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Thursday, March 7th 2019
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Craig Hanson talks about some repairs he had to make to his Modified and his plans for 2019.
Frank Doll Jr. spoke about racing Microds with his kids and the new car he is building right now.
Jerry Rice tells me about the snow mobile drag races he hosts and a big race coming up in 2 weeks.

Well the big snow storm that was predicted ended up being just a few inches for us but did make for a two hour delay for the kids. It’s probably for the best as we only have one more snow day left for the kiddies here in Liverpool while other schools nearby have none.
 
I did some work in the studio in the afternoon and early evening and will be at the NYS Fairgrounds today to meet with Lenny Sammons and see how the track is coming together at the new Expo Center. They race Friday and Saturday there and the 33rd Annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo is Saturday and Sunday so make your plans to make it to Syracuse this weekend.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting with a man who is coming off of a bad luck season. Craig Hanson talks about some repairs he had to make to his Modified after a season ending crash, how much support he has from his family and his plans for 2019.  
 
Frank Doll Jr. spoke about racing Microds with his kids at the New York State Fairgrounds, the new car he is building  for his daughter right now and his plans to get back behind the wheel of a Mod Lite. 
 
Jerry Rice tells me about the snow mobile drag races he hosts, describes the people who do this form of racing and a looks forward to a big race coming up in two weeks. Check out Jerry Rice Racing on Facebook for more.  
 
Wednesday, March 6th 2019
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Dave Marcuccilli showed off his new 358 Modified and talked about having new stuff for the 1st time.
Paul Cole talked about 2019 at Land of Legends Raceway as he gets ready for his second season.
Karl Spoonhower Jr. talked about Thunder Mountain Speedway at Southern Tier Speedworld.
 
I hope you like snow as it sounds like today could be a snow day today here in Central New York. They are predicting anywhere from 7-14 inches here and we are ready as the kids have just one more snow day left so let’s hope this all works out.
 
I took it easy on Tuesday as I hoped to bowl but my shoulder is not quite there yet. I may have to break down and see someone as it has gotten to a certain point and it has not gotten any better since then. We’ll see how it works out and go from there.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a driver who is ready to take the next step in his career. Dave Marcuccilli showed off his new 358 Modified and talked about having new stuff for the first time while comparing it to the Sportsman he drove for several years. 
 
Paul Cole talked about the 2019 schedule at Land of Legends Raceway as he gets ready for his second season at the helm and ran down how each of the divisions looks for this season. 
 
Karl Spoonhower Jr. talked about Thunder Mountain Speedway’s presence at Southern Tier Speedworld this past weekend and ran down some of the dates on their 2019 schedule. Just added is the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour on August 3rd.   
 
Tuesday, March 5th 2019
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Alysha Ruggles showed off her 305 Sprint Car and talked about racing against her experienced dad.
Mike Emhof runs down the schedules for the Patriot Sprint Tour and the CRSA for the 2019 season.
Gary Palone previews the coming season at Paradise Speedway and reminds us about Wednesdays.
Tony Veneziano reports on the WoO Sprints from Las Vegas and looks ahead to the California swing.
 
I got a lot done on Monday and finished things off watching the SU basketball team take on second ranked Virginia. As I write this up, it is halftime and I am hoping the second half goes as well as the first for the boys in orange.
 
I’ll be off today as I will try to go back to bowling after two weeks off with an injury in my shoulder and neck. I hope I am not pushing it too much but we’ll see later today. Wish me well.
 
Oh, and my oldest daughter Allie got her braces off after 3 years and she could not stop smiling. She has a little lisp going with her new retainer but when she sings and races this summer she’ll just take it out. Good for her and we wish al of you with braces (I had them too) will have your off soon so you can smile without even a reason.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a young lady who is very busy during the race season. Alysha Ruggles showed off her 305 Sprint Car and talked about racing against her experienced dad as well as how she balances being a racecar driver, a business owner and a racecar driver.

Mike Emhof runs down the schedules for the Patriot Sprint Tour and the CRSA for the 2019 season while highlighting some dates and reminding everyone to see him this weekend at the Syracuse Motorsports Expo.  
 
Gary Palone previews the coming season at Paradise Speedway, reminds us about Wednesday’s practices open to any dirt car and wonders if he will be selling the track soon. 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the WoO Sprints from Las Vegas, the star studded field that was on-hand and looks ahead to the California swing. Beginning this weekend in Tulare.  
 
Monday, March 4th 2019
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Dave Axton talks about Highside Racewear and his plans to race about 30 or so 360 Sprint Car races.
Dave Marcuccilli interviews Sportsman racer Ben Karlsen about his recent races down in Florida.
Carl Crawford tells me about his plans to race a TQ Midget this coming weekend indoors in Syracuse.
Greg Hixson remembers his racing days that included a Mr. DIRT title and his job at Canandaigua.

