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Saturday, September 27th 2014
   New on the Audio Page from I-88 Speedway:
 
Leon Andrus describes the racing action that will take place today on the track at I-88 Speedway.
 
After the heat races:
 
Earl Zimmer led every lap to win the first Street Stock heat and told me who helped with the set up.
Jake Karlnoski talked about his Street Stock heat win and what he was working on in the pits.
Butch Green told me what went right in his Sportsman win and what didn’t with the Street Stock.
Lee Dewitt described his Sportsman heat win, how good the track was and what he heard behind him.
Nick Nye made an inside move to win his heat race and talked about how good his car has been.
Eric Leet won his qualifying heat race at I-88 Speedway and explained how he drove his tight car.
 
After the feature races:
 
Shane Wolf Jr. used some late race restarts to pick up the win and talked with Steve Clapperton.
Randy Fox was fast late but came up short finishing 2nd and spoke about it with Steve Clapperton.
Gene Sharpsteen came home in 3rd place in the Street Stock race and spoke to Steve Clapperton.
Charlie Hendrickson led the 25 laps of the Sportsman feature and talked with Steve Clapperton.
Nick Nye led a lot of laps on his way to a 2nd place and talked about hanging on at the end.
Kevin Jordan had some trouble early and explained how he raced his way back to finish third.
 
I had a real nice time on a really nice fall day on Friday as I traveled south and east to I-88 Speedway for the first day of a two day show. If you want to know what is going on tonight, just listen to the Leon Andrus interview at the top of the Audio Page and he’ll talk about the show that has Modifieds as a headliner.
 
There was a nice crowd on hand as well as 33 Sportsman, 19 Street Stocks and almost a full field of 600 micros. The racing was good too as Shane Wolf Jr. took advantage of some late race restarts to win the Street Stock race while Charlie Hendrickson Jr. led the final 25 laps to win the Flyin’ Milkman Kenny Moore Classic.
 
I sat in the grandstand for the night and had fun with Shawn Shields and the Woodchuck Group who were having a great time at the races and a great time teasing Shawn who gave it right back. Thanks to my daughter Allie, who always likes to sit in the grandstand, I now avoid the tower a lot as you catch a lot more sitting in the stands.
 
Don’t forget that they are going again today as is Paradise Speedway in Geneva and New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey. And tomorrow the Friends of Mike Race is taking place at Bridgeport Speedway. Check out my Danny Serrano chat from earlier in the week for more on that show at Bridgeport.
 
I saved all my pre race chats and did 13 of them. I went longer as I wanted to try something different. Four of those will show up tomorrow as I hope to get in the studio for a while this afternoon before going out tonight. A college friend is in town so Camille and I will go out tonight and have some fun in our old stomping ground.
 
Have a great Saturday and make sure you get outside today and enjoy this great weather. There are some races going on so support your local track while rooting on your favorite drivers.

 
Friday, September 26th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Matt Sheppard talked about the work he has to do to get a brand new Modified ready for Syracuse.
Matt Tanner explained why he missed the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals due to a motor issue.
Kory Gurney told me why we have not seen him much as he looks forward to some 305 races.
 
From the travels of Steve Ovens at Yates County Speedway:
 
Alan Johnson spoke with Steve Ovens after his win in the Modified heat race at Yates County.
Dylan Dewert won the second Modified heat at Yates County and told Steve about some struggles.
Jimmy Phelps told Steve Ovens about his past at Yates County and compared it to others.
Donnie Lawson got into the redraw with his 3rd place finish and told Steve what went wrong.
 
From the travels of Steve Ovens at Woodhull Raceway:
 
Glen Whritenour spoke to Steve Ovens about his track championship and his 7th place starting spot.
Bill Holmes got ready for the Isky Cams Championship and told Steve Ovens about his hopes.
J.J. Kreidler won the night before at Yates County and talked about his Street Stock ride for Saturday.
 
We’re back on a Friday with lots of cool stuff for you to listen to as we get ready for the weekend. I’ll be at I-88 Speedway tonight and we’ll have new audio from that up tomorrow.
 
I was off on Thursday as I am trying to squeeze in as much golf as I can before we can’t golf anymore. It will happen soon and I am still improving as we try to get closer to where we were a few years ago. We’re better around the green but still a little wild on tee shots and with my long irons. Improvement is needed there!
 
Now let’s chat about the new stuff we have from myself and Steve Ovens on the Audio Page. I start with a chat from the Media Challenge on Tuesday. Matt Sheppard talked about the work he has to do to get a brand new Modified ready for Syracuse as well as what happened on the racetrack for him this past weekend. 
 
