Mar 7, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT
Andersen Promotions and the IMS Productions teams have announced a broadcast schedule and TV talent for the three Mazda Road to Indy series: Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. All three will be shown on NBCSN, and be produced by IMSP.
The 14 rounds of Indy Lights action will be showcased in 10 shows which will include full coverage of single race events, and highlight coverage of the 40-minute “sprint” race rounds within full coverage of the standard 60-minute feature races at the four double-header events. Seven of the 10 shows will air either immediately before or after the IndyCar Series race broadcast, with the Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway airing live on May 23.
Pro Mazda and USF2000 competition will continue to be featured in four one-hour highlight shows, featuring an equal split between the two over the course of the show. One race per series will be featured, and one highlighted in the 60-minute time slot.
Kevin Lee, pit reporter for NBCSN’s IndyCar coverage, will anchor all shows with color commentary coming from Anders Krohn. Krohn, the Norwegian better known as “The Viking” raced in Indy Lights from 2010 through 2012 and has additional experience in Pro Mazda; he currently runs and operates CoForce International, which provides racing and corporate development services for young drivers. Jake Query will be on pit lane.
Mark Jaynes, who has held over a decade-long role as an announcer for the network, will continue his duties as anchor with driver Pippa Mann as analyst, IndyCar Series pit reporter Nick Yeoman on pit lane alongside Rob Howden, owner of Howden Media Group, who is the “official” voice of the Mazda Road to Indy serving as PA announcer and ceremonies host for the three ladder series. IMS Radio Network coverage will also include Pro Mazda and USF2000 news and results.
|April 4||Streets of St. Petersburg||4:00-5:00 pm ET||Delayed|
|April 13||Streets of Long Beach||2:30-4:00 pm ET||Same Day|
|April 27||Barber Motorsports Park||5:30-6:30 pm ET||Same Day|
|Week of May 19||Indianapolis Motor Speedway (RC)||TBD||Delayed|
|May 23||Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Oval)||12:00-1:00 pm ET||Live|
|July 6||Pocono Raceway||4:00-5:00 pm ET||Same Day|
|July 20||Streets of Toronto||6:00-7:00 pm ET||Same Day|
|August 3||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||6:00-7:00 pm ET||Same Day|
|August 17||The Milwaukee Mile||6:00-7:00 pm ET||Same Day|
|August 24||Sonoma Raceway||7:00-8:00 pm ET||Same Day|
|DATE||TIME||FEATURED RACEPRO MAZDA||FEATURED RACEUSF2000|
|May 24||1:30-2:30 am ET||Barber Motorsports Park||Streets of St. Petersburg|
|June 13||2:00-3:00 am ET||Indianapolis Motor Speedway (RC)||Indianapolis Motor Speedway (RC)|
|August 24||2:00-3:00 am ET||Streets of Houston||Streets of Toronto|
|Sept. 5||2:00-3:00 am ET||Sonoma Raceway||Sonoma Raceway|
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