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Friday, June 2nd 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy Dunn tells me how he is doing at Mohawk International and who has been beating him.
Glenn Styres remembers his Sprint Car race at Ohsweken and highlights some of their specials.
Mike Maresca described how he has been doing in weekly competition and some of his bad luck.
Taylor Caprara remembers his GRIT Series race at Can Am and why he prefers a dry, slick track.
Skylar Greenfield talks about winning his first race in 2017 and what it is like to have a teammate.

From Steve Ovens at Woodhull Raceway:

Billy Van Pelt won his second Modified race in a row at Woodhull and talks about the big victory.
John Waters got the win in the Late Model feature and some things they did differently on the night.
Brett Marlatt spoke in victory lane after winning the Street Stock feature after a long week.  
Jeffrey Daugherty celebrated his first ever Sportsman win and talked about how he got it done.
Carter Dennis won his fifth race in a row and explained how he caught a break to get the lead.
Chris Woodard picked up the Mini Stock feature race and told Steve how he got his 2nd in a row.
Jordan Bacon was fastest in the Woodhull Warrior division and spoke about the last few laps.
Nate Freeland took his Four Cylinder to victory land and got to celebrate with Steve Ovens.
Adam DelGrosso and Codie Baker spoke with Steve Ovens about how their season has been going.
Art Goodier finished third two weeks ago at Woodhull and talked about how fast the Mods are.
Casey Pavlick made a rare Woodhull appearance and told Steve about his unique tow vehicle.
Dylan Gleason is off to a nice start in his rookie season and spoke about his many top 5 finishes.
Russell Morseman got ready to race last Saturday night and spoke about his runner up finish.
Stevie Hartman III has been very consistent this season and explained why they have been so good.

Boy do we have a lot for you today? Thanks to Steve Ovens we have a lot for you to listen to today to get you ready for your weekend so sit down, get comfortable and enjoy.

I’ll be at Ransomville tonight for a little TV with the PST and we’ll have that show up on our new show, Speedway Showcase, very soon. I’ll keep you posted on that. And we’ll be at Weedsport on Sunday too and hoping that the people who predict the weather are wrong.

As you could see we are working on getting pictures back. Our first attempt did not totally succeed as yes the pictures went up, but it created some other issues that we need to sort out. We’ll get it and we are trying hard. We may even need to shut it down for a day or two to fully get it right and again I’ll keep you posted on that.

Now let’s chat more about what is on the Audio Page today starting with some of my conversations from last weekend. Billy Dunn tells me how he is doing at Mohawk International, who has been beating him on Friday nights and what he will be doing with his big block as he stays primarily with 358’s.

Glenn Styres remembers his Sprint Car race at Ohsweken, describes what it is like when the front wing doesn’t work and highlights some of their specials.

Mike Maresca described how he has been doing in weekly competition, how close he came to winning at Fonda last week and why he was at Utica Rome on Sunday.  

Taylor Caprara remembers his GRIT Series race at Can Am, why he prefers a dry, slick track and what he does to the set up when the track does slow down.  

Skylar Greenfield talks about winning his first race in 2017, why he had a good feeling coming into the race and what it is like to have a teammate.

Billy Van Pelt won his second Modified race in a row at Woodhull and talks about the big victory in this special memorial race and why it meant so much to him.  

John Waters got the win in the Late Model feature and some things they did differently on the night as well as how nice the racing surface was.

Brett Marlatt spoke in victory lane after winning the Street Stock feature after a long week in the shop after having to re-clip the front and rear.  

Jeffrey Daugherty celebrated his first ever Sportsman win and talked about how he got it done as well as all the people who helped after a slow start to the season.  

Carter Dennis won his fifth race in a row in his Hobby Stock and explained how he caught a break to get the lead and go on to the victory.    

Chris Woodard picked up the Mini Stock feature race and told Steve how he got his 2nd in a row as well as what they did after last week to make the car better.

Jordan Bacon was fastest in the Woodhull Warrior division and spoke about the last few laps as well as what was going wrong there at the end.

