FUEL TV, Fox Sports Media Group’s sports network for men, announces the premiere of the fast-paced, action-packed show “Octane Academy” founded by Ford Motor Company, Monday, Feb. 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.[ Also Read: Mazda Motorsports Hour to Debut with Velocity ]
Founded by Ford, “Octane Academy” is an 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.[ Also Read: Guide to 3D Television Production Released ]
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.