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World Challenge Programming to Air on VERSUS in 2010

Jan 6, 2010

TOPEKA, Kan. (Jan. 4, 2010) – WC Vision today announced that the 2010 SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Championships will air on VERSUS.

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The World Challenge Championships, consisting of three separate categories—GT, GTS and Touring Car—are America’s top production car-based series. The World Challenge 2010 telecasts will be 90-minute programs, up from 60 minutes in 2009, with high-quality production values, renowned announcers providing color commentary and feature segments with behind-the-scenes footage. Some telecasts will air around IZOD IndyCar Series programming and series information will also be included on www.versus.com.

VERSUS is the national cable television home of the NHL, the IZOD IndyCar Series, World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) and the Tour de France. The network also airs college football, featuring nationally ranked teams from top conferences such as the Pac-10, Big 12 and Mountain West and is home to original programming such as Sports Soup and Sports Jobs with Junior Seau.

“We are thrilled that our 2010 events will air on VERSUS,” WC Vision VP of Marketing and Communications Dave Drimmie said. “The series returns to a weekend timeslot and this year our fans will have a longer and more in-depth program. We’re also looking at a syndication package that would enable World Challenge to reach a total of 160 million households.”

The 2010 SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Championships television schedule has been set as follows:

Streets of St. Petersburg, Sunday, April 18 2 p.m.
Streets of Long Beach Saturday, May 1 4:30 p.m.
Watkins Glen International Saturday, July 17 11 p.m.
Toronto / Mosport Saturday, July 31 3 p.m.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday, Aug. 28 4:30 p.m.
VIRginia International Raceway Sunday, Sept. 26 4:30 p.m.
TBA Sunday, Oct. 17 4:30 p.m.
Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.

“This is a fantastic moment for the series,” WC Vision Co-Chair Bob Woodhouse said. “This deal with VERSUS gives us the best of both worlds: increased entertainment for the fans and increased value for sponsors.”

The final event on the 2010 World Challenge calendar will be announced shortly. More information on the series is available at www.world-challenge.com.

SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Championships
Consisting of three separate categories (GT, GTS and Touring Car), the World Challenge Championships are America’s top production car-based series. World Challenge is the most relevant showcase for the world’s leading auto brands and makers of performance parts. Series events are a maximum of 50 minutes in length and feature standing starts with popular cars from the world’s leading manufacturers racing head-to-head.

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