Nate Freeland took his Four Cylinder to victory land and got to celebrate with Steve Ovens after getting so close the week before.  

Adam DelGrosso and Codie Baker spoke with Steve Ovens about how their season has been going and how tight the competition has been in his division.  

Art Goodier finished third two weeks ago at Woodhull and talked about how fast the Mods are as well as what he brings to the track on Saturday nights.  

Casey Pavlick made a rare Woodhull appearance and told Steve about his unique tow vehicle that gives him a lot of space on race day.  

Dylan Gleason is off to a nice start in his rookie season and spoke about his many top 5 finishes as well as how surprised he is that things are going so well.  

Russell Morseman got ready to race last Saturday night and spoke about his runner up finish despite the fact that the car started to fall off after a soft tire wore out.  

Stevie Hartman III has been very consistent this season and explained why they have been so good as well as how a little good luck has helped.  

 
Thursday, June 1st 2017
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Tim Fuller talked about his season so far at Mohawk International Speedway and Fonda Speedway.
Dave Rogers is off to a tough start in 2017 and explained some of what has been going on so far.
Mike Prentice finally has a car that handles and talked about how well life is going away from racing.
Rick McCready spoke about his Sportsman ride for Can Am and his job as a mentor for a young shoe.
Stephen Denton told me about his weekend with the Chump Car World Series at Watkins Glen.
Tiger Chapman described how his off season was as he gets ready for his new role as a driver only.

Well at least it didn’t rain all day long on Wednesday and I finally had enough dry time to mow my very out of control lawn. I had to raise it up all the way but we got it done about a half an hour before the next storm rolled through.

Today I have golf on my mind and will get work done when I get home from that. I’m not sure how it is gonna be as I might need hip waiters to do so but I am going to get out if it kills me. I am in serious golf withdrawal and need it to keep my sanity. Wish me well.

We’re doing TV two days this weekend with a sprint car show Friday at Ransomville and then Weedsport on Sunday. It will be fun and I just hope the weather cooperates as this is getting pretty old already. Right?

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we get one day closer to what I hope is a three day race weekend. Tim Fuller talked about his two win season so far at Mohawk International Speedway and Fonda Speedway while explaining how some good starting spots have helped.

Dave Rogers is off to a tough start in 2017 and explained some of what has been going on so far as well as the rough luck he had at last week’s GRIT Series race. Sorry to hear about your flip on Saturday!  

Mike Prentice finally has a car that handles and talked about how well life is going away from racing as well as some inside information on the plowing for the county he works in.  

Rick McCready spoke about his Sportsman ride for Can Am, how he did in the recent GRIT Series race and his job as a mentor for a young shoe in the rookie class.  

Stephen Denton talked about his winning weekend with the Chump Car World Series at Watkins Glen as well as how he has been doing with his crate Sportsman.  

Tiger Chapman described how his off season was as he gets ready for his new role as a driver only and talks about his role on the Dave Rogers Sportsman team.  

 
Wednesday, May 31st 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Alan Johnson recapped his 119th feature win Saturday at Canandaigua and his last few laps.
Jason Barney picked up his second win of the season at Canandaigua and described his season.
Josh Van Brocklin talked about his move to a 358 Modified and what the adjustment was like.
Craig Pritchard tells me how he is doing in his first four races after fifteen years off from racing.
Amy Holland told me how her Sportsman season is going and remembers her start at age five.

Hopefully I enjoyed a nice day off on Tuesday although unlike most days I just laid low trying to shake this spring cold. Hopefully we’re doing a lot better today and hopefully we’ll get to hit a golf course soon as I am really itching to get back out there.

We’re back with lots of good stuff today as we continue to see how our racing friends are doing in the early part of the season. I’m a fan just like a lot of you I just happen to know a lot of people after 16 years announcing at some of the biggest races in the northeast. I am a very fortunate man that is for sure!

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today as we get another day closer to race day. Alan Johnson recapped his 119th feature win Saturday at Canandaigua, the competition he held off in the final laps as well as how nice this 2017 season has been going so far.  

