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Saturday, May 18th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Ryan Jordan 
talks about his Modified win at Thunder Mountain and the pass he made with 5 to go.
James Sweeting tells me how week one at Canandagiua why he was holding on in the final laps. 

I had a very busy day on Friday as I was finally able to do some much needed yeard work. It was still pretty wet out there and if I didn't get it done on Friday it was going to be pretty tall by Monday.

I'll be back at Canandaigua today and yes, the roundabout it open again which is good news for those of us who arrive by the thruway. Allie will join me next week but she is still getting better after missing four days of school so she won't be going anywhere this weekend.

And I had a meeting with a long time friend about a blog we are going to do starting next week. The project is a go although there are some specifics that still need to be worked out including a title for the show. Most of the good ones are already taken so this is not as easy as it sounds. But this man has great connections in the broadcast world and races himself so it will be good, you can count on that. Again...more to come on this.

Have a great Saturday guys and gals and we'll see you back here tomorrow with more. Support your favorite Saturday night track tonight and have fun! 
 
Friday, May 17th 2019
   New for today on the Audio Page:

Alan Johnson talks about the drag rubber they ran years ago and how his season is going so far. 
Gil Tegg Jr. tells me what went wrong with the engine in week one and what they learned from it. 
Gil Tegg Jr. shows the crowd what they added to their engine to detect any issue with water pressure.
Tyler Corcoran remembers his Sportsman win from Fulton and talks about his laps in a big block. 
In the latest Doug's Thoughts I talk about how much I really enjoy doing pit reporting for the crowd. 

We had another sick day here at the house as Allie was down the for the third day in a row. We took er to the doctor again and she has another ear infection. She started medication today and will be home getting better so she can hit the ground running next week.

I did some work in the studio and will be back in there again today as I have two things in the can for tomorrow but would sure like to add some more. I have a meeting today about another project we may have coming up and it should be a good one too. We'l have more on that later. 

Now let's chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting off with a DIRT Hall of Famer. Alan Johnson talks about the drag rubber they ran years ago, how the track at Land of Legends once was and how his season is going so far. 

Gil Tegg Jr. tells me what went wrong with the engine in week one, where they found another one during the week and what they learned from it that led to a new sensor being put on the car. 

Gil Tegg Jr. shows the crowd what they added to their engine to detect any issue with water pressure. This is the clip we did that was shown on the big screen right after hot laps. Yep, that's how we get it done in Canandaigua!

Tyler Corcoran remembers his Sportsman win from Fulton Speedway last Saturday, describes how his first few races of the season went and talks about his first laps in a big block. 

In the latest Doug's Thoughts I talk about how much I really enjoy doing pit reporting for the crowd, where I will be this weekend and look forward to the next chapter for Allie. 
 
Thursday, May 16th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Keith Flach talks about his Modified win at Lebanon Valley and his 2nd place at Albany Saratoga. 
Matt Janczuk is now 2 for 2 at Fulton Speedway and talked about his Sportsman win last Saturday.
Nick Guererri remembered a tough opening night and told me about the rescheduled Cabin Fever 40.
Jim Hixson describes the job he has as a Tech Inspector and some of what his race nights are like. 

I had a good day although Allie was home sick once again. She did much better as the day went on and now she is ready to get back to school today and get back at it. She missed a basketball game on Wednesday but will now be ready for their big season ending tournament this Monday.

I will be back in the studio today and hoping that the weather they have predicted for tomorrow won't get here or won't be as bad as they are saying as there are still some Friday tracks who have not run yet and others who need to get the gates open again. We wish you all the best and hopefully we can see some racing tomorrow.

I hope you all are ready and having a great week. I have some software stuff to deal with today and will be back again with more good stuff as we get ready for the weekend. 
 
