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Tuesday, June 12th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Ryan Watt tells me about his Mod win at Bridgeport and Thursdays show with USAC at Grandview.
Dave Marcuccilli recaps his weekend that included Sportsman wins at Can Am and Land of Legends.
Lyle DeVore previews The Tribute taking place tonight at Albany Saratoga and runs down the specifics.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws races as they ran 3nights at the Jackson Nationals.
 
I had a nice day on Monday as a lot of the things I needed to get done here at the house are now done and I am breathing a little easier. I let my love for racing put me at racetracks instead of doing the things I needed to do around here. Now that is done so I am feeling pretty good.
 
I got a lot done in the studio as well and all the interviews that I have up for you today were recorded on Monday. And I was even able to put a few in the can as well so we are in pretty good shape. Plus I still have a list of people I am hunting down so be sure to keep checking back to see who I get ahold of next!
 
Now let’s chat more about what I have up for you today on the Audio Page starting with a pair of winners form this past weekend. Ryan Watt tells me about his Big Block Modified feature win at Bridgeport on Saturday, looks ahead to this Thursday’s show as Mods share the stage with USAC at Grandview and talks about racing with his son. 
 
Dave Marcuccilli recaps his weekend that included Sportsman wins at Can Am Speedway on Friday night, Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua on Saturday and offered a fan’s take on Sunday in Weedsport.

Lyle DeVore previews The Tribute, a race honoring C.D. Coville and Jack Johnson, taking place tonight at Albany Saratoga and runs down the specifics for both drivers and fans alike. Should be quite a show. 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws races as they ran three nights at the Jackson Nationals, talked about some of the nice surprises and looks ahead to two races this weekend.  
 
Monday, June 11th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Larry Wight tells me about his third win in a row at Brewerton and how good his big block is so far.
Phil Vigneri III talked about an engine issue he had at Fulton and what he felt before it happened.
Randy Shantel got ready for just his second race of the season and talked about a pre race problem.

I am finally caught up on stuff here at the house. The major problem we had with the pool is fixed and the house is ready for summer. It took a lot longer than I thought but we are finally where we need to be. Yay!
 
I’ll be busy all week as there is not much in the can so I will be cranking in the studio tonight hoping to get a lot done. I have a long list of calls to make and want to check in with some folks I have not talked to in a while as well. So who knows? Maybe I’ll be calling you.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today as we begin yet another work week. Larry Wight tells me about his third win in a row at Brewerton and how good his big block is so far on Fridays as well as how hard it is to work your way through the field in a small block. 
 
Phil Vigneri III talked about an engine issue he had at Fulton, what he felt before it happened and showed me one of the products he sells through his graphics business. 
 
Randy Shantel got ready for just his second race of the season and talked about a pre race problem he had at Fulton as well as the inexperienced pit crew he had on this night.  
 
Sunday, June 10th 2018
   New on the Audio Page from Fulton Speedway:
 
Jason Parkhurst talked about his Late Model heat win and some trouble they’ve had in recent weeks.
Mark Yorker made his pass down low and win his heat race and explained why he likes the bottom.
Brandon Carvey thought back on some of the cars he has driven and talked about his Sportsman heat.
Zach Sobotka told me about his Sportsman heat win and what he learned about the racetrack he saw.
Corey Barker lost the lead, got it back and talked about how he fought the wheel to inch by for a win.
Glenn Forward led every lap to win his Modified heat and talked about getting by a slower competitor.
Todd Root ran the high side on his way to a heat win and explained why he didn’t mind hitting the chip.
 
After the feature races:
Sean Beardsley ran down the leader and spoke about his pass with 4 to go for a Late Model victory.
Tim Sears Jr. made his winning pass for three laps to go and spoke about win number two at Fulton.
Corey Barker picked up his second win of the season and talked about how good the 2nd race was.
Mark Yorker went three wide on lap two to pull away for a win and shared some advice he heard.

I had a fun night as I headed north to Fulton Speedway for some Saturday night fun. It was a blast and we saw some really good racing. I did not run around as much as usual as my left leg was bothering me a little. I may have overdone things the past few days but we’ll let it rest a little today.
 
