Drew Storen: Major League Pitcher from Brownsburg

One of the greatest players ever to grace the baseball diamond in the Brownsburg sports world is Drew Storen, now a relief pitcher for the Washington Nationals. Drafted number ten overall in the 2009 draft, Drew Storen will likely be a huge boon to the Nationals; he’s already achieved moderate success with the ball club, […]

Allen Hughes: Urbane Music and Dance Critic from Brownsburg

Described by the New York Times as “an urbane observer of the musical and dance worlds,” Allen Hughes was a music and dance critic for the New York Times from 1960 to 1986, but continued writing reviews and articles even after his retirement. The Brownsburg, Indiana native was an advocate for the avant garde, promoter […]

Aldo Andretti

Born in Italy in 1940, Aldo Andretti is the twin of world-famous Mario Andretti, whose name is a household word in the glitzy world of auto racing. The twin brothers both became inspired about racing after seeing a race at Monza, a historic speedway just north of Milan. When the boys were eight years old, […]

Mike Vanderjagt: Colts Kicker from Canada

A player for the Canadian Football League, Mike Vanderjagt started his professional football career in the CFL, but became a well-known person in Brownsburg and Hoosier in the news during a seven-year stint as a kicker for the Indianapolis Colts. Vanderjagt’s Indianapolis sports career was a colorful one, marked by extremes. He kicked a spectacular […]

Robbie Stanley, a Bittersweet Racing Memory

The name of Robbie Stanley, professional USAC driver from Brownsburg, Indiana, evokes some bittersweet memories for his fans. The talented racer was going after his fourth USAC National Sprint Car Series championship when his car spun out and he lost his life. Robbie Stanley was born in November of 1967 in the Indianapolis suburb of […]

Arthur W. Graham III, USAC Director of Timing and Scoring

For nearly twenty years, from 1978 to 1997, Arthur W. Graham III held the auspicious title of “Director of Timing and Scoring” for all racing at the Indianapolis 500-mile race, the biggest such event in the world. This means that “Art” was a Very Important Person every May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, […]

Bobby East: Coming Up Fast in NASCAR

Bobby East, born in Torrance, California in 1984, is now a resident of Brownsburg, a west Indianapolis suburb in Central Indiana. East has made quite a name for himself among famous Brownsburg people, in the milieu of Indy racing leaders and on our Fun City Finder directory of Hoosiers in the news. In 2001, the […]