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Sunday, March 19th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page from Rotterdam Square:

Mark Mortensen showed off his Sportsman and talked about finding a problem late in 2016.
Luke Horning will race a pair of cars in 2017 and told me where each of his cars will race.
Justin Knight had a brand new Pro Stock on display and told me about the man who built it.
Vinnie Sanganetti explains why he got out of the seat last year and who is driving the 34 now.
Ronnie Johnson talked about seeing friends at the mall and why important these events are.

I had a really fun day as Allie and I headed east to Rotterdam Square for the Fonda Speedway car show. There were a lot of cars there both big and small and if you are looking for something to do you really need to get out and see this show. And of course wear your race gear, dress to impress, be on your best behavior and spend some money while you’re there.

Allie and I got there at about 2:30 and stayed for almost five hours. We ate at the food court (really good pizza place there) listened to some singers and talked to a lot of people. When we left we still had people we wanted to talk to so if we missed you please send me a message and we’ll talk this week. I just ran out of time.

We put some of what we did up today and the rest will come out this week as well as some we still have canned from Motorsports Expo. We met a lot of new people, saw the nice changes they made at this mall and as always had a great time hanging out with our second family

Now let’s chat more about what’s on the Audio Page for today as we look back at our busy Saturday in Rotterdam on a beautiful 40 degree day. Mark Mortensen showed off his Sportsman and talked about finding a 3 degree problem late in 2016 as well as what happened after they diagnosed the issue.  

Luke Horning will race a pair of Pro Stock in 2017 and told me where each of his cars will race as well as looking back at 2016 including a new track for him on Sundays.  

Justin Knight had a brand new Pro Stock on display and told me about the man who built it as well as where he plans to race his new ride in 2017.

Vinnie Sanganetti explains why he got out of the seat last year after a half a season, who is driving the 34 now and how much he may race later this season.  

Ronnie Johnson talked about seeing friends at Rotterdam Square, why important these events are as well as what he and his car owner plan to do this coming season.  

 
Saturday, March 18th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

David Marcuccilli explained how close his car is to being race ready and his giveaway at Syracuse.
Cody Bleau told me about his late season injury and his plans to follow the King of Dirt Series.
Chris Cunningham talked about a very busy 2016 and described some of the new tracks he visited.
Jason Simmons ran down how his off season has been and the indoor kart racing they’ve done.
Ronnie Welch has a new Four Cylinder ready for 2017 and told me about this season’s race plans.

It was a beautiful day on Friday as we got to see sunshine and that sunshine helped melt some of the snow that we got earlier this week. It was nice to drive on dry roads and nice not to have to get the snowblower and shovels out.

I’ll be on the road today as we’ll be heading to the Fonda Speedway car show at Rotterdam Square. We should get out there by mid afternoon and stay through dinner time as I always like to eat and spend a little money at these mall shows. That is what will keep them going!

So if you’re going to Rotterdam Square or Arnet Mall this weekend be sure to wear your racing gear so they know who we are and tell the merchants why you are there. It makes us look good and gives them the incentive they need to keep these kind of events on the schedule. So look proud, spend some cash and be on your vest behavior.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for this week starting with some Sportsman racers. David Marcuccilli explained how close his car is to being race ready, what he did at the shop this past week and his giveaway at Motorsports Expo 2017.  

Cody Bleau told me about his late season injury and his plans to follow the King of Dirt Series as well as his hopes to possibly find a weekly Sportsman deal.  

Chris Cunningham talked about a very busy 2016 and described some of the new tracks he visited as well as the ones he did the best & worse at.  

Jason Simmons ran down how his off season has been, the indoor kart racing they’ve done and his plans to run his step son’s car more after selling all his asphalt cars.  

Ronnie Welch has a new Four Cylinder ready for 2017 and told me about this season’s race plans as well as the tough time he had with his Four Cylinder Truck last season.  

 
Friday, March 17th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Paul Kinney did a chassis change for 2017 and told me why he decided to go a different way.
Max McLaughlin recapped his top five finishes at Volusia and ran down his 2017 race plans.
John Ramsey told me about his short season on asphalt in 2016 and his plans to race more.
Keith Shay talked about racing with his son and his plans to race his Four Cylinder again.
Jennifer Martin previews the coming season at Ransomville and talks about her new job.

It was so nice not to have to move snow around on Thursday wasn’t it? I know we got around two feet but I am sure a lot of you got a lot more from what I’m seeing. Now let’s call it a winter, start the warm up and move on. How’s that sound?

