Monday, November 27, 2023

Possible return of long running Motorsports show

 By Jason D Searcy


After a pandemic induced hiatus, Jason and Dean have reunited for a possible return of the long time Motorsports show Speed Talk.  Here is a recently posted video on YouTube.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stKg-isw4Is




Speed Talk on 1360 Radio was a fixture Saturday mornings on KRWC AM 1360 in Buffalo MN from 2009-2019.  50+ drivers and motorsports personalities were interviewed each year by Jason and Dean, Dan Plan from the Midwest Racing Connection and Jordan Bianchi who is now employed as a National NASCAR reporter on the Athletic joined the show weekly.

Previously Jason and Dean also co-hosted a radio and TV show from I-94 Raceway in Sauk Centre (MN) from 2001-2009 on various stations including KASM, KMSR and 1390 "the Fan" in St Cloud (MN).

Before that Jason hosted the Speedway Show on KMSR radio from 1991-1997.


Detail will be released soon, as they say, Stay Tuned!







Sunday, August 13, 2023

2023 Driver Interviews

Listing of Driver Interviews 2023 Elko Speedway from Jason Searcy


ELKO Championship Interviews

Julie Jorgenson #83- Power Stocks

Dillon Sellner #07 - Thunder Cars

Jacob Goede #72 - Late Models

Colin Stocker #8 - Legends Cars


Jackson Kottschade #07 - Bandolero's



2023 Audio Interviews from Elko Speedway 


Tommy Sorem Thunder Car winner Interview  https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/tommysorem2023



Baiden Heskett interview https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/baiden-heskett-interview

Taylor Goldman Interview https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/taylor-goldman-win-tc-2023-m4a


Brent Kane interview after being awarded with the Jeremy Johnson "tire guy" Sportsmanship award https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/brent-kane-interview



Owin Giles interview after winning the Dwain Behrens memorial Late Model race at Elko Speedway https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/owin-giles-interview



Jake Ryan Interview https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/jake-ryan-interview-2023

Jackson Kottschade First win Interview https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/jacksonkottschade




Jackson Lewis First Late Model win Interview https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/jackson-lewis-interview





For More information go to ElkoSpeedway.com



Sunday, June 25, 2023

William Sawalich Interview on KRWC

 


16 year old Eden Prairie MN ARCA series driver William Sawalich did a 20 min interview on KRWC with Jason Searcy from Speed Talk on 1360 Radio.

Here is a link to that interview Sawalich Interview HERE

William Sawalich finished 2nd place in the 2023 Elko Speedway ARCA Menards 250 race, he was the star of the show and the crowd favorite.

Jason also did a feature article on William Sawalich and his MN racing roots in the Midwest Racing Connection starting on Page 6 Sawalich Article MRC


Here is the article on William Sawalich that appeared in the Midwest Racing Connection July edition on pages 7 & 8.  July Sawalich article

Sunday, April 16, 2023

2022 MN Asphalt Driver of the year




By Jason D Searcy


A 16-year-old driver from Eden Prairie (MN) William Sawalich has been named the 2022 Speed Talk on 1360 Minnesota Asphalt Driver of the year. Sawalich grew up and raced in Minnesota but his success in 2022 came from racing and winning at some of the most prestigious race tracks in all of America in some of their biggest races. He raced a total of 50 times and scored 13 wins racing for Setzer Racing and Development or Wilson Motorsports. He scored wins in the Late Model stock, Pro Late Model and Super Late Model divisions. He won at historic tracks like: Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway, Five Flags (FL) Speedway, Winchester (IN) Speedway, Motor Mile (VA) Speedway, Ace (NC) Speedway, Tri-County (NC) Motor Speedway, Montgomery (AL) Motor Speedway and Toledo (OH) Speedway. “I am honored to win this award, we had a great season last year and have raced in Minnesota in the past, looking forward to the 2023 race season,” said Sawalich.


