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Monday, November 3rd 2014
    New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Matt Fink talks about his 1 win season, the rough finish he had and the need to do some upgrades.
Shane Pecore spoke about finishing second in the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series by one point.
Rich Vleck previews the new Atomic Power Racing Hour from Fulton debuting today on TWCS.
Andrew Harpell explained why Five Mile Point has pushed back their final show to this weekend.
 
I got a lot done in the studio on Sunday thanks to facebook. I recorded eight new interviews and am now good for a few days. Although I do still have some things set up for today both before and after bowling so it will be a good couple of days here on the website.
 
And for those of you in the Syracuse and Rochester areas, you can see some racing today on Time Warner Cable Sports at 2 p.m. I’ll be using my dvr to get in myself and will work that into my weekly viewing which will include the NASCAR race from Texas and F1 from the Circuit of the Americas.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for today on the Audio Page. I start with one from a driver who has some work to do this off season. Matt Fink talksabout his one win season at Fulton and Brewerton, the rough finish he had and the need to do some upgrades this off season starting at Parts Peddler. 
 
Shane Pecore spoke about finishing second in the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series by one point, how he did at his two weekly homes and the pros & cons of moving up to a crate Sportsman. 
 
Rich Vleck previews the new Atomic Power Racing Hour from Fulton Speedway debuting today on Time Warner Cable Sports in Syracuse and Rochester. 
 
Andrew Harpell explained why Five Mile Point has pushed back the National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Championship back to this weekend and the work he had to do on Sunday. 

 
Sunday, November 2nd 2014
    New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Corky Stockham previews the Parts Peddler Show coming up November 21,22 and 23rd in Syracuse.
Steve Gray talked about his second place finish in the 100 lap GRIT Series race at Yates County.
Brett Marlatt got ready to redraw for his starting spot and talked about his Street Stock heat win.
 
We’re back today with more for you to listen to today as we have a few from last weekend and one from the studio on Saturday. I also got more done as well and we’ll have those up for you on Monday.
 
I hope you all survived Halloween. I did and had a great time with the kids wandering around our very busy neighborhood. I feel badly for the kids in the country on days like this as my daughters have so much candy it will take till next spring to get through it. Maybe dad needs to help huh?
 
Now lets chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a look ahead at a big event in Central New York coming up soon. Corky Stockham previews the Parts Peddler Show coming up November 21st, 22nd and 23rd in Syracuse. He talked about some of the special events during the show, the great deals available at Saturday’s auction and how fans can learn more about the sport. 
 
Steve Gray talked with Steve Ovens about his second place finish in the 100 lap GRIT Series race at Yates County and wondered if he used up his tires a little. 
 
Brett Marlatt got ready to redraw for his starting spot and talked with Steve Ovens about his Street Stock heat win as well as how his tire choice would affect his strategy. 

 
Saturday, November 1st 2014
    New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Alan Fink finished third in the Go Nuclear Late Model finale and talked about it with Steve Ovens.
Jason Knowles and Brian Knowles chatted with Steve Ovens before their final Late Model race.
Scott Sebring had a fourth place finish at Yates County and told Steve Ovens who set it up.
Jake Karlnoski won his Street Stock heat at Yates County and talked to Steve Ovens about it.
Gene Balmer spoke to Steve Ovens after making a late race pass to win his Street Stock heat.
 
I hope you all had a happy Halloween last night. As usual our street was very busy and I was the one to walk with the kids while my wife handed out candy at the house. I hope your Halloween was as good as ours as ours was Great!!!
 
Back with more stuff from our friend Steve Ovens with Turn 5 Racing Podcasts. I still have a few from Steve and I may finally start Season in Review interviews today in the studio. I know we’ll do something today so come back tomorrow for more. And if your season is done and you want to chat about it, message me on facebook or send me an email to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you to listen to today on the Audio Page. I start with more from Yates County. Alan Fink finished third in the Go Nuclear Late Model finale and talked about how his car was handling with Steve Ovens.  
 
Jason Knowles and Brian Knowles chatted with Steve Ovens before their final Late Model race at Yates County in the Go Nuclear Late Model Series. 
 
Scott Sebring had a fourth place finish at Yates County and told Steve Ovens who set it up as well as what his dad told him about the starts.
 
Jake Karlnoski won his Street Stock heat at Yates County and talked to Steve Ovens about it as well as what he learned from the practice sessions the night before.  
 
Gene Balmer spoke to Steve Ovens after making a late race pass to win his Street Stock heat to qualify for the Empire 100 at Yates County last Saturday. 

