Gary Rowe - CPA
Dougs dirt diary
Your ad here
Gates-Cole Associates SUNY Canton Automotive Technology program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Webmaster's Note
I took some candid driver shots Friday night at Brewerton. They are in our latest photo bin. Enjoy!
Saturday, May 5th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Danny Varin talked about his finish at the Fonda opener and why you can’t be great at each end.
Paul Kinney told me how his season opening race went and how he felt early on at Fulton on Friday.
Pat LaPage explained why he had to sell his race stuff and embark on a new path for his future.

I had a nice day off on Friday as I got to go down to Ithaca to see a documentary on dirt racing with my family. We had fun and I had not been down that way in quite some time. It was a fun day.
 
Now today I get to do TV with Rich Vleck, Paul Szmal and Matt Thomas at Land of Legends Raceway. We’ll be covering the Patriot Sprint Tour for Speedway Showcase and we’ll have more on that when that show gets closer to air time.
 
Tomorrow we’ll race with Allie and the Kuleszo race team at the NYS Fairgrounds and if we get done in time I’ll head right to Vernon to catch the opener at Utica Rome Speedway. It’s gonna be a fun couple of days.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a pair of Sprint Car racers. Danny Varin talked about his finish at the Fonda opener, why you can’t be great at each end and spoke about his unsure plans for the season. 
 
Paul Kinney told me how his season opening race went, how he felt early on at Fulton on Friday and how some deep starting spots have hurt him the past few races on the highbanked track. And don’t forget, he won the A-Main a few hours later.  
 
Pat LaPage explained why he had to sell his race stuff and embark on a new path for his future while wondering if he could come back to the sport later in another capacity. We wish you well Pat!   
 
Friday, May 4th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Alan Rudalavage talks about his second place at Woodhull and what is new at Penn Can Speedway.
Jennifer Martin previews tonight’s season opener at Ransomville and talks about some upgrades.
Chad Towner tells me about the work they have done to get Penn Can ready for a practice tonight.

Well let’s hope all that wet weather that has been around the past few days gets out of here early today as we have some racing to get to. All three of the people you see here today are hoping for a dry day so they can have some fun so keep your fingers crossed.
 
I know a lot of you look forward to my chats with Alan Rudalavage as we usually get pretty silly. Well, I don’t think we’ll let you down with this one so click on it and enjoy two guys who have pretty close to the same sense of humor.

And we introduce you to the new man in charge at Penn Can Speedway as they hope to get in their first on track action tonight. Same at Ransomville too. And Can Am, by the way, has already pulled the plug on their show and have added a practice for Sunday.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is on the Audio Page for today as we hope to be able to get some racing in tonight. Alan Rudalavage talks about his second place at Woodhull last Saturday, how the new mix of engines has expanded the division and what is new at Penn Can Speedway.   
 
Jennifer Martin previews tonight’s season opener at Ransomville and talks about some upgrades on the property that fans and teams will notice while reminding us about the two WoO shows.
 
Chad Towner tells me about the work they have done to get Penn Can ready for a practice tonight, how he came to lease the track and what his biggest challenges are moving forward. 
 
Thursday, May 3rd 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tommy Collins tells me how he picked up his fourth win of the season Tuesday at 5 Mile Point.
Karl Spoonhower described things look at Thunder Mountains and previews Saturday’s big race.
Paul Cole runs down how things look in Canandaigua ahead of Saturday’s Land of Legends opener.
Dean Catlin previews a two race day weekend at Skyline and analyzes a change to the racetrack.

I got a lot done on Wednesday after a bit of a slow day on Tuesday. I caught a lot of folks and wanted to make sure you hear from the people you’ll be racing with this weekend. I’ll be getting more today as Thursday and Friday could be a wash.
 
I was active as I got out and hit some golf balls for the first time this year and hit way better than I should have. It’s like the off season never happened. Of course I take golf seriously and each year come in with specific goals as I strive to get scores in the 80’s on a more regular basis.
 
