DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Flag-to-flag television coverage of this year's DAYTONA Flat Track event is set to hit the airwaves, highlighting the debut of SPEED SPORT television on MAVTV on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST). The one-hour broadcast will feature highlights from Day 1, the three expert heat races, two expert semis and the 25-lap AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship main event.
The recently created media arm of SPEED SPORT has expertly repackaged the footage originally captured during the FansChoice.tv live streaming broadcasts from the DAYTONA Flat Track event, adding race commentary by Ralph Sheheen and "Mr. Daytona," Scott Russell.
"We're thankful to the folks at National Speed Sport News for giving the stars of AMA Pro Flat Track the opportunity to be showcased on MAVTV," said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. "With the quality live streaming production delivered through FansChoice.tv and the broadcast distribution with SPEED SPORT on MAVTV, we're working hard to deliver the excitement of AMA Pro Flat Track racing to the fans in as many ways as possible."
In addition to this week's debut episode, additional AMA Pro Flat Track races are planned to be included as part of the SPEED SPORT television series on MAVTV. As a bonus to the fans of defending Grand National Champion Brad Baker, the Superprestigio battle between Baker and defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will be aired next month.
"All of us here at SPEED SPORT are huge fans of AMA Pro Flat Track racing," said Ralph Sheheen, President of National Speed Sport News and play-by-play voice of SPEED SPORT on MAVTV. "To have the opportunity to broadcast one of the most prestigious races of their tour, Daytona, kick off the premier episode of SPEED SPORT is a tremendous honor and gives us a great opportunity to expose Grand National Championship racing to a tremendous audience packed full of racing enthusiasts on MAVTV. And this is just the beginning; we're looking forward to working with AMA Pro Racing to bring more AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship races this year to MAVTV through SPEED SPORT and SPEED SPORT Magazine on MAVTV."
Additional SPEED SPORT broadcasts covering AMA Pro Flat Track and international dirt track racing include:
Daytona II: Thursday, May 22 at 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST)
Superprestigio: Thursday, June 19 at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PST)
Springfield I: Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST)
Knoxville: Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST)
Peoria TT: Thursday, October 9 at 8 p.m. EST (5 p.m. PST)
For an up-to-date list of the AMA Pro Flat Track broadcasts scheduled on MAVTV, please visit http://www.mavtv.com/schedule.html. To locate MAVTV on your cable or satellite provider, please visit the Channel Finder at http://get.mavtv.com/.
Next up for AMA Pro Flat Track, the series heads to the Illinois State Fairgrounds this Sunday, May 25 to take on the legendary Springfield Mile. For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.illinoismda.com/.
About SPEED SPORT
SPEED SPORT seeks out the best of American Real motorsports action and showcases racing that features midgets, modifieds, off-road trucks, and two wheeled action racing on dirt, pavement, and water, sometimes all of the above. For more information, please visit http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/.
FansChoice.tv will be the official home for live streaming coverage of AMA Pro Flat Track and AMA Pro Road Racing events in 2014. The site will also provide coverage of IMSA's development and single-make series, and NASCAR's touring and weekly series. Produced coverage of every session from this weekend's Springfield Mile will be live streamed on FansChoice.tv. Practice and qualifying will begin Sunday morning at 11:15 a.m. EST (8:15 a.m. PST) with opening ceremonies scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. PST). Tune in for the 12-lap Pro Twins main event at 4:30 p.m. EST (1:30 p.m. PST) and stick around for the grand finale, the 25-lap GNC Twins main event at 5:00 p.m. EST (2:00 p.m. PST). Visit http://www.fanschoice.tv to catch all the action.
About AMA Pro Flat Track
AMA Pro Flat Track is a national motorcycle racing series in North America and is considered one of the oldest forms of motorcycle racing. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the Series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track racing in the world. The 2014 schedule consists of 16 rounds on the country's finest flat track courses. For more information on AMA Pro Flat Track, please visit www.amaproracing.com/ft.
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at www.amaproracing.com.