Race Chat

Race Chat serves as a platform to bring awareness to local race tracks and drivers. The show takes an in-depth look into the world of local racing in the southeast covering dirt track, asphalt, and go kart racing. The main goal of Race Chat is to bring more attention the grassroots area of auto racing. Show hosts Walter Tapp and Gary Hyatt have over twenty years of combined experience in the racing industry, and their show is very interactive, featuring weekly driver interviews and fans’ phone calls, text messages, and social media posts. The tracks that Race Chat focuses on are Travelers Rest Speedway, Anderson Speedway, Greenville Pickens Speedway, Hartwell Speedway, Foothills Raceway, Sugartit Speedway, and Cherokee Speedway.

About The Hosts: 

Walter Tapp has been involved in local racing for almost his entire twenty-nine years on Earth, starting as a racing fan as a child. He has spent the last nine years working as an announcer at several tracks, including Travelers Rest Speedway, Harris Speedway, Anderson Motor Speedway, Westminster Speedway, Laurens County Speedway,  and Union County Speedway. Along with announcing at those tracks, he has also worked multiple tour series events over the years. Walter is looking forward to bringing Race Chat to ESPN Upstate and having the opportunity to shine more of a spot light on local dirt track, asphalt, and go-cart racing for drivers and fans in the Upstate.
Tom Baker is the owner and senior editor of national motorsports digital news site Race Chaser Online (www.racechaseronline.com) and a managing partner in the Performance Motorsports Network better known as PMN Radio, a 24/7 wireless mobile network based in Mooresville, North Carolina (Race City USA!) and available free worldwide on the PMN Radio mobile app for Android or Apple devices or at www.performancemotorsportsnetwork.com
With 28 years of Motorsports media, marketing and managerial experience, Baker serves as coach and mentor for several next generation racers, as well as Race Chaser’s passionate lineup of rising Motorsports journalists, and serves as Media Director and announcer for both Greenville-Pickens Speedway and the Southeast Limited Late Model Series as well.
Email Tom at: tbshow11@gmail.com
Follow Tom on Twitter: @RaceChaserTom
RACE CHAT:  9-10am every Saturday morning on ESPN Upstate. 


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