Monday, January 23, 2012

Greenville man going into Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame

GREENVILLE — During the normal work week, Butch Krieger is an account manager for Plumbers Supply Company in Louisville.
But fans of tractor pulls, truck pulls and drag racing know the Greenville resident for another job he performs. For 38 years, the 64-year-old Krieger has been a public-address announcer at drag races and tractor and truck pulls throughout the country, which includes Southern Indiana and Kentucky. He is probably best-known for being the longtime announcer for the Championship Tractor Pull at the annual National Farm Machinery Show at Freedom Hall in Louisville. Krieger will be announcing the popular pull for the 33rd straight year Feb. 15-18.
Krieger’s popularity and longevity have helped him earn a prestigious honor. This coming July, Krieger will be inducted into the Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Swope’s Cars of Yesteryear Museum in Elizabethtown, Ky.
Krieger found out from his son Miles that he was chosen for induction into the Hall of Fame last week.
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1 comment:

Gary Digital Williams said...

Hey there! Just ran across your blog and I love it. My name is Gary "Digital" Williams and I am the PA Announcer for the Coppin State University Eagles basketball program in Baltimore, MD. I'm in my 19th season there and my 26th season overall.

Loved your post about Dave Zinkoff. He once did a high school all-star game in my hometown of Washington DC and he was marvelous. Thanks for your blog and hope to talk with you soon!

Take care!