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Monday, June 24th 2019
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   Gary Tomkins talked about the big block Modified he drove at Canandaigua this past Saturday, described an issue he had Friday night at Can Am and how tough it would be to come from the back against the Land of Legends regulars.
Running Time - 6:19
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   Phil Vingeri III explained why he had to miss a race night at Land of Legends Raceway, what he was going to do on Saturday night to protect his eyes and previewed rescheduled Gladiator race on July 25th at Genesee Speedway. 
Running Time - 5:27
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   Steve Glover remembered two crashes he was involved in this season, how felt after each of them and how much he was hoping for a drama free night on Saturday.
Running Time - 2:37
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   Hear some of the Patriot Sprint Tour racecars as they put heat in their engines in this Motor Sounds clip from Saturday night. I don't know about you but I love the way these things sound when they idle.
Running Time - 4:00
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Sunday, June 23rd 2019
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   Bob Buono won the first heat race of the night at Land of Legends Raceway and talked about a big change with his Street Stock as well as why he made the change.
Running Time - 0:53
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   MIke Welch found his way to the top spot and went on to a heat win when the leader slowed and talked about what he was seeing as the car in front of him pulled high late in the race. 
Running Time - 0:46
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   Jeff Trombley finished first in his Patriot Sprint Tour heat beating out a multi-time Land of Legends A-Main winner to do so and told me how he went wide in turn two as well as what he expected to see when he did so. 
Running Time - 0:45
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   Jordan Thomas led every lap on his way to a heat win and talked about some changes after warmups as well as how much better it was compared to hot laps earlier. 
Running Time - 0:41
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   Jared Zimbardi described how good his car was out front in clean air and what he felt the car must do later on whent he track changes as he runs a car that's a little bit different than the rest. 
Running Time - 0:55
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   Erick Rudolph made it two for two on the weekend and talked about how he took the lead on lap 27 while wondering if the leader made a similar mistake to what he did earlier in the race.
Running Time - 1:28
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   Tim Baker crossed the lead first at the checkered  flag to win his first heat race and talked about running low on the track and why he felt that was the key to running well.   
Running Time - 0:34
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   Kevin Ridley was strong in his Sportsman heat win and explained why they had to build a new car after an incdient last time out as well as what makes this car a little different than the last one. 
Running Time - 0:41
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   Anthony Kimble smiled after his Sportsman heat win at Land of Legends and desribed some of what has gone wrong so far in 2019 while describing it as a "nightmare season". 
Running Time - 0:35
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   A.J. Lloyd described how good his Sportsman felt in his heat win and why he was not surprised late when someone pulled up on him as well as why this heat win on this night was a good setp forward for him.
Running Time - 1:01
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   Jason Barney talked about his win in the Patriot Sprint Tour Dash after finshing second in his heat and explained why he was looking around on the track as well as why he felt it was so important to do so. 
Running Time - 1:11
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    Phil Vigneri III was much better after the makeup feature winning his Modified heat race and told me why they missed the setup in the earlier race as well as how much better he was in his heat win.
Running Time - 0:40
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   Gil Tegg Jr. got the win in the last Modified qualifier and talked about running a 358 against big blocks on a slicker track later while predicting what he thought it would take to win the feature later on. 
Running Time - 1:19
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   Davie Franek led every lap to win the Patriot Sprint Tour A-Main and talked about his 5th win of the year of year at a racetrack he had never won at before while explaining why he gave his car a 7.1 out of 10 score.
Running Time - 3:13
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    Adam DePuy is still undefeated winning his 6th race of the season in six starts and spoke about the need to stay low on the track and what he feels another driver would need to do to beat him. 
Running Time - 0:51
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   Matt Sheppard explained what happened as he took the lead on lap 27 and what he saw happen with the leader as well as the need t be better on the longer runs on this specific night.
Running Time - 1:33
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   Kevin Ridley rode a new car to victory land and talked about how much this win meant to his race team as well as problem they had to fix from last weekend.
Running Time - 1:17
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Friday, June 21st 2019
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   Nick Nye talked about his recent feature win at Penn Can Speedway, the late race drama out front with his victory and described some of the troubles they had earlier in the season.
Running Time - 3:51
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   Mike Schane has won 3 races at Penn Can Speedway so far and talked about the nice start he has enjoyed to the 2019 season as well as how drawing for starting position has helped his win total.  
Running Time - 4:15
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   Tyler Yeagle told me about his 2 race wins so far  including on the week before at Penn Can that broke a driver's win streak, what they talked about afterwards and looks ahead to getting his young son in a racecar later.
Running Time - 5:12
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   Jeff Mitchell talks about his Dirt Modified Noastlgia Tour win at Five Mile Point Speedwas last Saturday, and how he got into driving a vintage racecar at age 60 and how he was first exposed to the sport at age 37. Better late than never right? 
Running Time - 13:18
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Thursday, June 20th 2019
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   Alissa Cody talked about getting started in racing at age 7, remembers going to racetracks with her family at an early and and how she is doing in now in her second year in a Modified.
Running Time - 3:52
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   Todd Titus tells me how he picked up his 2nd win of the season last Friday at Afton, how much better the surface is there now compared to last year and he he works with his racing dad swapping roles on Friday & Saturdays.
Running Time - 13:30
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   Brandon Oleski prepared for his fifth Sportsman start and explained where he is trying to improve as of right now and described how muc he is having after moving up from a go-cart.
Running Time - 6:07
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Wednesday, June 19th 2019
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   Tim Sears Jr. talks about he raun the topside on his way to a Modified win at Brewerton Speedway, describes some issues they had to fix before Friday and some things they need to do to get the small block faster for Saturdays.   

Running Time - 13:00
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   Brett Tonkin told me about his Modified feature win on Friday night at Afton, how much better the racing surface is this season compared to last and looked ahead to the Short Track Super Series race today at Outlaw Speedway.
Running Time - 18:45
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   Nicholas Mady described how his season has been going as he trys to find his way in a Modified after years of Sportsman racing, explained why they had to take a few weeks off and his hopes for Five Mile Point on Saturday. He had a tough night later so we wish you all the best Nicholas and hope you get back real soon. 
Running Time - 2:25
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Tuesday, June 18th 2019
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   Mike Butler tells me how he won his first Modified feature ever this past Saturday night at New Egypt, why he feels hard work as well as attention to details helped make it happen and recaps some of his racing background.
Running Time - 13:51
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   Aleia Geisler tells me about her second career Modified win at Five Mile Point and her quick start in a Quarter Midget on dirt at age 10 and how good the ractrack was even after two rain delays.  
Running Time - 13:07
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   Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series as they visited Knoxville Raceway in Iowa, tells me about the driver who won his fourth in a row at the track on Friday and how the point standings have changed after Saturday's race.
Running Time - 14:31
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Monday, June 17th 2019
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   Jeff Crambo explains why he took some time off from racing, why he decided it was time to race again and how he has been doing so far in 2019 as he wonders when he will be be racing with his young son.
Running Time - 5:23
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   John Lutes talked about the three tracks he has been racing at and how he is adjusting to American Racer tires after years on Hoosiers as well as his hopes to pick up his first feature win since 2016.
Running Time - 6:16
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   Tommy Oleski Jr. got ready for just his fourth Sportsman race and tells me how he is doing in the car after many years racing karts as well as what it is like racing against his brother with dad turning the wrenches.
Running Time - 4:01
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   In my latest Doug's Thoughts I recap our first 3 race nights with Allie at Paradise, Penn Can and Five Mile Point Speedways, explain why I feel so fortunate in so many different ways and wish you all a Happy Father's Day. 
Running Time - 11:54
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