|Sunday, June 9th 2019
| New on the Audio Page from Land of Legends Raceway in the order they were recorded:
Paul Guererri came from to 3d to 1st late to win the Sportsman rainout race and talked about the win.
Jesse Pruchnik won the rained out 305 A Main and talked about working traffic in the closing laps.
Parker Smith won his third Street Stock heat of the year and talked about what he would do later on.
Jimmy Grant described how he made an inside move to win his heat and the new engine they put in.
Mike Welch dominated in his heat win pulling away late and talked about how he took the lead early.
Erick Rudolph made a late race pass to win his heat and talked about the strong field on Saturdays.
Derrick Podsiadlo explained what he learned his heat win and why the heat race track was different.
Adam Roberts talked about how a good starting spot helped in his win and what he saw on the track.
A.J. Lloyd led every lap to win the Sportsman consi and told me why he stayed down on the inside.
Adam DePuy won his fifth Street Stock feature in a row and told me what made this win a bit different.
Alysha Baye survived a wild last few laps and talked about racing with her dad through slower traffic.
Nick Guererri won his first feature race in two years and talked about how he let one slip away earlier.
Erick Rudolph won his 2nd Modified feature of the weekend and talked about be as good as needed.
Wesley Hayes won the B- Feature and told me why his Sportsman came to a stop with after the victory.
It was another summer like day on Saturday and summer like race conditions greeted the cars and fans at Land of Legends. There were rainout makeup races on the card and only six heat races as most of the pre-feature program from the previous week wes complete before the weather got to us.
They started out with a rainout Sportsman feature but the sun and wind were too much and the cars were sent back to the pit area after a few dusty laps and a yellow flag. The water brigaide came out and we even did a live video for the fans following one of the water trucks and explaining what was going on with the racetrack. I drove the four wheeler and cameraman Mike shot from the seat behind me. It was cool. Hope it looked that way to the fans. And you guys wonder why I came out of announcer retirement for Canandaigua...wonder no more.
All the winners are on the site today and we did get to can seven interviews beforehand as I tried to get to some racers I had not spoken to yet. There are still a few and we hope to get to all of them soon.
I'll be off today to get in a round of golf. It will only be the second time this year and with all the driving ranges closed last week we'll be going out again with no practice. Watch out trees! I'm coing for ya. I hope you all have a reat Sunday no matter what you choose to do and be thankful to be alive and respecful of those around you. Be fun to be around. See ya tomorrow.
|Saturday, June 8th 2019
| New on the Audio Page from Brewerton Speedway:
After the heat races:
Jimmy Phelps won the first Modified heat race and talked about the small block he passed to get it.
Tim Sears Jr. walked me through his last lap move for a heat win using the inside of the final corner.
Matt Hulsizer notched his second heat win at Brewerton and talked about what he learned in the race.
Mark Yorker used the outside on a restart in his heat win and wondered if he needed to apologize.
Tyler Murray signed some autographs on the front stretch and talked about using the outside for a win.
Jeff Prentice won his 4th heat race this season and talked about being a 55 year old Sportsman rookie.
Tyler Corcoran took first in the final Sportsman heat and talked about struggling the last two weeks.
After the first two feature races:
Justin Williams described how they came back from a wreck at Fulton last weekend to victory lane.
Rob Bellinger won his 5th career Modified race at Brewerton and talked about how close it was late.
Tim Sears Jr. came from 12th to 3rd and talked about falling back early before coming back forward.
Matt Hulsizer picked uo six spots to finish fourth and talked about how the early laps hurt his chances.
Chris Hile looked over front end damage to his nose and wondered what he hit out on the racetrack.
It was a fun night at Brewerton Speedway as a regular show with Autograph Night was on the card. It was a beautiful day in Brewerton and I made it all night without my hoodie. I could have used it at the end but I was okay and did not need to take the run to the car to get it.
The heat races were full of passes for the lead and only one of the top ten starters finished in the top five when the checkered flag waved. It was a little dusty and there were a few holes in the turns but the racing was excellent. Rob Bellinger picked up Modified win number five at Brewerton and did so by getting by early leader Joe August on lap 22. There was only one caution so you had to pay attention in this one. Larry Wight caught Bellinger late but could do no more than poke a nose underneath as the top was the fast groove late in the race and that was that.
