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Sunday, June 18th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Pat Ward recaps his last full race weekend that included a SDS race at Five Mile Point Speedway.
Max McLaughlin remembered his sixth place in the last SDS and talked about setting fast time.
Zach Sobotka told me how he won his second career Sportsman race and his first at Brewerton.
Brendan Schweigart and Robert Gardner have a nice chat about four cylinders with Steve Ovens.

I had a nice day on Saturday as I spent some time with friends on the golf course, got to swim in the pool with the kids and took the Camaro out to use up some bad fuel I got late last year. We’ll put some good Sunoco Ethanol Free Premium in her today and then get her tuned up nice. And new exhaust from Bob Henry will follow which he says will give me about 20 more hp. Nice!
 
I’ll be in Weedsport today as we are doing TV with the Sportsman while Allie will be running the lap counter at the 1/10 mile track in Syracuse. She has a lot of races coming up and she is ready to go and can’t wait. I’ll have full reports here!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a pair of racers racing today at different tracks before they each head to Outlaw Speedway on Tuesday for the next race in the Super DIRTCar Series. Pat Ward recaps his last full race weekend that included a SDS race at Five Mile Point Speedway and talked about racing four nights in five days. Watch Pat race tonight in Vernon and Tuesday at Outlaw.

Max McLaughlin remembered his sixth place in the last SDS and talked about setting fast time as well as how Outlaw Speedway’s Tyler Siri helped him with a ride early in his Modified career. Come out and watch Max tonight in Weedsport.

Zach Sobotka told me how he won his second career Sportsman race and his first at Brewerton as well as how he was able to get the lead when the first place car moved up the track.

Brendan Schweigart and Robert Gardner have a nice chat about four cylinders with Steve Ovens as they talks about picking up some sponsors and how some other drivers helped them learn early.  
 
Saturday, June 17th 2017
   New on the Audio Page from Brewerton Speedway:
Mike Stanton talked about winning the first heat race and why he was adding the rear spoiler.
Glenn Forward told Mike Walton about his heat win as the two teased each other about shocks.
Nick Krause made a bold move to get the lead and told me how he held on to win his heat race.
Tim Kerr won the first Modified heat race and talked about his move for the lead on lap four.
Pat Ward walked me through his pass for a heat race win and told me how close he was to the wall.
Jeremy Smith explored a new part of turn three and explained why he got a little bit too high.
Matt Hulsizer spoke about his Modified heat win and the damage they had Saturday at Fulton.
 
After the feature races:
Casey Sykes reacted to his Mod Lite win after coming up light after an apparent win 1 week ago.  
Ryan Bartlett led every lap to record his second Brewerton win and told me about the smooth track.
Mike Mahaney told me how happy he was after his second place finish in the Modified feature.
Chad Phelps rebounded after a tough weekend to finish third and described his nice race night.
Pat Ward came home in fourth place and told me why he may have had the fastest car late.
Chris Hile explained why he fell back out of the top ten and worked his way back to finish fifth.
Todd Root was fast late in his Sportsman win and talked about winning his first at Brewerton.
Nick Krause described how pleased he was with his second place run in some heavy traffic.
Brent Joy told me how he caught the top three in traffic and snuck in there to finish in third.
 
From victory lane one week ago at Woodhull Raceway:
Dillon Groover talked with Steve Ovens after winning his second Modified feature of the season.
Dale Welty spoke with Steve Ovens after winning his 100th race last week in the Sportsman race.
The top three finishers speak with Steve Ovens after the CRSA 305 Sprint Car A-Main.
Dylan Cecce won the Street Stock feature and told Steve Ovens about his second victory in a row.
James LaGrange celebrated in victory lane after his first career win in his very first year of racing.
Shawn Gleason got the win in the FWD division and spoke to Steve Ovens down in victory lane.


 I had a fun night as Allie and I headed to Brewerton Speedway for some Friday night fun. The track surface was much improved after they dug up the new clay and had some good old fashioned warm, sunny and windy days. What a difference! But don’t listen to me, listen to the racers as they will tell you.
 