Now let’s get back to talking about racing as we tell you a little bit more about what we have for you to listen to on the Audio Page for today. Tommy Collins tells me how he picked up his fourth win of the season Tuesday at 5 Mile Point, remembers win number three from Bridgeport and his 8th place at Fulton. 
 
Karl Spoonhower tells me how things look at Thunder Mountains, describes a change fans will notice right away and previews Saturday’s big race honoring the year the track built by his father.

Paul Cole runs down how things look in Canandaigua ahead of Saturday’s Land of Legends opener, recaps how practice went and tells us how we can watching racing there online.  

Dean Catlin previews a two race day weekend at Skyline Raceway, wonders how the new smaller track will race and analyzes a change to the racetrack on the backstretch.  
 
Wednesday, May 2nd 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Steve Poirier got ready for his first race of the season and told me why he won’t race much in 2018.
Billy Van InWegen recapped his trip to Florida and his first race in New York at Outlaw Speedway.
Tim Schneider Jr. told me how his first Sprint Car race went and how happy he was with his 11th.
Dave Marcuccilli summed up how his first three races have gone and where his new car will race.

I wasn’t able to get much done as my family kept me hopping on my birthday but it was a fun day. And how nice was Mother Nature to give me a beautiful day on my 57th birthday? Thanks Ma!
 
Today I will be on the road heading to Utica Rome Speedway for their practice session. I know it was originally set for Thursday but with a 90% chance of severe storms they moved it to tonight which works out perfectly for me.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a multi-time champion. Steve Poirier got ready for his first race of the season and told me why he won’t race much in 2018 and why they switched engine builders in the off-season.
 
Billy Van InWegen recapped his up & down trip to Florida, his first race in New York at Outlaw Speedway and runs down where and how much he will race this season. 
 
Tim Schneider Jr. told me how his first Sprint Car race went, how happy he was with his 11th place finish and how happy he is to have made the move to winged racing. 
 
Dave Marcuccilli summed up how his first three races have gone, where his new car will race and remembered some of his past races at Fulton Speedway.  
 
Tuesday, May 1st 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Billy VanPelt talks about his opening day win at Woodhull and why he has a big small block engine.
Matt Tanner ran down how his first race of the year went and compared the cars he has in the shop.
Brad Rouse recapped how his Sportsman career has gone so far and told me why he likes Fulton.
Andrew Harpell previews tonight’s three division show at 5 Mile Point and Saturday’s race as well.
Tony Veneziano reports on the first three day weekend for the World of Outlaws since February.

It was finally a nice day in our area on Monday so I got out and did some things in between interviews in the studio. The three chats I recorded on Monday are all up today so I hope you enjoy some fresh stuff to go wit what we did this past weekend.
 
Don’t forget that Five Mile Point has a three division show on tap for tonight ahead of their official season opener this Saturday. I’d go but my family has plans for me today. I di hope to hit Utica Rome on Thursday and if Mother Nature cooperates, I’ll be there!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today starting with a winner from this past weekend. Billy VanPelt talks about his opening day win at Woodhull, how he ended up starting eleventh and why he has a big small block engine in the car instead of his usual 370.  
 
Matt Tanner ran down how his first race of the year went, wondered if he could have caught the eventual race winner and compared the cars he has in the shop. 
 
Brad Rouse recapped how his Sportsman career has gone so far, told me why he likes Fulton Speedway so much and why they were hoping to make last weekend a mini vacation. 
 
Andrew Harpell previews tonight’s three division show at 5 Mile Point Speedway, tells me how the track has done so far with two shows complete and reminds us about this Saturday’s first point races. 
 
Tony Veneziano reports on the first three day weekend for the World of Outlaws since February as another driver picked up their first win and talked about the big $100,000 to win race in Ohio.   
 
Monday, April 30th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Jim Witko told me how his off season went and how his plans changed this year with 358’s at Fulton.
Paulie Colagiovanni described how his Sprint Car was in time trials and what he has back at his shop.
Steve Hutchinson explained why he was cleaning the inside of his Sprinter and what went wrong.
Zach Sobotka talked about what he will go to school for and ran down his plans to race twice a week.
Max Hill prepared for his first laps of the season and told me some of what he learned last season.

