Podcast Version 2009
#88 June 29, 2009
Nationwide series star Scott
Legasse, a St Auguistine native, talked about his year and wants
you all to help him with his charity work with Flagler Collage.
It is a great cause and good guy is behind it, check it out.
Joe Winchell is proving winning is not just for the young
anymore in Florida Late Models. This veteran racer from south Florida
is on a winning streak and having the time of this life.
Joe Linebarier, KARNAC.com's Announcer of the Year last year
reviews the Scott Thompson Memorial and talks about the current
program at Volusia Speedway Park.
#88 June 22, 2009
Florida short track racing news update followed by three stellar
example of the success of KART racing in America.
WKA National Champion, and arguably Florida's most successful oval
karter in history. Rohn accomplished the impossible in 2001, capturing
FOUR national titles with the highly-competitive WKA Briggs and
Stratton National Dirt Series. Rohn also won many, many races at
the worlds largest karting event, the annual Dirt Track World Championships
at Municipal Stadium, in Daytona Beach, Florida. Simply making the
"A" main was an accomplishment, and Rohn was a dominating
force at the Stadium for many years in his feared black #56.
a 65 year old resident of St. Petersburg, Florida. As a young boy
in the late 50's, Dave and his father would frequent the infamous
Raceway Park near Chicago, where Dave would cheer on one of the
winningest drivers of all time, Bud Koehler. In 1960, Dave was just
becoming interested in karting, when he happened to become the 10,000th
member of the Grand Prix Kart Club of America. This earned him a
new kart from Putt-Nik karting and a place on the team (expenses
paid) to race in Nassau Bahamas for the international kart race!
Almost 50 years later, Dave is still karting, competing in the TAG
Master class with the Florida Karting Championship Series, with
no plans of quitting any time soon! Dave proudly displays Bud Koehler's
#77 on his kart today, as a tribute to his boyhood hero.
most "diversified" karting promoter, Darrell is unique
in Florida karting, in that he is currently operating both a local
karting-only facility (Hurricane Speedway in Cocoa, FL), and a series
that races at an existing Stock Car track (Central Florida Oval
Series). Darrell will discuss his decision to change Hurricane Speedway
from pavement to dirt (he laid dirt down on top of the asphalt),
share a few of the innovative activities he and wife Mindy have
scheduled at their facilities, and talk about the upcoming Florida
Dirt Divisional Series (FDDS) state race on July 11 at Hurricane
#87 June 15, 2009
UDLMCS Race Director and Radio personality Billy Ausburn
discusses the upcoming Powell Family Memorial and Scott Thompson
Memorial as well as NASCAR's pressing issues. FASCAR's Joe Lewnadoski
previews upcoming races and sorts ou twho's hot in the asphalt
super late model ranks this year. Rick Bristol previews upcoming
Orlando Speedworld events and his momentous 4th Annual Charity Truckers
200. Barry Bartlett III is this weeks Karting guest. Also:
Driver of the Month is named!
#86 - June 1, 2009
Shawn Reutimann, spotter for David Reutimann, joins IFR to
talk about the first win in Sprint Cup racing for the famous #00
Lake Speed is known by NASCAR fans for his two decaseds on
the tour, but he was even bigger in Karting. What a story.
Kevin Durden may be new to the ranks of dirt late model racers,
but when the Powell Memorial fires off at Ocala Speedway this weekend,
he won't be running for second.Kevin joins the IFR hosts for a preview
of the United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series weekend ahead.
Lee Arnold brings an update for the v-8 Stock Car series,
Joe Lewandoski brings FASCAR news and Dustin Dunn
talks about his ASA late Model race at Senoia. Lots of news as always,,,,,and
what about the new Taser Tag racing:)
#85 - May 18, 2009
Dave Westerman brings fans an update on Volusia Speedway
Park and Orlando Speedworld and speaks about some recent racin'
controversies and plans to broadcast VSP races on Internet TV.
Christian Augspurger is the youngest dirt late model racer
in the Sunshine State, and he is beginning to get some real confidence
racing with his heroes.
Justin Ellison talks about the upcoming City Boys 100 at
Columbia Motorsports Park. Finally a race for just regular "city
Joe Lewandoski with the weekly FASCAR update. Imagine 12
street cars doing five caution free laps on the high banks of New
Smyrna, passing all the time. Joe explains!
No doubt one of the most successful touring series in Florida is
the DeSoto Champ Karts, the creation of Phil Harp
and helped immensely by Mike Portman and others. Phil tells
Todd Hutto previews the upcoming Scott Thompson Memorial
on May 23 at East Bay Raceway Park. Todd was as close as
anyone to one of Florida dirt racing's most popular drivers.
David Augspurger has been helping hands-on creating the new
Hendry County Motorsports Park. As David explains, when the track
opens July 18 the only thing the same will be the location. Eveything
else will be different as drivers prepare to race on "Everglades
Clay" for the first time.
Drew Brannon held of a hard charging Landon Cassill to win
his first ASA Challenge race by 4/10ths of a second. Steve Carlson
finished third and Eddie Hoffman was fourth in the 150-mile event
at the Milwaukee Mile. It is Brannons fourth ASA Late Model
win of the young season and his seventh feature victory already
in 2009. Congratulations Drew.
Lake Speed won the International Karting Federation (IKF) National
Championship six times and in 1978 he won the prestigious Karting
World Championship over among others, future Formula One legend
and icon Ayrton Senna. As of 2009, Speed is the only American to
win the championship. Also 6-time United States Karting champion.
Lake ran in 402 NASCAR WINSTON CUP races run over 19 years, won
at Darlignton in 1988, had 75 top tens.
#84 - May 11, 2009
of racing around the state, from the Top
Gun Series at East Bay Raceway Park, to Ocala, the late
model debacle at Columbia Motorsports Park, A visit with FASCAR
and other news. In addition, the hosts of IFR explore drivers lack
of self-promotion and lack of promoting their tracks.
Clarence Smith, promoter of Putnam County Speedway, brings
fans up to date on the Palatka, Fl. track. Late Model star Drew
Brannon keeps winning wherever he shows up and joins CeCe, Rob
and Jack to talk about this latest wins at Senoia Speedway and Watermelon
Filgueiras, a fifteen year old star of road course kart
racing is featured on our Karting segment.
Top ten reasons why drivers don't promoter themselves, submitted
courtesy of Rex Hollinger.
Other breaking news not heard or read anywhere else.
Show #83 - May 4, 2009
Hendry County Motorsports Park announced its July 18 opening
date today, and joining IFR to talk about the long awaited announcement
is Billy Ausburn (HCMP Race Director), Bill Green (Announcer
& Media writer) and owner Ken Kinney.
Week's racing is reviewed with a special in depth report on The
UDLMCS event at North Florida Speedway.
Other Guests Include:
--Short track ace Jason Boyd is expanding his racing consulting
business, and following in his father's footsteps just seems the
right thing for Jason these days.
--Don Rehm still has his finger on the pulse of sprint car
racing more than anyone else in the state. Currently running the
asphalt and dirt sprint series, Don is looking for good things from
--Tara Henderson is one tough competitor, especially in the
seat of a DeSoto Champ Kart. She talks about his racing career and
gives insights for others looking for success.
