Friday, April 27, 2012
Round Two of SCCA Pro Racing Playboy MX-5 Cup Set to Air Saturday
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Round Two of the 2012 SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup will air on Velocity Network Saturday, April 28th during the second episode of the Mazda Motorsports Hour.
The season-opening weekend featured a doubleheader of races from Sebring International Raceway.
Last Saturday on Velocity, fans saw Steven McAleer go flag-to-flag for the win in his first Playboy MX-5 Cup start. This weeks episode, on at Noon (EDT), features another thrilling battle for the win at the front of the field.
Veteran motorsports broadcaster Rick Benjamin and longtime SCCA champion racer Randy Pobst are in the booth for the broadcast, with Todd Lewis reporting from pit lane.
The Mazda Motorsports Hour focuses on the stars of tomorrow, young up-and-coming racers looking to move up the Mazda Road to Indy and the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Ladder. The hour-long broadcasts focus on the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in addition to the Playboy MX-5 Cup. IZOD IndyCar Series star James Hinchcliffe will join Benjamin in the booth for the MAZDA Road to Indy open-wheel broadcasts.
All 11 of the 2012 Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup races will be broadcast as part of the Mazda Motorsports Hour on Velocity.
Upcoming Mazda Motorsports Hour Air Dates (all times Eastern); Series: Venue
Saturday, April 28 12 p.m.; Playboy MX-5 Cup Round 2: Sebring International Raceway
Saturday, May 5 12 p.m.; Star Mazda: Streets of St. Petersburg
Saturday, May 12 12 p.m.; USF2000: Sebring & G.P. of St. Petersburg
Sunday, May 20 12 p.m.; Star Mazda: Barber Motorsports Park
Saturday, June 9 12 p.m.; Playboy MX-5 Cup Round 3: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Saturday, June 16 12 p.m.; Playboy MX-5 Cup Round 4: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Saturday, June 23 12 p.m.; Star Mazda: Lucas Oil Raceway Park
Saturday, June 30 12 p.m.; USF2000: Lucas Oil Raceway Park
Saturday, July 7 12 p.m.; Playboy MX-5 Cup Round 5: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Dates and times subject to change. The final 14 shows will be confirmed closer to the air dates.
Velocity, formerly HD Theater, is available as Channel 281 on DirecTV and Channel 364 on Dish Network. To find Velocity channel on your local cable network, go to http://velocity.discovery.com and type your zip code into the channel finder.
More information on the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy MX-5 Cup is available at www.mx-5cup.com. Follow the Playboy MX-5 Cup on Twitter @MazdaMX-5Cup.