Saturday, September 30, 2017

Speed Talk on 1360 in 2017

  2017 Podcast Listing for Speed Talk on 1360

Here is the listing of the Podcasts for the 2017 season: Speed Talk on 1360 radio

May-September on KRWC radio in the Twin Cities

The final Speed Talk on 1360 Broadcast of 2017 is posted HERE 

Final Speed Talk show for 2017

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Harry Gant
Michael Waltrip
Bobby Labonte
Rusty Wallace

Elko Drivers:
Taylor Goldman
Owin Giles
Jacob Goede
Dave Reed
Baiden Heskett
Dylan Moore
Joe Neisius
Brent Kane
Michael Beamish
Michael Ostdiek
Derek Lemke
Jacob Goede Memorial winner
Jeremy Wolff memorial winner
Owin Giles 2nd win
Ted Reuvers
Chris Marek
Dave Reed
Nick Panitzke
Mike Homan
Taylor Goldman 2nd win
Dillon Sellner TC win
Jacob Goede CHAMP
Tristan Swanson 1st win

ARCA at Elko:
Austin Theriault
Cole Anderson
Christian Eckes
Riley Herbst
Cole Anderson Post Race
Entire Recap
Kevin Cywinski
Willie Mullins
Final 5 Laps Audio:

Thunderstruck93 Midwest Tour at ELKO:
Dalton Zehr
Ty Majeski
Jonathan Eilen
Brody Willett
Thunderstruck93 Recap

IndyCar at Iowa Speedway:

JR Hildebrand
Charlie Kimball
Ed Carpenter
IndyCar Recap
Racing SFX

Flat Track Motorcycles:

Recap of Race
Jake Mataya
Jake Mataya Post Race

Trans Am at BIR:

Race Recap:
Vinnie Allegretto
Ernie Francis Jr
Cameron Lawrence
Tony Buffomante
Gar Robinson

Xfinity Series at Iowa Speedway

Ross Chastain
Dakota Armstrong
Ty Majeski
Race Recap

Camping World Trucks at Iowa Speedway

Race Recap:
Grant Enfinger
Chase Briscoe
Christopher Bell

World of Outlaws at Granite City Speedway:

Tony V race preview:
Race Recap:
Jason Johnson
Brad Sweet
Donny Schatz
Racing SFX

Kyle Petty Charity Ride:

Harry Gant:
Rick Allen:
Charity Ride Recap

Granite City Speedway:
Shane Sabraski
Danny Vang
TJ Inderieden Race Call
Justin Schelitzche
Dave Cain
Adam Prieve
Matt Baker
Dave Mass
Tyler Kaeter
Keith Thell
Shane Sabraski
Trever Roediger
Corey Mehrwerth
Chris McClain
Shane Sabraski
Eric Cleasby
Clayton Wagamon
Mitchell Hribar
Landon Atkinson
Tim Johnson 3 wins
Randy Laage
Justin Schelitzche
Mike Meuller
Brooke Tatnell
Ashley Mehrwerth
Tim Johnson
Dexton Koch
Ashley Mehrwerth
Justin Schelitzche
Tim Johnson
Dennis Czech


Michael Waltrip at Mystic
Scott Brandt Traditional Sprint car
Natalie Decker ARCA
Bobby Labonte NASCAR Cup Champ
Adam Brachle Youth Impact Racing
Jason's philosophy (April 1)
Dale Jr retirement
LIVE from Indy 500
Silly Season update with Jordan
Lenny Batycki from PRN
Rusty Wallace NASCAR
Snowmobile museum

Race Call 
Owin Giles
Dirk Henry
Chris Marek
Dusty Mann
Jacob Goede
Jackson Lewis
Joe Neisius 3rd win
Jacob Goede
Grant Brown 1st win
Joe Neisius
Final 5 laps of ARCA
TJ Inderieden (Dean)
Dusty Mann Power Stock
Goede win
Brent Kane 7th win
Cole Klein 1st win
Owin Giles 2nd win
Ted Reuvers 1st win
Derek Lemke 8th win
Dusty Mann TC win
Baiden Heskett GNL win
Brent Kane 8th win
Dillon Sellner TC win
Dusty vs Julie PS finish
Tristan Swanson 1st win

Listen for Speed Talk on 1360 radio every Saturday 10-11am May-September on KRWC 1360 am in Buffalo MN or go to or search KRWC on the free Tunein app.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sammy Halbert wins Flat Track at MOA

Sammy Halbert won the inaugural Flat Track race on a temporary track built in a parking lot at Mall of America to begin the 2017 X-Games.  Halbert had a dominating run, he was fast time in qualifying, won his heat race and led all but the first two laps in the feature event, his margin of victory was over 12 seconds.

JJ Flarity from Wisconsin won the Hooligan race.

The 1/3rd mile flat dirt track had a big hole in the fourth corner but held up pretty well, it was mainly one groove but fairly consistent.  A large crowd estimated 4,000 or so packed into the temporary facility, all the food trucks ran out of food before the feature event started and the lines for the Porta-Pottys were long.

Indian Motorcycle riders continued their strong Flat Track Motorcycle season, #9 Jared Mees and #6 Brad Baker finished 2nd and 3rd.

