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Friday, May 31st 2019
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   Steve Poirier talked about his first two races of the season, the search for more grip on the track and describes the big expansion  he is doing back at home with his foundation business.   
Running Time - 4:06
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   Danny Varin desribed his first Sprint Car laps of the season, explains how tough it is to be good both going into and coming out of a corner as well as how he has being doing in the Mod.
Running Time - 2:59
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   Jim Witko prepared for his first race of the season and talked about his life away from the racetrack as well as how his day went as he traveled from Pennsylvania to New York State.
Running Time - 3:15
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   Andrew Ferguson got ready for the season opener at Brewerton and talked about the brand new big block Modified he unloaded at the track as well as his brand new trailer. 
Running Time - 8:40
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   Dave Marcuccilli just took his first laps at Brewerton with a big block and talked about what he noticed about the car compared to the Sportsman and runs down his plans for the Mike Payne owned car.  
Running Time - 4:54
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Thursday, May 30th 2019
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   Jerry Higbie talked about being a crew chief for his son racing a Sportsman at Accord Speedway, described the old school approach he is taking to the start of his career and described what has been going on at Orange County Fair Speedway.
Running Time - 2:27
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   Chris Hile described the new Modified he will race this season as well as the Modified for his wife, what he feels would make a successful season and how calm he was for opening day at Brewerton Speedway.
Running Time - 5:20
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   Matt Hulsizer explains why he did not have a lot of off season work to do to get ready for 2019, described why he changed something with the set up and the need to get some laps in to see where he is with his newer car.
Running Time - 4:06
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   Jim Housworth tells me about his two win season so far as he has mostly top five finishes, recapped his Saturday night top five finish and described his hopes for Sunday at Thunder Mountain. 
Running Time - 2:45
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   Brett Wright talked about his hopes for a 3 day weekend with the ESS, the need to be a little looser for his qualifying heat race at Brewerton Speedway and his expanding family.
Running Time - 4:55
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    Mike Prentice has a new home for Friday and talked about being back at Brewerton Speedway as well some changes he made with his shocks while describing whhat those changes should do to the car on the entrance.
Running Time - 3:50
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Wednesday, May 29th 2019
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   Stewart Friesen talks about his recent races and tells me how he got started driving a packer truck at his family's racetrack as a kid and wonders if he will take practice laps later tonight at Orange County Fair Speedway as they work on their racing surface.
Running Time - 5:35
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   Danny Creeden tells me about his rough start to the season, describes some of what has gone wrong at his weekly stops and why he likes Thunder Mountain Speedway so much. 
Running Time - 8:01
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   Sam Reakes IV talked about coming back to Brewerton and described the damage he did to his car in a rough crash he had a few weeks ago while explaining how that led to a much needed shock change.
Running Time - 4:29
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   Tony Velez explained how doing an unofficial race last year led to him getting his own Sportsman, runs down some of the early season bugs they have been sorting out and how important his family is to his racing efforts.  
Running Time - 5:22
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   Tim Bordon talked about moving up to a Sportsman and how his first three weeks have gone so far including some damage last week and described how he is coming along after eight race days.
Running Time - 4:36
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   Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars from New Jersey, North Carolina and Indiana while looking ahead to a weekend at a temporary dirt track in Nashville, Tennesee. 
Running Time - 26:03
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Tuesday, May 28th 2019
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   Andy Bachetti talked to me about Thunder Mountain as he prepared to race on Sunday, ran down how his weekend went on Friday & Saturday including a win as he ran down the leader on a late race restart at Lebanon Valley. 
Running Time - 4:10
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   Billy Dunn talked about his second place in a small block at Can Am on Friday, how challenging the racetrack was on Friday and how he is doing weekly out in Canandaigua in a big block Modified
Running Time - 4:29
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   Brett Tonkin only has a few races in so far in 2019 and told me and talked almost winning in his first start of the year while running down his weekly plans as well as where he will travel to later on. 
Running Time - 4:07
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   Kyle Moffitt has a new Sprint Car ride for this season and recapped how evertthing came together with Mike Stelter while telling me how he did his first two times in the car after a long break from behind the wheel.
