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Monday, January 5th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jason Barney talked about his season with the ESS and his late season trip to race down south.
Matt Tanner spoke about his breakout season in 2014 and how help from friends made it possible.
Dean Reynolds ran down the news from the ESS Meeting concerning heads and bolt on weight.
 
It was a fun day on Sunday as I got back in the studio and back in the swing of things after some time off for the holidays. We went to the ESS Banquet on Saturday night in Vernon on what was a tough night for driving.
 
The drive out was brutal but by the time we headed back it had warmed up and the roads were just wet. We had a great time seeing some of out Sprint Car friends and were able to get some interviews done before the festivities began.
 
We have three of those up today and will have more from the banquet over the next two days. Plus we were able to get in the studio on Sunday and get some more interviews done there including a Season in Review with Jessica Zemken which will air tomorrow.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page. I start with a man who finished second in the series championship. Jason Barney talked about his season with the ESS and his late season trip to race down south as he got ready to celebrate with his fellow drivers at the annual banquet. 
 
Matt Tanner spoke about his breakout season in 2014, his biggest win to date and how help from friends made it possible for him to finish out the year. 
 
Dean Reynolds ran down the news from the ESS Meeting concerning heads and bolt on weight as well as what is on tap for the 2015 race season. 

 
Sunday, January 4th 2015
   Top five downloaded interviews for December 2014:
 
Tim Fuller talks about why he is coming back to Modifieds after eight seasons in Late Models.
Jimmy Horton reviews his championship season and talked about an encounter with a legend.
Pat Ward recapped his races in Charlotte and how tough it was for him away from the racetrack.
Bobby Varin recaps his 7 win season, his final race of the year and who was his first race hero. 
Ryan Watt reviews his six win season and tells me about winning half his races in the first month.
 
Tim Fuller talks about why he is coming back to Modifieds after eight seasons in Late Models, explains how this new opportunity came around and what his plans are as of now. 
 
Jimmy Horton reviews his championship season at Bridgeport, his travels that included a hard crash at Syracuse and talked about an encounter with a legend in his NASCAR days. Real good one here! 
 
Pat Ward recapped his races in Charlotte, how he fell behind early on and how tough it was for him away from the racetrack in 2014. 
 
Bobby Varin recaps his 7 win season, his final race of the year and who was his first race hero. He tells a few nice stories here about Jack Johnson as well. 
 
Ryan Watt reviews his six win season and tells me about winning half his races in the first month as well as the two new cars he’ll have in his race shop next week. 

 
Saturday, January 3rd 2015
   Top five downloaded interviews for November 2014:
 
Rich Vleck tells me who bought Rolling Wheels, what the tentative plan is and describes his role.
Billy Colton talks about what Troyer Racecars is bringing to this weekend’s Parts Peddler show.
Bill Shea talks about buying Utica Rome Speedway and what he is thinking about for 2015.
Alan Johnson talks about his 2014 season that saw him win a race for the 40th year in a row.
Brett Hearn talks about his runner up finishes in Charlotte and how close he came a championship.
 
Rich Vleck tells me who bought Rolling Wheels, what the tentative plan is and describes his role. Both Rich and Mike Emhof will be at Parts Peddler this weekend and they are looking for your thoughts. 
 
Billy Colton talks about what Troyer Racecars is bringing to this weekend’s Parts Peddler show as well as the new chassis they will display and the details of the new Sportsman Cup. 
 
Bill Shea talks about buying Utica Rome Speedway, what he is thinking about for 2015 and how a casual conversation got the ball rolling on the deal. 
 
Alan Johnson talks about his 2014 season that saw him win a race for the 40th year in a row, how good it was to finish the year with three strong finishes and tackles our series of seven questions. 
 
Brett Hearn talks about his runner up finishes in Charlotte, how close he came to winning the Super DIRTcar championship and what he’ll be working on in his shops the next few weeks. 


 
Friday, January 2nd 2015
   Top five downloaded interviews for October 2014:
 
Bob McCreadie talked about the family reunion at Fulton and what he sees in racing today.
Stewart Friesen ran down how much money he and his wife have made since they got married.
Alan Johnson remembered his win in the 200 and talked about what it takes to run at Syracuse.
Stewart Friesen reacted to the boos from the crowd and told me who he felt got a louder ovation.
Tim McCreadie told me how little experience he has in this race and his return to Syracuse.
 
Bob McCreadie talked about the family reunion at Fulton, what he sees in racing today and how little he has seen of his oldest son of late. Honest chat here with a guy who’s been there, done that and did not want his sons to follow in his footsteps! 

Stewart Friesen ran down how much money he and his wife have made since they got married about a month ago as he looked ahead to Fulton & Super DIRT Week. 
 
Alan Johnson remembered his win in the Outlaw 200 a few years ago and talked about what it takes to be victorious in this big event at the Fulton Speedway as well as the financial realities of running at Syracuse. 
 
