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Sunday, September 18th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Chad Brachmann talks about his season at Merrittville and his cash crop farming business.
Keith Flach told me how he finished out the season at the Valley with a win and Brewerton.
Mike Bowman spoke about the birth of his baby daughter and how the first two weeks went.

I had a day off from racing on Saturday as the honey do list got really long here and really fast. Some of the things I had to get done had to be done without rain so I had to take the day. Sorry guys. You homeowners with a family know how it gets.

But I did save three good ones from Friday night for you to listen to and for those of you who have been in the delivery room to watch your son or daughter be born, you really need to listen to the Mike Bowman chat. I was in there for both of my kid’s births and guys, if you have not been there and done that you have no idea what it is like. Just like racing on TV, video does not do it justice. So happy for Mike and his family and happier that everything went well.

I will be at Weedsport today as we will be doing an edition of the Atomic Power Racing Hour featuring the Go Nuclear Late Models. Sportsman and 600 Micro Sprints will be with us and I will be hitting this one hard and looking to load up for the week. If Mother Nature gets the best (Stay away now) of us I will hit the studio hard as well.

Now let’s talk about what we have on the Audio Page today as we look at each clip with a little more detail. Chad Brachmann talks about his season at Merrittville, his cash crop farming business and his late season race plans as he prepared to race Friday night at Brewerton Speedway.

Keith Flach told me how he finished out the season at the Valley with a win, how much different Malta and Brewerton are and ran down his plans for the next few weeks.  

Mike Bowman spoke about the birth of his baby daughter, how the first two weeks have gone so far and what a unique experience it was for all three of them!  

 
Saturday, September 17th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page from Brewerton Speedway:

 After time trials and the heats:

Matt Sheppard turned in the fastest lap in Modified time trials and spoke about how fast he was.
Todd Root was fastest among the Sportsman and talked about having to fix a wrecked racecar.
Max McLaughlin spoke about leading all but one lap to win the first Modified heat race of the night.
Matt Sheppard pulled away to win the second heat race and talked about hugging the tires inside.
Peter Britten got the win in the third heat race and talked about why the locals have an advantage.
Tim Fuller led every lap to win the final Modified heat as we shared some memories of his past.
David Marcuccilli picked up the win in the 1st Sportsman heat and talked about today’s race.
Ronnie Davis III told me about his win in heat number two and a pair of wins he had on the road.
Shane Pecore just drew for his starting spot and talked about a big break he got on the initial start.
Todd Root watched the consolation races and told me what his heat winning car needs for later. 

After the feature races:

Matt Sheppard came from 12th to 1st in 40 laps and spoke about his fourth series win in a row.
Tm Sears Jr. passed four cars in the final 10 laps to finish 2nd and talked about his late race speed.
Billy Decker led some laps before fading to third and explained why his car wasn’t good enough.
Stewart Friesen fell from 1st to 4th and talked about why Brewerton has been tough for him so far.
Ronnie Davis III made a late race move to get the win and spoke about winning 3 races in a row.
Brad Rouse finished in third place at Brewerton and compared the track to one he runs back home.
Shane Pecore keeps his lead on the series with a 3rd place and spoke about running a different tire.

It was an instant classic at Brewerton as 82 cars packed the pit area for a pair of Super DIRTcar Series races. There were 41 Modifieds and 41 Sportsman so each class was well represented.

Matt Sheppard is just untouchable right now as he worked his way from 12th to 1st in 40 laps and dominated the 100 lap series race. Tim Sears Jr. was the show late as he passed Stewart Friesen, Larry Wight and Billy Decker late to finish in second place which is his best finish ever on the series. Nice huh?

Ronnie Davis III went from 4th to 1st in the last twelve laps to win his third race in a row on the series. The Sportsman also only had three cautions, the same as the Modifieds so it was a great show all across the board.

Today the series visits Weedsport Speedway for the first of two days in a row there while the Sportsman can either join the Mods at Weedsport or head north for a series race at Mohawk International Raceway. Plus Sportsman, Go Nuclear Late Models and the NY6A Tour race at Weedsport on Sunday which is where I will be next.

Let’s all think dry thoughts and get in two more days of racing here in early fall. I have a long list of things that need to get done today so I will do that and be back at the tracks tomorrow. Have a great Saturday guys and gals and I will see you back here tomorrow.

