Gary Rowe - CPA
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Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, December 14th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Danny Varin talks about his 2013 season that saw him finish 2nd at Fonda and win 7 times.
Bud Leizear tells me about the racecar he will drive in 2014 after three years of tech inspecting.
 
It was a snowy day on Friday as we picked up about 4 inches or so in the afternoon. And now it sounds like we may get much more today in a general snow event. It’s all cool with me and it now sounds like a white Christmas may be in order.
 
I got four interviews done yesterday as I may not be able to do much today as I have a pair of birthday parties with my kids. One is at noon and my daughter’s party is after that. So I am not sure if I will get back into the studio or not but I sure will try. And if not, I’ll be back at tomorrow in between football games.
 
I have two nice ones up for you today. One is with someone you know and the other is with someone new to the site. Bud Leizear sent me a message on facebook and that is why that interview happened so if you have not friended me yet, please do so and then message me so we can get you on.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page. I begin with a young man who had a very consistent year at his weekly track. Danny Varin talks about his 2013 season that saw him finish 2nd at Fonda and win 7 times. He spoke about the changes at his weekly home, some new equipment for next year and winning on the same night as dad down at I-88 Speedway. 
 
Bud Leizear tells me about the racecar he will drive in 2014 after three years of tech inspecting. He talked about why the 600 cc Modified seems like the right car to go with, how he did in his three years of Street Stock racing and what he learned from working for I-88 in the pits. 

 
Friday, December 13th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Ryan Susice talks about his multi win season at Ransomville and the night he went up in flames.
Ernie Saxton spoke about his latest column in AARN and some changes at the NASCAR HOF.
 
The work week has ended and another weekend is upon us. And for those of you who ride snowmobiles, this should be a good weekend as there is a lot of snow out there if you are willing to take a short drive to do so.
 
The lake effect machine dropped a lot of snow in the Tug Hill region as well as the southwest corner of New York State so I know a lot of you will be out on the trails. Be safe though as we don’t want to lose anyone this season.
 
I have two nice conversations up for you today as we chat about 358’s in the Western Region and get an update on the latest NASCAR news with our friend Ernie Saxton. I’ll be back in the studio today too so if you want in, just send me an email at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com or message me on facebook.
 
Now let’s chat more about the new stuff on the Audio Page. I start with a nice one with a driver who had an adventurous season. Ryan Susice talks about his multi win season at Ransomville and the night he went up in flames. He told me about an unusual night at Rolling Wheels, his almost win at Humberstone and his rough night on a double feature night that ended his chances at a championship. 
 
Ernie Saxton spoke about his latest column in AARN and some changes at the NASCAR HOF. He talked about being home in Pennsylvania for the holidays, Motorsports 2014 and the indoor races coming up in January. 

 
Thursday, December 12th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Danny Tyler talks about his two win season at Accord and why he didn’t race as much as 2012.
Jami Russell tells me about his upcoming trip to Australia and where he hopes to race down under.
 
We’re back with more good stuff for you today as we wind down the work week. I have a Season in Review and a story about a driver who will taking a trip he will remember for the re4st of his life.
 
I am off today as we have position round in bowling tonight. We have an outside chance of winning the first half of the league but we need some help. I’ll be happy just to bowl well and have fun so we’ll see how things go.
 
Tomorrow we’ll be back wit a conversation with motorsports writer Ernie Saxton and Modified racer Ryan Susice. And you know the ones with Ernie are always must listen to interviews so look for that one tomorrow.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to enjoy on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who has been very busy with his life away from racing. Danny Tyler talks about his two win season at Accord and why he didn’t race as much as 2012. He spoke about his season ender at The Gobbler, his switch to HIG Fab Chassis and described some of the tough luck he had along the way. 
 
Jami Russell tells me about his upcoming trip to Australia and where he hopes to race down under. He explained how the deal came about to make the trip, who he hopes to race against and his busy plans for 2014 that include a vintage Funny Car. 

 
Wednesday, December 11th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Billy Pauch Jr. talked about his eight win season and why he feels a positive vibe right now.
C.J. Castelletti told me about his ten starts at Glen Ridge and confidence he gained this past season.
 
I got a lot done on Tuesday as I recorded five new conversations which allows me to take Thursday off. We’re back today with a Season in Review as well as another chat with a driver who seemed to take the next step in his racing career this past year.
 
Tomorrow we’ll talk to a driver who is getting the chance to head to Australia and race this off season. Of course that has been a long time dream of mine to head down under some time in the future and who knows, maybe we’ll still get that chance. Until then we’ll do it vicariously through others.
 
We’ll be writing today and back in the studio because if I get enough ahead I may be able to take two days off in a row. Yeah baby!
 
