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Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, July 23rd 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Larry Wight recapped his SDS shows in Ohio and talked about showing race fans the Modifieds.
Mike Mahaney talked about his Friday night ride and why they are taking some time off the SDS.
Gary Tomkins remembered his recent Brewerton win and some trouble they had at Eldora.
Pat Ward told me about his long day on Friday as well as how he did in the races in Ohio.

I had a nice day on Saturday as I golfed in a captain and crew tournament to support a very worthy cause. We didn’t play all that great and only ended up at -2 and anyone who has played in these types of events knows that is not a good score by any means. But we had fun and that is what is important.
 
Today I’ll be heading out to Utica Rome as they have a big $5,000 to win stand alone Sportsman show. We should see lots of cars for this one and I’ll be there to see it and get it to you on Monday. Hope to see you there!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting out with someone who was very busy this past week. Larry Wight recapped his mid week shows in Ohio and talked about the pride he had showing race fans the Modifieds as well as what it was like to see a teammate win the big race at Eldora. 

Mike Mahaney talked about his Friday night ride and why they are taking some time off the SDS with the 88 team and when they may get back to the track. For more read this week’s AARN!  
 
Gary Tomkins remembered his recent Brewerton win, some trouble they had at Eldora and what he thought of the Camping World Truck Series race. 

Pat Ward told me about hislong day on Friday as well as how he did in the races in Ohio as well as how well things have been going after a wreck the week before.   
 
Saturday, July 22nd 2017
   New on the Audio Page from a packed Brewerton Speedway:
 
After the heat races:
Mike Mullen won the first Mod Lite heat and described a change they made that seemed to help.
Sam Usborne sat in his car before the feature race and talked about his win in the second heat race.
Rich Scagliotta talked about his win in the first Modified heat and his races this past week in Ohio.
Rob Bellinger bounced back to win his heat race and talked about an issue last week while leading.
Jeremy Smith told me about winning his heat number three and a big wreck he had at Eldora.
Alan Fink felt good in his Sportsman heat win and talked about moving to the front and pulling away.
Nick Krause was in search of a grinder and told me about his heat win as well as who he saw late.
Todd Root explained why he felt he needed to be faster after his heat win and what he would change.

After the feature races:
Brian Meyers took the lead with nine laps to and spoke about winning his first Mod Lite feature race.
Billy Decker used the bottom to win his second feature on Friday and talked about his race night.
Rob Bellinger led a lot of laps before finishing second and described how a caution helped him late.
Mike Bowman picked up four spots to finish fourth and told me about his race with the winner.
Rich Scagliotta explained how one bobble coming out of a corner helped him lose his momentum.
Todd Root dominated the field to win his 2nd career at Brewerton and talked about fixing his car.

It was a hot night at a packed racetrack as Brewerton Speedway added demolition derbies to the card and a lot of new fans came to check it out. I hope they liked the racing as it was really good too and come back on a night when it is just racecars. But really, this was a really good show!
 
The Mod Lites had a very competitive race as it was an eight car battle at the front until Brian Meyers made his way to the top spot and dominated the final laps. It was Meyer’s first career win and he was very happy as he celebrated with family and friends. Nice job Brian and a bonus point to the field for a race well done.
 
Billy Decker stayed patient as he worked his way to the front to win his second of the season and second in four days. He also won Tuesday night’s SDS race at Eldora. He was in a three wide battle for third for several laps and if you ask Mike Bowman, who right there with him, it was as clean of a race as you could want.

Rich Sgaliotta led early after winning his heat and led the first 22 laps. Rob Bellinger came back from an engine issue while leading a week before and took the lead but nobody was going to beat Decker on this night as he was the class of the field. I got the top four interviews here and they are on the Audio Page.
 
Todd Root debated about a torsion bar change after his heat win. I’m not sure if he did it or not but I am darned sure that he was in a league of his own in the feature pulling away for a convincing win.

Again it was a really fun night and I’ll have more from my night up for you tomorrow as I have a golf tournament today before heading to Utica Rome on Sunday for a big $5,000 to win, stand alone, Sportsman show. I did put up new photos too so I hope you get to see those too. Have a great Saturday and we’ll see you back here tomorrow we hope.  
 
Friday, July 21st 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Claude Hutchings Jr. talked about getting a new car together after a crash at Utica Rome last time.
Jeff Daugherty spoke with Steve Ovens after his 370 Modified feature win at Woodhull Raceway.
Brent Joy told me about his top ten at Brewerton and the realities of racing as a bigger driver.
Jennifer Martin previews the weekend at Ransomville with a reunion on Friday and WoO on Sunday.

