Recently Rally America announced that the NBC Sports Network will be televising all eight rallies that make up the 2014 Rally America National Championship. This is great news as it has been years since American rallying has been on television. I think that the last time American rallying was on television it was on the long-dead Speedvision channel.
Each event will be distilled down to a one-hour long show. As I understand it, the shows will also feature some personal stories and try to capture the challenges of competing in a rally.
There will be a slight delay from the rally run-date, but this will allow for a better telling of the rally story.
NBC SPORTS NETWORK BROADCAST SCHEDULE (all times EST)
|Sno*Drift Rally||April 5, 2:00pm|
|Rally in the 100 Acre Wood||May 3, 6:00pm|
|Oregon Trail Rally||June 1, 6:00pm|
|Susquehannock Trail Rally||June 28, 6:00pm|
|Climb to the Clouds||July 12, 2:00pm|
|New England Forest Rally||August 9, 2:30pm|
|Ojibwe Forests Rally||September 6, 5:30pm|
|Lake Superior Performance Rally||November 16, 4:00pm|
Dave Getchell & I In An Earlier New England Forest Rally
With actions like this the NBC Sports Network has quickly moved into the forefront of motor sports coverage in the USA. The NBC Sports Network now shows the Dakar Rally, Indy Car, and Formula 1. I am somewhat concerned that the NBC Sports Network recently signed a 10-year contract with NASCAR beginning in 2015. It seems that recently every television station where the NASCAR series has been shown on starts to decline when NASCAR arrives. NASCAR racing always begets an endless series of meaningless NASCAR related shows that push out other forms of motor sport. With the NBC Sports Network I hope that I am wrong about this.