Gary Rowe - CPA
Dougs dirt diary
Your ad here
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monday, August 22nd 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Max McLaughlin explains how racing simulators at a young age accelerated his learning curve.
Beth Bellinger talks about moving up to Modified, why she made the move and how race #1 went.
Brandon Walters tells me how he is adapting to a big block after racing open Sportsman and 358s.

What do you know, it was another rainy Sunday and Utica Rome rained out yet again. Man do they need a break or what? Weedsport Speedway also rained out and will now run the ESS show on Monday, September 5th. Yep, it was that kind of a day alright.

Also there was news from Canandaigua and Rolling Wheels and it read like this…

  Jeremie Corcoran has resigned as the promoter of Canandaigua Motorsports Park effective immediately. He als o will not be promoting at Rolling Wheels Raceway effective immediately.

Canandaigua Motorsports Park will continue it’s Saturday Night show for the next two weeks as scheduled being run by Lori, Greg Emerson, and Lee Depew. Jeremie Corcoran will not have any dealings with nor be present in any way at CMP for the remainder of the year.

We have taken this immediate action to put on the last two shows of the year without conflict, for racers and fans, and ask for your support.

No word yet on how that may affect this Thursday’s show at The Fast Track.

  I’ve still got some good stuff for you today as well on the Audio Page starting with drivers new to the Modified division. Max McLaughlin explains how racing simulators at a young age accelerated his learning curve and helped him pick up the skills needed to race at eleven years old.  

Beth Bellinger talks about moving from a crate Sportsman up to Modified, why she made the move late in the season and how race #1 went at Utica Rome Speedway.

Brandon Walters tells me how he is adapting to a big block after racing open Sportsman and 358s as he prepared for a night of racing Friday at Brewerton Speedway.

 
Sunday, August 21st 2016
   

New on the Audio Page from Fulton Speedway:

After the heat races:

Jim Spano won the first heat race of the night and talked about the tacky yet slippery surface.
Mike Button got the win in his heat and told me why he knew second place would run him cleanly.
Mike Stanton talked about winning his Sportsman heat while his sponsor watched him in the booth.
A.J. Kingsley came from last to win his Late Model heat and talked about a very special day today.
Kevan Cook made a last corner pass to win his heat and told me about an early race incident.
Tim Kerr brought out a new car the night before and spoke about winning his Modified heat race.
Adam Roberts started out well with his new car and spoke about getting a heat win with his Mod.
Chuck Bower led every lap to win his Modified heat and spoke about the need to be better at Fulton.

After the feature races:

A.J. Kingsley won his third Late Model feature in a row and talked about coming from deep.  
Kyle Perry notched his first career win in the Novice Sportsman and chatted about his race night.
Richie Riggs dominated the second Novice Sportsman race and spoke about win number four.
Jimmy Phelps led the final 23 laps to win the Modified race and talked about his chassis change.
Chris Bonoffski swept the weekend again and spoke about how good his engine had been of late.
Todd Root dominated the Sportsman feature and talked about getting his program turned around.
Anna Mortimer spoke about winning the Sportsman Ladies Race and how much it meant to her.

I had a fun night although it was a hot one at Fulton Speedway. There was some wild action and more than a few racecars that are gonna need a lot of work before they hit the track again. Yep, it’s August alright and people ae pushing it hard.

Jimmy Phelps won the Modified race and in the process tightened up the point standings trimming Larry Wight’s lead to just six unofficially. Wight raced his way up to third which means he loses eight points but still keeps the lead. The night before was a tough one for Phelps as he pitted early to make a shock change and in the process lost the Brewerton point lead. There are still two races to go at each place to those two battles are not over by any means.

I felt badly for Jason Occhino and Johnny Hill as each had heave damage on their cars and Johnny was leading when he got punted from a car on the inside. His car may be junk. Best of luck to both of you and I hope we see you again real soon.

Todd Root dominated most of the Sportsman feature although point leader Ronnie Davis III came from 20th to second and was the only car who seemed to be faster than the race winner. Those two were clearly in a class to themselves on this night.

A.J. Kingsley is getting married today and celebrated his last night as a bachelor with a dominating feature win. He is going to have quite the day today. Don’t sweat the little stuff today A.J. just roll with it and have fun. It will be over before you know it so enjoy every minute.

The ladies put on a nice show although one of the Four Cylinders ended up on it’s roof. I always enjoy these ladies races and never leave before they were over. And congrats to Anna Mortimer for her Sportsman win and Jenn Cook for hewer Late Model victory.

