This week, we welcome Steve Pesarek to the 31st Lap, with car chief Billy Twist. Pesarek and Twist will be launching an assault again this year, with the plans of running a full crate late model in the Northeast. Pesarek has seen a resurgence in his career, spending time away from racing before a return to Canandaigua’s Pro Stock Class. Last year, the 69-year old pilot compiled seven wins.
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.
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.
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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This week, we sit as a full house, and chat with red-hot Empire Super Sprints racer Kevin Ward, fresh off his come-from-behind win at Granby, and his encore victory on the asphalt at Evans Mills. Then, we chat with Doug Emery, who ran second at Evans Mills, and wrap up with Bridgeport Modified winner Ryan Watt.
We also talk about the loss of Jason Leffler, who tragically lost his life in a 410 sprint car accident Wednesday night at Bridgeport in New Jersey.
FANS!! Delco Signs (McSherrytown, PA) will be selling Jason Leffler stickers for $5 each at their tracks this weekend. The proceeds will go to Charley, Leffler’s five-year-old son. Please, go support Delco Signs, www.delcosigns.com
This week, Mike returns to the studio, we catch up with Hall of Fame 60 winner Stewart Friesen and runner-up Gary Tomkins, and then we chat with the winner of the USAC event at Grandview, Daron Clayton! Then, we dive into the potential replacements for Danny Johnson at the newly-opened seat at Mike Payne Racing, and the penatlies levied for a timing chain infraction in the crate sportsman division.