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Sorenson's Speed Talk

Sorenson’s Speed Talk features gearheads from around BC taking all things car culture. From racing to custom car-building, host Cole Sorenson takes you behind the scenes and gets the inside scoop from some of the province’s leading automotive figures.

Tracks

NHRA Pro Mod racer Justin Bond
This episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features current NHRA Pro Mod racer and team owner Justin Bond. Justin is a two time NHRA national event winner in the Pro Mod category and will be competing at Mission Raceway Park's Doorwarz Pro Mod event June 30th to July 3rd.
43:35 6/15/22
Former NASCAR Northwest Tour champion Pete Harding
This episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features former NASCAR Northwest Tour champion and Greater Vancouver Motorsports Pioneers Society inductee Pete Harding. Pete has been racing for over 50 years and has competed at tracks across Canada and the United States. Currently Pete is involved in road racing at his local track Mission Raceway Park.
37:03 4/21/22
Former F1 driver Allen Berg
This episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features Canadian Motorsports Hall of Famer and former F1 driver Allen Berg. Allen went from racing karts in Calgary to racing in Formula One and at Le Mans. Cole and Allen talk about racing with Ayrton Senna, driving for Eddie Jordan in British F3 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Pink Flloyd drummer Nick Mason, running DTM and winning championships in Mexico.
55:36 4/12/22
My Classic Car host Dennis Gage
This episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features the host of My Classic Car Dennis Gage. Dennis has been the face of the show from its inception and has traveled the world looking for unique cars and stories. Cole and Dennis talk about how the show got started, some of his favourite Canadian moments, and where fans in B.C. can catch him and his crew next.
52:52 3/10/22
Sprint Car racer Robbie Price
This episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features former Skagit Speedway Dirt Cup winner and Skagit 360 Sprint Car track champion Robbie Price. Robbie is a third-generation racer from Cobble Hill, and has competed in everything from Micro Sprints at Deming Speedway to 410 Sprint Cars with the World of Outlaws.
21:57 2/22/22
Pro Mod and Pro Street racer Dal Sangha
This episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features Pro Mod racer and former CPSA Pro Street champion Dal Sangha. Cole and Dal discuss his crash in July of 2021 at Mission Raceway Park, his early days in racing and how he progressed from running a 15 second Fox Body Mustang to a five second Pro Mod.
35:21 2/14/22
Agassiz Speedway announcer Fred Rannard Jr.
This episode's guest is former Skagit Speedway, Northern Sprint Tour and National Sprint Tour announcer Fred Rannard Jr. Fred has announced racing for just over 40 years in the Pacific Northwest and across the United States, covering everything from Monster Trucks to Sprint Cars. Fred is currently the announcer at Agassiz Speedway.
48:06 2/1/22
Penticton Speedway & Avion Motorsports owner Trevor Seibert
This episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features Penticton Speedway and Avion Motorsports owner Trevor Seibert. Cole and Trevor discuss the upcoming season at Penticton, the RS1 Series, Trevor's racing highlights and the latest driver to join the Avion Motorsports ranks.
53:43 1/26/22
New Northwest Deuce Days organizer & custom bike builder Jay Donovan
The latest episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk featuring custom bike builder and the new head of Northwest Deuce Days Jay Donovan is on Spotify, Spreaker, Google Podcasts, and iHeartRadio. Jay is well known in the custom bike-building world, creating a trio of motorcycles for the late Bobby Haas' Haas Moto Museum & Sculpture Gallery in Dallas Texas. Cole and Jay talk about how he got into bike building and metal sculpting, the impact Bobby Haas had on his career, and how he wound up talking Deuce Days over from Al Clark. The link to listen is below!
34:15 12/30/21
West Coast Pro Mod champion Joe Delehay
The latest episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features four time West Coast Pro Modified champion Joe Delehay. Cole and Joe discuss his early days in the sport, the story behind his famous Pro Mod truck, winning the Street Car Super Nationals and his plans for the 2022 season with his PM Motorsports Inc. Camaro on the West Coast Pro Modifieds tour.
32:26 12/15/21
Former IndyCar and Sports Car racer Ross Bentley
This episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features former IndyCar, IMSA and Grand Am driver Ross Bentley. Cole and Ross discuss his early days in racing, being on fire at Indy, winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona, driver coaching and his series of Speed Secrets books.
