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Friday, May 24th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Dillon Groover tells me how he is adapting to the big block engine and Hooiser tires in Canandaigua. 
Brett Deyo talks about last week's packed house in Fonda and Sunday's race at Thunder Mountain.
Toby LaGrange previews this year's CRSA Tour and talked about his announcing gigis for 2019.

I had a good day on Thursday as I got a little work done and got ready for what I hope is a nice four day race weekend for everyone. Today looks good and we're hoping once again that the people who forecast weather for a job might be wrong this weekend and we can see four straight days of racing. Keep your fingers crossed.

I am planning an Brewerton tonight, Land of Legends tomorrow and Thunder Mountain on Sunday. Monday I'll be going to a family get together that I usually have to miss but I wanted to make sure I was there for this one. You never know what can happen and family is important so we'll be sure to be at this one on Monday.

Now let's chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today starting with a talented young driver who is embracing a new challenge this season. Dillon Groover tells me how he is adapting to the big block and Hooiser tires in Canandaigua after years running a differemt tire and engine combination at Woodhull Raceway and analyzes his first two weeks at his new Saturday home. 

Brett Deyo talks about last week's packed house in Fonda as they charged just one dollar for admission, tells me abot a rescheduled race at New Egypt and previiews Sunday's race at Thunder Mountain featuring STSS races for Modifieds and Sportsman.

Toby LaGrange previews this year's CRSA Tour as they prepared ao race at Land of Legends Raceway and talked about the growth in 305 Sprint Car racing as well as some of his other announcing gigis for 2019.
 
Thursday, May 23rd 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Peter Britten told me about picking his first ever feature win on Saturday night at Labanon Valley. 
Justin Wright explained why he missed Friday night's races and how his season is going so far.  
Marc Minutolo told me about his win on Friday night in  the Hobby Stock class at Outlaw Speedway. 
Chip Gauthier tells me why he got back into racing in 2018 and he chose to run a Vintage Modified. 

They say to get ready today if you are in the northeast as some big storms could be around and could do some damage. It will obviously be tough to top last Sunday and we truly hope that today is nothing like that and not too much as a couple of Friday tracks have yet to open their gates for a race day. Let's hope we can do that this week.

I laid low yesterday and actually went and hit a few golf balls at the local driving range. It went about as it should and hopefully I can get out for real here soon for some stress relief and enjoyment. It's always fun but sometimes it is even more fun!

Now let's chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting out with a driver who did something last weekend he had never done before. Peter Britten told me about picking his first ever feature win on Saturday night at Lebanon Valley, how things went for him on Friday at Albany Saratoga and looks ahead to racing three times this Memorial Day Weekend. 

Justin Wright explained why he missed Friday night's races at Outlaw Speedway, compared how different things were the first two weeks at Canandaigua and why he still misses the mile at Syracuse. 

Marc Minutolo told me about his win on Friday night in  the Hobby Stock class at Outlaw Speedway, described the move he made on the outside to get the top spot and how inconsistent his Street Stock has been so far. 

Chip Gauthier tells me why he got back into racing in 2018 after 27 years off, what he did starting his career at age 16 and he chose to run a Vintage Modified instead of the many other options that are out there.
 
Wednesday, May 22nd 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy Pauch Jr. tells me about his win at New Egypt and his busy plans for the holiday weekend.
Jimmy Phelps previews the coming weekend as Weedsport Kartway and Speedway have shows. 
Kevin Root and Kyle Coffey run down the differences between a Sportsman and a big block Modified. 
Luke Horning talks about his Pro Stock win at Fonda and his hopes to finallly race at Glen Ridge. 
Dylan Zacharias explains how he went from his hospital bed to victory lane in just five short days. 

We are loaded for bear here today as we have five strong interviews up. I've been very fortunate to have a lot of people pick up the phone when I call this week and for that we are truly thankful. 

I'll be back at it today and may even hit a golf course later this week as I am a little bit ahead right now. We're planning on Brewerton, Land of Legends and Thunder Mountain this weekend as I am hopeful to get in three race nights in three days. Yeah baby!

Now let's chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we start out with a big winner from down in New Jersey. Billy Pauch Jr. tells me about his win at New Egypt on Saturday night, described how cool it was to win on the same night as his dad and ran his busy plans for the upcoming holiday weekend.

