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Tuesday, January 5th 2016

New on the Audio Page for today:

Dillon Groover and Dylan Cecce chat with Steve Ovens about 2016 at the Woodhull Banquet.  
Adam DelGrosso talks with Steve and Brad Ovens about his 2nd Four Cylinder Championship.
Brandon Butler spoke with Steve Ovens about his season in a crate Sportsman at Woodhull.

We’re back on Tuesday with some new stuff from our friend Steve Ovens who will be hauling the load for us for a few days here as Dad went in for hip replacement surgery on Monday. So I am not sure if I will get into the studio today or not so look for more from Steve tomorrow.

I hope your new year is off to a good start and hope you are all looking forward to what should be a great 2016 season. Lots of things are changing but not the determination and desire that the race teams and drivers have for what they do. I admire you all so much and I hope to be able to tell lots of your stories in the coming season.

As for now though let’s let Steve Ovens and Turn 5 Live carry us into the new year with new stuff on the Audio Page to get us started. Dillon Groover spoke about his rookie season and Dylan Cecce chats about enjoying a season with no dnf’s with Steve Ovens at the Woodhull Banquet.  

Adam DelGrosso talks with Steve and Brad Ovens about his 2nd Four Cylinder Championship and how fun it was racing against a full field.  

Brandon Butler spoke with Steve Ovens about his multi-win season in a crate Sportsman at Woodhull as well as how consistent he was in 2016.  

Monday, January 4th 2016

Top five downloaded interviews from December 2015:

Mitch Gibbs reviews his three win season at I-88 and talks about what he does in his Man Cave.  
Doug Manmiller tells me about his new ride for Grandview and what he has planned for 2016.  
Bobby Varin reviews his season that included a championship and wins in multiple racecars.  
Ray Hendershot talks about his season in a Sportsman and updates me on how his health is now.  
John Wight talks about the promoter’s meetings and the racing at Brewerton & Fulton Speedways.  

It was nice to see Ray Hendershot make the top five in December in a true feel good conversation. I know it helped me and I am so happy it struck a chord with you guys too. Back tomorrow with new stuff from Steve Ovens at the Woodhull Banquet. Enjoy the start of the new year and we’ll see you back again tomorrow.

Sunday, January 3rd 2016

Top five downloaded interviews from November 2015:

Alan Johnson reviews his three win season and talked about his 42 year Modified winning streak.  
Tim McCreadie talks about The World Finals and remembers some of his past in Charlotte.  
Pete Bicknell talks about his business’s presence at Parts Peddler and reviews his four win season.  
Kraig Kinser talks about his recent back surgery and his plans to race this weekend in Charlotte .  
Frank Payne tells me about his hopes to sell Skyline and keep it going until he is able to sell it.  

Great to see what we had here in November as studio interviews made up the entire top five. Alan Johnson had his second number one spot while the Kraig Kinser story was a scoop that nobody knew about until we aired it.

And happy to see Frank Payne get shown some love at Skyline, one of the best kept secrets in racing.

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Top five downloaded interviews from October 2015

Hear from dozens of drivers as they get ready to walk across the stage for the final time at Syracuse.  
Kenny Tremont finished in second place and explained where the race winner was better than him.  
Stewart Friesen led the final 27 laps and talked about winning the race for the 4th time in 6 starts.  
Tim McCreadie finished in third place and talked about how restarts hurt his car for a few laps.  
Jimmy Horton explained how he found a ride at Syracuse and the fun he had with a new team.  

I was so happy to see what was number one this month as I just thought hearing from all those drivers at Super DIRT Week as they got ready to walk across the stage was really something. Too bad we’ll never get to do that again huh? And if you missed this one the first time around be sure to give it a listen.

And all five interviews were recorded over a two day span. Yep, the finale at the mile was not just the dominant chat overall but here on the website as well.  

Friday, January 1st 2016

Top five downloaded interviews from September 2015:

Danny Johnson gets ready to race Saturday at Fulton and looks ahead to tonight at Ransomville.  
Mike Mahaney talks about his 15th at I-88, his win at Thunder Mountain and his dad’s win.  
Jim Mahaney won his first Modified race since 2004 and explained how he got it done at I-88.  
Timmy Gareau explained why he came back to race a Sportsman at Fulton after years at Oswego.  
Andrew Ferguson talked about a handling issue he has been hoping to fix in his rookie year.  

Happy New Year everyone! Danny Johnson makes his first top appearance in September and son Mike beats our dad Jim for the #2 and #3 spots. And Tim and Andrew were a nice surprise at 4 and 5.

Thursday, December 31st 2015

Top five downloaded interviews from August 2015:

Alan Johnson talked about a Hall of Fame inductee he knows well and shares some memories.  
Larry Wight spoke about some changes at Fulton, the big week ahead and Wednesday at Fonda.  
Mike Mahaney tells me why his Modified caught on fire, how he is doing and how he stayed safe.  
Jimmy Phelps previews Sunday’s ESS show in Weedsport and talks about his win at Albany Saratoga.  
Gary Balough talked about going into the DIRT Hall of Fame and the revolutionary Batmobile.  

Alan Johnson tops our chart in August with his third top five interview and second month in a row in the top five. Larry Wight makes his second appearance of the season as does Mike Mahaney.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

Top five downloaded interviews from July 2015:

Glenn Donnelly talks about the July 1st show at Rolling Wheels and what he learned on that night.  
Jessica Zemken talks about why she put her husband Stew in her car while expecting a baby.  
Dylanne Hodge
tells me about a health scare she had and encourages women to do self examinations.  
Alan Johnson
reacts to winning for the 41st year in a row and looks ahead to his racing future.  
Claude Hutchings Jr. talked about winning one week after the biggest crash of his career.  

Glenn Donnelly picked up the top spot for the second month in a row and Rolling Wheels had the top spots for three months in a row. Just our second and third ladies made the list, the first one since Beth Schneider in January.

So happy that the Dylanne Hodge interview hit a chord with you and kudos to her for being so up front about an issue that women everywhere care about deeply.

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