by Steve Wronkowicz
I am co-host of the syndicated radio show: ON PIT ROW. Over ten years on the air and three on the net; see what can happen when I don't let the facts get in the way of my opinions.July 23, 2008 9:24 am UTC No Comments
Phil Parsons, Patrick Donahue, Shawn Umphries, Mike Strevel from Berlin Raceway and Brian Scott headline INSIDE ARCA
Last night’s INSIDE ARCA Radio show was another quality show. That may sound a little self-serving. I suppose it is, but when we started talking with the powers that be at ARCA last fall, one of the premises that we came up with was to introduce ARCA racing fans to some of the personalities that make up the ARCA Re/Max Series.
Being able to talk with our ARCA Insider Phil Parsons on a weekly basis has given us a strong base to work from, week in and week out. While Charlie and I are at the non-televised races to broadcast them on ARCANation.com; we rely on Phil for his on scene observations from the races that he and Rick Allen do for Speed TV.
Patrick Donahue, crew chief for Scott Speed in the #2 Red Bull Toyota out of the Eddie Sharp Racing stable, gives us his inside look at the technical side of ARCA. Last night was no different as Patrick was with us via the phone while we had Shawn Umphries from Mr. Gasket in house to talk about the Mallory ignition system that ARCA mandates to all its race teams. Talking about ignition systems on the surface doesn’t sound very riveting, but it was amazingly interesting.
The July 8th show saw ARCA “Rules Enforcer” Bobby Tomsen join us live at Toledo Speedway to talk about his role at an ARCA event. Bobby had a lot to say about rules and the ARCA Series. We had to keep Bobby around for a second segment.
Check out the broadcast of INSIDE ARCA presented by Team GLOCK Racing. You can download the show as a podcast or listen anytime at arcaracing.com. In the Toledo, Ohio area you can hear a replay of the show at midnight Wednesday night/Thursday morning at WCWA-1230AM.
We are very proud of the progress of INSIDE ARCA. It is a work in progress, but interviews with drivers like Brian Scott - who sat on the pole at Kentucky Speedway and turned the fast lap at the Nashville Super Speedway test on Tuesday - helps bring the ARCA Re/Max Series to the fans.
Photo Credit: BethAnne Heisler/Bench Racing Productions for ON PIT ROW