FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 17, 2003
Contact: DICK JORDAN
1-HOUR LAUGHLIN RALLY TELECASTS SET
A one-hour television program, featuring the 2002 Ramada Express Hotel & Casino International Rally which headquartered in Laughlin, Nev., is in final production and will be aired in February on the Outdoor Life (OLN) and High Definition (HD) Networks. The broadcasts are sponsored by the U.S. Air
Force Reserve and Mitsubishi Digital Electronics.
Including an interview with USAC Board Chairman Johnny Capels regarding USAC's entry into the sport of international rallying, the program is set to air February 8 at 6 pm EST and on February 13 at 4:30 pm EST on the OLN Network. In addition, the 2001 Laughlin Rally will air as a prelude to the 2002 broadcast, airing at 6 pm EST on February 1. The times and dates for HD
airing have not yet been finalized, but are expected to begin in
late-February and air twice a day for several weeks.
OLN, now available in over 45 million homes, is the leading source for television coverage of outdoor adventure sports and outdoor leisure recreation. HD is the world's only national television network broadcasting all high-definition content.
The 2002 Ramada Express Hotel & Casino International Rally is the first major international rally to be produced and aired in high definition television. The production crew included experienced Hollywood filmmakers who were able to make the most out of this exciting new broadcast media. The program's director, Harris Done, has written and directed several motion
picture films featured on HBO and Showtime.
The one-hour program follows the teams over the three days of competition over the 600-mile course with 160 miles of flat-out driving on the tribal lands of the Hualapai Indiana Nation along the edge of the beautiful Grand Canyon.