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Saturday, November 15th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Matt Janczuk reviewed his abbreviated season as a rookie at Utica Rome in the Modified division.
Doug Elkins asks race teams for their help with a column on going from a fan to a racecar driver.
 
We got a lot done last night and will be back in the studio today working hard as I need to be off tomorrow as we have a get together for the final NASCAR race from Homestead. My oldest daughter Allie has watched pretty close to every lap so far this year and wants to watch a race live instead of over the course of a week on the DVR. So we’re having friends over and their kids are fans too. It should be alot of fun.
 
On the site today we have another Season in Review interview and we’ll be back with another one tomorrow with Alan Johnson who with his last season win at Yates County brought his streak of seasons with a win to 40. Yeah…40! It’s quite an accomplishment to say the least.
 
Plus I ask for your help with a column I am writing before the Parts Peddler Show next weekend. I think I have this under control but wanted to check in with you guys first. Let me know if you think I have missed something here as I am trying to list what would be needed to go from the grandstand to the racetrack. Thanks in advance. Send me your thoughts to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com.
 
Now let’s chat in more detail about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page. I start with a man who moved up in class this past year. Matt Janczuk reviewed his abbreviated season as a rookie at Utica Rome in the Modified division, remembered one particular night that had its highs & lows and talked about what he is doing to get ready for next year.  The 7 questions begin at 8:45. 
 
Doug Elkins asks race teams for their help with a column on going from a fan to a racecar driver. I have a short list of what I think you need and want to know if you think I am forgetting anything or not emphasizing a particular aspect enough. This column will be this coming Thursday. Thanks! 

 
Friday, November 14th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Gary Tomkins reviewed his two win season and summed up how things went in Charlotte.
Claude Hutchings Jr. reviews his season that saw him win the RoC Championship again.
 
We being our Season in Review interviews today with two drivers I know quite well. Each had their ups and downs as every racer does and each will share with us how things went and what they are thinking about for next season.
 
We came up with 7 questions this year that each driver will get and they are as follows. And of course the first 2 are the same every year since we started these.
 
1-What was your best night of the year?
2-What was your worse night of the year?
3-If you were gifted money and had to use it to buy an existing racetrack and run it, what track would it be?
4-What was the best or worst thing you ate either at the track or on the road this past season?
5-If you had to take a job at the racetrack which would it be? Flagger, race director, scorer, pit steward or announcer?
6-What was the first racecar driver you became a fan of?
7-If you were not a racecar driver, what sport or activity would you do to fulfill your competitive nature?
 
Now these may change but as of now the feedback I have been getting has been positive. And we’ll be doing more of these in the next few weeks so if you want to get in, send me a message at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com or message me on facebook.
 
Now let’s chat more about the Season in Review interviews we have for you today on the Audio Page. I start with a driver I have known for 20 years. Gary Tomkins reviewed his two win season, summed up how things went in Charlotte and what he is thinking about for 2015. Yes, this is a Season in Review interview and the 7 questions begin at 7:29 into the chat. 
 
Claude Hutchings Jr. reviews his season that saw him win the RoC Championship for the second time in a row and do so with a win in his final race. The 7 questions begin at 7:37 into the interview. 

 
Thursday, November 13th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Brett Hearn talks about his runner up finishes in Charlotte and how close he came a championship.
Mark Weaver explains why he was thinking of calling it quits and why he will now come back.
 
We’re back with more good stuff today as we continue to get closer to knowing more about what some tracks are doing in 2015. Lots of news will be coming out and some will be pretty big from what I am hearing from behind the scenes conversations. Stay tuned as we’ll be here for the news and the analysis afterwards.
 
I have two nice ones up today for you including the story of how Brett Hearn almost made up 52 points in the final two Super DIRTcar Series races and almost came away with the title. Hearn ended up 14 points back of Billy Decker with Matt Sheppard sandwiched in between 6 back.
 
So let’s go ahead and start right out with that one on the Audio Page. I make sure to listen to Mark Weaver to see how close he came to hanging it up…again. Brett Hearn talks abouthis runner up finishes in Charlotte, how close he came to winning the Super DIRTcar championship and what he’ll be working on in his shops the next few weeks. 
 
