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Sunday, September 29th 2019
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Paul Cole talks about a rainy Saturday in Canandaigua and runs down how they’ll finish it today.
John Stanley tells me about his Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour win and the car that almost got him. 
 Chip Gauthier won the Nostalgia portion of the DMNT feature and spoke about a change for 2020
Robert Johnson explained what broke on his Modified right as he was going for the top spot.

We were fortunate last night as we squeezed in our feature race at Paradise Speedway just before the rains set in. It never got going too much but it was enough to delay the rest of the show. The radar changed quickly so rather than run heats with a bit of a short field we just went right to the feature and got it done.

Congrats to John and Chip on their victories and once again Allie rolled the car onto the trailer without a scratch. There were some things we wished we cold have gotten done on the car and yes, a heat race would have been nice but the track was not as it was two weeks ago and she struggled a bit but still finished sixth overall and fifth in the mod.

Now let’s chat more about what’s new on the Audio Page for today starting with an update on how things will progress today at Land of Legends Raceway after rain shut them down a little early. Paul Cole talks about a rainy Saturday in Canandaigua and runs down how much racing they got in last night as well as specifics on how they’ll finish it today. 

John Stanley tells me about his Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour win in their final race of the season, how he got the race lead and how close the car was that almost got him.   

Chip Gauthier won the Nostalgia portion of the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour feature and spoke about a change for 2020 while wondering if he could have won if his brother was there. Hmmm. 

Robert Johnson explained what broke on his Modified right as he was getting under the leader for first place and what went through his head at that very moment as he pulled off the track.  

 
Saturday, September 28th 2019
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Danny Creeden talks about last weekend’s win at Accord and how much he likes his new racecar.
Kevin Warren tells me about his year at Can Am, his asphalt race and his season ender in Fulton.
Jared Haers describes his role in Saturday’s Jerry Haers Memorial and his recent Sportsman practices.

I had a nice day off on Friday as I got together with several friends including Webmaster Andy as I went up to see how he is doing. It’s nice to see him getting around better and smiling. It was a fun day for sure.

Now today we’re off to see Allie at Paradise Speedway in the Fall Brawl. It’s a special race for us and it will be Allie’s first race officially as a Modified. She’ll be back to taking some scratches for a while but she was going to make that move next year anyway so why not get a jump on that in this bonus race that was not originally on the schedule? I know. Right?

We wish all of you racing for the big bucks all the best as there are two really good Modified shows taking place. The Fonda 200 and the Jerry Haers Memorial are each going to be big, big shows so make sure to show your support and root on your favorite drivers. And if you’re in the Geneva area stop by and see us. It’s just $15 for a pit pass.

Now let’s chat about what is new for you on the Audio Page as we begin with a follow up interview with a driver who went through some changes just recently. Danny Creeden talks about last Friday’s win at Accord, how driver error caused him to finish fourth the next night at Woodhull and tells me how much he likes his new racecar. 4th, 4th and 1st are his three finishes in the new ride. 

Kevin Warren tells me about his year racing a Sportsman at Can Am, his tenth place on the asphalt at Adirondack  and his upcoming season ender in Fulton on Outlaw Weekend. Nice to talk with you again Kevin! 

Jared Haers describes his role in Saturday’s Jerry Haers Memorial at Land of Legends Raceway, how he has done in his recent Sportsman practices at Paradise Speedway and explains how his time in Microds and Quarter Midgets is helping today. Very well spoken young man isn’t he?  
 
Friday, September 27th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today: 

 Dave Constantino talks about the Fonda 200 and the work he is doing to make DKM Chassis grow.
 Ryan Jordan explains why he is bringing his big block to Canandaigua and where he’ll race next.
Cory Reed previews Canandaigua and the first of the DIRTcar Sportsman Fall Championship Series.

It was another day that seemed like every minute was planned. We had an open house for Allie and that went much longer than I thought. I guess I should have read the schedule but you know me. Schedules, forms, proper procedures…never was good at that. I just show up, figure out what to do and go. Now I remember why I was terrible in school. Well, that was one of the reasons anyway.

I must give Liverpool Schools and specifically the teachers that deal with kids that are not the standard issue. Allie’s teachers and counselors have been great! To remember where she was 3 years ago and to see how well she is doing today brings a tear to my eye and it is thanks to all these great people who do truly car about these kid’s well being.

Don’t be afraid if the school says that your child might need more help. To see Allie happy and doing well with clear goals and objectives as well as a path to achieve them is beyond my wildest dreams. I only wish that they knew about these things when I went to school in the 70’s.

Being in those classrooms brought back a lot of memories as well as those uncomfortable feelings I had sitting at a desk when I was in school. There was nothing I hated more. If you felt like that too and your child is struggling or just getting by in school have them tested. ADHD was an unknown when I went to school. They just said, “He’s more than smart enough. He just needs to apply himself.” If only it were that simple.

What is simple and fun for me is talking racing and I have three new chats up for you today on the Audio Page starting with a pair of Modified racers who will be at big events at opposite ends of New York State. Dave Constantino talks about his hopes for the Fonda 200 this weekend, the work he is doing to make DKM Chassis grow and runs down the background he has that made this all possible. Nice story! 

Ryan Jordan explains why he is bringing his big block to Canandaigua this Saturday, remembers the last time he raced there over 10 years ago and runs down where he’ll race to finish out his season. 

Cory Reed previews race number one of the DIRTcar Sportsman Fall Championship Series this Saturday at Land of Legends Raceway and goes over some of the specifics for the teams. BTW…those races are at Land of Legends, Fulton, Utica Rome, Weedsport, Brewerton, Super DIRT Week and Brockville.   