Matt Tanner explained why he missed the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals due to a motor issue as well as how long it would have taken to make the drive late. 
 
Kory Gurney told me why we have not seen him much on the track this year as he looks forward to some 305 races at the end of the 2014 season. 
 
Alan Johnson spoke with Steve Ovens after his win in the Modified heat race at Yates County and how little he had to adjust for the car he was in on this night.
 
Dylan Dewert won the second Modified heat at Yates County and told Steve Ovens about some struggles he has earlier as well as what he needed to do for later. 
 
Jimmy Phelps told Steve Ovens about his past at Yates County and compared it to others he races on as well as how a bad redraw has set him back a little for later. Later on he won by the way! 
 
Donnie Lawson got into the redraw with his 3rd place finish and told Steve Ovens what went wrong as well as how much he’d like to race a Modified at Yates County next year. 
 
Glen Whritenour spoke to Steve Ovens about his track championship and his 7th place starting spot while comparing the set up he’ll use versus a normal Saturday night. 
 
J.J. Kreidler won the night before at Yates County and talked with Steve Ovens about his Street Stock ride for Saturday as well as his nice move for the win on Friday. 
 
Bill Holmes got ready for the Isky Cams Championship and told Steve Ovens about his hopes considering how long it has been since he has been to Woodhull Raceway. 

 
Thursday, September 25th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jason Barney got ready for the ESS finale at Fonda and told me why he will finish 2nd in the points.
Larry Wight told me about his win at Fonda on Saturday and his hopes for the Media Challenge.
Darwin Greene spoke about his season at I-88 Speedway on Friday and Fonda on Saturdays.
Danny Serrano talks about the activities surrounding the Friends of Mike race Sunday at Bridgeport.
 
New from Steve Ovens:
 
Justin Wright won the fourth Modified heat at Yates County and told Steve how his racecar was.
Derrick Podsiadlo told Steve Ovens about his third place in his heat and who impressed him.
Mike Wondering and Dave DuBois told Steve Ovens about their hopes for the race at Woodhull.
John Waters got ready for his Late Model qualifier and told Steve Ovens about his chances.
Jay McConnell prepared for the 50 lap BRP finale and talked about his third place starting spot.
Glenn Whritenour talked about his 3rd place run in the BRP Late Model finale at Woodhull.
Dan Harpell spoke with Steve Ovens after Friday’s show at Yates County and evaluated the night.
 
Once again we have a ton of new stuff today as we get closer to another big weekend. I’ll be heading to I-88 Speedway on Friday for the Flyin’ Milkman Kenny Moore Classic and I’m sure I’ll have a great time meeting some new folks and seeing others I have not seen in a while.
 
Steve Ovens has helped us out today and has a lot of good stuff on here for you as well as he went to Yates County and Woodhull this past weekend. Not sure if he’s going anywhere but I am sure we’ll have more from him tomorrow. 
 
If you want hear more of what Steve does at the racetrack and you want to hear it now, go to Blogtalkradio.com/turn5live. Thanks again to Steve and all the drivers who took time out from their busy race night to speak with him.
 
Now let’s chat more about the new stuff we have for you on the Audio Page for today. I start with a chat from my Friday night travels. Jason Barney got ready for the ESS finale at Fonda and told me why he will finish 2nd in the points as well as what his goals were for this past Friday night at a track he has not done well at in the past. 
 
Larry Wight told me about his win at Fonda on Saturday, how his Syracuse stuff is coming along and his hopes for the Media Challenge at Pole Position Raceway. 
 
Darwin Greene spoke about his season at I-88 Speedway on Friday and Fonda on Saturdays as he got ready for the final show at the Track of Champions. 
 
Danny Serrano talks about the activities surrounding the Friends of Mike race Sunday at Bridgeport. He ran down all that is happening before the race and how teams that don’t win can double their money won. 
 
Justin Wright won the fourth Modified heat at Yates County and told Steve Ovens how his racecar was while praising the race he had with a veteran up front. 
 
Derrick Podsiadlo told Steve Ovens about his third place in his heat and who impressed him on this night while thinking back to a strong run earlier in the season at Yates County.
 
Mike Wondering and Dave DuBois told Steve Ovens about their hopes for the race at Woodhull as well as what has happened so far in each of their seasons.
 
John Waters got ready for his Late Model qualifier and told Steve Ovens about his chances in what would be a very tough 50 lap feature at Woodhull. 
 