53:47 12/1/21
Two time Watkins Glen 6 Hour winner Michael Valiante
The latest episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features former Grand Am and IMSA race winner Michael Valiante. Michael has raced everything from Champ Car to NASCAR. Cole and Michael discuss how he got started in karting, working his way up the IndyCar/Champ Car ladder, his move to sports cars and what he's been up to since retiring from racing due to a concussion.
39:22 11/4/21
NASCAR Pinty's Series Pit Reporter Todd Lewis
This episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features NASCAR Pinty's Series pit reporter and REV TV Canada on-air personality Todd Lewis. Todd has covered many different racing series during his career, from IndyCar to the Avion RS1 Series. Cole and Todd discuss how he got his start in broadcasting, interesting off camera moments, CASCAR and Pinty's Series memories and his show REV Culture.
44:23 10/20/21
Broadcasting hall of famer Brother Jake Edwards
This week's episode features Broadcast Industry Hall of Famer Brother Jake Edwards. Apart from being an award winning radio personality with shows on Rock 101 and TSN 1040, Jake is also a big fan of cars and motorcycles. Cole and Jake discuss how his dad found out he was street racing his Chevelle, drag bike racing in Manitoba, how his son's camera helped him land an interview with Jacques Villeneuve and how his character The Champ came to be.
49:55 10/1/21
Former NASCAR team owner Dick Midgley
This week's episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features Midgley Motorsports owner Dick Midgley. Dick's time in racing started back in the 1950's as a car owner at Western Speedway. Dick's cars have competed in events around the world with drivers such as Bobby Allison, Dave Marcis, Roy Smith, George Follmer, Herschel McGriff, Ron Hornaday and Jim Richards to name a few. Cole and Dick discuss how he got started in racing, his early days in NASCAR, running the Daytona 500, racing in Australia, Japan and South Africa and some interesting travel stories from back in the day.
58:59 9/21/21
Formula Photographic founder Warwick Patterson
This week's episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features Formula Photographic Inc. founder and owner Warwick Patterson. Warwick and Cole talk about how he got started in motorsports photography and videography, the popular Subaru Launch Control series, getting behind the wheel himself and filming Travis Pastrana's recent record breaking run at the Mount Washington Hill Climb.
34:40 9/16/21
La Carrera Panamericana competitor Karlo Flores
This week's episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features La Carrera Panamericana racer Karlo Flores. Karlo races a replica of a GT40 in the famed Mexican road rally. Cole and Karlo discuss how he got his start in racing, his first La Carrera experience, the filming of the Driving La Carrera documentary and vintage racing here in B.C.
41:35 9/9/21
Stunt performer and drifter Zandara Kennedy
This week's guest is stunt performer and drifter Zanadara Kennedy. Zandara's stunt career began when she was introduced to the industry by a friend. She is currently the stunt coordinator for the CW's Nancy Drew series. When Zandara is not working you can find her drifting with the Spec D Drift Series at tracks like Mission Raceway Park and Edmonton International Raceway.
33:12 9/2/21
Northwest Pro Street drag racer Glen Braid
The latest episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk with former Northwest Pro Street drag racer Glen Braid is now on Spotify, Spreaker, Google Podcasts and iHeartRadio. Glen and Cole talk about his start in racing, the Murray vs Braid rivalry at Mission Raceway Park in the 90's and early 2000's, how John Force saved his NHRA license, the best Rock 101 promotions and pit parties and a possible Border Wars return. Make sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram @sorensonspeedtalk.
57:44 8/25/21
Canadian Hot Rod Magazine publisher/editor Terry Denomme
On this week's episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk Cole talks with Terry Denomme, the editor and publisher of Canadian Hot Rod and Muscle Cars Bone Stock & Modified magazines. Terry started Canadian Hot Rod back in 2005 and it has since grown into one of Canada's most popular automotive publications. Terry talks about how his interest in cars began, what led him to start a magazine and some of the cool experiences and projects he's been a part of over the years.
