Van Kempen, Nieland are 2009 Hall of Famers
Jerry Van Kempen and Jim Nieland were inducted into the 2009 Viking Speedway Hall of Fame last Saturday night, August 8.
Jerry Van Kempen
Van Kempen, a lifetime Alexandria resident and businessman, was the first announcer at the Viking Speedway.
The well-known central Minnesota radio and TV personality became involved in auto racing in 1953 with the old West Central Racing Association, which featured races in Alexandria, Morris, Fergus Falls and Wadena.
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