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Friday, January 29th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Matt Fink talks about his 2015 season, how empty his shop is and his hopes to race again in 2016.  
Stephen Denton told me about his road course win on New Year’s Eve and his 2016 race plans.

I had a nice day on Thursday as I headed out to Auburn to see my cardiologist for my yearly visit. I drove by the old grandstand at Syracuse on the way and thought about how sad it is to see the old mile track dormant for good thanks to the shortsightedness of local politicians. It’s sad indeed and something that did not need to happen.

It was fun driving around Auburn as memories flow for me no matter what part of town I am in. And yes, I wish I had my college days to do over. I would have paid more attention and taken a real major instead of broadcasting. So for those of who are still young enough, go to college, get an education and don’t go half assed like I did. Click on the SUNY Canton ad and change your life!

But enough about past discretions, let’s chat about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who is unsure about the coming season and maybe wishes he had a time machine too. Matt Fink talks about his 2015 season, how empty his shop is after selling last year’s Modified and his hopes to race again in 2016.  

Stephen Denton told me about his road course win on New Year’s Eve, how close he is to notching his first Sportsman win and his trimmed down 2016 race plans.

 
Thursday, January 28th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Jim Mahaney talked about racing a Modified weekly at I-88 and recalls his first win in many years.
Dorian Wahdan told me about his two win season in a Novice Sportsman and when he’ll move up.

It was a good day for me on Wednesday. The snow that fell earlier melted as the day went on so no snow removal was needed. I hear some of you are still digging out from the weekend depending where you live so we wish you all the best as life gets back to normal.

I have a couple of things set up for today and will be getting to those after a trip to see my doc in the afternoon. As soon as I get back I will get to work and have more stuff for you tomorrow.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page with a driver who ran an entire season for the first time in over a decade. Jim Mahaney talked about racing a Modified weekly at I-88, his plans to do it again in 2016 and recalls his first feature win in many years.  

Dorian Wahdan told me about his two win season in a Novice Sportsman at Fulton, the newer car he will be driving this season and when he’ll move up.  

 
Wednesday, January 27th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Tony Komuda remembers his rookie season in a Sportsman and tells me some of what he learned.
Mike Emhof previews the coming season with CSRA, tells me about his new role and the PST.

I had a nice day off on Tuesday as we got to go bowling in my league and do a little online racing after that. I love Tuesdays and had a great time on my one day off. It’s all good.

Prayers still going out to Rocky Warner as we wish him a speedy recovery. We dedicated our column yesterday to him and hope that soon we’ll be talking racing with him and soon we’ll see him back on the track. Get well soon Rocky!

I have a pair of chats up today and one is with a rookie driver who I saw improve a lot over the course of the season. I love seeing new people come in the sport and learn and it was fun to watch him and the other new hot shoes as they got faster and faster.

I will be back in the studio tomorrow and will be looking to hear from you so if I have not gotten to your favorite driver yet, please let me know and I will get it done for you.

Now let’s chat more about what is new on the Audio Page starting with a new driver who is ready for his sophomore season. Tony Komuda remembers his rookie season in a Sportsman at age 45 and tells me some of what he learned as well as how things are going at CNY Raceway Park.  

Mike Emhof previews the coming season with CSRA, tells me about his new role as owner of the series and looks at the upcoming year with the Patriot Sprint Tour.  

 
Tuesday, January 26th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Jeff Rockefeller talked about his season at Glen Ridge, his new shop and his surprise party.
Bret Belden tells me about a health scare he had at the holidays and a chassis change for 2016.

I hope you all got off to a good start on your work week and we hope all of you affected by the big snow storm are back to normal today and I hope your backs are not too sore from all the shoveling.

We have a pair of interviews up for you today and will be back tomorrow with more from my Monday night chats. I’ll be off today and will hit the bowling lanes tonight before doing some on line racing later. Yeah, most people get the weekend off but I can get a lot done then so lately I choose Tuesday as my one day off every week.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page with a guy who is ready to race more in 2016. Jeff Rockefeller talked about his one win season at Glen Ridge, his new shop that they finished last fall and his surprise 40th birthday party on Saturday.  

Bret Belden tells me about a health scare he had at the holidays, how he is feeling after a second procedure was done this past week and a chassis change for 2016.   

 
Monday, January 25th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Danny Creeden told me how he got snowed in on Saturday and his new Saturday night home.
Eddie Sites talked about winning a championship in 2015 and how a fire in 2013 changed his life.

I got a lot done this weekend as I spoke to more drivers about their 2015 season and what they have going on in a few months. I have a couple of nice ones up today including a nice one with Eddie Sites who had a life changing moment a few years ago. Listen to hear how he came out of it with a new appreciation on life and how it actually helped him get his own business going.

I will be back tomorrow with conversations with Bret Belden, who just had his own life changing moment, and Modified racer Jeff Rockefeller who is set to really attack racing this coming season.

I will be back in the studio today and will have another write up for you guys on Tuesday at Syracuse.com.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who made an unexpected stop in the big snow storm. Danny Creeden told me how he got snowed in on Saturday, his new Saturday night race home and his hopes to hit the road more in 2016.  

Eddie Sites talked about winning the Empire State IMCA championship in 2015 despite running just 1o races and how a house fire in 2013 changed his outlook on life.  

 
Sunday, January 24th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Joey Colsten talks about his season at Penn Can, a scale issue they had and his new Modified.
Joe Marotta shares some stories on brand new NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Cook.

We are back with more good stuff today as we wish everyone to our south affected by the big storm all the best. Us hearty Central New Yorkers like to joke about how much snow we get and how little we let it change our plans but for many of you in this latest storm you just don’t have the resources to deal with like we do. So we wish all of you the best and hope you get through it all just fine. Remember, it will melt and hopefully not too fast.

I have a pair of interviews up that I did before dinner time and tomorrow I’ll be back with my nighttime chats and maybe some of what I get done today. I am hoping to really get a lot done so if you can help and have time for an interview just send me a message.

And from what I hear, our friend Rocky Warner could use some good thoughts and prayers. Rocky is one of the most talented racecar drivers I know and I wish him well as he struggles. Get well soon buddy, we love you and need you at the track.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting out with a racer who could turn some laps tomorrow if he had to. Joey Colsten talks about his one win season at Penn Can, a scale issue they had that had them stymied for weeks and his new Modified that he’ll show of in a month in Johnson City.   

Joe Marotta shares some stories on brand new NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Cook and remembers his accomplishments on both dirt and asphalt.  

 
Saturday, January 23rd 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Shawn Kirby talks about how close he came to a championship and his long racing background.
Ernie Saxton tells me about the Motorsports show in Pa. and some changes coming to racing.

I hope all of you affected by the big winter storm are doing alright. Depending on how far south you are you could be in the storm’s path so we wish you all the best. We’re fortunate here in Central New York as we’ll be snow free this weekend. It’s okay, we already have enough on the ground for now.

I hope you all get the chance to get down to Lenny Sammon’s Motorsports show today as they have a lot going on. Ernie Saxton talks about some of the activities of today and we hope the weather is not a factor in your decision to go.

I’ll be back in the studio today and again tomorrow and hoping to get a lot done. If you want in, just send me a message on Facebook or at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and we’ll get you on.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who is soon going to start getting his stock car ready for the coming season. Shawn Kirby talks about how close he came to a championship at Can Am, how happy he was that it was has dad who beat him out for the title and his long racing background.

Ernie Saxton tells me about the Motorsports show in Pennsylvania talking place this weekend and some changes coming to racing in both NASCAR and NHRA.  

 
     
 
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