I got some work done and watched a lot of basketball like I’m sure a lot of you did as well. It was quite the day and I even got to get out and see my friends at Firehouse Subs for dinner. Remember they are a sponsor of ours and they do have the best subs in the business. Check them out on Genesee Street in Camillus and get a great meal.

Now let’s chat more about what I have for you today on the Audio Page as we get one day closer to the start of the 2017 season. Paul Kinney did a chassis change for 2017 and told me why he decided to go a different way this season as well as where he thinks his first win in the states will come.  

Max McLaughlin recapped his top five finishes at Volusia, explained how soupy the track was on the first night and ran down his 2017 race plans.

John Ramsey told me about his short season on asphalt in 2016, his plans to race more this season now that he is feeling better and remembered his start in racing at age 25.  

Keith Shay talked about racing Microds with his son the past few seasons, describes what it is like to watch him race and his plans to race his Four Cylinder again.

Jennifer Martin previews the coming season at Ransomville Speedway, reminds us to get our World of Outlaw tickets early and talks about her new job at the track.  

 
Thursday, March 16th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Tommy Sears walked the aisles in Syracuse and told me how close he is to being race ready.
Colby Herzog spoke about his move to Sportsman and evaluated how he did in eight shows.
Bob Reis represented Freedom Motorsports Park in Syracuse and previewed the 2017 season.
Mike Mallett shows off the new look for Dirt Track Digest and talks about some of the big stories.
Mackenzie Coleman talks about her job as Ms. Oswego Speedway and her days going as a kid.

Well that was quite a storm wasn’t it? As I wrote this up at 6:30 Wednesday night it is just barely snowing outside and hopefully the storm is finally over. We got probably close to two feet and I know that some of you got a lot more than that.

The kids are gonna be tired today after staying home the past two days and I’m sure a lot of you are sore from all of the shoveling you had to do. And you have to wonder if this latest storm might push back the start of racing as there are New York tracks set to open next weekend and the weekend after that. We’ll see I guess.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a few interviews from the Saturday portion of Motorsports Expo. Tommy Sears walked the aisles in Syracuse and told me how close he is to being race ready with both cars while running down his plans that include more of the big shows.  

Colby Herzog spoke about his move to Sportsman and evaluated how improved in eight the shows he ran while explaining what they did to improve the car’s handling.  

Bob Reis represented Freedom Motorsports Park at Motorsports Expo in Syracuse and previewed the 2017 season while talking about some changes for the upcoming season.  

Mike Mallett shows off the new look for Dirt Track Digest, what they were trying to accomplish with the change and talks about some of the big stories as he visited Motorsports Expo.  

Mackenzie Coleman talks about her job as Ms. Oswego Speedway, what she likes the most about the track and remembers her days going as a kid with her family.  

 
Wednesday, March 15th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Jimmy Phelps remembered his top ten finishes at Volusia and talked about 2017 in Weedsport.
Jason Barney talks about the new X1 chassis in our area and how Central New York is different.
Chris Hile remembered his run in last year’s Outlaw 200 as he showed off his new look Modified.
Andrew Smith had his Sportsman at Motorsports Expo and talked about his multiple championships.
Mike Walton tells me about a new tool he has to help racers and talks about changing tire brands.
Rich Vleck previews the coming season at Genesee Speedway and tells me why he likes it there.

I hope you all are doing alright here today as we deal with what hopefully is our last snow storm of the season. I was off on Tuesday but will be back at it today in the studio and writing as well. I have a few ideas and am not sure which one will win out but we’ll see later today.

  I still have lots of stuff in the can and hope to head out to Rotterdam this weekend for the Fonda Speedway mall show. I have always enjoyed this show and hope to see a lot of you out there. I plan on getting there just past lunchtime and will spend a good deal of time at the mall before heading back Saturday after dinner. I hope I see you there!

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with a man who wears a pair of hats in the racing world. Jimmy Phelps remembered his top ten finishes at Volusia, how comfortable he was in the Modified and talked about the upcoming 2017 season in Weedsport.  

Jason Barney talks about the new X1 chassis in our area, how Central New York is different than other parts of the country and why he thinks this is the car for the slicker tracks in our area.

Chris Hile remembered his run in last year’s Outlaw 200, how much fun he had coming from the back of the pack and showed off the new look on his Modified for 2017.  

Andrew Smith had his Sportsman at Motorsports Expo, compared the experience to a few weeks ago in Pennsylvania and talked about his multiple championships. He also wanted to thank Bellinger Motorsports and Reservoir Bar for all their help.  

