Sunday, June 17, 2018

Iowa 250 presented by Enogen

Justin Allgaier #7 won the 8th annual Iowa 250 presented by Enogen NASCAR Xfinity series race at Iowa Speedway.  The entire race was really a dog fight from beginning to end, the lead was swapped numerous times but Allgaier led 182 of the 250 lap event.  "It was a fun day and Cole (Custer) and the other guys all raced me clean, we performed well today," said Allgaier after the race.  Christopher Bell #20 had a fast car all race long, he took the lead two times, but was immediately passed back by Allgaier both times.

Bell finished second place, he started the race at the back of the field after failing tech and not attempting a lap in qualifying. Daniel Hemric #21 finished third and led two laps, #00 Cole Custer had a strong car and led two laps as well he finished fourth, #19 Brandon Jones finished a strong fifth place finish.  Here is our post-race interview Brandon Jones (photo below with Jason Searcy)

"The hot and slick track conditions made for great racing, plus the talent in this series is incredible" said Iowa 250 winner Justin Allgaier.  Former Iowa Speedway winner Elliott Sadler #1 Brushed the wall in the first segment and fell back he eventually finished 28th place.

Riley Herbst driving #18 for Joe Gibbs made his Xfinity series debut and finished 6th, here is our interview post-race Riley Herbst (photo below)

Ty Majeski #60 had a career best 7th place finish in the #60, here is our interview with him post-race Ty Majeski.  Majeski said he was happy to finally get a good run with his Roush team, he also said it was nice to have his Late Model guys in attendance watching him race.

Kaz Grala finished 10th in the 61 car, here is our exclusive interview with him Kaz Grala in what could be his final race in the Xfinity series because of a lack of sponsorship.

Pole sitter Austin Cindric #22 finished 11th after racing up front for much of the race.  Cindric earned  his first career Xfinity series pole.  Here is our interview with him Austin Cindric

Justin Haley was making his Xfinity Series debut and he finished 12th, here is our exclusive interview with him from pit road.  Justin Haley

The weather was blistering hot and the race lasted 2 hours 8 minutes.

Dean Reller, Jason Searcy and Shane Carlson will have a full recap of the Iowa Speedway NASCAR weekend including all the interviews on Speed Talk on 1360 Radio on Saturday June 23rd from 10-11am (Central) on 1360am or search KRWC on the free Tunein app for your phone or go to for your lap top.

For additional coverage, go to our Facebook page Speed Talk on 1360 Facebook group

Photo credits Dean Reller and Jason Searcy

Saturday, April 21, 2018

2018 Podcast listings

2018 Listing of Podcasts from Speed Talk on 1360

Riley Herbst LIVE from Iowa Speedway Riley Herbst
Jordan talks about SBNation Job and Richmond Preview Jordan Bianchi 4/21/18
Jeremy Wolff and Shane Carlson interviews Wolff 4/21/18
Doug Selle talks Kenseth and NASCAR Doug Selle
Dave Reed Thunder Car driver Dave Reed
Carson Gramm from WISSOTA Carson Gramm
Matt Peterson on Road Racing with WRL Matt Peterson
UMSS Traditional Sprint Car Driver Jon Lewerer
Eric Martini, Dexter Koch, Joe Prusak Local Segment 5/26/18
Jon Lemke Great North Legends winner Jon Lemke
Eric Campbell TC winner at ELKO Eric Campbell
Adam Prieve, Dave Mass, Tim Dehann, Jon Lemke Local Segment 6/9/18
Adam Brachle from Youth Impact Racing Adam Brachle

Previous years Podcast Listings
2017 Podcasts
Pre 2017 Podcasts

History of I-94 Speedway Podcast series I-94 Raceway History

Dean's Podcast Page
Jason's Podcast Page

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Feature winning Race Calls by Jason Searcy at Elko Speedway
Chad Walen 5/26/18
Chris Marek 5/26/18
Roller Girl 5/19/18
Stocker VS Goede 6/2/18

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Local drivers steal the show at Monster Jam

By Jason D Searcy

Two drivers from the Upper Midwest stole the hardware in front of their hometown fans during Monster Jam at US Bank Stadium.

Brainerd Minnesota native Becky McDonough (above) thrilled the crowd by tearing the horns off her Monster Truck El Toro Loco while also nailing the backflip in route to achieving the top score and taking home another Monster Jam Freestyle Trophy at US Bank Stadium.

