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Saturday, December 28th 2019
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    Rusty Smith explained how he came from the consolation race to victory lane at Five Mile Point, how he took the lead with one lap to go as well as what it means to star his season with a win. First time ever in 26 years that he has done that!     
Running Time - 12:18
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    Brett Deyo previews the Fonda’s opener this Saturday that pays the Modified winner $8,000, runs down some of the drivers who should be in attendance as well as how their practice went two weeks ago.       
Running Time - 12:10
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    Steve Paine talked about getting a win in the 70 lap Modified race last Saturday at Outlaw Speedway, how much he enjoys the car he won with as well as how impressed he was with his oldest son Billy.    
Running Time - 4:11
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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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    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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Friday, December 27th 2019
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    Jeremy Wilder talks about some off season snowmobile racing, how good things look in his race shop right now and his very busy life away from the race track.      
Running Time - 18:14
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    Lee Gill talks about the work being done at Evans Mills Raceway Park including a new sign out front, what the weekly show will consist of and how much racing his family will do this year.      
Running Time - 11:32
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    Alan Johnson told me how his racecars are coming along at his shop, runs down his plans for the 2019 season and remembers some of his worse race days on the mile at Syracuse.      
Running Time - 13:16
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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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    Dave Marcuccilli showed off his new 358 Modified and talked about having new stuff for the first time while comparing it to the Sportsman he drove for several years.       
Running Time - 7:11
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Thursday, December 26th 2019
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    Demetrios Drellos talks about heading to Florida to race at Volusia with the Super DIRTcar Series, what he will do in his stop in Georgia today and what he has planned for the coming season.       
Running Time - 12:13
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    Eric Kingsley tells me about racing 358 Modifieds with his son this season, explains what they would be racing in a perfect world and shares some racing memories including the near riot at the New Utica Rome Speedway. Good one here guys!   
Running Time - 29:00
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    Kyle Inman talks about his Sportsman win at North Florida Speedway, how much he enjoyed the semi-vacation and the work he is doing with his coil suspension.      
Running Time - 17:03
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    Gary Tomkins talks about his small block ride for Brockville with car owners Mike & Lori LaSalle, explains how a solid ride with them last fall helped and compares driving a 358 to a big block.       
Running Time - 9:52
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    Jimmy Horton shares some memories of car owner Bill Hewlett and talks about his 2019 race plans as well as his big win at Fonda on TV that made quite an impression on his neighbors.   
Running Time - 11:47
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    I talk about coming to the end of the road with Doug’s Dirt Diary and what the future may hold for me.  Thank you everyone for the support you’ve given me over the years. I am eternally grateful and humbled by everything you all have done for me. Thank you.  
Running Time - 6:23
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Wednesday, December 25th 2019
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    Tim McCreadie talks about his hopes going into the Chili Bowl, explains what the big attraction is to this first big national race of the season and a change with his Late Model team.    
Running Time - 21:29
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Brett Deyo tells me about the Modified race he will run ln late September paying $53,000 to win, why he picked that amount for the winner and how the race format will work.      
Running Time - 10:26
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    Mike Mahaney talks about his new ride for 2019, describes the work he is doing in the shop to get the cars ready and what he has been doing to get himself ready for the season as well.   
Running Time - 18:42
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    Joe Marotta and I discuss the local paper’s decision to end local racing coverage, wonder why it is that many people just do not see racing as a sport and why the sport has fallen off in overall numbers.      
Running Time - 24:58
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    Dan Harpell talks about Southern Tier Speedworld Mar 1-3rd, and the next generation of Harpell’s taking over at Five Mile Point Speedway and shares some memories of his father.      
Running Time - 12:07
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Tuesday, December 24th 2019
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    Chris Raabe reviews his championship season and talks about his big win at Cornwall in a 125 lapper and the time he needed to pit to change a steering wheel. Never heard of that before have you?    
Running Time - 26:06
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    Allie Elkins remembers her rookie season with the DMNT and spoke about the tracks she raced on for the first time as well as the one race that reminded her of what can happen.    
Running Time - 24:52
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    Tony Veneziano reports on Midget racing from St. Louis this past weekend, who will be traveling to compete in the big shows coming in Australia as well as what NASCAR’s Kyle Larson will be doing.    
Running Time - 13:09
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Monday, December 23rd 2019
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    Ryan Krachun reviewed his winning season at New Egypt and talked about some advice from a fellow driver as well as why he feels traveling to as many big Modified shows as he can right now can really help.    
Running Time - 24:31
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    In my latest Doug’s Thoughts I offer my take on the 2019 racing season, the Northeast tracks I have been covering and reflect a little on our own racing efforts with my oldest daughter Allie.    
Running Time - 22:36
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Sunday, December 22nd 2019
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    Bobby Varin reviews his 2 win season in a Modified, recapped his last race of the season at the Short Track Super Nationals and shared some crazy moments from Syracuse and Fonda.    
Running Time - 25:32
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    Pete Stefanski thinks back on his 7 win season as he drove both Street Stock & Pro Stock, remembered facing the wrong way a few years back at the mile and wonders if he might hit road more with his Pro Stock in 2020.    
Running Time - 29:39
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