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Monday, February 23rd 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Chuck Powelczyk talked about his pair of championships at Brewerton and Fulton Speedways.  
Stephen Denton told me about some recent successes he has enjoyed in some endurance races.
Chris Hulsizer described how his 2015 season went as he finished 6th in Sportsman points at Fulton. 
 
I hope you all enjoyed the race at Daytona on Sunday as much as we did. We went to dad’s house to watch the race and let Allie go wild rooting on her favorite driver. And guess what? That driver won so she is as happy as can be.
 
I know a lot of the teams that raced Florida this past week made their way back on Sunday as well and a messaged Neal Williams as he was on his way back from his surprise win on Saturday night. We’ll be chatting later tonight so if all works out we’ll hear from him tomorrow on the site.
 
Today we have some audio from the Brewerton and Fulton Speedway Winter Bash. What a great time I had seeing everyone and catching up on things. I get in a bubble at this time of the year and forget how much people listen to the website and read what I write. It was nice to get reminded of that so thanks to everyone for their kind words on Saturday. They mean the world to me.
 
Now let’s chat more about that new stuff we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page starting with a multi-time champion who was the first interview I did on Saturday.  Chuck Powelczyk talked about his pair of championships at Brewerton and Fulton Speedways and thinks back to his early days in the Four Cylinder Super Stock division. 
 
Stephen Denton told me about some recent successes he has enjoyed in some endurance road course races as well as his plans to do some crate Sportsman racing this year. 
 
Chris Hulsizer described how his 2015 season went as he finished 6th in Sportsman points at Fulton as well as what he needs to get himself back on the track this year. C’mon guys, let’s make sure we keep this young man on the track!!! 
 
Sunday, February 22nd 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Mike Mahaney talks about the racecars he will be driving this year including a new ride for specials.
Earl Rudy explains what he is working on at his race shop as he gets ready for a busy 2015 season.
 
I got a lot done on Saturday even after we had an issue with a floor drain in our basement. It was clogged but with help from the Town of Clay we were able to get it cleared out. We dodged a bullet on that one for sure.
 
After we got that done I got in the studio and recorded some new chats. And after dinner I am heading out to the Winter Bash in Baldwinsville for the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways. I hope to have audio up for tomorrow and Tuesday from that. My new recorder is on back order so I will have to use the old one so it will not be of great quality but know that soon the new unit will be here and clear audio from road trips will be commonplace again.
 
Now let’s chat more about the new stuff we have for you on the Audio Page from the studio on Saturday. Mike Mahaney talks about the racecars he will be driving this year including a new ride for specials and runs down what he hopes to do in the coming season. 
 
Earl Rudy explains what he is working on at his race shop as he gets ready for a busy 2015 season and looks forward to racing with two of his co-workers. 

 
Saturday, February 21st 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Mark Weaver talks about hisopen motor Sportsman and his hopes to get a crate car together.
Cory Reed tells me about tonight’s Brewerton & Fulton Speedway Winter Bash and their mall show.
 
Once again we are trudging our way through the winder of 2015 and again the snowblowers were in action with a good five inches of snow on Thursday night. Nice thing is we may get a few days off from it before it hits again. But it is getting tough to find places to put the snow as the height of the snow banks is higher than the snowblower or your back can reach. Wishing you guys the best as you deal with the snow.
 
I got some work done right before dinner time for you to listen to today and I hope to hit the studio this afternoon and the Brewerton & Fulton Speedway Winter Bash after that. It takes place in Baldwinsville at The Ale House at Radission’s Gold Course and it is free to attend. I’ll bring a recorder with me and have audio from that down the road.
 
Now let’s talk more about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page starting with a man who is almost ready for the coming season. Mark Weaver talks about hisopen motor Sportsman, described some of the upgrades he has made as he hopes to win his first race since 1984 and his hopes to get a crate car together. 
 
Cory Reed tells me about tonight’s Brewerton & Fulton Speedway Winter Bash at The Ale House at Radisson, their mall show in March at Great Northern Mall as well as Sportsman & Late Model news. 

 
Friday, February 20th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Rusty Smith runs down his plans to race both dirt Modifieds and asphalt Modifieds in 2015.
Tony Veneziano analyzes the Sprint Car races for both the World of Outlaws and All Stars.
 
The cold continues as we try to stay warm here in the northeast. I was out again with the snow blower on Thursday and hope to keep it in the garage today but as I look out the window here Thursday night I am wondering if that will happen or not.
 
