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Monday, November 28th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Shaun Pangman has a new car back at the shop and talked a little about his three win season.
Jeff Blackburn spoke about his season in a Modified and explained why he took some time off.

We are back on a Monday with a pair of chats for you today. I got a little busy over the weekend with family in town and had to extend my time off by one day. But I do have lots to do and lots to get out this week so be sure to come back for lots more.

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving Weekend and still have a few pieces of turkey left in the fridge to munch on. We had such a good time with members of my wife’s that we wish it could have lasted much longer. If you guys had half as much fun as we did I know you had a great holiday.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with a pair of Modified drivers, one who has just started to win races and one who will be doing the same soon. Shaun Pangman has a new car back at the shop and talked a little about his three win season as well as his hopes to travel a little more in 2017.  

Jeff Blackburn spoke about his season in a Modified and explained why he took some time off at mid season while encouraging all of us to become organ donors.  

 
Sunday, November 27th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Justin Wright told me about his season in a Modified as he added a new Friday night home.
Rusty Smith won races on dirt and asphalt and talked about his plans to do the same in 2017.
Darryl Ruggles talks about a new family member on the way and his 2016 racing season.

My mini vacation is over and it is back to work for me today. But you know me, I love my job and can’t wait actually to get back at it today. And knowing me I probably already did a few interviews and am already ahead I am sure.

If you are home racers send me an email to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com and we’ll work you into the mix today. Don’t be bashful guys. And of course I will be looking at my Facebook messages too so you can always reach me there.

Now let’s talk about what I have for you on the Audio Page as we have four Modified races and a Sprint Car shoe up for you today. Justin Wright told me about his winning season in a Modified as he added a new Friday night home and what it is like racing against some of the biggest names in Modified racing.  

Rusty Smith won races on dirt and asphalt and talked about his plans to do the same in 2017 as he checked out the latest stuff at Parts Peddler 2016 in Syracuse.  

Darryl Ruggles talks about a new family member on the way, his 2016 racing season and what he was looking for at Parts Peddler in Syracuse.  

 
Saturday, November 26th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Ronnie Johnson hung out the Teo booth last weekend and talked about his championship.
Vinnie Vitale told me why he is selling his Modified stuff and wonders what comes next.
Doug Williams tells me what he will be doing now that he has sold all his Mod Lite stuff.
Ron Morin explains why he sold Cornwall Motor Speedway and how he is helping now.

We are back on another Saturday with you as we wind down the first winter weekend here in Central New York. If the weather people are right today should rain and a good amount of the snow should be gone. I’m okay with that.

We have one more day worth of stuff for you from Parts Peddler tomorrow and we’ll be back with five nice interviews for you as we get back to work tomorrow after my mini vacation.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we get ready for December which will be here any day now. Ronnie Johnson hung out the Teo booth last weekend and talked about his championship season, how well things went with a new car owner and looks ahead to this season.  

Vinnie Vitale told me why he is selling his Modified stuff after decades in the division, what he still has left to sell and wonders what comes next. Yeah, he’s not done yet!  

Doug Williams tells me what he will be doing now that he has sold all his Mod Lite stuff and looks ahead to racing Sportsman next year with his son.  

Pat LaPage reviews his 2016 season as a rookie in the Novice Sportsman division at Fulton and tells me some of what he learned in his first season as a racer after many years in the sport.  

Ron Morin explains why he sold Cornwall Motor Speedway a few years ago, how he is helping now and why he feels such an attraction to the place.   4:02     Ron Morin at Parts Peddler Nov 18.MP3

 
Friday, November 25th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Billy Whittaker remembered his Supermodified days and the big crash he was in at Oswego.
Max McLaughlin spoke to me about his 2016 season and the other racecars he drove recently.
Randy Shantel talked about his 2016 season in a Sportsman and wondered about open motors.
Rich Keller tells me where he raced his IMCA Modified and what he likes to much about the class.
Raymond LaVerne tells me about Cornwall Motor Speedway and some improvements he’s made.

It is Black Friday and I can safely say you will see me no where near any stores or malls today. I will have some fun things to do with my kids and that will be our Fun Friday. I wish all of you who will hit the malls today all the best as it is going to be crazy out there.

Most of the time I’ve found the best buys closer to Christmas as they get nervous in the final few weeks. Sure, if there is something I really want I’ll get it on sale but I am so good this year I don’t know what to ask for except for the good lord to watch over some friends of mine who could really use it. If that’s you, I wish you all the best and hope things turn around for you soon.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting out with a driver who only got back into the fold recently after many years off. Billy Whittaker remembered his Supermodified days while looking over Otto Sitterly’s car at Parts Peddler, the big crash he was in at Oswego and how much better things went in 2016.  

Max McLaughlin reacts to winning big block Modified rookie of the year award at the DIRTcar banquet and got to talk onstage to Shane Andrews.  

Randy Shantel talked about his 2016 season in a Sportsman at Skyline & Utica Rome and wondered about the future of the open motors for years to come.    

Rich Keller tells me where he raced his IMCA Modified and what he likes to much about the class and the one time he broke down on his way to the track.  