There was late race passing in both the Crate Late Model and Modified feature as the crowd got to see some vert entertaining side by side racing. The first Sportsman feature saw Corey Barker survive eight cautions to win his first of the year at Fulton while the second race went green to checkered as Mark Yorker ran away and hid for most of the event.
 
Don’t forget that the All Star Circuit of Champions are in Weedsport today with Tony Stewart set to compete. Plus there are a lot of other big name talent that will be there racing 410 Sprint Cars so you know it will be a good time and the stands will be packed. Our big blocks join the show too so enjoy. 
 
Saturday, June 9th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Mike McLaughlin looked over a 1980’s Showcar Modified and remembered his days working there.
Ricky Newton summed up how he’s doing at Land of Legends and how bad the 1st two weeks were.
Jeff Davoli talked about how things are in Canandaigua and explains how hard he is racing these days.
Tim Hegarty was racing with the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour and remembered last time we chatted.
Tyler Vinson came into racing green in 2018 and talked about his first four race nights in a Sportsman.
Dean Catlin told me what is going on this weekend at Skyline as they race both Saturday and Sunday.

I hope you all had a nice Friday and hope you’re enjoying the first nice weekend we’ve had in a while. Not too hot, not rainy and just about right to get out to your favorite Saturday night track and show your support.
 
And don’t forget tomorrow the All Star Sprints are in Weedsport and it should be quite the show. 410 Sprint Cars are a blast at this place and I hope all of you that go have a blast. But keep those things on the ground ok? They can make me a little nervous sometimes.
 
I’ll be somewhere before a much needed house clean-up day tomorrow. We’ve fallen behind on a lot of things here and I need to play some catch up. But we’ll be in the studio tonight and we’ll also have some stuff from my Saturday night up also. And if I have not checked in with your favorite driver just let me know and I’ll get it done for you.

Mike McLaughlin looked over a 1980’s Showcar Modified and remembered his days working there as a young man as well as how he made his way up in the company. 
 
Ricky Newton summed up how he’s doing at Land of Legends and how bad the first two weeks were for him and ran down how much he plans on racing this season. 
 
Jeff Davoli talked about how things are in Canandaigua and explains how hard he is racing these days as well what changes with his Sportsman when you take the spoiler off.   
 
Tim Hegarty was racing with the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour and told me how much he enjoys driving a true vintage car while describing some of the racecars history. 
 
Tyler Vinson came into racing green in 2018 and talked about his first four race nights in a Sportsman as well as what he has been learning as he continues to get much needed laps. 
 
Dean Catlin told me what is going on this weekend at Skyline as they have a bounty on Saturday, some fun on the small track on Sunday and reveals a new food item that is right up my alley.  
 
Friday, June 8th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Tommy Wickham talked about some similarity for 2018 and wondered if his bent car handles better.
Derrick Posiadlo saw a different track than he thought in Canandaigua and talked about changes.
James Sweeting explained why he was making some changes after hot laps and what he was doing.
Steve Glover told me what makes his Sprint Car different and how he has been doing as he learns.
Dan Bennett showed off a military themed car and talked about why he wanted to thank the troops.
Bubby Pawlak described how he has been doing as a 63 year old in Novice Sportsman at Ransomville.

I had a nice day on Thursday as I got in a morning round of golf and then got some work done to get ready for our party tonight for my wife’s 50th birthday. I know…it’s on a race night. Bonus point subtracted.
 
It is going to be a fun night and we’ll be back at a track tomorrow night to get more fun stuff up for you. I have six nice interviews I saved with you for tomorrow that I hope you’ll like to be sure to come back for that.

And we're teaching again today in the Derrick Podsiadlo and James Sweeting interviews as they tell me how they are going to change their car for a track that was slicker then they thought in hot laps. I love learning this stuff with you guys!
 
Now here’s more about our offerings today on the Audio Page as another weekend of racing begins tonight. Tommy Wickham talked about some similarity for 2018 and wondered if his bent car handles better while showing me where the car was tweaked in an earlier accident. 
 
Derrick Posiadlo saw a different track than he thought in Canandaigua and talked about changes he was making for the heat as well as what he did with his rain out night on Friday. 
 
