AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK RETURNS; SCHEDULES FULL SLATE OF 2009 NHRA FULL THROTTLE DRAG RACING SERIES PROGRAMMING TO MEN, WOMEN STATIONED OVERSEAS GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2009) -- NHRA has announced the continuation of its relationship with...
AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK RETURNS; SCHEDULES FULL SLATE OF 2009 NHRA FULL THROTTLE DRAG RACING SERIES PROGRAMMING TO MEN, WOMEN STATIONED OVERSEAS
GLENDORA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2009) -- NHRA has announced the continuation of its relationship with the American Forces Network (AFN) to deliver the unique sights and sounds of NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing to the men and women stationed overseas.
"NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing programming increases our ability to provide our worldwide American Forces Network audience with the best sports coverage from back home," said Larry Marotta, Chief of Television at the AFN Broadcast Center. "We are delighted by the generosity of the NHRA and proudly welcome their excellent programs to our showcase of American television."
The U.S. Armed Forces, along with Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees and their families, will be able to follow NHRA's Full Throttle Drag Racing Series all season long on AFN.
In an agreement with the NHRA and ESPN, Inc., the AFN Broadcast Center plans to provide tape-delayed distribution of ESPN2's television coverage of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series on its AFN | xtra channel. For more information about AFN, log on to www.afrts.osd.mil. For AFN radio and TV schedules, visit www.myafn.net.
Located near Riverside, Calif., the AFN Broadcast Center distributes U.S. radio and television news, entertainment and sports programming, along with DoD information products, via satellite to approximately one million DoD military and civilian employees, and their families, stationed overseas in 175 countries and U.S. territories, and aboard more than 180 U.S. Navy ships at sea.
Headquartered in Glendora, Calif., NHRA is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. It presents 24 events through its NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. The NHRA has 80,000 members and 140 member tracks. The NHRA-sanctioned sportsman and bracket racing series provide competition opportunities for drivers of all levels. The NHRA develops the stars of tomorrow by offering the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA Summit Racing Series, and NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. The NHRA also offers the Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 8 to 17.