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Tuesday, November 15th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Chad Miller walked on the banquet stage after finishing 10th and being the top newcomer.
Tim Axton was 11th in ESS points and spoke to everyone at the annual banquet last weekend.
Paulie Colagiovanni spoke to his fellow racers after finishing 12th in the ESS points.
Brandon Kidd talked about finishing 14th in ESS points and winning Rookie of the Year.
Johnathan Preston picks up his ESS awards after finishing 16th on the tour this past season.
Phil Vigneri III encourages racers to stop by his Wraptile Graphics booth at Parts Peddler.
Tony Veneziano reviews the seasons of the drivers who finished 1st-6th on the WoO Tour.

I had a busy day on Monday as I got some writing done and then a whole lot of things that were on my get it done list. Some was busy work for the website and some was projects that needed to get done around the house. Busy but productive day.

Today I will be part of a NBC Sports Media Conference Call and I must tell you that I am pretty excited. I’ve done lots of conference calls, racing and TV wise but never at this level. Not sure how it works so I am going to sit back and take it all in. I can’t record it for you guys but I’ll take good notes and have another preview for you on Syracuse.com and I’ll do one in a Doug’s Thoughts too.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page today starting with positions 10-16 as they were honored at the Empire Super Sprints banquet. Chad Miller walked on the banquet stage after finishing 10th and talked about what he learned this past season and winning the Outstanding Newcomer Award.  

Tim Axton was 11th in ESS points and spoke to everyone at the annual banquet last weekend that saw him notch his career best finish in a race at Mohawk International.  

Paulie Colagiovanni spoke to his fellow racers at the annual banquet after finishing 12th in the ESS points. The teenager Had one top five, five top tens and came close to his first win.  

Brandon Kidd talked about finishing 14th in ESS points and winning Rookie of the Year as he celebrated at their annual banquet. Nice speech he gave here!  

Johnathan Preston picks up his ESS awards at the annual banquet after finishing 16th on the tour this past season. He had two top fives and three top tens.

Phil Vigneri III encourages racers to stop by his Wraptile Graphics booth at Parts Peddler this weekend and talks about winning Rookie of the Year in the 358 division at Ransomville. Look him up online at   http://www.wraptileny.com/.  

Tony Veneziano reviews the seasons of the drivers who finished 1st-6th on the WoO Tour, talks about their plans for next season and puts Donny Schatz’s season into perspective.  

 
Monday, November 14th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Lance Yonge reacts to being voted into the Empire Super Sprints Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Andrew Ferguson reviews his 2016 season which was his second season in a big block Modified.
Mike Stelter explains why he got out of the seat late in the season for a younger driver.
Cory Gurney talks about winning the Hard Luck Award and the Empire Super Sprint banquet.

I had a very busy day on Sunday as I got a lot done in the studio and put up one of the five interviews I got done. I also added three chats from Saturday night at the ESS banquet and I still have lots of them in the can.

This weekend is Parts Peddler in Syracuse and I will be there all four days including the set up on Thursday and will have lots up over the next few weeks. I am having a ball and I hope all of you are too.

Now let’s chat about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page starting with a man who received a big honor this past weekend. Lance Yonge reacts to being voted into the Empire Super Sprints Hall of Fame on Saturday and tells me what he has been doing with his time after retiring from the sport.  

Andrew Ferguson reviews his 2016 season which was his second season in a big block Modified, talks about his one great weekend and what he is doing now to get ready for a new chassis.

Mike Stelter explains why he got out of the seat late in the season for a younger driver, what it was like to assume a new role and what he has in the works for 2017.  

Cory Gurney talks about winning the Hard Luck Award and the Empire Super Sprint banquet and reacted to his tough 2016 racing season in a 360 Sprint Car.  

 
Sunday, November 13th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today from the Empire Super Sprints banquet:

Dean Reynolds tells us the only change voted in during the driver’s meetings for the ESS.
Steve Poirier talks about winning his 7th ESS Championship and remembers one interview.
Jason Barney finished second in ESS points and talked about his season and his many friends.

I had a great time last night as Allie and I headed to Vernon Down Resort & Casino for the Empire Super Sprint’s Banquet. It was great to see all of you but at events like this I never get the chance to say hi to everyone. If I missed you please send me a message either here or on facebook and we’ll be sure to tell your story.

It was Allie’s first banquet as Camille was on a wine tour for a friend’s birthday. Only thing now is that Allie wants to go to all the banquets as she had a wonderful time. She loved it when emcee Mike Mallet teased me (and goosed me on his way in too.) and Utica Rome Speedway co-owner Bill Shea. Yeah Bill, that macaroni and cheese was real good.

We got a lot done in the hour we had beforehand and I did record some of Mike’s chats with the drivers too. I’ll split those up over the next few days and I am going to be back in the studio again this afternoon. Again, just message me and I’ll work you in.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with news from a meeting that took place earlier in the day. Dean Reynolds tells us the only change voted in during the driver’s meetings for the ESS, how well the season went and why he thinks Sprint Car racing is so strong in the northeast & Canada.  

Steve Poirier talks about winning his 7th ESS Championship, when he decided to race more rather than scale back and remembers one particular interview where he tried to be a little more colorful. Oops!  

