|I took some candid driver shots Friday night at Brewerton. They are in our latest photo bin. Enjoy!
|Saturday, June 23rd 2018
| New on the Audio Page from Brewerton Speedway:
Early in the night:
Alan Fink talks about his win in the held over Sportsman race and why he likes running down low.
Jason Parkhurst joked with another driver about the feature and talked about his Late Model win.
Charlie Sandercock explained why he came down to the US, his heat win and his weekend plans.
Jimmy Phelps threw his Modified around in his heat win and talked about how much fun it was.
Billy Decker made a nice pass down low to win his heat and spoke about the need to race more.
Donny Rider walked me through his heat win and talked about power steering versus none at all.
Justin Williams remains undefeated on the season and explained why he is selling his Mod Lite.
Mike Mullen tells me what he learned at Fulton and ran down what they change does to the car.
After the feature races and before the rain came:
Ray Bechler took the lead with 2 to go and talked about his win in the Four Cylinder feature race.
Dale Caswell worked the bottom to win the Late Model race and talked about the last few laps.
Chad Phelps led the final five laps to win the Mod feature and spoke about the final restart.
Chris Hile described his Modified feature as he led, fell back to third and ended up in second.
Jim Witko told me how he lost the lead on a restart with five to go and then fell back to fourth.
Tim Sears Jr. came home in fifth place and explained why most of the Modifieds ran the bottom.
Well rain ended the night early at Brewerton and what a night it was. Tempers would flare and late race passes for the lead were numerous. I know how it gets in the racecars and heck, I didn’t handle it well myself when it happened to me (I was wrong by the way) so I do get it. But it is sad to see for multiple reasons.
A big field of cars was on hand including some new RUSH Late Models as they put on an amazing feature as the leaders ran through heavy lapped traffic for the race’s final five laps. It was a lot of fun to watch.
The Modifieds had late race action too as Chad Phelps took the lead with five to go for his first Brewerton win in several years. Ray Bechler made a late race move to win the Four Cylinder feature while Alan Fink and Nick Krause won Sportsman races. The rain washed out the second Sportsman feature as well as the Mod Lites so stay tuned to see when those will be made up.
Those new grandstands are really nice and now over half of the stands have been refurbished. It says a lot to the teams to see the track continue to make improvements and it shows how solid things really are in CNY right now.
I’ll be in the studio some time today as the weather could be a little iffy. I know a lot of you are going to graduation parties so maybe that won’t a bad thing for some. We’ll race with Allie tomorrow in Syracuse as we have a rain out to make up and I’ll get her on tomorrow to talk about how she is doing. Then we'll start hitting some Sunday races elsewhere.
Have a great Saturday guys and gals and we’ll se you tomorrow.
|Friday, June 22nd 2018
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Chad Homan told me about the new Late Model he is learning and how well things have been going.
Ben Bushaw tells me what he has been learning as he adjusts from American Racer to Hoosier tires.
Max Hill talked about winning his very first Late Model heat race and what happened in the feature.
Dylan Cecce won the Street Stock feature at Woodhull and told Steve Ovens how he came from 9th.
Jason McGregor described how he got the lead and talked with Megan DuPuy in victory lane.
Chris Woodard spoke to Steve Ovens after winning a back and forth battle in the Mini Stocks.
We had a really day as we headed to the NYS Fairgrounds for the first of the Thursday races with the CNY MIcord Club. It was a real nice night as Isabelle Kuleszo won the team’s first feature race of the season. She did it in a car she had not driven yet that hadn’t even been scaled yet. They inspected it, checked the air in the tires and off she went and right to victory lane. Congratulations!
Allie did well in the Modified and stayed with the top two for the first 1/3 of the feature before falling back. She did not get lapped and learned a lot as she continues to get used to the extra power she now has under her right foot. No more keeping floored all around the track like before. She’s driving with the right foot now.
Off to Brewerton today to see some big block action. Plus the RUSH Late Models will be there too so it will be a packed night in the pit area. I may have a friend from back in the day joining me and she has never seen or heard about anything like this before. I hope she goes and I can’t wait to hear what she thinks of all of this.
Now lets chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we have a half a dozen up for you today. Chad Homan told me about the new Late Model he is learning, how well things have been going so far and why he still thinks things can improve even more.
Ben Bushaw tells me what he has been learning as he adjusts from American Racer to Hoosier tires, what the biggest changes are and remembered a fuel issue they had this past weekend.
Max Hill talked about winning his very first Late Model heat race, described what happened in the feature and how things went for him in ninth grade as he made the honor roll.
