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Thursday, April 13th 2017
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Mike Colsten talks about his Modified win at 5 Mile Point after wrecking the car the week before.
Jeff Rockefeller gets ready for Fonda’s opener on Saturday and talked about some race shop gremlins.

The weekend is almost here guys and I can’t wait. Allie and I will be checking out a practice at Outlaw Speedway on Friday and then we will see what the rest of the weekend brings us from there. I hope all of you that are racing this weekend are ready and excited to get back to what we all love so much.

Today I will be back in the studio hoping to catch some of you who will be racing this weekend and maybe even some of the promoters as we get ready for some racing. Next weekend and the weekend after that things get going even more so be patient guys. It’s almost go time.

Today we check in with a pair of Modified racers on the Audio Page, one who has a win already and the other has yet to get out on the track but will this weekend. Mike Colsten talks about his Modified win at 5 Mile Point after wrecking the car the week before and the work they had to do after taking a trip to Canada to have it rear clipped.

Jeff Rockefeller gets ready for Fonda’s opener on Saturday and talked about some race shop gremlins as well as the new car he hopes to have finished soon.

 
Wednesday, April 12th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Andrew Ferguson fired up his Modified for the first time and talking about racing as a young man.
Dillon Sallows tells me about his new ride for 2017 that he was able to secure at the end of 2017.

I had a nice day off on Tuesday as I got some things done around the house and did some online racing at the end of my day. I miss bowling but hope to slice into golf here real soon but I will not go until the grass grows a little bit. I have enough trouble hitting the ball consistently as it is.

I will be back in the studio today and have a nice list of people I am going to try to get ahold of for you. Last weekend was fun and it was so nice to have some Modified racing to talk about and I can’t wait till al the tracks are open and we are wall to wall with racing. It will be here soon enough trust me.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for you today starting with a racer who is set and darned near ready for his first race. Andrew Ferguson fired up his Modified for the first time and talking about racing at the NYS Fairgrounds as a young man as well as where we will see him race in 2017.  

Dillon Sallows tells me about his new Sportsman ride for 2017 that he was able to secure at the end of 2017 and runs down   the plans they have for the upcoming season.  

 
Tuesday, April 11th 2017
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Tim McCreadie talks about his Lucas Oil Late Model win at Batesville Motor Speedway.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Car races last weekend in Arizona.

What a great day we had on Monday. Short sleeves and sunshine were the words of the day as spring is kicking in finally. I do still have the snowblower in the garage and not the shed just yet as I have grown up in New York State. Maybe next week. We’ll see.

I have a pair of interviews up from my Monday in the studio and we hope you like both of them. And I will have my final two chats from Sunday up tomorrow as we will be taking our usual Tuesday off.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page as we check in with a former Modified racer who is on his game right now with the top touring Late Model Series in the country. Tim McCreadie talks about his Lucas Oil Late Model win at Batesville Motor Speedway, how his crew chief helped him know what lane to run in and how happy he is to pick up win number three in 2017.

Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprint Car races last weekend in Arizona as a pair of drivers picked up their first series wins of the year so far.  

 
Monday, April 10th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Jimmy Phelps talks about racing with his daughter and runs down his 2017 race plans.
Frank Doll Jr. explained why he got out from behind the seat and went racing with his family.
Allie Elkins runs down how her first race day went and how much she enjoyed the day.

We had a great day as Allie got to race with the Syracuse Geddes Microd Club on Sunday. We thought it was just going to be a practice but they raced heats and features. We do have some things to wrk on but Allie had a great time and can’t wait to suit up again.

She did finish fifth out of six cars as one fell out and she was several laps down. We had a hiem end break in the heat and she wore out a right rear tire in the feature while spinning a few times. It was her first day so we were realistic about her goals.

So many people to thank including Jon and Michelle Kuleszo and their dad Leo. Andy Gittler was there all day and helped tremendously. Frank Doll Jr., Jimmy Phelps and even Mike McLaughlin gave their support as well. Everyone was so nice across the board. It was a very positive experience.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today as we look back at our busy Sunday. Jimmy Phelps talks about racing with his daughter with the Syracuse Geddes Microd Club, tells me what I am in store for this season and runs down his 2017 race plans.

