Prez SezHAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s 2022 and as the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Take me for example. Pete Walker here, your new CIR President. I’ve met many of you before but there more of you still I’ve yet to shake hands and exchanges pleasantries with. A little about me: I work from home and live in the Carmel area with my beautiful fiancé Tricia. We’re planning on getting married this June. So, between wedding planning and our professional obligations, we are looking forward to seeing you this year! And by “we”, I of course mean your new CIR Board! They are:
- Pete Walker (Me), President, grateful for the opportunity to serve
- Amanda Brown, VP
- Greg Brown, Treasurer (Year 2 of his two-year term)
- Greg Smith, Membership
- Fred Greulich, Secretary
- Pam and Larry Clarino, Newsletter
- Jimmy Arata, Ft. Wayne
- David Weaver, web master
“An Evening with Paul Page, Voice of the Indianapolis 500”
As Race Month arrives in Indy, join us on May 15, 2022, as CIR-PCA spends “An Evening with Paul Page, Voice of the Indianapolis 500”
Paul’s broadcasting career began in local radio, but it hit the accelerator when he moved to WIBC 1070AM in 1968. There, he met the original host of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, the legendary Sid Collins, who recruited Paul to join his venerable radio team for the Memorial Day classic.
Paul was mentored by Collins, who asked him to join the Indy 500 radio network in 1974. Paul’s rock-solid reporting earned Collins’ respect, making Paul his chosen successor. Paul anchored the Indy 500 radio broadcast from 1977 to 1987.
Based on the quality of his work, Paul was tabbed by ABC Sports to anchor all their Indy car series telecasts starting in late 1987.
It was here, Page’s indelible mark on Indy 500 history was made. Joined by former Indy car veterans Bobby Unser and Sam Posey, the ABC Indy broadcasts became Emmy Award winners as well as fan favorites.
Beyond Indy car racing, Paul’s career has spanned other forms of motorsports, as well, including NASCAR, IROC, NHRA, and others. He was a regular fixture on NBC and ESPN over the years, covering everything from the America’s Cup to the Fourth of July Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Don’t miss this great night of Indy 500 nostalgia and storytelling by this Hoosier broadcasting legend!
“An Evening with Paul Page, Voice of the Indianapolis 500 presented by SONAX”, May 15, 2022, 7:00pm, at the Westfield Playhouse, 220 North Union Street, Westfield, IN 46074.
Cost for this amazing event is $15 per ticket. Limited to 150 tickets.
For more information contact: Larry Clarino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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