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Tuesday, November 25th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Brett Deyo talks about this Saturday’s Gobbler taking place at Accord and the big money on the line.
Paul Habeck runs down how his season went in a 360 Sprinter and explains why he stays local.
Earl Rudy spoke about the nice finish he had to his season and when his results got a little better.
Joe Trenca explained what he was doing at Parts Peddler and how busy life will get next year.
Dan Harpell remembered how busy he was this past year and wonders what he’ll do for now.
 
It’s a good day here on the site as we talk to more racing people that were in Syracuse this past weekend at the Parts Peddler show. We have five chats up each day this week through Sunday as I have a lot of non-racing stuff to take care of this week.
 
Today we look ahead to the final race of the season this weekend at Accord and review what has happened with some racers as they think back on their season and what they may be doing in the future. It is going to be a nice stretch for you guys as we wrap up the season that was.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for you to listen to today on the Audio Page for today. Brett Deyo talks about this Saturday’s Gobbler taking place at Accord, the big money on the line and who is coming to this season ending race.  
 
Paul Habeck runs down how his season went in a 360 Sprinter and explains why he stays local rather than following an entire racing series. 
 
Earl Rudy spoke about the nice finish he had to his season in a Sportsman, when his results got a little better and why the class is so strong at Fulton. 
 
Joe Trenca explained what he was doing at Parts Peddler, how busy life will get next year and how he did in his 410 starts. 
 
Dan Harpell remembered how busy he was this past year and wonders what he’ll do for now that he has a lot more time on his hands. 

 
Monday, November 24th 2014
   New on the Audio Page from the Parts Peddler and the DIRTcar Banquet:
 
Joe Skotnicki talked about being snowed in this past week and how good Modified racing is now.
Billy Decker won the Super DIRTcar Series crown and recapped the final weekend in Charlotte.
Carey Terrance thought back to how Super DIRT Week went for him and what was different.
Jessica Power explained why they cut back a little in 2014 and how that affected her finishes.
Bobby Henry Jr. told me how Parts Peddler went for his business and how he did on the track.
Corky Stockham summed up how this year’s Parts Peddler show went as tear down began.
 
It was a whirlwind weekend with lots going on with the Parts Peddler and the DIRTcar banquet. The big news of course was about the sale of the Utica Rome Speedway to Bill and Kim Shea and if you missed my chat with him be sure to go back to tomorrow’s audio and get caught up.
 
I did a few interviews on Sunday and paired them up with a few from the DIRTcar banquet on Saturday night. For the next six days you’ll get at least five new clips as Thanksgiving week is always a tough one to get ahold of folks.
 
I hope you enjoy all the new audio and if you want to jump on board, just send me an email at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com or message me on facebook.
 
Now let’s find out more about all the good stuff we have on the Audio Page from this past weekend. Joe Skotnicki talked about being snowed in this past week, how the community came together to help and how good Modified racing is right now. 
 
Billy Decker won the Super DIRTcar Series crown and recapped the final weekend in Charlotte as well as how nerve racking it was to be that close in the points chase. 
 
Carey Terrance thought back to how Super DIRT Week went for him and what was different compared to years past as well as when he knew how fast he was. 
 
Jessica Power explained why they cut back a little in 2014 and how that affected her finishes. We also have a nice chat about the role of trophy girls and wonder if it is time to let that tradition go pr update it to include a trophy by too! 
 
Bobby Henry Jr. told me how Parts Peddler went for his business and how he did on the track when he could find some time to get his racecar ready. 
 
Corky Stockham summed up how this year’s Parts Peddler show went as tear down began on Sunday afternoon. 

 
Sunday, November 23rd 2014
   New on the Audio Page from the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse:
 
Bill Shea talks aboutbuying Utica Rome Speedway and what he is thinking about for 2015.
Ryan Phelps speaks about the work they are doing at the shop and why he may scale back in 2015.
Katelyn Kane had a special night on Friday and talked about getting a fitted suit at Leaf Racewear.
Erick Rudolph won the 358 Super DIRTcar Series again and talked about winning at Canandaigua.
Alan Rudalavage ran down his Saturday night plans and spoke about the new car back at the shop.
Chad Homan is all recovered from his late season crash and talked about an upcoming Kart race.
 
