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Monday, November 11th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Todd Burley tells me why he is retiring from Modified racing and what he’ll miss the most.
Kevin Nevalainen from NASCAR talks about the benefits for teams running at Utica Rome.
Gary Montgomery previews the BRP Can Am LM Awards Presentation and what the future holds.
 
It was a cold and windy day on Sunday and the family and I went around town for a while in the afternoon before I got to work in the studio. I am still not quite 100% from my stomach bug but I am getting better every minute.
 
I’ll be in the studio today again and have several things set up for later on. Plus I still have three chats from the Utica Rome banquet to put up and those will go up tomorrow and Wednesday.
 
This weekend we’ll be going to the Empire Super Sprints Banquet at Vernon Downs for the second year in a row. My wife loves going to these things and seeing everyone as she used to go with me every time before we had kids. Those of you in that boat understand.
 
Now let’s chat more about the new stuff we have for you today on the Audio Page. I begin with a driver who may be hanging up his helmet. Todd Burley tells me why he is retiring from Modified racing and what he’ll miss the most. He also told me what he won’t miss and what he will do more of now on summer nights. We wish you the best Todd! 
 
Kevin Nevalainen from NASCAR talks about the benefits for teams running at Utica Rome. He told me how recently they began talking about NASCAR sanctioning at the track and what it means for racers, teams and fans. 
 
Gary Montgomery previews the BRP Can Am LM Awards Presentation and the future of the division. He explained why he likes to do this at the Parts Peddler show, reviews the 2013 season and explains why the series is going away for 2014. 

 
Sunday, November 10th 2013
   New on the Audio Page from the Utica Rome Speedway Banquet:
 
Jimmy Davis talked about changes to his weekly homes and getting to some different racetracks.
Tom Denton spoke about his Pro Stock championship and his plans for the 2014 racing season.
Mike Mahaney told me about his win at Five Mile Point and why the victory meant so much.
John Tiff ran down the changes for Utica Rome for 2014 and why they felt NASCAR was right.
 
I had a real nice time last night as my wife and I went to Turning Stone Resort & Casino for the Utica Rome Speedway banquet. After a 24 hour stomach bug on Friday into Saturday morning I paced myself and made it through the night with no issues although I am pretty beat as I write this up just before midnight.
 
The big news on the night was a return to NASCAR sanctioning for 2014 and Race Director John Tiff was the one to deliver the news. Listen to my interview with him and he’ll run down what that means to the teams, the track and to fans. Tomorrow we’ll from the NASCAR representative and get his perspective.
 
I did 9 interviews all together and they will go up over the next few days along with any studio stuff I get done today and I will be in there this afternoon. So drivers, if you are around send me a message and I’ll be sure to give you a call.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page. I begin with the second interview I recorded. Jimmy Davis talked about changes to his weekly homes and getting to some different racetracks. He also told me about the DIRTcar sanctioning, what he thinks needs to be looked at and whether a fellow competitor was going to retire or not.  
 
Tom Denton spoke about his Pro Stock championship and his plans for the 2014 racing season. He explained why the car looked so good at the banquet and the work he would have to do to convert his car to a crate engine.  
 
Mike Mahaney told me about his win at Five Mile Point and why the victory meant so much. He also talked about how he paced himself in the 200 lapper and reacted to the news on Utica Rome going with NASCAR in 2014. 
 
John Tiff ran down the changes for Utica Rome for 2014 and why they felt going with NASCAR sanctioning was the right move. He talked about how that would affect teams, what the benefits are as well as other changes for next season. 

 
Saturday, November 9th 2013
   Sorry we could not put anything up today as I was sick with the stomach bug that was going around. It is only yhr second sick day I have taken since I started this site back in 2006. Still, I am very sorry.  We hope to be back tomorrow with more. 
 
Friday, November 8th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Donnie Lawson Jr. talks about his strategy for Saturday’s 200 lap Sportsman race at Black Rock.
Corky Stockham previewed the Parts Peddler show taking place in Syracuse Nov 22-24th.
 
Another racing weekend is upon us and there is so much to do. The DIRTcar Modifieds are in Charlotte along with the World of Outlaw Late Models and Sprints. Plus Five Mile Point races tomorrow and Black Rock as well.
 
We have a driver on the site today who will be racing tomorrow at Black Rock and a preview of what is coming up in two weeks at the New York State Fairgrounds.
 
