Driver & owner of the #65 NASCAR modified

Gunther's Bio

Learn more about Bobby Gunther Walsh

Driver & Car Owner

Bobby Gunther Walsh, driver & owner of the #65 Nascar modified has 46 years experience as an on-air radio & television personality, 40 of those years have been spent at WAEB hosting the morning show. 40 years on one station on one show is a rare accomplishment, and Gunther is aware that it is the support of his listeners and sponsors that have made that possible, and he is grateful. In addition to Gunther’s morning show being broadcast on Newsradio 790 WAEB weekdays from 5-10am, he is also simulcast on Service Electric Cable TV – dial position 50, and his morning show is also broadcast on Blue Ridge Cable. You can also listen at 790 and by downloading the iHeart radio app, you can hear his morning show on your iPhone or iPad.

At Grandview Speedway, in 2023 he made the majority of the features including the Bruce Rogers Memorial and the Freedom 76. 2022 & 2023 had been his best race seasons in years. He credits that to his crew chief Jeff Paulson, and to Ronnie Seltman of Fast Four Shocks. Gunther is looking forward to 2024 and hoping to build on those two previous years.

When he is not racing, he is spending time with his family, his daughter Katelynn, and his granddaughters Evelynn and Lilah. They are what give him the most joy.

Television and Radio Personality

During the week you will also find him doing something else he loves, his morning radio show. It is that career that gives him the opportunity to drive dirt modifieds. It’s not just the on-air advertising that he gives to his race team sponsors, it’s his reputation with his audience, and his commitment to the valley that really attracts sponsors both for his race team and the radio station.

Gunther helps numerous and diverse sponsors market & promote their businesses both on the air and at the race track. From brainstorming ideas to product endorsements, Gunther does whatever it takes to help his sponsors succeed!

Gunther also devotes countless hours throughout the year for charities such as:

  • Animals in Distress ($218,000+ during the 2023 radiothon)
  • The Center for Animal Health & Welfare ($108,000+ raised during 2024 bowl-a-thon)
  • The Children’s Home of Easton (2024 Christmas party: over 300 presents and over $196,000 in cash)
  • Love Ran Red (a charity for young adults with autism) spaghetti dinner with Gunther’s homemade meatballs $100,000+
  • Folds of Honor (well over $115,000 raised in 2023)
  • Allentown Rescue Mission food and supply drive, thousands of pounds of food and supplies raised in one day to benefit homeless men.

Plus, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. These are just some of the organizations for which Gunther has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars – as well as public awareness.

In 2014 Gunther received a Cystic Fibrosis Champion of Change award for his years of dedication to the northeast chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

In 2013 Gunther won Lifepath’s Lehigh Valley community service award.

In 2008 Gunther won the society of volunteer fundraisers humanitarian award.

He has also won the most popular driver two times at Grandview Speedway

Many sponsors realize the value of Gunther’s community involvement, and they support his efforts, but they also realize how they and the community benefit.

On and off the track, Bobby Gunther Walsh generates great media exposure. No one else at this level of NASCAR can promote businesses like Gunther can & will!!!

If you’d like to be involved as a sponsor with a team that is successful where it counts, your cash flow, feel free to contact Bobby at or call 610-657-9507.