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Tue, 22 Jan 2013, 15:38 PM

IHRA Summit Pro-Am Tour Season Opener at Immokalee Regional Raceway to be Broadcast Live
Courtesy of IHRA Communications

Immokalee Regional Raceway to Host IHRA Opener February 1-3

NORWALK, Ohio --

Motor Mania TV will broadcast the
IHRA Summit Pro-Am season opener.
Following an incredibly successful debut with Motor Mania TV in 2012 at the IHRA Summit Racing World Finals, the International Hot Rod Association, Summit Racing Equipment and Immokalee Regional Raceway are proud to announce that the Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL season opener at Immokalee Regional Raceway will be broadcast live the weekend of February 1-3.

Thanks to a unique partnership between Immokalee's legendary owner Ralph Hester and the Seminole Casino and John Taylor of Taylor Elevators, Motor Mania TV will provide complete coverage of the event from the first pair of cars down the track to the last in both qualifying and eliminations - a first in the history of the Summit Pro-Am Tour.

The live coverage will feature four camera angles plus full event results, live audio from the track and a photo gallery from the weekend.

"We are beyond thrilled to be able to broadcast this event to the world thanks to our friends at the Seminole Casino and Taylor Elevators," Hester said. "This is always a great time of year as we host the very first points meet of the season and that brings a lot of great cars and heavy hitters to the track, especially our colder weather friends up north. This year we are expecting an even greater turnout and with the entire event being broadcast live all of these great racers will be given a unique stage to showcase their talents."

The 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL season opener at Immokalee Regional Raceway is unique in that it is one of two Wild Card events on the schedule. The event is open to racers of all divisions and will count as an in-division claim no matter what division the racer claims. The event will also feature two point paying races in one weekend making it an attractive option for northern racers looking to get a little track time.

"Immokalee is always a unique event on the Summit Pro-Am schedule as it attracts a lot of racers from a lot of different divisions who are tired of being cooped up at home," said Skooter Peaco, IHRA VP of Race Operations. "It is always one of the most competitive races of the season and with the event now being broadcast live, it should add a little extra incentive for the racers to show their stuff in front of thousands of people watching at home."

IHRA's very first live broadcast with Motor Mania TV was the 2012 Summit Racing Equipment World Finals at Memphis International Raceway. The event attracted over 34,000 viewers from 25 different countries making it one of the most successful debut events in the history of Motor Mania TV.

The broadcast of the 2013 Summit Pro-Am Tour presented by AMSOIL season opener at Immokalee Regional Raceway is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 2 and again at 9 a.m. on Sunday, February 3.

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