|Sunday, September 27th 2015
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Ronnie Johnson told me how his car owner is doing after a wreck and Syracuse preparations.
A.J. Romano explained why he is calling it a career and shares some memories of Fonda.
Parker Evans showed off a new driving suit and talked with Allie about his final races in 2015.
Dave Axton reminded me about his past at Fonda and remembered running it with a Modified.
Connor Cleveland ran down his plans for the rest of 2015 that include a big block race today.
We’re back today with more for you as we get ready to wind down the weekend. Don’t forget that today is the Wade Decker Memorial at Thunder Mountain and this is sure to be a good one with lots of cars expected to this September special.
I’ll be in the studio today in between football games and talking to as many racers as I can. Plus I have ten chats in the can from Fonda so I’ll be putting those up as well so it will be a good week here for sure.
Hard to believe that this coming weekend is the final one at Fulton and Super DIRT Week is eleven days away. I’ll be there for every day and Allie will be joining me there on Saturday and Sunday. Yep, it is that time of the year alright so get to as many shows as you can before it’s too late.
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page today starting with a chat with a driver who will be very busy today. Ronnie Johnson told me how his car owner is doing after a wreck, why he could not run on Friday night at Fonda and his Syracuse preparations that pick up today.
A.J. Romano explained why he is calling it a career and shares some memories of his time at Fonda that began back in 1982. We’ll miss you a lot!
Parker Evans showed off a new driving suit and talked with Allie about his final races in 2015 and his plans to start early in 2016.
Dave Axton reminded me about his past at Fonda and remembered running it with a Modified as well as the time he had a real good look at someone else’s tire.
Connor Cleveland ran down his plans for the rest of 2015 that include a big block race today as well as several Sportsman races.
|Saturday, September 26th 2015
| New on the Audio Page for today from Fonda Speedway:
After the heat races:
Steve Poirier talked about how his ESS heat win helped and wondered about the cushion up high.
Matt Tanner won the second ESS heat race and told me how moving his line down helped.
Stewart Friesen told Allie about his win in the final ESS Heat and how fast the racing surface was.
Rocky Warner got the win in the first KOD Sportsman heat and told Allie about a change for 2016.
Jessey Mueller led every lap to win his Modified qualifying heat and talked about his tight racecar.
Danny Varin described how good his Modified was in his heat win and trouble with the Sprinter.
Brian Gleason pulled away to get a Modified heat win and joked about who taught him about racing.
After the A-Main and the feature races:
Stewart Friesen dominated the ESS A-Main and spoke about the win with announcer Mike Mallett.
Steve Poirier finished second to win the ESS championship and spoke about the race with Mike.
Chuck Hebing came home in 3rd place in the ESS A-Main and talked about a pre race gear change.
Rocky Warner won the King of Dirt Sportsman championship and spoke with Mike Warren.
Danny Varin was the Ultimate Underdog Modified winner and talked with Toby LaGrange.
Allie and I had a fun day but a long one as well as we traveled east to Fonda Speedway for the first night of Mohawk Valley Weekend. It was a fall like night to say the least and we had a great time seeing friends and watching the races from under the covered grandstand. She even did a bunch of interviews as she has turned the corner and is not nearly as nervous as she has been in the past.
Steve Poirier won the ESS championship for the 6th time with his second place finish although Stewart Friesen won the A-Main and his heat leading every lap all night long. Wishing Jeff Cook well as he took a hard tumble down in turn two and he just got back in the car recently after another crash. Get well Jeff and I hope you’re doing well today.
Danny Varin won the Ultimate Underdog race for Modifieds and did so with what he said was the best car he has ever driven. He went from third to first in one corner and dominated for most of the race to pick up his first Modified win of the season. And he’ll be back today hoping to do it again in the Super DIRTcar Series race.
Rocky Warner won the King of Dirt championship the way every drivers wants to by winning the race. He had a tough battle up front but was able to get the victory. And be sure to listen with his heat winning race with Allie to hear why we may not be seeing him as much in 2016.
Now don’t forget today is a big day at Fonda with the Super DIRTcar Series, the Honda Classic for Pro Stocks and a make up race for the Sportsman. It is sure to be a great time so I hope you can get out to see it. Also Skyline has their final race night of 2015 while Thunder Mountain runs the Wade Decker Memorial tomorrow.
