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At the NCM bash there were a couple of questions to Doug Fehan, during a seminar, on who to complain to on improving the IMSA TV broadcasting over Fox Sports during the 2014 & future seasons. Doug responded that Corvette Racing fans needed to email their comments to IMSA and let them know how detrimental this TV package has been to racing and the series.

After checking the schedule I discovered that most of the races will be broadcast over Fox Sports 1, a channel most of us get, either through Satellite or cable. However, the Sebring race was a farce, with only 3 hours of TV. The last two IMSA races, Circuit of Americas and Petit Le Mans, have been moved to Fox Sports 2, a channel many of us on cable, such as Comcast, do not get. To make matters worse, Fox Sports thinks very highly of it's FS2 channel and is demanding a higher rate to cable companies, who refuse to pay it. On a Comcast forum there was a big discussion where Comcast explained the situation and indicated there was no FS2 coming to most areas.

IMSA & Fox have a 5 year deal that goes through the 2018 season. So, unless we can convince IMSA to keep all the racing on FS1, and do a better job showing the whole race, there will be no change in the future, and many of us will not see these races live. Corvette Racing fans are not the only ones who are upset as the other manufacture fans feel the same way. So, if you haven't been happy with the TV coverage please take a moment and contact IMSA, your cable company, and Fox Sports. Let them know that this motorsports TV package needs to be changed so that all fans can enjoy the racing, increase viewing and interest, and make the IMSA-Tudor series stronger.
Please pass this info to all your racing friends!

To contact IMSA: Scott Atherton (This is the most important contact to make if you only do one!!)

[email protected]

Scott Atherton
International Motorsports Ctr
Daytona Beach
FL 32114

386-310-6500

To contact IMSA:
[email protected]

To contact Fox Sports:
More Sports - Feedback - Fox Sports on MSN

If you have Comcast/Xfinity:
[email protected] (you will probably get a canned response from "Josephine")

2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Television Schedule (subject to change)

Date Track Time/Network (ET) Length


March 15 Sebring Int’l Raceway – first three hours 10 a.m. on FS1 (Live) 3 hrs (basketball took over)
March 16 Sebring Int’l Raceway – cut-down show 8:30 a.m. on FS1 3 hrs
April 12 Grand Prix of Long Beach 6 p.m. on FS1 (Live) 2 hrs
May 4 Mazda Raceway – Race 1 (PC/GTD) 1 p.m. on FS1 (Live) 2.5 hrs
Mazda Raceway – Race 2 (P/GTLM) 5:30 p.m. on FS1 (Live) 2.5 hrs
May 31 The Raceway at Belle Isle Park 1:30 p.m. on FS1 (SDD) 2 hours
June 29 Watkins Glen International 11 a.m. on FS1 (Live) 6.5 hrs
July 13 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 2 p.m. on FS1 (Live) 3 hrs
July 25 Indianapolis Motor Speedway 7 p.m. on FS1 (SDD) 3 hrs
August 10 Road America 6:30 p.m. on FS1 (SDD) 3 hrs
August 24 Virginia International Raceway 4 p.m. on FS1 (Live) 3 hours
September 20 Circuit of the Americas TBD on FS2 3 hours
October 4 Road Atlanta 11 a.m. on FS2 (Live) 10.5 hrs
October 5 Road Atlanta – cut-down show 8 a.m. on FS1 3 hrs

SDD same day delay
 
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