--Grady Christian is greeted with a surprise: The April Hilderbrand
Jewelers Driver of the Month Award.
#82 - April 27, 2009
In one of the most memorable interviews on IFR, Tate Pierce
details the events leading up to the "Grouch" Myers Memorial
Modified race and how he managed to pull off the biggest win of
Smitty Smith, longtime tech man at Sunshine shares his views
on the tech shed, and gives pointers for racers. Smith has been
at it since 1970, so he has seen it all.
Wayne Jefferson made some new fans this past weekend, putting
on a thrilling show at Bronson Motor Speedway. Though not quite
embracing his toughest track, he's starting to like it a little
Jason Beckner, announcer and marketing man at Charlotte County,
gives a hilarious account of the recent "Steve Dorer versus
the Tow Truck" event a t Charlotte. Jason gives some insights
on how Charlotte is finding success at the front gate.
We visit with New Smyrna GM Joe Lewandowski live from the
weekly FASCAR meeting, a regular feature on IFR.
Terry Scampton, longtime Karting promoter and organizer, is the
guest on the weekly Karting segment of the show.
Comments and editorials from Jack Smith, Rob "Bonehead"
Elting and CeCe Brooks on recent races, rumor starters and other
#81 - April 13, 2009
Johanna Long, late model driver from Pensacola, won the first
Blizzard race at Five Flags for 2009. The field of 28 cars included
some of the very best Super Late Model racers in the south.
Mike Lawhorn, winner of the most celebrated Mini Stock races
of the last 5 years, shares his victory with Florida race fans.
Dave Westerman brings news from the 1/2 mile Volusia Speedway
Park dirt track.
Darin Coker is one of the top DeSoto Champ Kart racers in
the IFR weekly Karting segment.
JD Cordon is another champ kart racer who splits his passion
with racing with time on the gridiron.
The legendary announcer from Citrus County Speedway, Larry MacMillan,
talks about his years behind the mic and shares stories about promoters
and racing stars from years ago.
News about Alli Owens, The upcoming Late Model Reunion, Late
Model Rules changes at Citrus County and much more, including a
commentary by Jack Smith on an un-named track promoter.
#80 - April 6, 2009
Former Orlando Speedworld promoter Rusty Marcus returns to
IFR. While building up the new Monroe Motor Speedway in Louisiana,
he still has strong ties to his Florida roots. He asks two very
important questions about Florida racing, when are some of the owners
going to quit letting egos get in the way of good shows, and secondly,
when is Orlando Speedworld going to Saturday night racing.
Vinnie Crawford, the ageless wonder of the Florida Karting
world talks with Rob Elting about the technical side of Kart racing.
Racers Robbie Yoakum, Robbie Cooper and Joe Boyd are also
A long list of Florida drivers are acknowledged for their recent
performances and "blue collar" racer Derrick Horton
is awarded the Hilderbrand Jewelers Inside Florida Racing Driver
of the Month for March.
IFR premieres the new FASCAR Weekly News segment with Mark
#79 - Mar 30, 2009
Joe Ruttman has seen a lot racing in his day. He made his
first Winston Cup start in 1963, at the age of 18, his last Winston
Cup Start in 2004, a period spanning FIVE decades! In 225 career
Winston Cup starts, he finished in the top ten 60 times, or approx.
1 in every 4 starts, and accumulated 19 top five finishes. Joe has
won 13 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Races and was also the 1980 USAC Stock
Car Champion .His brother won the 1952 Indianapolis 500, and still
is the youngest winner on record at 22 years, 80 days. As a young
adult, he drove for "Bug" Go-Karts, winning karting events
throughout the Southwest.
Rick Bristol is now the promoter of Orlando Speedworld and
he is determined to keep the speedway moving forward and creating
an exciting place to race in Florida's tourist capitol.
Skip Honaker, one of Speedworld's Modified racers is getting
geared up and fired up about the "Grouch" Myers Memorial
at Bronson motor Speedway on April 25.
Kenny Dukes announces his new sprint car team with Gene
Mini Stock racer Mark Powers is preparing to go after the
$1200 winners share of the Curry Roofing Modified Mini Stock 100
at Citrus County Speedway on April 11.
#78 - Mar 23, 2009
Bronson Motor Speedway promoter Tony Parker breaks the news
about the $3000 to win Open Wheel Modified race on April 25. Wayne
Jefferson wants to erase the demons at BMS, and talks about
how hard it is to win at there.
Chris Fontaine is improving his asphalt racing (in the NASCAR
Truck Series) by racing on dirt. He already has had some wins at
Ocala as he learns the ropes.
Frankie Lloyd, owner of Golden Isles Speedway, is preparing
for a huge two day show hosting the United Dirt Late Model Challenge
Series on March 27-28. He details changes at the the track in 2009
and what fans can expect.
Matt Kurtz, the 27 year old sprint star, stops by to chat
about his win at Ocala in the Top Gun Sprint Series.
Chase Fitzgerald is the guest on tonight's Karting segment.
He is not only a winner, he knows how to create winners.
Lawhorn is getting fired up for the Mini Stock 100 at Citrus,
coming on April 11. He says the drivers coming from other parts
of Florida are going to have to race hard to earn the win against
the local aces.
Gene Lasker & Don Rehm share the stage in a repeat performance.
#77 - Mar 16, 2009
Stock Car Series champion and former owner of USA International
Speedway, Tony Amico is having the time of his life racing
on the road courses around the country. He explains why the series
is growing in popularity among circle track racers and how to get
started. Rob Elting and Tony reminisce about the old days at Sunshine
Drew Brannon, the young star from Miami, now teamed up with
the short track legend Butch Miller, dominated at Charlotte County
Motorsports Park in the ASA Late Model Southern Division opening
Robbie Storer, one of Florida's best ever Mini Stock racers
and former FMCS Champion is excited about the Mini Stock 100 brewing
for April 11 at Citrus County.
Other guests include: Jay Marshall (V-8 Stock Car Series),
FASCAR racers Justin Reynold and Cynthia Strahley, and Greg
Roeback (KARTING at CCMP).
#76 - Mar 9, 2009
One of the biggest stars to ever appear on IFR: IndyCar racer Ryan
Hunter-Reay, driver for the Rahal Letterman race team,
started right here in Florida in go karting. He talks about how
he made it, 2008 success and what he hopes to achieve this year.
An enlightening interview for young racers, or anyone who is still
trying to achieve goals in the sport of racing.
Rick Sirmans is preparing to return to Mini Stock racing
at the Modified Mini Stock 100 at Citrus County on April 11. He
talks about the coming race, his past achievements, his wife Kim
and other topics with Rob, CeCe and Jack.
Derrick Horton (CCMP), Dustin Dunn (ASA Late Models)
and Grady Christian (VSP & Ocala) talk about their racing
careers. Jeff Mathews is awarded the IFR Hilderbrand Jewelers
Driver of the Month for February.
#75 - Mar 2, 2009
Rick Anges sits in for Rob Elting, joining CeCe Brooks and Jack
Smith to host the 75 edition of IFR.
Guests include: Jim Curry, promoter of the Modified
Mini Stock 100 at Citrus County Speedway on April 11. Also Dirt
late model racers fresh off great runs at Ocala & North Florida
Tyler Ivey and Mark Whitener, plus young Christian
Robin Green from Heat Racing (Karting) is featured during
the Karting segment.
