Bryan Clauson felt good about his bid for victory in the 2014 edition of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, and for good reason as the 2013 USAC National Champion finally broke through for his first Golden Driller; seen live on MAVTV for the first time.
“I’m just really relieved I didn’t throw it away because these guys are really good,” said Clauson.“I said it last night in the Press Conference that I felt like I had a car that could compete for the win tonight from the time we unloaded the car. It was really going to be a matter of not burying ourselves.”
Corona, California - January 2, 2014 – Renowned motor racing broadcaster Dave Despain has signed a two-year contract with MAVTV American Real to host the network's five live events, beginning with the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire on Jan. 18, and a series of 30-minute, one-on-one programs interviewing drivers and other personalities from across the diverse American racing landscape.
The 67-year old Despain was attracted to joining the burgeoning independent network owned by Forrest Lucas by the opportunity to return to working at the race track and hosting the "Dave Despain Show."
Corona, California - December 22, 2013 – MAVTV American Real is continuing to expand motorsports coverage on the network with an agreement to broadcast the Pirelli World Challenge. The first broadcast, scheduled for Jan. 2, 2014, will show GT/GTS Rounds 1 and 2 from St. Petersburg, Fla. The broadcast terms feature over 40 hours of Pirelli World Challenge as each race will air four to five times over a Thursday to Sunday schedule.
Charlotte, North Carolina - December 18, 2013 – Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart are entering next month's Chili Bowl Nationals in honor of late racer Jason Leffler.
Kahne will drive a car entered in combination with Stewart, Leffler's girlfriend, Julianna Patterson, and former father-in-law, Bob East., in the Jan. 14-18 race at the Tulsa Expo Center in Oklahoma.
Plans had been for Leffler and Patterson to co-own the car, and Leffler and East to build it together before Leffler's death in a June sprint car crash. East continued the project following the accident, and Patterson turned to Stewart for help after the three-time NASCAR champion broke his leg in his own sprint car accident last season.
Mooresville, North Carolina – MAVTV and National Speed Sport News announced they will team up to launch two new one-hour motorsports shows in May, 2014.
This block of programming will air bi-weekly on Thursdays and serve to kick-off MAVTV’s weekend motorsports programming with unprecedented focus and perspective on traditional American racing.