Dylan Cecce won the Street Stock feature at Woodhull and told Steve Ovens how he came from 9th as well as how he got the lead on a restart after catching the leader.
Jason McGregor described how he got the lead to win the Crate Late Model feature race at Woodhull Raceway and talked about it with Megan DuPuy in victory lane.
Chris Woodard spoke to Steve Ovens after winning a back and forth battle in the Mini Stocks and talked about he different race lines they were using while battling for the lead.
|Thursday, June 21st 2018
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Scott Boudinot got ready for race #3 on Friday and talked about how much he will be racing in 2018.
A.J. Costley spoke with Steve Ovens after his Sportsman win and told him about the work they did.
Travis Welch told me how he got the lead, lost it and got it back to win his 1st career Pro Stock race.
A.J. Niedermaier won the IMCA Hobby Stock race and talked about Steve Ovens about his Charger.
Kirk Reynolds talked aboput getting into racing late and remembered his time in the armed service.
School is almost over for my youngest and summer will officially be here as of Friday. It’s a good thing too as we have been way too busy trying to balance things here. I can’t wait for summer and I can’t wait to start going to more races.
I have a nice mix for you today as we have some from my Friday trip to Dundee, some from Outlaw Speedway and Steve Ovens as well as a studio chat with a first time winner. I hope you like the nice mix today and hope you come back tomorrow for more.
I’ll be racing with Allie tonight at the NYS Fairgrounds and hope to see some of you there. And if you are thinking about getting your son or daughter into racing this would be the right place to be. Either way, hope you have a great day.
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a veteran racer who is still having fun on the track. Scott Boudinot got ready for race #3 on Friday and talked about how much he will be racing in 2018 and why he does not want to run less to enjoy more.
A.J. Costley spoke with Steve Ovens after his Sportsman win and told him about the two years of work they did to finally get the car right as well as what he did to hold onto the lead late.
Travis Welch told me how he got the lead early on a wild move on the first lap, lost it to a multi-time champion and got it back to win his 1st career Pro Stock race at Utica Rome.
A.J. Niedermaier won the IMCA Hobby Stock race for his first win ever and talked about Steve Ovens about his early 70’s Dodge Charger as well as some issues they had earlier in the season.
Kirk Reynolds told me how he got into racing late, remembered some of his time in the military and ran down how he is doing with his Sportsman at Outlaw Speedway.
|Wednesday, June 20th 2018
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Billy Van Pelt recapped his winning weekend and looked ahead to tonight’s race at Outlaw Speedway.
Dayton Brewer talks about getting his 1st Mod win and is joined by Cory Costa and Billy Van Pelt.
Codie Baker spoke with Steve Ovens after his win Saturday night win in a Four Cylinder at Woodhull.
Tyler Bartlett previews tonight’s 50 lap big block/small block race taking place at Can Am Speedway.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Car races from this past weekend in N. Dakota.
I had another crazy day on Tuesday as I was running around doing stuff till well after 9 p.m. My wife is back to school starting this week so I have a heavier load to carry. It’s gonna be like that for about the next 11 months or so. I’ll do as much racing stuff as I can but this could cut my road time down considerably.
I was hoping to go to a show today but once again won’t get free till after 5 p.m. and with each show more than an hour away it’s just not possible. I’m planning on Brewerton Friday and have hopes for double duty on Sunday as it is not supposed to be as brutally hot as last Sunday.
We race tomorrow and if all goes well we may have a Facebook Live for you with someone we know here in racing in Central New York. And Allie is going to do it so be sure to check that out. She is too smooth that one!
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with a man who won and solid finishes all weekend long. Billy Van Pelt recapped his winning weekend that included three top three finishes, described how Freedom & Woodhull and looked ahead to tonight’s race at Outlaw Speedway.
Dayton Brewer talked to Steve Ovens after getting his first Modified win, described how nerve racking it was with some late yellows and is joined by Cory Costa and Billy Van Pelt.
Codie Baker spoke with Steve Ovens after his win Saturday night win in a Four Cylinder at Woodhull and explained why he was racing for second place for a good part of the race. Colorful guy!
Tyler Bartlett previews tonight’s 50 lap big block/small block race taking place at Can Am Speedway, goes over some specifics for drivers and looks ahead to the return of the Pabst Shootout on July 4th.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Car races from this past weekend in N. Dakota, looks ahead to this weekend and analyzes where things stand at the top of the points.
|Tuesday, June 19th 2018
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Jimmy Phelps previews tonight’s USAC Sprint race in Weedsport and recaps his most recent races.
Shawn Donath tells me how he won his first Sprint Car race in four years this past Sunday in Vernon.
Justin Wright got ready to race Friday at Outlaw Speedway and talked about being well prepared.
