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Friday, June 17th 2016
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Gary Tomkins tells me about his win at Outlaw Speedway as well as his Saturday at Canandaigua.
Earl Rudy talks about his season so far in a Sportsman and how big fields make it tough to qualify.
Brendan Capria previews Tuesday’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series race in Weedsport.
Kip Zeiter previews Saturday’s conversation on CNYRP taking place at the IMRRC in Watkins Glen.

Another race weekend is upon us and this will be our first summer like weekend across the board. Drink lots of fluids and stay hydrated this weekend as it looks like all three days will be rain free. We must be doing something right finally huh.

I have some good ones up for you today with three from the studio and one from Brewerton last week. Speaking of Brewerton, I will be there tonight for some fun at the 1/3 mile. The kids have one week left of school so after that I should be able to venture out on the road a little more.

I also have one up today from the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen as they host a chat with Glenn Donnelly, John Lehman and Peter Agretsinger. They talk at 11 a.m. and then they will have a question and answer period. You want firsthand information instead of a bunch of chatter from people who are not associated with the project, then this is for you. For more on them check out www.racingarchives.org.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page today starting with a winner from Dundee one week ago. Gary Tomkins tells me about his win at Outlaw Speedway, his overheating issue Saturday at Canandaigua and the new car he is building right now. Good one here as we talk about keeping a big block Modified engine cool.  

Earl Rudy talks about his season so far in a Sportsman, how big fields make it tough to qualify and wonders if we can find a way for drivers to move up to something besides an $60,000 Modified.  

Brendan Capria previews this Tuesday’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series race in Weedsport and updates us on the season so far on the road after 15 races.  

Kip Zeiter previews Saturday’s conversation on how things stand at Central New York Raceway Park taking place at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen at 11 a.m.  

 
Thursday, June 16th 2016
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Willy Decker talks about his Modified feature win at Fulton in just the third time in his new ride.
Andrew Ferguson recalled his best racing weekend and talked about what he learned in the process.
Jeremy Vunk got ready to race last Thursday and told me where he raced during the rainouts.
Glenn Forward spoke about his recent improvement in his Sportsman and racing at Brewerton.

It is starting to heat up out there and a big bout of warm weather is coming in for us this weekend. The good news too is that the weekend should be rain free so get ready and make your plans to hit your favorite speedway.

I was able to get some work done in the studio and do some writing as well in what turned out to be a busy Thursday. I have golf today in the afternoon and will be back in the studio later tonight when I get back.

And don’t forget that the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will be in Weedsport Tuesday, June 21st and we’ll have more on that in the coming days.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with a driver who is fresh off his first win in over a year. Willy Decker talks about his Modified feature win at Fulton in just the third time in his new ride, recapped his Friday night at Glen Ridge and spoke about watching his son in the Novice division.  

Andrew Ferguson recalled his best racing weekend and talked about what he learned in the process as well as how nice it was to recharge the wallet.  

Jeremy Vunk got ready to race last Thursday and told me where he raced during the rainouts and how it has been going on Friday’s at I-88 Speedway.  

Glenn Forward spoke about his recent improvement in his Sportsman, analyzed why he thinks it is happening and racing at his new Friday home, Brewerton Speedway.  

 
Wednesday, June 15th 2016
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Jeff Rockefeller explained how he got a break in his Glen Ridge win and his Nova drag racer.
Mike Bowman talks about some recent gains he has made and how precise you need to be.
Ryan Arbuthnot made his first Brewerton appearance and talked about racing weekly at Canandaigua.
Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the new point leader.

I had a really good day on Tuesday as I got to go out and golf on a perfect weather day and then got to get back to the studio and get some work done. And I may have found out something I was doing wrong with my swing. We’ll see if it still works on Thursday. Golf can be funny that way!

I have three Modified drivers for you on the site today including a winner from last Friday. Tomorrow we will find out how Willy Decker got his win at Fulton in just his third time in a new ride and much more.

I have a bunch of things set up for today in the studio so be sure to come back every day as we are in full race mode now. And we hope everything with all you racers is going well as we get into the heart of the schedule.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we hit hump day here on Wednesday. Jeff Rockefeller explained how he got a break in his Glen Ridge win, how good he felt about his recent runner up finish at Fonda and his Nova drag racer.  

Mike Bowman talks about some recent gains he has made and how precise you need to be to find the right racing line at his weekly homes.  

Ryan Arbuthnot made his first Brewerton appearance and talked about racing weekly at Canandaigua as well as the need to get some more seat time in the big block.  

Tony Veneziano reports on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, tells me who the new point leader is as of this past weekend and looks ahead to race # 37 tonight in Minnesota.  

 
Tuesday, June 14th 2016
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Alan Johnson began a busy streak of racing on Thursday and recapped the night before in Dundee.
Claude Hutchings Jr. spoke about his inconsistent finishes at Utica Rome and Fridays at I-88.
J.J. Courcy explained why last Friday at Brewerton was so special to both he and his wife.
Matt Sheppard talks about picking up win number 250 and his plans to race New Egypt tonight.

We had a good day on Monday as I got some writing done for the Syracuse Post Standard as well as an extended column that you can only read online at www.syracuse.com/motorsports. I hope you get to see both today.

I was also able to get a lot of interviews done in the studio as well and I hope to get more done later today after a quick round of golf sometime after lunch. The long range forecast looks good too as we may be getting back to some summer weather. About time huh?

