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Sunday, April 14th 2019
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    Ben Karlsen explained why he had an old body on his car, described a problem he discovered at the track and what happens when you put tear off on right after cleaning the shield.    
Running Time - 4:40
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    Ronald “Bundy” Metcalf summed up how his early laps went in last year’s Street Stock, explained how he spun in turn three in the second session as well as how much more comfortable he is now.    
Running Time - 1:59
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    Brandyn Griffin talked about how he was in his first session with his more familiar car, the different chassis he was going to run in session number two and looks forward to racing some new tracks.    
Running Time - 2:34
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    Gil Tegg Jr. told me what his goals were for Saturday’s practice laps in Canandaigua and described some issues they have to fix as well as how good it was for both him and his crew.    
Running Time - 5:31
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Saturday, April 13th 2019
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    Charlie Tibbitts and his dad Charles spoke about the 2 cars they shook down last weekend in Vernon, what their plans are for the year and how important it is to have good help.    
Running Time - 4:18
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    C.J. Castelletti spoke about his life after college, the new set up they were trying this past Sunday and what they had to do to make it a little better as the day went on.    
Running Time - 5:02
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    Frank Nortz talks about the Saturday and Sunday practices this weekend at Adirondack International, describes the work he did to get the asphalt ready and explains why their opener is pushed back to the 27th.    
Running Time - 10:51
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Friday, April 12th 2019
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    Ryan Godown recaps his family’s winning day at New Egypt as both he and his son visited victory lane and offers his take on many engine combinations that Modifieds can run nowadays.    
Running Time - 20:02
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    Brian Calabrese described how his Sportsman did in Sunday’s practice, described how last year’s set up did and what switching the location of the panhard bar did to the car.    
Running Time - 4:22
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    Mike Richmond practiced last Sunday at Utica Rome and explained how he cycles in new tires and what he looks at after the sessions were complete.    
Running Time - 3:49
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Thursday, April 11th 2019
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    Ryan Arbuthnot talked about his plans to race his big block at Can Am in their Super DIRTcar Series race on Saturday, described some last minute things he had to finish up and his 2019 race schedule.     
Running Time - 6:05
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    Randy Shantel improved as the Utica Rome practice rolled on and described what his day was like with the car as well as some of the things he changed to make his small block Modified better.    
Running Time - 2:55
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    John Ramsey described how his hot lap session went in a crate Sportsman, a problem they had in those first few laps and wonders now if he may have to chart a return to racing. Listen your wife John or you could be in a world of trouble! Ha ha.     
Running Time - 2:47
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    Brandon Gibbons offered his take on racing after his first ever hot laps this past Sunday at Utica Rome, explained how he hit a tree while spinning off the track and how much fun he had behind the wheel.    
Running Time - 2:49
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Wednesday, April 10th 2019
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    Paulie Colagiovanni got ready for his first laps since his season ending crash and talked about keeping that nervous stomach under control as well as what his goals were for Sunday’s practice.    
Running Time - 4:19
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    Coleby Felber offered his thoughts as he finished his first ever laps on dirt in a crate Sportsman at Utica Rome’s practice on Sunday and described how he got through the corners while comparing it to other forms of racing he has done.    
Running Time - 3:43
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    Tyler Bartlett previewed this Saturday’s big block Super DIRTcar Series race at Can Am Speedway, described some work they did over the weekend on both the big half mile and the kart track. That’s a 5 p.m. start time racers!    
Running Time - 8:37
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    Dean Reynolds went over the latest competitor notes for this Saturday’s big SDS race at Can Am, explained why it means to be a Platinum Driver and described the benefits of the DIRTcar license.     
Running Time - 19:25
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Tuesday, April 9th 2019
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    Max McLaughlin tells me about his 13th place finish in the NASCAR K&N Series from Saturday at Bristol, describes the part that broke while he was racing for 5th and looks ahead to this weekend at Hickory in a Late Model.    
Running Time - 11:25
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    A.J. Filbeck gets ready for his first practice laps at Utica Rome Speedway and tells me about the familiar Sportsman he’ll race as well as how his off season went.    
Running Time - 5:17
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    Brandon Gibbons took his first laps ever on Sunday and talked about some of his racing background as well as what his goals were for his afternoon at Utica Rome Speedway.    
Running Time - 3:37
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    Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series as they raced twice in Arizona and talks about the super tight points battle at the top of the standings.    
Running Time - 20:29
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Monday, April 8th 2019
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    Addison Bowman talked about his Sportsman plans for 2019, the two jobs he has that keep him busy while attending high school and a crash last year that caused a lot of damage.    
Running Time - 4:44
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    John Ramsey explained why he had a driver’s suit on at the Utica Rome Speedway practice, why he got out of asphalt racing and wondered if he might get back in behind the wheel of a Sportsman. Hmm.     
Running Time - 4:50
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    Craig Pritchard was the first one who had to make repairs at the track and explained why he hit the wall in turn two as well as what he was going to have to fix before Sunday’s season opener.    
Running Time - 2:55
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    Zach Sobotka watched some hot laps from the grandstand and talked about how his Sportsman was in his practice laps as well as how different the surface was compared to a regular Sunday.    
Running Time - 2:59
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    Casey Williams was back behind the wheel of a Sportsman at the Utica Rome practice and told me how it felt after two years off from racing as well as why he had mismatching body panels on the car.     
Running Time - 2:50
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