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Wed, 15 May 2013, 15:15 PM

Leo Taugher Named Grand Marshal of The Mickey Mart Cavalcade of Stars
Courtesy of NHRA Field Marketing

GLENDORA, Calif. -

Leo Taugher - 1990
Longtime NHRA national and divisional event announcer and "Voice of the North Central Division" Leo Taugher has been named the Grand Marshal for the upcoming 7th annual Mickey Mart Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser at Summit Motorsports Park, May 17-19. Taugher will be honored during Saturday's pre-race ceremonies of what has become the largest NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series event in the country.

Taugher began announcing for track operators Richard and Vivian Mossey at Quaker City Dragway in Salem, Ohio, his lifelong hometown. In 1977, he was part of the announcing crew for the inaugural NHRA Division III E.T. Finals, now recognized as the NHRA Summit Racing Series.

The 1978 U.S. Nationals was Taugher's first national event and in 1988 he was named the North Central Division's official announcer covering special events throughout the division and emceeing the annual "Land of the Winners" Awards Banquet.

Taugher's distinctive voice and vast knowledge of NHRA sportsman racing has made him one of the favorites of racers and fans alike. Over the years he has worked alongside Dave McClelland, Steve Evans, Bob Frey and Alan Reinhart to bring out the excitement of NHRA Drag Racing.

Leo Taugher & Bill Bader, Jr.
at the Cavalcade of Stars
"Leo is the consummate professional," said Bob Frey. "Over the years I have worked with him and learned from him, and the main thing that I learned is that Leo is loved and respected by the racers and that's the highest form of praise for an announcer. He is also a good friend and richly deserves this special honor."

The Mickey Mart Cavalcade of Stars presented by Budweiser gets underway Friday morning including eliminations for Super Comp, Super Gas and Super Street from the rained out NHRA Spring Spectacle of Speed event at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis.

Cavalcade Event Flyer

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