Dana Point, Calif. – TORC: The Off-Road Championship, the nations premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has partnered with NBC Sports to air extensive TV coverage. The multi-year agreement will include broadcasts of all racing events as well as behind-the-scenes episodes featuring TORC teams and drivers competing in one of the most exciting and demanding series in motorsports.
This Saturday, October 15th, at 2:00 PM EST. (10:00 AM PST.) don’t miss Round 12 of the exciting Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series on CBS Sports. The E3 Sparkplugs Duel in the Desert, Presented by GEICO will feature intense racing action from the Pro-4 and Pro-2 divisions at SpeedWorld Off Road Park in Surprise, AZ.
The close point battles in both division makes this CBS Sports Spectacular presented by Toyota one of the most thrilling events of the season. The Pro-4 Championship Chase is as exciting as ever and Carl Renezeder is the new points leader as he has surged ahead of defending champion, Rick Huseman. Huseman is only 11 points behind Renezeder and has 6 wins on the season, making the podium in every race except for 2. Kyle LeDuc is the wild card as he has 3 wins on the season and was the #1 Qualifier and Race Winner in Round 11.
What better way to bring the sport of Off-Road Racing to mainstream television than covering the ‘granddaddy’ of events — the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Langley Productions and Executive Producer John Langley did just that, and captured what many people have never seen – the elation and heartbreak that comes from charging through Mexico’s majestic Baja California peninsula with the dream of conquering the unforgiving terrain and overcoming the competition to be crowned a winner and be added to a select group of world-class racers who have won the coveted and legendary Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.
Viewers will get unprecedented event coverage as ROADWARRIORS focuses on several of the sport’s top teams and drivers that race the entire SCORE Desert Series including SOCRE Trophy-Truck drivers “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin; Cameron Steele and “Pistol” Pete Sohren as well as unlimited Class 1 open-wheel teams All German Motorsports (Armin Schwarz and Martin Christensen), COPS Racing Team (Dan Martin) and LETNER Racing (Harley Letner and Kory Halopoff). Cameras capture all of the racing action in the wilds of the mysterious Baja peninsula while also following the man that makes it all happen, SAL FISH (President/CEO of SCORE International) as he manages the massive race from SCORE race headquarters in downtown Ensenada as the typical crowds of over 250,000 spectators spread out across the race course to catch some of the most grueling desert racing in the world by a talented field of racers from 39 U.S. states and nearly 20 countries.
JOHN LANGLEY, best known as the Creator and Executive Producer of the long-running FOX show “COPS” explains that “ROADWARRIORS is my attempt to show what it’s like to be in off-road racing from the ground up. Everybody does ‘sports’ coverage, with objective camera views and narration. We wanted to get it back on the ground, and in the cars and the pits, to show what racing is really like from the inside out. Hopefully we’ve captured some of that feeling and reality, which is like no other experience I know of. But it’s up to the audience to decide. If nothing else, I think people will catch a glimpse of what racing is about from a race teams’ Point of View, including drivers and chase and what it takes to win a race.”
The broadcast of the Blue Water Resort & Casino Parker 425 off-road race will be shown on the Lucas Oil Motorsport Hour this Saturday at 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time, 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time on the VERSUS Network. See the thrilling and close racing that Best in the Desert is famous for, as the top off-road racers in the world take on the challenges of the desert along the beautiful Colorado River to begin their quest for the 2011 championship season.
Seasoned camera crews from the Lucas Oil Motorsports Studios captured all the action from the ground, and in the air, to bring you a show unlike any other. The Memorial Day weekend is famous for television coverage of the best racing events the sport has to offer … so what better way to kick it off than with the Best in the Desert Parker 425 on Saturday. Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company – official truck, General Tire – official tire, Lucas Oil – official oil, VP Racing Fuels – official fuel, KC HiLiTES – official light, John Deere – official UTV, KTM – official motorcycle, Fabtech – official suspension, Fall Advertising, Prerunner Maniac, McKenzies, PCI Race Radios, Azunia Tequila, and Sportsman Cycle Sales.
For more information on the BITD series, visit www.BITD.com.
The next episode will feature:
· Stand Up World Tour: The Stand Up World Tour was established in 2009 to address the exponential growth in the sport of Stand Up Paddling, and to provide its premier athletes with an international platform on which to compete for the prestigious and official World Championship Title. Focusing on the most visually dynamic element of the sport, surfing, the goal of creating the Stand Up World Tour has been to showcase the sport, its heritage and development, together with its athletes and their collective and colorful stories to the world via the ever increasing forms of global media.
· Rallycross from the New Jersey Motorsports Park: The action-sport of auto racing, Rallycross is a blend of circuit racing, off-road racing and rally competition. Five drivers line up to start at once, piloting high-horsepower compact cars through race traffic over a challenging short course that features jumps, unbanked turns, hills and transitions between pavement and gravel. Debuting at X Games 16 under the name “SuperRally”, the Final Round of the U.S. Rallycross Championship concluded at New Jersey Motorsports Park pitting experienced European teams against America’s best drivers for rallycross dominance. This segment features action sport icon, Travis Pastrana (his last race to date with the Subaru Rally Team USA before joining NASCAR), BMX legend Dave Mirra, Formula DRIFT’s Rhys Millen, and BBC’s Top Gear TV host Tanner Foust.
· Double or Nothing Wake with Parks Bonifay: This past October Parks Bonifay and other leading wakeboarders descended on Orlando, Florida, USA, for the inaugural Double or Nothing event. Created as a one of a kind Double Up contest that lets riders choose their own driver and have 15 minutes on the water to stick their best trick. The riders all judge each other from video footage from the event creating a unique format where subjective judging is unquestioned.
· Red Bull Cold Rush: Red Bull Cold Rush, a progressive backcountry freeskiing competition, descended upon Silverton Mountain in Colorado for the first time in the event’s four year history in March of 2010. Sixteen of the world’s best skiers will compete in three disciplines – Slopestyle, Big Mountain, and Cliffs – vying for the title of the most versatile and best all-around skier, as judged by the athletes themselves. With only one chairlift, no grooming, and loads of bowls, chutes, cliffs and natural terrain, this mountain is sure to challenge even the most skilled skiers.
WOAS 2011 broadcast schedule on NBC*:
May 8th – 2:00pm ET
June 5th – 3:00pm ET
July 16th – 2:00pm ET
August 7th – 4:00pm ET
October 9th – 5:00pm ET
November 13th – 3:00pm ET
December 3rd – 2:00pm ET
Also, the series released a recap video of the previous round at the 2011 Olympus Rally. Check that out here:
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