Officials with the TRAXXAS TORC Series, presented by Amsoil, made off-road racing history today with the announcement of the largest live broadcast coverage of the sport ever, with thirteen hours of live or near-live network broadcast of the Series 2013 Championship races.
Following the successful "LIVE on SPEED™" programming over the last two years, TORC and SPEED have expanded on the prime-time coverage of the extreme motorsport which has exploded in recent years. This summer, SPEED will broadcast the TORC PRO classes, each race in a two-hour Saturday night prime-time window. Top industry talent led by Bob Varsha, Dorsey Schroeder, Bobby Gerould and Keli Snyder will lead the viewers throughout the live racing action.
Additionally, the Series 2013 PRO 2WD and PRO 4x4 Champions will be crowned LIVE on NBC September 28th in a one-hour special event. The TORC final championship races will be featured on the Red Bull Signature Series, unleashing the most progressive and innovative competitions around the globe. This will be a first for the sport and its fans, to offer live coverage of the most important battles determining Series National Champions.
"Unprecedented!" beamed USAC President Kevin Miller of the expanded live broadcasts for the 2013 Series, “Our live airings have been ground-breaking for the sport of short course off-road racing. The expansion of prime-time events will no doubt prove to be a publicity windfall for both the TRAXXAS TORC Series sponsors and its racers. TORC could not be more pleased with the growth we have experienced and the innovation we continue to bring to the sport of off-road racing.”
TV's premiere off-road racing reality show, TORC: The Off Road Championship, is planned to return this fall. The docu-reality show captures rich footage and stories along the TORC Championship battle. New episodes of original programming are planned with story-telling of all the action, both on and off the track and cover the sport’s greatest drivers and competitors. TORC: The Off Road Championship revolutionized off-road coverage with the use of Go-Pro cameras mounted on radio control devices, such as Traxxas Slashes and aerial helicopters to offer viewers racing action never experienced before.
TORC will also feature live internet coverage of all PRO and Sportsman races not available through live network broadcast. This year’s live internet broadcast will feature upgraded technical improvements to assure a quality broadcast.
The TRAXXAS TORC Series makes it 2013 "LIVE on SPEED™" debut on Saturday, April 13th when the 900 horsepower trucks battle under the lights for the Dodge City Off-Road Festival at the frontier on the Wild West in Dodge City, Kansas. The two night racing event will be a first for the sport at one of America's premier dirt track facilities, Dodge City Raceway.