Rip the Fence: Episode 25
The 7-time New Zealand Champ Michael Pickens calls in from the other side of the pond, plus Dillon and Tyler discuss rules changes at USAC and Justin Grant switching rides in the Midget Series.
Rip the Fence: Episode 103 – Chase Stockon - August 6, 2020
Chase Stockon won the 2020 USAC Nos Energy Drink Indiana Sprint Week Title, his first of his career. Chris Wilner sits in for Dillon Welch who joins the show from Pennsylvania during Eastern Midget Week.
Rip the Fence: Episode 102 – Blake Anderson - July 29, 2020
Blake Anderson, the voice of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, joins Tyler and Dillon this week on Rip the Fence.
Rip the Fence: Episode 101 – Indiana Sprint Week Pool Show - July 24, 2020
Dillon and Tyler go through the Indiana Sprint Week Pool and make their picks. They recap Mid-America Midget Week and look ahead to one of the best weeks in sprint car racing.
Rip the Fence: Episode 100 – Jack Hewitt and Brady Bacon - July 15, 2020
Finally, 100 Episodes. The boys celebrate by talking to the great Jack Hewitt and Cornbelt Nationals Winner at Knoxville Brady Bacon.
Rip the Fence: Episode 99 – Kendra Jacobs - July 8, 2020
Kendra Jacobs, Director of Marketing for Knoxville Raceway, joins Dillon and Tyler this week on Rip the Fence.
Rip the Fence: Episode 98 – Kaylee Bryson - July 1, 2020
Kaylee Bryson is racing for Keith Kunz Motorsports in both USAC and POWRi Midget Series in 2020. Bryson is an Oklahoma micro racer who has just hit the national open wheel scene. Dillon and Tyler are back in studio for 98.
Rip the Fence: Episode 97 – Kyle Larson - June 24, 2020
Kyle Larson has been red hot, winning in everything he sits in, Including Outlaws, Allstar and USAC Midget Races. Larson won the 2020 USAC Indiana Midget Week title and joins Dillon and Tyler on Epsiode 97.
Rip the Fence: Episode 96 – Stephen Schnapf - June 17, 2020
Stephen Schnapf earns first career USAC Sprint Car win at Tri State Speedway. Hear about his journey, plus reaction to Larson’s continued dominance on 96.
Rip the Fence: Episode 95 – Robert Ballou - June 11, 2020
Robert Ballou is back after returning from an injury last June at the Kokomo Speedway. Over the weekend he had a podium in Iowa with the USAC National Sprint Car Series and has been doing some wing racing in PA. Ballou is one if sprint car racing’s greatest characters and joins Dillon and Tyler on 95.
Rip the Fence – Episode 94 – Justin Grant - June 5, 2020
USAC racer Justin Grant Racing joins Dillon Welch and Tyler Burnett this week.
Rip the Fence: Episode 93 – Tyler Courtney - May 27, 2020
Tyler Courtney is a two-time USAC Champion, and won at Port City Raceway with the National Midget Series this past week in USAC’s first race since the Covid-19 pandemic. Courtney also announced this week that he will drive a NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoor Truck at the Eldora Dirt Derby on July 30th with Clauson Marshall Racing and Niece Motorsports. He chats with Dillon and Tyler about all of that and more on Episode 93.
Rip the Fence: Episode 92 – Amber Balcaen - May 21, 2020
Amber Balcaen is a Canadian driver who grew up cutting her teeth at the dirt tracks in The northern region of the United States and her home country. Balcaen made the move to Charlotte to pursue her stock car dream, but recently has announced she will go back to dirt racing and will compete with Flea Ruzic and Team Ripper in a National Midget.
Rip the Fence – Episode 91 – Zeb Wise - May 13, 2020
Zeb Wise is an open wheel driver from Indiana who has competed in the USAC National Midget Series and now competes full-time in a 410 winged sprint car with the All-Stars. Wise left Clauson Marshall Racing before the 2020 Chili Bowl and drove for Keith Kunz Motorsports. He drives for Sam McGhee Motorsports sprint car program.
Rip the Fence: Episode 90 – Daison Pursley - May 7, 2020
Daison Pursley is a 15 year old USAC and Powri National Midget driver for Keith Kunz Motorsports. Pursley has won multiple iRacing events during the Pandemic including Wednesday’s Virtual Chili Bowl.
