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Saturday, March 16th 2019
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    Chuck Hebing showed off a new look on his Sprint Car at Motorsports Expo and talked about how his daughter Kelly did the design as well as his 2019 race plans.    
Running Time - 3:53
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    Tim Sears Jr. walked the aisles at Motorsports Expo and told me how his off season life is going, what keeps him going when things get tough and how his Modifieds are coming along at the shop.    
Running Time - 6:12
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    Shane Andrews offered his take on the indoor races at Syracuse, tells us how much we may hear him this year at the races and shares some of our collective memories. “Great story Shane!”    
Running Time - 5:56
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    Jody London previews the Dave London Memorial for Super Stocks on Classic Weekend in Oswego, explains why he is excited to bring the race to this track and what he will race this coming season.    
Running Time - 11:07
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Friday, March 15th 2019
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    Eldon Payne Jr. talks about how he helps his sponsor at shows related to the product, racing with his 13 year old son and what the two of us are going to do together this summer. Thanks so much Eldon…really!    
Running Time - 5:06
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    Ryan Bartlett described how Friday was going for him as he raced his TQ Midget indoors at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse and told me how things looked back at his race shop while looking ahead to the Can Am opener.    
Running Time - 3:28
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    Jesse Pruchnik showed off his 305 Sprint Car last weekend and talked about his 2019 race plans as well as what he needs to do in school to keep racing.    
Running Time - 4:28
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    In my latest Doug’s Thoughts I recap the weekend’s events at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, speak a little about each event and about the racing both my daughter and I will be doing in 2019.    
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Thursday, March 14th 2019
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    Al Heinke , Weedsport Speedway’s owner,tells me how his time in the Army shaped his life, helped him become a Civil Engineer and made him the man he is today.   
Running Time - 9:22
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    Brett Wright talks with Andrew McGill about his 360 Sprint Car in 2018, what his hopes are for the coming season and recapped his recent races in Florida. How bout Andrew? Heck of a job huh?    
Running Time - 4:13
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    Greg Birosh spoke about racing his Ford powered Modified weekly at Outlaw Speedway, described how the car is coming along back at the shop and shared some memories.   
Running Time - 7:20
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    Carl Crawford just ran his first laps in thirteen years and told me how his TQ midget was handling in the inaugural race in Syracuse as well as what his expectations were for the weekend.    
Running Time - 2:54
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Wednesday, March 13th 2019
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    Billy Van Pelt swung by the Expo on his way home from some snowmobiling and gave some advice on buying a new helmet while explaining why he felt it was time for a new one.    
Running Time - 3:36
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    Josh Flint showed off his #41 Sprint Car and talked about what he learned last season with the ESS as he visited some new tracks and remembered a big crash he had in a Modified at Fonda.    
Running Time - 6:55
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    Tyler Thompson told me how he liked the TQ Midget at Syracuse, why he has a new mustache and what he plans on doing on both asphalt and dirt in the coming season. He rocks it alright!    
Running Time - 2:56
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    Taylor Caprara was racing a Champ Kart indoors this past weekend in Syracuse and told me how things were going as well as how his Sportsman cars are coming along.    
Running Time - 3:29
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    Ben Bushaw is moving up this year from Sportsman and talked about running a 358 Modified weekly at Fulton as well as what it will be like working on racecars for both of his young sons.    
Running Time - 4:00
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Tuesday, March 12th 2019
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    Tommy Sears remembered his 1 win season and talked about running big blocks and small blocks, tells me what he has been doing in the off season and describes how his cars look right now.    
Running Time - 3:50
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    Jonathan Reid talks about the TQ Midget he was driving this past weekend, how cool it was to be involved in the first indoor race at the new venue and what he’ll race during the regular season.    
Running Time - 4:09
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    Mike Welch tells me about the two different racecars he will drive this year at Land of Legends Raceway and Utica Rome while wondering a little about his racing future.   
Running Time - 5:06
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    Kyle Keenan describes the various Zamp Racing Helmets and other products they had available at Motorsports Expo as well as some of his own racing background from behind the wheel.      
Running Time - 6:03
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    Tony Veneziano reports on race # 5 for the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars at Thunderbowl Raceway in California and describes a runaway victory and the tight point standings.    
Running Time - 15:22
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Monday, March 11th 2019
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    Tyler Bartlett offers his take on the indoor races as he watched his brother & friends race and looks ahead to his second season as owner at Can Am Speedway. You’ll never guess what he learned!    
Running Time - 5:07
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    Lenny Sammons describes how the indoor races went from his perspective, recaps his very long night on Saturday and tells me how much fun he had at a very busy Motorsports Expo.    
Running Time - 4:43
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    Cory Reed talks about the coming 2019 seasons at Brewerton and Fulton Speedways, how small block racing is growing and how things went for him at Motorsports Expo.    
Running Time - 7:33
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    Frank Nortz tells me about his recent race in the snow at Adirondack International, how it was different than the first race and runs down some of their plans for 2019.    
Running Time - 12:18
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    Jimmy Phelps runs down how the weekend went at the Weedsport Speedway both at Motorsports Expo, highlighted some coming races and ran down some of the he’ll be doing in the 98h car.    
Running Time - 4:43
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    Bill Shea is looking ahead this year at Utica Rome Speedway after getting in just eight races in 2018 and talked about what fans have been saying to him about their rough luck as well as some of what they have coming up this year.    
Running Time - 3:38
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Sunday, March 10th 2019
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    Phil Vigneri III spoke about his plans to run small blocks & big blocks, how things look at his shop right now and his growing graphics business.   
Running Time - 4:08
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    Ivan Joslin reflected on his multi-win season and talks about the Pro Stocks he will be racing this year as he got ready to see the TQ Midgets indoors at the Exposition Center.    
Running Time - 3:32
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    Mel Thomas previews the new Smash N Crash video that is available today at Motorsports Expo as well as the other videos that have available for purchase and Raceflix.com.    
Running Time - 10:54
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    Ronnie Davis III showed off the 358 Modified he will race at Fulton and talked about two other rides he will pilot this year as well as how fortunate he is compared to just a year and a half ago.    
Running Time - 2:52
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    Ronnie Ford looked ahead at the coming season at Afton Motorsports Park, showed me some of the new clay they will be putting down and ran down some of what it to like about this racetrack.    
Running Time - 3:18
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    Pete Desalvo had four drag racing cars on display from ESTA Safety Park and talked a little about each of them while thinking back on his days racing a quarter of a mile at a time back in the 80’s.    
Running Time - 3:56
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    Kip Zieter spoke about Open Wheel Madness at the International Motor Racing Research Center on March 23rd and told me more about his unique place right in the heart of scenic Watkins Glen.    
Running Time - 4:02
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    Jeremie Corcoran summed up how Saturday went at the 33rd Annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo and encouraged you to stop out today on the final day of this year’s event.    
Running Time - 3:01
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