BRASELTON, Ga. (July 30, 2003) -- The American Le Mans Series will return to the SPEED Channel this Sunday, August 3, with live coverage of Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres from the historic street racing circuit in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec,...
BRASELTON, Ga. (July 30, 2003) -- The American Le Mans Series will return to the SPEED Channel this Sunday, August 3, with live coverage of Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres from the historic street racing circuit in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada.
The three and one-half hour telecast will include live coverage of the entire three-hour timed race, as well as 15 minutes of pre-race and another 15 minutes of post-race coverage. The telecast begins at 2:30 p.m. (EDT). The past two races for the series have been telecast on CBS and NBC Sports, respectively.
"We are definitely chomping at the bit to get back to ALMS racing on SPEED," said SPEED Channel Coordinating Producer David Lee. "There have been different overall winners in each of the three races this year, including last week's fantastic result by the Dyson Racing team in the LMP 675 car. That translates into great viewing for the fans, and with the luxury of a Live 3 1/2 hour broadcast we aim to use that opportunity to tell the complete story, before and after the race."
Leigh Diffey will be the anchor announcer for the telecast, joined in the booth for race analysis by Bill Adam. Calvin Fish, Martin Haven and Brian Till will report the action from the pits as the professional sports car racing teams battle each other and the challenging 1.5-mile street racing circuit for three hours of competition.
Wheeler Television will produce the telecast of Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres for SPEED Channel. Wheeler TV Executive Producer will be Patti Wheeler, while the show producer will be Jim Roller. Billy McCoy will direct the telecast.
SPEED Channel also had live, flag-to-flag coverage of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring that opened the American Le Mans Series season in March. In addition, the growing cable network will also cover the Aug. 24 event from Road America, the Sept. 27 race from Miami and the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Oct. 18.