I did leave early as Friday was my wife's birthday and I did want to spend some time her. She gets up at 5 in the morning so getting her to stay up meant that I needed to be home early. I'm sorry for those of you in the Sportsman and Four Cylinder features and I will try to reach out to you this week and get you on.
I'll be at Land of Legends Raceway tonight as we have some rainout out makeup action and I'll be on the glf course on Sunday to enjoy some calm and quiet. I did can a lot of stuff tonight including a long one I did during the autograph session that I know you will like. We'll have Canandaigua stuff up tomorrow and then be back in the studio on Monday. It's gonna be a fun weekend and even more fun next weekend. I'll have more on that later.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Race safe, race fast and have fun!
|Friday, June 7th 2019
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Dean Reynolds talks about the Empire Sprints,the Super DIRTcar Series and being full time in racing.
Gary Palone previews this Saturday night at Paradise Speedway and talks about Wednesday practice.
Ed Lamberton and I talk about racing and his online radio show, Wheel People with Ed Lamberton.
What a beautiful day it was on Thursday huh? And the best news is that it should stay this way all weekend long. How cool is that? So get ready guys and gals for a full race weekend with no distractions.
I'll be at Brewerton Speedway on Friday and then back to Land of Legends on Saturday as we have lots of feature races on tap. It is gonna be fun for sure. Then we'll hit a golf course on Sunday as I did get out to hit some balls last night with my 83 year old dad who is hoping to get back on the links after several seasons off due to a shoulder injury. It's gonna be a great weekend.
Now let's chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page as we visit with three people who in thier own way help make racing what it is today. Dean Reynolds talks about the Empire Sprints latest Canadian swing, the Super DIRTcar Series and what it is like now that he is working full time in racing.
Gary Palone previews this Saturday night at Paradise Speedway as they have a pair of rainout features to add to the show, tells me how how things have been going this season so far and talks about Wednesday practices.
Ed Lamberton and I talk about racing in the Capitol region, his online radio show, Wheel People with Ed Lamberton and he shares some memories of going to the racetracks as a young boy.
|Thursday, June 6th 2019
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Billy Pauch Sr. talks about his win at Bridgeport Speedway and the unique #30 Modified he drives.
Jimmy Phelps tells me about his Modified win at Brewerton and how he's been doing in Canandaigua.
Claude Hutchings Jr. describes what it is like to have just one race in so far this year at Utica Rome.
It was another rainy day on Wednesday as Mother Nature washed out shows at Albany Saratoga and Paradise Speedways. But the good news is that the weekend should be good as they don't mention ther word on either day. Yay!
Allie and I did some running around and we got some great news on Katie as she has made the travel gymnastics team for Blaze Gymnastics. She has been working hard and will now be on the road competing for points with other clubs here in New York. We are so proud and I look forward to seeing her compete.
Now let's chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today starting with a man who is enjoying a pretty good season. Billy Pauch Sr. talks about his win at Bridgeport Speedway last Saturday, the unique #30 Modified he drives and comments on a picture showing son and grandson at the racetrack. Nice!
Jimmy Phelps tells me about his Modified win at Brewerton last Friday night, explained how a DNF the week before helped his starting spot and described how he has been doing in Canandaigua.
Claude Hutchings Jr. describes what it is like to have just one race in so far this year at Utica Rome, what they DIRT legal 358 engin feels like compared to his open Sportsman and wonders if he may hit Fulton or Brewerton soon.
|Wednesday, June 5th 2019
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Bobby Varin ran down his Saturday night at Fonda that included his first win an a fitth place finish.
Marc Johnson told me about his Friday night win at Albany Saratoga and going back to setup basics.
Phil Vigneri III talked about his Modified at Canandaigua and The Gladiator at Genesee on June 13th.