James Sweeting explained why he was making some changes after hot laps and got specific on what he was doing with those changes as well as how he knew what to do to the car. 
 
Steve Glover told me what makes his Sprint Car different and how he has been doing as he learns as well as what people are doing to stop smoking. 
 
Dan Bennett showed off a military themed car and talked about why he wanted to thank the troops while remembering his time serving in the Air Force. 
 
Bubby Pawlak described how he has been doing as a 63 year old in Novice Sportsman at Ransomville and told me why he is not in a hurry to move up as well as what it felt like winning from the pole.  
 
Thursday, June 7th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Danny O’Brien talked about winning his second in a row at Can Am and his 2nd place at Brockville.
Kyle Coffey told me about the coil set up he is using and reacted to the big crash of Justin Haers.
Paulie Colagiovanni spoke about his slow drive to Ransomville and remembers one bad crash.  
Dave Just explained how he has rebounded from a crash last year and how he feels right about now.
Jim Porter got ready for his first race of the season and talked about how many people helped him.

Got a lot done on Wednesday and actually got to take the hot rod out for a little jaunt. She’s running alright but I may need to get a little tune on the crate engine as she is not quite 100%. But at least she is legal and on the road. That’s a start.
 
I’ll start my day today with a round of golf with some friends and then I’ll come back and get to work here at the house. We have Camille’s party tomorrow and I hope to see some of mt racing friends here although the weather is nice so many of them will be racing. I hope you all have fun.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting with a feature winner from this past weekend. Danny O’Brien talked about winning his second DIRTcar 358 Modified feature in a row at Can Am, his 2nd place finish at Brockville Ontario Speedway and tells me how good the surfaces are at each track. 
 
Kyle Coffey told me about the coil set up he is using, describes the pro’s & cons of this particular suspension option and reacted to the big crash of Justin Haers. 

Paulie Colagiovanni spoke about his slow drive to Ransomville and remembers one bad crash he had early in his 360 Sprint Car career as well as how he got his head right afterwards. 
 
Dave Just explained how he has rebounded from a crash last year, described how bad it was initially and how he is feeling as he got ready to race Friday night at Ransomville. 
 
Jim Porter got ready for his first race of the season as the Patriot Sprint Tour visited Ransomville and talked about how many people helped him get out as well as how much this all meant to him. Nice!  
 
Wednesday, June 6th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy VanPelt talks about his Woodhull win and offers tipson washing the car as well as the air filter.
Brian White tells me how he picked up his first Modified feature win just his 4th start at 5 Mile Point.
Wade Chrisman earned his second ever Sportsman win at Fulton and talked about his nice season.
Ivan Joslin picked up his 1st win of the season and told me about his new role as hired gun on Sunday.
Robbie Johnston described how he’s doing as a Sportsman at Ransomville after making a move up.
 
Again I got a lot done on Tuesday and because of it I have four feature winners from the weekend plus some great tips from Billy Van Pelt that all you Sportsman and Modified racers are going to want to listen to. You guys know that one of our big goals is to teach this year and this chat falls right into that category. Hope you like it and learn from it. And thanks Alan Johnson for the idea!
 
I’ll be going at it hard again today with the hopes of a day off either Thursday or Friday. We are having a little get together on Friday night for my wife’s 50th so there will be no race for me that night but I’ll make sure we have a lot of good stuff up for anyway.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today as we start with four winners from this past weekend. Billy VanPelt talks about his Modified feature win at Woodhull win and offers tipson washing the car as well as the proper way to clean pesky air filters. Good one here racers…don’t miss it! 
 
Brian White tells me how he picked up his first Modified feature win just his 4th start at Five Mile Point, how he did in the other three races and describes what is different from his Open Sportsman. 
 
Wade Chrisman earned his second ever Sportsman win at Fulton and talked about the lines he ran to get it and how well his season has gone so far. 
 
Ivan Joslin picked up his 1st win of the season and told me about his new role as hired gun on Sunday at Glen Ridge and some work he has to do after a wild finish at Fonda on Saturday. 
 
Robbie Johnston described how he’s doing as a Sportsman at Ransomville after moving up from Novice, remembers his recent strong finish and talked about what his high school friends think of him.  
 
     
 
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