For Immediate Release:
MAVTV Announces Multi-year
Broadcast Agreement with ARCA
CORONA, CA (March 27, 2017): MAVTV Motorsports Network and ARCA, one of the premier stock car racing series in the US, jointly announced a new multi-year broadcast rights agreement under which the ARCA Racing Series events will be televised on MAVTV during the 2017 through 2019 racing seasons.
“MAVTV continues its long-term commitment to motorsports,” said Bob Patison, president of MAVTV. “We see the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards as a premier property on our network, and are happy to begin our ARCA relationship with this new contract.”
Ten races will be broadcast on MAVTV in 2017, beginning Saturday April 8 with the Music City 200 LIVE from Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to Nashville, races from Elko Speedway in Minnesota, Madison International Speedway in Wisconsin and the Illinois State Fairgrounds will also air LIVE on MAVTV.
MAVTV will provide coverage from an additional six (6) ARCA Racing Series events, including delayed broadcast coverage from the 4-mile Road America road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, plus great short track action from Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, Winchester Speedway in Indiana, the dirt mile at DuQuoin Fairgrounds in Illinois and both Salem Speedway events in Indiana.
The ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards is a professional league of stock car racing, used as a feeder series into the three national touring series of NASCAR, with races held at a variety of track types including superspeedways, road courses, and dirt tracks.
The series features 20 events at 18 tracks on its 2017 schedule. The series has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 racetracks in 28 states since its inception. The series tests the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, annually visiting tracks consisting of both paved and dirt surfaces.
Founded by John and Mildred Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in four professional touring series and local weekly events.
Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between plus a package of automotive reality and custom build shows. If it has a motor, it’s on MAVTV www.mavtv.com.