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Sunday, June 5th 2016
    New on the Audio Page from Fulton Speedway:

After the heat races:

Mike Stanton got the win in his Sportsman heat for the 2nd night in a row talked about his big lead.
Nate Higgins won his heat for the first time since 2006 and told me about getting back in the swing.
Tyler Trump described the different grooves he was seeing as he won the final Sportsman heat.
Danny Varin used the outside to win his PST heat race and talked about starting to like Fulton.
Joe Trenca got a break on the initial start and told me about the high line he was running up front.
Larry Wight spoke about his PST heat win from the back and the good draw he had for the A-Main.
Willy Decker told me about his Modified heat win as well as the new deal he has for the 2016 season.
Pat Ward made a last corner pass to win his heat and told me about his uneasy race day stomach.
Matt Hulsizer rebounded after a wreck on Friday to win his heat and talked about good it felt.

After the feature races:

Haiden Burdick spoke about his victory in the first of two Novice Sportsman feature races.
Willy Decker won his Novice Sportsman feature and spoke about winning for two weeks in a row.
Tyler Trump earned his first Sportsman win and talked about the lines he ran as well as restarts.
A.J. Kingsely ran the top exclusively in his Late Model win and talked about a problem they had.
Tim Sears Jr. took the lead with six laps to go and talked about how he ran down the race leader.
Billy Whittaker enjoyed his best Mod finish in 20 years and told me how happy he was with 2nd.
Andrew Ferguson led 29 laps before falling back to 3rd and talked about his best weekend ever.
Mike Bowman finished in fourth place and talked about the need to get better off the bottom.
Jimmy Phelps told me about his fifth place finish as well as how he got down into the infield.

We had a fun day as a family as we headed to Volney to start our day at the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club event which allowed young people to try out a Quarter Midget. They provided everything and Allie was excited and did a great job…more on that later. But everyone could not have been nicer. It was a ton of fun!!!

Then I grabbed a sub on the way (There are no Firehouse Sub locations in Fulton yet so I had to hit another of the chains.) and headed to Fulton for my favorite double header…Mods and Sprints.

With Oswego Speedway off, there were a lot of asphalt fans in the house according to my Oswego friends, and they enjoyed a nice night of racing although a shower was surely needed afterwards as Mods and Sprints do beat up a racetrack.

Andrew Ferguson followed up his career best finish from Friday and did one better finishing third while leading the first 29 laps. Tim Sears Jr. and Billy Whittaker ran him down and each got by in the closing laps. Sears tried low first and then moved to the middle to get around Ferguson who was as committed to the bottom as could be.

It was career Modified win number five for Sears and a career best since his comeback for Whittaker. I got the entire top five so be sure to give them all a listen as well as our heat winners.

Danny Varin made up for his second place in Fulton’s first race of the year as passed Larry Wight with eight laps to go and held off Wight and Chuck Hebing in the final laps. Earlier in the year Varin led until late at Fulton only to see Steve Poirier get by to take the win. This one had to feel good for Varin!

Fifteen year old Tyler Trump won his first race in impressive fashion. They young man is in just his second season in the class and is turning some heads for sure. He may be soft spoken but the young man can really drive a racecar.

A.J. Kingsley won with a motor that was popping for a portion of the race. Willy Decker Jr. won the second race in a row while Haiden Burdick won the first Novice Sportsman feature. Yes, they ran two feature again as they had 19 cars.

I will be doing voice work today and do hope to get a few things done in the studio. We have 26 interviews in the can including one with Allie after she did her hot laps in a Quarter Midget. She did really well. Anyone want to by us a Quarter Midget? We could use one I fear.

Have a great Sunday and I hope it stays dry where you are and you can close your weekend out with a trip to the racetrack.  

 
Saturday, June 4th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page from Brewerton Speedway:  

Pre race conversation:

Peter Britten tells me about his Canandaigua Modified win last week and looks ahead to Weedsport.

After the heat races:

Dylan Zacharias talks about his win in the first Sportsman heat and why he had to find an engine.
Mike Stanton led every lap to win his heat race and told me what his goals were for later on.
Joe Sobotka won his first heat in more than a quarter of a century and described a push he had.
Chuck Bower led all but two laps in his heat race and told me how his second place Modified was.
Rich Scagliotta pulled away to win his Modified heat and how concerned he was about his line.
Tim Sears described some work they had to do after hot laps before his win in the final heat race.
Davey Brown got the win in the 1st Mod Lite heat race and talked about the stock engine he has.
Jordan Bennett survived some front end damage in his heat and talked about winning the consi.

