Mike Mallett returns to the program for episode #259 of The 31st Lap Podcast on FingerLakes1.com. Mike is one of the owners of Dirt Track Digest.
A jam-packed episode will include Steve Cioppa, who comes on to talk about the upcoming trek to Florida, and Chris Lancaster, who stops by to talk about his annual “have fun” run at WinterSLAM. Then, we catch up with the Queen Bee of Demolition Derby, Candice Jo, who fills us in on the latest news about next weekend’s North West Iowa Derby Party!
This week, we recap WinterSlam 2016 and talk with 80’s Chain Class winner Stacy Flynn and then compact class winner Jerad Ryan. We also discuss the Valentine’s Day Massacre at DeSoto Speedway in Bradenton, Fla. and Randy Randy Mosloski’s impressive showing in the leftover weld class with his compact heat-winning Lumina. We finish up with a quick conversation with Jordan Rutherford about the Mo-Ohio Championships this weekend.
This week, we close in on episode 100 with a special guest in studio: Brandon Theisen, from Sioux City, Iowa, joins us in studio. We talk with Brandon about his Victory Metal Works, and Terry Evans, from Bad Ass Trophies about home made awards. Then, we transition to JC Molly in Florida, who will have a car prepared for Josh Decker in Florida this Halloween. We finish with Ed Brewster in Midlothian, VA as they prepare for the East Coast Championship RC Derby at JMW Motorsports Park.
Rapid reaction to the seedings and brackets for the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament recorded LIVE on Sunday night inside the FingerLakes1.com Studios. Join a FL1 Sports panel that includes Dave Barnick, Kevin Korzeniewski, and Zac Young along with your hosts Jim Sinicropi, Matt Verkey and “The Professor” Brad Conner as we react to Syracuse’s draw for the Big Dance and give our best tips and predictions before you fill out your bracket sheets.
Tony has the ideal holiday gift for any smartphone user on your list this season and the best part is it will cost you less than $40. Also, Saucy Joe goes to Harry Zona, we react to Paul Walker’s passing, debate whether or not a Florida boy was struck by a meteorite, and tell you the absolute best place to get your Christmas tree here in the central Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Only three Sauce Pod’s ’til Christmas!
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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
This week we learn what provoked a knife fight in Florida and a harpooning in Brazil. Also, we discuss motorcycle safety and take a look at an old newspaper clipping of Dandy Aaron D’s karate tournament championship in 1988. We’re back in studio for an hour or so…
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).