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USA National Speedway on TV

"USA National Speedway 2008" comes to Motors TV from March 22nd when the channel begins its marathon 17 consecutive week run of some of the most spectacular events in world motorsport.

The Programmes

Coverage from last year's US Speedway scene features notable names such as former World Champion Billy Hamill as well as current and former British League riders Billy Janniro, Mike Faria, Chris Manchester, Bobby Schwartz and Shawn McConnell. In addition to seeing some of the United States' top riders go head-to-head, viewers will have the opportunity to witness some of the best racing from the world famous Costa Mesa stadium which last year celebrated its 40th anniversary of Speedway. What is more, the series presents America's most important Speedway events including the US Nationals and AMA National Championships. The season of speed will even end with the USA's only test match of 2008, when they took on the Rest of the World, offering a line-up complete with notable names such as Lubos Tomicek, former World Finalist Phil Collins, and German international Martin Smolinski.

Alex Raby, producer of "USA National Speedway 2008" said: "It is a great honour that Motors TV have chosen to dedicate us a primetime television slot on Sundays, and a sign of the appeal of Speedway as a motorsport. I believe that in return we offer a fantastic product, with sheer entertainment value, and the fact that it is to be shown multiple times per week is representative of just what we offer. Fans are given a pure racing spectacle, an hour of gladiatorial Speedway combat, racing from start to finish. For the many who have campaigned for Speedway to be shown more widely on television, this is a day of great pleasure for you. The racing is fast from the very start; the events are World Class and include National Championships."

Frederic Viger, Motors TV Head of Programming & Acquisitions added: "Bike racing has always been one of the top-rated motorsports on the channel. We know from past experience that Speedway is a favourite amongst our viewers so when the possibility of broadcasting its very best championships arose, we didn't have to think twice. We're confident it will be a hit. This is hopefully just the first step as we're working very closely with Alex Raby to bring much more Speedway to the channel in the future."

Catch Motors TV's US Speedway coverage premier each Sunday night from 20:05, kicking off with the Spring Classic on March 22nd. Don't worry if you miss it though as we'll have repeats throughout the week, including a regular Tuesday evening slot from 18:20 and Friday nights at 23:05

You Can Help

A word from series Producer Alex Raby

"I hope that anyone who has considered a need for wider Speedway coverage would consider becoming a 'subscriber' to the programme, receiving a name credit on our official website and a newsletter tracking the programme's progress. The small ten pound charge for this is a way of showing your appreciation for the hard work that has gone into the project; of course, along with our partners we have a great deal of costs to cover, and if we are to safeguard the future of programmes such as these, then large amounts of money are needed. However, a ten pound donation represents less than 60 pence per programme, fantastic value even in our current financial climate."

"Similarly good value, our sponsorship programmes are representative of a fantastic offer of screentime for companies who wish to be associated with our product. We believe that, with your help, we can continue to expand our televised Speedway coverage. Where better to start than to offer a small amount of financial aid in return for international recognition of your company."

For further details regarding available sponsorship packages, and for information regarding how to become a subscriber to the programme, please visit our new website at www.webjam.com/speedwayonmotorstv or contact alexraby@gmail.com for a copy of the available forms.

 

This article was first published on 12th March 2009

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