Jimmy Phelps previews the coming weekend as Weedsport Kartway and Speedway both have shows, describes some work they did on Tuesday and recaps his Saturday night in Canandaigua.

Kevin Root and Kyle Coffey run down the differences between a Sportsman and a big block Modified for the crowd at Land of Legends Raceway on Saturday. Look for this video to show on up their website soon.

Luke Horning talks about his Pro Stock win at Fonda Speedway last Saturday, how much he enjoyed seeing the huge crowd on hand and his hopes to finallly race at Glen Ridge this Sunday.   

Dylan Zacharias explains how he went from his hospital bed to victory lane in just five short days, what put him in the hospital in the first place and how he rebounded for a Sportsman win at Fulton Speedway. 
 
Tuesday, May 21st 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Rocky Warner 
talked about 2nd Modified win in a row at Fonda and how he came from 3rd to 1st.
Ryan Jordan won his 2nd in a row at Thunder Mountain and talked about his charge from 11th. 
Brad Steinruck talked about his Cananadaigua Street Stock and what happens when it stalls. 
Tony Venezianno reports on the 3 race Pennsylvania swing for the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars. 

We had a nice day on Monday as Allie's Liverpool High School Unified basketball team won their championship game. They beat Fulton in overtime and finished the season as champions. Congratulations to everyone who had anything to do with this team and unified basketball in general. It's a great thing for everyone involved and I could not be more proud of this team. Way to go guys and gals.

I did not get back here till close to 8 o'clock and as soon as I gobbled down some food I got right to work. Fortunately the four people I had set up to talk to were all available and I made the most of my time and got those done in time to tuck my youngest into bed. It was a perfect day.
 
Now let's chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today as we begin with a pair of drivers who have each won at thier Saturday night track twice in the last two weeks. Rocky Warner talked about 2nd Modified win in a row at Fonda Speedway, how he came from 3rd to 1st late in the race and how cool it was to see the packed grandstands. 

Ryan Jordan won his 2nd Modified feature in a row at Thunder Mountain and talked about his charge from 11th using the top side late as well as wondering if maybe his big block is the preferred package for Saturdays. 

Brad Steinruck talked about his Cananadaigua Street Stock, described what went wrong in a crash in week two as well as what happens when it stalls. Keep in mind this is a two speed similar to a Modified. 

Tony Venezianno reports on the 3 race Pennsylvania swing for the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars as they visited Lincoln and Williams Grove Speedways as well as a preview of the race tonight in Bridgeport. Get up to spped if you're going tonight and listen to this one. 
 
Monday, May 20th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Frank Doll Jr. describes what it was like as his family road out the torndao at the NYS Fairgrounds. 
Kimberly Baca-Jones tells me how they huddled in their trailer as the tornado ripped the roof off of it.
Billy Dunn talked about his Modified win at Can Am as he got ready to race Saturday in Canandaigua.
Doriam Wahdan explained how making some changes to his car resulted in a Fulton Sportsman win.

It was a crazy day in Central New York as a tornado touched down and created a lot of damage. The local media is not confirming that but there are photos out there, including one on my Facebook page that clearly show a tornado. The lake in Syracuse has seen it's share of funnel clouds but this if the first tornado in the area since back in the 1920's when one took out parts of an amusement park at the other side of the lake near Long Branch Park. 

I was fortunate enough to talk to two of our friends from the Syracuse Microd Club as they were right in the think of it. Thank God everyone is okay and none of these people were hurt in the storm. It's crazy stuff for sure and we are so happy that it was not much worse. 

I also have a couple of interviews with winners from the weekend too so be sure to give those a listen. I'l be in the studio later today as Allie has a season ending basketball tournament tonight as the Liverpool High School Unified team will play at LeMoyne College. It shoud be lots of fun and I can't wait. The she'll switch back to "Racing Allie" just in time to get ready for the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour opener at Land of Legends Raceway in June 1st.

Now let's chat more about what is on the Audio Page for today starting out with news from the tornado in Syracuse on Sunday. Frank Doll Jr. described what it was like as they rode out the tornado inside his hauler at the New York State Fairgrounds on Sunday right as they were loading up after a day racing with the Syracuse Microd Club. Thank God nobody was hurt!   

