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Sunday, February 26th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Dave Marcuccilli talks about getting his new Sportsman ready for Fingerlakes Speedworld.
Jim Rothwell recaps his 2016 season and talks about the new cars he is working on now.

It was a rainy and stormy day on Saturday and I don’t know about you but I just love these early in the year thunderstorms. I know we’re not done with the snow and I know we’ll be sure to have more to come but it has been great to have some nice, warm weather so early in the year.

I got busy in the studio on Saturday and will be doing the same today. Of course today is Daytona Day with the 500 set to go off later this afternoon. It should be a fun day and I hope a safe one too. I hope you all have a great day and I hope to see a lot of you this coming weekend with mall shows in Johnson City and Auburn.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a man who is busy in his race shop right now. Dave Marcuccilli talks about getting his new Sportsman ready for Fingerlakes Speedworld in Auburn next weekend, describes the work he still has to do and remembers watching his SDW win on TV last Thursday.  

Jim Rothwell recaps his five win season in 2016, talks about the new cars he is working on now and recalls early days in racing running Late Models, 320’s and Sportsman. Great to see you on Friday Jim!  

 
Saturday, February 25th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Mitch Gibbs shows me pictures of his first racecars and remembers that very first season.
Bob Wightman walks me through the wonderful North East Classic Car Museum in Norwich.

We had a fun day as a family as we headed south to Norwich to visit the North East Classic Car Museum and see my younger than me friend Mitch Gibbs. We had a wonderful time and really it could not have gone any better.

The museum is fantastic and has well over 170 cars on display. There are five buildings and each highlights either a different era or a different type of car. It is well worth the drive and the people are really knowledgeable. Click on the link below to check out their website and remember they are open from 9-5 every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Trust me, you’ll love it!

Then we went into downtown Norwich and ate dinner. Drivers stopped at crosswalks to let you go across the street and everyone we met was so nice. I mean people just waved you across not like at Wegmans where if you cross away from a stop sigh you take your life into your own hands. Yes, it was refreshing to say the least.

We finished out our day visiting with Mitch Gibbs and seeing some photos of his first racecars as well as some of his dads. We saw his business and got to chat about all kinds of things. It was a perfect day for a whole lot of reasons.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with a veteran racer who walked with me down memory lane. Mitch Gibbs shows me pictures of his first racecars, remembers that very first season driving a Camaro stock car and hints at what he will be doing this coming season.  

Bob Wightman walks me through the North East Classic Car Museum in Norwich, describes some of the vehicles inside and remembers his past lettering racecars by hand decades ago. This is really worth the drive guys! Check them out at www.classiccarmuseum.org.  

 
Friday, February 24th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Alan Barker runs down his plans for 2017 as he really has himself set up nicely this season.

I had a nice day on Thursday as I got to get outside and enjoy the weather a little bit. I’m trying to make sure I do something every day and get out of the house as I really need to get out of the studio more.   Even if it is just a trip to a local mall, I wanna make sure I get out ever day!!!

I did get some work done in the studio and have another road trip planned today. I am heading down to Norwich to the Classic Car Museum that is there. I have not been there since I was a little kid reading Hemming’s Motor News and Special Interest Auto to boost my reading ability. I’m bringing the whole family and have some stops I am going to make a long the way. It should be a great time!

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today. Alan Barker runs down his plans for 2017 as he really has himself set up nicely this season and tells me about the different cars he will run on the road as well as at Afton and Thunder Mountain.  


 
Thursday, February 23rd 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Dan Creeden gets ready for his first race in three weeks and talks about some new equipment.

I had a really nice day on Wednesday as we did some things as a family and invited a couple of my daughter’s friends to come with us. It was nice to get out of the house for a good portion of the day and see how well my kids do at picking friends. Yeah, I needed that.

I hope to get out again tomorrow and see some friends to the south and yes I have been talking to a lot of people I just haven’t been hitting the record button. I got back later on Wednesday so I only had time to get one interview but it is a good one with a man I consider to be one my better friends in this business.

