Australia’s premier drag racing categories will be showcased through more than 27 hours of quality viewing over the 400 Thunder season with a new broadcast deal with FOX Sports.
400 Thunder coverage will feature in a weekly prime-time slot, with 30-minute highlight packages for each bracket per round – accounting for a staggering 37-episode schedule.
Long-standing sports production house Castle Media will produce the 400 Thunder show, with six-time Best Sporting Broadcast Logie winner Murray Lomax as Executive Producer.
Castle Media has produced some of the biggest sporting events in Australia and internationally, including: Nutrigrain Ironman Series, Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Melbourne Cup Carnival, Australian PGA Tour, 2006 Commonwealth Games and the Australian Open Tennis.
Lomax’s background includes serving as the executive producer for the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix and 15 years as V8 Supercars’ executive producer.
Series spokesman Tony Wedlock said the appointment of Castle Media and the FOX Sports agreement is a coup for the series.
“Drag racing is the most exciting form of motorsport there is, and Foxtel and Castle Media will showcase our great series they way it deserves to be shown,” Wedlock said.
“Castle Media brings years of global sports coverage, and executive producer Murray Lomax knows how to portray the excitement of the categories on the small screen.”
FOX Sports Acquisitions and integration manager, Adam Howarth, said 400 Thunder is a great addition to the networks’ line up, will benefit the sport and be beneficial to both parties.
“Fox Sports is very excited about assisting with the re-launch of Australian Drag Racing. We are always on the look out for exciting sports content and drag racing certainly fits that bill,” Howarth said.
“The huge interest in drag racing could lead to more subscribers for Foxtel, and that’s valuable to us. We look forward to bringing the coverage to life.”
Live event stream packages will also be announced in the coming weeks.