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Wednesday, June 29th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Chris Fleming recapped his night racing against the Outlaws and talked about coming to Brewerton.
George Sanford told me why he came down to Brewerton on Friday and how it is going at Can Am.

I had an interesting day that started at the emergency room at St. Joseph’s Hospital. After waking up with a dull ache in my left side all of a sudden it became an all out level pain event. It didn’t take me long to come downstairs and ask my wife to get me to the hospital.

On the way I was in bad shape and urged her on several occasions to go through traffic lights as I was in that much pain. Turns out I had a kidney stone that I am pretty sure I passed later in the day. At least I hope I did.

So that is why we have just two interviews up for you today and if everything continues to go well I will try to go to Brewerton tonight for Sprints and Sportsman. It was a scary deal to say the least and it looks like I need to drink a lot more water as I am sure dehydration was an issue here.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today as we get ready for CNY Speedweeks starting tonight.   Chris Fleming recapped his night racing against the World of Outlaws last week in Weedsport and talked about coming back to Brewerton Speedway last Friday.

George Sanford told me why he came down to Brewerton on Friday and how it has been going at Can Am as well as an issue they have been working on.  

 
Tuesday, June 28th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Steve Poirier recaps his two race weekend as he prepares for a busy week for 360 Sprinters.
Charlie Sandercock told me why he towed to Brewerton and how happy he is with his 1 win season.
Chris Bonoffski talked about picking up his first Brewerton win and some changes he made.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series as Donny Schatz pulls away.

It was a nice day on Monday and for a lot of racers it was a much needed day off. After rainouts dominated the early part of the season the teams have been racing a lot of late and have a lot going on this week as well.

The Super DIRTcar Series is on again today at Albany Saratoga with Big Show 8 and then heads to Canandaigua on Thursday where they share the stage with the Empire Super Sprints. The ESS has shows Wednesday at Brewerton, Friday at Can Am, Saturday at Fulton and Sunday at Utica Rome. Plus the Patriot Sprint Tour runs Little Valley, Mercer and Eriez this weekend.

I will be back in the studio today and may be able to sneak in nine holes on the golf course. Then I will go to Brewerton on Wednesday, possibly Canandaigua Thursday and then Fulton and Utica Rome are strong possibilities.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who is going to be very busy this week. Steve Poirier recaps his two race weekend and talks about the differences between wings as he prepares for a busy week for 360 Sprinters with races for both the ESS and PST.

Charlie Sandercock told me why he towed to Brewerton with his Late Model this past Friday night and how happy he is with his one win season that includes a lot of runner up finishes.  

Chris Bonoffski talked about picking up his first Brewerton win, some changes he made and how much better he is feeling about his set ups.  

Tony Veneziano reports on the latest World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series races as Donny Schatz pulls away a bit in the point standings.    

 
Monday, June 27th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Jim Spano tells me why he was at Brewerton Friday night and shares thoughts on Weedsport.
Johnny Hill spoke about returning to Brewerton where he won a lot of IMCA Modified races.
Joey Buonagurio ran down how he is doing as he continues to learn the ropes in the Novice Sportsman.

It was a scorcher on Sunday and I must have done a little too much on Saturday as I was as beat as beat can get. I did a little work on Sunday and now will have to do a lot this week. But the studio is here and I will get going today as we will have a lot from the weekend to discuss.

Two Super DIRTcar Series races are in tap this week as tomorrow the traveling big blocks visit Albany Saratoga for Big Show 8 before hitting Canandaigua on Thursday. I plan on being at Canandaigua and then we’ll look at what weather we may have next weekend.

Now let’s chat about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we get ready for the first week of summer vacation for our kids. Jim Spano tells me why he was at Brewerton Friday night and shares thoughts on the renovation at Weedsport Speedway where he began his career as a teen in the 70’s.  

Johnny Hill spoke about returning to Brewerton where he won a lot of IMCA Modified races and his hopes to get his son in his Late Model towards the end of 2016.  

Joey Buonagurio ran down how he is doing as he continues to learn the ropes in the Novice Sportsman and describes a change they are working on right now.  

 
Sunday, June 26th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Jimmy Phelps analyzed the Tuesday show at Weedsport Speedway and looked ahead to a busy streak.
Pat Ward told me about last Sunday’s win at Utica Rome and this week’s Super DIRTcar races.
Lance Willix recaps his 1st Modified win in a while at Cornwall and looks ahead to today.
Lou Long tells me some of the things he learned by chatting with a fan new to dirt track racing.

