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Friday, May 22nd 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Steve Poirier opens up his defense of the ESS title this weekend and talked about both tracks.
Parker Evans was doing his first race since February and told me about his goals for Weedsport.
Steve Abt told me why he moved to a Sportsman after many years racing asphalt up at Oswego.
Ernie Saxton and I talks about the All Star Race, Memorial Day Weekend and much, much more.
John Lakata tells me about the “Jumpin” Jack Johnson Tribute Race at Fonda on July 29th.
 
From Steve Ovens of Turn 5 Live from Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Wednesday:
 
Alysha Ruggles speaks with Steve Ovens after her 305 Sprint Car heat win at Canandaigua.
Kane Bristol tells Steve Ovens about his Sportsman heat win on Wednesday at Canandaigua.
Matt Billings finished in second place in his Modified heat and spoke about it with Steve Ovens.
Rob Bellinger won the first Modified qualifying heat race and talked afterwards with Steve Ovens.
Ryan Phelps had the chance to speak with Steve Ovens after his Modified qualifying heat race.
Brad Rouse won the Sportsman feature race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park and spoke afterwards.
James Sweeting had a strong run finishing second and spoke to Steve about leading a lot of laps.
Darryl Ruggles won the 305 Sprint Car feature race and talked with Steve about running the top.
Matt Sheppard won the 2nd race in the Super DIRTcar Series and talked about it with Steve Ovens.
Larry Wight had a second place finish at Canandaigua and talked about how good his car was.
Steve Paine finished in third place and talked with Steve Ovens about his race at the front.
Brett Hearn enjoyed a fourth place finish in the feature and talked about picking up seven spots.
Billy Dunn passed more cars than anyone else and talked about coming from the back twice.
 
We’re back with another packed day here on Friday as we look forward to the weekend and check in with some drivers as well. It is Memorial Day Weekend which means four days of racing and I will do three days myself.
 
A big thanks goes out to everyone for helping me keep this website busy and timely as well because without the help of the drivers, the tracks, sanctioning bodies and reporters I would not be able to do this.
 
And thanks to Steve Ovens from Turn 5 Live as he sent us a bunch of new audio from Canandaigua’s Super DIRTcar Series race on Wednesday night. He did a lot of interviews and you can listen to them today. Wow. Talk about a lot of stuff huh? Thanks so much Steve.

Plus we have even more from Steve and we'll have all that up tomorrow. So much so that I may be able to hold onto whatever I get from Brewerton tonight and use it on Sunday. The weather could be a little iffy today so it is great to have so much in the can just in case. Thanks again to Steve!
 
Now let’s get right to what we have for you today to listen to on the Audio Page as you get your holiday weekend started. Steve Poirier opens up his defense of the ESS title this weekend and talked about both Fonda & Utica Rome as well as his recent health issue. Glad you are doing better Steve! 
 
Parker Evans was doing his first race since February and told me about becoming a victim of the weather on several occasions as well as his goals for Weedsport. 
 
Steve Abt told me why he moved to a Sportsman after many years racing asphalt up at Oswego as well as how he is adapting to a new car and a new surface. 
 
Ernie Saxton and I talks about the All Star Race, what might be needed to make more TV friendly, the big races on Memorial Day Weekend and much, much more. 
 
John Lakata tells me about the “Jumpin” Jack Johnson Tribute Race at Fonda on July 29th as well as where proceeds from the event will go. To get your poster just go to https://squareup.com/market/barneyssign/jack-johnson-print
 
Alysha Ruggles speaks with Steve Ovens after her 305 Sprint Car heat win at Canandaigua. 
 
Kane Bristol tells Steve Ovens about his Sportsman heat win on Wednesday at Canandaigua. 
 
Matt Billings finished in second place in his Modified heat and spoke about it with Steve Ovens
 
Rob Bellinger won the first Modified qualifying heat race and talked afterwards with Steve Ovens
 
Ryan Phelps had the chance to speak with Steve Ovens after his Modified qualifying heat race. 
 
Brad Rouse won the Sportsman feature race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park and spoke afterwards with Steve Ovens
 
James Sweeting had a strong run finishing second and spoke to Steve Ovens about leading a lot of laps. 
 
