A full house welcomes Mike’s return to the 31st Lap Studio. Jimmy Blewett stops in to talk about his two-win weekend, taking dirt modified wins Thursday at Bridgeport and then backed that up Saturday at New Egypt. We also catch up with DIRTcar NE Marketing Director Jeff Hachmann, and a local race fan calls in to give his perspective on Rolling Wheels.
Tonight, we welcome a full house back to the studio (minus Mike), to chat with Pete Stefanski (Pro Stock winner from Utica-Rome) and the winner from East Bay Raceway in Floriday, Buzzie Reutimann. Reutimann is a 1997 Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee.
This week, John comes back to the studio and is joined by RaceChaser Online columnist Steven Ovens and Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame photographer Jay Fish. The night kicks off with Billy Dunn, fresh off a win at Canandaigua and a solid showing in the Modified Super DIRTcar Series events this week. Then, on the local level, we catch up with Brady Fultz, who rattled off a pair of wins at Black Rock in the same night. We conclude with Dan Creeden, winner of the Battle for the Bull Ring.
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This week, John Baumes and Steven Ovens are in studio to talk about NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series event at Eldora, and Mike Mahaney weighs in on his two-win weekend. Mahaney won the BD Motorsports-promoted Crazy 8s at I-88 Speedway in Afton, NY and held off Stewart Friesen in Sunday’s make-up feature at Utica-Rome.
This week, Jay Fish and Dean Reynolds fill in for John and Mike… and we welcome 16-year old Joe Trenca – the 2012 Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Rookie of the Year – to the program to talk about driver safety and running a Mucci-owned 360. Then, Lyle DeVore – the GM of Lebanon Valley and Albany-Saratoga Speedways – comes in to share the inner workings of the track manager’s lifestyle. We finish up with Gil Tegg Jr., who talks about his motorcycle accident, and his new appreciation and list of goals as he returns to racing modifieds and late models.
This week, Mike returns to the studio, we catch up with Hall of Fame 60 winner Stewart Friesen and runner-up Gary Tomkins, and then we chat with the winner of the USAC event at Grandview, Daron Clayton! Then, we dive into the potential replacements for Danny Johnson at the newly-opened seat at Mike Payne Racing, and the penatlies levied for a timing chain infraction in the crate sportsman division.
This week, we catch up with 15-year old William Byron, a US Legends Cars racer from down in Charlotte who has amassed a remarkable resume after cutting his teeth with iRacing. After that, we chat with Jeff Hachmann and Jay Fish of the Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame about next week’s Hall of Fame inductions in Weedsport June 4 and the Hall of Fame 60 at Rolling Wheels Wednesday June 5.
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, Doug Manmiller visits the 31st Lap, and Dirt Motorsports Hall of Fame photographer and longtime friend of the show Jay Fish stops in for a live appearance. We also chat about our favorite tracks in and around the northeast, and career race/track/state counts.
This week, Mike John and Chris talk about the weekend’s racing, catch up with Bobby Varin his busy weekend out-of-state, and recount the action at NASCAR action at California Speedway that has left Denny Hamlin’s title hopes in question.
We also discuss the racing from Big Diamond and New Egypt, early season track conditions and make our picks for the race at Bridgeport.
Dean Reynolds: Brett Hearn
Race Fan Tina: Ryan Godown
Mike Mallett: Bobby Varin
John Baumes: Duane Howard
Chris Marquart: Billy Pauch
Rich Post: Keith Hoffman
Our live show at Dobber’s in Canandaiuga, scheduled for 3pm Saturday, has been temporarily placed on hold.