It was a busy day on Saturday and I am writing this up as we get ready to head out to the DIRTcar Banquet. We’ll have banquet stuff and more from the Parts Peddler up during the week as we are getting a lot done and seeing a lot of people.
 
The big new of course on Saturday was the sale of Utica Rome Speedway to car owners Bill and Kim Shea. They were in the booth on Saturday visiting with drivers and fans while learning a lot about what it is like to be on that side of the fence.
 
Of course we have an interview up with Bill from earlier on Saturday and I’m sure a lot will happen between now and their banquet coming up his Saturday. It is going to be a busy off season for sure and I can’t wait.
 
As my wife reminds me we have to get going to head to the banquet, I’ll leave you with some more information on the new stuff you can listen to on the Audio Page for today beginning of course with the big news of the weekend. Bill Shea talks aboutbuying Utica Rome Speedway, what he is thinking about for 2015 and how a casual conversation got the ball rolling on the deal. 
 
Ryan Phelps speaks about the work they are doing at the shop, what he was looking at inside the Center of Progress Building and why he may scale back in 2015. 
 
Katelyn Kane had a special night on Friday as her wedding approaches and talked about getting a fitted suit at Leaf Racewear on the final day of Parts Peddler today. Stop by and see her guys and get a great deal! 
 
Erick Rudolph won the 358 Super DIRTcar Series title again, talked about winning at Canandaigua and what his tentative plans are for the 2015 season. 
 
Alan Rudalavage ran down his Saturday night plans in Syracuse after Parts Peddler and spoke about the new car back at the shop while reminding me why he can’t work on it. 
 
Chad Homan is all recovered from his late season crash, wondered if that crash led to some Modified chassis changes and talked about an upcoming Kart race indoors in the same building he was in on Saturday. 

 
Saturday, November 22nd 2014
   New on the Audio Page from the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse:
 
Mike Emhof talks about his Sprint Car booth, Rolling Wheels and the Patriot Sprint Tour.
Peter Britten spoke about working the Troyer booth, his season and V8 Supercars back home.
Matt Hearn recalled the last time he came to Syracuse as he showed off the new Teo Pro Cars.
Mel Thomas showed off the new Smash n’ Crash DVD that debuted on Saturday at Parts Peddler.
Mike Walton told me about the work he is doing this weekend to show off the new Fox Shocks.
Rich Tobias chatted about the new SpeedSTR, Slingshot and how things are going at Kutztown.
Corky Stockham summed up how day one went at Parts Peddler and what’s on tap for today.
 
I had a great time yesterday as I toured the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse. There were no concerns weather wise and it was great to see a lot of people that I wish I could see more. I did a total of 24 new interviews and took my time in them as well. I put up 7 and will save the rest for release later next week as Thanksgiving Week is a tough one to get things done.
 
Also I picked up my new copy of Smash N’ Crash for 2014. They were hot off the burner and as soon as I get done wit this I’ll start my viewing. Make sure to get yours today before they sell out and check out the great deals they have on older dvds.
 
Great deals and information are everywhere as well as many of your favorite racers. You can see conversations all over the place as deals are made for next year for both drivers and racetracks alike.
 
I hear we may get some big news today too so be sure to get there early. If my sources are correct it should happen some time this morning. I’ll be there after lunch time and then later I’ll be at the DIRTcar banquet in my hometown.
 
I’ll be back tomorrow too and if any of you vendors or anyone need to get the word out on something, flag me down and we’ll get it done.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page. I start with more Rolling Wheels news. Mike Emhof talks about his Sprint Car booth, Rolling Wheels and the Patriot Sprint Tour. Make sure to see him today for some great deals only available at Parts Peddler.
 
Peter Britten spoke about working the Troyer booth for Parts Peddler, his season in a Modified and some changes for V8 Supercars back home in Australia. 
 
Matt Hearn recalled the last time he came to Syracuse as he showed off the new Teo Pro Cars in his family’s booth at the Parts Peddler show at the New York State Fairgrounds. 
 