Mark Weaver explains why he was thinking of calling it quits after his first season racing in 20 years, why he decided to keep going and wonders about adding a second car. 

 
Wednesday, November 12th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy Pauch Jr. talked about helping his dad in Charlotte and the two races he will finish with.
Shayne Tenace speaks about the growth of Late Models and how he first found the class in Michigan.
 
Today will be a special day for me as my wife Camille and I celebrate our 20th anniversary. So I got some extra work done last night so I could be off tonight in the studio so we can go out for a special dinner.
 
I have two nice chats up today and tomorrow we’ll hear from Brett Hearn and Mark Weaver. I’ll be back in the studio on Thursday and will have a column up for Thursday on how the dropping of IMCA Modifieds at Brewerton could help the Late Model class at Fulton.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page. I start with a man who still has some racing to do in 2014. Billy Pauch Jr. talked about helping his dad in Charlotte and the two races he will finish out the season with and the work he is doing to get ahead for next season. 
 
Shayne Tenace speaks about the growth of Late Models in Central New York, how he first found the class in Michigan and what he is doing to help it along.  

 
Tuesday, November 11th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Kevan Cook talked about his move to a crate Late Model and how he did in his two starts.
Rick Martell previews the 22nd Annual New York State Indoor Championship in December.
 
More good stuff for you today as we check in with a driver who made a change late in the season and find out more about a big show in Syracuse for the Karting world.
 
And don’t forget that the new episode of the Atomic Power Racing Hour featuring the Go Nuclear Late Models is on Time Warner Cable Sports in New York State. There are airings today in Syracuse and Rochester so check your local listings and go to Rich Vleck’s page on You Tube for episodes from the past including a photo finish at Cornwall.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page. I start with a driver who had some terrible luck away from the track this past season. Kevan Cook talked about his move to a crate Late Model, when he knew he had to make a change and how he did in his two races at Fulton and Yates County. 
 
Rick Martell previews the 22nd Annual New York State Indoor Championship on December 5th & 6th, talked about how well pre-registration is going and the class he has added for this year’s show. Find out more at www.syracuseindoor.com.  

 
Monday, November 10th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Tyler Walker talked about his 9 win season, why he got a late start and racing without a wing.
Megan Allen recapped her 3 win season and explained why her win total was down in 2014. 
 
We’ll start the week out here by showing some love to the 600 Micro Sprint world as we visit with two of the division brightest, young stars here in New York State. Both of these young racers are in college now and clearly have a bright future ahead of them.
 
I got four new interviews done on Sunday and the other two will show up tomorrow. We’ll get back in the studio later tonight and will be in again on Tuesday. Congratulations go out to all the champions that were crowned this past weekend in Charlotte and Kirkwood.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page for today. I start with a young man who didn’t know how much he was going to race when the season started. Tyler Walker talked about his 9 win season in a 600 Micro Sprint, why he got a late start and racing without a wing at Lime Rock. 
 
Megan Allen recapped her 3 win season, explained why her win total was down in 2014 and wondered if she’ll be able to make it to Tulsa to race in December. 

 
Sunday, November 9th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Chris Mackey talks about his rookie season in a Modified and how he’ll learn more in two weeks.
Corky Stockham reminded racers about what is happening at this year’s Parts Peddler Trade Show.
 
I am back with more good stuff for you today to listen to as the off season officially gets closer. After this weekend things will get scarce but there are still some great events coming up and we’ll be chatting about them in the coming weeks.
 
I’ll be in the studio today and will be in there for several hours. I am looking for people to chat with as I am trying to get a little ahead as I have a busy week ahead of me. If you’d like to chat send me a message at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com or message me on facebook.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have on the Audio Page for today. I start with a young man who made a big move up in 2014. Chris Mackey talks about his rookie season in a Modified, how he’ll learn more in two weeks at Parts Peddler and why you have to know when to race as well as when to let a faster car go. 
 
Corky Stockham reminded racers about what is happening at this year’s Parts Peddler Trade Show ran down some of the manufacturers that will be on hand why a handshake is better than an email reply. 

 
     
 
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