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Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
Mid-State Golf Car
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monday, September 15th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Mike Bowman recaps his recent race at Woodhull and talks about his hopes for the Outlaw 200.
Johnny Hill talks about his season in a Crate Late Model and remembers his motocross days.
 
It was a nice day on Sunday and I was able to get some work done in the home studio. Or course a lot of folks were still racing and some had been up late the night before depending on where they raced.
 
So we should be able to get more work done later this week as we get ready for the second season to continue in local dirt racing circles. We have two for you today and two more tomorrow so be sure to keep checking back as we get closer to the big finale shows in the Syracuse area.
 
I have a golf tournament today at a local course that I have only heard about. It is supposed to be one of the best around and I am really looking forward to it although I am supposed to be the big hitter in our group. No pressure huh? Wish me well!!!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I start with a man who will be off for racing for a few more weeks. Mike Bowman recaps his recent race at Woodhull and talks about his hopes for the Outlaw 200. He tells me how much he enjoys racing on the high banked Woodhull track, recaps his season to date and tells me why he needs to make sure he runs at least twice a week. 
 
Johnny Hill talks about his season in a Crate Late Model and remembers his motocross days. He tells me how he started riding as a teenager, how equipment doesn’t matter as much on two wheels and looks ahead to three more race weekends in 2014. 

 
Sunday, September 14th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Mike Mahaney talks about his rain out at Grandview and looks ahead to today at Thunder Mountain.
Danny Creeden ran down his late season plans that include a show today down at Thunder Mountain.
 
I got some work done in the studio on what was a cold and rainy day for the most part. After debating on going I went to church with the kids to gains some perspective and then got to work. I’ll be back in the studio again today.
 
There are some good shows today as Oswego Speedway has a lot going on and Thunder Mountain is running the Wade Decker Memorial. Both tracks should have huge fields so each should put on a great show for you guys.
 
Now let’s talk about the pair of interviews I have for you to listen to on the Audio Page. I begin with a driver who has a lot of work to do before he can head out to race today. Mike Mahaney talks about his rain out at Grandview and looks ahead to today at Thunder Mountain. He told me how the extra time they had on Saturday will help get them ready for today and runs down his late season race plans. 
 
Danny Creeden ran down his late season plans that include a show today down at Thunder Mountain. He talked about his rain out at Grandview, how he will start 7th in the 358 race at Eastern States and recalls one of the hardest hits he has ever had as well as how it has him thinking about a head & neck restraint system. 

 
Saturday, September 13th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Shawn Donath talked about why he took some time off and his hopes for his brand new engine.
Scott Just explained why he and his dad got out of Modified cars and moved to Sprint Cars.
Jeff Geiges recaps his season in a 305 Sprinter at New Egypt and looks ahead to the next 3 weeks.
Mike Button tells me how close he came to a championship and thinks back to the old days.
Laurie Mortimer remembered her first time in a Late Model at Fulton Speedway in a lady’s race.
 
We’ll be back at it today as we are set to go to Skyline for their second to late race. Of course next week they finish things out with the season ending Turbo Blue show. There are races all over with Oswego and Grandview both running big shows. Go to my Track Links page to find out more.
 
We have three people we know well on the site as well as two new ones. I hope you like what we have today and if I have not chatted with your favorite driver in a while, then send me an email at doug@dougsdirtdairy.com or message me on facebook.
 
I had a nice day off on Friday after a very busy Thursday and will be happy to make my first trip to Skyline today. Allie will be going with me and she has never seen any laps here. I know we’ll have a great time and we’re hoping Mother Nature does not intervene.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page for today. Shawn Donath talked about why he took some time off and his hopes for his brand new engine. He told me about his recent Modified race, when he will race it again and thought back to when he passed cars on the wrong side of the banking at Utica-Rome. 
 
Scott Just explained why he and his dad got out of Modified cars and moved to Sprint Cars. He talked about how much less money a 360 Sprinter costs compared to the mods, how much they like traveling and how much fun they are having right now.  
 
Jeff Geiges recaps his season in a 305 Sprinter at New Egypt and looks ahead to the next 3 weeks. He told me about his win last weekend, explained why he took a year off after some time in a 410 and reminds teams to come down on September 20th for a big $3,000 to win show at New Egypt. 14:57 
 
Mike Button tells me how close he came to a championship and thinks back to the old days. He told me why he had to miss a race, how much has changed since the 1990’s and why he is still tight today with a lot of the same people he was close to back then. 
 
