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Sunday, January 22nd 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Scott Kerwin remembered his two win season at Ransomville and the big crash he had on night one. 
Matt Janczuk told me how he and his fiancée won a local contest for a free wedding reception. 
Brock Moore runs down what will happen at this year’s Kenny Moore Classic at Black Rock. 

I had a busy day on Saturday and as I am typing this up I am getting ready to watch the SU/Notre Dame game. I have a good amount of fast forward built up so I should be able to zip through the commercials and catch up right at the end. Sweet!
 
I got a lot done on Saturday as I recorded four new conversations. I have today all set and in the can are chats with Charlie Donk and Brad Alger. I am going to a birthday party here after the game and then tomorrow will take my daughter to her first ever hockey game. 
 
I am however looking to get back in the studio afterwards as I need some stuff for Tuesday, so racers if you are around Sunday night after dinner time, shoot me an email at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and let’s get it done. I’ll try facebook again too so hopefully everything will work out for me.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who almost did something he had never done before. Scott Kerwin remembered his two win season at Ransomville and the big crash he had on night one. He talked about his first ever time stuck inside the racecar upside down, how quickly he rebounded with a feature win and how two tough finishes late cost him a chance at his first Modified championship. 
 
Matt Janczuk told me how he and his fiancée won a local radio contest for a free wedding reception worth $10,000. He talked about going on the air at 93Q this week, described their reaction to the news and thanked all the people who voted for them online. Congratulations Matt! First win came early this year. 
 
Brock Moore runs down what will happen at this year’s Kenny Moore Classic at Black Rock Speedway March 31st. He talked about the move to a new speedway, the divisions that will be running and previews a series for Slingshots that he is also involved with. 

 
Saturday, January 21st 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Richie Eurich recaps his season racing at Orange County & Accord and his pair of feature wins. 
Lorraine Powelczyk explains why she almost retired from racing and told me why she is staying.  
 
Another weekend is upon us and I have a pair of chats for you to listen to today. Both are Season in Review interviews and both are very good. I was back in the studio on Friday although the big snows everyone keeps predicting have not materialized as of 2 PM on Friday.
 
Today I will be back in the studio and at a birthday party tonight. Tomorrow I am taking my oldest daughter to the Syracuse Crunch game. It will be her first hockey game and her second event of the weekend as we took in a girls basketball game on Friday night.
 
I am still having a lot of fun doing this website and am doing my best to get to the requests you guys have been sending me. Most of the interviews you are hearing these past few weeks are from requests from you so keep them coming to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com
 
A big “thank-you” goes out to Town Mechanical for their continued support of this website. They are one of our original sponsors and I am so proud to have them still on board. So when you need them for a plumbing emergency, call the number on their ad and tell them that Doug sent you. 
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a driver who just passed Will Cagle in wins at his Saturday home. Richie Eurich recaps his season racing at Orange County & Accord and his pair of feature wins. He talked about a motor issue they had early on, the tough race day he had at Eastern States and described what they are working on at his shop for 2012.  
 
Lorraine Powelczyk explains why she almost retired from racing and told me why she is staying put after meeting a young fan. She talked about one hard crash she had at Brewerton, the need for a little more power under the hood and described what would be her ultimate way to win a feature. 

 
Friday, January 20th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Bobby Varin recaps his season racing weekly at three tracks as well as his first 360 Sprint win. 
Ernie Saxton talks about the addition of Sportsman at Grandview and possibly driving again. 
 
I got a lot done yesterday as I was back in the studio and on the road visiting with potential sponsors. It was a productive day and I am now ahead by a day with conversations up tomorrow with Richie Eurich and Brewerton Speedway racer Lorraine Powelczyk. 
 
As you can see we have two big names on the site today and both of these chats are real good so I know you will enjoy them. Both of these guys are good friends of mine (Bobby and I are too much alike) and both have been at this game a long time. Ernie turns 70 tomorrow too so be sure to pass along your birthday wishes. Happy Birthday Ernie! 
 
Today I will be back in the studio and I have a few things set up including one for a story I will be writing next week about the comeback of Fulton and Oswego Speedways last year. Both had their best year in quite some time and I want to make sure that the non-racing public here in Central New York knows that. It was great to see!
 
On Saturday I will be in the studio in the afternoon and then at Beth Schneider’s birthday party that night at the Thompson Road Tavern. I will be seeing a lot of my racing friends there and I hear they make some real good chicken wings too. So I hope to see you guys there too!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a driver who did something this past year that he had never done before. Bobby Varin recaps his season racing weekly at three tracks as well as his first ever 360 Sprint Car win. He told me about his pair of $10,000 Modified wins, explains why he seems to do better in the longer races and remembers when he was heard both boos & cheers in victory lane on the very same night. 
 
Ernie Saxton talks about the addition of Sportsman weekly at Grandview and the possibility of driving a racecar again this year. He reminded drivers to stop by the Grandview booth this weekend at Motorsports 2012, thought back to a match race he did against a media type a few years back and tells us what we can read about in his latest column in Area Auto Racing News. 

 
Thursday, January 19th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Casey Williams remembers his season racing weekly at Utica Rome and talks about his feature win.
Brett Deyo talks about the races he is promoting as well as the Reading Fairgrounds Reunion. 
Rob Mortier tells me how fans and racers can get 1:16 scale models of their favorite Modifieds. 
 
We got a lot done in the studio yesterday as you can see and we have three new chats for you today because of that. I also wrote up a new article for the Syracuse Post Standard running down the nightly costs a modified race team has. It’s more than you might think especially if you throw in the hours in the shop.
 
I have three good ones on the site today as we meet a racer who turned his season around after a trip to his chassis manufacturer. Plus a young promoter who is really making a name for himself and I also tell you how you can get 1:12 scale models of your favorite Modified teams. Give them all a listen and go to www.rpmcollectables.net to see some of the great work that Rob Mortier does. It’s pretty impressive.
 