Rip the Fence – Episode 89 – Jackslash - April 30, 2020
Sean Buckley also known as Jackslash is credited with creating the famous open wheel site Jackslash.tv. Buckley has travelled all over the country shooting video for many different races and joins Dillon and Tyler on Episode 89.
Rip the Fence: Episode 88 – Jason McCord - April 23, 2020
Jason McCord is a 6 time USAC Sprint Car Winner and has a solo Silver Crown win. He currently is the Race Director for POWRi and a former series director for USAC. McCord joins the boys to look back at his career and give an update on the POWRi season.
Rip The Fence: Episode 87 - April 16, 2020
Flea Ruzic is one of dirt racing’s brightest minds. Fielding midgets cars in both USAC and Powri, Flea is an innovative chassis builder with Ripper Chassis. In episode 87, Flea shows the boys around his shop and some of the projects he’s working on.
Rip the Fence: Episode 86 - April 9, 2020
Andrew Layser is a USAC National Midget Series driver for Tucker Boat Motorsports and is schedule to compete in USACs East Coast Sprint Car Series. Layser has been iRacing during the downtime and joined Dillon and Tyler on Zoom Video Conference.
Rip the Fence: Episode 85 - April 2, 2020
Logan Seavey is competing for the USAC National Sprint Car Title in 2020. Dillon and Tyler use Zoom Video Conference to chat with their friend, who is the defending Kokomo Smackdown Sprint Car and Karaoke Champion. Logan won a World of Outlaws sanctioned iRacing event this past week and is passing the downtime by racing online virtually.
Rip the Fence – Episode 84 - March 25, 2020
Richie Murray is the public/media relations manager for the United States Auto Club. On Episode 84, Dillon and Tyler chat with Richie about the content USAC is generating during the downtime and his relationship with the late Dick Jordan.
Rip the Fence – Episode 83 - March 18, 2020
Dan O Laycock is one of sprint car racing's most famous media members. DO worked in production with the ESPN's popular Thunder Series along with coverage of NASCAR and Indy Car. He conducted the famous Jack Hewitt KMD Interview and has many stories to tell on Episode 83.
Rip the Fence – Episode 82 - March 11, 2020
Tanner Thorson started off 2020 on fire, winning the first race in Ocala and then the Shamrock Classic this past weekend. He joins Dillon and Tyler on episode 82 of Rip the Fence.
Rip the Fence – Episode 81 - March 4, 2020
Michael "Buddy" Kofoid is a California sprint car driver, who cuts his teeth at the local tracks in Ohio, and was given the opportunity this season to compete for USAC National Midget title with Toyota and Keith Kunz Motorsports. Kofoid joins Dillon and Tyler in studio for 81.
Rip the Fence: Episode 80 - February 26, 2020
Dave Sharpley is the owner of Sharp Advantage Safety Products. A Former Indy Car Chief Mechanic, Sharpley makes custom molds for seats and other safety racing products for sprint car and midget racing.
Rip the Fence: Episode 79 - February 19, 2020
Terry Lingner was a Television Director and Producer for the popular ESPN Thunder Series. The Series put names like Jeff Gordon, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne and more on the radar of NASCAR Owners.
Rip the Fence: Episode 78 - February 13, 2020
Jeff Gordon once was a young kid trying to make it to Indy through USAC Racing, he turned into one of NASCAR's greatest ever. He chats with Dillon and Tyler in Daytona.
Rip the Fence: Episode 77 - February 5, 2020
Rollie Helmling is a former USAC Car owner that fielded cars for Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, John Andretti and more. Stevie Reeves, his former driver is in studio with Tyler and Dillon to chat with Rollie, who was also a former USAC President from 2002-2008.
Rip the Fence – Episode 76 - January 22, 2020
Alex Bowman joins Tyler Burnett and Dillon Welch in the studio to recap the Chili Bowl Nationals on this week's episode of Rip the Fence.
Kyle Larson – Chili Bowl Nationals Winner - January 19, 2020
Tyler Burnett talks with 2020 Chili Bowl Nationals winner Kyle Larson.
Cannon McIntosh – Chili Bowl Third-Place Finisher - January 19, 2020
Tyler Burnett talks with Cannon McIntosh after his third-place finish in the Chili Bowl Nationals.
Ride with Dillon Welch at Chili Bowl - January 19, 2020
Ride with Rip the Fence Co-Host and Motor Racing Network announcer Dillon Welch, driver of the No. 81X for Tucker-Boat Motorsports, in Saturday night’s Chili Bowl Nationals B-Main 2.