This was her second Freestyle win in Minneapolis after winning in the Sunday December 11 2016 event and winning the Two Wheel Skills competition during the Saturday Dec 10th event 2016 Monster Jam Returns to MPLS

Freestyle Results:
1- El Toro Loco - Becky McDonough 9.483
2- Hot Wheels - Scott Buetow  8.933
3- Grave Digger - Charle Pauken 8.720
4- Max D - Tom Meents 8.544
5- Black Pearl - Cole Venard 8.457

Another local driver, Cole Venard from Murdo South Dakota, was the upset winner of the Racing portion of Monster Jam at US Bank Stadium, he won all four races in this bracket style competition driving the Black Pearl.  Fourteen Monster trucks participated.

Venard beat Monster Truck royalty Ryan Anderson in Son-uva Digger in the Racing final.

The Two Wheel Skills Competition was won by Tom Meents from Paxton IL driving Max D.  His car control was nothing short of amazing by doing the reverse nose wheelie and moonwalk.

Two Wheel Skills results:
1- Tom Meents - Max D 9.638
2- Charlie Pauken- Grave Digger  8.966
3- Becky McDonough - El Toro Loco 8.504
4- Linsey Weenk - Lucas Oil Crusader 8.369
5- Ryan Anderson - Son-uva Digger 8.343

Ryan Anderson had electrical and mechanical problems all night long but there was a very nice crowd in attendance, the program started right on time at 7pm and concluded at 9:35pm.

*photos from Dean Reller and Jason Searcy

Listen for the opener of the 10th season of Speed Talk on 1360 Radio show of 2018 on April 21st 10-11am on KRWC radio 1360am or or search KRWC on the free Tunein app

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Speed Talk on 1360 Returns for a 10th year

Speed Talk on 1360 will return for a 10th year on KRWC radio in Buffalo MN.  The LIVE racing themed radio show will again be heard every Saturday morning from 10-11am beginning April 21st - September 29th 2018..  Race Fans can listen on 1360am radio, go to or search KRWC on the free Tunein app for your mobile device.  Segments are also podcasted on Soundcloud  Jasons SoundCloud  Deans SoundCloud

The two long-time hosts of the show will return as well:  Dean Reller, who is an announcer at Granite City Speedway in Sauk Rapids (MN), and Jason Searcy who is an announcer at Elko Speedway in Elko (MN).

Speed Talk on 1360 radio will have full race coverage with interviews from our local tracks, also one-on-one interviews will drivers racing ARCA, Indy Car, Camping World Trucks and the Xfinity series.  Over the years we have interviewed many of the biggest names in racing including: Rusty Wallace, Harry Gant, Erik Jones, Bobby Labonte, Trevor Bayne, Ty Dillon, Ryan Blaney, Michael Waltrip, Kenny Wallace, Daniel Suarez, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Joseph Newgarden, Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves and many others.

Minnesota native NASCAR writer Jordan Bianchi joins us weekly to keep up on all the NASCAR happenings and we also have contributors like Dan Plan and Shane Carlson to share their wealth of racing knowledge.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Jorgenson wins MN Asphalt Driver of the year

By Jason D Searcy

Veteran driver Conrad Jorgenson from Lakeville (MN) has been named the 2017 Minnesota Asphalt Driver of the Year by Speed Talk on 1360 Radio.

Jorgenson had an incredible year at Elko (MN) Speedway winning 9 feature events and scoring 22 TOP 5 finishes out of the 29 races in the highly competitive Genz-Ryan Thunder Car division where 33 different drivers scored points in 2017.

Jorgenson won the point title at ELKO by 52 points over Jeremy Wolff, it was the fifth Championship at Elko Speedway for Jorgenson and the tenth overall title in his career that started over 30 years ago.  His overall win total is now up to a very impressive 127 feature events.

Conrad also scored well in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Home Track Division II point standings, he finished second place in the Nation and attended the Awards Ceremony in Charlotte (NC) with his family and crew.

"2017 is the best overall racing season I've ever had, this is probably the biggest accomplishment of my career," said Jorgenson.