We had a few issues yesterday with the site as our server company had some issues. I know they will get it fixed as they always have in the past so no worries here. And as I write this up at dinnertime, I still have a few more conversations to record so look for another great day on the site tomorrow.  

Speaking of tomorrow, Bobby Varin will be up with a very honest Season in Review followed by a real nice chat witrh Richie Eurich on Saturday.  So alot of good things are still to come your way. 
 
Now let’s chat in more detail about what is new on the Audio Page. I begin with a driver who just missed the top ten in points at his weekly home. Casey Williams remembers his season racing weekly at Utica Rome Speedway and talks about his feature win. He told me how his second career Modified win felt different than his first, how he enjoyed doing some traveling last year and what he is working on in his shop right now. 
 
Brett Deyo talks about the races he will promote this year as well as the Reading Fairgrounds Reunion next month. He told me how pleased he was with the results he saw last season, wonders if he may add a date this year and comments on how the news from Bridgeport Speedway is changing things down in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. For more go to www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com .
 
Rob Mortier tells me how fans and racers can get 1:16 scale models of their favorite Modified drivers. He talks about the cost for each car, explains how he gets them to look so accurate and how slot car racers can also add Modified bodies to their cars at a very low cost. Go to www.rpmcollectables.net for more. 

 
Wednesday, January 18th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Stewart Friesen remembers his 22 win season in 2011 and talks about his upcoming shows. 
Lenny Sammons previews Motorsports 2012 taking place this weekend down in Oaks, Pennsylvania. 
 
It was a cold and rainy day in Central New on Tuesday and a lot of the snow we picked up over the last few days is now sitting in puddles on the grass. But another front is coming through so we should be back to typical winter weather real soon. Fret not snowmobilers. 
 
Two real nice ones are on the site today including one with a driver who has won 47 times over the last few years and a preview of Motorsports 2012 with the man who makes that event happen. That takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on Oaks, Pennsylvania. 
 
Today I’ll be back in the studio and as I write this up just before dinner time I am going to get back on the phone and see if I can’t get a little ahead. And I will also be writing up a new column for the Syracuse Post Standard although I am not quite sure what it will be just yet. 
 
Now let’s chat more about the two conversations I have for you today on the Audio Page. I begin with a driver who has really come into his own the past few seasons. Stewart Friesen remembers his 22 win season in 2011 and talks about his upcoming shows. He told me how Sunday at Syracuse was both his best & worst day of the year, described how he did at each of his three weekly homes and the new shop he is in right now.  
 
Lenny Sammons previews Motorsports 2012 taking place this weekend down in Oaks, Pennsylvania. He talked about the events taking place on all three days, looked ahead to the Gamblers Classic in Atlantic City February 3rd & 4th and explained how fans can get involved in the Ms. Motorsports Pageant Saturday night. 

 
Tuesday, January 17th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Lance Willix remembered his 2011 season that saw him win features on both dirt and asphalt. 
Katelyn Kane had a breakout year in 2011 and explained how up & down her season really was.
 
It was finally a little warmer here in Central New York on Monday as the thermometer almost got back up to the freezing mark. Even though it was just 29 degrees outside, it sure felt warmer than that after a couple of days in single digits. 
 
I wrote up a new article for the Syracuse Post Standard that will appear in today’s edition and did some busy work around the house. The day just got away from me but fortunately I was ahead by a day in the studio so it was no big deal at all. 
 
On the site today is another pair of Season in Review interviews with drivers who won races in 2011. Both of these are real good chats too so be sure to give them a listen. I have been getting some requests at doug@dougsdirtdiray.com and I am working on those for later this week. Keep them coming. 
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a driver from the North Country who had a tough year motor wise. Lance Willix remembered his 2011 season that saw him win features on both dirt and asphalt. He talked about learning the super fast ¼ mile at Glen Ridge, described how easy it was to overdrive at Thunder Alley and explained how much money it takes to have fun on an incident free race night. Wow! 
 
Katelyn Kane had a breakout year in 2011 and explained how up & down her season really was. She told me how great it felt to finally win her first Sportsman feature, wondered if her third place finish on Outlaw Weekend at Fulton may have been her best run of the year and described this past weekend in Canada at the Bicknell Open House.
 
Monday, January 16th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Joel Doiron talks about his season at Cornwall and explained when he turned his year around.
Sam Piazza remembered 2011 and explained why he moved from Sportsman to Modified. 
 
We had a nice day on Sunday as I watched some football, took the kids sledding and did some work in the studio. I recorded two new chats and both of those will show up tomorrow. In the can now are Season in Review interviews with Lance Willix and Katelyn Kane.
 
Up today is a pair of chats I did over the weekend. Both of these are Season in Reviews as well so sit down, grab your beverage of choice and give them a listen. Today I will be back in the studio before bowling and will also be writing up my latest column for the Syracuse Post Standard. 
 
It will be nice to actually write about some racing this time around as I have the Chili Bowl, the Wild West Shootout and the Dakar Rally to write about. Did you guys hear that Robby Gordon finished fifth in the in the Dakar Rally? He actually won the final stage on Sunday. Way to go!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page as I get ready to sit down and watch the Giants/Green Bay on my DVR. Joel Doiron talks about his season at Cornwall and explained when he turned his year around. He told me about some of his superstitions, described what he does for the Ontario Provincial Police and the new car that he was convinced to pick up this off season.  
 
Sam Piazza remembered 2011 and explained why he moved from Sportsman to Modified. He told me how close he came to winning the ROC Sportsman championship, what he learned along the way and ran down his plans for this coming season. 

 
     
 
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