This week, we talk with 10-time Canandaigua Motorsports Park champion Mike Welch about the changes in the full-fendered divisions at CMP, and his upcoming season.
Rich and Chris catch up with Matt DeLorenzo regarding his new role as promoter at Fonda, and then we catch up with Canandaigua Motorsports Park’s resident stock division king, Mike Welch.
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.
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.
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.’