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Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
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Monday, January 22nd 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Tyler Bartlett talks about purchasing Can Am Speedway and runs down their plans for the season.
Krieg Heroth tells me about his move to an Asphalt Modified and explains why he made the change.

It was a nice Sunday for me as I got my work done right before the first half of the first playoff game. I got a request for you guys today and paired it up with a driver who is making a pretty significant change in 2018.
 
I want to chat with some of you to get reaction to the changes at Can Am for 2018 so please shoot me a message or a text and let’s get that going. I still have some stuff in the can and am ahead as this week will be a busy one for me away from racing.
 
I’ll be back at the keyboard today and back in the studio as well so if you want to get in the mix let me know and we’ll chat today.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we get even closer to the start of the 2018 season. Tyler Bartlett talks about purchasing Can Am Speedway and runs down their plans for the season while describing what he would like to change at the track. 

Krieg Heroth tells me about his move to an Asphalt Modified and explains why he made the change as well as some of the differences compared to the Small Block Super he drove for ten years.   
 
Sunday, January 21st 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Max McLaughlin told me about his Florida plans for February and wonders where he’ll race weekly.
Phil Burkart Jr. shares some memories of Englishtown where he raced alcohol and nitro Funny Cars.

It was another nice day here at the home studio as we once again got more interviews done and was able to set some aside as I get ready for a busy week for me. And I have a request that several of you have sent in that I hope to get done today. What can I say? It can be tough to get ahold of busy people but we try.
 
I have a few things set up for today and will be doing those while keeping an eye on the football games. I’m not really into the early game but want to watch the late game so I’ll be in the studio till just after dinnertime. Message me if ya want in.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a request from a Canandaigua regular. Max McLaughlin told me about his Florida plans for February, described the work he is doing in the shop to get ready and wonders where he’ll race weekly.  
 
Phil Burkart Jr. shares some memories of the drag strip in Englishtown where he raced alcohol and nitro Funny Cars and runs down his schedule this season with alcohol Funny Cars.   
 
Saturday, January 20th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Danny Creeden tells me what’s going on at his race shop and wonders about his Saturday plans.
Tyler Siri looks at the 2018 schedule for Outlaw Speedway and talks about his own race plans.
Jim Olin previews Fingerlakes Speedworld talking place in Auburn at Fingerlakes Mall March 3-4th.

We’re cranking away here at the home studio and are even able to give you a bonus cut today. We got a lot done yesterday before Allie and I went to a Liverpool High School basketball game. She is a ninth grader at the school and I graduated from there back in 1979 so we had a rooting interest for sure.
 
I have three interviews in the can including one with NHRA drag racer Phil Burkart who shares some memories of his time racing at Englishtown in New Jersey. I used to go there back in the 80’s and will surely miss the action there as I was going to go down with the family this year. Now I’ll have to find another one to go to.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is on the Audio Page for today starting with a pair of Modified racers getting ready for the coming season. Danny Creeden tells me what’s going on at his race shop, his plans at attend Motorsports 2018 today in Pennsylvania and wonders where he will race weekly on Saturdays. 

Tyler Siri looks at the 2018 schedule for Outlaw Speedway while highlighting some of the big nights and talks about his own race plans as well as why we won’t see his son racing this year.

Jim Olin previews Fingerlakes Speedworld talking place in Auburn at Fingerlakes Mall March 3-4th, runs down some of the events happening at the show that weekend and how you can get your racecar in the show for free.   
 
Friday, January 19th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Mike Bowman tells me about his move to a 358 at Fulton and wonders about the future of big blocks.
Ernie Saxton previews Motorsports 2018 starting today and offers his take on Kyle Larson’s remarks.
Rolfe Schnur talks about his presence at Motorsports 2018 and his motorsports marketing business.

I got a lot done on Thursday as I looked to get a little ahead so I can attend a local basketball game with my family. And I will be back in the studio today too and already have a thing or two set up so it will be a fun day once again.
 