Wednesday, May 15th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jimmy Phelps previews Sunday’s opener at Weedsport and how you can get a pit pass upgrade.
Billy Van Pelt won his second in a row at Woodhull and described an incident in his heat race.  
Justin Haers described a carburetor issue had and what he did in the cold the week before.
Chad Homan tells me about his Late Model win at Fulton and why he may have to stick around.
Ivan Joslin talks about his Pro Stock win at Fonda and his hopes to practice tonight at The Ridge.

I am on a roll this week huh? Many friends and fans of the website did well this past weekend so I have been very busy and plan to get back at it again today after Allie’s basketball game. I’ll be back about 6 and then I’ll be back in the studio so if you have suggestions be sure to pass them along.
 
I plan on being at Brewerton on Friday and Land of Legends on Saturday. We many even sneak in a Sunday in Vernon if we’re able to as this could be our first three day weekend of the season. Keep your fingers crossed.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we begin with a preview of a big race with national implications. Jimmy Phelps previews Sunday’s opener at Weedsport Speedway featuring the World of Outlaw Sprints, how you can get a pit pass upgrade if you buy your tickets today and recaps his two starts so far.  
 
Billy Van Pelt won his second Modified feature in a row at Woodhull and described how he made his way to the front as well as an incident in his heat race where he had trouble getting the car out of gear. 
 
Justin Haers described a carburetor issue had this past Saturday in hot laps in Canandaigua and what he did in the cold the week before to make sure to richen up the fuel mix. This one we did for the crowd at Land of Legends Raceway. 
 
Chad Homan tells me about his Late Model win at Fulton Speedway last Saturday, why being the point leader there might change his plans and what changing the skew in the rear end can do. 
 
Ivan Joslin talks about his Pro Stock win at Fonda this past Saturday, his hopes to practice tonight at The Ridge and why being in the right frame of mind before pulling on to the track is so important.  
 
Tuesday, May 14th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Peter Britten talks about his win at Albany Saratoga and his 11th place Saturday at Lebanon Valley.
Rocky Warner tells me about his Modified win at Fonda and how he did Friday night at Malta.
Jeff Davoli explains why he left Land of Legends on the opener and what he was thinking about.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws from Eldora and previews this week’s races.
 
It was yet another crappy day as a storm made it’s way up the east coast soaking us yet again. I stayed warm and dry inside the studio and got a crap load of work done. Not sure about the Tuesday show tonight at Albany Saratoga or Wednesday at Utica Rome so I am gonna keep loading up here in the studio with the people I hope you wanna hear from.
 
I’ve got a bunch of stuff in the can just in case as nothing is a given this week except rain and cold. Saturday looks good so that’s a plus but boy do we need some help on Friday and Sunday. C’mon Mother Nature, this is getting old.
 
Now let’s chat more about what’s on the Audio Page today starting with a pair of winners who hope to race a make up show tonight in Malta. Peter Britten talks about his win at Albany Saratoga on Friday, his 11th place Saturday at Lebanon Valley and his hopes for tonight as they do a make up race in Malta. 
 
Rocky Warner tells me about his Modified win at Fonda on Saturday, why he feels the car is still just off by a little bit and how he did Friday night at Albany Saratoga.  

Jeff Davoli explains why he left Land of Legends on the opener, what he was thinking about after unloading and when he decided maybe it would be beat to load up and race another day. Tough decision huh? 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws from Eldora and previews this week’s races at Lincoln, Williams Grove and this Sunday in Weedsport as they share the stage with the big block Modifieds.  
 
Monday, May 13th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Lance Willix tells me about his Modified win at Airborne and his plans to race Utica on Wednesday.
Kyle Coffey recapped his first night at Land of Legends Raceway and his two starts in Dundee.
Lance Dusett described a motor issue they had to start the season and why that motor is now gone.

It’s hard to believe isn’t it? Another rainy Sunday yet again cancelled all the action that was set to be run. Utica Rome is now been rained out every race so far and to try to make up for it they have now scheduled a race for this Wednesday. And as of now the weather looks good so keep your fingers crossed.
 
