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Last week's American Le Mans Series race at Mid-Ohio was a nail-biter right down to the checkered flag with lots of action in each of the four classes. Unfortunately, the race wasn't shown live on TV... though it was streamed over the interwebz. If you missed the action the first time around, you can catch yourself up this Sunday in an interesting new way.

Intersport Productions, the creators of one of the greatest racing films ever, Truth in 24, has applied its skills to the Mid-Ohio footage. The cameras were rolling throughout the weekend and the editors have spent this week putting together a 90-minute special that apparently goes beyond just the race to tell a narrative about the whole process of competition. The docu-drama, called Road Warriors, will air this Sunday, August 15, at 12:30pm EDT on CBS.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      So how's this for sucktastic. Here in Columbus, Ohio a mere one hour from the track, it's being preempted by Bengals preseason football! Are you freakin kidding me? The Bengals?!? Hopefully it will make it to iTunes like the Audi film.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, not being a fan of 'Murrican football, I don't know all the rules, but it must not be a sell-out, because it shows up on the schedule down here in Cincinnati. Now if they just showed it live without all of the made up drama in the Laguna Seca race it would be a lot better for the fans (not the "maybe" fans).
      • 4 Years Ago
      They did the same thing with Laguna Seca. It's pretty entertaining, although it falls a little flat as actual coverage of the race.

      Personally I think this kind of thing has a large future, because it allows them to more seamlessly integrate the sponsors and manufacturers into the telecast, increasing the impact of the dollars being spent by them. And they can add more excitement in the same way reality TV does, by creating storylines (sometimes even out of thin air).

      I think it's a good tactic and creates a novel product, so I think we'll see more of it. Which makes it even more of a shame that I don't really enjoy it as much as I would hope.
      • 4 Years Ago
      second the thanks for the heads up,

      • 4 Years Ago
      They did this the last time. The voice over...the heighten wisper of antipation sounded like some paid advert. sickening.
      While some of the video is very good....whole segments of the race were missed. some of the teams were totally ingored..
      If i want to want to watch a race, I want to see the whole race, not just the parts that some advertizer has paid to be shown.
      Another giant step backward for TV race watching.
      • 4 Years Ago
      You can catch the whole race on the ALMS website here: http://ht.ly/2oLIa
        • 4 Years Ago
        Holy cow. This is great. The GT racing is amazing! And there are no commercials to take a break.

        I've been rooted to the spot for 2h already and I can't see getting up before this race ends.

        It would be nice if Radio Le Mans had the capability to put up any kind of on-screen graphics, just to give us the running order once in a while in the classes we aren't seeing on camera as much.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Okay, wow, what a pass! That was the best bit of GT racing yet!
      • 4 Years Ago
      thanks for the heads up!