Australia’s professional drag racing series 400 Thunder today confirmed that an agreement has been finalised with Channel 7 to air 400 Thunder Drag Racing on 7mate moving forward.
Production of Thunder 400 television shows on 7mate and the OVO Live streaming from events will be undertaken by Oxygen 360.
Australian Professional Drag Racing (APDR) Chairman Tony Wedlock said the agreements were exciting move for the sport.
“Securing a free to air television deal with Channel 7 is a tremendously important move for 400 Thunder Drag Racing. This agreement will provide a boost in exposure for race teams as well as a new level of exposure for our race fans. I want to thank Andrew Nicholls and Andrew Green from Channel 7 and welcome Cameron Jurd from Oxygen 360 as our production partner,” said Wedlock.
The production of 400 Thunder drag racing for the next three years has been secured by Oxygen 360 after a competitive tender process was undertaken by the APDR Board.
“Drag Racing under the 400 Thunder brand has shown significant growth in both the number of events and crowds. This is a full throttle high action sport and we will be delivering a comprehensive multiscreen production live to your device and over 40hrs of 400 Thunder on free to air TV annually,” commented Managing Director of Oxygen 360 Cameron Jurd.
Seven’s Head of Sport, Saul Shtein; “We are looking forward to Thunder 400 on 7mate. Our team here are looking forward to working with Australian Professional Drag Racing and Oxygen 360 and working to further to build on the sport’s great strides over the past few years.”
The first of the 400 Thunder shows will go to air on 7Mate in late November with the full schedule to be released as soon as it is finalised.
The next round of the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series is the AC Delco East Coast Thunder to be held at Sydney Dragway on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th November 2017. The event will feature all six professional classes – Top Fuel, Pro Alcohol, Pro Slammer, Pro Stock, Top Bike, and Pro Stock Bike plus 400 Thunder Sportsman categories.