This week, we catch up with Hard Clay Open winner Andy Bachetti, who took the win in the season-opener for the Short Track Super Series at the Orange County Fair Speedway, and event runner-up Tim Hindley.
Fully into the postseason money races, the 31st Lap dives head-first into the Modified stars, chatting with Mohawk SDS Modified winner Jimmy Phelps and then Pennsylvania regular Jeff Strunk. DIRTcar NE Series Director Joe Skotnicki drops by for a quick Q&A and we finish with a discussion about DIRT Week with Finish Line Web Design’s Craig Revelle and then Freedom 76er runner-up Bobby Varin.
This week, we chat with first-time guest Frank ‘Bubba’ Burnell. We’ll also check in with Jeff Hachmann of DIRTcar.
We dive into a diverse mailbag, talk about Rich’s upcoming Sportsman endeavors and the wonders of Steak-flavored Great Value brand Potato Chips.
The mailbag prompts a spirited discussion between Rich and John on safety, and then age of kids allowed in the pit area.
At Grandview, Duane Howard flipped in his heat race, and started 27th. He rallied to finish 2nd, and wrapped up the track title and the American Racer Cup, his second in three seasons.
Sept 10 at 11:30 am, the DIRTcar Modifieds will parade through Syracuse, starting at Destiny USA as prep for Super DIRT Week.
In a full show, we welcome esteemed guest Derak Covey, the track photographer at Utica-Rome Speedway and Fonda Speedway. Derak spent the whole night on the mic, and was part of the interviews with Frank Cozze, Matt Sheppard, and Kreig Heroth. Cozze, after winning Super DIRT Week moved to 410 sprints. He was third behind Daryn Pittman and Logan Schuchart at New Egypt Speedway. Sheppard won the Race of Champions Dirt Tour event Wednesday night at Utica-Rome Speedway. By way of two straight wins, Heroth sewed up his first career track championship in the Small Block Super Modified division at Oswego Speedway.
Congrats to Stewart Frisen on winning the Summer Nationals at Ransomville, and the 2012 Track Championship at Five Mile Point.