MULLIN PRODUCTION GROUP TO HANDLE TELEVISION PRODUCTION DUTIES FOR CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES AND CHAMP CAR ATLANTIC BROADCASTS IN 2006 INDIANAPOLIS (January 11, 2006) -- The Champ Car World Series will have a new vision behind the cameras to ...
MULLIN PRODUCTION GROUP TO HANDLE TELEVISION PRODUCTION DUTIES FOR CHAMP CAR WORLD SERIES AND CHAMP CAR ATLANTIC BROADCASTS IN 2006
INDIANAPOLIS (January 11, 2006) -- The Champ Car World Series will have a new vision behind the cameras to complement its increased television presence, as veteran motor sports specialist Mullin Production Group (MPG) has been appointed as the television production partner for the 2006 season.
MPG will produce the race coverage of all fifteen events of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford schedule that will air on CBS Sports, NBC Sports and SPEED. As producer, John Mullin will be partnered with a team of experienced race television professionals, including Gary Clem in the director's chair.
In addition, MPG will produce the programming from the twelve events that make up the new-look Champ Car Atlantic Championship presented by Yokohama, as well a qualification program and the world feed for the international audiences. The Mullin Production Group has served as the production company for the Atlantic series for the past ten seasons.
"Mullin Production Group has a deep well of experience to draw from and we think that the knowledge and background in racing that they bring to the track will result in great broadcasts for our fans," said Champ Car President Steve Johnson. "A strong television package is vital to our long-term success and today's announcement is another positive step in that direction."
The 2006 season gets underway April 7-9 with the nation's longest-running street race, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Champ Car season opener will take place Sunday April 9, with fans able to watch all of the action live on NBC, beginning at 4 p.m Eastern Time. The Champ Car Atlantic opener will take place Sunday morning in Long Beach, with the race to be broadcast on SPEED Channel.
The Bridgestone presents the Champ Car World Series powered by Ford features some of the world's greatest drivers competing on the most diverse and exciting venues around the globe. Champions Sebastien Bourdais, Jimmy Vasser and Canadian Paul Tracy along with 2004 Roshfrans Rookie of the Year A. J. Allmendinger and Canadians Alex Tagliani and Andrew Ranger are among the series competitors. Drivers compete annually for the Vanderbilt Cup during three-day festivals of speed on oval circuits, temporary street circuits and permanent road courses.