Gary Rowe - CPA
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Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday, February 19th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Rob Bellinger talks about his hopes for Florida and the new chassis they are bringing down. 
Mike O’Brien remembered his 2011 season and the 18th place they had in the 200 at Syracuse. 
 
It all has finally started. With the racing that took place at Daytona yesterday, the start of the season is officially here as now stocks cars, late models, sprints and all kinds of other cars have started the season off. Whew! It’s finally here.
 
I had the chance yesterday to chat with two drivers that will be racing down there this week and I hope to get a few more today. One of those drivers is up today while the other one (Michael Storms) is coming up tomorrow.  Plus we spoke with Matt DeLorenzo as he got ready to leave Saturday night and he will be up on Monday too!
 
Also on today is a young Modified driver who called Canandaigua his weekly home this past season. He had a surprising run at Syracuse and did so without the aid of radio communication with his crew. It’s a great story!
 
As I write this up I have the ARCA race paused and I have someone to root for as Waterville’s George Cushman is on the track. I’ll root him on and make every effort I can to get ahold of him today. Good luck to George and everyone down in Florida.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a young man who may be on the road still depending on what time you give it a listen. Rob Bellinger talks about his hopes for Florida and the new chassis they are bringing down. He told me when he expects to reach the Sunshine State today, what they’ll do when they get there and thinks back on how he did last year when he finished 5th in the series. 
 
Mike O’Brien remembered his 2011 season and the 18th place they had in the 200 at Syracuse. He told me about some motor woes they had at Canandaigua, racing without a radio on the mile and described what they are working on for this year.  

 
Saturday, February 18th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Kevin Ward Jr. talks about his go cart race today and the engine they will pick up on the way. 
Rick Crego spoke about his Street Stock, racing against different cars and his quest for win #1. 
 
I had a nice laid back day as I was able to get a little ahead and just do some busy work along the way. On the site today is a pair of new chats, one with someone you know and one with someone you may not know. But each are very good and I know you’ll like them.
 
Up tomorrow you’ll hear from Canandaigua Modified regular Mike O’Brien and hear how he got a top 20 in the 200 lapper at Syracuse without a radio. I’ll be back in the studio today to get a chat to pair it with so be sure to come back tomorrow for more from the world of racing.
 
Today I’ll be watching some racing as Daytona is going twice. It all starts with the ARCA race at 4:30 and the shootout later tonight. Let’s hope nobody gets hurt today as these guys can get a little crazy in these events.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a young man who is racing right now. Kevin Ward Jr. talks about his go cart race today in Pennsylvania and the Sprint Car engine they will pick up on the way. He told me how he did the last time he drove a kart, what he learned about his 360 last year and looks ahead to starting his season at a pair of New York speedways. 
 
Rick Crego spoke about his Street Stock, racing against different cars and his quest for win #1. He told me how different stock cars are depending on where you race, described the work he is doing to get his car ready and why he had to scale back a little last season. 
 
Friday, February 17th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Sam Reakes IV remembered his Sprint Car races from last year and compared it to his Sportsman. 
Dillon Sallows talked about his winning season and the heartbreak he had at Super DIRT Week.
 
I had another busy day on Thursday as I got a lot of new interviews recorded and was able to get ahead by a day. Now today I can take my girls to the new car show in Syracuse and let them see what the new 2012 line looks like. Yep, I’m raising a couple of car girls that’s for sure. Let’s see those boys try to impress them in a few years with their dad’s Hondas with a fart can and cheesy vinyl. Not gonna happen!
 
I have two nice chats for you today and both of them are real good. And in the Sam Reakes conversation we each talk about Sprints of course, but we also talk about why NASCAR just doesn’t excite us. I know a lot of you love it but what does it say when a lot of racing people don’t follow what is supposed to be the premier series in this country?
 
For me, it is just too long. And I think guaranteeing the top 35 in points every week is just plain stupid. Why would I field a car if I did not finish in the top 35 when one of those 35 only takes a few laps and pulls in. It’s a joke in my mind and this year expect to see some short fields as that policy will finally bite them. Make them all qualify like in NHRA. It’s the ultimate closed shop/good ole boys network if you ask me and I would rather spend my time at a local short track. 
 
But with that said, I am so race starved that I will watch this weekend’s shootout as well as the ARCA race earlier on Saturday. And yes, I will watch Daytona next weekend as I need to watch anything right now. I just watched the Continental Tire Series from the road course and I loved it! Great racing, real stock cars (Try to buy an 8 cylinder, 2 door Toyota Sedan) and drivers who were actually allowed to talk truthfully to the media. How refreshing!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who learned a lot in a short period of time last year. Sam Reakes IV remembered his Sprint Car races from last year and compared to his Sportsman. He talked about getting in another driver’s wake, what makes pulling into the pit area so tricky and why he is going to revert to one of his old nicknames for 2012. Nice relaxed chat here! 
 
Dillon Sallows talked about his winning season and the heartbreak he had at Super DIRT Week last year. He told me about getting his first ever feature win at Cornwall, how some motor issues hurt him on the mile and explained why he likes his Friday home so much. 

 
Thursday, February 16th 2012
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Kraig Kinser talked about his Volusia practice sessions and the new chassis he is learning. 
Kevin Beach described his Sportsman season at Big Diamond and possibly adding Grandview. 
 
We have another good day for you here on Doug’s Dirt Diary as we talk to a driver who is racing now in Florida and another who is working now to get ready to race at a pair of Pennsylvania tracks.
 
I hope you enjoy both of these as much as I did recording them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for more as I have several more interviews I am going to do here Wednesday night after I get done writing up this frontpage entry. 
 