 
Friday, September 16th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Mark Smith finished second at Can Am on Saturday and explained how a caution flag hurt.
Danny Varin spoke about his recent Sprint Car success and how tough it is to run double duty.
Danny Creeden tells me how he won the Thunder Mountain championship and his weekend plans.
Andrew Ferguson met me at Firehouse Subs to talk about his plans to run a pair of 100 lappers.
Cory Sparks remembers his third place in a 305 at Utica Rome and the work they did for Sunday.
Matt Janczuk
fumbled with his one way radio and spoke about his plans for two more shows.
A.J. Filbeck talked about his fourth place Sportsman finish on Saturday and changes for Sunday.
Daryl Nutting had a tough night at Albany Saratoga and spoke about his hopes for Utica Rome.
Nick Stone came back to Utica Rome after a win and told me what his goals were for the show.
Dale Jarrett reviews the Sprint Cup race at Richmond and previews Sunday’s race at Chicagoland.

I had a busy day on Thursday as I got a lot done in the studio and on the road as well as we met local Modified racer Andrew Ferguson at the Firehouse Subs location in Camillus to have some dinner. We hope to do more of that down the road so if you are interested in meeting me there just send me a message or talk to me at the track.

Busy weekend ahead as we get ready for a pair of Super DIRTcar Series races at Brewerton and Weedsport. I will be at Brewerton tonight and Weedsport on Saturday and Sunday. Let’s hope all the weather forecasts we are getting are wrong.

Happy once again to have another preview of the Sprint Cup Series race as we meet up with Dale Jarrett this time. He was great and I hope you all enjoy his insight as the chase begins this Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Last week was crazy and how with a championship at stake things will surely be intense from here on out.

Now let’s chat more about that and the other new stuff we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a big name in the Sprint Car world. Mark Smith finished second in the Empire Super Sprints A-Main at Can Am on Saturday and explained how a caution flag hurt his chances for the victory.

Danny Varin spoke about his recent Sprint Car success and how tough it is to run double duty with a small crew as well as his late season racing schedule.  

Danny Creeden tells me how he won the Thunder Mountain championship with his second place finish, how he stayed true to his plans coming into the season and his weekend plan starting tonight.  

Andrew Ferguson met me at Firehouse Subs to talk about his plans to run a pair of 100 lappers this weekend at Brewerton and Weedsport Speedways as well as what he did when he was off for 8 weeks.  

Cory Sparks remembers his third place in a 305 Sprint Car at Utica Rome, shared some of what he learned and the work they did to change the motor in the car for Sunday’s Cole Cup.  

Matt Janczuk fumbled with his one way radio after hot laps at Utica Rome and spoke about his plans for two more shows each at tracks he really likes.  

A.J. Filbeck talked about his fourth place Sportsman finish on Saturday at Utica Rome and the small changes he made for Sunday as well as how Sprint Car change the racing surface.  

Daryl Nutting described the tough night he had at Albany Saratoga on Friday and spoke about his hopes for Sunday’s Race of Champions event at Utica Rome.  

Nick Stone came back to Utica Rome after a win and told me what his goals were for the show as well how things were different on the track on that night.

Dale Jarrett reviews the Sprint Cup race at Richmond, previews Sunday’s race at Chicagoland and tells me who traditionally does well at the big sweeping mile and half track.   

 
Thursday, September 15th 2016
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Steve Poirier talks about his ESS A-Main victory at Can Am and how a well timed caution helped.
Marc Johnson prepared for double duty at Utica Rome and spoke about Sprints and Friday night.
Jeff Cook described what went wrong at Can Am and why he was hoping it would have gone better.
Shaun Pangman got ready for some fun at Utica Rome and talked about his goals for the show.
Paulie Colagiovanni led some laps Saturday at Can Am and explained how he was with 3rd place.
Mike Button came back to Utica Rome on Sunday and talked about why he added this show.
Brad Alger remembered the last King of Dirt race he went to and what went wrong on the track.
Aaron Jacobs has had a tough season in 2016 and explained why he had to take some time off.

It was another nice day on although you can certainly tell that fall is on its way. We closed the pool and it went very well. Remember to that we have two sponsors on our site that can help you with any issues you may be having as you get ready to say good bye to summer and put the pool to bed for the season. The earlier you do it the less leaves you’ll have to clean up later.