I’ll be off today getting some non-racing things done before hitting a gold course later today. I’ll be in the studio on Sunday and during the week as well so look for lot’s more from the world of dirt again tomorrow.
|Friday, September 25th 2015
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Brett Deyo previews Sunday’s rescheduled Wade Decker Memorial at Thunder Mountain Speedway.
Charlie Langenstein talks about his history in racing, his son’s career and Seat Time Driving School.
Allie Elkins and I speak about this weekend’s racing options and what she likes about the sport.
We had a good day on Thursday as I got to chat with some people in the studio and get to spend some nice time with my kids as well. Allie wanted to do something in the studio before today’s race and we got that done too. So yeah, it was a real good day!
Allie and I will be on the road today as we head to Fonda for night one of Mohawk Valley Weekend featuring the final point race of the ESS season. Plus we’ll get to see a new winner as their Ultimate Underdog Modified race will pit non-winners against other non-winners. It should be a real good show. Now throw in the King of Dirt Sportsman series and four cylinders and it makes it that much better.
Now let’s chat more about what we have for this weekend starting with a look ahead to the end of the weekend. Brett Deyo previews Sunday’s rescheduled Wade Decker Memorial at Thunder Mountain Speedway and how successful the track has been in 2015.
Charlie Langenstein talks about his history in racing in the northeast & Charlotte, his son’s career and his involvement in Seat Time Driving School.
Allie Elkins and I speak about this weekend’s racing options, what she likes about the sport and where she would like to be in racing somewhere down the road.
|Thursday, September 24th 2015
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Steve Poirier talks about what he needs to do this Friday at Fonda to win the ESS championship.
Matt DeLorenzo previews Mohawk Valley Weekend at Fonda and runs down his race schedule.
Chris Dolack looks ahead to the final Super DIRT Week on the mile and talks about some changes.
Paul Szmal speaks about his race in the Media Challenge and a new radio show coming soon.
It was another sunny day in New York State and fortunately for all of us that nice weather is going to stick around until next Tuesday. So this weekend will be rain free so you need to get out and see some racing in this last month of fun in our area.
Allie and I will be at Fonda Speedway on Friday and if my leg holds up I may even get to another show. My nagging hamstring pull is back and I am rehabbing it hoping to make it better. I know what to do and am doing everything the right way to be better for Friday. It stinks when you’re old and out of shape like me but there is nobody to blame but the guys I see in the mirror.
I will have more on the site tomorrow as I have a lot of phone calls out to a lot of people and I hope to see a lot of you this weekend. Skyline also has their season finale and I am looking to chat with somebody who is running there this weekend. If that’s you, send me an email at email@example.com.
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a look ahead to Fonda this weekend. Steve Poirier talks about what he needs to do this Friday at Fonda to win the ESS championship, how tough it is to try to drive a Sprint Car defensively and remembers his second place in the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals.
Matt DeLorenzo previews both days of Mohawk Valley Weekend at Fonda this Friday & Saturday and runs down his race schedule for the rest of the 2015 season.
Chris Dolack looks ahead to the final Super DIRT Week on the mile and talks about what’s in store for the finale and some schedule changes for 2015.
Paul Szmal speaks about his race in the Media Challenge at Pole Position Raceway, the jingle he got into with an established Modified racer and a new racing radio show coming soon.
|Wednesday, September 23rd 2015
| New on the Audio Page from Pole Position Raceway:
Stewart Friesen talks about his win at Pole Position Raceway, his wife Jessica and Syracuse.
Matt Sheppard spoke about his Media Day race, his Brewerton win and his hopes for Syracuse.
Dean Reynolds tells me about his Tuesday race and looks ahead to the ESS finale at Fonda.
Rick Raner, aka Marty from 95x, talks about the go cart racing he does at several racetracks.
I had a fun time yesterday as I went to Destiny USA for the Media Challenge at Pole Position Raceway. It was a real good time and it was fun to see the media folks take on the challenging lay out.