Mel Thomas showed off the new Smash n’ Crash DVD that debuted on Saturday at Parts Peddler as well as the other stuff available for the race fan on your list at Thomas Racing Videos. 
 
Mike Walton told me about the work he is doing this weekend at the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse as he shows off the new Fox Shocks to the racing public. 
 
Rich Tobias chatted about the new SpeedSTR and Slingshot in his booth at Parts Peddler and how he put together a weekly all star show down at Kutztown. Good one!
 
Corky Stockham summed up how day one went at the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse and some of what’s on tap for today. 

 
Friday, November 21st 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Dave Wickham explains why his Crash Pad helps keep racers safe in certain types of crashes.
Mel Thomas told me about the new videos available this weekend at the Thomas Video Booth.
 
I got to go and check out the setup at the Parts Peddler show at the New York State Fairgrounds and it was a lot of fun. My youngest daughter Katie wanted to go with me so she and I were touring the building as the set up continued.
 
I did a few interviews along the way and will doing many more today, tomorrow and Sunday. This is a great opportunity to see all the new stuff, check in with your friends and do some networking. I hope to see all of you there.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have on the Audio Page from my brief trip through the Parts Peddler as the booths were getting set up.
Dave Wickham explains why his Crash Pad helps keep racers safe in certain types of crashes and encourages everyone to stop by and try one out at Parts Peddler. 
 
Mel Thomas told me about the new videos available this weekend at the Thomas Video Booth as well as some great deals they have going on with some older ones. And don’t forget your new Smash n’ Crash. 

 
Thursday, November 20th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Bobby Hearn talks about the Teo Pro Car booth this weekend at the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse.
Joe Marotta speaks about his role at the Parts Peddler show and how much he enjoys the weekend.
 
We’re back with more good stuff today as we get ready for a very busy weekend here in Central New York. Parts Peddler begins tomorrow and set up for the event is tonight. I’ll bet there to get whoever I see milling around and of course we’ll be there all weekend long.
 
I reached out to another chassis manufacturer on Wednesday and you can hear from DIRT Motorsports Hall of Famer Bobby Hearn and find out what he has in store at the Teo Pro Car booth this weekend. Plus we hear from the voice of the event Joe Marotta who will also being doing his radio show live from the building Saturday morning at 9 AM. You can listen locally at 1390 on your AM dial.
 
Also taking place this weekend will be the DIRTcar banquet here in Liverpool just minutes from my house. Camille and I will be there and I hope to see a lot of you there as we review the season that was and look ahead to what is to come in 2015.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who just wrapped up his 20th season building racecars. Bobby Hearn talks about the Teo Pro Car booth this weekend at the Parts Peddler show in Syracuse how the incorporated some of what they learned at the end of the year into the 2015 chassis and encourages teams to stop by to ask questions. 
 
Joe Marotta speaks about his role at the Parts Peddler show, what he learns over the course of three days and how much he enjoys seeing everyone at this yearly event at the New York State Fairgrounds. 

 
Wednesday, November 19th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Billy Colton talks about what Troyer Racecars is bringing to this weekend’s Parts Peddler show.
Peter Bicknell tells me what Bicknell Racing Products is bringing to Part Peddler this weekend.
 
Well the snow missed us on Tuesday as we got absolutely nothing here in the Syracuse area. So for those of you planning on coming out this weekend for the Parts Peddler show, you should have no weather issues at all.
 
To help get you ready I spoke with two chassis manufacturers as they get ready to load up and come to Syracuse. Of course the Parts Peddler show runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the DIRTcar and Go Nuclear Late Model banquets sandwiched in the middle.
 
I hope you all get to come out this weekend and have some fun with us as this is really a two fold show. Yes, you can see what is new and what will be winning races next year and you can also chat with fellow race people who will not be nearly as busy as they are on a regular race night. So be sure to come out and have some fun with all of us.
 
Now let’s talk more about what we have for you on the Audio Page featuring two chassis manufacturers. 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. 
 
Peter Bicknell tells me what Bicknell Racing Products is bringing to Part Peddler this weekend, hints at some never before seen things he will have with him and how his season went behind the wheel. 

 
     
 
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