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