Stewart Friesen reacted to the boos from the crowd as he got ready to climb in his Modified after walking across the stage and told me who he felt got a louder ovation. 
 
Tim McCreadie told me how little experience he has in the Outlaw 200 in a big block, what he has ready to go for Syracuse and the role his dad plays in his racing. 

 
Thursday, January 1st 2015
   Top five downloaded interviews for September 2014:
 
Nick Webb dedicated his win to fallen racer Brandon Hagan and recalled their last conversation.
Jessica Zemken talks about her wedding day on Thursday and spending the honeymoon at the track.
Stewart Friesen described his wedding day and his hopes to win the Cole Cup for the second time.
Johnny Scarborough talks about the new car he had at Utica-Rome and his season on the asphalt.
Matt Sheppard talked about the work he has to do to get a brand new Modified ready for Syracuse.
 
Nick Webb dedicated his win to fallen racer Brandon Hagan and recalled their conversation earlier in the day as he was getting ready to go race at Fulton Speedway. Rest in peace Brandon! 
 
Jessica Zemken talks about her wedding day on Thursday and spending the honeymoon at the track as her and Stewart get ready to race at the Cole Cup. 
 
Stewart Friesen described his wedding day, how cool it was to marry his best friend and his hopes to win the Cole Cup for the second time. 
 
Johnny Scarborough talks about the new car he had at Utica-Rome and his season on the asphalt. He told me how fast he was in the car during a Saturday practice, reflects on his career in the sport and what his main goal is at the track. 
 
Matt Sheppard talked about the work he has to do to get a brand new Modified ready for Syracuse as well as what happened on the racetrack for him this past weekend. 

 
Wednesday, December 31st 2014
   Top five downloaded interviews for August 2014:
 
Stewart Friesen dedicated his Modified win to Kevin Ward Jr. and talked about the fast racetrack. 
Matt Sheppard talks about his hopes for three championships and what he is doing for Syracuse.
Brett Hearn introduces his brother Bobby Hearn before his induction and each tell some stories.
Brett Hearn talked about the breakthrough design of the first Teo Pro Cars and when he got one.
Dean Reynolds talks about Kevin Ward Jr., Friday’s show at Brewerton and the need to race.
 
Stewart Friesen dedicated his Modified win to Kevin Ward Jr. and talked about the fast racetrack. He talked with Shane Andrews about why Kevin would have loved that track and how he tried to drive it just like he would have. 
 
Matt Sheppard talks about his hopes for three championships and what he is doing for Syracuse. He told me how he is doing at each of his weekly homes, his hopes to pick up a small block ride for Super DIRT Week and what he will race on Tuesday at Georgetown. 
 
Brett Hearn introduces his brother Bobby Hearn before his induction and each tell some stories. They talk about Bobby’s suspension idea, how much it changed dirt Modified racing and how that same idea is still being used today. What a story! 
 
Brett Hearn talked about the breakthrough design of the first Teo Pro Cars and when he got one. He told me how optimistic his brother was about his new idea, when it became clear to him that the car was innovative and remembered some of his past in Weedsport. 
 
Dean Reynolds talks about Kevin Ward Jr., Friday’s show at Brewerton and the need to race. He told me how is dealing with the loss of a friend, how close the racing family is right now and encourages fans to wear orange to the track this Friday. 

 
Tuesday, December 30th 2014
   Top five downloaded interviews for July 2014:
 
Pat Ward told me how he got started in racing, what he learned building cars and his future.
Stewart Friesen remembers hanging out at grandpa’s racetrack and the packer trucks he drove.
Stewart Friesen talked about his win in his ESS heat and why he knew Jessica was in trouble.
Brett Hearn previews The Big Show 6 taking place tonight at Albany Saratoga Speedway.
Bobby Varin told me what he traded for his first racecar and what motivated him to start racing.
 
Pat Ward told me how he got started in racing, what he learned building cars in the transformative years of Modified design and his future. He told me what his first love was, the car he used to steer when he couldn’t reach the pedals and the famous 1986 Show Car he drove for almost a decade. 
 
Stewart Friesen remembers hanging out at grandpa’s racetrack and the packer trucks he drove. He talked about racing go carts at Ransomville, some of the other things he has driven over the years and how tough his first few years were in a big block Modified. 
 
Stewart Friesen talked about his win in his ESS heat and why he knew his girlfriend Jessica Zemken was in trouble as the two lined up side by side on a restart. 
 
Brett Hearn previews The Big Show 6 taking place tonight at Albany Saratoga Speedway. He told me how surprised he is at how quickly the time has flown by, what the keys are to getting around the track well and gives the teams some specifics on the rules for this Super DIRTcar Series race. 
 
Bobby Varin told me what he traded for his first racecar and what motivated him to start racing. He talked about the field cars that they drove around, when he won his first race and some of the amazing race drivers he raced against in his first few seasons. 

 
     
 
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