I hope you all had a great Saturday whether you went to a graduation party or checked out your local speedway. Or maybe you stayed home on a hot day and hit the neighbor’s pool. I will tell you that I hit ours a few times on Saturday. It was a great way to cool off after golf.

I have four nice ones up for you today as we look ahead to a busy streak for the drivers who follow the Super DIRTcar Series as they race tonight at Cornwall, Tuesday at Albany Saratoga and Thursday at Canandaigua. Yep, school is out and things will really heat up now both on the track and off.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we check in with a racetrack GM/driver who is going to be very busy this week. Jimmy Phelps analyzed the Tuesday’s World of Outlaw Late Model show at Weedsport Speedway and looked ahead to a busy streak that starts tonight in Cornwall.  

Pat Ward told me about last Sunday’s Modified feature win at Utica Rome and this week’s three Super DIRTcar Series races starting tonight in Cornwall.  

Lance Willix recaps his 1st Modified win in a while at Cornwall last Sunday and looks ahead to today’s Super DIRTcar Series race at the tiny ¼ mile track.  

Lou Long tells me some of the things he learned by chatting with a fan new to dirt track racing and what we all can learn about how to help new fans pick up the small nuances of our sport. This is a must listen guys!!!  

 

 
Saturday, June 25th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page from Brewerton Speedway:

After the heat races:

Zach Sobotka led every lap to win the first Sportsman race and talked about where he was good.
Will Shields won his heat for the second week of the row and spoke about running the bottom.
Stephen Denton looked over some set up notes after his heat win and talked about some changes.
Tim Dunn pulled away in his heat win and talked about why he switched to Fridays at Brewerton.  
Chris Fleming talked about his win in the first Late Model heat and how he overcooked turn one.
Alan Fink told me about his Late Model heat win and talked about a problem with his Sportsman.
Jim Witko made an aggressive inside move to win his Modified heat and talked about a day off.
Mike Bowman ran the outside line on his way to a heat win and told me how good it was up there.

After the feature races:

Chuck Powelczyk won career feature number 85 and talked about how nice the surface was.
Kevan Cook took the lead on lap three and spoke about winning the Late Model feature race.
Will Shields
picked up first career victory in the Sportsman feature and spoke about how it felt.
Pat Ward explained how he picked up a pair of spots late to win his second feature in a row.
Jimmy Phelps told me how he ended up off the track and how he came back to finish second.
Chad Phelps finished in third place and wondered if he should have been a little more aggressive.
Chris Hile gained some spots late in his fourth place run and spoke about the line he was running.
Max McLaughlin described how he hit a ute tire with three to go and how the car was damaged.

It was a super fun night at Brewerton Speeedway as the crate Late Models joined to make it a five division show. The track was super fast in the heat races and as usual changed a lot for the feature races and those features had all the drama you’d want.

In the Modified feature it was a classic back and forth battle for the first 33 laps as rookie Max McLaughlin and multi-time winner Tim Kerr swapped the lead four times. McLaughlin was he first to have bad luck as he clipped a ute tire in turn four breaking his suspension and sending him spinning inside of turn one and back into traffic in turn two. Some slick driving by others saved this from becoming a big wreck.

Now Tim Kerr was up front and he kept the lead until a yellow came out with two to go. Under yellow his car came to a stop while leading the victim of a bad shifter cable. His car went into neutral, he did not maintain his position under yellow and he went to the back.

From there Pat Ward now found himself up from and led the final two laps to make it two in a row. He also won his last race on Sunday at Utica Rome. He’ll be off today and then race again Sunday as the Super DIRTcar Series visits Fulton. Come back tomorrow and he’ll talk about running three series races in five days starting this Sunday.

Will Shields won his first career race as he hugged the inside the entire 25 laps. He took the lead on lap six getting by birthday boy Zach Sobotka and held off Corey Barker on the final lap. Barker, who loves the inside line, went to the outside in the final corner and lost at the line by .072 seconds. That’s inches people! That was one heck of a race.

Come back tomorrow as we will have four new chats for you including one that is a must for every announced out there. Check out the Lou Long interview tomorrow and I hope it changes your perspective a little.

I am off today to golf and will be back on Monday with some good stuff from Utica Rome. I plan on hitting Canandaigua next week on Thursday so be sure to keep checking back as the season is well underway now.