Motorsports 2018 is this weekend today inside the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center and it runs through Sunday. There are special events up each day so be sure to stop by for at least one day to see your racing friends and get caught up on what is new for 2018.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we begin with a driver making a change for this coming season. Mike Bowman tells me about his move to a 358 at Fulton, explains why he feels this is the right move to make and wonders about the long term future of big blocks.  
 
Ernie Saxton previews Motorsports 2018 starting today inside the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Pennsylvania and offers his take on Kyle Larson’s remarks as well as the demise of Englishtown. 

Rolfe Schnur talks about his presence at Motorsports 2018, how he helps young racers with his motorsports marketing business and highlights some of his clients.  
 
Thursday, January 18th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy Whittaker talked about his top ten finishes in Allentown and his plans for the 2018 season.
Ben Bushaw reviewed his season at Skyline and explained why he’ll only race crates this year.

I had a nice day on Wednesday and only had a few inches of snow to remove. It seemed like a day off! And it was warm in the high teens so it was balmy too. Ah, what a nice day.
 
I got some writing done and then got into the studio so you’d have more new stuff to listen to today. I even got a little ahead so look for more good stuff as I have some things et up as well. I want to hit a race shop and do a Facebook Live so if you’re interested shoot me a text and we’ll make that happen.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page as we look back at a big indoor race in Pennsylvania. Billy Whittaker talked about his top ten finishes in Allentown, looks forward to his trip to Florida for five nights of big block racing his plans for the 2018 season that include a 358 at Fulton. 

Ben Bushaw reviewed his season at Skyline in open & crate Sportsman and explained why he’ll only race crates this year as well as how he enjoyed watching his son race.    
 
Wednesday, January 17th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Ryan Jordan tells me what he is doing for Saturdays and wonders what he’ll do on Friday nights.
Steve Ovens goes over what happened at Woodhull’s rules meeting and their Arnot Mall show.

I had a fun day on Tuesday as I got some work done in the afternoon and did an interview after a winning night on the bowling lanes. And we’ll be back in the studio today getting more good stuff for you for later in the week.
 
I have been getting some requests too so if I have not gotten to your favorite driver yet send me a reminder at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com. And if you have any thoughts you’d like to share hit me up there or on Facebook and I’ll do what I can to help.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a young driver who has some big decisions to make this off season. Ryan Jordan tells me what he is doing for Saturdays now that Fulton has gone 358 racing, and wonders what he’ll do on Fridays while looking at the two choices he is considering. 

Steve Ovens goes over what happened at Woodhull’s rules meeting, reminded drivers about their upcoming Arnot Mall car show and talked about the EMPA meeting in Pennsylvania. For more go to https://www.woodhullraceway.com.   
 
Tuesday, January 16th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy Pauch Jr. tells me about his 18th place finish at The Chili Bowl and described the experience.
Jack Lehner talks about his move up to a big block in 2018 and getting back to school this week.
Tony Veneziano reports on The Chili Bowl, racing down under and gives us some WoO updates.

We’re back with an extra bonus clip today as we were fortunate enough to catch Billy Pauch Jr. late Monday night and talks about his run in The Chili Bowl. And we also give you a rundown of what happened from our open wheel expert and tell you about a racer who is moving up in class for the second year in a row.
 
I had a nice day on Monday as I got some racing and non-racing stuff done. We also headed up to Fulton to do some work at my mother in-laws place and enjoy some apple crisp. It was fun and all of including my daughters had a great time.
 
I must say though that we have more snow than you guys in Fulton. It’s rare that I can say that so I will pump out the chest for Liverpool this time. Oswego might be a different deal as not many places top them in snowfall.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with a northeast Modified driver who made us all proud on Saturday night. Billy Pauch Jr. tells me about his 18th place finish at The Chili Bowl, explains what he could have done differently in the A-Main and described the experience of being at this huge event. 

Jack Lehner talks about his move up to a big block in 2018, remembers his move to a 358 last summer and looks forward to getting back to school this week.  
 
Tony Veneziano reports on The Chili Bowl going in-depth on each qualifying night, racing down under in Australia and gives us some WoO updates.   
 
     
 
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