Ryan Bernal – Friday Chili Bowl Second-Place Finisher - January 18, 2020
Tyler Burnett talks with Ryan Bernal after he finished second in Friday's preliminary night to lock into the Chili Bowl.
Tanner Thorson – Friday Chili Bowl Winner - January 18, 2020
Steve Post talks with Tanner Thorson after he scored Friday's preliminary night win at the Chili Bowl.
Christopher Bell – Thursday Chili Bowl Winner - January 17, 2020
Tyler Burnett talks with Christopher Bell after he scored his fifth straight preliminary night win at the Chili Bowl.
Chili Bowl Interview: Michael “Buddy” Kofoid - January 17, 2020
Steve Post talks with Buddy Kofoid, Thursday night qualifying race third-place finisher in his first Chili Bowl.
Chili Bowl Interview: Colby Copeland - January 17, 2020
Tyler Burnett talks with Colby Copeland, who is locked into Saturday night's Chili Bowl A-Main after finishing second on his qualifying night.
Chili Bowl Interview: Donny Schatz - January 17, 2020
Steve Post talks with 10-time World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz, who is driving the Sage Fruit car at the Chili Bowl.
Chili Bowl Interview: Flea Ruzic - January 17, 2020
Tyler Burnett talks with Flea Ruzic at the Chili Bowl.
Chili Bowl Interview: Daryn Pittman - January 17, 2020
Steve Post catches up with Daryn Pittman at the Chili Bowl.
Chili Bowl Interview: Bob Leavine - January 17, 2020
Steve Post talks with NASCAR Cup Series team owner Bob Leavine, who is attending the Chili Bowl to watch his newest driver Christopher Bell compete in the Chili Bowl before he makes his first Cup start for Leavine Family Racing at Daytona.
Chili Bowl Interview: CJ Leary - January 17, 2020
Tyler Burnett talks with the reigning USAC National Sprint Car Series champion CJ Leary, who ran seventh on his preliminary night at the Chili Bowl.
Chili Bowl Interview: Michael Pickens - January 17, 2020
Tyler Burnett talks with New Zealand's Michael Pickens at the Chili Bowl.
Chili Bowl Interview: Tony Stewart - January 17, 2020
Steve Post catches up with Tony Stewart at the Ford Performance display at the Chili Bowl.
Ride with Donny Schatz at Chili Bowl - January 17, 2020
Go for a ride with Donny Schatz in Friday night's preliminary A-Main feature at the 34th annual Chili Bowl Nationals.
Ride with Chris Windom at Chili Bowl - January 17, 2020
Go for a ride with Chris Windom in Friday night's preliminary A-Main feature at the 34th annual Chili Bowl Nationals.
Chili Bowl Interview: Justin Allgaier - January 16, 2020
Steve Post chats with NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier at the Chili Bowl Nationals.
Chili Bowl Interview: Bobby Moore - January 16, 2020
Tyler Burnett talks with the "Chili Bowl Painter" Bobby Moore.
Chili Bowl Interview: Al Niece - January 16, 2020
Al Niece joins Tyler Burnett from the Chili Bowl Nationals.
Chili Bowl Interview: Karsyn Elledge - January 16, 2020
Tyler Burnett talks with Karsyn Elledge at the Chili Bowl.
Chili Bowl Interview: Conor Daly - January 16, 2020
IndyCar star Conor Daly joins Tyler Burnett at the Chili Bowl Nationals.
Chili Bowl Interview: Chase Briscoe - January 16, 2020
Steve Post talks with NASCAR driver Chase Brisco at the Chili Bowl Nationals
Chili Bowl Interview: Noah Gragson - January 16, 2020
NASCAR driver Noah Gragson talks with Tyler Burnett at the Chili Bowl Nationals
Chili Bowl Interview: Jack Hewitt - January 16, 2020
Tyler Burnett chats with the legendary Jack Hewitt
Chili Bowl Interview: Emmett Hahn - January 16, 2020
Chili Bowl co-founder Emmett Hahn joins Steve Post at the 34th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals.
Chili Bowl Interview: Dillon Welch - January 15, 2020
Tyler Burnett catches up with his Rip the Fence co-host and driver of the No. 81X for Tucker-Boat Motorsports Dillon Welch, who finished fourth in Tuesday's qualifying night for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.
Chili Bowl Interview: Kyle Larson - January 15, 2020
Steve Post talks with Kyle Larson the day after he picked up his sixth career preliminary night victory for the Chili Bowl Nationals. This interview is presented by Sage Fruit.
