NHRA’ s premiere announcer, Bob Frey, and Fox Sports Net National film crews visited Oahe Speedway on August 1, 2009
to film NHRA’s Sportsman Spotlight, a segment of popular television show “Inside Drag Racing”.

 Like most young men in the ‘60s, Frey wanted to go drag racing. In 1965, he did have the opportunity to do some drag racing and won in E/Stock Automatic at Vineland Speedway Drag Strip. In 1966 while at Atco, Bob learned they were looking for a track announcer. He took a chance and applied for the job and got it. From that day on, he spent the next 46 years calling drag races all over the United States and in Canada, Mexica, Puerto Rico, and England. Frey brought a new dimension to the sport of drag racing, not only at the tracks but in broadcasting. With his casual manner, he strived to not just inform but also entertain not only hardcore drag racing fans but those new to the sport. He did this by educating and telling great stories about the sport. Bob’s style got the attention of the NHRA, which offered him the job of being the NHRA announcer for all national events. Bob accepted the job and was with NHRA from 1985-2012. Frey would become known as “the voice of drag racing” and was the only announcer to work in all the drag racing sanctioning bodies: NHRA, AHRA and IHRA. Frey’s decades of involvement with the sport has also made him one of the most respected authorities on the history of drag racing. Due to his wealth of knowledge, he has written columns in National Dragster and on DragRaceCentral.com. His knowledge also made him an excellent choice to be the emcee for the annual International Drag Racing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and he graciously volunteered his services to the IDRHoF for 15 years, providing his knowledge, entertainment, and drag racing jokes as only Bob Frey could do.