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Wednesday, February 20th 2019
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Todd Root told me who he was working with in Florida and how his small block looks for 2019.
Willy Decker Jr. waits on his new chassis and tells me how close he is to his first Sportsman win.
Jeffrey Cardinale talks about racing his IMCA Modified again and some good news he’s received.

I kept myself pretty busy on Tuesday as I did some running around town and did a lot of interviews in the studio. I’m still hurting with my neck and now my shoulder but we’re powering through it and staying busy so I have less time to think about it. I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing to get better so anytime now I’ll be back at full strength and out of the medicine cabinet and the shower.
 
I even have a bunch of things set up today too as well as some in the can so outside of that everything is just fine. And we’re researching a way so I can get back to writing and keep that writing right here on the site and free to view. I’ll keep you posted on that.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page including a bonus track since I got so far ahead on Tuesday. Todd Root told me who he was working with in Florida, offered his take on his first trip to Volusia and described how his small block looks for 2019.
 
Willy Decker Jr. waits on his new chassis and tells me how close he feels he is to his first Sportsman win and runs down where we will see him race this season. Sorry, the audio is a little low in spots. 
 
Jeffrey Cardinale talks about racing his IMCA Modified again and some good news he’s received for both himself and his now expanding family. I’m so happy for you Jeffrey!  
 
Tuesday, February 19th 2019
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Glenn Forward talks about a chassis change and analyzes what he did last year with tire prep.
Tony Veneziano reports on the King of the 360’s from East Bay and previews the next WoO races.
 
I’ve been hurting here the last few days and finally on Monday I reached out to a friend who gave some very specific things to do to feel better. I work up with a crick in my neck last Tuesday, thought bowling might help and that only made things worse. Since then it’s gotten worse by the day and I am on no sleep right now at all. Hopefully my sore neck and shoulder gets better soon and I can get back to a normal life. Ugh! And thanks Hulk for the advice!
 
I’ll be in the studio today but not on the lanes as I need to take some time off till I get better. I’ll try a few names from Florida today and I also have some other calls out as well so we’ll be good to go tomorrow one way or another. And hopefully I’ll get some much needed sleep here too!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new on the Audio Page for today beginning with a Modified driver getting ready for his second season in the class. Glenn Forward talks about a chassis change for 2019, explains why that means a switch in bolt on parts too and analyzes what he did wrong last year with tire prep. 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the King of the 360’s from East Bay Raceway in Florida, gives us some news on Ford engines with TSR and previews the next WoO races in Texas.  
 
Monday, February 18th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Brady Fultz remembers one of his worst years so farand how tough the Modified division is right now.
Bob Johnson talks about his racing background and the special re-skinned design he will run this year.

Today is the first day of what should be a very fun week for us as the kids have it off as does my teacher wife. We’ll be looking for lots of fun things to do and hoping they have a great week. And I’m looking forward to it as well. Fun, fun, fun!
 
And today I will be back in the studio with lots of things to talk about. Florida is now history and I hope all of you who went down had a great trip and even if the results were not what you wanted, I hope you at least had fun and learned something. That’s what all these early races are really all about.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for you today starting with a pair of drivers getting ready for 2019. Brady Fultz remembers one of his worst years so far, describes the areas he needs to improve on to get better resultsand explains how tough the Modified division is right now.  
 
Bob Johnson talks about his racing background, the special re-skinned design he will run this season and explains why he likes racing with the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour.  
 
Sunday, February 17th 2019
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Joey Colsten talks about how far ahead he is as he gets his Modified ready for the 2019 season.
Johnny Scarborough tells me why he switched to a 305 Sprint Car and how he likes Pennsylvania.

What a nice day it was on Saturday as I got a lot of work done and was also able to visit with a friend as well. It was fun and I was able to get ahead by two days now as we will take today to watch the race and maybe add some more chats to the can after that.

