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Thursday, December 13th 2018
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Billy Pauch Jr. talks about racing indoors this weekend in New Jersey and last weekend in St. Louis.
Scott Kreutter spoke about his hopes for the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals and his 2018 season.
Alex Bright remembers his 2nd place in Trenton and talked about his practice Wednesday in California.

I had a nice day on Wednesday as we did some writing and got to speak with some people who will be racing beginning tonight in Trenton, New Jersey. You know, the more I hear about this East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals the more I think that I really need to get out next year to see this in person. Sounds like quite the show.
 
That show is what we’re all about today as we chat with three drivers, each from different disciplines. The race begins tonight as 60 600 Micros will attempt to qualify followed by the same number tomorrow. And listen to these drivers, the track is racy all get out so you need to get out and see some racing where it’s nice and warm inside the Cure Insurance Arena.
 
Now let’s talk a little more about the three drivers who you can listen to on the Audio Page right now. Billy Pauch Jr. talks about racing a Micro Sprint indoors this weekend in New Jersey, describes what he likes best about this new event and remembers racing a Midget last weekend in St. Louis.

Scott Kreutter spoke about his hopes for the East Coast Indoor Dirt Nationals th9s weekend, remembered a tough go in the event last season and tells me some things about his 2018 season.  
 
Alex Bright remembers his 2nd place last year’s indoors in Trenton, explains how he lost the lead on a restart with two to go and talked about his practice Wednesday night in California. 
 
Wednesday, December 12th 2018
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Jimmy Phelps talks about the USAC Sprint show in Weedsport on June 16th and some off season work.
Max Hill evaluates how he did in his second season in a Late Model and what they are doing right now.

It’s right back at it again today as Wednesday is upon us. After a nice day off on Tuesday we’ll be back in the studio again and back writing as well. Big race this weekend in Trenton as an indoor dirt race will see drivers from all types of disciplines on the track this weekend. If you can, go as I hear this is a great race!
 
Still having a lot of fun in the off-season and getting to spend lots of time with my kids, my family and friends. I hope you guys are doing well too and not letting this time of the year overwhelm you. Remember what is important at this busy time of the year.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page starting with some local news. Jimmy Phelps talks about the USAC Sprint show in Weedsport on June 16th, hints at another possible add to the 2019 schedule and described some off season work being done right now.  
 
Max Hill evaluates how he did in his second season in a Late Model, how much he enjoyed traveling to some different racetracks and what they are doing right now to get ready for 2019.  
 
Tuesday, December 11th 2018
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Billy Van Pelt talks about his 20th championship at Woodhull and gives teams some off season tips.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car schedule and the PRI show in Indy.

I had a nice day on Monday as I did some writing and some work in the studio. I got enough ahead that I will be able to take today off ahead of another week of bowling later tonight. Dad got a new ball and I can’t wait to see how he throws it.

We have two nice chats in the can too with a local Late Model racer and a local track GM as they will give us some news. Plus I may get more done later tonight as I am always ready to get some work done after bowling. And if there is a person you’d like me to speak with just say the word and we’ll get it done.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new on the Audio Page starting with a driver who always gets a lot of listens on the site. Billy Van Pelt talks about his 20th championship at Woodhull and gives teams some off season tips on how to evaluate their racecars and runs down some items on his racing bucket list.  
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car schedule, the USAC schedule that includes a date in Weedsport and last week’s PRI show in Indianapolis.   
 
Monday, December 10th 2018
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Donnie Elliott talked about his season at Five Mile Point and some of his travel shows as well.
Matt Smith tells me about this weekend’s indoor race in Trenton and how he did in his 600 Micro.

It was a busy day on Sunday as I got a lot done in the studio after an easy week last week. I have some good ones coming up and will be back in the studio again today to get more. I already have a few thing set up and hope to add a few more before Tuesday.
 
And we’ll be getting a report on the PRI show later today from Tony Veneziano and we’ll have that up tomorrow as well as lots more. It’s going to be a fun week and we are so happy you are here checking us out.

Now let’s chat more about what we do have for you on the Audio Page starting with a racer who will need to find a new Saturday home for 2019. Donnie Elliott talked about his season at Five Mile Point, some of the extra costs associated with racing and recalled some of his other shows at different racetracks.  
 
Matt Smith tells me about this weekend’s indoor race in Trenton, remembers how he did in last years race and how he did in his Winged 600 Micro Sprint outdoors in 2018.  
 
Sunday, December 9th 2018
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Coleman Gulick talks to Mike Mallett about finishing 3rd with ESS and how good the competition is.  
Jason Barney finished 2nd with ESS and told Mike Mallett what is the backbone of his race team.
Paulie Colagiovanni told me how a crash cut his season short and how he dealt with a concussion.