Conrad plans on returning to racing in the Thunder Car division at Elko Speedway again in 2018 along with mentoring his daughter Julie Jorgenson as she continues to gain experience in the Power Stock division.  "My wife said I should keep racing until I don't win anymore, so I guess were still going racing," said Conrad with a smile. 

MN Asphalt Driver of the Year winners:

2004 Dan Fredrickson

2009 Adam Royle  2009 Driver of the year article

2010 Brent Kane  2010 Driver of year article

2011 Chad Walen  2011 Driver of the year article

2012 Jonathan Eilen  2012 Driver of the year article

2013 Ricky Martin  2013 Driver of the year article

2014 Jacob Goede  2014 Driver of the year article

2016 Tim Brockhouse 2016 Driver of the year artcle

2017 Conrad Jorgenson  2017 Driver of the year article

Thursday, December 21, 2017

2017 Speed Talk Stats

2017 was the 9th year of Speed Talk on 1360 radio on KRWC and
Jason interviewed drivers from Elko Speedway and Dean Reller interviewed drivers from Granite City Speedway every week.

We had the opportunity to interview some retired NASCAR stars this year at events organized by Mystic Lake Casino, and also during the Kyle Petty Charity Ride.

Harry Gant:
Rick Allen:
Charity Ride Recap
Rusty Wallace NASCAR
Bobby Labonte NASCAR Cup Champ
Michael Waltrip at Mystic

We also were lucky enough to cover the IndyCar event at Iowa Speedway and get exclusive interviews with drivers JR Hildebrand, Charlie Kimball and Ed Carpenter.

JR Hildebrand
Charlie Kimball
Ed Carpenter
IndyCar Recap
Racing SFX
IndyCar at Iowa 2017 Race Story

We covered the Truck Series event that Jon Hunter Nemechek won at Iowa Speedway.
Race Recap:
Grant Enfinger
Chase Briscoe
Christopher Bell
Truck Series at Iowa Race Story 2017

There was an incredible ARCA race at Elko Speedway with Austin Theriault as a winner, we also did three weeks of preview interviews before the race.

We covered an exciting Xfinity Series race won by William Byron at Iowa Speedway.

Here is the interviews we did after the World of Outlaws race won by Donny Schatz at Granite City Speedway.

We covered what could be the final Trans-Am series races at Brainerd International Raceway in 2017.

We ended the year covering the ARCA Midwest tour during #Thunderstruck93

Our TOP Stories receiving the most clicks were:
1- All Time Pod-cast listing Full Pod-cast listing
2- Speed Talk is BACK 9th year on KRWC
3- End of Trans-Am era Trans-Am at BIR
4- Matt Goede is recovering Goede injured on Snowmobile
5- Schatz wins WoO at Granite City Donny Schatz 2017
6- ARCA at ELKO preview ARCA ELKO preview 2017
7- Theriault wins ARCA at ELKO ARCA at ELKO 2017
8- Lawrence wins TA1 at BIR Cameron Lawrence win 2017
9- Helio Castroneves wins IndyCar at Iowa Helio 2017 win
10- Q and A from Iowa Speedway Ed Carpenter at Iowa

Jason's Most Played Interviews:
1- Natalie Decker Natalie Decker 2017
2- Derek Lemke Derek Lemke 2017
3- Brent Kane Brent Kane 2017
4- Tristan Swanson Tristan Swanson first win
5- Cameron Lawrence TA winner at BIR
6- Dillon Sellner Dillon Sellner 2017
7- Taylor Goldman Roller Girl 2017
8- Donny Schatz WoO winner at Granite City
9- Baiden Heskett Baiden Heskett 2017
10- Dave Reed Dave Reed 2017

Dean's Most Played Tracks:
1- Taylor Goldman Rollergirl Interview 2017
2- Ron Krog, Rick Allen, Harry Gant Segment Kyle Petty Charity Ride Segment 2017
3- Scotty Brandt Interview Ice Man 2017
4- Tony Buffomante TA 2 winner at BIR
5- Adam Brachle Youth Impact Racing 2017
6- Jason's April Fools Segment River Crow Radio Show
7- Willie Mullins ARCA driver
8- Kevin Cywinski ARCA Former Champ
9- Cole Anderson ARCA 2017 ELKO preview
10- Brody Willett ARCA driver 2017
11- (tie) Dalton Zehr Midwest Tour ELKO winner

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