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Monday, January 12th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Joey Colsten talked about his three win season and how gains in set up and driving helped.
Danny Tyler chatted about his season at Accord and the newer car he is working on right now.
 
We are back today with a pair of young Modified racers who each won races this past season. We talk to them about their seasons, how their racecars look right now in the shop and lots more.
 
I was also back in the studio again yesterday and will take today off. But we’ll be back in the studio tomorrow so be sure to send us your requests and we’ll get to them as soon as we can.
 
And don’t forget to send us your thoughts on our redesign as we are getting close to getting that started with hopes of having it ready by the time the local season begins. Go back to last week’s Doug’s Thoughts on the Audio Page to hear what we are thinking now and then send us your thoughts at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have on the Audio Page for you to listen to today. Joey Colsten talked about his three win season and how gains in set up and driving helped him enjoy his best season ever behind the wheel of a Modified. 
 
Danny Tyler chatted about his season at Accord, the newer car he is working on right now and why it was tough for him to drive someone else’s racecar. 

 
Sunday, January 11th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Danny Varin talks about his 2014 season that saw him race in both Modifieds and Sprint Cars.
Ray Hendershot tells me why he got back into a racecar after almost 40 years out of the seat.
 
We have more good stuff for you today as we get ready for another work week to begin on Monday. I have a Season in Review with a second generation driver and a great story about how cancer motivated Ray Hendershot to get back in a racecar for the first time since the 1970’s.
 
I truly hope I did that interview justice as it is always tough to interview someone in that type of situation. But I must tell you that talking to Ray has lifted my spirits and I hope it does the same for you. And I know we’d all like to think we would be as gracious and motivated as he is if we were in the same situation but I don’t really know. What I do know is that he is a strong man and one that we can all learn from.
 
I’ll be back tomorrow with a pair of young Modified drivers as Danny Tyler and Joey Colsten chat with us about their winning seasons.
 
Now let’s go into more detail on what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I start with a Season in Review. Danny Varin talks about his 2014 season that saw him race in both Modifieds & Sprint Cars as well as the big crash he had at Utica Rome Speedway. 
 
Ray Hendershot tells me why he got back into a racecar after almost 40 years out of the seat, how he has been doing after two seasons back and what his goals are for the 2015 season. Great story here guys!!! 

 
Saturday, January 10th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Andrew Ferguson updates us on his progress as he gets ready for the move up to a Modified.
Connor Cleveland tells me how his second season went in a Sportsman and his plans for 2015.
 
It was a much better day on Friday as the temperatures got well in the twenties today. I even had my jacket unzipped for a bit until reality set in but it was certainly better than what we had earlier in the week. Brrr.
 
We’ve been busy in the studio and are a day ahead so I can tell you that tomorrow we’ll hear from Sprint Car/Modified racer Danny Varin in a Season in Review and we’ll meet Canandaigua Sportsman racer Ray Hendershot to see what motivated him to get back in a racecar after almost 40 years out of the sport. It is a heart tugger so be ready!
 
I’ll be back in the studio today and tomorrow as well so if we have not talked to your favorite driver yet, please let us know and we’ll get right on it. And thanks again for your messages on our re-design. You guys are bringing up some great points and many of you have simply said, “I just want to see pictures again.” Yeah, so do I!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I start with a man who has high hopes for the coming season. Andrew Ferguson updates us on his progress as he gets ready for the move up to a Modified, explains why he feels the time is right and encourages fans to check out his fundraiser on Daytona Sunday.  
 
Connor Cleveland tells me how his second season went in a Sportsman, what he learned by going on the road with the GRIT Series and his plans for 2015. 

 
Friday, January 9th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tim McCreadie reviews his 7 win season and looks forward to The Chili Bowl and testing.
Tim Mayne tells me about his races at Utica Rome and why he switched tracks four races in.
 
We’re back today with two more interviews for you to listen to as we finish out the work week. We get to hear about Tim McCreadie’s season in his chat and we find out how Tim Maybe got his start in the sport.
 
Thanks to everyone who sent me suggestions on our redesign yesterday. It was great to hear from you and for those who did not reply yet please take some time to do so as the point of no return on our new site will be here before you know it.
 
Last night we went out and shot some pool at a local pool hall. You can’t beat $5 a man for as long as you want. It was fun and got me out of the house on a super cold day.
 
