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Monday, May 29th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page from Utica Rome Speedway:

After the heats:

Danny Varin talked about his late race move in his mod win and all the 0’s in his ESS heat victory.
Alan Johnson told me about his Modified heat victory and how different the track was in spots.
Matt Sheppard explained why he was adding weight after his heat win and why his dad is different.  
Paul Kinney made a last corner pass to win his ESS heat and described a problem in the pit area.
Cory Sparks won a very close heat race and told me about his goals for the night and turn two.
Jonathan Preston says he is not good at Utica Rome and talked about a potential tire issue.

After the feature races:

Danny Varin took the lead in traffic to win the ESS A-Main and talked about his battle up front.
Jason Barney led laps but finished in second place and told me how good his car was early on.
Coleman Gulick was fast late on his way to a 3rd place and talked about the need for a good draw.
Paul Kinney fell back late to finish fourth and told me what they fixed right before the green flew.
Matt Sheppard spoke about his Modified feature win and why sometimes it is good to be second.
Alan Fink won his first career feature at Utica Rome and talked about his great start to the season.

Allie and I had another fun night as we went to Utica Rome Speedway for a four division show featuring the Empire Super Sprints as an added guest. We saw some fun racing and lots of late race action in both the heats and the features.

I also was able to get a good amount of pre race conversations as well so we’ll have lots of good stuff up this week. Matt Sheppard made a nice move to win the Modified feature race and passed Richie Evans on the all-time win list at Oswego with his 34th.

Danny Varin and Jason Barney put on quite a show out front in the ESS A-Main as they swapped the lead in traffic and the outcome of this one was in doubt right until the end. Varin got the win but Barney still finished 1st and 2nd on back to back days. I had some trouble finding a good place to do victory lane interviews so only the last one sounds good. I’ll work on that!

In the first feature with Mike Welch winning was the first time I had an issue and frankly the audio is so bad I did not put it up. But I found a good spot on the final victory lane interview and Alan Fink is probably happy I did as he won his career first at Utica Rome.

I did make it through the day and did not shake on hand as I was trying not to spread the cold I picked up from Allie. But we were still able to do two nights while sick and mow I can lay low for a couple of days to get better. I knew it would be good if I toughed it out.

Be sure to come back tomorrow as we’ve got a lot of good stuff for you and of course we’ll have our weekly World of Outlaws Update as well. I hope to see you here. Now it’s time to sleep!!!

 
Sunday, May 28th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page from Can Am Motorsports Park:

After the heats:

Kevin Root led every lap to win his Sportsman heat and talked with Allie about the late race yellow.
Anthony Stockman talked about his win in the second heat and remembered a crash last time out.
Dave Rogers pulled way to get a heat win and told me how much better the car was from last week.
Billy Dunn described the line he used early in his heat win and why he changed it in the final laps.
Ryan Bartlett used the outside to get the lead in his heat win and told me what he saw on the top.
Skylar Greenfield pondered his dinner and talked about his victory in the Novice Sportsman heat.

After the feature races:

Chuck Monica led only a few feet but won the Thunder Car feature and described how he did it.
Kevin Root picked up his first win of the season and talked about his terrible year before this night.
Billy Dunn dominated the 358 Modified feature winning by half a track and talked about his win.
Rylee Gill led early before falling to second place at the end and talked about some late race pressure.
Tyler Bartlett enjoyed a nice third place finish and told me how close things were in the final laps.
Ryan Bartlett came from 7th to 4th and talked about how close he was to getting two more spots.
Jordan McCreadie came across the line in 5th place and talked about where he is racing this season.
Remington Hamm won his second Novice Sportsman race in a row and thanked his sponsors.
Shawn Kirby won his third in a row in the Pro Street feature and spoke about his last lap move.

Allie and I had a great time last night as we headed north to another one of my old stomping grounds...Can Am. I worked there for a few years back in the early 2000’s when I was having a lot of sinus and inner ear issues. I knew that I never really gave it my all in those years because of those health issues and always felt badly about it. So really…sorry guys!

