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Sunday, January 8th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tony Steiner remembers his three win season and talks about his solid finish at Super DIRT Week.
Bret Belden tells me about his participation in the Always a Champion program and how to vote. 
 
Back today with more new interviews including a Season in Review and a chance for you to vote for one of our own to possibly win a big money sponsorship from Champion Spark Plugs. So make sure to give both of these a good listen.
 
As for me, I am typing this up during timeouts from the SU hoops game. Then after the game I will be back in the studio hoping to get a little ahead with interviews. Today we’ll be back in the studio again with the need to get ahead so I can do some other work and bowl in league play on Monday after two weeks off. Uh oh!
 
I’m starting to get excited about the 2012 season as there are a lot of changes coming and some great story lines to follow. I hope you are feeling that way too as there are lot of positives right now and we in the northeast are very fortunate as we have a lot of good things going on. So don’t let the little things or the forums get you down. We are the best kept secret in racing and we’re doing just fine!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I start with a driver who ran on two different surfaces this past season. Tony Steiner remembers his three win season and talks about his solid finish at Super DIRT Week. He told me how quickly he adapted to the asphalt at Thunder Alley Speedpark, how the surface at Brewerton changes at about the halfway point of the feature and thinks back on one hard hit he had at Cayuga County. 
 
Bret Belden tells me about his participation in the Always a Champion program and how fans can vote for him. He explained how he first became involved in the program, how they were able to put a highlight video together and what he is doing at his race shop after a winless season in 2011. Go to www.bretskiracing.com to vote. 

 
Saturday, January 7th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Billy Pauch Jr. talks about his new ride for 2012 with the 66 team and his other racing plans. 
Kylie Sanford remembers her finishes at Syracuse and tells me where she will race weekly in 2012. 
 
We were back in the studio on Friday and back recording new interviews. Two new clips are up for you today and I’ll be back behind the mic on Saturday both before and after the SU basketball game. Go Orange!
 
I had a great vacation and am happy to be back doing what I am supposed to be doing. A big thanks also goes out to Kinney Kar Kare, Dig Safely New York and Racers Preferred Models for their recent sponsorship of this website. Also Gary Rowe, Commercial Roofing and Sheetmetal and Town Mechanical have all stayed with us as well. Thanks!
 
So next time you need product or services, make sure to look for our sponsors first and always support the businesses that support racing. There are a lot of fine companies that sponsor me and many of the racecars you root for every weekend, so give them your business and say thanks with your buying dollars. I am so thankful as without their help, this site would not exist…period!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I start with a young man who has a lot of good things going on in his life right now. Billy Pauch Jr. talks about his new ride for 2012 at New Egypt with the 66 team and his other racing plans. He told me how the opportunity came about, what they have in their race shop and how much he’ll miss racing the Sprint Car weekly at Lincoln.  To vote for Billy, go to www.alwaysachampion.com   
 
Kylie Sanford remembers her finishes at Syracuse and tells me where she will race weekly in 2012. She told me how much she enjoyed her first race weekend with a clone motor, how much she enjoys coaching her younger step brother and her hopes to race a Crate Late Model in a few years. 

 
Friday, January 6th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Peter Argetsinger and Glenn Donnelly discuss the newest developments with CNY Raceway Park. 
Brett Hearn recaps his 2011 season and tells me how special it was to win his 800th feature. 
 
We are back today with our first new interviews of 2012 and they are both very big. Anyone who follows road course racing knows the Argetsinger name and today you’ll get to hear from Peter who is the architect of the racetrack planned in the town of Hastings. Yes, this clip is long but it is the entire press conference and there is a lot of great information in there including Argetsinger’s first time in a racecar which took place in Dundee, New York. 
 
Also Brett Hearn talks about his memorable season as he gets a pair of racecars ready for Florida in six weeks. We’ll be doing Season in Reviews for a few weeks more before starting to chat about the coming year. But there are still a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to 2012, so I’ll hold off until we know more.
 
And as always I did end up working during my vacation and both the interviews we have up today were recorded on days off. It’s not a bad thing to love your job is it? And I love mine!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a chat with a man who knows a thing or two about road racing. Peter Argetsinger and Glenn Donnelly discuss the newest developments with CNY Raceway Park with media members including myself. They talk about the thoughts behind the design, what they hope happens in 2012 and the positive impact the facility could have on the region. This is long but well worth your time! 
 
Brett Hearn recaps his 2011 season and tells me how special it was to win his 800th feature the way that he did. He also talked about a new Friday night option he has this year, how much he enjoyed his Accord championship and how it slipped away at Lebanon Valley. 

 
Thursday, January 5th 2012
   Top five downloaded interviews of Doug Elkins as a driver:
 
Alan Rudalavage interviews Doug Elkins about his feature win in a Four Cylinder Super Stock. 
Brian Freese interviews Doug Elkins after leading every lap to win his first ever feature race.
Chad Homan asks Doug Elkins about his second place finish and his pass in the final corner.
Andrew Harpell interviews Doug Elkins after coming from eight to finish second in his heat. 
Willy Decker interviews Doug Elkins after winning his second heat race in as many weeks.
 
 
Alan Rudalavage interviews Doug Elkins about his feature win in a Four Cylinder Super Stock at the Brewerton Speedway. He asked him how it felt to win a race, how the opportunity came about as well as a series of eight prepared questions that he put together many months ago. Thanks for your time on this one Alan!  
 
Brian Freese interviews Doug Elkins after leading every lap to win his first ever Four Cylinder Super Stock feature race at Brewerton Speedway. 
 
