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Sunday, January 1st 2012
   Top five downloaded interviews from September 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Alan Johnson told me about the 10j car, how it did last weekend and a little of it’s history.
Johnny Scarborough talked about selling his Sportsman stuff and the fun he is having at Fulton. 
Stewart Friesen described a motor issue he had on Thursday and a car change for Brewerton. 
Mitch Gibbs explained how he got a ride for Sunday and what his goals were for the evening. 
Gary Tomkins picked up fifteen spots at Mr. Dirt Track USA and described how his night went. 
 
 
Alan Johnson told me about the 10j car he had at Brewerton Speedway, how it did last weekend at Fulton and a shared a little about the car’s history. 
 
Johnny Scarborough talked about selling his Sportsman stuff and the fun he is having the last few weeks at the Fulton Speedway.  
 
Stewart Friesen described a motor issue he had on Thursday at Lebanon Valley and a car/crew change for Friday at Brewerton in the final point race.  
 
Mitch Gibbs told me how he got a Modified ride for Sunday at Utica Rome and what his goals were for the evening. 
 
Gary Tomkins picked up fifteen spots at Mr. Dirt Track USA and described how his night went. He wondered why he had a ball of fire under the car for a while, how close he came to getting black flagged because of it and described some gains he has been making with the Deuce Car on Friday at Brewerton.  

 
Saturday, December 31st 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from August 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Billy Pauch Sr. talked about win number one hundred at New Egypt and his race shop’s open house.
Tony Stewart talked about his fifth place finish and how he fell back while trying to advance.
Jeremie Corcoran talks about his new role in Weedsport and the ESS show at Canandaigua.
Alan Johnson told me about the new sheet metal he had on his Modified and why he switched cars.
Pat Ward remembered his big crash at Grandview and explained why he made some safety changes.
 
 
Billy Pauch Sr. talked about getting win number one hundred at New Egypt ten days ago and why he feels he does better against a better level of competition. He told me about some changes they made in the off season, his race shop’s open house on Sunday and how much he enjoyed seeing people from his past. Good clip here.  
 
Tony Stewart talked with Jeremiah Fish about his fifth place finish and how he fell back while trying to advance. He told him how a good draw for the heat helped, how he got in the air for a moment and where he will race a Sprint Car again this week.  
 
Jeremie Corcoran talks about his new role as Promoter at Weedsport and the ESS show at Canandaigua two weekends ago. He explains how the opportunity came about, why he felt it was best to tackle it on his own and described some of the work he did to the place on Monday. Very honest chat here guys! 
 
Alan Johnson told me about the new sheet metal he had on his Modified at the Brewerton Speedway and why he switched cars for this night. 
 
Pat Ward remembered his big crash at Grandview and explained why he made some equipment changes after it. He told me what scared him most after the crash, why he decided to change his seat and what he was going to try later that night to race even safer still. Good clip for you racers out there and fans who want to learn more. 

 
Friday, December 30th 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from July 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Eric Kingsley tells us why he is no longer promoting at the New Cayuga County Speedway.
Billy Pauch Sr. talked about winning his tenth of the year at New Egypt and the fun he is having.
Jessica Zemken went over what a struggle it was for her team to make it to Central New York. 
Tom Deery responds to our interview with Eric Kingsley and talks about Sportsman at Weedsport. 
Charlie Donk talked about his Sprint Car races so far this year and saying goodbye to Modifieds.
 
 
Eric Kingsley tells us why he is no longer promoting races at the New Cayuga County Speedway. This was recorded at 8:30 PM Monday night after the site was already updated, that is why it is at the bottom of the page. 
 
Billy Pauch Sr. talked about winning his tenth Modified race of the year at New Egypt and the fun he is having. He also told me how he came from 18th this past weekend, how a late race restart helped him get the opportunity to go for the lead and explained why winning number 100 at the track will be just another night for him.  
 
Jessica Zemken went over what a struggle it was for her team just to make it to Central New York for the mid summer Sprint shootout at Rolling Wheels.  Extra chatter you were not supposed to hear at the end.  
 
Tom Deery responds to our interview with Eric Kingsley and talks about the situation with Sportsman sanctioning at Weedsport now as well as down the road.  
 
Charlie Donk talked about his Sprint Car races so far this year and saying goodbye to Modified racing after he finishes his season at Canandaigua.   

 
Thursday, December 29th 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from June 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Eric Kingsley gets me up to speed on what is going on at Cayuga County and quells some rumors. 
Bobby Varin talks about his weekend shows and the bad luck he found last night at Fonda.
Jessica Zemken has been running both 410 & 360 Sprint Cars and talked about some recent gains.
Rich Scagliotta just won his first Modified race anywhere and talked about his late pass down low.
Vinny Salerno gets ready to race with Tim McCreadie today and told me where his team is now. 
 
 
Eric Kingsley gets me up to speed on what is going on at Cayuga County and quells some rumors about the tracks future. He explains why he is still committed to running weekly, how tough the first few shows have been and offers his take on Sunday’s show at Rolling Wheels.  
 
Bobby Varin talks about his weekend shows and the bad luck that found him several times the night before at Fonda. 
 
Jessica Zemken has been running both 410 & 360 Sprint Cars all over the country and talked about some recent gains. She told J Fish about getting better in time trials, her upcoming return to Fonda & Utica Rome and wonders if her past races at Williams Grove would help her on this night.  
 