And if you don’t think this was real racing or that the karts are not fast then just listen to the interviews. These things are fast! And with the three hard corners they have on the course it is very difficult to shave a few tenths off your lap times. Go try it and see for yourself and I guarantee you’ll be back.
I’ll be in the studio today and am making plans to go to Fonda on Friday for the final ESS race of the season. Allie will be with me too and I hope to see some of you there as well. The season is winding down so be sure to get to as many shows as you can before it is too late.
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page today starting with the event winner on Tuesday. Stewart Friesen talks about his win at Pole Position Raceway at the Media Challenge event, how his wife Jessica is doing and looks ahead to this weekend at Fonda.
Matt Sheppard spoke about his Media Day race at Pole Position Raceway, his Brewerton win last Friday and his hopes for Super DIRT Week.
Dean Reynolds tells me about his Tuesday race at Pole Position Raceway and looks ahead to the ESS finale at Fonda this coming Friday night.
Rick Raner, aka Marty from 95x, talks about the go cart racing he does at several racetracks and compares it to what he did at Pole Position Raceway. I didn’t know he listened to this website…cool!
|Tuesday, September 22nd 2015
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Dave Marcuccilli talked about the tacky track he hot lapped on and wondered about some changes.
Ryan Hatherill spoke about his season running a Novice Sportsman and his first laps at Brewerton.
Tony Veneziano reports on the latest World of Outlaw race and talks about schedule changes.
It was a nice day on Monday and I got some work done in the studio and wrote up a new column for the Syracuse Post Standard chronicling last weekend’s racing action. And my mini stomach bug is gone so that is good.
Today I will be inside Destiny USA as the media gets to race go-carts at Pole Position Raceway. There will be some racers there too who will be running at Super DIRT Week and they’ll be taking on the best of the media members in some intense on track action.
I encourage you to come by if you can to see the action and root on your favorite drivers. It starts at 11 a.m. and if you can’t make it I’ll have audio from the event up tomorrow for you to listen to. Hope to see you there!
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a driver who had a big win Friday night. Dave Marcuccilli talked about the tacky track he hot lapped on, the big field of Sportsman in the pit area at Brewerton and wondered about some changes for his heat race.
Ryan Hatherill spoke about his season running a Novice Sportsman, his first laps at Brewerton and the advice he received ahead of time.
Tony Veneziano reports on the latest World of Outlaw race from Deer Creek, looks ahead to this coming weekend and talks about schedule changes for the 2015 season that include Utica Rome Speedway.
|Monday, September 21st 2015
| New on the Audio Page for today:
Brett Hearn remembers his Brewerton win last year and talks about racing karts at Pole Position.
Justin Haers talked about some of his past at Brewerton and his race plans for the rest of 2015.
Chris Mackey explained why he purchased a Sportsman and what he hopes to do next season.
Rich Riggs got back behind the wheel of a Sportsman and talked about his goals for night one.
Another work week is upon us and I will help get you through the first day with some new interviews to listen to. And don’t forget tomorrow at 11:30 some of the best Modified drivers in the northeast will be getting together at Pole Position Raceway for Media Day promoting the final Super DIRT Week.
I’ll be there as well as many more media members some of which are very big time in the Syracuse area as well as within the racing press. Don’t miss this event as these drivers are something is these faster than you think carts. I’ve done this event twice in the past and look forward to throwing those carts around the tiny track inside Destiny USA.
Now don’t look for any heroics from me like in my Four Cylinder Super Stock days as I always get put in with the racing writers. So yeah, I get my butt kicked. I’m no racecar driver but I do enjoy this event. I just wished I would do a little better.
I’ll have audio up from the event on Wednesday so be sure to come back for that later in the week.
But first let’s chat about what we have to listen to on the Audio Page from Friday night at Brewerton. Brett Hearn remembers his Brewerton win last year and talks about racing karts at Pole Position Raceway on Media Day this Tuesday.
Justin Haers talked about some of his past at Brewerton and his race plans for the rest of 2015 as well as the new addition they have back at the house. Congratulations!
Chris Mackey explained why he purchased a Sportsman, what he had to do to make sure it was okay to run it in some late season shows and what he hopes to do next season.
Rich Riggs got back behind the wheel of a Sportsman and talked about his goals for night one as well as how little time they had to get the car ready to race.
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