Chili Bowl Interview: Jeff Swindell - January 15, 2020
Steve Post catches up with Jeff Swindell, who will be inducted into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame this year, in the pit area at the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals
Chili Bowl Interview: David Gravel - January 15, 2020
Steve Post talks with David Gravel about meeting Jeff Gordon at last year's Chili Bowl Nationals that set the wheels in motion for an Axalta sponsorship and his six-race schedule this season in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series with GMS Racing.
Chili Bowl Interview: Jonathan Beason - January 15, 2020
Tyler Burnett talks with Jonathan Beason, who secured his sixth appearance in Saturday's Chili Bowl A-Main with his second-place finish in Tuesday's qualifying night.
Chili Bowl Interview: Alex Bowman - January 15, 2020
Alex Bowman is fielding two cars, one for himself and the other for CJ Leary, for the 34th annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.
Chili Bowl Interview: Gary Scelzi - January 15, 2020
NHRA champ and father of Chili Bowl participant Gio Scelzi, Gary Scelzi, joins Steve Post from the Chili Bowl.
Chili Bowl Interview: Santino Ferrucci - January 15, 2020
Tyler Burnett talks with IndyCar star Santino Ferrucci at the Chili Bowl Nationals.
Chili Bowl Interview: Kaidon Brown - January 15, 2020
Kaidon Brown joins Tyler Burnett at The Chili Bowl Nationals.
Chili Bowl Interview: Kevin Olson - January 15, 2020
The legendary Kevin Olson joins Tyler Burnett from the Chili Bowl Nationals
Chili Bowl Interview: Cannon McIntosh - January 15, 2020
Monday night preliminary winner Cannon McIntosh joins Tyler Burnett from the Chili Bowl. This interview is presented by Sage Fruit.
Rip The Fence – Episode 75 - January 9, 2020
Reigning three-time Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Champion Christopher Bell with a special visit via phone from his NASCAR team owner Bob Leavine are the guests this week on Rip the Fence.
2020 Chili Bowl Pool Selection Show - January 8, 2020
Chase Briscoe, Dillon Welch, Tyler Burnett and Blade Kearns aka Brock Landers aka 2019 Chili Bowl pool champ are here to help you set your pool sheets for 2020.
Rip The Fence – Episode 74 - December 24, 2019
Best of Season 2 Part 1 - Featuring Mount Rushmore candidates AJ Foyt, Tony Stewart, Jack Hewitt, Kyle Larson. Christmas Edition - recorded before St. Louis and Chili Bowl.
Rip the Fence: Episode 73 - December 3, 2019
The Final Episode of Season 2. We chat with Emmett Hahn Co-Founder and Co-Owner of the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals (17:00) RTF also chats with Powri Champ Jesse Colwell (34:00) Red Brand Fence Hat Shakes (45:00) and USAC Race Director Kirk Spridgeon (49:30).
Rip the Fence: Episode 72 - November 28, 2019
Tyler Courtney is the 2019 USAC National Midget Series Champion. Courtney drives for Clauson Marshall Racing. One year ago Sunshine won the 2018 USAC National Sprint Car Series Title.
Rip the Fence: Episode 71 - November 23, 2019
Kyle Larson takes the richest pay day in Midget Series history, winning the Hangtown 100 at Placerville Speedway. Hear about his new midget team he created to chase the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, a race that has eluded him.
Rip the Fence: Episode 70 - November 18, 2019
CJ Leary is the 2019 USAC National Sprint Car Champion, and Kody Swanson is the 2019 USAC Silver Crown Series Champ. Tyler and Dillon chat with the two title winners on Episode 70.
Rip the Fence: Episode 69 - November 11, 2019
Matt Wood is promoting the Hangtown 100 USAC National Midget Series Race. Wood is also a team owner who has fielded cars for drivers such as Bryan Clauson, Shane Golobic and more.
Rip the Fence – Episode 68 - November 6, 2019
Dave Argabright is an award winning author and broadcaster in the sport of auto racing. Argabright has written books with Jack Hewitt, Jimmy Sills and Doug Wolfgang, and also writes for the monthly issued Sprint Car and Midget Magazine.
Rip the Fence – Episode 67 - October 28, 2019
Jay Drake is a 2004 USAC National Sprint Car Champion, and the 2001 Chili Bowl Midget Nationals Winner. Drake is a driver development coach for Keith Kunz Motorsports.