It was a cold and lazy day on Sunday as we saw on and off rain pretty much all day long. I saw snow on some of your Facebook pictures. Oh man! Hopefully this is the last we will see of this until sometime in November.
 
Things do take a turn for the better this week and it seems like we may finally be getting closer to more seasonable weather. We had the fireplace on a few times on Sunday and made chicken noodle soup as it was just one of those types of days.
 
Now let’s get off of that and talk more about what is up on the Audio Page with drivers from four different disciplines are featured today. Jim Witko told me how his off season went, how his plans changed this year with 358’s at Fulton and wonders what he will be doing on Saturdays. 
 
Paulie Colagiovanni described how his Sprint Car was in time trials and what he has back at his shop and where he plans to race some 410 races later this year. 
 
Steve Hutchinson explained why he was cleaning the inside of his Sprinter with paper towels, what went wrong and what it felt like to try to drive the car with no power steering. 
 
Zach Sobotka talked about what he will go to school for, how those skills have helped him to repair the Sportsman and ran down his plans to race twice a week.  
 
Max Hill prepared for his first laps of the season in his crate Late Model and told me some of what he learned last season as well as how I-Racing helps the learning curve along.  
 
Sunday, April 29th 2018
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Coleman Gulick describes how his season has been going so far as he has raced over a dozen times.  
Denny Peebles ran down some of his past at Fulton and recaps his first race of the year in Dundee.
Brett Wright got ready for his second season in a Sprinter and told me where he needs to be better.
Corey Barker talked about some health issues in the off season and wondered about 358’s later on.
Tom Juno explained how he is doing after a surgery and how much better he is doing as of right now.

It was a cold and rainy day and today we will add a little wet snow into the mix as we struggle to hit 40 degrees. The good news is that things warm up after today and this week sounds like it should be a good one. Hopefully today is the last day like this that we'll have to deal with.

So I may or may not be able to get into the studio today depending on how things go (not sure if we're racing with Allie today or not when I typed this up) and if not I still have some stuff from Friday night I can get to you. The next event on my schedule is a Thursday practice at Utica Rome as they pulled the plug on their show today.
 
Now let’s chat more about what is new on the Audio Page as we endure one more day of cold here in the New York State…at least I hope! Coleman Gulick describes how his season has been going so far as he has raced over a dozen times, his hopes to get his season going a little better and where he plans to race next. 
 
Denny Peebles ran down some of his past at Fulton Speedway, recaps his first race of the year in Dundee and tells me how his brother is doing as he recovers from a crash last December. 
 
Brett Wright got ready for his second season in a Sprinter and told me what types of tracks he needs to be better at and how easy it is to over-think in racing.

Corey Barker talked about some health issues he dealt with in the off season, the two Sportsman he has in his shop this year and wondered about doing a 358 somewhere down the road. 
 
Tom Juno explained how he is doing after a surgery, how much better he is doing as of right now and described what it was like moving up from the Novice division.  
 
     
 
Where's Doug?
 
     
 
     
  Click here for the latest pics
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
top image
 
     
 
     
   
     
 
     
  What was the best movie to watch if you want to see cars get wrecked?






Click here for more results
 
     
 
     
  please help me  
     
 
     
  Check out the forums at: Dirt track digest
 
 
     
 
     
 
Google

The WebDoug's Dirt Diary
 
     
 
This page best viewed at 1024 x 768.
   This site designed and maintained by Pyro, Doug and a crack team of invisible interns. We hate popups, trojans and spyware more than you do...if you're seeing popups or virus warnings here, your computer has been compromised. To contact us, see the About Us page.
 
   Doug's Dirt Diary maintains a strict policy of neutrality with regards to tracks, teams, sanctioning bodies, drivers and fans.
 
   All content copyright 2006-2008 Doug's Dirt Diary and Elkins Media Service. Any use without prior authoriziation (other than legal "fair-use" applications) is strictly prohibited. See our picture page for an explanation of our picture use policy.
This site has been tested on Mozilla 1.7, Firefox 2.0, Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0. Yes, it works.
 
Be safe, be fast and have fun!.