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Tuesday, December 11th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Billy Van Pelt talks about his 20th championship at Woodhull and gives teams some off season tips.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car schedule and the PRI show in Indy.

I had a nice day on Monday as I did some writing and some work in the studio. I got enough ahead that I will be able to take today off ahead of another week of bowling later tonight. Dad got a new ball and I can’t wait to see how he throws it.

We have two nice chats in the can too with a local Late Model racer and a local track GM as they will give us some news. Plus I may get more done later tonight as I am always ready to get some work done after bowling. And if there is a person you’d like me to speak with just say the word and we’ll get it done.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new on the Audio Page starting with a driver who always gets a lot of listens on the site. Billy Van Pelt talks about his 20th championship at Woodhull and gives teams some off season tips on how to evaluate their racecars and runs down some items on his racing bucket list.  
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car schedule, the USAC schedule that includes a date in Weedsport and last week’s PRI show in Indianapolis.   
 
Monday, December 10th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Donnie Elliott talked about his season at Five Mile Point and some of his travel shows as well.
Matt Smith tells me about this weekend’s indoor race in Trenton and how he did in his 600 Micro.

It was a busy day on Sunday as I got a lot done in the studio after an easy week last week. I have some good ones coming up and will be back in the studio again today to get more. I already have a few thing set up and hope to add a few more before Tuesday.
 
And we’ll be getting a report on the PRI show later today from Tony Veneziano and we’ll have that up tomorrow as well as lots more. It’s going to be a fun week and we are so happy you are here checking us out.

Now let’s chat more about what we do have for you on the Audio Page starting with a racer who will need to find a new Saturday home for 2019. Donnie Elliott talked about his season at Five Mile Point, some of the extra costs associated with racing and recalled some of his other shows at different racetracks.  
 
Matt Smith tells me about this weekend’s indoor race in Trenton, remembers how he did in last years race and how he did in his Winged 600 Micro Sprint outdoors in 2018.  
 
Sunday, December 9th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Coleman Gulick talks to Mike Mallett about finishing 3rd with ESS and how good the competition is.  
Jason Barney finished 2nd with ESS and told Mike Mallett what is the backbone of his race team.
Paulie Colagiovanni told me how a crash cut his season short and how he dealt with a concussion.

I had some friends stop by out of the blue and ended up having a really nice day with them as we watched hoops and had fun. It’s great when you get a nice surprise like that and having these last conversations in the can allowed me to have some fun wit them and not worry. It was nice!
 
So now with the can empty we come into today needing to get a lot done but that’s ok. I’ll be in the studio most of the day and hoping to track down your favorite driver. It is gonna be fun and I can’t wait to get going.
 
Now let’s talk about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page as we wrap up things from the season with the Empire Super Sprints. Coleman Gulick talks to Mike Mallett about finishing 3rd with ESS and how good the competition is compared to other parts of the country and a newcomer that will drive for him next season.  
 
Jason Barney finished 2nd with ESS and told Mike Mallett what is the backbone of his race team and how consistent they have been the past few seasons.  
 
Paulie Colagiovanni told me how a crash cut his season short and how he dealt with a concussion and how he knew that he had a problem.   
 
Saturday, December 8th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Barb Patterson and Doug Emery talk about their 7th place ESS finish with driver Mike Mahaney.
Paul Kinney spoke with Mike Mallett about finishing sixth with the ESS and his other special award.
Billy VanInwegen came home 5th in his first year with the ESS and talked about being best newcomer.
Matt Tanner met with Mike Mallett and talked with him about finishing fourth in the ESS point chase.
Jeff Peebles reacts to seeing his kart race crash from last year on Ridiculousness and how he’s doing.

The snow stayed away for the most part here in Central New York as we only got enough to make it tricky on the roads. Someone almost hit a telephone pole head on just around the corner from us as somehow they slid right between the pole and the support wire. Be careful out there guys and gals.
 
I got a lot of busy stuff done on Friday and the kids had half days so that was nice. I only have a few things left in the can and will be looking to fill up once again today after the SU/Georgetown game at 3:30. And if I missed your favorite driver just shoot me a message and I’ll get it done.
 
Now let’s chat more about what’s up today on the Audio Page as we begin with more from the ESS banquet last Saturday. Barb Patterson and Doug Emery talk about their 7th place ESS finish with driver Mike Mahaney, read a letter from Mike and remember the long time spent with the club. You will be truly missed!  
 
Paul Kinney spoke with Mike Mallett about finishing sixth with the ESS, how Speedweek hurt them in the points and what it was like to win the John Zentner Award. Congrats Paul! 
 
Billy VanInwegen came home 5th in his first year with the ESS and talked about some things he wished he could have changed and what it was like being named Outstanding Newcomer.

Matt Tanner met with Mike Mallett and talked with him about finishing fourth in the ESS point chase, how nice it was to win two A-Mains especially at a track that he really loves. 
 
Jeff Peebles reacts to seeing his kart race crash from last year on Ridiculousness, how he’s doing just over a year later and why he still brought his suit with him this past weekend.   
 
Friday, December 7th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Matt Billings speaks to Mike Mallett about his tenth place finish with the Empire Super Sprints.
Danny Varin reacts to finishing ninth with the ESS and talks about his successes at Speedweek.
Shawn Donath came home eighth in ESS points and spoke about the support he gets from family.
Tony Farone talks about the new chassis he purchased and wonders what division he’ll race in.
Kevin Ward Sr. ran down how his first race in six years went and the need to make the kart better.
 
We had a nice day and the snow they were predicting for us was little more than a dusting and it was gone by lunch time. That’s my kind of snow storm. I did see some of you were getting hit pretty hard and we’re hoping it didn’t mess up your day too much.
 
