New on the Audio Page from Brewerton Speedway:
After the heat races:
Dave Axton led every lap to win the first heat race and told me what he did on the initial start.
Bryan Howland walked me through the pass for the lead he made on lap 2 on his way to a win.
Sam Reakes IV told me about his ESS heat win and talked about how tricky it was in turns 3 & 4.
Mitch Brown talked about winning the final ESS heat race and told me how it is going at Ohsweken.
Rocky Warner described the race he had out front and why he ended up going up high for the win.
Tyler Trump won his heat race from the pole and told me what he saw in the eight lap qualifier.
Stephen Denton earned his second heat win in a row and talked about turning things around.
Glenn Forward spoke with Anna Mortimer after leading every lap to win his Sportsman heat.
After the A-Main and the feature race:
Mike Mahaney picked up his first career Sprint Car race and described how he did it at Brewerton.
Doug Emery watched his car win with another Modified driver in it and talked about the victory.
Danny Varin finished in second place and spoke about when he lost his momentum on the track.
Steve Poirier went from 12th to 3rd and talked about the hard racing he was a part of in the end.
Sam Reakes IV was as high as second before falling to fourth and told me what happened late.
Mark Smith came home 5th and told me how a caution helped him pick up some spots before fading.
Rocky Warner endured a caution filled race for a win and talked about a key race restart.
The first of five nights of Donath Motor Work CNY Speedweek is now in the books and what a night it was at Brewerton. A nice field of 38 Sprint Cars was on hand as well as 33 Sportsman which made for a nice and tidy 71 car, 2 division show.
Second generation driver Mike Mahaney won his first career Sprint Car race as yet another Modified driver gets a win driving for car owner Doug Emery. He really does have a tremendous record with guys a lot like Mike as he gives them in many cases their first winged experiences.
Another Modified guy in Danny Varin finished second with former 358 Modified racer Steve Poirier in third. I see a trend here.
I was a fun A-Main with only three yellow flags to slow the show down. The racing from 3rd to 7th was intense for a long time especially in the closing laps as positions swapped every lap. The track was slick and racy with two good grooves to make moves in.
Rocky Warner notched his 7th win of the season getting by Todd Root on a lap 13 restart before winning comfortably as he tried a lot of different lines while running up front. More than a few drivers had their blood pressure high in this one as a good share of yellow flag waving will certainly have many teams getting out the tools today.
Today the Donath Motor Work CNY Speedweek races continue at Canandaigua as they will be joined by the Super DIRTcar Series. Talk about a top notch show. Plus Sportsman are on the card as well. Things happen quickly at the Land of Legends so you don’t want to miss this one!
I have some TV to do today that I was originally supposed to do on Tuesday until my bout with a kidney stone happened. So now I will make that up today as we will work on the Atomic Power Racing Hour from Genesee Speedway. I will let you know when that one goes on the air so you won’t miss it.
As for me I am doing just fine after that adventure on Tuesday. I will tell you that I was telling my wife to run traffic lights and speed up on the way to the emergency room as I was in a lot of pain and more than a little scared. And the people there could tell and really got to me quickly.
Everyone at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse was great and I was getting at CT scan within 20 minutes of walking in that door. Thank you so much to everyone I met that day. I could not work in that field as I would freak out when someone comes in like I did or much worse. My hat is off to all of you. It takes a special person to do work in that field and we are so thankful for all you do when we really need you the most. Thank you!