October 14th, 2021
Welcome to the back porch and listen to two old friends give their opinions about all things drag racing in Michigan (and some Ohio) for the 2021 season. One of our favorite guests-Todd Sr. Dunham from the Drag Racers of Michigan Facebook page- is on the porch with us today as topics included: thoughts about Mid-Michigan, Onondaga, U.S.131, Ubly, Lapeer International, Northern and Milan dragways, the fine investments that Michigan track owners are doing, the Onondaga opening, Dragway 42, Mid-Michigan gem, fans coming back, Nick-the master of surprises, CKiW iRADIO 76 starting to use video equipment at the tracks, iffy television coverage for drag racing nationally, Nostalgia racing being HOT, hooray for Milan, Steve Timoszyk, William Alexander, the LID legal story, Bill Jennings and so much more!
September 21st, 2021
What a guest. One gets an unique feeling when you talk to folks that were part of history. It's awe, humbleness and intrigue at the same time. Knowing that the voice on the other end of the phone was on legendary drag racing team in the golden days of the sport, we had so many questions to ask. Today our guest is Joe Pappas of the world famous "Motown (Mopar) Missile" team and he answered questions with such great insights we didn't want him to stop. Topics on today's show include: the name change of the Motown/Mopar Missile and what Barry Gordy had to do with that, what it was like to be on a Mopar Factory team, bringing engines in Holiday Inn rooms (with fuel), why the Motown Missile team was different than the other Mopar Factory teams (Sox and Martin, Landy, Leal, etc), who built their chassis (hint-it wasn't in Michigan) , Mr. Hoover, hanging out with Dyno Don, Ronnie and Grumpy, that big per diem money, the Mopar "Test Program Services", reel to reel data recorder, corporate politics, Grumpy's tube chassis Vega, NHRA hates Hemis, the end of the Mopar Factory teams, going to see Don Carlton's shop again after years past and so much more. We will have Mr. Pappas back. Guaranteed...
September 15th, 2021
It's that feeling that you get when you know that your favorite cousins are coming for a visit. In this case,it is Clyde Newsome and Levi Prater from the Sloan Onondaga Dragway that are coming in to pay us a visit. Topics discussed on today's show include: what's new at the track, the no box programs, the learning curve of running a dragway, looking back at the opening of the track just a few months ago, the massive fan support, the heavy hitters that are coming to the Sloan Onondaga Dragway (SOD), the new timing system, "Racin' Woody", perhaps VIP seating, the interaction with the fans, getting sponsors, overflow parking, the road in front of SOD is now fixed, building up the racing classes, multi-generation racers at SOD, the speakers are up, what is coming up next and so much more! Producer's Note: The passion and enthusiasm that Mr. Newsome and Mr. Prater have for SOD resonates through the speakers clearly. Their hometown genuineness is quite authentic and charismatic. As time progresses, we are quite confident that these gents will become not only more comfortable with their day-to-day duties, but become outstanding spokespersons for the Sloan Onondaga Dragway. They are well on their way now...
September 10th, 2021
Although he wears many hats at The Ubly Dragway, when Nick Janowiak is up in the tower, he is running on 100% Nitro. In our estimation, he calls the races like few can and making it exciting to listen. It is our pleasure to welcome Nick back with as he can covered topics like: new lights at Ubly (hello night time racing there), the $25,000 guaranteed Thunder in the Thumb race, his innovative morning "Deere Summits" before each race day, new concrete barriers replacing the steel guard rails, new menu items at the concession stand, upcoming races and so much more!
September 1st, 2021
Welcome to "THE DETROIT SPORTS AUTHORITIES" for 8/31/21. This is the only Detroit sports talk show NOT bought and paid by "them" so they can tell it straight. On today's show, Ken and John talk about topics including: zero impressed Lions, where be dat StatFord, missed the first rounder again, zzzz preseason, if you EVER did/doing sport betting-listen to this, zzzzz again to Mr. 501, here comes them college football folks and so much more!
September 1st, 2021
For a job well done, we invited Brian Scott back one more time to give an overall view of the Airfield Drags in Three Rivers, Michigan. Mr. Scott talked about how the whole day ran, fighting the high heat for the day, the last minute changes, the thoughts he had as many more people came in through the gate than was expected, the change in the racers parking, what he learned from that day, what next year may look like and so much more!
August 24th, 2021
Welcome to the Detroit Sports Authorities, the show about sports NOT bought and paid for by any team, anywhere! On today's show, Ken and John (Mark should be sitting in a big tub of ice) talk about: the Miguel Cabrera's 500, why Zach Short stays, the Tigers and why, do you really want to bet anything on the Detroit Lions, getting caught in the sports betting trap and so much more!
August 24th, 2021
Just go. Wanna see drag racing at it's most basic level with a HUGE small town vibe? Then hop into the LeBaron and get to the Dr. Haines Municipal Airport for the third first ever Airfield Drags in Three Rivers, Michigan. Normally we don't go out on a limb to advocate for a first time event, but we think that our guest today Brian Scott and his crew has put together a most unique event that is worthy of your time. Mr. Scott talks about how hard it was to cancel the second first Airfield Drags because of the weather and the triumph of getting it back on track quickly, the record amount of cars for the race, the pin-up girls, the folks who gave him the encouragement to do this again this year, food trucks, directions for where to go once they enter the airfield and so much more. We are going.
August 10th, 2021
We hate internet rumors. So boring. When we have questions that need clarification, we get the facts. End. Of. Story. We went right to the source to get the answers that we have been seeking. Back again with us is Ron Youngblood, Zoning Administrator/Code Enforcement Officer and Deputy Supervisor for London Township where the Milan Dragway is located. Mr. Youngblood is here to answer yet more questions about what happens when the dragway is finally sold. Topic's on today's show include: what the first thing the new owner should/has to do, safety concerns, certificate of occupancy, how fast they can get inspections done, a good-better-best scenario to open the gates after it's sold, example dates on how fast can all of the inspections can be done so the gates can start to reopen, unsafe benches, don't forget time for the closing, know your non-conformity clause, "the berm" , does everybody want the track back, which potential buyer did he personally talk to, how many walked inside the track with him and so much more!