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Gary Rowe of M.R. Gaebel, Inc.
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Monday, March 3rd 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Billy VanInwegen recapped his races in Florida and told me bad his crash was on the final night.
Joe Patrick previews this weekend’s Motorsports Expo in Syracuse and tells fans how to save 50%.
 
What a busy weekend it was for us here as we had family things on both days. Obviously with everything that has happened this year, we’re focusing a lot more on family but this coming weekend I will be freed up and ready to take on Motorsports Expo 2014 on both days.
 
If you forgot, it happens this Saturday and Sunday inside the Center of Progress Building at the New York State Fairgrounds. Joe Patrick from Gater Racing Photo News is on today to talk to us about it too so be sure to give his chat a listen and learn more about what is happening this weekend. And if you hustle, you may be able to get your car in there but don’t waste time, call today at 315-457-0174.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page. I begin with a racer who had a tough ending to his trip south. Billy VanInwegen recapped his races in Florida and told me bad his crash was on the final night. He talked about his top ten finish on night two, described the work he has to do at the shop and some tracks he is looking do go to for the first time this year on the Super DIRTcar Series. 
 
Joe Patrick previews this weekend’s Motorsports Expo in Syracuse and tells fans how to save 50%. He told me that there may still be space for a few more racecars, explained what his big goal is for the show and encouraged people to check them out online at www.gaternews.com. You can reach the office at 315-457-0175.

 
Sunday, March 2nd 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Gil Tegg recaps his season at Canandaigua Motorsports Park that included a Modified feature win.
Mike Schane talked about his season racing weekly at Penn Can and his plans to scale back a bit.
 
We had a nice day on Saturday as we headed to Clinton for a birthday party for my wife’s uncle. We don’t see that side of the family as much as we should so it was great to get together with them and hear stories from Utica.
 
I have two Modified drivers for you to listen to today as we continue to get closer to the start of the season here in Central New York. And don’t forget this coming weekend is Motorsports Expo 2014 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse so make your plans to come out and see what is new. The show is this coming Saturday and Sunday.
 
Today I will be at my youngest daughter’s birthday party and there are a lot of kids coming. Then we’ll get in the studio after that and be sure to have more new stuff for you to check out tomorrow.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page. I begin with a driver who is getting ready for a return to his long time Saturday home. Gil Tegg recaps his season at Canandaigua Motorsports Park that included a Modified feature win. He explained why he likes the car he has now, how he is doing physically after a serious motorcycle crash and looks ahead to a trip to Bike Week in Florida.
 
Mike Schane talked about his season racing weekly at Penn Can and his plans to scale back a bit. He told me how things look in his shop right now, something he saw in a heat race that he had never seen before and wonders if parity has arrived in Modified racing. 

 
Saturday, March 1st 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jim King talks about his upcoming announcing gigs at Fonda & Accord and his first time on the mic.
Val Stephens recaps her 2013 season which saw her race a Mini Stock on dirt and an Asphalt Mod.
 
Boy I got a lot done on Friday as I was able to record five new interviews. In the can are chats with Mike Schane, Gil Tegg Jr. and Billy VanInwegen. And I have a few things set up for later today as well so even though I have a lot going on this weekend away from racing you’ll still be able to hear a lot of good stuff here.
 
And if you are looking for something to do today, don’t forget about the mall show in Reading as it is there for one more day, but also Jim King will be announcing at the Eastern Nationals in Bouckville. This is a 500 foot snowmobile drag track and these sleds will hit 135 miles an hour in that time. Wow! Go check it out and I know you will not be disappointed.
 
Also Jim tells some great stories in his interview as all us announcers have more than a few. And give the Val Stephens chat a listen too as this young 17 year old has already accomplished a good deal in racing and is poised to do a lot more. She has big goals so hit the play button and hear from a very driven young lady.
 
I’ll be at a family get together today in Clinton and will be at my daughter’s birthday party tomorrow. I should be able to get in interviews later in the day on both occasions, so if you want in, send me an email at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and we’ll talk to you this weekend.
 
Now let’s chat more about the new stiff we have for you today on the Audio Page. I begin with a man who is excited to be back at his old home this coming season. Jim King talks about his announcing gigs at Fonda & Accord for this year and thinks back to his first time. He told me about his brief career as a driver, shares some stories about the people he has worked with and looks ahead to the Eastern Nationals today in Bouckville. A lot of good stuff here!
 
Val Stephens recaps her 2013 season which saw her race a Mini Stock on dirt and an Asphalt Mod. She told me about her recent trip to Florida, how the cars in her race shop look now and what she learned about safety from her crash at Spencer. 
 
Friday, February 28th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jamie Mills told me about some issues he had in Florida and where his next race will be at.
Mat Williamson got better each night at Volusia and told me where he could have been better.
 
We wrap up the week here with more from last week in Volusia as we chat with a pair of drivers who ran there all four nights. Both of them had some issues which is very common and I know you can learn a little from each of these conversations.
 
But now the can is empty and after a day off on Thursday I need to get back to work today. I’ll be in the studio this afternoon and this evening and am looking for some more requests as I am all caught up there. Send me your thoughts at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and I’ll be sure to get on it as soon as possible, maybe even today.
 
