2011 Pirelli World Challenge Championships TV Broadcast Schedule Announced
TOPEKA, March 22, 2011: WC Vision today announced the TV broadcast schedule for the 2011 Pirelli World Challenge Championships that will air on VERSUS. All 12 races will be broadcast in either 90-minute or two-hour programs airing in Saturday or Sunday afternoon timeslots.
The broadcasts will have high-quality production values, and renowned motorsports announcers Greg Creamer and Calvin Fish will be providing color commentary and feature segments with behind-the-scenes footage. Series information will also be included on www.versus.com. Now in more than 76 million homes, VERSUS is the cable television home of the NHL, IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and Professional Bull Riders. VERSUS also airs NASCAR, NBA, UFC, college football and college basketball programming.
"We continue to build our partnership with VERSUS,” Dave Drimmie, WC Vision VP of Marketing and Communications, said. “The series’ broadcasts will again be aired in favorable weekend primetime slots and we are working with VERSUS on new media segments and on-air network promotions that will help increase the exposure for World Challenge.”
The 2011 Pirelli World Challenge Championships television schedule has been set as follows:
Streets of St. Petersburg (Rounds 1 and 2)
Saturday, April 9 at 4:30 p.m.
Streets of Long Beach (Round 3)
Saturday, April 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Miller Motorsports Park (Round 4) /
Mosport International Raceway (Rounds 5 and 6)
Saturday, June 18 at 3 p.m.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Rounds 7 and 8)
Saturday, August 20 at 5 p.m.
Infineon Raceway (Rounds 9 and 10)
Sunday, September 18 at 3 p.m.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Round 11) / Road
Atlanta (Round 12)
Saturday, October 29 at 1 p.m.
Schedule subject to change. All times listed are Eastern.
About the Pirelli World Challenge Championships:
Entering its 22nd consecutive season, the Pirelli World Challenge is North America's top production car-based racing championship. Divided into three separate categories (World Challenge GT, World Challenge GTS, and World Challenge Touring Car), each race features a thrilling standing start, adrenaline filled door-to-door action and world-class drivers. The Pirelli World Challenge features cars from the world's most popular manufacturers – race-prepped versions of the cars driven on the streets. Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, the series races at North America's premier road and temporary street courses.
The 12-race 2011 Pirelli World Challenge GT, GTS and Touring Car Championships campaign begins with Rounds 1 and 2 on the Streets of St. Petersburg, March 25-27. For more on the series, go to www.world-challenge.com.