 
Friday, June 24th 2016
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Alan Rudalavage spoke about his first win of the season at Penn Can and how racy the track was.
Danny Creeden won two races this past weekend and talked about Accord and Thunder Mountain.
Chuck Bower has been fast of late with his Modified and told me how well the car is working.
Max McLaughlin recaps his runner up finish at Fulton and tells me how close 0.047 seconds is.
Rocky Warner tells me about his two win streak at Utica Rome and the car he has done it in.
Ronnie Davis III talks about his season so far in a Sportsman and how those around him help.
Jeff Stevenson described the work he and his family did to get their Sportsman to race number one.
Billy Clark Jr. just got off the track after hot laps and talked about turning things around of late.
Billy Pauch Jr. relives his big win at New Egypt and tells me about his many runner up finishes.

It is going to be quite the weekend from the sound of things as summer is officially here and so is summer vacation for school aged youngsters everywhere. So now we will get real busy with more mid week shows than you can shake a stick at.

I’ll be doing shows this weekend tonight and Sunday with a golf day sandwiched in between. Overall we’re doing better but still have our horrible days. That’s golf. It’s kind of like racing in that just when you think you’ve got it you’ll find out otherwise.

Now let’s talk about all the great stuff we have for you on the Audio Page to get you ready for the first weekend of summer. Alan Rudalavage spoke about his first win of the season at Penn Can and how racy the track was and wonders how we can get more fans to the racetracks.  

Danny Creeden won two races this past weekend and talked about Accord and Thunder Mountain as well as how happy he was to accomplish the feat for the first time.  

Chuck Bower has been fast of late with his Modified and told me how well the car is working as well as how tough it can be to pass cars in the last ten laps of a feature.  

Max McLaughlin recaps his runner up finish at Fulton, the best so far in his young Modified career and tells me how close 0.047 seconds is.

Rocky Warner tells me about his two win streak at Utica Rome, the familiar car he has done it in and the new one they had Tuesday in Weedsport. Dave Marcuccilli joins later as the two rip on each other.   

Ronnie Davis III talks about his season so far in a Sportsman and how those around him help when things don’t go as planned on the racetrack. Good one here!  

Jeff Stevenson described the work he and his family did to get their Sportsman to race number one and their hopes for last Friday night at Brewerton.

Billy Clark Jr. just got off the track after hot laps at Brewerton and talked about turning things around of late after a rough start to the season. 

Billy Pauch Jr. relives his big win at New Egypt and tells me about his many runner up finishes as well as his USAC Silver Crown race at Williams Grove.  



 

 
Thursday, June 23rd 2016
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Chub Frank speaks about the new chassis he had and wonders how much longer he will be racing.
Boom Briggs had a recent injury and told me what happened and described his hopes for the night.
Brian Shirley came into Weedsport 4th in WoO points and talked about the need for a turnaround.
Bobby Varin talks about his second win in a row at Fonda and what made the night so special.
Chad Homan told me how his first season is going in a Late Model and why he was in Weedsport.
Brandon Ford was coming off a win at Fulton and told me about win and his hopes for Weedsport.  
Todd Root picked up his 2nd Fulton win of the year and told me how close he is at Brewerton.  
Dave Marcuccilli has three wins at Canandaigua so far and talked about being hot and cold.

We sure do have a lot for you today as we have been very busy the last few days. I have some World of Outlaw Late Model drivers for you as well as some others who were at the show in Weedsport on Wednesday. Plus we have a Modified winner from the weekend and many more coming tomorrow.

It has been a crazy few days but it is a good kind of crazy as we are so happy to be giving you guys all of these interviews. Tomorrow we’ll talk to Alan Rudalavage, Danny Creeden, Chuck Bower and more. I will be doing races on Friday and Sunday this weekend and already have a couple of good ones saved for you on Sunday.

Now let’s talk about the eight interviews I have up for you on the Audio Page for today. Chub Frank speaks about the new chassis he had and wonders how much longer he will be racing while thinking back on his early races in Weedsport.  

Boom Briggs had a recent significant injury that required several surgeries and told me what happened and described his hopes for his first night back after two months.  

Brian Shirley came into Weedsport 4th in WoO points and talked about the need for a turnaround while running down some recent woes he has had with his Late Model.  

Bobby Varin talks about winning his second in a row at Fonda, what made the night so special and his hopes for some luck on Fridays at Glen Ridge.  

Chad Homan told me how his first season is going in a Late Model at Canandaigua, why he was in Weedsport and what he hoped to learn over the course of the night.  

Brandon Ford was coming off a win at Fulton where he raced the track on the inside and told me about win as well as his hopes for Weedsport’s WoO race.  

Todd Root picked up his 2nd Fulton win of the year and told me how close he is at Brewerton as he teased one of his fellow drivers who was pitted next to him.  

Dave Marcuccilli has three wins at Canandaigua so far and talked about being hot and cold while recapping an error he made this past Saturday.  

 
     
 
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