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The home of worldwide syndicated motorsports radio host Tom Baker and his shows about racers and their stories. High octane racing radio for high octane racing fans. No boring racing recaps here. Just straight talk, hard-hitting opinions, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with the personalities who keep us addicted to the lifestyle that is motorsports. Follow us and get notified of new episodes when they are posted!
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Inside Groove Podcast

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The exclusive podcast about Supermodified racing hosted by Tom Baker, who has been attending supermodified races since 1973. Covering the "Home of the Supermodifieds" - Oswego Speedway, and both the International Supermodified Association (ISMA) and Midwest Supermodified Series tours as well, Inside Groove brings you exclusive interviews with past and present supermodified racers and other VIP's, and talks about Oswego's SBS division and 350 Supermodifieds as well!
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Kart Kast

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An inside look at kart racing featuring the latest news, views and interviews from 4-cycle sprint, road race and oval track karting. Hosted by Steering Wheel Nation's Tom Baker with contributions from Kart Lounge karting insider Keith Shampine and more, this show will be produced and distributed monthly with bonus mini-episodes between full shows. Fuel up your passion for karting - don't miss an episode of Kart Kast, powered by Roll Speed Performance!
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A behind-the-scenes look at the stories and personalities involved in local and regional motorsports in the Southeast region of the USA. A weekly show hosted by published motorsports journalist and Steering Wheel Nation Founder Tom Baker, Lead Lap airs on WSIC Media's family of radio stations (100.7FM/105.9FM/1400AM in the Charlotte/Lake Norman Region of North Carolina on Saturday Mornings at 9am Eastern as part of their exclusive 90-Minute Horsepower Hour and is available on major podcast p ...
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If you like to learn about people, listen to stories and be entertained, this is your show. Veteran talk show host Tom Baker goes one to one with some of the most prolific people in Motorsports and business each episode, with the goal being to educate and inform you in a fun and enjoyable way.
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Welcome to Episode 146 of the Inside Groove Show, the nation's premier Supermodified and Northeast short track podcast hosted by Tom Baker and produced by Steering Wheel Nation. This week's show features promoter Randy Maggio from Lorain Raceway Park talking about this weekend's ISMA/MSS Super Crown Nationals, and Tom recapping the first few shows …
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Welcome to Episode 145 of the Inside Groove Show, the nation's premier Supermodified and Northeast short track podcast hosted by Tom Baker and produced by Steering Wheel Nation. This week's show features "Double Deuce" Mike Bruce talking about doing "double duty" in 2024 - taking on both the Big Block Supermodifieds and the 350 Supermodified class …
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Inside Groove Show - Host Tom Baker Bonus Episode: Against All Odds - Joe Gosek Makes The Indy 500 There are a handful of races in the world that are considered to be iconic. The 24 Hours of Lemans. The Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Daytona 500. The Bathurst 1000. The Indy 500. Of all of those, only one is considered "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing". …
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Welcome to Episode 144 of the Inside Groove Show, the nation's premier Supermodified and Northeast short track podcast hosted by Tom Baker and produced by Steering Wheel Nation. This week's show gets in-depth about some recent supermodified news, as New England racer Mike Netishen talks about his decision to purchase a big block supermodified to go…
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Welcome to Episode 143 of the Inside Groove Show, the nation's premier Supermodified and Northeast short track podcast hosted by Tom Baker and produced by Steering Wheel Nation. Small Block Supermodified (SBS) racer Jesse Bearup is this week's featured guest on an episode that runs over two hours. Bearup talks about his background, and his career o…
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast Episode 141- Hello to a new friend, goodbye to an old friend Guest: Supermodified rookie Jr. Farrelly Welcome to Episode 142 of the Inside Groove Show, the nation's premier Supermodified and Northeast short track podcast hosted by Tom Baker and produced by Steering Wheel Nation. This episode is a bit of a roller …
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast Episode 141- People Would Line Up To Buy The Program Guest: Car owner Jeff Carson, whose family has been integral to the Oswego Speedway for decades Welcome to Episode 141 of the Inside Groove Show, the nation's premier Supermodified podcast hosted by Tom Baker and produced by Steering Wheel Nation. In this episo…
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast Episode 140- TQ's, Tires and Twins Guest: Mighty TQ Midget Promoter Jimmy Smith Episode 140 of the nation's only Supermodified podcast introduces Jimmy Smith, promoter of the Mighty TQ Midget racing organization to the show's audience, and ushers in ongoing coverage of the cars known as "mini-supers". Learn about…
