Tag Archives: Mike Mahaney

DeLorenzo, Mahaney ..::.. Episode 114

This week, we catch up with Fonda Promoter Matt DeLorenzo, and then Mike Mahaney about the season. We also recap racing on television, and find Chris’ missing Chrysler.

Mike Mahaney, Jeff Strunk and DIRTcar’s Jeff Hachmann ..::.. Episode 88

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.

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Episode 81 ..::.. How Crazy is Crazy

This week, John Baumes and Steven Ovens are in studio to talk about NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series event at Eldora, and Mike Mahaney weighs in on his two-win weekend. Mahaney won the BD Motorsports-promoted Crazy 8s at I-88 Speedway in Afton, NY and held off Stewart Friesen in Sunday’s make-up feature at Utica-Rome.

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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 75 ..::.. Return to Winning Ways

This week, Mike returns to the studio, we catch up with Hall of Fame 60 winner Stewart Friesen and runner-up Gary Tomkins, and then we chat with the winner of the USAC event at Grandview, Daron Clayton! Then, we dive into the potential replacements for Danny Johnson at the newly-opened seat at Mike Payne Racing, and the penatlies levied for a timing chain infraction in the crate sportsman division.

Episode 74 ..::.. Road to the Hall

This week, we catch up with 15-year old William Byron, a US Legends Cars racer from down in Charlotte who has amassed a remarkable resume after cutting his teeth with iRacing. After that, we chat with Jeff Hachmann and Jay Fish of the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame about next week’s Hall of Fame inductions in Weedsport June 4 and the Hall of Fame 60 at Rolling Wheels Wednesday June 5.

Episode 70 ..::.. A Seat For Every Butt

Mike takes the week off to play baseball with Oswego, Jay Fish of the Dirt Motorsports Northeast Hall of Fame stops in to welcome Rich back to the show, and John remains grumpy as ever. Kevin Ridley pops in to talk about his win in the sportsman division at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, the competition in the division and we take questions and comments from the live chat about who is and isn’t in the Hall of Fame.

Episode 69 ..::.. A few of our favorite things

For the first time, Doug Manmiller visits the 31st Lap, and Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame photographer and longtime friend of the show Jay Fish stops in for a live appearance. We also chat about our favorite tracks in and around the northeast, and career race/track/state counts.

Manmiller: 18:00

Ep 66 ..::.. Grumpier Old Men

This week, Mike John and Chris talk about the weekend’s racing, catch up with Bobby Varin his busy weekend out-of-state, and recount the action at NASCAR action at California Speedway that has left Denny Hamlin’s title hopes in question.

We also discuss the racing from Big Diamond and New Egypt, early season track conditions and make our picks for the race at Bridgeport.

Dean Reynolds: Brett Hearn
Race Fan Tina: Ryan Godown
Mike Mallett: Bobby Varin
John Baumes: Duane Howard
Chris Marquart: Billy Pauch
Rich Post: Keith Hoffman

Our live show at Dobber’s in Canandaiuga, scheduled for 3pm Saturday, has been temporarily placed on hold.

Episode 53 ..::.. Cobra Strikes Again

This week, we catch up with newly-crowned Empire Super Sprints Champion Chuck Hebing to recap the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints 2012 season, and then we chat with National Parts Peddler’s Corky Stockham about the NPP show, opening Friday at noon on the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. The 31st Lap will be doing a live remote there Saturday in the Finish Line Web Design booth from 3-4:30 pm.

Hebing: 15:00
Stockham: 45:00

Episode 52 ..::.. Three-Peat

We catch up with Matt Sheppard and talk about his third consecutive Mr. DIRTcar Modified Championship. Sheppard stands as the first driver to ever win three straight Mr. DIRTcar Modified titles. He also reveals plans to race at Black Rock Speedway between Friday’s Canandaigua Motorsports Park banquet and the DIRTcar Northeast banquet Saturday night.

We also preview our live appearance scheduled for Nov. 17 at the National Parts Peddler Trade Show at the New York State Fairgrounds, and interview NPP owner Corky Stockham.

Sheppard: 15:00
Stockham 47:00

Upcoming events:
Black Rock Speedway, Nov. 10
31st Lap Live: National Parts Peddler Trade Show, Nov 16-17
Hagerstown Speedway’s Brawl in the Fall moved to March 17

Episode 51 ..::.. Back to the Future

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, racing was rained out at Hagerstown, the drivers were already en route and racing in Charlotte and Black Rock postponed their event. So, with no interviews, we turn the reigns over to the fans. Through Livestream chat, the fans gave us topics and we did a lot of talking about our past experiences in the racing world. It was just like our first episode from way back when!
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Upcoming events:
World Finals AT Charlotte, Nov. 2-3
Demolition Derby & Enduro at Black Rock, Nov. 3
National Parts Peddler Trade Show, Nov 16-17
Hagerstown Speedway’s Brawl in the Fall moved to March 17