Hammer Down Racing Report

104.7 WIOT (WIOT-FM)

Weekly recap of all the NW Ohio/SE Michigan racing action plus the latest racing news locally and beyond! Each week, we feature a special guest or guests (drivers, promoters, etc.), pizza giveaways and much more!

All Episodes

The 2021 Fremont Speedway track champions (D.J. Foos - 410 sprints, Matt Foos - 305 sprints & Shawn Valenti - dirt trucks) join us to talk about their championship seasons. Plus all the latest racing news.

Dec 3

1 hr 5 min

We speak with the 2021 Oakshade Raceway champions: Devin Shiels (late model), Rusty Smith (sportsman), Gabe Mueller (bombers) and Eric Carr (Compacts). Plus all the latest racing news!

Nov 19

1 hr 3 min

We speak with 2021 Flat Rock champions Eric Lee, Dennis Whisman Jr., Greg Studt, Bobby Stewart and Kyle Metdepenningen. Plus all the latest racing news.

Nov 12

1 hr 18 min

This year's Attica Raceway Park track champions, Trey Jacobs, Devin Shiels and Jamie Miller, will join us to talk about their championship seasons. Plus all the latest racing news.

Nov 5

1 hr 22 min

Ron Hammons, the promoter/owner of the NRA Sprint Invaders joins us this week. Plus the latest racing news and results.

Oct 29

1 hr 3 min

Chris Mize from Sandusky Speedway joins us to talk about this weekend's Bev Jaycox Memorial Cavalcade presented by Budweiser and the Fremont Dirt Trucks vs. Oakshade Raceway Bombers Dirt Invades Asphalt. We also discuss the new UMP Modified rules for 2022, plus all the latest racing news and results.

Oct 22

1 hr 27 min

We speak with C.J. Rayburn about his racing career and building dirt late model chassis. Dirt truck driver Tony Burns will check in with details about the Dirt Invades Asphalt event featuring Fremont Speedway dirt trucks and Oakshade Raceway bombers at Sandusky Speedway on October 23rd. Plus all the latest racing news.

Oct 15

1 hr 30 min

We speak with 410 sprint car racer T.J. Michael as he prepares for this weekend's All Star Circuit of Champions Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway. We are also giving away a pair of tickets to each night of the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway thanks to Big D's Pizza. Plus all the latest racing news.

Oct 8

1 hr 7 min

Late Model Driver Tyler ErbThis week we speak with Best Performance Motorsports late model driver Tyler Erb who sits 6th in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points and has a pair of wins at the Knoxville Nationals a couple weeks ago, along with the win Friday night at Brownstown. Plus all the latest racing news and results.

Oct 1

57 min 30 sec

22-year-old 410 sprint car pilot, Spencer Bayston, picked up his first World of Outlaws feature win this summer in the Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park and came back at the beginning of this month to win the All Star Circuit of Champions Attica Ambush. We will talk to spencer about his success at Attica and his race season overall. Plus all the latest racing news.

Sep 24

1 hr 3 min

We speak with dirt stock car racer on his Eldora Super Stock win on Labor Day weekend and his new dirt late model ride. Plus all the latest racing news.

Sep 17

1 hr 6 min

Dirt truck driver Cory Mccaughey joins us to talk about his race season in the 911 dirt truck, his C.A.M. Racing team and honoring first responders and military on 9/11. Plus, Scott Warner may drop in with an update on Millstream and/or his racing plans. And all the latest racing news.

Sep 10

1 hr 34 min

Carter Schlenk, son of late model racer Rusty Schlenk, joins us this week along with his father. We will discuss Carter's first time practicing in a Sportsman and when we can expect to see him in competition. We may ask Rusty a thing or two about his season as well. Plus all the latest racing news.

Sep 3

1 hr 11 min

We speak with Cole Duncan, winner of the FAST/All Stars co-sanctioned event at Waynesfield Raceway Park this past weekend. Plus Duane Hancock from AFCS on the Tuesday Fair Race at Fremont Speedway. And all the latest racing news.

Aug 27

1 hr 32 min

Craig Dippman joins us this week to talk about his racing at Lima, Eldora and Oakshade as well as this weekend's upcoming Dippman Motorsports Night at Oakshade Raceway. Jordan Wittes, car owner and DirtIsMyGlitter photographer will talk about her Driver of the Week program. Plus all the latest racing news.

Aug 20

1 hr 20 min

Seventeen year old Carter Murday has feature wins in his last two starts. We speak with him, late model racer Steve Miller and Wil Wiggins on the Josh Neff Wiggins Memorial Race at Sandusky Speedway. Plus all the latest racing news.

