Anderson Speedway Names Successor to Long Time PA Announcer
Anderson Speedway officials have named Cory Hensley as the new Public Address Announcer of Anderson Speedway. “The Voice” Denny Adams announced his retirement early in 2023 after 43 years of calling races at the historic quarter mile track. Hensley is set to succeed Adams on July 4th, 2023 exactly 43 years to the day that Adams announced his first race.
“He was the man I recommended for the job when I sat down with Rick and Jared,” said Denny Adams. “I am very excited to work with Cory and hand the reins over to him. Cory is a knowledgeable young man that is excited about Anderson Speedway and Auto Racing!”
Cory Hensley has a diverse announcing background. From race tracks, to racing series, to basketball games, Hensley has done it all. He has announced races for US 24 Speedway, Mount Lawn Speedway, and Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park. While in high school at Shenandoah High School, Hensley worked for the International World Outlaw Figure 8 Series where he called races and conducted trackside interviews with drivers. He then went on to be the PA Announcer for the Men’s and Women’s Shenandoah High School basketball teams. Most recently, he was the official announcer of the Vores Compact Touring Series. During his time with this series, he co-announced many races at Anderson Speedway alongside Denny Adams. In 2019, Hensley was named the Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club (DARF) Announcer of the Year.
“I am excited to build towards the future,” explained Cory Hensley. “To be able to take over for a legend like Denny Adams is very exciting. It is incredible that in over a 75 year history, I will be only the third announcer. I want to continue to grow the engagement and experience for all the fans.”
Beginning on April 1st, for Opening Night at Anderson Speedway, Hensley will co-announce races with Adams as he begins the transition into being the new announcer at Anderson Speedway. On July 4th, 2023, Hensley will take the reins for good as Adams will officially retire exactly 43 years to the date that he became the voice of Anderson Speedway. Cory Hensley received a personal recommendation from Denny Adams himself. After having co-announced many races together over the years, Adams couldn’t think of a better person to pass along the headset to.
“I also have to thank everyone at Vores Compact Touring Series for all their support over the past 7 seasons,” proclaimed Cory Hensley. “Dan (Redmond) and Steve (Vore) run an incredible series, and I have been honored to be the series announcer for VCTS. The opportunity to come home and help my home track, a track I grew up going to every Saturday Night, was something I had to take. I’m excited to get to work with Anderson Speedway, and to continue making it something special and one of the best tracks in the country.”
Anderson Speedway will begin their 2023 racing season with Opening Night on Saturday, April 1st at 6:00pm. The track will play host to 24 racing events in 2023 including the 75th Annual Lucas Oil Little 500 presented by UAW, the 57th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400, and the 74th Annual Payless National Crown. Fan favorite “Thrill” shows will return in 2023 with 4th of July Figure 8 Madness and the Night of Thrills, and new events have been added to the schedule as well. For more information on the 2023 Anderson Speedway racing season, visit us online at AndersonSpeedway.com and follow us on Facebook (@andersonspeedwy), Twitter (@andersonspeedwy), and Instagram (@andersonspeedway).