FAYETTEVILLE, GA (June 6, 2000) - United Speed Alliance Racing President Gene Cox has announced the USA Racing Network made its debut this past Saturday night at USA International Speedway during the running of the LUCAS OIL 250. The network ...
FAYETTEVILLE, GA (June 6, 2000) - United Speed Alliance Racing President Gene Cox has announced the USA Racing Network made its debut this past Saturday night at USA International Speedway during the running of the LUCAS OIL 250. The network broadcast the race live from the ¾-mile facility located in Lakeland, Florida.
"We are very excited about this network," said Cox. "USARN will help give the Hooters ProCup Series another avenue of exposure for our sponsors, drivers and fans. While this was be the first show on the entire network, we are happy to add a radio broadcast to compliment our current television package which we feel is second to none in terms of quality."
All shows will be broadcast via satellite to affiliate stations located in the southeastern United States. Gene Crane, the voice of the Hooters ProCup Series will anchor each broadcast along with guest announcers each race. WPCC-AM, located in Clinton, SC, will serve as the flagship station. Station owners Sandy and Ronda Cruickshanks were instrumental in helping make the network a reality.
"Sandy approached USAR last season about making this network a reality and thanks to their hard work and dedication this network finally made it on-air this past Saturday night," said Cox. "We are happy we began this new program at USA International Speedway. It is the home track for the Hooters ProCup Series and we want to thank track owner Billy Martino, Jr. and his entire staff who helped make this possible."
In addition to WPCC-AM, radio stations in Spartanburg, SC, and Martinsville, VA have committed to air network broadcasts for the remainder of the 2000 season. USARN will reach an audience of over 500,000 people during its first several airings and Cox sees this as only the beginning.
"USAR would like to thank T.C. Lewis at WKDY, Larry Smith at WMVA as well as Rhonda and Sandy at WPCC for having the confidence in this series to begin airing our events," said Cox. "While we are pleased with our new partners, we will continue to work diligently to add new affiliates when possible."
The second broadcast will begin this Saturday from Montgomery Motor Speedway at 8:15 pm (EDT) with the "Naturally Fresh Foods" pre-race show. The Charlie Campbell Memorial/Hooters 250 will be broadcast in its entirety from the speedway.
For race fans in the Laurens County, SC area the race can be heard on WPCC-AM 1410. While Spartanburg, SC area fans can tune in to WKDY-AM 1400. Race fans in the Martinsville, VA area can tune in to WMVA-AM 1450.
If any station would like to receive information about USARN please contact the USAR office at 770-719-0204.