We caught a break again on Thursday as the weather that was in the area earlier in the day skirted on by in time for Allie to get in some racing at the NYS Fairgrounds. It was fun to see everyone and we even brought a friend of my youngest daughter Katie with us and she had a great time too.
 
I will be at Brewerton tonight for some fun and I have a captain and crew golf tournament tomorrow that I hope gets me out in time to hit Fulton somewhere along the line. It will be a busy day but should be a fun one as we have a pretty good team assembled. Of course anyone who has done these types of tournaments before knows a little fudging on the scorecards usually happens so the big thing is to have fun.
 
Now let’s talk more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page as we start another big race weekend tonight. Claude Hutchings Jr. talked about getting a new car together after a crash at Utica Rome last time, what they put on the new car and wonders If there may be a learning curve. 

Jeff Daugherty spoke with Steve Ovens after his 370 Modified feature win at Woodhull Raceway and explained what was happening in the final laps as he car got looser. 

Brent Joy told me about his top ten at Brewerton and the realities of racing as a bigger driver with more weight in the middle of the car and what he does to compensate. Good one! 

Jennifer Martin previews the weekend at Ransomville with a 60th anniversary reunion on Friday the WoO Sprints on Sunday with a free movie night in between.   
 
Thursday, July 20th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Andrew Ferguson recapped his two race weekend and talked with me about brake bias adjustments.
Matt Janczuk told me what went wrong at Fulton on Saturday and a brake issue that sidelined him.
John Waters spoke with Steve Ovens after missing his heat race and winning the Late Model race.
Dylan Cecce won Saturday’s Street Stock race at Woodhull and spoke about running down the leader.
Cole Youse picked up the Warriors feature and told Steve Ovens about getting back to victory lane.


I had a great day on Wednesday as I try to stay busy and do things every day this summer. We visited Picture Perfect Pools & Affordable Spas in New Hartford and wrapped things up by saying hi to our friends the Hutchings at their shop in Sauquoit.

Today I have to get some interviews done this afternoon before we head to the NYS Fairgrounds to race with the Kuleszo Race Team. We’ve been having so much fun as Allie gets better and better every time out. It’s been a blast and we still have a lot of races to go.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today starting with a chat I really hope you listen to and learn from. Andrew Ferguson recapped his two race weekend and talked with me about what he learned in Weedsport’s Super DIRTcar Series race as well as how brake bias adjustments work. Good one! 

Matt Janczuk told me what went wrong at Fulton on Saturday, what went wrong with his brakes and why he has decided to race more this season than originally intended. 

John Waters spoke with Steve Ovens after missing his heat race and winning the Late Model race while explaining what he was doing earlier in the day.

Dylan Cecce won Saturday’s Street Stock race at Woodhull and spoke with Steve Ovens about running down the leader as well as how hard he was driving the car late. 

Cole Youse picked up the Warriors feature and told Steve Ovens about getting back to victory lane as well as his six race winning streak at Outlaw Speedway.  
 
Wednesday, July 19th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Bobby Varin described how he did in the Modified and a 360 Sprint Car Saturday night at Fonda.
Mark Effner told me about his first crate Sportsman win at Utica Rome and how his family helped.
Brandon Butler picked up his second win in a row at Woodhull and spoke about some bad luck.
Aaron Miller won his first career win in the Hobby Stock class and talked about it with Steve Ovens.
Shawn Gleason was first in the FWD Four Cylinder class and chatted about his win with Steve Ovens.

I had a nice day on Tuesday as I headed into Syracuse to do the voice tracks for the next Speedway Showcase as we put together the show for the first Sportsman race at Weedsport Speedway. I gotta tell you it was a pretty slick show that I know you’ll like so be sure to check it out on Spectrum Sports all across NY State. I’ll let you know when it airs.
 
After the I got to work on household projects that I was very behind on. Today I have another busy day as we hit the road and travel east to get some pool supplies from one of our long time sponsors Picture Perfect Pool & Affordable Spas in New Hartford.

We are getting one of those aqua bots or an equivalent to help keep our pool clean. I can’t wait to see Craig Pritchard’s store and see how these things work. My youngest is happy although maybe a little concerned that a robot may be cleaning our pool. Isn’t that cute?
 
