Jeremy Fox, aka Foxman, is our newest announcer at the Iowa State Fair Speedway and has been attending races for close to 20 years. He started attending races when he was nine or ten years old in Marshalltown and even became a racing rascal allowing him to announce, score and flag a race for a night. That is when his passion for the sport really sparked so he began attending races elsewhere. He graduated with an Associate’s Degree for Broadcast Technology in 2007. He took that degree and put it towards creating a podcast covering Dirt Track Racing in Iowa in 2008.
Foxman continued to set his sights on becoming a race track announcer just like some of the heroes he loved to listen to as he was growing up. In February of 2011, after the previous announcer quit he was asked to announce a race at the Thunder Dome in Marshalltown. It went so well he was asked to finish the season. He continued to announce the Thunder Dome for Full Throttle Promotions until the Spring of 2014. He also became announcer for the Heartland Kart Tour, promoted by Full Throttle Promotions, for 2013 and 2014.
Because of the success inside the Thunder Dome, he was asked to become co-announcer / recap writer for five years (2011-2015) at Marshalltown Speedway before coming to the Iowa State Fair Speedway in 2016.
You can also find him behind the microphone at the Midwest Dirt Kart Challenge Series Go-Kart Races for K&R Promotions through out the summer months. Wednesday nights he’s at the Southern Iowa Speedway working various roles from Scoreboard Operator, Scorer, Announcer or Track Official and he fills in occasionally every year at the Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City. During the off season of racing you will find him at high school or college sporting events because he loves football, basketball and wrestling too.
Chances are if there is a race somewhere and Foxman is not working you might just find him there because he loves to write a blog about his racing adventures. You can check out his blog at http://foxman1987.blogspot.com/.
Ross was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. He is married and has a six year old son with a daughter expected in September. You will hear Ross weekdays from 4-7 on Des Moines Sports Station 1460 KXNO as the host of The Sports Fanatics. Ross has worked at KXNO and WHO radio for more than a decade. He is involved with several local charities and is a contributing writer for Hawkeye and Chicago Cub publications.