Jay McConnell prepared for the 50 lap BRP finale and talked with Steve Ovens about his third place starting spot at Woodhull as well as the need to be patient. 
 
Glenn Whritenour talked with Steve Ovens about his 3rd place run in the BRP Late Model finale at Woodhull as well as how a late race caution hurt his chances. 
 
Dan Harpell spoke with Steve Ovens after Friday’s show at Yates County and evaluated the night as well as how the car counts exceeded his expectations across the board. 
 

 
Wednesday, September 24th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today from Pole Position Raceway in Syracuse:  
 
Billy Dunn explains why he is taking a few weeks off and what he will be driving at Syracuse.
Gary Tomkins recapped his short day at Fonda and talked about Fulton & Super DIRT Week.
Peter Britten talked about his race at Fonda and how much he likes Pole Position Raceway.
Brett Hearn described his first race at Pole Position Raceway and how he took the SDS point lead.
Niko Tamurian spoke about his challenge race with Billy Dunn and his thoughts on local racing.
 
New from Steve Ovens this past weekend:
 
Steve Paine talked with Steve Ovens after his second place in his heat race at Yates County.
Chad Phelps described his second place finish in his qualifying heat race Friday at Yates County.
Rick Loucks was almost ready to race and talked to Steve Ovens about the car he just bought.
Mick Seeley ran down how his season has gone so far and told Steve Ovens about his goals.
John Zimmerman looked ahead to a busy night and told Steve Ovens about his last trip to Woodhull.
Jason McGregor got ready for a night of racing with his BRP Late Model and talked about his car.
Jared Hill finished in fourth place at Woodhull and told Steve Ovens about some early troubles.
Fred Amman talked about his fifth place finish in the ISKY Cam Championship at Woodhull.
 
I had a fun day at Pole Position Raceway as the 2nd Annual Media Challenge took place. I interviewed all the drivers who were on hand and put up all but two of them. A great time was had by all. Congratulations to J.J. Andrews for winning the media portion of the event although next year he needs to be in the Media/Driver category. Paul Szmal was the winner of the totally media category.
 
It takes an event like this one to help remind you how good these DIRT Modified drivers are. They raced a second race against Pole Position champions, guys who run the track a lot, and our guys finished in the top two beating both of them.
 
Also on the site today are plenty of conversations from Steve Ovens who was at Yates County and Woodhull this past weekend. We show some love to the BRP Can Am Late Models today as they are featured in five of out chats today.
 
And remember, you can check out more from Steve online at Blogtalkradio.com/turn5live.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page. I start with stuff from inside Destiny USA at the Media Challenge race at Pole Position Raceway. Billy Dunn explains why he is taking a few weeks off, what he will be driving at Syracuse and runs down some of what he accomplished this season so far.
 
Gary Tomkins recapped his two days of racing at Fonda and talked about Fulton & Super DIRT Week as well as what he has to get done at the race shop.
 
Peter Britten talked about his race at Fonda and how much he likes Pole Position Raceway as well as how tricky and fun the go carts can be. 
 
Brett Hearn described his first race at Pole Position Raceway, how important proper braking can be on the technical track and how he took the SDS point lead. 
 
Niko Tamurian spoke about his challenge race with Billy Dunn and his thoughts on local racing. You can see the challenge tonight on NBC 3 and CBS 5. 
 
Steve Paine talked with Steve Ovens after his second place in his heat race at Yates County and wondered if both the racing grooves would be good later on. 
 
Chad Phelps described his second place finish in his qualifying heat race Friday at Yates County as well as what he was seeing with the racetrack. 
 
Fran Hilton finished third in his heat, made it to the draw and told Steve Ovens how his car handled in the qualifier at Yates County on Friday. 
 
Mick Seeley ran down how his season has gone so far and told Steve Ovens about his goals that included trying some things for next season at Woodhull. 
 
Rick Loucks was almost ready to race and talked to Steve Ovens about the car he just bought as well as who was driving his #14 car in the finale at Woodhull. 
 
John Zimmerman looked ahead to a busy night and told Steve Ovens about his last trip to Woodhull and described how different the racetrack is compared to others. 
 
Jason McGregor got ready for a night of racing with his BRP Late Model and talked with Steve Ovens about his car as well as all the racing he had to look forward to. 
 
Jared Hill finished in fourth place at Woodhull and told Steve Ovens about some early troubles as he fell back out of the top ten. 
 
Fred Amman talked about his fifth place finish in the ISKY Cam Championship at Woodhull as well as how he stayed out of trouble in the 50 lapper. 