Aug 13

1 hr 33 min

Former racer and announcer in NW Ohio, Monster Truck announcer and announcer at East Bay, racing writer and many other things, Larry Jewett will be our guest. Plus all the latest racing news.

Aug 6

1 hr 33 min

So Bill Brodrick has probably been to victory lane more than anyone in NASCAR Cup competition. We will speak to him this week on how he became "The Hat Man". Plus all the latest racing news!

Jul 30

1 hr 23 min

Rumble in Ft. Wayne promoter Larry Boos joins us to talk about this year's event and give us the latest on Montpelier Motor Speedway. Plus all the latest racing news.

Jul 23

1 hr 15 min

We will talk with 2019 Oakshade Raceway Birthday Race/Late Model Summer Nationals winner Chris Keller about that achievement and what he is doing to prepare for this weekend's event. Also, we will check in with WTOL Meteorologist Ryan Wichman live for the Weekend Weather Pit Stop and to talk about a special playground project he has been spearheading. Plus all the latest racing news!

Jul 16

1 hr 25 min

Legendary sprint car driver Brad Doty will join us once again with preview of the 2021 Brad Doty Classic coming up next week at Attica Raceway Park. Plus all the latest racing news and results.

Jul 9

1 hr 12 min

We are taking the show on the road this week to Big D's Pizza in Clyde, Ohio where we will have sprint car racer Brian Smith and Larry Kingseed Jr. as our special guests. Plus all the latest racing news and results.

Jul 4

1 hr 32 min

The son of legendary Flat Rock stock car racer Royce Cornett has made the transition from racing go-karts to full-sized vehicles, running Cory McCaughey's Dirt Truck. We speak to the 14-year-old about the transition and his future racing plans. Mike Young checks in after his first Late Model Sportsman win of the season Friday at Toledo Speedway. Plus all the latest racing news and results.

Jun 25

1 hr 8 min

Veteran Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway stock car (and school bus figure 8) drivers and current tech inspectors Jack Franzil and Terry Smith join us to talk about their careers and school bus figure 8 racing. Plus all the latest racing new and results.

Jun 18

1 hr 20 min

Cole Macedo has been on a tear this year picking up his most recent win Saturday at Fremont and leading the 410 points at Attica and the AFCS. We speak to him as he prepares for Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Then Sandusky Speedway's Chris Mize will join us along with Pro Truck Racer Jamie Sullivan to talk about her debut in a monster truck this weekend. And we will talk about some other stuff too.

Jun 11

1 hr 26 min

Casey Noonan took the checkered flag Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway in an incredible finish to the American Late Model Series feature. He will join us to talk about that and his plans for the rest of the season. Plus all the latest racing news and results.

Jun 4

1 hr 6 min

Rusty Schlenk is once again on top of the DIRTcar national late model point standings and is coming off two consecutive feature wins at Oakshade Raceway. He will join us this week on the show to discuss the first part of his season and where he goes from here. Plus all the latest racing news & results!

May 28

1 hr 2 min

ARCA Menards Series driver and grandson of racing legend Richard Petty, Thad Moffitt, will also join us to talk about this weekend's ARCA Menards Series - Herr's Potato Chips 200 at Toledo Speedway and Sunday's Late model Sportsman winner at Toledo Speedway, Greg Stilwell Jr. calls in. Plus all the latest racing news.

May 21

1 hr 15 min

Gabe Mueller picked up his first A Main feature win at Oakshade this past weekend. We will speak with him about that, plus all the latest racing news.

May 14

1 hr

We speak with AFCS 410 point leader D.J. Foos who won the series opener this past weekend at Fremont Speedway. Plus all the latest racing news and results.

May 7

58 min 11 sec

Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway GM Scott Schultz joins us to talk about the 2021 race seasons at both tracks set to kick off this weekend at Flat Rock Speedway. Plus all the latest racing news.

Apr 30

1 hr 13 min

Christina Henricks from Oakshade Raceway discusses the upcoming 2021 race season at the 3/8 mile bullring. Racer John Young has a chance to win admission, food and drink for four to Oakshade. Listen to hear the details plus all the latest racing news.

Apr 23

1 hr 15 min

Harli White has a pretty incredible story that has led to a ride in the Ed Neumeister 11n to race in Ohio this year including Attica, Fremont, Eldora, Limaland and Waynesfield. Don't miss our conversation with her and Fremont Speedway announcer Brian Liskai will give us a 2021 Fremont season preview. Plus all the latest racing news.