Mike Walton tells me about a new tool he has to help racers, how much they will learn from the data they will collect and talks the difference in set ups for the two main tire brands on dirt.  

Rich Vleck previews the coming season at Genesee Speedway and tells me why he likes it there so much on Saturday nights as well was what he did all weekend long at Motorsports Expo.  

 
Tuesday, March 14th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Chuck Hebing updated me on his shoulder injury and his plans for the 2017 racing season.
Kreig Heroth showed off a pair of racecars at the show and told me where he will race them.
Kevin Ward Sr. runs down his involvement for 2017 and comments on Danny Varin’s book.
Tana Robinson tells me about her new job at Weedsport Speedway and looks ahead to 2017.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws in Las Vegas and the domination of Schatz.
Lenny Sammons talks about this week’s Area Auto Racing News and encourages us to get one.

We are braced and ready here in New York State as the big blizzard is supposed to hit us today with predictions of anywhere from 10-18 inches of snow. NYC could get hit even harder as they could get two feet and of course down there it is much more of a problem as there is just no place to put it.

We hope all of you weather this storm well and know that we’ve got you covered with lots of new audio for you to listen to not just today but all week long. I will be taking today off as I’ll probably have to get the snowblower out a couple of times as I don’t like to wait for it to build up. And I’ll be honest, I’ve been snowblowing driveways since I was a kid and really don’t mind it.

Now let’s talk about what we have for you on the Audio Page for a snowy Tuesday here in the northeast. Chuck Hebing updated me on his shoulder injury and his plans for the 2017 racing season with a new car as well as why he likes to help his fellow races especially the newer racers.    

Kreig Heroth showed off a pair of racecars at the show and told me where he will race them while comparing an asphalt Modified to a Small Block Super.  

Kevin Ward Sr. runs down his involvement with Sprint Cars for 2017, talks go cart racing at his daughter’s house and comments on Danny Varin’s book.  

Tana Robinson tells me about her new job at Weedsport Speedway, how excited she is for the opportunity and looks ahead to a busy year 2017 at her new home.  

Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws in Las Vegas, the domination of Donny Schatz so far winning 8 of 11 races and looks ahead to the California swing starting this weekend.    

Lenny Sammons talks about this week’s Area Auto Racing News and encourages us to get one at the newsstand or better yet in your mailbox weekly with a subscription. I get mine every Thursday!  

 
Monday, March 13th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page from Motorsports Expo 2017:

Joe Patrick thanked everyone for their attendance at Motorsports Expo and talked about 2018.
Tommy Collins showed off one of his Sportsman and ran down his aggressive plans for 2017.
Bill Shea went over some news from the Utica Rome banquet and looked ahead to April 2nd.
Katelyn Hile told me how close her Modified is to being ready and talked about her plans.
Kelly Hebing had her wingless Sprint in the Weedsport booth and talked about her hopes.
Dean Reynolds goes over some Empire Super Sprint news including an expansion to 24 cars.

What a fun weekend it was. I had so much fun seeing all of you again and the time just flew by. I hope you all had a chance to get out to the show this past weekend and if you didn’t I will do my best to give you a feel for what happened all week long as I have a ton of interviews in the can.

Today we give you six and will give you at least five a day through Sunday. I have some things set up in the studio this week too so it will be quite the week as we get ready for the season to start up here. We are supposed to get a storm tonight and tomorrow so we’ll wait to see how big it can be and what, if any, affect it will have on local racing.

Now let’s chat more about what we have going on today on the Audio Page starting out with a thank you to everyone who made the show this week happen. Joe Patrick thanked everyone for their attendance at Motorsports Expo, commented on getting his first whiff of race fuel and talked about the dates for the 2018 edition.  

Tommy Collins showed off one of his Sportsman at Motorsports Expo, talked about the need to be better on Hoosiers and ran down his aggressive plans for 2017.

Bill Shea went over some news from the Utica Rome banquet including the addition of go cart racing and motocross while looking ahead to their opener on April 2nd.   

Katelyn Hile told me how close her Modified is to being ready for the Utica Rome opener, explained why it can be tough to get work done in their shop and talked about her 2017 race plans.  

Kelly Hebing had her wingless Sprint in the Weedsport booth and talked about her hopes for that particular race as well as how each of her parents react to different situations on the track.  

Dean Reynolds goes over some Empire Super Sprint news including an expansion to 24 cars in the A-Main and thanks all the teams that helped out in their booth this past weekend.  

 
     
 
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