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Monday, December 31st 2018
   Top five downloaded interviews from September 2018:
 
 Stewart Friesen speaks about racing Modifieds the next few weeks and looks ahead to Talladega.
Tim Fuller described the track he saw early on Friday and evaluated his up and down season so far.
Gary Tomkins talks about what makes dirt racing fun and why we are in such a good place now.
Rich Ricci Jr. talks about racing with his daughter Allison and remembers how he first got started.  
Members of the Guererri Family talk about their unofficial race on Saturday and teased each other.
 
Stewart Friesen speaks about racing Modifieds the next few weeks in New York State, and looks ahead to Talladega while describing how much the air moves the Camping World Trucks around the track.    
Tim Fuller described the track he saw early on Friday and evaluated his up and down season so far while explaining why he had to drop off the Super DIRTcar Series. Nice honest chat!    
Gary Tomkins talks about what makes dirt racing fun, why we are in such a good place now overall in local racing as well as how good it is to see the step ladder bow fully in place in out area. Good one here guys!   
Rich Ricci Jr. talks about racing with his daughter Allison and remembers how he first got started as well as some of the crazy stuff he did as a young man. Yeah, me too!    
Members of the Guererri Family talk about their unofficial race on Saturday after the show was complete at Land of Legends Raceway and teased each other. Matt Guererri also joins me to talk about his feature race and how nervous he was with a championship on the line. Fun stuff!     
 
Sunday, December 30th 2018
   Top five downloaded interviews from August 2018:
 
 Marc Johnson told me how he won his first ever Modified race at Utica Rome and why it was special.
Justin Haers tells me how his last few races have been going and the new car they debuted Saturday.
Rocky Warner talks about his Fonda Speedway Modified win and his rough race day on Sunday.
Bobby Varin tells me about his Fonda win on Saturday and explains how he ran down the race leader.
Jeff Burton previews NASCAR at The Glen this weekend and explains what makes the track special.
 
Marc Johnson told me how he won his first ever Modified race at Utica Rome, explained why it was special and looks forward to a busy streak of racing continuing tonight at Albany Saratoga.  
Justin Haers tells me how his last few races have been going, how he is doing since his big heat race crash at Land of Legends and the new car they debuted Saturday.   
Rocky Warner talks about his Fonda Speedway Modified win last Saturday, how he knew someone was catching him late in the race and his rough race day on Sunday pulling double duty.
Jeff Burton previews NASCAR at The Glen this weekend and explains what makes the track so special as well as what he feels is the biggest take on the season so far.    
Bobby Varin tells me about his Fonda win on Saturday and explains how he ran down the race leader in a multi-groove track as well as how he hurt one of his engines. Ouch!   
 
Saturday, December 29th 2018
   Top five downloaded interviews from July 2018:

Billy VanPelt recaps his two win weekend and describes the work he does to turn his Modified around.
Jason Barney described what makes Speedweek so special and how tight the bond is with drivers.
Tim Sears Jr. won his 1st ever on the Super DIRTcar Series and described his winning move in turn 2.
Ryan Truex talks about his next three races in the Northeast and how his older brother helps him.
Paul Cole talks about what happened Saturday in Canandaigua and what he’ll do to try to fix it.

Billy VanPelt recaps his two win weekend and describes the work he does on Saturday morning to turn his Modified around as well as how much experience matters most of the time. Good one here for the teams!    

Jason Barney described what makes Speedweek so special, what can make it tough for out of towners and how tight the bond is with drivers.   

Tim Sears Jr. won his career 1st on the Super DIRTcar Series and described his winning move in turn two as he took the lead on a restart as well as what his victory means to him. 

Ryan Truex talks about his next three races in the Northeast, examines each of the tracks we will see NASCAR at over the next three weekends and explains how his older brother helps him.  

Paul Cole talks about what happened Saturday night at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua, what he’ll do to try to fix it as well as why it happened in the first place.     
 
Friday, December 28th 2018
   Top five downloaded interviews from June 2018:
 
Alan Rudalavage talks about his win at Penn Can on Friday and a TV gig he had back in the 80's. 
Danny O’Brien talked about winning his second in a row at Can Am and his 2nd place at Brockville.
Mike McLaughlin looked over a 1980’s Showcar Modified and remembered his days working there.
Pete Bicknell talks about his win last week at Ransomville and gives drivers some valuable set up tips.
Tommy Sears remembers his 358 Modified win at Fulton and talked about learning to drive again.
 