Allie and I had a nice day on Sunday at Finger Lakes Speedworld. We chatted with a lot of people, saw some great looking racecars and then went out to dinner afterwards. It was such a nice weekend as we got to know the people we will be seeing this summer a little more and they got to meet us too. It could not have gone much better.
 
Today I will be busy and trying to track down some more racers leading up to what is going to be quite the weekend here in Syracuse. The indoor race at the new building at the New York State Fairgrounds is Friday and Saturday while the 33rd Annual Syracuse Motorsports Expo is Saturday and Sunday. It is going to be a wild race weekend here so make your plans to come for at least one day or are three if you can.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have to listen to on the Audio Page as we start another race week and get one more week closer to the start of your racing season. Dave Axton talks about his business, Highside Racewear, his plans to race about 30 or so 360 Sprint Car races and wonders if he will check off a bucket list item with a trip to the west. Hmm! 
 
Dave Marcuccilli interviews Sportsman racer Ben Karlsen about his recent races down in Florida, what went wrong on the way down and how he felt the racing was at this multi-day venue.  
 
Carl Crawford tells me about his plans to race a TQ Midget this coming weekend indoors in Syracuse, runs down some of his racing background after 13 years off and talks about racing with his kids. 
 
Greg Hixson remembers his racing days that included a Mr. DIRT title in 1991, talked about getting back behind the wheel this past season and his job as Race Director at Canandaigua. 
 
Sunday, March 3rd 2019
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Brandyn Griffin recaps last season in a 305 Sprint Car and talks about his family’s use of the letter Y.
Dwight Nichols talks about being a 50 year old Sportsman rookie and what he learned last year.
Tom Wilcox tells me about the local Microd & Quarter Midget scene and some of the graduates.

My wife and I had fun as we headed out to Finger Lakes Speedworld to meet Allie’s car owner for the first time and hang with other people associated with the Dirt Modified Nostalgia Tour. Allie really liked meeting him as did we and we are so comfortable with him it is not even funny. So yeah, we’re feeling pretty good today.
 
And what a nice turnout it was on Saturday as I have not seen the Finger Lakes Mall this busy since the 1990’s. We’ll be back today and will be there as it closes so I hope to get a lot more for you guys to listen to tomorrow. I’ll be back in the studio on Monday and will be very busy leading up to the big weekend in Syracuse.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page for you today as we begin with some interviews with drivers from some of the cars showcased on Saturday. Brandyn Griffin recaps last season in a 305 Sprint Car at Land of Legends Raceway, remembers his start in racing at age 9 and talks about his family’s creative use of the letter ‘Y’.   
 
Dwight Nichols talks about being a 50 year old Sportsman rookie in 2019, describes some of what he learned last year and the one thing he has left to finish up his car.  
 
Tom Wilcox tells me about the local Microd & Quarter Midget scene, how easy it is to get your son or daughter on the track and some of the graduates who have moved onto to bigger cars.  
 
Saturday, March 2nd 2019
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Jeremy Wilder talks about some off season snowmobile racing and his busy life away from racing.
Jack Lehner recaps his recent races at Volusia Speedway and what he learned about tire preparation.

I got things done nice and early on Friday and was done working by dinner time. I got to chat with a pair of young Modified drivers who both still have their best days ahead of them. I hope you like them.
 
Two mall shows are taking place this weekend with Southern Tier Speedworld in Johnson City and Finger Lakes Speedworld in Auburn. Please support these two mall shows and show your support by stopping at the stores and restaurants so they know we were there. Have fun and get to see some brand new racecars before they hit the track this summer.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new for today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who has been very busy this off season. Jeremy Wilder talks about some off season snowmobile racing, how good things look in his race shop right now and his very busy life away from the race track. 
 
Jack Lehner recaps his recent races at Volusia Speedway, how much better things went as the week went on and what he learned about tire preparation.   
 
Friday, March 1st 2019
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Mike Bowman talks about his scaled back plans and the realties of getting race parts in Canada.
Barry Kingsley explained why he was out after last year and why he will now race 350 Supers.

I had a fun day that started out with some snow blowing as we got about 4-5 inches here in Liverpool. The schools went off without a hitch and the roads were wet by 10 in the morning. Nice job guys and gals!
 
I got to work a little later in the day and then went to visit some friends at a local bowling alley to see how they were doing and have a drink. After that I got back to reviewing some old VHS footage I have as I try to figure out how I am going to get that out there so you guys can see it. You are not going to believe what I’ve found. Look out!
 
Now let’s chat more about what is on the Audio Page for you today starting out with a man who is still trying to figure out his exact plans for the coming season. Mike Bowman talks about his scaled back plans for 2019, another big life event he will have in May and describes some of the economic realities of getting race parts in Canada with a strong dollar in the U.S.
 
Barry Kingsley explained why he was out of racing after last year’s season in a small block Super at Oswego, what brought him back and why he will now race 350 Supers weekly.  
 
     
 
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