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Wednesday, January 30th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Mike Kaslouskas talks about what he did last year to learn what his Pro Stock wanted handling wise.
Jeff Ciglich runs down the 17 race schedule for the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour here in 2019.

I had a great day on Tuesday as I got a lot done on something I had been putting off for quite some time. Now today it’s back to doing more of that and more in the studio as well as the can is empty. But we’ll fix that and get lots of work done today and still make sure we’re good for tomorrow.
 
I hope al of you are doing well as this cold snap here is really something. I wonder if the kids might get some delays this week as it is going to be pretty darned cold at the bus stop all week long. Wishing you guys all the best.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page starting with a man who got a lot faster as the season went on in 2018. Mike Kaslouskas talks about what he did last year to learn what his Pro Stock wanted handling wise, how many people helped make the car better and describes how it looks right now.  
 
Jeff Ciglich runs down the 17 race schedule for the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour here in 2019, how many new tracks have been added and how all of you can find out more about the tour. Go to www.dirtmodifiednostalgiatour.com.  
 
Tuesday, January 29th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jim LaRock talks about his season in a Modified at Outlaw Speedway and how that season ended.
Tony Veneziano reports on some early season Sprint Car racing and some news from the All Stars.

I had a very busy day on Monday as I had a lot of people to see in a short period of time. Best news is that we’re gonna be okay here and plans that we had in place before last week remain in place so things are not nearly as bad as they could have been.

I did get some work done and will be working today on a non-racing project as I clearly need more of those in my life. We’re going to keep going here and continue for quite some time as I move my priorities around a little. Family as always comes first and that does not change!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page starting with a man who got his racing career started the same year as I did. Jim LaRock talks about his season in a Modified at Outlaw Speedway, how last season ended on an important night and remembers his first season behind the wheel in 1990. 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on some early season Sprint Car racing and some news from the All Stars as well as some hints that TSR may finally be switching to Ford engines in their Sprints.   
 
Monday, January 28th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Joe Marotta and I discuss the local paper’s decision to end local racing coverage and what it means.
Kenny Hammond tells me about his 2018 race season where he ran both Sportsman and Modified.

We’ll we’re back from our little trip underground and we’re back at it today. You guys know me, when I get bad news I dig in and go underground for a few days to think. I chat with people close to me and try to make sure I don’t make a rash decision. And I know that I often don’t think well in the days right after bad news so I just sat back, took it all in and now have a rough idea of what to do.
 
I got back in the studio on Sunday and had a nice chat with my good friend Joe Marotta, who’s knowledge and experience I always seek out when I am looking for a different perspective on things. Thanks Joe.

I’ll be alright but this latest news on Syracuse.com and the Syracuse Post Standard ending their local coverage is something that has happened in other areas and something that is quite problematic for the sport at the local level. And with big time racing also going through an adjustment period the sport is truly at a crossroads.

Keep in mind they are going the pay only route and with so much information online and free, myself included, why would someone pay just to read my two columns a week? I know right? They’re not! Case closed!
 
We’ll keep doing what we can and we’ll still do what we love to do even though most of the people we know and work with could care less about what we do on the weekends. I love it, I know you guys love it too but as to where the future could take us is still a big unknown.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page for today as we get back on the horse and hopefully ride with our head high once again although that last part could take a while.  Joe Marotta and I discuss the local paper’s decision to end local racing coverage, wonder why it is that many people just do not see racing as a sport and why the sport has fallen off in overall numbers. 
 
Kenny Hammond tells me about his 2018 race season where he ran both Sportsman and Modified, explained how a big late season win helped his bottom line and what he plans on for 2019.  
 
Friday, January 25th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Joe Marotta and I discuss the local paper’s decision to end local racing coverage and what it means.
Kenny Hammond tells me about his 2018 race season where he ran both Sportsman and Modified.

We’ll we’re back from our little trip underground and we’re back at it today. You guys know me, when I get bad news I dig in and go underground for a few days to think. I chat with people close to me and try to make sure I don’t make a rash decision. And I know that I often don’t think well in the days right after bad news so I just sat back, took it all in and now have a rough idea of what to do.
 
I got back in the studio on Sunday and had a nice chat with my good friend Joe Marotta, who’s knowledge and experience I always seek out when I am looking for a different perspective on things. Thanks Joe.

I’ll be alright but this latest news on Syracuse.com and the Syracuse Post Standard ending their local coverage is something that has happened in other areas and something that is quite problematic for the sport at the local level. And with big time racing also going through an adjustment period the sport is truly at a crossroads.

Keep in mind they are going the pay only route and with so much information online and free, myself included, why would someone pay just to read my two columns a week? I know right? They’re not! Case closed!
 
We’ll keep doing what we can and we’ll still do what we love to do even though most of the people we know and work with could care less about what we do on the weekends. I love it, I know you guys love it too but as to where the future could take us is still a big unknown.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page for today as we get back on the horse and hopefully ride with our head high once again although that last part could take a while.  Joe Marotta and I discuss the local paper’s decision to end local racing coverage, wonder why it is that many people just do not see racing as a sport and why the sport has fallen off in overall numbers. 
 
Kenny Hammond tells me about his 2018 race season where he ran both Sportsman and Modified, explained how a big late season win helped his bottom line and what he plans on for 2019.   
 
Thursday, January 24th 2019
   I got a bit of bad news on Wednesday as Syracuse.com and the Syracuse Post Standard, who have been my employer for 12 years, has decided they are not covering local racing anymore. It is a huge blow to me and even a bigger blow to the racing community as they said the stories just did not get enough eyes on them to make it worth it.

 So now I need to figure a few things out and think about what I need to do next. I’ll still be here of course as I love the sport so much and have a tremendous amount of respect for those of you who participate in it. I’m thinking of some options, some temporary and some long term and some totally out of this realm altogether.

But I also know that I am not thinking clearly right now as this only happened Wednesday afternoon. So I am going to take a few days to think. Those of you who know me please feel free to reach out to me as I am devastated right now and sad to know that a mainstream media outlet had to make the tough decision to end their coverage of what I think is the best local sport around.

 Thanks for understanding! 
 
     
 
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