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Tuesday, March 3rd 2015
   New on the Audio Page from Southern Tier Speedworld:
 
Brett Tonkin talks about his Modified championship as girlfriend Danielle Gibbs joins in.
Jeremy Warren enjoyed five trips to victory lane in 2015 and talked about his four cylinder.
John Tiff runs down some of the big dates on the Utica Rome Speedway schedule for 2015.
 
We’re keeping things rolling along this week as we have more audio from Southern Tier Speedworld this past weekend. Again it was so great to see everyone on Saturday and hopefully some of the people who came to shop or just get out of the house liked what they saw and will come check out a local racetrack this season.
 
Now remember what I asked you guys to do last fall? I wanted you to contact your local TV station’s Sports Director and invite them to come to the shop and the racetrack to see what we do. We got a lot of attention we didn’t need last year for all the wrong reasons and we all saw firsthand how little the media understands us. So let’s do what we can to change that.
 
Let them crawl around your racecar, let them sit inside it and if possible start it up to feel what it feels like to have all that horsepower under your right foot. Have them meet you at the track and maybe work with the promoter to set up a match race of some sort. It’s time to bring them into our world and show them what it is that makes us love this sport so much. And if you need any guidance, I’m here to help.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page to get your Tuesday off to a good start. Brett Tonkin talks about his Modified championship at I-88 Speedway as girlfriend Danielle Gibbs share her thoughts on seeing her dad Mitch come in second place. 
 
Jeremy Warren enjoyed five trips to victory lane in 2015 and talked about his four cylinder stock car as he checked out the cars at Southern Tier Speedworld. 
 
John Tiff runs down some of the big dates on the Utica Rome Speedway schedule for 2015 that include some new shows for first year owner Bill Shea. 

 
Monday, March 2nd 2015
   New on the Audio Page from Southern Tier Speedworld:
 
Leon Andrus talks about the two tracks he announces at and his column on Dirt Track Digest.
Ricky Davis Sr. tells me about a track change for 2014 and his racing past that goes back decades.
Burt Maynard recaps his five win season, shows off his retro car and tells me about his condition.
 
It’s another snowy Monday. What a surprise huh? Yeah, we’ve been here before and had a lot more snow so no big deal right? That’s what I am telling myself for sure.
 
We’re going to help get your work week off to a good start with three new interviews to listen to. All three are from Southern Tier Speedworld as we had the chance to go down there on Saturday.
 
And I hope you like the story of Burt Maynard who is racing as a was of motivating himself through what life has given him. We’ll be pulling for Burt this year as he goes for a track championship and hoping that he’ll be racing for many years to come. It’s quite a story and it has made me a fan of his for sure. Hopefully we’ll hear more from him as the season goes on. 
 
Now let’s chat more about all the new stuff we have for you on the Audio Page to listen to on your busy Monday. Leon Andrus talks about the two tracks he announces at and his column on Dirt Track Digest as he spends some time at Southern Tier Speedworld. 
 
Ricky Davis Sr. tells me about a track change for 2014 with his Street stock and his racing past that goes back decades. 
 
Burt Maynard recaps his five win season, shows off his retro car that honors his family’s past and tells me about his medical condition. 

 
Sunday, March 1st 2015
   New on the Audio Page from Southern Tier Speedworld:
 
Glenn Knapp talked about his 2014 season at Five Mile Point and why he missed a few starts.
Andrew Harpell previews the upcoming season at Five Mile Point and makes an asphalt prediction.
Jamie Page looks ahead at the 2015 schedule for I-88 Speedway and talks about an added class.
 
Allie and I had a great time yesterday as we traveled south and east to the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City to see this year’s edition of Southern Tier Speedworld. As usual, parking spaces were tough to come by at 2 in the afternoon when we got there and that is great news for all of us in the racing community.
 
This mall show has been happening for quite some time and it was great to see all the people as well as the new, shiny racecars that can’t wait to get on the track and get racing. You still have one more day to go yourself so get on down there today and support the mall like we did. We ate and did a little shopping before we left. I encourage you to do the same.
 
We got a lot of interviews done including one that really touched me that I am saving for tomorrow. What would you do if you were sick and the doctors could only do so much? I don’t know what I’d do but I’d like to think it would admirable but again…I don’t know. Tomorrow find out what 29 year old Burt Maynard did when he found out he had stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. It will give you someone to root for. What a guy, what a story. And I’ll have that for you tomorrow.
 