Darryl Ruggles won the 305 Sprint Car feature race and talked with Steve Ovens about how much fun he had running the top. 
 
Matt Sheppard won the second race in the Super DIRTcar Series in dominating fashion and talked about it with Steve Ovens
 
Larry Wight had a second place finish at Canandaigua and talked with Steve Ovens about how good his car was. 
 
Steve Paine finished in third place and talked with Steve Ovens about his race at the front as well as how his car felt in the series race. 
 
Brett Hearn enjoyed a fourth place finish in the feature and talked with Steve Ovens about picking up seven spots in the feature. 
 
Billy Dunn passed more cars than anyone else and talked with Steve Ovens about coming from the back twice. 

 
Thursday, May 21st 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Gary Rowe talks about Central New York Raceway Park taking over management of Rolling Wheels.
Jared Zimbardi recalled his win at Black Rock Speedway as he got ready to race his 410 Sprinter.
Dylan Zacharias explained why he moved to a dirt Sportsman and how he has been doing so far.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws race from New Egypt and looks ahead to Indy.
Dean Reynolds previews the ESS shows at Fonda & Utica Rome, their first point races of 2015.
 
Big news came out on Wednesday as it was announced that the team at Central New York Raceway Park headed up by Glenn Donnelly will be running things at Rolling Wheels. After an off season of uncertainty, the news was greeted with smiles and cheers from race fans all across New York State and beyond.
 
The first race will be just over a month away and will be televised. Details on the broadcast are still being worked out as is a possible DIRTcar sanction so expect more news on this in the coming weeks.
 
Gary Rowe is the Secretary/Treasurer at CNYRP and he helps guide us through how this deal all came about so be sure to give it a listen. And know that we’ll be on this story and have a write up on it in today’s Syracuse Post Standard.
 
Now let’s talk more about what we have for you on the Audio Page today starting with that breaking news. Gary Rowe talks about Central New York Raceway Park taking over management of Rolling Wheels and explains what Glenn Donnelly is doing to help bring the place back. 
 
Jared Zimbardi recalled his win at Black Rock Speedway as he got ready to race his 410 Sprinter against the World of Outlaws on Sunday in Weedsport. 
 
Dylan Zacharias explained why he moved to a dirt Sportsman and described how he has been doing so far as he prepared for a night of fun in Brewerton. 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws race from New Egypt, previews the two races they have this Memorial Day Weekend and looks ahead to the Indy 500 on Sunday. 
 
Dean Reynolds previews the ESS shows at Fonda & Utica Rome, their first point races of 2015, and offers some thoughts on Weedsport’s World of Outlaw race. 

 
Wednesday, May 20th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Billy Decker talked about racing again in Weedsport and thought back to his early days at the track.
Jimmy Phelps raced his Modified Sunday win Weedsport and talked about early track conditions.
Justin Haers told me how close he came to getting a win on Saturday night at Canandaigua.
Matt Billings recapped his most recent races and talked about his hopes for Sunday in Weedsport.
Larry Wight explained how he won two races on the weekend as he gets ready for Canandaigua.
 
After a Sprint Car day on Monday we switch to a Modified day today with drivers who will be racing at tonight’s Super DIRTcar Series race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. It will be quite a show with Sportsman and 305 Sprint Cars joining the fun.
 
I’ll be in the studio today and we’ll have stuff from my day on the site tomorrow as well as some conversations from the weekend. I’ll be doing three shows this weekend and taking Allie with me on Sunday as the ESS visits Utica Rome and then following it up with the Victoria 200 on Monday.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page today featuring drivers who will be racing tonight in Canandaigua. Billy Decker talked about racing again in Weedsport, described what the new clay felt like in hot laps and thought back to his early days at the track. 
 
Jimmy Phelps raced his Modified Sunday win Weedsport and talked about early track conditions as well as the innovations and improvements that were done to the facility. 
 
Justin Haers told me how close he came to getting a win on Saturday night at Canandaigua and wondered how he was compared to Matt Sheppard who had an issue while leading. 
 
Matt Billings recapped his most recent races and talked about his hopes for Sunday in Weedsport as well as what he was seeing in front of him in turn four before hot laps. 
 
