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Saturday, December 10th 2016
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Pete Stefanski talks about his Utica Rome championship and Pro Stock racing in NY State.

I have only one for you today but it is a real good one as we discuss stock car racing. I did have a few other things set up but weather has pushed that back to today as both the peope I chatted with had plow runs they had to make.

I will be back in the studio today and back buying some new equipment as we have had a few breakages here in the studio. We have some bills out to sponsors and hopefully they will come in soon as we are a little behind here. I know, you too! No worries, we’ll be fine as we always are.

I will be in the studio later today and tonight as I hope to get a lot done and hope to make a trip to Best Buy as well. We’ll be back on track soon so keep coming back as we continue to look back at the season that was while looking ahead to 2017.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we wait for the snow to wind down today. Pete Stefanski talks about his Utica Rome championship in 2016, the state Pro Stock racing in New York and wonders about going on the road to follow the series again someday.  


 
Friday, December 9th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Brian Shuey tells me about getting back behind the wheel after four years off from racing.
Tim Mayne reviews his 2016 season racing at big block Modified at Utica Rome Speedway.

I had a busy day and just got some work done before I started to get nervous. I got lucky as a driver I got ahold of Sunday was available on Thursday and I caught another drier right after dinner time and did a nice Season in Review with him.

My card reader died as a pin bent but I got lucky and had a back up ready to go. Plus my program where I upload my content to our server in California was slow and I was not sure if it was going to work or not. Yeah, it was that kind of a day alright.

Today I will be in the studio in the afternoon as Allie has an event later tonight that hopefully will not fall victim to the lake effect snow. I hope all of you are alright as I see some areas are getting hit pretty hard today and even into tomorrow.

Now tomorrow I may get to see that new indoor go-cart track just south of Fulton and if I do I will have something up for you tomorrow from that so be sure to come back.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for you today starting with a driver who was happy be put the suit back on this past season. Brian Shuey tells me about getting back behind the wheel after four years off from racing, what changed in that time and how things went running a Late Model at Grandview.  

Tim Mayne reviews his 2016 season racing at big block Modified at Utica Rome Speedway, remembers the night he was up front and leading and wonders if he’ll run an additional track in 2017.  

 
Thursday, December 8th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Denny Peebles talked about his kart heat win and a problem he had in the early laps.
Brian Meyers reviews his 2016 season at Brewerton that saw him finish 8th in Mod Lite points.

I had a busy day as things away from racing kept me hopping pretty much all day long. I did do a new article for the Syracuse Post Standard and Syracuse.com so be sure to look for that and we do have a pair of interviews up for you today as well.

I do need to get busy today after some afternoon activities and of course we’ll be following what is happening at PRI in Indy as the World of Outlaws have a major announcement set for today at 3 p.m. What that announcement may be is a good question as even my sources are in the dark as to what it might be. We’ll find out later today.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who returned to his first love this past weekend. Denny Peebles talked about his kart heat win at Syracuse, a problem he had in the early laps and how the off season has been treating him as he prepared to race against his brother.   

Brian Meyers reviews his 2016 season at Brewerton that saw him finish 8th in Mod Lite points and tells me about some part failures that hindered them along the way as well as his racing background.  

 
Wednesday, December 7th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Matt Billings reviews his 2016 season in a 358 Modified at Brockville and later in a 360 Sprint Car.
Chad Homan tells me why he wished he was racing on Saturday at the Indoor Championships.
Jim Bogett explains why he will not be racing a Mod Lite in weekly competition in 2017.

Back again with lots of good stuff for you today as we look back at the season that was while looking ahead with a pair of drivers who will be doing different things in 2017. We’ll be back working again today and already have one in the can with Mod Lite racer Brian Meyers as he tells me about season three at Brewerton.

If I have not gotten your favorite driver yet send me a message on facebook or at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and we’ll get right on it. Big weekend is coming up with the PRI show in Indy so look for a lot of news to come out starting next week. The silly season is in full form.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a Season in Review. Matt Billings reviews his 2016 season in a 358 Modified at Brockville where he finished 6th in the points, later in a 360 Sprint Car and his plans to do more racing with a wing on top in 2017.  

Chad Homan tells me why he wished he was racing on Saturday at the Indoor Championships, what he was doing at the event and how his life away from racing has changed for the better.  

Jim Bogett explains why he will not be racing a Mod Lite in weekly competition at Brewerton Speedway in 2017, his hopes to run a few special shows in a friend’s car and what he will miss the most.  

 
Tuesday, December 6th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Jeff Rockefeller recaps his one win season and tells me about one night that sticks in his mind.
Jeff Peebles tells me about Saturday’s heat win at Syracuse and his little brother’s racecar.
Ross Spilman talks about a new indoor clay kart track set to open in the next few weeks.

I got a lot done on Monday as we wrote up a new column for the Syracuse Post Standard/Syracuse.com and put up some new audio for you guys as well. I also got some business done and made a few phone calls that I needed to catch up on as we get closer to the big holiday.

