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Mike Mahaney, Jeff Strunk and DIRTcar’s Jeff Hachmann ..::.. Episode 88

This week, we welcome I-88 Speedway Track Champion Mike Mahaney back to the 31st Lap to discuss his stellar season. Then, we catch up with Jeff Strunk in the wake of his fifth career Freedom 76’er victory in the 43rd running of the event at Grandview Speedway before turning to DIRTcar NE Marketing Director Jeff Hachmann for an update on Super DIRT Week.

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Friesen celebrates Cole Cup .:. Episode 87

Stewart Friesen celebrates his fourth career sprint car victory on the air following his $7,000 win in the Cole Cup at Utica Rome Speedway. Dan Creeden and DIRTcar NE Director of Marketing Jeff Hachmann also stop in for quick visits, and we discuss the intentions of NASCAR’s MWR team in the regular season finale.

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Start of the Post Season ..::… Episode 86

A full house welcomes Mike’s return to the 31st Lap Studio. Jimmy Blewett stops in to talk about his two-win weekend, taking dirt modified wins Thursday at Bridgeport and then backed that up Saturday at New Egypt. We also catch up with DIRTcar NE Marketing Director Jeff Hachmann, and a local race fan calls in to give his perspective on Rolling Wheels.

We’ve Found An Acorn ..::.. Episode 85

Tonight, we welcome a full house back to the studio (minus Mike), to chat with Pete Stefanski (Pro Stock winner from Utica-Rome) and the winner from East Bay Raceway in Floriday, Buzzie Reutimann. Reutimann is a 1997 Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee.

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Flyin’ Solo with Shawn Donath ..::.. Episode 84

Shawn Donath stops in to hang out with Chris on the 100th post by the 31st Lap / 31st Lap Live Podcast tandem.

Heavy Feet, Heavy Tracks ..::.. Episode 83

This week, John comes back to the studio and is joined by RaceChaser Online columnist Steven Ovens and Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame photographer Jay Fish. The night kicks off with Billy Dunn, fresh off a win at Canandaigua and a solid showing in the Modified Super DIRTcar Series events this week. Then, on the local level, we catch up with Brady Fultz, who rattled off a pair of wins at Black Rock in the same night. We conclude with Dan Creeden, winner of the Battle for the Bull Ring.

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Mike’s MidSummer Homecoming! ..::.. Episode 82

This week, Mike returns to the show, and we’re joined again by John Baumes and Steven Ovens. We discuss the whereabouts of Rich and Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame rep Jay Fish, and we also catch up with Ransomville regular CHad Brachmann, who won Monday’s 38-Modified event at Ohsweken. Then, we chat with first-year 305 Sprint Car racer Kelly Hebing. Hebing is the daughter Chuck Hebing.

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Episode 81 ..::.. How Crazy is Crazy

This week, John Baumes and Steven Ovens are in studio to talk about NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series event at Eldora, and Mike Mahaney weighs in on his two-win weekend. Mahaney won the BD Motorsports-promoted Crazy 8s at I-88 Speedway in Afton, NY and held off Stewart Friesen in Sunday’s make-up feature at Utica-Rome.

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Episode 80 ..::.. Race Chasers!

This week, RaceChaserOnline.com writer and Creekside Entertainment Emcee Steven Ovens makes his first visit to the 31st Lap, and then we catch up with RaceChaserOnline.com founder Tom Baker to talk a little bit about his career and the direction of his newly formed website. At the end of the show, we catch up with Paul Kinney, one of the many sprint car drivers involved in the horrific crash that overshadowed the 360 Smoke Shootout Tuesday night at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.

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Episode 35 ..::.. Calm Before The Storm

In an adventurous 35th episode, we welcome a total of six guests to the program! Vic Coffey is expected to be on, along with sit-in co-host Justin Henderson, Dan Harpell, Cody Bleau, Cory Reed and Luke Whitteker.

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Justin backed up his first co-host endeavor with a win in Saturday’s heat and Sportsman feature at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Dan Harpell stops by to pump the July 11 RoC event at Black Rock Speedway and Cory Reed stops in to talk about Tony Stewart’s appearance at Brewerton Speedway on July 18. Coffey chats up Canandaigua Motorsports Park, and Cody Bleau stops in to talk about his season at Fonda Speedway.

Henderson 6:30
Whitteker 28:15
Harpell 42:00
Bleau 1:05
Reed 1:25

Driver of the Week: Justin Henderson, as co-host and winner (by default)

And we also fielded our third-ever call-in guest, DanDan from Dirt Track Digest’s forums!

Many thanks to DIRTcar and Rolling Wheels Raceway management for all their help, promotion and cooperation in making the Tom Ames Dedication to Racing event Tuesday July 3 at Rolling Wheels. It was a memorable event that was most appropriate in honoring Tom, a dear friend to the racing community and a dyed-in-the-wool supporter of the full-fender racers.

We’ll be live from Amy’s Checkered Flag on July 12. Make sure you stop in and say hi! The guest list includes (by phone) Bobby Allison, Mike McLaughlin, and Buzzie Reutimann, and in-person: Tom Fletcher, Stu Sheppard, John McArdle, John Podolak, Dave Rauscher, Bobby Parrow, Mike Stelter, Chuck Ciprich, Rollie Velte, Ron Narducci and many more. Racecars are welcome!

Episode 32 ..::.. Jeremy and the Henderson

On this edition of the 31st Lap, we have a chance to catch up Canandaigua Motorsports Park regular Justin Henderson make his first visit to the studio and we catch up with DIRT Rockstar Jeremy Wilder.

We debate the validity of the common thought: Bigger purses mean better fields, and we recap all the racing action from a busy weekend.

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Wilder: 28:00
Henderson: 46:00

Episode 31 ..::.. No BS, No Politics

John thought it would be more fun to sit at home and watch the Prelude to The Dream on pay-per-view, the all-star late model event at Eldora Speedway that precedes the fabled ‘Late Model Dream.’ Chris cannot blame him at all.

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Logan Schuchart stands as one of the hardest-to-book guests we’ve had, and we finally welcome him to the 31st Lap in this Episode.

We also catch up with Brett Deyo about the Clash at the Can event coming up June 12 at Penn Can Speedway, chat about trying to get Jarrett Andretti and catch up with Sportsman runner Dylan Evoy.

Keep an eye out for The 31st Lap Sponsorship at the Clash at the Can; we’ll pick up the pit pass for the 31st Starter. If 31 cars don’t start, we’ll pick up the pit pass for the leader of lap 31.

We’ll also debate the point: should Kurt Busch be done at this point, or no? (Link to video)

Logan Schuchart: 15:00
Brett Deyo: 35:00
Dylan Evoy: 1:03:00

Driver of the Week: Justin Henderson, carrying The 31st Lap decal to two wins at Canandaigua Motorsports Park!

The 31st Lap decals went to victory lane several times at Canandaigua Motorsports Park!