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Monday, May 20th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Frank Doll Jr. describes what it was like as his family road out the torndao at the NYS Fairgrounds. 
Kimberly Baca-Jones tells me how they huddled in their trailer as the tornado ripped the roof off of it.
Billy Dunn talked about his Modified win at Can Am as he got ready to race Saturday in Canandaigua.
Doriam Wahdan explained how making some changes to his car resulted in a Fulton Sportsman win.

It was a crazy day in Central New York as a tornado touched down and created a lot of damage. The local media is not confirming that but there are photos out there, including one on my Facebook page that clearly show a tornado. The lake in Syracuse has seen it's share of funnel clouds but this if the first tornado in the area since back in the 1920's when one took out parts of an amusement park at the other side of the lake near Long Branch Park. 

I was fortunate enough to talk to two of our friends from the Syracuse Microd Club as they were right in the think of it. Thank God everyone is okay and none of these people were hurt in the storm. It's crazy stuff for sure and we are so happy that it was not much worse. 

I also have a couple of interviews with winners from the weekend too so be sure to give those a listen. I'l be in the studio later today as Allie has a season ending basketball tournament tonight as the Liverpool High School Unified team will play at LeMoyne College. It shoud be lots of fun and I can't wait. The she'll switch back to "Racing Allie" just in time to get ready for the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour opener at Land of Legends Raceway in June 1st.

Now let's chat more about what is on the Audio Page for today starting out with news from the tornado in Syracuse on Sunday. Frank Doll Jr. described what it was like as they rode out the tornado inside his hauler at the New York State Fairgrounds on Sunday right as they were loading up after a day racing with the Syracuse Microd Club. Thank God nobody was hurt!   

Kimberly Baca-Jones talked about being trapped in their race hauler during the tornado at the New York State Fairgrounds and how the huddled together for safety as the roof was ripped off their trailer. Again...thank God nobody was hurt!

Billy Dunn tells me about his small block Modified win on Friday night at Can Am as he prepared to race Saturday night at Land of Legends Raceway and reminds me about his 2019 race season plans.

Dorian Wahdan talks about picking up his second career win in the Sportsman division at Fulton and how he held off a multi-time winner in the closing laps. 
 
Sunday, May 19th 2019
   New on the Audio Page from Land of Legends Raceway:

After the heat races:
Quinn Sutherland
 talks about his win in the first Street Stock race at Land of Legends Raceway.
Marc Minutolo won the second Street Stock heat race and told me why he needs to be better later. 
Mike Welch talked about his Street Stock heat victory and what a late race restart showed him. 
Jeff Tromble won the first CRSA heat race and told the crowd how good his 305 powered car was.
Erik Karlsen got the win in the 2nd CRSA heat and desribed some extra work they did to the car.
Jeff Davoli was huffing and puffing after his heat win and talked about how much fun he had.
Nick Guererri bounced back after two rough weeks and talked about his Sportsman heat win.
Matt Guererri won heat number three and told me how he came from fifth to first so quickly.
Eldon Payne Jr. finished first in the first Modified heat and told me about his first two weeks. 
Kyle Coffey made his move for a heat win on lap 3 and talked about running down the leader.
Erick Rudolph took over the lead with one lap to go and talked about what he was noticing.
Billy Paine won the Sportsman consi and talked about how the track changed after the heat.
A.J. Lloyd described his loose car in the heat race after winning the second consolation race.

After the feature races:
Adam DePuy won his third Street Stock race in a row and talked about making all the right moves. 
Jeff Trombley made up for last time in Canandaigua and talked about his CRSA A-Main win.
Kevin Root won the Sportsman feature and talked about making some big changes with the car.
Matt Sheppard reacted to winning his 10th Modified race in a row while Randy Kisacki joined us. 
Nick Cooper picked up the final checkered flag of the night and talked about adjusting to Sportsman.

I had fun once again as we raced for the third week in a row at Land of Legends Raceway in Canandaigua. The CRSA Sprints joined us with a tour race and it was a darned good time. I worked the pits and victory lane again as it is so much fun.

