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Sunday, December 3rd 2017
   New on the Audio Page from the NYS Indoor Championship practice:
 
Dave Marcuccilli offered his take on running indoors and remembered losing in Charlotte.
Will Shields tells me about his karting background and talked about racing indoors in Syracuse.
Tyler Brown won the Stock Medium feature race and told me how he led every lap to win.
A.J. Bennitt walked me through his flip in the Sr. Animal feature and explained what happened.
Tyler Thompson led every lap and talked about his win in the Sr. Animal Champ feature race.
Tyler Brown picked up his second win on the day and talked about his Pro 4 Cycle feature win.

It was a wild and scary day at the NYS Fairgrounds for the 25th Annual Indoor Championship as things went off very well except in the Unlimited 4 Cycle feature race when the throttle stuck on the kart of Jeff Peebles and he and his kart crashed through the wooden wall and three rows of metal barriers injuring himself and a young fan visiting from Kentucky with his family.
 
Fortunately it appears each will be okay but both were transported to local hospitals. I saw some video replays online afterwards and he really was thrown from the kart and hit the wall before his kart did. I had never seen anything like it before. 

I’ll be honest…it shook me up a lot as a crash like that was pretty much my biggest fear with Allie running there this weekend. It shook the crowd up a bit too as Peebles was on the ground for a long time before being hoisted onto a stretcher and taken to the hospital. We are praying for his recovery as well as the young fan who was also involved. 

I'll have some more on this soon and Allie and I had a long talk about this early Sunday morning as she had troble sleeping. (me too by the way) We just met Jeff a week ago and were taken in by him right away. A cool guy for sure who loves racing and working on anything fast. To see our new friend hurt right before our eyes was...as we both said later...it didn't really happen did it? It happens way too fast sometimes in racing doesn't it. Let's hope everyone feels better and recovers just as fast.

Now let’s chat more about what we have from the event on the Audio Page as we wish everyone the best after yesterday. Dave Marcuccilli offered his take on running indoors on the coke syrup in Syracuse, remembered losing a kart race in Charlotte to a fellow racer and explains why he is not in a hurry to try it.   
 
Will Shields tells me about his karting background and talked about racing indoors in Syracuse while helping a young racer at this year’s event. 

Tyler Brown won the Stock Medium feature race at the NYS Indoor Championship and told me how he led every lap to get the victory in Syracuse. 

A.J. Bennitt walked me through his flip in the Sr. Animal feature and explained what happened to get him on his side as well as how long the wreck seemed to last.   
 
Tyler Thompson led every lap and talked about his win in the Sr. Animal Champ feature race and told me how the red flag might have helped him pick up the victory. 

Tyler Brown picked up his second win on the day and talked about his Pro 4 Cycle feature win, what his mindset was on the track and how cool it was to win this race for his second year in a row.   
 
Saturday, December 2nd 2017
   New on the Audio Page from the NYS Indoor Championship practice:
 
Denny Peebles tells me about the kart he will race this weekend and how he did in a 360 Sprinter.
Jason Simmons gives me advice on how to stay calm while watching a loved one on the track.
Scott Castor describes the open kart he had in Syracuse and a little of his dirt racing background.
Kevin Ward Sr. analyzes Allie’s practice laps and then Allie tells me what the experience was like.
Rick Martell talks about how well the practice session went and reminds people to stop by today.

We had quite the day on Friday as we were part of the practice day for the NYS Indoor Championships as part of the 6-kart Kevin Ward team. You would not believe the stuff that happens as parts break, engines get installed in the pit area and contact happens on the track.

You can tell these people have been doing this for a while as each kart got the attention it needed while tires were being unmounted, prepped and put back on. Tire pressures were all done at the same time and both Allie and I were amazed at how well prepared they were and how quickly problems were dealt with whether they be big or small.

Allie got in two hot lap sessions and then Kevin went out and shook it down in the last session and showed Allie what that kart can do. It was just flat out impressive as he ran down non-plate engines with a plate. One more lap and he would have been passing them. Allie learned a ton watching him and can’t wait to apply wheat she’s learned today.
 
We hope to see you at the event as heat races begin at 11:30 a.m. with features going green at about 4 p.m. This is not what you think. There are young racers starting at 7 years old and more than enough gray haired drivers to go around as well plus everything in between. Go to www.syracuseindoor.com for more information and we hope to see you there today!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page as we get ready for a big race day at the NYS Fairgrounds. Denny Peebles tells me about the kart he will race this weekend at the NYS Indoor Championship, how he decided on the right amount of horsepower for this year’s ride and how he did in a 360 Sprinter.  
 
Jason Simmons gives me advice on how to stay calm while watching a loved one on the track while telling me what his plans are for his youngest daughter. 

Scott Castor describes the open kart he is racing this weekend in Syracuse, where he raced this past season and a little of his dirt racing background.  
 
Kevin Ward Sr. analyzes Allie’s practice laps, tells me how much he liked the kart when he hot lapped it at the end of the session and then Allie Elkins tells me what the experience was like.  
 
Rick Martell talks about how well the practice session went on Friday for today’s NYS Indoor Championship and encourages race fans to stop by today to see the action live.   
 
Friday, December 1st 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Rick Martell previews the NYS Indoor Championship for karts and previews tonight & tomorrow.
Allie Elkins talks about the kart she will drive this weekend and how her Microd laps could help.