Bobby Shelton celebrates his weekend late model win withy
this 2 Minutes of Fame. Mike Peters on being named, along
with Angie Clifton, the 2008 Promoter of the Year. Other
racing news and surprises as always on Inside Florida Racing.
#74 - Feb 23, 2009
County racer Tommy Smith is featured, coming off a big win
in the Pure Stocks. Lee Arnold reviews the V-8 Stock Car
Series trip to Moroso and Sebring. Todd
Kovi of the Florida Karting Championship Series visits with
IFR on the Weekly Karting Segment. Patrick
Williams is preparing for the United Dirt Late Model Challenge
Series opener at Ocala Speedway. He expects 50 cars as the south's
toughest dirt series gets going. Jesse
Dutilly will drive DeWayne Burris' #33 in the ASA Southeast
Asphalt Tour at DeSoto Super Speedway. Rex Hollinger chimes
in on Vintage racing and Tony Carreno gets his 2 Minutes
of IFR Fame.
#74 - Feb 17, 2009
Richie Smith, driver of the #42 Modified and Street Stock was
named as the Hilderbrand Jewelers Driver of the Month for
Ken Kinney, owner of the United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series
and Hendry County Motorsports Park, talks about his series, the
new track and some of the issues he sees clouding the waters of
Seth Adams joined us IFR during the Karting segment to discuss
his kart racing career.
Steven Nasse and Drew Brannon both had hugely successful
adventures at New Smyrna in February.
Chad Piecre talked with Rob and Jack and guest host Carol
Wicks about winning the Pete Orr Sportsmanship Award.
Review of the Figure 8 racing at Auburndale, a commentary on former
Charlotte County Motorsports Park GM Linda Jericka and much
#73 - Feb 9, 2009
include Lee Arnold (V8 Stock Car Series organizer and racer)
- Paul Grenewicz (Figure 8 veteran headed to the big Florida
Figure 8 Championship on 12-15 Feb) ) - Jim Hanks (Owner
of MustSeeRacing.com) -Jimmy Sims (Florida Karting Association
President for the last 20 years) - Mark Keeler (Live from
the the tower at New Smyrna Mark gives fans a live update of the
action at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing) - Tony
Parker (New owner of Bronson Motor Speedway... in his first
interview since taking over the track.) - and always Breaking news
from around the Sunshine State!
#72 - Feb 2, 2009
A variety of guests make up this show that touches upon several
breaking news stories about track purchases, interesting racers
and track officials. Real Racin USA photographer Bob Wing
pulled a burning sprint car driver from a car at East Bay Raceway
Park, and stops by to describe the incident. Scott McAllister,
the voice of East Bay visits. Joe Lewandoski, Marketing Director
from New Smyrna gives an overview of the 2009 World Series of Asphalt
Stock Car Racing. News about Ocala Speedway and its possible sale
to Stan Kolan. Bronson Motor Speedway is now in the hands of Bronson
businessman Tony Parker. Victor Peters talks go-kart
racing. Tony Anderson of Louisville KY is coming to Auburndale
loaded for Florida bear in the Florida Figure 8 Championships. Kenny
St. John will be here from Indianapolis to announce the races
on the 12-15 at Auburndale. Anthony "The British Bulldog"
Barlow will be at the Forum in Tampa soon to race in the insanely
crazy sport of ice racing on bikes. A ton of news (NOT RUMORS) that
you won't get anywhere else.
#71 Jan 26, 2009
Eight Mania. Top drivers from the world of professional Figure 8
racing are guests. Racers include "Rockin" Rodney Davis,
Wayne Calkins, Casey "Big Cat" White, RJ Norton III, Cliff
"Bones" Rousseau and the 'world's most hated driver'
John Lavalle. The buzz is all about the upcoming Florida Figure
8 Championship at Auburndale Speedway in February, all
part of the World Figure 8 Tour out of the Speedrome in Indianapolis.
Our weekly Karting segment features Chad Dokken, and news
from around the Florida karting scene.
#70 - Jan 19, 2009
Citrus County Speedway Winter Spectacular super late model
winner Daniel Webster returned to IFR. Why does Citrus draw
the cars, Daniel gives his take and talks late model racing with
Rob "Bonehead" Elting who was back behind the wheel Saturday
night at the Inverness track.
the eve of the momentous inauguration of Barrack Obama and Martin
Luther King Jr Holiday, IFR broaches a topic not talked about much
on racing shows. Why so few African-American fans and drivers in
short track racing? Irvin Canady, founder of African Americans
in Motorsports (www.aaim1.com
) has a lifelong passion for racing, and works with others to
inspire others to get involved with motorsports. His partner
Aaron Anderson also joined in the discussion.
This is a must listen interview for all promoters at any level of
Rodriguez is no stranger to "diversity programs".
The legendary sprint car driver helped his grandson Aric Amirola
get all the way to the top rung of NASCAR. Sam owns a Kart racing
track and helps develop talent and creates drivers for all forms
VanMeter, known to many Florida fans for his late model racing,
is known in the north and mid-west for his Figure 8 exploits. Eddie
will be competing in the huge
Figure 8 show at Auburndale Speedway on Feb 12-15.
year old Drew Brannon
is one of the most successful youngsters on the Florida late model
scene in the last few years. Winning races and being competitive
against the best in Florida, he has joined up with Three time ASA
Champ and short track superstar Butch Miller and Green Light Racing.
Bill Green and Terry Wall explain what is happening 2009
at Hendry County Motorsports
Park. Ken Kinney is putting together the pieces of the puzzle
to create a stellar short track on the edge of the Everglades.
Show #69 - Jan 12, 2009
Back in the saddle again, Rob and CeCe are joined by Terry Wall
in the studio for the first 2009 show. Guests include Indianapolis
Speedrome promoter Joel Cohen on the big World Figure 8 show
coming to Auburndale in February, Ocala announcer B.J. Cavin
on the All Star Sprint show at then end of January, and Jerry
Binner updates race fans on the 2nd Annual Modified Reunion
at New Smyrna Speedway on Feb 13.
Citrus County Speedway race car driver Richie Smith talks
about his win in the January 3rd Modified race at the Inverness
The weekly Florida Karting segment premiered with Dustin Chisholm
reviewing his career in karting and news from the Florida karting
Discussion of issues facing our race tracks.
#68 - Dec 8, 2008
An action packed, at times explosive show to end the broadcast
year for Inside Florida Racing.
-Billy Ausburn talks about his career as a race official
and his expanded role with the UDLMCS and Hendry County Motorsports
Park in 2009.
-Steve Darvalics, IFR's Pandora Jewelers Driver of the Month
for December celebrates his big win in the Charity Truckers 200.
$14,000 was raised by race fans to assist young Lacey Pate.
- Jason Howell, son of Edward Howell, finished 5th in the
Charity Truck race and put on a whale of a show in only his second
time behind the wheel of a Pro Truck.
-David Wilson stops by on his way to NC to get behind the
wheel of a Lee Faulk Racing Development car in 2009.
-Keith Butler talks about the Checkered Flag Sprint Series
championship he won for 2008.
