Tag Archives: Merrittville Speedway

Episode 72 ..::.. Almost League of Nations

This week, Chris and Rich welcome by phone Australian-born Modified star Peter Britten to the program, and then chat with Canadian Mat Williamson about the opening races of the 358-Modified Super DIRTcar Series, at Cornwall Ontario Speedway and then Merrittville Speedway May 19 and 20.

Episode 40 ..::.. The Gang’s (mostly) Here

Rich Post, returning to the studio after a summer of soccer, John Baumes and Chris Marquart welcome Bobby Varin back to the 31st Lap again, and then chat with legendary Joe Plazek, driver of the Maple Leaf No. 1. Jeff Hachmann of DIRTcar NorthEast stops in to pump Super DIRT Week, and Daryl Barrett acts as our field reporter at the Spalding Foundation’s Challenge of Champions II at the Seneca Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, featuring Allen Bestwick, Jeff Green, and Erik Darnell. He won his heat race, and then we lost track of him!

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Varin 19:30
Plazek 51:00
Hachmann 1:18:00

FLESHBURN provided the tunes under the Results Portion (38:00)

Thoughts go out to Randy Adams, a derby driver in Pennsylvania. Adams’ father was seriously injured when a fuel cell exploded on a truck they were preparing to run Saturday night. Pete is doing well following a series of surgeries, but doctors are continuing to caution everyone. There is a benefit going on… please call Homer Swanson at 330-277-6529 for details or for more information on how to contribute.

Episode 34 ..::.. Change in the Lineup

In a twist, Justin Henderson joins Dean Reynolds in studio while Mike Mallett and John Baumes are off chasing racecars. Rich was out at a Soccer game. We visit with John Lazore of Mohawk International, Lance Yonge (2003, 04 ESS Champion), and Oswego two-seat SuperModified coordinator Roy Sova.
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Lance Yonge
Lance won the last sanctioned race at Rolling Wheels, and is currently tied with Mal Lane for third with 36 career ESS wins. He’s looking forward to the July 3 event at Rolling Wheels, running in conjunction with the Tom Ames Dedication to Racing full-fendered event.

John Lazore talks about the challenges of renovating and running a racetrack, and discusses a different approach to promotions, being a former driver himself.

Roy Sova discusses the two-seater, and the Make A Wish program that will be working with an area youngster this weekend.

Larry Wight was schedule, but after a tough outing with the Late Model, we could not reach him and hope to get with him down the line.

Don’t forget the Live show July 12 at Amy’s Checkered Flag, and next week we’ll welcome Vic Coffey and Cody Bleau.

Yonge 43:00
Lazore 35:00
Sova 1:16

Episode 33 ..::.. Tech, Tech 1, 2! Is This On?

We welcome another star-studded field to the 31st Lap. Birthday boy Rob Bellinger will be in to talk about his win at Brewerton last Friday, and Mike Mahaney will talk about his co-win Wednesday at Can-Am. Marc Minutolo will discuss his record-setting win Saturday at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, and Jay Fish comes in as the closer to talk about the newly revamped Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame.

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Unofficial driver of the week: Jeremiah Shingledecker, after winning at Sharon Speedway!
Tech issues on our end did omit a portion of the Jay Fish interview… our apologies.

Rob Bellinger 16:00
Mike Mahaney 35:00
Marc Minutolo 1:10:00
Jay Fish 1:20:00

Lance Yonge will be on the show next week, along with Dean Reynolds’ return as a guest host and Paul Guererri, Nick Guererri, and Matt Guererri as the guests.