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Friday, July 29th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Dan Creeden talks about winning his 3rd in a row at Thunder Mountain and Wednesday at I-88.
Pat LaPage tells me how he went from third to first in the final corner to win Saturday at Fulton.
Meckenzie Marsh leads the Slingshot points at Five Mile and talked about meeting Danica Patrick.
Dalton Maynard spoke about his championship hopes for 2016 as he goes for back to back titles.

We’re back with a pretty good line up of guests for you on a Friday including a young lady I met this past weekend who is a pretty good racer and a good talker as well. I hope you like the Meckenzie Marsh interview as she is quite a young lady. My daughter Allie helped in this one too.

Plus we met a few winners from the weekend and spoke with another racer who is going for another track championship. It’s all good stuff and yes, I LOVE talking with first time winners like Pat LaPage who picked up his first win this past weekend as a 45 year old rookie. Way to go buddy!

And tonight Allie and I will heading out to Glen Ridge Motorsports Park for the first of two consecutive Fridays as the back up announcer for Jim King. Believe it or not, but Jim and I have never worked together before even though we have many of the same tracks on our resumes. I look forward to having a fun night and I hope to see some of you there too!

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting out with some winning drivers. Dan Creeden talks about winning his 3rd in a row at Thunder Mountain and his tough night on Wednesday at I-88 and looks ahead to tonight at Accord.  

Pat LaPage tells me how he went from third to first in the final corner to win his first race in just his 15th start on Saturday at Fulton and how he felt afterwards.  

Meckenzie Marsh leads the Slingshot points at Five Mile Point Speedway at age twelve and talked about meeting Danica Patrick on the Ellen Degeneres Show. Allie joins us here too!  

Dalton Maynard spoke about his championship hopes for 2016 as he goes for back to back titles and how close the points are in the Slingshot division at Five Mile Point.  

 
Thursday, July 28th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Kyle Rohner leads the Sportsman points at Five Mile Point and talked about the chassis he likes.
J.J. Courcy told me how he got the ride in the 34 Sportsman and what the original goal was.
Cliff Pierce talked about his extensive racing background as he races as a Sportsman rookie.
Mike Austin explained how he picked up a free chassis and how he is doing in his Hig Fab.

We’re back today after another steamy day on Wednesday. A lot of Modified racers were on the track last night with the Super DIRTcar Series in Canada and the STSS cars at I-88 Speedway. I hope you all beat the heat and had a great night.

I will be back in the studio today as we are almost empty in the can. And with a lot of those Modified drivers back home we should have more success than if we tried last night. So we will be very busy today.

Now let’s chat more about the four new interviews we have up on the Audio Page as we continue to highlight the Sportsman division. Kyle Rohner leads the Sportsman points at Five Mile Point and talked about the chassis he likes that he picked up last year as well as some nice victories he has enjoyed this season.

J.J. Courcy told me how he got the ride in the 34 Sportsman, what the original goal was when he first got behind the wheel and remembered when his wife passed him the week before.

Cliff Pierce talked about his extensive racing background as he races as a crate Sportsman rookie as well as some of his history at Five Mile Point.  

Mike Austin explained how he picked up a free chassis, how he is doing in that Hig Fab chassis and why he moved to a crate when his home track dropped the open class.  

 
Wednesday, July 27th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Brad Cicio tells me how his racing career started and how good it felt to get a win back in May.
Tanner Harpell has won races in each of the last two years and talked about adjusting to a Sportsman.
Tom Hampton talked about how his rookie Sportsman season is going and what he did in the 90’s.
Brent Joy has been running much better lately and spoke about getting closer to his first win.

We have had some nice days so far this week in Central New York. Sure, we got the big storms that rolled through Monday afternoon but also got a bonus as a late night soaking hit right around midnight. We really need the rain and hopefully that all helped!

We are showing some love to the Sportsman teams that are the backbone of racing in our area. At most speedways now the Sportsman are the most popular division so today we have all Sportsman drivers on the page for you. They don’t often get the headlines that other classes do but they work just as hard and put on some great shows. Way to go guys & gals!

Now let’s chat more about those hard working Sportsman drivers on the Audio Page today as we reach mid week. Brad Cicio tells me how his racing career started, how good it felt to get his first win back in May as well as how his friends & family help him every Saturday.  

