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Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, September 30th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Alan Rudalavage told me about his runner up finish at Woodhull and his Super DIRT Week plans.
Justin Barger ran down his late season plans as he got ready to race Friday night at Fonda.
Dylan Swiernik talked about the lifespan of cheap sunglasses and how he was doing in points.
 
What a rainy day we had on Tuesday which was good in some ways. I know a lot of areas need rain and hopefully it was not too much rain in your area as it was supposed to be raining hard in places last night and early this morning.
 
I have three new ones for you today as we get ready for some fun this weekend at Fulton Speedway as they host Outlaw Weekend. It’s two days of fun on Friday and Saturday and the 200 has always been my favorite one day race. It’s also the first big race I was ever associated with so it has a special place in my heart.
 
And don’t forget Super DIRT Week begins in one week so make your plans now and get your friends together for what should be the biggest race at Syracuse ever!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a chat with a good friend I have not spoken to in a while. Alan Rudalavage told me about his runner up finish at Woodhull, his Super DIRT Week plans and wonders what he may be doing in 2016. 
 
Justin Barger ran down his late season plans as he got ready to race Friday night at Fonda as well as the work he had to do starting tenth in his qualifying heat. 
 
Dylan Swiernik talked about the lifespan of cheap sunglasses, how he was doing in the ESS points and what the keys are to running well at Fonda. 

 
Tuesday, September 29th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Billy Pauch Jr. talks about his championship and his plans to run this weekend in the Outlaw 200.
Derrick McGrew tells me about his Sportsman championship and his scaled down plans for 2016.
Tony Veneziano reports on last weekend’s World of Outlaw races and Donny Schatz’s milestone.
 
Our nice streak of weather finally came to an end on Monday but that’s okay. As long as the rain works its way out of here by Friday we’ll be good.
 
I got a lot of work done in the studio and two of those chats are up today. I also have one I did with Alan Rudalavage and that will be up tomorrow so get ready for wall to wall silliness.
 
We also have some more from Fonda this weekend that we will be putting up and I hope to be able to get in the studio today before our first night of bowling. I did not make the practice last week so I will be starting out cold at a new house. It should be fun and I hope my old body can now handle the end of golf and the beginning of bowling at the same time.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page that you can listen to right now. Billy Pauch Jr. talks about his Modified championship at Big Diamond, his plans to run this weekend in the Outlaw 200 and the new crate engine powered Sprint Car DIRTcar is introducing in 2016. 
 
Derrick McGrew tells me about his Sportsman championship, how consistency helped him get the title and his scaled down plans for his racing efforts 2016 while at the same time increasing his son’s racing schedule. 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on last weekend’s World of Outlaw races, Donny Schatz’s milestone victory and looks ahead to the National Open this weekend at Williams Grove. 
 
Monday, September 28th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Mark Kislowski talked about his two win season at Fonda and his plans for Super DIRT Week.
Paul Kinney told me about his hopes for a win and his plans to race one more show in 2015.
Darryl Ruggles shared the advice he gave his daughter as she got ready for her first laps at Fonda.
 
It was another beautiful fall day in Central New York and I hope you all got to get out and enjoy it. There can’t be many days like this left in the season and it sounds like things will change later today and not for the better.
 
The big push is ready to begin here in my neck of the woods as Outlaw 200 Weekend and Super DIRT Week are next on the schedule. It is hard to believe that we are here already as the season has flown by in record fashion.
 
This week I hope to chat with folks about the big races coming up and get them on here so you can hear from them. If you have a request be sure and let me know and I’ll try to get the on here for you.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today. Mark Kislowski talked about his two win season at Fonda and his plans for Super DIRT Week while wondering where to go in late October. 
 
Paul Kinney told me about his hopes for a win, his plans to race one more show in 2015 before calling it a season and what he’ll miss about Super DIRT Week. 
 