It was a rainy day on Tuesday after starting out with bright sunshine in the morning. Two shows are on tap today but both could be affected by the weather. Albany Saratoga runs a rainout makeup show tonight while Paradise Speedway may have already cancelled their GRIT Series race.
I split my time as I did some work before Katie's concert and again afterwards. I've made my plans for the weekend and they include Brewerton on Friday and of course Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua on Saturday. Utica Rome is off on Sunday and wouldn't you know it? They are calling for a nice day so I guess I'll go golfing and take a day off after two race nights.
Now let's chat a bit more about what's on the Audio Page for today starting with a couple of drivers who will be at Albany Saratgoa tonight. Bobby Varin ran down his Saturday night at Fonda that included his first win an a fitth place finish, explained how the car changed at the end of each race and looked ahead to a rain out make up show tonight at Albany Saratoga.
Marc Johnson told me about his Friday night win at Albany Saratoga, how went back to the drawing board set up wise and how he is doing as a hired gun on Saturdays at Lebanon Valley.
Phil Vigneri III talked about how he is doing in his Modified at Canandaigua, previewed The Gladiator at Genesee on June 13th and recapped how things went last year in the inaugural event.
|Tuesday, June 4th 2019
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Billy Pauch Jr. recaps his latest weekend, talks about his Kutztown wins and tonight at Big Diamond.
Alan Rudalavage describes his two races so far this season and his plans to jump around this year.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws as they raced at a brand new venue in Nashville.
I had a very busy day on Monday as I was in the studio from around 4 p.m. till close to 8:30. I got a lot done and got to som eof your requests too so be sure to keep coming back as we may not have as many this week compared to last week but I've got the people you wanna hear from.
Big Diamond Raceway in Minersville runs a Short Track Super Series race later tonight and Albany Saratoga has a rain out make up show so be sure to check thoseout. Paradise Speedway has a GRIT Series Sportsman race on Wednesday that I will try to attend so we may have more from that later in the week.
Now let's chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today as we start out with a pair of Modified racers. Billy Pauch Jr. recaps his latest weekend that saw him race back through the field after a pair of flat ries, talks about his Kutztown wins from last Monday and looks ahead to tonight's Short Track Super Series race at Big Diamond.
Alan Rudalavage describes his two races so far this season at Afton Motorsports Park, a set up change they made to his Modified and ran down his plans to jump around this year rather than run at one track weekly.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws as they raced at a brand new venue in Nashville, explains why the two nights were so differerent and looks forward to racing tonight in Illinois and later this weekend in North Dakota and Minnesota.
|Monday, June 3rd 2019
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Jimmy Horton recaps his last three race starts that included a win, a flip and an 8th place at OCFS.
Billy Dunn talks about Friday night at Can Am, his win at Utica Rome and his Canandaigua starts.
In the latest Doug's Thoughts I talk about what racing has taught Allie and how it helped on Saturday.
Well that didn't go as planned on Sunday at all. Before I went to be early Sunday morning I looked at all the weather forecasts and saw that the rain was going to be out of here before lunch and the rest of the day was going to be rain free. So where did all that rain come from huh? Man.
So I did some work in the studio instead of going to Utica Rome and may now add Paradise Speedway on Wednesday to the mix. They have a GRIT Series race for Sportsman and I think it would be a good time for me to go to check it out.
I'll be in the studio today and already have some things set up as Sunday is just a tough time to get ahold of people. And I do have a couple of interviews in the can which may show up tomorrow too.
Now let's chat in more detail about what we have on the Audio Page for you to listen to as you get your work week started. Jimmy Horton recaps his last three race starts that included his first win at Bridgeport since hgis championship season in 2014, a bad flip on Friday night at Big Diamond and an 8th place Saturday night at Orange County.
Billy Dunn talks about Friday night at Can Am wher he raced his way up to third on a very fast track, his win at Utica Rome last Sunday and how he has been doing in his Canandaigua starts so far this season.
In the latest Doug's Thoughts I talk about what being involved in racing has taught Allie from a non-racing standpoint, remind us why we started doing this in the first place and how it helped her carry herself on Saturday when things didn't go as planned. Yeah, I'm a proud dad alright!
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