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Wednesday, December 25th 2013
   Top five downloads from March 2013:
 
Dan Creeden recaps his up & down day at New Egypt and told me why he pulled off the track. 
Larry Wight thought back on his multi-win season in 2012 and looked ahead to this weekend. 
Bobby Varin talks abouthis fifth place at Selinsgrove and runs down the cars he’ll drive this season. 
Jeremie Corcoran looks over the Canandaigua schedule and talks about some changes for 2013. 
Chris Hile had a brand new car at the show and talked about a change they made in the suspension. 
 
 
Dan Creeden recaps his up & down day at New Egypt and told me why he pulled off the track. He told me how good his car was the entire day, how hard the maintenance crew worked to make the track surface better and talks about the shaker he designed for the car while wondering if he might need to alter it for the next race. Good stuff here for fans to learn from! 
 
Larry Wight thought back on his multi-win season in 2012 and looked ahead to this weekend. He talked about the other red cars that will take the trip to Selinsgrove with him, how excited he is to get back behind the wheel and where he felt he improved last season. 

Jeremie Corcoran looks over the Canandaigua schedule that includes two shows with Tony Stewart and talks about his big opening weekend in April. And yes, I asked why there was no series race. 
 
Bobby Varin talks abouthis fifth place at Selinsgrove and runs down the cars he’ll drive this season. He also looked ahead to racing twice this coming weekend, getting the 00 out for the Utica Rome opener and remembered a confusing moment at the start of Friday’s race. 
 
Chris Hile had a brand new car at the show and talked about a change they made to the suspension. He explained why he went with the “split rack”, wondered how long it might take to adjust and commented on a rookie driver in the division that he knows well. 

 
Tuesday, December 24th 2013
   Top five downloads from February 2013:
 
Dale Planck talks about his return to the three tracks that he started his career at many years ago. 
Alan Johnson talks about racing this week in Florida and his plans to race at two weekly homes.
Joe Skotnicki talks about the four Super DIRTcar Series divisions and their schedules for 2013. 
Joe Gosek talks about his practice laps in an Outlaw 600 Sled and his hopes for this weekend.
Tony Steiner talks about his move to a Super Modified and what his dirt cars will do this year. 
 
 
Dale Planck talks about his return to the three tracks that he started his career at many years ago. He told me about his deal for Brewerton & Utica Rome, hinted at what he will do on Saturday and thanked the people who he has raced for up north for the last several seasons. And yes, we had a ball racing after we recorded this! 
 
Alan Johnson talks about racing this week in Florida and his plans to race at two weekly homes. He told me what he has heard about the track in Volusia the last few nights, the importance of Tuesday night’s practice and shared some memories of his dad’s career as well as his own early days as a driver. 
 
Joe Skotnicki talks about the four Super DIRTcar Series divisions and their schedules for 2013. He told me about some new tracks in the mix this year, why they have moved most of the summer races to mid week dates and hoe Modified racers can become eligible to run in the season finale in Charlotte. 
 
Joe Gosek talks about his practice laps in an Outlaw 600 Sled and his hopes for this weekend’s Boonville Snowfest. He told me what his first thoughts were as he looked at the icy half mile track, hoe the sled felt to him and how much he is looking forward to this Sunday’s match race with Jimmy Phelps, Peter Britten and Billy Colton. 
 
Tony Steiner talks about his move to a Super Modified and what his dirt cars will do this year. He explained why the asphalt world gets along so well with him, the importance of aerodynamics at Oswego and compares racing on asphalt to racing at Syracuse. 

 
Monday, December 23rd 2013
   Top five downloads from January 2013:
 
Chip Burdick tells me about the upcoming season at Can Am and why they are dropping Modifieds.
Matt Sheppard talks about his 22 win season, his championships and wonders about 2013.
Chuck Bower recapped his strong finish at the end of 2012 and told me about his new chassis. 
Brett Hearn thinks back on his 20 win season and looks forward to getting 2013 started in Florida. 
Mike Mahaney spoke about his breakout season in 2012 and told me what he knows about 2013. 
 
 
Chip Burdick tells me about the upcoming season at Can Am and why they are dropping Modifieds from weekly competition. He talked about the financial realities behind the decision, the purse increases for three other divisions and how the Enduro went last weekend. 
 
Matt Sheppard talks about his 22 win season, his championships and wonders about 2013. He evaluated how he did at each of his weekly homes, told me about the new chassis they picked up on Friday and looked ahead to starting his season down in Florida in February. Nice one here! 

Chuck Bower recapped his strong finish at the end of 2012 and told me about his new chassis. He talked about how good he was at Fulton after the new clay was added, where he feels he needs to improve at Brewerton and described how each of his Modifieds look right now. 
 
Brett Hearn thinks back on his 20 win season and looks forward to getting 2013 started in Florida. He told me how his “quality not quantity” plan worked out last year, how well things went towards the end of the season and the pressure he feels to pick up where he left off. 

Mike Mahaney spoke about his breakout season in 2012 and told me what he knows about 2013. He talked about getting the year off to a great start with an early win at Fonda, which of his victories meant the most to him and what he will be doing this weekend at the EMPA conference in Pennsylvania. 

