BIOS

  1. Talent Bios

    Mark Jaynes

    Mark Jaynes

    The Monrovia, Indiana resident grew up calling “mock” Indy 500’s into a small cassette recorder. His life-long goal was achieved in 1996 when he joined the IMS Radio Network while serving as News/Sports Director at WTHI AM/FM in Terre Haute, Indiana. His first stop in Terre Haute came in 1987 when he first met IMS Radio Network Anchor Mike King. The duo worked High School and College Games together and called races at the famed Terre Haute Action Track. In 2016, after spending time as a pit reporter and backstretch/turn announcer, Mark moved to the booth as the chief anchor of IndyCar Radio and the Voice of the 500. He credits King, Bob Jenkins, the late Gary Lee and the late John Royer for their guidance early in this Motorsports Broadcasting Career. He is employed by Monroe-Schools in his hometown of Monrovia and covers State Championships in a variety of sports for the IHSAA Champions Network. He resides 4 blocks from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana.

    Jake Query

    An Indianapolis native, Jake joined the IMS Radio Network as a pit reporter for the 2007 Indy 500. After a variety of Network assignments in 2008, Query joined the Network full time in 2009. He serves as a turn announcer for all Indianapolis Motor Speedway events, and rotates between the turns and pits for all other IndyCar Series races. In addition to his IMS Radio Network responsibilities, Jake co-hosts an afternoon sports talk show on WNDE 1260AM in Indianapolis and contributes on the NBC Sports Network broadcasts for the Indy Lights. Jake Query is a product of Indianapolis North Central High School and Indiana University.

    Nick Yeoman

    Nick Yeoman

    Nick Yeoman began with the Indycar Radio Network in 1999. The Lafayette Indiana native can be found out on the course handling play-by-play turn announcing for all Verizon Indycar Series broadcasts on road/street circuits and on pit lane where he spent his first 5 years for events on ovals. Yeoman also anchors Indycar Radio’s coverage of the Indy Lights Series presented by Cooper Tires, hosts the weekly Indycar Radio Weekend Rewind podcast and will be positioned in turn 2 for the Indianapolis 500. The Ball State graduate is yet another in the line of talented broadcasters to work for Indycar Radio joining fellow Cardinals Vince Welch and Kevin Lee.

    Michael Young

    Michael Young

    Michael Young, also known around the racing community as “Track Dude”, has been in broadcasting since he began his career in Toledo, Ohio. Moving to Indianapolis in 1991, he worked on-air at various radio stations along with the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom show. Since 2006, he can be heard doing public address for IndyCar along with pre-race ceremonies at nearly every event on the calendar. He debuted with the IMS Radio Network in 2010 and is currently a pit reporter and turn announcer. He also serves as a public address talent at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    Rob Howden

    For the last 20 years, Rob has dedicated his life to the coverage of kart racing and open wheel formula car racing in North America as the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of past publications such as Shifter Kart Illustrated and FormulaCar Magazine, and most currently, the industry-leading website eKartingNews.com.  From this editorial position, he expanded into track side play-by-play on PA for the primary karting series and events across the continent, and is considered the leading announcer in the karting community. This led him to his position with Andersen Promotions as the ‘Voice of the Mazda Road to Indy’, which he has held for the last eight years.  Having joined the IndyCar Radio Network broadcast team in 2014, it is Rob’s continual contact with the sport’s young drivers as they climb from karting up to the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and Verizon IndyCar Series that has provided him with immense background knowledge and a rapport with the competitors, many of whom have been interviewed by him since their earliest days in karting. He can be heard recapping each weekend event as host of the Mazda Road To Indy Report podcast. He has a deep passion for the sport and the people who make it so exciting.

    Davey HamiltonDavey Hamilton
    Davey Hamilton was born June 13, 1962, in Nampa, Idaho. He started racing locally in the 6-cylinder class at Firebird Raceway in Boise. In 1979, he won the Rookie of the Year award, the season championship and set a track record. He made his supermodified debut in 1980, becoming Rookie of the Year in the CAMRA supermodified series in 1981. Davey continued to steadily climb up the supermodified ranks. Hamilton took the Northwest Supermodified Racing Association crown three consecutive years from 1987 to 1989. From 1990 to 1994, he swept the leader board, winning championship titles year after year. He captured titles in the Western States Supermodified Tour, the Super Modified Racing Association Series, the Injected Fire and Fury Series, and the Madera Championships. In 1990, he made his debut in a number of other series including: the Bay Cities Racing Association at Madera, the Washington Midget Racing Association at Cottage Grove, Oregon, the USAC Silver Crown at Indianapolis Raceway Park and the NASCAR Southwest Tour at Tri-Cities. Apart from running highly successful INDYCAR and Sprint Car teams, Davey also works as a popular radio and television personality anchoring the INDYCAR Series for SiriusXM and NBC Sports Channel broadcasts, where he has become a fan favorite for his extensive insight and knowledge of motorsports.