We welcome another star-studded field to the 31st Lap. Birthday boy Rob Bellinger will be in to talk about his win at Brewerton last Friday, and Mike Mahaney will talk about his co-win Wednesday at Can-Am. Marc Minutolo will discuss his record-setting win Saturday at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, and Jay Fish comes in as the closer to talk about the newly revamped Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Matt Sheppard talks about his history at Black Rock Speedway, the preparation that goes into mapping out a full-time racing schedule and the economic challenges of picking events and following the Super DIRTcar Tour. We talk about the teams that have drifted away from motorsports and the current ‘super teams’ and the taxes on those programs wishing to run in multiple regions. We select out 31st Lap DickDragonMotorsports.com fantasy team, and Dusty Heistand comes on to promote his 2012 debut at Big Diamond Raceway in the coming weeks.
We officially welcome John Baumes to the party as part of the 31st Lap; Baumes will be joining us on a semi-weekly basis, or as often as he wants. We get to talk with Tiger Chapman of Chapman’s Can-Am Motorsports Park and get his side of the parting-of-ways that took place with DIRTcar last week, and we preview the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints weekend and Canandaigua Motorsports Park’s practice session set for Saturday. And thanks to everyone – we had 33 live viewers and we’re gone past 100 likes on Facebook. Thanks for the support!