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Monday, February 4th 2019
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Brett Tonkin told me how his off season is going and the Modifieds he is working on right now.
Paulie Colagiovanni talked about the new Sprint Car on its way to his shop and his 2019 race plans.
 
What a nice day it was on Sunday as we got over 50 degrees here in Central New York. The snow was melting, blacktop is now visible in the driveway and hopefully the quick snow melt will not create any extra problems on top of what we dealt with last week.
 
I’m getting ready to watch the big game with my family and we’re just hoping for a good game that the refs don’t screw up with their calls. It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the NFL as they surely have some serious off season issues to address that won’t be easy to fix…that’s for sure.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting with a driver who is feeling pretty good about life right about now. Brett Tonkin told me how his off season is going after getting married in the fall, how things are looking in his race shop right now and what he has on tap for this season.

Paulie Colagiovanni talked about the new Sprint Car on its way to Central Square, reminds me how he got it and describes how the other cars in his shop look as he gets ready for the 2019 season.   
 
Sunday, February 3rd 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Josh Pieniazek recaps his sixteen race season in a Sprint Car andhis one win in a 305 Sprinter.
Eric Kingsley tells me about racing 358’s with his son this season and shares some racing memories.

What a nice day it was on Saturday. No, the sun was not out and no, it was not 60 degrees but it was above freezing and it felt like a summer day to us. We’re hoping this warmer weather does not create another set of problems so we’re keeping our fingers crossed for all of you.
 
I’ll be back working again today before the big New England win later today (I’m hoping not but you know…) and I’ll have more for you tomorrow. Plus I’ll be back at it again on Monday as well so don’t miss a day or you never know what you’ll miss out on.
 
As I type this up I am getting ready to watch a must win game for SU basketball as they hope to make it to the NCAA tourney. In between interviews all we have been watching is hoops as Allie is now a full time off season basketball junkie. Hey, there is worse things she could be into. That’s for sure!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting in the 360 Sprint Car world. Josh Pieniazek recaps his sixteen race season in a Sprint Car that saw him visit some new tracks, how he got into a 305 for a weekend and the new look he will be sporting this coming season. 
 
Eric Kingsley tells me about racing 358 Modifieds with his son this season, explains what they would be racing in a perfect world and shares some racing memories including the near riot at the New Utica Rome Speedway. Good one here guys!  
 
Saturday, February 2nd 2019
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Jessey Mueller talks about getting ready for his first races of the year in two weeks down in Florida.
Josh Reome tells me what it is like on the North Country right now and how his Sportsman looks.

It was a nice day here on Friday as the sun came out and warmed us up to the mid teens by afternoon. It might not sound that nice but after wind chills in the -20 to -30 range it felt downright balmy.
 
I spent the day in the studio and with family as I am trying to get ahead with a big football game on Sunday. I did get to where I wanted to be and will be back in the studio today hoping to get more done before the SU game at 6 p.m.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a man who will be racing real soon. Jessey Mueller talks about getting ready for his first races of the year in two weeks down in Florida, describes what he is bringing to Volusia and what it was like to win in his third year on dirt. 
 
Josh Reome tells me what it is like on the North Country right now after a serious lake effect snow storm, how his Sportsman looks right now and how tough a season it was for him in 2018.   
 
Friday, February 1st 2019
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Lance Willix describes what it is like for plow drivers in The North Country in heavy lake effect snow.
Marc Mintuolo reminds us about his Race Party taking place tomorrow at 6 pm at the Newark VFW.

What a day it was on Thursday! I saw some of the video from up north as route 81 became a parking lot due to the heavy lake effect snow. And then throw in below zero temperatures and wind and you’ve got a real problem. We’re thinking about all of you and hoping the snow lets up and you can dig out. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
 
I also thought about the truck drivers as I visited our local Wegmans on Thursday night. There were some areas where product was missing and I know the weather has everything to do with that. Imagine what it must be like being stuck in the snow in your truck. I’m sure a lot of those drivers would give anything right now for a hot shower and a hot plate of food. Wishing all of you all the best too.

Feeling fortunate down here for so many things and looking forward to what it gonna be a season like no other for me and my whole family. I can’t wait to get going and see where the next chapter of our lives takes us. It is sure to be a ride like no other.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is on the Audio Page starting with a report from behind the wheel of the plow in a big lake effect snowstorm from a driver we know well. Lance Willix describes what it is like for plow drivers in The North Country in heavy lake effect snow, walks me through his Thursday shift and explains why he has not been able to get much done in his race shop. We wish all of you in this snow band all the best!  
 
Marc Mintuolo reminds us about his Race Party taking place this Saturday at 6 pm at the Newark VFW, talks about some of the preparations and some work being done to his two racecars.   
 
Thursday, January 31st 2019
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Andrew Smith talks about getting his Sportsman ready to race next week at North Florida Speedway.
Brian Mady tells me about his race hopes for next week in Florida and some upgrades he is making.

It is gonna be a cold one today for sure so stay warm and inside and catch up on some audio here. My kids are already planning on a snow day so we’ll see if they get that or not. And I know some of you are getting wicked snow right now so we hope you all stay safe and warm on this very cold Thursday.
 
We also had a nice talk with Allie’s car owner Derrick Flynn and it turns out all three of us have a lot in common and will have lots to talk about. Her car is going to be a vintage Modified with a 1972 Dodge Challenger body on it. And since it is an early 70’s Mopar it will have the period correct loud paint job. We can’t wait to see it and are so excited!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page featuring a pair of Sportsman drivers heading to Florida next week. Andrew Smith talks about getting his Sportsman ready to race next week at North Florida Speedway, how this event came to be and his plans to travel more in 2019. 
 
Brian Mady tells me about his race hopes for next week at North Florida Speedway, some upgrades he is considering on his Sportsman and why he and his brother don’t share cars.  
 
Wednesday, January 30th 2019
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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
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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.   
 
     
 
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