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Tuesday, October 30th 2018
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Tim Pitts talks about Eastern States and reminds me how he first got into announcing at racetracks.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series this past weekend at Port Royal.

It was yet another cold and rainy day on Monday so I stayed inside, got some work done and chatted with a lot of folks. I have one of those chats up today with more to follow tomorrow as I hope to take a Tuesday off to bowl and watch some NBA with Allie.
 
I got a nice response from my Doug’s Thoughts yesterday as I described The Climb and how dedicated racecar drivers are to what they do. That right there is the biggest thing I think that my oldest daughter Allie got from this past few years as well as the mental discipline it takes to handle the ups and downs of racing. I hope you liked it.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page today starting with a friend I had not spoken to in years. Tim Pitts talks about Eastern States at Orange County Fair Speedway, describes some recent things he has had to deal with away from racing and reminds me how he first got into announcing at racetracks.

Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series this past weekend at Port Royal, tells me about the racy track on Sunday while giving us some news from the 410 Sprint Car world.   
 
Monday, October 29th 2018
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Craig Pritchard explains why he put a crate engine in his Sportsman and what he is thinking now.
In my latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about The Climb and how impressed I am with racecar drivers.

Winter is almost here and the past few days have been nothing short of miserable here with cold and rain. And of course we know what is right around the corner and it is not just the snow and cold its stupid daylight savings time. Why do we roll the clocks back every fall so it gets dark before 5 o’clock? I never understood that at all.

So enjoy this last week of driving home in the light and embrace and cold and darkness that is winter. Ugh. As far as I am concerned it should be 85 degrees every day but I know what’s not possible. Again…ugh.
 
Now let’s keep our minds on racing and what is new on the Audio Page starting with a driver who has a choice to make for next season. Craig Pritchard explains why he put a crate engine in his Sportsman, how much he was looking forward to trying it out this past weekend and what he is thinking now as he looks to 2019.  
 
In my latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about what I call The Climb, how it influences every aspect of every racer’s life and how impressed I am with what it takes to be a racecar driver.   
 
Sunday, October 28th 2018
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Andrew Ferguson reviews his season in a Modified and talks about some upgrades for 2019.
Frank Nortz talked about the racing last year at Adirondack International and previews 2019.
 
It was another rainy day in Central New York and that caused a rainout at Utica Rome and a delayed the action at Charlotte. I got a lot of work done in the studio and will do the same tomorrow.

We had fun again last night as I went out to watch the SU game and the World Series game at the same time. Having two tvs to watch would be fun and as I type this up I am just getting ready to go out with an old friend of mine.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new on the Audio Page for Sunday as we hopefully get a rain free day today. Andrew Ferguson reviews his year in a Modified and talks about some upgrades for 2019 while tackling the six questions in this season in review interview.

Frank Nortz talked about the racing last year at Adirondack International Speedway, explained why the track was dark for so long and previews 2019.  
 
Saturday, October 27th 2018
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David Schilling talked about time trialing on the pole in Charlotte and changes he made right before.  
Kyle Inman told me how he ended up fifth fastest in Charlotte and the cool stuff he did on Friday.
Dave Marcuccilli ran down how he did in time trials and talked about winning an indoor kart race.

I saw that racing down in Charlotte was rained out so I got right to work tracking down some of the racers who were down there. Everyone I got from Friday is up today and boy is today going to be a busy one as they are now going to squeeze in two of racing in just one day. Sounds like what we did a few weeks ago doesn’t it?
 
After I got done with work we actually went out as some of my wife’s high school friends from Fulton got together at a local establishment. I was the DD so they could have some fun so I drank OJ and water all night while enjoying some bar food. It was fun!
 
