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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.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Top five downloaded interviews from June 2015:

Glenn Donnelly talks about work taking place at Rolling Wheels and CNY Raceway Park.  
Brett Hearn recapped his races from the weekend and talked about the future of Super DIRT Week.  
Tim McCreadie spoke about racing close to home and how his perspective changes with age.  
Stewart Friesen talked about racing a series race at Utica Rome and the baby they are expecting.  
Randy Glenski tells me what he has been up to the last 20 years and remembers racing in New York.  

Number one was not a surprise on this month as we all got to find out more about what the future would hold at Rolling Wheels. And it was great to talk to my old boss once again.

I turned the Tim McCreadie chat into one of my better received columns at the Syracuse Post Standard. Tim doesn’t hold back does he?

And thanks to a friend who shared a phone number with me at the track I was able to talk to old friend Randy Glenski. That one brought back some memories with me and you too obviously.

Plus Stewie makes the top five for the third time in six months.

Monday, December 28th 2015

Top five downloaded interviews from May 2015:

Gary Rowe talks about Central New York Raceway Park taking over management of Rolling Wheels.  
Stewart Friesen was doing double duty on Sunday and explained why he did not go to Utica Rome.  
John Lakata tells me about the “Jumpin” Jack Johnson Tribute Race at Fonda on July 29th.  
Gary Tomkins talks about his big win at Canandaigua and how he got into the #93 Modified.  
Vic Coffey explained how he picked up a ride for Fridays and his plans to run Modifieds more.  

Things were getting busy in May and after months of speculation we finally found out what was going to happen at Rolling Wheels and that story was our number one. We also found out about a special race to honor a legend at Fonda. And wow, what a night that was.

Plus we found out how a three other drivers found rides for big shows. It was nice to feel better again after being sick for me and it was great to see all my friends again.

Sunday, December 27th 2015

Top five downloaded interviews from April 2015:

Ryan Godown talked about his pair of wins this past weekend and his hopes for this weekend.  
Brett Hearn runs down his plans for the 2015 racing season as he gets ready for Orange County.
Jim Witko talked about his win at Fulton last season, the new car he is working on and his goal.  
Bobby Varin told me about getting the 00 car out a lot this season as well as a 360 Sprint Car.  
Tim Fuller talked about how much has changed with Modifieds since he last ran them exclusively.  

April was a tough month for me as I got sick with pneumonia and missed a lot of racing as well as many days in the studio. Racing was just getting started in a major way and a pair of New Jersey drivers grabbed the top two spots.

It was nice to see Jim Witko make the top five as well as first time appearances on the year by our #4 and #5 interviews.

Saturday, December 26th 2015

Top five downloaded interviews from March 2015:

Rich Vleck explains why he and Mike Emhof have decided to end their affiliation with Rolling Wheels.  
Billy Pauch Sr. explains why he had to cancel his weekend plans and wonders about next weekend.  
Stewart Friesen showed off the Sprint Car he will drive this year and talked about a new venture.  
Alan Johnson talks about his Saturday night ride for Canandaigua and the work he has been doing.  
Matt Sheppard recapped his five races so far this season and talked about a change in the air.  

Ah, remember when the status of Rolling Wheels was the hot topic? Well that Motorsports Expo Weekend that was all everyone was talking about. Wasn’t nice that it worked out as well as it did? But who knew it would at this time?

Also had a scoop about Billy Pauch Sr. that I did not know was such a bombshell until his son told me how surprised he was that he told me about it. Wow! Plus three more drivers make their first appearances of the season on the top five board.

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