Story By: KALI LANDIS / BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY – NEWBERRYTOWN, PA – BAPS Motor Speedway’s management team has been sitting in the background watching the Pay-Per-View landscape change.
Different broadcast outlets have scurried to scoop up tracks and traveling series at an alarming rate. Pitches were made to the Newberrytown oval, but general manager Kolten Gouse stayed the course.
And BAPS Motor Speedway will continue to do so in 2019.
Speedway owner Scott Gobrecht and general manager Kolten Gouse have decided to renew with The Cushion for Pay-Per-View services in 2019. The agreement is for 13 races, starting with this Sunday’s Sprint Car triple-header.
“We had an agreement with The Cushion last season, and we were very pleased with the product they produced,” Gouse said. “They are the best at what they do, and that showed with their attention to detail and professionalism.
“As a business, we strive to continue relationships with companies that have the same vision as we do moving forward. The Cushion fits that mold, and we are honored to partner with them again this season.”
This year’s platform will have a different look than the traditional Pay-Per-View model used last season.
Twelve of the 13 races in the series will be part of The Cushion’s membership program. Fans can become a member for the low price of $15.99 per month or an annual membership of $95. Events from other tracks are also included in the program.
The lone traditional Pay-Per-View event on the schedule is the Sprint Showdown on Nov. 16. The season-ender pays $10,000 to the winner.
“We couldn’t be happier to announce we are back at BAPS Motor Speedway in 2019,” said Ian Marvuglio, co-owner of The Cushion. “After a terrific first year, we can’t wait to build on what we started.
“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Scott and Kolten. They are very professional and loyal people to work with. We have some very exciting things coming down the road with them, and we look forward to growing the business relationship and friendship.”
Below is a list of 2019 BAPS Motor Speedway events that will be shown Live on The Cushion.
Sunday, April 7: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and PASS/IMCA Sprints
Sunday, May 5: Kevin Gobrecht Classic featuring the 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Saturday, May 25: Hall of Fame Night for the Super Sportsman, Late Modelds, and Street Stocks
Thursday, June 6: 410 Sprints and Super Sportsman
Saturday, July 6: Super Sportsman, PASS/IMCA/MASS Sprint Series, Street Stocks
Saturday, July 27: Super Late Models and Super Sportsman
Sunday, August 25: Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions and PASS/IMCA Sprints
Saturday, August 31: Super Sportsman, Late Models, Street Stocks, PASS/IMCA Sprints
Saturday, September 14: Super Sportsman 100 and Street Stocks
Thursday, September 19: 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Saturday, September 28: Super Sportsman, Late Models, Street Stocks, and Extreme Stocks
Saturday, October 12: 410 Sprints and 358/360 Sprints
Saturday, November 16: Sprint Showdown for 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints