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AMA Pro Racing Scores CBS TV Deal

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Josh Hayes ran into issues during both of the American SuperBike races  netting a double DNF to start his title defense.
Get ready for flag-to-flag race coverage of National Guard SuperBike and Go Pro Daytona SportBike on the CBS Sports Spectacular series through 2014.
CBS Sports Network and AMA Pro Racing, in conjunction with Chet Burks Productions, announced today a television agreement to showcase GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing as part of the Network's CBS Sports Spectacular series. CBS Sports Network will air flag-to-flag race coverage of the premier National Guard SuperBike and GoPro Daytona SportBike classes through the 2014 season. Programming begins Saturday, June 1 (2:30 p.m. ET) with a 30-minute preview show before live coverage of the Subway SuperBike Doubleheader at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. (3:00 p.m. ET).

GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing telecasts are produced by Chet Burks Productions, long-time partner of AMA Pro Racing programs. The initial telecasts will be presented in afternoon weekend time slots, with several events airing live. In addition, encore broadcasts and an all-new 30-minute weekend preview show will air on CBS Sports Network.

Leading up to race weekends, the 30-minute preview shows will get fans up to speed with on-site coverage of qualifying sessions, highlights from previous rounds, as well as vignettes on the history of the sport and the technical aspects of motorcycle road racing. Hosted by a panel of industry experts, the show will provide insider insight on the latest paddock news, as well as interviews with riders and celebrity guests.

"We're excited to add AMA Pro to our CBS Sports Spectacular lineup," said Dan Weinberg, Senior Vice President, Programming, CBS Sports Network. "GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing is a high octane, action-packed sport featuring some of the world's best motorcycle racers and is a great addition to our live programming this summer."

"We are incredibly proud of this television package and excited to begin our new relationship with CBS Sports Network," said David Atlas, Managing Board Member of AMA Pro Racing. "Through the live action and in-depth features, we will present fans with the most intense immersion into our unique and exciting racing that the sport has ever seen."

"This agreement is the result of a tremendous amount of time and commitment from AMA Pro and is a significant step for motorcycle racing in America," said Chet Burks, President of Chet Burks Productions. "We look forward to producing an exciting television experience for CBS Sports Network viewers."

CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 613 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, and to access the CBS Sports Network channel finder, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

About GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing:
GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing is the premier motorcycle road racing series in North America. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, the Series is universally regarded as one of the most competitive road racing organizations in the world. The 2013 schedule includes rounds on many of the country's finest road courses. For more information on GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing, please visit
http://www.amaproracing.com/rr/.

About Chet Burks Productions:
Chet Burks Productions is a full service television production company with over 25 years of professional experience. Our wide ranging expertise includes producing live sporting events, on-site remote productions, magazine shows, and in-house studio television productions. Whether it's producing and directing championship motorcycle and car racing events or developing full scale commercials for a variety of industries, Chet Burks Productions skillfully manages all aspects of our clients' needs. For more information on Chet Burks Productions, please visit
http://www.cbptv.com.

AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing organization in North America, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. Learn more about AMA Pro Racing at
www.amaproracing.com.

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Scottydoo   May 17, 2013 11:08 AM
Aaaaand of course it doesn't look like I can get it with my provider in Canada. What the what man. No WSBK sucks even worse though.
VinceXB   April 27, 2013 05:49 AM
I'm happy that race coverage won't be banished to the midnight hours like it is on Speed. Hopefully CBS Sports Network will be in HD on FIOS soon.
mikepanz   April 26, 2013 07:51 AM
this could very well be the best thing to happen to american road racing. i only hope to one day see a home depot, lowes, m&ms etc sponsored bike. about time these guys get recognized and paid. they risk life and limb for the sport and speedtv didnt feel it was worth it!!!?? my compliments to ama and cbs for making this happen.
Superbikemike   April 24, 2013 05:01 AM
finally....thx cbs for picking up the series....please let greg white @ speed ...