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Sunday, October 15th 2017
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Tony Veneziano gets you up to speed on the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars as they race in NY today.
Jennifer Martin previews tomorrow’s show at Ransomville Speedway featuring the WoO Sprint Cars.

I hope you all enjoyed what turned out to be a very nice fall day on Saturday. I was hoping to golf but after taking some practice swings I decided to not put that much pressure on my back and take the day off.
 
I’ll be racing with Allie on her season finale tomorrow at the NYS Fairgrounds and she is surely sad that the season is coming to an end. We’ve made some great friends and have some wonderful memories. We hope to continue next year and get that 48 car to the front. Thanks to everyone especially the Kuleszo’s for making this happen.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page with an emphasis on the WoO as they begin a two day NYS swing tonight in Weedsport. Tony Veneziano gets you up to speed on the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars season so far with just nine races to go as they race in Weedsport today and Ransomville on Monday. Come to races informed by listening to this clip

Jennifer Martin previews tomorrow’s show at Ransomville Speedway featuring the WoO Sprint Cars as the race for the final time in NYS for the 2017 season. Don’t miss it!   
 
Saturday, October 14th 2017
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Mike Mahaney talks about his hopes for tonight’s 360 race at Brockville and Sunday in Weedsport.
Jeff Hachmann reviews Super DIRT Week 2017 and gets ready for some big late season specials.

It was a cold day on Friday and the perfect day for some Friday night high school football. Allie got to see her first game as a freshman last night and although it was cold she had a blast. It was Homecoming Weekend and I wanted to make sure she experienced it as that is a lot of fun at big school like Liverpool.
 
We’ll be racing tomorrow and should have a camera at the event as we look to add some footage for our project. We are also hoping that Mother Nature is a race fan as we’d really like to get this show in and share that same dry weather with Weedsport as the World of Outlaws are in town Sunday.
 
If you live to the west don’t worry, the Outlaws will be at Ransomville on Monday for another make up show. They have not been there since the 90’s so you know a big crowd will be onhand. Don’t miss it guys and gals!
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we speak with people who will be at two different events tonight. Mike Mahaney talks about his hopes for tonight’s 360 race at Brockville and Sunday in Weedsport while thinking back on the 200 lap finale at Super DIRT Week. 

Jeff Hachmann reviews Super DIRT Week 2017 and gets ready for some big late season specials including tonight at Lernerville, tomorrow in Weedsport and Monday at Ransomville.   
 
Friday, October 13th 2017
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Danny O’Brien talks about his season Brockville and his hopes for this weekend’s Fall Nationals.
Matt Farnham came home second at SDW and described how he tried to catch the leader late.
Rocky Warner tells me about his fifth place finish at SDW and what his car needed to be better.
Ronnie Davis III finished fourth in the 75 lapper and talked about his attempts to run the outside.
Nick Stone spoke to me about his 4th place Pro Stock finish and where they made a set up error.

I got a lot done on Thursday and hope to do the same today. I have a bunch of stuff on action taking place this weekend for you tomorrow as we see some Super DIRTcar Series action in Brockville, Ontario, Canada and some World of Outlaws races at Port Royal tomorrow night, Weedsport Sunday and Ransomville Monday.
 
I’ll be in the studio today from 3 p.m. till after dinner time so if you have a suggestion or if you want to get one just say the word and we’ll get it done. It’s going to be a fun weekend and I hope all of you who suit up have the best of luck.

Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we get ready for some SDS Series action tonight. Danny O’Brien talks about his four win season Brockville, how the track has raced this season and his hopes for this weekend’s Fall Nationals on Friday and Saturday.  
 
Matt Farnham came home second at SDW and described how he tried to catch the leader late after a restart with five to go as well as where he felt he could have been better. 

Rocky Warner tells me about his fifth place finish at SDW, what his car needed to be better and what he had hoped would happen during the 75 lapper. 

Ronnie Davis III finished fourth in the 75 lapper and talked about his attempts to run the outside as well as how he did pick up some spots to get his top five. 

Nick Stone spoke to me about his 4th place Pro Stock finish, where they made a set up error before the race and wonders if his 2017 season might be done.   
 
