ELLENTON, Fla. - Feld Motor Sports® unveiled the television schedule for the 2016 AMSOIL Arenacross season today. A total of 12 stops of the 14-round season will be showcased on FS1, the exclusive home of the world's most intense racing championship. The premiere broadcast from the opening round at Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena will air as a one-week delay on Saturday, January 16 at 11:00 a.m. ET / 8:00 a.m. PT.
Only days remain until reigning AMSOIL Arenacross Champion Kyle Regal begins his title defense against a determined and ambitious field of challengers, led by last season's runner-up and Jacob Hayes. The battle for the championship between Regal and Hayes a year ago provided the closest and most compelling finish in AMSOIL Arenacross history and both riders are expected to pick up exactly where they left off when the gate drops in Cincinnati.
All 12 FS1 broadcasts this season will air via tape delay, with an hour-long showcase of the drama and excitement that previously took place on the track inside the country's most prestigious arenas. Veteran announcer Robbie Floyd will handle the play-by-play duties while former champion Daniel Blair accompanies him in the booth as an analyst. The newest member of the AMSOIL Arenacross broadcast team, Dianna Dahlgren, will serve as trackside reporter, bringing all the behind-the-scenes information from the pits and the inside scoop from the riders.
"FOX Sports has been a great partner for AMSOIL Arenacross for several years and each season the broadcast package improves. Having FS1 serve as the exclusive television programming home of the championship this season is a tremendous asset to the continued growth of AMSOIL Arenacross," said Michael Prince, Vice President Television, Feld Motor Sports. "We have an incredible commentary team for 2016 and the addition of Dianna Dahlgren is something we are all excited about since she is such a familiar face to all of our fans. There's no question the competition in AMSOIL Arenacross is second to none, and FS1 will document the journey to crown a champion every step of the way."
The 2016 AMSOIL Arenacross race season kicks off on Saturday, January 9, from U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati and will visit a total of 13 different states before crowning a champion at The Orleans Arena on Friday, May 6, in Las Vegas.
2016 AMSOIL Arenacross FS1 Broadcast Schedule
|Date City Venue Time (ET)|
|1/16/16 Cincinnati U.S. Bank Arena 11:00 a.m.|
|2/7/16 Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro Coliseum 5:30 p.m.|
|2/15/16 Colorado Springs, Colo. Broadmoor World Arena 3:00 p.m.|
|2/21/16 Birmingham, Ala. Legacy Arena 5:00 p.m.|
|2/28/16 Tampa, Fla. Amalie Arena 10:00 a.m.|
|3/13/16 Omaha, Neb. CenturyLink Center 5:00 p.m.|
|3/21/16 Lafayette, La. CAJUNDOME 3:00 p.m.|
|4/11/16 Ontario, Calif. Citizens Business Bank Arena 3:00 p.m.|
|4/17/16 Salinas, Calif. Salinas Sports Complex 5:00 p.m.|
|4/24/16 Tacoma, Wash. Tacoma Dome 1:00 p.m.|
|4/30/16 Nampa, Idaho Ford Idaho Center 10:00 a.m.|
|5/14/16 Las Vegas Orleans Arena 9:00 a.m.|
Tickets to all 14 rounds of the 2016 season are on sale now and can be purchased by logging on to www.Arenacross.com.
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