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Monday, December 25th 2017
   Top Five downloaded interviews of February 2017:

Tim McCreadie talks about his new deal for 2017, his recent test session and the Chili Bowl.
Alan Johnson told me about his upcoming trip to Florida and how well he is looking right now.
Billy Pauch Sr. talks about heading to Volusia to start his season and tells me his 2017 plans.
Matt Sheppard talked about building his team for 2016 and looks ahead to racing in Florida.
Alan Rudalavage talks about what went wrong with me and a nice surprise he had at a banquet.
 
Tim McCreadie talks about his new deal for 2017 as a House Car driver for Longhorn Chassis, his recent test sessions in Florida and his b-main finish in the Chili Bowl. Real good one here!  

Alan Johnson told me about his upcoming trip to Florida, what his goals are for the races at Volusia and how well things are looking for his 2017 season.  

Billy Pauch Sr. talks about heading to Volusia to start his season, what he hopes to achieve in Florida and tells me his 2017 plans that may include some more traveling.  

Matt Sheppard talked about building his championship team for 2016, looks ahead to racing in Florida and tells me what he can about where he will be racing weekly this season.  

Alan Rudalavage talks about what went wrong with me, a nice surprise he had at a banquet and reviews the different ways tracks decide starting lineups for heats and features. What do you guys think is the best way?   
 
Sunday, December 24th 2017
   Top Five downloaded interviews of January 2017:

Billy Pauch Jr. talks about his rides for 2017, his holiday with family and why he is not a Jr.
Danny Varin talks about his new book, Smokescreen: The Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward Incident.
Billy Van Pelt talks about Bicknell’s Open House and his new/old ride for 2017 at Woodhull.
Jason Barney tells me about his consistent season, his race business and his 2017 plans.
Wade Hendrickson talks about his two win season and wonders where he’ll race in 2017.
 
Billy Pauch Jr. talks about his rides for 2017 including a new one for the STSS, his holiday with his wife & young son and why he is not really Billy Pauch Jr. What?  

Danny Varin talks about his new book, Smokescreen: The Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward Incident, what motivated him to write it and his dad’s role in getting the book done. Order it on Amazon today! I already did.
 
Billy Van Pelt talks about his role on the panel for Bicknell’s Open House, gives teams some valuable set up advice and tells me about his new/old ride for 2017 at Woodhull that we saw at Parts Peddler.

Jason Barney tells me about his consistent season, his race business 87 speed.com and describes the three categories he tends to put racetracks into. Check him out at www.87speed.com.

Wade Hendrickson talks about his two win season at Bridgeport, the realities of racing a small block against big blocks and wonders if he will travel more in 2017 rather than running weekly.    
 
Saturday, December 23rd 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Coleman Gulick recaps his two win season in 2017 and talks about what he has going for 2018.
Ernie Saxton examines the 2017 racing season both locally and on the big national stages as well.

Well I am finally done with holiday shopping…I think. We’ll look everything over today to check for sure but we may be all set. Now I can concentrate on updating the website with the most requested interviews of the last year. I’ll lock myself in the studio today, take a break at about the halfway mark and be ready for my only vacation of the year.
 
It’s been an interesting year for me after feeling pretty depressed last February I took a hard look at why I felt that way and made changes to fix it. Now I feel pretty good as I feel that I am on my way to getting the skills I need to take myself and the people around me that I respect to the next level. Surround yourself with positive people and good things will happen.
 
It did stink though as I did have to cut a few people out of my life. We all have friends who bitch and moan about their lives but do not have the courage, determination or smarts to change. Those are the people I said goodbye to. Racers are not like that. They always are looking to do better and know that only hard work, knowledge and skill will get them that. Guess that’s why I love racers so much!
 
Now let’s chat about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we get ready for the top five interviews from January showing up tomorrow. Coleman Gulick recaps his two win season in 2017, explains how his father & grandfather have influenced him and talks about what he has going for 2018.  
 
Ernie Saxton examines the 2017 racing season both locally and on the big national stages as well while previewing some indoor races over the next month or so.   
 
Friday, December 22nd 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Shaun Pangman recaps his 2017 Modified season and talked about racing weekly at Fonda.
Corey Barker talked about his three win season and why it was nice to finish the year strong.

