Tag Archives: Lebanon Valley Speedway

Episode 78 ..::.. Front Office to Finish Line

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.

Episode 43 ..::.. Two Minute Warning

This week, we chat with first-time guest Frank ‘Bubba’ Burnell. We’ll also check in with Jeff Hachmann of DIRTcar.

We dive into a diverse mailbag, talk about Rich’s upcoming Sportsman endeavors and the wonders of Steak-flavored Great Value brand Potato Chips.

The mailbag prompts a spirited discussion between Rich and John on safety, and then age of kids allowed in the pit area.

Burnell 25:00
Hachmann 40:00

At Grandview, Duane Howard flipped in his heat race, and started 27th. He rallied to finish 2nd, and wrapped up the track title and the American Racer Cup, his second in three seasons.

Sept 10 at 11:30 am, the DIRTcar Modifieds will parade through Syracuse, starting at Destiny USA as prep for Super DIRT Week.

Episode 41 ..::.. Young Money

On this episode, Rich Post is reunited with his brother Mitch Post, and Mike Mallett returns after his summer of travel. Josh Decker stops in to talk about his first career derby win in Fulton, Jeff Hachmann of DIRTcar stops in for a chat about Super DIRT Week, we announce our Super DIRT Week plans and J.J. Yeley stops in for his second time through the 31st Lap. Stuntman Chris Morena and Mr. Sprint Car Champion Kyle Larson also makes some time for us.

We are giving away Super DIRT Week tickets every Thursday night through SUPER DIRT WEEK! Thanks to Jeff Hachmann and DIRTcar Northeast!

Matt Guererri won this week’s tickets;  Thursday at RWR – World of Outlaws Late Models and 358 Mod SDS – 2 tickets to that event! 1st correct answer thru twitter: First Driver to Break 100 mph average speed at Syracuse? Wes Moody.

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Decker 10:00
Yeley 28:00
Larson 44:00
Hachmann 60:00
Morena 1:23:00

Episode 38 ..::.. When Worlds Collide

P-Spot of the Musical Viral Spiral stops in to talk about his endeavors on Fingerlakes1.com and fills in for Rich Post while he’s on the soccer field. Mike Mallet makes a ‘guest appearance’ along with Baumes. Jeremie Corcoran comes in to talk about Tony Stewart’s scheduled appearance at Canandaigua Motorsports Park Aug. 11, and Daryl Hilkert and A.J. Lloyd talk about their weekly battles at Canandaigua. We also talk about the accident at the Wade Decker Memorial.
Canandaigua Motorsports Park

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Corcoran 20:00   /  Hilkert 46:00  /  Lloyd 1:04:00

Episode 37 ..::.. All Guererri, All The Time

Tonight, we welcome the Guererri family to the 31st Lap.

Paul Guererri picked up his 31st career win at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. We catch up with him before Nick Guererri, and then Matt Guererri. Matt is a regular in the sportsman divison at Canandaigua Motorsports Park after moving out of the New Legends division last year. Frankie Guererri Jr. rounds out the quartet, and talks about his weekly battles in the New Legends Sportsman and pro stock ranks.
Guererri Racing Family
Paul 16:00
Nick 44:00
Matt 1:04:00
Frankie 1:23:00

Episode 27 ..::.. ‘Tis The Season

We go a little off the beaten path in this episode, visiting first with Mike Welch, a storied stock division racer with many Canandaigua Motorsports Park accolades to his credit before chatting with Ryan DeLong, the winner of the first derby Chris went to this season. We dive head-first into the debate: Is combative motorsports welcome in the realm of racing-style motorsports?

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We also break some major news for the 31st Lap:
Finish Line Web Design will be presenting the podcast over the next several weeks, and will also be a primary supporter in helping us make our on-track debut when we do our first ’31st Lap Live’ remote pre- and post-race shows on location at one of the major racing events later this month.

We’re also proud to announce World of Outlaws star Joey Saldana will be joining us next week.

Due to a rained-out baseball game, Mike could not join us, but we anticipate his return next week for the Joey Saldana interview and more announcements regarding ‘The 31st Lap Live.’

Episode 26 ..::.. Dedication to Racing

We look at the upcoming schedule for Rolling Wheels Raceway, argue the value of handicapping versus open draws at weekly venues, and welcome multi-time 2012 winner Brett Hearn and first-time ESS winner Sammy Reakes IV to the program.Episode 26
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Sammy woke up Sunday with thinking his win was a dream and talks about his upcoming season in a 360 Sprint Car. Brett won his third straight at Lebanon Valley, and is the first driver to do that in 10 years. He also talks about the move of his ‘The Big One’ event to Albany-Saratoga.

In breaking news, Mike announces the Tom Ames Dedication to Racing event scheduled for full-fendered cars at Rolling Wheels Raceway July 3. The event will be for full-fendered cars, and will be 27 laps in distance, in honor of Tom’s favorite driver’s number, Danny Johnson (27J). DIRTcar is also working with Dirt Track Digest to make the event happen, and Mike expressed deep appreciation for that.

Episode 25 ..::.. Hammer On It

Mike misses the event due to a baseball game, but we press on and welcome Chris Hile and Billy Dunn to the studio. Hile discusses how his third-place showing is like a victory following the off-season fire that claimed the team’s hauler. Dunn talks about running modifieds and sprint cars; we chat with him about the upcoming 360 Empire Super Sprints opener at Can-Am Motorsports Park.

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In the newly-launched topic segment, we look at ‘why go to the races, anyway?’ and cover all sorts of results and upcoming local events, and take a deep look into the mailbag.

And of course, we touch on the wonders of fantasy modified racing (and the 31st Lap Team is doing mighty well).