forecasts for this weekend are all over the place so we’ll wait and watch to see what happens. A part of me thinks they tout these weather events for ratings so you never really know do you?
 
I got some new interviews done around dinner time and will be back doing more today and Saturday afternoon. I hope all of you have your plans to watch the Chili Bowl and let’s hope for a fun, safe race. I wonder how this show does compared to other racing events don’t you? I wonder if it might beat some NASCAR races.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we get ready for the first big nationwide race weekend of the season. Mike Button talked about a frustrating 2017 season, explained how the finally tracked down a nagging engine issue and the chassis change he is making for 2018. 

Ivan Joslin told me about his six win Pro Stock season and compared his two weekly racetracks while looking forward to the Rotterdam Car Show in March.   
 
     
 
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