I will be at Brewerton tomorrow for the Super DIRTcar Series and we’ll play the rest of the weekend by ear. We are doing TV on Sunday in Weedsport and are hoping that the early weather forecasts we are getting are just wrong. Keep your fingers crossed as we have a big weekend and need some god weather to get it done.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with a winner from this past weekend. Steve Poirier talks about his ESS A-Main victory at Can Am and how a well timed caution helped him as the second place runner was able to get by right before the yellow flag waved.  

Marc Johnson prepared for double duty at Utica Rome and spoke about last week’s race in a 360 Sprint and his top five finish Friday night at Albany Saratoga.  

Jeff Cook described what went wrong at Can Am on Saturday night, what happened in the heat race and why he was hoping it would have gone better.

Shaun Pangman got ready for some fun at Utica Rome and talked about breaking in a new car as well as a motor issue they had with his other Modified as he prepares for Oswego.  

Paulie Colagiovanni led some laps Saturday at Can Am and explained how he was with 3rd place as the high schooler continues to improve with the Empire Super Sprints.  

Mike Button came back to Utica Rome on Sunday and talked about why he added this show to his schedule as well as how tough it is to add Sunday’s to his schedule.  

Brad Alger remembered the last King of Dirt race he went to as well as a life changing event he enjoyed just a few weeks ago while explaining how his job has limited his starts.      

 
Wednesday, September 14th 2016
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Tim Shaffer explained how he found his way into the Jessica Zemken’s 1Z car for Sunday’s Cole Cup.
Aaron Ott remembered the last time he came to Utica Rome and why the surface is so different.
Alan Johnson had a different car at Utica Rome and told me how little he knows about the 358.
Chris Hile had a ride for Sunday and told me what makes the car different from some of the others.
Matt Tanner has a fractured wrist but told me what he will to do try to race this weekend up north.  
Rocco Leone spoke about his season at Utica Rome and wonders what he is missing this season.
Luke Horning talked about finishing second in the points at Fonda and how happy he is overall.

It was another super day here in Central New York and I was able to get work done and sneak in a few holes of golf as well. Sounds like a prefect day to me.

I hope you all are having a great week and are ready for some great racing this weekend. Brewerton and Weedsport race locally and the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals is one of the biggest 360 races around at one of the raciest racetrack around so that should be awesome.

Plus the Sprint Cup teams gear up as race number one of The Chase takes place this weekend a Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. That has always been one of my favorite racetracks to race on line and I’m sure they like it too.

Now let’s talk about the good stuff we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page starting with a pair of big name Sprint Car racers who were in Vernon this past Sunday. Tim Shaffer explained how he found his way into the Jessica Zemken’s 1Z car for Sunday’s Cole Cup and spoke about his past at Utica Rome as well as his race down in Pennsylvania.

Aaron Ott remembered the last time he came to Utica Rome and explained why the surface is so different as well as why he likes to challenge himself at the track.  

Alan Johnson had a different car at Utica Rome and told me how little he knows about the 358 Modified he would race that day and tells me about the 55J car he drove on Friday.  

Chris Hile had a ride for Sunday and told me what makes the car different from some of the others, why he thinks a small block should work well and his plans to run twice this coming weekend.  

Matt Tanner has a fractured wrist but told me what he will to do try to race this weekend up north at the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals as well as how he did in his qualifying heat on Sunday.

Rocco Leone spoke about his season at Utica Rome and wonders what he is missing this season as he searches for some more bite on the racetrack.  

Luke Horning talked about finishing second in the points at Fonda and how happy he is overall with the way the season went as well as what it is like to run a pair of racecars.  

 
Tuesday, September 13th 2016
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Bobby Varin explained why he was pulling double duty on Sunday and how well his son is doing.
Tommy Wickham spoke about his 6th place at Can Am and how the final caution hurt his chances.
Mike Stelter told me why he was in an unfamiliar car and why someone else was driving his car.
Cody Bleau was on crutches on Sunday and explained how he hurt his foot the night before.
Cory Barker talked about his late season plans and his hopes for his first win of the 2016 season.
Steve Marshall
ran down how he picked up his first win of the year and how good it felt to get it.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars as they race on the west coast.