As I type this up, I am less than a half an hour away from watching the Duels from Daytona. Allie is all excited and wondering why they don’t do these qualifying races at more Sprint Cup events. Ah, the things kids say although in this case she is probably right. I’d love to see this at every race. I betcha they’d sell more tickets to that then they sell to qualifying now.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting with a driver who is going to be very busy this season. Rusty Smith runs down his plans to race both dirt Modifieds and asphalt Modifieds in 2015 while wondering if his starts on dirt are helping him on the asphalt. 
 
Tony Veneziano analyzes the Florida Sprint Car races for both the World of Outlaws & All Stars and talks about the high level of talent in the field as well as the low car counts.

 
Thursday, February 19th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Andrew Ferguson reminds fans about his racing benefit taking place this Sunday in Marcellus.
Chris Cunningham tells me about his move to a crate Sportsman and what influenced his decision.
 
Get ready for some racing today as our Modifieds join the Late Models in Volusia and the twin 125’s get NASCAR going. I know I’ll be in front of the TV tonight with Allie to watch the action from the big track.
 
This is such an exciting time of the year isn’t it? We have the best in racing on all types of surfaces and in all types of cars going on right now. Hopes are high and the anticipation level is high as well. It’s going to be a great weekend to say the least.
 
I have a theme today on the Audio Page as we check in with a pair of drivers who are each trying something new this season. Andrew Ferguson reminds fans about his racing benefit taking place this Sunday in Marcellus as he gets ready for the big move up to a big block Modified. 
 
Chris Cunningham tells me about his move to a crate Sportsman after 20 years in stock cars and what influenced his decision to try out this growing class. 

 
Wednesday, February 18th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Vic Coffey talks about his race at Golden Isles, his hopes for Volusia and his plans for 2015.
Dave Allen recaps his 16th place finish at Golden Isles and tells me how he likes racing at Volusia.
 
I got lucky and was able to speak to some of our Modified drivers as they had a rain out last night at Volusia. No, they were not on the card to race but many were looking forward to hot laps. Racing for them starts tonight as they share the card with some of the best Late Model talent in the business.
 
I will be back in the studio again today as we have lots of things to talk about with the start of the local season getting closer and closer.
 
On a personal note, my wife and I finally went out to eat last night to celebrate Valentine’s Day. With kids and all it can be tough to get that alone time you need and it was nice to have a meal together as a couple. It was almost like the old days. It was fun!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page from some guys who raced this past weekend in Georgia. Vic Coffey talks about what he learned in his race at Golden Isles on Sunday, his hopes for Volusia this week and his plans for 2015 that include a lot of Modified racing. 
 
Dave Allen recaps his 16th place finish at Golden Isles, described how tough it was to pass and tells me how he likes racing at Volusia as he is down there for the fifth time. 

 
Tuesday, February 17th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
David Marcuccilli tells me about the new car he is working on and the popularity of Sportsman.
Brandon Ford runs down some changes for 2015 as he gets ready to race Sportsman & Late Models.
 
We got a lot done in the studio on Sunday including the two interviews you guys are getting today. Normally it takes 3-4 calls to get one interview but on Sunday I made 5 calls and got 4 interviews out of it. Some days it takes up to 10 calls just to get one taker so I’ll take more days like Sunday for sure.
 
I’ll be back in the studio again today as we show some love for the Sportsman division today. And as we look back at this years from now we may refer to today as the Golden Age of Sportsman racing. Would you agree?
 
Plus the Late Model class continues to grow as one of our interviewees today will be doing that as well as Sportsman. And David Marcuccilli is already considered one of the best and cleanest racers around and I am happy to have him as a friend of the site.

And I am back to bowling well in our Monday league with a nice 648 on Monday. I did break my streak of consecutive 200 games but onkly by one pin. Our team is in first place and we are hoping to get into the rolloff. It's amazing what a new ball can do if you hit your mark. Let's hope the good scores continue. If I was a better spare shooter I would be dangerous.
 
Now let’s talk in more detail about what you can listen to on the Audio Page on a cold Tuesday. David Marcuccilli tells me about the new car he is working on, the popularity of Sportsman racing right now and thinks back to his early days running an Enduro in Weedsport. 
 
Brandon Ford runs down some changes for this year as he gets ready to race Sportsman & Late Models and tells me what he likes about each type of racecar that he drives. 

 
     
 
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