Corona, California - January 23, 2014 - When Bryan Clausen denied Kevin Swindell his fifth straight title and took the checkered flag on the final lap of last Saturday night's 28th running of the world famous Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., history was in the making with a new first time winner and extensive live television coverage by MAVTV. Nicknamed the "Super Bowl" of midget racing and held indoors at the Tulsa Expo Center, the sold out spectacular event maintained its standing as one of the great annual motorsports happenings. For the first time ever viewers across the nation could cheer on their heroes as they enjoyed 3 hours of live nationwide television coverage for free.
January 20, 2014 – Have we found a new replacement for the SPEED Channel? Saturday night, MAVTV burst onto the scene of the motorsport world when they provided a live broadcast of the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
It’s the first time in event history that race fans at home have been able to catch the highly anticipated race. In 2008 the event was broadcast on Pay-Per-View.
Riverside, California - January 20, 2014 – Stronghold Motorsports will have a new look in 2014.
The Riverside-based off road racing team, one of the best in the sport since its formation in 2009, next season will be competing in the red, white and blue colors of the MAVTV American Real network in both the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and selected desert endurance events.
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."