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Tuesday, March 19th 2019
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    Jeff Cook talks about the Sprint Cars he is working on for this season and runs down his plans for 2019 as well as why it seems more like a job to him nowadays.    
Running Time - 4:59
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    Tony Farone shows off his new Sportsman for 2019 and talked about this possibly being his final season and the realities of trying to run different brands and compounds with tires.    
Running Time - 5:52
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    Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series as they visited Chico and Stockton, California this past weekend and talks about the very tight point’s battle among the top three.    
Running Time - 15:41
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Monday, March 18th 2019
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    Jeff Rockefeller is going for it in 2019 and talked about the racecars he will be racing this season while explaining why some drivers prefer a raised nose on their Modifieds as well as what it does.   
Running Time - 8:46
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    Bob Hackel remembers some of his racing career winning 256 races in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, tells me about a mid engine four cylinder car he won a lot of races with and what it’s like racing with his grandson.    
Running Time - 6:00
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    Jamie Page talks about his new job as GM at Fonda Speedway, his hopes for the coming season and describes some of the little things that many fans may not know about.    
Running Time - 8:29
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Sunday, March 17th 2019
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    Luke Horning talked about the car he had at the show, why he changed the number to the 97 on this car and what he has planned for his 2019 race season.Nick Stone was nice enough to fact check this interview for us. 
Running Time - 8:15
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    Buck Gasner spoke about winning a rookie of the year award at age 40 and a special cause he supports. Look for his number 99 at the show today and help if you are able to.    
Running Time - 7:25
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    Joe Williams remembers his time racing on asphalt, explained what cost him the most money doing that and talked about his return to Sportsman racing that’s started last year.    
Running Time - 7:28
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    Bob James thanks all the sponsors and the racers that made this year’s racecar show a big success at the Viaport Mall and tells me about some new equipment he has on order to make his videos look even better.    
Running Time - 9:22
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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.    
Running Time - 14:15
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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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