42:37 8/16/21
Grant King Race Shops owners Bill & Stephanie Throckmorton
The latest episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk with Grant King Race Shops and Top Gun Racing owners Bill & Stephanie Throckmorton is now on Spotify, Spreaker, Google Podcasts and iHeartRadio. Grant King was a renowned builder, crew chief and owner of IndyCars, Sprint Cars, Midgets, Silver Crown Cars and Modifieds. Grant called Victoria home before moving to Idaho and Indiana to chase his motorsports dreams. Bill is Grant's nephew, and after the King race shop fell into disrepair following Grant's death in a traffic accident in 1999, Bill bought all of the assets and turned it into a working racing museum. Bill and Stephanie are also carrying on Grant's legacy in IndyCar with Top Gun Racing and driver RC Enerson.
35:22 8/9/21
Canadian Drag Racing Hall of Famer Stan Sipos
This week's episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features another individual from the world of drag racing, Stan Sipos. Stan won 4 NHRA National Events in Top Alcohol Funny Car from 1990 to 1992 with tuning help from the legendary Les Davenport. Stan and Cole discuss Stan's first drag car, his time in Modified and Competition Eliminator, the highs and lows of racing on the NHRA tour and his highly successful development company Cielo Properties.
82:09 8/3/21
604 Street Legit founder Don Murray
This week's episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features Don Murray. Don has been a fixture in the Northwest Pro Street racing scene for over 30 years, and piloted his green street legal '56 Corvette to many record breaking performances. Cole and Don chat about his start in racing on the streets of Surrey, the story behind his famed Vette, and his return to racing with 604 Street Legit and his latest car, a Plymouth Barracuda.
40:46 7/26/21
Formula 3 driver Marco Kacic
This episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features 2019 US Formula 4 champion Marco Kacic. Marco started driving go karts at the age of 5 and quickly began climbing the North American open wheel development ladder. Cole and Marco discuss his early days in karting, the challenges of forging a career in racing, and where he sees himself going in the next few years.
39:14 7/19/21
Capital Drift driver Danny Cox
This week's episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features former Capital Drift champion Danny Cox. Danny and Cole discuss how Danny got his start in drifting, beating Pro Am drift teams at Evergreen Speedway, roadtrip hijinks with the Husky Situations team and the future of the sport in BC.
47:45 7/12/21
Coachwerks Restoration Specialist Eric Cherneff
This week's guest is Coachwerks restoration specialist Eric Cherneff. In 2015 Eric traded off a career as an accountant to pursue his dream of restoring classic cars. We talk about some of the rides he's had over the years as well as past restorations at Coachwerks, one of Canada's top classic car restoration shops.
25:49 7/6/21
Larry Pollard - NASCAR Driver/Crew Chief
This week's Sorenson's Speed Talk features Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Famer Larry Pollard. Larry's love of racing started by helping crew for his dad Earl, and before he could legally drive he was hotlapping a Stock Car at Western Speedway. From becoming the first Canadian to win a race in what's now the NASCAR Xfinity Series to being the co-crew chief for Richard Petty, Larry's done it all in the world of NASCAR. You'll hear about all of that and more, including his near-fatal crash at Dover Delaware, in this episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk.
53:50 6/28/21
Northwest Deuce Days founder Al Clark
This week's episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk features Al Clark, the man behind Northwest Deuce Days. Al's love of cars has spanned from his teenage years to present day, from drag racing around the Pacific Northwest to building a variety of hot rods in his own garage. He also guided Deuce Days from a small show in Oak Bay to one of the largest gatherings of 1932 Fords in the world. We'll talk about all of that and more, including a possible Deuce Days return in 2022.
33:07 6/21/21
1983 Sebring 12 Hour winner Kees Nierop
On this week's episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk, Cole chats with 1983 Sebring 12 Hour winner Kees Nierop. Kees has driven everything from Porsche 935's and 962's at Daytona to a Cayenne SUV on the grueling 7200km Transsyberia Rally. Currently Kees works as a driving instructor with the Porsche Sport Driving School and also runs Area 27's Camaro Driving Academy. You'll learn about all of that and more in the latest episode of Sorenson's Speed Talk.
57:00 6/15/21
Nostalgia Top Fuel racer Phil Ruskowski
This week on Sorenson’s Speed Talk we speak with one of the fastest guys on Vancouver Island, Phil Ruskowski. Phil has been running front engine dragsters since the 1980’s and for the past few seasons (pre-COVID) has competed in the NHRA Hot Rod Heritage Series’ Nostalgia Top Fuel category. From the struggles of running a Nitromethane powered vehicle on a budget to Phil’s battle with Parkinson’s disease, we discuss it all.
44:47 6/12/21