Raymond LaVerne tells me about Cornwall Motor Speedway, how he came to be the new owner three years ago and some improvements he’s made since taking over.  

 
Thursday, November 24th 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Tim Sears Jr. tells me about his breakout season, his biggest race and today’s activities.
Kelly Hebing spoke about her move up a 360 Sprint Car and what the differences are.
Mike Button talks about the ultra-competitive Sportsman world and Thanksgiving Day.
Paul Szmal describes some of his travels this past season and looks ahead to seeing family.
Brett Deyo looks ahead to the final Modified race of the season, The Gobbler at Accord.

I hope you all have a great day today, that the travel time you may have goes well and that you aren’t feeling to full when you read this. As always we hope your time with family and friends was great and when you want to get away and listen to some race talk we’re here for you.

Come back tomorrow as we’ll have more from the weekend and we’ll have lots for you all the way through Sunday when we will get back into the studio. I love what I do and am very thankful to all of you for stopping by and trusting me to tell these racing stories the right way. I am a very fortunate man that’s for sure.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page starting with a man who had a wonderful season in 2016.   Tim Sears Jr. tells me about his breakout season in a big block Modified, his biggest race of the season which was not one of his three wins and today’s activities at his family’s house.  

Kelly Hebing spoke about her move up a 360 Sprint Car from a 305, what the biggest differences were and runs down what will happen today at the Hebing household on Thanksgiving.  

Mike Button talks about the ultra-competitive Sportsman world of today, what he was looking for at Parts Peddler and what he’ll do on Thanksgiving Day.   

Paul Szmal describes some of his travels this past season, wonders what 2017 may bring and looks ahead to seeing family today on Thanksgiving.

Brett Deyo looks ahead to the final Modified race of the season, The Gobbler at Accord this Saturday and tells me who he is expecting to be there for this race.  

 
Wednesday, November 23rd 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Richie Tobias talked about his racing business and shared some great stories from his past.
Gary Lindburg was the 358 Modified Rookie of the Year and spoke about his run at SDW.
Justin Derosiers
won the Pro Stock Rookie of the Year and spoke about his learning curve.
Louden Reimert spoke about his big SpeedSTR win and how his racing dad helps him.
Zach Sobatka reacted after winning the DIRTcar Sportsman Rookie of the Year award.

It’s only one day until Thanksgiving here in the states and I hope you all have wonderful plans to see family & friends. We are having a big get together here on Thursday and it is sure to be a fun time. That is certainly one nice thing about having a big house is you can fit a lot of people into it.

I have plenty of stuff up for you through Sunday which is when we get back in the studio again to have some fun after a little mini vacation. I hope you are all able to get out and have some fun over the holiday and when you want to talk racing we’ll be here for you.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page starting with some stories that I know you’ll love with a man known as the original Mr. Outside. Richie Tobias talked about his racing business and shared some great stories from his past. Really good one here guys that you really need to sit back and listen to.  

Justin Derosiers won the Pro Stock Rookie of the Year and spoke about his learning curve as he began the season as well as how close the racing is in the division.

Gary Lindburg was the 358 Modified Rookie of the Year and spoke about his great run at SDW as well as what it was like to run door to door with his heroes growing up.  

Louden Reimert spoke about his big SpeedSTR win at Trailways Speedway, what it felt to beat some big name drivers and how his racing dad helps his career.  

Zach Sobatka reacted after winning the DIRTcar Sportsman Rookie of the Year award at the annual banquet and shared the best advice he heard this past season.  

 
Tuesday, November 22nd 2016
   

New on the Audio Page for today:

Tim Fuller thanks car owner Dave Rauscher and looks ahead to a new deal for 2016.
Shawn Reimert
explained why he retired as a driver and the fun he is having with his son.
Tommy Sears
talked about his one win season and how his race shop looks right now.
John Walker tells me why Airborne Park Speedway is putting clay down for next season.
Tom Deery celebrates at the DIRTcar banquet and talked about their three top divisions.

Boy did winter hit us hard here in Central New York. Some places got as much as two feet and we were just under that with about 19-20 inches of snow with more expected by the time you read this Tuesday morning. I hope the weather didn’t mess you al up too much and I hope your kids enjoyed the day off they got on Monday.

I got a lot done and will probably work a little today before taking a mini vacation through Sunday. But I will be back at it this weekend and already have some things set up for Sunday. Today I have some things from the weekend that I hope you enjoy.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with a driver who has something new in the works for next season. Tim Fuller thanks car owner Dave Rauscher for two years of fun, looks ahead to a new deal for 2016 and told me when he met the Graham family as well as what their tentative plan is.  

Shawn Reimert explained why he retired as a driver, why he came all the way up from Pennsylvania to Parts Peddler and the fun he is having going racing with his son.   

Tommy Sears talked about his one win season in a Modified in Central New York, how tough it is to win at Fulton and how his race shop looks right now.

John Walker tells me why Airborne Park Speedway is putting clay down for next season, why he felt it was important to come to Syracuse to talk to racers and what reaction she has been getting.  

Tom Deery celebrates at the DIRTcar banquet and talked about their three top divisions including DIRTcar Modifieds, World of Outlaw Sprints and Late Models.  

 
     
 
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