 
Sunday, December 22nd 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tyler Boniface talks about his Sportsman championship at Accord and his move to Modified.
Tom Collins Jr. told me about his season at Skyline Raceway and wonders if it is time to move up.
 
I had a nice day on Saturday as I got started early as a guest on Around the Tracks with Joe Marotta. We did a live show at 9 AM and then recorded a show for air at a future date. It was fun and I enjoyed spending some extra time with Joe and his sidekick Wayne Emm.
 
We’re back today with a couple of Sportsman drivers that I spoke with over my three days off. See, I knew I could not make it without doing a few interviews. And today I may get a few done before I start tabulating out top five requested interviews from each month this past season.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I begin with a young driver who is coming off his best season so far. Tyler Boniface talks about his Sportsman championship at Accord and his move to Modified. He told me how a win on opening night set the stage for the season, how nice it was to equal his career win total in one season and thinks back on his start at age 14. 
 
Tom Collins Jr. told me about his season at Skyline Raceway and wonders if it is time to move up. He remembered a good run he had going in a late season Modified race, what he learned at the Southern Tier 100 and how close he came to ending his two year winless streak. 

 
Saturday, December 21st 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Neal Williams talks about his multi win season, double duty in Charlotte and his plans for 2014.
Charlie Houghtaling remembered his three win Street Stock season as he hopes to move up.
 
Well we got a lot done in the last few days and even though it was great to get my mind on some other things, I can’t wait to get back in the studio today and get back to work. I am hoping to get a lot done and then start working on the “best ofs” for 2013 so I’ll keep you posted on how things are going and when it will start.
 
Until then, we only have a few more days of new stuff before we look back at the most listened to conversations we had this past season. I always enjoy seeing what makes the list and I know a lot of you like them as well.
 
On today, we have a pair of chats I did on Tuesday as I loaded up in the home studio. Both are really good and I know you’ll like them.
 
Now let’s chat more about the new stuff on the Audio Page for today. I begin with a man who was on CBS Sports last Sunday night. Neal Williams talks about his multi win season, double duty in Charlotte and his plans for 2014. He told me about some tough luck he had at The World Finals, how he liked getting behind the wheel of two different racecars and why he believes teammates should always look to help each other when they can. 
 
Charlie Houghtaling remembered his three win Street Stock season as he hopes to move up to Sportsman in 2014. He explained why he got a late start this past season, how he won around $2,000 in three late season shows and why he feels now is the right time to take on an open wheel racecar after 19 years in stock cars. 

 
Friday, December 20th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Beth Schneider talks about her Fulton Speedway Sportsman championship and her breakout season.
Leslie Keefer tells me about her new job at Evans Mills and their ambitious plans for 2014.
 
We have a couple of ladies on the site today as we got with a theme for you on this Friday. One was a champion who had her best year ever in a racecar and the other is in a new position this year at a storied North Country racetrack. I hope you enjoy both of these as much as I did recording them.
 
The end of another work week is here and I hope you are making plans for a great weekend. I know some of you will be on the trails with your snowmobiles and I always urge you to be careful out there as things can happen. And when you haven’t been in a racecar for a while, you might want to go a little faster than you should…so be careful.
 
I’ll be getting a lot done today away from the website as I am so far behind on my holiday to do list. But I’ll be back in the studio tomorrow and if you want to join me for a discussion, send me a message at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com.
 
Now let’s find out more about the pair of ladies we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page. I begin with a female driver who did something special this past year. Beth Schneider talks about her Fulton Speedway Sportsman championship and her breakout season. She remembered her first career feature win, how a fellow competitors kindness helped her race when her car could not and how well things are going for her away from the racetrack. Nice! 
 
Leslie Keefer tells me about her new job at Evans Mills and their ambitious plans for 2014. She told me about the new team in place this coming season, the things she hopes to bring back to the track and the big shows they have planned.  

 
Thursday, December 19th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Chad Brachmann talks about his BRP Modified Championship and his tough luck at the end of 2013.
Jeremy Warren told me how he did running a four cylinder at Five Mile Point and his 2014 plans.
 
 We’re back today with two drivers at the opposite ends of the racing spectrum. Chad Brachmann is an established Modified racer who has won big events and is literally capable of winning any night he takes a car onto the racetrack. While 14 year old Jeremy Warren is young, hungry and still getting laps under his belt.
 
I hope you enjoy both these interviews as we closer to our holiday break where we remember our top five interviews of the 2013 season month by month. I am off today and tomorrow but will be back in the studio on Saturday. We’ll be looking to load up with about a half dozen interviews or so and if you want in, send me a message on facebook and we’ll work you into the mix.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I begin with a racer who just wrapped up an important project in the cold of the midnight air. Chad Brachmann talks about his BRP Modified Championship and his tough luck at the end of 2013. He told me how nice it was to win at some new tracks, which of his seven wins he thought was the best and thinks back on his very first racecar which was an old Joe Plazek ride. 
 
Jeremy Warren told me how he did running a four cylinder at Five Mile Point and his 2014 plans. He talked about learning how to get around the tiny yet wide ¼ mile track, what advice his grandfather gives him and who he looks up to in the Modified world. 

 
     
 
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