Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The RETURN of Speed Talk

Race Announcers Jason Searcy and Dean Reller have worked together doing a Motor Sports themed radio show since 2001, they now have returned with an on-line version of their classic show Speed Talk.



You can watch it HERE on YouTube.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8wrytJ6hxw

Click HERE for the audio only version https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/speed-talk-the-return


The veteran race track announcers talk about the season opener at Elko Speedway, also the ARCA series, IndyCar, Iowa Speedway even some old memories from their time announcing together 25+ years ago.  The ending of the show was quite unexpected for Dean.  


You can expect more of these episodes as we continue through the 2024 racing season.  Check back here often for updates.



Sunday, April 28, 2024

Elko Speedway 2024 preseason interviews

Interviews with Elko Speedway drivers in advance of the 2024 Memorial weekend opener with Jason Searcy Elko Speedway track announcer:


Owner of Great North Legends Tim Brockhouse #13 - https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/timbrockhouse24-m4a



Chad Walen Late Model driver #52 https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/chad-walen-m4a


Jeremy Wolff #32 Late Model driver https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/jeremy-wolff-m4a



Conrad Jorgenson #83 former Thunder Car Champion and father to Julie and Jimmie Jorgenson

https://soundcloud.com/speedtalkon1360/conrad-jorgenson-m4a


Get more information at ElkoSpeedway.com


Saturday, March 16, 2024

2023 Elko Speedway Awards banquet

 The racers organized an awards banquet celebrating the 2023 race season, the 58th year of racing at Elko Speedway.  It took place at Turtles bar and grill in Shakopee (MN) on Feb 17th, 2024 with 11 year veteran track announcer Jason Searcy as the MC, Jess and Ryan Rose hosted the party.


The big news of the evening came from Jacob Goede #72 Late Model, he announced that he will not be racing full-time in 2024.  He has been the premier division Champion at Elko Speedway for 10 consecutive years.  Here is the video of his speech.



Dillon Sellner #07 was a first-time Champion in the Thunder Cars division, he announced that his race team will be moving up to the Late Model division in 2024.  Here is his speech.



Julie Jorgenson #83 won her first Power Stock Championship at Elko Speedway, she also won the Women in Motorsports North America Championship.  Here is her speech where she announced she will be racing full-time in the Thunder Car division in 2024 at Elko Speedway.



Colin Stocker #8 won his second Legends division Championship, his speech was short and sweet but it was heard that his race team is also moving up to the Late Model division next year.



Jackson Kottschade #07 was a first-time Bandolero Champion at Elko Speedway.  Here is his speech.



An award was given out to former Power Stock Champion and current Thunder Car driver Taylor Goldman.  Here is the presentation of the Inspiration award.




The 2024 Race season begins at Elko Speedway Saturday night of Memorial weekend.  Get more information at ElkoSpeedway.com




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