Running Time - 3:09
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   Bailey Groves and her dad Randy Groves describe what it was like moving up from Quarter Midgets, how they adjusted to a new challnge and how they are doing now as they contunue to learn in the tough Sportsman division.
Running Time - 7:41
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   Carl Johnson tells me why he got out of racing 25 years ago, why he got back recently in a Street Stock and described a handling condition he is trying to sort out to get back towards the front of the field.
Running Time - 4:26
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Monday, May 27th 2019
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   Mike Mahaney told me how getting the best draw in the pit area helped him win the first heat race and remembered some of his past at Thunder Mountain while updating us on how he is doing up north at some new tracks.
Running Time - 2:14
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   Stewart Friesen described what he did to win his heat race as he came from ninth place to first in just three laps and told me about how important the redraw was going to be as he prepared to go down trackside to find out where he'd start.
Running Time - 1:15
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   Ryan Jordan was the only track regular to win a heat and talked about running down the race leader after the initial start was called back and desribed what was going on with the track as he nice start to the season continued.
Running Time - 1:15
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   Jerry Higbie Jr. won heat number 4 and explained how he changed his line after jumping the cushion a few times early, told me about finally finding a set up under the tail of the car that he likes and why he has no in cockpit adjustments.
Running Time - 0:51
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   Matt Sheppard pulled away to win his heat race and told me how wide and racy the track seemed to him with his lack of experience at Thunder Mountain and how they didn't quite load up quickly enough on Saturday night when the storm hit Canandaigua. 
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   Duane Howard got the win in the final Modified qualifier and explained why decided to run down low in the heat race as wel as the need to be good everywhere in the 50 lap Short Track Super Series race at Thunder Mountain.  
Running Time - 1:12
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   Dylan Ceece started on the pole and led every lap top win the Street Stock feature and talked about his brand new racecar as well as how different the racetrack was compared to what he normally sees.
Running Time - 3:24
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   Billy Decker won his second race of the season ater coming from 13th to 1st in 25 laps and talked about winning his first STSS feature as well as how much better his Modified became as the laps continued.
Running Time - 3:02
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   Stewart Friesen started second, finished second and spoke about being a little loose in the race as well as how pleased he was to have a strong finish after a few tough weeks behind the wheel.
Running Time - 1:01
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   Mat Williamson picked up eight spots to finish third in the Short Track Super Series race at Thunder Mountain and wondered if he used his stuff up early on as he made his way towards the front.
Running Time - 0:40
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   Ryan Jordan continued his nice start tot he season with a fourth and talked about racing against his heroes while wondering if he might have been a little too patient in the early laps at his home track Thunder Mountain as the STSS visited.
Running Time - 2:16
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    Mike Gular drove his loose racecar to a fifth place finish and told me why they didn't change enough after being loose in the heat race as well while joking with me about the specifics they did with his new car the second time out.
Running Time - 1:48
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Sunday, May 26th 2019
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   Eric Kurtz explained what happened when his 305 Sprint Car flipped in hot laps, told me how he was feeling afterwards and looked over the damage to the racecar. Glad you're alrigt Eric!
Running Time - 0:58
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   Adam DePuy won yet another heat race in Canandaigua and talked about the lack of changes he has made to the car and speculated on how he would have done with a restart.
Running Time - 0:58
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   Jimmy Grant notched another Street Stock heat race win and explained why this one was so special to him as he has the memory of someone special riding with him every race.
Running Time - 0:55
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   Trevor Years got the win in his 305 Sprint Car heat race at Land of Legends Raceway and explained why he lost a wheel earlier as well as what he will do next week to prevent it from happening again. LIght weight does mean less strength does it not?
Running Time - 0:54
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   Darryl Ruggles won the last 305 Sprint Car race and talked about racing against his daughter for the lead as well as some motor troubles they had to work on during the week as the storm clouds started to roll in to the area . 
Running Time - 1:01
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   Eric Giguere described the line he ran on the outside as he won his first heat race of the season and some of the changes they made after running their frst race the week before. 
