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.
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 has a deep passion for the sport and the people who make it so exciting.