Laurie Mortimer remembered her first time in a Late Model at Fulton Speedway in a lady’s race. She told me what she was most nervous about beforehand, what happened when she did a spectator race a few years ago and encourages other women to get a ride for next year’s race. 

 
Friday, September 12th 2014
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Danny Bouc talks about his season racing weekly at New Egypt and his hopes for the Freedom 76er.
Darryl Ruggles told me about his big crash at Brewerton and what he had to do to fix the Sprinter.
Mike Walton had a crate in his Sportsman for the Utica Rome finale and talked about his season.
Rob Hazer previews tonight’s North East Crate Nationals paying $2,225 to win at Albany Saratoga.
Craig Pritchard shares some memories from the Outlaw Circuit and his involvement today.
 
As you can see we did get a lot of work done on Thursday as we had hoped and we’ll have five interviews for you both today and tomorrow. Tonight is the Northeast Crate Nationals at Albany Saratoga and of course the Freedom 76er is also this weekend.
 
Locally Can Am and Skyline both run tomorrow while Oswego Speedway hosts RoC Weekend with everything you can possibly run on asphalt running both Saturday and Sunday.
 
As for me, I’ll be heading to Skyline on Saturday and will work in the studio on Sunday. I have a golf tournament on Monday and it will be the first Captain and Crew deal I have been in since the old DIRT tournaments of the 1990’s.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have for you on the Audio Page. I start with someone who we get to hear from the first time on this website. Danny Bouc talks about his season racing weekly at New Egypt and his hopes for the Freedom 76er. He told me why he had to take a season off in 2013, how close the racing is since the track switched to small blocks and thinks back to his start as a kid in go carts. 
 
Darryl Ruggles told me about his big crash at Brewerton and what he had to do to fix the Sprinter. He talked about how the car is now, remembers adjusting himself out of a recent race and how much he loves racing at his weekly home in Canandaigua. 
 
Mike Walton had a crate in his Sportsman for the Utica-Rome finale and talked about his season. He talked about the typical Utica-Rome surface he saw on Saturday, described a recent carburetor issue he had and wonders what 2014 might bring. 
 
Rob Hazer previews tonight’s North East Crate Nationals paying $2,225 to win at Albany Saratoga. He runs down the rules for competitors, tells me how strong the divisions is weekly at the track and reminds me that Pro Stocks and Street Stocks are also on the card. 
 
Craig Pritchard shares some memories from the Outlaw Circuit and talks about his involvement today. He told me when he got started, how he first met the Denton family and why he finally decided to get out of the driver’s seat. 

 
Thursday, September 11th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jason Shultz described the work he was doing as he got ready for the Friday night in Vernon.
Paul Kinney spoke about hopes for Cole Cup Weekend and remembered a recent wreck he had.
Joe Trenca got ready for the Cole Cup and talked about some gains he has made this year.
Ross Vleck talked about his winning season at Yates County and why the night he was very cool.
Glenn Forward ran down how he has been doing as he moves from Pro Stock to Sportsman.
 
I had a busy, busy day on Wednesday and I did not get a heck of a lot done. But I will get in the studio today and get a lot of work done. I did make some calls and have several things set up so be sure to come over the next two days as have some real good stuff  in the works.
 
To make sure that I did I emptied a lot of stuff from the can as an incentive. So now I have to. I know how to motivate myself and this is exactly the way to do it.
 
I also had a trip to my cardiologist on Wednesday and he was happy to see that I had lost 14 pounds. Yes, I knew this was coming up and did not want to hear them warn me as they have in the past. I’m feeling good and hope to keep going to feel better. And if I can lose a little more it will be good for my knees and good for everything.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page. I start with some Sprint Car hot shoes from the past weekend. Jason Shultz described the work he was doing as he got ready for the Friday night in Vernon. He talked about adding shock adjusters to the car, wondered if it would help or hurt and wondered what his new shocks would feel like later on. 
 
Paul Kinney spoke about hopes for Cole Cup Weekend and remembered a recent wreck he had. He told me about his wreck at a track that he won his first Sprint Car race at, how much work they had to do to get it ready and how much he would like to win at Utica-Rome. 
 
