Grand American increases number of live races on SPEED channel in 2004.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 10, 2004) -- Grand American Road Racing Association announced its SPEED Channel broadcast dates for the remainder of 2004 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and Grand-Am Cup Series, with the number of live Rolex Series events increased to eight this season.
SPEED Channel kicked off its coverage of the 2004 Rolex Series with a 15.5-hour live broadcast of the Rolex 24 At Daytona earlier this month and will follow it up with seven additional live races and four tape-delayed events.
Round two of the Rolex Series will be the Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway. SPEED Channel will air the race on a tape delay, Sunday, March 7 at 4 p.m. ET.
SPEED Channel's live coverage of the Rolex Series will pick back up with the Phoenix 250, Saturday, April 10 at 9 p.m. ET, and continue with the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant on Sunday, May 23 at 11 a.m. ET.
The Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen will feature live coverage of the start and finish of the race. SPEED Channel will take race fans live to Watkins Glen International for the green flag and opening laps of the six-hour enduro at 11 a.m. ET, before heading to Indy for the U.S. Grand Prix Formula One race at 12:30 p.m. ET. SPEED Channel will then rejoin the action at The Glen for final hours and sprint to the checkered flag at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The Rolex Series will revisit Daytona International Speedway for the Paul Revere 250 in round six, which will air on SPEED Channel tape delayed on Sunday, July 4 at noon ET. Round seven of the series will be held at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and air one day after the event on Sunday, August 8 at noon ET. One week later, theglen.com 250 from Watkins Glen International will air, Sunday, August 15 at 1 p.m. ET.
Live Rolex Series action will return to SPEED Channel for the final four races of the season, beginning with the second stop in South Florida for the Miami 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Sunday, September 12 at 1 p.m. ET. The VIR 400 from Virginia International Raceway will be live on Sunday, October 3 at noon ET, and a week later SPEED Channel will broadcast the Barber 250 at The Park live on Sunday, October 10 at 1 p.m. ET.
The 2004 championship will be decided at California Speedway, and SPEED Channel will bring race fans all of the excitement live from the Grand American Champions Weekend, Sunday, October 31 at 4 p.m. ET.
SPEED Channel will also broadcast nine of the Grand-Am Cup Series races on a tape-delayed basis, beginning with the Daytona 250 this Saturday, February 14 at 4 p.m. The rounds at Phoenix International Raceway (ST & GS races), Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Watkins Glen International, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Homestead-Miami Speedway (September race), Virginia International Raceway, Barber Motorsports Park and California Speedway will also be aired on SPEED Channel in one-hour shows highlighting some of the best production car racing in the world.
SPEED Channel is the only 24-hour cable network devoted to the millions of people who love racing. The network features authentic coverage of major events, in addition to the latest industry and consumer news. SPEED Channel is the exclusive American broadcaster of the Rolex Sports Car Series and Grand-Am Cup Series.
All broadcast times and dates are subject to change, and the latest schedule of events can be found online at www.grandamerican.com or www.speedtv.com.
<pre> Rolex Series SPEED Channel Broadcast Dates
Sunday, March 7 Grand Prix of Miami Homestead-Miami Speedway 4 p.m. Saturday, April 10 Phoenix 250 Phoenix International Raceway 9 p.m. LIVE Sunday, May 23 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant 11 a.m. LIVE Sunday, June 20 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen Watkins Glen International 11 a.m. LIVE Sunday, July 4 Paul Revere 250 Daytona International Speedway Noon Sunday, August 8 Mid-Ohio Road Racing Classic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Noon Sunday, August 15 theglen.com 250 Watkins Glen International 1 p.m. Sunday, September 12 Miami 250 Homestead-Miami Speedway 1 p.m. LIVE Sunday, October 3 VIR 400 Virginia International Raceway Noon LIVE Sunday, October 10 Barber 250 at The Park Barber Motorsports Park 1 p.m. LIVE Sunday, October 31 Grand American Champions Weekend California Speedway 4 p.m. LIVE
Grand-Am Cup SPEED Channel Broadcast Dates
Saturday, February 14 Daytona 250 Daytona International Speedway 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18 Phoenix Twin 200s (Sport Touring) Phoenix International Raceway Noon Sunday, April 18 Phoenix Twin 200s (Grand Sport) Phoenix International Raceway 1 p.m. Sunday, May 30 Mont-Tremblant 250 Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant 6 p.m. Sunday, June 27 Grand-Am Cup 250 Watkins Glen International 6 p.m. Sunday, August 15 Mid-Ohio 250 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Noon Sunday, September 19 Grand-Am Cup 250 Homestead-Miami Speedway 6 p.m. Sunday, October 17 Grand-Am Cup 250 Virginia International Raceway 5 p.m. Sunday, October 24 Barber Park 250 Barber Motorsports Park 3 p.m. Sunday, November 7 Grand American 250 California Speedway 5 p.m.
**All times listed as Eastern & subject to change