Matt Sheppard was the big story as he won his tenth Modified feature race in a row coming from 15th to the lead in just 12 laps. He ran the bottom to perfection and was a rocket running right next to the infield tire as he entered the front stretch. Billy Dunn worked his way up to second late and seemed to run similar lap times but could not get closer tah a half a straightaway before Shepped lengthened his lead in the closing laps.

I have his interview as well as all the winners in the heatsm features and b's. I did get some in the can as well so look for more from Canandaigua later this week. I'll be in the studio today and already have a long list of folks to call. So for all you winners and anyone with a story to tell be sure to send me a message to kake sure I don't miss you.

Don't forget the World of Outlaws invade Weedsport Speedway today with the big block Modifieds also on the card. There is going to be a window to get some racing in and who knows what could happen as thw weather on hot days is unpredictable to say the least. I hope you guys enjoy them as the Pa. Posse has won 2 of 3 this time in the northeast.

Have a great Sunday and remember to be happy and humble as nobody knows what tomorrow may bring so enjoy today!
 
Saturday, May 18th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Ryan Jordan 
talks about his Modified win at Thunder Mountain and the pass he made with 5 to go.
James Sweeting tells me how week one at Canandagiua why he was holding on in the final laps. 

I had a very busy day on Friday as I was finally able to do some much needed yeard work. It was still pretty wet out there and if I didn't get it done on Friday it was going to be pretty tall by Monday.

I'll be back at Canandaigua today and yes, the roundabout it open again which is good news for those of us who arrive by the thruway. Allie will join me next week but she is still getting better after missing four days of school so she won't be going anywhere this weekend.

And I had a meeting with a long time friend about a blog we are going to do starting next week. The project is a go although there are some specifics that still need to be worked out including a title for the show. Most of the good ones are already taken so this is not as easy as it sounds. But this man has great connections in the broadcast world and races himself so it will be good, you can count on that. Again...more to come on this.

Have a great Saturday guys and gals and we'll see you back here tomorrow with more. Support your favorite Saturday night track tonight and have fun! 
 
Friday, May 17th 2019
   New for today on the Audio Page:

Alan Johnson talks about the drag rubber they ran years ago and how his season is going so far. 
Gil Tegg Jr. tells me what went wrong with the engine in week one and what they learned from it. 
Gil Tegg Jr. shows the crowd what they added to their engine to detect any issue with water pressure.
Tyler Corcoran remembers his Sportsman win from Fulton and talks about his laps in a big block. 
In the latest Doug's Thoughts I talk about how much I really enjoy doing pit reporting for the crowd. 

We had another sick day here at the house as Allie was down the for the third day in a row. We took er to the doctor again and she has another ear infection. She started medication today and will be home getting better so she can hit the ground running next week.

I did some work in the studio and will be back in there again today as I have two things in the can for tomorrow but would sure like to add some more. I have a meeting today about another project we may have coming up and it should be a good one too. We'l have more on that later. 

Now let's chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting off with a DIRT Hall of Famer. Alan Johnson talks about the drag rubber they ran years ago, how the track at Land of Legends once was and how his season is going so far. 

Gil Tegg Jr. tells me what went wrong with the engine in week one, where they found another one during the week and what they learned from it that led to a new sensor being put on the car. 

Gil Tegg Jr. shows the crowd what they added to their engine to detect any issue with water pressure. This is the clip we did that was shown on the big screen right after hot laps. Yep, that's how we get it done in Canandaigua!

Tyler Corcoran remembers his Sportsman win from Fulton Speedway last Saturday, describes how his first few races of the season went and talks about his first laps in a big block. 

In the latest Doug's Thoughts I talk about how much I really enjoy doing pit reporting for the crowd, where I will be this weekend and look forward to the next chapter for Allie. 
 
Thursday, May 16th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Keith Flach talks about his Modified win at Lebanon Valley and his 2nd place at Albany Saratoga. 
Matt Janczuk is now 2 for 2 at Fulton Speedway and talked about his Sportsman win last Saturday.
Nick Guererri remembered a tough opening night and told me about the rescheduled Cabin Fever 40.
Jim Hixson describes the job he has as a Tech Inspector and some of what his race nights are like. 

