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  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.