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Monday, July 17th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

After the heat races:
 
Tyler Trump talked with me about his win in the first Sportsman heat which saw him pull away late.
Matt Janczuk explained why he pulled off in his Sportsman heat race and gave me some tow advice.
A.J. Filbeck was chipping early in his Sportsman heat win and explained why that didn’t bother him.
Mike Welch came from last to win his Pro Stock heat and told me how good the racecar felt to him.
Alan Johnson pulled off in his Modified heat race and explained why he was making a car change.
Tim Fuller made a three wide move to get the lead and spoke about his trip after the race is over.


After the feature races:
Pat Ward won the rainout out feature from June 18th and talked about how he ran down the leader.
Dave Marcuccilli described the late race pass he made to win the Mike Martin Memorial race.
Mike Welch swept the night winning the Pro Stock race and spoke about staying focused up front.
Matt Sheppard picked up his third win at Utica Rome and talked about being fast all night long.
Tim Fuller led some laps before finishing second and compared how he is running to the winner.
Marc Johnson moved up five spots to finished fifth and spoke about how he did in two features.
Brandon Walters earned his best big block finish with a 6th and talked about how the track changed.

We had a really good time last night as we got away from the hot rods in town and headed to the Utica Rome Speedway for double Modified feature races. Pat Ward won the first while Matt Sheppard dominated in the second race.

It was nice to see some new faces out front as Steve Way and Claude Hutchings Jr. led laps in the first one before Brandon Walters led the first nine laps in the second race. The veterans won out in the end but it was fun to see some new faces doing well.
 
There was a big Sportsman field for the Mike Martin Memorial as Dave Marcuccilli made the winning move with five laps to go to get the victory. Mike Welch won the Pro Stock race coming from ninth as he was truly fast on this night.
 
Allie and I took a lot of photos and those are up as well as some from Dave Delasandro as he sent us some from Albany Saratoga. We’re working our way back slowly but surely on the photo side of things and hope to be back up to full speed soon.

We’ll be in the studio today so look for more new stuff tomorrow as we’ll pair it up with some chats from Sunday. Have a great Monday guys and we hope to see you back again tomorrow.  
 
Sunday, July 16th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Vic Coffey talks aboutracing with his son Kyle and how well Tim McCreadie is doing in 2017.
Peter Britten tells me about his new Modified and how things have been going with the new ride.
Chelsea Miller-Flach has a new baby on the way and spoke about her early days singing anthems.

Sorry I put the stuff up late on Sunday as I had everything written up but forgot to put it up. I was so crazy on Saturday chasing hot rods around at the Syracuse Nationals that UI got home late and never even gave it a second thought. May bad…sorry!
 
I have three really good ones for you that I saved for Sunday so sit back and see how life is going for each of the three people I have on the site for you today. They are very revealing and I love it that people trust me enough to speak to me this honestly. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
 
I’ll be on the road today to Utica Rome as Allie will be joining me. We’ll take lots of pictures and get a lot of new audio for you as well. Plus we are racing tomorrow with the Kuleszos at the NYS Fairgrounds so stop by and say hello. We have a 7 p.m. start time for this Monday rainout make-up special.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today with three chats I did on Tuesday that I had saved especially for today. Vic Coffey talks aboutracing Modiifieds with his son Kyle, how well Tim McCreadie is doing with the Lucas Oil Late Models in 2017 and why he hasn’t raced much of late. 

Peter Britten tells me about his new Modified, how things have been going with the new ride and how fast his young daughter is growing up.

Chelsea Miller-Flach has a new baby on the way and spoke about her early days singing anthems with her older sister and how going on auditions early helped her in her life today.   
 
Saturday, July 15th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Steve Paine talks about being inducted into the DIRT Hall of Fame and his ride for Tuesday night.
Mike Bowman told me about picking up his first Mod win of the season Saturday night at Fulton.
Nate Higgins won his first career Sportsman feature race and talked about being calm up front.
Steve Pesarek described how his Street Stock is running now and what racing taught his daughter.
Rich Vleck ran down how things are going at Genesee Speedway and previews the next few shows.


We’re back with more good stuff for you on what we hope is not a rainy weekend. I have plans to go to Utica Rome Speedway tomorrow as they have double Modified features on the card. Of course we’re all hoping the weather predicted for this morning gets out of here fast so racing an happen tonight.
 