-David Rogers has his best finish in the Snowball since the
late 1970s. He talks about the importance of good tech at race tracks
and the Snowball Derby experience. Also A brand new type of late
model has been unleashed by Rogers.
-Wayne Anderson is surprised with the Pandora Jewelers Driver
of the Month award for November. Wayne won the Marion Edwards Memorial
and his third Governors Cup last month.
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#68 - Dec 8, 2008
An action packed, at times explosive show to end the broadcast
year for Inside Florida Racing.
-Billy Ausburn talks about his career as
a race official and his expanded role with the UDLMCS and Hendry
County Motorsports Park in 2009.
-Steve Darvalics, IFR's Pandora Jewelers Driver of the Month for
December celebrates his big win in the Charity Truckers 200. $14,000
was raised by race fans to assist young Lacey Pate.
- Jason Howell, son of Edward Howell, finished 5th in the Charity
Truck race and put on a whale of a show in only his second time
behind the wheel of a Pro Truck.
-David Wilson stops by on his way to NC to get behind the wheel
of a Lee Faulk Racing Development
car in 2009.
-Keith Butler talks about the Checkered Flag Sprint Series championship
he won for 2008.
-David Rogers has his best finish in the Snowball since the late
1970s. He talks about the importance of good tech at race tracks
and the Snowball Derby experience. Also A brand new type of late
model has been unleashed by Rogers.
-Wayne Anderson is surprised with the Pandora Jewelers Driver
of the Month award for November. Wayne won the Marion Edwards
Memorial and his third Governors Cup last month.
-Jack Smith gives some advice on the subject of respect, aimed
at one promoter in particular.
Show #67 - Nov 24, 2008
Anderson, winner of his 3rd Governors Cup and the third place
finisher from the 43rd running of the Cup race at New Smyrna Speedway,
Billy Mowery are guests.
Also featured are drivers Logan Bordeau (FASCAR ProTruck Champion),
and Ryan Pancoast (Charlotte racer). Rick Bristol with news on
Truckers 200 and his possible involvement at Bronson next
News that the the Sunbelt Series will return in 2009 without the
Show #66 - Nov 17, 2008
It's got to be a great show with guests like this: Indy Car Racer,
short track promoter and modified ace Davey
Hamilton spends some quality radio time with hosts Rob Elting,
Bill Green and Jack Smith talking about the new Indy
Car Experience at Disney World, short track racing and Indy
And then a very rare interview with Robert
Hart, owner of FASCAR, New Smyrna Speedway and Orlando Speedworld.
In this hour long interview Robert Hart covers the "old days"
the history of FASCAR , tackles the issues that confront race
track owners today, and then gives fans a
unique preview of the 2008 Florida Governors Cup.
The evening is topped off by a return to Inside Florida Racing
"Superman" Sport Allen, who came of "retirement"
to get a big sprint car win at East Bay Raceway Park last Saturday
Show #65 - Nov 10, 2008
East Bay co -owner Todd Hutto outlines the new Dirt4Dirt .com
Promoters Association, and unveils the new sprint car series (top
Gun Sprint Car Series).
Also Scott Jasek co-owner of the Indy Racing Experience announces
the new venue opening Disney World Spoeedway.
Sean Reutimann previews the annual David Reutimann Charity Golf
outing in Zepherhills.
Kenny Dukes on the Big Dog Motorcycle show for Veterans Day.
Show #64 - Nov 3, 2008
Promoter Bobby Diehl is featured ; discusses the current hard
times for racing and gives his alwasy positive look at the future.
Late model and modified star Rob Partelo talks about his racing
and the current situation with the economy. UDLMCS Race Director
Billy Ausburn reviews the Kim Allen Memorial at Hendry County
and previews upcoming event at East Bay. Shan Smith gets October
Pandora Jewelers Driver of the Month Award. Rick Bristol with
update on the Charity Truckers 200.
Show #63 - Oct. 27, 2008
Guests Include Jerry Dostie, New England Modified veteran from
years ago who will make an appearance at the 2nd Annual Modified
Reunion at New Smyrna in February. Also track owner Phil Guadagno
from North Florida Speedway. John Sappraicone from DeSoto Super
Speedway also appeared on the show.
Show #62 - Oct. 21, 2008
Kittleson prepares for Nationwide Series race
in Memphis and talks about his drive to succeed in NASCAR. Shan
Smith, on a recent roll in Florida dirt late models,
shares his excitement finally getting a win at the "Clay
by the Bay". ASA drivers Stephen Nasse, David O'dell
and Patrick Staropoli review the past weekend's event at Charlotte
County. Reverend Larry Miller was the Faster
Pastor at Ocala on Friday, his first time racing. Marty Little
previews the upcoming Marion Edwards Memorial, a famous Florida
race being brought back to life at Orlando Speedworld on October
Show #61 - Oct. 13, 2008
Short Track Racing: Inside the Issues
Mike Cope, racing star and owner of Bronson Motor Speedway, talks
about his track being for sale or lease, and gives his views on
the state of racing. Mike Peters, owner of Ocala Speedway, amplifies
on recent discussions about purse money, promotion and other issues
important to racers, fans and other owners. Rusty Marcus, General
Manager of Orlando Speedworld for the last several years, details
the difficulties of race track operations.
PLUS: Two racers join IFR for bried interviews. One very young
racer winning races at New Hendry County (Christian Augsburger)
and one retired legend of the world of Modified racing (Leo Cleary).
Carol Wicks updates fans on the Modified Reunion coming to New
Smyrna Feb. 13, 2009. Real Racin' USA is the only way to get "Inside
Show #60 - Oct. 6, 2008
Short Track Racing: Inside the Issues
BJ Cavin gives fans the rundown of the big Friday races at
Ocala with Sprints and Late Models.CeCe Brooks visited Don Nerone's
Crash-a-Rama at East Bay. Roger Crouse celebrates Modified win
at North Florida and is named Pandora Jewelers Driver of the Month.
Terry Leiter talks about DeSoto Speedway experiences as a car
owner and Dewayne Kelley shares his thought on race track operations.
Much talk about promotion advertising and much more news.
#59 - Sept. 29, 2008
Jerry Binner and legend Ron Bouchard talk about the 2nd Annual
Modified Reunion coming to New Smyrna Speedway. Dirt LM star Josh
Peacock talks about his big win at East Bay in the UDLMCS. Promoter
Ken Kinney makes some big announcements about the United Dirt
Late Models. Racers Steve Darvalics (Trucks) and Brian Blum (ASA
Late Models) had great weekends, and share their success. John
Sarppraicone (Owner DeSoto Super Speedway) talked about the economic
disaster last April. He was right on the mark, we hear his comments
and open up discussions about the future of racing in Florida.
Right now it is not pretty.
Show #57 - Sept. 22, 2008
Drivers on the show tonite are: Anthony Campi (recent winner
in Super Late Models at DeSoto Speedway) - Troy Thiem ( stock
car racer at DeSoto, Drag Racer at Bradenton, champion at both)
- Jeff Thurman (truck racer at Charlotte) explains why he doesn't
race these days. Hint:the economy and cost of racing.
Also: Jackie Nosbisch coming off his best run of the season in
UDLMCS tour, preparing for East Bay race on the 27th. - Andy Lassara
shares his ideas on driver promotions and sponsorship.
