Motorclub is a new show on NBC Sports that offers an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the world of motorsport. Through documentary style storytelling, Motorclub turns its cameras on the personal and professional stories of the drivers, team members, announcers, managers, models and other professionals who are shaping the fastest growing motorsports in the world. Featured stars include Tanner Foust, Travis Pastrana, Brian Deegan, Bucky Lasek, Scott Speed, Jackson Strong and Ken Gushi, and competition in rallycross, short course off-road truck racing, and drifting.
The show is co-created by motorsport agent Fred Chang and director Matt Fife. Tanner Foust is a co-executive producer for the first season. Motorclub is produced by Motorclub LLC in association with Lincoln Show Studio and Beyond Media Group.
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Motorclub launches the series with VW Andretti Rally Cross teammates Tanner Foust and Scott Speed, two champion supercar drivers locked in a head to head race for the 2016 Red Bull GRC Title. From go-karting and drone racing to beating out the pack on the season’s most competitive turf, the pilot episode takes viewers on and off the track for a raw and personal view of the passion required to be a champion.
Motorclub invites fans and viewers into the home compounds of action sports superstar Travis Pastrana and skating legend and GRC driver Bucky Lasek. From a backwoods fantasy course for freestyle motocross to a backyard skate bowl with a view, these two celebrated athletes have successfully maintained their lifestyle at home, managing a careful balance of family and career along with a community of friends who inspire and share their enthusiasm for going big.
Formula Drift superstar Ken Gushi returns to his roots – on the grid at The Streets of Willows, California. Reflecting on his career then and now, Ken brings together friends including fellow drifter and former FD champion Dai Yoshihara for an afternoon of drift trike riding and track practice in the desert sun. The action also follows Ken to Monroe, Washington where he climbs through the heats and into the top 16 of Formula Drift Seattle. The episode features Ken Gushi, Dai Yoshihara, Nexen tire model Erica Nagashima, and FD crew chief Stephan Papadakis, who helped pioneer drifting by building champion cars for the sport’s top drivers including Tanner Foust and last year’s FD champion Frederic Aasbo.
Few athletes have crossed over into three action sports with such intensity and success as freestyle motocross legend and global rally cross and off-road truck driver Brian Deegan. This episode focuses on the grass roots success of Brian Deegan and how his will to compete created a cultural revolution in motocross, a business and popular lifestyle brand, and a racing legacy now being passed onto to his children. The episode also features Rockstar freestyle superstar and Nitro Circus team member Jacko Strong, a young rider from Australia who followed his dreams in the footsteps of heroes and mentors like Brian Deegan.
The season finale concludes with a championship weekend in Los Angeles, taking viewers inside the paddocks of Red Bull’s GRC double-header weekend at Port of LA. Scott Speed and Tanner Foust are once again repeating last year’s showdown with both drivers engaged in an even tighter race to win the 2016 Red Bull GRC title. Meanwhile, across town, Ken Gushi and other top drift drivers wage battle on the asphalt in the Formula Drift Championship as the first season’s characters and their storylines move to a dramatic conclusion.
Press for Motorclub
“Shot in a cinematic, documentary style, Motorclub brings viewers inside a motorsport community with diverse roots across the spectrum of racing, action sport, fashion, design and social media”
“This melange of video for NBC Sports Network’s new show, Motorclub, gives the show an extreme-sports feel, complete with professional gloss, that at the same time feels homegrown.”