CORONA, CA- Lucas Oil Production Studios and MAVTV are very pleased to welcome Erin Bates, one of the most influential voices in action sports to the already impressive announcing team for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Erin will be joining the prestigious on-air team of Ken Stout, Cameron Steele and Rob Klepper in the calling of the track-side action this season.
Bob Patison, of Lucas Oil Products and MAVTV commented, "We are ecstatic that Erin is joining our on-air broadcasting team. She brings a level of professionalism and racing knowledge that is consistent with the quality that race fans have come to expect from our television productions. The hiring of such a prominent on-air personality such as Erin also demonstrates how committed we are to the success of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Her unique contribution of humor and knowledge of motorsports will allow the viewers to get an intimate behind the scenes glimpse of the racing action through her on-air interaction with the drivers and teams."
No stranger to racing, Erin has covered many diverse forms of motorsports since 2002. Erin's passion for racing is readily apparent, from live event commentary to being broadcast straight into the living rooms of the millions of viewers of CBS, CBS Sports, SPEED, NBC, and Fuel TV for the AMA Supercross and Motocross series. Her impressive resume also includes being ESPN's and ABC's head Motorsports reporter for the Summer X Games, covering motorsport events such as Rally Car racing, Freestyle MX events, Endurocross and Supermoto.
"I can't wait for the Lucas Oil Off Road Race Series to start! It's an exciting and competitive form of racing and I'm thrilled to be apart of this years Broadcasting Team." proclaimed Erin "There are a lot of familiar faces that race this series that have made the transition from 2 wheels to 4 and they've all said that I'm going to love it! I'm looking forward to the new challenge. Racers, get ready to fire up those engines!"
Be sure to head out to Chandler, Arizona for Rounds 1 & 2 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series happening on March 31st through April 1st at Firebird Raceway. If you cannot make it out for the live action than be sure to set your DVR and tune in to CBS for the season opener TV Air Date on May 13 2012 at 5:00PM EST.