I also wanted to thank SUNY Canton for their continued support of this website and racing in general. They have been with us for several seasons now and we are so honored that they see value in what we do. We’ll keep doing our best for them and all our sponsors as we continue to tell the stories of local racing. Thanks so much!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page. I begin with a Season in Review from New Jersey. Billy Pauch Jr. talked about his eight win season and why he feels a positive vibe right now. He told me about all the different racecars he drove in 2013, his five race win streak and the indoor races he plans to run in January.
 
C.J. Castelletti told me about his ten starts at Glen Ridge and confidence he gained this past season. He talked about learning the fast ¼ mile track, why he missed a good part of the season due to a non-racing commitment and wonders where he will race in 2014. 

 
Tuesday, December 10th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Dave Allen talks about his 2013 season at Utica Rome & Canandaigua as well as what he learned.
Mark Weaver told me how his comeback season went after 21 years off from the sport of racing.
 
Well once again we dodged the weather and are snow free here in Central New York. The little bit we got Monday morning was gone after an afternoon rain and we now have less snow than a lot of places. See what happened when I got my new snow tires on. I knew this would happen.
 
I got a lot done on Monday and am now ahead by a day. In the can is a chat with Billy Pauch Jr. so look for that to show up over the next few days plus whatever else I happen to get done.
 
I have a nice article in today’s Syracuse Post Standard about Mark Weaver as I found his story very interesting. We talked about his comeback season and the ups and downs that every racer in that situation goes through. I hope you like it. So get your copy on newsstands today.
 
Now let’s chat about what is new on the Audio Page including the interview that got me thinking about writing that column. Dave Allen talks about his 2013 season at Utica Rome & Canandaigua as well as what he learned. He also told me how he started his career in Enduros, why he moved up to an open wheel car and thought back on one very hard crash right in front of the fans at Utica Rome. 
 
Mark Weaver told me how his comeback season went after 21 years off from the sport of racing. He talked about why he got out in 1992, what was different when he got back this year and what he is doing to try to get a feature win in 2014. 

 
Monday, December 9th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Brian Malcolm talked about his two win season and the work they are doing to get ready for 2014.
Joey Ladouceur spoke about winning the DIRTcar Rookie of the Year award for the Sportsman. 
 
Well I got a lot done on Sunday as I watched the Philly game as I was in the studio doing work. I can’t believe how much snow fell in just a few hours in this game. They were saying that there were 8 inches on the field which made me think about what it must have been like getting out of there afterwards. Can you say brutal?
 
Up here in Central New York we are snow free as of 5 PM on Sunday and yes I knew that as soon as I put snow tires on my car it would be a while before I used them. So for all of you in our area who hate snow…you’re welcome!
 
We have a pair of Season in Review chats up for you today and both are real good. Plus we’ll be back tomorrow to get the thoughts of someone who has been out of the sport for a few decades and get his take on what is the same and what has changed in racing. I hope you’ll like it.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have to for you to listen to on the Audio Page for today. Brian Malcolm talked about his two win season and the work they are doing to get ready for 2014. He explained how it felt to win his career first at Penn Can, how close he came to finishing second in the points at Five Mile Point and how he took the front end out on two different cars on back to back nights. 
 
Joey Ladouceur spoke about winning the DIRTcar Rookie of the Year award for the Sportsman. He talked about learning to drive his first open wheel car after several years in stock cars, how surprised he was to win the series race at Ransomville and how some bad lick late in the year ended his chances of winning the Mr. DIRT Title. 

 
Sunday, December 8th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Mike Colsten talks about winning the Modified championship at Five Mile Point Speedway.
Trevor Kobylarz told me how he won the ARDC Midget title and talks about changes for 2014.
 
I had a good day on Saturday as I got a lot of things done away from work and got to do some interviews in the studio as well. The kids kept us running around for most of the day but it was fun and now I can sit down later tonight and do some video game racing.
 
I know some of you are into those too and I must say that the new Grand Turismo 6 is one of the best racing games I have ever done. Webmaster Andy and I had a marathon session Friday night and later here on Saturday we’ll hit it again. If you have a Playstation 3 and love racing games my I STRONGLY suggest you get this game.
 
On the site today we have a pair of champions! Both Mike Colsten and Trevor Kobylarz did what they set out to do and in Mike’s case I think he may have even surpassed his expectations.
 
We’ll be in the studio this afternoon right after the half time of the early football games and hoping to get a lot done. So if you are going to be around, send me a message on facebook or to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and we’ll work you into the mix.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have new on the Audio Page for you to listen to today. Mike Colsten talks about winning the Modified championship at Five Mile Point Speedway. He told me how much stronger he got physically as the season went on, why the night he finished second to his son was the best of the year and why he uses the number 51 on the side of his Ford powered car. You’re in our prayers Mike. Hope Wednesday goes well!
 
Trevor Kobylarz told me how he won the ARDC Midget title and talks about changes for 2014. He explained how a 15th place finish in the final point race was enough to clinch the championship, his hopes to match something his dad did several years ago and looks forward to the Chili Bowl in January. 

 
     
 
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