Rip the Fence – Episode 65 - October 16, 2019
Jake Neuman won a Powri Midget Series race over the weekend at SIR driving for Flea Ruzic. Neuman is an up and coming midget driver who has won a handful of races this season with the Series.
Rip the Fence – Episode 64 - October 8, 2019
Jimmy Sills is a Sprint Car Hall of Famer who earned Three USAC Silver Crown Championships. Sills was also a former Outlaw and up retirement appeared in select races with the alias
Rip the Fence – Episode 63 - October 1, 2019
Gene Nolen is a long-time car owner in USAC, and has fielded cars for some of the very best including Tony Elliott, Jerry Coons Jr, Tony Stewart and most recently Kody Swanson, who Nolen helped win his record 5th USAC Silver Crown Series championship.
Rip the Fence – Episode 62 - September 23, 2019
Maria Cofer is a California Midget driver. She stops by the studio in North Carolina to talk about her racing career, farming and more.
Rip the Fence – Episode 61 - September 16, 2019
Mel Kenyon is the King of the Midgets and has won over 390 features. Kenyon is a 7-time USAC National Midget Champion, and even had a successful sting in the Indy Car Series.
Rip the Fence – Episode 60 - September 10, 2019
Levi Jones is a 7-time USAC Champ and is now the Competition Director for USAC. Jones is considered one of the greatest non-wing sprint car drivers of all-time.
Rip the Fence: Episode 59 - September 3, 2019
Pancho Carter is one of USAC’s greatest sprint car drivers. Known for being one of the best on the highbanks, Carter turned to Indy car later in his career. Pancho now is a spotter in the Indy Car series.
Rip the Fence: Episode 58 - August 26, 2019
Tyler Ransbottom, is the 2018 Crew Chief of the year for Clauson Marshall Motorsports. Rizzy has recently won the 8th annual Kokomo Smackdown with Tyler Courtney, and has multiple USAC wins on the year in both the midget and sprint car divisions.
Rip the Fence: Episode 57 - August 19, 2019
Kyle Cummins is a sprint car driver from Princeton, Indiana. He won two features during Indiana Sprint Week and has his sights set on winning this weekend's Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown.
Rip the Fence: Episode 56 - August 12, 2019
Episode 56 is dedicated to the memory of USAC Public Relations Director Dick Jordan. USAC's longest tenured employee, Jordan epitomized what it meant to be a race fan. Long time friend and historian Pat Sullivan joins us to celebrate DJ's life. Also on 56, hear an interview with Kevin Briscoe, a great sprint car driver and also Chase Briscoe's Dad.
Rip the Fence: Episode 55 - August 5, 2019
Bob East, racing mechanic and Chassis Builder at Beast Chassis. East has worked with names like Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and more.
Rip the Fence: Episode 54 - July 29, 2019
AJ Foyt is one of the greatest race car drivers ever, Kevin Olson is one of the funniest. Hear Foyt talk about his sprint car and Indy car career, hear Olson talk about his latest win at Angell Park.
Rip the Fence: Episode 52 - July 15, 2019
Kyle Larson's rise to stardom began in the USAC National Midget Series with Keith Kunz Motorsports. In 2011 Larson won some of the biggest races in dirt track racing and his career took off from there. Today his talents are on full display in the NASCAR Cup Series and you can often times find him winning a midget or sprint car race.
Rip the Fence: Episode 51 - July 5, 2019
Paul Hazen is an Indiana Sprint Car Legend, owning cars since 1957 and winning championships all over the Midwest with some of the best ever, including Jon Stanbrough, Tony Elliott, Shane Cottle and now Clinton Boyles.
Rip the Fence: Episode 50 - July 1, 2019
Jerry Coons Jr is a USAC Triple Crown Winner, he currently drives in the USAC National Midget Series with Scott Petry. He talks about his career and tells great stories from the life on the road.
Rip the Fence: Episode 49 - June 24, 2019
Winchester win for the Indiana farmer Caleb Armstrong a dream come true. Hear Armstrong's story on this episode of Rip the Fence.
Rip the Fence: Episode 48 – Part 2 - June 18, 2019
Chris Windom reacts to Episode 48 and tells his side of the story from this incident between he and Steve Buckwalter in the Silver Crown Series at Williams Grove.
