PALOS HILLS, Ill. -- NeWave Television Productions has announced that NASCAR star Brendan Gaughan will provide commentary for the Lucas Oil World Series of Off-Road Racing on SPEED TV during the 2007 season. Gaughan is a former World Champion short course off-road racer and current NASCAR Craftsman Truck driver.

"When deciding on the broadcast team, we were cognizant of what we thought would be best for the sport and the television series," stated Steve Grein, Executive Producer for NeWave Television Productions. "Brendan's personality and enthusiasm have been well documented throughout his NASCAR and off-road career and we know he'll bring great insight and an element of entertainment to the broadcast," Grein added.

The NeWave television crew will be visible at all events with a 48- foot TV truck, a number of track cameras and crew on site. In addition to Gaughan, the WSORR TV broadcast team includes newcomer Christyn Garrett serving as pit reporter and off road racing expert Greg Creamer hosts the shows.

NeWave will tape the entire series and compile the events into 18 one- hour programs that will air on prime time SPEED. Fourteen episodes will focus on each round of racing from the PRO 4x4, PRO 2WD and PRO Light Pick Up classes. One show will be dedicated entirely to the two shootout Cup races at Crandon. The three remaining episodes will solely focus on SRT sportsman racing highlights from the full season. In addition to the broadcast team, NeWave has planned a different approach to the format for each one hour show by mixing behind the scenes programming with hardcore race results.

"Viewers love to see all the action in the pits and this kind of programming is a great way to give them a glimpse into all the hard work each team puts into the sport," said Jen Ashley, Producer for the WSORR television series.

Each one hour program will focus the reality sections on two race teams. What does this mean? Lots of camera time! NeWave will have a cameraman in the race team pit and put a microphone on the driver and the crew chief. The crew chief will stay mic'd up throughout the race and will have the cameraman with him for the duration. The selection process for the reality participants will be determined on the day before each event, but Ashley said the "NeWave team would be happy to hear from interested teams".

The television series will begin airing on SPEED in late 2007. More information on NeWave Television Productions is available on the web at and

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