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Friday, January 6th 2012
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Peter Argetsinger and Glenn Donnelly discuss the newest developments with CNY Raceway Park. 
Brett Hearn recaps his 2011 season and tells me how special it was to win his 800th feature. 
 
We are back today with our first new interviews of 2012 and they are both very big. Anyone who follows road course racing knows the Argetsinger name and today you’ll get to hear from Peter who is the architect of the racetrack planned in the town of Hastings. Yes, this clip is long but it is the entire press conference and there is a lot of great information in there including Argetsinger’s first time in a racecar which took place in Dundee, New York. 
 
Also Brett Hearn talks about his memorable season as he gets a pair of racecars ready for Florida in six weeks. We’ll be doing Season in Reviews for a few weeks more before starting to chat about the coming year. But there are still a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to 2012, so I’ll hold off until we know more.
 
And as always I did end up working during my vacation and both the interviews we have up today were recorded on days off. It’s not a bad thing to love your job is it? And I love mine!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with a chat with a man who knows a thing or two about road racing. Peter Argetsinger and Glenn Donnelly discuss the newest developments with CNY Raceway Park with media members including myself. They talk about the thoughts behind the design, what they hope happens in 2012 and the positive impact the facility could have on the region. This is long but well worth your time! 
 
Brett Hearn recaps his 2011 season and tells me how special it was to win his 800th feature the way that he did. He also talked about a new Friday night option he has this year, how much he enjoyed his Accord championship and how it slipped away at Lebanon Valley. 

 
Thursday, January 5th 2012
   Top five downloaded interviews of Doug Elkins as a driver:
 
Alan Rudalavage interviews Doug Elkins about his feature win in a Four Cylinder Super Stock. 
Brian Freese interviews Doug Elkins after leading every lap to win his first ever feature race.
Chad Homan asks Doug Elkins about his second place finish and his pass in the final corner.
Andrew Harpell interviews Doug Elkins after coming from eight to finish second in his heat. 
Willy Decker interviews Doug Elkins after winning his second heat race in as many weeks.
 
 
Alan Rudalavage interviews Doug Elkins about his feature win in a Four Cylinder Super Stock at the Brewerton Speedway. He asked him how it felt to win a race, how the opportunity came about as well as a series of eight prepared questions that he put together many months ago. Thanks for your time on this one Alan!  
 
Brian Freese interviews Doug Elkins after leading every lap to win his first ever Four Cylinder Super Stock feature race at Brewerton Speedway. 
 
Chad Homan asks Doug Elkins about his second place finish in the Four Cylinder Super Stock feature at the Brewerton Speedway and his pass for that position in the final corner.  The reason you hear me laughing in the background is that I still cannot process what happened. 
 
Andrew Harpell interviews Doug Elkins after coming from eight to finish second in his Four Cylinder Super Stock heat race at the Brewerton Speedway.  
 
Willy Decker interviews Doug Elkins after winning his second heat race in as many weeks in the Claude Hutchings owned Four Cylinder Super Stock at Brewerton. 

 
Wednesday, January 4th 2012
   Top five downloaded interviews of December 2011:
 
Glenn Donnelly takes me around CNY Raceway Park and talks about what is happening now. 
Wade Hendrickson talks about his season at New Egypt and explained why he did not run for points.
Jeremie Corcoran talks about his decision to keep Canandaigua DIRTcar sanctioned for 2012. 
Matt DeLorenzo recaps his 2011 season and tells me why he is looking forward to racing Fridays. 
Johnny Scarbrough talked about his season at Fonda Speedway and the new car at his shop. 
 
 
Glenn Donnelly takes me around CNY Raceway Park as the work continues and talks about what is happening right now. He also told me when they hope to get the first racecar on the road course, how busy other road courses are and how accessible it will be to the public. Sounds great doesn’t it?   
 
Wade Hendrickson talks about his season at New Egypt and explained why he did not run for points. He told me how long it took him to learn this track, which veteran driver helped him with some set up advice and his plans to run next year as a weekly competitor at Grandview Speedway. 
 