Previous winners: 2022- William Sawalich 2021- Jacob Goede 2020- Tim Brockhouse 2019- Jacob Goede 2018- Baiden Heskett 2017- Conrad Jorgenson 2016- Tim Brockhouse 2015- Jacob Goede 2014- Jacob Goede 2013- Ricky Martin 2012- Jonathan Eilen 2011- Chad Walen 2010- Brent Kane 2009- Adam Royle 2004- Dan Fredrickson


For entire article about William Sawalich go to TheRacingConnection.com Feb 2023 Click this link MRC FEB 2023

Saturday, November 19, 2022

ELKO 2022 Interviews

 By Jason D Searcy


We did not have a radio show in 2022 but Speed Talk on 1360 continued with interviews from Elko Speedway (MN) drivers.  Here is the list with photos and links.

Now 9 time ELKO Champion #72 Jacob Goede he is now tied with Donny Reuvers and just 1 behind Jeff Martin for the most Premier Divison Championships in track history.  Click Here for interview

Now 6 time ELKO Thunder Car Champion #3 Conrad Jorgenson, he has won a Championship in the 90's, 2000's, 2010's and now the 2020's.  This is a fun interview where he reveals his 2023 plans Conrad Jorgenson interview

Former Thunder Car Champion and crowd favorite #32 Jeremy Wolff got his first Late Model win in a long time, here is his interview Click here for Wolff interview

Legendary Late Model driver #52 Chad Walen finished 2nd in the points in 2022, Here is his interview where he talks racing and his other love, restoring classic cars.


Chad Walen interview link


We also started a new series called "6 questions" where we interview top drivers and ask them some racing questions and other questions that have nothing to do with racing.  The answers proved to be very interesting!

Two time Thunder Car Champion and Rookie Late Model driver #37 Bryce Blohm Click HERE for the Blohm interview 

7 time Elko Speedway Power Stock winner in 2022 #08 Mike Stoer did a very entertaining interview and Photo! 


 

Click Here for Stoer interview

Former ELKO Legends division Champion #13 Tim Brockhouse is an interesting Character and he was in a great mood when doing this 6 questions interview 


Brockhouse Interview link

Long time Power Stock driver #66 Joe Prusak announced his retirement after the 2022 season and after over 200 wins in his career.

Joe Prusak Interview link

Former Power Stock Champion, current Thunder Car driver and crowd favorite Taylor Goldman known as "Roller Girl" did a great 6 questions interview.

Taylor Goldman interview link


We also interviewed ELKO superfan Konnor Koski

Konnor interview link

Jacob Goede also did a very well recieved "6 questions" interview

Jacob Goede Interview

We also posted many Jason Searcy race calls from numerous races at Elko Speedway in 2022.  Click on this link to listen to some of the race calls.  Audio of 2022 ELKO Race Calls

Jimmie Jorgenson 1st win

Mike Stoer 5th win of 2022

Tristan Swanson win

Jesse Fischer 6th win

Mark Anderson Jr win

Jacob Goede 7th Behrens memorial race win

Jacob Goede interview after the Behrens memorial win

Mark Anderson Jr vs Danny Mann race call

Tom Doten 2nd win of 2022

Jeremy Wolff 1st ELKO LM win race call

Tyler Ledbetter 1st win race call

Matt Wiebusch win race call

Danny Mann 6th win of 2022

Jesse Fischer vs Nick Oxborough great race

Baiden Heskett 3rd win of 2022

Mark Anderson Jr Bando win

Danny Mann 5th win of 2022

Owin Giles 3rd win of 2022

Julie Jorgenson first win of 2022

Colin Stocker clean sweep

Hunter Paine 1st LM win

Dillon Sellner clean sweep

Danny Mann 4th win

Ayrton Brockhouse 1st Legends win

Leighton Rose 2nd Bando win

Tim Brockhouse win #241

Tom Doten Power Stock win

Brent Kane 2nd win of 2022

Matt Frye win

Jake Ryan win race call

Jon Lemke 2nd win of 2022

Dusty Mann 1st Late Model win


Here are some photos from an exciting 2022 season that included Sammy Smith #18 winning the ARCA event, 4 years earlier he won 4 races at ELKO in a Legends Car.  A first career Late Model win for #10 Dusty Mann, numerous wins from 12 year old Ayrton Brockhouse in the Legends division, #7 Jacob Tiegen winning a national title in the INEX division and #36 Ty Fredrickson racing at ELKO for the first time.  Elko hosted its first annual Monster Truck Mania event and 7K racing won the Jeremy Johnson memorial "Tire Guy" Sportsmanship award.










