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Tuesday, March 10th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Joe Marotta shares some memories of Syracuse both as a kid in the stands and as an announcer.
 
I wanted to air just one interview today as the subject is so important to us all in the racing community. And later this week I’ll add my own memories as I think back to my first time at the track as well as when I started working in the tower with Glenn Donnelly and Joe Marotta.
 
Of course none of what is planned is carved in stone yet so who knows, maybe we will have many more Super DIRT Weeks at the mile. Do your part and send letters to the County Executive and the New York State Fairgrounds to let them know what you think.
 
And is there a chance the property could be declared a historic site? Just think back at the all the history that is there starting in 1903. Think of all the great racecar drivers, hot just locally but nationally as well who have braved the mile track. Maybe there is something we could do there.
 
We’ll see what the future holds and get a glimpse back at the past with our only interview on the Audio Page today. Joe Marotta shares some memories of Syracuse both as a kid in the stands and as an announcer. He also talks about the drivers, the cars and the reputation the mile has in the racing world.

 
Monday, March 9th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Mitch Gibbs talks about the new Modified he is building and how close he came to a championship.
Brady Fultz tells me how excited he is to finally be able to run a Modified weekly at Black Rock.
 
We’re back with more good stuff today from a pair of Modified drivers as they get ready for the coming season. And tomorrow we’ll hear some memories from Joe Marotta as we wonder about the future of the mile at Syracuse.
 
That of course will be my Tuesday column and at this weekend’s Motorsports Expo we’ll be asking everyone to share their thoughts as well. If you’d like to weigh in, just drop me a note at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and we’ll be sure to add your voice to the conversation.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a veteran driver who is upping his game for 2015. Mitch Gibbs talks about the new Modified he is building, how close he came to a championship at I-88 Speedway and his hopes to hit the Outlaw 200 one more time. 
 
Brady Fultz tells me how excited he is to finally be able to run a Modified weekly at Black Rock and how he is adjusting his plans to be able to do so. 

 
Sunday, March 8th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Matt Billings tells me how his Modifieds look right now and runs down his plans for 2015.
Rich Vleck previews the coming season with the Patriot Sprint Tour and the Go Nuclear TV shows.
 
We got a lot done yesterday in the studio and will look to do a lot more today as well. It was also nice to see the temperature rise a little and get into the 30’s for a change. Nice.
 
If you want to get in on the action today in the studio just email me at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com or hit me up on facebook. I always take requests seriously and hope to have your favorite driver on soon.
 
And don’t forget that Motorsports Expo will be next weekend inside the Center of Progress Building and we are looking for racers who will have their cars in the show.
 
Also, I am following the story on the grandstand at the NYS Fairgrounds and will have reaction in a column next week. I hope to get a lot of quotes at Motorsports Expo this weekend and am looking for feedback from racers and fans alike.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page starting with a man who was on the road a lot last season. Matt Billings tells me how his Modifieds look right now, runs down his plans for 2015 and explains some of what he has learned on the road with the Super DIRTcar Series. 
 
Rich Vleck previews the coming season with the Patriot Sprint Tour and the Go Nuclear TV shows which begin at the end of April at Mohawk International Raceway. 

 
Saturday, March 7th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Paul Szmal urges drivers to put their cars in Fingerlakes Speedworld on March 21st and 22nd.
Steve Ovens previews the coming season at Black Rock Speedway and highlights some dates.
 
The temperatures are going to warm up in the next few days and that’s good news for every speedway out there. No, we don’t want it to melt too soon as that would crate other problems but I do feel we are getting closer.
 
We have two new chats for you today so be sure to check those out and we’ll be back in the studio today to get more interviews done. Plus we have some new audio coming from Steve Ovens at Turn 5 Live so be sure to look for that as well.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page for you to listen to as you finish out your work week. Paul Szmal urges drivers to put their cars in Fingerlakes Speedworld taking place at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn on March 21st and 22nd and tells me about some special attendees. Plus we speculate on the tearing down of the State Fair grandstands and what could happen next. 
 