Rich Scagliotta just won his first Modified race anywhere and talked about his late pass down low that got him the victory at Brewerton. Congrats Rich!  
 
Vinny Salerno gets ready to race with driver Tim McCreadie at Canandaigua today and told me where his team is now as he gets closer to where he was before the theft of his hauler two years ago in Canada. He talked about the biggest things he lost, how he has recovered from that and why the ROC series seems to be more popular right now. Good one here! 

 
Wednesday, December 28th 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from May 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Chad Brachmann tells me what he saw when he hit a wall of water on a restart at Ransomville.
Glenn Donnelly talked about the test session at Brewerton and explained how things went.
Scott Kerwin described the wild ride he took in the Ransomville crash and how he is doing now. 
Pat Ward explained how the test was in the car and talked about his Fulton Speedway win.
Billy Pauch Jr. talks about his races in both Modified & Sprint Cars and his college graduation. 
 
 
Chad Brachmann tells me what he saw when he hit a wall of water on a restart at Ransomville in their season opener on Friday. He talked about how the track was before he got on the gas on the backstretch, what he did to try not to nose into the wall too hard in turn one and why he does not think there was anything the track could have done to prevent it. 
 
Glenn Donnelly talked about the test session at Brewerton and explained what the surface is made up & how it was applied. He told me about the conditions they were shooting for, what he learned from the test and what the big picture goals of this new mix are.  
 
Scott Kerwin described the wild ride he took in the Ransomville crash and how he is doing now. He also told me what he heard on the radio beforehand, what it felt like to be upside down for several minutes and how thankful he is that he had good safety equipment on.  
 
Pat Ward explained how the test was in the car at Brewerton and talked about his Fulton Speedway win. He described the racing surface he won on, who was fast late in the race and looks ahead to getting his season started at Brewerton. 
 
Billy Pauch Jr. talks about his races in both Modified and Sprint Cars and his recent college graduation. He told me how he battled up front with a legendary driver at Big Diamond, how well he is adapting to a new type of car on Saturdays and who taught him to work hard at anything you do. Congratulations Mr. Pauch!   

 
Tuesday, December 27th 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from April 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Tim McCreadie gave me his initial thoughts on Penn Can and talked about his Late Model woes.
Billy Decker recaps his first few races of 2011 and comments on the two types of tires out there.
Tim Fuller looks ahead to a World of Outlaw race this weekend and talks about his future.
Alan Johnson recapped his Friday night at Glen Ridge and told me about his ride for Saturday.
Brett Hearn talks about his season opening win at Accord and runs down his weekly plans.
 
 
Tim McCreadie gave me his initial thoughts on Penn Can as he looked it over for the first time since he was a young boy and talked about his Late Model woes.  
 
Billy Decker recaps his first few races of 2011 and comments on the two types of tires out there. He talked about how he did with each tire, wonders what the season may bring and tells me about his other passion that he does not get to do as much as he would like. 
 
Tim Fuller gets ready for a World of Outlaw race this weekend and talks about his immediate future. He talked about seeing his Modified buddies last weekend at Fonda, described what he has at his race shop and how his head is right now. Good chat! 
 
Alan Johnson recapped his Friday night at Glen Ridge and told me about his ride for Saturday. He explained how the deal came about to drive the 97 car, how it felt to him in the warm up session and where we will see him race next. 
 
Brett Hearn talks about his season opening win at Accord and runs down his weekly plans for the early part of the year. He told me how the changes at his Friday track have helped the quality of the racing, how close he came to racing on Saturday and why we will see him at Utica Rome a lot on Sundays. 

 
Monday, December 26th 2011
   Top five downloaded interviews from March 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
John Wight explains why the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways will be independent in 2011.
Jimmy Horton III talks about his second place at New Egypt and his string of top five finishes.
Brett Hearn recaps his four Modified races at Volusia and tells me where he’ll be racing weekly. 
Jimmy Phelps showed off his Modified this past weekend and talked about his weekly homes.
Tom Deery, Roger Slack and Joe Skotnicki join me to talk about World Racing Group’s plans.
 
 
John Wight explains why the Brewerton and Fulton Speedways will be independent in 2011. He talked about the factors involved in his decision, what it means to the Modified & Sportsman teams and his desire to hear from drivers & fans this weekend at Motorsports Expo 2011.  
 
Jimmy Horton III talks about his second place at New Egypt on Saturday and his string of top five finishes. He told me about his battle for second place with Billy Decker, explained why he lost the handle on his car a little in the closing laps and wonders if he’ll be at Grandview this Saturday. 
 
Brett Hearn recaps his four Modified races at Volusia and tells me where he’ll be racing weekly this coming season. He talked about how happy he was to finish in the top five every night in Florida, how hard he worked during the off season in an effort to be better and explained why he is so concerned now about the future. 
 
Jimmy Phelps showed off his Modified this past weekend at the New York State Fairgrounds and talked about his weekly homes. He told me why the changes would not affect where he races, commented on how little has actually changed and wonders how this year will shake out in the long run. 
 
Tom Deery, Roger Slack and Joe Skotnicki join me to talk about World Racing Group’s plans for 2011 and beyond. We talk about the scaled back Super DIRTcar Series, changes at Rolling Wheels Raceway and of course Syracuse. 

 
     
 
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