I had some friends stop by out of the blue and ended up having a really nice day with them as we watched hoops and had fun. It’s great when you get a nice surprise like that and having these last conversations in the can allowed me to have some fun wit them and not worry. It was nice!
 
So now with the can empty we come into today needing to get a lot done but that’s ok. I’ll be in the studio most of the day and hoping to track down your favorite driver. It is gonna be fun and I can’t wait to get going.
 
Now let’s talk about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page as we wrap up things from the season with the Empire Super Sprints. Coleman Gulick talks to Mike Mallett about finishing 3rd with ESS and how good the competition is compared to other parts of the country and a newcomer that will drive for him next season.  
 
Jason Barney finished 2nd with ESS and told Mike Mallett what is the backbone of his race team and how consistent they have been the past few seasons.  
 
Paulie Colagiovanni told me how a crash cut his season short and how he dealt with a concussion and how he knew that he had a problem.   
 
Saturday, December 8th 2018
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Barb Patterson and Doug Emery talk about their 7th place ESS finish with driver Mike Mahaney.
Paul Kinney spoke with Mike Mallett about finishing sixth with the ESS and his other special award.
Billy VanInwegen came home 5th in his first year with the ESS and talked about being best newcomer.
Matt Tanner met with Mike Mallett and talked with him about finishing fourth in the ESS point chase.
Jeff Peebles reacts to seeing his kart race crash from last year on Ridiculousness and how he’s doing.

The snow stayed away for the most part here in Central New York as we only got enough to make it tricky on the roads. Someone almost hit a telephone pole head on just around the corner from us as somehow they slid right between the pole and the support wire. Be careful out there guys and gals.
 
I got a lot of busy stuff done on Friday and the kids had half days so that was nice. I only have a few things left in the can and will be looking to fill up once again today after the SU/Georgetown game at 3:30. And if I missed your favorite driver just shoot me a message and I’ll get it done.
 
Now let’s chat more about what’s up today on the Audio Page as we begin with more from the ESS banquet last Saturday. Barb Patterson and Doug Emery talk about their 7th place ESS finish with driver Mike Mahaney, read a letter from Mike and remember the long time spent with the club. You will be truly missed!  
 
Paul Kinney spoke with Mike Mallett about finishing sixth with the ESS, how Speedweek hurt them in the points and what it was like to win the John Zentner Award. Congrats Paul! 
 
Billy VanInwegen came home 5th in his first year with the ESS and talked about some things he wished he could have changed and what it was like being named Outstanding Newcomer.

Matt Tanner met with Mike Mallett and talked with him about finishing fourth in the ESS point chase, how nice it was to win two A-Mains especially at a track that he really loves. 
 
Jeff Peebles reacts to seeing his kart race crash from last year on Ridiculousness, how he’s doing just over a year later and why he still brought his suit with him this past weekend.   
 
Friday, December 7th 2018
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Matt Billings speaks to Mike Mallett about his tenth place finish with the Empire Super Sprints.
Danny Varin reacts to finishing ninth with the ESS and talks about his successes at Speedweek.
Shawn Donath came home eighth in ESS points and spoke about the support he gets from family.
Tony Farone talks about the new chassis he purchased and wonders what division he’ll race in.
Kevin Ward Sr. ran down how his first race in six years went and the need to make the kart better.
 
We had a nice day and the snow they were predicting for us was little more than a dusting and it was gone by lunch time. That’s my kind of snow storm. I did see some of you were getting hit pretty hard and we’re hoping it didn’t mess up your day too much.
 
I got my work done nice and early so Allie and I could go to a girls basketball game. It’s the team that Allie tried out for and by her watching she now has a little better idea of what she’ll have to do to make it next year. She is in another league at school and they start soon so that will give her some much needed game experience of which she has very little of so far.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have today on the Audio Page featuring three banquet clips and two from me. Matt Billings speaks to Mike Mallett about his tenth place finish with the Empire Super Sprints, how excited he was to get his first Sprint Car win on dirt and some of what he has learned. 
 
Danny Varin reacts to finishing ninth with the ESS and talks about his successes at Speedweek as well as how well things went  on the road with an abbreviated Sprint Car schedule. 
 
Shawn Donath came home eighth in ESS points and spoke about the support he gets from his family before he gets a nice gift from Chuck Hebing. Where does Chuck find this stuff? 
 
Tony Farone talks about the new chassis he purchased, wonders if he may be able to go Modified and offers his take on the changes at Fonda Speedway for 2019. 
 
Kevin Ward Sr. ran down how his first race in six years went, the need to make the kart better and how he thought the driver did in the heat.  
 
     
 
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