Kimberly Baca-Jones talked about being trapped in their race hauler during the tornado at the New York State Fairgrounds and how the huddled together for safety as the roof was ripped off their trailer. Again...thank God nobody was hurt!

Billy Dunn tells me about his small block Modified win on Friday night at Can Am as he prepared to race Saturday night at Land of Legends Raceway and reminds me about his 2019 race season plans.

Dorian Wahdan talks about picking up his second career win in the Sportsman division at Fulton and how he held off a multi-time winner in the closing laps. 
 
Sunday, May 19th 2019
   New on the Audio Page from Land of Legends Raceway:

After the heat races:
Quinn Sutherland
 talks about his win in the first Street Stock race at Land of Legends Raceway.
Marc Minutolo won the second Street Stock heat race and told me why he needs to be better later. 
Mike Welch talked about his Street Stock heat victory and what a late race restart showed him. 
Jeff Tromble won the first CRSA heat race and told the crowd how good his 305 powered car was.
Erik Karlsen got the win in the 2nd CRSA heat and desribed some extra work they did to the car.
Jeff Davoli was huffing and puffing after his heat win and talked about how much fun he had.
Nick Guererri bounced back after two rough weeks and talked about his Sportsman heat win.
Matt Guererri won heat number three and told me how he came from fifth to first so quickly.
Eldon Payne Jr. finished first in the first Modified heat and told me about his first two weeks. 
Kyle Coffey made his move for a heat win on lap 3 and talked about running down the leader.
Erick Rudolph took over the lead with one lap to go and talked about what he was noticing.
Billy Paine won the Sportsman consi and talked about how the track changed after the heat.
A.J. Lloyd described his loose car in the heat race after winning the second consolation race.

After the feature races:
Adam DePuy won his third Street Stock race in a row and talked about making all the right moves. 
Jeff Trombley made up for last time in Canandaigua and talked about his CRSA A-Main win.
Kevin Root won the Sportsman feature and talked about making some big changes with the car.
Matt Sheppard reacted to winning his 10th Modified race in a row while Randy Kisacki joined us. 
Nick Cooper picked up the final checkered flag of the night and talked about adjusting to Sportsman.

I had fun once again as we raced for the third week in a row at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua. The CRSA Sprints joined us with a tour race and it was a darned good time. I worked the pits and victory lane again as it is so much fun.

Matt Sheppard was the big story as he won his tenth Modified feature race in a row coming from 15th to the lead in just 12 laps. He ran the bottom to perfection and was a rocket running right next to the infield tire as he entered the front stretch. Billy Dunn worked his way up to second late and seemed to run similar lap times but could not get closer tah a half a straightaway before Shepped lengthened his lead in the closing laps.

I have his interview as well as all the winners in the heatsm features and b's. I did get some in the can as well so look for more from Canandaigua later this week. I'll be in the studio today and already have a long list of folks to call. So for all you winners and anyone with a story to tell be sure to send me a message to kake sure I don't miss you.

Don't forget the World of Outlaws invade Weedsport Speedway today with the big block Modifieds also on the card. There is going to be a window to get some racing in and who knows what could happen as thw weather on hot days is unpredictable to say the least. I hope you guys enjoy them as the Pa. Posse has won 2 of 3 this time in the northeast.

Have a great Sunday and remember to be happy and humble as nobody knows what tomorrow may bring so enjoy today!
 
Saturday, May 18th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Ryan Jordan 
talks about his Modified win at Thunder Mountain and the pass he made with 5 to go.
James Sweeting tells me how week one at Canandagiua why he was holding on in the final laps. 

I had a very busy day on Friday as I was finally able to do some much needed yeard work. It was still pretty wet out there and if I didn't get it done on Friday it was going to be pretty tall by Monday.

I'll be back at Canandaigua today and yes, the roundabout it open again which is good news for those of us who arrive by the thruway. Allie will join me next week but she is still getting better after missing four days of school so she won't be going anywhere this weekend.

And I had a meeting with a long time friend about a blog we are going to do starting next week. The project is a go although there are some specifics that still need to be worked out including a title for the show. Most of the good ones are already taken so this is not as easy as it sounds. But this man has great connections in the broadcast world and races himself so it will be good, you can count on that. Again...more to come on this.

Have a great Saturday guys and gals and we'll see you back here tomorrow with more. Support your favorite Saturday night track tonight and have fun! 
 
     
 
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