Rip the Fence: Episode 48 - June 17, 2019
Steve Buckwalter was three turns away from winning the Silver Crown Race at the Williams Grove Speedway on Friday. Steve Phillips has owned sprint cars for years and won races with Dave Darland, Casey Shuman, Jerry Coons Jr and now Jason McDougal. J-Mac won in Pennsylvania with the USAC Sprint Cars.
Rip the Fence: Episode 47 - June 11, 2019
Michael Dutcher is a Mechanic and Sprint Car Owner based in Indy. Dutch has won the USAC National Championship and has recently teamed up with Kevin Thomas Jr to compete for the USAC National Title. The two worked together and has success in 2013.
Rip the Fence: Episode 46 - June 3, 2019
An Original Outlaw, Brad Doty's driving career was cut short way too soon. Doty battled back to become one of sprint car racing's best broadcasters.
Rip the Fence: Episode 45 - May 27, 2019
The holy grail of Motorsports interviews, Kevin Briscoe and his son Chase Briscoe and host Tyler Burnett interview the Legendary, Jack Hewitt. Jacob Seelman of Speedsport stops by.
Rip the Fence: Episode 44 - May 20, 2019
Rick Ferkel is an original outlaw, who not only is one of the greatest sprint cars drivers ever, but also a car owner that has fielded rides for some of the best, including Christopher Bell who helps interview Ferkel in Episode 44. Kendra Jacobs also stops by to talk about Knoxville Raceway.
Rip the Fence: Episode 43 - May 13, 2019
Sleepy Tripp is one of USAC's greatest Midget Drivers, and characters. Here his conversation with Tyler Burnett and USAC Champ Stevie Reeves on Episode 43. Plus D Welch calls in and more.
Rip the Fence: Episode 42 - May 7, 2019
Bobby Santos III is an open-wheel standout from the Northeast who has competed in everything from Silver Crown Cars and Midgets to Open Wheel Modifieds and more.
Rip the Fence: Episode 41 - April 29, 2019
Flea Ruzic is a Mechanic and Lead Chassis Builder for Boss Chassis. Jason Mcdougal drives the team's USAC/Powri Midget. Flea is very innovative when it comes to chassis building and is a true racer.
Rip the Fence: Episode 40 - April 22, 2019
Bob Jenkins is one of the most iconic voices in racing, and has called some of the biggest races in the history of the sport. Episode 40 allows us to reflect on his racing career that continues today with IMS.
Rip the Fence: Episode 39 - April 12, 2019
Tom Bigelow is one of USAC’s greatest sprint car drivers, he chats with Dillon and Tyler about his career that saw he make 9 Indy 500 starts and capture both a Sprint Car and Midget title.
Rip the Fence: Episode 38 - April 8, 2019
Tanner Thorson, 2016 USAC National Midget Champ recovers from a horrific traffic crash a month ago, the boys chat with him, plus Chase Briscoe pops by the studio for a surprise visit.
Rip the Fence: Episode 37 - April 1, 2019
Robin Miller is one of Open Wheel Racing's most established beat reporters. A former racer, Robin grew up and covered the era where sprint car drivers were constantly making it to Indy. We discuss that and more.
Rip the Fence: Episode 36 - March 25, 2019
Hear Shane Hmiel's story on Episode 36, plus Dillon and Tyler react to racing over the weekend and give their top 5 snack chips.
Rip the Fence: Episode 35 - March 18, 2019
The boys chat with Dave Despain, who starred in the popular Thursday/Saturday Night Thunder Series in the 90's, and hosted his own racing talk show.
Rip the Fence: Episode 34 - March 11, 2019
Cannon McIntosh captures career win number one with USAC, hear about his heroic night in the Shamrock Classic, plus D Welch and Tyler recap the weekend and debate their athleticism.
Rip the Fence: Episode 33 - March 4, 2019
Karysn Elledge, Dale Earnhardt Sr's granddaughter, looks to become an open wheel star. Lauren Stewart stops by to talk about her new career, her relationship with the late great Bryan Clauson and the upcoming race she is promoting.
Rip the Fence: Episode 32 - February 25, 2019
Tracy Hines is a USAC Triple Crown winner who now works in management at a NASCAR Truck Series Team in Thorsport Racing. Jeff Gluck is a NASCAR Beat Writer who is new to dirt racing. They join Dillon and Tyler on Rip the Fence.
Rip the Fence: Episode 31 - February 18, 2019
USAC National Sprint Car Series driver Chase Stockon stops by on Rip the Fence, talking about life, racing and more.
