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Tuesday, July 16th 2019
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   Billy VanPelt talked about Saturday night's Modified feature win at Woodhull, how he is liking his new coil car and describes how a change in his exhaust led to a cut tire last Tuesday at Accord.
Running Time - 16:26
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   Mike Bowman spoke about his Modified feature wins at Utica Rome on Friday and Thunder Mountain Saturday while explaining why his engine choice was a big help on Friday and how cool it was to double up on the weekend, something he had not done since his Sportsman days.
Running Time - 14:08
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   Tim Hegarty talks about honoring Canadian racecar driver Ovid Doiron with his latest Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour ride, why this Vega bodied car is so special to him and why it is so different than what he has driven in the past. It's a nice ride!
Running Time - 5:57
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   Tony Veneziano talks about the latest WoO Sprint Car races in Wilmot Raceway & Hartford Speedway, explains why the point race has tightened up and looks forward to five straight nights of racing in The Buckeye State. 
Running Time - 21:10
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Monday, July 15th 2019
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    Pat Ward talked about the value of pre-heating the water in the engine before starting it, how nice it was to see his old car win at Fulton the week befire and remembered his first few races as a teenager. 
Running Time - 7:43
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   Mike Prentice spoke about his recent Sportsman win at Brewerton Speedway, how happy he is to finally get rid of a nagging handling issue on the car while hinting at what he did to make it better. Way to stay with it Mike!
Running Time - 5:21
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   Dave Brown showed off his new Sportsman at Fulton Speedway on Saturday night, described what they did to get it together and talked about what his hopes were for night number one in a new class.
Running Time - 8:05
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Sunday, July 14th 2019
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   Robert Gage celebrated in a rainy victory lane at Fulton Speedway and spoke about his very first career Sportsman win as he and Bill Foley shielded themselves from the elements using a checkered flag.
Running Time - 1:01
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   Cody Manitta talked about his Novice Sportsman heat win at Fulton Speedway, how well his rookie season is going and how different it is to drive compared to his years with the Syracuse Microd Club. 
Running Time - 5:07
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   Jessica Power told me about her make up Sportsman race after her heat race, when she saw some raindrops at the end of the feature and what they would change after the rain with a fresh racetrack.
Running Time - 2:34
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   Jason Powers won the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour Mod feature and talked about going back to Brockville to fix the car they wrecked the night before while describing how much fun he had in his first trip to Fulton. 
Running Time - 1:12
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   Scott Gauthier swept the weekend with his Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour car winning again at Fulton Speedway and wondered if he might have to move to Fulton while comparing his ride to the second place finisher. 
Running Time - 1:29
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Saturday, July 13th 2019
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   Ronnie Davis won the second Modified heat race and talked about how much the track changed from hot laps as well as why we saw so many of the racecars pushing in thier heats. 
Running Time - 1:29
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   Tommy Sears joked with his nephew about who the better driver was and told me how good he was in his modified heat victory while wondering what he might do to the car for the feature race.
Running Time - 1:43
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   Chris Hile led some laps before finishing second in his heat and explained why everyone was tight after they watered the track after hot laps as well as why his wife almost hit the wall in her heat race.  
Running Time - 2:07
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    Kenny Polite made a late race move to get the lead and spoke about his Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour win at the Brewerton Speedway in the Modified division as well as how much he enjoyed his first race at the track.
Running Time - 1:06
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   Scott Gauthier made it two in a row on the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour and talked about his racecar on an unfamiliar track as well as what a handful the car was on this night.
Running Time - 1:04
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   Chris Hile celebrated in victory lane after earning his first Modified win of the season at Brewerton and spoke about what was happening in the closing laps as well as how making some adjustments helped him stay low. 
Running Time - 2:13
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   Jimmy Phelps explained why a late race caution did not help and how that caused him to settle for a 2nd place finish and invited everyone out to the short track motorcycle race tonight at Weedsport Speedway. 
Running Time - 2:42
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   Tommy Sears picked up 12 spots to finish in 3rd and talked about what happened on the late restart while wondering what would have happened if a caution had come out at the right time. 
Running Time - 1:20
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   Alan Fink won the very first Sportsman feature of the night and spoke about some recent struggles witht he car as well as the need to be patient as they figured things out. 
Running Time - 3:00
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   Ryan Dolbear pulled off a shocker to win his first Sportsman feature at Brewerton Speedway after spening the season in the novice class at Fulton Speedway and explained why he needed help to get the car to the scales as well as victory lane. What a nice story here!
Running Time - 2:10
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Friday, July 12th 2019
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   Vern Lafave tells me how he is recovering from burns sustained in a crash three weeks ago at Oswego Speedway, explains what went wrong and wonders if he may race again soon. So happy you are doing well Vern and we hope you are back to 100% soon.
Running Time - 18:09
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   Doug Heveron shares some racing memories from extensive past, tells mhat he is doing these days in sunny Florida and explains why he does not drink strawberry milk shakes anymore. Good one here!
Running Time - 26:38
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   Billy VanInwegen describes his season so far as he has won in both Sprint Cars and Dirt Modifieds, remembers the start to Speedweeks at Can Am and gives himself a letter grade on his season while his dad adds a few comments. 
Running Time - 5:39
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Thursday, July 11th 2019
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   Tommy Sears tells me how he came from thirteenth to first at Brewerton last Friday, wonders how important it is to have a new chassis when running a big block and described his 10th place in Fulton.
Running Time - 11:59
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   Jack Lehner talked about seeing Canandaigua for the 1st time while comparing it to another half mile, described the biggest problem he has been working on and comments on some one way radio chatter.
Running Time - 6:08
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   Mike Button tells me how surprised he was at his recent win at Fulton Speedway, why he does not stress over lap times and the financial realities of Sporsman versus Modified. 
Running Time - 21:19
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Wednesday, July 10th 2019
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   Eldon Payne Jr. told me how he won his first career Modified race last Friday night at Outlaw Speedway, how close he came to running out of fuel in the caution filled feature and remembers some other times that he came close to that elusive victory.

Running Time - 11:59
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   Ryan Krachun talked about his first impressions of Fonda Speedway and compared it to another famour track that he wishes he would have raced at and explained how he researched the facility as well as what his letter grade would be on his season so far.
Running Time - 3:19
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   Megan Ciglich spoke about her season so far with the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour, explains why things are going much better behind the wheel and looks forward to this weekend's shows at Brewerton and Fulton Speedways. 
Running Time - 18:27
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