As the season kicks off we'll be taking time to introduce our community to the announcers that bring life to our race nights. Who are they? How do they know so much about track racing? How can they tell who won that race?
Part one introduces you to Phil "Bilko" Stephens, one of the voices of Friday night racing.
Let’s start with the well-known “Oh my mercy!” Are these catch phrases that excite the crowd spur of the moment, or are they thought out before hand? Does any preparation go into announcing a Friday night at the track?
Some of these I have just made up over the years…. And they morph to fit the situation. Whatever works when I need it.