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Thursday, March 30th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Jack Lehner talks about his first full season in a Sportsman and the small block he’ll race in 2017.
Andrew Harpell previews this weekend at Five Mile Point with practice Saturday, racing Sunday.
Tom Wilcox tells me about the coming season for the Syracuse Microd Club starting in 2 weeks.

The snow is almost gone and now we just need some drying out to happen at your favorite track before we get things going. As you can see things look good in the Southern Tier as Five Mile Point is set to open this weekend to begin their 67th season of racing.

I hope to be there on Sunday if everything goes well to get in my first race of the year and hopefully things will work out and the weather will cooperate. Saturday morning Allie and I will be at the clean up day at the Syracuse Microd Club as she prepares to start her first season as a racer. It should be a lot of fun and she’ll surely learn a lot this summer.

Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page starting with a first timer to the website. Jack Lehner talks about his first full season in a Sportsman, the small block he’ll race on the King of Dirt Series in 2017 and recaps his 13 years in the sport starting with karts at age 5.  

Andrew Harpell previews this weekend at Five Mile Point with practice Saturday at 1 p.m., racing Sunday at 5 p.m. as well as how the track looks now after a windy week in Kirkwood.  

Tom Wilcox tells me about the coming season for the Syracuse Microd Club starting in 2 weeks as well as some of the racers who started their careers at the tiny 1/10 mile track.

 
Wednesday, March 29th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Matt DeLorenzo recaps his 2 win season last year and talks about where he’ll race this season.  
Cory Pike talks about his new role as car owner and tells me what their plans are for 2017.
Josh Verne tells me about his move to Sportsman and what he hopes happens at Can Am.

It’s hump day and we have three nice interviews for you to enjoy today as I got a lot done on Sunday and Monday. We’re hoping for some good weather this weekend so we can get out and see some racing so we’ll keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.

Three drivers are what we have for you today as we get closer to starting things up here in the northeast. All three are ready for the season although one of these drivers will be watching more than the other two as he gets used to his new role as car owner.

We’ll be back at it again today after my standard day off on Tuesday so look for more good stuff tomorrow here on Doug’s Dirt Diary.

Now let’s tell you more about what is up on the Audio Page that you can listen to right now! Matt DeLorenzo recaps his two win season last year and talks about where he’ll race this season as well as some of what he learned in the two years he promoted Fonda Speedway.  

Cory Pike talks about his new role as car owner, what he likes so much about what he is doing now and tells me what their plans are for 2017.  

Josh Verne tells me about his move to Sportsman, explains why they decided to do this rather than get another stock car and what he hopes happens weekly at Can Am.

 
Tuesday, March 28th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Brett Haas recaps his season running a small block at Lebanon Valley and talks about 2017.
Tony Veneziano reports on Saturday’s World of Outlaws race and looks ahead to a busy stretch.
Danny Serrano runs down how things went at Bridgeport as they raced both Friday and Saturday.

I got a lot done on Monday and you’ll now get three interviews today and three tomorrow as I was able to keep pretty busy all day long. I fell behind at one time but thanks to Matty D. and Danny Serrano for making time for me late last night. Thanks so much guys!

I’ll be off today as we bowl for a championship tonight. All we need to do is win one of the three games that end the second half and we’ll bow for the championship. But if we do that we need to keep going and stay late as we lost a week during the storm. I haven’t bowled 6 games in one day in decades so wish me and my knees well as we try to get it done tonight.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we begin with a driver I have not chatted with in years. Brett Haas recaps his season running a small block at Lebanon Valley, tells me where he needs to be better to catch the track champion and talks about his plans for 2017.

Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws race from California, tells me about the much needed win for Brad Sweet and looks ahead to a busy stretch of three races in five days.  

Danny Serrano runs down how things went at Bridgeport as they raced both Friday and Saturday while looking ahead to the action that takes place over the next three weeks.  

 
Monday, March 27th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Brian McDonald talked about his three win season and where he will start his season in 2017.
Rob Hazer runs down where the King of Dirt Series will race and describes a health issue he had.

I had a busy Sunday and got to record a bunch of new interviews as I watched the NCAA tournament games. They were both really entertaining and now at just before 8 p.m. Sunday night I am going to start watching the NASCAR race from California.

