Mike Mallett returns to the program for episode #259 of The 31st Lap Podcast on FingerLakes1.com. Mike is one of the owners of Dirt Track Digest.
We look ahead to this weekend’s US Open at New York International Raceway Park at Lancaster Speedway, and hit on some of the action that keeps the Finger Lakes region so busy.
Steven Ovens skypes in and Dave Marcuccilli joins us to talk about the upcoming 358 Super DIRTcar Series event at Utica-Rome Speedway this Sunday.
We welcome longtime friend of the show Dean Reynolds, Director of Series and Sanctioning, DIRTcar Northeast for a look at what his new DIRTcar position is like, and how life has changed with the DIRTcar Nationals in Florida just over a month away.
We welcome back Jon Pellicane, champion NHRA racer and his friend, Jason Oldfield to talk about the upcoming 9.90 race at Empire Dragway in Leicester, NY
Cory Reed Talks Big Fulton, Brewerton Weekends: Brewerton welcomes the Modified Super DIRTcar Series Friday night and then focuses on Outlaw 200 Weekend at Fulton October Sept 30-October 1.
This week, we welcome Shawn Bruce to the program. He has been on a hot streak of late, running weekly at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, NY. He has four wins there this year, and has won three straight.
This week, we recap the Independence Day Weekend of racing, and welcome two-time CMP 305 winner Erik Karlsen to the studio.
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.
This week, we welcome Steve Pesarek to the 31st Lap, with car chief Billy Twist. Pesarek and Twist will be launching an assault again this year, with the plans of running a full crate late model in the Northeast. Pesarek has seen a resurgence in his career, spending time away from racing before a return to Canandaigua’s Pro Stock Class. Last year, the 69-year old pilot compiled seven wins.
This week, we turn our focus to the RC World. We will talk with Steve Salvas, race director at DirtCar Drummond, Granby and RPM Autodrome in Quebec, about the Salvas MudBoss racing division. The division is a new class that is taking shape at the Radio Hill Raceway in Dundee. It’s also a division at a few tracks in Pennsylvania, and Indiana. The eye-catching cars are based off the affordable Traxxas Slash 2WD cars, and Dan Pilat – among others – is wrapping the cars in vinyl to match several of DIRTcar and the northeast Modified scene’s top drivers. His brother, Eric Salvas, started the division and they each run the design for CustomWorks R. That company is owned by Tony Stewart, and features NASCAR-type RC cars.
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We take a look at two busy racing weekends: first, we catch up with Cory Reed regarding the Duel at the Demon at Brewerton Speedway. That card features the Modifieds and Super DIRTcar Series. Black Rock Speedway follows as PR coordinator Steven Ovens gives us a look at the Onyx Weekend, showcasing the Crate Sportsman division.