Show #56 - Sept 15, 2008
Butch Pierce, Competition Director for New Smyrna Speedway, makes
his first appearance on IFR to discuss the future at Florida's
fastest half-mile. Rick Bristol updates fans on the 2008 Charity
Truckers 200, and David Rogers receives the Pandora Jewlers Driver
of the Month Award for August.
Tyler Ivey and Rob Kohler review Tylers big win in the United
Dirt Late Models at Golden Isles.
In the second hour young drivers Amanda Furgeson (Sprints), Casey
Caudill (Late Models), Andy Lassara (Champ Cars) are interviewed.
Dave Brown closes out the show with a preview of race #7 of the
Brown Motorsports Spectacular.
Show #55 - Sept. 8, 2008
United Dirt Late Models promoter Ken Kinney and winner from the
UDLMCS event at North Florida, Mark Whitener, open the show.
Back into action after a two-week hiatus, IFR introduces Joe Lewandoski
to Florida drivers and fans. Joe recently took over the job of
Marketing Director for New Smyrna Speedway.
B.J. McLeod and Jeremy Colangelo, two super late model stars who
race at New Smyrna are also featured.
Gary LaPlant opens our sprint segment with comments about his
role in starting up the Checkered Flag Sprint Series and recent
posts on forums regarding the TBARA.
Bryn Gohn won the Saturday show at Volusia with sprint racing
weekend put together by Ocala & Volusia. Ocala Speedway owner
Mike Peters and Gihn are in the spotlight in the last segment.
Show #54 - August 18, 2008
The "Hurricane Fay" show. A review of the "Battle
on the Blacktop" at Charlotte, the Brown Motorsports Spectacular,
with guests Mike Bresnahan, Danny Foster, Bobby Orr, Wayne Jefferson,
Brittini Huntington and promoter Bobby Diehl. Clips from fans
and drivers and news from around the state.
Show #54 - August 11, 2008
Guests include Citrus County Speedway promoter Don Cretty, Lee
Faulk on his highly successful driver development program in North
Carolina and young Miami driver Drew Brannon on his first trip
to Bristol in ASA Late Models.
Ronnie Sims is returning to Fastrucks as the series is being revived.
Ronnie tlaks about his departure from Auburndale as Race Director
and his new role as Operations Director at Charlotte.
On the dirt Shan Smith looks back with great humor at his misadventure
at Waycross Speedway in the United Dirt Late Models on Saturday
night. Then Dusty Cone revels in the big win at Waycross and the
fact that he loves the track many drivers find too tough to tame.
Ken Kinney talks about the upcoming "Battle on the Blacktop"
at Charlotte County August 19.
Phil Harp on the Champ Kart race Memorial race coming to DeSoto
As always news you won't find anywhere else.
Show #53 - August 4, 2008
An awesome motor sports show with a recap of the closing of
USA International Speedway and coverage of its last race. Live
on the show are David Rogers, winner of Sunbelt race and Keith
Lilley, winner in the FASCAR trucks, the last winners ever on
the 3/4 track. Also Wayne Anderson, Joe Winchell, Tim Russell,
B.J. McLeod, Jay Middleton and more plus fans comments.
Terry Roberts breaks the news on his leaving New Smyrna Speedway
after 8 years as the General Manager.
In the second hour, Mike Peters of Ocala Speedway and Tonya
Moschell of Volusia Speedway Park discuss the sprint car racing
the two tracks are working together to promote.
....and much more news for race fans you won't get anywhere
Show #52 - July 28, 2008
Jeff Choquette, Scotty Crockett, Teddy Nelson, Blake Koch, Linda
Jericka and Rusty Marcus are guests.
Show #51 - July 21, 2008
Dick Anderson, Billy Bigley Jr. and Patrick Williams speak about
racing multiple tracks and give their take on current racing
promotion. Patrick goes into the details of his Hard Charging
run in the Scott Thompson Memorial. Co-owner Rex Guy from Auburndale
explains the reasons behind recent controversial decisions at
the speedway in a very lively debate after his comments about
the racing media.
Show #50 - July 14, 2008
Our 50th IFR show was ablaze with cool guests and no shortage
of controversy. For many fans the segment of the this
show about Auburndale Speedway may seem like a bad episode of
the Twilight Zone. Aaron Williamson and Jason Stifle give their
story about being booted from Auburndale and Rob Armstrong tries
to defend Rex Guy's decision to not allow them to race.We will
leave it to you fans to decide where reality and fantasy divide.
----- Also tonight Tonya Moschell, GM from Volusia
and Ken Kinney talk about the upcoming huge Scott Thompson Memorial.
Johnny Collins, Dirt Late Model racer from Jacksonville is named
the Pandora Jewelers Driver of the Month for June. Greg
Roberts, severely injured in a school bus figure eight race
recently talks about the wreck and his recovery. FAST
Mini Cups update from Rick Auriemma and Travis Wilson talks
about his new business venture.
Show #49 - July 7, 2008
A great mixture of veterans and some great young talent highlight
this edition of Inside Florida Racing. Wayne Anderson took two
wins in the Super Late Models in the last week and as always
has some strong opinions on the current state of short track
racing. Mike Franklin Jr is back in action in the
late models and is happy having fun at the track. Rob "Bonehead"
Elting and "Hollywood" talk about the 'old days'.
Wayne Jefferson is still winning races, but he too
is concerned about the future of the local racer.
Rickly Moxley from the Advance Auto Parts Pro Truck Series,
Drew Brannon is up in Indiana celebrating becoming the youngest
feature winner in the ASA Late Models, and The Irish ladies
(Chandrae and Aaron) talk about their FAST Mini Cup racing.
#48 - June 30, 2008
Guests include driver of the Bobby Labonte dirt late model,
Jason Fitzgerald fresh from a second place run in the UDLMCS
dirt series. Promoters Don Rehm of the Checkered Flag Sprint
Cars and Terry Roberts, General Manager from New Smyrna Speedway
talk about their upcoming races. Matt Bowers will be trying
to hold onto his lead in the Tempaco/Noritz Sunbelt Super Series
in the upcoming Clyde Hart Memorial. Rick Bristol begins to
prepare for the Dec 5 & 6th Family Fundraiser Truckers 200
at Orlando. Much more and lots of news you won't hear or read
about anywhere else.
Show #47 - June 23, 2008
A look at some upcoming events through the eyes of the racers
who will compete in them. Jodan Martin is a day shy of nine racing
in the FAST Mini Cups racing at Auburndale Speedway.
Jeremy Colangelo is chasing both the Noritz/Tempaco Sunbelt Super
Series and the Goodyear Challenge Series titles. Sunbelt is at
New Smyrna Speedway on July 3rd and this Saturday at Columbia
Motorsports Park. Patrick Thomas is the leader in Southern
Sportsman Series, which needs a good showing of cars in its next
race or two to keep the series alive. Patrick makes a strong case
for supporting this series.
Blake Koch jumped from MotoCross to Late Models and will be at
Charlotte County in the Late Model 100.
