Honda Racing at Speed Highlights Honda, Acura Racing Success
6/27/2017 1:00:00 PM
- Indianapolis 500 victory highlighted in monthly racing recap
- Series viewership expands with new broadcast, cable partners
- Total reach now extends to 135 million households
Takuma Sato's thrilling victory in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 is featured in the latest edition of Honda Racing: at Speed, the monthly recap of Honda Racing and Acura Motorsports activities. The new episode recently premiered on MavTV, a variety of other broadcast and cable providers, and on the Honda Performance Development YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvqVNyhyqhA.
May was a banner month for Honda Racing, including Sato's historic victory at the Indianapolis 500, Formula One champion Fernando Alonso's foray into Indy car competition at the "500", Scott Dixon's thrilling pole run and the Indianapolis debut for Acura sports car team Michael Shank Racing. Honda Racing: at Speed provides in-depth coverage of it all, along with Acura Motorsports events at Circuit of the Americas, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Lime Rock Park.
"We at Carolinas Production Group are honored to be partnering with American Honda and Honda Performance Development to produce Season Two of Honda Racing: at Speed, and to move the show from online-only to broadcast and cable as well," said Rick Benjamin, veteran motorsports television broadcaster, host for Honda Racing: at Speed and principal of Carolinas Production Group.
Anchored by a partnership with MavTV, Honda Racing: at Speed has moved from online-only distribution last year to a mix of national and regional channels totaling 135 million households for the 2017 season, along with continued availability through the dedicated Honda Racing/HPD internet channel on YouTube.
"We'll continue to take the fans behind the scenes of everything racing where Honda and Acura are involved, from the Verizon IndyCar Series to grassroots motorsports, 365 days a year. The show is adding affiliates daily and we're gratified by all the support the project is receiving," Benjamin added. "It's a fan-first show, and we invite everyone to enjoy it."
Next month, Honda Racing: at Speed will feature Graham Rahal, who took his Honda to victory in both rounds of an Indy car doubleheader race weekend at the June 2-4 Grand Prix of Detroit, plus Indy car action from Texas Motor Speedway and Road America.
The first win for the new Acura NSX GT3 in international sports car racing will also be featured next month. Katherine Legge and Andy Lally drove their Acura NSX GT3 to Victory Circle in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Detroit, while RealTime Racing took their Acuras to Road America for a Pirelli World Challenge doubleheader.
Honda Racing: at Speed is now available on more than a dozen national and regional outlets. In addition to MavTV, broadcast and cable partners include NESN National, SWX Sports, BCSN, Comcast 900 Michigan, Hoosier TV, Altitude Sports, ROOT Sports Southwest, Tuff TV and Spectrum Sports Ohio. Combined, the total reach for the show now exceeds 135 million households across the USA.
Developed by the Charlotte-based Carolinas Production Group, Honda Racing: at Speed provides highlights of the full range of Honda Racing and Acura Motorsports action, everything open-wheel from karting to Indy cars; sports car racing from SCCA club events to IMSA endurance racing; as well as Red Bull Global Rallycross, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and Honda Baja Ridgeline off-road racing.
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