Tanner Harpell has won races in each of the last two years and talked about adjusting to a Sportsman after several years in an IMCA Modified as well as how some motor issues hurt.  

Tom Hampton talked about how his rookie Sportsman season is going, what he drove in the 90’s and why he had to take twenty years off from racing.  

Brent Joy has been running much better lately and spoke about getting closer to his first win as well as how being a part of a multi-car team has been helping.  

 
Tuesday, July 26th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Chris Hile recaps his races at Eldora Speedway and told me how much he likes the racetrack.
Randy Fox is a multi-time winner at Five Mile Point and talked about the racecars he drives.
Bill Reidenbach is new to the Sportsman division and spoke about switching to Five Mile Point.
Devon Zona talked about getting his career started in a Sportsman and being the son of a racer.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw races from Pennsylvania as they head north today.

It was a rainy and stormy day on Monday which usually we would complain about but with the drought in our area it was much needed. It did cost the Super DIRTcar Series drivers a night as Granby was rained out and is now rescheduled for Wednesday.

I got some work done here at the home studio and survived a sleep over with Allie’s friends on Monday night. Little feet were stomping all over the house and not much sleep was had but she did have a great time. Nice.

I will be back in the studio today getting some more cool stuff for you and we will be at Glen Ridge this Friday to sub for my good friend Paul Szmal. Allie will be with me too so we hope to see all of you there.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page to get your Tuesday started. Chris Hile recaps his races at Eldora Speedway and told me how much he likes the racetrack as well as the atmosphere attached to a NASCAR truck event.  

Randy Fox is a multi-time winner at Five Mile Point and talked about the many different racecars he drives as well as what you have to do to get pretty girls to hang around your pit area.  

Bill Reidenbach is new to the Sportsman division and spoke about switching to Five Mile Point as well as the Stage 1 Modified he drove before.  

Devon Zona talked about getting his career started in a Sportsman and being the son of a racer, his dad is Dave Zona and how he has been doing as he learns the division.  

Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw races from Pennsylvania at Lernerville and Williams Grove as they head north today and to the Midwest later this week.  

 
Monday, July 25th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Jimmy Phelps talks about his win at Sharon Speedway on Thursday as well as his Eldora races.
Rich Scagliotta recapped his three races in Ohio and talked about what he does on hot race days.
Rob Bellinger told me about his Modified feature win at Utica Rome, his second of the season.
Max McLaughlin described how he was feeling on Friday after three straight nights in Ohio.

Sunday was yet another wonderful day as I got to spend some time outside after doing voice tracks for the latest Atomic Power Racing Hour this time from Cornwall Motor Speedway in Ontario, Canada.

After Rich and I did our thing I got back to work here getting some new stuff up for you in the studio. We did get our new computer the only question is will I need an extra day to make the switch over. My new monitors are huge and may not fit on my existing desk. We’ll have to figure that one out.

Tomorrow, if everything goes well, we’ll be back with more from Brewerton and Five Mile Point and we may find some time to get in the studio later. Yeah, we are swamped here to say the least.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting out with some chatter about last week in Ohio. Jimmy Phelps talks about his win at Sharon Speedway on Thursday as well as his two Eldora races and how tired he was heading into Friday night at Brewerton.

Rich Scagliotta recapped his three races in Ohio as the series competed at Eldora & Sharon Speedways and talked about what he does on hot race days.

Rob Bellinger told me about his Modified feature win at Utica Rome, his second of the season and what he was planning on doing with his day off on Sunday.

Max McLaughlin described how he was feeling on Friday after three straight nights in Ohio and talked about the ups and downs he had at Eldora & Sharon.  

 
Sunday, July 24th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page from Five Mile Point Speedway:

After the heat races:

Travis Smith talked about his win in the first Sportsman heat and why he switched from an open.
Brad Weaver won the second Sportsman heat race and told me about some of his recent bad luck.
Tyler Singleton got a much needed heat win and talked about the good start he had to his season.  
Ryan Brockner spoke about his Factory Stock win, what the car is and where he found his body.
Jeremy Williams took home the checkered flag in his heat and talked about the Factory Stock class.