Joe Trenca got ready for the Cole Cup and talked about some gains he has made this year as a driver. He told me how things went at the event last year, how much fun it has been to run more this season and how much he has improved behind the wheel. 
 
Ross Vleck talked about his winning season at Yates County and why the night he was the one night he really wanted to win on. He described some tough luck they had early on, how much better things went later and shared some stories from his brother Rich’s wedding. 
 
Glenn Forward ran down how he has been doing as he moves from Pro Stock to Sportsman. He told me where he has gone to race it so far, how much his local knowledge helped when he ran it at Utica-Rome and what he has been learning so far. 

 
Wednesday, September 10th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Cory Sparks looked back at his ESS race at Thunder Mountain and talked about dirty air.
Dave Axton told me how his brother was doing after a flip and how well Friday in Vernon went.
Jordan Thomas spoke about what he is learning this season about driving Sprint Cars.
Casey Williams got ready for his 3rd Sprint Car race and told me how the first two nights went.
 
Tuesday was a nice day as we celebrated my dad’s 79th birthday. And after the year we’ve had I can’t tell you how happy I am that he is still here and doing well. Great day guys…really!
 
I’ll be back in the studio today for sure after a quick check up in the afternoon. So for any of you that are racing this weekend, send me a message or call me and I’ll get you on to pump up the show.
 
Now let’s talk about what we have today on the Audio Page where we show love to Sprint Cars and the drivers who pilot them. Cory Sparks looked back at his ESS race at Thunder Mountain and talked about how dirty air hurt him. He explained how the top wing is the big factor, told me his hopes for the Kevin Ward Jr. Shootout and wondered if the Friday program might be different.
 
Dave Axton told me how his brother was doing after a flip and how well Friday in Vernon went. He talked about the nice story that unfolded on Friday night, how supportive the Ward family has been to him and his hopes for later on at Utica-Rome. 
 
Jordan Thomas spoke about what he is learning this season as he drives both 305’s and 360 Sprinters. He recalled the last time he raced in Vernon, what he needs to improve on when the track slicks up and the need for better right foot control. 
 
Casey Williams got ready for his 3rd Sprint Car race and told me how the first two nights went. He explained why he was black flagged his first week out, what made the rotor glow and what all that heat did to the fuel cell. 

 
Tuesday, September 9th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Sam Reakes IV told me what he was looking for in the pit area and his past struggles in Vernon.
Paul Habeck had his 360 Sprint Car out for the first time in a month and talked about his season.
Casey Pavlick talked about his Sportsman championship at Yates County, his first ever on dirt.
Tom Denton won another Pro Stock title and talked about how well the racecar has survived.
Reed Miller previewed today’s rescheduled Hot Summer Night Special at Penn Can Speedway.
 
Today is a big day down in northern Pennsylvania as Penn Can Speedway hosts their Hot Summer Nights Special featuring a 60 lap Modified race paying $5000 to win as well as the GRIT Sportsman tour and Xcel Modified Tour race.
 
I have a lot of good stuff for you today and just got caught up with things Monday and was unable to get into the studio. I tried a few things but only had a small window to operate in. Sorry guys. I’ll do better today as I have less things to do to take me away.
 
Still firming up plans for this weekend as I need to go somewhere Friday, Saturday or both. If you have suggestions, send them my way.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I start with some Sprint Car drivers who were racing this past weekend. Sam Reakes IV told me what he was looking for in the pit area and his past struggles in Vernon. He talked about what he was seeing with a particular car, why it is tough to try to copy the set ups of others and the need for a magnifying glass. 
 
Paul Habeck had his 360 Sprint Car out for the first time in a month and talked about his season. He ran down some of his late race issues, remembered destroying a car a few weeks ago and described what he was seeing as he looked at the Utica Rome track early on. 
 
Casey Pavlick talked about his Sportsman championship at Yates County, his first ever on dirt. He told me about some of his wins, what was different at the track compared to the past and his plans to travel more at the end of the season. 
 
Tom Denton won another Pro Stock title and talked about how well the racecar has survived. He described some recent repairs they had to make, how long he has had the car and looks ahead to the Hondo race at Fonda in two weeks. 
 
Reed Miller previewed today’s rescheduled Hot Summer Night Special at Penn Can Speedway. He told me about the three divisions who will be racing, highlighted some of the Modified teams who will be in attendance and looks ahead to King of the Can Weekend in mid-October. 

 
     
 
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