Now let’s chat about what we have on the Audio Page today from both me and Steve Ovens who sent us some clips from Woodhull last Saturday night. Thanks Steve!!! Bobby Varin described how he did in the Modified and a 360 Sprint Car Saturday night at Fonda, how well his son does in a Sprint Car and how he has been doing as a regular at Utica Rome. 

Mark Effner told me about his first crate Sportsman win at Utica Rome, why he was why he was able to keep his composure till a late yellow and how his family helped him win. 

Brandon Butler picked up his 2nd Sportsman win in a row at Woodhull and spoke about some bad luck he had early on while chatting with Steve Ovens down in victory lane. 

Aaron Miller won his first career win in the Hobby Stock class and talked about it with Steve Ovens while explaining why he had to shut his car off in the staging lane. 

Shawn Gleason was first in the FWD Four Cylinder class and chatted about his win with Steve Ovens as well as why he had to apologize for something that happened earlier.   
 
Tuesday, July 18th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Pat Ward recaps his weekend at Brewerton and Fulton Speedways and looks ahead to Eldora.
Chris Mackey tells me how he picked up his first Sportsman win of the season Saturday in Fulton.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws at the Brad Doty Classic and the Kings Royal.

We had a busy day on Monday as I had work to do to write up my column for the Syracuse Post Standard and then we headed out to race with Allie at the NYS Fairgrounds. As I wrote this it is 4:45 p.m. and we are getting ready to head out the door. I’ll update you on how we did tomorrow.

Busy day today for the Super DIRTcar Series teams as they are in Rossburg, Ohio at Eldora Speedway for two days of fun at one of the countries best dirt tracks. Then tomorrow night the Camping World Truck Series is in town for a big night on the dirt. It’s going to be a fun couple of days for sure.
 
To get you ready we chatted with a veteran who will kick things off today on the Audio Page as he looks ahead to one of his favorite road trips of the year. Pat Ward recaps his weekend at Brewerton and Fulton Speedways that included a wreck and a runner up finish and looks ahead to Eldora Speedway tonight and Wednesday. 

Chris Mackey tells me how he picked up his first Sportsman win of the season Saturday in Fulton as well as how a call to Bicknell Race Cars helped get them faster.  
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws at the Brad Doty Classic and the Kings Royal and previews some big races in the northeast including Ransomville on Sunday.   
 
Monday, July 17th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

After the heat races:
 
Tyler Trump talked with me about his win in the first Sportsman heat which saw him pull away late.
Matt Janczuk explained why he pulled off in his Sportsman heat race and gave me some tow advice.
A.J. Filbeck was chipping early in his Sportsman heat win and explained why that didn’t bother him.
Mike Welch came from last to win his Pro Stock heat and told me how good the racecar felt to him.
Alan Johnson pulled off in his Modified heat race and explained why he was making a car change.
Tim Fuller made a three wide move to get the lead and spoke about his trip after the race is over.


After the feature races:
Pat Ward won the rainout out feature from June 18th and talked about how he ran down the leader.
Dave Marcuccilli described the late race pass he made to win the Mike Martin Memorial race.
Mike Welch swept the night winning the Pro Stock race and spoke about staying focused up front.
Matt Sheppard picked up his third win at Utica Rome and talked about being fast all night long.
Tim Fuller led some laps before finishing second and compared how he is running to the winner.
Marc Johnson moved up five spots to finished fifth and spoke about how he did in two features.
Brandon Walters earned his best big block finish with a 6th and talked about how the track changed.

We had a really good time last night as we got away from the hot rods in town and headed to the Utica Rome Speedway for double Modified feature races. Pat Ward won the first while Matt Sheppard dominated in the second race.

It was nice to see some new faces out front as Steve Way and Claude Hutchings Jr. led laps in the first one before Brandon Walters led the first nine laps in the second race. The veterans won out in the end but it was fun to see some new faces doing well.
 
There was a big Sportsman field for the Mike Martin Memorial as Dave Marcuccilli made the winning move with five laps to go to get the victory. Mike Welch won the Pro Stock race coming from ninth as he was truly fast on this night.
 
Allie and I took a lot of photos and those are up as well as some from Dave Delasandro as he sent us some from Albany Saratoga. We’re working our way back slowly but surely on the photo side of things and hope to be back up to full speed soon.

We’ll be in the studio today so look for more new stuff tomorrow as we’ll pair it up with some chats from Sunday. Have a great Monday guys and we hope to see you back again tomorrow.  
 
     
 
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