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Tom Baker Show Podcast - Episode 13 It's Time To Go Racing! This week's episode begins with some breaking news: The Tom Baker Show will begin shooting video episodes! Tom reveals all the details of the show's elevation to video and when the pilot will be shot at the North Carolina Motorsports Hall of Fame. Once the show officially launches, it will…
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast Episode 139- Brian Coerse, Supers Back In Carolina Episode 139 of the nation's only Supermodified podcast features former Oswego Speedway racer and crew member Brian Coerse, who tells his fascinating story of how hard work and resourcefulness allowed him to live his dream of racing a supermodified for long-time c…
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Tom Baker Show Podcast - Episode 12: Let The Sprint Car Wars Begin! Let The Sprint Car Wars Begin! Episode 12 of the Tom Baker Show podcast continues our look at the latest developments in the 410 Sprint Car World. Tom Baker and 410 racer Brandon Hanks discuss the ongoing news out of both the High Limits camp and the World of Outlaws, breaking down…
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast Episode 138 - Open Wheel Showdown supermodified winner Dave Danzer returns It took over two years to get top supermodified racer Dave Danzer on the 'Groove. His exceptional last few months that featured wins in the 2023 Budweiser International Classic at Oswego Speedway and now his recent win in the Open Wheel Sh…
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Tom Baker Show Podcast - Episode 11: To Stream Or Not To Stream Introducing Episode 11 of the Tom Baker Show Podcast: Season two continues with a somewhat controversial subject: Should tracks livestream their weekly events? A small, weekly dirt track called Land of Legends Raceway in Western New York State is a fascinating case study for the "yes" …
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast Episode 137 - SpeedTour's Mark Pasquale, Remembering Norris McDonald Guests: Mark Pasquale Episode 137 starts with a heartfelt tribute to world class motorsports journalist Norris McDonald, who passed away this week at the age of 81. McDonald was the editor of the Wheels section of the Toronto Star, but he was al…
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast Episode 136 - Open Wheel Showdown Preview Guests: Davey Hamilton Jr., Dave Danzer Episode 136 once again clocked in just over two hours, focused mostly on the upcoming Open Wheel Showdown at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's "Bullring" the weekend after Thanksgiving. Host Tom Baker is joined by two special guests for th…
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Episode 135 - Battle Hymn Of The 350 Republic Sit down, strap in and stay awhile. Episode 135 clocked in just over two hours filled with lively discussion about everything from the 2024 Oswego Speedway schedule to some real talk about the state of both the 350 super and big block divisions. Camden Proud joins us from Norway to talk all things Osweg…
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Episode 134 - Saucy Talk and London Lookback This episode is a saucy one. "Wiggidy" Wayne Handzlik, founder of Wiggidy Wayne Sauces talks about the various flavors and how to spice up your race weekend BBQ's. Jody London takes us back to Budweiser Classic Weekend 68 to talk about his three events - the Dave London Memorial Super Stock Classic and t…
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Tom Baker Show Podcast - Episode 10: Sprint Car Poker Just Went Up Introducing Episode 10 of the Tom Baker Show Podcast: Season two begins with a bang as Tom is joined by 410 Sprint Car Racer Brandon Hanks for a frank discussion about the potential implications of Kyle Larson and Brad Sweet's High Limit group buying Tony Stewart's All-Star Circuit …
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Episode 133 - "They Dared Me To Do It" Over 40 years ago, Joe Hawksby was an Oswego Speedway fan sitting in the stands. He was also a lineman for the power company, working alongside other race fans. He mentioned that he thought he could race better than some of the drivers he was watching in the stands. "The Colonel" joins host Tom Baker to talk a…
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Episode 132 - New England Racing Recap, Oswego Banquet with Camden Proud Oswego Speedway PR Coordinator Camden Proud drops in this week to talk with host Tom Baker about the season-ending shows in New England and the Oswego Banquet. Coverage of the final two NESS Shows at Thunder Road and Thompson along with the 350 Supermodified show at Lee are am…
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Episode 131 - Generations: Third-Gen Racer Talon Hawksby Welcome to episode 131 of the Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. Third-generation racer Talon Hawksby is the special guest on this week's episode. Host Tom Baker talks with Talon about his earliest Oswego memories, who his favorite drivers were growi…
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Episode 130 - Rewind: 4WD Controversy, Recaps: Evans Mills and Lancaster Welcome to episode 130 of the Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. Host Tom Baker takes us back nearly 50 years to 1976, when the Oswego Speedway and those in supermodified racing were pondering whether or not to ban four wheel drive ca…
