In REALITY, it was a good weekend for the NHRA AMS TLR World Champion
2/27/2005
Hattiesburg, MS
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In REALITY, it was a good weekend for the NHRA AMS TLR World Champion
 
HATTIESBURG, MS. – World Champion Pro Modified racer Mike Ashley hadn’t initially planned to go drag racing this weekend in Hattiesburg, MS. That was the case before the phone rang. On the other end of that call was a television producer inquiring as to whether his crew could shoot Ashley’s Torco Racing Fuels-sponsored team for a forthcoming reality show to air on The Men’s Channel.
 
Ashley thanks his lucky stars for Alexander Graham Bell’s invention.
 
“This was such a neat experience for me and my crew,” Ashley said. “I’m glad that we had this opportunity to open our team to millions of potential viewers. I think this is a great opportunity for drag racing to market itself.”
 
The six-episode series will air in the near future. The particular air dates have not been named yet. As many as 12 teams could be featured over the course of the season.
 
According to the production company executives, the reality portion will be intermingled amongst the racing action.
 
“That’s a great angle to take,” Ashley said. “I think the most positive thing is that it allows the casual race fan an opportunity to see just how crucial of a role the entire team plays in the race. The driver gets all the glory but this enables the fan to see how much effort goes into racing. It does away with the myth that racing is a one-man thing.”
 
MS2 Productions out of St. Louis, MO., is responsible for doing the show. For Ashley, the constant presence of cameramen was something he had to get used to.
 
“I guess it all comes with the territory,” Ashley said. “The big thing is that we were able to show off our new sponsor Torco Racing Fuels and that our primary objective.”
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The official website for Gotham City Racing can be accessed at www.gothamcityracing.com
 
Gotham City Racing is fully sponsored by Torco Race Fuels, the largest independently owned race fuel manufacturer. Torco Race Fuels has a full line of racing gasoline including methanol and nitromethane. Their full product line of additives is complimented by an innovative clothing line. Product can be purchased by logging onto their website at www.torcoracefuels.com or by calling 1-800-67-TORCO.
 
Please visit the websites of our associate sponsors InfiNet Insurance and Unique Performance at www.infinetinsurance.com and www.uniqueperformance.com.
 

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