|Tuesday, March 27th 2012
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Richie Pratt Jr. talks with Jeremiah Fish about his hopes for New Egypt and his familiar ride.
Danny Tyler spoke with J Fish about his Sportsman and why he is going to follow the ROC Series.
Joe “Geezer” Fanelli ran down his plans for 2012 including small car Sundays at Grandview.
I had a good day on Monday and as I type this up my work is done nice and early, even before my daughter gets off the bus. I still have one more interview left in the can and you’ll get to hear that one tomorrow as well as whatever I can get done today in the studio.
I also wrote up another column for the Syracuse Post Standard and you can read it in today’s edition. It is all about the race this past weekend in New Egypt and thanks to Jeremiah Fish, I had lots of quotes from winner Stewart Friesen to use. Thanks J Fish!
I will also get back on photos today too as I have a few to put up from Rick Young. Plus I have some business to take care of also so it will be a busy day.
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. We begin with a long conversation with a driver who wins a lot of races in the New Jersey area. Richie Pratt Jr. talks with Jeremiah Fish about his hopes for New Egypt and his familiar ride. He also talked about a newer car they are building for his weekly track, what they’ll bring to Bridgeport this week and ran down his plans for the 2012 season.
Danny Tyler spoke with J Fish about his Sportsman and why he is going to follow the ROC Series. He talked about the work they had to do to fix the car after a crash last year, why he feels racing this series will help him and where he feels he needs to improve.
Joe “Geezer” Fanelli ran down where he will race this year including small car Sundays at Grandview. He told me what else will be running at these special Sunday shows, how his 600 Modified looks right now and reminded everyone to check out his new updated website at www.22racing.com.
|Monday, March 26th 2012
| New on the Audio Page from Jeremiah Fish at New Egypt Speedway:
Ryan Godown talked about racing in his home state and described his hopes to Jeremiah Fish.
Danny Creeden remembered his races at Selinsgrove and told J Fish how he did on each night.
James Cornell told J Fish about his practice and the brand new chassis he brought to New Jersey.
Stewart Friesen won the Cabin Fever 60 at New Egypt and told J Fish how he got to the front.
It was a cold and rainy day on Sunday here in Central New York and it looked the same on both the races I watched too as I switched back and forth between the NASCAR race in California and the Formula 1 race. The F1 cars ran in the rain and as I type this up, the rain has delayed the racing in California.
We have four new offerings for today as Jeremiah Fish was able to make it down to New Egypt Speedway for race number two of the ROC Modified Tour. We have four up today and three more that will come out tomorrow or Wednesday at the latest. And in the can are chats with Neal Williams, Richie Pratt and Danny Tyler.
Once again we need to thank J Fish for all the work he does for us here on the site. It is so great to hear another voice besides myself so let him know how much you appreciate him the next time you see him.
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. We begin with his first conversation in the pit area at New Egypt. Ryan Godown talked about racing in his home state and described his hopes to Jeremiah Fish. He explained why he is waiting on a big block, how he did in his last weekend at Selinsgrove and ran down where we will see him weekly in 2012.
Danny Creeden remembered his races at Selinsgrove and told J Fish how he did on each night. He talked about a parts failure they had on Friday, wondered if he should have left the big block home and explains why he feels more comfortable with a small block engine under his right foot.
James Cornell told J Fish about his first practice and the brand new chassis he brought to New Jersey. He talked about the car owner he will be driving for this year, how much he will be racing it and wonders if he might do some big money Sportsman races as well.
Stewart Friesen won the Cabin Fever 60 at New Egypt and told J Fish how he got to the front. He talked about the work they did the night before to get the car ready, why he thought a small block would be perfect for this show and how happy he was with how well everything went.
|Sunday, March 25th 2012
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Ronnie Davis III talked about winning the Novice Sportsman Championship and his move up.
Bailey Groves remembered her Novice races from last year and described her hopes for 2012.
Scott Ford showed off his Sportsman at the mall and told about the night that a win slipped away.
Andy Kieffer explained how a chat on Facebook with a fellow driver led to some set up changes.
I had a good day on Saturday as the rain around the area kept me closer to home. I went to the Great Northern Mall to see the racecars and chat with a few drivers. All four of the interviews I recorded are up today and some pictures from the event will show up today as well, so keep checking back for those.
We have four new ones for you today including one new driver to the site. Make sure to listen to the Bailey Groves interview as this young lady tells you what she learned last year in her first attempts in a Sportsman. Plus we have a pair of drivers that raced against her as well as an IMCA Modified driver, so there is a lot of good stuff to listen to.