For now let’s talk about what we have on the Audio Page for you to listen to today from the mall show. Glenn Knapp talked about his 2014 season at Five Mile Point in a Modified, why he missed a few starts and what he has left to do to get his car race ready. 
 
Andrew Harpell previews the upcoming season at Five Mile Point, reminds fans to be patient when the season openers get closer and makes a prediction about a huge shift in the asphalt Modified world. Hmm.
 
Jamie Page looks ahead at the 2015 schedule for I-88 Speedway, picks out a few of their headline dates and talks about a class that has been added to weekly competition. 

 
Saturday, February 28th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Pete Bicknell talks about his driving school at Merrittville Speedway and what teams can learn.
Todd Town tells me why he is getting back into Sportsman racing after being off since 2009.
 
I got to get some more work done in the studio on Friday and you get to listen to two new interviews today because of it. As for today, I’ll be heading down south to the Oakdale Mall for Southern Tier Speedworld to see some racecars on display and speak to the people that race them so look for some clips from that on the site tomorrow.
 
This weekend will be a quite one although the NASCAR boys are back at Atlanta which has always been one of my favorite tracks. No doubt Allie and I will be playing catch up all week on those races after a day at the mall today. Hope you guys enjoy the racing and for those of you who are working on cars we hope everything is gong well and your plans for the season are shaping up nicely.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with news on how you can improve as a driver thanks to a race school. Pete Bicknell talks about his driving school at Merrittville Speedway on April 11th, what teams can learn at the event and runs down some of what they will be teaching. 
 
Todd Town tells me why he is getting back into Sportsman racing after being off since 2009, why he got out five years ago and what his tentative plans are for this season. 

 
Friday, February 27th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Larry Wight recapped his four races in Volusia and talked about coming from the back twice.
Tim Sears Jr. tells me a little about his 2014 season as he gets his point money at the Winter Bash.
 
I got a lot done today and got some material to write a bonus column that will show up in Sunday’s Syracuse Post Standard. Plus we also have one that will be in today’s edition as well. Yep, we’ve been busy alright.
 
I also got in a much requested interview with Larry Wight. I can’t tell you how many messages and emails I had about him. “He was the show,” people would tell me. And after talking with him last night, I can see why. He came from the back twice on a track that is not known for that. 
 
Tomorrow I’ll be at the Oakdale Mall for Southern Tier Speedworld and I hope to see a lot of you out with your racecars ready to show the people what we do in the racing world. These mall shows are very important and I know you guys will be great at teaching the public about our racecars and what we do. It’s a great chance to create new fans and I can’t wait to go.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with your gator winner from Florida. Larry Wight recapped his four races in Volusia and talked about coming from the back twice as well as how he liked the new chassis he tried out for the first time. 
 
Tim Sears Jr. tells me a little about his 2014 season as he gets his point money at the Winter Bash and describes how things are going at his race shop. 

 
Thursday, February 26th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Neal Williams talks about his four races in Florida and how good it felt to win on the final night.
Rocco Leone remembered his two win season at Fulton and some of his better nights at the track.
 
What do you know? Another non-snowy day in Central New York. How about that? It was so nice I was able to go to the store with my jacket unzipped. What a day.
 
We are back with a pair of chats today and we’ll be back tomorrow as well. As always I am trying my best to tell the stories of racing in our area and I am thrilled that people like the ones I have on the site take time to talk with me. They don’t have to but they do. It’s refreshing to say the least.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page. I start with the driver who surprised a lot of people this past week in Florida. Neal Williams talks about his four races in Florida and how good it felt to win on the final night especially with the big names he passed on his way to the front. 
 
Rocco Leone remembered his two win season at Fulton and some of his better nights at the track as he celebrated at the track’s Winter Bash this past weekend. 

 
Wednesday, February 25th 2015
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jordan Bennett talks about his abbreviated season in 2014 and wonders how much he’ll race in 2015.
Mike Button tells me about his season at Fulton and all the choices he has to race this season.
 
We’re back on a Wednesday with more good stuff for you to listen to. We also got some new stuff done in the studio too so be sure to keep coming back to hear what is going on in the racing world.
 
And I did not have to move any snow from my driveway for a change. How about that? I know you guys didn’t mind that all that much. And if you look ahead in the forecast we may hit 30 this weekend. Get those racecars ready huh?
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who is hoping to race more in the future. Jordan Bennett talks about his abbreviated season in 2014 and wonders how much he’ll race in 2015 as he celebrates with his fellow racers at the Winter Bash. 
 
Mike Button tells me about his season at Fulton, all the choices he has to race this season and remembers going to the track with his dad as a kid. 

 
     
 
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