Ryan Bartlett won just his second ever race at Brewerton in a caution free Modified feature race. Rather than record the victory lane I decided to do this one myself as I noticed something that happened late. Great night for Ryan. Nice job guys.
Todd Root won his first ever at Brewerton after what he told me was ‘about 80 seconds’ in what was a very entertaining race through slower traffic after a bit of a rough start for the Sportsman. They also teched the top five for the second week in a row and everyone passed. Nice!
 
And Casey Sykes won after winning the week before but coming up light on the scales. I can only imagine how he felt as he was getting ready to pull on to the scales again. So happy he mad weight and got to celebrate what I believe was just his second ever win at the track.
 
I also have some bonus stuff from Steve Ovens last Saturday night at Woodhull. I saved it because I did not know if Friday would rain out and I might have needed it for today. So that is why that is up today and I hope it encourages you to go there today and see this unique high banked track. And there was one he did that I really liked and I am saving that one for the next few days at the most.

I’ll be golfing today and if I get done in time I’ll try to make it to Fulton. One way or another we’ll be back with new stuff. We’re planning on Weedsport Sunday and Outlaw Speedway on Tuesday for their Super DIRTcar Series race. Have a great Saturday and I’ll see you at the tracks.  
 
Friday, June 16th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Danny Creeden recapped his two win weekend and talked about helping younger drivers.
Andrew Smith summed up how he is doing so far and how close he is to the first win of 2017
James Cornell talked about his tribute to Chuck Akulis and how well 2017 season is going so far.
Dustin Jordan told me how he is doing at Thunder Mountain and where he is off a little bit.
Jeffrey Cardinale explained why he likes Skyline and how he got his wife into racing with him.  
Corey Cormier has won five races this season and told me how he is doing at Accord and Thunder.

That was quite a stormy and rainy day on Thursday. So not knowing what today might hold I held on to some interviews that Steve Ovens sent us from last week at Woodhull. I will be airing those tomorrow and the only question is whether I’ll have some from tonight at Brewerton to put with them. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.

I am hitting Fulton after an afternoon round of golf so I may be there some time during the show. I’ll get done what I can and then head to Weedsport on Sunday as we are doing an episode of Speedway Showcase there as we highlight the sportsman. The mod show will air later on MAV TV.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page featuring racers who will be in action tonight. Danny Creeden recapped his two win weekend with victories at Accord and Thunder Mountain and talked about leading the points at both tracks while helping younger drivers.  

Andrew Smith summed up how he is doing so far, how consistent he has been week to week and how close he is to the first win of 2017.

James Cornell talked about his tribute to Chuck Akulis, what his reaction was to seeing the car in person and how well 2017 season is going so far.   

Dustin Jordan told me how he is doing at Thunder Mountain and where he is off a little bit on Saturdays and what he was thinking as he examined the back of his Sportsman. 

Jeffrey Cardinale explained why he likes Skyline and how he got his wife into racing with him as well as the sacrifices it takes for both of them during the season.

Corey Cormier has won five races this season and told me how he is doing at Accord and Thunder Mountain as well as some of what he is learning from a pair of Modified drivers.  
 
Thursday, June 15th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jimmy Phelps recaps a rainy start to the season in Weedsport and what it means to the bottom line.
Brian Malcolm spoke about his season so far running weekly at Accord and Thunder Mountain.
Billy Shantell Jr. just back into racing and explained how the opportunity to race again happened.
Jeffrey Daughtery runs weekly in the Sportsman class at Woodhull and talks about his recent win.
Wade Chrisman sits 15th in points at Fulton and spoke about some struggles with his new racecar.
Tyler Walker talks about his trip to Southern Illinois Speedway for this weekend’s Highbanks Hustle.
Willy Decker Jr. moved up to Sportsman and talked about some issue he has had with his car.
Lisa Williams explained why she was at Skyline Raceway last Friday and what she hoped to learn.
Tyler Rogers is new to the Novice Sportsman class and tells me about his recent heat race win.  
Tyler DeGraw shares a Sportsman with a friend and talked about his 4th place run a few weeks ago.

I got alot done yesterday and a lot this week so therefore you have a lot of different choices of things to listen to today. Friday looks a little iffy so I may wait a little bit before I decide how much to put up tomorrow. Heck, I may even wait till sometime on Friday.