Frank Doll Jr. explained why he got out from behind the seat and went racing with his family while hinting that he might not be totally done as a driver just yet.  

Allie Elkins runs down how her first race day went with the Syracuse Geddes Microd Club and how much she enjoyed her first day as a racecar driver. Thanks everyone for all your help.

 
Sunday, April 9th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy Pauch Jr. talked about getting rained out twice this weekend and today at Bridgeport.
Danny Creeden told me how his practice laps went at Orange County and today’s Hard Clay Open.

Finally we had a more spring like day on Saturday and it was just what was needed to dry out the racetracks and parking lots so we can race today. Orange County, Five Mile Point and Bridgeport all race later today and we wish all of you racers and fans all the best as the 2017 season gets started at more tracks.

Allie and I will be at the NYS Fairgrounds for the first practice for the Syracuse Geddes Microd Club and we’ll be there nice and early at 10 a.m. She is as excited as she can and I am kind of sitting back a little not really knowing what to expect. I’ll have a chat with Allie up for you tomorrow as I explore yet another side of the vast racing world.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today as we check in with a pair of racers who will suit up later today. Billy Pauch Jr. talked about getting rained out twice this weekend, how he has done in four starts so far this year and looks forward to today at Bridgeport with URC Sprints, Mods and Sportsman.  

Danny Creeden told me how his practice laps went at Orange County on Saturday, why he thinks the small block is the way to go as he gets ready for today’s Hard Clay Open.

 
Saturday, April 8th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Ernie Saxton remembers Grandview’s Bruce Rogers and shares some stories of their time together.

Only one for you today as we dedicate the site today to the memory of Bruce Rogers who ran Grandview Speedway for 51 years. Of course today is opening day at Grandview and I am sure there will be a lot of mixed emotions for everyone today as they mourn his passing and remember their own time with one of people who made the sport of dirt racing what it is today.

Originally I was going to try to do another interview to pair with this but didn’t think it was fair so I decided to let this one stand on it’s own today. We’re very fortunate here in the Northeast to have what I consider to be the best racing in the country and it is because of men like Bruce Rogers. I hope you enjoy our chat and will smile today as you think back on his legacy which will be at full song later today in Bechtelsville.

Now let’s talk more about a special interview we have on the Audio Page for today with a man who knew Bruce Rogers better than most. Ernie Saxton remembers Grandview’s Bruce Rogers and shares some stories of their time together while looking forward to today’s opener. Lots of other great stuff in here too. Rest in Peace Bruce!  


 
Friday, April 7th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Joe Trenca talks about getting ready to race Williams Grove and Port Royal this weekend.
Joe “Geezer” Fanelli tells me about his move to Modified and Saturday’s opener at Grandview.
Brad Szulewski spoke about his winning season as a Modified rookie and Sunday at 5 Mile Point.

It was a fun day for me as I got to head to a local race shop to see how they fixed an issue they had the night before and did some interviews in the studio as well. Plus Allie and I went to Pole Position Raceway in Syracuse with a purpose in mind.

I wanted Allie to try her new helmet and shoes to see how they fit and get used to them. I also wanted her back in the seat again to see how she reacted. Now I know a lot of you have been to Pole Position before and those carts are fast and can give you headaches. She wished she did better of course and was very frustrated afterwards.

The positives were that she certainly wasn’t intimidated and was over driving at times. So I know she’s not scared. But being smooth takes time and it was just her second time behind the wheel. By the time we got halfway home she said she had fun and it led to a nice talk about keeping your emotions in check on race day just like every single one of us does…right? Well sometimes I guess. But all in all it was just what she needed leading up to Sunday’s practice.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page as we give you three chats on a Friday ahead of a busy weekend. Joe Trenca talks about getting ready to race Williams Grove and Port Royal this weekend while describing how they tracked down a problem they had when they tried to start the Sprinter.  

Joe “Geezer” Fanelli tells me about his move to Modified, his hopes for Saturday’s opener at Grandview and how he got the nickname Geezer at the age of 43. Have fun Joe!  

Brad Szulewski spoke about winning a feature race in his first season in a Modified rookie, describes some of the “stupid things that happened” last year and looks ahead to Sunday at 5 Mile Point.

 
     
 
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