The World PowerSports Association (WPSA) PowerSports ATV Tour will race a 10-event schedule in 2006, all of which will be telecast on ESPN2.
The schedule includes venues throughout the Southeast and Midwest, with both standalone events and races during Grand National Championship TT ATV race weekends.
The events will be telecast on ESPN2 in one-hour midday and early afternoon timeslots on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning June 3. ESPN2 also telecasts WPSA's PowerSports Snowmobile Tour events.
"ATV racing is a made-for-television sport and we're pleased to showcase it to a national TV audience," said PowerSports Entertainment, Inc. CEO Rick Murphy. "We promised the community there would be a professional ATV racing tour in 2006 to build on that momentum and we're delivering on that promise.
The PowerSports ATV Tour will be headed up by longtime motorsports producer Tes Sewell. Sewell, who was named Director of ATV Operations, PowerSports Entertainment, Inc., joins WPSA after leaving Media X International (MXi), which was the sport organizer and producer of all ESPN's X Games motorsports events except Snocross.
"WPSA is giving ATV racing the shot in the arm it's needed for many years by bringing it national TV exposure through ESPN2,” said Sewell.
The season kicks off April 22-23 in Gainesville, Fla., followed by an event in Brashear, Texas May 6-7. The Tour heads into the Midwest May 20-21 for a race in London, Ky., followed by a double event in Lizella, Ga., June 3-4. The Tour next moves to Taylorville, Ill. on June 10-11, ahead of a race in Greenbrier, Ark., June 24-25. The final three event dates are to be announced.
For more information, visit www.wsaracing.com.
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