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X-treme Drag Racing League (X-DRL) Announces Multi-Year Television Agreement With Velocity


January 21, 2013


KERRVILLE, TEXAS (January 11, 2013) – The X-treme Drag Racing League (X-DRL) will have a television home for its debut season in 2013.
The latest bit of major news from the new eighth-mile sanctioning body came on Friday, as the X-DRL announced a multi-year television agreement with Velocity by Discovery, an upscale male lifestyle national television network.
The agreement calls for a series of programs on the popular high-definition network, giving the X-DRL a national television presence for its inaugural 2013 season.
The X-DRL television show will include race highlights, interviews and coverage of every X-DRL class during its 2013 season, which begins April 6-7 at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park.
Velocity by Discovery, formerly known as HD Theater and Discovery HD Theater, is currently available in nearly 50 million homes and continues to grow at a strong rate. It features more than 400 premiere hours of new and returning series and specials showcasing the best of the automotive, sports and leisure, adventure, and travel genres.
“We are extremely excited to have the X-DRL on Velocity and to have a multi-year agreement with a television partner that fully supports the X-DRL and its talented drivers,” X-DRL President Jeff Mitchell said.
“To have a major television partner in our first year is a huge thrill and a tremendous indicator of the work we have put in to make the X-DRL a success. Velocity expressed a great interest in supporting the X-DRL and the drivers who will make each event so memorable. The action-packed nature of the X-DRL will fit in perfectly with the great programming that Velocity provides as well.”
The X-DRL broadcasts on Velocity will begin during the fourth quarter of 2013 and continue for a number of weeks. The first-run broadcasts will debut on Sunday, and then repeat on Thursdays as well as another day each week.
The X-DRL will also be featured in Velocity’s on-air and online promotions.
Velocity is currently available on DirecTV, Dish Network and a variety of major cable providers.
Produced by Masters Entertainment Group, each episode will feature all the top stars of the X-DRL as they compete for the first world championships in X-DRL history.
“This is an ideal first step for the X-DRL and our relationship with Velocity is only going to continue to grow, and that’s something that has us very excited,” X-DRL Account Manager Keith Goolsby said.
“Television has a huge part in the growth of the X-DRL, which makes Velocity and Masters Entertainment Group tremendously important to the X-DRL. This is an incredible television platform and will be a great outlet to showcase all of the outstanding drivers who will compete in the X-DRL in 2013.”

To “Like” the X-DRL Facebook page and be immediately entered in the expenses-paid “Destination-X” contest, go to www.facebook.com/pages/X-DRL/273392209449843.

For more information on the X-DRL, visit www.X-DRL.com.
X-DRL professional categories:
• Pro X-treme
• Pro Nitrous
• X-treme Pro Stock
• Pro Turbo
• X-treme Pro Mod
• Top Dragster
• Top Sportsman
• Pro Junior Dragster
• Supercar Showdown


April 6-7: Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park, Tulsa, Okla.

April 26-27: Bristol Dragway, Bristol, Tenn.

May 17-18: No Problem Raceway, Belle Rose, La.

June 14-15: Gateway Motorsports Park, St. Louis

July 26-27: Maryland International Raceway, Mechanicsville, Md.

Aug. 16-17: Dallas Raceway, Crandall, Texas

Sept. 20-21: Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, Indianapolis

Oct. 4-5: Montgomery Motorsports Park, Montgomery, Ala.

Oct. 25-26: zMAX Dragway, Charlotte, N.C.

Based in Kerrville, Texas, the X-treme Drag Racing League is a premier sanctioning body for the sport of eighth-mile drag racing. The professional categories featured in the X-DRL are Pro Junior Dragster, SuperCar Showdown, Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, X-treme Pro Mod, Pro Turbo, X-treme Pro Stock, Pro Nitrous and Pro X-treme, the world’s quickest and fastest doorslammer class. The 2013 X-DRL seasons consists of 9 action-packed national events that will take place throughout the United States. For more information on the X-DRL, visit www.X-DRL.com.




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