After the feature races:

Ronnie Davis III picked up his first Brewerton Sportsman win of 2016 and spoke with Bill Foley.
Jeremy Isabell took the lead in the final corner to win the Mod Lite race, the first of his career.
Chuck Powelczyk won his first Brewerton feature of the year and spoke about it with Bill Foley.
Chuck Bower led a lot of laps on his way to a 2nd place finish and explained how he lost the lead.
Rob Bellinger talked about his late race pass for 3rd and how it was a good night for his wife too.
Andrew Ferguson enjoyed his best Modified finish ever and talked about coming home in fourth.
Jimmy Phelps gained 13 spots to finish 5th and told me about his car and Sunday in Weedsport.
Larry Wight moved up ten spots to finish sixth and talked about getting a little wide late.

It was a real fun night at Brewerton on Friday as three new winners graced victory lane and for one, it was their first win ever! A nice crowd was on hand and I got to watch the racing with a good friend that I don’t see at the tracks all that much. And I learned a lot of things in some off the record conversations…what? No I didn’t.

Matt Sheppard made a pass of Chuck Bower with three laps to go to win the Modified feature. Bower held on for second while Andrew Ferguson enjoyed his best finish ever in the class as he led 16 laps on his way to a fourth place finish where he was nipped at the line by Rob Bellinger. I got positions 2-6 for you and I hope you enjoy those.

Ronnie Davis III came from 14th to win the Sportsman feature as he picked up a spot a lap to take the lead on lap 14. From there was up front and unchallenged as he took home the plaque and got to visit victory lane. Joe Sobotka and Dylan Zacharias led laps early with Zacharias holding on for second place. The big mover of the race was Jordan Bennett who came from 19th to 4th after having trouble in his heat.

Congrats to first time ever winner Jeremy Isabell as he made a last corner pass of early hard luck award candidate Jim Bogett to edge him at the line by just 0.10 seconds. It was quite a race as the two ran side by side for lap after lap late in this one. Nice job Jeremy and hang in there Jim, a win has got to be coming soon.

And after a rash of bad luck in the first three races Chuck Powelczyk picked up his first Brewerton win of 2016. He also won last Saturday’s race at Fulton Speedway. Looks like Chuck has figured it out and is back his old self.

I will be in Volney today at the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club as they have their annual Try a Quarter Midget Day. Allie has been on my Playstation 3 practicing with the wheel and pedals so she is excited about sitting in an actual racecar to get in a few laps. After that I will be heading to Fulton for my favorite double header, Sprint and Modifieds.

I will be back with more for you tomorrow from the show tonight and will also be loading up the can with chats you can start to hear on Monday. And if Utica Rome falls victim to the weather this Sunday they have said they will be racing this Thursday so we’ll wait and see how that goes. I’ll have more on that later.  

 
Friday, June 3rd 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Joey Colsten talks about his Modified win at Penn Can and his fifth place at Five Mile Point.
Ray Bliss Jr. had a pair of wins this season and remembered when the fire crew came to his bus.
Jeremy Wonderling described a carburetor tweak he was making and his two win season so far.
Lauren DuBois told me about her Four Cylinder Stocker and how she helps another young driver.

Well it seems like the weather we had yesterday is out of our area setting up the next two nights up well. Sunday is still a little unsettled and boy do we need some good weather on Sunday. It has been over a month since the weather has not been an issue on Sunday. Please…let’s have a good one this weekend Mother Nature. Okay?

I have four more good things for you on the website and I hope you like them all. I will be at Brewerton tonight and Fulton on Saturday. We are doing voice tracks for TV on Sunday as the next Atomic Power Racing Hour is set for release next week. I will keep you posted on that.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we get ready for another weekend of racing. Joey Colsten talks about his Modified win at Penn Can, how many grooves there were to race in and his fifth place the next night out at Five Mile Point.

Ray Bliss Jr. had a pair of wins this season and remembered a problem they had the week before when the fire crew came to his bus when they thought it was on fire.   

Jeremy Wonderling described a carburetor tweak he was making for a hot night in May, how good he was last time out and his two win season so far.  

Lauren DuBois told me about her Four Cylinder Stocker at Genesee Speedway, how she first got into racing thanks to her dad and how she helps another young driver in the Bandits.  

 
Thursday, June 2nd 2016
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Tony Finch II talks about his Sportsman win at Fulton and something that happened on Friday.
Brady Wonderling got ready for some action in Batavia and told me how his season is going.
Doug Jones spoke about his recent win at Genesee Speedway and his professionally built racecar.
Kenny Begnouche explained why he got off to a late start and why he grabbed a new Street Stock.
Jeff Empie tells me about Try A Quarter Midget Day this Saturday at the Oswego Cty ¼ Midget Club.

It was another beautiful day on Wednesday and I got a lot of work done in the hot box here at the house and wrote up a new column for the Syracuse Post Standard that you can read in print and online at www.syracuse.com/motorsports.

