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Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, December 4th 2018
   New on the Audio Page from the Empire Super Sprints Banquet:

Max McLaughlin talked about his test session in a K&N car on Monday and his karting weekend.
Josh Flint is introduced as the Empire Super Sprints Rookie of the Year for the 2018 season.
Billy Van Inwegen is brought up as the winner of the Outstanding Newcomer with the ESS.
Kelly Hebing accepts her award as Most Improved for the Empire Super Sprints for 2018.
Listen as they do a drawing for the Hard Luck Award which also received a new Mach 1 chassis.
Tony Veneziano reports on open wheel racing this past weekend and gives us Sprint Car news.

We had a nice day on Monday and from what it sounds like we should be getting some news out today on the Super DIRTcar Series and more. No, I don’t miss the days when we went well into the new year before finding out what is happening next season. No, I do not one bit!
 
I was planning on laying low but I’ll probably see what I can find out this afternoon and make some calls. So we’ll see what you get tomorrow and what we find out today. Plus I still have lots more Sprint Car stuff from the weekend so look for that as well.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we begin with a young driver who was suited up for the third day in a row on Monday. Max McLaughlin talked about his test session in a K&N car on Monday at Motor Mile, described how it was compared to other things he has done and recapped his karting weekend in Syracuse. 
 
Josh Flint is introduced as the Empire Super Sprints Rookie of the Year for the 2018 season at their annual banquet this past Saturday night.  
 
Billy Van Inwegen is brought up as the winner of the Outstanding Newcomer with the ESS and goes up in front of the crowd to accept his award.   
 
Kelly Hebing accepts her award as Most Improved for the Empire Super Sprints for 2018 as she took a break from her other duties at the annual banquet in Vernon. 
 
Listen as they do a drawing for the ESS Hard Luck Award between the three drivers they considered for the award who also received a new Mach 1 chassis. Congrats to Paulie Colagiovanni on the award. 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on open wheel racing this past weekend in the states and beyond and gives us Sprint Car news on Tony Stewart Racing as well as the new All Star schedule.   
 
Monday, December 3rd 2018
   New on the Audio Page from the Empire Super Sprints Banquet:

Matt Tanner finished fourth in ESS points and told me how rough start hurt him in the points.
Hear from the drivers who finished 21st-30 with the ESS while running at least 2/3 of the shows.
John Birosh reacts to his induction in the ESS Hall of Fame while his son Greg Birosh joins in.
Mike Seiver gets inducted into the ESS Hall of Fame and shares some stories with Chuck Miller.

We had a nice day as a family as we ran around town and finished with a dinner out last night. Then we settled in to watch the SU game from Saturday night before calling it a night. It was nice!
 
I’ll be back at it today as I have some writing to do and some interviews as well as Sunday did kind of get away from me. And we do still have lots of stuff from the weekend as well so we should have a lot for you this week. I hope you like it.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have that is new for today on the Audio Page starting with a pre-banquet chat from Saturday night. Matt Tanner finished fourth in ESS points and told me how rough start hurt him in the points as well as when the season stated to get better as he moved back up the standings. 
 
Hear from the drivers who finished 21st-30 with the ESS while running at least 2/3 of the shows. In this clip are Keith Granholm, Josh Flint, Denny Peebles, Dan Douville and Scott Holcomb
 
John Birosh reacts to his induction in the ESS Hall of Fame from Chuck Miller while his son Greg Birosh joins in to offer some memories as well. 
 
Mike Seiver gets inducted into the ESS Hall of Fame and shares some stories with Chuck Miller at the annual Empire Super Sprints banquet.  
 
Sunday, December 2nd 2018
   New on the Audio Page from the Empire Super Sprints Banquet:

Paul Kinney talked about his season with the ESS and why he had to take a mid season break.
Jason Barney told me about finishing runner up on the tour and the new shop he is building.
Steve Poirier spoke to the crowd after winning his eighth championship and his 2019 plans.
Dean Reynolds goes over notes from the ESS rules meeting and talks about his brand new job.
 
We had fun as we rode out to Vernon Downs Casino for the Empire Super Sprints banquet to see some friends and talk racing. As usual we had a ball and Allie just loves the Sprint Car racers as she has seen many of them race for many years. It was a first class banquet with a great dinner. It was fun!
 
I’ll have news from that coming out over the next week or so as we did record a lot. And of course as is always the case Dean Reynolds clues you in on rules and only one change is there and that concerns the new bars around the drivers compartment that a lot of other Sprint Car groups are making mandatory. There is a phase in period in 2019 but after that all must have them.
 
I’ll be in the studio today and have a short list of people to track down. Plus I need to watch the SU game from Saturday night which I hope went well. No pre game score watching for me. Of course it is a team they should handle easily but you know how competitive college basketball is nowadays. Anything can happen.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with some of my pre-banquet chats. Paul Kinney talked about his season with the ESS, why he had to take a mid season break during Speedweeks and what they are doing right now at the race shop.  
 
Jason Barney told me about finishing runner up on the tour, the new shop he is building in Central Square and how he learned about racing at an early age with the Quarter Midgets.  
 
Steve Poirier spoke to the crowd after winning his eighth championship, his 360 spin in the final point race at Fonda and his plans to go for title number nine in 2019.  
 
Dean Reynolds goes over notes from the ESS rules meeting, described one change that will be phased in by 2020 and talks about his brand new job with DIRTcar.  
 
Saturday, December 1st 2018
   New on the Audio Page from the NYS Indoor Kart Championship:
 
Max McLaughlin offered his take on indoor racing after taking his very first laps in the coke syrup.
Rich Bentley won the 1st Unlimited heat race and told me about working out the bugs on the chassis.
Joey Scanlon got the win in the 2nd Unlimited heat race and talked about what he races back home.
Tyler Thompson spoke about his win in the Stock Medium race and how good his racecar was.
Joey Scanlon led every lap to win the Unlimited feature and told me how little they changed.
Mike Walton watched his son win his first at Syracuse while Colt Walton talked about the race.
Tyler Brown won the Pro 4 race for the 3rd time in 4 years and told me how his kart improved.

We had a ball last night as we headed to the Center of Progress Building at the NYS Fairgrounds for day one of the NYS Indoor Kart Championship. As always this has long been one of my favorite events of the off season and it was quite a night of racing.
 
Unlike in year’s past this was a day one of what is now a two day show as flatheads were the rule on Friday and Clones will be the deal today. If you have yet to take in this event please do so as the racing is awesome indoors and the carts are so fast…especially the Unlimited class which is nothing short of crazy!
 
Action starts nice and early today with practice at 10 a.m. followed immediately by heat races. It’s gonna be a fun day so be sure to stop by and bring the kids as there are several as young as 8 competing. And if you were thinking about doing some karting this would be a great way to do some research.
 
Allie and I will be in Vernon tonight for the Empire Super Sprints banquet which is also a favorite. I’ll be getting as much pre-banquet chatter as I can and will have a lot of it up for you tomorrow. Although if you usually check us out at midnight you might have to wait a few minutes but we’ll be sure to have new stuff up by morning.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page from the action Friday night in Syracuse. Max McLaughlin offered his take on indoor racing after taking his very first laps in the coke syrup and talked about what they are doing at the shop to get ready for 2019.  
 
Rich Bentley won the 1st Unlimited heat race and told me about working out the bugs on the chassis while explaining the front ends are shaking so much on corner entry. 
 
Joey Scanlon got the win in the 2nd Unlimited heat race and talked about the indoor races he has done in his past and the 350 Supermodified races back home at Star Speedway. 
 
Tyler Thompson spoke about his win in the Stock Medium race and how good his racecar was in the race while looking forward to getting out one more time on Saturday.  
 
Joey Scanlon led every lap to win the Unlimited feature and told me how what was going on in the final laps as well as how much grip there was on the concrete.  
 
Mike Walton watched his son win his first at Syracuse and told me how it felt to watch from the sidelines while 8 year old Colt Walton talked about the race. 
 
Tyler Brown won the Pro 4 race for the 3rd time in 4 years and told me how his kart improved in the race as well as what he will be racing today on Saturday. 
 
Friday, November 30th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Wade Chrisman talks about his two win season at Fulton and why things went much better in 2018.
Kevin Ward Sr. tells me about his role in the NYS Indoor Kart race and why he is going to race again.
Rick Martell runs down the specifics of the NYS Indoor Kart Championship that starts later today.

I was three for five on the calls I made on Thursday and all three of the chats I recorded are up today. The first was a request from the email at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and the others are related to the big 26th Annual NYS Indoor Kart Championship that begins today at the NYS Fairgrounds inside the Center of Progress Building.
 
Allie and I will be at the event and helping the Kevin Ward team when we can and chatting with others as time allows. So we’ll have stuff up from that event for you tomorrow so be sure to come back for that. We’ll be at the ESS Banquet in Vernon on Saturday too so we’ll have lots of good stuff coming up here in the next few days.
 
Now let’s chat a little about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a request from one of you. Wade Chrisman talks about his two win season at Fulton, why he believes things went much better in 2018 and what he is working on now to get ready for next season. 
 
Kevin Ward Sr. tells me about his role in the NYS Indoor Kart Championship beginning tonight , what makes the two day/two race format different and why he is going to race again.  
 
Rick Martell runs down the specifics of the 26th Annual NYS Indoor Kart Championship that starts later today and gives the teams some needed information. www.syracuseindoor.com   
 
Thursday, November 29th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Paul Szmal talks about returning as an announcer to both Glen Ridge and Fonda Speedways for 2019.
In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about the pros and cons of times trials, handicapping & uke tires.

I had a nice day on Wednesday as I did some more writing, chatted in the studio and dealt with the few inches of snow we had overnight and into the morning. I hope you guys didn’t get dumped on too much and for those of you who like it for snowmobiling I hope you got just enough o make it fun and not so much where it made it tough to go.
 
Those of you who follow me on Facebook know but I almost got a perfect game in bowling on Tuesday night. I had the first nine strikes and buried the tenth one but the pesky ten pin stood as I did not get fingers in the ball like I had the previous nine. Yes, I was nervous and I am sure that was a factor. Hey, it had been a long time since I had done that.
 
Now let’s get off of that and talk about what is new for today on the Audio Page with another popular Doug’s Thoughts. Paul Szmal talks about returning as an announcer to both Glen Ridge and Fonda Speedways for 2019, explains what he likes about both of the speedways and looks ahead to calling some indoor action. 
 
In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about the pros and cons of times trials, handicapping and uke tires. You’ll see after listening to this how there are no easy answers that work everywhere, every time.  
 
Wednesday, November 28th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Nick Guererri talks about the Cabin Fever 40 for Sportsman to start the year at Land of Legends.
Karl Spoonhower Jr. runs down the 2019 schedule for Thunder Mountain and offers highlights.

I had an easy day on Tuesday as I only had a few minutes of work to get done. I like to have one light day a week and come into bowling without work on my mind. Thanks to everyone who spent time with me on Monday to make that happen.

I’ll be back at it again today and will be at the indoor event on Friday before a banquet Saturday night. It will be a fun weekend for Allie and myself and I can’t wait to get things started on Friday inside the Center of Progress Building. The sounds and smells of that event make us feel at home every time we go and we hope to see you there.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who will try a new role early next season. Nick Guererri talks about the Cabin Fever 40 for Sportsman to start the year at Land of Legends, what makes this race so special and why he is taking on the role of promoter.  
 
Karl Spoonhower Jr. runs down the 2019 schedule for Thunder Mountain and offers some highlights of the special dates while commenting on some of the weekly divisions.   
 
     
 
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