TOPEKA, Kan. (April 1, 2009) – After much anticipation, broadcast dates and times for the 2009 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships have been finalized.
As previously announced, fans can expect a new program from World Challenge this season. Each World Challenge GT and Touring Car race will be combined for one action-packed hour-long show, aired on the SPEED television network and produced by Internal Combustion Group. Each broadcast will combine the best race battles with up-close team features, all with the colorful commentary of long-time series announcer Tom Hnatiw.
“We are extremely excited about TV this season,” WC Vision VP of Communications & Marketing Dave Drimmie said. “Watching the Internal Combustion Group team in action at Sebring adds to the suspense of seeing the final product. If the rest of the season is like the racing that took place at Round One, we’re in for some amazing television in 2009.”
The Toyo Tires World Challenge Season Opener at Sebring, which took place March 18 – 20, will be the first program to air on SPEED, slated for broadcast on Wednesday, April 15 at 2 p.m. (EDT). See below for the full 2009 World Challenge SPEED broadcast schedule.
Toyo Tires World Challenge Season Opener at Sebring
GT: Wed., April 15 at 2 p.m.
TC: Wed., April 15 at 2 p.m.
ACS Grand Prix of Long Beach presented by LaLa Motorsports
GT: Fri., May 22 at 2 p.m.
New Jersey Motorsports Park
GT: Tues., June 16 at 2 p.m.
TC: Fri. May 22 at 2 p.m.
Mosport International Raceway
GT: Tues., July 7 at 2 p.m.
Race 1: Tues., June 16 at 2 p.m.
Race 2: Tues., July 7 at 2 p.m.
Toyo Tires Watkins Glen Grand Prix presented by LaLa Motorsports
GT: Wed., July 22 at 2 p.m.
TC; Wed., July 22 at 2 p.m.
Autobahn Country Club
GT: Tues., Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.
TC: Tues., Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
GT: Tues., Sept. 1 at 2 p.m.
TC: Tues., Sept. 1 at 2 p.m.
GT: Fri., Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.
TC: Fri., Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.
GT: Tues., Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.
TC: Tues., Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.
ACS Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Bondurant
GT: Tues., Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
TC: Tues., Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
Broadcast schedule subject to change .All times Eastern on SPEED
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SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Championships
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