TOLEDO, Ohio (March 9, 2018) - Officials from MAVTV announced today that veteran motorsports broadcasters Bob Dillner and Jim Tretow will call the action for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards on MAVTV in 2018. Coverage begins Saturday night, April 7 from Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tenn.
MAVTV and ARCA jointly announced a multi-year broadcast rights agreement under which ARCA Racing Series events will be televised on MAVTV through the 2019 racing season. MAVTV aired 10 ARCA race events in 2017, and will increase that number to 12 in 2018.
Eleven of the 12 events will air live on MAVTV, including the networks first ever superspeedway telecast from Michigan International Speedway June 8.
Dillner is a 21-year veteran broadcaster who has covered all forms of motorsports from NASCAR and Indy Car to NHRA and Monster Jam. He currently is the play-by-play commentator for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the SRL Southwest Tour Series and the Lucas Oil Modified Series on MAVTV, as well as the host for the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series on LucasOilRacing.TV. Dillner's broadcast history includes time with the ARCA Racing Series in 2004 and 2005 when he served both a play-by-play announcer in the booth for SPEED as well as a pit road reporter. He also served as a pit road analyst for ARCA races on MAVTV in 2017.
Tretow's involvement in ARCA goes back to 1993 when he and Ray Dunlap shared broadcast duties for ARCA races on the PASS and Prime Networks. Tretow's involvement with ARCA led him to a gig with ASA in 1996 where he did color commentary in the booth for more than 100 ASA events and nearly 50 more as a pit road analyst. In 2003, Tretow also returned to ARCA where he served as pit road analyst on SPEED. Now part of the FOX Sports and MAVTV families, Tretow hasn't missed an ARCA broadcast since his SPEED debut, with the exception of a few races due to prior commitments. In addition to FOX and MAVTV, Tretow has also served as color analyst and pit road reporter for all the ARCA races on the NBC Sports Network, the CBS Sports Network and the American Sports Network.
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Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV Motorsports Network is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series and the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup. But MAVTV also covers multitudes of grassroots series' from across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between plus a package of automotive reality and custom build shows. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV.
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading and most versatile auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers nearly 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.