A lot of good stuff today as I mentioned and I am planning on Brewerton and Weedsport next weekend with maybe a mid week at Thunder Mountain. I am basically rebuilding the website now that we have pictures again and need to get to as many racetracks as possible. It’s going to be a great summer so be sure to check us out every day.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a chat I did on Wednesday afternoon that I based my latest article on. Jimmy Phelps recaps a rainy start to the season in Weedsport and what it means to the bottom line while looking ahead to the big block small block race this Sunday. No rain please!  
 
Brian Malcolm spoke about his season so far running weekly at Accord and Thunder Mountain as well as what he likes about each track and how close he is to a win.
 
Billy Shantell Jr. just back into racing and explained how the opportunity to race again happened as well as the conversations he had about it with his family. 

Jeffrey Daughtery runs weekly in the Sportsman class at Woodhull and talks about his recent win as well as the fun he has being part of a racing family.  
 
Wade Chrisman sits 15th in points at Fulton and spoke about some struggles with his new racecar as well as how too much bite can hurt the car through the corners. 

Tyler Walker talks about his trip to Southern Illinois Speedway for this weekend’s Highbanks Hustle and graduating from Niagara University with a marketing degree. Congratulations Tyler! 

Willy Decker Jr. moved up to Sportsman and talked about some issue he has had with his car as well as how tough the competition level is compared to Novice. 

Lisa Williams explained why she was at Skyline Raceway last Friday and what she hoped to learn on the night as well as what was happening weekly down in Afton.  
 
Tyler Rogers is new to the Novice Sportsman class and tells me about his recent heat race win as well as when he decided it was time to get into an open wheel dirt car.

Tyler DeGraw shares a Sportsman with a friend and talked about his 4th place run a few weeks ago as well as some how he could not be doing this without his racing dad.   
 
Wednesday, June 14th 2017
   New on the Audio Page from Skyline Raceway Park before the rains came:
 
Kinser Hill told me about his move up to Sportsman and recapped his last few seasons of racing.
Ben Bushaw explained why he got out of racing a few years ago and when he decided to come back.
Mike Mahaney ran down how he did this past weekend as he got the 21 car out for the first time.
Will Shields talked about his sixth place at Fulton and how nice it is that they run a pair of features.
Randy Brokaw told me about his move to Modified and how much his family helps him to race.
Dustin Jordan won the first Sportsman heat race and told me how some changes they made helped.
Garett Rushlow used the bottom to win his heat race and talked about his final exams in school.
Corey Cormier pulled away to win his heat and described how the track changed from hot laps.
Pat Jordan spoke about his heat race win and wondered why this show did not catch racers attention.

It was a rainy night after a beautiful day on Tuesday. The rains came right as they were grooming the track at intermission. I saw the radar, could see we were going to be in it for a bit and decided to head home so I could kiss my daughters goodnight. I assumed, maybe incorrectly, that the show would be rained out and I found it later it did. That was a lot of rain!
 
I also wanted to hustle back to get some pictures up as we are still not quite all set there. We learn something every time we put some up and I wanted to get them up in time for Webmaster Andy to check just in case. In my haste I made an error but figured it out before Andy cleaned up the little bit of a mess that I made.
 
I’m thinking of altering my plans as Friday does not look like a good golf day after all. So I may hit a Friday show and take Saturday to golf. We’ll see I guess and I will be watching the weather. I mean this thing today hit us by surprise as there was only a 10% chance and I checked before I left the house. I guess it is good that I did not get into meteorology huh?
 
Now let’s chat about what we have for you on the Audio Page from my quick trip to Skyline Tuesday night. Kinser Hill told me about his move up to Sportsman and recapped his last few seasons of racing while telling me why the Kenny Moore Classic is so special to his family.

Ben Bushaw explained why he got out of racing a few years ago, when he decided to come back and how his races went this past weekend. 

Mike Mahaney ran down how he did this past weekend as he got the 21 car out for the first time and told me why he will be racing at Albany Saratoga later tonight. 

Will Shields talked about his sixth place at Fulton and how nice it is that they run a pair of features as well as how he outthought himself before the feature Saturday night. 

Randy Brokaw told me about his move to Modified, how he is going to lose his throttle push and how much his wife and two daughters help him to race.  
 
Dustin Jordan won the first Sportsman heat race and told me how some changes they made helped as well as why he got loose in the first turn of the qualifier. 