Thursday, October 12th 2017
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Jackson Gill offered up his thoughts before Friday’s qualifiers and talked about dad’s facial hair.
Aron Backus his daughter Kearra share what it was like for them both to run at Super DIRT Week.
Ronnie Welch talked about his 2017 season that saw him win on dirt, asphalt and in demo derbies.

It was a cold and rainy day on Wednesday which made it easy to stay inside and get some work done. I have a lot going on as you heard in my Doug’s Thoughts yesterday and am very happy with the path that I am on. Big things are coming so stay tuned!
 
I did another article previewing the weekend which features a big weekend at Brockville Ontario Speedway and three World of Outlaws races. The Super DIRTcar Series wraps up for 358’s, Sportsman and Pro Stocks this weekend in Canada while the WoO visit Port Royal on Saturday, Weedsport on Sunday and Ransomville on Monday. We aint done just yet so get on our and see some racing.
 
Next weekend Outlaw Speedway and Orange County Fair Speedway have big shows and of course Charlotte is right around the corner. Snow stay away for a while as we need some cooperation to get in some late season shows.
 
Now let’s chat about what we have for today on the Audio Page as we highlight some young racers. Jackson Gill offered up his thoughts before Friday’s qualifiers, told me about some issues they found with the car and talked about how he got his dad to change his facial hair after losing a bet.

Aron Backus his daughter Kearra Backus share what it was like for them both to run at Super DIRT Week and talks about the plans to concentrate on one car for 2018. 

Ronnie Welch talked about his 2017 season that saw him win on dirt, asphalt and in demo derbies while wondering if he may go again this weekend in Susquehanna.   
 
Wednesday, October 11th 2017
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Alan Johnson talked about his 2nd place finish in the Last Chance Qualifier and what he was learning.
Lance Willix had a runner up finish in the LCQ and told me how he picked up a pair of spots on track.
Ryan Godown finished 5th in his LCQ and talked about getting in the show and the work stilt to do.
Nick Stone qualified fourth place for the Pro Stocks and told me why he’d rather be there than 1st.
In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about Super DIRT Week, what’s up this weekend and lots more.

We’re back on a Wednesday with more good stuff for you as we continue to talk about Super DIRT Week and all that happened over the course of those six days. It was quite the experience and despite some little glitches on my end it went very well.

I did do a Doug’s Thoughts as you can see and I notice that a lot more of you listen to those than I knew. That’s cool. I’ll be back later in the week with a similar clip with a good friend as look at where we are, where I am and the exciting things that are going to happen over the course of this next year.

Now let’s chat more about what we have on the Audio Page starting with some clips from the LCA’s with some drivers who raced in them. Alan Johnson talked about his 2nd place finish in the Last Chance Qualifier, what he was learning about his car and what he did a few years ago starting way back. 

Lance Willix had a runner up finish in the LCQ and told me how he picked up a pair of spots on track as well as where he’d like to be a little better. 

Ryan Godown finished 5th in his LCQ and talked about getting in the show with his finish as well as where he needs to be better on the track.  
 
Nick Stone qualified fourth place for the Pro Stocks and told me why he’d rather be there than starting on the pole as well as the type of track conditions he prefers. 

In the latest Doug’s Thoughts I talk about Super DIRT Week, what’s up this weekend at the racetracks of the northeast and a little bit about what I am doing behind the scenes. I’m excited for the future.   
 
Tuesday, October 10th 2017
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Hear from many Modified drivers as they get ready to walk the stage Sunday at Oswego Speedway.
Marc Johnson offered up his thoughts as he prepared to race the Scott Kerwin owned 358 Mod.
Todd Root tells me how he put together a 358 ride and what his plans are for the 2018 season.
Tony Veneziano reports on the WoO Sprint race from Fulton and looks ahead to this weekend.

I was a little bit tired on Monday as I am sure a lot of you are after a busy stretch of racing at Super DIRT Week. It was quite the event and I hope you all had a great time watching one of the most exciting races ever at the event. Yeah, that was something alright!
 
I did a little work in the studio. Did some writing as well as we looked back at the week that was and did some work here as well. I have some fun things to do today and hope to get back in the studio later tonight. Racers, if you want in send me a message or an email and we’ll work you in.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page for today as we get back to reality after several days of nothing but racing. Hear from many Modified drivers as they get ready to walk the stage Sunday at Oswego Speedway. This is always one of the most popular clips we air all year long. Enjoy! 

