SALEM, Ind. – Salem Speedway’s Bill Kniesley and Dirt@media have tabbed Will Greenwell as an addition to the speedway’s announcer’s booth.
Greenwell of Shepherdsville, Ky., will be working with the drag, dirt and Salem Speedway faculties. His first duty will be working at the Salem and Dirt2media booth at the World of Wheels in January.
“Greenwell will be a great addition to what Salem Speedway, and Dirt2media is trying to accomplish,” Salem Speedway officials said in a statement.
Greenwell grew up going to races at Louisville (Ky.) Motor Speedway from the age of 2 until it closed in the early 2000s. Greenwell went on to get a medical degree at the Sullivan University in Louisville, Ky., and currently works in the Radiology department at the University of Louisville Dental School.
In 2016, Greenwell and his wife, Jamie, relocated to South Carolina for Jamie’s commitments to the Army. The move is also when Greenwell started his career in the motorsports field.
Greenwell worked for Fayetteville (N.C.) Motor Speedway as an official and started announcing at Sportsdrome Speedway in 2019 as co-announcer alongside Mike Benson.
After the 2019 season, Greenwell took over duties as Sportsdrome’s permanent announcer. Greenwell’s tenure at the Sportsdrome Speedway ran from 2019 through this year.
“While there Will’s primary goal was to bring back the driver and fan connection,” Salem Speedway officials said in a statement. “He very much succeeded in doing that.”
Since 2019, Greenwell has worked for the All Star Monster Truck Tour and called many different forms of motorsports all over the United States, including Utah, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio, Florida and Kentucky.
Greenwell has also announced events on SPEED SPORT TV. His announcing experience extends to many different venues including dirt tracks, oval asphalt tracks, figure 8 tracks and stadiums for monster trucks events.
“One thing I can surely say about this business is the friendships I have made along the way,” Greenwell said. “That is one thing I can truly say.”
Jamie Greenwell will leave the Army in 2023 and teach oral surgery at University of Louisville.