On the heals of a huge last couple days of announcement and speculation, Versus has announced there 09 broadcast team. As yours truely reported several weeks ago Bob Jenkins will anchor the in booth team with Jon Beekhuis and Dreyer & Reinbold owner/08′ Indy Lights broadcaster Robbie Buhl.
Jack Arute will head up the pit reporters for both the Versus and ABC broadcasts this season. Working alongside will be Robbie Floyd & Lindy Thackston, Floyd has put time in with NBC, Fox Sports, ESPN and SPEED.
The somewhat unexpected choice of the group was Lindy Thackston, a Jacksonville Fl. area reporter and has done some ALMS work as well. But after a little research Thackston has deeper roots in Indiana and the Indy 500 then expected. She was raised in the Indianapolis area and graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette where she got her first on-air work. While going to Purdue Lindy was named the Indianapolis 500 princess in 2001
The 09′ Indy Lights broadcast crew will be announced shortly, but Kevin Lee says that he is “a part if it”
Lindy Thackston Demo
Jon Beekhuis Demo