SPEEDVEGAS, the $30 million supercar driving experience located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, serves as the home studio and track for the new series “Top Gear America,” premiering on BBC America this Sunday, July 30, at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT.
The track will be featured in the series’ eight hour-long episodes, which are hosted by veteran film and television actor William Fichtner (“Black Hawk Down”, “The Dark Knight”, “Armageddon”, “Prison Break”), NHRA Top Fuel Division World-Champion Drag Racer Antron Brown and Premier British Automotive Journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford.
“When we engineered the SPEEDVEGAS track, we wanted it to appeal to the motorsports industry’s most devoted enthusiasts,” said Aaron Fessler, chief executive officer, SPEEDVEGAS. “Being chosen as the home track for a ‘Top Gear’ production—which is widely regarded as the highest-caliber automotive entertainment programming on TV—is incredibly exciting.”
“Top Gear America” reviews not just exclusive and state-of-the-art vehicles but also the cars of America’s culture-defining past. From the latest supercars to the ultimate in automotive engineering technology, “Top Gear America” puts the viewer in the passenger seat alongside car-obsessed hosts as they race incredible vehicles on the scenic highways and historic tracks of the American west. Each week will feature a different celebrity who will compete for top honor on the leader board at the SPEEDVEGAS studio and track.