News is out from the North Country as Modified racer Tyler Bartell has purchased Can Am Speedway from the Caprara family and will run it on Friday nights in 2018. Boy that should work out well shouldn’t it as now 358’s will have three nights to race on the weekend. And with the switch to Friday night you have to wonder if DIRTcar sanctioning is to follow. Stay tuned but overall great news for racers!
 
I’ll have one more day of new stuff for you and then on Saturday we’ll begin the long process of getting the top five downloads from each month this year up for you. It will take a full day of work but it gives me my only vacation of the year between Christmas and New Years. I can’t wait although you know I’ll be bored two days into it.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you on the Audio Page as we have a pair of Season in Reviews up today. Shaun Pangman recaps his 2017 Modified season and talked about racing weekly at Fonda as a regular while explaining why he’d like to scale down a little in 2018. 

Corey Barker talked about his three win season in a Sportsman, why he was hoping to get a haircut sometime in the summer and why it was nice to finish the year strong.  
 
Thursday, December 21st 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Ryan Susice talked about his season in Modifieds and Sprints as well as his thoughts on the W-16.
Paul Szmal went over some of the big stories in 2017 and talked about how they may effect 2018.

I got a lot done on Wednesday as I did some writing and got four new interviews done in the studio on a very productive day. I hope to possibly wrap up my holiday shopping today if not tomorrow at the latest. I only have a few more things on there and there is one maybe you guys can help me with.
 
I need to get my wife a racing hoodie size XXL but I can’t ask on Facebook because then she’ll see it. If you guys have some in stock let me know with an email to doug@dougsdirtdiary.com or message me privately on Facebook. I hope to have it by Christmas so if you’re local I’ll make a trip out your way and pick it up. Thanks!!!
 
Now let’s chat about what we have on the Audio Page as we wind won new stuff for 2017 starting with a track champion for today. Ryan Susice talked about his season in Modifieds and Sprints, offered his thoughts on the W-16 engine as an alternative to the 358 and why a 7th place was his best night of the year. 

Paul Szmal went over some of the big stories in our area in 2017 and talked about how they may affect 2018 while looking ahead to a string of indoor events.   
 
Wednesday, December 20th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Ricky Newton reviewed his 2017 racing season that saw him win two races late in the year.
Pat LaPage talked about his season in a Sportsman at nine different New York State racetracks.

We have a pair of Sportsman racers up for you today as we wind down new stuff here in 2017. Both are Season in Review interviews and I know you’ll like them both.

I only have a few more days of new interviews and will be working hard today to get a bunch done while writing up something new for Syracuse.com and the Syracuse Post Standard. I may have some news too but if not it will be coming soon from the sound of things…stay tuned.
 
Now let’s chat more about what we have for you today on the Audio Page as we look back at the season that was. Ricky Newton reviewed his 2017 racing season that saw him win two races late in the year, explains why he has not done much to his Sportsman yet and looks ahead to a new race shop.

Pat LaPage talked about his season in a Sportsman at nine different New York State racetracks, what he has learned from the sport and his hopes to be able to race more weekly in 2018.    
 
Tuesday, December 19th 2017
   New on the Audio Page for today:
 
Tim Sears Jr. talks about winning his very first Modified championship and what it meant to him.
Tony Veneziano tells me about racing in New Zealand and a driver change for the World of Outlaws.

I had another nice day on Monday and some rain fell melting some of the snow. It’s all good. Plus I got a lot of work done and began researching a story you may be hearing more about in the next few days so stay tuned for that.

I am off today but have stuff in the can that I can run for you tomorrow as we’ll have a pair of Season in Review chats for you. I should be going with new stuff through the rest of the week before switching over to our best of interviews for 2017.

Now let’s chat more about what we have coming up for you today on the Audio Page beginning with a man who did something very special in 2017.  Tim Sears Jr. talks about winning his first Modified championship, how cool it was to have it happen at Fulton Speedway and looks ahead to adding 358 racing to his plans in 2018. 

Tony Veneziano tells me about racing in New Zealand, a big win for a talented young racer in Illinois and a driver change for the World of Outlaws that keeps things in the family.   
 
     
 
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