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Friday, January 13th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Frank Cozze talks about his move to 410 Sprints at age 55 and why he decided to make the change.
Shawn Donath runs down a change with his Sprint Car team and the new chassis they switched to. 
 
As you can see we have a bit of a theme today on the site as we have a pair of Sprint Car drivers who used to race Modifieds. I am researching a story on the movement and am trying to put a list together of the drivers who have made this move, so if you know of any please send them to me at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com.  
 
I hope you enjoy both of these interviews and be sure to come back tomorrow as I have a few things set up for today. Plus I am taking requests and have calls out to several of the drivers and promoters you have been asking for and I hope to have them up soon.
 
Don’t forget there is racing taking place this weekend in Oklahoma and Arizona as Midgets and Late Models are on the card.  Next weekend is the big Motorsports 2012 show in New Jersey so it is definitely getting closer to that time of the year alright. 
 
And to keep you going till that time arrives, we have more good stuff for you on the Audio Page. Beginning with a long time Modified driver who tried something different this past season. Frank Cozze talks about his move to 410 Sprints at age 55 and why he decided to make the change. He told me how different that world it is compared to Modifieds, what the biggest things were that he had to get used to and how much he learned in 2011 at Williams Grove and Lincoln. Good one here!  
 
Shawn Donath runs down a change with his Sprint Car team and talks about the new chassis they switched to. He explained how it call came about, how much he is looking forward to working with a rookie driver and why the 360’s are so much easier to work on compared to Modifieds. 

 
Thursday, January 12th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Willy Decker talks about his three win season in 2011 and how an early crash hurt his team. 
Jessica Power remembers her Sportsman season and how great it felt to win a feature at Brockville. 
 
I got a lot done again yesterday and wrote up another article for the Syracuse Post Standard about the two big race events taking place this weekend. Of course the Chili Bowl is happening now while the Wild West Shootout for Late Models begins tomorrow night in Tucson.
 
On the website today are a pair of Season in Reviews with drivers that won races in 2011. Both of these are real good too so be sure to give each a listen. I’ll be back in the studio today so be sure to check back tomorrow to see who we are lucky enough to get ahold of.
 
And for those of you in Central New York, you can vote for Sportsman racer Matt Janczuk in a promotion that 93Q is running.  He and his fiancée and in the running for a free reception and you can go to their website to vote.  www.93q.com is how you can help.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page.  I begin with a man who is hoping to get off to a better start in 2012.  Willy Decker talks about his three win season in 2011 and how an early crash hurt his team in a couple of different ways. He also told me about one particular win that sticks in his memory, how close he came to winning on several other occasions and how racing on a budget affects you on the track. 
 
Jessica Power remembers her Sportsman season and how great it felt to win a feature at Brockville. She talked about the car she saw chasing her in the final laps, how she held on to get the win and shares some of her experiences on the road with the DIRTcar Sportsman Series. 

 
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Bob Reis talks about his Sprint Car races in 2011 and his plans to run asphalt and dirt in 2012. 
Justin Wright talks about his plans to run a 358 at Ransomville and a big block at Canandaigua. 
 
I had a great day on Tuesday as I did several interviews in the home studio and took my daughter to a local high school basketball game. She’s playing now and learning so I am enjoying this probably more than she is to tell you the truth.
 
On the site today is a pair of interviews with drivers who will be doing some different things this year. Each tried the car they will be driving this year at the end of 2011 so it will be a lot of fun for each of them.
 
Make sure to give both a listen as they are each real good and in each you can also hear the excitement level of the drivers as they get ready for new challenges. These are the stories I love hearing about and the types of things I like to watch at the track. It will be fun to see them improve week to week and I hope you guys enjoy hearing their stories.
 
So let’s chat more about the two new chats on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who has a lot going on at his race shop right now. Bob Reis talks about his Sprint Car races in 2011 as well as his plans to run asphalt and dirt in 2012. He explained how a Facebook post by his daughter convinced him to stay on the clay, why he decided to sell the Sprint Car and wonders if he may be able to cross an item off his bucket list this fall at Syracuse. 
 
Justin Wright talks about his plans to run a 358 at Ransomville and a big block at Canandaigua in 2012. He told me how each deal came about, how a pair of veteran dirt racers helped him make the right decisions and how excited he is to see his lifelong dream coming together. 

 
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Lance Yonge remembered his season with the ESS and some motor issues had had early on. 
Joe Skotnicki talks about the new DIRTCar Asphalt Modified Series and where it will race. 
 
It was a busy Monday for me as I wrote up another column for the Syracuse Post Standard and did the interview to go with it right beforehand. This week we’re going to let everyone know about Modifieds on asphalt, a trend that we see growing if anything.
 
I also put up the extra interview I did on Sunday with one of the good guys of racing, Lance Yonge. I know you’ll really like this one as I did as he just has an easy going way about him. And of course you guys know how much respect I have for Sprint Car drivers. Plus they guys and gals are great in the pit area and so helpful to new drivers. 
 
Today I will be back in the home studio as the can is empty and work needs to get done. So Monday night I am going to relax, have some fun and be ready to get at it today. 
 
Speaking of today, let’s chat more about what is new on the Audio Page. I begin with another Season in Review. Lance Yonge remembered his season with the ESS and some motor issues had had early on. He told me about blowing a motor in someone else’s Sprint Car, where he felt he was lacking on the track last season and how a small change in his new car could help make the difference. 
 
Joe Skotnicki talks about the new DIRTCar Asphalt Modified Series for 2012 and where it will race. He told me what he learned from the test race they ran last year at Lancaster, how pleasantly surprised he was with the way the cars got around the track and what his goals are for the four race series. 

 
Monday, January 9th 2012
    New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tiger Chapman talks about some changes at Can Am and what he has learned in two seasons.
Justin Henderson remembers his season at Canandaigua that saw him visit victory lane twice. 
 
I had a nice day on Sunday as I watched a pair of playoff games, did a few interviews along the way and had my folks over for some homemade stew courtesy of my loving wife. It was a great day and one that I thoroughly enjoyed.
 
On the site today are the first two interviews I recorded and tomorrow we’ll get to hear a Season in Review with ESS’s Lance Yonge. I’m still looking for requests too, so if you have any either send them to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com or send me a message on Facebook.
 
Today I will be back in the studio as I have a few things set up for the afternoon and back writing a new column for the Syracuse Post Standard. Then later tonight we are back on the bowling lanes after several weeks off for the holidays.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with the man who makes dirt racing happen in the North Country. Tiger Chapman talks about some changes at Can Am and what he has learned in two seasons as owner/promoter. He also explained why they are moving to Saturday nights, why they are running big blocks & small blocks combined and his hopes to bring back some events the track has not seen in a while. 
 
Justin Henderson remembers his season at Canandaigua that saw him visit victory lane twice. He described some motor issues he had in the first few weeks, described what he learned about the newer crate engines and what was different about the motors made available after January 2011. 

 
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. 

 
     
 
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