|Sunday, July 29th 2018
| New on the Audio Page from Weedsport Speedway:
After the heat races:
Jimmy Phelps talked about his win in the first heat and described what he was seeing on the track.
Max McLaughlin told me about his second place finish in the heat and how much fun Eldora was.
Matt Sheppard led every lap to win his heat as he pulled away late and wondered what to do next.
Brett Hearn described how he won his Modified heat race and a problem they had with the trailer.
Bob Henry Jr. grinded a tire for his Sportsman and talked about his win in the first qualifying heat.
Kevin Ridley drew for his spot after his heat win and wondered if he sunflower seeds were lucky.
Kevin Root looked over his right rear shock and told me about his win in the final Sportsman heat.
After the feature races:
Kevin Root made a nice low move on lap 7 to get the lead and spoke about his win in the feature.
Erick Rudolph dominated the Hall of Fame 100 and talked about what they key was to the win.
Max McLaughlin finished in second place and spoke about being just a little tight in the feature.
Matt Sheppard started third, finished third and told the crowd how his car was on this night.
Jimmy Phelps told me about his fourth place finish and how things went on a challenging track.
Billy Decker picked up one spot to finish fifth and talked about improving after his last outing.
We had a great night once again as Allie joined me at Weedsport Speedway for the Hall of Fame 100. She sung the national anthems and really had a blast meeting with the racers and seeing the racing. It could not have been a better night for us and thanks to Weedsport for asking her to sing and thanks for everyone top to bottom that helped her feel extra special. Thanks everyone!
The Super DIRTcar Series race was all Erick Rudolph as he cruised to his first series win of the season and first ever big block Modified win in Weedsport. I got the top three in victory land and got the rest of the top five in the pits. We talked to every heat winner and was able to put more in the can from this event that will show up later in the week.
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is in Weedsport today and a few of the haulers were there when we left. It is going to be quite the show so make sure to add this to your Sunday plans. I am getting together with friends today but have already hand selected some nice clips for you to listen to tomorrow so be sure to come back and give us a listen.
Thanks again to Jimmy, Shannon, Shane and everyone we saw last night. You really made a young girl’s Sunday in Weedsport a very, very good day. Thanks again.
|Saturday, July 28th 2018
| New on the Audio Page from Brewerton Speedway:
After the heat races:
Rob Bellinger told me how some changes they made after hot laps made his car good enough to win.
Gary Lindberg led every lap to win his 358 heat race and explained what went wrong on the start.
Mike Bowman won the third qualifying heat race and told me how us Americans pronounce words.
Billy Whittaker got the win in his heat race and described what happened in the start in turn four.
Rich Townsend made a low move to win the first Sportsman race and talked about a late adjustment.
Joe Kline pulled away to win his heat race and told me about some adjusting he would do for later.
Mike Stanton described what he was seeing on the track as he made a late move to win his heat race.
After the features:
Tim Sears Jr. won his 1st ever on the Super DIRTcar Series and described his winning move in turn 2.
Larry Wight explained what he did on a lap 65 restart to lose the lead and how he almost got it back.
Gary Lindberg talked about his third place finish and how he tried to save his equipment in the race.
Ronnie Davis III was fast late finishing fourth and talked about how some late race restarts helped him.
Mat Williamson came home in fifth place and told me about some three wide contact late in the race.
Jimmy Phelps picked up 17 spots to finish sixth and described how hard they were racing for fifth.
Mark Yorker earned his second win of the year and talked about exceeding expectations in 2018.
Zach Sobotka described the late race move he made in the final corner to win the race by just .030.
I had a really fun night as I took the 20 minute drive to Brewerton Speedway for a 358 Super DIRTcar Series event. It was nice to see some people at the track who don’t normally race there and after seeing this one I can see why everyone loves that 358 race at Brewerton during Super DIRT Week. It was a lot of fun.
Larry Wight had the lead with 35 laps to go when Tim Sears Jr. was able to get underneath him in turn two on a restart and then hold off the man they call Lightning for his first ever DIRTcar Series win, big block or small block. It was a fun race on a tackier than usual surface as four straight days of rain surely were noticed. A few cars got on two wheels as the top side got a little unruly on spots.
I got the top six afterwards and got almost all the open wheel heat winners as well as 13 pre-race chats that will start showing up on Monday. I felt badly for Sportsman racer Jeff Taylor. He was hoping for his first career Sportsman feature win but fell short as Zach Sobotka got under him in the final corner and beat him by just a few feet at the line. I feel for you Jeff but stay strong. Your first win is coming soon so keep that fire and go get ‘em.
