Following on the news that industry veteran Michael Lock had been brought on board, AMA Pro Racing has announced they are adding former champ Chris Carr to the broadcast team.
Seven-time Grand National Champion Chris Carr has been tapped to do the color commentary duties for the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track season, joining veteran play-by-play man and former GNC rider Scottie Deubler on the FansChoice.tv broadcasts. Motorsports reporter Dani Medin will also join the team as pit reporter for every round of the Flat Track schedule.
Between 1986 and 2008, Carr won 78 Grand National Championship races, and the Pennsylvanian ranks second all-time behind only Scott Parker in terms of total victories. His seven GNC1 titles include a run of five straight from 2001 to 2005. Few riders throughout the storied history of dirt track racing have garnered the same respect throughout the paddock as Carr.
“There’s no one better to help us convey the message of what it takes to compete in AMA Pro Flat Track than one of the most successful riders of all time,” said Michael Gentry, Chief Operating Officer of AMA Pro Racing. “Chris Carr is a legend in the sport, and adding someone of his caliber to lend insight and knowledge to our FansChoice.tv broadcasts is beyond exciting for our fans. We really have a world-class team with Chris, Scottie and Dani, and we’re confident our FansChoice.tv product will take a huge leap forward in 2015.”
Carr’s experience extends well beyond on-track action, including providing color commentary for AMA Pro Flat Track’s broadcasts on SPEED in recent years. Most recently, he provided commentary during the December Superprestigio exhibition race in Barcelona, Spain, drawing rave reviews.
“After doing color commentary for some of the television programs AMA Pro has done in the past, I look forward to being at every round, giving my view of what I’m seeing in the flat track world,” said Carr.
Medin has experience as a television reporter and host for outlets such as FOX Sports, SPEED, MAVTV, CBS Sports and others. The Californian has reported on all forms of motorsports and is a former professional snowmobile racer.
“I’ve been involved in almost every type of motorsports: off-road racing, snow cross, road racing, you name it,” said Medin. “AMA Pro Flat Track is new territory but still pretty similar to other series I’ve been involved in. I am a die-hard motorcyclist and I’ve had my license for almost ten years. Since I’ve grown up around motorcycles, I’m really looking forward to this new challenge.”
The two fresh faces will join Deubler, who has been the respected voice of AMA Pro Flat Track since 2009, making for a supremely knowledgeable, diverse and exciting group of on-air talent.
“I’m super excited about the upcoming season,” said Deubler. “There is a ton of talent in both GNC1 and GNC2 and I think it’s really going to be a fun year. I look forward to working with seven-time Grand National Champion Chris Carr. I think he’s going to bring some incredible insight to the sport as he’ll be able to give his thoughts and commentary.”
The season begins with a doubleheader at DAYTONA Flat Track March 12 and 13. Every round of the 2015 AMA Pro Flat Track season will be available live, in high definition and free of charge for fans to watch online at www.FansChoice.tv.