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Friday Night Racing Speeds to Time Warner Cable Metro Sports

Live races from Lakeside Speedway highlights top area drivers

Release Date: 06/13/2011

KANSAS CITY (June 9, 2011) – Time Warner Cable Metro Sports will take local auto racing fans around the track on Friday nights this summer with live action from Kansas City’s home for dirt track racing. Friday Night Racing debuts June 10 on TWC Metro Sports, providing race fans a chance to watch exciting local racing spotlight the area’s top drivers.

“Time Warner Cable Metro Sports is home for the best local sports coverage, and we’re thrilled to partner with Lakeside Speedway for Friday Night Racing,” said Chris Huwe, general manager for TWC Metro Sports. “Lakeside Speedway has a rich history of great drivers and exciting racing, and we think local race fans will love Friday Night Racing.”

TWC Metro Sports is schedule to carry eight races from this year’s season spotlighting four racing divisions including Modified, Grand National Stock, Convertible Sport B-Modified and Factory Stock series. Metro Sports’ Chris Gough will be joined in the broadcast booth by a lineup of expert racing commentators that include Scott Traylor, president and co-owner of as well as drivers and team owners Rick Beebe and Ron Keith. Races start at 7:30 p.m. Friday nights.

Lakeside Speedway is a 1/2-mile oval dirt track. Dirt track racing is the most common form of auto racing in the nation, and Lakeside Speedway has a long history of racing dating back to the 1950s. Current NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer is a Lakeside Speedway veteran, capturing the Modified season crown in 2001 and 2002.
The debut of Friday Night Racing joins an exciting lineup of all-new summer programming on TWC Metro Sports. Omaha Storm Chasers baseball debuts June 13 featuring top prospect from the Royals organization. Other new original programs include Metro Golf with Leif Lisec on Wednesday nights and Hometown Heroes with Dave Stewart on Thursday nights. Also coming soon is an all-new season of Braggin’ Rights.

Time Warner Cable Metro Sports is available on channels 310 and 1310 in HD. Metro Sports is also available regionally on Comcast channel 258 and Knology channel 37. For more information, visit

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