Dillon Welch with his dad Vince
Dillon, 21, has graduated from at Ball State University, also Vince’s alma mater, and has called more than 50 national sprint, midget and silver crown events per year for United States Auto Club (USAC) during the past 18 months. The opportunity as a turn announcer came about when Dillon reached out to David Hyatt, president of MRN, for feedback regarding his play-by-play work.
“Earlier this year, I put together a highlight package of some of my better calls and sent that to David Hyatt in hopes he would offer me some feedback to grow as a broadcaster,” Dillon said. “I sent him a couple of videos and after the second or third one, MRN invited me to try out. He and everyone at MRN have been incredibly helpful.”
Dillon, a digital sports broadcasting major who produced regional Emmy-winning programs through his school’s sports production unit, was given an audition as a turn announcer in June at Michigan International Speedway.
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