August 1, 2013
The Mid-American Stock Car Series has agreed to a television package that provides national, regional, and online exposure to the series and its sponsors for much of the 2013 season. Through a partnership with Sopwith Motorsports Television Productions of Indianapolis, the series will be televised in more than 50 million homes as part of “Sopwith Motorsports TV.”
"We're delighted to be on national television," said Mid-Am president Doug Strasburg. "We're especially happy to have dedicated regional coverage for Mid-American fans throughout our primary markets in Wisconsin and Illinois."
Sopwith Motorsports TV is a weekly motorsports program covering various forms of auto racing, including selected events from the Mid-American Stock Car Series. Now in its third year, Sopwith Motorsports TV airs on two national networks in addition to regional coverage and online coverage.
Nationally, viewers can watch Sopwith Motorsports TV on the TUFF TV network and the Untamed Sports TV network.
Regionally, Time Warner Cable subscribers in Wisconsin may watch Sopwith Motorsports TV on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. Chicago residents will see the show on MyDealTV, cable channel 102.
Worldwide, race fans can watch Sopwith Motorsports TV on the internet at Motorsportworld.tv.
The following Mid-American races are scheduled to be televised on Sopwith Motorsports TV this season:
June 21, Grundy County
June 22, Jefferson Speedway
July 9, Milwaukee Mile
July 11, State Park Speedway
Sept 29, Rockford Speedway
Oct 5, LaCrosse Fairgrounds
Each episode of Sopwith Motorsports TV is 30 minutes in length. Sopwith's coverage of Mid-American races will be announced by host Rob Klepper (CBS, SPEED), pit reporter Olivia Pritchett (TUFF TV, America One) and driver analyst Stephen Cox (Velocity, ESPN2, NBC).
Five networks are carrying Sopwith Motorsports TV this season, and many of these networks utilize varying procedures on how episodes are aired. Races do not necessarily air in the order in which they occurred.
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel has chosen to release specific air times for each episode. The first episode they will air is the State Park Speedway event from July 11. It will air at the following times (all times CENTRAL for Time Warner):
Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, Wisconsin, Sports32 (http://www.sports32.com/)
Sopwith Motorsports TV 2013 Episode 1: Mid-American, State Park Speedway, July 11
Tuesday, August 6, 8:30 am
Saturday, August 10, 12:00 pm
Sunday, August 11, 4:30 pm
Air times for other episodes will be released as Time Warner makes them available.
Other network partners have chosen to air Sopwith Motorsports TV in designated weekly time slots without announcing the order in which episodes will air. For example, in a given week TUFF TV may air the Milwaukee race, while MyDeal TV may air the Grundy County race, while Untamed Sports may air a repeat program from Sopwith Motorsports TV in 2012.
Each of the following networks air programming on their own schedule, so viewers should check local listings to see what episode is airing each week (all times EASTERN on all networks listed below).
TUFF TV (http://www.tufftv.com/)
Saturdays at 4:30
Untamed Sports TV (http://www.untamed.tv/)
Saturdays at 8:00 pm
Mondays at 2:30 am
Tuesdays at 9:00 am and 4:00 pm
Thursdays at 11:30 am
Fridays at 4:30 pm
MyDealTV channel 102, Chicago
Thursdays at 9:00 pm
Saturdays at 4:30 pm
Sundays at 11:30 pm
Click on “Channel Schedule” (http://www.motorsportworld.tv/channels/), then look under “Stock Car & Dirt Track.” Check listings for Mid-American racing.
It is not necessary to subscribe to Motorsportworld.tv to watch Mid-American racing. Viewers may watch it for free at any of the show's regularly scheduled times. A subscription is only necessary in order to watch programs on demand.