Meet Bob Buckholz, Mohave Valley Raceway announcer with 25 years in the industry.admin
As we move into the closing weeks of the fall season, we thought we would introduce you to our most public facing voice. Mohave Valley Raceway’s announcer, Bob Buckholz.
Bob has been announcing races around the country for over 25 years. He began his career in Arizona, but has announced in ten different states. Bob came to Mohave Valley Raceway after moving to Kingman from Delaware. The excitement of the competition comes through his voice, Bob excels spurring interest in the events, and helping spectators keep track of their favorite drivers.
After over 25 years of announcing, managing three different tracks and racing himself in both Street Stocks, IMCA Modifieds and building Mod Lites at Pro Race Cars, his passion remains in the announcers tower. “It’s a great stress relief from everyday life.” He said when asked to describe recent events at the track. “I also make trips through the pits to talk with the racers and get their stories as well.”
Bob said racing on the 19th of September proved to be a great night to come back to Mohave Valley Raceway. The competitors were out in force along with a great crowd to cheer them on.
“Nineteen IMCA Modifiers had the crowd on their feet for both the heat races and the twenty lap main. Frank Russell wowed the crowd by leading the entire race but not without a great charge by Jeff Sheppard Jr. on the last lap. Sheppard was on Russell’s rear number all the way to the checkered flag.”
“I love getting the crowd involved, especially the youngsters, they are the future of our sport.”
“I also make trips through the pits to talk with the racers and get their stories as well.”
The other divisions at Mohave Valley Raceway had a great showing as well, with side by side racing in the Mini Stocks, Mini Sports, Dwarf Cars, Street Stocks and a fantastic field of Super Stocks. Despite the virus outbreak, fans have been filling the track to our current max capacity consistently, even without active advertising on radio and other mediums.
While we do have to comply with social distance rules at our track during the pandemic, spectators don’t have to wear masks. So feel free to drop by and breathe the open desert air. Our final race of the season is fast approaching the first week of November, so check our schedule for race information if you plan to go. Our capacity is reduced during the pandemic so get here early to secure your spot on race day.
Weather during our final races can cool off dramatically after sunset so be sure to bring a winter attire that you can put on as the temperature drops. Check out our Facebook page for giveaways, drawings, and other information about race events or track news. Were also on Google Maps if you’re new to the area and need directions to the track. If you enjoy your experience, drop a review on our Facebook or Google Maps profiles, and let us know what you enjoyed. We may not be able to respond to everyone, but we read what you post.
A night at the races is the perfect weekend getaway for families and groups of friends. Stop by and let all the stress of the year go for a while. It’s been a long year, treat yourself to some good fun, food, and the roar cars from a multitude drivers all vying for a good honest race. We hope to see you here.
As Bob recently said. “It’s a great stress relief from everyday life…I love Mohave Valley Raceway and all the fans and racers.”