We’ll have more good stuff for you tomorrow as I may or may not be able to go tonight as we have some stuff we’re dealing with here at home. I’m fine! So don’t worry about me. I’m doing as well as ever thank you!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page today as we prepare for some racing tonight. Steve Paine talks about being inducted into the DIRT Hall of Fame, remembers some of the accomplishments that he is most proud of and how he got a ride for Tuesday night.

Mike Bowman told me about picking up his first Mod win of the season Saturday night at Fulton, how good it felt to win from twelfth and how nice it was to see a friend win his career first. 

Nate Higgins won his first career Sportsman feature race and talked about being calm up front while leading as well as what it was like to be part of a special night. 

Steve Pesarek described how his Street Stock is running now, a rash of flat tires he has been dealing with and what racing taught his daughter at a young age.

Rich Vleck ran down how things are going at Genesee Speedway this season, describes some of what makes the place unique and previews the next few shows.  
 
Friday, July 14th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Alan Johnson talks about being inducted into the DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame on Monday.
Chris Hile described his top ten finishes this past weekend and how nice it was to see a new winner.
Rich Scagliotta just got to Weedsport on Tuesday and talked about his busy travel schedule.
Todd Root explained how much damage happened in a crash at Can Am and how he is doing now.
Paul Szmal recaps last weekend’s action at Outlaw Speedway and Canandaigua Motorsports Park.


Rain, rain and more rain. Let’s hope today’s forecast is wrong and we can get some racing in tonight. It rained a lot on Thursday so let’s hope that it was not enough to wash out our day. Keep your fingers crossed.
 
No worries here though as we have some great race talk to get you through your day as we chat Hall of Fame stuff with Alan Johnson and you may be surprised what really makes a guy like him nervous. It may not be what you think.
 
I have some things to do today but have more good stuff to come your way tomorrow as we move into the second half of the regular season. I hope all of you racers are hanging in there alright and that your racecars are doing well too. I have the ultimate respect for all of you and I truly wish you well.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we get ready for a big race weekend. Alan Johnson talks about being inducted into the DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame on Monday, tells me some of the people who were on hand for the occasion and an older car that is being restored. 

Chris Hile described his top ten finishes this past weekend and how nice it was to see a new winner at Brewerton as well as how he tried to chase the winner on Saturday. 

Rich Scagliotta just got to Weedsport on Tuesday and talked about his busy travel schedule while comparing the track to one he runs weekly. 

Todd Root explained how much damage happened in a crash at Can Am and how he is doing now as he tries to bring the car back to where it was before the incident. 

Paul Szmal recaps last weekend’s action at Outlaw Speedway and Canandaigua Motorsports Park while looking ahead to some big shows coming up this weekend.   
 
Thursday, July 13th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Brett Hearn talks about how tight the points are on the Super DIRTcar Series and his last weekend.  
Keith Flach told me about his last race weekend and the new addition they are expecting in the family.
Matt Hulsizer recapped a recent race weekend and explained how close he came to a feature win.
Joe Garafolo described the different engine he had in his Mod Lite and how he likes the new power.
Rob Mortier talks about the model Modifieds he builds and where he will be in the next few weeks.

It was a good day for me on Wednesday as I did some writing and took care of some business that I had to get done. You can read my latest column in today’s Syracuse Post Standard or online at www.syracuse.com/motorsports.

I’ve got a lot in the can from Tuesday night and that may be a really good thing as the weather pattern for the next few days does not look that good. I am hoping they are wrong as the racers need to race and hot rodders in town for the Syracuse Nationals want to drive on dry roads. Let’s hope each group get’s their wish and we get some dry days in here.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we start out with a pair of racers who recently traveled west to Weedsport. Brett Hearn talks about how tight the points are on the Super DIRTcar Series, how interesting things are going to get in the next few months and his last rainy weekend.  
 
Keith Flach told me about his last race weekend, how he is doing at his weekly home and the new addition they are expecting in the family in a few months. 

Matt Hulsizer recapped a recent race weekend and explained how close he came to a feature win as well as why he fell off while leading at Fulton eleven days ago.

Joe Garafolo described the different engine he had in his Mod Lite, how he likes the new power under his right foot and how great it was to see a huge field in Weedsport on July 3rd

Rob Mortier talks about the model Modifieds he builds and where he will be in the next few weeks. If you can’t see him at the track you can see his work at http://www.racerspreferredmodels.com/.  
 