Not sure what today will bring just yet but know that we will be back here tomorrow with more. And be sure to hit the mall today as the cars will be coming out at closing time today. Say thanks to the store owners too when you go in and make sure they know you were there for the racecars.
Now let’s chat more about what is new on the Audio Page for today. I begin with my first chat on Saturday afternoon in Clay, New York. Ronnie Davis III talked about winning the Novice Sportsman Championship at Fulton Speedway and his move up to a full fledged Sportsman. He told me about the tough start he had to his 2011 season, when things turned around and where he feels he needs to improve as a driver.
Bailey Groves remembered her Novice Sportsman races from last year and described her hopes for 2012. She told me about her first night in the racecar, how much more comfortable she is in the car now and how important footwork is. No guys, you don’t just floor these cars and leave your foot there!
Scott Ford showed off his Sportsman at the mall and told about the night that a win slipped away. He told me what he was thinking about before he overdrove the car into the corner, why he switched from the Novice class and why he changed his chassis during the off season.
Andy Kieffer explained how a chat on Facebook with a fellow driver led to some significant set up changes. He told me what they found wrong with his IMCA Modified, what those changes did to the car and how excited he is to get back on the track with his new set up. I’ll bet!
|Saturday, March 24th 2012
| New on the Audio Page for today:
David Marcuccilli talked about his new Sportsman and looks ahead to the Canandaigua practice.
Caley Weese tells me what she has been learning at Race 101 as she gets her Late Model ready.
Mike Vaughn showed off his Crate Late Model and explained why they went with the black & white.
Colby Herzog had a new 4 Cylinder on display at Great Northern Mall and talked about his hopes.
I had another fun day on Friday as I went to the Great Northern Mall in Clay for a show featuring cars that will compete at the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways. I did just a couple of interviews and will take some photos today. But I want you guys to go to the show, so I am holding off a bit on the pictures.
Today the show continues and also Canandaigua Motorsports Park has a practice that has been moved up as of 8PM last night to 2 PM today. Keep checking their web page as there is a chance of some weather and they could even move it up again perhaps, so check when you wake up today.
As for the mall show, Cory Reed will be there from 11AM-6PM and he will be giving away six packs of tickets on the hour. So be sure to get there and maybe see some races for free. And local radio station WOLF will be on hand from 1-3 PM so look for a lot to happen then too.
The ROC Modified Tour continues today with a show down at New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey. Our J Fish is there so look for audio from him on Monday as I am sure he won’t get back till real late tomorrow morning.
Now let’s chat about the new stuff on the Audio Page for today. I begin with a couple of studio conversations followed by two from the mall show. David Marcuccilli talked about his new Sportsman and looks ahead to the Canandaigua practice later today. He told me why he went with a tall cage/driver back car, how his crash at Syracuse last year led to that decision and explains why he has a new weekly home this year after several seasons as a regular at Weedsport.
Caley Weese tells me what she has been learning at Race 101 as she gets her Late Model ready. She talked about what they did this past weekend, how she broke her thumb in a crash last season and why she is going all pink this year on her racecar.
Mike Vaughn showed off his Crate Late Model and explained why they went with the black & white. He told me who really wanted it to look that way, where they will race weekly and how much he was enjoying meeting some folks at the Great Northern Mall.
Colby Herzog had a new 4 Cylinder on display at Great Northern Mall and talked about his hopes. He told me how proud he was to be named the Rookie of the Year at Brewerton Speedway, why he likes Hondas so much and what he hopes this car does better than last year’s edition.
|Friday, March 23rd 2012
| New on the Audio Page for today
Mike Stelter talked about what a great situation he is in this year with his 360 Sprint Cars.
Billy VanInwegen remembered last weeks crash at Selinsgrove and talked about his plans to travel.
Tiger Chapman tells us why Can Am will not be DIRTcar Sanctioned in 2012 and what the rules are.
I got a lot done on Thursday as I recorded a lot of new interviews and was able to put some in the can for future release. Then later in the day I was able to chat with Can Am Motorsports Park owner Tiger Chapman about why they will be independent this season. The reason that chat is third is it was recorded after I had already updated the site for Friday.
And don’t forget to check out the Great Northern Mall this weekend as cars from the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways will be on hand for viewing. And for you fans who are going, make sure to buy something while you are there and show your support. This is a two way street you know, so let’s make sure that this show returns next year.
