NASCAR Whelen All American Series To Start

dave TempleContributor IApril 1, 2009

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 11:  Phil Kurze of Whelen speaks during the track operator and driver briefings at the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Banquet & Festivities on November 11, 2006 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR is ready to begin...Wait for it...Yeah I know, NASCAR started in mid-February right?

Well, yes and no.

NASCAR is just as much about the home town feel as it is the multi-million dollar names. I am going to start reporting on the little known—but exciting—NASCAR series known as the NASCAR Whelen All American Series.

(I am the voice of the Series at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia Ohio.)

This series is the entry level series that young drivers and local heroes headline to hone their skills, and maybe move up to bigger and better things.

I have had the honor and privilege of announcing for this series for going on three of the last four years. I had decided last year in November, that I felt I needed to help get the word out to race fans about this oft overlooked series and some of the great drivers who have found Victory Lane in the Whelen Series.

In 2007, one of our regular drivers, Tim Allensworth, won the Ohio championship. In 2008, John Vallo broke 300 career wins in the series.

The racing takes place at the NASCAR hometown tracks all across America, with state and national championships at stake.

I will report on local racing at Kil-Kare, as well as keeping you up to date on the national standings as well.

The first race of a 24 race schedule with start on April 3, at 6:00 PM for our facility. The schedules of your local track should be available on, and events at our track are available on!

If you have any questions or comments about the series, or what its like to announce it, please leave me a comment. Here's to a great 2009 race season!