I’ll be back in the studio today recording more interviews and I’ll have more for you tomorrow. Then on Saturday we’ll be dressed up at the Utica Rome Speedway banquet as they honor their champions and top runners from the past season.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I begin with a multi-time champion. Donnie Lawson Jr. talks about his strategy for Saturday’s 200 lap Sportsman race at Black Rock. He remembered how things went last time he raced there, explained how happy he was to win two track championships and why he may have to call it a season after this weekend. 
 
Corky Stockham previewed the Parts Peddler show taking place in Syracuse Nov 22-24th. He talked about the vendors that will be on-hand, ran down the special events taking place and describes what he has seen as he traveled this past summer to racetracks all over the northeast. 

 
Thursday, November 7th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Kevin Bates talks about his hopes for Charlotte and what he has been doing down there this week.
Casey Williams tells me about his move to a 305 Sprint Car and why the weekly grind is tough.
 
It was a busy day on Wednesday as I had to head to school to pick up my youngest as she was sick. Once mom got home I was able to get to work but I may be home today with her if she does not get better.
 
So I loaded up in the studio getting two days worth of work done in just one. I have two fro you today and two more tomorrow so I hope you enjoy what we have. And come back tomorrow for chats with Corky Stockham and Donnie Lawson.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I begin with a racer who will hit the track later today. Kevin Bates talks about his hopes for Charlotte and what he has been doing down there this week. He told me about the nice race shop he has been working out of, why he is heading to Miami next weekend and what they keys are to being fast at The World Finals. 
 
Casey Williams tells me about his move to a 305 Sprint Car and why the weekly grind is tough. He talked about why the move appealed to him, how nice it will be to slow down a little to get extra time with his family and what he thought after the first time he drove a Sprint Car. 

 
Wednesday, November 6th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Billy VanInwegen talks about his hopes for the World Finals taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Joe Skotnicki gets ready for the World Finals and talks about how the Modified fan base grew.
Dean Hoag previews a big weekend at the Black Rock Speedway and explains how the break works.
 
I had a good day as my dad and I put our hot rods away for the winter. It was sad to see them go away but my wife will be happy as now the garage is hers for the winter. Well, after I clean it up a little.
 
I got a lot done as you can see and we have three interviews up for you today. Sorry about the audio issue there as I put the wrong release date up. Oops! I forgot the preview it but I already previewed what I have up today so there will be no issues.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I begin with news on the big show down south. Billy VanInwegen talks about his hopes for the World Finals taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina. He told me how he has done in the past at this show, why the track is so unique and how much he has learned traveling to several new tracks on the Super DIRTcar Series this year. 
 
Joe Skotnicki gets ready for the World Finals and talks about how the Modified fan base grew at the event over the years. He also told me how well represented the country is at this show and reacted to some local news which will see the DIRTcar banner flying at more tracks in 2014.
 
Dean Hoag previews a big weekend at the Black Rock Speedway and explains how the break works during the 200 lap Sportsman race. He also talked about why he added this race to the schedule, what the future may hold and reminds fans of the fun show they have on Sunday as well with demo derbies & monster trucks. 

 
Tuesday, November 5th 2013
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Matt DeLorenzo is the new Promoter at Fonda and told me what he hopes to accomplish.
Brian White talked about winning the RoC Sportsman finale at Five Mile Point Speedway.
 
Well we have some news for you Fonda fans today as we had a chance to speak with new promoter Matt DeLorenzo. He outlines his vision for the place and gets as specific as he can at this stage of the game. Of course we’ll be following up with him down the road and we wish him all the best as a big change in his life is about to take place.
 
We also have one of Friday’s winners from Five Mile Point and got some other interviews done as well as DIRTcar’s Joe Skotnicki and racer Billy VanInwegen. Those will be up tomorrow so be sure to come back for those.
 
But I wanted to put up two today so you would have time to listen to Matty D. and hear it from the man himself. If there are some questions you have for him that I didn’t get to then send me an email at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and I’ll get him again if I need to.  
 
Now let’s talk more about what is on the Audio Page including a first hand account on the situation at Fonda. Matt DeLorenzo is the new Promoter at Fonda and told me what he hopes to accomplish. He talked about DIRTcar sanctioning, the need to make the place more fan friendly and what he is hearing from both racers & fans. Oh yeah, he’ll be racing in Charlotte this weekend too!
 
Brian White talked about winning the RoC Sportsman finale at Five Mile Point Speedway. He explained why he fell back early in this 100 lapper, how he got by the leader with just 11 laps to go and how happy he is with his 8 win season…a personal best! 

 
     
 
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