And despite a cold that came on overnight I was able to have some fun and talk to some people that I had not talked to in a while. The track itself was nice and the night moved along quickly. We were out before it was totally dark and saw some really entertaining races with lots of late race action.

Jim Olin was behind the mic and I really hear a lot of improvement from him as he continues to learn as an announcer. They’re very fortunate to have him as well as many other long time employees that just love Can Am and racing. It’s a really nice scene!

I’ve got a lot of post heat and post feature interviews and was able to can 12 of those for release later in the week. Plus some confusion on our golf game has given me this afternoon off so I will be able to get there nice and early and load up today as the ESS visits Utica Rome. Maybe ‘ll see you there!

 
Saturday, May 27th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Bill Shea talks about Utica Rome’s Sunday show with the ESS and some recent track prep.
Rob Hazer previews Sunday’s KOD Sportsman opener at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Vermont.

Another rainy day kept most race teams home on Friday as the 2017 season continues its’s soggy start. The good news is that the rest of the weekend is looking better including Sunday as the rain is now set to come in well after we get done at Utica Rome and Devil’s Bowl. Yay!

I got a few interviews done before heading out to do some fun things with the family. We’ll be at Can Am today and then Utica Rome Sunday after an afternoon golf tourney. Let’s hope for back to back fun days as we get closer to summer.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for you today as we hope for a busy day of racing on Saturday. Bill Shea talks about Utica Rome’s Sunday show with the ESS joining to make it a four division show and some recent track prep he has done to smooth out the surface.    

Rob Hazer previews Sunday’s KOD Sportsman opener at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Vermont and talks about his new expanded role as well as how he determines the starting field.  

 
Friday, May 26th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy Van Pelt talks about his win at Woodhull and some tough luck he had early in the season.
Billy Pauch Jr. described how he won his third race in four starts at New Egypt and Wednesday.
Dave Marcuccilli talked about his Sportsman feature win last Saturday night at Canandaigua.
Bob Vedder describes how he won his first ever Modified feature race after 18 years in the class.

It was another rainy day on Thursday which washed out my golf game but I am hoping to reschedule soon. Brewerton rained out already and did so early on Friday. Doesn’t affect my plans as I am set to head south to Skyline today and then north to Can Am tomorrow.

We did get some studio work done yesterday and hope to get a lot done in the pit area tonight at Skyline. It will be fun to see some racers I don’t see as much both tonight and tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it. Allie will be with me on both nights so come on up and say hi!

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today starting with a veteran racer who picked up his first win of the season. Billy Van Pelt talks about his win at Woodhull and some tough luck he had early in the season including something rare that sent him to the pit area while leading.  

Billy Pauch Jr. described how he won his third race in four starts at New Egypt coming from 14th on Saturday and his pair of top fives Wednesday at Kutztown.  

Dave Marcuccilli talked about his Sportsman feature win last Saturday night at Canandaigua and how well things have been going as he picked up victory number four.  

Bob Vedder describes how he won his first ever Modified feature race after 18 years in the class, how he came from the back at Glen Ridge after leading early and his hopes to do it again real soon.  

New on the Audio Page for today:

Danny O’Brien tells me how he won the Brockville opener after spinning on his opening lap.
Rocky Warner talks about his Tuesday win at Can Am as well as his win at Fonda and 3rd at Malta.
Nick Krause described how the visor he put on his wind screen fell down and blocked his vision.

I had a nice day as I got some work done and finished off my day listening to Allie and her fellow musicians in their latest string concert. Allie and her quartet actually entertained at the break too so once again I am one proud papa.

I’m making my plans for the weekend and since I don’t have to get up early either day I am going to hit the road to see some racing at tracks I have not been to yet this year. We’re going to Skyline on Friday and Can Am on Saturday. Once again the weather looks iffy for Sunday but I am optimistic and hoping to go to Utica Rome for Mods and the ESS. Let’s hope for dry weather so we can have fun all three nights.