I’m still looking for testimonials from you guys. I can use them in my advertising portfolio as we hope to get more race businesses involved here on Doug’s Dirt Diary. If you want racing people, we have them for you here and do over a million actual page downloads a month. Not to shabby huh?
 
Also be sure to get your copy of the Syracuse Post Standard today as I preview all the action taking place this weekend on the dirt and the asphalt in Florida. It’s finally here and I am so happy!
 
Now let’s talk about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a driver who is starting his season down in Florida.  Kraig Kinser talked about his Volusia practice sessions and the new, roomier chassis he is learning. He remembered some of his past at the track, explained what it is that makes the surface a little different and thought back on his start in racing at age thirteen. Good one here! 
 
Kevin Beach described his Sportsman season at Big Diamond and possibly adding Grandview on occasion in 2012. He talked about some bad luck he had along the way, the new car they are building at the shop and why he wants to have a pair of cars ready every weekend.   

 
Wednesday, February 15th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tim Fuller talked about his World of Outlaw race in Georgia and how his tire choice hurt him. 
Michael Weinert chatted about his Modified season at Big Diamond and his hopes for 2012. 
 
I hope you all had a great Valentines Day. I know I did. I did get some work done beforehand and we had a great dinner. My wife loved the card and the wine that I got her. It was a real nice day!
 
Two of the three interviews I did along the way are up today and tomorrow we’ll meet former Big Diamond Sportsman champion Kevin Beach and hear about his plans to double his racing efforts this year. 
 
Plus we have a nice chat with Tim Fuller up today as he chats about his race last weekend in Georgia and how his tire choice for the heat hurt him. He’ll be racing this weekend too and next week so look for him on the tracks in Florida.
 
We also caught up with young Michael Weinert and found out about his season and his plans for this year. And both Michael and Kevin’s interviews were because of one man so a big thanks goes out to Diamond Dog. Thanks buddy! You are helping a lot more than you’ll ever know. 
 
And I could use so help from you guys too! We are putting together a new advertising package and could use some testimonials from you guys. Why you like us, when you listen and how much it means to you to have this information everyday. Please send me your thoughts at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and we want to hear from fans and drivers. Thanks!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who just finished his first race of the year. Tim Fuller talked about his World of Outlaw Late Model race in Georgia and how his tire choice hurt him.   He told me when he knew he was in trouble in the heat race, how good he felt about the power under his right foot and runs down where he will race over the next few weeks. 
 
Michael Weinert chatted about his Modified season at Big Diamond and his hopes for 2012. He talked about a set up issue they had early on, described something they found in the shop this off season and looks ahead to getting his season started with his first ever race at Selinsgrove. 

 
Tuesday, February 14th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jason Sides recaps his All Star races in Georgia including one that slipped away on Saturday.
Doug Williams tells me how he picked up his first ever Mod Lite win down at East Bay Raceway. 
Jeff Hachmann gets ready for the DIRTCar Nationals and tells fans how to get special deals. 
 
I had a good start to my work week as I got some work done and also wrote up another article for the Syracuse Post Standard that will be in today’s edition. I was able to write about some actual racing including the races that today’s guests were in.
 
I hope you enjoy both of these racer chats as each of these drivers had fun last weekend, although one I think had a lot more fun than the other. I also have a couple of things set up for today so be sure to come back tomorrow as you never know who we may get ahold of.
 
Of course our Modified teams are working right now to get ready for their tow down to Florida and you can find out more on the 41st Annual DIRTcar Nationals in my interview with Jeff Hachmann. And yes, special deals are still available. Go to www.dirtcarnationals.com for more. It begins tonight!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a chat with a driver who will be doing something different this year. Jason Sides recaps his All Star races in Georgia that saw him finish in tenth and second place. He told me how he lost the lead on the final lap on Saturday, what he saw that caused him to lift a little and ran down what he will do this year as he will not be following a specific series.
 
Doug Williams tells me how he picked up his first ever Mod Lite win down at East Bay Raceway. He talked about watching the leaders take each other out, how the opportunity came about to run this race and how being in the right place at the right time helped make it happen. 
 
Jeff Hachmann gets ready for the DIRTCar Nationals beginning tonight and tells fans how to get special deals. We talked about how fans can get a free pit pass, how to save money on hotel rooms and reminded everyone to check out www.dirtcarnationals.com for more. 

 
Monday, February 13th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Zach Aubertine tells me about his winning season in 2011 and his hopes to travel more in 2012. 
Paul Szmal talks about Ransomville’s Hangover Race and his season as an announcer at Canandaigua. 
 
It was a snowy day in Central New York on Sunday and I was just plain beat! My dad and I went to watch a local bowling tournament and then I made a few calls before calling it a day. Some days it is just hard to get going and yesterday was one of those days.
 
Now today I need to get a lot done as I need some more interviews and need to write another article for the Syracuse Post Standard. The nice thing is that there was some actual racing this past weekend so at least that part will be easy.
 
There is racing taking place this week at Volusia as well so after a way too long off season, we will soon have lots of current news to chat about. So be sure to keep checking back and keep those requests coming to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com
 
Now let’s talk more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who was hard at work this past weekend. Zach Aubertine tells me about his winning season in 2011 and his hopes to travel more in 2012. He talked about his embarrassing moment at Wall Stadium, the night he won with his employer watching and why you will never see any red on his racecars again. 
 
Paul Szmal talks about Ransomville’s Hangover Race and his season as an announcer at Canandaigua. He told me how nice it was to return to a track he had not been to in years, how much he enjoyed his return to The Land of Legends and his recent announcing gig in Daytona. 

 
     
 
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