Darryl Ruggles shared the advice he gave his daughter as she got ready for her first laps at Fonda as well as a new combination he put together for the weekend. 

 
Sunday, September 27th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Ronnie Johnson told me how his car owner is doing after a wreck and Syracuse preparations.
A.J. Romano explained why he is calling it a career and shares some memories of Fonda.
Parker Evans showed off a new driving suit and talked with Allie about his final races in 2015.
Dave Axton reminded me about his past at Fonda and remembered running it with a Modified.
Connor Cleveland ran down his plans for the rest of 2015 that include a big block race today.
 
We’re back today with more for you as we get ready to wind down the weekend. Don’t forget that today is the Wade Decker Memorial at Thunder Mountain and this is sure to be a good one with lots of cars expected to this September special.
 
I’ll be in the studio today in between football games and talking to as many racers as I can. Plus I have ten chats in the can from Fonda so I’ll be putting those up as well so it will be a good week here for sure.
 
Hard to believe that this coming weekend is the final one at Fulton and Super DIRT Week is eleven days away. I’ll be there for every day and Allie will be joining me there on Saturday and Sunday. Yep, it is that time of the year alright so get to as many shows as you can before it’s too late.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page today starting with a chat with a driver who will be very busy today. Ronnie Johnson told me how his car owner is doing after a wreck, why he could not run on Friday night at Fonda and his Syracuse preparations that pick up today. 
 
A.J. Romano explained why he is calling it a career and shares some memories of his time at Fonda that began back in 1982. We’ll miss you a lot! 
 
Parker Evans showed off a new driving suit and talked with Allie about his final races in 2015 and his plans to start early in 2016. 
 
Dave Axton reminded me about his past at Fonda and remembered running it with a Modified as well as the time he had a real good look at someone else’s tire. 
 
Connor Cleveland ran down his plans for the rest of 2015 that include a big block race today as well as several Sportsman races. 

 
Saturday, September 26th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today from Fonda Speedway:
 
After the heat races:
 
Steve Poirier talked about how his ESS heat win helped and wondered about the cushion up high.
Matt Tanner won the second ESS heat race and told me how moving his line down helped.
Stewart Friesen told Allie about his win in the final ESS Heat and how fast the racing surface was.
Rocky Warner got the win in the first KOD Sportsman heat and told Allie about a change for 2016.
Jessey Mueller led every lap to win his Modified qualifying heat and talked about his tight racecar.
Danny Varin described how good his Modified was in his heat win and trouble with the Sprinter.
Brian Gleason pulled away to get a Modified heat win and joked about who taught him about racing.
 
After the A-Main and the feature races:
 
Stewart Friesen dominated the ESS A-Main and spoke about the win with announcer Mike Mallett.
Steve Poirier finished second to win the ESS championship and spoke about the race with Mike.
Chuck Hebing came home in 3rd place in the ESS A-Main and talked about a pre race gear change.
Rocky Warner won the King of Dirt Sportsman championship and spoke with Mike Warren.
Danny Varin was the Ultimate Underdog Modified winner and talked with Toby LaGrange.
 
Allie and I had a fun day but a long one as well as we traveled east to Fonda Speedway for the first night of Mohawk Valley Weekend. It was a fall like night to say the least and we had a great time seeing friends and watching the races from under the covered grandstand. She even did a bunch of interviews as she has turned the corner and is not nearly as nervous as she has been in the past.
 
Steve Poirier won the ESS championship for the 6th time with his second place finish although Stewart Friesen won the A-Main and his heat leading every lap all night long. Wishing Jeff Cook well as he took a hard tumble down in turn two and he just got back in the car recently after another crash. Get well Jeff and I hope you’re doing well today.
 
Danny Varin won the Ultimate Underdog race for Modifieds and did so with what he said was the best car he has ever driven. He went from third to first in one corner and dominated for most of the race to pick up his first Modified win of the season. And he’ll be back today hoping to do it again in the Super DIRTcar Series race.
 