I’m supposed to golf this afternoon but that does not look good as we have a 90% chance of rain. But hat should get out of here by Friday morning so hopefully it won’t be too much to wash out Friday night’s action. We hope!

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with some drivers who are fresh off a trip to victory lane. Danny O’Brien tells me how he won the caution free Brockville Modified opener after spinning on his opening lap in his heat race and talked about his top ten at Mohawk International.  

Rocky Warner talks about his GRIT Sportsman series win on Tuesday at Can Am as well as his win at Fonda on Saturday and his 3rd place finish at Malta last Friday.  

Nick Krause described how the visor he put on his wind screen fell down and blocked his vision as well as how he compensated for it as he drove around the racetrack.   

 
Wednesday, May 24th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Stewart Friesen talks about his win at Fonda, his hopes for Sunday and his NASCAR truck racing.
Colemen Gulick spoke about his ESS A-Main victory at Outlaw Speedway and his Weedsport past.
Joe Trenca prepared to race with the Outlaws Sunday and talked about his improvement in the car.
Dan Kapuscinski told me about his new job in Weedsport as well as his own racing efforts in 2017.

I had my usual semi-day off on Tuesday but did get some work done in the studio as the can is not very full right now. We still have a few things from the weekend but need to fill it back up again.

We are still working on our plans for the coming weekend and hope to have them solidified soon. I need to get on the road at least once and I’ll figure that out by tomorrow although it does look like weather could be an issue again. Where are you summer?

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today starting with a very busy driver who is driving three different racecars this season. Stewart Friesen talks about his Modified feature win at Fonda on Saturday, his hopes for Sunday with the World of Outlaws and his NASCAR Camping World truck races.  

Colemen Gulick spoke about his ESS A-Main victory at Outlaw Speedway on Friday night and some of his Weedsport past as he got ready to take on the World of Outlaws on Sunday.  

Joe Trenca prepared to race with the Outlaws Sunday and talked about his improvement in the car as well as how racing down in Pennsylvania more has helped.  

Dan Kapuscinski told me about his new job in Weedsport as well as his own racing efforts in 2017 while describing how his life has changed since a new addition arrived.  

 
Tuesday, May 23rd 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Dave Blaney got ready for his fourth race of the season and talked about being at Weedsport.
Kraig Kinser spoke about his season so far with the Outlaws and the competition in Pennsylvania.
Paulie Colagiovanni prepared for his first laps in a 410 Sprinter and talked about his hopes.
Ronnie Davis III recapped his weekend that included a Sportsman feature win at Fulton Speedway.

What a bummer! I was hoping to get in another race today but Mother Nature had other ideas. After heavy overnight rains Weedsport Speedway was forced to cancel their Monday show with the Super DIRTcar Series on the schedule.

That’s too bad for a number of reasons first of which was that I was ready for another show. And secondly Allie was going to sing the national anthems. I’m hoping we can reschedule her to do that as I can’t wait for her to see this track.

There is racing tonight up at Can Am as they have a big four division show on tap with the GRIT Sportsman Series headlining the show there. They have a lot on the card for a mid week so you’ll get your money’s worth for sure.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page as we give you some chats from Sunday in Weedsport. Dave Blaney got ready for his fourth race of the season and talked about being back at Weedsport after a weekend at Williams Grove and described what it is like coming back from a concussion.  

Kraig Kinser spoke about his season so far with the Outlaws, the high level of competition in Pennsylvania and the realities of being on the road with the most grueling racing series on the planet.  

Paulie Colagiovanni prepared for his first laps in a 410 Sprinter as the Outlaws visited Weedsport and talked about his hopes as well as his race Friday night at Outlaw Speedway.  

Ronnie Davis III recapped his weekend that included a Sportsman feature win at Fulton Speedway and described how he used the bottom groove to work his way to the front.  

 
     
 
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