 
Tuesday, September 23rd 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:  
 
Joe Trenca explained how he ended up in Chuck Hebing’s 45 car for the race at Ohsweken.
Ron Holmes told me how he got back behind the wheel of a Modified this season at Fonda.
Nick Webb thought back on his first career Sportsman win and theemotions he had afterwards.
 
 
New from Steve Ovens at Woodhull Raceway on Saturday:
 
Bob Dixon spoke with Steve Ovens about his role as Grand Marshall in the final BRP race.
Stacy Jackson spoke with Paul Harkenrider after his Sportsman win in his cousin’s racecar.
Adam Depuy talked with Steve Ovens about the damage they did to his racecar before his win.
Steve LaBarron looked ahead to the final BRP Late Model feature and talked about his hopes.
John Waters won the final BRP Can Am race and told Steve Ovens how good his racecar was.
Brett Martlett tells Paul Harkenrider about his Street Stock win and his season championship.
Keith Shay won the Four Cylinder feature race and talked with Paul about his pair of wins.
 
Fall is certainly here alright at least it sure felt like it on Monday. I stayed inside as we had practice for my bowling league. It took a little while to remember what to do but we got better as the night went on.
 
Today we’ll be at Destiny USA inside at Pole Position Raceway for the second annual Media Challenge. Media people like me and others with various levels of experience will take on Brett Hearn, Matt Sheppard, Billy Dunn, Peter Britten, Larry Wight and Gary Tomkins.
 
The event starts at 11 a.m. and will give us a chance not just to race with these guys but also a chance to interview them as well. I’ll have some chats from this event up tomorrow for those of you who can’t make it and of course we’ll have more from both my weekend and the travels of Steve Ovens.
 
Now let’s talk more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I start with three of my chats from Fonda. Joe Trenca explained how he ended up in Chuck Hebing’s 45 car for the race at Ohsweken as well as how he managed to see the car owner go by him late. 
 
Ron Holmes told me how he got back behind the wheel of a Modified this season at Fonda as well as what has been going on in his life the past few years. 
 
Nick Webb thought back on his first career Sportsman win and the mixed emotions he had afterwards as well as when it all hit him in victory lane. 
 
Bob Dixon spoke with Steve Ovens about his role as Grand Marshall in the final BRP Can Am Late Model race and talked about the end of the series while remembering how it first started. 
 
Stacy Jackson spoke with Paul Harkenrider after his Sportsman win in his cousin’s racecar as well as what it took to get the car together for the race at Woodhull. 
 
John Waters won the final BRP Can Am race and told Steve Ovens how good his racecar was as well as how the handling changed in the feature race. 
 
Adam Depuy talked with Steve Ovens about the damage they did to his racecar before his win as well as what he hoped would happen in the second feature. 
 
Steve LaBarron looked ahead to the final BRP Late Model feature and talked with Steve Ovens about his hopes after winning one of the 12 lap qualifiers at Woodhull. 
 
Brett Martlett tells Paul Harkenrider about his Street Stock win and his season championship at Woodhull Raceway. 
 
Keith Shay won the Four Cylinder feature race and talked with Paul Harkenrider about his pair of wins as well as the people who helped with some parts on the night.

 
Monday, September 22nd 2014
   New on the Audio Page from my night at the Fonda Speedway:  
 
Jeremy Wilder spoke about his hopes for Friday’s Modified race and who will start near him.
Jessey Mueller talked about how asphalt background and why he is switching over to a dirt surface.
Rocky Warner came into the night with a dozen wins and talked about breaking in a new motor.
Ivan Joslin had his Sportsman at the track and explained why he is not driving a Pro Stock anymore.
 
New from Steve Ovens at Yates County Speedway on Friday night:
 
Jimmy Phelps talks with Steve Ovens after winning the Seneca Lake Shootout at Yates County.
Matt Sheppard finished in second place at Yates County and told Steve Ovens about his good run.
Alan Johnson spoke with Steve Ovens after leading some laps on his way to a third place finish.
Billy VanPelt picked up sixteen spots to finish in fourth place and told Steve Ovens how he did it.
Darryl Ruggles won the 305 Sprint Car feature and told Steve Ovens how good the surface was.
Jeremy Potrzebowksi told Steve Ovens how he got to the front in the closing laps at Yates County.
J.J Kreidler described the last lap pass he made in turn four to win the Four Cylinder feature.
 
I told you that we would have a lot for you this week and as you can see we sure do thanks to our good friend Steve Ovens from Turn 5 Live. I put up four of mine from the weekend and seven of Steve’s as we meet the winners and top finishers from Friday at Yates County Speedway.
 