Apr 16

1 hr 25 min

Doug Dock and Chris Mize of Sandusky Speedway join us to talk about the upcoming race season at Sandusky Speedway that kicks off with this weekend's Spring Ice Breaker Cavalcade. Plus all the latest racing news.

Apr 9

1 hr 23 min

Young dirt late model racer Colin Shipley joins us to talk about his recent emergence as a top contender each week. We will also try again to speak with the voice of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and former Toledo Speedway, Oakshade Raceway, Flag City Motorsports Park and Eldora Speedway announcer Rick Eshelman. Plus all the latest racing news.

Apr 2

1 hr 27 min

Rick Eshelman of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series was supposed to join us, but had something come up, so we spoke with Tim of Tim's Sims in Lima, OH and Pam Henricks of Oakshade Raceway called in. Plus all the latest racing news.

Mar 26

1 hr 19 min

Rex LeJeune of Attica Raceway Park will join us to talk about the upcoming race season that kicks off this weekend. Also, the defending 410 champ at Attica, Cap Henry, will pop in was well. Plus all the latest racing news.

Mar 19

1 hr 2 min

We speak with the 2019 Eldora Speedway Stock Car Champion Earnie Woodard who also was the 2007 and 2009 Keysor Memorial winner at Limaland. Plus all the latest racing news.

Mar 12

1 hr 9 min

Andy King joins us to talk about the newly formed Dirt Track Truck Series, and even spilled some breaking news on visits to a couple of NW Ohio tracks. Plus all the latest racing news and pizza giveaways.

Mar 5

1 hr 8 min

2020 Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway & Kalamazoo Speedway Safety Director Jake Steele joins us to answer our questions about the current state of track and vehicle safety in racing. Jake has an extensive resume in racing safety that also includes training hundreds of others in safety programs. Plus we will have all the latest racing news.

Feb 26

1 hr 21 min

We speak with Amber Balcaen about her racing career which has taken her to 410 sprints to driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports to being on CMT reality show "Racing Wives" and most recently back to the dirt in the POWRi Midget Series. We will also discuss her big announcement and all the latest racing news.

Feb 19

1 hr 6 min

We speak with dirt sprint car, late model and modified driver about his experience at this year's DIRTcar Nationals in Florida. Plus all the latest racing news.

Feb 12

1 hr 1 min

2017 World Of Outlaws Late Models R.O.Y. Devin MoranDresden, Ohio's Devin Moran is in the thick of the Lucas Oil Late Models points championship early in the season. We will speak with him about his 2021 championship bid sporting Big D's Pizza on the rear quarter panel. Plus all the latest racing news!

Feb 5

1 hr 21 min

USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget Series Rookie of the Year, Buddy Kofoid, will join us to talk about his Wild Wing Shootout wins this past weekend and his plans of running the USAC Silver Crown series. Plus all the latest racing news.

Jan 29

1 hr 4 min

Tri-City Motor Speedway champ Dona Marcoullier will talk about his successful 2020 race season which included his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals win. Plus all the latest racing news!

Jan 22

1 hr 16 min

We speak with former NASCAR Cup driver and FOX NASCAR reporter, Kenny Wallace about his career, current racing endeavors and some other stuff. Plus Anton Hernandez gives us an update from Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, OK.

Jan 15

2 hr 17 min

We kick off our first show of 2021 with Sprint Cars on ICE founder Nick Berry and Great Lakes Super Sprints owner Barry Marlow who both have some big winter racing news! We will also speak with Sandusky Speedway Hangover Race winner Dan Dippman who was the first ever to win in two divisions on the same day in the history of the event.

Jan 8

1 hr 28 min

Scott Warner from Millstream Speedway and Chris Mize and Doug Dock from Sandusky Speedway join us to go over the details of the January 1st and 2nd race doubleheader. Plus all the latest racing news.

Dec 2020

1 hr 24 min

We team up with the guys from Dirt Nerds, On The Throttle and Horsepower Happenings to discuss the race year that was (and wasn't in some cases). Duane Hancock, Elliott Aldrich, Rich Frantz and Zack Hiser join us. Plus all the latest racing news.

Dec 2020

1 hr 24 min

2020 Sandusky Speedway Champions Matt Marlowe (Mods), Dan Smith (Renegades), Kyle Lawson (Pure Stocks) and Neveah Rusiska (Beginner Stocks) will joins us to talk about their championship seasons. Plus the latest racing news.

Dec 2020

1 hr 11 min