Race Central TV Episode Featuring World Challenge Begins July 1
TOPEKA, Kan. (June 29, 2010) - Motorsports fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the World Challenge Championships beginning July 1, as an episode of Race Central TV dedicated to the Series from this year's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach airs.
Award-winning Race Central TV host and former professional driver Kurt Hansen went behind the curtain of the World Challenge Championship GT, GTS and Touring Car drivers during the legendary street race.
During the 30-minute program, viewers will hear from and learn about personalities ranging from drivers Nick Esayian, Ron Fellows, Tomy Drissi, Mike Pettiford and Tyler McQuarrie to Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach President Jim Michaelian, along with features on Optima Batteries, Toyo Tires and Samaritan's Feet - the charity supported by XOWii Racing and driver Eric Meyer, including the back stories, parties and celebrities of the weekend.
The on-track action was highlighted by wins from Kuno Wittmer in the No. 13 Dodge Motorsports Dodge Viper in GT, McQuarrie in the No. 19 LPL/DRS/Switcars/LCS/Dayco/M&T Lotus Exige S (GTS class), and 18-year-old Robert Stout in the No. 18 DG-Spec/Scion/TRD/Lucas Oil/Scion tC, all of whom viewers will hear from during the show.
The program airs on the Altitude Sports and Entertainment channel on more than 250 Cable systems in 11 states and across the nation on DirecTV (channel 681) and Dish Network (channel 410), with showings on Thursday night at 7:30 and midnight EDT, Friday at 5:30 a.m. and noon EDT, Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The show also airs in high definition on MavTV in High Definition on Channel 361 on Dish Network and is also available on a host of cable networks across the country, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. EDT on Thursday and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday.
The World Challenge episode will air again at the same times the week of July 5, one week later.
Viewers should visit www.altitude.tv and www.mavtv.com for stations and air times. More information is also available on www.racecentral.tv.
Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, the 12-race 2010 World Challenge Championship next races July 2-3 at the World Challenge Grand Prix of Watkins Glen presented by Sunoco. For more information, please visit www.world-challenge.com.
Attached: Kuno Wittmer's Long Beach win is one of the features on this week's Race Central TV show.