Now let’s talk about what we have on the Audio Page for you to listen to today. Alan Johnson began a busy streak of racing on Thursday at Utica Rome and recapped the night before in Dundee where he was lapped pretty early in the race.  

Claude Hutchings Jr. spoke about his inconsistent finishes at Utica Rome coming into last Thursday’s show and how he has been doing on Fridays at I-88 Speedway.  

Matt Sheppard talks about picking up win number 250, remembers his two wins this past weekend and his plans to race New Egypt tonight.

 
Monday, June 13th 2016
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Rocky Warner talked about his three win season so far and the need for some racing luck.
Matt Janczuk speaks about being off from racing for a month and a half before racing on Thursday.
Gus Hollner prepared for a Super DIRTcar Pro Stock race and the two racecars he has ready.

We are back with you to start another work week with some real good interviews that I saved from over the weekend. Rocky and I got a little off track as you’ll hear but that’s how it goes sometimes. Too much information Rocky! Too much information.

I will be back at it again today after doing some behind the scenes stiff on Sunday. Allie was a little under the weather too so I spent some time hanging out with her and watched some movies.

But today I do need to get in the studio and get some more stuff done and do some writing as well. So be sure to come back tomorrow for lots more from the world of local dirt track racing.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting with a very personal interview with a man who has a new love for life. Rocky Warner talked about his three win season so far, the need for some racing luck and whether he wears boxers of briefs. TMI guys…TMI.

Matt Janczuk speaks about being off from racing for a month and a half before racing on Thursday while telling us a little about his life away from the sport.  

Gus Hollner prepared for a Super DIRTcar Pro Stock race, the two racecars he has at his disposal and offers his thoughts on open motors versus crate engines.  

 
Sunday, June 12th 2016
    New on the Audio Page for today:

Stewart Friesen talks about his five win season so far and how things are going with a new baby.
Vinnie Vitale finished 7th at Utica Rome on Thursday and evaluated how they are doing now.
Lowell Zehr tells me about the three Mod Lites he has and remembers his late start in go-carts.
Bill Shea told me how happy he was to get a show in on Thursday and ESS at Utica Rome today.

I had a fun day on Saturday as the weather did move through the area quickly and I was able to get in a round of golf. I don’t know if it is possible to be more inconsistent than I am right now on the course. I need to hit the range more and golf less.

Big show today in Vernon as the Empire Super Sprints join the regular racers at Utica Rome. This is always a great show to attend and I hope you all can make it out today. I have too many things to do to hit the road again but I will have lots of new stuff for you tomorrow so be sure to come back.

Now let me tell you about the new stuff on the Audio Page starting out with a racer I have not seen much of this season so far. Stewart Friesen talks about his five win season so far, how things are going with a new baby and how his wife Jessica is doing.  

Vinnie Vitale finished 7th at Utica Rome on Thursday and evaluated how they are doing now as well as how happy he was with the way the car reacted.

Lowell Zehr tells me about the three Mod Lites he has and remembers his late start in go-carts while wondering how many expensive race parts he has turned into scrap over the years.  

Bill Shea told me how happy he was to get a show in on Thursday and the rescheduled Empire Super Sprints show at Utica Rome today.

 
Saturday, June 11th 2016
    New on the Audio Page from Brewerton Speedway:

After the heat races:

Tony Finch II described the wild initial start and how he made the middle work to get a win.
Rich Townsend won his first heat of the year and talked about the win and his wreck last week.
Gregg Kimball used the low side to get the lead and explained why he was fading at the end.
Matt Hulsizer led every lap to win his Modified heat and told me why he liked the track he saw.
Vic Coffey pulled away to win his Modified heat race and described a problem from last week.
Chris Hile ran the outside to win the final Modified heat and talked about who he saw to the inside.
Josh Kinney made the outside work to win his heat and spoke about another type of racing.
Jim Bogett got the win in his heat using the outside groove and talked about the need for a win.

After the feature races:

Glenn Forward picked up his first ever Sportsman win and talked about picking up 12 spots.
Jim Bogett won his first race of the season after 3 second places and spoke about getting it done.
Chuck Powelczyk got turned around early and talked about coming from the back to the win.
Chris Hile earned his first Brewerton Speedway win and thanked his family for all their help.
Jimmy Phelps came from 9th to 2nd and told me about some struggles they had on restarts.
Tommy Sears described how his fourth place car was early and what went away in the late laps.
Chad Phelps had a solid 5th place run and explained why he thinks his car tightened up gradually.

It was a fun night at Brewerton Speedway as we saw some new winners in the open wheel divisions and some real good side by side racing. Chris Hile and Glenn Forward each notched their first wins. Jim Bogett got the monkey off his back with a win after losing the lead in the last corner the week before while Chuck Powelczyk got taken out on the first lap and raced his way to the win without bringing out a yellow. Classy!

The track was in super shape and those Sportsman heat races were intense. With four heats and only the top four qualifying, those drivers have no time to waste and in each heat you saw feature winners failing to qualify. And of you come from the consi you don’t have much time to get ready for the features as Sportsman run first so it is in your best interest to do everything you can to get in through the heat.

Today I am hoping to golf but Mother Nature may be affecting all our outdoor plans today. Let’s hope that whatever may be coming hits hard and fast and is out of here quickly so as not to ruin our day. Keep your fingers crossed. If the rain does win out I will fire up the studio and get some stuff done.

Hope you all have a great day and come back tomorrow as we will have more good stuff for you with racers you know and some you don’t. Have a great Saturday guys!

 
     
 
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