Jason Barney picked up his second win of the season at Canandaigua and described his season so far and how long it had been since he had won at The Land of Legends.  

Josh Van Brocklin talked about his move to a 358 Modified and what the adjustment process was like as well as how he did in his 2016 season as a small block rookie.

Craig Pritchard tells me how he is doing in his first four races after fifteen years off from racing and describes a nagging problem they are having with gears. Anybody have any advice? I’ve never heard this one before.  

Amy Holland told me how her Sportsman season is going and remembers her start at age five while telling about the nice things she is doing away from the track. Wow. What a driven and compassionate young lady!  

 
Tuesday, May 30th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Peter Britten recapped his Saturday show at Sharon Speedway and why he decided to race Sunday.
Darwin Greene told me about his Friday and Saturday races as he prepared to race Utica Rome.
Jason Rood explained why he is having fun now and thought back on his days running a big block.
Josh Reome is in his third year in Sportsman and summed up how his two races have gone so far.
Mike White explained why he had to do some work Friday and how often to change valve springs.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws from New Egypt and the Dirt Track at Charlotte.

I had a nice day on Memorial Day although you know how it goes when you’re sick, nothing comes together as you’d like. But I powered through it and got everything done. Today will be a much needed day off with nothing but sleep, fluids and Dayquil and Nyquil dosages all day and night long.

I have lots of good stuff up today and even more tomorrow so be sure to come by as we have a lot from Utica Rome and Can Am. I had a great weekend and it was so wonderful to run into so many of you. I can’t wait to do it again this weekend.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting with a pair of Modified racers. Peter Britten recapped his Saturday show at Sharon Speedway, how he found himself into a car in Ohio and why he decided to race Sunday at Utica Rome.  

Darwin Greene told me about his Friday and Saturday races at Penn Can and Fonda as he prepared to race Sunday night at Utica Rome.

Jason Rood explained why he is having fun now, when he realized that something needed to change and thought back on his days running a big block.

Josh Reome is in his third year in Sportsman and summed up how his two races have gone so far as well as some driveline work they had to get done before Saturday.  

Mike White explained why he had to do some work Friday and how often to change valve springs on crate engines as well as how long it takes to do the work.  

Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series from New Egypt and the Dirt Track at Charlotte as well as some interesting stories that happened.  

 
Monday, May 29th 2017
   New on the Audio Page from Utica Rome Speedway

After the heats:

Danny Varin talked about his late race move in his mod win and all the 0’s in his ESS heat victory.
Alan Johnson told me about his Modified heat victory and how different the track was in spots.
Matt Sheppard explained why he was adding weight after his heat win and why his dad is different.  
Paul Kinney made a last corner pass to win his ESS heat and described a problem in the pit area.
Cory Sparks won a very close heat race and told me about his goals for the night and turn two.
Jonathan Preston says he is not good at Utica Rome and talked about a potential tire issue.

After the feature races:

Danny Varin took the lead in traffic to win the ESS A-Main and talked about his battle up front.
Jason Barney led laps but finished in second place and told me how good his car was early on.
Coleman Gulick was fast late on his way to a 3rd place and talked about the need for a good draw.
Paul Kinney fell back late to finish fourth and told me what they fixed right before the green flew.
Matt Sheppard spoke about his Modified feature win and why sometimes it is good to be second.
Alan Fink won his first career feature at Utica Rome and talked about his great start to the season.

Allie and I had another fun night as we went to Utica Rome Speedway for a four division show featuring the Empire Super Sprints as an added guest. We saw some fun racing and lots of late race action in both the heats and the features.

I also was able to get a good amount of pre race conversations as well so we’ll have lots of good stuff up this week. Matt Sheppard made a nice move to win the Modified feature race and passed Richie Evans on the all-time win list at Oswego with his 34th.

Danny Varin and Jason Barney put on quite a show out front in the ESS A-Main as they swapped the lead in traffic and the outcome of this one was in doubt right until the end. Varin got the win but Barney still finished 1st and 2nd on back to back days. I had some trouble finding a good place to do victory lane interviews so only the last one sounds good. I’ll work on that!