I start with a Season in Review and end with news on a new track being constructed indoors just south of Fulton. This could really be a big boost to the Kart world as this would allow people to race all year long which could end up boosting car counts. Then the local big tracks could get more drivers and the racing here in our area could keep getting bigger and better. Yep! It’s all good!

Today I will be off from work but still have some calls to make before Tuesday night bowling (which I now suck at by the way) and Tuesday night online racing. If one of you guys wants to stop by and check it out some Tuesday just let me konw as it is my favorite day of the week in the off season. Well except for the bowling thing although we hope to do better tonight.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page for today. Jeff Rockefeller recaps his one win season and tells me about one night that sticks in his mind as well as what is thinking about as he gets ready for 2017.    

Jeff Peebles tells me about Saturday’s heat win at Syracuse and his little brother’s Sprint Car and why he just got back into karting after 15 years off thanks to Kevin Ward Sr.  

Ross Spilman talks about a new indoor clay kart track just south of Fulton that is set to open in the next few weeks and runs down what his plans are for the facility. Check out Great Bear Indoor Kartway on Facebook to see how it looks as of this past weekend.

 
Monday, December 5th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Tony Veneziano updates us on some Sprint Car driver news and some big dates in 2017.
Kayla Joseph talks about her qualifying heat at Syracuse and racing back home in Ransomville.
Logan Crisafulli tells me about his heat win at Syracuse and how he is doing in his 2nd season.
Rich Maurtaugh speaks about the NYS Indoor Championship and thanks everyone involved.

I had a busy day on Sunday as I watched the early NFL games and then got to work in the studio after watching my favorite team win in dramatic fashion. How many times does an interception return on a two point conversion make the difference in a game? Not very often I would say.

I did get four conversations recorded and will be back in the studio today before my usual day off on Tuesday for bowling and on-line racing. I am still doing Season in Reviews and we’ll have one of those up for you in the next couple of days.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page starting out with news from the 410 Sprint Car world. Tony Veneziano updates us on some Sprint Car driver news concerning Joey Saldana & Dale Blaney and runs down some of the big dates on the schedule for 2017. More to come next week guys!  

Kayla Joseph talks about her qualifying heats at Syracuse, what it is like racing on the sticky concrete and racing back home in Ransomville.

Logan Crisafulli tells me about his heat win at Syracuse, how he is doing in his 2nd season as a racer and how he first came to race at Oswego Kartway.  

Rich Maurtaugh speaks about this year’s NYS Indoor Championship in Syracuse and thanks everyone involved for helping the weekend run so smoothly.  

 
Sunday, December 4th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page from the NYS Indoor Championships:

Tyler Thompson tells me about his win in the Clone Heavy division, the 1st feature of the night.
Jordan Hill talked about her win in the Stock Light division and some trouble at the start.
Katelyn Carroll got the win in the Sr. Champ Clone race and told me how much fun she had.
Tyler Thompson explained how he went from 1st to 3rd on the last lap to get the victory.
Brad Duhow won the Clone Light feature and talked about a problem he had in the race.
Denny Peebles spoke to me about his strategy as he won the Unlimited 4 Cycle feature.
Dan Marsden earned the win in the Pro 4 Cycle race and how he dealt with the slower traffic.
Jon Keister took home the win in the final race of the day and looked ahead to the KOC.

We’ve got a lot of good stuff for you today as we visited the NYS Indoor Championships inside the Center of Progress Building at the NYS Fairgrounds. It was a great day and Allie and I had a great time while seeing some extremely fast racing on the tack coke syrup coated track.

We got to almost half the winners on this day and hustled to do it as it all happens so fast. Hats off to all in this one from the crews to the drivers to the officials on what is a long day for everyone involved. I did save a few from earlier in the day and I will break those up into two days so look for some of those on Monday and Tuesday as well as whatever I can get done in the studio today.

Now let’s talk about what we have on the Audio Page as we chatted with some of the big winners on Saturday. Tyler Thompson tells me about his win in the Clone Heavy division, the 1st feature of the night, as well as what went wrong on the first set of corners.

Jordan Hill talked about her win in the Stock Light division and some trouble she had at the start of the race and why the steering wheel was shaking at one end of the track.   

Katelyn Carroll got the win in the Sr. Champ Clone race and told me how much fun she had getting back on the concrete as well as what her racing background is.  

Tyler Thompson explained how he went from 1st to 3rd on the last lap to get the victory in the Sr. Champ Kart division as well as what he did when he took the lead.

Brad Duhow won the Clone Light feature at Syracuse and talked about a problem he had in the race as well as what he had left on his card for Saturday.  

Denny Peebles spoke to me about his strategy as he won the Unlimited 4 Cycle feature, why he fell off a little bit late and why he was reaching behind him under yellow.  

Dan Marsden earned the win in the Pro 4 Cycle race, how he dealt with the slower traffic and how whew knew he had a comfortable lead while out front.

Jon Keister took home the win in the final race of the day in the Pro Clone class, compared this win to some of his others and looked ahead to the KOC after picking up his first win in NYS.  

 
     
 
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