I had a great weekend and a real nice start to me week as well. I got caught up on some national racing on Monday and will do so again today after a quick round of golf during the day. Then I will get in the studio as we should be done golfing by dinner time.

I have a lot of cool stuff for you this week as we should have at least seven new every day this week. Plus I have a list of people I will be trying to get ahold of so don’t miss a day or you could miss a lot.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a driver who had a busy Sunday. Bobby Varin explained why he was pulling double duty on Sunday, how well his son is doing this season and runs down his late season racing schedule.

Tommy Wickham spoke about his 6th place at Can Am on Saturday, how the final caution hurt his chances and how fast the track was once it took rubber late in the A-Main.  

Mike Stelter told me why he was in an unfamiliar car for Sunday’s Cole Cup at Utica Rome, why someone else was driving his car and what the future holds for Matt Billings.   

Cody Bleau was on crutches on Sunday after his Sportsman showed a lot of sparks on Saturday night and explained how he hurt his foot as well as the immediate prognosis.

Cory Barker talked about his late season plans as he suited up on Saturday and his hopes for his first win of the 2016 season at one of the big special races that close out the year.  

Steve Marshall ran down how he picked up his first win of the year going three wide through the middle, how good it felt to get it and the record he broke at Oswego Kartway.

Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars as they race on the west coast in Oregon and historic Silver Dollar Speedway in California.  

 
Monday, September 12th 2016
    New on the Audio Page from Utica Rome Speedway:

After the heat races:

Alan Fink won the first qualifier of the night and spoke about liking the car he switched to.
Rocky Warner pulled away in his heat win and told me what he hoped would not happen later.
Matt Janczuk got the win in the final heat and talked about being a little better than last night.
Mike Mahaney explained what they were working on after winning their 360 Sprint Car heat.
Steve Poirier ran down how he got to the front to win his heat and why his car was off earlier.
Danny Varin picked up wins in his Sprint Car and his Mod and explained why he needed to change.
Mark Smith enjoyed a good race out front and talked about winning the final 360 Sprint Car heat.
Matt Sheppard told me about his five race feature win streak and how he won the first Mod heat.

After the features and The Cole Cup:

Rocky Warner told the crowd how he lost the lead and how a well-timed caution helped get it back.
Mark Smith took home $10,000 after his Cole Cup win and spoke about his first Utica Rome victory.
Danny Varin worked his way up to second place in The Cole Cup and talked about being a little loose.
Chuck Hebing led four laps on his way to a third place and wondered if he sealed up a right rear tire.
Matt Sheppard ran his win streak to six in a row and spoke about how fast he was all night long.
Danny Varin earned a pair of second place runs and talked about why he likes it smooth and slippery.
Marc Johnson moved to third with a last corner pass and spoke about how hard he team worked. 

I had a fun night as 360 Sprint Cars, Modifieds and Sportsman were all on the card at the Utica Rome Speedway. It was their second day in a row with racing so the track was slick from top to bottom and if you’ve been there a time or two you know that usually means good racing.

The Cole Cup was amazing with a great field of 47 cars including Aaron Ott, Mark Smith, Sam Hafertepe Jr. who was all the way up from his home state of Texas. Plus all of our Pa, NY and Canadian drivers were there to make a truly start studded event.

Mark Smith has been getting better and better on the slick tracks of New York State and he was the best on this night winning the $10,000 and the coolest trophy I know of…The Cole Cup. Danny Varin made a run at him late and Chuck Hebing got by just after halfway to lead four laps but Smith was just too good on this night.

By the way the race was run without a yellow flag and took 10 minutes and 59 seconds to complete on the super slick racing surface. Shows how good these guys are doesn’t it?

Rocky Warner and Matt Sheppard won their races comfortably as they each started on the pole. Warner actually lost the lead to Kevin Root but the yellow came out before the lap was scored and he was put back to second. He is now up to 18 wins total.

As for Sheppard he was gone from the time they threw the green flag. Danny Varin, who finished second twice, actually ran him down a little bit in the closing laps but Matt may have been taking it easy so we don’t know if he was actually faster.

It was a real good show and I was able to get a lot of pre race interviews which put the total in the can at 28. So be sure to come back this week as we will have a lot of good stuff for you on the Audio Page. I hope your week gets off to a good start and I hope to see you back here tomorrow.

 
     
 
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