In the first feature with Mike Welch winning was the first time I had an issue and frankly the audio is so bad I did not put it up. But I found a good spot on the final victory lane interview and Alan Fink is probably happy I did as he won his career first at Utica Rome.

I did make it through the day and did not shake on hand as I was trying not to spread the cold I picked up from Allie. But we were still able to do two nights while sick and mow I can lay low for a couple of days to get better. I knew it would be good if I toughed it out.

Be sure to come back tomorrow as we’ve got a lot of good stuff for you and of course we’ll have our weekly World of Outlaws Update as well. I hope to see you here. Now it’s time to sleep!!!

 
Sunday, May 28th 2017
   New on the Audio Page from Can Am Motorsports Park

After the heats:

Kevin Root led every lap to win his Sportsman heat and talked with Allie about the late race yellow.
Anthony Stockman talked about his win in the second heat and remembered a crash last time out.
Dave Rogers pulled way to get a heat win and told me how much better the car was from last week.
Billy Dunn described the line he used early in his heat win and why he changed it in the final laps.
Ryan Bartlett used the outside to get the lead in his heat win and told me what he saw on the top.
Skylar Greenfield pondered his dinner and talked about his victory in the Novice Sportsman heat.

After the feature races:

Chuck Monica led only a few feet but won the Thunder Car feature and described how he did it.
Kevin Root picked up his first win of the season and talked about his terrible year before this night.
Billy Dunn dominated the 358 Modified feature winning by half a track and talked about his win.
Rylee Gill led early before falling to second place at the end and talked about some late race pressure.
Tyler Bartlett enjoyed a nice third place finish and told me how close things were in the final laps.
Ryan Bartlett came from 7th to 4th and talked about how close he was to getting two more spots.
Jordan McCreadie came across the line in 5th place and talked about where he is racing this season.
Remington Hamm won his second Novice Sportsman race in a row and thanked his sponsors.
Shawn Kirby won his third in a row in the Pro Street feature and spoke about his last lap move.

Allie and I had a great time last night as we headed north to another one of my old stomping grounds...Can Am. I worked there for a few years back in the early 2000’s when I was having a lot of sinus and inner ear issues. I knew that I never really gave it my all in those years because of those health issues and always felt badly about it. So really…sorry guys!

And despite a cold that came on overnight I was able to have some fun and talk to some people that I had not talked to in a while. The track itself was nice and the night moved along quickly. We were out before it was totally dark and saw some really entertaining races with lots of late race action.

Jim Olin was behind the mic and I really hear a lot of improvement from him as he continues to learn as an announcer. They’re very fortunate to have him as well as many other long time employees that just love Can Am and racing. It’s a really nice scene!

I’ve got a lot of post heat and post feature interviews and was able to can 12 of those for release later in the week. Plus some confusion on our golf game has given me this afternoon off so I will be able to get there nice and early and load up today as the ESS visits Utica Rome. Maybe ‘ll see you there!

 
Saturday, May 27th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Bill Shea talks about Utica Rome’s Sunday show with the ESS and some recent track prep.
Rob Hazer previews Sunday’s KOD Sportsman opener at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Vermont.

Another rainy day kept most race teams home on Friday as the 2017 season continues its’s soggy start. The good news is that the rest of the weekend is looking better including Sunday as the rain is now set to come in well after we get done at Utica Rome and Devil’s Bowl. Yay!

I got a few interviews done before heading out to do some fun things with the family. We’ll be at Can Am today and then Utica Rome Sunday after an afternoon golf tourney. Let’s hope for back to back fun days as we get closer to summer.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for you today as we hope for a busy day of racing on Saturday. Bill Shea talks about Utica Rome’s Sunday show with the ESS joining to make it a four division show and some recent track prep he has done to smooth out the surface.    

Rob Hazer previews Sunday’s KOD Sportsman opener at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Vermont and talks about his new expanded role as well as how he determines the starting field.  

 
     
 
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