Rip the Fence: Episode 30 - February 11, 2019
The newest member of Petry Motorsports Cole Bodine joins Tyler Burnett and Dillon Welch on Episode 30 of Rip the Fence.
Rip the Fence: Episode 29 - February 4, 2019
Season 2 of Rip the Fence begins with the 3-time Chili Bowl Champ Christopher Bell. Tyler, Dillon and CBell recap the Chili Bowl and discuss the upcoming season.
Sage Fruit Chili Bowl Nationals Pit Party – Jan. 19 - January 19, 2019
Saturday's Sage Fruit Chili Bowl Nationals Pit Party by Winged Nation and Rip the Fence with hosts Steve Post, Tyler Burnett and Hannah Newhouse.
Sage Fruit Chili Bowl Nationals Pit Party – Jan. 18 - January 18, 2019
Friday's Sage Fruit Chili Bowl Nationals Pit Party by Winged Nation and Rip the Fence with hosts Steve Post, Tyler Burnett, Dillon Welch and Hannah Newhouse.
Sage Fruit Chili Bowl Nationals Pit Party – Jan. 17 - January 17, 2019
Thursday's Sage Fruit Chili Bowl Nationals Pit Party by Winged Nation and Rip the Fence with hosts Steve Post, Tyler Burnett, Dillon Welch and Hannah Newhouse.
2019 Chili Bowl Pool Selection Show - January 14, 2019
2016 Chili Bowl Pool Champ Chase Briscoe, and Cheat Sheet Expert Kevin Holley join Tyler Burnett to make their picks for the 2019 Chili Bowl Nationals Pool Sheet.
Rip the Fence: Episode 28 - January 3, 2019
The best of Rip the Fence from season one with hosts Tyler Burnett and Dillon Welch.
Rip the Fence: Episode 27 - December 18, 2018
A Special Holiday edition features Junior Knepper 55 winner Thomas Meseraull. He talks about life, racing and more. Plus Dillon and Tyler recap Gateway and get ready for the Chili Bowl!
Rip the Fence: Episode 26 - November 26, 2018
The owner of Keith Kunz Motorsports is on the final show of 2018. He's developed some of the greatest talents this sport has ever seen, including Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell.
Rip the Fence: Episode 24 - November 12, 2018
USAC National Sprint Car Champ Tyler Courtney and USAC CRA Champ Damoin Gardner are featured on Episode 24 along with Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles to talk about the new IMS Museum project
Rip the Fence: Episode 23 - November 5, 2018
1993 USAC Silver Crown Champ Mike Bliss stops by for Episode 23 to tell some stories and look back on his racing career. Tyler Burnett and Dillon Welch also recap Western World and Millbridge along with previewing the Oval Nationals.
Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback Classic Presented by TRD Pre-Race Show - October 31, 2018
Steve Post and Tyler Burnett live from the Keith Kunz Motorsports Giveback Classic Presented by TRD
Rip the Fence: Episode 22 - October 29, 2018
Episode 22 features one of the most interesting drivers USAC fans have ever witnessed. Kevin Olson is a two time USAC Midget Champ and a Five-Time Badger Midget National Champion. He joins Dillon Welch, Tyler Burnett and Stevie Reeves to tell stories. (Listener discretion is advised)
Rip the Fence: Episode 21 - October 23, 2018
Steve Lewis is one of the greatest car owners in USAC history, his drivers are some of the most decorated ever.
Rip the Fence: Episode 20 - October 15, 2018
Robert Bell is a working man's sprint car racer from Colfax Iowa. Dubbed the Colfax Comet, Bell can be seen working on his 12 year old race car, and driving up and down the road with his open trailer. He's also one of the greatest characters in sprint car racing.
Rip the Fence: Episode 19 - October 8, 2018
He won two USAC Midget Championships, took his talents to Charlotte, and now he's a championship spotter in NASCAR. Steve Reeves is in studio with Dillon Welch and Tyler Burnett for Episode 19.
Rip the Fence: Episode 18 - October 1, 2018
Jam packed episode 18 - Justin Grant scores two USAC wins over the weekend, Chase Briscoe stops by after his first Xfinity Series win and Chris Dyson, Sports Car Racer talks about his adventure into USAC Racing.
Rip the Fence: Episode 17 - September 24, 2018
CJ Leary wins a wild Silver Crown Series race at Eldora, while Isaac Chapple earns his first podium with USAC.
