Charlotte, NC -- One of the Mid-Atlantic's oldest Super Late Model races will be making its way back into living rooms nationwide. Pro All Stars Series (PASS) officials announced today that the 13th Annual Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 200 at the famed Hickory Motor Speedway will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis on the MAVTV network as part of Speed51's Short Track America. And for the first time ever, highlights will also be included in the show of the MASS Street Stocks and Legends car races. This continues the relationship between PASS and MAVTV that began last year with Speed51's initial productions of the Oxford 250 and MegaMeltdown.
In 2017, this traditional North versus South showdown saw North Carolina's Brandon Setzer and Maine's Garrett Hall duke it out down to the wire in front of the MAVTV cameras with Setzer taking a popular win in front of the hometown crowd.
“This has been the race to crown champions since 2006 and this year will be no different,” said PASS President Tom Mayberry. “MAVTV’s flag-to-flag coverage of the MegaMeltdown 200 will give short track racers and their sponsors the coverage that they so desperately deserve and we are glad that PASS can provide them with that.”
To add even more excitement to this race, the MegaMeltdown will serve as the final race of the 2018 battle for the PASS National Championship Series. And, it will once again see a champion crowned in the South's oldest Super Late Model division. This means that those watching on MAVTV will see drivers from both the north and south battling it out for bragging rights at “the birthplace of the NASCAR stars.”
MAVTV, an American cable and satellite television channel owned by the automotive lubricant company Lucas Oil, has become the go-to channel for short track racing events in recent years. The company produces full race broadcasts for series such as the ARCA Racing Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series and many more.
The addition of the Pro All Stars Series' Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown to Speed51’s Short Track America lineup further demonstrates the network’s support of short track racing.
Speed51.com, the nation’s leading short track racing news site, will handle the production of the television broadcast.
The air date for the Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown will be announced at a later time.
The Pro All Stars Series is recognized as North America’s premier sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Models and boasts such marquee events as the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway and PASS South’s Easter Bunny 150 and Mason-Dixon MegaMeltdown 200 at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway.
Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between.
Since 2001, Speed51.com has been the source for short track news, behind-the-scenes stories, in-depth race coverage and live video broadcasts of short track events throughout North America, from NASCAR’s Touring Divisions (Modifieds & K&N Pro Series), to Dirt Modifieds and numerous forms of Late Model & Modified racing. Speed51 TV, the live video broadcasting arm of Speed51.com, airs live video productions of short track events on both pavement and dirt. Speed51 TV also produces race broadcasts for network television. The Speed51 Video Network carries highlights, interviews and features from short track racing around the country on Speed51.com.
-Pro All Stars Series Press Release