Let’s hope Mother Nature is a race fan today as races are scheduled at Utica Rome and Weedsport. The people who make their living predicting weather say it won’t be a good day but let’s hope they are wrong as they often are. Keep your fingers crossed and let’s hope for the best.

 
Saturday, August 20th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page from Brewerton Speedway:

After the heat races:

 Nick Krause won the first Sportsman heat race of the night and told me about some recent issues.
Corey Barker described an incident he was involved with in his heat and how he almost flipped.
Kyle Fink spoke about his Sportsman heat win and explained why he had a different body on the car.
Matt Hulsizer won the battle of three brother in laws and told me why he switched up his race line.
Vinnie Vitale celebrated his birthday with a heat win and talked about taking time off from racing.
Vic Coffey told me about the only problem he had in his heat win and wondered about the racetrack.

 After the feature races:

Chris Bonoffski is on quite a roll with his Four Cylinder and spoke about winning another feature.
Jeff Sykes won a hotly contested Mod Lite feature and talked about how well his car was rotating.
Glenn Forward led the last four laps to win the Sportsman feature and spoke about his winning car.
Tim Kerr talked about the brand new car he used to pick up his second Brewerton win of the season.
Pat Ward picked up fourteen spots to finish second and compared himself to the race winner late.
Larry Wight spoke about finishing in third after starting seventeenth and picking up the point lead.
Tim Sears Jr. looked wiped out after his fifth place finish and explained how tough it was out there.

I had another fun night at Brewerton Speedway as the track was in excellent condition. In the heats they had a foot high cushion all the way around and the bottom was still fast. As usual it changed a lot in the features and the cushion was not as high but it was quite a show all the way around.

I always feel good with Tim Kerr wins and he was strong on this night holding off Pat Ward in the closing laps. Pat got to second with eight laps to go but was never able to gain on Kerr. Larry Wight took the point lead with his third place finish as he picked up that spot with just one lap to go. And Pat came from 16th and Larry from 17th. Not bad huh?

I got four of the top five in the Modified division as well as the open wheel heat winners and the victory lanes. I also got eleven pre-race interviews done and they will begin showing up during the week. I tried to do less chats of a longer length. Which would you guys prefer? More with less time or a smaller total with more time per interview? It’s a question I am always asking myself.

Today I will stay close to home so I can spend some extra time with my kids in the afternoon so I will head to Fulton later on. And don’t forget that Oswego Speedway is crowning their champions tonight so if you are an asphalt fan then be sure to swing by and see all the action at this year’s home for Super DIRT Week.

Come back tomorrow and I will have more for you from Fulton and let’s hope the weather people are wrong about Sunday. Both Utica Rome and Weedsport are going and boy, could we use some good weather on a Sunday. I really feel for Utica Rome and hope they get a little bit of luck tomorrow. Have a great Saturday and support your local speedway. I don’t think you all realize how fragile this whole thing is right now.

 
Friday, August 19th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today

Mitch Gibbs talks about his season at I-88 Speedway and thinks back on his days before racing in the 70’s.
Jeff Hachmann goes over some specifics on Super DIRT Week at Oswego and the new show in Charlotte.

 I played catch up on Thursday and got a lot of things done at the house that I had been putting off. Now I am set and ready for some weekend racing starting tonight at Brewerton Speedway where I have not been in almost a month. It will be fun to get back and see everyone and catch some god old fashioned short track fun.

I will hit a track Saturday as once again Sunday is looking a little iffy. How can we continue to have bad weather on one single day of the week? It’s crazy right? Let’s hope the two tracks running this Sunday get a break as they could sure use one. And I’m sure the Utica Rome regulars could use some races to improve their NASCAR point standings. Keep your fingers crossed guys!

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page starting with one I know you’ll like. It’s just two guys who grew up in the 70’s chatting about how things used to be.   Mitch Gibbs talks about his season so far at I-88 Speedway, what he enjoys the most about the sport today and thinks back on his days before racing in the 70’s. Real god one here!  

Jeff Hachmann goes over some specifics on Super DIRT Week as they move to a new home at the Oswego Speedway and the new World Short Track Championship in Charlotte October 20th, 21st and 22nd.  

 
Thursday, August 18th 2016
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Ryan Susice talks about his chances for a couple of championships and his three day weekend.
Rich Vleck previews the next Atomic Power Racing Hour featuring a four division show from Ohsweken.