Today I will be at Weedsport Speedway as the big block teams race on the series ahead of Sunday’s World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event. My daughter Allie is going to sing the national anthems for the first time since last year. It is going to be a fun day and I can’t wait. Maybe I will see some of you there.
Regardless of where you choose to go today I hope you have a great day, see some great racing and feel better about things at the end of the day. Life is what you make it so live it like each day could be your last. We’ll see you back here tomorrow with more cool stuff.
|Friday, July 27th 2018
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Adam Leslie talked about his season so far in a Sportsman and the various series they are planning on.
Stephen Denton recapped his win at Brewerton and described the low line he used in the victory.
Bob Johnson described why his Vintage Modified is patterned after a famous NASCAR Cup race team.
Matt Larrivee remembered his last time at Paradise Speedway and the history of the Dave Lape car.
Kevin Doll explained why he got back into racing as a driver and the fun is having with his racing son.
Billy VanPelt talks about his latest win at Freedom and talks about set up books as well as ride heights.
We had a nice day on Thursday as we went to dinner with my Mother In Law while Allie went to a birthday party. It was fun and I had never been to Rudy’s in Oswego before. I’ll tell you this…I could eat there every day. Great food, even better location and lots of fun.
We’ll be at Brewerton Speedway tonight for the 358 Series race as it will be nice to see some outsiders in town for this traveling series. And with the weather they way it has been the track should have some extra bite in it. Fun, fun, fun! And I plan on getting there early and meeting up with lots of drivers. Keep your fingers crossed on the weather.
And we added a chat late Thursday night with Billy Van Pelt so all you newer racers looking for advice need to give this one a listen as we have a lot of good stuff in here for you guys.
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we begin another race weekend tonight. Adam Leslie talked about his season so far in a Sportsman, the various series they are planning on following and how he is doing at his home track.
Stephen Denton recapped his win at Brewerton and described the low line he used in the victory as well as how important it is to get through turn one at the track.
Bob Johnson described why his Vintage Modified is patterned after a famous NASCAR Cup race team as well as what his car is and how it has been doing on the tracks so far.
Matt Larrivee remembered his last time at Paradise Speedway and the history of the former Dave Lape car he drives and describes some of the bugs they have been working on with the car.
Kevin Doll explained why he got back into racing as a driver and the fun is having with his racing son and how well his young son is doing with the Syracuse Microd Club.
Billy VanPelt talks about his latest win at Freedom, the need for drivers to keep accurate set up books and how you can change ride heights without moving weight around. Good stuff here racers!
|Thursday, July 26th 2018
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Bobby Varin told me about his win last Sunday at Utica Rome and his third place Saturday at Fonda.
Tim Hegarty described the history of his Vintage racecar as well as how he found it and restored it.
Tony Pangrazio ran down how he started the year in Modified and ended up in a crate Sportsman.
Matt Rainville explains why he bought a fleet of Mod Lites and why he chooses to run at Paradise.
Jim Moore Jr. sits third in point with is Four Cylinder at Paradise and talked about some recent gains.
It sounds like the rain is finally going to end at least for a little while today as we’ll get a brief break in the wet weather. Now let’s hope it stays away the rest of the weekend so we can have some fun and not sit waiting for the rain to stop.
I got some work done yesterday as I did some writing for Syracuse.com and the Syracuse Post Standard as well as some chats in the studio as well. My plans are in flux today as the kids have some activities they need taking to so we’ll see what happens. But one way or another we’ll be sure to have good stuff for you to listen to on Friday.
Now let’s talk more about what we’ve got for you today on the Audio Page as a big weekend is only a day away. Bobby Varin told me about his win last Sunday at Utica Rome, his tough luck the week before while leading and his third place Saturday night at Fonda.
Tim Hegarty described the history of his Vintage racecar north of the border at Brockville, how he found the car, identified it and restored it to get it back on the track.
Tony Pangrazio ran down how he started the year in Modified, described the bugs he needs to work out on the Mod and how he ended up back in a crate Sportsman.
Matt Rainville explains why he bought a fleet of Mod Lites, how he found some experienced drivers to pilot them and why he chooses to run them at Paradise Speedway.
Jim Moore Jr. sits third in point with is Four Cylinder at Paradise and talked about some recent gains he’s made with the car as well as some changes he hoped would help him last Saturday.
|Wednesday, July 25th 2018
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Jessey Mueller tells me about his latest win at Airborne and how much better thigs are going in 2018.
Jon Rivers has been struggling this year and talked about racing last Thursday at the Genesee Cty Fair.
D.J. Shuman showed off his new 600 Micro Sprint and told me about building a new set up notebook.
Olivia Coniber moved up to Mini Stocks and told me how she has been doing in her first full season.
