THIS SUNDAY, SPEEDVEGAS TO DEBUT AS HOME TRACK FOR NEW SERIES,
“TOP GEAR AMERICA,” ON BBC AMERICA
SPEEDVEGAS, the $30 million supercar driving experience located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, serves as the home studio and track for the new series “Top Gear America,” premiering on BBC America this Sunday, July 30, at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT.
The track will be featured in the series’ eight hour-long episodes, which are hosted by veteran film and television actor William Fichtner (“Black Hawk Down”, “The Dark Knight”, “Armageddon”, “Prison Break”), NHRA Top Fuel Division World-Champion Drag Racer Antron Brown and Premier British Automotive Journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford.
“When we engineered the SPEEDVEGAS track, we wanted it to appeal to the motorsports industry’s most devoted enthusiasts,” said Aaron Fessler, chief executive officer, SPEEDVEGAS. “Being chosen as the home track for a ‘Top Gear’ production—which is widely regarded as the highest-caliber automotive entertainment programming on TV—is incredibly exciting.”
“Top Gear America” reviews not just exclusive and state-of-the-art vehicles but also the cars of America’s culture-defining past. From the latest supercars to the ultimate in automotive engineering technology, “Top Gear America” puts the viewer in the passenger seat alongside car-obsessed hosts as they race incredible vehicles on the scenic highways and historic tracks of the American west. Each week will feature a different celebrity who will compete for top honor on the leader board at the SPEEDVEGAS studio and track.
For more information about SPEEDVEGAS, go to www.speedvegas.com or call (702) 874-8888.
SPEEDVEGAS offers the only Formula One-inspired, 1.5-mile track especially built for anyone who dreams of driving an exotic supercar or American muscle car. No other supercar driving experience offers this high-quality, expertly engineered track and overall operation. Top motorsports professionals have recognized SPEEDVEGAS as outstanding compared to other globally recognized driving experiences and on the cutting edge of the industry in terms of safety procedures. All passengers receive instruction prior to driving and are accompanied by an experienced SPEEDVEGAS driving coach, while they drive models by Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren and other top automakers. The $30 million SPEEDVEGAS experience features an exhilarating 1.5-mile (2.4 km) Formula One-inspired track comparable to top circuits in the world and includes 12 sweeping turns, 15-degree banked turns, 60 feet of total elevation change and a half-mile straightaway. In addition, the 20,000-square-foot, 2-story welcome center features indoor and outdoor observation decks, food and beverage selections at a well-appointed café, meetings and event space and much more. SPEEDVEGAS is located on Las Vegas Boulevard South, just 10 minutes from the world-famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign (Exit 25 on Interstate 15). Learn more at speedvegas.com, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest (#SPEEDVEGAS).