April 16th, 2021
Without a doubt, he is the Mayor of Everywhere. He knows practically everybody that has any connection to street rods, drag racing, custom cars, car shows,etc. We are talking about our guest today, Louis Carnevale. Some of the topics discussed today include: building a Riddler car with his father, the new muscle car scene, what is a street rod and what is happening to that crowd, what are the steps that Mr.Carnevale looks for when he is asked to restore a customer's car, waxes, his finest creation, Autorama, Lake Street Motorfest and so much more!
April 13th, 2021
If you are a fan of drag racing, then you know who John Force is. He is considered to be the ambassador of drag racing. However, we think this guy may just have him beat. One cannot walk away from talking to John Denski and not get enthused about the sport. His infectious charisma and front porch charm makes one want to listen to Mr. Denski for hours. Some of the topics talked about in the podcast are: how Mr. Denski started in drag racing, why putting a show for the fans is essential, hints of a new car for him, why Mr. Denski likes to run Nitro, being with the Great Lakes Gassers, his first funny car, AMC and so much more! Included in this podcast is an extremely rare epilogue.
April 8th, 2021
All it takes is a note or a call to us to get our attention and Mike Pinkowski did just that. Mr. Pinkowski is a trustee in the township (London) that the Milan Dragway sits on, and did we have a lot of questions to ask him! In today's show, some of the topics covered included: what the township would like to see the new owners of Milan Dragway do, what the chances that residential or commercial buildings go up if the dragway is discontinued, how the neighbors complain about the noise at night and what the new owners can do to help that situation, Mr. Pinkowski involvement in motorsport, you think you live close to Milan Dragway-Mr. Pinkowski has you beat and so much more topics talked about today. Ed note: We do want to thank Mr. Pinkowski for coming on very short notice. Let's just say it's rare that a someone from City Hall wants to actually help KEEP a dragstrip running in their area. Hat's off to Mike Pinkowski for being a friend of drag racers...
April 1st, 2021
She may be only second to Brian Wolfe as the guest has returned the most times to "THE 5:15 SHOW," it's Karri Anne Beebe of Beebe Motorsport fame. We bumped Karri Anne up a few weeks because we wanted her take on topics including: the situation of Milan Dragway, her team's off season, what is new for her drag radial class car, what racers do if there isn't a Milan Dragway to race at, just what are the hardships of finding a new track to race at, from a team owner and driver perspective, what tracks in Michigan in her opinion would be a option for head's up racing class to go, the hidden costs to find a new track, will there be new sponsorships for the drag radial classes and so much more!
March 30th, 2021
Gassers. Everybody loves 'em and here at CKiW iRADIO 76, we do too! Who better to talk about Gassers than the leader of The Great Lakes Gassers and one of our favorites-Tim Timoszyk. Some of the topics on today's show include: how the club selects the tracks they want to race at, how to schedule races in a Covid-19 era, "Johnny Rotten" (*will be here 4/9/21), the philosophy of the GLG, how to put on a show for the fan (and run full out all the time), the points are back, membership numbers, where the GLG will be appearing this year, hero cards and coloring books, what to look for in new members and their cars, the BIG Timoszyk racing family and so much more!
March 12th, 2021
Any successful group has to have a very dynamic leader and the MSADRA has found it in their president/spokesperson/ showrunner Bill Alexander. Fighting against the tide of indifferent perceptions of racing snowmobiles in the summertime, the charismatic Mr. Alexander, in just a few minutes, will make one want to go see/join the MSADRA in action. He, along with the association's can-do attitude makes this club one of our top three groups to watch for 2021. Topics in this show include: the philosophy of the MSADRA, the explosion in membership, the different classes in snowmobile racing, what MSADRA has for rookie drivers and for those who want to get involved, the alliance with Mid-Michigan Motorplex, NHRA, prize money to be won, racing in a Covid year, attracting more spectators and so much more!
March 12th, 2021
There are guests that we can just pull up a chair and listen to him for days and Al Thomas is one of those! Mr. Thomas is actively involved in the National Electric Drag Race Association (NEDRA), teaching and building all aspects of electric cars, consumer and high performance. In today's show, topics include: the big automakers getting involved in making EV's, suddenly it's 1954, the Super Cobra Jet Mustang 1400, where to find aftermarket high performance EV parts, NHRA EV classes, EV on the dragstrips, the cost of driving an EV as opposed to and ICE, price dropping EV sticker, the EV Corvette, NEDRA Nationals, EV horsepower race, sticker car fatigue, the dragster that he is building and so much more!
March 1st, 2021
Back for a NEW season of the ONLY SPORTS TALK SHOW NOT bought and paid by ANY sports team-it's those lovable lugs talking about those loser Detroit teams and sporting events around the world! In tonight's show, topics include: that Tiger Woods (winner), Detroit Tigers (HUGE losers), MSU not in or?, B1G basketball and Michigan, come on "Big Dance", why Red Wings and why play anymore this year, no QB for the Lions in the draft, Piston Bad Boy history, Saber problems, Piston trades, stupid NHL outside game, LSS hockey and so much more!
March 1st, 2021
One of the most interesting guys you will ever meet in the world of drag racing, tonight we have STEVE TIMOSZYK of the Detroit Tiger Funny Car/ Milan Dragway fame with us. Topics covered on the show today include: the upcoming Funny Car Tour 2021, Funny Car Chaos, the 2020 Detroit Dragway and 2020 Nostalgia Nationals ("NosNats") review (ps-what a show!), backstage at the NosNats and how they engage fans, the "Parade of Cars" at the NosNats, what is the year a car has to be considered in the Nostalgia, the "Kicking it Old School Race" overview, how Steve produces shows at Milan Dragway, drag racing in Covid-19 times, who is coming to the NosNats this year, what is a typical week during race season, sponsors, upcoming races at Milan and so much more!
February 19th, 2021
He has been on "The 5:15 Show" more than anyone else in the history of the show and we are always happy to welcome Nick Janowiak from The Ubly Dragway. Topics talked about in today's show include: NEW details of the 2021 season at Ubly Dragway, confirmation of the GUARANTEED $25,000 race this summer, new lights being added this season, will the Gassers be back this year, how safety is king at Ubly, horror stories from the starting line, how it is to manage a track during the time of Covid 19, where to get more info about the track and so much more!