Summer Shootout Highlights to Air on SPEED During December, January and February
Racing's stars of tomorrow will be in the spotlight during December, January and February as SPEED Channel presents 10 one-hour telecasts featuring highlights of the 14th annual Summer Shootout Series.
Contested on the frontstretch quarter-mile oval at Lowe's Motor Speedway, the 10-race series has served as a training ground for such NASCAR stars as Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch, Reed Sorenson and David Ragan.
The opening round is scheduled to air at noon (EST) on Sunday, Dec.9, with subsequent rounds slated for broadcast at noon each Sunday through Jan. 13. The remaining one-hour telecasts will air at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan.27; and back-to-back at noon and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. The broadcast date and time for the season finale will be announced later.
Veteran Summer Shootout public address announcer Steve Post will anchor the telecasts with longtime short-track announcer Ozzie Altman serving as the color commentator. Veteran motorsports broadcaster Mark Allen will report from the garage area and victory lane.
The 14th annual Summer Shootout featured three divisions of Legends Cars, three classes of Bandoleros and the Thunder Roadsters.
In addition to the on-track action, the telecasts will introduce viewers to young racers such as 16-year-old Jordan Anderson, of Columbia, S.C., who won the prestigious Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club Legends Car Pro division championship, and 11-year-old Kyle Plott, of Marietta, Ga., who won six times en route to the Fisher-Price Bandolero Bandits title.
Several Summer Shootout competitors have close ties to the NASCAR community including: Mike Wallace's daughter Chrissy and son Matt, Richard Childress' grandson Ty Dillon and Dave Blaney's son Ryan.
SPEED Channel's complete schedule is available at www.speedtv.com.
Information about Legends Car, Bandolero or Thunder Roadster racing can be obtained by contacting 600 Racing at (704) 455-3896 or visiting www.600racing.com.