Now let’s chat more about this interview on the Audio Page as we get closer to a big weekend in racing. Dan Creeden gets ready for his first race in three weeks at Georgetown and talks about some new equipment as well as how certain tracks wear tires differently.    

 
Wednesday, February 22nd 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Alan Rudalavage talks about what went wrong with me and a nice surprise he had at a banquet.
Marc Johnson ran down his plans for the year that now include a brand new big block engine.  

Today I finally open up with my good friend Alan Rudalavage about what happened to me on Friday. I knew he wouldn’t yell at me and would be there for me and he was. We talked for a long time before I hit the record button and it really helped. I’ve am fortunate to have so many people who care deeply about me and I promise I will seek out your counsel next time things look bad for me. And after today I am moving on.

I still have not gone to Facebook since Friday and will do that later today. I don’t know what to expect and I’m sure a few of my other friends are going to yell at me and that is the part I am dreading most. And some love to kick you when you're down and I'm sure some of that will be there too.

A few people called me Friday night but I knew they were not going to be happy with me and I just didn’t want to hear it. I need to suck it up and deal with the fallout whatever it may be. Wish me well and I do know…I have nobody to blame but myself. I'm so sorry!!!

So today on the Audio Page I start out with a conversation that starts out personally and ends with some good old fashioned race talk from a pair of guys who just can’t give it up and don’t know what else to do. Alan Rudalavage talks about what went wrong with me, a nice surprise he had at a banquet and review the different ways tracks decide starting lineups for heats and features. What do you guys think is the best way?

Marc Johnson ran down his plans for the year that now include a brand new big block engine, tells me where he is planning on running that engine as well as the new chassis he has coming. I’m excited for you Marc!

 
Tuesday, February 21st 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Mike Mahaney describes his hopes for his first ever races later this week in Florida at Volusia.
Tony Veneziano reports on the All Star and World of Outlaw Sprint Car action from Volusia.

Monday was another real nice day for me and my family. It was my youngest daughter’s tenth birthday and it was a gymnastics themed gift set as she just loves taking gymnastics lessons. She passed her first hurdle and will be moved up into the next group very soon. It was a fun day for sure.

I also have been getting my nerve up to call some of my best friends in the business and had two heart to heart talks today with two people who have been there for me before and were there for me on Monday. I promise it won’t happen again and I’ll be sure to reach out to these people next time well before I get those bad thoughts in my head. And tomorrow I will air my honest chat with Alan Rudalavage and open up to him and you as well.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page including a driver who is headed to the DIRTcar Nationals for the first time. Mike Mahaney describes his hopes for his first ever races later this week in Florida at Volusia as he sat in the hauler on Sunday and ran down some changes in his plans for 2017.  

Tony Veneziano reports on the All Star and World of Outlaw Sprint Car action from Volusia as well as the wild crashes and the triumphant return of a former champion.  

 
Monday, February 20th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Bobby Varin runs down where he will be racing this year in both Modifieds and Sprint Cars.
Jim Olin previews Fingerlakes Speedworld at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn on February 4th-5th.

We’re back today after a bit of a rough weekend. So sorry for all the drama but I was really not in a good frame of mind after some news on Friday. I need to toughen up, make better long term decisions and get to work so I did so on Sunday and will be hard at work all week long.

The kids are off from school so it will be great to do a few things with them and not have to wake up in the morning either. I’ll be back bowling again on Tuesday which is good. I need to be more active in the winter as the blues really seem to hit me hard at this time of the year. If you’re looking for someone to stop out for a visit gimme a call or message me at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com.

Enough about my glitch on Friday, let’s talk more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with a good friend who made some time for me on Sunday. Bobby Varin runs down where he will be racing this year in both Modifieds and Sprint Cars, talks about a new car that he is waiting on and comments on his son’s book.  

Jim Olin previews Fingerlakes Speedworld at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn on February 4th-5th and describes some of the activities he has planned on each day. To be a part of it call Jim at 315-632-8046.  

 
     
 
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