MN racer Jake Mataya was riding with a separated shoulder, he had a bad start in his heat race and had to run the Last Chance Qualifier, he finished 8th in that race.  Overall he was happy with the experience, "being at X-Games was awesome, I'm so glad I could make it here," said Mataya.  Listen to his entire interview HERE

Here are the official results for the race

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Helio Castroneves silences the rumors and wins Iowa Corn 300

Rumors swirled this week that it might be the final year of racing for Team Penske in IndyCar for Helio Castroneves, he silenced those rumors and ended his long winless drought of 1,134 days on Sunday July 9th 2017 by winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway.  It was his 30th career win. He led 217 laps (out of 300) in the race and now is fourth all-time in laps led with 5,947.  The media was instructed not to ask Helio about his upcoming contract in the post-race press conference, we were told that all questions should be addressed to Team Penske and at this time they have no comment.

JR Hildebrand (photo above) led 38 laps but had older tires at the end and held on for second place.  Here is the Speed Talk on 1360 Exclusive interview with Hildebrand after the race.

Ryan Hunter-Reay (photo above) is a three time winner of this race, he started 15th on the grid and drove his way up to third.  The race was Red Flagged for a very brief time on lap 208 for Rain.  It also was very hot with air temperatures in the 90's and track temperatures above 130 degrees.

Will Power (photo above) started the race on the Pole, led the race three different times for 23 laps but dropped back after the last caution period and finished fourth.

Graham Rahal (above) finished the race in the fifth position 10.1811 seconds behind the leader.  2016 race winner Josef Newgarden started the race 16th and finished 6th.

Charlie Kimball (photo above) started the race 14th and with pit strategy actually led ten laps in the second half of the race but he dropped to 15th at the finish.  Here is a Speed Talk on 1360 exclusive interview with Charlie Kimball

Ed Carpenter (photo above) did the Kids "Q and A" earlier in the day and started the race in 4th, he dropped back and finished 12th.  Here is an exclusive Speed Talk on 1360 interview with Ed Carpenter.

Here is the article about the Kids "Q and A" at Iowa Speedway.

Point leader Scott Dixon had a poor qualifying effort starting the race 17th, he finished the race in 8th.

We will have a full recap of the Iowa Corn 300 Verizon IndyCar series race including commentary and full interviews with Jason and Dean Saturday 10-11am (CDT) on Speed Talk on 1360 radio.  Listen on or search KRWC on the free Tunein app.

Here is a :50 Sound Bite of the opening laps for the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway.

Kids Q & A at Iowa Speedway

Iowa Speedway held a Kids Q & A Session preceding the Iowa Corn 300 for the Verizon IndyCar Series.  It was held at the Crash Course located under the Main Grandstand.  IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter was the celebrity guest and kids were given the opportunity to ask questions, just like the professional media.

Here are some of the interesting Kids Questions that were asked-with a summary of the answer.

Q:  How does it feel to go Airborn?
A:  It is very Quiet.

Q:  Did you watch racing when you were little?
A:  Yes, I was always a big IndyCar fan growing up.

Q:  How long does it take for you to get into the car?
A:  We have a maximum of 6 minutes when it is announced for drivers to do so but, it usually only takes me about 3-4 minutes.

Q:  How does it feel when you need to go to the Bathroom?
A:  I was waiting for that one!  It's just like when you go on a long road trip with your parents, you have to   go to the bathroom before the race and if you don't you just have to hold it.  But we sweat out a lot in the car so it usually isn't a problem

Just like working media, the kids were not allowed to take photos with the driver or get autographs but the parents were allowed to take a group photo at the end.

Iowa Corn 300 IndyCar Iowa Speedway preview

The Iowa Corn 300 IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway is coming up today with green flag scheduled for 4:40pm.  The race will be televised on NBCSN beginning at 4pm (CDT).

Will Power #12 was the fast qualifier with a lap time of 17.3612 seconds, average speed of 185.210 mph on the 7/8th Oval at Iowa Speedway located in Newton (IA).

The 2016 winner was Josef Newgarden Here is the link to our race story

Here is our 2014 Recap

Here is our 2013 Iowa IndyCar Recap

Scott Dixon #9 is the current point leader with 379 pts
Simon Pagenaude #1 is second in points 34 behind
Helio Castroneves #3 is third in points 37 behind Dixon.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017


By Dean Reller

BRAINERD, MN (July 2, 2017) –  If there was such a thing as a "perfect race"  for Tony Buffomante, this would have been it as Buffomante won the Trans Am TA2 Ryan Companies Muscle Car Challenge at Brainerd International Raceway.

After having been the fastest car in all of the practices and then qualified for the pole with a Track Record lap of 1:29.562 seconds, Buffomante led the field to the green in the 40 lap race on Brainerd International Raceway's 2.5 mile Competition Road Course.  From the wave of the green, Buffomante took control of the race staying ahead of Gar Robinson and teammate Shane Lewis. The cautionless race played into Buffomante's favor as he held off every challenge that Robinson threw at him, leading every lap in taking the win.

"I don't know how much he had left," said Buffomante following the race.  "We had a little bit left, but I didn't want to see that traffic at the end, but that's TA2 racing.  It's hard to get away from people in this series.  The series is so close, Ford vs Chevy this weekend and fortunately the Mustang ended up on top."

Click to listen to interview with Tony Buffomante

Points leader Robinson chased Buffomante from the start, but despite several challenges and a small opportunity to capitalize on some lapped traffic near the end, he would have to settle for second.

"He (Buffomonte) had a nice car today," said Robinson afterwards.  "I think both our cars were equally matched.  It came down to who made mistakes and Tony didn't make mistakes and I got to try and minimalize mine.  It was a clean hard race all the way.  I thought it was going to get interesting with lapped traffic, but we'll have to wait until Mid-Ohio to do it again."

Click to listen to interview with Gar Robinson

Shane Lewis started third and maintained that position the entire race, finishing a considerable distance behind the leaders.

This event will be televised on CBS Sports Network on Saturday August 12th  at 11am

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