James Essex, handled the announcing chores at Brownstown not missing a show for an incredible 15 years.
As the sport grew so did James. He called events for the traveling Northern-All-Stars in 2001, eventually moving to the Battle of the Bluegrass Series until they were purchased by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. With Lucas Oil he has been behind the microphone for more than 700 series events covering 17 years, including their nationally televised broadcasts. He has also called the action at many Eldora Speedway premier events for the last several seasons.