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Tuesday, November 13th 2018
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Shaun Pangman explains why he will be taking a break from racing and what he will miss the most.
Tony Veneziano reports on the drivers who finished 7th-13th with the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars.
In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about racing with your kids and what it did to help my daughter.

We had a nice day on Monday as I got some work done and then went out to dinner to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. Who knows how I would have turned out if not for my wife’s positive influences over the year. She showed me the value of hard work and not complaining about your situation…if you don’t like it, change it. Love you Camille and thanks for everything.
 
I will be in the studio for a bit today although I am off from bowling as my left foot continues to be an issue. I have started rehabbing it and hopefully I will be back soon as both me and my dad are currently on the DL.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we begin with a man who is taking a pause from the sport for some very good reasons. Shaun Pangman explains why he will be taking a break from racing, when he first realized that is was time to hit the pause button and what he will miss most about it. 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the drivers who finished 7th-13th with the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series, ran down some highlights for each racer and described their plans for the 2019 season as of now.  
 
In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about racing with your kids, what it did to help my daughter’s confidence and how it also helped her almost make her basketball team with just six months of practice.   
 
Monday, November 12th 2018
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Dave Marcuccilli talks about his move to a 358 Modified and what changed to make that happen.
Cody Manitta tells me about the Sportsman car they just purchased and his many years in a Microd.
 
I got a lot done on Sunday and was able to get ahead by a day on what should be a very busy week for me. Of course the Northeast Racer’s Auction & Trade Show is this coming weekend and I am very much looking forward to that. I’ll have more on that later this week.
 
Today we have a pair of drivers who are each moving up in class and each have had success in their previous form of racing and are hoping that success carries over to a successful 2019 season. I hope you like them both and we wish both of these drivers all the best in their new ventures.
 
I’ll be back in the studio and will do a talk about what we’ve learned these past few years thanks to our own Microd racing with the Kuleszo family and how that helped Allie and others in the club to do great things. I’ll have that up plus more tomorrow.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting with some news that just broke this past weekend. Dave Marcuccilli talks about his move to a 358 Modified for the 2019 race season, where he will race weekly and what changed to make the move possible.  
 
Cody Manitta tells me about the Sportsman car they just purchased, what his plans are for the car and how his many years and wins in a Microd helped. Best of luck Cody!  
 
Sunday, November 11th 2018
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Dave Axton talks about his 28 race season in a Sprint Car and what he is planning on for next year.
Ronnie Davis III remembered his early days in racing and his two win season in a 358 Modified.

We had fun last night as we headed out to Auburn as a family to see our friends with the Syracuse Microd Club and honor the drivers for their hard work and dedication this past season. I was honored to be a small part of the awards ceremony and I continue to be so impressed with the young racers, the parents and everyone else who keeps this whole thing going. We are so glad we met you and shared the last two seasons with you all. Thank you for having us.
 
We also got to see the Kuleszo’s and Allie got to thank them for all they did to make all this happen. They worked so hard and taught us so much. We are eternally in your debt and we will miss you so much. Hopefully we will still see them at the racetrack and maybe, just maybe Allie can race against Michele someday and they can have some fun out on the track together.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page as we begin with some conversations I had earlier in the day on Saturday. Dave Axton talks about his 28 race season in a Sprint Car, what gets worked on when a motor is freshened and what he is planning on for next year. 
 
Ronnie Davis III remembered his early days in racing, his two win rookie season in a 358 Modified and described some unofficial racing that was taking place in Weedsport on Sunday. 
 
Saturday, November 10th 2018
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Tim Murphy talked about how he got started in racing and what he plans on doing next season.
Eddie White told me why he is semi-retired from racing and wonders what he should race next.

It was another cold and dreary day as we saw our first snow fall of the year. It did not stay on any of the roadways but it was on the cars, the grass and left us all with a sinking feeling knowing what is coming down the road. Ugh!
 