Also New Egypt runs tomorrow with race #2 of the Race of Champions Modified Tour. Many of the top teams from all across the northeast will be on hand and so will J Fish. He’ll have one of my recorders with him so look for stuff from him to show up perhaps as early as Monday.
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who can’t wait to get back on the track. Mike Stelter talked about what a great situation he is in this year with his 360 Sprint Cars. He told me who stepped up to get him some extra power, how he managed to endure his worst year ever in 2011 and remembered some of what went wrong last season.
Billy VanInwegen remembered last weeks crash at Selinsgrove and talked about his plans to travel with the Super DIRTcar Series. He told me how badly damaged his Modified was, looked ahead to a return to Orange County Fair Speedway and wonders if he’ll race a 305 next weekend at Black Rock.
Tiger Chapman tells us why Can Am will not be DIRTcar Sanctioned in 2012 and what the rules are. He ran down what happened over the last few weeks, why they will still run Hoosier tires and talks directly to the teams affected by the decision.
|Thursday, March 22nd 2012
| New on the Audio Page for today
Cory Reed talks about the Brewerton and Fulton Speedway Car show at Great Northern Mall.
Ray Woodall remembered his abbreviated season at Big Diamond and talks about Sunday’s practice.
Jeremie Corcoran gets ready for this Saturday’s practice at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.
I had a good day on Wednesday although as I was four for four on the interviews I wanted to get done. I had a few extra things set up in hopes of getting a little ahead, but guys get busy and I understand. The season is here for some and right around the corner for others so I get what I can when I can. So thanks to everyone who took time out to chat with me yesterday.
I do have lots of things set up for today and also have a new column out in the Syracuse Post Standard that talks about New Egypt, the car show in Clay, New York and Canandaigua’s practice on Saturday which I may be able to make it out for.
Plus Jeremiah Fish called and he may be heading to New Egypt with one of my recorders and his cameras. It is so great to have him helping and I hope you all enjoyed his interviews which we highlighted the last three days. And in looking at the numbers, I can see you did!
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with news on a free car show this weekend in Central New York. Cory Reed talks about the Brewerton and Fulton Speedway Car show at Great Northern Mall this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He told me why he thinks these mall shows are so important for racetracks, described some of the activities taking place and looks ahead to the season opener at Fulton on April 14th with the Patriot Sprint Tour.
Ray Woodall remembered his abbreviated season at Big Diamond and talks about Sunday’s practice. He talked about an issue he had with his motor after an early season race, how he first got into racing at age seven and how a career ending football injury led him to Sportsman racing with his dad’s help. Welcome aboard Ray!
Jeremie Corcoran gets ready for this Saturday’s practice at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. He talked about the possibility of the time (3-6 PM) being moved up due to weather, looked ahead to the season starter on April 7th and remembered how he felt last year at this same time.
|Wednesday, March 21st 2012
| New on the Audio Page for today from Jeremiah Fish at Selinsgrove Speedway:
Dale Planck talks with J Fish about turning a frame into a racecar in seven days and his bad draw.
Billy Pauch Jr. spoke with J Fish about his hopes coming into the ROC opener in Pennsylvania.
Michael Storms thought back on his trip to Florida and told J Fish about his special guest.
The final chats from Jeremiah Fish’s trip to Selinsgrove are up today and all three are real good. I saved these three on purpose for today and each is over 5 minutes long and each is packed with great info on how these three drivers made it to the track this past weekend and how fortunate they all feel they are.
Sometimes we all get wrapped up in numbers and sanctioning bodies and all kinds of other stuff instead of keeping our focus on what is important…the racing. We live in an area that most of the country thinks of as city. But the northeast and New York State are racing country and it is my job to point that out!
Yes, I’m getting reflective again and who could blame me? I love my job and just want to do it better. We’re working on that and with all of your help, we’ll continue to do that.
Now let’s chat more about those three new chats on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who worked real hard to make it to the track this past weekend. Dale Planck talks with J Fish about turning a frame into a racecar in seven days and his bad draw for the ROC opener. He also chatted about his mindset coming from the back, his win last year that went away after a trip across the scales and how quickly you can lose the handle on a racecar.
Billy Pauch Jr. spoke with J Fish about his hopes coming into the ROC opener in Pennsylvania. He talked about some of his past at Selinsgrove, explained how his ride for the event came together and why he is so fortunate with the rides he has for this season.
Michael Storms thought back on his trip to Florida and told J Fish about his special guest in the pits. He talked about why that was so important to him & his brother, why he likes the relationship he has with his current team so much and how that relationship has progressed since last year.
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