After the feature races:

Brad Weaver led every lap to win the first Sportsman feature and spoke about what it meant.
Charlie Towner spoke about winning his first career Factory Stock feature running the outside.
Dalton Maynard talked about his Slingshot victory as he hopes for back to back championships.
Tanner Harpell finished off the night with a Sportsman win and talked about win number two.

We had a ball last night as Allie and I headed south to Five Mile Point Speedway. For the rest of the summer we are gonna try like heck to get to a track we have not been to yet this year and now we have done that on back to back weekends.

Allie sung the national anthem from the booth and did a fine job. She was nervous of course but I was there and since she did not have to do it in front of the crowd and in front of people she knows well it was the best way to get her first time in. Now she wants to do it one more time from the tower before standing out in front of everyone.

I also got some mic time as they needed an extra voice in the booth. I shared mics with Dan and Andrew Harpell and the three of us old veterans had a darned good time. It was a good time all the way around.

And the racing was real good including the Factory Stocks which put on the best racing of the night. These cars were a blast and the racing was top notch with 14 year old Charlie Towner taking the win.

The Sportsman were really good too and caution free for the most part. I had not seen Slingshots in quite some time and they put on a nice show plus the four cylinder Lightning Cats were plentiful and very racy.

They are racing tonight with their Summer Slam Series for Modifieds with a 6:30 start time so if you are looking for some Sunday fun because your favorite track is off then give them a try.

We got to meet a lot of new people and those conversations will start showing up Tuesday. Tomorrow we’ll chat with some Modified drivers about last week’s Super DIRTcar Series races on Monday and have more from Five Mile Point the next day.

I hope you all have a great Sunday and I hope to see you back tomorrow for more stuff from my weekend travels.

 
Saturday, July 23rd 2016
   

New on the Audio Page from Brewerton Speedway:

Early in the night:

Dave Brown tells me about a fundraiser he is having today at 5:30 at Shelly’s in DeRuyter.
Mike Stanton talked about winning the 1st Sportsman qualifier as he checked out spectator races.
J.J. Courcy led every lap to win the second heat and told me how he kept the car down low.
Nick Krause won the final Sportsman heat and talked about what he saw as he tried many lines.
Vic Coffey explained how he won his heat in his son’s car and recapped his week in Ohio.
Mike Bowman pulled away to win his heat comfortably and told me why he kept the car low.
Jimmy Phelps won his heat by .031 seconds and walked me through his pass for the victory.

After the feature races:

Ray Bechler talked about his Four Cylinder feature win and the strategy he used to get out front.
Josh Kinney picked up his first career Mod Lite win and talked about liking the new race surface.
Billy Clark won his first career Sportsman race at Brewerton and spoke about his struggles.  
Mike Bowman led all but one lap and talked about the pressure he felt especially on restarts.
Tim Sears Jr. spoke about his second place finish and the battle he had just to keep that spot.
Chris Hile got a spot late to finish in third and spoke about getting some momentum he got late.
Max McLaughlin faded to finish fourth and told me about his battle up front where he led one lap.

It was a hot one alright on Friday and we all sweated a lot at Brewerton Speedway on Friday night. There were three first time Brewerton winners on the night as Mike Bowman and Billy Clark Jr. won their first at the track while Moe Lite rookie Josh Kinney won his career first anywhere! Nice.

Now in the Modified division there are nine different winners in nine races so far. Pretty cool huh? And we are so happy that Joe Isabell was okay after his Mod Lite flipped and caught fire. From the stands it looked like Joe was right in the fire but actually it was contained to the engine compartment and his suit wasn’t even singed. Whew!

It was a bottom groove track in the Modified feature as Mike Bowman stayed down low and held on fir his first win at Brewerton and fourth of his career. Rookie Max McLaughlin was able to get by for one lap but wound up fourth. Tim Sears Jr. worked hard in the closing laps to get the top spot but would have to settle for second.

Today Allie and I are heading down to Five Mile Point which could turn out to a night she will never forget. I don’t want to say too much more until it happens but keep your fingers crossed for her as she will surly be nervous tonight. I know she’ll be fine!

So be sure to come back tomorrow for more as we head into the meat of our season. I hope you have a great day at whatever track you choose to go to and I hope to see you back here tomorrow.

 
     
 
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