I got my work done nice and early so Allie and I could go to a girls basketball game. It’s the team that Allie tried out for and by her watching she now has a little better idea of what she’ll have to do to make it next year. She is in another league at school and they start soon so that will give her some much needed game experience of which she has very little of so far.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have today on the Audio Page featuring three banquet clips and two from me. Matt Billings speaks to Mike Mallett about his tenth place finish with the Empire Super Sprints, how excited he was to get his first Sprint Car win on dirt and some of what he has learned. 
 
Danny Varin reacts to finishing ninth with the ESS and talks about his successes at Speedweek as well as how well things went  on the road with an abbreviated Sprint Car schedule. 
 
Shawn Donath came home eighth in ESS points and spoke about the support he gets from his family before he gets a nice gift from Chuck Hebing. Where does Chuck find this stuff? 
 
Tony Farone talks about the new chassis he purchased, wonders if he may be able to go Modified and offers his take on the changes at Fonda Speedway for 2019. 
 
Kevin Ward Sr. ran down how his first race in six years went, the need to make the kart better and how he thought the driver did in the heat.  
 
Thursday, December 6th 2018
    New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jeff Cook spoke with Mike Mallett after being honored for his 11th place in points with the ESS.
Chad Miller finished 12th in Empire Super Sprints points and spoke about his year with Mallett.
Paulie Colagiovanni spoke about his 13th place with ESS and his win in the Hard Luck Award.
Kelly Hebing talked about her 14th place point finish and being named Most Improved Driver.
Denny Peebles tells me about his second place finish in his Unlimited heat race at Syracuse.
Paul Cole previews the 2019 season at Land of Legends Raceway and highlights some new races.
 
I had another good day on Wednesday. My mother in law had a procedure done so I got up early to get both the kids off as my wife headed to the hospital nice and early. Everything worked out really well across the board as mom is back home, doing well and on the mend. Yay!
 
Bowling was tough as I ripped part of a fingernail off on my index finger which made it tough. I hurt to put my finger in the ball, hurt to throw it while getting fingers in the ball and on Wednesday it was throbbing. Thankfully I am a two finger and thumb typist so it did not affect my ability to write at all. I knew that two finger banging style of mine would benefit me eventually.
 
I also had a chance to get through the new schedules and I’ll have some thoughts on that tomorrow. Only one World of Outlaws Sprint Car date in NYS. Did you see that? I’m surprised. Are you?
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for today on the Audio Page beginning again with more from the ESS banquet last Saturday night. Jeff Cook spoke with Mike Mallett after being honored for his 14th place in points with the ESS, his hopes that some late season momentum could carry over to 2019 and what he was thinking after a rough Speedweek.   
 
Chad Miller finished 12th in Empire Super Sprints points and spoke about his year with Mike Mallett about his steady progression as well as how well things went in Canada.  
 
Paulie Colagiovanni spoke about his 13th place with ESS after seeing his season cut short, his win in the Hard Luck Award and his plans to come back strong in 2019.   
 
Kelly Hebing talked about her 14th place point finish with the ESS, what it felt like being named Most Improved Driver and the fun she had on the road with her 360 Sprint Car. 
 
Denny Peebles tells me about his second place finish in his Unlimited heat race at Syracuse, how he fell back initially and what he hoped would happen later to the track.  
 
Paul Cole previews the 2019 season at Land of Legends Raceway and highlights some new races on the schedule while running down specifics on particular events. 

 
Wednesday, December 5th 2018
   New on the Audio Page from the Empire Super Sprints Banquet:

Danny Varin tells me about his 6 wins with his Sprint Car and who helped him with his learning curve.
Dave Axton speaks with Mike Mallett, not Shane, about some changes in his race program for 2019.
Brett Wright finished 17th in ESS points and got to chat about his season with emcee Mike Mallett.
Chuck Hebing talked with Mike Mallett after his 16th place finish and his two wins with the ESS tour.
Jonathan Preston rounded out the top 15 in ESS points and told the crowd about his 2019 race season.
Chad Towner reminds Penn Can teams about meetings this Saturday and previews his 2nd season.

I had a nice day on Tuesday and got to see the new schedules for the SDS for Mods, 358s, Sportsman and Pro Stocks. It is going to be quite the season and all we have to do is get through five months of snow and cold to get there. Oh crap.

I’ll do my best to get some reactions today and will have more up tomorrow as I will be back in the studio after a lazy day on Tuesday. I would also like to get to a race shop soon too so if any of you know when you’ll be working just gimme a shout and we’ll stop by.
 
Now let’s chat more about what’s on the Audio Page for today as we begin with a conversation I had with a driver who has caught on to Sprint Car racing really fast. Danny Varin talks about his 6 wins with a 360 Sprint Car, who helped him with his learning curve and some of the stuff he learned from some Pennsylvania legends.

Dave Axton speaks with Mike Mallett, not Shane, about some changes in his race program for 2019 as well as how much different things are when you have two cars instead of one.  
 
Brett Wright finished 17th in ESS points and got to chat about his season with emcee Mike Mallett whole sharing some of the things he has been learning since his move from a Modified.  
 
Chuck Hebing talked with Mike Mallett after his 16th place finish and his two wins with the ESS tour while wondering if he could return to the ESS in 2019. 
 
Jonathan Preston rounded out the top 15 in ESS points and told the crowd about his 2019 race season as well as how inconsistent things went as he looks for some good luck. 
 
Chad Towner reminds Penn Can teams about meetings this Saturday and previews what he is thinking about for his 2nd season as well as some of the specific additions he is making.   
 
     
 
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