World Challenge to air on Versus in 2010
WC Vision today announced that the 2010 SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Championships will air on Versus.
The World Challenge Championships, consisting of three separate categories – GT, GTS and Touring Car – are billed as America's top production car-based series. The World Challenge 2010 telecasts will be 90-minute programs, up from 60 minutes in 2009, with high-quality production values, renowned announcers providing color commentary and will feature segments with behind-the-scenes footage. Some telecasts will air around IZOD IndyCar Series programming.
"We are thrilled that our 2010 events will air on Versus," WC Vision VP of Marketing and Communications Dave Drimmie said. "The series returns to a weekend time slot and this year our fans will have a longer and more in-depth program. We're also looking at a syndication package that would enable World Challenge to reach a total of 160 million households."
The 2010 SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Championships television schedule has been set as follows:
Race, Date, Time
Streets of St. Petersburg, Sunday, April 18, 2 p.m.
Streets of Long Beach, Saturday, May 1, 4:30 p.m.
Watkins Glen International, Saturday, July 17, 11 p.m.
Toronto / Mosport, Saturday, July 31, 3 p.m.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Saturday, Aug. 28, 4:30 p.m.
VIRginia International Raceway, Sunday, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m.
TBA, Sunday, Oct. 17, 4:30 p.m.
Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.
"This is a fantastic moment for the series," WC Vision Co-Chair Bob Woodhouse said. "This deal with Versus gives us the best of both worlds: increased entertainment for the fans and increased value for sponsors."
The final event on the 2010 World Challenge calendar will be announced shortly. More information on the series is available at www.world-challenge.com.