Jason Barney finished second in ESS points with three A-Main victories and talked about his season with the tour and the many ways he and his fellow racers bond throughout the season.  

 
Saturday, November 12th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Richie Tobias tells me about the SpeedSTR finale and his presence at next week’s Parts Peddler.
Billy Colton talks about the new Troyer TD 3 and how you can see them at Parts Peddler.
Bob Henry Jr. gets ready for Parts Peddler and talked about his performance exhaust systems.

I hope you all enjoyed a nice day off on Friday and I hope you’re ready to get back after it today. Allie and I will be heading out to the Empire Super Sprints Banquet at Vernon Downs and it will be Allie’s first banquet. I’ll have lots of chats up from that event tomorrow as well as news on any rule changes as they vote as a group on what the club will do.

I will be back in the studio tomorrow and hope to get a lot done. As you can see we are helping to preview next weekend’s Parts Peddler Racer’s Auction & Trade Show and if any of you are going I can help get people to your booth so just sent me a message at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com or message me on Facebook.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for a rain free Saturday. Richie Tobias tells me about the SpeedSTR finale at Trailways Speedway, how big the Slingshot division is nationally and his presence at next weekend’s Parts Peddler.

Billy Colton talks about the new Troyer TD 3, the other models he has available how you can see them and find out which my be right for you at next weekend’s Parts Peddler show in Syracuse.  

Bob Henry Jr. gets ready for Parts Peddler next weekend in Syracuse and talked about his performance exhaust systems as well as how many drivers have won with them on their racecars.  

 
Friday, November 11th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Ryan Watt gets ready for Bridgeport this weekend and talked about racing tonight & tomorrow.
Leon Andrus tells us the latest on Afton Motorsports Park and talks about Parts Peddler.
Skip Howe gives an Oswego Speedway regular’s perspective of Super DIRT Week at Oswego.

Happy Veteran’s Day to all the servicemen and women for their service. It’s a very special day and be sure to take time today to think of the past and how they have helped keep America safe for generations. Thank you all!

I am off today as are my wife and kids so we will be sure to have some good family time in today in the afternoon and home my wife and I are going to dinner to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary a day early. We each have things to do tomorrow so today is it.

Now let’s chat about the three chats we have up for you today on the Audio Page with three more coming your way tomorrow. Yep, I’ve been busy!  

Ryan Watt gets ready for Bridgeport this weekend and talked about racing tonight & tomorrow, how the racing has been all year and how a strong month in August helped him win a title.  

Leon Andrus gives us the latest on Afton Motorsports Park and talks about some changes for next season and encourages fans & racers too see them at Parts Peddler.  

Skip Howe gives an Oswego Speedway regular’s perspective of Super DIRT Week at Oswego and talks about dirt and weekly shows at The Steel Palace.  

 
Thursday, November 10th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Parker Kligerman talks about the Sprint Cup race from Texas and this week’s race in Phoenix.
Danny Serrano previews Wild Card Weekend this Friday and Saturday at Bridgeport Speedway.

We are back today with more good stuff as we look at some racing taking place this weekend. The dirt boys will have some fun in New Jersey while the Sprint Cup teams head to the tricky three turn track at Phoenix. And for you video game racers like me be sure to listen to Parker’s chat as he is one of us!

I will be back in the studio today hoping to get ahead to my wife and I can celebrate our 22nd anniversary a day ahead on Friday. On Saturday I am fortunate enough to be invited to the Empire Super Sprints banquet so we’ll have stuff from there up on Sunday. It will Allie’s first banquet and she is really excited.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with a Camping World Truck Series driver who also does pit reporting for NBC. Parker Kligerman talks about the Sprint Cup race from Texas, this week’s race in Phoenix and how you can see them do some online racing tonight on NASCAR America.

Danny Serrano previews Wild Card Weekend this Friday and Saturday at Bridgeport Speedway, tells me who will be at this season ending show as well as how the racing has been in 2016.  

 
Wednesday, November 9th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy Pauch Jr. tells me about his win on Saturday in a SpeedSTR at Trailways Raceway Park.
Dave Rogers reviews his championship season at Can Am that saw him win twice in one night.
Tony Veneziano talks about the drivers who finished 7th to 14th in the WoO Sprint Car points.

I had a nice day off on Tuesday and knowing me I probably still got some work done along the way. I ended up bowling as one of our five team members requested a night off. Then I raced online and had a great day off indeed.

We have three for you as that is what I happened to get done on Monday so I hope you enjoy what we have for you today. I will be back in the studio today and hope to get a lot done so we can have more new stuff for you later.

Now let’s chat in more detail about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a winning from this past weekend. Billy Pauch Jr. tells me about his win on Saturday in a SpeedSTR at Trailways Raceway Park his fifth place on Sunday at the same venue and his plans to race this weekend at Bridgeport.  

Dave Rogers reviews his championship season at Can Am that saw him win twice in one night, the new shop he is building and why he is taking a serious look at the W-16 engine.

Tony Veneziano talks about the drivers who finished 7th to 14th in the WoO Sprint Car points while comparing how things went in 2016 to 2015. He will be back with us next week for positions 1-6.  

 
     
 
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