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Sunday, October 1st 2017
   New on the Audio Page from Fulton Speedway:
 
Alan Barker talked about his season and compared the Hoosier tires to the American Racer tires.
Billy Dunn showed off his ride for this weekend and told me about his plans for Super DIRT Week.
Ryan Arbuthnot has been running small blocks up north and talked about his recent big block run.
Gary Tomkins explained why he likes the Outlaw 200 and how his practice laps went at Oswego.
Mike Bowman watched the first hot laps of the day and talked about racing with sail panels on the car.
Nick Nye told me how much he likes Fulton Speedway and his plans to run a 358 locally in 2018.
Tim Fuller is a 3 time Outlaw 200 winner and talked about his championships on Friday & Saturday.

 I had to curt my day short on Saturday but I got a lot done in the time I was there. Sportsman were the big story ion Saturday as well over 100 were in the pit area as well as Mods, Mod Lites, Late Models and Four cylinders. Wow! What a jammed up pit area it was.
Like I said I got a call and had to leave but I’m not going to get into why here.

Today of course in the Outlaw 200 and it should be a dandy. That many laps with a 40 plus car starting field makes for some great racing. And Fulton’s surface is always changing so make your plans to come out now and enjoy a great race.
 
I’ll be racing with Allie as she has two races to go. They start a little earlier so I may be able to make it to Fulton tonight but I have some work to do afterwards too so we’ll have to see. If not, I’ve got a lot of extra stuff I recorded yesterday that I can put up.

Now let’s chat more about what I have on the Audio Page for you to listen to before you head out to Fulton Speedway. Alan Barker talked about his season and compared the Hoosier tires to the American Racer tires while wondering what he needed to do to prepare the tires a little better. 

Billy Dunn showed off his ride for this weekend at Fulton Speedway and told me about his plans for Super DIRT Week as well as how happy he is to run some more big block stuff. 

Ryan Arbuthnot has been running small blocks up north and talked about his recent top three big block run at Mohawk International and recalls his time racing in CNY.  
 
Gary Tomkins explained why he likes the Outlaw 200, what he just had done with the engine and how his practice laps went at Oswego Speedway on Thursday night. 

Mike Bowman watched the first hot laps of the day and talked about how quickly the season went by and racing with sail panels on his big block Modified. 

Nick Nye told me how much he likes Fulton Speedway, what he hopes would happen later on and his plans to run a 358 in Central New York in 2018. 

Tim Fuller is a 3 time Outlaw 200 winner and talked about his championships on Friday & Saturday as well as his plans for Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway.   
 
Saturday, September 30th 2017
   New on the Audio Page from Fulton Speedway before they rained out:
 
D.J. Forbes talked about moving from a Micro Sprint to a Sportsman and ran down his race plans.
Dave Marcuccilli hot lapped at Oswego Speedway Thursday night and described how the track looked.
Nick Krause recalled his nice finish to the regular season and wondered about a move up to a 358.
Stephen Marshall spoke about his moved up from Novice and why he is now hooked on Sportsman.  
Glenn Forward is moving up to a 358 next season and told me when they made the decision to move.
Chris Mackey told me about his thoughts on 358 racing and what he would do if he could afford to.

Well that didn’t work out did it? A light rain greeted teams at Fulton Speedway on Friday night and once it picked up and with lots more on the radar management was forced to pull the plug. Now Friday’s show will be run today and the Outlaw 200 will be pushed back to Sunday.

Today the gates will open at 1 p.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday. I’ll post a revised schedule below so you guys can see it. I’ll be there early today and late on Sunday as we race with Allie earlier in the day. I have some video of Allie racing that I have to get for a project so I will be at Fulton after that is complete. You make commitments and you honor them, that’s what you do! Here is the new schedule of events for Outlaw 200 Weekend.
 
Saturday, Sep 29
Fulton Speedway
32nd Annual Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility Outlaw 200 Weekend presented by SUNY Canton
Events: Go Nuclear Late Model Championship 50, TUSA Mod Lite Doug Cooper Memorial 36, 4 cylinder open 25, novice sportsman 20 plus sportsman shootout heats and consolation races plus 15 lap modified qualifiers
Schedule: Pit gates open at 1 p.m. Grandstands open at 3 p.m. Racing at 5 p.m.
 
Sunday, Oct 1
Fulton Speedway
Events: 32nd Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Facility Outlaw 200 presented by SUNY Canton plus Industrial Tire of CNY Sportsman Shootout (LCQ’s and 50-lap Shootout)
Schedule: Pit gates open at 11 a.m. Grandstands open at 11 a.m. Heat races begin at 2:30 p.m.  
 
Friday, September 29th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jimmy Horton talks about this weekend at Georgetown and Bridgeport as well as Super DIRT Week.
Bobby Varin tells me about his wins last weekend at Fonda and his hopes for Saturday’s Outlaw 200.
Marc Johnson described the work he has to do to get ready to run a 358 and a big block next week.

I had a busy day again on Thursday as I took care of some things during the day that will allow to do some shooting with Allie on Sunday with a real, broadcast quality camera. I am doing a little project on her similar to the racing pieces Nickelodeon did with Dale Earnhardt’s granddaughter. It should be fun!
 
I’ll be at Fulton Speedway today and hoping Mother Nature gets any moisture she has out of her system early so we can race all night long. It will be fun and as usual I will leave early so I can see my girls before they go to bed as I may not have that luxury on Saturday. It’s gonna be a fun weekend and I am really looing forward to it.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who is very busy in his race shop. Jimmy Horton talks about racing this weekend at Georgetown and Bridgeport and the brand new car he is building for Super DIRT Week at Oswego Speedway. 

