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Welcome Chris Griffin to Parx Racing!

Chris Griffin has been named as the new voice of Parx Racing! Chris comes in to replace Keith Jones who retired in December after a stellar thirty-four year career with Parx.A native of Santa Monica, California, Griffin got his start as an announcer for the National Hot Rod Association. After four years of traveling the country, Chris expanded his travels internationally as the full time announcer for the Harlem Globetrotters.While at a tour stop in Little Rock, Arkansas, Griffin’s talent captured the attention of veteran race caller Frank Mirahmadi, who was calling the races at Oaklawn Park. Mirahmadi mentored Griffin and helped secure him his first time racing job at the Humboldt County Fair in Ferndale in 2015. He ended up calling races at the various California fair meets, Portland Meadows, Los Alamitos and Gulfstream Park West. In the fall of 2018 Griffin was named the track announcer at Sam Houston while pulling double duty as Marketing Manager. “I appreciated my time at Sam Houston Race Park, as well as the Northern California Fairs, and other racetracks who have treated me so well.” Griffin reflected. “However, the relocation to a new region is something I am ready for. I am very excited to move to the East Coast and become the full time announcer at Parx.”Joe Wilson, Chief Operating Officer for Parx Racing welcomed Chris Griffin saying, “Chris is a rising star in our industry with a tremendous work ethic. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Parx family.”Let’s all welcome Chris Griffin to the Parx Racing family!

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