 
Thursday, September 26th 2019
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Jimmy Phelps previews the shows in Weedsport and talks about racing this Saturday in Canandaigua.
Rocky Warner reflects on his championship season and looks forward to the Fonda 200 on Saturday
In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I go over my plans including a change for this year’s Super DIRT Week.

I had another busy day on Wednesday as I got work done in the studio, firmed up my plans for the next few weeks and still had time to visit my youngest daughter Katie’s open house. It was a busy day but a fun one so it’s all good here.

I’ll be in the studio again today before taking Friday off to hang with friends and get out of the house. We’ll be racing with the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour on Saturday and Allie is moving up in class. Our whole family will be there and I’m sure we’ll have fun although I doubt Allie will be winning any heat races again anytime soon although with the way she’s coming along...who knows?

Now let’s chat more about what is on the Audio Page for today beginning with a look at a big race for the karts taking place this weekend. Jimmy Phelps previews the shows in Weedsport including the two karts shows this weekend, the Super DIRT Week race on October 9th and talks about racing this Saturday at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua. 

Rocky Warner reflects on his championship season, gives us some tips on getting around the track at his Saturday home and looks forward to the Fonda 200 this Saturday.  

In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I go over my plans for this weekend, the next and explain why I am making a big change on what I am covering for year’s Super DIRT Week.   

 
Wednesday, September 25th 2019
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Alan Johnson explains how he picked up his 2nd win of the season last Saturday at Outlaw Speedway.
Tim McColman talked about his Nostalgia win last weekend in Brighton Speedway’s Applefest.
Paul Cole previews this weekend’s Jerry Haers Memorial in Canandaigua and explains the format.

I had another busy day on Tuesday and solidified my plans for the next three weekends. I got a lot done in the studio and can’t wait to get back to the track this Saturday for one more time with Allie as she will officially move up from the Nostalgia class to the Modified division.

I’ll have a Doug’s Thoughts up on my plans as I am waiting to hear about credentials to one of those events. I’ll be changing things up this year and since I am no longer writing for the local paper I can do what I want for a change. It’s gonna be fun and I am excited about it so it’s all good! Matter of fact it’s great!

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page today starting with a driver who was busy in his shop when we chatted on Monday. Alan Johnson explains how he picked up his 2nd win of the season last Saturday at Outlaw Speedway, describes the concerns he had while out front and looks ahead to three big weekends of racing in a row starting Saturday at Land of Legends. 

Tim McColman talked about his Nostalgia win last weekend in Brighton Speedway’s Applefest, talked about what he learned in his first season in a full size car and looks ahead to a move up in 2020. 

Paul Cole previews this weekend’s Jerry Haers Memorial race in Canandaigua and explains the format for the build your bank challenge while looking forward to the first race of the DIRTcar Sportsman Fall Championship Series.  

 
Tuesday, September 24th 2019
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Chris Raabe tells me about his Modified win in the 75 lapper during Applefest at Brighton Speedway.
Joe Trenca explains how he swept the weekend winning twice at Outlaw and why he likes the track.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars from Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas.

I had a nice day on Monday as I got some work done in the studio and did some voice tracks for the next Short Track Super Series race from Georgetown Speedway in Delaware. Paul Szmal and I will one again call the action while Mike Mallett and Mimi Lazzaro cover the pit area. We had a blast covering the Blast at the Beach and I hope you like what we did. More on that when the air date gets closer.

I’ll be back in the studio today as I still have a long list of folks to call. Both kids have things they are doing tonight so I’ll be a taxi service later on hopefully after I get some more work done on the mic.

Now let’s chat about the new stuff you guys can listen to on the Audio Page right now as we review action from this past weekend from, New York State, the Midwest and Canada. Chris Raabe tells me about his Modified win in the 75 lapper during Applefest at Brighton Speedway, explains why he adapted his line for the daytime conditions and wonders if he may be done for the season. 

Joe Trenca explains how he swept the weekend winning twice at Outlaw Speedway, wonders why he seems to do so well at the track and how his time with the Syracuse Quarter Midget Club helps him today. 

Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars from Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas, how close the point’s battles are in the top ten and looks forward to the series moving east this week.  

 
Monday, September 23rd 2019
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Demetrios Drellos tells me how he won his first ever Super DIRTcar Series race Saturday in Malta.
Tommy Collins Jr. talked about his weekend at Outlaw Speedway as he won one of three races.
In my latest Doug’s Thoughts I get reflective on how far Allie has come in 3 years thanks to racing.   

What a great weekend it was. I hope you guys had as much fun as we did. With racing far away this weekend I stayed home and had a normal weekend doing things that most non-racing people do all the time. It was great as the weather was nice but now I am ready to get back at it and get dirty with y’all this weekend.

I got some work done in the studio and in the process set up more stuff for today as well so be sure to come back. Plus we’ll be looking for your input as well so don’t be shy. And we’ll also be looking to see who is getting ready for some big late season races including Super DIRT Week of course.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page starting with a driver who had his best race night ever this past weekend. Demetrios Drellos tells me how he won his first ever Super DIRTar Series race Saturday at Albany Saratoga, how hard the team worked after a wreck on Thursday night and how he stayed “aggressively patient” in the closing laps. Congratulations everyone! 

Tommy Collins Jr. talked about his weekend at Outlaw Speedway as he won one of the three races he was a part of, explained how he passed a young driver for the lead on Saturday and runs down his busy schedule for the rest of 2019.   

In my latest Doug’s Thoughts I get reflective on how far Allie has come in 3 years thanks to racing, remember how helpless we felt after finding out what was wrong and how well our plan worked out. Who would have thought right?  
 
     
 
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