I’ll be on the road today as we’ll be at the Syracuse Microd Club banquet in Auburn. It will be fun to see everyone again including our car owners, the Kuleszos, as we have not seen them in forever. I can’t wait to see you all and can’t wait to have some run re-living the season tonight.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting with a shat I had while getting my snow tires mounted on the Mercury on Friday. Tim Murphy talked about how he got started in racing, what he plans on doing next season and what he will be selling at next weekend’s Northeast Racer’s Auction & Trade Show in Syracuse.  
 
Eddie White told me why he is semi-retired from racing, remembers the one time he did race this past season and wonders what he should race next now that Open Sportsman options are so limited.   
 
Friday, November 9th 2018
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Tommy Sears remembers his early days in racing and the sacrifices they all made along the way.
Lyle DeVore previews the swap meet at Albany Saratoga Speedway on Sunday and looks ahead.

We had another really good day here at the house as thigs went well on a day that was all about the family. We had a lot going on and so far so good here as we chug along like a lot of you guys.
 
I’ll be doing some work today after the family day on Thursday and I can’t wait to get back in the studio chatting again and seeing what is going on with all of you. I’m missing seeing you all but know that the next two weekends will be lots of fun.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page starting with the second of a series of interviews I hope to do more of this offseason and thanks to Tommy for doing this very personal interview. Tommy Sears remembers his early days in racing and the sacrifices they all made along the way in the latest Racer’s Climb interview and talks about when things turned around for him.  
 
Lyle DeVore previews the first ever swap meet at Albany Saratoga Speedway this Sunday, remembers last weekend’s event at Lebanon Valley and describes some upgrades they have made.  
 
Thursday, November 8th 2018
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Jimmy Phelps previews Saturday’s Swap Meet at Weedsport Speedway and remembers Charlotte.
Mike Maresca talks about how he did at the World Finals running both a Modified and Late Model.
 
I had a nice day although it was a busy one with activities for the kids and running around being the number one thing that had to get done. I had to recruit dad too as they had many places to be.
 
Allie is still in basketball try-outs after making it through the first two days. There was no guarantee that she would make it to day three but here she is. Keep your fingers crossed as she hopes to make the JV team at a very, very big high school.
 
I’ll be in Auburn on Saturday helping out the with Syracuse Microd Club banquet and boy will I miss these dedicated people. The last two years racing with the Kuleszos has been amazing and we’ve learned so much. We now look ahead to the future and hope we can get back in the 75 car a few more times.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new on the Audio Page for today starting with news on an event happening this weekend. Jimmy Phelps previews Saturday’s Swap Meet at Weedsport Speedway, remembers his races in Charlotte last weekend and reminds folks to see them at the Northeast Racer’s Auction & Trade Show.  
 
Mike Maresca talks about how he did at the World Finals running both a Modified and Late Model, explained why they switched to a back up car and looked ahead to some indoor racing.  
 
Wednesday, November 7th 2018
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Max McLaughlin recaps his two races from Charlotte and looks forward to some indoor racing.
Demetrios Drellos tells me about his to 5 finish in Charlotte and the repair work done beforehand.
 
I had a relatively easy day on Tuesday as I did a little work in the afternoon before heading to the polls to do my civic duty. I went bowling after that as I try to find the shot on the new pattern this year and finished the night talking basketball with Allie.
 
Today I have some writing to do in the afternoon and then I’ll be out in Weedsport to be the guest host on Inside the Hall as we chat with Dave Farney and Dean Reynolds. Should be lots of fun. Stop by and see us as we go live at 8 p.m. tonight.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page as we visit with two drivers to chat about The World Finals. Max McLaughlin recaps his two races from Charlotte last weekend, describes a problem they had at the end of the first race and looks forward to some indoor racing.

Demetrios Drellos tells me about his to 5 finish in Charlotte with the Super DIRTcar Series, the repair work that needed to be done beforehand and why he may alter his schedule in 2019.  
 
     
 
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