A big weekend for a lot of racers starts today with a pair of indoor races on tap. Allie and I will be in Syracuse for the 25th Annual NYS Indoor Championships while some of you will be in Trenton, New Jersey for the Lenny Sammons show on the clay  inside the Sun National Bank Center. Both are going to showcase some incredible talent so be sure to show your support.
 
I’ve got Allie up today as she talks a little about what she hopes happens this weekend and how her experience with Kuleszo Racing has helped her prepare. I am a nervous wreck I’ll be honest with you but I know she is good hands and know that she’ll be better off for the experience no matter what happens. But still, feel free to tell me to relax if you see me this weekend as I am going to need all the help I can get.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page with a focus on the event here in Syracuse. Rick Martell previews the NYS Indoor Championship for karts and previews tonight & tomorrow’s action while providing some information to the teams. For more go to www.syracuseindoor.com.  
 
Allie Elkins talks about the kart she will drive this weekend at the NYS Indoor Championship, how much she is looking forward to learning from her Ward racing teammates and how her Microd laps could help.   
 
Thursday, November 30th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Mike Maresca tells me how he got a ride for this weekend’s indoor dirt race in New Jersey.
Joe Trenca runs down his hopes for this weekend and looks forward to his first winless race.
Tyler Thompson explains what makes running on the coke syrup at Syracuse so challenging.
D.J. Shuman is heading to New Jersey with a multi-car team and talked about Micro Sprints.

We are here today with four racers who race this weekend at two different venues. The Lenny Sammons dirt show in New Jersey starts tonight with practice so I wanted to give you a lot on that today. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll get some more people running in Syracuse this weekend.
 
I’m not racing at the Indoor Championship but my daughter Allie is and I am already super nervous. She has been inside a cage all year long and now racing a kart this weekend without one causes me a little stress. But I know she is in great hand with Kevin Ward Sr. as her crew chief so I told her to just do what he says and she’ll be fine. I’m still nervous though.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have on the Audio Page with three drivers who will race in the first annual East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals and one who will race in Syracuse. Mike Maresca tells me how he got a ride for this weekend’s indoor dirt race in New Jersey compares the Micro Sprint to a Dirt Modified and looks forward to more races this off-season. 

Joe Trenca runs down his hopes for this weekend in New Jersey and looks forward to his first winless race while wondering how quickly he will adapt to this type of racing.  

Tyler Thompson explains what makes running on the coke syrup at Syracuse so challenging, how demanding it is physically and how much he looks forward to this race.
 
D.J. Shuman is heading to New Jersey with a multi-car team and talked about his rookie season in Micro Sprints as well as how important tonight’s practice will be.   
 
Wednesday, November 29th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Darwin Greene recaps his season and tells me some of the highlights he enjoyed along the way.
Luke Horning tells me about his nine win season that saw him win his first ever track championship.

We’re back today with a couple of Season in Review interviews and they both are really good and I hope you like them. After a day in the studio with no recordings done today will be very busy as I have some writing to do and some interviews to record. Should be a fun day.

The weekend is getting closer too and Allie is getting excited and maybe a little nervous about racing this weekend in the NYS Indoor Championship in Syracuse. And don’t forget about the Lenny Sammons indoor show on the dirt in New Jersey. Yep, it is going to be quite a weekend.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we remember the year that was in 2017. Darwin Greene recaps his season and tells me some of the highlights he enjoyed along the way including a Gator in Florida as well as his first 30 lap win at Fonda. 

Luke Horning tells me about his nine win season that saw him win his first ever track championship and described how tough it can be to run weekly at multiple speedways.   
 
Tuesday, November 28th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Bob Vedder explains why he is calling it as career as a Modified racer after starting back in 1966.
Tony Veneziano reports on Turkey Night and talks about positions 1-7 in the WoO points for 2017.
 
I hope your Monday went well as I would imagine some of you were pretty tired when that alarm went off Monday morning. Having a lot of days off for holidays can do that so I hope you did well on Monday and hope that today goes a little better.
 
We’ve got some good stuff for you today and will be back tomorrow with a pair of Season in Review chats from a pair of drivers you know well. I hope you all are enjoying these as much as I am recording them.

Today I am off kind of as I need to get some things done today for later and bowl tonight. I have been struggling so badly this year and am hoping things go better today. We’ll have to see about that won’t we.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we start with a driver who just made one of the hardest decisions any racer has to make. Bob Vedder explains why he is calling it as career as a Modified racer after starting back in 1966 and remembers his feature win this past season as well as some other special moments. We wish you well Bob! 

Tony Veneziano reports on a Turkey Night thriller in California and talks about positions 1-7 in the WoO points for 2017 while telling us what the top teams are doing next year.  
 
Monday, November 27th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tommy Sears reviews his 2017 season and tells me what he uses Friday nights at Brewerton for.
Bobby Hearn talked about the new Teo Pro Car and why he did not patent his design back in the 90’s.

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday and are ready to get back at reality today. I got back to work on Sunday as I did some more interviews in the studio and got my thoughts together for my writing today.
 
I have a pair of Season in Reviews in the can and of course tomorrow we’ll have our weekly visit with Tony Veneziano as we review the top point earner in the WoO Sprint Car Series and look at some race results from Thanksgiving.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we start out with a veteran Modified racer who finished the year strong. Tommy Sears reviews his 2017 season, remembers his victory in the “win and you’re in” race at Fulton and tells me what he uses Friday nights at Brewerton for.

Bobby Hearn talked about the new Teo Pro Car, the two things that make this year’s model unique and why he did not patent his design back in the 90’s.   
 
     
 
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