Bobby Varin tells me about his pair of wins last weekend at Fonda, his hopes for Saturday’s Outlaw 200 and his plans for next week that include The Cole Cup at Utica Rome. 

Marc Johnson described the work he has to do to get ready to run a 358 and a brand new big block Modified next week as well as offering his thoughts on small blocks at Utica Rome.  
 
Thursday, September 28th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Austin Dillon talked about last weekend in New Hampshire and previews Sunday in Dover.
Bill Shea previews Tuesday’s race at Utica Rome and talked about 358’s and the new clay.

I had a fun day on Wednesday as I chatted with Austin Dillon, did some writing and went and saw Dean Reynolds for a new phone. It scares me now as it is very intimidating but I am excited to finally have a phone that is up to speed on what I need it to do.
 
Make sure if you have not friended me on facebook to do so as we’ll be doing a lot of Facebook Live things here in the future. I am working on a lot of things behind the scenes too so be ready for lots of new stuff on different platforms down the road. It’s exciting!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting out with another NASCAR racer who is hoping to keep his championship hopes alive with a strong run this Sunday. Austin Dillon talked about last weekend’s 19th place in New Hampshire, previews Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup race in Dover and explains why he likes the track so much. 

Bill Shea previews this Tuesday’s races at Utica Rome, recalled how the idea came about to run 358’s at Utica Rome & Fulton and the new clay he will be putting down real soon.   
 
Wednesday, September 27th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Ben Bushaw talked about his hopes for this weekend in Fulton and racing on Sundays with his son.
Adam DelGrosso described his season ending crash and the value of head and neck restraints.
Jim Olin told me about his season at Can Am and Evans Mills as well as the DIRT Hall of Fame.

I had an enjoyable and productive day on Tuesday as I got a lot done and had some fun doing some on-line racing at the end of the day. I’ll be back in the studio today as the can is empty and I’ll be doing some writing as well as Fulton’s big race is this weekend. Plus the Outlaws are going to be in Willliams Grove for a three day show to take in the Pa. Posse. Upset specials here we come!

This weekend I’ll be at Fulton Speedway both days and then back racing with Allie on Sunday. I’ll be all over the place tomorrow as I have a lot to do and I hope to see a lot of you this weekend at what is my favorite one day show of the year.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen ton on the Audio Page as we enjoy one more summer like day. Ben Bushaw talked about his hopes for this weekend in Fulton, racing on unfamiliar Hoosier Tires and how much fun he has been having racing with his five year old son.

Adam DelGrosso described his season ending crash at Outlaw Speedway, the value of head and neck restraints in a crash that did not look that bad initially and looks ahead to 2018.   
 
Jim Olin told me about his season at Can Am and Evans Mills as well as the DIRT Hall of Fame while reminding us about Fingerlakes Speedworld next March 3rd and 4th in Auburn.   
 
Tuesday, September 26th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Ryan Watt talked about his weekend at Bridgeport Speedway where he won and finished in 2nd.
Giovanni Scelzi re-capped his weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway and talked about racing at age 15.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series at Eldora and Lernerville. 

Wow! What a scorcher we had on Monday. My thermometer on the porch outside the studio actually read over 100 degrees at mid-afternoon. I know the sun warmed it but wow what a day. Official high temp was 91. Thank you Mother Nature for giving us a few extra weeks of summer. Keep it up!
 
We have a feature winner from the weekend up today as well as a young racer who you will be hearing a lot from down the road as well as another racer who is recovering from an on track incident. Get well soon Adam. And tomorrow we’ll be back with more so be sure to show up and be ready to listen.
 
I’ve got a fairly easy day on tap today as I need to get a few things done in the afternoon and then finish out the day with some on-line racing as I do every Tuesday. It’s a semi-day off from racing and I look forward to it every week.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a racer who picked up a serious check on Saturday night. Ryan Watt talked about his weekend at Bridgeport Speedway where he won and finished in 2nd while looking ahead to a pair of races Friday & Saturday as well as some relaxation at Super DIRT Week as a camper. 

Giovanni Scelzi re-capped his weekend at Lucas Oil Speedway, looked ahead to this weekend at Silver Dollar Speedway and talked about racing as the 15 year old son of NHRA racer Gary Scelzi.

Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series at Eldora and Lernerville while looking ahead to a big three race weekend in the heart of Sprint Car country in Pennsylvania. 


 
Monday, September 25th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Steve Paine talked about picking up career win number 99 at Outlaw Speedway on Saturday.
Mike White told me about his recent Pro Stock wins and why he did not race this past weekend.
Brandon Clapperton explained why he is moving up for 2018 and how his season went in a truck.

Wow was it hot again on Sunday or what? Hot is one thing but hot at an asphalt track is another thing altogether. It may take days for me to recover.
 
Big thanks to the Kuleszos as always and to Jim Olin for all his help. With my back still hurting he came in and did the heavy stuff that I could not do and worked with Allie during the race. Thanks so much Jim. Without you I would not have been able to race with Allie period. Thank you!
 
It was a rough day for a few of us but at least we were at the track and we still had fun hanging out and trading war stories. We hope to be back this Sunday after a pair of days in Fulton on Friday and Saturday.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we start out another work week. Steve Paine talked about picking up career win number 99 at Outlaw Speedway on Saturday, explained why the track was just how he likes it and commented on the work they did to get his son a race day.

Mike White told me about his recent Pro Stock victories, why he did not race this past weekend and what he found when he recently went through his racecar. 

Brandon Clapperton explained why he is moving up for 2018, why this new non-winged crate Sprint Car appealed to him and how his season went in a truck at Afton.   
 
     
 
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