 
Friday, October 31st 2014
   
New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Nick Guererri talked about his hot laps at Yates County and a jet change he made for October.
Dustin Waters finished 2nd in the final Go Nuclear race and spoke about chasing down the leader.
Casey Pavlick spoke with Steve Ovens about his third place finish with his Sportsman at Yates Cty.
Jason Butler won a Street Stock qualifier and talked to Steve Ovens about falling back early.
Jon Carpenter took the win in his Street Stock heat and told Steve Ovens about a gear change.
Ted Morseman chatted with Steve Ovens after winning his heat and drawing the pole position.
Brad Shepard won the final Four Cylinder race at Yates County and talked to Steve Ovens.
Jimmy Phelps previews the 2nd Annual Racers Flea Market at Weedsport Speedway on Saturday.
 
Yechh! What a horrible day it was on Thursday. Cold, rainy and just play blaah! Ih well, we knew it would get here soon but it is too bad that the trick or treaters tonight will be getting a little wet.
 
I’ll be on the roads of our development with my daughters while my wife hands out the candy at our door. We live in an area that gets heavy foot traffic for Halloween so you need to be ready. We bought our candy days in advance, and a lot of it too, as we get a lot kids from the city who come to our neighborhood as a safer alternative. Hey, we’re happy to have them. C’mon out and have some fun with us.
 
The weather did affect Five Mile Point Speedway as both days have now been moved to November 7th and 8th. I’ll get with them soon to talk about the ramifications this has on the points for RoC and I hope to have something up on that real soon so keep checking back.
 
Now let’s talk about what is new for today on the Audio Page. And thanks to Steve Ovens we have some new people on the site today. Nick Guererri talked about his hot laps at Yates County, a jet change he made for October and recapped his time on the mile at Syracuse. 
 
Dustin Waters finished 2nd in the final Go Nuclear race and spoke to Steve Ovens about chasing down the leader as well as the need for one more yellow flag. 
 
Casey Pavlick spoke with Steve Ovens about his third place finish with his Sportsman at Yates County and explained how he found a fast groove on the outside. 
 
Jason Butler won a Street Stock qualifier and talked to Steve Ovens about falling back early as well as how he made his way back up when the leaders collided. 
 
Jon Carpenter took the win in his Street Stock heat and told Steve Ovens about a gear change that hurt in the qualifier but should help in the feature. 
 
Ted Morseman chatted with Steve Ovens after winning his heat, drawing the pole position and what his strategy would be for the 100 lap feature. 
 
Brad Shepard won the final Four Cylinder race at Yates County and talked to Steve Ovens about his championship season at Raceway 5.  
 
Jimmy Phelps previews the 2nd Annual Racers Flea Market at Weedsport Speedway on Saturday. He talked about the cost for vendors, reminded us that proceeds benefit the DIRT Hall of Fame and encouraged everyone to come out for some super deals. 

 
Thursday, October 30th 2014
    New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Steve Gray described an issue he had on Friday and wonders about moving up to a Modified.
Brad Sites got ready to race his IMCA Modified at Yates County and talked about his season.
Brett Marlatt speaks with Steve Ovens at the halfway break of the Empire 100 at Yates County.
Gene Balmer and Teddy Morseman spoke with Steve Ovens about their first tire wear in 50 laps.
Jake Karlmoski, Jeremy Potrzebowski, Tyler Yeager, Nate Daggett and Rich Shapsteen speak.
Kurt Stebbins took the lead right before the lap 50 break and told Steve Ovens about his race.
Tommy Juhl won the non-qualifiers race for the Empire 100 and talked about racing later on.
 
We’re back with more good stuff today as we approach National Quarter Mile Dirt Track Championship Weekend at Five Mile Point Speedway. The two day show starts on Friday and runs through Saturday. And yes, Sunday is a rain date if they need it.
 
I’m going to get back in the studio today to help promote the event and did you notice that Five Mile Point is on the Super DIRTcar Series schedule for next year? Very cool huh? And Ohsweken has been added to in what will be the first ever series race at the track.
 
To find out more about some new for next year, go to www.syracuse.com/motorsports and read my latest entry or get it at newsstands today. And a big thanks goes out again to Steve Ovens from Turn 5 Racing Podcasts for all his work. I hope you enjoy his stuff as much as I do.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a chat I did on Friday night. Brad Sites got ready to race his IMCA Modified at Yates County and talked about his eight race season and explained why he has not raced much in 2014. 
 
Brett Marlatt speaks with Steve Ovens at the halfway break of the Empire 100 at Yates County and told him how his car was in the first 50 laps of the race. 
 