Marc Johnson offered up his thoughts as he prepared to race the Scott Kerwin owned 358 Mod and told me how the opportunity came around to run the car at SDW.

Todd Root tells me how he put together a 358 ride as he prepared to race last Friday at Super DIRT Week and what his plans are for the 2018 season.

Tony Veneziano reports on the WoO Sprint race from Fulton and looks ahead to this weekend’s race in Pa. and NY while chatting about life on the road with the series.   
 
Monday, October 9th 2017
   New on the Audio Page from Super DIRT Week on Sunday:
 
Dave Marcuccilli spoke about winning the Chevy Performance 75 for the second year in a row.
Rob Yetman made it five in a row and spoke about his win in the 75 lap Pro Stock Championship.
Rick Laubach explained why he pulled his car behind the wall after bringing out a yellow flag.
Matt Sheppard spoke about his last lap pass to win the 200 lapper and take the SDS point lead.
Peter Britten described how he ended up finishing second after leading until the final lap.
Larry Wight talked about how he gained spots late and what teams did to counter act the rubber.
Danny Johnson won the Hard Charger Award and told me how he came from 33rd to finish 6th.
Brandon Walters was named Rookie of the Race and talked about he picked up over 20 spots.

After a fairly uneventful start to the day thing got very interesting very quickly in the last half of the last race of Super DIRT Week. Earlier in the day Dave Macuccilli and Rob Yetman won the Sportsman and Pro Stock races respectively leading every lap and after the first half of the Billy Whittaker Cars 200, it looked like that race was going to be a yawner too. But then things changed.
 
After being a bottom groove only racetrack for 100 laps the surface changed almost as fast as hitting a light switch. Multiple grooves opened up and from there it became one of the best 200 lap races Super DIRT Week has ever seen.
 
Matt Sheppard led early, cycled back around as the leader after pit stops were complete and seemed to be on cruise control. But then Peter Britten got rolling and picked up five spots in ten laps to take the lead. Teams were pitting for harder tires which worked the rubber off the track as the sun became hidden behind the clouds.

Listen to Larry Wight’s interview as he explained it pretty well. The hard tires basically scrub the surface clean which allowed the teams to switch to a softer tire and make moves. It was a Super DIRT Week race unlike any other and it was a dandy to watch.
Wight caught Britten and actually passed him with five to go but Britten was ready and got back around Wight before the lap was completed. Sheppard got by Wight one lap later and passed Britten on the last lap to sweep the weekend and notch a career high 39th victory. It was something alright.
 
I’ll have more up tomorrow from this but I am pretty beat even after being a good boy and coming home every night to my family. Believe me, I really wanted to hang around Saturday night. I really did. But I was good and did what I was there to do.
 
Now let’s chat more about what I have for you on the Audio Page and be sure to come back tomorrow for my traditional pre-race chat with the Modified drivers as they walk across the stage. I know you’ll really like it.
 
Dave Marcuccilli spoke about winning the Chevy Performance 75 for the second year in a row leading every lap in the process and surviving a restart with five laps to go. Sorry about my grandstanding at the end.  
 
Rob Yetman made it five in a row and spoke about his win in the 75 lap Pro Stock Championship as well as what it means to him to be so good at Super DIRT Week for so many years in a row.

Rick Laubach explained why he pulled his car behind the wall after bringing out a yellow flag with 50 laps to and tried to explain how the track surface changed then changed again. 

Matt Sheppard spoke about his last lap pass to win the 200 lapper, what they did on pit road to get better and with the win take the SDS point lead.

Peter Britten described how he ended up finishing second after leading until the final lap and how heartbreaking it was for him after coming so close to the big win. Some post race analysis here too! 

Larry Wight talked about how he gained spots late and what teams did to counter act the rubber as well as what they had to do once the rubber was no longer as big of a factor. Hmm. Interesting!

Danny Johnson won the Hard Charger Award and told me how he came from 33rd to finish 6th while describing his strategy with the tire changes that they made. Good one!

Brandon Walters was named Rookie of the Race and talked about he picked up over 20 spots after starting the race at the back in 40th place. Nice job!   
 
     
 
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