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Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, August 28th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tim Sears Jr. tells me about his win 10 days ago at Fulton and his 4th place at Brewerton on Friday.
Bret Belden shares what he was looking at as he watched the racing surface during the hot laps.
Matt Richardson just took his first ever laps in a Sportsman and talked about the stuff he learned.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars out west as they got in races 49 & 50.  
 
I got a lot done on Monday as I did some writing and got five interviews done in the studio as we were in there for a long, long time. I’ll be at the NYS Fair today with my family to see all the buildings and fun stuff there before we got back on Thursday to ride the rides. It will be a fun week.
 
Not sure if I am going to a race this week or not as things are getting away from me and the “I better do this before summer is over” list still ha some things that are not checked off so we’ll see. I will be at Brewerton on Friday and back in the booth on Saturday in a substitute role announcing at Land of Legends Raceway.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with an interview I missed last week that I got done on Saturday. Tim Sears Jr. tells me about his win 10 days ago at Fulton, his 4th place at Brewerton on Friday and the work they did to get an older car ready after a big wreck last time in the big block. 
 
Bret Belden shares what he was looking at as he watched the racing surface during the hot laps, how nice he thought the track was at Fulton after a rough week and how dry it was getting early. 
 
Matt Richardson just took his first ever laps in a Sportsman and talked about the stuff he just learned on the racetrack as well as how little time he had to think before the green came out. Nice job! 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars out west as they got in races 49 & 50 and talked about some up and coming young talent while looking ahead to this weekend in Washington State.    
 
Monday, August 27th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jordan McCreadie remembered his flip at Fulton last week and the work it took to get the car fixed.
Jessica Power recapped her wreck last Saturday night and the one she had at Can Am Speedway.
Dylan Zacharias told me about his new nickname and how tough local Sportsman racing is right now.
Kearra Backus thought back on her first win two weeks ago and her dad Aron offered his take also.
Hear the small block engine of Tommy Sears as it idles before the first hot lap session of the day.

The final week of summer is here and we are going to enjoy the heck out of it this week. We have a pair of trips to the NYS Fair coming up and we may be able to sneak a race in too. We’ll have to see. And we may have some other cool things coming up this week too.
 
I did get some worm done in the studio and will be at it again hard today and tonight. I may have to sneak out for a while if something comes together and if it does I’ll be sure to Facebook Live it for you. Keep your fingers crossed.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is on the Audio Page for today starting with a man who had a busy week after what happened to him last Saturday. Jordan McCreadie remembered his flip at Fulton last week, described the work it took to get the car fixed to race again and the lessons you can teach a youngster through racing.  
 
Jessica Power recapped her wreck last Saturday night at Fulton Speedway, the one she just had Friday night at Can Am Speedway and her hopes for some wreck free nights. 
 
Dylan Zacharias told me about his new nickname, explains why he is hearing it as he comes through the gate and how tough local Sportsman racing is right now.

Kearra Backus thought back on her first win two weeks ago, wondered if getting close earlier helped and then her dad Aron Backus offered his take on what it was like to see his daughter win. Nice!  
 
Hear the small block engine of Tommy Sears as it idles before the first hot lap session of the day and hear crew member Johnny Sacco offer his thoughts on how cool the engine sounds. Yeah, it’s bad ass alright!  
 
Sunday, August 26th 2018
   New on the Audio Page from Fulton Speedway:
 
After the heat races:
 
Sean Beardsley talked about the low move he made to win his heat and why he was light 2 weeks ago.
Dale Caswell walked me through his Late Mode heat win and told me how different the turns were.
Larry Wight led every lap to win his heat race and spoke about cycling in a new set of Hoosier tires.
Ronnie Davis III watched the first feature race after his heat win and described what he was seeing.
Nick Krause won the first Sportsman heat race and told me about some very big changes they made.
Nate Higgins survived some late challengers to win his heat and talked about a small handing issue.
Mark Yorker ran the bottom to win his heat and talked about a little contact as he took the lead.
Scott Prentice described his heat win and the work his crew had to do to get him back on the track.
 
After the feature races:
 
Tim Sears Jr. won a nice back and forth battle up front and spoke about his RUSH Late Model victory.
Larry Wight pulled away with ten to go to win the Modified race and talked about leading points.
Scott Prentice completed his comeback from last week with a win and talked about good he was.
Nate Higgins picked up his second career Sportsman win and described how win number two felt.
 