Friday, January 14, 2022

2021 MN asphalt driver of the year

 

By Jason D Searcy

Jacob Goede from Carver (MN) has been named the 2021 Minnesota asphalt driver of the year by Speed Talk on 1360 Radio, this is the fourth time Goede has won this award.


Jacob Goede #72 is a Late Model and Super Late Model driver who added to his long list of racing accomplishments in 2021.  Most notably he won his 8th consecutive premier division Championship at Elko (MN) Speedway in the Late Model division.  He scored four wins, seventeen Top 5 finishes and showed amazing consistency by never finishing out of the Top 10 in any of the 24 feature events at ELKO.  He also had success traveling to Wisconsin where he raced at Madison International Speedway and LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway where he won four features including the Big 8 series win during Oktoberfest.  Goede also had a nice showing at New Smyrna (FL) Speedway during the World Series of Asphalt, scoring four Top 5 finishes against the best national competition.  Goede was the 2021 NASCAR Advance Auto Parts weekly series Midwest division Champion and finishes second in National points, a series in which he was the National Champion in 2019.


Thanks to Speed Talk on 1360 radio and Midwest Racing Connection for the recognition and the 2021 MN asphalt driver of the year.  Minnesota does have a lot of talent on asphalt, even though we are a small crowd compared to other parts of the country, so I appreciate this award.  We had a great season overall, consistency was definitely our strong suit, but I couldn't do it without a fast car, hard work, some luck and of course our sponsors and crew - Jacob Goede



Previous winners

2021- Jacob Goede

2020- Tim Brockhouse

2019- Jacob Goede

2018- Baiden Heskett

2017- Conrad Jorgenson

2016- Tim Brockhouse

2015- Jacob Goede

2014- Jacob Goede

2013- Ricky Martin

2012- Jonathan Eilen

2011- Chad Walen

2010- Brent Kane

2009- Adam Royle

2004- Dan Fredrickson


Monday, October 11, 2021

500th Post

We just completed our 500th post here on Speed Talk on 1360. Jason and Dean are very appreciative of the Motorsports fans who have helped keep this website viable. We have had over 318,000 original views since we started this back in 2009. Here is a listing of some of our most interesting or most viewed posts over the years: 

The Final race at Raceway Park  Click Here


Driver Interviews from Raceway Park 2012 Click Here
Raceway Park final race audio recap Click Here

History of I-94 Raceway Podcast Click Here
I-94 Raceway Obit Click Here
I-94 Raceway history web site Click Here

Local drivers Steal the Show at Monster Jam 2018 Click Here
Camden Murphy dominates Monster Jam 2019 Click Here
Ryan Anderson ushers in new era of Monster Jam Click Here

BIR
New Trans Am era ends Click Here
2017 TA Click Here
2017 TA2 Click Here
2016 TA Click Here
2016 TA2 Click Here
2015  Click Here

Shane Stewart wins World of Outlaws STC 2016 Click Here
Tim Kaeding wins WoO at ELKO 2013 Click Here
How fast is an WoO car versus an ARCA car at ELKO Click here
Schatz wins at Granite City 2017 Click Here

How Elko Speedway changes from Asphalt to Dirt Click Here
Dylan Moore wins title in Dramatic fashion at ELKO 2016 Click Here
2006 Labor Day 200 at Elko Speedway Click Here
50th Anniversary night at Elko Speedway Click Here

ARCA at ELKO
2017 race Click Here
2018 race Click Here
Willie Mullins ARCA story Click Here
2014 race Click Here