It will be a fun weekend as my youngest is having what will surely be a huge birthday party for her on Sunday. She is a little social butterfly and 18 kids have rsvp’d that they will be there. Wow! Wish me well as I try to wrangle them up on the bowling lanes. Wow!
 
Now let’s chat more about what I have for you to check on out on the Audio Page. I begin with a veteran driver who was on an unfamiliar tire last week. Jamie Mills told me about some issues he had in Florida and where his next race will be at. He explained why they had to change an engine after the Tuesday practice, what he learned about shocks while at Volusia and how much he enjoys being at the track with his daughters on Saturdays in Delaware. 
 
Mat Williamson got better each night at Volusia and told me where he could have been better. He explained how they got rid of a throttle push, why an early pit stop could have helped on Wednesday and looks ahead to getting back to his two weekly homes in Ontario & Pennsylvania.

 
Thursday, February 27th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jimmy Phelps walked me through his races in Florida and talked about the work in Weedsport.
Doug Manmiller gets ready to bartend tonight in Applebee’s at the Fairgrounds Square Mall.
 
More good stuff for you today as we talk about what is going on right now. Jimmy Phelps and others have been busy at the track in Weedsport and today he’ll tell us the work they have been doing, what they hope to accomplish this season and where the hope to go in the future. I know you’ll like what you hear.
 
Plus we’ll talk to Doug Manmiller as he gets ready to bartend tonight in support of the car show at the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, Pennsylvania. No, Doug won’t be making any wild drinks but he will pour you a cold beer and provide a sympathetic bartender ear so go on out tonight and see him at the Applebee’s.
 
As for the rest of the week, we’ll be back talking about Florida tomorrow with Jamie Mills and Mat Williamson as they recap their races at Volusia as well as what they are doing now.
 
But first, let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page. I start with news from both down south and here in Central New York. Jimmy Phelps walked me through his races in Florida and talked about the work taking place right now at the Weedsport Speedway. He told me how a test in Georgia helped get them ready for Florida, what it was like to have Matt Sheppard as a new teammate and runs down some changes they are making in Weedsport. 
 
Doug Manmiller gets ready to bartend tonight in Applebee’s at the Fairgrounds Square Mall. He told me how he has done behind the bar in the past, reminded folks about the interview session taking place at 7 PM tonight at center court and describes a new deal he has for some shows at Big Diamond. 

 
Wednesday, February 26th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Justin Haers talks about his three races at Volusia that included a win on the very first night.
Billy Pauch recapped his 3 top 6 finishes at Volusia and wondered when New Egypt would open.
 
I got very busy on Tuesday as I recorded six new conversations for you to listen to this week. I also have some news on Weedsport Speedway too as I caught Jimmy Phelps as he was leaving the facility. He’ll be up tomorrow and a hint for you…there is a lot going on.
 
First though we’ll chat with some racers who were down in Florida last week. Justin Haers was fortunate enough to win a race down there and Billy Pauch was solid on all three nights. Later in the week you’ll hear from Mat Williamson as well as he recaps his Florida trip.
 
And a reminder goes out to all you Pennsylvania racefans to go to Fairgrounds Square Mall where over 70 racecars are on display through Saturday. Plus guest bartenders will be at the Applebee’s tonight, tomorrow and Friday. And tomorrow we’ll hear from Thursday’s guest beer server Doug Manmiller.
 
But first, let’s hear more about what we have for you on the Audio Page. I begin with a winner from last week. Justin Haers talks about his three races at Volusia that included a win on the very first night. He told me how some nice laps in the Tuesday practice helped him know how he was, how happy he was the performance of his new car and runs down his plans for the 2014 racing season. 
 
Billy Pauch recapped his 3 top six finishes at Volusia and wondered when New Egypt would open. He told me about being a little tight early on, how nice it was to bring home a car with no damage on it and reminded racers about his driving schools at New Egypt on April 13th and May 18th

 
Tuesday, February 25th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Alex Bright told me about his 5 races in Florida that included a win and his 4th at The Chili Bowl.
Brett Deyo reminds race fans to check out his mall show in Reading and talks about the NDRL.
 
Speedweeks is now history and the 2014 season is in full swing. I enjoyed the NASCAR races over the weekend and will have a Doug’s Thoughts up on that tomorrow. Plus I’ll be back in the studio and trying to track down some of the competitors from the past week so we can hear from them.
 
I’m taking requests at doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and I hope to hear from you as we dissect what happened on a very stretch in Florida. And if you want to see racecars now, you can by going to Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading as Brett Deyo has assembled over 70 racecars for this show on the site of the speedway itself.
 
Brett tells us about the show today and we meet someone new as we chat with Alex Bright who was victorious in Florida. This was a suggestion from Ty Garl and he always steers us right when it comes to driver to interview. Give this one a listen as there is a lot of good stuff in it.
 
Now let’s chat about what is new on the Audio Page where we start by welcoming someone new to the website. Alex Bright told me about his 5 races in Florida that included a win and his 4th at The Chili Bowl. He talked about his next two race weekends, his trips to Australia and where he would like to be in a few years. Real nice one here! 
 
Brett Deyo reminds race fans to check out his mall show in Reading and talks about the NDRL. He talked about some of the 70 cars on display at Fairgrounds Square Mall through Saturday, told me who the guest bartenders are at Applebee’s later this week and explained what the NDRL sanction means for his super series. 

 
     
 
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