Steve Ovens previews the coming season at Black Rock Speedway, highlights some dates and tells me which Modified drivers he has been talking to. 

 
Friday, March 6th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Todd Titus talked about his winning season in a Sportsman and how he did weekly at Penn Can.
Mike Arquiett spoke about his season at Mohawk International and his background in quads.
 
We show some love to the Sportsman division today with a pair of drivers who compete in this growing class. I was able to get back in the studio after a day on Wednesday that was all about a leaky roof. We hope we have the problem fixed but are keeping our fingers crossed these next few weeks and looking forward to temperatures in the 40’s next week to get rid of the ice.
 
We’ll be back in the studio today and are looking for people who are putting their racecars into Motorsports Expo next weekend at the New York State Fairgrounds. And we’re hoping that the changes they are proposing do not mean the end of Super DIRT Week. I’m working on it and hope to have more soon.
 
Now let’s chat about the new stuff we have on the Audio Page for today starting with my final interview from Southern Tier Speedworld. Todd Titus talked about his winning season in a Sportsman, how close it came to his dad’s Modified win and how he did weekly at Penn Can. 
 
Mike Arquiett spoke about his season in a Sportsman at Mohawk International Raceway, why he got out of racing for a while and his background in quads & stock cars.

 
Thursday, March 5th 2015
   New on the Audio Page from Southern Tier Speedworld:
 
Dan Harpell updates me on how things are going at Penn Can as they released their 2015 schedule.
Gregg Turner talked about his championship season in a Crate Sportsman at Five Mile Point.
 
What an adventurous day it was for us on Wednesday. A leaky roof became more than a leak and we had to get some help. I know a lot of you are going through the same thing and even though we thought we may have done something wrong, our guy tells us there is not much we could have done to stop it although I will be using the roof rake from here on in if we get any more snow.
 
It’s a helpless feeling to watch water turn from a little drip into more and we are keeping our fingers crossed for the rest of the winter. It turns out a small puddle had formed under the snow on our roof. But now we are clear – I hope- and as I type this up there are no drips in our walls or basement. Whew!
 
Of course we didn’t get this taken care of till later in the day so I was unable to get any work done but we will be back tomorrow with more new stuff form the studio. And I am looking for people who are putting their cars in next weekend’s Gater show so if you are planning on going, send me a message so we can talk on the air.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today starting with a promoter who has a new home for Fridays. Dan Harpell updates me on how things are going at Penn Can as they released their 2015 schedule at this past weekend’s Southern Tier Speedworld. 
 
Gregg Turner talked about his championship season in a Crate Sportsman at Five Mile Point and explains how he manages to fit his 6’6” frame inside the racecar. 

 
Wednesday, March 4th 2015
   New on the Audio Page from Southern Tier Speedworld:
 
Ken Titus talked about his Modified win in 2014 as well as how nice it was to see his son win.
Mike Stolarcyk told me about his presence at Southern Tier Speedworld and his race at Pocono.
 
Well at least we made it a few days without having to deal with any weather. Yesterday was interesting to say the least as even I am starting to wish that this snow would end. Keep your fingers crossed and remember that soon we’ll be saying, “It’s too hot.”
 
We have a couple of nice conversations on the site today including a driver who won his first race since 2008 and a man who raced against some of the biggest names in NASCAR history in the glory days of the sport. Yeah, both of these are pretty good today.
 
And still in the can are chats with Dan Harpell, Todd Titus and Glenn Turner who took home best appearing car for the crate Sportsman class. So come back tomorrow for two of those and more as we will be in the studio again today for sure.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we hit the midway part of the week. Ken Titus talked about his Modified win in 2014, the first since 2008, as well as how nice it was to see his son win as both of them showed off their cars at Southern Tier Speedworld. 
 
Mike Stolarcyk told me about his presence at Southern Tier Speedworld and his race at Pocono where he raced against some of the biggest names in NASCAR. 

 
     
 
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