I had a nice night as I went to Fulton Speedway on one of the last summer, Saturday nights we’ll have all year long. I will admit I was dragging tail a little as my knees have been a little sore of late. I hoofed around and did as much as I could and was able to put some extras in the can as I did get there nice and early.
 
It was a classic smooth, black and wide Fulton surface on this night. Remember last week the track was rough in a few spots with all the rain leading up to the event so you knew what you were going to get last night and it was exactly like it needed to be.

Larry Wight dominated the 35 lap small block race after a good battle with Bobby Herrington as they exchanged the lead a few times before Wight pulled away late to win comfortably. Wight now extends his point lead on Tim Sears Jr. unofficially to 9 with one race to go.
 
Tim had his moment however as he won a very entertaining RUSH Late Model race passing Dale Caswell on the bottom to pick u his first win in three starts this year. Remember Tim did his fair share of Late Model racing a few years ago and from the sound of it last night won’t be his last.

After bringing his car back to the pit area on a front loader last week, Scott Prentice had better luck this time in a different car as he won the first Sportsman feature. All they were able to save from the wrecked car were the seat and the hood. His crew picked up the car on Monday and assembled it during the week. How good do they feel today huh? Nice work guys!
 
And Nate Higgins earned his second career win the second Sportsman feature race. (Sorry guys. Only 52 cars tonight so just two features. I know…only 52!) He was pretty stoked afterwards after putting in a ton of hours on the car this past week. Hard work pays off doesn’t it?
 
I’ll be in the studio late today and icing my knees down in the meantime. Oh those clay based wraps in the freezer really do the job. I’ll see you tomorrow and we’ll have more cool stuff for you tomorrow. And don’t forget Utica Rome Speedway is running later today so go on and sow your support and see some racing on the big, fast half mile. We’ll see you tomorrow. 
 
Saturday, August 25th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Donnie Elliott remembered a recent win at Five Mile Point and told me why he likes it so much.
Rocky Warner talks about his Fonda Speedway Modified win and his rough race day on Sunday.
Ryan Gustin spoke about his Novice Sportsman win and looks ahead to a move up next season.
Ronald Metcalf tells me some of what he has learned in his first ever season as a racecar driver.

We had a nice day on Friday after seeing a ball game Thursday night in Syracuse. As I write this up we are just getting ready to leave for Candor for Allie’s first laps at a new track. I would have written about it but did not know how late we might get back as it is a good drive to get there. I’ll talk with Allie on the mic about it and put that up later.
 
I have some studio stuff up for you today with people who are racing tonight as well as one I did at the track a week ago. I’m having a ball and will be at another track tonight and again on Wednesday. It is so hard to believe that the regular season is almost done. Where did Summer go?
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who seems pretty happy and thankful with his life right now. Donnie Elliott remembered a recent win at Five Mile Point and told me why he likes the place so much and goes over some etiquette for slower cars when the leaders are approaching.

Rocky Warner talks about his Fonda Speedway Modified win last Saturday, how he knew someone was catching him late in the race and his rough race day on Sunday pulling double duty. 
 
Ryan Gustin spoke about his Novice Sportsman win at Fulton Speedway, explains how some new shocks from a friend helped and looks ahead to a move up next season.

Ronald Metcalf tells me some of what he has learned in his first ever season as a racecar driver, why it is more precise than people think and the advice he has been getting. 
 
Friday, August 24th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Erick Rudolph talked about his season so far in Canandaigua and how well the series races have gone.
Tyler Thompson spoke about being named the Rookie of the Year in his Supermodified at Oswego.
Ben Karlsen explains why he's called The Chicken King and how others are reacting to the nickname.
Adam DePuy leads the Street Stock points at Land of Legends and tells me how good he was early.

It was another nice day and we enjoyed it as a family as we headed out to see some baseball at NBT Stadium in Syracuse. We had not been to a baseball game this year and with it being dollar day we decided to go out and enjoy America’s favorite pastime under the lights.
 