Shan Smith, one of Florida's top dirt late model drivers is looking
for win number one in the United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series
at Golden Isles. Smith is second in points on the fast growing
dirt tour. Sunshine Speedway news, Volusia news, opinions and
#46 - June 16, 2008
A great bunch of drivers tonight: Codey & Billy Benoit (Codey
won the Legends feature at CCMP), Shea Holbrook (young lady making
the switch from road racing to Late Models), Kory Abbott (Continues
to win in Legends at Orlando, now heading to huge national event
in Montana), Sonny Hughes Retired Late Model driver from DeSoto
and SARA Series), Tony Carreno (interesting story from the grandstands
as a fan to Modified winner's circle in less than a year) , Todd
Freed, Jr, (one of DeSoto's most popular drivers ever, now a law
officer and part time racer).Ernie Teed Jr. (Still winning in
Open Wheels) ....Plus breaking news from Putnam County and
- June 10, 2008
Guests include: Johnny Collins fresh off his big win in the Powell
Memorial - - Mike Bresnahan took home the Hard Charger Award in
the Powell, not bad for a rookie in the dirt ranks. -- Ken Kinney
spills the Hot News! about the United Dirt Late Model Series at
Volusia and Charlotte County (on asphalt).
Second hour: Brian Finney, winner of the Sunbelt Series 125 at
Lakeland and Daniel Keene, Jr on his big win at Lakeland in the
Goodyear Challenge Series -- Wayne Reutimann, Sr visits to talk
about his win in the TBARA at Orlando. Rick Anges and Scott Lumbard
co-host along with Carol Wicks...Rick announces Travis and Charlie
Statts as co-winners of the Pandora Jewelers Driver of the Month
Show # 44 - June 2, 2008
Rob "Bonehead" Elting talk with Scotty Adema about the
costs of sprint car racing plus his views on the camaraderie and
sprit of the sprint car community. Ken Kinney updates fans on
the upcoming Powell Memorial at Ocala Speedway, plus driver Rich
Pratt lays it on the line exactly how important this race is to
him. Jessica Murphy takes on the boys in the Goodyear Challenge
Series at Lakeland, Fl. Don't be surprised if she comes home a
winner. Mike Butka updates race fans on the Putnam County Speedway
situation, plus more news and views from around the state.
#43 - May 27, 2008
It is Powell Memorial time again, only this time it is bigger
than big. The Powell memorial will be racing on dirt at Ocala
this year and with drivers from the United Dirt Late Model Series
combining with the regulars from the speedway's late model ranks
it may reach 50-60 cars. Mike Peters (Ocala Speedway owner) and
James Powell are guests tonight. From the media we have some conversation
with Rick Anges and Joe Linebarier. Driver Chritsian Augsberger
(Hendry County), is a 12 year old you want to take notice of.
A very good example of why kids should be involved in the sport.
Carol Wicks co-hosts the show with CeCe Brooks.
Show #42 - May 5, 2008
Billy "the Kid" Ausburn announces his new job at
Ocala Speedway as the Race Director. The FAST Mini Cups are getting
good car counts and lots of different winners, Susan Auriemma
updates race fans. Bobby Diehl (Charlotte County owner) talks
about his teaming up with Steve Dorer (owner of Race Car Engineering)
to do some joint efforts at promotion. Five Flags Speedway owner
Tim Bryant speaks about the track program, motor rules, promotion
and much more. Blaze Martin is the leading rookie in the TBARA
this year, and it is about time fans got to know more about him.
Wayne Jefferson won the last Extreme Modified Series race as the
series closed over the weekend. Jefferson and hosts discuss the
modified issues. Clint Foley is named (and surprised) the Pandora
Jewelers Driver of the Month.
#41 -April 28, 2008
Guests include David Pollen Jr. (dirt & asphalt late models)
Kenny Dukes (Central Florida Wingless Sprints) - Todd Schmidt
(TBARA Sprints) - George Gorham (Trucks & Late Models) - Raulie
Morse (Auburndale racing) - Bill Fisher (update drivers organizing
at Putnam County Speedway).
Breaking news stories and inside information found no where else.
#40 -April 21, 2008
Rex "Boneman" Hollinger joins CeCe Brooks and Carol
Wicks to talk with Florida drivers, officials and one track promoter.
Guests include: Richard Tipton, Flagman at North Florida Speedway
- Chris Smyth, Speedworld driver - Bill Fisher, race director
with the new group of drivers and owners who are going to operate
the track in 2008. Fisher talks about the challenges of getting
the track back in the groove. - Two top sprint car drivers are
featured: Doug Hevron, preparing for the Little 500, Dude Teate,
one of the top stars of the TBARA. - Late model racer from Orlando
Patrick Conrad stops by and promoter from Speedworld Rusty Marcus
updates fans on the 2008 racing season.
Show #40 -April 14, 2008
Guests: Brown Motorsports Spectacular winner Eugene Davidson
from Auburndale. Frank Pfister, FAST Mini Cup driver currently
leading the points race. Bobby Diehl on some upcoming events at
Charlotte County Motorsports Park. John Sarppraicone, DeSoto Super
Speedway owner, talks about racing, the horrible economy and changes
needed in racing. Rob Sweeten, photographer from Hendry County
Speedway updates fans on Florida southernmost race track. Veteran
sprinter Stan Butler on the TBARA series. Keith Butler, sprint
car driver and son of Stan, outlines his project to assist troops
in the war zones.
Show #39 -April 7, 2008
-ASCS Sprints Cars preview...coming to Ocala Speedway- Mike Peters
-TBARA Winged Sprints are going strong...31 cars at DeSoto last
weekend - Sonny Hartley and Dave Shotsberger from the TBARA
-Dave Brown on the Brown Motorsports Spectacular coming to Auburndale
-Jeff Firestine is named Pandora Jewelers Driver of the Month...A
surprised Jeff visits with Rob and CeCe.
-The announcement of the Pandora Jewleres Driver of the Year Ring
from Inside Florida Racing. This awesome prize awaits one successful
racer at years' end.
-Ken Kinney outlines the makeup racing for the Untied Dirt Late
Model Challenge Series on April 26th at East Bay.
Show #38 - March 31, 2008
news from around the Sunshine State, discussion of Pandora Jewelers
Driver of the Month for March.....Guests include: Kevin Durden(winner
in Ocala Hobby Stocks), Mike Bresnahan (winner in Ocala Late Models
in his first race on dirt), Justin Reynolds (Orlando Super Stocks),
Wayne Morris (two feature wins at Charlotte in two classes) Ken
Kinney on the upcoming United Dirt Late Model race at East Bay
Raceway Park. Interiews with drivers from the Bronson ASA Late
Model race (Justin Larson, Blake Lehr & Jimmy Lang)
Florida Racing took the week off March 24, 2008
Show #37 - March 17, 2008
racing legend Buzzie Reutimann keeps on winning and inspiring,
these days it is at East Bay Raceway Park in the Modifieds. Other
drivers on tonight's show: Scot Walters (late medels), AJ Curreli
(late models), Scotty Crockett (Hooters ProCup), David Foster
(super stocks), Dakotah Stephens (sprints), Kevin Macy (late models)
and announcer Scott McAllister.
Show #36 - March 10, 2008
time National Dirt Late Model Champion and Southern All Stars
Champion Ivedent Lloyd is our special guest. In an extended interview
Lloyd talks about his career, the United Dirt Late Model Series
and much more. Ivedent is coming off a big win in his first visit
to Hendry County Speedway.