I had a good day although Allie was home sick once again. She did much better as the day went on and now she is ready to get back to school today and get back at it. She missed a basketball game on Wednesday but will now be ready for their big season ending tournament this Monday.

I will be back in the studio today and hoping that the weather they have predicted for tomorrow won't get here or won't be as bad as they are saying as there are still some Friday tracks who have not run yet and others who need to get the gates open again. We wish you all the best and hopefully we can see some racing tomorrow.

I hope you all are ready and having a great week. I have some software stuff to deal with today and will be back again with more good stuff as we get ready for the weekend. 
 
Wednesday, May 15th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jimmy Phelps previews Sunday’s opener at Weedsport and how you can get a pit pass upgrade.
Billy Van Pelt won his second in a row at Woodhull and described an incident in his heat race.  
Justin Haers described a carburetor issue had and what he did in the cold the week before.
Chad Homan tells me about his Late Model win at Fulton and why he may have to stick around.
Ivan Joslin talks about his Pro Stock win at Fonda and his hopes to practice tonight at The Ridge.

I am on a roll this week huh? Many friends and fans of the website did well this past weekend so I have been very busy and plan to get back at it again today after Allie’s basketball game. I’ll be back about 6 and then I’ll be back in the studio so if you have suggestions be sure to pass them along.
 
I plan on being at Brewerton on Friday and Land of Legends on Saturday. We many even sneak in a Sunday in Vernon if we’re able to as this could be our first three day weekend of the season. Keep your fingers crossed.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we begin with a preview of a big race with national implications. Jimmy Phelps previews Sunday’s opener at Weedsport Speedway featuring the World of Outlaw Sprints, how you can get a pit pass upgrade if you buy your tickets today and recaps his two starts so far.  
 
Billy Van Pelt won his second Modified feature in a row at Woodhull and described how he made his way to the front as well as an incident in his heat race where he had trouble getting the car out of gear. 
 
Justin Haers described a carburetor issue had this past Saturday in hot laps in Canandaigua and what he did in the cold the week before to make sure to richen up the fuel mix. This one we did for the crowd at Land of Legends Raceway. 
 
Chad Homan tells me about his Late Model win at Fulton Speedway last Saturday, why being the point leader there might change his plans and what changing the skew in the rear end can do. 
 
Ivan Joslin talks about his Pro Stock win at Fonda this past Saturday, his hopes to practice tonight at The Ridge and why being in the right frame of mind before pulling on to the track is so important.  
 
Tuesday, May 14th 2019
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Peter Britten talks about his win at Albany Saratoga and his 11th place Saturday at Lebanon Valley.
Rocky Warner tells me about his Modified win at Fonda and how he did Friday night at Malta.
Jeff Davoli explains why he left Land of Legends on the opener and what he was thinking about.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws from Eldora and previews this week’s races.
 
It was yet another crappy day as a storm made it’s way up the east coast soaking us yet again. I stayed warm and dry inside the studio and got a crap load of work done. Not sure about the Tuesday show tonight at Albany Saratoga or Wednesday at Utica Rome so I am gonna keep loading up here in the studio with the people I hope you wanna hear from.
 
I’ve got a bunch of stuff in the can just in case as nothing is a given this week except rain and cold. Saturday looks good so that’s a plus but boy do we need some help on Friday and Sunday. C’mon Mother Nature, this is getting old.
 
Now let’s chat more about what’s on the Audio Page today starting with a pair of winners who hope to race a make up show tonight in Malta. Peter Britten talks about his win at Albany Saratoga on Friday, his 11th place Saturday at Lebanon Valley and his hopes for tonight as they do a make up race in Malta. 
 
Rocky Warner tells me about his Modified win at Fonda on Saturday, why he feels the car is still just off by a little bit and how he did Friday night at Albany Saratoga.  

Jeff Davoli explains why he left Land of Legends on the opener, what he was thinking about after unloading and when he decided maybe it would be beat to load up and race another day. Tough decision huh? 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws from Eldora and previews this week’s races at Lincoln, Williams Grove and this Sunday in Weedsport as they share the stage with the big block Modifieds.  
 
     
 
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