I lost a friend and great fellow announcer.: Dave Westerman. Dave along with Karnac's Jack Smith and legendary promoter Don Nerone were instrumental in helping me get my announcing career re-established in the state of Florida when I moved to the Sunshine State from New England where I had announced racing for some 25 years at several speedways.
Dave was a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about Florida racing which he generously shared with me as a mentor. Although I didn't get that many opportunities to announce alongside him I will never forget those few I did. He was so easy to work with and we made a great team. He was the consummate pro.
R.I.P. Dave, you will be sorely missed.