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Friday, February 3rd 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jason Rood talks about Utica Rome and some of what he learned in his 2nd season in a Modified. 
Nick LaGoy describes his 440 Champ Sled and looks ahead to racing it on back to back weekends. 
 
I had another real good day on Thursday as mom came back from her latest stint in the hospital and I got a lot of work done too. I got four new interviews recorded as I try to get ahead for Super Bowl Weekend. As of now, I am right where I want to be.
 
Tomorrow you’ll hear from Pennsylvania’s Danny Hieber and Sunday Dave Rauscher checks in with us as he gets ready for a trip to Florida. Both of those were requests so keep them coming to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and we’ll get your favorite drivers on as soon as we can.
 
And don’t forget that racing action begins tonight in Atlantic City as the Gamblers Classic runs both Friday & Saturday. Plus the snowmobiles are Ontario, Canada at Manitoulin Island and next weekend are in Boonville. Get a preview of the snowmobiling world by checking out my conversation with Nick LaGoy and go to www.boonvillesnowfestival.com for more on that event.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a driver who is ready for a breakout season at his long time Sunday home. Jason Rood talks about Utica Rome and some of what he learned in his 2nd season in a Modified. He told me what he learned about with tires, explained how important shock knowledge is and described a health issue he dealt with that kept him from traveling more. 
 
Nick LaGoy describes his 440 Champ Sled and looks ahead to racing it on back to back weekends. He ran down what it is that makes these expensive sleds so different than what you see on the trails, how fast they can go on the bigger tracks and offers his take on the new Outlaw 600’s. To see what these look like, go to www.wahlracing.com and select photos. 

 
Thursday, February 2nd 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Joey Payne gets ready for Atlantic City this weekend and talks about his background indoors. 
Jordan Bennett talks about his races last year at Fulton Speedway and the work taking place now. 
 
I had another productive day on Wednesday as I wrote up another article for the Syracuse Post Standard and did some more interviews in the home studio. I am ahead by a day and with Super Bowl Sunday coming up, that puts me in good shape as I don’t think I’ll be getting any interviews done on that day. 
 
On the site are a pair of nice chats, one is with a driver who will be racing this weekend while the other is with one who is busy now getting ready to begin his season. And if you are a fan of indoor racing and of Pine Brook Speedway in New Jersey, make sure to give Joey’s interview a listen as it will surely bring back some memories.
 
Tomorrow we’ll be back with snowmobile racer Nick LaGoy as he gets ready for races this weekend in Canada and next weekend in Boonville. Plus Jason Rood will show up soon too as we chat about his 2011 season and a health scare he had along the way. 
 
But now let’s talk more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I begin with a driver who pilots a Super Modified at Oswego who will also be very busy this weekend.  Joey Payne gets ready for Atlantic City this weekend and talks about his background indoors. He told me how close he came to winning the last two races at Boardwalk Hall, describes what makes indoor racing so tough and runs down his tentative plans for the 2012 race season.  
 
Jordan Bennett talks about his races last year at Fulton Speedway and the work taking place now in the shop. He told me about the new motors they will be installing soon, described what it is like to run for points and wondered where he might end up in a few seasons from now. 

 
Wednesday, February 1st 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tim Currier remembered his season in a Modified and what he learned on the road with the Series.
Kyle DeMetro tells me how he won in his first two races ever and his plans for the 2012 season.  
 
I got a lot done on Tuesday as I recorded three new interviews and got to get some facts on what I am dealing with concerning my family. Thanks to all of you who sent emails and thanks for all your encouraging words. 
 
On the site today are a pair of chats I recorded yesterday and I have three now in the can for release over the next few days. I also talked snowmobile racing with young Nick LaGoy as he gets me up to speed on the 440 Champ Sleds. These sound great and they race this weekend in Manitoulin Island on Ontario and next weekend in Boonville. 
 
I also have a lot set up for today and a new column to write on some local racers who will be racing indoors this weekend in Atlantic City. It’s not too late to make your plans to be at the race, so get your butts on down there to see what makes indoor racing so special.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page including one new driver to the site and young man who is carving out a name for himself in the super competitive Modified world. Tim Currier remembered his season in a Modified and what he learned on the road with the Super DIRTcar Series. He talked about getting to some new racetracks, the heartbreaker he had at Eastern States and his hopes for Florida in a few weeks. 
 
Kyle DeMetro tells me how he won in the first two races he ever ran and his plans for the 2012 season. He talked about his how college experience helped him learn set ups, what he experienced when he traveled to some different tracks and how he enjoyed watching a NASCAR driver wheel his car around Black Rock. 

 
Tuesday, January 31st 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Stephane LaFrance talked about his championship season and some changes he is making. 
Brandon Hagan remembers his 2011 season as well as the big crash he had a Mohawk International. 
 
I had a busy day on Monday and then throw in snow removal duties and you can see why my day went real fast. On the site today is a pair of interviews from my Sunday as well as some new photos from Smith’s Racing Photos and Dale Smith. Both are real good too so be sure to check those out by clicking on our photo bin on the right side of the main and audio pages.
 
I also recorded a chat with Joey Payne about this weekend’s indoor race in Atlantic City and that one will air on Thursday to coincide with an article I am writing about it for the Syracuse Post Standard. Speaking of the paper, be sure to check out the article I have in there today as we talk about Modified drivers moving to 360 Sprint Cars. I hope you like it.
 
