In 1955 Don Gamble went to the MonDuke Speedway in Export, Pennsylvania to watch Dick Linder, Herb Scott and Buddy O'Connor race in the popular coupe division of the Pittsburgh Racing Association. Fifty-five years later, he is still spreading the word about racing.
Gamble formed the Langley High School Car Club in 1973. His students in the Power Technology Classes helped him build a 1973 Vega to compete at the Motordrome Speedway. They proceeded to win the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Championship that year for the Super Compact Division.
Gamble was named as one of the "Outstanding Secondary Educators of America" for the state of Pennsylvania in 1975.
In 1978 he was the track champion at the North Hills Raceway. Gamble has also served as president of the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club and in 1989 he printed the first issue of Racing Almost Perfect Magazine (RPM).
Over the years Gamble has worked at several of the local speedways in various jobs from flagman to promoter. Since 1984 Gamble has hosted popular talks shows such as Rappin' on Racin, Trackside and Fast Track. Gamble uses his 53 years of racing experience to entertain and inform motorsports fans. In addition to all his other activities Gamble writes a weekly motorsports column in RPM Racing News, marking his 39th year as a auto racing correspondent.
In 2003 Gamble worked as an on air reporter for the Fox Sports Net television program, "We're Going Racing."
Rappin' on Racin' celebrated its 21st year in 2004. Gamble was also promoted from professor to the Director of the Career Technology Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Rappin' on Racin' will celebrate its 37th year in 2017.
The 2017 season will feature the Rappin' on Racin' program Monday Nights April thru September from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on the MSA Sports Network and iTunes. You can hear the archived shows that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.