Canada 200 To Air On SPEED SPORT TV

Also see the documentary "Before I am Gone"

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The Shockwave Seats Canada 200 from Western Speedway will be available to watch on pay-per-view on SPEED SPORT TV. (REV TV photo)
The Shockwave Seats Canada 200 from Western Speedway will be available to watch on pay-per-view on SPEED SPORT TV. (REV TV photo)

VICTORIA, B.C. and BURLINGTON, Ontario  — REV TV Canada, Canada’s Own Motorsports Network, will offer SPEED SPORT TV customers live coverage of a Canadian motorsports classic on Sunday, Sept. 6.

The Shockwave Seats Canada 200 late model race from historic Western Speedway in the city of Langford will be available for pay-per-view on SPEED SPORT TV Sunday night at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET.

In addition, the popular documentary “Before I am Gone,” produced by M1 Films, featuring Shockwave Seats founder David Smith, will also be available for SPEED SPORT TV customers to view for a limited free-view starting today, Sept. 3,at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT in lead up to the Canada 200.

Before I’m Gone from SPEED SPORT TV on Vimeo.

“We are thrilled to be able to share some compelling racing and feature documentary program packaging with SPEED SPORT TV customers,” said Mike Garrow, president of REV TV Canada. “This partnership with SPEED SPORT allows us to further expand coverage of Canadian grassroots racing that REV TV is committed to airing and distributing globally. Look for more great racing action to come.”

The Canada 200 is one of Western Canada’s oldest and longest-running sporting events. It was first run in 1972. Western Speedway, a four-tenths-mile asphalt track, opened in 1954. Local heroes such as Bill Foster, the first Canadian to race the Indy 500, and American legends including Tom Sneva, Janet Guthrie and Bobby Allison have competed at the track.

This year’s Canada 200 will be run without spectators because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the partnership between REV TV and SPEED SPORT will allow viewers not only the opportunity to see the race, but to see Dave Smith’s life journey in “Before I am Gone.”

“We’re excited for the opportunity for so many people to experience Dave’s journey through this documentary,” said M1’s producer Mike Wavrecan “He’s overcome a lot to get here and it’s great to have it set against this year’s Canada 200.”

“We are extremely excited to showcase Western Speedway, and all of British Columbia’s top late model drivers and teams on REV TV and SPEED SPORT TV. The Reg Midgley Canada 200 is the Crown Jewel of late model racing in Western Canada, and with these newly formed partnerships we are going to get it some great exposure,” added Western Speedway GM Daryl Crocker.

“SPEED SPORT TV continues to deliver the largest selection of live and on-demand motorsports broadcasts for race fans, and we are extremely pleased to add this important and historic late model event to the lineup … and to be able to offer it for free,” said Joe Tripp, CEO of SPEED SPORT. “This will be a great way for folks to see the quality of racing Western Speedway produces, while watching from the comfort and safety of their home via Roku, Amazon Fire, or their mobile device.”