The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is technically the home track for NASCAR Xfinity Series driver and Hinckley native Matt Tifft. But until just a few weeks ago, he had never even seen the place.
Tifft, who will drive the #19 Akron Community Foundation Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in Saturday's Mid-Ohio Challenge, said he played the video game iRacing.com and will race in a Trans Am race to learn the track. He missed last year's race while undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.
Now back on the track and running his first full Xfinity Series season, Tifft is currently seventh in the championship standings. He plans to work with the Akron Community Foundation to help build awareness for brain tumor research.
Tifft joined Jasen to talk about Saturday's race, his partnership with the Akron Community Foundation, his recovery from the brain tumor, and racing against drivers from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
Vince Kehres head coach of the Mount Union Purple Raiders stopped by the Sam and Brad Show to discuss the upcoming season and the quest for another Division III national title.
Former Cleveland Indians pitcher and Ohio native Brian Anderson talked Rays and Tribe ahead of the game tonight down at Tropicana Field tonight at 7:10pm.
Anderson is currently a broadcaster for the Rays TV network on Sun Sports.
You can catch the Tribe and the Rays tonight starting at 6:37pm with the pregame and 7:10pm with the first pitch.
Our 2017 Camp Report takes us to Stow High School where the Bullodgs are looking to improve after a 10-2 season in 2016.
Mark Nori, head coach of the Bulldogs spoke with Sam and Brad during the Gridiron Gathering to preview the campaign.
Our Camp visits are brought to you by our friends at Northern Ohio Honda Dealers.
First year head coach of the Walsh Cavaliers Dan Pifer joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his football team heading into 2017.
The Malone Pioneers are getting ready for the 2017 football season, and second year head coach Fred Thomas spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming campaign in Canton.
The Pioneers open up the season against Taylor September 2.
Cleveland Indians beat writer Chris Assenheimer joined the Sam and Brad Show to discuss the Jay Bruce trade from the New York Mets to the Tribe.
He says that owners Paul and Larry Dolan are recognizing the urgency of the moment and by signing a bat, the Indians will be in good shape heading into the postseason.
Sam and Brad caught up with Justin Todd, head coach of the Wadsworth Grizzlies to talk about the upcoming football season.
Our Camp reports are brought to you by our friends at the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. Tomorrow, we head to Stow to catch up with Mark Nori and the Bulldogs.
Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram spoke about the Browns and the Saints getting ready for preseason game #1 at FirstEnergy Stadium Thursday.
Our Wednesday edition of Camp Days takes us to Revere High School, where we visit with Mike Murphey, head coach of the Minutemen.
The Minutemen were 5-5 a year ago and will have to replace some key players, but do return some key linemen on both sides of the ball.
Our Camp Reports are sponsored by our friends at the Northern Ohio Honda Dealers. Coming up tomorrow we take a trip to Wadsworth as we stick with the Suburban League!