SPARTA, Ky. - Our free Ford Fan Day returns Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., to give race fans a chance to explore our spotter's stand, suites, press box, Media Center, Victory Lane, campgrounds and much more.
Scheduled special events are:
11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.:
Speedway Children's Charities Kentucky Chapter pace car rides
Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.:
U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association exhibitions
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.:
Racing Roundtable featuring 700 WLW-AM's Bill Dennison and Dennis Neal along with racetrack designer Andy Vertrees - Press Box - Suite 20
Question-and-answer session with Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger - Press Box - Suite 20
Guests also will be able to enjoy a wide variety of activities throughout the day such as:
-Children's activities: inflatables, arts and crafts, tire change challenge, Hot Wheels racing and lanyard giveaways.
- Petting zoo
- Visits and photo opportunities with our mascot, Horsepower
- Richard Petty Driving Experience show car, tire change challenge and simulator
- Kentucky Speedway Fire and Safety Team (F.A.S.T) fire truck, ambulance and utility truck display
- Official Kentucky Speedway pace car photo opportunities in Victory Lane
- Team Penske No. 22 Discount Tire Ford show car photo opportunities
- Kentucky Raceway Ministries show car
- Speedway Children's Charities Putt Putt Golf and merchandise table
- Full Throttle Indoor Karting display
- Tram tours of our campgrounds and venue
- Kentucky Department of Transportation t-shirt giveaways
- Cox Concessions and Kona Ice fare
Make plans now to help get our 2014 season off to a great start.
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UNTOLD STORY OF THE SEG-MAN
I was hired at 700WLW in 1978 and started out producing helicopter traffic reports when the station had the helicopter. I worked my way up and started helping out in the newsroom, covering stories, writing copy, etc. Then got into sports with the help of legends Andy Macï¿½Williams and Bob Trumpy. I then moved up to help out Sportstalk and been doing sports ever since. Trumpy actually gaveï¿½me my famous nicknameï¿½"SEG." Going to Northern Kentucky University started my career on the radio. Great people at NKUï¿½especially Dick Murgatroyd, the former executive producer of the Bob Braun Show among others. Murg taught me right.
I have covered the Reds, Bengals, Bearcats, Muskateers, RedHawks, etc since the 1980's. I have been blessed to get to know some great sports stars over the years. Its been great to work with Trump, Cris Collinsworth, Boomer Esiason and Andy Furman on Sportstalk over the years.ï¿½I have been in the Reds Radio booth for 30 years learning from Marty Brenamann and the late Joe Nuxhall, along with Jeff Brantley and Thomï¿½Brenamann.ï¿½Each game in the booth has been special.ï¿½
My love for auto racing started in 1978 following the late and great Dale Earnhardt, Sr plus my first trip to the Indy 500 that same year. I have also been blessed to meet some great people in the world of motorsports.
I wentï¿½to highï¿½school at Colerain and graduated in 1976. From there, it was off to NKU and outï¿½in 1980. Iï¿½live in Middletown with wife, Denise along with step daughter, Rachel. I am blessed to have three grandchildren from my other stepdaughter Sarah.ï¿½Our dog, Emma, passed away on Jan 4, 2007 after 14 years as the best dog and friend in the world.ï¿½