Garett Rushlow used the bottom to win his heat race at Skyline, compared it to the move he made in his win on Friday and talked about his final exams in school. 

Corey Cormier pulled away to win his heat at Skyline and described how the track changed from hot laps as well as what they were thinking about for the feature race. 

Pat Jordan spoke about his heat race win and wondered why this show did not catch racers attention while telling me about the nice track conditions he saw out there.   
 
Tuesday, June 13th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Ryan Jordan told me what the flagger said after he jumped some starts and tonight at Skyline.
Greg Doust talked about getting back to racing full time and remembered when that happened.
Chuck Miller tells me about the need for some racing luck and his races at Skyline and Five Mile.
Garett Rushlow is a 15 year old Sportsman racer and told me about his brand new racecar.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws from Knoxville and a busy stretch coming up.

 We are in full summer mode now aren’t we? It got close to 90 here on Monday and since we successfully opened the pool we should be taking advantage of that any day now. We’re waiting for the chlorine levels to come back down as we had to shock it hard. It looks ready today and once it warms up, we test the water and get the okay we’re going swimming. There is nothing better after a hot night at the track than diving into a cool pool afterwards. Ah!

 If all goes well I will be heading to Skyline tonight for the Kenny Moore Classic featuring a big block/small block shootout. The Sportsman have an invitational as part of the Pacecsetter Series and the Street Stocks have a $600 to win show as well so this should be a really good one.

 Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for you today starting with a nice chat we had after a driver got a little talking to from flagger Ricky Breed. Ryan Jordan told me why he jumped the first two starts in his heat at Fulton, what the flagger said afterwards and looks forward to running his small block tonight at Skyline.

 Greg Doust talked about getting back to racing full time in a Crate Sportsman, compared it to the open motor days and how he is doing running weekly at Skyline. 

 Chuck Miller tells me about the need for some racing luck, his races at Skyline and Five Mile as well as why the division is doing so well across the board. Good on here! 

 Garett Rushlow is a 15 year old Sportsman racer and told me about his brand new racecar as well as he has been doing at Skyline and occasionally at Fulton. 

 Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws from Knoxville and a busy stretch coming up for the series starting tonight in Nebraska and this weekend in North Dakota.   
 
Monday, June 12th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Larry Wight describes what it was like hot lapping a wingless 360 Sprint and what made it different.
Bret Belden explained how he dodged the biggest piece of clay he has ever seen get airborne.
Jim Rothwell is enjoying a nice start to the season and talked about liking his brand new Sportsman.
Jimmy Zacharias spoke about his move to dirt racing and how he has done in just a few races.
Ernie Saxton talks about Ryan Blaney, INDY Cars in Texas and the rarity of on time press releases.

Boy was it a hot one on Sunday? It’s like Mother Nature just hit the switch for Summer and skipped spring altogether. We went from 50’s and rain to 80’s and 90’s and heat just like that. Don’t get me wrong. I am not complaining but it would have been nice to ease into it a little.

I got a lot done on Sunday as we opened our pool with the help of a friend. It went smoothly and I love the smell of chlorine as we had to shock it to deal with an algea issue. It cleared up in about an hour and we should be swimming in a couple of days. Yay!

We’ve got a lot of good stuff for you today and if everything goes well we should be at Skyline tomorrow for a three division show featuring the Kenny Moore Classic for big block and small block Modifieds. So I hope to see you there.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a racer who did something he had never done before this past weekend. Larry Wight describes what it was like hot lapping a wingless 360 Sprint after the show was over Saturday night at Fulton and what made it different from anything he has driven before. 

Bret Belden
explained how he dodged the biggest piece of clay he has ever seen get airborne in his Late Model heat and wondered what would have happened if it hit him. It was big guys! 

Jimmy Zacharias
spoke about his move to dirt racing while still doing some asphalt, how he has done in just a few races as well as when it was that he first got the urge to try a Sportsman. 

Jim Rothwell
is enjoying a nice start to the season and talked about liking his brand new Sportsman as well as how busy his life is away from racing as he runs his own repair/car business. 

Ernie Saxton
talks about Ryan Blaney’s big win in Pocono, ho entertaining the INDY Cars were in Texas and the rarity of on time press releases on today’s world.   
 
     
 
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