Rip the Fence: Episode 16 - September 17, 2018
2015 USAC National sprint car champ Robert Ballou and Ross Wece, from Wece's Pieces and Open Red, are this week's featured guests.
Rip the Fence: Episode 15 - September 7, 2018
USAC Race Director Kirk Spridgeon recaps the BC39 that took place in the IMS infield. Also hear from BC39 Winner Brady Bacon.
Rip the Fence: Episode 14 - August 27, 2018
Oklahoma's Tyler Thomas conquers Kokomo for his first USAC National Sprint Car series win. Plus Tyler and Dillon chat with him about being a pepper farmer.
Rip the Fence – Episode 13 - August 20, 2018
Indiana Sprint Car Legend Jon Stanbrough steps away from driving duties.
Rip the Fence – Episode 12 - August 13, 2018
He's fielded cars for some of the best ever, Jack Hewitt, Jac Haudenschild, Greg Wilson, Chad Kemenah, Rick Kauffman, Rick Ferkel and now Kody Swanson. On Saturday Swanson became the winningest Silver Crown Driver in USAC History. Hear stories from Hampshire about all of the greats on Episode 12 of Rip the Fence.
Rip the Fence – Episode 11 - August 6, 2018
Zeb Wise becomes the youngest USAC National Midget Series Winner in history and Chad Boat makes it two USAC Midget wins in 2018 at BAPS Motor Speedway. All that and more on Episode 11 of Rip the Fence.
Rip the Fence – Episode 10 - July 30, 2018
Dave Darland stretches is USAC Sprint Car Record with two wins during Indiana Sprint Week and AJ Hopkins has won 5 features at Putnamaville. Episode 10 features conversations with both, along with hat shakes and a double dose of Dillon Welch story time.
Rip the Fence – Episode 9 - July 23, 2018
Brady Bacon leads Indiana Sprint Week Points after a win at Plymouth. And Jason Mcdougal continues to make a name for himself in Indiana racing Midgets and Sprint Cars.
Rip the Fence – Episode 8 - July 17, 2018
Dillon and Tyler are at Eldora Speedway for Episode 8 of Rip the Fence. 1999 Silver Crown Champ and NASCAR Star Ryan Newman stops by along with Chase Briscoe.
Rip the Fence – Episode 7 - July 6, 2018
JJ Yeley is one of two men who won a USAC Triple Crown in the same season (2003), the other was Tony Stewart. Today we talk about Yeley's spectacular USAC career, catch up with the Champ and see what's going on in his life now.
Rip the Fence – Episode 6 - July 3, 2018
What happened to one of the most promising young talents in USAC? Coleman Gulick shares his story about putting his professional racing career on hold, and the return. Plus, Pat Sullivan, Dave Argabright and John Mahoney wrote a new book about the history of USAC Sprint Car Racing. Pat Sullivan previews that and tells stories about some of USAC's greatest drivers.
Rip the Fence – Episode 5 - June 26, 2018
On Episode 5 of Rip the Fence, USAC Director of Competition and 7 Time National Champ Levi Jones gives the details on the BC39 taking place at IMS. Also, conversation with 2-time USAC Champ Ken Schrader.
Rip the Fence – Episode 4 - June 18, 2018
Chris Windom heats up during USAC Eastern Storm, plus Clinton Boyles wins three in a row at Gas City for Indiana Legend Paul Hazen.
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Rip the Fence – Episode 3 - June 11, 2018
Tim Clauson stops by to talk about BC's Induction into Hall of Fame and Tyler Courtney's Knoxville Win. Plus, Logan Seavey wins the Powri Illinios Speed Week.
Rip the Fence – Episode 2 - June 4, 2018
Spencer Bayston wins the Indiana Midget Week Title after a crazy race at Kokomo...Plus Kevin Thomas Jr is virtually unbeatable in the sprint car in Indiana. Wrecked Pace Cars, Concession stand food and a whole lot more on Episode 2 of Rip the Fence.
Rip the Fence: Episode 53 - June 4, 2018
Tony Stewart is one of the greatest drivers of all time. USAC Triple Crown Winner, NASCAR and Indy Car Champ. Dillon Welch chats with the Indiana driver who went from go kart racer to star throughout his career.
Rip The Fence – Episode 1 - May 30, 2018
Kody Swanson wins Three Memorial Day Crown Jewels - and Tyler Courtney wins the Tony Hulman Classic. They join Dillon Welch and Tyler Burnett on the Pilot Episode of Rip The Fence.