Rocky Warner won the King of Dirt championship the way every drivers wants to by winning the race. He had a tough battle up front but was able to get the victory. And be sure to listen with his heat winning race with Allie to hear why we may not be seeing him as much in 2016. 
 
Now don’t forget today is a big day at Fonda with the Super DIRTcar Series, the Honda Classic for Pro Stocks and a make up race for the Sportsman. It is sure to be a great time so I hope you can get out to see it. Also Skyline has their final race night of 2015 while Thunder Mountain runs the Wade Decker Memorial tomorrow.
 
I’ll be off today getting some non-racing things done before hitting a gold course later today. I’ll be in the studio on Sunday and during the week as well so look for lot’s more from the world of dirt again tomorrow.

 
Friday, September 25th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Brett Deyo previews Sunday’s rescheduled Wade Decker Memorial at Thunder Mountain Speedway.
Charlie Langenstein talks about his history in racing, his son’s career and Seat Time Driving School.
Allie Elkins and I speak about this weekend’s racing options and what she likes about the sport.
 
We had a good day on Thursday as I got to chat with some people in the studio and get to spend some nice time with my kids as well. Allie wanted to do something in the studio before today’s race and we got that done too. So yeah, it was a real good day!
 
Allie and I will be on the road today as we head to Fonda for night one of Mohawk Valley Weekend featuring the final point race of the ESS season. Plus we’ll get to see a new winner as their Ultimate Underdog Modified race will pit non-winners against other non-winners. It should be a real good show. Now throw in the King of Dirt Sportsman series and four cylinders and it makes it that much better.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for this weekend starting with a look ahead to the end of the weekend. Brett Deyo previews Sunday’s rescheduled Wade Decker Memorial at Thunder Mountain Speedway and how successful the track has been in 2015. 
 
Charlie Langenstein talks about his history in racing in the northeast & Charlotte, his son’s career and his involvement in Seat Time Driving School. 
 
Allie Elkins and I speak about this weekend’s racing options, what she likes about the sport and where she would like to be in racing somewhere down the road. 

 
Thursday, September 24th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Steve Poirier talks about what he needs to do this Friday at Fonda to win the ESS championship.
Matt DeLorenzo previews Mohawk Valley Weekend at Fonda and runs down his race schedule.
Chris Dolack looks ahead to the final Super DIRT Week on the mile and talks about some changes.
Paul Szmal speaks about his race in the Media Challenge and a new radio show coming soon.
 
It was another sunny day in New York State and fortunately for all of us that nice weather is going to stick around until next Tuesday. So this weekend will be rain free so you need to get out and see some racing in this last month of fun in our area.
 
Allie and I will be at Fonda Speedway on Friday and if my leg holds up I may even get to another show. My nagging hamstring pull is back and I am rehabbing it hoping to make it better. I know what to do and am doing everything the right way to be better for Friday. It stinks when you’re old and out of shape like me but there is nobody to blame but the guys I see in the mirror.
 
I will have more on the site tomorrow as I have a lot of phone calls out to a lot of people and I hope to see a lot of you this weekend. Skyline also has their season finale and I am looking to chat with somebody who is running there this weekend. If that’s you, send me an email at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a look ahead to Fonda this weekend. Steve Poirier talks about what he needs to do this Friday at Fonda to win the ESS championship, how tough it is to try to drive a Sprint Car defensively and remembers his second place in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals. 
 
Matt DeLorenzo previews both days of Mohawk Valley Weekend at Fonda this Friday & Saturday and runs down his race schedule for the rest of the 2015 season.
 
Chris Dolack looks ahead to the final Super DIRT Week on the mile and talks about what’s in store for the finale and some schedule changes for 2015. 
 
Paul Szmal speaks about his race in the Media Challenge at Pole Position Raceway, the jingle he got into with an established Modified racer and a new racing radio show coming soon. 

 
     
 
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