Tomorrow I will be at the Media Challenge at Pole Position Raceway inside Destiny USA in Syracuse. Myself and many other local media types will race with actual DIRT Modified drivers on the tough, tight track. I did it last year and it was a blast but it's tough for us to beat the real drivers unless some of the ringers/writers can have a good run. Some of these guys are racers first and writers second so you have to watch out for them!!!
 
Of course we encourage all of you to come down and root us on and see some good racing. And afterwards you guys can go out and do some laps to see if you can beat what we did. I know we get there at 11 a.m. to chat with the drivers and then we'll race after that.
 
Oh, and you can hear more from Steve Ovens by checking out what he does at Blogtalkradio.com/turn5live. And thanks so much for all your help. Keep up the great work.
 
Now let’s talk more about the good stuff we have for you on the Audio Page. I start with four of my chats from Friday at Yates County. Jeremy Wilder spoke about his hopes for Friday’s Modified race, who will start near him and recapped his season at both Fonda and Glen Ridge. 
 
Jessey Mueller talked about how asphalt background and why he is switching over to a dirt surface as he got ready for his first ever laps on a new surface. 
 
Rocky Warner came into the night with a dozen wins and talked about breaking in a new motor as well as how he managed to do it close to home. 
 
Ivan Joslin had his Sportsman at the track and explained why he is not driving the Pro Stock anymore as well as how lucky his dad was not to get hurt in that crash. 
 
Jimmy Phelps talks with Steve Ovens after winning the Seneca Lake Shootout at Yates County and described how changing his racing line helped him get up front. 
 
Matt Sheppard finished in second place at Yates County and told Steve Ovens about his good run as well as how watching his teammate up high helped him for the line. 
 
Alan Johnson spoke with Steve Ovens after leading some laps at Yates County on his way to a third place finish and told him when he would run the car next. 
 
Billy VanPelt picked up sixteen spots to finish in fourth place and told Steve Ovens how he did it as well as how some lucky breaks helped him get to the front quickly. 
 
Darryl Ruggles won the 305 Sprint Car feature and told Steve Ovens how good the surface was as well as how he overcame a bad draw through the gate to get the win. 
 
Jeremy Potrzebowksi told Steve Ovens how he got to the front in the closing laps at Yates County as well as how the battle for second ended up being for the victory. 
 
J.J Kreidler described the last lap pass he made in turn four to win the Four Cylinder feature as well as how great it was to pick up $400 for the victory.

 
Sunday, September 21st 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Keith Flach told me how his Syracuse motor felt in hot laps and his hopes for Sunday at Fonda.
Alton Palmer talked about his season at Fonda and what he is doing as a car owner for Syracuse.
Elmo Reckner described what made his Modified different from the rest in the pit area on Friday.
Paul Kinney got ready for the Empire Super Sprints finale and talked about the need for a win.
Brandon Sweet recapped his 2014 season so far and explained why he has not been racing so much.
 
We’re back with more good stuff for you guys here on Doug’s Dirt Diary. It turned out to be a real nice day on Saturday and I hope you were able to have fun either at the races or with family & friends. My wife and I went to a get together and had a great time. But we’ll make sure you have new stuff to listen to tomorrow for sure.
 
In here today I have more from Friday night at Fonda as Mohawk Valley Weekend got started. And of course today the Super DIRTcar Series and The Hondo Classic for Pro Stocks are both on tap. It should be a real barn burner.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page. I start with some news for Super DIRT Week. Keith Flach told me how his Syracuse motor felt in hot laps and his hopes for Sunday at Fonda. He explained why he was parking this car for the rest of the weekend and what he was doing with the new chassis he had with him.
 
Alton Palmer talked about his season at Fonda and what he will be doing as a car owner for Syracuse. He told me what his goals were for the night, how the surface has been all year long and remembered last year at Super DIRT Week.  
 
Elmo Reckner described what made his Modified different from the rest in the pit area on Friday. He ran down the specifics on the motor between the rails, what his goals were for the night and wondered how the engine would do at the end of the long Fonda straight-aways. 
 
Paul Kinney got ready for the Empire Super Sprints finale and talked about the need for a win. He told me what his number one goal was for the night, recapped his trip to Canada last weekend and wondered what next season might bring. 
 
Brandon Sweet recapped his 2014 season so far and explained why he has not been racing so much. He talked about what it has been like not chasing points, hinted at when he’ll have a better plan for the future and explained why he likes being a dad. 

 
     
 
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