Larry Wight explained how he won two races on the weekend as he gets ready for today’s Super DIRTcar Series race at Canandaigua as well as the Sprint Car on Sunday at Utica Rome. 

 
Tuesday, May 19th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Logan Schuchart talked about his year with the World of Oulaws and his impressions of Weedsport.
Lucas Wolfe told me about his ride for Sunday in Weedsport and his local sponsor from Syracuse.
Brent Marks is a Pa. Posse member who was in Weedsport and told me about his racing background.
Justin Barger was one of the few who had laps at Weedsport and described how his season is going.
Joe Trenca offered up his thoughts as he got ready for his first 410 race and talked about Weedsport.
 
Today is all about Sprint Cars as several of the drivers you can listen to today will be racing tonight in New Egypt. It will be the final race in the east coast swing before they head to Charlotte this weekend in what must be a race fans paradise with both the World of Outlaws and the Sprint Cup Series. Although we hope the 600 is better than last weekend’s All Star Race.
 
I’ll be in the studio today and was able to get some work done last night as well. So look for more from the weekend and more from the studio tomorrow.
 
Speaking of tomorrow, don’t forget that the Super DIRTcar Series is racing at Canandaigua with 305 Sprint Cars and Sportsman also on the card. And news came out that promoter Jeremie Corcoran has signed a two yea extension on his lease. Good news there for sure.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page to listen to. Logan Schuchart came into Sunday’s race 11th in the points and talked about his season with the World of Oulaws as well as his initial impressions of Weedsport Speedway. 
 
Lucas Wolfe told me about his ride for Sunday in Weedsport, his 2015 season so far and his local sponsor from Syracuse. I gotta go check that out. 
 
Brent Marks is a Pa. Posse member who was in Weedsport with the World of Outlaws and told me about his racing background as well as his races at Lincoln & Wiliams Grove. Nice one here! 
 
Justin Barger was one of the few who had laps at Weedsport and described how his season is going as well as how much fun he was having being back at a familiar track. 
 
Joe Trenca offered up his thoughts as he got ready for his first 410 race with the World of Outlaws and talked about some of his past racing in Weedsport. 

 
Monday, May 18th 2015
   New on the Audio Page from the Weedsport Speedway:
 
Pre race conversations:
 
Jessica Zemken remembered her previous starts in Weedsport as she got ready for The Outlaws.
Stewart Friesen was doing double duty on Sunday and explained why he did not go to Utica Rome.
Chad Kemenah chatted about his new deal as a hired gun and what life is like for him back home.
Greg Hodnett came into the night with a win and a second place and talked about his recent shows.
Brett Hearn had a pair of 2nd place runs on the weekend and looked ahead to Merrittville today.
Tim McCreadie described the track he hot lapped on and his hopes to test with his Late Model.
 
After the heat races:
 
Johnny Gibson talks to the top runners in the four heat races for the World of Outlaw Sprinters.
Brett Hearn won the first Modified heat and talked about his pass for the lead early in the race.
Tim McCreadie led every lap on his way to a heat win and told me how much better his car was.
 
After the feature and the A-Main:
 
Stewart Friesen took the lead on a lap 15 restart and spoke about his win with Shane Andrews.
Donny Schatz led all 35 laps on his way to his 10th win in 26 starts and talked about his victory.
Kerry Madsen moved into second place with a move on lap 21 and spoke about finishing second.
Chad Kemenah fell back to finish in third place and spoke about the aggressive move that did it.
Greg Hodnett picked up three spots to come home 4th and told me where he could have been better.
Stewart Friesen explained why he fell back late to finish 5th and how happy he is with the effort.
Daryn Pittman told me how restarting on the inside several times led to his sixth place finish.
Danny Dietrich cut the field in half to finish 7th and when he really started to pick up some spots.
Jessica Zemken got rolling late in the race and explained how she gained at the end to finish 10th.
Kraig Kinser lost a few spots on his way to an eleventh place finish and talked about restarts.
 
I had a real nice time last night as The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and our DIRTcar Modifieds visited the newly renovated Weedsport Speedway. If you were there last season and thought you’d seen it, you really need to go back. It is really something.
 