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Episode 129 - Brendan Young: From Quads To Cars; Remembering Leona Shampine Barnett Welcome to episode 129 of the Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. This week's episode starts off with host Tom Baker paying tribute to the late Leona Shampine Barnett, the "better half" behind supermodified legend Jimmy Sham…
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Episode 128 - 2023 Classic Weekend Recap II - Bringing Back The Deuce, Breaking Down The Races Welcome to episode 128 of the Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. The 67th Annual Budweiser Classic Weekend at the Oswego Speedway had lots of twists and turns, and host Tom Baker is joined by track PR coordinator…
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2023 Classic Weekend Recap I - Danzer Classic Winnerview, Gosek Talks Future Welcome to episode 127 of the Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. The 67th Annual Budweiser Classic Weekend at the Oswego Speedway had lots of twists and turns, and host Tom Baker begins unpacking all that went into the weekend wit…
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast 126 - REWIND: 1973 Classic - Andrews Beats The Deuce Welcome to episode 126 of the Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. This is a "classic" episode of The Groove Show, as host Tom Baker takes us back 50 years to relive the 1973 International Classic 200 at the famed Oswego…
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast 125 - Dave Shullick, Jr. Talks Championship, Classic Welcome to episode 125 of the Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. Show host Tom Baker talks with 2023 Oswego Speedway supermodified track champion Dave Shullick, Jr. Dave won the championship last weekend without having…
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast 124 - Jeff Abold Wins Triple Crown Welcome to episode 124 of the Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. Show host Tom Baker talks with Jeff Abold, who made supermodified history when he won the Sandusky Hi-Miler Classic recently, joining a handful of the best to ever strap i…
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast - Episode 123: Winnerviews with Camden Proud and Tony DeStevens Welcome to episode 123 of the Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. Show host Tom Baker is joined by Josh Sokolic, whose supermodified debut at the Oswego Speedway last weekend almost overshadowed Mike Ordway's…
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast - Episode 122: Winnerviews with Camden Proud and Tony DeStevens Welcome to episode 122 of the Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. In our second straight extra-distance episode, our host Tom Baker is joined by two first-time winners at the Oswego Speedway - SBS racer Tony …
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Tom Baker Show Podcast - Episode 9: The Internet's Effect On Short Track Promotion Introducing Episode 10 of the Tom Baker Show Podcast: The Impact of the Internet on Short Track Promotion. Brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation, this episode dives into the thrilling world of NASCAR racing, analyzing recent events and discussing the exciting and s…
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Tom Baker Show - June 29, 2023: "The System Is Broken" - Climbing The Motorsports Ladder Episode 8 of the Tom Baker Show dives into the world of motorsports with a conversation featuring "The Falcon", Eloy Falcon. Eloy is a personable NASCAR Truck Mexico Series champion who is now making waves with Rev Racing in the Drive For Diversity Program as h…
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Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast - Episode 121: Winnerviews with Andrew Schartner and Josh Sokolic Welcome to episode 121 of the Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. In this extra-distance episode, our host Tom Baker is joined by two of the most recent winners at the Oswego Speedway - SBS Winner Andrew Sc…
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Tom Baker Show Podcast - Episode 7: Graham Smith on the evolution of legend cars Welcome to episode 7 of the Tom Baker Show Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. In this fast-paced episode, our host Tom Baker is joined by Graham Smith, the VP of Business Operations for US Legend Cars Int'l. Tom and Graham discuss the evolution of legend…
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Inside Groove Podcast Episode 119 powered by Indy Performance Composites GUEST: Fourth-generation Midwest racer Sawyer Stout The Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast is the only weekly podcast dedicated exclusively to the Oswego Speedway and the other supermodified touring series. The Groove is hosted by Steering Wheel Nation founder and Supermodifi…
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Tom Baker Show Podcast - Episode 6: Government In Motorsports and The RPM Act with Karen Bailey-Chapman Welcome to the sixth episode of the Tom Baker Show Podcast, brought to you by Steering Wheel Nation. In this insightful episode, our host Tom Baker is joined by Karen Bailey-Chapman from SEMA/PRI, a leading advocate for motorsports. They discuss …
