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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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Friday, May 24th 2019
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   Dillon Groover tells me how he is adapting to the big block and Hooiser tires in Canandaigua after years running a differemt tire and engine combination at Woodhull Raceway and analyzes his first two weeks at his new Saturday home. 
Running Time - 7:57
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   Brett Deyo talks about last week's packed house in Fonda as they charged just one dollar for admission, tells me abot a rescheduled race at New Egypt and previiews Sunday's race at Thunder Mountain featuring STSS races for Modifieds and Sportsman.
Running Time - 11:34
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   Toby LaGrange previews this year's CRSA Tour as they prepared ao race at Land of Legends Raceway and talked about the growth in 305 Sprint Car racing as well as some of his other announcing gigis for 2019.
Running Time - 6:01
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Thursday, May 23rd 2019
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   Peter Britten told me about picking his first ever feature win on Saturday night at Lebanon Valley, how things went for him on Friday at Albany Saratoga and looks ahead to racing three times this Memorial Day Weekend. 
Running Time - 15:44
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   Justin Wright explained why he missed Friday night's races at Outlaw Speedway, compared how different things were the first two weeks at Canandaigua and why he still misses the mile at Syracuse. 
Running Time - 5:49
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   Marc Minutolo told me about his win on Friday night in  the Hobby Stock class at Outlaw Speedway, described the move he made on the outside to get the top spot and how inconsistent his Street Stock has been so far. 
Running Time - 5:18
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   Chip Gauthier tells me why he got back into racing in 2018 after 27 years off, what he did starting his career at age 16 and he chose to run a Vintage Modified instead of the many other options that are out there.
Running Time - 15:57
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Wednesday, May 22nd 2019
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   Billy Pauch Jr. tells me about his win at New Egypt on Saturday night, described how cool it was to win on the same night as his dad and ran his busy plans for the upcoming holiday weekend.
Running Time - 10:38
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   Jimmy Phelps previews the coming weekend as Weedsport Kartway and Speedway both have shows, describes some work they did on Tuesday and recaps his Saturday night in Canandaigua.
Running Time - 8:04
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   Kevin Root and Kyle Coffey run down the differences between a Sportsman and a big block Modified for the crowd at Land of Legends Raceway on Saturday. Look for this video to show on up their website soon.
Running Time - 2:35
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   Luke Horning talks about his Pro Stock win at Fonda Speedway last Saturday, how much he enjoyed seeing the huge crowd on hand and his hopes to finallly race at Glen Ridge this Sunday.   
Running Time - 18:22
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   Dylan Zacharias explains how he went from his hospital bed to victory lane in just five short days, what put him in the hospital in the first place and how he rebounded for a Sportsman win at Fulton Speedway. 
Running Time - 13:57
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Tuesday, May 21st 2019
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   Rocky Warner talked about 2nd Modified win in a row at Fonda Speedway, how he came from 3rd to 1st late in the race and how cool it was to see the packed grandstands. 
Running Time - 14:48
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   Ryan Jordan won his 2nd Modified feature in a row at Thunder Mountain and talked about his charge from 11th using the top side late as well as wondering if maybe his big block is the preferred package for Saturdays. 
Running Time - 12:22
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   Brad Steinruck talked about his Cananadaigua Street Stock, described what went wrong in a crash in week two as well as what happens when it stalls. Keep in mind this is a two speed similar to a Modified. 
Running Time - 5:34
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   Tony Venezianno reports on the 3 race Pennsylvania swing for the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars as they visited Lincoln and Williams Grove Speedways as well as a preview of the race tonight in Bridgeport. Get up to spped if you're going tonight and listen to this one. 
Running Time - 23:28
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