Running Time - 0:44
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   Nick Guererri bounced back with a heat win and talked about the need for some luck later on as well as the high number of bids he had after having some fun on Facebook after a rough night one week ago. 
Running Time - 0:42
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   Matt Guererri took the win in the third Sportsman heat race and talked about his hopes for his first win later the feature while telling me what went wrong the week before. 
Running Time - 0:43
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   Ricky Newton spoke with me about his Sportsman heat win, how close the race was up front as well as what the second place finisher did when he pulled to his outside on the cool down lap.  
Running Time - 1:06
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   Danny Johnson finished first in his Modified heat race and talked about his hopes for a finish later while describing the racing surface he was just racing on.
Running Time - 0:42
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   Phil Vigneri III earned his first Modified heat win in 2019 and told me how nice it is to be at the front as well as what you can do as a driver to look around a little when you are not being pressured. 
Running Time - 0:51
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   Erick Rudolph was the last heat winner of the night and told me how he made the pass for the win as well as what he was seeing as the storm clouds were almost upon us.
Running Time - 0:52
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Saturday, May 25th 2019
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   Dave Axton talks about his win in the first ESS heat race at the Brewerton Speedway opener, why he was not in a hurry to change much on the car and why he seems to always be good early in the night. 
Running Time - 1:04
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   Hear from many of the top three finishers in the ESS heat races as they prepared for the draw on the frontstretch in front of the crowd. In this clip are Jason Barney, Jared Zimbardi, Tommy Wickham, Paulie Colagiovanni, Danny Varin, Paul KinneyBilly Van Inwegen and Davie Franek.
Running Time - 7:50
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   Ronnie Davis III won in his first ever big block Modified heat race and talked about learning the brakes on the big block as well as some advice he received a few years ago on that very subject. 
Running Time - 1:59
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   Chris Mackey described the unique rear suspension on his Sportsman trhat got him a heat win at the Brewerton Speedway opener and how they stumbled onto doing something different than most. 
Running Time - 4:06
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   Joey Buonagurio described how some advice they recieved in the off season got them a heat win while describing exactly what they did in the race shop to make the car much better.
Running Time - 1:55
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   Billy Clark pulled away to win his Sportsman heat and talked about waiting to make some changes for the feature as well as how he drew for the race later in the night.
Running Time - 1:28
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   Kevin Root won the last Sportsman qualifier and explained why he did not move off the bottom as well as how fortunate he was to have missed a wreck that happened in traffic in the race.
Running Time - 0:58
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   Jason Barney explained why his second ESS A-Main victory at Brewerton was so special to him, how some up front starting spots have helped and compared his start this season to last year. 
Running Time - 3:00
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    Danny Varin came home in second place in the ESS race at Brewerton and spoke about how happy he was for the race winner as well as how tight things were as they worked through slower traffic.
Running Time - 1:18
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   Davie Franek spoke with Mike Mallet after his third place at Brewerton and joked about why he was not happy wth that result as well as how the racing was as they survived day one of a three day weekend.  
Running Time - 2:12
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   Ronnie Davis III described what it was like as he won his heat and the feature in his very first start in a big block Modified at Brewerton Speedway as well well as how good it felt to have a dream night to start his Modified career. Wow! 
Running Time - 2:06
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   Tommy Sears fell back initially and explained how he worked his way up to a nice second place run as well as why he was truly happy to see a new winner in victory lane at Brewerton.
Running Time - 1:33
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   Pat Ward led the first fifteen laps in the Modified feature at the Brewerton Speedway opener before falling back to fourth and told me what happened to the car as the laps wore on.
Running Time - 1:20
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   Chris Mackey won the first Sportsman feature and explained why he and the leader came together as well as why he figured he was a secnd place car on this night. Darned uke tire strikes again!
Running Time - 3:07
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   Kevin Root won the second Sportsman race and told me why he moved from the top to the bottom during the 25 lapper as well as how nice he thought the racing surface was especially for opening day. 
Running Time - 1:41
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