We have another winner from last weekend as well as more from Genesee Speedway and an interesting event that Allie and I will be doing on Saturday at the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club in Volney at their annual Try a Quarter Midget Day. The event is from 1-4 p.m. and we hope to see a lot of you there.

I am hoping to get in some golf today but Mother Nature may have a say in that. We’ll have to wait and see but we are hopeful to get out one more time before the weekend starts. I am all over the place lately but I am still swinging the clubs which is only so bad right?

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for you today. Tony Finch II talks about his Sportsman win at Fulton, something unique that happened on Friday at Brewerton and why he feels the class is growing so much.  

Brady Wonderling got ready for some action in Batavia and told me how his season is going as well as what it is like to race against his family.  

Doug Jones spoke about his recent win at Genesee Speedway, the professionally built racecar that did the job for him and why he went with a manufacturer we don’t see much in Western New York.

Kenny Begnouche explained why he got off to a late start, why he grabbed a new Street Stock chassis and his hopes to get the car figured out for a win.  

Jeff Empie tells me about Try A Quarter Midget Day this Saturday at the Oswego County Quarter Midget Club in Volney. For more information go to www.ocqmc.com or call Jeff at 315-559-0750.  

 
Wednesday, June 1st 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Shaun Pangman describes his Modified win at Glen Ridge and why he switched to a big block.
Alex Bright spoke about his Midget win at Susquehanna and winning with his brother’s engine.
Dave DuBois tells me how his season in a Late Model has been going so far and a carb issue.
Olivia Coniber talks about racing a Bandit at age 13 and some of what she has learned in the racecar.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the race of the year so far.

We are back with more good stuff today as I got a lot done in the studio on Tuesday after my morning round of golf. Yes, that’s right I golfed in the morning. I have some retired friends that go every Tuesday and Thursday. Yes, I hit it a lot farther than them but they beat me every time. Distance is overrated in golf. Yes it is!

We still have more from Batavia and have more people to call today as we get closer to going again this coming weekend. So be sure to come back tomorrow as I did chat with Tony Finch II about his win at Fulton and something that happened to him at Brewerton that I had never heard of before. I wonder if you have? Come back tomorrow to find out what it was.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting with a pair of winners from this past weekend. Shaun Pangman talks about his Modified win at Glen Ridge, why he switched to a big block and why he likes his brand new car so much.  

Alex Bright spoke about his Midget win at Susquehanna with his brother’s engine between the rails, what happened to the other engine and the value of video games.  

Dave DuBois tells me how well his season in a Late Model has been going so far, described a carburetor issue that have had so far and his hopes for Batavia.  

Olivia Coniber talks about racing a Bandit at age 13 and describes some of what she has learned in the racecar since last year as well as what her friends think about what she does.  

Tony Veneziano reports on the latest World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series shows that included a rookie winner and the race of the year so far according to announcer Johnny Gibson.  

 
Tuesday, May 31st 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Kyle Inman told me about his racing background and how good the last few seasons have been.
Loren Lincoln described a recent brake issue he had and how his racecar business is going.
Damian Long explained why he had some work to do to his Sportsman while starting at the back.

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend. I had two easy days on Sunday and Monday but will be getting back after it today after a round of golf to start my day. I am going to a new course for me so I am super excited.

We have more for you from Batavia on Saturday and still have eight more chats from Saturday that will be coming up for you in the next few days.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for you as we begin a short 4 day work week. Kyle Inman told me about his racing background, how good the last few seasons have been and why he likes racing on days when it is hot and the track is slick.  

Loren Lincoln described a recent brake issue he had, how the bias adjuster can help or hurt you and how his racecar business is going.

Damian Long explained why he had some work to do to his Sportsman after a hold closed up quickly and how he is doing as he learns the racecar.  

 
Monday, May 30th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Jon Rivers talked about how switching to a crate from a 360 has changed his Late Model’s handling.
Phil Vigneri III told me how he is doing with his Sportsman at Batavia and his Mod in Ransomville.
Brandon Michaud is new to the Sportsman class and told me how he is adapting to his new ride.

It was a stormy day on Sunday but for a while I thought I was going to be able to see some racing anyway…but no. Utica Rome cancelled right as I was heading out the door so that makes it a month of rain in Vernon with all rainouts except for last week when the rain at least waited until after the heats.

I hope you all enjoy your day off today and I will have only a small amount of work do to as I will write my column and then head up to my Mother in law’s for a holiday get together. I will be back in the studio on Tuesday.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page from my Saturday in Batavia. Jon Rivers talked about how switching to a crate from a 360 has changed his Late Model’s handling and ran down some of his recent finishes.  

Phil Vigneri III told me how he is doing with his Sportsman at Batavia under a new management team at the track and his Modified race in Ransomville on Friday.  

Brandon Michaud is new to the Sportsman class and told me how he is adapting to his new ride as well as why he got out of motocross a few years back.  

 
     
 
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