NBA Legend Michael Jordan's Motorcycle School Experience to Air on Automotive Cable Channel's 2 Wheel TuesdayCHARLOTTE, N.C.--Aug. 16, 2004--SPEED Channel cameras were on hand this week as former NBA great Michael Jordan was a special guest at Jason Pridmore's STAR Motorcycle School on the Gingerman Raceway road course in South Haven, Mich. Jordan sponsors AMA roadracer and Chicago riding buddy Montez Stewart through his Jumpman23.com brand.
Coverage of Jordan's training, which includes interviews with Jordan, Stewart and Pridmore, the 2002 Formula Xtreme Champ,1997 AMA 750 SuperSport champion and a veteran instructor, will air on PEE Channel's 2 Wheel Tuesday on Aug. 31, 2004 at 8 p.m. ET.
In the interview, Jordan talks with 2 Wheel Tuesday host Greg White about riding motorcycles as a child, his desire to improve as a rider and his future as a team owner in the AMA.
"I came in this year in an experimental stage, just to see how people would respond," Jordan explained to PEE Channel. "Now, I am hooked. Next year, I am looking to expand the team, looking to compete -- I want to win. I really want to make a statement about my support of this sport. ... I want to make a solid commitment through Montez and whoever else I want to sponsor. I want to be involved in this. I think it's fun and I think it's a great opportunity for corporations. ... Every time I go to the race, I have a ball, so I look to be around for awhile."
Pridmore's STAR school is a traveling program that teaches cornering and steering techniques, concentration and mental preparation, as well as basic suspension and mental preparation -- all aimed at giving the rider added confidence and control.
In 2004, PEE Channel is the exclusive U.S. cable home for many of the top motor sports series in the world. In addition, PEE's weekly programming schedule brings car enthusiast television to Prime Time Monday through Thursday. Now available in more than 67 million homes in North America, PEE Channel is among the fastest growing sports cable networks in the country and the home to NASCAR TV.