Also a big thanks goes out to everyone who sent me emails about Alzheimer’s. It’s nice to know I can count on you guys and I knew that this was the best way to solicit advice compared to facebook where everything is there for everybody to see. I need to put up a wall there and not let out every excruciating detail of my everyday life. So thanks to everyone for your advice. It’s sad to see a loved one deteriorate so fast and your advice will help us greatly…thanks.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who is hard at work right now. Stephane LaFrance talked about his championship season and some changes he is making to a car of his own design. He told me how a rule change made the changes necessary, what he feels makes a car a winning car and thinks back on the days watching his dad race as a child. 
 
Brandon Hagan remembers his 2011 season as well as the big crash he had a Mohawk International Raceway. He also told me about learning a new racetrack, how fast he was at Syracuse and how close he is to being ready to go here in 2012. 

 
Monday, January 30th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Johnny Guarino talked about his abbreviated season and the switch to a 500 cubic inch motor. 
Matt Smith remembers his year in a 600 Micro Sprint and told me about two big changes he made. 
 
I had a busy day on Sunday as I got four new interviews recorded and got my HD box from Time Warner to go with the new TV. It was a good day and as I write this up I am getting ready for another night of TV and video games. Yeah!
 
On the site today are a pair of interviews from my Sunday and they are both real good. Both of these were requests, one from Diamond Dog and one from the driver himself. And if you want your favorite driver or even yourself on, just send me an email to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com.
 
Be sure to come back tomorrow as we chat with car builder and racer Stephane LaFrance and Sportsman racer Brandon Hagan. Plus I have a good one set up for this afternoon as well so be sure to keep checking back. And I also have a photo bin to add this afternoon, so look for that as well.
 
On a personal note, have any of you had to deal with a loved one with alzheimers or dementia? I could use some advice so if you have, send me an email as it is one of several things I am dealing with here behind the scenes.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a young man who is very driven and very committed to his racing as well as his education. Johnny Guarino talked about his abbreviated season in 2011 and the success he had late in the year with a 500 cubic inch engine. He told me about the tough start he had at New Egypt, the nice finish he had at some big shows and runs down his plans for the 2012 race season. 
 
Matt Smith remembers his year in a 600 Micro Sprint and told me about two big changes he made for 2012. He talked about his weekly racing, his runs on the Pizza Logs Tour and looked forward to being crew chief for his dad for the indoor races at Atlantic City. 

 
Sunday, January 29th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Steve Poirier recapped his year with the Empire Super Sprints and switching from Mods to Sprints. 
Danny Varin tells me about his 2011 season that included Modified and 305 Sprint victories. 
 
I had a nice day off of sorts on Saturday as I went to see my wife’s cousin and her family and played some racing video games afterwards. The new TV looks great on the Playstation 3 and I won my first race on it, so it is approved and ready for massive usage. 
 
On the site today we have a pair of conversations that I recorded on Friday. Both of these are real good and both the interviewees are great talkers so they are both real easy to listen to as well. So give them both a shot and enjoy.
 
I’ll be in the studio for a good part of the day today as I need to get at least three new ones recorded and if all goes well, maybe even four as Monday is always busy. So if you are around today, send me an email to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and I’ll give ya a shout and we’ll chat.
 
Now let’s chat about what is new for today on the Audio Page on our first football free Sunday in quite some time. I know the Pro Bowl is today but the way they play in that makes the NBA All Star game look competitive. So it does not count! Steve Poirier recapped his year with the Empire Super Sprints and remembers switching from Mods to Sprints in the mid 2000’s. He told me how a couple of rough nights may have cost him the championship, compares himself to his main rival on the series and describes the new chassis he is working on. 
 
Danny Varin tells me about his 2011 season that included Modified and 305 Sprint victories. He talked about winning on the same night as his dad, his early struggles with flat right rear tires and described how his Fonda car owner keeps him level headed on race days. 

 
Saturday, January 28th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Matt Fink remembers his 2011 season that saw him win his first ever Modified feature race. 
Brian Mulligan tells me about the Boonville Snow Festival and the  race weekend happening now. 
 
I had a good day on Friday as I got a lot more interviews done and will be able to go to a family get together today with no worries. Tomorrow is already all set too so be sure to come back for Season in Review interviews with ESS driver Steve Poirier and second generation hot shoe Danny Varin.
 
As you can see the snowmobiles are racing this weekend in Boonville and Brian Mulligan will tell you all about that. And young Matt Fink tells me about winning a Modified feature at Brewerton and runs down his goals for this year. Yep, it is all good today on the Audio Page.
 
Also, AMEC is racing this weekend on the ice at Tupper Lake. Today and tomorrow they will be sliding on the ice which at last look was between 14-18 inches thick. For more on this go to www.icerace.com. And yes, you will see dirt racers you know at this show including Utica Rome Sportsman racer Claude Hutchings Jr.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who did something he had never done before this past season. Matt Fink remembers his 2011 season that saw him win his first ever Modified feature race. He told me how surprising that victory at Brewerton was when you looked at how the rest of his season had gone up to that point, how he almost lost the lead with a bobble in the final corner and thought back to when he almost got out of the sport altogether. 
 
Brian Mulligan tells me about the Boonville Snow Festival and the two race weekend they have going on right now. He talked about the snocross races taking place today & tomorrow, the oval races on February 10th& 11th and the dirt racers we know who will be racing the new Outlaw 600 sleds on the Sunday of that weekend. For more, go to www.boonvillesnowfestival.com

 
     
 
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