Iowa Speedway
Buescher wins Xfinity 2015 click here


Oktoberfest 


Thunderstruck93


Indy Car at Iowa Speedway



ARCA at Iowa Speedway 


Xfinity at Iowa Speedway


Trucks at Iowa Speedway


Minnesota Asphalt Driver of the Year

A Night at Princeton Speedway












Monday, October 4, 2021

Scott Speed edges Travis Pastrana at ERX

By Jason D Searcy
A huge crowd of Minnesota Motorsports fans watched racing legend Scott Speed edge iconic action athlete Travis Pastrana in the Supercar Final of the Nitro Rallycross at ERX motor park in Elk River (MN). Teammates Speed and Pastrana were celebrating together in a large group of fans after the race, the joy and excitement was obvious on their smiling faces.
"I don't do it for the trophy, it's a challenge for me, for personal growth and to work for such an amazing team, that's what I do it for" said Speed. "This place is mind blowing, the Carlsons work so hard, I'm so glad the racing was so amazing because of all the effort they put into it."
Travis Pastrana and Scott Speed both won their heat races and started in the front row for the main event, Timmy Hansen and local MN dirt track star Steve Arpin won the semi-final races, Steve Arpin is from Fort Frances Ontario Canada, just across the border of Minnesota. The drivers had nothing but good things to say about the ERX facility, the weather was a perfect 75 degrees,the pits were accessible for fans and numerous food trucks were available providing food and drink. Here are the Final results: 1- Scott Speed 2- Travis Pastrana 0.367 3- Kevin Hansen 4- Timmy Hansen 5- Fraser McConnell 6- Robin Larsson 7- Andreas Bakkerud 8- Tanner Foust 9- Steve Arpin 10-Oliver Eriksson Here is my full interview with Scott Speed  Click Here
https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/scott-speed-erx-winner
Sage Karam won the NRX Next Final, Karam had a problem on the first lap and dropped back to 7th position, Karam then put down some incredible lap times and raced his way through the field, eventully passing the leader and winning by an incredible 9 seconds over George Megennis Here is the full interview with Jason Searcy from Speed Talk on 1360 and Sage Karam  Click Here https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/sage-karam-erx-winner-2021
Karam said his team has been snake bit to start the season with lots of bad luck, it looked like that bad luck would continue when he was stuck in a three-wide situation and spun on the first lap, after the incident Karam started laying down some incredible fast laps "I saw the leaders getting bigger and bigger because they were getting closer to me and I kept pushing," said Karam "I saw a couple of them have some issues and I was praying that they would keep running into each other, it's Rally racing and anything could happen and we didn't quit, that's the big thing never give up and don't quit." Karam was so focused on laptime that he didn't even know that he was the winner "I came across the finish line, got the checkers and I asked my spotter where we finished and he said You Just Won and I was like No Way, I had no idea" said an ecstatic Karam post-race. Karam was a big fan of the ERX Motor Park race facility, "this is an amazing place," said Karam "one of the most rad tracks I've ever driven in a Rally Car, it's definitely designed for cars like this, I LOVE this track, as of today this is the favorite track I've ever gone to."
Tanner Faust won the side by side main event Get more information at NitroRallycross.com Get more information at ERXMotorpark.com *Photos courtesy of Dean Reller and Jason Searcy
Reports are that NASCAR driver Kyle Busch will join Nitro Rallycross at the next event in Mid November.
 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Jeremy Johnson memorial award

The Jeremy Johnson Memorial Sportsmanship award is given annually at Elko Speedway. Jeremy was a crew member at I-94 Raceway in Sauk Centre MN, he was known as "The Tire Guy" he helped numerous drivers in the pits not just one crew, he was known for his good attitude. He was killed by a drunk driver in 2003, a memorial race was held at I-94 Raceway for many years and later a Sportsmanship award was put together in his name. The inagural winner of this award in 2011 was Mark Bronstad a figure 8 driver at Raceway Park (MN).
Mark is pictured here with the parents of Jeremy Johnson. Other winners of this award are: Molly Rhoads, Richard Timm, Adam Brachle, Joe Valento, Faith Olson, Natalie Swedin-Bartyzal, Taylor Goldman, Ellen Wolff. We all miss Jeremy and it is a reminder that driving drunk could have long lasting consenquences