Interview with Rico Abreu on Florida Sports Talk’s Racin Nation

Sprint car & midget driver Rico Abreu joined the Racin Nation crew on Saturday, June 14, 2014 to talk about competing in USAC’s “Indiana Midget Week”. Abreu went on to victory in the race at Lawrenceburg that night and two days later, he won the “Indiana Midget Week” championship for the 10th time in his career after 4 straight podium finishes.

Listen to the segment to hear what he had to say on Saturday about coming back from injury,

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Powell Memorial Race Broadcast on Florida Sports Talk

Saturday night, the Florida Sports Talk team broadcasted from the Powell Memorial at Volusia Speedway Park and despite the rain, the night was a success – both on the racing and broadcast fronts! Mark Whitener took home his first official Powell Memorial win and I clocked my first race as pit reporter for the NBC Sports Radio turn-by-turn team.

If you don’t know about the Powell Memorial already, it’s a late model race that commemorates the family of James Powell,

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My Ocala TV June Episode

Tori co-hosts the June episode of My Ocala TV with fellow host Daniel Link at Ocala’s own Silver Springs State Park. In this episode, the Mayor tries his hand at serving tables and making pizzas at a popular pizza joint, My Ocala TV tells the story of a Ocala high school sports play gone viral, and a local couple takes a Segway adventure.

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2014 Association for Women in Sports Media Convention

Two years ago, the Association for Women in Sports Media gave me the opportunity to intern as a production assistant at the ESPN headquarters and to attend their 2012 convention in Chicago. Ever since that summer, my career will never be the same.

When I applied for the internship, I didn’t know much about the Association for Women in Sports Media, affectionately called AWSM (pronounced “awesome”) by its members for short.

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5 Takeaways from the Greatest Day in Racing

1) The red flag was the right choice

It was unprecedented in this race, yes, and defies typical tradition. But IndyCar found a phenomenal way to avoid ending under caution (as it unfortunately has the past 4 years) and still stick to their staunch belief that the Indy 500 should be ONLY 500 miles and nothing more. The decision to throw the red when Townsend Bell wrecked near the end of the race gave fans a thrilling final 9 laps,

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Tori Interviews Country Music Star Brett Eldredge

In April, rising country music star Brett Eldredge performed in downtown Ocala for Ocala’s “Feel Downtown Live” series. Tori interviewed Brett beforehand for My Ocala TV’s story on the concert, and also caught up with his opening act, Central Florida’s own Michael Ray.

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My Ocala TV Premier

In May, Tori signed on as the co-host of a brand new community lifestyle TV show called My Ocala TV. She previously hosted the lifestyle show Style TV in Lake and Sumter County but is very excited to be transitioning to the new show that features local people, places, and events around her hometown, Ocala, Florida. The premier episode was filmed at Goldmark Farm in Ocala and highlighted one of the things Ocala is best known for –

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Officially a #UFGrad!

After 4 wonderful years, I graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunication News on Saturday, May 3rd! I graduated Summa Cum Laude in the top 10 in my class and also completed the UF Honors Program in my time at Florida. I earned a minor in Communication Studies, an outside concentration in Sports Management, and a certificate in Meteorology and Climatology.

The past 4 years have been the best of my life and I am so thankful for all the memories made,

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Counterfeit Prom Gowns Online

It’s prom season and wedding season is right around the corner. These kind of events can be expensive, but saving money by buying a dress online might not turn out the way you hope. WUFT’s Tori Petry has more on how many people fall victim to counterfeit retailers online.

The best way to avoid being scammed online is to buy a dress in person at a local retailer. But if you do order off of the internet,

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Tori’s Sports Reporting Demo Reel

Tori Petry’s demo reel includes her work as host of Style TV, sports anchor and reporter at WUFT-TV, and pit reporter for USAC. She has covered Gator football, the National Championship-winning Gator gymnastics team, as well as reported & produced award-winning feature stories.

Montage – 0:00
Standups, Reporting & Anchoring – 0:20
Feature: Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School – 0:58
Feature: Ben Kennedy – 3:36
In-Depth News: FHSAA &

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