This week, we welcome I-88 Speedway Track Champion Mike Mahaney back to the 31st Lap to discuss his stellar season. Then, we catch up with Jeff Strunk in the wake of his fifth career Freedom 76’er victory in the 43rd running of the event at Grandview Speedway before turning to DIRTcar NE Marketing Director Jeff Hachmann for an update on Super DIRT Week.
In another star-studded show, we welcome J.J. Yeley to the 31st Lap, along with sportsman and 360 sprint star Jessica Zemken, car owner and Glen Ridge Motorsports Park owner Jake Spraker (a regular listener), and New Jersey’s Ryan Godown to the show.
Our first spontaneous call-in listener visits us on the air – twice – and asks if we have any tickets to give away before revealing he lives next door to Buzzie Reuitmann. We chat with Mike Mahaney about his upset win in the Ice Jam at Fonda Speedway and a 50-some racing schedule mapped out for 2012. We talk about infield seating and the different perspectives offered at various northeastern speedways, Billy Pauch Jr. discusses the stout field he faces at New Egypt Speedway and his first opportunity to run at the track weekly and Jessica Power chats about her very busy sportsman season and the challenges of crossing the border between the US and Canada through the summer.
Three guests helped make a slow start quite lively… we chatted with DIRTcar legend Alan Johnson about his plans for 2012, visited with Canadian racer Luke Whittaker after wrong-numbering one of his closest neighbors, and Kyle Weiss shared insight into having Johnson drive his car in the Freedom 76’er and unveiled some of his racing nicknames.