Alan Rudalavage talks about his win at Penn Can on Friday, his plans to add Five Mile Point to his schedule for the Dick Longstreet Memorial on Sunday and a TV gig he had for an Army/Navy store.  
Danny O’Brien talked about winning his second DIRTcar 358 Modified feature in a row at Can Am, his 2nd place finish at Brockville Ontario Speedway and tells me how good the surfaces are at each track.    
Mike McLaughlin looked over a 1980’s Showcar Modified and remembered his days working there as a young man as well as how he made his way up in the company.    
Pete Bicknell talks about his win last week at Ransomville, explains how he got into a jingle after the checkered flag and gives drivers some valuable set up tips. Want help? Call them at 905-685-4291.    
Tommy Sears remembers his 358 Modified win at Fulton and talked about learning to drive the lower horsepower small block after many years at the track in a big block.    
 
Thursday, December 27th 2018
   Top five downloaded interviews from May 2018:
 
Alan Rudalavage talks about his second place at Woodhull and what is new at Penn Can Speedway.
Alan Johnson picked up win number 122 in Canandaigua and explained how his experience helped.
Pat Ward told me how has been doing so far and how little he knew about his small block competition.
Jordan McCreadie ran down his plans for the year and talked about getting used to Fulton Speedway.
Otto Sitterly describes the work he is doing on his Supermodified to get ready for 2018 in Oswego.
 
Alan Rudalavage talks about his second place at Woodhull last Saturday, how the new mix of engines has expanded the division and what is new at Penn Can Speedway.   
Alan Johnson picked up win number 122 in Canandaigua at Land of Legends Raceway and explained how his experience helped while looking forward to a night of big block racing in Weedsport.    
Pat Ward told me how has been doing so far, how little he knew about his small block competition and wonders what the future may look like locally.    
Jordan McCreadie ran down his plans for the year, talked about getting used to Fulton Speedway and the two different tires he can use on the right rear.    
Otto Sitterly describes the work he is doing on his Supermodified to get ready for the Oswego Speedway opener on May 26th and tells me about his hopes for a win as well as why he likes this form of racing so much. Lots of really good stuff here!   
 
Wednesday, December 26th 2018
   Top five downloaded interviews from April 2018:
 
Billy Pauch Jr. recapped his wins at Big Diamond and New Egypt and looks ahead to this weekend.
Ryan Watt talks about his win in the Doug Hoffman Memorial and his plans for this weekend.
Peter Britten talked about his Friday practice at Malta and reflected on his move to America.
Steve Poirier explains why he’ll be running a trimmed down schedule this year and his 2017 thoughts.
Jessey Mueller tells me how he set a new track record at Malta and looks forward to Tuesday night.
 
Ryan Watt talks about his win in the Doug Hoffman Memorial, how many Modifieds were on coli over suspensions and his plans to race twice this weekend.  
Billy Pauch Jr. recapped his wins at Big Diamond and New Egypt as well as his seventh place on Thursday and looks ahead to four race days in a row starting this Thursday at Georgetown. 
Peter Britten talked about his Friday practice at Malta and reflected on coming to America as an Australian champion as well as how tough it was adapting those first few seasons. Really good one here! 
Steve Poirier explains why he’ll be running a trimmed down schedule this year, how he is getting back in race shape and remembers his tough start to the 2017 season.    
Jessey Mueller tells me how he set a new track record at Malta’s practice last week, looks forward to the re-scheduled show on Tuesday night and runs down his plans to race weekly on Friday & Sunday.  
 
Tuesday, December 25th 2018
   Top five downloaded interviews from March 2018:
 
Alan Johnson talks about his season racing twice weekly and tells me how his racecars look now.  
Ronnie Johnson told me about his new deal for 2018 and remembered working on dad’s pit crew.
Rocky Warner shared some of what he learned at the end of last year and looked ahead to a big year.
Jamie Moore talks about restored Jim Shampine Supermodified that he showed off last weekend.
Jeff Cook interviews Jason Barney and asks him what it takes to become an ESS Champion.
 
Alan Johnson talks about his season racing twice weekly and tells me how his racecars look now as well as some of the drivers he would put on his top five list.    
Ronnie Johnson told me about his new deal for 2018 and remembered working on dad’s pit crew as well as some of what he learned from his early days in racing.    
Rocky Warner shared some of what he learned at the end of last season in his Modified starts, what he knows about his plans as of now and compares what he’ll do now to what he’s done in the past.    
Jamie Moore talks about restored Jim Shampine Supermodified that he showed off last weekend in Auburn, how many people gave of their time & money to make it happen and how he it helped him in his own recovery from a heart attack and a stroke. If you missed it, the car will be at the Syracuse Motorsports Expo this weekend.   
Jeff Cook interviews Jason Barney at the Syracuse Motorsports Expo and asks him what it takes to become an ESS Champion.     
 
     
 
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