I’ll be back in the studio again to get ready for championship Tuesday in our bowling league and I already have a few things set up. I am always looking to do more so if you want in just message me on Facebook or at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page starting with a winning Modified driver from north of the border. Brian McDonald talked about his three win season in 2016, where he will start his season in 2017 and thought back on his start in racing in a Street Stock back in 1988.  

Rob Hazer runs down where the King of Dirt Series will race in Pro Stock, Sportsman and small blocks and describes a pretty serious health issue he had that led to 21 days in the hospital. Glad you’re doing well Rob. For more on the series go to www.kingofdirtracing.com.  

 
Sunday, March 26th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Rocky Warner showed off his car at Rotterdam Square and updated me on his 2017 race efforts.
Nick Stone talks about his car building business and getting his daughter started this season.

Allie and I had a fun day as we went out to Romulus to see how she fit into the open wheel microd she will be driving this summer in Syracuse just feet away from where the Moody Mile was. We met up with car owner Jon Kuleszo and his family at their farm and got more information on what we can expect to see this summer. She can’t wait!

Today I will be back in the studio and getting a lot done as the can is now empty. I have a few things set up and hope to so some more so look for me on Facebook, message me there and we’ll talk. Plus you can also send me a message at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and we can hook up that way.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we feature a couple of double digit winners from 2016. Rocky Warner showed off his car at Rotterdam Square and updated me on his 2017 race efforts as well as how tough if it for the newer drivers in the division to get seat time.  

Nick Stone talks about his car building business, describes a rule change he would like to see implemented soon and getting his teenage daughter started this season in a full sized stock car.

 
Saturday, March 25th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Scott Duell talked about his new deal for 2017 and the new Sportsman he will drive this year.
Bobby Flood spoke about his move to Sportsman and his background in the Slingshot division.

The weekend is finally here and we’ve got a couple of nice ones for you today as we meet with a pair of drivers who ae getting ready for their first full season in the ultra competitive Sportsman division. I hope you like them both and will give them a listen.

I will taking a ride with Allie today to see the open wheel microd she will be racing this season. She is excited and can’t wait to sit in the car and see what it is like. We’re renting the car to start with hopes that we can bring along some sponsors in the form of product or money to keep it going. If you’d like to help let us know. The big goal is not to turn her into the next big racer but to make her a better driver when she turns 16.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we chat with drivers who ae ready for a new challenge this year. Scott Duell talked about his new deal for 2017, the new Sportsman he will drive this year and how this new opportunity came about at the end of last season.  

Bobby Flood spoke about his move to Sportsman towards the end of 2016, how things went for him at some big events and his background in the Slingshot division.

 
Friday, March 24th 2017
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Alan Fink runs down his plans for the season and tells me how his racecars look at the shop.
Brian Pessolano showed off a new Sportsman last weekend and talked about changes for 2017.
Bill Shea talks about the snow a Utica Rome Speedway and why the opener is now on April 23rd.
Pete Demitraszek talks about the Fonda Opener being pushed back as well as snowy Glen Ridge.

More news out today on how the snow is pushing back season starters here in the northeast as Utica Rome was the latest to do so on Thursday. There is still a lot of snow out there and as Bill Shea reminded us the next week is supposed to be rainy. The rain melts the snow obviously but makes the already saturated ground that much wetter.

We also have a pair of racers up from some local car shows as we get ready for the weekend. I still have some calls to make today and don’t forget Bridgeport and Delaware International are still a go for this weekend. Yay!

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with some drivers who had their cars out for all to see these past few weeks. Alan Fink runs down his plans for the season and tells me how his racecars look at the shop as well as why they decided to give up the Late Model to concentrate on Sportsman.  

Brian Pessolano showed off a new Sportsman last weekend and talked about changes for 2017 as well as how busy he has been during the off season.  

Bill Shea talks about the 40 inches of snow that fell at Utica Rome Speedway, why the opener is now on April 23rd and encourages fans to sign up for the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience on May 13th.  

Pete Demitraszek talks about the Fonda Opener being pushed back to April 15th, why Glen Ridge will open a week later on the 22nd and why the first four weeks at The Ridge will be so important.  

 
     
 
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