May 7, 2008 07:41 PM EST
Black Rock Speedway to be Featured on Hot Wings TV
By RICH VLECK
ROCHESTER, NY - Black Rock Speedway is returning to the area’s cable networks this month with the first sprint race of the year
The Empire Super Sprint Season Opener from Black Rock Speedway, held on April 12, will be the first episode of Hot Wings TV shown on Time Warner Cable Sportsnet Channel 26 in the Greater Rochester Area.
Black Rock, and Dundee as a whole, is dissected throughout the program, with focus on the track, the area, and the heritage that surrounds the Yates County Powerplant.
This is not the first time a race at Black Rock has been featured on television. In 2004, the Bully Hill Vineyards Fall Sprint Nationals was broadcasted on the now defunct Empire Sports Network.
The 60-minute, live-to-tape format, features all of the aspects of the race night, including hot laps, heat races, dash, B-Main and the 25-lap A-Main. At least 10 interviews are also conducted throughout the night, to help soak in every second of the dirt-flinging action.
Hot Wings TV is a great tutorial into the inner workings of the sprint car racing world, while still providing plenty of racing action for the enthusiast. Hosted by Veteran Broadcaster Doug Elkins, Hot Wings TV is easy to follow from the comfort of your living room. Rich Vleck and Greg Birosh, Black Rock’s Announcing Team, provides expert commentary to detail the night of racing at Black Rock with Greg serving as Pit Reporter.
Along with the great main camera shots throughout the night, the Blizzard Performance on-board camera was strapped to the No. 45 of Chuck Hebing, as he wheeled around the 4/10-mile clay oval on the first night of the year.
The first airing in the Rochester Area will take place Sunday May 11 starting at 10:00 p.m. Replays will be available Tuesday May 13 at 5:30 p.m., Thursday May 15 at 11:00 p.m. and Sunday May 18 at 5:00 p.m. Any cable customer that receives Rochester programming should be able to watch any of the airings.
Syracuse’s Time Warner Cable Sportsnet is also expected to air this first edition of HWTV in 2008, but the dates have yet to be finalized. It is important to note that those times are unlikely to coincide with Rochester’s airings.
Hot Wings TV is made possible by Suzuki Motorcyles and ATVs, Ohsweken Speedway, Filtrec Corporation, Lauterborn Electric, MRE Productions, ASI Sportswear and Gater Racing News.