I got alot done on Wednesday and was even able to sneak in 18 holes in between work. We started the day doing voice tracks for the next Atomic Power Racing Hour as we covered the Northern Crate Nationals from Ohsweken Speedway in Canada. This is a big four division show with a big name driver we know from NASCAR taking home the victory.

That new Atomic Power Racing Hour will begin airing next week on Time Warner Cable Sports in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. And don’t forget that we also have back episodes on You Tube. Just type in Atomic Power Racing Hour and relive some of our best moments.I have a few people on my list to call today and will begin doing that later this afternoon.

 I plan on Friday at Brewerton but haven’t figured out Saturday or Sunday yet. The plan is to get in two shows this weekend and do one day in the studio. And the weather could be a factor so we’ll wait and see.

Now let’s talk more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today. Ryan Susice talks about his chances for a couple of championships at his Friday & Saturday homes, how his two Modifieds are different and looks ahead to a three day weekend that includes a Sprint Car race on Sunday in Weedsport.   

Rich Vleck previews the next Atomic Power Racing Hour featuring a four division Northern Crate Nationals show from Ohsweken Speedway in Canada with a special winner in the Sprint Car A-Main.


 
Wednesday, August 17th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Alan Rudalavage talks about racing tonight at Woodhull Raceway and leading the points at Penn Can.
Brian McDonald tells me how he's doing at Mohawk International & Cornwall and his recent victory.

It was a stormy day on Tuesday for a lot of us and as I type this up the weather for the most part has left our area. All we got in Central New York were a few rumbles of thunder and a little rain so we made out pretty well. I hope you all weathered the storm well too and we all hope the rain was much needed and stuck around rather than sink immediately into the ground. We needed it badly.

I have two nice conversations for you today as we are still getting the hang of things here and if any of you are Word 2016 experts please get ahold of me as I still lose stuff and then can’t find it. I’ll get it but it does make me a little crazy sometimes.

I will be back in the studio again today and will get in some golf this afternoon before hitting the studio afterwards. It should make for a nice mix of work and play before the busy weekend gets here.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who is hoping to do something he has never done before. Alan Rudalavage talks about racing tonight at Woodhull Raceway in the Short Track Super Series event leading the points at Penn Can and his hopes for his first ever track championship.  

Brian McDonald tells me how he is doing at Mohawk International & Cornwall, his recent feature win and wonders if he might race his big block after the point races are complete.   

 
Tuesday, August 16th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:


In my latest edition of Doug’s Thoughts I look at the local points and talk about our studio upgrades.


I had a busy day on Monday as I wrote up a new column for the Syracuse Post Standard and did some voice tracks for the next Atomic Power Racing Hour. Today we will be doing the rest of the show and what a show it is coming from Ohsweken Speedway in Canada. It’s a four division show with a big name winning the big race in the end. Look for it soon on Time Warner Cable Sports.


As for my learning curve here I still cringe a certain times telling myself to keep calm as files appear and disappear for no apparent reason. It does get to me at times but I know in the long run that I will be fine I just need to be patient.


Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page with an overall view on where we are with just a few weeks to go in the regular season. In my latest edition of Doug’s Thoughts I look at the local points, talk about our studio upgrades while I learn new software and remind you all about one of our racing tomorrow night in the Camping World Truck Series race at Bristol.  


 
     
 
Where's Doug?
 
     
 
     
  Click here for the latest pics
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
 
     
 
     
   
     
 
     
  What was the best movie to watch if you want to see cars get wrecked?






Click here for more results
 
     
 
     
  please help me  
     
 
     
  Check out the forums at: Dirt track digest
 
 
     
 
     
 
Google

The WebDoug's Dirt Diary
 
     
 
This page best viewed at 1024 x 768.
   This site designed and maintained by Pyro, Doug and a crack team of invisible interns. We hate popups, trojans and spyware more than you do...if you're seeing popups or virus warnings here, your computer has been compromised. To contact us, see the About Us page.
 
   Doug's Dirt Diary maintains a strict policy of neutrality with regards to tracks, teams, sanctioning bodies, drivers and fans.
 
   All content copyright 2006-2008 Doug's Dirt Diary and Elkins Media Service. Any use without prior authoriziation (other than legal "fair-use" applications) is strictly prohibited. See our picture page for an explanation of our picture use policy.
This site has been tested on Mozilla 1.7, Firefox 2.0, Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0. Yes, it works.
 
Be safe, be fast and have fun!.