Other guests include fifty year racer and winner of the Brown
Motorsports Spectacular #1 Eugene Davidson....dirt late model
driver Shan Smith.....Sunbelt Super Late Model racer Brian Finney....Bill
Green from KARNAC.com and the Tampa Tribune.....Mark Clauss with
the Florida Slingshots.
Show #35 - March 3, 2008
Mike Peters reviews his successful debut as a dirt track operator
(Ocala Speedway), Checkered Flag Sprint Series winner Jeff VanDusen
from New York, Randy Kile trauck racer, David Brown and Wayne
Jefferson announce Jefferson- Irwin Racing's involvement with
the Brown Motorsports Spectaculars at Auburndale Speedway, Rob
Kohler Hendry County Speedway announcer on the upcoming United
Dirt Late Model Series race, and Rick Anges announces his new
role as announcer of the series. News from around the state, and
the announcement of the PANDORA JEWELERS Florida Driver of the
#34 - February 25, 2008
With CeCe Brooks & Carol Wicks down with the flu, Bill Green
joined Rob Elting and Jack Smith for a wild ride around the Sunshine
State. Guests included Randy Fox, David Wilson and his new
Crew Chief Scot Walters, Keith Lilley, Jason Schroder and Mini
Cup team mate Jerry Parker plus racer Bobby Orr. Promoters Don
Rehm (Checkered Flag Sprint Series) and Ken Kinney (United Dirt
Late Model Challenge Series) plus the REAL "Mouth of the South"
#33 - February 18, 2008
Speedweeks star David Steele in the TBARA Sprints, Logan Ruffin
(13 years old) in the Crate Late Models are featured. Also Bobby
Orr and Tim Russell are guests to talk about the Pete Orr Sportsmanship
Award (which Russell was presented this past Saturday). The First
Annual Modified Reunion is recapped with Jerry Binner, Phil Schriver
and Carol Wicks. Bobby Diehl explores the racing past of Frank
Firestine, who recently passed away. News from around the state.
#32 - February 11, 2008
Julius Bruce & daughter Lindsey talk about the great young
fans of Auburndale Speedway and Lindsey's racers. Steve Dorer,
owner of Race Car Engineering, talks about his late model racing,
his business and much more. The "real deal" Don O'Neal spends
some time with Rob and CeCe. Don is one of the top dirt late model
drivers in the country. Roger Crouse, another veteran late model
racer, won the big prize at Hendry County Speedway and is excited
about the upcoming Modifieds at East Bay Raceway Park. Roger owned
the Open Wheel Mods in 2007. Justin Choquette talks about his
racing and gives insights into his more well known cousin Jeff.
Ken Kinney is getting more excited by the day as the debut of
his new United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series moves ever closer.
"Rocketman" Wayne Jefferson, winner at Charlotte Saturday, and
Jason Beckner, Charlotte announcer stop by the studio to talk
to fans. Plus breaking news you hear first only on INSIDE
EAST BAY SHOW - February 7, 2008
Live from East Bay Raceway Park during the Lucas Oil Late Models
Week at East Bay's Winternationals.
#31 - February 4, 2008
Mike Peters with an update fom Ocala - Christian Augspurger, young
racer from Hendry County - Jeremy Colangelo survives a bout with
CeCe and Bonehead - Don Rehm on his new Sprint Series - Tom Wofford
talks about the old days at Eau Gallie and the new days racing
around Florida - Jeff Choquette gets a big surprise - British
Ice Racers getting ready to sqaure off in Tampa - Speedweeks news
from around Florida.
#30 - January 28, 2008
LeRoy Davidson, builder and former owner of Charlotte County Speedway
is featured in what is sometimes a brutally frank look at racing
and its current promoters by one of Florida's most colorful characters.
David Brown from Brown Motorsports is getting ready to fire up
the Auburndale Speedway fans with some awesome shows in 2008 Tune
in for all the details. Also Jeff Choquette with his
dad John talk about Jeff's recent wins and his career. Why is
John so nervous at the races? Tim Bryant stops by from Five
#29 - January 21, 2008
talk with KARNAC.com's Florida Promoters of the Year Liz and Phil
Guadagno, asphalt Driver of the Year Robbie Cooper and dirt Driver
of the Year Sean Smith. Also joining the show 15 year old
late model driver Ross Chastain, and promoters Tommy Dunford from
Bronson and Rusty Marcus from Orlando. Rob Kohler, announcer from
New Hendry County Speedway. The focus is on news and changes
for 2008 at the tracks
#28 - January 14, 2008
in the spotlight: Gary LaPlant (Suncoast Outlaw Street Stocks)
- Terry Roberts (New Smyrna) - John Sarppraicone (DeSoto) -Todd
Hutto (East Bay) - Announcer for Ocala & Elsewhere Soctt McAllister
- Susan & Rick Auriemma (Fast Mini Cup Series)
#27 - January 7, 2008
Promoters in the spotlight: Mike Peters (Ocala), Don Cretty (Citrus),
Bobby Diehl (Charlotte), Rex Guy (Auburndale), Phil Guadagno (North
Florida) Also Wayne Anderson and Jeff Choquette both getting ready
for some dirt racing in 2008.
- Inside Florida
Podcast Version 2007
#26 - December 10, 2007
Guests included Jimmy Owens (StormPay.com Dirt Late Model winner
at East Bay), Kory Abbott (winning Legends driver), Mike Besnahan
(going dirt going asphalt, retire, Sunbelt, we'll see), Sid Whiteside
(NASGRASS Mower racing), Rick Bristol and Bill Green.
WE REGRET THAT RECORDING OF THE SHOW IS NOT AVAILABLE
# 25 - December 3, 2007
Guests include: Snowflake winner at Five Flags Speedway Ryan Crane
and Kurt Jett, winner of the big modified race at Five Flags are
featured. Jett didn't make the Snowball Derby but Crane led some
laps in the main event.
Jerry Parker Fast Mini Cup Driver of the Year and Series Champion.
Roby Helm with StormPay.com Late Model Series on the huge event
coming to East Bay Raceway on Dec 7 & 8. Roby also tells some
stories from the old days in Florida racing.
Outlaw Street Stocks promoter Gary LaPlant has put together
a 100 lap event for Street Stock at Charlotte County in January,
should be a great event.
Dave "Big Daddy" Pletcher in a rare interview tlaks about the
"golden age" of stock car racing and his fantastic career behind
the wheel. He is not done!
A "Blast from the Past" segment with Dave Westerman, the man with
the memories. Dave tells the great stories of Golden Gate Speedway
in Tampa, back in the day.
#24 - November 26, 2007
Susan & Rick Auriemma promoters of the FAST Mini Cup Series,
winner of the Florida State Truck Championship at New Smyrna Speedway
Logan Bordeau, Champion of the FASCAR Advance Auto Parts
Pro Trucks Scott Reeves, Don Cretty (Critter) GM of Citrus County
Speedway and Steve Myers with late breaking Snowball Derby news.
Featuring special guest Jim Fenton, Winner of the '79 Florida
#23 - November 19, 2007
again proving that a positive attitude toward racing and a sense
of humor makes for some good radio.