The new clay that was put down after the first show held up very well and only a little grading was needed on the inside of turn three. After that the track was fine although there was some dust. As I always say, it is a lot easier to get a dusty track tackier than a rough track smooth. All in all you could not realistically have asked for any more.
 
There was a strong field of 35 Sprint Cars on hand as perhaps the rainout the night before at Williams Grove led to several of the Pa. Posse cars deciding to make the trip. Plus several teams with 360 laps at the track made their way there as well with several of them putting in 410’s for the show.
 
Donny Schatz continues to be the man with the Outlaws this year as he won his tenth race in twenty-six starts. He led all 35 laps on his way to a victory. I recorded the top three from victory lane and then got six of the next eight finishers as I hustled through the pit area afterwards.
 
Stewart Friesen won the Modified race with a pass on a restart on lap 15. He also had a top five with the World of Outlaws so it was quite the day for him.
 
As you can see we got a lot done and have lots of interviews in the car as well so it will be a lot of fun this week for you guys here on the website. I hope you stop back every day this week as we’ll have more from the Outlaws and our Modifieds as well.
 
Don’t forget that there is a special show today in Merrittville and The World of Outlaws travel to New Egypt on Tuesday. Plus Canandaigua has a Super DIRTcar Series race on Wednesday.
 
Hope you all have a great Monday and be sure to check us out all week long.

 
Sunday, May 17th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Chuck Bower explained why he was so tired on Friday and described his job as a line man.
Ronnie Davis III told me how his season has been going so far as he races a crate Sportsman.
Brandon Ford summed up how his season has gone so far as he got ready to race at Brewerton.
Lowell Zehr talked about how he picked up a new nickname and why it does not apply at the track.
 
We hope you all had a great Saturday. I got to spend time with the kids and today I will be heading to Weedsport as the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series makes their first appearance at the track since 1993. Our DIRTcar Modifieds will be there also so it will be quite a show.
 
I’ll have lots of stuff from the show here for you tomorrow and I will try to make it through the whole show as I guess there is a media area where I can see the track and stay inside. Yay!
 
So for today I have some conversations I recorded on Friday night for you on the Audio Page that you can listen to right now. Chuck Bower explained why he was so tired on Friday after some long days during the week and described his job as a line man. Yes, we did talk racing too!  
 
Ronnie Davis III told me how his 2015 season has been going so far as he races a crate Sportsman on the dirt tracks of Central New York. 
 
Brandon Ford summed up how his season has gone so far as he got ready to race his crate engine Sportsman at Brewerton on Friday. 
 
Lowell Zehr talked about how he picked up a new nickname, why it does not apply at the track and how thankful he is to have a teammate well versed in racing. 

 
Saturday, May 16th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today from the Brewerton Speedway:
 
James Carlson talked about his rough start to the season and what they have been working on.
Sam Usborne has enjoyed all top ten finishes so far and talked about being in 3 different tracks.
Nick Krause summed up how his season has gone in 2015 as he got ready to hop in for hot laps.
Tim Axton gets ready for his first race of the season tonight and talks about his 360 Sprint Car.
 
I had only a small window last night to get some interviews in so I went to Brewerton early and got some interviews done before they tossed the pit area and then stayed until it started raining. I have things to do today as well but I did get enough done to have more for you tomorrow and I will be at Weedsport on Sunday for the World of Outlaws.
 
I’m still trying to make sure you guys have 15 minutes of new stuff each day at a minimum and we did do that today as well. Thanks to everyone who gave me some of their time and thanks to all the tracks that allow me to do my thing.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page from my quick trip last night. James Carlson talked about his rough start to the season as he got ready for a night of racing at Brewerton and what they have been working on with his Sportsman. 
 
Sam Usborne has enjoyed all top ten finishes so far and talked about being in 3 different tracks as well as how he is adapting to the new TUSA rules for Mod Lites.
 
Nick Krause summed up how his season has gone in 2015 as he got ready to hop in for hot laps and remembered an issue on opening night that was not nearly as bad as last year. 
 
Tim Axton gets ready for his first race of the season tonight and talks about his 360 Sprint Car, his hot laps at Paradise and wonders if he might make it to Weedsport on Sunday. 

 
     
 
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