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Tuesday, July 23rd 2019
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   Jeff Trombley talked about why he switched from Mods to Sprints a few years back, remembered his first homemade racecar and explained why what he is doing now is fun! 
Running Time - 11:54
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   Jesse Pruchnik told me about racing on a hot day as he prepared to suit up on Saturday, why later in the night would not be as bad and explained how big his recent A-Main win did for his confidence.
Running Time - 3:17
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   Ronald "Bundy" Metcalf brought out a new Street Stock and talked about the help he had to get ready as race day got closer, what his goals were for this first night and what he learned about racing since his started last season.
Running Time - 4:34
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   Tony Veneziano recapped 4 nights of racing at Eldora including the King's Royal on Saturday, described how close the championship battle is right now and looked ahead to this week in Pennsylvania beginning tonight at Lernerville.
Running Time - 23:22
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Monday, July 22nd 2019
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   Phil Vigneri III previewed Thursday's Gladiator race for Modifieds at Genesee Speedway in Batavia, ran down some specifics for drivers who plan on attending and wondered if his dad may join him at this race. 
Running Time - 5:04
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   Matt Farnham spoke about how he is doing with his small block on Friday and his big block Saturday, explained why he was hoping for a slick track in his first year with the big block and spoke about the nice surface the drivers have been seeing at Ransomville.
Running Time - 4:54
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   Chris Beyea told me how he got into racing with a Street Stock at age 37, how helping a friend got the bug to bite him and described what his goals were for his second race. 
Running Time - 4:05
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Sunday, July 21st 2019
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   Quinn Sutherland explained how the racing surface fooled him a little in his Street Stock heat victory in the very first heat race of the night at Land of Legends Raceway. 
Running Time - 0:39
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   Brad Steinruck led every lap to win the second Street Stock heat race in Canandaigua and talked about some contact in the pits as he was backing out to get in line. Oops! 
Running Time - 0:53
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   David Ferguson told me how he won his CRSA heat race at Land of Legends Raceway in just his first time back in the racecar since the 2018 racing season. Welcome back! 
Running Time - 0:56
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   Jeff Trombley got the win in the second CRSA heat and described what it was like looking for bite in the race as well as how versatile his car was as he switched lanes.
Running Time - 0:48
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   Johnny Scarbrough watched the leader have a problem before inheriting the lead and talked about his CRSA heat victory as well as where his 305 was having a bit of trouble. 
Running Time - 0:59
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   Andrew Smith described how the racetrack was different than he thought it might be as he won his heat race and talked about the areas of the track he was running in. 
Running Time - 1:01
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   Paul Guererri won his Sportsman heat race and talked about how the top and bottom grooves were different while making a prediction on what he thought would happen later in the feature. 
Running Time - 0:49
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   Ricky Newton started on the pole and won his Sportsman heat race while explaining why he started up front as well as an issue they were hoping to fix with the racecar. 
Running Time - 0:59
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   C.J. Castelletti summed up how he has done the past few weeks as he won his final Sportsman heat race and explained why he likes to bring tomato pie to the racetrack. 
Running Time - 0:47
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   Alan Johnson took the win in his Modified heat and talked about being fortunate in his starting spot while comparing how hot this day to some others he can remember. 
Running Time - 0:55
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   Gil Tegg Jr. had the big block back under his hood and described a last second change he made before going out and winning Modified heat race number two at Land of Legends. 
Running Time - 1:14
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   Jeff Daugherty got the early lead to win his Modified heat race at Land og Legends Raceway and talked about his earning first heat win of 2019 as well as how nervous he was in the closing laps while out front.
Running Time - 1:04
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   Jimmy Grant took the lead on lap six of thr Street Stock feature race and talked about getting his first ever win at Land of Legends as well as a little shot he felt on the final restart. 
Running Time - 1:21
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   Ricky Newton pulled away to win the Sportsman race convincingly and talked about some off weeks before the win as well as what he learned as he worked his way through slower traffic. 
Running Time - 2:37
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   Matt Sheppard picked up win number 22 and dedicated the win to the father of a man he has raced against since he was a kid while looking ahead to the SDS resuming in Canada on Monday. We miss you Gerald and we pary for all of those who are mourning his loss!
Running Time - 2:11
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    Zach Payne finished the night with a B- Feature win and talked about how close to came to qualifying for the Sportsman feature while looking ahead to a Wednesday special in two days.
Running Time - 0:58
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Saturday, July 20th 2019
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   Dylan Swinehart talks about winning his first career Modified feature one week ago at Grandview, recaps his racing past that started in Quarter Midgets and describes how a big set up changed helped his car. 
Running Time - 15:35
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   Casey Williams told me about his Sportsman feature win at Fulton one week ago, how nice it was to notch his first win in a crate engine powered car and how a new exhaust system helped.
Running Time - 15:24
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   Ernie Saxton and I chat about the hot weekend that led to several cancellations, some stories followed at the national level including NASCAR & Indy Car and much, much more. 
Running Time - 32:43
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Friday, July 19th 2019
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   Jared Umbenhauer told me about his first career Modified win at Big Diamond, explained why they had to clip the car during the week and also recapped his 8th place run the next night at Grandview.
Running Time - 11:09
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   Andrew Ferguson spoke about some recent gains with his big block program, describes what has been different of late and how much he loves his brnad new hauler while getting reflective on where he is today.
Running Time - 6:37
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   Nick Krause talked about running a small block aganst the big blocks at Brewerton, remembered a recent race where he couild have possiblly finished second and how he is doing at his two home tracks.
Running Time - 5:25
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Thursday, July 18th 2019
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   Chris Hile talks about the race engine heaters he builds, explains why they are so important in today's world while remembering a jingle he was involved in the week before at Brewerton Speedway. 
Running Time - 6:36
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   Jeremie Corcoran talks about Thursday Night Thunder tonight in Cicero at ESTA Safety Park Dragstrip, what you can do to be a partofthe fun during the Syracuse Natiionals and the work did at Orange County Fair Speedway to make it a multi-groove track. PS-They race there tonight!
Running Time - 13:25
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   Joe Marotta tells me how things are going at Oswego Speedway on Saturday nights, remembers the big fire a few weeks ago and gets ready for Syracuse Nationals Weekend which begins officially today with the event in Cicero. 
Running Time - 33:13
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Wednesday, July 17th 2019
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   Danny Varin talks about his Modified win at Fonda to finish his weekend and the tough luck he had before that as he wrecked in the first 20 lapper and lost a sprak plug wire while running 5th the night before with the All Star Sprints. 
Running Time - 10:30
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   Ben Bushaw talks about how he is doing with his 358 Modified as he learns to drive Fulton Speedway, a much more powerful car and what his goals were for Saturday night including the need to be better as the laps wind down. Good news is that he won his heat race about an hour after we spoke.
Running Time - 5:55
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   Kyle Inman talked about his Sportsman win at Ransomville on Friday, described how much better the track surface has been and described his big crash on a restart Saturday in Batavia while running in second place. Lots of work to do for Kyle and his crew to do this week. 
Running Time - 17:56
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   Dwight Nichols describes some frame repairs he had to make to his Sportsman, explains how they made sure there were no more problems than that and described his hopes to test today at Paradise weather permitting of course.
Running Time - 11:22
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I guess the only thing that I look at are the wins category, because that - that was always my goal when I came in to racing was I just wanted to win as many races as I could.

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