-Newly elected president of the TBARA winged sprints Lenny
Puglio is interviewed for the first time since he took over the
-Scott Lumbard begins publishing the new racing magazine, "Sunshine
State Racing", first edition of the 140 page mag appears in January
-Jeff Choquette on his second Governors Cup title, some surprises
from Jeff, well...you'll just have to listen.
-Mike Powers on the new STARS truck racing series, plus news on
the Charity Truckers 200.
-Becky and Scott Jackman answer questions about the future of
the FASCAR touring series.
#22 - November 12, 2007
special three hour edition.... opens with Dirt Late Model star
Shan Smith and dirt LM promoter Ken Kinney. Then a one hour Governors
Cup preview with Don Nerone, Dick Anderson, Wayne Anderson and
Jeff Choquette. Mike Peters answers all your questions about
the new era of dirt at Ocala as the speedway "returns to its roots".
#21 - October 15, 2007
a lineup of guests: Jeff Choquette, Drew Brannon, Kurt Jett, Scott
Grosenbacher, Jermey Gerstner, Sean LeMaster and Roger Crouse.
Auburndale's Rex Guy outlined the upcoming Modified 100 and Ocala
announcer BJ Cavin talks about the 12 Hours of Ocala.
#20 - October 8, 2007
Model veteran Herb Neumann from Citrus County Speedway is featured.
Truck racers Al Neumann, Austin Howell and Stch Greco all are
having great success in 2007 and join the show to talk about their
Terry Price is one of Florida racing's top "blue collar" racers
and one of those who exude excitement, Terry joins Carol Wicls,
"CeCe" Brooks and "Bonehead" Elting in a lively discussion.
#19 - October 1, 2007
year veteran racer Doug Heveron is retiring from behind the wheel.
He and car owner Don Heckman visit with IFR along with modified
ace Robbie Cooper and new rookie stock car driver John Tenney.
Gary LaPlant, owner of the Suncoast Outlaw Street Stocks, is promoting
the upcoming "Hatfields and McCoys" race at Charlotte
County Speedway. Interview clips from East Bay Raceway Park's
Bike and Stock Car Show and a trip around the state, visiting
with many of the track announcers for a week in review.
#18 - September 24, 2007
Pete Hamilton's greatest victory came in 1970 when he won the
Daytona 500 in the Petty Enterprises #40 Superbird. Pete spends
30 enlightening minutes with the Inside Florida Racing news team.
Figure Eight star, straight from Indy, Wayne Calkins joins us
to talk about the breath taking sport he excels at. Todd
Hutto is taking East Bay Raceway Park in some new directions that
might surprise you.
Breaking news out of Orlando Speedworld for Winter 2008. And much
#17 - September 17, 2007
known Sprint Car Champion David Steele talks about recent TBARA
races and upcoming event at DeSoto Speedway. Tommy King visits
to talk about Late Model Racing. Mark Keeler from FASCAR joins
KIX Country's Ce Ce Brooks as guest host and reporters from all
over Florida review last weeks events. Bobby Diehl explains the
confusion surrounding a recent late model race at Charlotte.
#16 - September 10, 2007
Jeep gets things started and then Wayne Jefferson and Scot Walters
talk about the change with the #92 Super Late Model ride. Jason
Garver on his 140 checkered flag runs. Racer X calls in to vent
about his relationship with Hendry County, and several tracks
announce plans for major events and review their top drivers of
late. A return to 911 and a trip back to an owners meeting organized
in 2001 by KARNAC.com ....fast and furious race talk.
#14 - September 3, 2007
Motocross superstar turned stock car racer, Ricky Carmichael is
featured, along with dirt late model champion Earl Pearson Jr.,
driver for Bobby Labonte. Also visiting with IFR was Travis
Cope, fresh off his first USA International Speedway win and Jason
Lowe, dirt modified racer from Putnam County Speedway.
#13 - August 27, 2007
rather unlucky 13th show for the Inside Florida Racing crew as
lightning knocked us off the air and the first hour and ten minutes
of the show was lost. CeCe Brooks, Clear Channel radio personality
in Southwest Florida was a special guest. Terrell Webb from Auburndale
Speedway. Also Dave Westerman from Orlando Speedworld, plus Rex
#12 - August 20, 2007
Cecil Williams Memorial 100 is featured with guests Tim Lake,
Patrick & Earleen Williams, Tim Russell and Scott McAllister.
Also a replay of a 2000 interview with Bert Ashelman.
#11 - August 13, 2007
legendary Bugsy Stevens, plus Lew Boyd and Bill Wimble...all about
racing in the OLD DAYS! with Special guest host Chaplain
Bill Ross joining Carol Wicks and Rob "Bonehead" Elting.
#10 - August 6, 2007
Sarppraicone (owner DeSoto) and Mike Peters (owner Ocala) answer
questions from fans about their tracks. Also veteran racer David
Rogers is a guest.
# 9 - July 30, 2007
Bristol on the Truckers 200, Lee Collins Mr Modified, Gene Crane
on Triple Crown II, Don Rehm on TBARA, No. Florida Speedway
owner Liz Guadagno and "The Punisher" Mike Crooks...Where did
they get those hosts?.(135 min)
#8 - July 23, 2007
real "Mr. Excitement" Jimmy Cope, Craftsman Truck and ASA driver
Chris Fontaine, young trucker Tyler Lainge, Auburndale Honcho
Rex Guy. Super Late Model racer from Texas,Casey Smith,
is a regular at Five Flags and Mobile, Al. (125 min)
#7 - July 16, 2007
THREE HOURS WITH DON NERONE
heading up the seven FASCAR traveling shows, Don has been promoting
motorsports events in Florida and around the U.S. for over 30
years. In the last decade he has been most involved in revitalizing
late model racing and bringing special "crash and burn" type shows
to stock car venues. (180 min)
#6 - July 9, 2007
legendary "King of the Short Tracks" Dick Anderson is featured
in an extended in depth interview covering many racing topics.
Choquette, One of the drivers of Anderson's famous #92 updates
his fans on his racing career. Dave Brown on the North Florida
Speedway success story. Jane Smith talks with hosts Carol Wicks,
Racin' Jason Beckner and the " Bonehead", Rob Elting.
#5 - July 2, 2007
Bigley Jr. Hooters Pro Cup racer and father of new racers,
Cory & Dylan - Scott McAllister Columbia Motor Sports Park
Announcer - Gary La Plante President of Outlaw Street Stocks -
Bob O'Leary AKA OSF - Danny Yates Sportsman class CCMP
- June 28, 2007
"50-50" Marcus, The Brothers Gimmler TBARA)-Don Heckman
(sprints), Ken Kinney (Hendry County), Terry Scampton (Sunshine
#3 - June 21, 2007
Barfields, longtime sponsors of the TBARA New Smyrna Speedway
GM Terry Roberts - "Wild Child" - Brian Gingris
- Shane Butler all from the TBARA - Rex "Boneman" Hollinger,
#2 - June 14, 2007
Pratt, Patrick Williams, Joe Linebarier (Volusia Announcer), Bob
Culbertson (AKA Flvideo) , Todd Hutto (Co-owner of East
Bay), Joe Van Hoose (Ocala Star Banner), Daniel Webster, Terry
Wall (Motorsports Media)
#1 - June 7, 2007
Anderson, James Powell, BJ Cavin, Mike Peters, HTC, Don Sutter
and STRGBEAN ...