Wednesday, December 28, 2016

2016 Speed Talk season stats

2016 was our 8th season of radio shows on KRWC 1360am radio in Buffalo MN.  We want to thank our sponsors because without them, this show would not be possible.

Elko Speedway
Performance Driving School at BIR
Lou Fegers Racing in Delano
Highway 55 Trailer Sales in Buffalo
Most of all THANK YOU FANS for an incredible 2016 season.

Here are the 15 Most popular stories on this year

1- Shane Stewart wins WoO race at Granite City Speedway 1500 (photo above)
2- Elko Speedway 2016 Preview article  858
3- History of I-94 Raceway Podcast  730
4- Sam Hornish wins E15 250 at Iowa Speedway 712
5- Jacob Goede wins 2015 MN Asphalt driver of the year 663
6- World of Outlaws preview  645
7- Iowa Speedway preview article  640
8- 2006 Labor Day Race at Elko Speedway podcast 730
9- Chase Briscoe wins ABC Supply ARCA race at Iowa Speedway 617
10- Paul Fix wins Trans-Am at BIR 613
11- Speed Talk on 1360 is BACK!  599
12- Eric Jones wins US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway 594
13- Gar Robinson wins TA-2 race at BIR 592
14- Dan Fredrickson wins Thunderstruck93 at Elko Speedway 581
15- Moore and Goede win Championships at Elko Speedway 581

Speed Talk on 1360 interviewed over 50 different people in 2016.  Including drivers from Elko Speedway, Iowa Speedway, Brainerd International Raceway, Princeton Speedway and others.

We interviewed drivers racing in the Xfinity Series, Indy Car, ARCA, Camping World Truck Series, ARCA Midwest tour, Big 8 Series, Trans-Am, Trans-Am 2, NASCAR K&N East and World of Outlaws in 2016.  We interviewed big names in racing like:  Sam Hornish Jr, Daniel Suarez, Ryan Hunter Reah, Helio Castroneves, Ty Dillon and Elliott Sadler but, the local racers from Elko Speedway and Princeton Speedway are always our most popular interviews.

Top 15 "Most Listened to" Individual Interviews of 2016

Listen to all interviews on Soundcloud HERE

                                             Conrad Jorgenson

                                            Michael Ostdiek

                                             Brandon Petersen

1- Conrad Jorgenson           422
2- Michael Ostdiek            167
3- Ty Majeski                     135
4- I-94 Raceway History       85
5- I-94 Speedway Show 1991 78
6- Brandon Petersen             66
7- Matt Allen                        61
8- Chris Hawkey                   59
9- I-94 Season wrap 1994      56
10- Bryce Blohm                   55
11- Chris Marek                    53
12- Tony Brewer                   48
13- Taylor Goldman              48
14- Jonathan Eilen               47
15- Paige Decker                 42

Here are all the interviews
                                                Paige Decker at Iowa Speedway

The 2017 Speed Talk on 1360 Season begins again in April.

If your business is interested in Motorsports Marketing with Speed Talk on 1360 for as little as $50 per week, contact Jason at

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Driver interviews at Raceway Park from 2012

Jason Searcy did some interviews with drivers at Raceway Park in Shakopee (MN) in 2012 that were broadcast on KRWC 1360 AM radio in Buffalo MN.  The purpose of these interviews was to expose the drivers personalities to the general public, so these segments were not played during the Speed Talk on 1360 show, instead they were sprinkled into the regular daily programming on KRWC.

Mark Bronstad and Big Kids Racing was the sponsor of this segment along with Raceway Park, before its untimely closing in 2013.

Here are the links to all the segments on the Speed Talk on 1360 SoundCloud page.

Tim Olson
Robby Carter
Matt Schaar
Tom Quade
Jeremy Roach
Chad Walen
Drew Skaja
Ryan Varner
Rylee Michaelson
Bryan Syer-Keske
Molly Rhoads
Mike Dimmick
Ricky Martin
Todd Wilson
Kyle Larkin

These are the interviews I can find at this time, I will add more if possible.

Here is the 2011 season in review on Speed Talk on 1360 radio.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Ryan Anderson ushers in a new era of Monster Jam

By Jason D Searcy

December 10, 2016

Dennis Anderson driving Grave Digger has been the King of Monster Jam throughout the entire Metrodome era.  That era is over and his son, Son-Uva Digger driver Ryan Anderson, has taken over the crown in a very non-traditional way at the new US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (MN), he is just as much as an acrobat as a driver.

Ryan Anderson (above on right) absolutely thrilled the sold-out crowd with a display of two-wheeling tricks and totally intentional near wrecks.  The moves Anderson displayed looked more like something a BMX biker or a Freestyle Motocross racer would attempt.  He rode the corner on his two side wheels and even clipped a jump just with with his rear tire to create another unexpected move.  He won the Freestyle and nobody in the crowd even noticed he never attempted the back-flip.

Freestyle Judging Results:

Son-Uva Digger       36
Lucas Oil Crusader  35
FS1 Cleatus             34
Max D                     32
Hot Wheels              29
Monster Energy       28
Grave Digger           28
Mad Scientist          26
Scooby Doo            26
Zombie                    24
El Toro Loco            24
Thunder 4x4             21
Mohawk Warrior      15
Black OPS               12

While many of the drivers stuck to the conventional but Ryan Anderson just took Monster Jam to the next level in Freestyle a new era fitting for the new billion dollar stadium in Minnesota.  Linsey Weenk (below) in Lucas Oil Crusader almost swept the night, he did a great job in freestyle and stood up the truck after doing the back-flip.

Linsey Weenk in Lucas Oil Crusader won racing over Damon Bradshaw in Monster Energy by a mark of 18.629 to 18.831.

Becky McDonough (above) from Brainerd (MN) driving El Toro Loco did a great job in winning the Wheelie Contest after standing her truck up on the tailgate, shoving the truck in reverse and making a great save.

 Veteran driver Madusa (above), also originally from Minnesota, spoke on camera before the event, she was injured and unable to race this weekend but she thanked the crowd and hoped that her career has inspired some young female racers.

A founding father of the sport, Everett Jasmer from Ham Lake (MN) was also in attendance, he was introduced to the crowd and displayed his USA-1 Monster Truck, one of the first Monster Trucks to catch the eye of the public back in the 1980's.

The event started at 7:11pm and ended at 9:26pm.

Another Monster Jam show will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm, tickets are still available.

It was also announced that another Monster Jam show will be held at US Bank Stadium on Saturday night February 11th, 2017.

*El Toro Loco photo courtesy of Shane Carlson