Jason Knowles spoke about his nice start to the year and wondered why he is doing so well so far.
Chris Cunningham talked about finally getting his first career win at Brewerton Speedway on Friday.
I had a nice day on Monday as I did some writing and got some new interviews recorded in the home studio. All but one of what I did is up today as well as a couple I did on Friday at Outlaw Speedway.
Summer is almost here and the mid week action is heating up. Tonight the USAC Sprints are part of a three division show at Weedsport Speedway while on Wednesday Can Am Speedway has a small block/big block shootout while Outlaw Speedway hosts a Short Track Super Series event. If all goes well I should be able to hit one of these shows but we’ll have to wait and see as we’re still in school mode here.
I know a lot of you look forward to out chats with Tony Veneziano but he was on the road all day on Monday. We hope to get with him today and have that up for you tomorrow as the World of Outlaw Sprints had two races this past weekend.
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a preview of what is on tap tonight in Cayuga County. Jimmy Phelps previews tonight’s USAC Sprint race in Weedsport, recaps his pair of top five finishes from the weekend and tells me about the new Kartway on the property set to open this fall.
Shawn Donath tells me how he won his first Sprint Car race in four years with the Empire Super Sprints this past Sunday in Vernon, how quickly he made his way to the front and how special it was to share with his dad.
Justin Wright got ready to race Friday at Outlaw Speedway and talked about being well prepared at the racetrack and why they are making small adjustments to try to get top five finishes.
Jason Knowles spoke about his nice start to the year with three wins so far and wondered why he is doing so well and how the racing has been so far at Outlaw Speedway & Woodhull Raceway.
Chris Cunningham talked about finally getting his first career win at Brewerton Speedway on Friday, explained how he went from third to first late and how he did on Sunday at Utica Rome.
|Monday, June 18th 2018
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Billy Ward talked about racing with his son, remembers his first time as a driver and his race past.
Allison Teed was fresh off her first top ten in the Street Stock class and talked about starting early.
Dennis French walked me through his IMCA Hobby Stock and told me what he likes about the class.
Shawn Hort told me how he is doing in his Mod Lite and how much he is enjoying racing with his son.
We had a very nice Father’s Day as we got to race with Allie and the Kuleszo Race Team at the New York State Fairgrounds. We had a rained out feature from two weeks ago to make up so Allie got in two features, practice and a heat race. She did the best she has done so far in the Modified division and we could not be happier.
I have all new people up on the site today as I met a lot of new folks this past weekend. Sure, these may not be drivers you know but each has their own unique story. And if you know me, I’ve always said every driver has a story so I hope you enjoy hearing about some new people too.
I’ll be at Outlaw Speedway on Wednesday night and was hopeful that I’d be able to do double duty on Sunday but I was just so wiped out after a hot day on the asphalt. There was no place you could go to avoid it and we were all just so tired afterwards. Sorry about that!
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page today as we get ready for the final week of school for the kiddies. Billy Ward talked about racing with his son in the IMCA Modified division at Outlaw Speedway, remembers his first time as a driver and why he decided to start driving at on dirt at age 42.
Allison Teed was fresh off her first top ten in the Street Stock class at Outlaw Speedway, ran down her goals for the features and talked about starting racing with her dad at an early age.
Dennis French walked me through his IMCA Hobby Stock, described some of car’s past in the Midwest and told me what he likes about the class.
Shawn Hort told me how he is doing in his Mod Lite, where he feels he may be lacking and how much he is enjoying racing with his son and the Syracuse Microd Club.
|Sunday, June 17th 2018
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Eldon Payne Jr. remembered when we had some fun a few years back and some changes he’s made.
Tyler Siri spoke about his race day role at Outlaw Speedway and looks ahead to a big show Wednesday.
Brian Knowles talked about balancing racing with his kids and wonders if his youngest could race.
Got tied up with things here on Saturday but am ready for a nice day today as we race with Allie this afternoon and then hopefully I will be able to make it out to Utica Rome as they have a lot of really good stuff on tap for tonight.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed as they have been rained out in all but one show so far so they really need this. Hopefully the afternoon stuff they are talking about skips us and allows us to get in an uninterrupted race day.
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we get ready for our last weekend before the kids get out of school. Eldon Payne Jr. remembered when we had some fun a few years back, offered me another chance to do it and described some changes he’s made with his Modified.
Tyler Siri spoke about his race day role at Outlaw Speedway and looks ahead to a big show Wednesday while running down the rules for the show that racers need to know.
Brian Knowles talked about balancing racing with his kids, wonders if his youngest could race soon and sums up how his season has been going so far.
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