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Episode 77 ..::.. Free Form Thursday

This week, after a flurry of racing activity left us guest-less, we take a week from the hustle and hurry to enjoy a free-form Thursday, take questions from the live chat, and celebrate our new marketing partners, D’Amico Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Geneva, NY. Tony Stewart will be back at Canandaigua Motorsports Park July 16, the day before the Smoke will join Kasey Kahne in a sprint engagement at Fulton Speedway. The World of Outlaws Late Models will be at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on June 25. Black Rock races this SUnday afternoon, making up their rained-out Father’s Day show.

The historic car dealership will be part of the 31st Lap family for a calendar year starting with the first episode of July. Look for more news and information, and some revamped overlays and graphics on the upcoming podcasts!

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!
The 31st Lap #51

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

31st Lap Episode 49 ..::.. Come Camp Out

Jeff Hachmann, of DIRTcar, talks about the successes of Super DIRT Week and John debates the camping situation on the infield. Rocky Warner talks about his transition to Sportsman racing from the Pro Stock, and his love of the Full Fendered Division, and Jeremie Corcoran talks about the new surface going on Canandaigua Speedway, and breaks news regarding his 2013 Season Opener. He also announces he is working to secure several dates with Tony Stewart at Canandaigua Motorsports Park.

canandaigua will be opening with an open tire Sportsman event in April 2013.

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park will not be closing; more on that as it develops.

Eastern States Weekend Picks
Mike – Jerry Higbie
Rich – Jimmy Phelps
Chris – Billy Decker
John – Bobby Varin

Upcoming events:
Eastern States Weekend Oct 19-21
Dutch Hoag National Open Oct 20
Delaware State Championships Oct 19-21
Octoberfest at Hagerstown, MD Oct 27
National QuaterMiler at Five Mile Point Oct. 27
World Finals AT Charlotte, Nov. 2-3
Demolition Derby & Enduro at Black Rock, Nov. 2
National Parts Peddler Trade Show, Nov 16-17

Jeff Hachmann 10:00
Rocky Warner 27:00
Jeremie Corcoran 55:00

31stLap Episode 48 ..::.. Home Sweet Home

We return home for the first episode of our second season, celebrating our one year anniversary after spending the last week on the road with Super DIRT Week. We welcome Brett Hearn, the winner of the VP Small Engine Fuels 200 to the show, along with third-place finisher Jimmy Phelp and finish up with a chat with Danny Tyler, the narrow winner of Brett Deyo’s Short Track Super Nationals.
Super Dirt Week
Brett Hearn 22:00
Danny Tyler 40:00
Jimmy Phelps 53:00

31st Lap Live ..::.. VP Small Engine Fuels 200 Prerace

We preview the VP Small Engine Fuels 200, breakdown race plans, pick our winners and chat with ARCA Racer Sean Corr, Berkie Sausage from Jeremy Wilder’s crew. We also recap the week’s racing action, along with Saturday’s action during the Gander Mountain 150.

The 31st Lap Live ..::.. Gander Mountain 150 PreRace

We preview the Super DIRTcar Series 358-Modified Championship Gander Mountain 150, and catch up with Bobby Varin and stunt man Robbie Knievel, and discuss the weather forcing delays at Super DIRT Week.

Episode 46 ..::.. Locked In

This week, Mike Mahaney and Cory Reed stop by to talk about the Outlaw 200 at Fulton, scheduled for Saturday. Reed, the GM of the track, discusses the process of executing a show of this size. Mahaney won a guaranteed starting spot in winning the Fonda Season-ender, worth $12,000. Jeff Hachmann of DIRTcar Northeast then pops in to chat about the latest Super DIRT Week developments. Alex Bright comes in at the end to talk about his ARDC Win at New Egypt.

Mike Mahaney 14:00
Cory Reed 35:00
Hachmann 54:00
Bright 1:16:00

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 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 30 ..::.. Chattin with ‘T-Rex’

Fresh off our big outing to Utica Rome Speedway, we welcome ESS Utica-Rome winner Shawn Donath, Danny Varin and USAC winner Tracy Hines.
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Shawn Donath: 31:00
Danny Varin: 47:00
Tracy Hines: 60:00

We also debate track preparation practices, and if that is the root cause of slick tracks, or if the cars make the tracks that way.

We recap the Dirt Northeast Modified Hall of Fame inductions, which preceded Matt Sheppard’s win in the All Star Weekend event at Rolling Wheels Raceway. We also discuss future live dates, including Super DIRT Week, Eastern States Weekend, and the Turkey Derby at Wall Stadium.

Where do you guys want to see us? Post on our Facebook page!

Unfortunately, Jarrett Andretti had a practice session on short notice, and was running at Oswego during the show. He’s booked for next Thursday.