I’ll be back in the studio today and tomorrow we’ll meet someone new as I have an update from Adirondack International Speedway on what they did this past season and what lies ahead. I think you’ll like it. That one was a request and I do take those seriously so if I have not gotten to your favorite race person yet please send me a message on Facebook or in email form at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with my first phone call on Friday afternoon. David Schilling talked about time trialing on the pole in Charlotte and how some adjustment they made right before heading out helped as what he did with his rainout day on Friday. 
 
Kyle Inman told me how he ended up fifth fastest in Charlotte, how a change they did at Super DIRT Week helped him in the corners and the cool stuff he did on Friday afternoon.  
 
Dave Marcuccilli ran down how he did in time trials in Charlotte and talked about winning an indoor kart race against some of his competitors as well as what some of the chat was afterwards.   
 
Friday, October 26th 2018
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Ryan Jordan talks about racing one more time this season at Outlaw and the need for some upgrades.
Justin St. Louis ran down how the season went at Devil’s Bowl as they switched back to a dirt surface.
 
It was another busy day on Thursday and I did hear reports of some snow in our area. It was gone by the time I hit the bus stop with Katie so since I didn’t see it, it didn’t happen. Right? Cool!
 
I got some work done in the studio and said goodbye to my brother in-law and his wife as we took them to the airport to head back to California. It was great to have them here and hopefully they will be back again next year so they can see our world and hit the dirt track. Keep your fingers crossed.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page as we welcome someone new to the website from not to far away from where I was born. Ryan Jordan talks about racing one more time this season at Outlaw and the need for some upgrades with his small block program while telling me how happy he is with his two chassis. 
 
Justin St. Louis ran down how the season went at Devil’s Bowl Speedway as they switched back to a dirt surface, analyzed how each of the weekly divisions did and looks ahead to 2019. Welcome aboard Justin!  
 
Thursday, October 25th 2018
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Marc Johnson reviews his three win season as he finished second in points at both weekly homes.
Nick Stone talks about his plans to race Utica Rome on Saturday and the Pro Stocks he is building.

Wow! The last few days have been nothing short of chaotic. Just so much to do and no time to get it done. Plus we wanted to spend some time with my brother in law last night so we had every minute of the day pretty much planned on Wednesday. Then we had a meeting at the high school before Allie try’s out for basketball in two weeks. Crazy!
 
Today I take my brother in law and his wife to the airport in Syracuse but fortunately I don’t have to go inside as it is a real mess right now. After that I will get back to work and will be sure to have some stuff up for you guys tomorrow.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for today starting out with out second Season in Review of the off-season. Marc Johnson reviews his three win season as he finished second in points at both his weekly homes and talked about SDW & Eastern States as well as the importance of adjusting your brake bias during a race. 
 
Nick Stone talks about his plans to race Utica Rome on Saturday to finish out his season, a little about his season in two different divisions and the Pro Stocks he is building at his business right now.   
 
Wednesday, October 24th 2018
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Tim Sears Jr. kicks off our Season in Review chats by telling me how he did at Fulton and Brewerton.
Mike Welch talks about the Monster Mash at Utica Rome and shares reactions to his dance video.
Brett Deyo offers his take on a successful Eastern States Weekend and talks about changes at Fonda.

I had a good day on Tuesday as I caught up on messages, did some interviews in the studio and went bowling for just the second time this season as a nagging foot injury has had me on the sidelines.
 
I also started the 2018 Season in Review interviews as many of you are done for the season. I’ll have another one up tomorrow too so look for that and more to come. Suggestions? Send them to me at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page beginning with our first Season in Review of the season. Tim Sears Jr. kicks off our Season in Review chats by telling me how he did at Fulton and Brewerton Speedways, why he decided to follow the 358 series and tackles a new set of 6 questions.  
 
Mike Welch talks about the Monster Mash at Utica Rome this Saturday, shares some reactions to his on-line dance video and starts to think about what he’ll do in 2019.  
 
Brett Deyo offers his take on a successful Eastern States Weekend, talks about changes at Fonda Speedway where he takes over as the new promoter and looks ahead.   
 
     
 
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