Jeremie Corcoran talks about his decision to keep Canandaigua Motorsports Park DIRTcar sanctioned for 2012. He told me how tough the decision was, when he actually made it and why he is going to add 305 Sprints on a bi-weekly basis next year. 
 
Matt DeLorenzo recaps his 2011 season and tells me why he is looking forward to racing Fridays again this year. He also told me why he feels the Fonda Speedway does so well with car counts, wonders why he just can’t seem to figure out Utica Rome and describes the need to get better on Hoosier tires. He’ll be on them in February in Florida. 
 
Johnny Scarbrough talked about his season at Fonda Speedway and the new car he is assembling at his shop. He also told me why he feels the crate engine class is not for him anymore, what he learned in 2011 and what he songs he sings to himself as he is passing cars on the racetrack. 

 
Tuesday, January 3rd 2012
   Top five downloaded interviews from November 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Jessica Zemken chatted about her year in a Sprint Car and doing her own deal next season.
Glenn Donnelly described some of the conversations he was having about CNY Raceway Park. 
Kenny Tremont described his struggles at Utica Rome and talked about Malta going dirt.  
Mike Leaty won a lot of races in 2011 and talked about what he was wanting at the trade show.
Tim McCreadie recapped his 2011 season that saw him win in both Late Models and Modifieds. 
 
 
Jessica Zemken chatted about her year in a Sprint Car and doing her own deal next season. She talked some of the new racetracks she visited, what she learned about 410 racing and remembers some of the highlights she had at some of the most storied tracks out there. 
 
Glenn Donnelly described some of the conversations he was having about CNY Raceway Park with the people who toured the Parts Peddler show on Saturday. 
 
Kenny Tremont described his struggles at Utica Rome in 2011 and Albany Saratoga. He told me where he was off on the big half mile, how he won championships at his two other weekly homes and why he feels the transition to asphalt didn’t work at Malta. 
 
Mike Leaty won a lot of races on the asphalt in 2011 and talked about what he was wanting at the trade show. He told me how well he did at his weekly track, how things went on the ROC tour and described his hopes to travel even more in 2012.  
 
Tim McCreadie recapped his 2011 season that saw him win in both Late Models and Modifieds. He talked about the struggles he had getting his full fendered car to be consistent, how much he enjoyed his two wins at the World Finals and explains why today’s racing games are so accurate compared to those in the past.  

 
Monday, January 2nd 2012
   Top five downloaded interviews from October 2011 on the Audio Page:
 
Johnny Scarborough finished in second place and explained why he was not pulling his engine. 
Glenn Donnelly describes Central NY Motorsports Park and the three racetracks within the facility. 
Duane Howard tells me about his win in the Freedom 76’r as well as his plans to run at Fulton.
Stewart Friesen spoke to the media after winning the 200 lapper for the second straight year.
Cory Reed talks about the rained out Outlaw 200, the refund policy and Thursday at Brewerton.
 
 
Johnny Scarborough finished in second place and explained why he was not pulling his engine as requested by the Fulton Speedway tech staff. 
 
Glenn Donnelly describes Central NY Motorsports Park and the three different racetracks that will be operating on the premises. He talked about where the project is right now, when they hope to have cars on the track for the first time and what they learned from the synthetic surface experiment they did at the Brewerton Speedway. Lots of great info here! 
 
Duane Howard tells me about his win in the Freedom 76’r as well as his plans to run at Accord and Fulton this weekend. He talked about how a restart with three laps to go set up a fantastic finish at Grandview, why he will not be at Syracuse this year and thought back to the last time he raced in the 200 lapper at Fulton. 
 
Stewart Friesen spoke to the media in victory lane after winning the SEF Small Engine Fuels 200 by Ferris and Snapper Mowers for the second straight year. 
 
Cory Reed talks about the rained out Outlaw 200, the refund policy and the Thursday show at Brewerton. He described what it was that made it so tough to run the show on Sunday at Fulton and ran down the rule changes for this Thursday’s Hurricane 100 compared to what it has been in the past. 

 
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. 

 
     
 
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