FUEL TV (www.fuel.tv),
Fox Sports Media Group's dynamic sports network for men, announces the
premiere of the fast-paced, action-packed show "Octane Academy" Founded
by Ford Motor Company, Monday, February 27
at 11:00 PM ET/8:00 PM PT. Starring
Ford's action sports drivers Brian Deegan, Ken Block, Tanner Foust and
Vaughn Gittin Jr., the 13-episode series is hosted by legendary Olympic
snowboarder and TV announcer Todd Richards. A free preview of the
premiere episode is available online now at www.fuel.tv/octaneacademy.
Founded by Ford, "Octane Academy" is the ultimate action sports fantasy
camp. Each of the four Ford action sports drivers host eight contestants
at various locations where they compete against each other in a series
of relentless and entertaining challenges. Developed by the four
professional drivers, the on- and off-road challenges test not only the
contestants' technical skill, but also determine if they have the
audacity and perseverance to be a successful action sports driver. The
final challenge at each compound ends in a grueling fast track
competition, determining the four champions to compete for the ultimate
title in the season finale.
The premiere episode kicks off in Temecula, California with Ford
RallyCross and Off-Road truck racer Brian Deegan, putting contestants
through challenges such as attempting to flip a mini bike, navigating a
paintball obstacle course, and driving Deegan's Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.
"Getting the chance to create the first camp of Ford's ‘Octane Academy'
with my own challenges for the hardcore competitors was awesome," says
Deegan. "I knew these competitors signed up for the ultimate Ford action
sports adventure and it was my job to put them through their paces. I
can't wait for the other fans to see how they did."
"We are proud to showcase these world class drivers and deliver the
ultimate in reality show challenge competitions on our network," says
George Greenberg, FUEL TV Executive Vice President and GM. "Bringing the
exceptional talents of Deegan, Block, Foust and Gittin Jr. together to
create this action sports challenge could only be done by Ford, which is
why we are excited to partner with Ford's ‘Octane Academy.' Offering the
free preview of the premiere episode will really get viewers hooked on
this action packed series."
The infamous Gymkhana star Ken Block gets the next set of contestants'
adrenaline pumping behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta at the following
"Octane Academy" camp. The 2010 Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr.