Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
Dougs dirt diary
Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now with over 2891 hours of audio! 
 
Saturday, January 4th 2020
Play
Play
    Tony Markou told me how he got back into racing this season after more than twenty years off and almost won the Pro Stock race at Super DIRT Week and later at Utica Rome Speedway. Tony Mark-who?    
Running Time - 6:39
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Gary Tomkins walked the show in Syracuse and talked about how things went for him last season as well as how much there is to learn with all the suspension combinations out there today.      
Running Time - 6:57
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Shane Pecore talks about his move up to a 358 for 2020, a problem he had at Super DIRT Week and remembers moving up to a 358, perhaps a little early, back in 2012.      
Running Time - 10:24
Link to this file
Play
Play
    David Marcuccilli reviewed his 2 win season in 2019, how surprised he was to win a DIRTcar 358 Series race and talked about the need for a title sponsor for 2020. Wishing you all the best David!    
Running Time - 25:28
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Ronnie Ford talked about how new clay changed the racing at Afton Motorsports Park, highlighted some of the action from 2019 and previewed some of what’s coming up in 2020 including a USAC race.    
Running Time - 8:47
Link to this file
 
Friday, January 3rd 2020
Play
Play
    Mike Maresca got the win in the third heat race and described the move he made on a veteran driver to get the lead as well as what he saw as he closed in on the leader. Funny stuff here…sorry Tim!     
Running Time - 1:56
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Marc Johnson told me about some issues he had in his 10th place finish on Sunday at Super DIRT Week, some problems he had as he failed to qualify his 358 and his new spacious race shop.   
Running Time - 17:30
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Jay Fitzgerald remembered his big crash from the Pro Stock race at Super DIRT Week, told me how both he and the car are doing now and recapped his racing background that began in the early 90’s. So glad you’re okay as that was a hard hit.      
Running Time - 19:43
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Ronnie Johnson explained why he chose to race in Canandaigua last weekend, remembers coming to the track as a kid with his dad and ran down his late season plans.    
Running Time - 4:12
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Mat Williamson talked about his win in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200, his fifth place in the Salute to the Troops 150 and his hopes for Brockville this weekend.  
Running Time - 11:20
Link to this file
 
Thursday, January 2nd 2020
Play
Play
    Chris Raabe remembers his weekend that included a big win at Cornwall, what the changed at the lap 75 break in this 125 lapper and described the rough night he had on Friday at Mohawk International.      
Running Time - 11:15
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Paul Cole previews this weekend’s Jerry Haers Memorial race in Canandaigua and explains the format for the build your bank challenge while looking forward to the first race of the DIRTcar Sportsman Fall Championship Series.    
Running Time - 13:32
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Randy Williamson talks about the new set up options available for Modified and Sportsman teams, reminds teams not to change for the sake of change and reacts to his son Mat’s two win weekend.    
Running Time - 16:00
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Matt Sheppard came from eleventh and told me why his progress stopped after reaching fourth as well as what he did set-up wise at Brewerton for the first time.     
Running Time - 11:46
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Alan Johnson explains how he picked up his 2nd win of the season last Saturday at Outlaw Speedway, describes the concerns he had while out front and looks ahead to three big weekends of racing in a row starting Saturday at Land of Legends.    
Running Time - 14:03
Link to this file
 
Wednesday, January 1st 2020
Play
Play
    Scott Gauthier  remembered his big crash at Land of Legends Raceway on Saturday, tells me how he is doing as of now and wonders if his Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour ride will be able to hit the track again. Get well soon Scott!  
Running Time - 11:14
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Mat Williamson talks about his three nights of racing at Orange County, recaps his winning night on Saturday and runs down his plans for the next few races.     
Running Time - 24:07
Link to this file
Play
Play
    In my latest Doug's Thoughts I recap our weekend racing at Albany Saratoga and Thunder Mountain, tell you how each race night went and reflect on how much fun we are having with the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour. 
Running Time - 12:04
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Wade Hendrickson  talks about his recent win at Bridgeport Speedway, how up & down this 2019 season has been and wonders and the future of big block Modified racing in his area.    
Running Time - 18:24
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Alan Rudalavage interviews Allie Elkins about her rookie season in a Dodge Challenger Modified with the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour as she gets ready for a big three race weekend. 
Running Time - 14:01
Link to this file
 
Tuesday, December 31st 2019
Play
Play
    Billy Pauch Sr.  talks about his ride in the Ray Graham #1 on Thursday night in Canandaigua, analyzes how he did in the Super DIRTcar Series race and tells me what their plans are as of now. 
Running Time - 2:23
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Ryan Dolbear remembers his time in Quarter Midgets, describes some of what he learned that has helped him as he now drives a Sportsman and explained why he got out of racing before just recently getting back in.   
Running Time - 7:08
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Mike Mahaney described some problems they had getting to the track and describes some of the work it takes to do what he does and gives himself a letter grade on his season so far.  
Running Time - 7:01
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Stewart Friesen  celebrated after coming from a flat with 19 to go to victory lane and talked about his last lap pass of Matt Sheppard and why this particular win would be enjoyed well into the morning hours.    
Running Time - 4:57
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Eldon Payne Jr. told me how he won his first career Modified race last Friday night at Outlaw Speedway, how close he came to running out of fuel in the caution filled feature and remembers some other times that he came close to that elusive victory.    
Running Time - 11:59
Link to this file
 
Monday, December 30th 2019
Play
Play
    Aleia Geisler tells me about her second career Modified win at Five Mile Point and her quick start in a Quarter Midget on dirt at age 10 and how good the racetrack was even after two rain delays.    
Running Time - 14:31
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Gary Tomkins  talked about the big block Modified he drove at Canandaigua this past Saturday, described an issue he had Friday night at Can Am and how tough it would be to come from the back against the Land of Legends regulars.    
Running Time - 6:19
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Billy Pauch Sr. talks about his win at Bridgeport Speedway last Saturday, the unique #30 Modified he drives and comments on a picture showing his son and his grandson at the racetrack. Nice!    
Running Time - 16:02
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Jimmy Horton  recaps his last three race starts that included his first win at Bridgeport since his championship season in 2014, a bad flip on Friday night at Big Diamond and an 8th place Saturday night at Orange County.  
Running Time - 17:36
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Willy Decker explains why he has been sidelined the last few weeks and when they hope to return to the racetrack as well as what it is like racing at a different Saturday night track than his son.   
Running Time - 5:37
Link to this file
 
Sunday, December 29th 2019
Play
Play
    Matt Sheppard talks about his winning month in April, the different combinations he has won at and how cool it was to win at tracks he doesn’t run much.      
Running Time - 3:11
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Alan Johnson spoke about the way the track surface once was at Land of Legends, how much stagger they ran with the old drag tires and described something they had to address after Friday night at Outlaw.    
Running Time - 7:28
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Justin Haers spoke about the two Modifieds in his trailer for the season opener in Canandaigua and told me how he decided which one to use while thinking back on his first race up at Can Am.    
Running Time - 4:02
Link to this file
Play
Play
    Rocky Warner walks me through his Saturday at Fonda Speedway where he finished in sixth place, describes what happened during the course of the feature and runs down this weekend’s plans.      
Running Time - 11:11
Link to this file
Play
Play
     Bobby Varin recaps his 4th place at the Fonda Speedway opener last Saturday, explains how his car was after he tightened up a little too much before the feature and talks about his 358 and Sprint Car plans as well.     
Running Time - 13:15
Link to this file
     
 
Fast Talk
(When telling me why he does not have an expensive enclosed trailer) We don't race trailers, we race cars!

  -  Shawn Donath
 
     
 
     
  please help me  
     
 
     
  Click here for the latest pics
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
 
     
 
     
 
Google

The WebDoug's Dirt Diary
 
     
 
     
   
     
 
This page best viewed at 1024 x 768.
   This site designed and maintained by Pyro, Doug and a crack team of invisible interns. We hate popups, trojans and spyware more than you do...if you're seeing popups or virus warnings here, your computer has been compromised. To contact us, see the About Us page.
 
   Doug's Dirt Diary maintains a strict policy of neutrality with regards to tracks, teams, sanctioning bodies, drivers and fans.
 
   All content copyright 2006-2008 Doug's Dirt Diary and Elkins Media Service. Any use without prior authoriziation (other than legal "fair-use" applications) is strictly prohibited. See our picture page for an explanation of our picture use policy.
This site has been tested on Mozilla 1.7, Firefox 2.0, Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0. Yes, it works.
 
Be safe, be fast and have fun!.