I hope you all are doing well and I hope today is a fun day as Saturday’s race from the big track was a bit of a snoozer after a wild race on Friday night. And be sure to search YouTube as there are some highlights from Volusia that you’re gonna really like. Reminds me why we love dirt so much.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page beginning with a Modified driver who is well ahead of schedule as of right now. Joey Colsten talks about how far ahead he is as he gets his Modified ready for the 2019 season, reflects on his 2018 season and how well his father is doing after a health scare a few years back.

Johnny Scarborough tells me why he switched to a 305 Sprint Car after many years in a Sportsman, what it was adjusting to his new ride and how he likes racing at some of Pennsylvania’s premier tracks.     
 
Saturday, February 16th 2019
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Curt VanPelt talks about being inducted into the NYSSCA Hall of Fame and reflects on his career.
Ronald Metcalf invites us to the Bundy Racing Benefit Party taking place tonight in Shortsville.

I got a lot done on Friday as the kids are now on winter break which means I don’t have to get up early for 9 days in a row. Yay! And it means I can get more work done too so be sure to keep checking back here daily to see who we get for you.
 
I have two good one for you today and will be in the studio for most of the day hoping to get ahead so I can watch the 500 tomorrow without having to worry about work. The duels were okay and at least nobody wrecked so that’s a good thing although that was just for qualifying, we’ll see how Sunday goes.

As I type this up we are just getting ready to sit down and watch the trucks in what is usually the best race of Speedweeks. A big shout out to our Dirt Modified racers Stewart Friesen and Tyler Dippel and we hope they have a great night.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting with a man who Is still getting behind the wheel of a racecar here and there after starting back in 1977. Curt VanPelt talks about being inducted into the NYSSCA Hall of Fame one week from today and reflects on his career while remembering how he got started by digging an old Chevelle out of the weeds. 
 
Ronald Metcalf invites us to the Bundy Racing Benefit Party taking place tonight in Shortsville, remembers his 2018 season as a 41 year old rookie and his busy plans for the coming season.  
 
Friday, February 15th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
J.J. Courcy talks about his IMCA ride for Outlaw Speedway and his happy life away from racing.
Dan Harpell previews Southern Tier Speedworld taking place at Oakdale Mall March 1st-3rd.

I was lucky as I was able to find a few people to talk with on Valentine’s Day as I don’t like doing cold calls on holidays especially this one. So big thanks to JJ and Dan for making time for me on Thursday.
 
It’s gonna be a fun weekend with racing on the big track at Daytona and later tonight we’ll get to see two of our own from the Northeast with Stewie and Tyler Dippel both getting to race there later tonight. And how about Dippel? He was 6th fastest in practice. Not bad huh?
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page starting with a man who can’t stop smiling right about now. J.J. Courcy talks about his IMCA ride for Outlaw Speedway, what he will do with his wife on Saturday and his happy life away from racing.   
 
Dan Harpell previews Southern Tier Speedworld taking place at Oakdale Mall March 1st-3rd, talks about some special events he has added and both of us remember what it was like growing up in the 70’s.  
 
Thursday, February 14th 2019
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Kyle Inman talks about his Sportsman win in Florida and the work he is doing with his coil suspension.
C.D. Beauchamp remembered his Pro Stock win at Super DIRT Week and his racing background.

I had a busy day on Wednesday as we were running around all night long with the kids as both had activities. You guys who have busy kids know how it goes. I only had a small window to get stuff done so I missed a few calls when we were on the road. I’ll do my best to get to them today!
 
It was quite a storm out here as it lingered on into a delay for the schools and made for a tough morning commute and that was after a significant amount of time just getting the ice off of the cars. I tried to snowblow the driveway but it could not get under the ice so I had to pay someone to plow it and even he could not get by the ice at the top. Tough day.
 
I hope you all have a nice Thursday and a special shout out to all of you who will be spending Valentine’s Day with your special someone...whoever that might be!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new on the Audio Page as we begin with a winning drive from this past weekend. Kyle Inman talks about his Sportsman win at North Florida Speedway, how much he enjoyed the semi-vacation and the work he is doing with his coil suspension.  
 
C.D. Beauchamp remembered his surprising Pro Stock win at Super DIRT Week, his championship season at Cornwall and his racing background that started on asphalt. 
 
     
 
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