2009 Monster EnergyÂ® Supercross Television Package Announced; 2009 Season Kicks off Live on SPEED Saturday Night AURORA, Ill. (January 2, 2009) -- Feld Motor Sports announced today the 2009 Monster EnergyÂ® AMA Supercross, an FIM World ...
2009 Monster Energy® Supercross Television Package Announced; 2009 Season Kicks off Live on SPEED Saturday Night
AURORA, Ill. (January 2, 2009) -- Feld Motor Sports announced today the 2009 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, original-airing television schedule on CBS Sports and SPEED. Coverage of the 2009 season began with the season preview show on Saturday, December 27 on CBS Sports. Like the 2008 season, each Monster Energy® Supercross race in 2009 will be broadcast in HD.
SPEED will air the opening round of Monster Energy® Supercross live from Angel Stadium on Saturday, January 3 from 7:00-10:30 p.m. PST. The television team, consisting of pit reporter Erin Bates, analyst Jeff Emig and play-by-play announcer Ralph Sheheen, will deliver the live race call. SPEED will air a combined 28-plus hours of original programming throughout the 2009 season in addition to the repeat airings, which have yet to be announced.
CBS Sports will close out the season with a wrap-up show Sunday, May 3 recapping what is expected to be one of the most competitive seasons ever. In total, CBS Sports will carry nine hours of Monster Energy® Supercross coverage.
"Partnering with CBS Sports and SPEED once again gives supercross strong network and cable coverage to new and existing Monster Energy® Supercross fans," said Todd Jendro, senior director of supercross, Feld Motor Sports, Inc. "CBS Sports kicked off the year off with its annual Monster Energy® Supercross preview show that foreshadowed what could be one of the greatest seasons ever. Eight more hours of network coverage on CBS Sports will follow. SPEED will dedicate original and repeat airings of the AMA Supercross class and the AMA Supercross Lites class. Additionally, 2009 will be the first year that AMA Supercross Lites class racing will be next-day aired."
"We are looking forward to another season of supercross with our new partners at Feld Motor Sports," said Rick Miner, SPEED SVP of Production & Network Operations. "Our new long-term deal will ensure the continuing process of developing exciting and innovative coverage of some of the network's most popular motorcycle racing."