Wednesday, July 12th 2017
   New on the Audio Page from Weedsport Speedway:
 
After the heat races:
Todd Root led every lap to win his heat race and talked about tightening his Sportsman up a bit.
Kevin Ridley talked about his heat win and why he had to add an extra 50 pounds to his racecar.
Taylor Caprara explained how he was in his Sportsman heat race and why we don’t see him on TV.
Ben Wheeler won the final Sportsman heat and told me why he has only been out four times so far.
Brett Hearn got the win in the first Modified heat and thought back on some of his past at the track.
Larry Wight and his crew were thrashing on their winning Modified and told me what was wrong.
Erick Rudolph took the win in heat number three and talked about being fast right off the trailer.
Billy Decker was smooth in his heat win and told me why Weedsport always makes him nervous.

After the feature races:
Rocky Warner won the caution free Sportsman feature and talked about how tough competition is.
Dave Marcuccilli finished in second place and spoke about why he felt he was racing for second.
Taylor Caprara fell back a spot late to finish third and talked about how happy he was with the run.
Stewart Friesen held on after a late race restart and spoke about his win in the Hall of Fame 100.
Tim McCreadie led the first 51 laps before finishing second and talked about a mistake on a restart.
Larry Wight went from ninth to third and spoke about where he felt he was losing times in the turns.
Erick Rudolph explained why he felt he was a 4th place car and looked ahead to a busy time in Ohio.
Peter Britten started 2nd and finished 5th and told me why he felt that this result felt like a victory.


I had a fun day but a long one too as I went to Weedsport Speedway for the Hall of Fame 100 and the Sportsman Shootout Series. There were a lot of cars onhand and a big crowd as well. It was a fun night top to bottom.
 
I did some TV with the Sportsman as we continue to launch Speedway Showcase and I think you’ll really like these shows we’re doing from Weedsport as we truly have an all start cast working both in front of and behind the scenes. I’ll keep you updated on when the next shows are out and hopefully you’ll like them.
 
The Hall of Fame 100 was the headliner and it was quite the race with Stewart Friesen beating out Tim McCreadie by half a car length to take home the $10,000 first place prize. Only three cautions slowed the pace of this race and the final yellow with three laps to go really made for a fantastic finish.
 
The Sportsman did a 25 lap race and did so without a caution. The quality of the field at these Weedsport shows is exceptional with the best talent from so many tracks is truly something to see. Unlike last time out, Rocky Warner got to the front first and held off Dave Marcuccilli late to win this one which is exactly the opposite of what we saw two weeks ago.

I did a lot of pre race interviews and we’ll get to those in the next three days as I need to do some cruising as the Syracuse Nationals are in town. It’s a car lover’s dream and I can’t wait to see all of Detroit’s best take over the roadways of Central New York. I’ll be taking pictures and putting them up here so be sure to keep checking back to see some cool cars. 
 
Tuesday, July 11th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:

Chad Phelps told me about a recent jingle at Fulton and why he never gets to take a vacation.
Dave Thompson describes his job at Mohawk International and what the racers will see weekly.
Mike Mullen remembers his almost win in Weedsport and tells me some things he is trying.
Tony Veneziano gets us up to speed with the World of Outlaws as the Month of Money begins.

I’ll be back at it today as I’ll be heading to Weedsport Speedway for the Hall of Fame 100, past of the Super DIRTCar Series. We’ll be doing TV for the Sportsman while the MAV-TV crew will handle the Modifieds. It should be a fun day and I hope to see you all there.
 
I had a great weekend catching up with friends from out of town and having fun like we used to back in the old days. I really needed that to re-charge the old batteries and am feeling well rested and ready to go today.
 
Speaking of today let’s find out more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page for you as we prepare for a big race tonight. Chad Phelps told me about a recent jingle at Fulton, wonders if he will race later today in Weedsport and why he never gets to take a standard vacation.  
 
Dave Thompson describes his job at Mohawk International, what the racers will see weekly and how he likes racing with his oldest son.
 
Mike Mullen remembers his almost win in Weedsport and tells me some things he is trying with a stiff right front shock as well as how the car has been handling before the adjustment. 

Tony Veneziano gets us up to speed with the World of Outlaws with reports on their last three races as the Month of Money begins tonight in Ohio.   
 
     
 
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