CENTENNIAL, Colo. (October 1, 2002)-- The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) announced today that SPEED Channel, America's first and only television network dedicated to automobile and motorsports entertainment, has been named the official racing...
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (October 1, 2002)-- The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) announced today that SPEED Channel, America's first and only television network dedicated to automobile and motorsports entertainment, has been named the official racing network of the SCCA.
SCCA programming on SPEED Channel includes complete coverage of the Valvoline Runoffs®, considered by many as the" Olympics" of road racing, SCCA ProRally® and SCCA Pro Racing's SPEED World Challenge® GT and Touring Car Championships, which have been sponsored by SPEED Channel since 1999.
"The SCCA has seen incredible growth in the last several years," said Steve Johnson, President and CEO of SCCA, Inc., and SCCA Pro Racing, Ltd."A great deal of that growth can be attributed to SPEED Channel exposing a new audience to the SCCA through our various racing series.
"Along with the exposure we've received, we're excited to launch new campaigns to promote SCCA, SPEED Channel and its partners to motorsports fans and automotive enthusiasts."
"Since launching SPEED Channel in February of this year, the goal of the network has been to bring more racing of every kind to the American motorsports fan," said SPEED Channel President Jim Liberatore."I think our efforts are being noticed and we appreciate the recognition given to those efforts by the SCCA."
The SCCA and SPEED Channel have enjoyed a television partnership since 1996 for the Trans-Am Series and World Challenge, with the Valvoline Runoffs, ProRally, U.S. F2000 and Pro Spec Racer series appearing on the network as well.
SCCA: Founded in 1944, the Sports Car Club of America, Inc. is a 65,000-member motorsports organization, which incorporates all facets of autocross, rally, and both club and professional motorsports events. It annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 109 regions and professional subsidiary. Landmark events for the Club include the Club Racing Valvoline Runoffs® National Championship races at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the Tire Rack Solo II® Nationals at Topeka, Kan., the Tire Rack ProSolo® National Series and the ProRally® Championship. For more information, please visit www.scca.org.
SPEED Channel: SPEED Channel, the nation's fastest growing sports cable network, is the first and only 24-hour cable network devoted exclusively to motor sports and the human fascination for speed. In addition to its SCCA programming, SPEED Channel is home to many of the world's marquee racing events including NASCAR, CART, F1, Classic Cars, the American LeMans Series, World Rally and car shows from around the globe. Currently seen in nearly 54 million U.S homes and 4.5 million more in Canada, SPEED Channel was acquired by Fox Cable Networks Group in July 2001. For more information, please visit www.speedtv.com.