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Start of the Post Season ..::… Episode 86

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.

We’ve Found An Acorn ..::.. Episode 85

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.

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Heavy Feet, Heavy Tracks ..::.. Episode 83

This week, John comes back to the studio and is joined by RaceChaser Online columnist Steven Ovens and Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame photographer Jay Fish. The night kicks off with Billy Dunn, fresh off a win at Canandaigua and a solid showing in the Modified Super DIRTcar Series events this week. Then, on the local level, we catch up with Brady Fultz, who rattled off a pair of wins at Black Rock in the same night. We conclude with Dan Creeden, winner of the Battle for the Bull Ring.

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Episode 45 ..::.. To The Post-Season And Beyond

Fully into the postseason money races, the 31st Lap dives head-first into the Modified stars, chatting with Mohawk SDS Modified winner Jimmy Phelps and then Pennsylvania regular Jeff Strunk. DIRTcar NE Series Director Joe Skotnicki drops by for a quick Q&A and we finish with a discussion about DIRT Week with Finish Line Web Design’s Craig Revelle and then Freedom 76er runner-up Bobby Varin.

Skotnicki 17:50
Phelps 33:00
Strunk 51:00
Revelle: 1:11:11
Varin: 1:22:00

Episode 44 ..::.. Memorable Weekend

One of our first-ever guests – two-time Super DIRT Week Champion Stewart Frisen – returns to talk about his season, which thus far includes a coveted track title at Fonda Speedway. We also catch up with Jeff Hachmann to talk about Super DIRT Week developments at Cayuga County Fair Speedway and Canandaigua Motorsports Park and Shawn Donath returns to the 31st Lap following his run from 19th to the win with the Empire Super Sprints at Utica-Rome Speedway.

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The Big Blocks will be on parade Sept 10 beginning at Medley Center in Syracuse. Check DIRTcar.com for details.

Hachmann 12:00
Donath 32:00
Friesen 49:00

Episode 32 ..::.. Jeremy and the Henderson

On this edition of the 31st Lap, we have a chance to catch up Canandaigua Motorsports Park regular Justin Henderson make his first visit to the studio and we catch up with DIRT Rockstar Jeremy Wilder.

We debate the validity of the common thought: Bigger purses mean better fields, and we recap all the racing action from a busy weekend.

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Wilder: 28:00
Henderson: 46:00

Episode 24 ..::.. Winged Wonders

Larry Wight and Steve Poirier stop by to discuss the Methanol Meltdown and their plans for the 2012 season, we catch up on our Fantasy Racing teams with DickDragonMotorsports, we discuss Jarrett Andretti’s upcoming test session at Oswego Speedway and Davey Hamilton’s plans to race the Oswego Opener.

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Also in Episode 24:

Dean Reynolds can’t let a sprint car discussion pass without chiming in, and becomes our second official spontaneous call-in (and helps spike our online viewership in the process).

We lose ourselves talking about the wonders of rental go-kart racing and the potential 31st Lap Outing at a local kart racing joint.

We also discuss a new ‘your topics’ segment… and need our listener’s input on Facebook.

Above all, we express our condolences to the family of Tom Ames, who passed away unexpectedly in a tragic car accident last week. Tom and Mike were friends way back in the Fire on Dirt days of Dirt Track Digest.

Episode 23 .::. By Any Name, It’s Still Racing

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.
Episode 23
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Episode 22 .::. Different Perspectives

Matt Sheppard talks about his history at Black Rock Speedway, the preparation that goes into mapping out a full-time racing schedule and the economic challenges of picking events and following the Super DIRTcar Tour. We talk about the teams that have drifted away from motorsports and the current ‘super teams’ and the taxes on those programs wishing to run in multiple regions. We select out 31st Lap DickDragonMotorsports.com fantasy team, and Dusty Heistand comes on to promote his 2012 debut at Big Diamond Raceway in the coming weeks.
Episode 22
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Episode 15 ..::.. A Full Table

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.
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