Gene Balmer and Teddy Morseman spoke with Steve Ovens about their first tire wear in the first 50 laps of the Empire 100 at Yates County Speedway.
 
Jake Karlmoski, Jeremy Potrzebowski, Tyler Yeager, Nate Daggett and Rich Shapsteen speak to Steve Ovens about their first 50 laps as they get ready for the second 50 in the Empire 100.
 
Kurt Stebbins took the lead right before the lap 50 break and told Steve Ovens about his race and reacted to a nice bonus he picked up for the accomplishment. 
 
Tommy Juhl won the non-qualifiers race for the Empire 100 and talked with Steve Ovens about racing later on with a stock car he just picked up. 

 
Wednesday, October 29th 2014
    New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Alan Johnson talked with Steve Ovens about his landmark Modified feature win at Yates County.
Sean Beardsley won his Go Nuclear Late Model first race of the season and spoke to Steve Ovens.
Loren Lincoln prepared for his final race of the season and talked about some late season woes.
James Cornell came into Friday as the Empire Series point leader and talked about his season.
Tyler Walker got the win in the NY6A Micro Sprint run and spoke about it with Steve Ovens.
Brett Marlatt offered his thoughts on the Empire 100 and talked about what it would take to win.
 
What a nice day it was on Tuesday. I got to get out and enjoy it and I saw lots of you did too. Motorcycles were everywhere as were hot street cars looking to get in that last drive of the year. Let’s hope get in a few more before the snow really starts flying.
 
We have a lot of new stuff today for you and much more to come as Steve Ovens sent us a lot from his day at Yates County on Saturday. Thanks so much Steve and I hope you enjoy all the new stuff on today.
 
Let’s find out more about that new stuff you can listen to on the Audio Page for today. We start with some winners from Saturday. Alan Johnson talked with Steve Ovens about his landmark Modified feature win at Yates County and how big it is to get a guaranteed starting spot for Five Mile Point. 
 
Sean Beardsley won his Go Nuclear Late Model first race of the season and spoke to Steve Ovens and how good his racecar was the whole day long at Yates County. 
 
Loren Lincoln prepared for his final race of the season and talked about some late season engine woes as well as some thoughts on 2015. 
 
James Cornell came into Friday as the Empire Series point leader and talked about his season as well as how he adjusted from other forms or racing. 
 
Tyler Walker got the win in the NY6A Micro Sprint run and spoke about it with Steve Ovens as well as why he glued himself to the bottom of the racetrack. 
 
Brett Marlatt offered his thoughts on the Empire 100 to Steve Ovens and talked about what it would take to win and get into the show through a heat. 

 
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tommy Paige explained how he picked up a Sportsman through his work with Joe Beyea.  
Brady Fultz got ready for a busy weekend in Dundee and talked about racing in two classes.
Chris Fleming spoke with Steve Ovens after finishing in second place in the IMCA Empire Series.
Gary Smith finished third in the IMCA Empire Series race and spoke about it with Steve Ovens.
Dylan Cecce ran down what it important in the Empire 100 for Street Stocks as he spoke with Steve.
 
It turned out to be a nice day after all on Monday and today sounds like it could be a record breaker. I may even get out on the links today if my knees aren’t too sore from a night of bowling. We’ll see. But one way or another, I’ll be sure to get out and enjoy the day today.
 
We have more for you on the Audio Page and also have a new column about this past weekend’s racing at www.syracuse.com/motorsports. Go and check that out and let me know what you think.
 
We’re still looking for suggestions for our Season in Review interviews and if we use yours, we’ll send you a free t-shirt. Send them to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com. And we always like to ask a couple of non-traditional questions. One this year is, “What is the worse thing you have eaten at a track or on the way there or back?” So feel free to get creative!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today. I begin with a man who just made a big change. Tommy Paige explained how he picked up a Sportsman through his work with Joe Beyea as well as what he hopes to do with the car in the future. 
 
Brady Fultz got ready for a busy weekend in Dundee and talked about racing in two classes as well as his hopes to run Modifieds on two nights in the future. 
 
Chris Fleming spoke with Steve Ovens after finishing in second place in the IMCA Empire Series Race at Yates County Speedway as well as how tight the race as for the spot. 
 
Gary Smith finished third in the IMCA Empire Series race at Yates County Speedway on Friday night and spoke about it with Steve Ovens.
 
Dylan Cecce ran down what it important in the Empire 100 for Street Stocks at Yates County as he spoke with Steve Ovens and thought back on his last race. 

 
     
 
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