New on the Audio Page from Canandaigua Motorsports Park:
Early in the night:
Justin Wright summed up how his first two races went and who helped him get some points.
Justin Haers told me about the new Modified he was debuting and what he hoped would happen.
Ray Bliss Jr. shared some memories with me and explained why he was driving his son’s car.
From victory lane:
Paul Guererri held on to win the Sportsman feature and told me why he was smoking late.
Jason Whipple told me how he did the spin and win thing with a late race pass with his 305.
Steve Paine described how he changed his lane from low to high to win the Modified feature.
Bob Buono won his first career feature at Canandaigua and talked about his fast Street Stock.
Ben Karlsen talked about going 3 wide on the outside to make his winning last corner pass.
I had another wonderful night as I headed out to Canandaigua as the substitute announcer for Paul Szmal. I’m not sure exactly when the last time was that I announced at Canandaigua but I can tell you that it has been a long time. The memories were everywhere I looked and even though the tower is different it still seemed pretty much the same to me. Good times!
The racing was top notch as every feature seemed to have its own drama. Justin Haers had the Modified field covered until he cut down a right rear leaving Eldon Payne Jr. in the top spot. But Steve Paine, who had been chasing Payne on the bottom, switched to the top side and rocketed away for the win.
Paul Guererri had the field covered with his Sportsman but started to smoke, a victim of a power steering failure. Somehow he held on as the field was all over him in traffic but he held on the victory.
Bob Buono won his career first at Canandaigua with an outside pass just past halfway while James Whipple spun while trying to run down the leader and came back to win. And finally in the last race of the night the New Legends Sportsman went three wide in the final corner with Ben Karlsen choosing the high side and missing the spin below him to pick up his second career win.
As for me, I was rusty to say the least but it was a lot of fun. Allie sung the national anthems and them helped with some scoring working with Donna Spaid. I never would have thought that twenty years ago! She had fun and made me proud.
Today we’re hoping for a good day and a dry one as we are set to race again at the NYS Fairgrounds with her open wheel Microd. The Kuleszo’s have worked hard all week long to fix the car after her first hard crash and we are so appreciative. It’s so nice to make new friends and watch our girls on the track. Thanks to them and everyone who has helped her live her dream of racing. THANK YOU!
Justin Wright summed up how his first two races went at Outlaw Speedway, who helped him get some points when needed and how his first Canandaigua practice went.
Justin Haers told me about the new Modified he was debuting, what makes it different than the car he had a lot of success with in the past and what he hoped would happen.
Ray Bliss Jr. shared some memories with me from his past at Canandaigua, talked about his trouble on Friday night and explained why he was driving his son’s car.
Paul Guererri held on to win the Sportsman feature as the field caught him late and told me why he was smoking as well as how hard the car was to drive after that. Whew! He barely held on.
Jason Whipple told me how he did the spin and win thing coming from third to make a late race pass with his 305 Sprint Car to earn himself a victory at Canandaigua.
Steve Paine described how he changed his lane from low to high after a caution with ten laps to go to win the Modified feature at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.
Bob Buono won his first career feature at Canandaigua and talked about his fast Street Stock that he put to the outside on a restart to get to the top spot with seven laps to go.
Ben Karlsen talked about going 3 wide on the outside to make his winning last corner pass in the New Legends Sportsman race at Canandaigua.