I’ll be out of town today with Allie as we will race down in Candor at a track we have never been to before. It will be fun to watch Allie learn this track and if we get a signal down there I may do a Facebook live. Keep watching my feed and I’ll get something done there for sure if we can.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you tomorrow on the Audio Page starting with a Modified racer who has a chance at a couple of championships this year. Erick Rudolph talked about his season so far in Canandaigua, how well the series races have gone and why that is a bit of a surprise to him.  
 
Tyler Thompson spoke about being named Rookie of the Year in the Supermodified division at Oswego, what he has learned about these very fast racecars and runs down his schedule for this weekend. 
 
Ben Karlsen explains why they call him The Chicken King, described how others are reacting to the nickname and runs down some things he had to fix on his Sportsman after last week.  
 
Adam DePuy leads the Street Stock points at Land of Legends and tells me how good he was right out of the box while wondering what can make a nice handling car fall off without changing anything.   
 
Thursday, August 23rd 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Mike Bowman explains why he is stopping small block racing in two weeks and what he’ll do next.
Justin Wright thinks back on his first Modified win and what it was like coming back the next week.
David LaTulip tells me about his Small Block Super win at Oswego and why he was out for a bit.
Kevin Root spoke about his plans last Saturday and how tough it would be coming from the back.
Paul Guererri talked about how his season has been going and his hopes for a 3 car family sweep.
 
We got a lot done on Wednesday and now you guys have an extra bonus clip for today. I’m going to try to do a few today but we have family coming into town today so we’ll have to see but we are set for 5 tomorrow and 4 for Saturday.
 
We’ll be racing this weekend with Allie down in Candor as she will try out that track for the first time. I am hitting a track on Saturday and then we’ll see how things go on Sunday. Stupid weather. I thought it was supposed to be a rain free weekend. C’mon Mother Nature!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is up for today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who just made a very big decision on his future. Mike Bowman explains why he is stopping small block racing in two weeks after the final races at Merrittville, what he plans to do next season and why he feels he needs to spend less on racing in the future.  
 
Justin Wright thinks back on his first Modified win at Land of Legends Raceway, what he has been working on in recent weeks and what it was like coming back the next week after his victory.  
 
David LaTulip tells me about his Small Block Super win at Oswego Speedway, why he was out of racing for two seasons and looks ahead to Classic Weekend coming next weekend.  
 
Kevin Root spoke about his plans last Saturday, how tough it would be coming from the back with no handicap and why he decided to undo the changes he made to his Sportsman.  
 
Paul Guererri talked about how his season has been going and his hopes for a 3 car family sweep at the front of the Sportsman feature as well as what his thoughts are on cutting up tires.  
 
Wednesday, August 22nd 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Otto Sitterly talked about his eighth track championship at Oswego and looks ahead to The Classic.
Donnie Lawson tells me how he picked up his first win of the season last Saturday night at Woodhull.
Steve Pesarek was running for just the second time this year and told me about his race 3 weeks ago.
Cody Wolfe describes how he has been doing at his weekly homes and his hopes for Canandaigua.

It was a stormy day in our area on Tuesday but it sounds like all that wet weather will be out of here well before the weekend and won’t affect us at all so let the good time roll as the regular season winds down.

We begin today showing more love to Oswego Speedway as we visit with the first eight time champion and then tomorrow we’ll meet Saturday’s Small Block Super winner. Classic Weekend is in two weekends so they are off this weekend.
 
We also got a lot of other work done today as I need to get ahead as Allie will be racing a new track this Friday. It will be fun to see her learning a new track and we’ll see if this is her last race of the season or not. Part of me wants to keep her racing but part of me also wants her focused on school. Either way we win.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we begin with a man who has been peaking at exactly the right time of the year. Otto Sitterly talked about his eighth Supermodified track championship at Oswego Speedway, describes his mindset coming into the final two weeks of the regular season and looks ahead to The Classic.  
 
Donnie Lawson tells me how he picked up his first win of the season last Saturday night at Woodhull, how bringing back an older car helped and runs down his now altered plans for September. 
 
Steve Pesarek was running for just the second time this year and told me about his race 3 weeks ago as well as why we have not seen him on the track as much as in the past. We’re thinking good thoughts about you Steve and wish you all the best.  
 
Cody Wolfe describes what got him back into racing this past season in a Sportsman, what he learned in his early days and how he has been doing at his weekly homes.  
 
     
 
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