Jim Olin joins us to talk about the upcoming Finger Lakes Speedworld event, and we hit on some of the action taking place in Florida this winter.
We welcome longtime friend of the show Dean Reynolds, Director of Series and Sanctioning, DIRTcar Northeast for a look at what his new DIRTcar position is like, and how life has changed with the DIRTcar Nationals in Florida just over a month away.
We catch up with Jim Olin, who is organizing Finger Lakes Speedworld at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn. The event returns with a compliment of racecars, sanctioning bodies, and a variety of racing action (1/10th scale).
Nick Guererri talks about his upcoming 2014 and plans to follow the GRIT Series, and then we catch up with Justin Haers, winner of Night 1 at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway in Florida.
This week, Jay Fish and Dean Reynolds fill in for John and Mike… and we welcome 16-year old Joe Trenca – the 2012 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Rookie of the Year – to the program to talk about driver safety and running a Mucci-owned 360. Then, Lyle DeVore – the GM of Lebanon Valley and Albany-Saratoga Speedways – comes in to share the inner workings of the track manager’s lifestyle. We finish up with Gil Tegg Jr., who talks about his motorcycle accident, and his new appreciation and list of goals as he returns to racing modifieds and late models.
This week, after a flurry of racing activity left us guest-less, we take a week from the hustle and hurry to enjoy a free-form Thursday, take questions from the live chat, and celebrate our new marketing partners, D’Amico Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Geneva, NY. Tony Stewart will be back at Canandaigua Motorsports Park July 16, the day before the Smoke will join Kasey Kahne in a sprint engagement at Fulton Speedway. The World of Outlaws Late Models will be at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on June 25. Black Rock races this SUnday afternoon, making up their rained-out Father’s Day show.
The historic car dealership will be part of the 31st Lap family for a calendar year starting with the first episode of July. Look for more news and information, and some revamped overlays and graphics on the upcoming podcasts!
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
Ray Hendershot, winner of the New Legends Sportsman feature at Canandaigua Motorsports Park joins us in studio and talks about his time racing at Candandaigua in the 1970s, and his return to racing this season. He also discusses his position as a spokesman in the area for melanoma and cancer awareness.
Mike takes the week off to play baseball with Oswego, and Jay Fish of the Dirt Motorsports Northeast Hall of Fame returns as a guest host. We also have on the line DIRTcar NE Marketing Director Jeff Hachmann, and 2012 Patriot Sprint Tour Champion Scott Kruetter.
Matt Tanner stops by for his first 31st Lap visit to discuss the upcoming Empire Super Sprints event, scheduled for Saturday April 6 at Selinsgrove Speedway. We also get into it over Tyler Walker’s rumored full time ride in the wake of his alleged drug problems and conflicts.
Baumes: Steve Paine (Canandaigua), Bobby Varin (Fonda), Jeff Strunk (Big Diamond).
Rich: Danny Johnson (Canandaigua), Brett Hearn (Fonda), Ryan Godown (Big Diamond).
Mike: Matt Sheppard (Canandaigua), Stewart Friesen (Fonda), Duane Howard (Big Diamond).
Chris: Jimmy Phelps (Canandaigua), Mike Mahaney (Fonda), Billy Pauch (Big Diamond).
This week, Mike John and Chris talk about the weekend’s racing, catch up with Bobby Varin his busy weekend out-of-state, and recount the action at NASCAR action at California Speedway that has left Denny Hamlin’s title hopes in question.
We also discuss the racing from Big Diamond and New Egypt, early season track conditions and make our picks for the race at Bridgeport.
Dean Reynolds: Brett Hearn
Race Fan Tina: Ryan Godown
Mike Mallett: Bobby Varin
John Baumes: Duane Howard
Chris Marquart: Billy Pauch
Rich Post: Keith Hoffman
Our live show at Dobber’s in Canandaiuga, scheduled for 3pm Saturday, has been temporarily placed on hold.
We jump into the racing season with an all-out sprint through the Florida racing action. Three time Empire Super Sprints Champion Steve Poirier joins us on the phone.
John Baumes also breaks down his fantasy racing season with a look ahead at the DickDragonMotorsports.com schedule, and the prizes on deck. We also take a look at the upcoming International Motor Racing Research Center discussion that will focus on Oswego Speedway next month.
Release on SUper Modified Racing at Oswego: http://www.racingarchives.org/news_events.php
Steve Poirier – 15:00
On the 60th Episode, we take a look at all the action upcoming at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park coming up next week, and then catch up with Stewart Friesen to talk about promoting big events. This season, he will join Brett Deyo to promote the Dirty Jersey 60 and Turnpike 25 June 18 at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ.
Friesen also announced he will be headed down to race in the Modified events Feb 20-23 in Florida.
For details, visit www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, or check out the Super DIRTcar Series page online at www.dirtmotorsports.com.
It was also announced the Empire Super Sprints will visit I-88 Speedway August 22 and will race on the asphalt at Evans Mills Raceway June 8.
25:00 – Stewart Friesen