I stayed dry and inside getting some work done in the studio. I got a few done and have calls out to many more as we have some more racing to talk about this week. And if we have not talked to your favorite or maybe we missed something please feel free to let us know.
 
Now let’s tell you more about what is on the Audio Page starting with a winner from Saturday night. Lance Willix tells me about his 358 Modified win at Airborne Park Speedway on Saturday, how he held his line low in the closing laps and his plans to race at Utica Rome in a rescheduled race on Wednesday.  
 
Kyle Coffey recapped his first night at Land of Legends Raceway, his two starts at Outlaw Speedway and how he got jammed up on a couple of restarts resulting in some damage. 
 
Lance Dusett described a motor issue they had to start the season, why that motor is no longer around and his hopes to somehow get another one together soon as a backup.    
 
Sunday, May 12th 2019
   New on the Audio Page from Land of Legends Raceway:
 
After the heat races:
Parker Smith wins his Street Stock heat race for the second win in a row and talked to the crowd.
Jimmy Grant spoke about winning the second Street Stock heat and his second place at Outlaw.
Mike Welch got the win in the final Street Stock heat and told me about getting the car better.
Johnny Kolosek ran well for the second week in a row and talked about his heat and A-Main win.
Jason Whipple won a good back and forth race out front and told me how hard they were racing.
Ricky Newton has won both his Sportsman heats in Canandaigua and spoke about his latest win.
Kevin Ridley took the checkered in the 2nd heat and talked about how he made the move outside.
Kevin Root described the need for more side bite after his win in the third Sportsman heat race.
Steve Gray chatted with me about his Sportsman heat win and why he liked the outside groove.
Alan Johnson spoke to me after his Modified heat win and told me how close he was on weight.
Gil Tegg Jr. had a different motor in his big block in his heat and wondered what he was hearing.
Erick Rudolph smiled for the camera after his Modified win and told me how good his racecar was.
A.J. Lloyd won the Sportsman consolation race and talked about the three car battle at the front.
 
After the feature races, the A- Main and the Sportsman B-Main:
Adam DePuy survived a late race restart to win his second in a row and talked about his racecar.
Darryl Ruggles made a late race move to win the 305 A-Main and told me who he was missing.
Kevin Ridley won his 27th career Sportsman race and talked about how he used the outside.
Matt Sheppard stretched his win streak to eight and described how he went from third to first.
Garrison Krentz got the win in the Sportsman B-Main and talked about what went wrong earlier.


I had a fun Saturday night once again as I got to work again at Land of Legends Raceway. I stayed in the pits for the most part again and did victory lanes as I am totally having a blast getting to announce and stay with al my buddies in the pits who I have gotten to know better these last 13 years after giving up the booth.
 
It was more like typical Canandaigua as yes, it was still pretty muddy in spots but the track ended up being more like it usually is on the big, sweeping half mile. We did heat race winner interviews for the crowd and did some beforehand as we tried to teach the crowd some things about Modifieds. We had fun!
 
Matt Sheppard continues to be on a roll like nobody before as he won his eighth Modified feature race in a row. (He also won Friday night at Outlaw.) He downplayed it a little in his interview but he went from third to first in one move as the leaders caught traffic. Wow! Again, what he is doing in today’s ultra-competitive Modified world is just plain impressive and maybe unprecedented. Again, wow!
 
Go to www.landoflegendsraceway.com for more and look on the Audio Page for all the heat and feature winners. As usual we did save the pre-race chats and some of those will be up tomorrow. I am hoping to go to Utica Rome Speedway today but the forecast changed dramatically from the time I left till the time I got back from Canandaigua.

I know I promised a Doug’s Thoughts on Canandaigua and I just plan forgot. I was reminded about it last night so I will get it done this week for sure.
 
Have a great Sunday everyone and hopefully we will get to see some racing later today. I hope you all had a great Saturday night at your favorite track or maybe someplace you don’t go to as much. 
 
     
 
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