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Title: The Tom Baker Show - Episode 5 With Guest Christian Rose Date: June 8, 2023 Description: In this action-packed episode of The Tom Baker Show, join Tom as he chats with Christian Rose, a West Virginia major league baseball pitching prospect who now is racing in the ARCA Menards Series. Christian talks about his race at Charlotte and his seaso…
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Inside Groove Podcast Episode 119 powered by Indy Performance Composites GUEST: 2023 Supermodified Rookie Kenyon Zitzka The Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast is the only weekly podcast dedicated exclusively to the Oswego Speedway and the other supermodified touring series. The Groove is hosted by Steering Wheel Nation founder and Supermodified en…
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Inside Groove Podcast Episode 112 powered by Indy Performance Composites GUEST: Fourth-generation Midwest racer Sawyer Stout The Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast is the only weekly podcast dedicated exclusively to the Oswego Speedway and the other supermodified touring series. The Groove is hosted by Steering Wheel Nation founder and Supermodifi…
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Title: The Tom Baker Show - Episode 4 With Guests Frankie Muniz and Jordan Anderson Date: June 1, 2023 Description: In this action-packed episode of The Tom Baker Show, join Tom as he chats with Frankie Muniz - actor turned racer - and NASCAR Xfinity Series team owner Jordan Anderson. He also has complete review and analysis of the thrilling Memori…
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Inside Groove Podcast Episode 116 powered by Indy Performance Composites GUEST: Oswego Speedway Supermodified Racer / PR Director Camden Proud This week's Inside Groove Podcast is an emotional roller coaster. Supermodified racer/PR Director Camden Proud returns to preview what should be a most exciting season at the Oswego Speedway, and then helps …
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The Tom Baker Show returns to the weekly Steering Wheel Nation show lineup just in time for one of the biggest weeks on the motorsports calendar, fresh with takes on fights, more fights and the finger seen 'round the racing world. Future shows will include key personalities from throughout the racing world bringing the insider perspective from shor…
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Inside Groove Podcast Episode 116 powered by Indy Performance Composites GUEST: Supermodified restoration enthusiast Larry Trenca Larry Trenca grew up going to Oswego Speedway in the 1960’s. His father, Pete, is a legend in his own right as “Pete The Program Man”. Larry spent many years working on various race teams before retiring and moving south…
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They didn't call Chuck Ciprich "Chargin' Charlie" for no reason. That man was a badass. In the 1970's, a decade in which racing both dirt and pavement with equal skill was attempted by many but successful for few, Ciprich thrilled Northeast race fans with his exciting driving style. He passed away recently in Florida, and this week's show looks bac…
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04-09-23 Kart Kast Powered by Roll-Speed Performance Host: Tom Baker Guest: Brain Cancer survivor and former Kart racer Gabe Tesch Gabe Tesch had always loved racing. At age 11, before he turned a lap on the track, he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He joins Tom Baker to share his story of faith, courage and triumph that has led him to victory lan…
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The Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast hopes back in the time machine for another trip back to 1972 and host Tom Baker takes us through race number five of the Oswego Speedway season. Relive a huge race for a top Canadian racer and remember one of the most colorful drivers to ever turn a lap in a super, Baldy Baker. For more great Steering Wheel N…
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04-09-23 Kart Kast Powered by Roll-Speed Performance Host: Tom Baker Guest: Engineering student/kart racer Jack Armstrong Two-Cycle kart racing is undergoing a bit of a transition with regard to motors. The OK-N motor seems to be gaining steam in the USA while Rotax is still popular in certain regions thanks to their new series. Where's all this go…
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Episode 3 of Karting's newest podcast has one of the true ambassadors for Karting, Christy Kendall. Christy is a racer, team owner, business owner and now series promoter. She sits down with host Tom Baker to talk about her four decades in karting, the state of the sport, her Mississippi-delta series and the revival of kart racing at NOLA.…
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Inside Groove Podcast Episode 114 - Powered by Indy Performance Composites "Remembering Dean Hoag" GUEST: Event Promoter Jody London The Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast is the only weekly podcast dedicated exclusively to the Oswego Speedway and the other supermodified touring series. The Groove is hosted by Steering Wheel Nation founder and Sup…
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Inside Groove Podcast powered by Indy Performance Composites 1972 Oswego Speedway Season Rewind - Eagle Volume 7 - Race 6 "8Ball By A Lap!" The Inside Groove Supermodified Podcast is the only weekly podcast dedicated exclusively to the Oswego Speedway and the other supermodified touring series. The Groove is hosted by Steering Wheel Nation founder …
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