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.
For the first time, Bryan Clauson visits the 31st Lap, discussing his 2012 season and 2013 plans on the National Wingless Sprints stage. Clauson currently sits third in USAC’s National Sprint Standings. Clauson ran in the Indy 500 last year and currently drives for Tony Stewart Racing.
WE also look at the action from the past weekend, and ahead to a weather-plagued racing schedule. Fulton has already cancelled their Methanol Meltdown program for Saturday.
Picks for Five Mile:
Chris – Stewart Friesen
Mike – Bobby Varin
John – Danny Johnson
Rich – Brian Weaver
On the 60th Episode, we take a look at all the action upcoming at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park coming up next week, and then catch up with Stewart Friesen to talk about promoting big events. This season, he will join Brett Deyo to promote the Dirty Jersey 60 and Turnpike 25 June 18 at New Egypt Speedway in New Egypt, NJ.
Friesen also announced he will be headed down to race in the Modified events Feb 20-23 in Florida.
For details, visit www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com, or check out the Super DIRTcar Series page online at www.dirtmotorsports.com.
It was also announced the Empire Super Sprints will visit I-88 Speedway August 22 and will race on the asphalt at Evans Mills Raceway June 8.
25:00 – Stewart Friesen
First, Roger Slack joins us for his first visit to the 31st Lap, talking about his past seasons flagging the Chili Bowl, and the Camping World Truck Series event at Eldora in July.
Slack’s resume includes several awards, such as the 2007 National Sprint Car Promoter of the Year, 2007 World of Outlaws Late Models Series Promoter of the Year, 2007 Humpy Wheeler Executive of the Year Award ,and 2006 Bruton Smith Department of the Year Award.
He was also on hand to help produce the racy conditions at the New York State Fairgrounds during Super DIRT Week XL in 2011.
Celebrating their 60th year, Eldora Speedway will release tickets to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, scheduled for July 24th. Visit www.eldoraspeedway.com, or the backup site, www.eldoraspeedway.ticketforce.com. The web is the best way to secure tickets, with a server able to process 800 orders at once versus the hotline, which can support just 25 at one time.
Rolfe Schnur, of Schnur Motorsports Marketing, stops in to explain a little bit about his organization. Schnur is a nine-year modified owner, and used to be the director of Flemington Speedway. He helps put information about there using Ads on Demand and Motorsports on Demand. He’ll be hosting a webinar next Tuesday 8-9 pm, and furthermore, will host a live Marketing and Branding seminar at the Motorsports Expo in Atlantic City Jan 19. To get the web invite, email ROlfe at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 31st Lap will be back live for the IMCA special Jan 17, and then from the Finger Lakes Duck Club Jan. 27 for a racing party from 1-6. The show will go live at 2.