Chad Homan asks Doug Elkins about his second place finish in the Four Cylinder Super Stock feature at the Brewerton Speedway and his pass for that position in the final corner.  The reason you hear me laughing in the background is that I still cannot process what happened. 
 
Andrew Harpell interviews Doug Elkins after coming from eight to finish second in his Four Cylinder Super Stock heat race at the Brewerton Speedway.  
 
Willy Decker interviews Doug Elkins after winning his second heat race in as many weeks in the Claude Hutchings owned Four Cylinder Super Stock at Brewerton. 

 
Wednesday, January 4th 2012
   Top five downloaded interviews of December 2011:
 
Glenn Donnelly takes me around CNY Raceway Park and talks about what is happening now. 
Wade Hendrickson talks about his season at New Egypt and explained why he did not run for points.
Jeremie Corcoran talks about his decision to keep Canandaigua DIRTcar sanctioned for 2012. 
Matt DeLorenzo recaps his 2011 season and tells me why he is looking forward to racing Fridays. 
Johnny Scarbrough talked about his season at Fonda Speedway and the new car at his shop. 
 
 
Glenn Donnelly takes me around CNY Raceway Park as the work continues and talks about what is happening right now. He also told me when they hope to get the first racecar on the road course, how busy other road courses are and how accessible it will be to the public. Sounds great doesn’t it?   
 
Wade Hendrickson talks about his season at New Egypt and explained why he did not run for points. He told me how long it took him to learn this track, which veteran driver helped him with some set up advice and his plans to run next year as a weekly competitor at Grandview Speedway. 
 
Jeremie Corcoran talks about his decision to keep Canandaigua Motorsports Park DIRTcar sanctioned for 2012. He told me how tough the decision was, when he actually made it and why he is going to add 305 Sprints on a bi-weekly basis next year. 
 
Matt DeLorenzo recaps his 2011 season and tells me why he is looking forward to racing Fridays again this year. He also told me why he feels the Fonda Speedway does so well with car counts, wonders why he just can’t seem to figure out Utica Rome and describes the need to get better on Hoosier tires. He’ll be on them in February in Florida. 
 
Johnny Scarbrough talked about his season at Fonda Speedway and the new car he is assembling at his shop. He also told me why he feels the crate engine class is not for him anymore, what he learned in 2011 and what he songs he sings to himself as he is passing cars on the racetrack. 

 
Tuesday, January 3rd 2012
   Top five downloaded interviews from November 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Jessica Zemken chatted about her year in a Sprint Car and doing her own deal next season.
Glenn Donnelly described some of the conversations he was having about CNY Raceway Park. 
Kenny Tremont described his struggles at Utica Rome and talked about Malta going dirt.  
Mike Leaty won a lot of races in 2011 and talked about what he was wanting at the trade show.
Tim McCreadie recapped his 2011 season that saw him win in both Late Models and Modifieds. 
 
 
Jessica Zemken chatted about her year in a Sprint Car and doing her own deal next season. She talked some of the new racetracks she visited, what she learned about 410 racing and remembers some of the highlights she had at some of the most storied tracks out there. 
 
Glenn Donnelly described some of the conversations he was having about CNY Raceway Park with the people who toured the Parts Peddler show on Saturday. 
 
Kenny Tremont described his struggles at Utica Rome in 2011 and Albany Saratoga. He told me where he was off on the big half mile, how he won championships at his two other weekly homes and why he feels the transition to asphalt didn’t work at Malta. 
 
Mike Leaty won a lot of races on the asphalt in 2011 and talked about what he was wanting at the trade show. He told me how well he did at his weekly track, how things went on the ROC tour and described his hopes to travel even more in 2012.  
 
Tim McCreadie recapped his 2011 season that saw him win in both Late Models and Modifieds. He talked about the struggles he had getting his full fendered car to be consistent, how much he enjoyed his two wins at the World Finals and explains why today’s racing games are so accurate compared to those in the past.  

 
Monday, January 2nd 2012
   Top five downloaded interviews from October 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Johnny Scarborough finished in second place and explained why he was not pulling his engine. 
Glenn Donnelly describes Central NY Motorsports Park and the three racetracks within the facility. 
Duane Howard tells me about his win in the Freedom 76’r as well as his plans to run at Fulton.
Stewart Friesen spoke to the media after winning the 200 lapper for the second straight year.
Cory Reed talks about the rained out Outlaw 200, the refund policy and Thursday at Brewerton.
 
 
Johnny Scarborough finished in second place and explained why he was not pulling his engine as requested by the Fulton Speedway tech staff. 
 
Glenn Donnelly describes Central NY Motorsports Park and the three different racetracks that will be operating on the premises. He talked about where the project is right now, when they hope to have cars on the track for the first time and what they learned from the synthetic surface experiment they did at the Brewerton Speedway. Lots of great info here! 
 
Duane Howard tells me about his win in the Freedom 76’r as well as his plans to run at Accord and Fulton this weekend. He talked about how a restart with three laps to go set up a fantastic finish at Grandview, why he will not be at Syracuse this year and thought back to the last time he raced in the 200 lapper at Fulton. 
 
Stewart Friesen spoke to the media in victory lane after winning the SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 by Ferris and Snapper Mowers for the second straight year. 
 
Cory Reed talks about the rained out Outlaw 200, the refund policy and the Thursday show at Brewerton. He described what it was that made it so tough to run the show on Sunday at Fulton and ran down the rule changes for this Thursday’s Hurricane 100 compared to what it has been in the past. 

 
     
 
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