The kids had a two hour delay and enjoyed a shorter than usual day in class. Let’s hope today it warms up a little as it was just too darned cold yesterday which reminds me how far away we are from racing here in New York State.
 
Now let’s tell you more about what we have on the Audio Page for you to listen to today. Tim McCreadie reviews his 7 win season in Late Models & Modifieds and looks forward to The Chili Bowl and testing later this month down south. 
 
Tim Mayne tells me about his races at Utica Rome, why he switched tracks four races into the season and thinks back on his start in racing in a stock car at Brookfield. 

 
Thursday, January 8th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
In my latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk our upcoming redesign and ask you all for some feedback.
 
I hate to only have one thing for you guys to listen to today but I wanted to grab your attention and get some much need advice from all of you who go to the site. We have a basic idea of what we are doing and in the clip I go through it all explaining what will be different and how you can navigate the new website.
 
I spoke to several people and got great suggestions from each of them so I felt I needed to dedicate a day to speak directly to all of you and ask for your advice. We’re keeping all the stuff you love and of course fixing our issues with the photo page as only a brand new website can do.
 
Plus we are adding some things too so please give this a listen and let me know what you think. We are not past the point of no return yet and won’t be for a while yet so as they say at weddings, “Speak now or forever hold your peace.” So give it a listen and let me know what you think either by email or by messaging me on Facebook

 
Wednesday, January 7th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Steve Poirier spoke about his championship with the ESS and how preparation made the difference.
Tommy Wickham ran down how he did with the ESS and in his races in a 600 Micro Sprint.
Robbie Speed talks about his Pro Stock Championship and how running a short track helped.
 
We get you through hump day with three more interviews to listen to. Two are from the Empire Super Sprints Banquet on Saturday and the other is with a first timer on the site that we spoke to on Sunday in the studio.
 
Tomorrow we’ll be back with more and like I have been saying, I am looking for new drivers to chat with. I enjoyed meeting Robbie Speed on Sunday and hearing about his racing. I love meeting new folks and need your help so I can interview more drivers.
 
There are so many great stories out there and I rely on you guys to help get me in touch with some of those great stories. So I shout out to you in Western New York, Pennsylvania, Canada and everywhere else to help me in my quest. Send me a request to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and I’ll get right on it. 
 
Now let’s talk more about what is on the Audio Page today starting with a series champion that ran every lap the series ran. Steve Poirier spoke about his championship with the ESS and how preparation made the difference allowing them to win it by almost 300 points. 
 
Tommy Wickham ran down how he did with the ESS and in his races in a 600 Micro Sprint which he believes helped him do better in a 360. 
 
Robbie Speed talks about his Pro Stock Championship at Lebanon Valley, how running a short track at Malta helped and his plans to travel more in 2015.

 
Tuesday, January 6th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jessica Zemken reviewed her two win season in 2014 that included a big win and marriage.
Paul Kinney talked about his season in a Sprint Car that included a lot of second place finishes. 
Shawn Donath ran down how his 2014 race season went in both a Sprint Car and a Modified.
 
We’re back with you for a Tuesday with a Season in Review as well as more from the ESS Banquet that took place last Saturday in Vernon. I was able to save two more from that banquet and those will be up tomorrow as well as another interview from Sunday with someone new to the site.
 
That new driver we’ll meet tomorrow was done because of a Facebook request. I hope we have had your favorite driver on but if not, send me a message either on Facebook or to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and we’ll do our best to get them on for you. Don’t be bashful. Let me know your thoughts now.
 
And we have been getting suggestions for our redesign but are always looking for more. Don’t worry, we’re not reinventing the wheel but we feel we need to update our look. And the current photo script is not repairable so in order to do photos again we need to totally revamp the site. We hope to have that up by the time local racing starts here in Central New York.
 
Now lets’ find out more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I start with a driver who had a memorable year for many reasons. Jessica Zemken reviewed her two win season in 2014 that included the biggest win in her career as well as a marriage to her best friend. 
 
Paul Kinney talked about his season in a Sprint Car with the Empire Super Sprints that included a lot of second place finishes. 
 
Shawn Donath ran down how his 2014 race season went in both a Sprint Car and a Modified and talked about his how race shop and engine business are looking. 

 
     
 
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