Rip the Fence – Episode 62
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 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 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 25 - November 16, 2018
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 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.