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Contact: Bill Channell, 603-679-6796
DOUBLE GOLD FOR CHANNELL ONE VIDEO
EPPING, NH (May 8, 2002): For the fourth year, the National Sprint Car
Hall of Fame and Museum, in Knoxville, Iowa, has held their prestigious
"International Reel Wheel Film Festival". And, for the third year,
Channell One Video has entered it.
Two years ago, one of Channell One's tapes was runner up, and last year,
one of their productions earned the top prize - the Golden Wheel Award –
auto racing's version of the Emmy. This year, in a more ambitious
effort, Channell One Video entered three categories, and won the top
award in two of them.
According to Bill Channell, president, CEO and janitor of Channell One
Video, "I was really excited when I heard that our coverage of last
year's Oxford 250 earned runner up in the 'Single Event' category. It's
my favorite event each year, and we felt this was our best video of
2001. However, we didn't expect to do as well in the other two
categories, especially seeing the other racing shows on television."
Channell One Video won the Golden Wheel Award in the "Promotional Video"
category with their 30 second commercial for RaceVideo.com. The spot
features lots of racing action, but has no voice over. This unique
concept focuses all the attention to the footage, with powerful music
driving the emotions to the finish. It ends with the name RaceVideo.com
and a tag line, superimposed over a plain black background with silence.
The concept proved effective as "hits" have increased significantly on
the web site since the spot started airing.
However, what meant the most to Channell and his crew, was the "Best
Made-For-Television Production" category. Competing in the "short form"
(half hour or less), with the episode shot at Lee USA Speedway, their
television series "RaceTime" took home the Golden Wheel.
Upon getting news of the results, Channell One Video shut down for two
days, to celebrate with a huge victory party. The series host, Peter
Falconi, who has been involved with all facets of racing since his
childhood, and been part of many radio and television productions,
summed up his feelings by saying, "It's incredible, it's definitely the
highlight of my career. "
New England's leading racing newspaper, Speedway Scene, was a major
sponsor for the series last year. Publisher/editor Val LeSieur feels
part of the show's success comes from featuring local drivers, teams and
tracks. "That's the heart of racing, and since we feel it's a valuable
way to reach race fans, we've signed on again for the upcoming season.
Winning the Golden Wheel is just icing on the cake."
"RaceTime" covers all aspects of short track racing throughout New
England, and is the only television show to give national exposure to
local racers. The highly popular series is still being aired in reruns
on NESN, the New England Sports Network, every Friday at 3:30pm. It is
also seen nationwide on DirecTV satellite channel 623. Shooting for the
2002 season began with the April 14th event at Oxford Plains Speedway in
Oxford, Maine, and the April 27th event at Epping, New Hampshire's Star
More information can be found at www.RaceVideo.com or by calling
Channell One Video at (603) 679-6796.