Jennifer Jankowski Martin previews Friday at Ransomville featuring the World of Outlaw Sprints.
It was a lazy, rainy day in Central New York and it sounds like it is going to stay that way for a few more days anyway. We need the rain badly but I hope it can stay away from the races on the card this week. Land of Legends Raceway and Albany Saratoga have shows tonight so we wish them well and hope they stay dry enough to race.
I’ll be in the studio today as my family and I did some fun things last night after I got some work done in the studio earlier. I still have a long list of folks to call and will be on that today getting more new stuff for you for tomorrow.
Now let’s chat more about what is on the Audio Page as we begin with a driver who is having a breakout season after switching from asphalt to dirt. Jessey Mueller tells me about his latest win at Airborne, how much better thigs are going in 2018 and why going winless his first three years on dirt made that first win more special.
Jon Rivers has been struggling this year and talked about racing last Thursday at the Genesee County Fair as well as what he is doing to try to adapt to the crate car after years in a 360.
D.J. Shuman showed off his new 600 Micro Sprint and told me about building a new set up notebook as well as why he decided to move to this class in 2017.
Olivia Coniber moved up to Mini Stocks from Bandits and told me how she has been doing in her first full season in the division while explaining how much she has to do with the car.
Jennifer Jankowski Martin previews this Friday at Ransomville featuring the World of Outlaw Sprints and tells people how they can get tickets for this tight two division show with Sportsman also on the card.
|Tuesday, July 24th 2018
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Jeremy Wonderling is still looking for his first win of the season and talked about how close he’s been.
Beamer Guzzardi explained how he got his nickname and how he has been doing at his weekly home.
Nathan Berry talked about his Pinto bodied Bicknell vintage car and remembers last time at Paradise.
Evan Reynolds spoke about his background as he got ready for his first race in Geneva in a big car.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprints and talks about some emotional victories.
We got rained out on Monday as storms hit the area for hours just before dinner time. We sat in the parking lot for a while and watched it rain before we made our own call and headed home. Halfway to home we got the call that the races were rained out.
I did some work earlier in the day so I was ready if they would have continued into the night and now today I need to get busy in the studio as I have a long list of winnersfrom the weekend to get ahold of. Plus we still have more in the can from my last two shows so look for more good stuff tomorrow.
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with some old friends I haven’t talked to in a while. Jeremy Wonderling is still looking for his first win of the year and talked about a recent heartbreaker as well as some traveling he did earlier in the season.
Beamer Guzzardi explained how he got his nickname as a baby, how he has been doing at his weekly home and how rough the last three weeks have been which prompted a new body on the car.
Nathan Berry talked about his Pinto bodied Bicknell vintage car and remembers last time at Paradise in a kart while explaining how similar the track was to one he knows back home.
Evan Reynolds spoke about his background as he got ready for his first race at Paradise Speedway in a big car and wondered how different it would be with his Hig Fab Vintage car.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaw Sprints and talks about some emotional victories as well as how the defending champion really pulled out to a big point lead.
|Monday, July 23rd 2018
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Jimmy Phelps recaps his weekend on the track and talks about Hall of Fame Weekend in Weedsport.
Jeremy Smith talks about his three race win streak and his plans to race Aton this Wednesday night.
C.R. Inman explained why he got a late start on Thursday and a problem they had in timed hot laps.
Frank Doll Jr. told me how he got back behind the wheel of a Mod Lite and how it went first time out.
Chris Leone showed off his Mini Stock at Genesee Speedway and talked about how well the car runs.
I had a nice day on Sunday as I got caught up on some sleep and did some interviews in the studio around dinner time. Luckily for me both the people I called were available and those two chats are right at the top for you as we get another work week started.
Also on the site today are three chats from my last two shows with another new person making their debut here too. I’ll be working again today and then racing tonight, weather permitting, with Allie at the NYS Fairgrounds. The weather people say some rain could be in our area so we’ll wait and see.
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we begin with a pair of winners from this past weekend who have really been on their game these last few weeks. Jimmy Phelps recaps his winning weekend on the track and talks about the races he’ll be at the next three nights while looking ahead Hall of Fame Weekend in Weedsport.
Jeremy Smith talks about his three race win streak, his plans to race Aton this Wednesday night and how much better the track was this past Friday night.
C.R. Inman explained why he got a late start on Thursday at Genesee Speedway and described a problem they had in timed hot laps as well as what his plans are for the rest of 2018.
Frank Doll Jr. explains how he got back behind the wheel of a Mod Lite, how the conversation went when the idea was floated and how it went first time out.
Chris Leone showed off his Mini Stock at Genesee Speedway and talked about how well the car runs as well as why he had to switch to his Ransomville car for the short track.
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