World of Outlaws broadcast to begin

Outdoor Channel Starts Outlaws Coverage Wednesday ALLEN, TX (March 30) -- Sprint car racing fans, start your televisions and video recording equipment -- The Outdoor Channel will throw the green flag on its regular coverage of the World of...

Outdoor Channel Starts Outlaws Coverage Wednesday

ALLEN, TX (March 30) -- Sprint car racing fans, start your televisions and video recording equipment -- The Outdoor Channel will throw the green flag on its regular coverage of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series Wednesday.

The cable television affiliate will show the February 20-21 Cactus Classic from Manzanita Speedway, starting at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.

The one-hour telecast will be the first of 35 The Outdoor Channel will air every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time between March 31st and November 24th as part of its "Wednesday Night Horsepower" time slot. Most telecasts will air within 14 days of each race. Additional replays will be presented Saturdays at 8 a.m. Eastern Time and Thursdays at 10 p.m. Pacific Time.

"We're extremely pleased to have The Outdoor Channel televise our races," World of Outlaws Sprint Series President Ted Johnson said. "Having more than half of our events televised on this thriving cable network will give us tremendous exposure as our fan base continues to grow. This contract will put us in front of the American public for three years, and we expect this to continue as we grow with The Outdoor Channel."

Among the more notable events The Outdoor Channel will telecast are double-feature events from the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, Eldora Speedway, Knoxville Raceway, Williams Grove Speedway, Eagle Raceway, Grays Harbor Raceway Park, Billings Motorsports Park and Princeton Speedway.

The cable television network will also televise all three nights of racing during the Duel in the Dakotas at Red River Valley Speedway, the Cleveland Brother Summer Nationals from Williams Grove Speedway, the Harvest Classic at Calistoga Speedway and the Gold Cup Race of Champions from Silver Dollar Speedway.

"The World of Outlaws brand is highly recognizable among American race fans," The Outdoor Channel's Senior Vice President of Programming, Wade Sherman, said. "We are confident this series will be tremendously popular with our audience and is likely to establish itself quickly as our flagship motorsports property."

The Outdoor Channel is a national cable network dedicated to providing the best in traditional outdoor programming to America's sixty million anglers, hunters and sprint car racing fans. The Outdoor Channel is available to almost sixty million homes in the U.S. through a combination of cable networks and satellite providers. The network recently announced its launch to an international audience, reaching almost eight million homes in Latin America. For more information, visit The Outdoor Channel's web site at www.outdoorchannel.com.

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